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April 15, 2000

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HOST: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guests: Kee Malesky and Alphonse Vinh, NPR Reference Librarians

This Week's Panelists:

•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style Section
•Charlie Pierece, Esquire Magazine and Only a Game
•Roy Blount, Jr., Author

Round 1

Who's Carl?
Carl channels three quotes from the week's news: who didn't win a Pulitzer; Rush's new job, maybe, and discontentment in Connecticut.

Opening Round
A baseball signed by whom?? and Peruvian election music.

Round 2

The Listener Limerick Challenge!
Turkish oil wrestlers, presidential pardons, and Hugh Hefner Way.

Not My Job
We test Reference Librarians Kee Malesky and Alphonse Vinh on spring cleaning... in..."Would You Mind Standing On the Table So I Can Dust Under Your Feet?"

Week in Review
Napping in the halls of power, gnome alert, and more.

Round 3

Who's Carl II
Three more bon mots from the week's news: Bret Easton Ellis is surprised; and so is the new CEO of the Miss America pageant. And Ralph Nader rises again.

Bluff the Listener
Government Secrets Revealed.

Lightning Fill in the Blank
The rest of the week's news that we can fit.

Panelist Predictions
How Martha Stewart will finally find happiness.

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