May 18, 2002

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Tavis Smiley, the host of NPR's Tavis Smiley Show

This Week's Panelists:

•Roy Blount Jr., humorist and author
•Sue Ellicott, writer and journalist
•Adam Felber, writer and performer

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
The proto-scandal of the week; the diplomat who some wish would just stay at home; what Natalie Portman's in, but not into.

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
Hillary becomes grist for the tabloid mill once again; How NASA is able to get spare parts and beanie babies at the same time; In Canada or the U.S., seven years is seven years; "Bzzzz, it's a bomb!"

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
Karaoke gets more exact about its pronunciation; "Slow down Snowball, what are you trying to say?"; a Wait, Wait... tribute to a man who made it possible to bake by lightbulb.

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
NPR's Tavis Smiley plays a game called: "You're the land Leviathan, the behemoth come to life, a dreadnaught that sails on the very earth." Three questions about the early history of the military tank.

Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
But the good stuff doesn't have stems and seeds; Born to Run, indeed.

Round 3

Who's Carl II? (Listen with Real Audio)
A pinata made of pork; it's a big treaty, but it's environmentally friendly; How three letters and a heart became a cultural icon.

Bluff the Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
The Age of Aquarius, Extended Remix. A new wrinkle in the revival of all things 70's.

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
After the controversy about the GOP selling pictures of President Bush taken on 9/11, we ask how the Democrats will top this fundraising attempt?

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