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Bob Barker Selling His Microphone

Bob Barker has decided to auction off one of his original signature microphones from “The Price Is Right”. Proceeds from the auction benefit United Activists for Animal Rights. The current bid is $16,100 and while the microphone is expected to fetch a hefty figure, experts believe that it’ll pale in comparison to the price paid when Barker’s Beauties go on sale.

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June 8, 2007 - Posted by | Bob Barker, Celebrities, Entertainment, The Price Is Right, TV

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  1. On the subject of Bob Barker, I thought you might enjoy this:

    File this one under “Unproven Conspiracy Theories”.

    In a news release — Global Warming Key Factor in Increase of Cat Population — yesterday, Pets Across America President Kathy Warnick said global warming is thought to be a contributing factor to the dramatic increase of stray, owned and feral cats.

    Pets Across America, self-described in the release as “the largest umbrella organization for animal shelters serving more than 130 million people” also stated that cats outnumber dogs by 13.5 million and that the number is growing and that animal shelters across the United States are reporting skyrocketing influxes of cats and kittens being brought into their agencies. Most importantly, however, they used their news release to tell the world that “many believe global warming is extending cat-breeding seasons and causing the cat population to swell.”

    I repeat their claim: “many believe global warming is…causing the cat population to swell!”

    WARNING: Below is where the conspiracy-theory angle, though still very much unproven, comes into play. Proceed at your own peril.

    After taking into account this earth-shattering news from Pets Across America, can you honestly believe it’s a coincidence that this Kansas City, Mo.-based group chose to issue its news release only one week prior to the airing of Bob Barker’s last episode of The Price is Right? No way!

    I suspect that Barker, arguably the world’s most-visible advocate of spaying and neutering pets, opted to retire this year only after coming under immense pressure from a below-the-radar campaign by animal shelter advocate groups like Pets Across America. Their never-made-public argument: Barker’s spaying and neutering advocacy was a flop, and we should have been concentrating on stopping Global Warming.

    Something to think about from Bob McCarty Writes™.

    [Editor’s Note: The final episode of The Price is Right featuring Bob Barker airs on CBS June 15 at 11 a.m. Eastern.]

    Comment by hotoffthepress | June 8, 2007 | Reply

  2. So they pressure Bob to leave and he does and then animal shelter advocate groups lose their most popular figure. Not only do they have to deal with global warming now but they have nobody telling America to help control the pet population every weekday. No matter how successful that really was, getting the message across for free probably did get some folks to fix their pets. It’s still better than getting no message across.

    Comment by Nuggy | June 9, 2007 | Reply


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