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September 9, 2001

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Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Author Salman Rushdie. His latest book is titled Fury.

This Week's Panelists:

•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style Section
•Adam Felber, writer and performer
•Roy Blount Jr., humorist and author of Be Sweet

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
The 2002 election gets interesting; avoiding the blue screen of death; No fajitas! No fajitas!

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
The Senate says goodbye to its camera hog; less risky than watching TV, but don't tell the news media; two million little feet in Britain try for a record; "...where the kisses are his and his and his, Three's Company too..."

Round 2

The Listener Limerick Challenge! (Listen with Real Audio)
Iceland takes extreme measures to get rid of its garbage; even Homer Simpson wouldn't drink this stuff; the new frontier for conception.

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Author Salman Rushdie plays a game called "Your Head Bends Back and a Moderately Tasty Candy Emerges From Your Neck." Three questions about PEZ.

Week in Review (Listen with Real Audio)
First the kids at school, now the HMO humiliates me; the too-honest job applicant.

Round 3

Who's Carl II (Listen with Real Audio)
Thank God, the beer vendors aren't on strike; Larry King writes a letter; the most famous pan from a most famous film critic.

Bluff the Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
Historical advances in political correctness.

Lightning Fill in the Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
All the news that we can fit.

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
The campaign slogan for Janet Reno's Florida gubernatorial run.

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