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Author Topic: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!  (Read 3222 times)

mouser

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The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« on: September 06, 2005, 12:04:42 AM »
Found via cynical-c blog, via bruce schneier's page:
http://www.rotten.co...acy/Press_Your_Luck/

how a man figured out the tricks of a game show.

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Re: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005, 01:16:52 AM »
A very interesting read.  I love the fact that he spent so much time learning a strategy and devising this act but then completely forgot to plan an exit strategy.  Doh!

It's also interesting to note how greed ensured he came unstuck in the end.  Several times in fact.  :-[
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Re: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005, 01:55:02 PM »
fun read. i loved that show too.

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Re: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 07:42:45 AM »
That's incredible, and incredibly sad.

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Re: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 09:32:42 PM »
Awsome show,i loved seeing those whammies dance across the bottom of the screen.It's a sad ending but while he did corrupt things with his life ,i don't see him as a cheater on the show.He simply figured the pattern out,should of went to Vegas with his genius mind.

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Re: The Michael Larsen Incident - SO COOL!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 12:04:27 PM »
 :(

Yeah it's an old thread but...
 Sad news the Host of Press or your luck (and wife) died in a plane crash.
http://www.eonline.c...ms/0,1,18559,00.html
http://www.hollywood...ws/detail/id/3484170

Rest in peace,Peter Tomarken.