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Gimme a Shot of That There L-Dopa

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Back in college I went to see the movie Awakenings with a girl I adored. Unfortunately I also went with one of her girlfriends, whom she unexpectedly brought along. And, no, the evening did not end as fodder for a “Letter to Penthouse”. God, what a rotten night that was. Anyway, Robin Williams plays a…
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Well, It’s Supposed to Build Character

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

My play has been pretty ehhh lately, and I remembered something I read from DoubleAs that said, approximately, if you’re not pushing yourself your game won’t improve. That’s what I took from it, anyway. I haven’t played for stakes large enough to really command my full attention, and I think that’s led to sloppy, lazy,…
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A Hunting We Will Go

Monday, November 28th, 2005

I can’t state with confidence that Red Dawn was the stupidest movie ever made, but I think it’s almost certainly the stupidest war movie ever made. If you somehow missed the 1984 flick starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey (yes, they were together long before Dirty Dancing) the idea is that the Russians and the…
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Some Random Football Thoughts

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

If I ran the Baltimore Ravens, or the Detroit Lions, I’d work out a deal where Kyle Boller and Joey Harrington got swapped for each other. Just to defuse some of the bloodlust in the stands. Neither QB can play a lick, neither will be in the league in a year or two, but this…
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It’s Not a Good Day To Fry

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

We’ve fried a turkey the last 2 Thanksgivings, but today was a no-go. It wasn’t the 20-degree temperatures, I could solve that with the brute force of propane. No, it was the 25MPH swirling winds that did us in. Couldn’t keep the flame lit, and when it was lit it flickered like a…flickering thing. So…
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Was It Something I Said?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

It’s something of a joke among my friends that any company fool enough to hire me is doomed. This isn’t quite fair–it’s true that the store I worked at in high school went belly-up, as did the store where I worked briefly after college. The department store I worked at after that shut down the…
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60 Minutes, Maybe More

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Some random observations on the weekend past: Before I comment on her report about online gambling, what’s up with Lesley Stahl’s hair? You don’t need a comb to navigate those bangs, you need the Maid of the Mist Rather a pro-gaming piece. This was in large part to the English gentleman from sportsbet.com (I forget…
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Oddjacking Off

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Ecch, I can’t believe I wrote that title. Not much blogging this week because I’ve been pinch-hitting over at Oddjack the last two days. Tuesday night I was out looking for salami and bologna (I was at the grocery store, you sickos) and my cell phone rings. Lo and behond it’s the Boy Genius asking…
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Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Here’s my quickie observation about ESPN’s Main Event coverage. Who do you remember from the 2003 WSOP? Moneymaker, obviously. Sammy Farha. Dan Harrington. Freddy Deeb and his shirt. OK, let’s try 2004. Greg Raymer and those shades. Josh Arieh. David Williams and Marcel Luske. Dan Harrington, again. OK, how about 2005? Mike Matusow. Steve Dannemann….
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Long Time Comin’

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Tonight ESPN will finally show the last two episodes of the 2005 World Series, meaning I can actually mention the name of the person who won the damn thing. I’ve been threatened with creative and extensive bodily harm if I let the rabbit out of the hat, so I won’t give it up this late…
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