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Prediction

Our panelists predict what will happen when the world doesn't end on December 21?

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will happen on December 21st? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Well, according to the Mayan calendar, Santa and his elves will begin to load the sleigh.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani?

MAZ JOBRANI: The Republicans are going to blame the Mayans for lying and leading us over the fiscal cliff.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Adam Felber?

ADAM FELBER: I don't know what's going to happen on the 21st, but I know that December 22nd is going to feature a lot of Mayans frantically doing their Christmas shopping.

(LAUGHTER)

CARL KASELL: Well, if any of these things happen, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thank you, Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, Adam Felber.

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SAGAL: Thanks to everyone at Southern California Public Radio, and our fabulous and enormous audience at the beautiful, brand new Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal. We will see you back home in Chicago next week.

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