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Chuck Palhniuk

Chuck Palhniuk

Photo: Jan Baross


July 27, 2002

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Choke

This Week's Panelists:

• Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer
• Paula Poundstone, comedienne
• Mo Rocca, Daily Show correspondent

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
Another U.S. Business record falls; Which administration is definitely NOT resigning; "We'll be -hiccup- cruising at 35,000 feet today."

» Music Cue: "Come Fly With Me"
Artist: Frank Sinatra
Composer: Cahn/Van Heusen
CD Title: Come Fly With Me
Label: Capitol Records
Year: 1998

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
A Wait, Wait farewell ... unless he gets re-elected from prison; Ken Starr's back and his current case makes us wonder what's under his shirtsleeves; Jesus, Allah, Stalin and the whole gang give their stamp of approval.

» Music Cue: "Personal Jesus"
Artist: Depeche Mode
Composer: Martin Gore
CD Title: Singles: 86-98
Label: Reprise Records
Year: 1998

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
Medical science looks for answers on the windshield; it's a thousand years old, Anglo Saxon, and it can be yours; saved by the squeeze bottle.

» Music Cue: "Rescue Me"
Artist: Fontella Bass
Composer: Unlisted
CD Title: Rescued: The Best of Fontella Bass
Label: Unlisted
Year: 1999

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Choke plays a game called "You Trashed a Four-billion-dollar Company But at Least You Threw a Heck of a Party." Three questions based on Business 2.0's "101 Dumbest Moments in Business."

» Music Cue: "Wait, Wait... button"
Composer: BJ Lederman
NPR Owned

Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
"What? The grease on your fingers didn't tell you anything?"; OK, now cry for Argentina; a phrase we just wanted to say on National Public Radio.

» Music Cue: "Why Are You Picking on Me"
Artist: Willie Nelson
Composer: Willie Nelson
CD Title: December Days
Label: Delta Entertainment
Year: 1999

Round 3

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
Not the best time to be asking for a "raise"; an angry American riding into Paris; sing "Bye, Bye Bye" to the "Rocket Man."

» Music Cue: "Hey Mr Spaceman"
Artist: The Byrds
Composer: Roger McGuinn
CD Title: 20 Tracks from the Boxed Set
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Year: 1992

Bluff The Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah..." Summer camps in the news.

» Music Cue: "Moon River Cha Cha"
Artist: Henry Mancini
Composer: Mancini/Mercer
CD Title: Martinis With Mancini
Label: BMG Entertainment
Year: 1997

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
What will James Traficant's election slogan be ... from jail.

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