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The Mayans say the world will end in 2012. Our panelists predict how it'll happen.

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Now panel, tell us, how will the world end in 2012? Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Surprisingly, Herman Cain is going to win the Republican nomination. And when forced to choose between two black people, the conservatives decide to nuke the planet instead.


SAGAL: It's simpler that way. Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Rick Perry will finally get through to God about the rain but forget to stipulate how much and the world will flood.


SAGAL: And Nick Hancock?

NICK HANCOCK: As financial meltdown overtakes every country on the planet, God repossesses earth.




Well, if we're around to see any of that happen, panel, we'll ask you about it next year on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thank you, Paula, Alonzo and Nick. Thank you guys, you've been great. We'll see you in 2012.


SAGAL: This is NPR.

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