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|Sunday, November 18th, 2012|
|Monday, November 5th, 2012|
The first time I voted for President was in 1996 (I was 19). Since then I've voted in every Presidential election, and I'm 4/4 on picking the winner. They should stop advertising in Ohio and suck up to me instead. That streak will be broken this year, however, as I am not going to vote for either one of these jokers. This is because I don't really want to vote for eternal war, endless escalation of the phenomenally wasteful War on Drugs, unlimited executive power, targeted assassinations of US citizens designated as "bad guys," endless giveaways to politically powerful constituencies, and runaway debt.
I'm voting for Gary Johnson instead.
|Tuesday, June 19th, 2012|
|The high stakes poker world
Shaun Deeb: I tried to swap with Ben Lamb in the PLO but he was too big time so now we have a crossbook instead.
It may well be impossible to truly explain this tweet to a regular person, but every high stakes player will instantly be nodding his head, laughing about it. Maybe no 140 characters so succinctly captures the world of high stakes poker as this.
|Thursday, January 12th, 2012|
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012|
|Sunday, July 10th, 2011|
|Monday, May 23rd, 2011|
|Friday, March 18th, 2011|
|Sunday, November 28th, 2010|
|Tuesday, August 10th, 2010|
|Saturday, August 7th, 2010|
Jerry Rice, along with others, goes into the Hall of Fame today.
You know you've achieved something in sports when if they snipped your career in half and made two careers out of it, both would make the Hall of Fame.
|Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010|
|Sunday, July 25th, 2010|
|Sunday, July 18th, 2010|
|Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
|WSOP recap and BJ promo at Mohegan Sun
WSOP recap: I played 18 events and didn't cash in any. The one event I was closest to cashing in was the $2500 8game. On the 2-7 triple draw hand where I busted, the dealer exposed one of the cards I drew, which would have made me a wheel. Instead, I made a 9 and lost to an 8. Poker sucks.
BJ at Mohegan Sun: This past Thursday, Mohegan Sun had a "Triple down" promo. Basically, any time you are allowed to double down, you were allowed to triple your bet instead. This is, shall we say, favorable for the player. Additionally, they had a different promo where at 45 minutes past the hour, they would put lammers on all the active spots. If you played from then until the top of the hour, then one lammer would be randomly chosen to count as a free bet for the table minimum. So playing headsup at a $500 minimum table, they paid me about $250 an hour to play there. That promotion is like playable all on its own!
So my player's club record at Mohegan looks like: "Showed up one night at 6 am, flat bet about $500 a hand for 24 hours straight." There were others involved, but the details of that are seekrit. Thanks to jnala
for pointing this promotion out to me. I think he wound up happy he did. Also sorry about the exploded head mess at jpmassar
|Friday, June 18th, 2010|
|My favorite moment of Game 7...
...was not Ron Artest's near-game-clinching three, which capped a tremendous game for him when all his teammates were struggling, although that was great.
...was not Gasol's three-point play to tie it at 64, though that was another great moment.
My favorite moment was when Sasha Vujacic, who had played less than two minutes in the second half, came into the game with 11 seconds left after Rondo had just hit an improbable three to bring the Celtics within two. He flashed to the top of the key, got fouled, and calmly stepped to the line and just buried both free throws. To me, that sequence is a part of pro sports that is just so often overlooked by sportscasters and journalists, lost in talk about "clutch" and "momentum" and "the hot hand." Vujacic is a professional, like everyone in the NBA. And when it came time for him to make the biggest free throws of his life, he wasn't "cold" from sitting on the bench. Never mind the pressure or the gravity of the moment. He just stepped up to the line and knocked them down, because that's what he does, about 85% of the time.
Jose Saramago died. If you haven't read his books, you should.
|Sunday, May 30th, 2010|
the good: Arrived at the house without incident. My friends are still cool.
the bad: Woke up like clockwork at 7 am b/c of time change; playing the 5 pm tourney tonight, so hope that's not a problem.
the ugly: LJ friends page has more compendia of daily tweets than original posts. If I wanted to see your twitter page, I would follow you, TYVM.
|Monday, May 24th, 2010|
Was just helping Michael with his math homework, where they are doing volumes of prisms and pyramids.
What dufus decided that we should call the triangle on the end of a triangular prism the "base" of the prism, and the lines connecting the triangles on either end the "height" of the prism, and then also call a rightangle altitude dropped from one vertex of the triangle the "height" of the triangle and the side to which it is dropped the "base" of the triangle, and then say "okay now the volume of the triangular prism is 1/2*base*height*height, or base*height, which is the same thing."