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I Know What I’m Doing October 23rd

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Kicking some major bloggerbutt, that’s what: I have registered to play in theOnline Poker Blogger Championship! This event is powered by PokerStars. Registration code: 9737399 While it’s true that I’m about the 924th-ranked blogger/player, let’s not forget that I won the first blogger tournament. I see no reason why I can’t win this one as…
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Phil Gordon, Please Shut Up

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Here I am working on my next column about the difference between no-limit and limit poker and that BASTARD Phil Gordon posts a column about that very subject. And since he knows a wee bit more about it than I do I’m now pretty much SOL and have to come up with something new. I…
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Weirdness Before Breakfast

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

So I’m driving to work today, headed down River Road which, you guessed it, runs right along the river, Allegheny version. It’s not a heavily traveled road, since it sort-of dead-ends and if you want to get into downtown proper you have to do some tight rightys and lefties and before hopping across a bridge….
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Culture, Religion, Capitalism–Doomed

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

When I went to the bar the other night for the poker tournament I showed up just as the JetBlue plane with the twisted landing gear was about to land in LA. There were about 70 people in the bar watching in hushed silence as it glided toward earth, and I found myself idly thinking,…
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Oh, Baby, Feels So GOOD

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I go home yesterday, my dad stops over the house, we install two outlets in the garage and attach a new spring to the garage door (a quote my brother, if no one else, will appreciate, from my dad, as he’s attaching the spring–“Come on, you GODDAM SON OF A BITCH!”. And I sound just…
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Toot toot

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Had 2 more columns and a book review published the last few weeks, see the links on the left if you’d like to check them out. For some reason I got stuck really bad writing the review of Ace on the River, for no particular reason. Liked the book very much, provided much to think…
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Lady Luck Likes Me Fat and Drunk

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Unlucky in love, lucky in cards, so goes the saying. And if you’re unlucky in both, well, you just have to suck it up, buttercup. You can’t get lucky all the time. Unless you’re me, and you’re me at the bar I go to after volleyball Monday nights. We go to the North Park Clubhouse…
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Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining, and Other Nonsense

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

While I wouldn’t recommend getting whatever goddam skin disease that is now running its course all over my body, there has been one good thing to come of it. I’ve been on a pretty big dose of steroids the last few days, and it’s made my aching right shoulder feel 100% better. It looks like…
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Saving Face

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

For those of you who spent the weekend on tenterhooks wondering about my medical condition, I can say that I am definitely “better”. Not 100%–oh, no no no no. Still lots of redness around the eyes, still have big red blotchy areas in places I’m too demure to go into further, and my left hand…
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I’ll Have Another!; or, The Phantom of the Opera is Bullshit

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

I thought I looked and felt grotesque on Wednesday. I thought a shot would do the trick. Ha. HA!. I had a dream Tuesday night that I was all better. I woke up Wednesday morning to find that my face looked as if I’d gotten drunk and said some unkind things to Roy Jones Jr….
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