Ever Hopeful: Judith Evans Thomas
It's recently dawned on me that what distinguishes humans from other species is that we are hopeful. Consider life as a turtle or spider or avocado.
They, the other species, follow a set regimen: birth, growth, mating, death. We, on the other hand, expand our growth phase with flights of fantasy. Some choose to do Donald Trump, I can do what I want, whenever I want. Others like the oldest and most respected game show host set in for the long haul.
"Bob Barker is best known as the host of TV's The Price Is Right of TV's Truth or Consequences for 18 years before signing on to host the popular game show The Price Is Right in 1972. The show, in which contestants try to guess the price of potential prizes, is now the longest-running game show in television history. Barker is also a well-known advocate for animal welfare and animal rights; for years he has ended The Price is Right telecasts with a reminder to viewers to spay and neuter their pets." HUH????
I appeared on High Roller with Alex Trebek over thirty years ago. He was young, I was young. He is still hosting and looks the same. I have jowels and crows feet.
Now the one that really annoys me is "Deal or no Deal". I mean.. Howie Mandell as a sex symbol with all those numbered girls ( gorgeous models) saying "Hi Howie" as if he is some pharoh? Get real. But I watch. Right now, a young woman dressed in lime green has convinced the show's producers to dress the lovely Vanna White ladies in lime green and because her entire goal in life is to get a lime green Escalade, she is being offered just that to NOT go for the $500,000 prize.
The mystery writer/conspiracy theorist wonders how she would get to this point in the show that they could offer her the (read advertising) Escalade. She made the deal and would have lost otherwise.
I'm feeling a murder coming on. Don't tell.