In For A Quicky

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008, 6:40 pm

I’m playing in Dr. Pauly’s afternoon PLO tournament (why start it at 4:20, me wonders?) and I’m sitting at the bar of my neighborhood brewpub disposing of fish ‘n chips and some excellent suds. I plan on getting heroically drunk while I take this down, so if my play, and my chat, gets more erratic as times goes by, there’s your answer.

Got a few quick things to mention, so mention them I shall. You’ll have to forgive the lack of bullet points and/or indentation–for some reason neither work here at Marzoni’s. Nor does Bloglines. And while I can play poker, I can’t view any gambling website. It’s possible Marzoni’s is owned by the Chinese government.

Anyway:

Did Chris Berman do something bad recently? I’ve been getting tons of hits from people Googling "Chris Berman asshole" and "Chris Berman is an asshole". For both searches my blog was the #1 return, until the last day or so. He club a seal, maybe?

I’ve been catching up on "The Wire" the last few weeks via Netflix (damn, I can’t make italics work either?). I’m midway through Season 2, not sure if I’m ready to call it The Greatest Show of All Time, as many have, but it’s very, very good, and I regret not watching it all along. At the end of season 1, when it looked like Kima was about to be shot…about as tense a moment as I’ve ever seen.

Somehow I goofed as I watched Season 2 and skipped a DVD and three episodes. And I didn’t notice any major discrepancy, except that I didn’t know why McNulty when on his epic bender. Which was absolutely hilarious, in a drunken, tragic way. Dominic West does an amazing job at acting drunk. If he was acting. There’s also a scene where West, who’s a Brit playing an American, has to pretend to have a British accent during a sting. Good stuff.

Come to think of it, what’s the deal with all these British actors coming over and taking roles in American shows? West, Hugh Laurie, Damian Lewis, Kevin McKidd, Eddie Izzard…I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch. WTF? Americans can’t remember their lines or something?

I’ve learned a few things about photography in the last month or so. First of all, as soon as you change lenses to get a particular shot, you’ll see a scene requiring the lens you just removed within 5 seconds. Second, when you think you’ve figured out a certain problem you’ve been having, you’ll take 358 pictures in a row and not be able to figure out how to make that problem go away. Because you suck. I suck.

OK, Gracie just crippled me in the tournament when I flopped a set of Tens and she hit a set of Kings. Well, that’s (expletive deleted) Omaha for you. Shoulda folded that crap hand.

Last month was actually one of my best months ever at the virtual tables. The bankroll has never been higher…in fact, it’s so high now that I’m thinking of yanking some of it out and buying another lens. Something versatile, when I head out and don’t feel like lugging all my gear. Or, maybe I’ll just move up in limits and see if I can turn it into a car or something. I need a car. My old warhorse don’t like starting in this cold.

Got a full beer in front of me. A belly full of fish ‘n chips. And I’m about to go all in…

UPDATE: I’d like to thank my loyal random reader who left the link to Chris Berman’s blowup in the comments. Funny stuff.

I got knocked out of last night’s event when I ran KK (and two other cards) into TheMark’s AA (and two other cards). I actually turned a set…and then he rivered a flush. See, all I needed were my Kings. He had to start shuffling through his hand looking for another club. But then, Omaha isn’t real poker anyway. Mmm…these grapes are sour! Delicious.

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3 Responses to “In For A Quicky”

  1. loyal random reader Says:

    http://break.com/index/chris-berman-loses-his-cool.html

  2. Pauly Says:

    Thanks for playing Geno!

  3. Matt Says:

    The Wire, good friend, is the greatest show on Earth. Just wait till you get to season 4. And so far, season 5 is one of the greatest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching.

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