Honor Thy Enemy

Thursday, April 5th, 2007, 10:01 am

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 Harman endorsed. Anyone know what her Q-rating is?

Of course, my overlords at UltimateBet also had a nice, glossy commercial for the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic, coming up in September. Did you know we’re hosting satellites for the Classic on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Of course you did. And it’s very nice in Aruba in September, very nice indeed. Ask DoubleAs–he will confirm.

I had only two complaints about the UB ad–too many quick cuts, and I wasn’t in it. Nor was I in the commercials they were running before. I guess my Q-rating isn’t as high as my agent led me to believe.

And, no, I don’t have an agent. Though I like to pretend that I do. It makes me feel happy inside.

Liked the new WPT set and the graphics were good, I preferred them to last year’s. Sabina Gadecki was fine as the hostess, she asked some good questions. She’ll take some getting used to, of course, though her work is cut out for her because Shana Hiatt is doing her thing on Poker After Dark. Which I haven’t watched in quite a long time, but when I did it seemed that Shana was really hitting her stride. If one can hit a stride as a poker hostess, Shana is hitting it.

A few weeks ago I was flipping channels and I stumbled past Fox News (the only way I’d ever have it polluting my world) and I saw a familiar face–Courtney Friel, the WPT hostess between Shana and Sabina. My mind tried to process this and after saying “WTF?” a few times I consulted Wikipedia. Turns out Ms. Friel is now an anchor at Fox, and according to Wikipedia it “seems like she may be a frequent guest of Hannity & Colmes”. Say it ain’t so, Courtney. Trading Mike and Vince for Sean and Alan? The only way I’d appear on the same set as Mr. Hannity is if they put us in a steel cage together.

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4 Responses to “Honor Thy Enemy”

  1. PokahDave Says:

    I thought that was her….I watch that late-night and had a double-take….WTF is up with that?

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Hello!
    Your blog is so entertaining! I’ve devoted almost my entire workday to reading all your archives, everyone thinks i’m hard at work..hehe 🙂 Anyways, I just started contributing to another poker blog @ http://www.blog.pokerletter.org. Its crazy how consistently you’re able to post, its very inspiring. Would you ever be interested in doing a link exchange? Let me know 🙂
    Thanks
    Jen

  3. doubleas Says:

    Aruuuuuba!

    I’m going to miss it this year and we’re both bummed about it. Instead we’re going to Vegas for 10 year anniversary a month afterwards – see you there?!?!

  4. Jeff Says:

    Gene:

    You can catch the Poker After Dark episodes on the show’s website. Just google …Poker After Dark, and it’s the first link I think. It shows the current weeks episodes the day after each night is played, enjoy – Jeff

    Of course in all your omniscience, you probably knew that already, but WTF…

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