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Bob Barker Retiring After 50 Years October 31, 2006

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Bob Barker, American Icon 

 We’ll miss you, Bob! 

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
1 hour, 6 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES – Bob Barker is heading toward his last showcase, his final “Come on down.” The silver-haired daytime-TV icon is retiring in June, he told The Associated Press Tuesday.  “I will be 83 years old on December 12,” he said, “and I’ve decided to retire while I’m still young.”

He’ll hang up his microphone after 35 years as the host of “The Price Is Right” and 50 years overall in television.
Though he has been considering retirement for “at least 10 years,” Barker said he has so much fun doing the show that he hasn’t been able to leave.

You have to admire a guy who spent fifty years doing what he loved, and doing it well.  Sure, he was just a game show host, appealing to the commercialism of his TV audience.  But give him credit.  He brought a little harmless fun into the lives of millions for half a century, and became an American icon in the process.

So long, Bob, and God bless you.

Bob Barker retiring after 50 years on TV

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1. BrewFan - October 31, 2006

Nothing like a little sexual harrassment, too, to round out your legacy. Isn’t this guy a PETA-type too?

2. kevlarchick - October 31, 2006

What’s wrong with being neutered Brew? Aren’t you neutered for godsake?

The Price is Wrong, bitch.

3. Dave in Texas - October 31, 2006

What’s wrong with being neutered?

Um… lemme see, lemme see. Oh yes. They cut your balls off.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterilization_(surgical_procedure)

We reserve that particular procedure for dogs, cats and livestock.

I am not neutered. I have had a feature modification.

4. BrewFan - October 31, 2006

Aren’t you neutered for godsake?

No way, baby. Nobody wielding sharp instruments is *ever* going to get near my boys.

5. lauraw - October 31, 2006

Teeth are sharp instruments.

Define ‘near.’

K, I’m a shuttup now.

6. BrewFan - October 31, 2006

Teeth are sharp instruments.

Hmmm. Good point. Let me rephrase:

Nobody wielding sharp instruments and bad intentis *ever* going to get near my boys.

7. kevlarchick - October 31, 2006

*intent* is a relative term.

8. Retired Geezer - October 31, 2006

I actually assisted the Vet when he transformed my Stallion into a Gelding.
I was afraid at first because I thought it would be painful. I didn’t want him to hold anything against me.
It wasn’t painful, he just stood there.
Of course you know I have pictures.

9. Michael - October 31, 2006

Of course you know I have pictures.

NO!

10. Dave in Texas - October 31, 2006

you people are just being naughty now.

In case Sobek ever comes back, the climactic conclusion to my little V story was the doc (the one who was pissed off at me, you all recall?) says “oops” in the middle of the procedure. And I’m like “oops. You said oops. What’s oops”? And he says “I dropped the end of the vesicle”. So I ask “how does this affect lil ol me, here in the heartland of America up on this table”? and he responds with “I gotta go in there and dig it out” and I asked “there are implications here you are not splainin” and he says some doctor-talk like “you’re going to experience ‘surgically induced trauma’” so I said “layman’s terms please” and he says “you’re gonna swell up like a cantaloupe”.

That was pretty much the end of my curiousity so I shut up.

And it came to pass that Dave’s nardsack grew to the size of a cantaloupe. Different color though.

Long weekend.

11. geoff - October 31, 2006

*intent* is a relative term.

…and we’re right back into incest. Thanks, KC.

12. Feisty - October 31, 2006

The story of Dave’s nardsack is an unfortunate one. I’m sure any woman who has experienced childbirth will not be terribly upset, however.

13. Dave in Texas - October 31, 2006

I didn’t mean to sound as if I were complaining. Couple of days later, I was right as rain.

I recall Carol Burnett describing childbirth as “taking your lower lip and pulling it over your head”.

My favorite description (and by favorite I mean most descriptive, not that I took any pleasure from hearing it) was “Childbirth. Try to imagine, pulling a pot roast. Through your right nostril”.

14. Dave in Texas - November 1, 2006

why is there a picture of “the Crypt Keeper” in this post about Bob Barker?

15. lauraw - November 1, 2006

Lets see how gorgeous you are when you’re 187 years young, Snapper.

Seriously, I have no idea what Alan Colmes has to do with this post.

16. Happy Gilmore - November 1, 2006

why is there a picture of “the Crypt Keeper” in this post about Bob Barker?

Don’t talk about Bob Barker when he isn’t here to fight you!

17. compos mentis - November 1, 2006

Hey!! A thread that wasn’t hijacked by talk about fucking plants!! Um, the fucking being used as an adjective, not a verb. Don’t want to get Pinto all hot n anxious for cacti.

18. Retired Geezer - November 1, 2006

Hey!! A thread that wasn’t hijacked by talk about fucking plants

Hey compos, did I mention I Tamed a feral cat?

19. compos mentis - November 1, 2006

Yeah, but you also video taped your horse getting his nuts chopped off. I don’t want to know the truth about what you’ve done to tame this cat of which you speak. Sicko. :)

20. Spudder the Cat - November 1, 2006

*sprays milk on monitor*

SAY WHAT?

21. Rightwingsparkle - November 1, 2006

See, this is the problem with knowing too much about people. If I ever meet Dave in Texas that little personal bit of info will make it’s way to my thought processes and I will laugh. Dave will wonder why.

Unless he reads this of course.

22. Anonymous - May 9, 2008

I am glad Bob barker wants to help animals

23. composmentis - May 9, 2008

I’m glad I re-read this thread. You guys are funny.

The Price is Wrong, bitch.

24. Sobek - May 9, 2008

“And it came to pass that Dave’s nardsack grew to the size of a cantaloupe. Different color though.”

That right there is comment hall of fame material.


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