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January 28, 2011 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Happy Birthday Taylor!
posted by boo_radley (46 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, the models have gotten way hotter since Bob left.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:01 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait, I'm still here....

am I gone?

hello?
posted by HuronBob at 8:03 PM on January 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


After however many decades on the air -- godDAMN that show is infectious!

If there's more triumphal music than TPIR's winner's theme, I haven't heard it.
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:05 PM on January 28, 2011


TWO CARS! TWO CARS! TWO CARS!

Not to mention a "GIANT SUPER PATRIOTIC AMERICAN FLAAAAG!!"
posted by gman at 8:14 PM on January 28, 2011


Drew Carey looks odd fat. Now he is skinny and looks much better...
posted by SirOmega at 8:15 PM on January 28, 2011


gman: "Not to mention a "GIANT SUPER PATRIOTIC AMERICAN FLAAAAG!!""

If I were Taylor I'd fly my Giant Super Patriotic American Flag from my car.
posted by boo_radley at 8:16 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I suspect the model went home with him as well, but they'll never admit that. (although Taylor will probably tell everyone about it at school the next day!)
posted by HuronBob at 8:17 PM on January 28, 2011


Marky Mark Day??
posted by Mizu at 8:18 PM on January 28, 2011


I had my snark all ready to go on this one, but Drew Carey's genuine reaction during the Mustang game won me over.

I am concerned that Taylor might be suffering from IDS.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:21 PM on January 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


They never show that final "5" on the board. I know you were thinking about it.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 8:23 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


If there's more triumphal music than TPIR's winner's theme, I haven't heard it.

On my game show, the first six and a half minutes of this would play every time someone wins a large appliance.
posted by Beardman at 8:24 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


All-weather floor mats? Sweeeet!!!
posted by squalor at 8:26 PM on January 28, 2011


All-weather floor mats?!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011


November 2008. Drew's dropped 150lbs since then, and Taylor's probably wrecked both cars.
posted by crunchland at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


Goddammnit, squalor.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011


No - I swear. Just today I started wishing that my car had all-weather floor mats.
posted by squalor at 8:36 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, that was amazing, especially the 2 wheel spins. I have never before seen anyone win the $25 000; I didn't even know that was a possible prize.
posted by cranberrymonger at 8:47 PM on January 28, 2011


Stupid fair-weather floor mats
posted by aubilenon at 8:48 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Marky Mark Day??

Don't worry, it's not til June 5th. You've got plenty of time to buy cards.
posted by gman at 8:51 PM on January 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Not to be a total wet towel, but the worst and saddest truth about The Price is Right and similar game shows, is that the winning contestants are responsible for paying all of the taxes on everything they win, and that the ones who win the big ticket items like the cars and stuff usually have to sell them just to satisfy Uncle Sam. I mean, Taylor here just won a tax burden on $78,000 of income, that he probably wasn't able to cover with his part time job down at the Burger King.
posted by crunchland at 8:56 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


crunchland: " I mean, Taylor here just won a tax burden on $78,000 of income, that he probably wasn't able to cover with his part time job down at the Burger King"
He also won $26,000 in cash. Yeah, that's taxable too, but~
posted by boo_radley at 8:57 PM on January 28, 2011


(Oh. Right. I skipped to the end, and went by the 2-wheel spin part. So, yay! Taylor got to keep the cars, and give all that cash to the government.)
posted by crunchland at 8:57 PM on January 28, 2011


He will never enjoy birthdays again.
posted by chundo at 8:58 PM on January 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


So, he did or didn't win a date with Marky Mark? Wait -- where's Bob Barker?
posted by heyho at 9:01 PM on January 28, 2011


I love how he leans over to talk to the model after winning the first car. 'Cause hey, it just might work today! Time to try everything.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:02 PM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Great moment, but part of me thought it was set up for him to win because he's a likable kid and it would be good for ratings. Cynical, I know. But man, what a 19th birthday to remember!
posted by 1000monkeys at 9:07 PM on January 28, 2011


It probably didn't work; Drew Carey was on Ferguson a while back saying the models were married or in LTRs. Can't blame him for trying though.
posted by axiom at 9:14 PM on January 28, 2011


Well, he can always sell one car to pay the taxes on the other 79k. That said, this is the perfect embodiment of the American dream: maybe one day, you'll be showered with riches by some miraculous stroke of luck.
posted by Gilbert at 9:20 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


" this is the perfect embodiment of the American dream: maybe one day, you'll be showered with riches by some miraculous stroke of luck."

