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Sept. 11, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Winner Kerri Walsh

This Week's Panelists:

• Comedienne Paula Poundstone
• Author of All The Presidentís Pets, Mo Rocca
• Humorist and author Roy Blount, Jr.

Round 1

Who's Carl (Listen)
Three unfortunate choices of words in the week's news. First a tip to OB/GYNs, then a man who admits he can't make up his mind, and another man who was, again, "arousable."

» Music Cue: "I'm So Excited"
Artist: Pointer Sisters
Composer: Lawrence/Pointer/Pointer/Pointer
CD Title: Very Best Of The Pointer Sisters
Label: RCA Records

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
Why Mr. Clean is such a sex symbol; we talk to Rhonda Britten, life coach on the daytime reality TV hit Starting Over about the problems facing undecided voters, and how to get them to make a decision.

» Music Cue: "Mah-Na Mah-Na"
Artist: Leroy Holmes
Composer: Piere Umiliani
CD Title: Ultralounge: Bottoms Up
Label: Capitol Records


Round 2

Are You an NPR Geek? (Listen)
Three questions regarding bits of tape from this week's reports on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

» Music Cue: "Stayin Alive"
Artist: Bee Gees
Composer: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb
CD Title: Saturday Night Fever
Label: RSO Records

Not My Job (Listen)
Olympic Beach Volleyball gold medal winner Kerri Walsh plays a game called, "Hark, Is That The Cannons I Hear?" -- three questions about the history of gunpowder from a new book by Jack Kelly.

Panel Round, Part 2 (Listen)
Clippy the office assistant gets his epaulets; how to make the Taliban really, really angry.

» Music Cue: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
Composer: Frank De Vol
CD Title: Television's Greatest Hits II
Label: Tee Vee Toons


Round 3

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
Quotes regarding three disasters in the week's news.

» Music Cue: "My Ducktail"
Artist: Joe Clay
Composer: Rudy Grayzell
CD Title: Loud Fast And Out Of Control
Label: Rhino Music Entertainment

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
Popularity knows no stature; a protester with no... oh, never mind; Dear Diary, I feel sick.

Lightning Fill in the Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What will they find inside the Genesis Probe?

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