Skipping CD

The Puzzler

RAY: The answer is, it did, but not in the way you think.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: And the mistake I made was that I didn't put it near, too close to the microwave or anything like that. I put the CD player down on the counter, and I put the radio on top of it.

TOM: Oh.

RAY: And when you play a song that has a lot of bass, like "Iko, Iko," boom-boom...

TOM: Mmm-hmm. Yeah.

RAY: The bass was making the thing shake...

TOM: Shakes everything.

RAY: And making the CD player skip, and when I played, you know, the melodious sounds of Tish Hinojosa...

TOM: Yeah. Of course, there was no big bass sound.

RAY: No big bass sound.

TOM: No vibration.

RAY: She got no stinkin' bass in her music.

TOM: Simple case of vibration.

RAY: Simple case of vibration and the CD player. Of course, I spent the better part of four weeks figuring this out. But that's another story. So who's our winner, man?

TOM: Well, the winner is Michael Levine from Portland, Oregon.

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