Since I got that satellite TV service, out of the some 374,000 (give or take)
channels available to me, one of the most perplexing has always been the Game
Show Channel. For those unfamiliar, this has nothing to do with the popularity
of present-day "reality TV" stuff like Who Wants to be a
("sorry Rege, I'm gonna quit now") and Who Won't
Eat the Gross Thingee
, but rather on the polyester-clad, Farrah-haired shows
of my bygone youth, like Match Game
and $10,000 Pyramid
. I finally
got it last night though, as in flipping through the channels I got caught up in
a bit of their Let's Make a Deal
marathon. This show was pretty damn
brilliant in its day, between selecting their contestants from a throng of folks
in wild home-made costumes, to host Monte Hall, who was positively brilliant in his
role as MC/con-man, this show defined cheese, and turns out to hold up to this
day as quite entertaining. It is hard to play along at home, however, because
like The Price is Right, which, like its host Bob Barker, inexplicably keeps
rolling on in the present day, many of their challenges involve guessing the
prices of things, so watching nowadays requires either a memory worthy of an
elephant, or an inflation calculator. My favorite example from the portions I
caught last night was the prize one woman received of 1,000 gallons of gas. The
cash value of her prize? $350. Wow!
Link of the Day: Ink Syndicate.
Home of the instant rock critic. Thanks EvilToast.
Bonus Link: AIRTOONS. Thanks Joe
Siegler. Reminds me of Tyler Durden's first meeting with "Jack."
Story of the Day: I can't believe how many sent this in, but it's too
painful to even link to (much less think about), so if you want to find why I'm
cringing, use your favorite search engine for "testicles." Thanks (I
guess) to all million of you who sent his in.
Weird Science: Study Radio Waves May Kill Mussels.
Thanks again EvilToast.
Wild Science: Brain cells linked to silicon chips
(MSNBC). Thanks Siege. Or maybe this is the weird one, and the one above is the