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A Word and World Away

Sick!  That sick is a multi-level sick.  It is sick to just watch and not be able to play.  It is sick to see the outcome.  It is sick to see the $$$$.  Sick is an interesting term.  It has morphed in the modern era to an interesting ambiguity.  Sick.

sick 1  (sk)

adj. sick·er, sick·est


a. Suffering from or affected with a physical illness; ailing.
b. Of or for sick persons: sick wards.
c. Nauseated.


a. Mentally ill or disturbed.
b. Unwholesome, morbid, or sadistic: a sick joke; a sick crime.
3. Defective; unsound: a sick economy.


a. Deeply distressed; upset: sick with worry.
b. Disgusted; revolted.
c. Weary; tired: sick of it all.
d. Pining; longing: sick for his native land.


a. In need of repairs: a sick ship.
b. Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within: a sick office building.
6. Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops: sick soil.

n. (used with a pl. verb)

Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.


sick and tired

Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.

I watched the action over at Scoop.  It is sick I’m just watching poker being paid.  That sick is dual level.  I watched aggressive draw outs.  Several sicks qualify here too.

Isildur1 is sick.  That one didn’t quite make the dictionary.  I have to go to  urbandictionary.com for help here.

1)crazy, cool, insane

Yeah, that will do. He is Mojoing hot.  He’s also Massachusetts lucky.  That a combination that has brought him back to back SCOOP success.   You should watch it if you haven’t.  My heart goes out the the Rumanian in the second win.  We’ve all been there on that T4 drawout. That the pit of the stomach sick.  That’s where we haul out the cliches and condolences.

Sick man; really sick; you shoulda …

Have to give the naked aggression credit.  Sure kept the opponents off game.  We don’t see a lot of hands; we see the difference makers.  The Romanian seemed  just too passive when he had late play opportunities.  Safe isn’t always safe.  Sick is always sick.


From slashdot.org:

“Evidence is mounting that research is riddled with positive bias. Left unchecked, the problem could erode public trust, argues Dan Sarewitz, a science policy expert, in a comment piece in Nature. The piece cites a number of findings, including a 2005 paper by John Ioannidis that was one of the first to bring the problem to light (‘Why Most Published Research Findings Are False’). More recently, researchers at Amgen were able to confirm the results of only six of 53 ‘landmark studies’ in preclinical cancer research (interesting comments on publishing methodology). While the problem has been most evident in biomedical research, Sarewitz argues that systematic error is now prevalent in ‘any field that seeks to predict the behavior of complex systems — economics, ecology, environmental science, epidemiology and so on.’ ‘Nothing will corrode public trust more than a creeping awareness that scientists are unable to live up to the standards that they have set for themselves,’ he adds. Do Slashdot readers perceive positive bias to be a problem? And if so, what practical steps can be taken to put things right?”

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  1. May 11th, 2012 at 11:28 | #1

    The guy who organizes my international home game uses the term “sick” a lot. Most of the time what happens is not “sick” to me — just a function of the odds.

  2. May 11th, 2012 at 14:00 | #2

    The only thing better than a player who is good and aggressive is a player who is good, aggressive and lucky.

  3. May 11th, 2012 at 14:02 | #3

    Ain’t it da trut … Aint it da trut
    –Wizard of Oz:  COWARDLY LION. 

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