Here's why: the NY Daily News reported yesterday that Dr. Hank Chien, a 35-year-old plastic surgeon from Queens, has become the new King of Kong. He broke the arcade game record a few weeks ago during one of the city's snowstorms, and last Friday the Twin Galaxies board of referees confirmed he'd broken the world record. Like Tom Ganjamie at Best Week Ever, I'm a bit disappointed that original King of Kong protagonist Steve Wiebe didn't finally take the record, but just knowing the film's baddie Billy Mitchell has gone down is pretty cool. But even cooler will be the documentary that follows Mitchell's attempt to again take back his throne (he previously did such following the event of the first film), this time from Chien, in a sort of Empire Strikes Back meets Joysticks. Well, actually just Empire Strikes Back meets The King of Kong.
Gordon, get yourself to Hollywood, Florida. And this time, show us how evil Mitchell really is.