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Buy This Book–But Don’t Read It

Monday, February 28th, 2005

In Dark Sun, his book about the development of the hydrogen bomb, Richard Rhodes writes about a problem that confronted the physicists who were nearly ready for the first live test of this ultimate weapon. The problem was this–they were pretty sure they’d figured out how to start the reaction that would get the deuterium…
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Some Fine Tuning

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Some minor cosmetic changes to the blog, the links were in too small a font, and I didn’t like the red script. Don’t know if this blue is dark enough, I may fiddle with it some more. I watched some of the WPT Hollywood Home Game while I folded a ton of laundry this afternoon,…
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Fishy Thoughts

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Today is Friday and like a good Catholic (which, alas, I’m not. Good, that is) I had a fish sandwich for lunch. I work for a large food company, so you’d figure the cafeteria would have pretty good food. It’s better than good–it’s frickin’ fantastic. I just had a superb fish sammich, and what made…
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It Must Suck Being David Sklansky

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

I say this after watching the final few hands of the WPT “Poker By The Book” event. Sklansky is up against Doyle Brunson, they’re both all-in, Sklansky has AQ, Brunson 9-10. And someone yells out, “David, what are the odds?” And Sklansky thinks a bit and says, “Ummm…about 62 to 38.” And then the flop…
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Thoughts Flitting Hither and Yon

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

I’ve nothing to write about, but I have 30 minutes to kill, so let’s see what happens. Oh, my 2nd article is up at PokerMagazine.com. I’ve been working on some poker-themed fiction that I haven’t worked on recently, and I may shift my attention from playing poker to writing about it more. I did have…
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Hunter S. Thompson, R.I.P.

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as well as a number of other books and hundreds of articles and literally thousands of letters, died yesterday at the age of 67. He committed suicide, apparently by a self-inflicted gunshot, which somehow seems sadly appropriate. Thompson lived at what he called…
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My Worst Beat Ever

Monday, February 21st, 2005

I try not to tell bad-beat stories, but I just endured my worst beat ever and, what the hell, this is my goddam blog and I’m gonna vent. I’m playing a 2-table SNG at Stars, with the usual gaggle of nincompoops. The guy to my left loses 2/3 of his stack calling an all-in bet…
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Taking My Meds; or, A Little Success Cures All Ills

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

After my cri de coeur (or is it cri du coeur?) last night I resolved to shut my yap and stop whining about losing at poker. There are bigger problems in the world (gee, you think?) and the fact that I have a hobby that I apparently SUCK at is no reason to flip out…
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Jesus Tapdancing Christ

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

Still recovering from my illness I played 2 SNGs today (poker is an AMA-approved therapy, by the way). I felt a lot sicker when I got knocked out in 7th and 8th place. In those 2 tournaments I won one hand. One. Uno. And that was a $45 pot when I just bet and had…
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Pride Goeth Before The Fall

Friday, February 18th, 2005

I bragged on not getting sick this winter, so of course I get sick. Played volleyball last night, felt fine, except for my goddam foot which has something weird wrong with it and hurts like hell. But at the bar afterwards, about halfway through my first beer, I felt this wave of exhaustion come over…
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