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Archive for September, 2004

A Good Time to Be a Blogger; or, I Know How Dan Rather Feels

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Wasn’t too long ago that the average American, upon hearing the word “blogger”, thought it was a reference to a video game–you know, there was “Frogger”, and this must be the PlayStation 2 sequal. But blogs have been big in the news lately, thanks to CBS News and their rather shaky fact-checking policies. Get it,…
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Reaching out to the Blogosphere Again

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

If you have eyes, or a brain larger than a pecan, you can see there is a horking great banner of ads covering up the NavBar at the top of this humble blog. For weeks now I’ve been trying to add the code for the Google AdSense program so that my much-beloved blog could become…
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Committing the Ultimate Poker Sin

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

Since I totally cashed out a few weeks ago I’ve only played poker once, and that was when I was cut off from home by Hurricane Ivan and spent a day at my brother’s place. I’ve missed playing, of course, but I’ve been busy enough that I really haven’t felt the sting. Even if I…
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A Feast For Phil-o-Phobes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

If you don’t like Phil Hellmuth, the Tournament of Champions ESPN showed tonight was a little slice of heaven. My God, did the Lederer clan put the screws to Phil? Howard Lederer had one of the great lines I’ve seen at the table. Howard made the nut straight on the turn, and Phil had I…
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Giving New Meaning to the Phrase "Rivered"

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

The whole city of Pittsburgh pretty much got rivered Friday night. Rivered and creeked and tributaried. Six inches of rain from Hurricane Ivan on top of 4 inches last week from Hurricane Frances turned much of the area where I live into a gigantic lake. I went to work Friday morning the way I always…
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Marooned by Hurricane Ivan

Friday, September 17th, 2004

And no, I don’t live in Florida or Alabama. I live in Pittsburgh, for God’s sake. But there’s been a buzz around the office that a bunch of places around where I work have some serious flooding thanks to all the rain we’ve gotten, and I just went on the website of a local TV…
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Another Post That’s Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

Just watched the final episodes of the 2004 World Series…and why the hell did ESPN show an abbreviated version of episode 9 at 8:10 and then re-show it at 9? I friggin’ taped the 8:10 show and thought that there was another episode in between…so now I have to re-record it later this week. Idiots….
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Dubious Dating Tips From Mean Gene

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Not long ago I wrote a silly thing about the role good and/or bad hair plays in the poker world. I mentioned my own tonsorial problems, specifically about a recent haircut where a young lady who looked like she was 14 years old gave me what was pretty close to a hack job. A well-known…
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The Lion Speaks Tonight

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Actually, he spoke Tuesday night. If you look at my blog list on the right (a little alliteration to allay your animosity and annoyance) you’ll see a link for Lion Tales, which is written by Richard Brodie, a gentleman living the dream of just about every blogger out there–he’s out there playing just about every…
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Some Super-Quick Random Thoughts

Saturday, September 4th, 2004

I’m in the middle of writing a long-postponed post about poker jumping the shark, but I’ve painted myself into a rhetorical corner and I don’t yet know how to extricate myself. It’ll come to me, I’m sure. It always does, at least to my satisfaction. Whether it will to you will have to be seen….
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