“When it comes to game shows, some people enjoy the intellectual challenge of Jeopardy. Others like the adlibbed outbursts on The Family Feud. I can’t resist the eccentric contestants and lowest-common-denominator appeal of my favorite game show: The Price is Right.” Nick Honeywell picks out a few choice contestants.
“Let me get to the point: I still don’t understand why you cut off your ear lobe, fried it in butter, and ate it.” When it comes to writer Gene Gregorits, Tom Ingram is intrigued but concerned.
“Perhaps we reminded him of his time at BSU or maybe he was just being nice but Letterman sat down, lit a cigar and proceeded to give us nearly 45 minutes in a hilarious and wide-ranging conversation.” Matt Mays recalls a formative interview with the departing late-night host.
“While B.B. brought us the depths of pain, discouragement, and depression, he delivered the call and the response.” James Figy on how the life and music of “The King of Blues” still speaks to us.
“I know I would have taken a pounding, but that would have been as nothing compared to the psychological bruising of having you put words in my mouth—words I would never utter.” Wilson the volleyball is ready to speak for himself.
“I went back to working as a hairdresser, this time doing elaborate styles and make-up for high-end weddings in a luxury hotel. That’s where the real money is, I was told.” Dara Cunningham on being the invisible woman behind the bride.