Monday, April 30, 2007
I was shocked - SHOCKED! - to find that Sen. Kyl now supports online gambling.
What? You don't believe me?
Here's your proof ---------->
That's right, people, there are contextual links to online gambling websites in Sen. Kyl's article!
Oh, don't pay attention to what he wrote! It's all wink-wink, "Don't gamble, click these links, don't gamble". Every good blogger knows the art of link-baiting, and knows that the best way to get people to click those ads is to stir up controversy.
I do believe the good Sen. Kyl is a master-baiter.
I don't know if they rotate among advertisers, but right now Golden Casino has the first link to online gambling. Figures the guys that paid $13k for a grilled-cheese sandwich could figure out a way to corrupt the good senator.
Pokerfox.net has the second link to 'Internet Gambling', 888.com has the third link to 'online poker', and something called oxysearch.com rounds out the shilling with 'poker players'.
I'd link to them myself, but if they're paying National Ledger (any chance Sen. Kyl was compensated for this article? Hmmm?) they can pay me too. So there.
Oh, last but not least, the obligatory Google Adsense links:
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Yeah, while I was pruning, I was also editing, cleaning up typos and formatting crap from 2 years ago (why did I bother?), and when I hit "Publish", it looks like the posts may have been pushed into the RSS readers. Sorry about that. Especially if there were posts that made no freaking sense at all! ;-)
heh. You go man! I agree some comments were out of line. I am so mellow I do not get mad at anything... (Emphasis Mine)
But, that little nugget earned a permanent place in the archives.
I make a horrible read on the other big stack who has me covered, and lay a wicked beat on him. On a 5/10 NL 6-max table, I've run $10 to $36 in 15 minutes. To his credit, he never said a word.
The douchebag sitter-outer does.
HeMakesMeHappy: hahahah u suckout bytchI let it go, the button moves around a bit before I respond...
BigSlickNut: you still here?More action...
BigSlickNut: kinda pathetic
HeMakesMeHappy: bigslick fag-got"I have no earthly idea what he was trying to say...
HeMakesMeHappy: that rolled talkig to u u fooknig homo
HeMakesMeHappy: way to suckout fag-gotAnd finally, here is why you don't talk trash at the table, especially with someone playing as shitty as I was:
BigSlickNut: so long happy, I'm gonna enjoy your money most of allAnd I left with a stack that was more than twice the combined stacks of all other players at the table. Bet that guy I laid that wicked beat on wasn't too pleased with ole Happy.
Oh, by the way, tag HeMakesMeHappy. He played horribly. If you care to play nickel-dine poker. Meanwhile, Happy and the other dwarves just paid for me to play in this:
Saturday, April 28, 2007
If someone explains to you how you can make $XYZ with a blog and you say 'cool, I'd like to get in on that', you should understand that it doesn't happen unless you like to WRITE!! None of the people I know that are making money from their blogs started their blogs to make money - they just wanted to write about shit, and yeah, maybe get a few people to read it and appreciate it, even if it was just crap about their latest bad-beat or their newborn or bad-beating their newborn... wait a minute, that didn't come out right...
Anyway, y'all know what I mean. Plus, you kinda have to do it for a LONG time before you can even think about making money (unless you're a complete whore like me who has written 30+ paid posts on my diet blog, in which case you can start in only 90 days, but even THAT is too much work, apparently...). Oh yeah, you also have to like to READ other bloggers and have the basic social skills to go along with your WRITING to get a link back to your blog so you get ranked high enough in the search engines for anyone to give a crap about paying you for what started as a labor of love.
It's just like the real world. Nobody's gonna GIVE you anything. You have to WORK for it.
Can I get an AMEN from the congregation?
Thursday, April 26, 2007
|BlackJack, Roulette, Poker||38%||[ 7 ]|
|BlackJack, Roulette, Texas Holdem||38%||[ 7 ]|
|Black Jack, Roulette, Craps||11%||[ 2 ]|
|Texas Holdem, Craps, Roulette||0%||[ 0 ]|
|Texas Holdem, Craps, BlackJack||11%||[ 2 ]|
It's a sign. Guess I'll need to go pick up my swag. I've already won it, after all... ;-)
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Apology":
Seems to me that Criteo has resorted to spam again. They spammed me this morning - I can't believe startups like this who wish to be taken seriously resort to spamming to build their brand and product awareness. They must have calculated any negative press will be offset by the awareness they get. I hope they miscalculated - the market should weed out this kind of slimmy tactic.
