June 17, 2000

Listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

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Guest Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guest: Lisa Simeone, Host, Soundprint and Performance Today

This Week's Panelists:

•Charlie Pierce, Esquire Magazine and Author of Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story
•Sue Ellicott, BBC and Times of London
•Roy Blount, Jr., Writer and Humorist

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time?...
The meeting of the Koreas; the opthamologist at the helm of Syria, and Hillary: still unwanted in Queens.

Opening Round
Life imitates The Sopranos: mobsters flirt with tech stocks and lose. And speaking of losing, a near miss with those hard drives in Los Alamos, eh? Finally: Dr. Laura at the future President's elbow?

Round 2

The Listener Limerick Challenge!
Michelangelo's David would not have been able to see Goliath very well...the nurse shortage...and a predator of bad smells.

Not My Job!
Lisa Simeone, host of Soundprint and Performance Today, harkens unto the past in "You're So Dated! So Totally Yesterday! So Five Minutes Ago!"

Week in Review
Recreating the conditions of the early universe might cause some problems -- namely, strangelets. Tune in to find out what they are--aside from not good. And the gentle response of British fans to a soccer loss in Holland was not due to the beautiful tulip-filled landscape, but it was plant-related.

Round 3

Who's Carl II
More newsy impersonations from Carl: More newsy impersonations from Carl: Ventura 2004? Roseanne, even more confident than ever? The Millenium Bridge--a really bad if pretty idea?

Bluff the Listener
We Have GOT to Change Our Image.

Lightning Fill in the Blank
The rest of the week's news that we can fit.

Panelist Predictions
The Mob's Next Business Strategy.

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