Michael Larson had a part-time job as an ice cream truck driver, but was cursed to look like a wolf digging its way out of a child molester’s corpse. This left him a lot of free time to watch game shows and daydream about free money. He taped them and rewatched them, almost certainly to an orchestra of tiny pleas for help coming from his freezer.
When you sit at home watching TV it’s only a matter of time until you hit it big, and that’s what happened to Michael. After six months of scrutiny, he noticed a fatal, exploitable weakness in the Press Your Luck scoreboard – the Holy Grail of creepy shut-in discoveries. He left for Hollywood with the last of his savings and despite looking like an oyster dressed as Santa, they put him on TV.
On Press Your Luck, a box spun randomly around a board and you stopped it with your buzzer to win whatever it landed on. The catch was that contestants could land on a Whammy, which was a cartoon monster that took all your money. Michael discovered that there were two spots on the board that never had a Whammy and the “randomness” was actually the same five sequences over and over. With little trouble, he went apeshit on their cash and prizes. He kept winning and winning until they ran over their broadcast time, and Michael ended the day with $110,237. This was by far the most money ever won on a game show and the biggest victory for questionable ethics since the invention of the penis pump. As he celebrated, karma scratched its head. It didn’t really know how to deal with something like Michael, but it knew it had to fuck him.
Phantom Brigade is a very cool looking X Com-esque turn based tactics game where players control teams of giant mechs across a variety of infiltration, sabotage, ambush and siege missions in which the entire game world can be destroyed.
Budget MtG Blog Seeking Budget Combos/Synergy from Community
Hey Folks! Shawn here.
For over two years (coming up on 3 this February), CommanDollar has been a blog about budget-as well as talking about some controversial issues. At the center of that idea is the means to play Magic: the Gathering while not being necessarily terrible at it. To that end, we constantly seek budget combos/synergy-and where better to get them than our followers?
If you have a budget combo-and I use the term budget loosely here, as each person’s idea of a budget can be different, submit it to us! Here are the easy steps to a 10/10 presentation of a budget combo/synergy:
1) Go to our main page, click on the menu (upper right hand corner), choose “Share your Story!”, and make it a photo submission 2)
Find a budget combo/synergy that you like
3) Find pictures of the cards and slap them together into a single photo (I prefer using this site because it’s free and very user-friendly) 4) Look up the prices of the cards (using your favorite website like starcitygames, mtggoldfish, etc works, maybe use pucatrade as well) 5) Follow the format! Make sure we know the price (and the date you looked the price up), the cards and how they work together. You can even share a story of you using the cards together, what deck(s) it would work best in, etc.
Now, why do this? Simply put, the blog is in a transition period. We’re seeking new members, and a time to conduct interviews for them all, and we are also a blog about a community experience. We want you to save the $$, and we want you to have fun. This community has a lot of potential, and this is just the first of many steps I hope to take in a positive, new direction.
If you choose to submit to us a budget combo, we will share a new one every Friday, so be on the lookout for yours to appear! Until then, commanders, game on!