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Archive for May, 2006

Very Trendy

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Read a post by Andrew Sullivan today where he mentions a new feature at Google called Google Trends. Plug in a subject and Google will graph the search and news volume for that topic. So I plugged in poker and saw how the game has waxed and waned in our global consciousness. It even flags…
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Ups and Downs…Mostly Downs

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

After clawing my way back from the brink of oblivion I…ended up going over the brink. No biggie, just lost the freebie money Party gave me. I’d like to say I lost because of bad beats, but sadly that wouldn’t be true. Not exactly. Lost some tough hands. Couldn’t connect with a flop to save…
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Quick Question For My Readers

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

For some time I’ve been thinking of switching my URL from “meangenepoker” to something more non-poker-centric, like “meangenenon-poker-centric”. Would this cause more headaches that it would resolve? Even if its MY headache that’s resolved and your headaches that are caused? I know Maudie switched her URL and the world kept spinning, and I’d like to…
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Strolling Down Memory Lane, A Book Under My Arm

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

The other day I talked about one of my favorite books, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon. I read it for the first time right after I graduated from college, at a time when the story reasonated a bit too deeply with me. I left Happy Valley not knowing what I was going to…
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The CIA is A-OK in My Book

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

The Wall Street Journal has an article that says the 3rd-ranking official in the CIA attended poker games in a “hospitality suite” at the Watergate Hotel that is the focus of a federal criminal investigation. The investigation has to do with an unindicted co-conspirator of former Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who pleaded guilty to bribery…
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Party Hearty

Monday, May 1st, 2006

I haven’t played much at Party the last year or so, confining my limited play to the good folks at PokerStars and Full Tilt. But then they threw me some free cash and instead of writing the entire weekend I found myself playing a few hands, including the ones I whined about the other day….
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