Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Panel, it is of course time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Maz, whenever you go to Paris, we know there's a chance that somebody might be on strike. This summer, it might be the transit workers or the street sleepers, but it also might be whom?
MAZ JOBRANI: The prostitutes.
JOBRANI: The pimps.
JOBRANI: Am I close? Am I anywhere - no.
SAGAL: If I said that you were, these people would be very insulted. So I'm going to stay away from that.
JOBRANI: If you said that I...
SAGAL: They do have...
SAGAL: No. These people...
SAGAL: These people do have one thing in common with prostitutes, but only one and otherwise, they're totally different.
JOBRANI: They wear high heels.
SAGAL: No. It's a question of what they don't wear.
JOBRANI: What they don't wear.
SAGAL: All those famous, Parisian artists with their berets and their palettes will have to be just painting...
JOBRANI: Oh, the models, the nude models.
SAGAL: The nude models are going on strike in Paris.
JOBRANI: Yes. Yes.
SAGAL: For the second time in eight years, nude art models in Paris are threatening a strike saying they are underpaid, they have no job security. The biggest beef the models have is with Paris City Hall, which as one of their official functions as a city government provides live drawing classes for residents and thus hires a lot of models. And all your stupid city does is provide water, police and fire departments.
PAULA POUNDSTONE: Really? I had never heard of that.
SAGAL: It's true. It's weird they're city workers. Here in America, especially back home in Chicago, it is hard to imagine a city worker you would like to see naked.
POUNDSTONE: Well, you know...
SAGAL: Hi, I'm Phil. Normally I'm with streets and sat. How do you want me posed?
ALONZO BODDEN: That is a pretty...
SAGAL: See what I mean?
POUNDSTONE: Yeah. That's when you just do a quick stick figure.
SAGAL: Yeah. Get out.
POUNDSTONE: Yeah. Got it Phil. Done. Thanks.
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