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Prediction

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

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

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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.

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SAGAL: And Nick Hancock?

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

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

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.

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