January 9, 1999

Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guests: The Alliterative-Name Team:
All Things Considered Swing Editor Laura Lorson, All Things Considered Associate Producer Sara Sarasohn, Senior Librarian Rob Robinson

This Week's Panelists:
•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style section Writer
•Charlie Pierce, Esquire Magazine Writer
•Roy Blount, Jr., author, Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story

Round 1

Introduction/Essay "Snow and SUV Survivalists"

Opening Round The inauguration of Jesse "The Body Politic" Ventura, a proud but disoriented new Speaker, and more.

Who's Carl This Time? Carl re-enacts some of the week's best quotes.

Round 2

Not My Job By popular demand, All Things Considered Swing Editor Laura Lorson and Associate Producer Sara Sarasohn team up with with Senior Librarian Rob Robinson to face down questions about Elvis Presley, who would have turned 64 this week. We thank them very much.

Listener Limerick Challenge A listener tries to decipher some of the week's top and not-so-top limerick form.

Week in Review A few more stories that caught our attention recently, including the hazards of newfangled cars.

Round 3

Bluff the Listener One of our listeners tries to pick out the real story. This week, which diplomatic near-faux pas, dating from the Cold War years, has just come to light?

Who's Carl This Time? Carl Kasell re-enacts more of our favorite quotes from the week's news.

Lightning Fill in the Blank. The rest of the week's news that we can fit. Each panelist has one minute to fill in as many blanks as possible.

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