With the start of the new month, yeah, it's the other routine statistical item for The Price Is Right. This is for four whole weeks, running from the 1st of April through the 26th. There was one preemption; a first-ever all-kids episode got bumped to May because a Presidential press conference on the Boston bombing preempted the show in the Eastern time zone. This produced some classic low-level Internet drama as people asked why the show was preempted, and were slapped down with ``how dare you care about a silly game show when it could have been your city!'' This seems like an overreaction to a natural question to me, but perhaps people are assuming that everyone else has to be slapped down hard what with it being the Internet and all. I am curious if the episode would've been preempted had it not been a novelty act, though.
There's not a bit of progress on getting the lowest winning spins down, so don't worry about that. I know you were ready for that possibility deep in your heart of hearts, of course.
|No Overspins||One Overspin||Two Overspins|
Never fear; I should be back to interesting stuff tomorrow. There's things we did and whatnot to report on.
Trivia: The French Republican calendar month of Pluvoise was translated into Italian as Piovoso, into German as Regenmonat, and into Dutch as Regenmaand. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.
Currently Reading: Words From The Map, Isaac Asimov. I really love Asimov's expository style, even when he's writing under severe space constraint (no entry can get more than a couple hundred words), but boy do I long for citations. I hope I haven't outgrown him.