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Aug. 6, 2005

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)

This Week's Panelists:

• Humorist and author of Feet on the Street, Rambles Around New Orleans, Roy Blount, Jr.
• Kyrie O'Connor, deputy editor of the Houston Chronicle
• Comedienne Paula Poundstone

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
Home Improvement where no one can hear you scream; A moustache gets his diplomatic posting; When "never" really means "sometimes."

» Music Cue: "Easy to Be Hard"
Artist: Lynn Kellogg
Composer: Ragni/Rado/MacDermott
CD Title: Hair: Original Cast
Label: BMG Music

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
That lotus position just makes some people really, really angry.

» Music Cue: "White Lightning"
Artist: Nashville Super Guitars
Composer: JP Richardson
CD Title: Country Hit Kit
Label: CMH Records


Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
Goodbye to a man who showed his neighbors more than they ever wanted to see; Things blow up best at summer camp; No Kate Moss, anexoric, size-zero types allowed.

» Music Cue: "Four of Two"
Artist: They Might Be Giants
Composer: Linnell/Flansburgh
CD Title: No
Label: Rounder Records

Not My Job (Listen)
Sen. Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, joins us to play a game called You're in the Lunatic Hall of Fame: three questions about the superstitions of Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.

» Music Cue: Unknown
Artist: The Meters
Composer: Modeliste/Neville/Nocentilli/Porter
CD Title: The Meters Anthology
Label: Rhino Music Entertainment Round 3

Panel Round Two (Listen)
Ugly men drink fewer cocktails; Roy Blount has a fit over an especially stupid question.

» Music Cue: "Ride On Josephine"
Artist: George Thorogood
Composer: Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)
CD Title: Hot Rods and Custom Classics (box set)
Label: Rhino Music Entertainment

Who's Carl, Take Two (Listen)
To hell with the tray table, I'm getting outta here; Double dog dare in the news; That lyric you always get wrong may actually have been right.

» Music Cue: "Purple Haze"
Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Composer: Jimi Hendrix
CD Title: Are You Experienced?
Label: Experience Hendrix

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

Prediction (Listen)
What will we learn about Snuppy, the first-ever cloned dog?

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