press your luck, journo plaudits

I have watched a Game Show Network original documentary. (I never thought I’d type that sentence.)
It’s called Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. It’s all about an ice cream truck driver named Michael Larsen who figured out patterns on the Whammy-heavy ’80s game show and manipulated them into winning $110,000 — at that point, the largest sum ever won on a game show.
I’m not proud of the fact I sat through two hours of game show docudrama, but I did.
A couple journo-plaudits I didn’t post about while I was in Africa:
– Mad props to Justin Chen of my old college paper, who was named college journalist of the year.
– Madder props to Mike Sallah and Mitch Weiss at my old non-college paper for writing a series on Vietnam war crimes that will in all likelihood win a Pulitzer Prize. My only regret: If I was still in Toledo, I know I’d be getting a piece of that Pulitzer. Mike and I were the go-to p.1 projects team for my last year there. (For example, here, here, here, here, here, here, and many more.)