Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Chevy, Gilda, and John II

Was the post below too obscure? Did anyone get the reference? A shark that uses its fins to "walk." Never mind (another SNL reference).

In other popular culture news, The Price Is Right celebrates an anniversary. There are many things to remember about Bob Barker and his pricing games. One seemingly small aspect is the number of military personnel who wear their dress uniforms to the studio. If they are called to "come on down" to contestant's row, Bob will note their rank, branch of service, and how many years the enlisted have served based on the hash marks on their sleeves.

In this era of "I support the troops," it is important to remember that servicemen were not always applauded as they walked through airports. In the 1970s at a soundstage in Hollywood, Bob Barker made it cool for the troops to wear their dress uniforms. Ding, ding, ding. Bob is a winner.


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