David Blaine

David Blaine
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November 2, 2002

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Magician David Blaine. His new book is called Mysterious Stranger.

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)
A man who doesn't think Walter Mondale should run for the Senate; The times, they have a changed; A real live sign that Western Civilization may be on its last legs.

» Music Cue: "Carl Stallings Button"
Artist: Carl Stallings and Orch
Composer: Carl Stallings
CD Title: The Carl Stallings Project
Label: Warner Bros Records

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
Arkansas likes her as a wife, not so as a candidate; NASA says, "We did! We did! We really, really did!"; A lucky swing of the golf club.

» Music Cue: "Robots"
Artist: Señor Coconut
Composer: Unknown
CD Title: Single: The Robots, Cha, Cha, Cha
Label: Unknown

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
A marketing campaign to get kids to stop using the product; Is there no decadence safe from Disneyfication?; right letter, wrong envelope.

» Music Cue: "The Letter"
Artist: The Box Tops
Composer: Thompson
CD Title: Billboard top Rock Hits 1967
Label: Rhino Music
Year: 1989

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Magician David Blaine plays a game called: "Live From New York! You're Saturday Night!" Three questions about the lore of the famed comedy show from the new book: Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller.

» Music Cue: "Saturday Night Live"
Artist: Sat Night Live Band
Composer: Howard Shore
CD Title: TV's Greatest Hits, 70's and 80's
Label: Tee Vee Toons
Year: 1990

Panel Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
A new political ad: funny but the candidate seems to be wearing an orange jumpsuit; Honey? You taking a shower?

» Music Cue: "Barbara Lewis"
Artist: Barbara Lewis
Composer: Barbara Lewis
CD Title: A Century Of Women In Music
Label: Rhino Music

Round 3

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
GOP calls for equal time, but not for an equal event; how to hide a 310 pound man; a petty thief says she's just a method actor.

» Music Cue: "Shopping"
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Composer: Tennant-Lowe
CD Title: Actually
Label: EMI Records
Year: 2000

Bluff The Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
We Shall Rise Again: stories of civic rejuvenation.

» Music Cue: "Climb Every Mountain"
Artist: Chorus
Composer: Rogers/Hammerstein
CD Title: "The Sound Of Music" Soundtrack
Label: Rogers& Hammerstein
Year: 2000

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
What will be the big headline out of next week's election?

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