John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: May 4

Ten "Not My Job" guests on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!:

  1. Paula Deen, television cook and restaurateur
  2. Jimmy Carter, blues musician (The Blind Boys of Alabama)
  3. Dennis Kucinich, politician
  4. Soledad O'Brien, television newscaster
  5. Tab Hunter, actor (Polyester)
  6. Aisha Tyler, actress (Ghost Whisperer)
  7. Alan Hunter, former MTV veejay
  8. Bill Scheft, novelist (Time Won't Let Me)
  9. John Flansburgh, musician (They Might Be Giants)
  10. Robert Siegel, radio journalist

I decided on the topic of tonight's list while listening to an old episode of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! while walking home from work tonight. The aforementioned Paula Deen was the guest for the "Not My Job" segment (during which famous people are asked questions about topics they presumably know nothing about), and she said what may have been the funniest thing I've every heard a guest say on the show. She was talking about her new line of furniture; panelist Adam Felber asked, "how do you deep-fry an ottoman?" Deen's response was instant and perfect: "Oh, it's easy, honey, you just dip it in egg first." Which reduced the panel and audience and me to hysterics.

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