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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Nov 7, 2014

Painter Salvador Dalí once said, "Have no fear of perfection — you'll never reach it."

Writer George Orwell opined, "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection."

And, as the great philosopher Tina Fey says, "Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring."

It is in this spirit that, as part of this week's celebration of Morning Edition's 35th anniversary, we share some of our less-than-perfect moments.

If you're midflight and the movie is terrible and the airline magazine crossword puzzle has already been done by someone else, the SkyMall catalog is the time-killer of last resort for the bored, boxed-in passenger.

SkyMall sells items that, under normal circumstances, you might never consider — like say, adult-size, unisex, one-piece Superman pajamas. But somehow, midflight, you find yourself wondering: Do I need a dog bed designed to look like an NCAA stadium?

Julia Sweeney's Comedic Journey From Spokane To China

Jul 12, 2013
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Julia Sweeney is a comedian, actress and author. She performed four seasons on Saturday Night Live and now has a new book of memoirs titled, "If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother."

Flickr Photo/Eric Horst

Farm Bill Is Defeated
It used to be relatively easy to pass the Farm Bill.  Not this time.  The Bill was defeated in the House  What happened?  What does that mean for farmers and people on food stamps?  Todd Zwillich the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway explains what’s next for the Farm Bill.

The News From Space
NBC News Digital science editor Alan Boyle discusses the latest news in physical and space science.

A Conversation With Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg is a well-loved humorist and satirist of radio and television.  He and his wife Hunter Freberg appear live in the KUOW studios to reflect on his career.  

Video highlights from our interview with the Frebergs

Richard Drew / AP Photo

Journalist Calvin Trillin is a longtime writer for The New Yorker and The Nation magazine's "Deadline Poet." He has published more than 20 books, ranging from memoir ("About Alice") to humor ("Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff"). His latest book, "Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse," is a poetic recap of the memorable milestones along the campaign trail. Trillin joins us to reflect on the people, pitfalls and promises of the 2012 campaign.