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A Poker Post

February 21st, 2018 2 comments

Yes, this is about poker.  It isn’t about my recent hands.  It is a modest bit of plagiarism.  You know! like all my poker posts in the past.   It is about someone we (poker players) all remember — Miss Ultimate Bet shill.

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Georg and Yortuk Festrunk — Squared

October 2nd, 2014 2 comments

Do you remember Georg and Yortuk Festrunk?  Well, it may not be names that spring liltingly to lip.  You might remember them better as Two Wild and Crazy Guys on SNL.  Yeah,  aka Dan Aykroid and Steve Martin.  Not fellows you’d project to a final table, poker-wise.  What they do seem to have is a style that was obvious in the polyester era on downtown Vegas streets.

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Where are they now?

June 6th, 2013 6 comments

Remember when we couldn’t get enough of poker and its personalities?  Remember the game that made Michael Wazzhisface an author?   Well, there was a blip in all that who did his thing and returned to Texas.  Read more…

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What goes around…

November 19th, 2012 1 comment

Poker’s ecosystem is filled with characters.  And ,we can laud the most unlikely of those characters.  Rhyme? Reason? Well, lets lump it all under colorful.  Colorful covers every clown from Kelly to Gacie.  It is easy at times to mix them up.  Then you have  to backtrack, apologize, or run like hell; we all hate that. Read more…

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October 6th, 2012 No comments

We all know those big words that end in IAN.  Often they are associated with Greek heroes that come with fatal flaws.  Helmuthian flaws seem beyond the singular.  But, credit where credit is due. Read more…

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September 20th, 2012 2 comments
1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy. make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

That is a keystone need for poker play.  Tells help remove that.   All poker players have tells.  I think I found one in “The Lederer File” but can’t swear to it. Read more…

A River Runs Through It

September 19th, 2012 2 comments

Well, the movie did honor trout fishing and I was a trout fisherman and fished Montana.  Subsequently, I fished online poker until the wise Federal Government saved me from a life of sin.  I didn’t know I was like the rebellious brother in the movie until a low life Senator from Arizona and a scum sucking Iowa Congressman chastised me.  Today’s river remarks though are about last nights poker extravaganza on ESPN. Read more…

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Legendary Status

August 28th, 2012 4 comments

A legend (Latin, legenda, “things to be read”) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. Legend, for its active and passive participants includes no happenings that are outside the realm of “possibility”, defined by a highly flexible set of parameters, which may include miracles that are perceived as actually having happened, within the specific tradition of indoctrination where the legend arises, and within which it may be transformed over time, in order to keep it fresh and vital, and realistic. A majority of legends operate within the realm of uncertainty, never being entirely believed by the participants, but also never being resolutely doubted. Read more…

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Cue Nelson Muntz

April 27th, 2012 2 comments

Ha-Haw Yeah, his stock line.  Filled with ridicule.  Today seems a nice day to bring that to the fore.  Of course Nelson isn’t the brightest bulb in a world where the only brightness isn’t in the characters but in the artificial world created.  That’s been pretty much the case since Black Friday. Read more…

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That was the _____ that was

February 7th, 2012 1 comment

Put in week and my first thought goes back to my shallow(er) youth.  It started on the BBC and later came to US TV.  The start sang, “That was the week that was, It’s over, let it go …” and then inserted what had transpired.  Satirical as all get out. Got David Frost before the US public.  It was sort of like Laugh In where writing substituted for production values in B&W 60’s style. Read more…

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