Their email to me started with: "I noticed your blog on Technorati and wanted to tell you..." but I don't have a blog on Technorati! You suck Jean-Baptiste.
I'm really sorry to hear that. I thought they were being honest when they responded to my angry e-mail, but I guess not.
Again, my apologies.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
They also offer a couple of choices with regard to commission rates - 70/30 is standard, but you can become a preferred partner by going with 50/50. This means that when orders come in, Linkworth staff tries to steer them to the blogs where they'll get the higher commission. Again, your blog, your business, your choice.
Check it out.
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Monday, April 23, 2007
I got in trouble early by talking myself into making a terrible river call for 2/3 of my chips with 2nd pair. I was completely convinced my opponent had missed his draw and overbet the river to steal the pot. In fact, he made two pair on the river and overbet because he must have known I'm a tight-weak calling station.
I had nothing playable for several orbits and was in danger of being broomcorned with an M below 2 in the SB. Picked up JJ, quadrupled up to get a playable stack and survive. Later, I caught lucky with a series of 3-outers. I wasn't feeling too bad, though, as FT must have turned the bad-beat switch on last night - I was getting hammered by the 3-outers just as badly.
It was a sick game altogether, and gave me no satisfaction beyond the $49 win.
I recently finished Dead Money by Rudy Stegemoeller, and I have to say, it’s a fun read!
This is a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a major poker tournament. The hero is a well-respected amateur player, and we’re treated not only to the mystery surrounding the murder of a high-profile professional player, but also to segments about the tournament and hands played. There's a wide range of characters and some great comedic breaks from several of them to keep this from being too dark of a story. The poker action is believable and compelling, with an awesomely-imagined play at the final table that will leave you shaking your head and saying to yourself, “I’d have seen that coming”.
Yeah, sure you would.
Rudy Stegemoeller is a poker player who, according to his Amazon Blog, came up with the idea for this book while playing in a tournament at the Borgata. I love characters that evolve through a series of books, and he is currently working on a sequel, so I’m looking forward to reading the next installment.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Backgammon is a game that combines both skill and luck, and the game can be played for money. The game also utilizes some of the same skills you might use in poker. In fact, online backgammon sites do exist to provide this type of action. Backgammonmasters.com, the sponsors of this post, provide this game for the online world.
If you’re like me, however, you’re next to ignorant about the rules of backgammon, much less what constitutes winning strategy. The environment at Backgammonmasters.com will be very familiar to you, in that you can play free rounds of backgammon while learning the game. You can also go to Gammonish.com to learn more about the backgammon game and online backgammon rules.
As we all know from our poker experience, the biggest ponds are the best fishing holes. To this end, Backgammonmasters is engaged in a major branding and pr campaign to drive players to the site. They have developed an animation series featuring Jean Claude, the mascot at Backgammonmasters, in a 5-part series that is really silly, but engaging. The company has put out a press release to promote Jean Claude's series, which will feature Jean Claude delivering funny lessons about life and Backgammon. As we all know, game sites that develop and maintain a high profile drive new player growth, and provide for money-winning opportunities.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Just wanted to thank April and Prez for their votes for my diet blog. I could sure use the votes to get out of the "embarrassing" level and get up to just "merely pathetic", so click above and vote, dammit.
Sucks on a lot of levels, not the least of which is that I’m in a new job – I’m ok on insurance, but not ok on personal time-off hours and I don’t qualify for short-term disability until the end of May. So, let's just hope the surgeon is able to find my gallbladder amongst my blubber laproscopically so he doesn't have to open me up. The difference in recovery time is less than 1 week compared to 4-6. That's going to be a long time to go without a paycheck. I've been an absolute paid-post whore over at my diet blog, trying to grab as much as I can just in case.
"Thirty-three kids would get killed," I whispered, under my breath.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Pauly: A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying
(Best. Title. Ever.)
Waffles: Piss Me Off, You Fucking Jerk
Al: Fuck You, I'm Drunk
Iggy: Irish Drinking Song - Flogging Molly
April: Asshole From El Paso - Kinky Friedman
Plus, I have an almost-impossible-contest for you: Anyone who can name the 3 songs that take me back to quarter-beer nights at CJ's in Gainesville, FL in the mid-80's, the 3 songs that got the entire bar singing together, gets $10 on Full Tilt.
Friday, April 13, 2007
'twould be most appreciated...
Oh yeah, I put something waaaaay down in the footer on this blog. Basically, I
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
It happened once before, back in January. Then, it drove me to the hospital where a bag of saline and the blissful ignorance of the medical community had me discharged 6 hours later.
