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“Come on Down!” Bob Barker’s retiring

Today is Bob Barker‘s last day…

For the fans who traveled across the country and slept on the sidewalk outside CBS Television City, this was their day – the day of Bob Barker’s last “Price is Right.”

The silver-haired icon, who has hosted the game show for 35 years, plans to officially begin his retirement Thursday.

Philip Barrett, 24, of Tampa, Fla. had camped outside the studios since Saturday to see Barker tape his last show on Wednesday afternoon.

I grew up watching “The Price is Right“, especially on summer days when I had nothing better to do.   I really loved it when his announcer, the late Rod Roddy yelled “A Brand New Car!!!”  My only wish was to win one of those Pintos, or K-Cars.   My favorite games were Cliff Hanger and, of course, Plinko.  And who didn’t want to make it to the Showcase Showdown so they could spin the money wheel.

I will admit that as I got older, I lost interest in “The Price is Right”.  That is until I heard about sly old Bob and his model, and his excellent cameo in “Happy Gilmore“.

So today I congratulate Bob Barker on his retirement, and as he always used to say “remember to spay and neuter your pets”.  Thanks for the memories.

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Por mi amor

I put this on my website so my girlfriend would always have this memory. Watch Venezuelan television station RCTV’s last broadcast.

What Hugo Chavez is doing to Venezuela is truly heartbreaking.

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Cathy Seipp, R.I.P.

I didn’t know her, but I read her nearly everyday.

These people knew her.  Their words are much better than mine.

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AP: Air America goes Chapter 11

Can’t say I’m surprised….

Air America Radio, a liberal talk and news radio network that features the comedian Al Franken, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a network official told The AP.

Not that this is big news.  The networks had been in trouble for months, nay years.  Having been around many radio stations, including some no longer around, I can say that most people know when a station’s in trouble.  It falls under the “if it walks like a duck” mantra.  If “rumors” keep surfacing that someone’s not doing well, chances are that they’re not.

I have to give Air America credit.  I never thought they’d hang on this long.  And Chapter 11 isn’t the end of the world, just look at United Airlines

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