The (only functional) Box With Pretty Pictures

So, for reasons detailed below and others (specifically ones that will cause a sharp increase in our car insurance rates) yesterday kind of sucked. If we were being very web 2.0 about it, I would tag November 20, 2006 as craptacular, craptastic and piss-poor.

The events of the day behind me, I opted for the intelligent mature option when I finally got home: drink a large bottle of wine and watch television (there were some extended conversations with the dog about various, ill-advised traffic flow decisions made by the city, but she was kind of mum on the subject so I won’t go into it here).

TV is not generally my thing as we only get four channels. But as I was surfing (and drinking), I ended up splitting my time between Antiques Roadshow: South Dakota and Deal or no Deal. They’re really the same show: cross section of America contestant picks an item, hoping its worth a lot of dollars, with no real idea of how said dollar will come to them, or how many of its dollar bill buddies it’ll bring along (ok the timeline is a little different, but work with me here). One show has class and rich cultural history, the other has an attention deficit afflicted host and aspiring models but the essential principals are pretty close.

They should really ponder a crossover. Stick antiques in the cases on the game show- congratulations you picked the Navajo Blanket, the banker would like to offer you a nice armoire to walk away now.

I’d watch that.

I have got to get that computer fixed soon…