This time, I didn't even get to finish the bag of saline. But, the drugs... oh, the drugs...
I woke up Sunday morning feeling nauseous. Dinner the previous evening was barbecue beef sandwiches - a fatty, spicy treat.. ;-) ... I was sure it was just a reaction to too much of a
Then, the pain came on. Memories of the previous incident welled up, and I rushed to the bathroom for what I knew was coming.
When the first round finished, the previous night's dinner lay floating in the bowl, mocking me as I dry heaved. The pain in my gut forced all self-recrimination away as I lay crippled on the bathroom floor. Like a knife being twisted in my abdomen, without the relief of being withdrawn to plunge into another part of my body. Over and over and over.
Being the foolish man that I am, I tried to 'man-up' and see if I could hold out until it passed. I lasted 3 hours before I was begging to be taken to the emergency room.
After arriving, I stumbled to the admitting desk where I was ignored by the paid staff while the volunteer staff (a well-meaning lady of about 80 yrs of age) tried to determine if I was having chest pains. By this time all I could do was shake my head; the only sounds coming from my mouth were moans and screams as the knife in my gut twisted harder and faster.
The bureaucracy of a hospital emergency room is a wonder to behold. I was handed a clipboard, which I immediately threw aside. Mrs. Big mercifully arrived from parking the car to take over this inane task. The triage nurse began assessing me, and when she could not get a temperature reading, forced me to hold the thermometer under my tongue while saying "they don't accept 'no-temps' ".
I vomited. Apparently, they do accept 'no-temps'. You just have to know which buttons to push.
Once in a bed, I lay writhing while the nurse told me, "man, if it were up to me, I'd give you the meds, but the doc has to see you first." The doctor was mercifully quick arriving and authorized something they said was ten times stronger than morphine. The pain dulled, but did not go away.
I've been told I was taken for a bunch of tests, but I don't remember anything except collapsing during an x-ray. Why I was standing for an x-ray, I don't know. Then, I was being woken up and told it was time to leave; they couldn't diagnose the problem, so they were kicking me out. That's medicine in today's world, folks. As the nurse wheeled me to the curb, I lurched to a trashcan and vomited one more time, for good measure.
I hadn't even finished my bag of saline.
So, here I am 48 hours and a handful of vicodin later. I've discovered why they call that shit 'dope'. Mrs. Big was leading me around by the hand while we followed up with my primary doc, where I spent the majority of the time drooling. While its tempting to just keep popping those suckers, I prefer a couple Tylenol and the ability to form simple sentences.
Later this week, I go for more tests. They suspect the gall bladder, but the initial round of tests came up negative. I have to have an answer, because the spectre of the pain is just too intense to live with. I haven't eaten since Saturday because I'm afraid of it coming back. Little sips of gatorade and some chicken broth are sufficing right now. I'm going to try to go back to work this morning. It's a new job and I can't afford to get a reputation as the guy who is always sick.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
2. Our own shorthand lingo. Hammer, Donkey, Waffles...
3. We can call each other retards without getting offended.
4. We have bloggers who've turned blogging about poker into
5. We get together a couple times each week to play poker.
6. We have the Blogfather.
7. The greatest tribute video ever.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Wolverine Fan said...What? Not the coach you were thinking of?
Say good-bye to your coach.
To my post showcasing the poker wisdom of Bucklox:
I've watched a couple of his videos. He has to be joking right??
It's genius if he is...
WindBreak247 said...Man, Aces are shitty. What do you think, after all, it's only a pair. NEVER raise with aces!
Hilarious post. Sadly, 100% correct as well.
If I may...
1.When all three cards on the flop are not face cards, your AK is most certainly the nuts. Make sure to get it all-in right here.
2. TPTK/2 pair is always good. Sets? What are sets??
3. Don't raise those aces. If you win, you're a genius. If you lose, you can tell everyone about it.
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Monday, April 02, 2007
Here it is: Theme songs.
Let each player upload a 30-sec (20-sec? 10-sec?) clip of the song of their choice, to be played when they enter a table. Plus, perhaps the winner of a pot would get to shoot his song out to the rest of the table. Wouldn't work for SNG and tournament tables, but it might make cash games a little more fun.
My choice when entering a table: The "Big Time" Mashup over at BuccaneerMike's projectplaylist.
My choice when winning a pot: "Next Contestant", spcifically, the part that goes, "I'll make you leave here limping."