Greetings from the King's County Courtroom on Adams Street in Brooklyn NY where I am currently serving my first day of Jury Duty. It's around 11am and lunch ain't for another couple of hours. About 50% of the room has been called out to the empaneling room. Right now the remaining 200 of us are all somewhere between a nap and watching closed-caption CNN. Some of todays CNN topics are: That guy trying to jump in the car with the Pope. and Bob Barker's final taping of "The Price is Right". Let's discuss the latter, shall we?
Some folks close to me know that I was/am a huge fan of TPIR. I grew up with Holly, Janice and the pretty one and I was obsessed with many parts of the show. Notably, those time-travelling-themed showcase showdowns that they would do sometimes and the girls got to wear the fancy, shiny space suits and stuff. That was awesome. I also liked all the obscure games and scoffed at the usual suspects like the mountain climber gamer or the hidden shell game. My friend Christi Scott and I used to watch TPIR together over the phone during the hot-ass summer mornings in Florida. If you watch every day for about a month, you pretty much can memorize the cost of every item on the show and totally clean up while playing from home. Rice-a-Roni is always a fun item; as was the $30 Baby Layette. Hard to believe that today is the end of era for Mr. Barker.
Back to the courtroom. Hey, guess who I'm sitting right behind? This guy. That's right, Randy Harrison aka "Justin Taylor" on TV's Queer as Folk. See, serving in NYC means you could possibly be put on a case beside Bernadette Peters, Tony Soprano, or this guy.
I hope they call my name soon. I"ve waited my whole life to show the judge my "I HEART BOB" tshirt.
Jeffrey Bowen, Come on Down!Jun 06, 2007 by Jeff
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