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Archive for May, 2005

CNN Learns Poker is Popular

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Looks like CNN is running a series of articles about poker. I’ve only read about the first 4 grafs of the first piece and it looks like yet another “oh, dear, these college kids are turning into degenerate gamblers” piece. Here’s a quote: “You don’t understand,” says Tom, an Indiana junior who asked that his…
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Segue Away

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

I mentioned yesterday that I played some beach volleyball Saturday night at our local hangout where they have 2 sand courts. There’s an outside bar as well, and several tables tented over along with a pool table. Plenty of room to hang out, chill, ponder the mysteries of the universe while sipping some post-game suds….
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Heads-Up Poker Snoozefest, and the Poker Superstars Stackshove

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

After an active and fun-filled Saturday filled with kayaking (nearly ended up swimming and/or drowning in the Allegheny River) and beach volleyball (nearly died of hypothermia sitting outside drinking afterwards) I spent Sunday relaxing, doing a little laundry and some other domestic stuff. While I did I watched the Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC and…
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Really Random Thoughts

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

I might have some actual poker content for my next post, but perhaps not. I felt like posting something so its something you’ll get. Anyone who stood in line for days waiting to see Revenge of the Sith after the doubleplusbad stinkers The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones should have their voting rights…
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A Brief Stroll Down Nausea Lane

Monday, May 16th, 2005

My computer grows ever more senile, to the point where it takes me an average of 20 minutes to get online from the time I sit down at my desk. The damn thing froze every time I tried to shut down, so I’d have to hit the power switch when I was done, and then…
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Chat No More With Phil Hellmuth!

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Wrote up a post and then forgot why I started one in the first place. ESPN had chats yesterday with Phil Gordon and Howard Lederer (both of whom talked of this and that and lightly pimped Full Tilt) and Mike Matusow (who talked of this and that but said he’d rather not talk about his…
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Copyrights and Wrongs

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Rather than bloviate about the recent brouhaha involving websites grabbing content from various poker blogs, just read Otis’s post on the subject (and the comments) and then hit The Fat Guy for more good stuff. In a nutshell, a site (and there have been several other instances) took content and posted it on their pages…
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Should the WPBT Pay the Way for Jackpot Jay?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Jay Lovinger is looking for a backer for the WSOP Main Event, and would this not be a golden opportunity for the poker blogging community to foist itself upon a mainstream audience? Lovinger has said he’d wear clothing with his sponsor’s logo, so he could be draped in the finest ensembles available to the discriminating…
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Hey, Maybe I Can Write For The Washington Post!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Just in case Iggy is in a holding cell or something, there’s an articleabout poker and poker magazines in today’s Washington Post. It’s basically a re-cap of content in various poker mags, including the once-thought deceased All In. The piece is written in a condescending fashion by a guy who admits he knows nothing about…
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Dammit, I’m a Man!

Friday, May 6th, 2005

Coming to work I heard on NPR that today is Bob Seger’s 60th birthday. OK, this isn’t quite as epochal an event as the day when Natalie Portman turned 18 (ah, yes, I still remember where I was when I heard that wonderful news) but, anyway, Happy Birthday Bob. Wrote quite a few good songs…
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