May 28, 2005

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Actress Maura Tierney

This Week's Panelists:

Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce
Washington Post Style section reporter, Roxanne Roberts
Chicago Sun-Times columnist and half of Ebert and Roeper and the Movies, Richard Roeper.

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
All three of our quotes are about what will soon be known in Washington as "The Great Compromise of '05."

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
Why you should watch out when an American man wants to shake your hand; "I'll be your captain... hiccup... on this flight."

Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
"Help, I Can't Reach The Remote!" Our panelists each reenact a 911 emergency call. One of the three calls really took place this week. (See the true story.)

Not My Job! (Listen)
Maura Tierney, Abby on NBC's ER, plays a game called The Greatest Deliberative Body In The World, My Eye: Three questions about the history of filibusters in the U.S. Senate.

Panel Round II (Listen)
The scientific basis for being a wiseacre.

Round 3

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
Answering the question "boxers or briefs?" even if the world didn't really ask; Jay Leno breaks 'em up on the stand; The star who's CRAZY in love.

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
Celebrating 200 years of single gloves and sunglasses waiting their rightful owners; In Canada, you better wanna end it all during regular business hours; Goodbye to the man who made a career out of one elongated word.

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

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What will constitute the "extraordinary circumstance" under which Democrats are allowed to filibuster a judicial nominee?

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