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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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Ahoy, Matey

September 19th, 2014 3 comments

Yes, today is International Talk like a Pirate Day.  I first met it when I started playing poker online.  That was right after Chris Moneymaker’s win; so, it would have been 2003.  It started in 1995; so I was late to the party. Read more…

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Not just another day

September 11th, 2014 2 comments

I awoke to hear about the first plane and watch on TV the second. What transpired made a horror film look like a silly poseur. The fortitude and courage displayed made comic book heroes pale in comparison. For days we sat at the TV watching the media microanalyses things. We still are trying to get our minds around what happened and is happening. Read more…

Dystopic Times Ahead?

August 22nd, 2014 2 comments

A dystopia (from the Greek ???- and ?????, alternatively, cacotopia,[1] kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. — Wikipedia

I got a note from an old friend, Barb.  Sweet lady and sister of my best childhood friend.   It was a link to a video that looks pretty daunting — even dystopic. Read more…

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Got an email from Dennis Phillips

August 18th, 2014 1 comment

Yup, showed up out of the blue. Read more…

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Book ‘em, Dano

August 12th, 2014 1 comment

Hawaii Five-Oh first appeared in 1968.  Garrett used the line in almost every episode.  But that’s not the book I am talking about.  They used to be paper and now I read the e-versions.   There is a war going on there. Read more…


August 7th, 2014 5 comments

Rhubarb is a strange thing.  It isn’t a fruit but I love a rhubarb custard pie as much as the fruit variety.  It reminds me of the local farmers with the query about whether the rain will hurt the rhubarb — those old goat in the small farming community I grew up in would stand in their overall and complain about the weather that was never up to their needs.  I guess I’ve become one of those old farts with more complaints than compliments. Read more…

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This was the week that was

July 20th, 2014 2 comments

Well, the weather station in the back yard is reporting 66.6 — cue evil music. Looks to be a good but slightly cooler than normal week here. Looks like I can avoid the hated A/C. Read more…

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June 26th, 2014 4 comments

I doubt if the President is reading your phone’s output but you never know about those lower on the pecking list.  We’ve all said something we thought innocent that came back to haunt.  What to do?  Seems like every blogger I know is off to Vegas. Read more…

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The times they are a changin’

June 14th, 2014 2 comments

Dave’s final table was devoid of the paste on logos that were a secondary revenue source back in the good old days.

Times change!

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