Love makes fools of us all
I love a good shaggy dog. Yeah, it is a sick attribute. Shaggy Dogs are normally long winded so this guy seldom qualifies. His offerings tend to brief and dramatic. This one was thoughtfully longer with his normal profane. It was one of those hand history based rants that can leave one scratching their head. Then the comments added to the Shaggy Dog in serial format. Internet shaggy dogs are a different breed with often vituperous outcomes. Considering our source, little surprise.
It was a ring play hand history and few of those are around – compliments of SDNY attorneys. So it was nice to see one. A hand history is a single sided look. We seldom see the why of the other side. Reads gone wrong; mental fart; lack of understanding; just bad play; and so on. We are left guessing to some degree. But, kudos to the resident ranter for talking about poker in these sad times. It also managed to really liven up his comment thread.
In another area, I took a looked at the Macau High Stakes Challenge over on PokerNews. It was one of those high roller shootouts that have become popular. The winner took home $6,465,746 — which could make him a Obama taxing target. I won’t bore you repeating hand histories from that one — which played turbo fashion. Certainly points to the differing mindset between ring and tournament. It’s a fun read in a masochistic vein. Take a look and laugh or commiserate.
It didn’t have open comments though so the Shaggy Dog just sat around scratching fleas waiting for the punch line. Damn I miss poker!
I thought I’d add a true shaggy dog favorite: (shorter and different version from the Internet. mine was much longer)
A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls.
One day, his supply of the birds ran out so he had to go out and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them.
Immediately, he was arrested and charged with transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.