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Roundup: Amazing Game Show Moments

Posted By Jim On 11/14/2010 @ 12:08 pm In Personal Finance | 1 Comment

If you’ve been surfing the web this week you probably saw this video of this contestant, Caitlin, guessing a puzzle using only one letter:

Esquire profiled [3] her afterwards which included this other fantastic game show gem [4] when Terry Kniess, on The Price is Right, won both showcase showdowns with a perfect guess. (video of his guess after the jump)

If that isn’t enough, all these game show antics reminded me of Ohio native Michael Larson [5] on Press Your Luck in 1984. He hit 35 squares in a row by memorizing the patterns and accumulated $110,237 in about an hour! It’s a fantastic story and you can watch video of it here [6].

Great stuff huh? For more great stuff, here’s this week’s roundup!

  • My pal J. Money has started a new project called Love Drop [7], where they’ll drop “unexpected financial gifts on people once a month. Mortgages paid. Medical bills erased. Student loans gone. Equipment purchased for special-needs kids.”
  • I’ve known Lazy Man for years now and every year he’s managed to discover MLM scams that pilfer the pockets of unsuspecting Americans. This time he’s stumbled onto the LifeVantage – Protandim Scam [8]. If you’ve considered that or MonaVie [9], I’d check out his in-depth posts.
  • The thief who broke into payment databases and stole all those credit card numbers from the likes of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, was sentenced to 20 years in prison [10] – the NY Times takes a look at Gonzales and the black market of identities.
  • What happens with Seinfeld and economics [11] collide? An entertaining education!

Have a great weekend!


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[3] profiled: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/chris-jones/wheel-of-fortune-one-letter

[4] other fantastic game show gem: http://www.esquire.com/print-this/price-is-right-perfect-bid-0810?page=all

[5] Michael Larson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Larson

[6] here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1162072221822709259#

[7] Love Drop: http://itstartswith.us/lovedrop/

[8] LifeVantage – Protandim Scam: http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/lifevantage-protandim-scam/

[9] MonaVie: http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/monavie-scam-was-my-wife-recruited-sell-snake-oil/

[10] sentenced to 20 years in prison: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14Hacker-t.html?_r=3&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all

[11] Seinfeld and economics: http://yadayadayadaecon.com/

Thank you for reading!