Out of the Blue

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 Thousandaire ("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 wild one?

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An equally disturbing story i found while searching for "testicles" on yahoo news. I'm guessing if loonyboi compared the shack to this option it wouldn't seem all that bad.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010821/od/testicle_dc_1.html

Damn it blue, start making more money, get loony back.



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