Dec. 10, 2005

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Harold Ramis

This Week's Panelists:

• Humorist and author P.J. O'Rourke
• Fundit Mo Rocca
Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts

Round 1

Carl Kasell's Countdown (Listen)
Carl spins songs by The Who, Joe Jones, and Meat Loaf to highlight the three big stories in the week's news.

» Music Cue: "I Can't Explain"
Artist: The Who
Composer: Pete Townshend
CD Title: My Generation
Label: MCA Records

» Music Cue: "You Talk Too Much"
Artist: Joe Jones
Composer: Jones/Hall
CD Title: Billboard Hits of 1960
Label: Rhino

» Music Cue: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
Artist: Meat Loaf
Composer: Jim Steinman
CD Title: Bat Out of Hell
Label: Epic

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
Now the WC means "wireless connection"; Runaway reptiles in the news.

» Music Cue: "Rockin Down the Highway"
Artist: Doobie Brothers
Composer: Tom Johnston
CD Title: Greatest Hits
Label: Rhino

Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
"Suit up, bro. Let's do this!" -- three stories about new sports, but only one of them is true.

» Music Cue: "Gonna Fly Now"
Artist: Joe Jones
Composer: Connor/Conti/Robbins
CD Title: Rocky III
Label: Capitol Records

Not My Job (Listen)
Director, writer and actor Harold Ramis plays a game called "Let's spoil the little buggers rotten, shall we?" -- three questions about what the truly wealthy can buy for their kids this holiday season.

» Music Cue: "Jingle Bells"
Artist: Joe Jones
Composer: J Pierpont
CD Title: Unknown Ultralounge: Christmas Cocktails
Label: Capitol Records

Round 3

Panel Round Two (Listen)
More questions about this week's news.

» Music Cue: "Raw Hide"
Artist: Link Wray & The Wraymen
Composer: Milton Grant/Link Wray
CD Title: Loud Fast & Out Of Control
Label: Rhino Music

Who's Carl Two (Listen)
A bad report card for U.S. security; This week's White House controversy; And a broadcaster swears to maintain his level of shamelessness.

» Music Cue: "Four of Two"
Artist: They Might Be Giants
Composer: Linnell/Flansburgh
CD Title: No
Label: Rounder Records

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What will happen during the first episode of Al Sharpton's proposed sitcom?

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