The Gist: Kurt Braunohler on a jet ski, and a new trend in preambles.

If Mark Twain Were Alive, He Would Have Jet-Skied the Mississippi 

If Mark Twain Were Alive, He Would Have Jet-Skied the Mississippi 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 27 2015 6:07 PM

World Saved by Jet-Skiing Comedian

On behalf of chickens and goats, Kurt Braunohler roared down the Mississippi on the dumbest form of transportation.

Kurt Braunohler
Kurt(z) on the river.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of Kurt Braunohler.

Listen to Episode 204 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Jet skis look like a horse running and defecating at the same time on the water. Today on The Gist, Kurt Braunohler battles Asian carp and electrified waters for his new Comedy Central Web series Roustabout. For the Spiel, we explain a ubiquitous preamble, “the idea that somehow.”

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.