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Archive for November, 2008

Mean Gene’s Photography Tips

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I’m back in the bad habit of starting and deleting posts–really need to cut that out. This afternoon I ventured out to the mall to check out the new L.L. Bean store and get a taste of the consumerist hysteria. I brought my camera along to take a few shots at sunset at a choice…
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TickTickTickTick

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This Sunday 60 Minutes will run it’s long-awaited story on the cheating that took place at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker (I write for UltimateBet, in case you didn’t know). The trailer to the piece is on the CBS website and begins thusly–"We should tell you that this $18 billion industry is illegal in the U.S."….
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Cold Squared

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

I saw this coming a mile away. Well, about a day away. Started getting a scratchy throat and when a cough drop and serious hydration didn’t do the trick, I knew I was toast. Got your basic cold, felt lousy all day, etc etc. A good day to stay indoors…except that I couldn’t, as I…
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Fame Ain’t All That

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Got home last night from the bar and let’s just say I was a little polluted. Not bad, not bad at all really, but I was feeling warm and fuzzy. Decided to play a little poker and as I waited to pay my blind I checked my email. Turned out I had a Facebook friend…
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Very Unsatisfied

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Not thrilled with the photos I took during Light-Up Night. First of all, I didn’t actually go into town, as it was too cold and I wasn’t dressed for it. Second, I took about 500 pics and about 99% were either ehh or bleahhh. Been thinking about taking some photography classes and I think I…
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Very Satisfied

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

That’s how I feel watching Penn State dismantle Michigan State to win the Big Ten title. On top of that I just got to enjoy watching Syracuse–Syracuse–beat Notre Dame. In South Bend. The funniest part was when the Irish offense took the field and announcer Tom Hammond said, “Here comes Jimmy Clausen…this is a moment…
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Getting What I Asked For

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

If examined empirically, I’m a smart guy. Standardized tests and several institutions of higher learning have certified that my gray matter pulsates with constructive electricity. But spend some time around me–say, this evening–and you’ll wonder how I manage to sit the correct way on a commode. The plan was to head downtown around 2pm to…
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The Thrill and the Chill

Friday, November 21st, 2008

If you watched the Steelers-Bengals game tonight (or the Steeler-Charger game from this past Sunday) you saw some real football weather. Thermometer below freezing, wind howling, flurries filling the air. I can certainly appreciate picture-perfect warm weather (that’s about all Aruba has) but if I ever moved someplace warm I’d miss the bluster, the snowflakes…
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Weirdo

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Today was one of those weird days and when you have one of those weird days the best thing to do is get it behind you. Stomp on the gas pedal and as you’re looking at it rapidly recede in the rearview mirror say aloud, “Jesus, that was a weird day.” Get yourself some sleep,…
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Quantum of Blog Post

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Saw the new Bond flick yesterday, after waiting on pins and needles since the closing credits of Casino Royale started rolling. My quicky review? It’s good…and it was a disappointment. Of course how could it NOT be disappointing–I didn’t have such huge expectations before seeing Casino Royale, there’s no poker in Q of S, and…
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