March 16, 2002

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Maria Bartiromo
Maria Bartiromo

HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: CNBC financial journalist Maria Bartiromo

This Week's Panelists:

•Sue Ellicott, writer and journalist
•Adam Felber, writer and performer
•Roy Blount Jr., author, I Am Puppy: Hear Me Yap

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
A federal angency eats another helping of crow; a world leader learns to stop worrying and love the bomb; Rosie admires Tom Cruise's groundskeeping skills.

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
France's contribution to the war effort gives the Simpsons writing staff even more ammunition; Rhode Island asks for a re-do; a Wait, Wait farewell to a woman who actually proved you can't have your cake and eat it too.

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
London Bridge isn't the only thing falling; trash talking in San Francisco; the Electronic Media poll results are out -- how did your favorite blowhard, er, pundit score?

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
CNBC's financial muse, Maria Bartiromo, answers three questions about the original Axis of Evil in a game Peter and the gang call "If You Ever Tell Anyone a Word About This, You'll Lose the War for the Allies."

Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
Well, what sort of hand gesture would you use to express "dry up all the rain"; Olympic clothing from Roots is so last month: going gaga over Fighting Whitey wear; Canadian paramedics wonder if their bosses are out of their minds.

Round 3

Historical Reenactment Theater (Listen with Real Audio)
J. Crew, government contractor? Choosing the colors for the Homeland Security Alert System; Prozacistan -- the new, inproved Afghanistan; Disney tries to convince Ted Koppel he's still part of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Bluff the Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Questions about ancestry.

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
Which government program will next benefit from the decorative eye of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge?

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