I have whole families in my school that believe that the winning lawsuit or lottery ticket is just around the corner, why get a job...
posted by HuronBob at 9:36 PM on January 28, 2011


I wonder if anyone has ever lost an arm on the Big Wheel.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:31 PM on January 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


"It's called the American Dream because you'd have to be asleep to believe it." - George Carlin
posted by axiom at 10:34 PM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Also, a base Mustang and Dodge Charger? He's better off with a rusty old trailer full of cow manure.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:36 PM on January 28, 2011


National TV, and he couldn't even wash his hair? Is that America, or some third world country?
posted by Goofyy at 10:36 PM on January 28, 2011


I am concerned that Taylor might be suffering from IDS
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln


sonofabitch. Now I have to stay up all night watching all the Mr. Show bits that I've already seen 5 times. Or at least hunt down RAP! the musical and the episode featuring the Devastator.
posted by palacewalls at 10:37 PM on January 28, 2011


Not to be a total wet towel, but the worst and saddest truth about The Price is Right and similar game shows, is that the winning contestants are responsible for paying all of the taxes on everything they win, and that the ones who win the big ticket items like the cars and stuff usually have to sell them just to satisfy Uncle Sam. I mean, Taylor here just won a tax burden on $78,000 of income, that he probably wasn't able to cover with his part time job down at the Burger King.

You're totally right. He should have just voted republican and lobbied actively for that estate tax thing too.
posted by hal_c_on at 10:47 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I mean, Taylor here just won a tax burden on $78,000 of income, that he probably wasn't able to cover with his part time job down at the Burger King

So he sells one of the cars to pay the tax on the other. Meh.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:52 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kid needs to learn a little decorum.
posted by Decani at 2:47 AM on January 29, 2011


I like the part where they say, "And while you're in Boston, you'll want to celebrate by putting your funky bunch in THIS!" and then they cut to a shot of one of the models.

(And then, like, a second later it pans to the car.)
posted by Tiresias at 4:56 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is a funky bunch what I think it is?
posted by thinkpiece at 5:54 AM on January 29, 2011


Here's what Taylor is doing now.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 6:44 AM on January 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


Marky Mark Day??

Oh, my, yes. The whole city comes to a screeching halt for that one day. The radio stations play nothing but "Good Vibrations" for 24 hours in a row. There are giant posters draped from the Prudential Tower and the John Hancock Building featuring Mark in his roles from "Boogie Nights" and "I Heart Huckabees". All the other members of the Funky Bunch PLUS all the NKOTB guys are carried on the shoulders of millions of screaming, adoring fans, on an endless parade that snakes through the city for hours. Virgins are sacrificed on City Hall Plaza (okay, not really virgins, but some BU girls they picked up at a house party in Allston). And at sunset a massive pyre is lit high atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park, and the pullulating throng of humanity chants "Marky Marky Marky" until the break of dawn.

Now, for Donnie Wahlberg's birthday, all they do is read a proclamation at a City Council meeting and pass out free coupons for Dunkin' Donuts on the Red Line. So Taylor definitely got the better deal.
posted by briank at 6:52 AM on January 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


The kid seemed pretty likable to me. He said hi to his family in a real sincere way, and looked like he was just having fun. The link Short Attention put up a few posts back, makes me think this guy is trying to get a career going "behind" a camera, instead of in front of it like every 21 year old I know. Good for him.
posted by Senator at 7:02 AM on January 29, 2011


Wow, I love what Taylor is doing now. Yay, Taylor!!
posted by thinkpiece at 7:03 AM on January 29, 2011


Here's what Taylor is doing now.

I just watched his DoP reel and I'm wondering if it's customary to include shots of yourself operating the camera, in black and white in slow motion. I've seen a few and haven't seen it before.
posted by Beardman at 1:51 PM on January 29, 2011


Fabuous Boston? Eh, JP maybe.
posted by maryr at 1:39 PM on January 30, 2011


> Fabuous Boston?

Indeed. I've been to Boston. While it has its nice points if a visit to Boston was one of the prizes on a TPiR showcase, I would have trouble feigning enthusiasm.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:09 PM on January 30, 2011


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