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Why I Love Poker

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

So I’m 2-tabling last night, and the same guy is at both my tables. Within five minutes, the following occurs: He has pocket fives, the flop comes 5-4-4. It’s capped four ways. The turn is 3c. Capped three ways. River is the 2c. The final two cap it, and the other guy turns over Ac-4c…
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More Housekeeping

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Oh, forgot to update yinz on two other minor developments from a previous post: I mentioned that I found a phone number given to me by a girl about ten years ago. Some people (cough, Pauly) said that I should call her up. This seemed a bit pathetic and stalky, so it immediately appealed to…
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Some Light Housekeeping

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

On this fine Sunday morning I thought I’d catch up on some issues raised in previous posts: So, how did the haircut go? Well, the word “catastrophe” isn’t one I use casually, but I want the record to be as accurate as possible. I went to the place where I got my last haircut and,…
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PPA on CSPAN

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Michael Bolcerek, the head of the PPA, is on CSPAN right now talking about the ban. Just took a call from a lifelong Republican who said “I thought the Republican Party was about personal freedom, but after this ban, I’m starting to rethink that.” He’s STARTING to rethink that? Well, any path to the truth…
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Shaggy Against My Will

Friday, October 13th, 2006

I need a haircut. I’ve needed a haircut since I got back from Aruba. So why am I sitting in my apartment instead of taking care of the problem? The answer is simple–I don’t know where to go. And for this I blame the American capitalist society, which has paralyzed me into inaction. With every…
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Chasing Poker Players Instead of Al Qaeda

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

If Glenn Greenwald isn’t the best political blogger out there then he’s near the top of a very short list. He’s just written a post about how the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is just another Republican assault on our personal liberty. It used to be that conservatives (and Republicans) loathed government intrusion into the…
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Books As Safe-Deposit Boxes

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

I have a bad habit of hiding important documents inside books. I probably got this idiotic idea from, yes, a book, probably some junk mystery novel where the hero finds the final clue tucked between the pages of some forgotton (but somehow symbolic) tome. I think the first time I tried this myself was back…
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So What Do I Know?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Wow, I thought the suckouts in Hold-Em were rough, but after playing HORSE for a week or so I’m almost longing for those beats on the river. I’m just playing for fun, playing different games just to be different, but Jesus, could I please not lose EVERY time to a boat on seventh street? Could…
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Lazy Sunday

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Gonna drink some beer, make some Chili Beef (recipe upon request), and watch the Passion of Terrell Owens. My apartment is filled with the smell of fresh laundry–and that soothing scent actually comes from the laundry I did this morning, not from the can of Febreeze in my bathroom. It’s a beautiful day out, blue…
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The Hammer in Action

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

I’m going to assume that you read the UB blog and know who won the tournament and all that. Devon Miller, the guy who DID win, went on a completely ludicrous hot streak over the last 2 days. How ludicrous? How about This stat–once they got down to 18 players, he knocked out all but…
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