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Dale Bumpers

Former Arkansas Senator and Governor Dale Bumpers



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May 31, 2003


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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Corey Flintoff, in for the honeymooning Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Former Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers. His new book is The Best Lawyer In a One Lawyer Town from Random House.

This Week's Panelists:

• Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer
• Adam Felber, writer and performer
• Sue Ellicott, writer and journalist

Round 1

Who's Corey This Time? (Listen)
Why President Bush shouldn't be accepting any bottled water this weekend, this week's most self-serving statement, a smart kid gets a big prize check.

» Music Cue: "Elmo's Rap Alphabet"
Artist: Kevin Clash
Composer: Kingsley/Merkin
CD Title: The Best of Elmo
Label: Children's Television Workshop



Opening Round (Listen)
Ken Starr makes a good one; GWM ISO same: I'm bearded, closeted, and I led the country through its most challenging time; why you may be hearing whoopee cushion noises in restaurants, on buses, and in movie theaters.

» Music Cue: "Telephone (Won't You Ring)"
Artist: Shelley Fabares
Composer: Mann/Weil
CD Title: The Best of Shelley Fabares
Label: Rhino Records



Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
"It's Just Not Good Enough." Three stories of people improving something we didn't know needed improvement.

Not My Job! (Listen)
Former Senator, and author of the new book, The Best Lawyer in A One Lawyer Town Dale Bumpers, answers three questions about Bob Hope as the comedy legend turns 100.

» Music Cue: "Road to Morocco"
Artist: Bob Hope/ Bing Crosby
Composer: Burke/ Van Heusen
CD Title: Bob Hope & Friends: Thanks for the Memories
Label: MCA Records



Panel Round (Listen)
The curse of the two-bit pieces.

» Music Cue: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Artist: Queen
Composer: John Deacon
CD Title: Queen Greatest Hits
Label: EMI Records



Round 3

Who's Corey This Time? (Listen)
Revisionism on celluloid, loogies no more in Beijing, the lighters are raised for Corey's encore of Kashmir.

» Music Cue: "Stairway to Heaven"
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Composer: Page/ Plant
CD Title: Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin
Label: Atlantic Records



Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
A new White House job listing: no experience necessary... all meals included, MSN filters a bit more than is necessary, Granny Smith takes on a new meaning.

» Music Cue: "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree"
Artist: Charles Waters
Composer: Stept/Brown/Tobias
CD Title: Judy Garland Collectors Gems
Label: Rhino Records



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

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
How will France get back at George Bush during the Evian summit?

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