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Snapchat
For obvious reasons, the prize is awarded at a different time of year from the others, while it's still fresh in the committee's memory.
Title text: For obvious reasons, the prize is awarded at a different time of year from the others, while it's still fresh in the committee's memory.

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The Pulitzer Prize is awarded for spectacular writing (there are many categories; see here). Snapchat is a photo-sending app that allows the receiving user to only view the photo (known as a "snap") for a few seconds before it is deleted.

Cueball reads about the prize but then when Megan states the she heard the picture was really good Cueball becomes disappointed becuase he has missed out on the chance to see the prize winning photo due to the temporary nature of Snapchat.

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[Cueball and Megan standing together. He holds a smartphone in his left hand and looks at it.]
Cueball: Oh, the Pulitzer Prize for Snapchat was just awarded.
Megan: Yeah.
Megan: I hear the photo was really good.
Cueball: Aw, maaaan...


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