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Archive for September, 2008

Wheels Up

Friday, September 26th, 2008

This is a big travel weekend for the pokerblogging world. Pauly is in Amsterdam, soon to fly to London to cover the WSOP-E and meet up with Change100. F-Train just arrived in Seoul and, no doubt, is totally focused on his work and not the millions of Asian women who just happen to live there….
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I Can’t Deal

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I don’t like watching stuff that I know is awful. I don’t watch those MTV shows featuring rich, spoiled children acting rich and spoiled, I don’t watch CBS’s never-ending parade of brutalized corpses. If Skip Bayless appears on the screen I squeeze my eyes shut and change the channel as fast as possible. I keep…
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Where’s Waldo? Where’s Geno???

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I’m watching ESPN’s broadcast of Day 2b of the Main Event and, as usual, vainly looking (in vain) for myself on the small screen. The last two years I’ve spent something like a zillion hours inside the Amazon Room and the only time I’ve spotted myself was during the $10K Pot-Limit Hold-Em event that kicked…
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LQT

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

It’s been pointed out that I haven’t been writing much lately. This is partly true, partly not true. Which parts are which I’m not interested in discussing at the moment. Anyway, after another night where I didn’t get more than 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep I spent some half-fried moments fiddilng around making stupid LOLcats…
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We’re Playing the Wrong Game

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

I thought this was funny–Manchester United, perhaps the most popular soccer (OK, football) team in the world, is sponsored by…AIG. The insurance giant that went ker-plunk along with much of the rest of the U.S. financial services sector. According the terms of the deal that was signed in 2006, AIG is paying Man U $100…
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Technology–Can’t Live With, Without

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Seriously, I’ll learn to copy my posts before I hit the PUBLISH button. Ah, WordPress, you are a worthy adversary! That’s, what…five posts I’ve lost in the last three weeks? Fan-(deleted)-tastic! Anyway, what I wrote about was the iPhone I bought today, and I wanted to ask you kind and decent people for tips on…
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Maybe Tomorrow

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Two years ago I wrote a post titled Five Years After 9/11. I was gonna write something today about the anniversary of the attacks on September 11th but, really, what’s the point? Osama bin Laden’s still alive, we’re still in Iraq, George Bush is still President, and there’s actually a chance that John McCain will…
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Embrace the Silly

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

On Day 1d of the WSOP Main Event I showed up for work the same as I did most days during the Series. Garry went down the line giving us our assignments and when he got to me he paused and said, "What are you doing here?" "I work here," I said. "My name’s Gene…been…
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The Doldrums

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I’m in the middle of some serious writer’s block, hence the lack of posts. I’m actually not blocked, per se, I just can’t think of anything to write about that won’t be a waste of your time. Write a post about the Presidential campaign? Yeah, there aren’t enough bloggers shrieking about that. Brag about my…
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None Shall Pass

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Went for a little drive, stopped at my parents’ place to wish my Dad a Happy 70th Birthday (he wants to get Chinese food for his birthday, that’s easy) and I felt a bit better about my lost post. Referring back to my previous entry, let me say this–if you decide to strangle a hobo,…
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