The Picture You Thought You’d Never See

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 3:01 pm

Longtime readers of this blog know that, many years ago, I occasionally directed criticism at one Phil Hellmuth, Jr. Of course, ripping Phil is practically a cottage industry these days. As is Phil himself, what with his clothing line, sunglasses, books, DVDs, energy drinks, and laundry detergent (for all I know). Still, I took my swings long before the bandwagon pulled up. And that’s why this picture is, I’m sure, particularly shocking:

And of course there’s a story behind the photo. I head up to the party in Phi’s penthouse around midnight, everyone’s getting their drink on and I start playing catchup. I casually mention to B.J., my boss, that I’d like to get a picture with Phil. Already I had this post in mind. So he grabs Phil and says, "Phil, this is Gene, he’s working for us and he’s the GREATEST BLOGGER in the world…"

Now, you’d think it’d be nice to be referred to as the greatest blogger in the world. And, come to think of it, it kinda was. I was halfway to actually believing it when Phil, not actually looking at me, tells B.J., "See, that’s not how you should introduce someone like that. You should say, ‘Phil, I want you to meet this guy, he’s done incredible work for us, he’s done this..’"

Mind you, he’s still not looking at me. For all he knows I’ve got a gun pointed at his head. Or three noses. It was actually kinda funny, and then I told him that we’d met (briefly) after he won his bracelet and I got his picture. And then B.J. snapped a couple of pics. Here I am telling Phil what I think of his energy drink:

Actually, I have no clue what I was saying here. Like I said, I was playing catchup, and playing hard. Rough night.

In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that there was a model at the party who looked like a much-prettier LIndsay Lohan. Yeah, turns out that was the spokesperson for Absolute Poker, the interestingly-named Serinda Swan. I had my picture taken with her as well…and you’re not going to see it. Because I was a wee bit drunk at the time and I look, well, drunk. And a mess. She looks quite nice. She did a magic trick for me that was was pretty impressive. And I did say magic trick, by the way.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go to my brother’s house to let the dog out. Carolyn is having a baby even as we speak, so by the end of the day I’m going to be an uncle. It’s even money as to whether the Bromberg name will continue.

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4 Responses to “The Picture You Thought You’d Never See”

  1. KenP Says:

    humm, I guess Phil is the one that lost weight recently…

  2. JoeSpeaker Says:

    This “I’m not going to post the picture of the exceptionally hot chick” attitude is why people will never mistake you for Al.

  3. Mean Gene Says:

    I do have pictures of Scott Ian and his girlfriend. Al might like that.

    Maybe I’ll crop myself out of the picture with Serinda. Funny, people are often asking me to crop myself out of photos.

    Oh, wait, think I have some other good pics I can post where I remained safely behind the camera.

  4. donkeypuncher Says:

    Did he take you for a ride in the race car?

    And seriously, post that pic already! Or, of course, you could email it to me.

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