austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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But tomorrow may rain, so

[ Sorry I'm late. We had a power failure. ]

The Price Is Right did another round of ``Pay The Rent'' Monday, so I have that to provide relatively easy content around here. Also, now, I'm convinced they're loosening up the prices of things in the hopes of getting someone, anyone, to win the big $100,000 prize: there were, by my count, eight distinct winning configurations this time around. The contestant managed to miss all of them, but, mercifully, walked away with the $10,000 prize securely won.

The prizes this time around were some Fruit punch ($1.99), a Probiotic supplement thing for solving the health problems of not paying enough money to probiotic supplement makers ($16.99) (!), Chips ($3.99), Icy Hot pain relief ($7.49), Bread crumbs ($1.49), and Gold Bond lotion ($7.18). I didn't realize Probiotic supplement nonsense was nearly that pricy.

Nancy placed the Bread crumbs on the first level ($1.49), then the Chips and Fruit punch on the next ($5.98), then the Gold Bond and Probiotic stuff on the next level ($24.17), which is where she bailed because Icy Hot may be expensive but it's not $24.17 expensive ($7.49). Now, my roster of winning combinations:

  • Bread crumbs ($1.49); Fruit punch and Chips ($5.98); Icy Hot and Gold Bond ($14.67); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Bread crumbs ($1.49); Fruit punch and Gold Bond ($9.17); Chips and Icy Hot ($11.48); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Bread crumbs ($1.49); Fruit punch and Icy Hot ($9.48); Chips and Gold Bond ($11.17); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Fruit punch ($1.99); Bread crumbs and Chips ($5.48); Icy Hot and Gold Bond ($14.67); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Fruit punch ($1.99); Bread crumbs and Gold Bond ($8.67); Chips and Icy Hot ($11.48); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Fruit punch ($1.99); Icy Hot and Bread crumbs ($8.98); Chips and Gold Bond ($11.17); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Chips ($3.99); Bread crumbs and Gold Bond ($8.67); Fruit punch and Icy Hot ($9.48); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)
  • Chips ($3.99); Bread crumbs and Icy Hot ($8.98); Fruit punch and Gold Bond ($9.17); Probiotic stuff ($16.99)

Adding this to the earlier data for the season, the range of price prizes so far has been $3.90, $4.80, $4.70, $3.10, $7.90, $9.40, and now $15.50. The most generous range in pricing levels has been $3.20, $2.00, $2.10, $1.30, $7.90, $9.40, and another $15.50.

Trivia: There are approximately 1028 bacteria of the species Pelagibacter ubique in the world; that is, it is about three out of every ten organisms. Source: The Invisible Kingdom: From The Tips Of Our Fingers To The Tops of our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes, Idan Ben-Barak. And to be more remarkable, it was first isolated in 2002. (However, I see Wikipedia notes a Nature article speculating that the bacteriophage HTVC010P, attacking this bug, may be even more common.)

Currently Reading: India: A History, John Keay.

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