November 13, 1999

Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not my job guest: NPR Listener Services: Rachel Basofin, Erica Reid, and Hershal Shevade.

This Week's Panelists:

•Roy Blount, Jr., Author, Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story
•Claudia Perry, Writer, The Newark Star-Ledger
•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style Section

Round 1: "Who Is Carl This Time?"
A listener must guess Carl Kasell's identity as he interprets three quotes from the week's news. And, we meet our panel.

"Opening Round"
Gore strikes back at Dubya, and Edgar Allen Poe spins in his grave.

Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

"Listener Limerick Challenge"
A listener completes newsy limericks, read by Carl.

"Not My Job"
The folks at NPR Listener Services--who answer all of our listeners' questions--tackle three of ours about food, in... "Are You Gonna Eat That?"

"Week in Review"
Something tall is even taller than previously thought. Something else makes some Australians queasy. And the Supreme Court ruled that lap dancing is not ... something! Stay tuned.

Round 3: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

"Listener Bluff"
Coffee Creamer In The News!

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
Three more bon mots from the week's news, as channelled by Carl.

"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.

"Predictions for Next Week"
How Bill Gates will be punished.

Play along with our online version of the show.