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Dead Last

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

That’s where I finished in tonight’s Blogger Bracelet Race. I knew a flop of 6c-8h-9h couldn’t be good for my Aces, but I went ahead and committed all of my chips against cemfredmd, who of course flopped middle set. I picked up a flush draw on the turn but didn’t get there and I was…
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Fear and Technobabble

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Did my little presentation at BootCampPGH this past Saturday, I guess if I had to assign a grade I’d give myself a solid B-minus. I was more nervous than I thought I’d be. I’m the quiet sort (unless I’m on the court, or I’ve had 2 beers) and while public speaking doesn’t scare me THAT…
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Sip From The Trough Of My Wisdom

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Even for me that’s a horrible title. Anyway, a few months ago I went to PodCamp Pittsburgh, which was (and is) a gathering of very sharp online media experts talking about the latest trends and technology and good stuff like that. This Saturday I (and hopefully you) will be attending BootCamp PGH, which is a…
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Go Deep

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Last Sunday I wrote one of those self-help posts where I hectored myself for playing in micro-tournaments that don’t provide an adequate return on my time. I haven’t been able to play in many of the recent blogger events because of volleyball and the Penguins, so last night, after deciding to stay in and enjoy…
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Plot, Schmlot

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Last week I saw an incomprehensible movie with no easily discernible plot. The movie was Inland Empire and was directed by David Lynch. This afternoon I saw an incomprehensible movie with no easily discernible plot. The movie was Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie For Theaters and was not directed by David Lynch. That’s Hollywood…
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Opening Day Rage

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

I was fortunate enough to score a belated ticket to Opening Day. That’s about the only thing that went right the whole day. The parking situation in-freakin-furiated me. None–and I mean NONE–of the lots around the park were open. They were only allowing people who reserved spots and/or had prepaid tickets to park there. There’s…
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Who’s The Idiot Here?

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Played a tournament tonight. 1500 players. I staggered into the money, doubled up, doubled up again. I had an above-average stack and picked up aces under the gun. I raised, and the only caller was in the big blind. The flop came king-high, he led out for $3K, I came over the top for $15K…
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David, David, David

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Went to see Inland Empire tonight, which of course is David Lynch’s latest offering. What’s Inland Empire about? It’s about three hours long. Wukka-wukka. I have no idea what the goddam movie was about. In comparison Mulholland Drive was “See Spot Run”. I don’t feel too bad about my lack of understanding, as Laura Dern…
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Honor Thy Enemy

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

While I’m professionally committed to wiping them off the face of the planet, I have to admit that Full Tilt’s commercials during last night’s WPT premiere were pretty goddam good. Especially the Jennifer Harman and Gus Hansen spots. I would buy a used car from Jennifer Harman. I would vote for a political candidate Jennifer…
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I Hate Poker

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Just thought you’d like to know. I mean, Jesus. Jesus Christ. Come on. It’s getting ridiculous. Damn. Shit. Fuck. I don’t wanna talk about it. You don’t wanna hear about it. But… Fuck. I’ll try to focus on the good things. Beautiful day today. Walked around town. Bought two lovely shirts and they were on…
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