austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

It keeps me on the ceiling

It's time for my The Price Is Right November 2011 report. This covers from the 30th of October through to the 2nd of December, and as best I can tell there weren't any new episodes for Thanksgiving or the Day After Thanksgiving. CBS's web site runs out of airdates in mid-November and they haven't updated it yet. I hope they haven't started slipping reruns in the past couple weeks.

First Second Third
Month 13 17 16
Season 34 36 34

There's only been a little progress on the lowest-winning-spin front this month. I'm a little surprised there hasn't yet been a case where two contestants tied for the normal spin while the third spun over a dollar, but that'll happen. The triple-tie hasn't happened yet either, but that only happened once or twice last season too.

I've left the Showcases themselves out of account, but I did notice there've already been three double-overbids in that category. If I didn't miss something, there were only six all of last season, so apparently it's a tough year for the finalists and an easier one for the budget.

No Overspins One Overspin Two Overspins
Solo Win 65 50 60
Tied Win 70 - -
Triple Tie - - -

Trivia: The Japanese Naval force moving to attack Pearl Harbor had orders to abandon the mission if it were spotted before December 6 (or if a diplomatic settlement were reached in Washington). Source: History of the Second World War, B H Liddell Hart. (Hey, there's a POD for a truly grim alternate history; what if a settlement, impossible as it might be, were reached in the wee small hours of December 7 1941 US time, far too late to avert the attack. I can't see that ending in anything other than really bad right-wing-nutcase military pornfic. Hm. But. Some kind of settlement reached at the last minute and it turns into a thriller race-against-the-clock to get word to all the attacks stopped. That's a bit better. Hmm. Hmmmmm. Meddling Japanese Supremacist time-travellers going back to save the country from destruction in a war they're not ready for, somehow Mary Worth the diplomatic talks to a last-minute truce, then have to get all the attack fleets stopped. The Guns Of The Syonan?)

Currently Reading: Fifty-Nine In '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, And The Greatest Season A Pitcher Ever Had, Edward Achorn. He pitched all or part of seventy-one games in 1884, and won fifty-nine of them. I mean ... I ... just ... that's two outstanding seasons in under one, by modern standards.

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