Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Price is (Exactly) Right.

A month of silence and then, BAM, two posts in one night. And this one, God help me, is about The Price is Right. There was a time in my life when I watch this show compulsively. For a few years there in the late '90s I watched it every day. If there was a TV nearby, I was watching folks come on down. So you'll understand why this video piqued my interest. These are the final moments of the Showcase Showdown. (I'm going to assume you've never watched the show and write a quick rundown of this segment.) Two contestants are each shown a bunch of fabulous prizes, they each guess what they think their showcase is worth. Normally people are within, say, a thousand dollars of the actual price. If they guess within $100 dollars of the price (without going over) they win both showcases. This happens fairly rarely. What the man in the video does is something that no one else in the history of the show has ever done: he guesses the price of his showcase exactly.

Somewhere, Bob Barker is seething that it was Drew Carey and not him that hosted this episode.


I have been absent from this blog for a while. For a while there it really seemed to be a habit, but I guess when you have a little one things get away from you. That's probably a good thing, come to think of it; I'd be a bad father if I sat at the computer while Oscar sat in his bouncer, crying from hunger. "Hold on a minute, mister, I just need a minute more to blog about this!"

My presence here will be scarce for the foreseeable future. Melissa and I are trying to get ready for Christmas, our first with Oscar--and Melissa's mom will be here, too; there are a couple of comics proposals that were supposed to be written a while ago; and I've started work on my year-end mix CD. The CD always takes me way more time than I plan on or want it to. Also--and, yes, this is an important use of my time--I'm trying to find the time to read the three books I find myself in the middle of.

I should mention that, due mostly to its get-in-and-get-out nature, I am more active on twitter right now if you really feel you need your daily dose of Adam.

And now, off to be productive.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sketchy goodness

Up on the Gear School blog, there are new sketches from NĂºria Peris, artist extraordinaire! Check them out.

That is all.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Photo parade

More photos on our flickr page. These catch us up through Thanksgiving weekend.