Friday, September 30, 2005

Playing Poker

I found a regular game to play in. It's a bit of a hike (about an hour) but the people are cool and it's only $22 to buy in. So now I'll be playing every Thursday. I'm hoping to play better over time.

I'm at the point where when I do make mistakes I can look back at them and see what I should have done better.

One hand that ate up a chunk of my stack. I had 76o. The blinds were 50 and 25, I was big blind and no one raised, so I checked. Flop comes A7A. I think nice, unless someone has an ace I'm in pretty good shape. guy UTG+1 bets 100. fold, fold, fold, fold to me I call. (Here's where I should have raised to see if he had the Ace.)

Next card is a ten. I check it. bettor bets 100. I call again, should have rasied there too. River is Jack, bettor bets 100 I call again. He flips over 89 for a straight.

I need to put more pressure on, when I have a playable hand. I was afraid he had the Ace. I should have bet to find out.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Here's Your Daily Beer


How long till this thing has it's own reality show?

Bill Bennett: "[Y]ou could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down"

This is from Media There is audio of this on that site.

Addressing a caller's suggestion that the "lost revenue from the people who have been aborted in the last 30 years" would be enough to preserve Social Security's solvency, radio host and former Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett dismissed such "far-reaching, extensive extrapolations" by declaring that if "you wanted to reduce crime ... if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down." Bennett conceded that aborting all African-American babies "would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do," then added again, "but the crime rate would go down."

Bennett's remark was apparently inspired by the claim that legalized abortion has reduced crime rates, which was posited in the book Freakonomics (William Morrow, May 2005) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. But Levitt and Dubner argued that aborted fetuses would have been more likely to grow up poor and in single-parent or teenage-parent households and therefore more likely to commit crimes; they did not put forth Bennett's race-based argument.

From the September 28 broadcast of Salem Radio Network's Bill Bennett's Morning in America:

CALLER: I noticed the national media, you know, they talk a lot about the loss of revenue, or the inability of the government to fund Social Security, and I was curious, and I've read articles in recent months here, that the abortions that have happened since Roe v. Wade, the lost revenue from the people who have been aborted in the last 30-something years, could fund Social Security as we know it today. And the media just doesn't -- never touches this at all.

BENNETT: Assuming they're all productive citizens?

CALLER: Assuming that they are. Even if only a portion of them were, it would be an enormous amount of revenue.

BENNETT: Maybe, maybe, but we don't know what the costs would be, too. I think as -- abortion disproportionately occur among single women? No.

CALLER: I don't know the exact statistics, but quite a bit are, yeah.

BENNETT: All right, well, I mean, I just don't know. I would not argue for the pro-life position based on this, because you don't know. I mean, it cuts both -- you know, one of the arguments in this book Freakonomics that they make is that the declining crime rate, you know, they deal with this hypothesis, that one of the reasons crime is down is that abortion is up. Well --

CALLER: Well, I don't think that statistic is accurate.

BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.

Bill Bennett's Morning in America airs on approximately 115 radio stations with an estimated weekly audience of 1.25 million listeners.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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First Bush, Now This????

First the supreme court appoints Bush president, now they're going to hear the case of Anna Nicole Smith and her quest to claim her god-given golddiggerish rights to millions of dead old man dollars.

I thought the supreme court was the last bastion of intelligence and thought in this country. Guess I was wrong.

Oh and by the way, I don't think Trim Spa helped her loose all that weight. Unless Trim Spa now comes in 8 balls...

Friday, September 23, 2005

Blame Canada

Check this out! Gas in Canada is only $1.67 a gallon! That's why I blame Canada. They jacked up our gas prices so they could live free and easy. Those bastards!

Oh, wait a second...That's Canadian dollars...and oh yeah that's liters instead of gallons...let's see.. hold on....THat's actually US$5.69 per gallon...SUCKERS!!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I Got Nothin'

I've gotten into a rythym of getting into work, pouring my Cuban coffee and posting here. Today I got nothin so here are some pics of a tiny bible, some condoms and Octoberfest. Write your own post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Make a Choice

Smoking hot German babe with giant beer mug, or Belarussian shot put babe who looks like she'd make prision sex feel like a loving experience...

Monday, September 19, 2005

It's Talk Like A PIrate Day Today!

For those of you who don't know where to start here's some help from

The basics

Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew. There are several other sites that offer glossaries that are pretty good, and you can find some of them on our links page.

But if you just want a quick fix, a surface gloss, a "pirate patina," if you will, here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that's your thing.

Ahoy! - "Hello!"

Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!
Advanced pirate lingo; or On beyond “Aarrr!”

Once you've mastered the basics, you're ready to start expanding your pirate vocabulary. Try these for starters

Beauty – The best possible pirate address for a woman. Always preceded by “me,” as in, “C’mere, me beauty,” or even, “me buxom beauty,” to one particularly well endowed. You’ll be surprised how effective this is.

Bilge rat – The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. It’s loaded with ballast and slimy, reeking water. A bilge rat, then, is a rat that lives in the worst place on the ship. On TLAP Day – A lot of guy humor involves insulting your buddies to prove your friendship. It’s important that everyone understand you are smarter, more powerful and much luckier with the wenches than they are. Since bilge rat is a pretty dirty thing to call someone, by all means use it on your friends.

Bung hole – Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That’s all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn’t it? On TLAP Day – When dinner is served you’ll make quite an impression when you say, “Well, me hearties, let’s see what crawled out of the bung hole.” That statement will be instantly followed by the sound of people putting down their utensils and pushing themselves away from the table. Great! More for you!

Grog – An alcoholic drink, usually rum diluted with water, but in this context you could use it to refer to any alcoholic beverage other than beer, and we aren’t prepared to be picky about that, either. Call your beer grog if you want. We won’t stop you! Water aboard ship was stored for long periods in slimy wooden barrels, so you can see why rum was added to each sailor’s water ration – to kill the rancid taste. On TLAP Day – Drink up, me hearties! And call whatever you’re drinking grog if you want to. If some prissy pedant purses his lips and protests the word grog can only be used if drinking rum and water, not the Singapore Sling you’re holding, keelhaul him!

Hornpipe – Both a single-reeded musical instrument sailors often had aboard ship, and a spirited dance that sailors do. On TLAP Day – We are not big fans of the capering, it’s not our favorite art form, if you will, so we don’t have a lot to say on the subject, other than to observe that the common term for being filled with lust is “horny,” and hornpipe then has some comical possibilities. “Is that a hornpipe in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? Or both?”

Lubber – (or land lubber) This is the seaman’s version of land lover, mangled by typical pirate disregard for elocution. A lubber is someone who does not go to sea, who stays on the land. On TLAP Day – More likely than not, you are a lubber 364 days of the year. But not if you’re talking like a pirate! Then the word lubber becomes one of the more fierce weapons in your arsenal of piratical lingo. In a room where everyone is talking like pirates, lubber is ALWAYS an insult.

Smartly – Do something quickly. On TLAP Day – “Smartly, me lass,” you might say when sending the bar maid off for another round. She will be so impressed she might well spit in your beer.
Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

(We came up with these in an effort to interest The Other Dave (Letterman) in TLAPD. His staff liked 'em, but alas, his show was"dark" the week of Sept. 19.)

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …

1. Prepare to be boarded.
Bonus pickup lines (when the ones above don't work, as they often won't)

They don’t call me Long John because my head is so big.

You’re drinking a Salty Dog? How’d you like to try the real thing?

Wanna shiver me timbers?

I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.

Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.

That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Let's get together and haul some keel.

That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ...

10. What are YOU doing here?

9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)

8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!

7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"

6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!

5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"

4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!

3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!


...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

Friday, September 16, 2005

So You Wanna Be A "Hooters" Girl?

A peek at the beloved boobs-and-beer emporium's employee handbook (from The Smoking Gun)

SEPTEMBER 15--"Only approved Orange Hooters Girl Shorts are to be worn, sized to fit, and should NOT BE SO TIGHT THAT THE BUTTOCKS SHOW." That's just one of the important "image and grooming standards" addressed in the beer and boob emporium's entertaining employee handbook. The "essence" of the chain, the handbook notes, is "entertainment through female sex appeal, of which the LOOK is a key part." While there are too many amusing parts in the handbook to point out, here's hoping that none of the buxom waitresses run afoul of the chain's Pantyhose Police. The 52-page handbook, a copy of which we found attached as an exhibit to a recent federal lawsuit, also requires Hooters Girls to sign a statement recognizing that they might be on the receiving end of some randy patron comments: "I hereby acknowledge...the work environment is one in which joking and innuendo based on female sex appeal is commonplace." But imagine how much worse it would be if they flashed a little cheek.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Baby License Should be a Requirement

Not just anybody should be able to have a baby. They should make you take classes and pass a test. Other wise we end up with what happened here. Cletus and the pop tart who likes to go into gas station bathrooms in her bare feet have procreated. REM was right it is the end of the world as we know it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Is Kevin Back Becoming Keith Richards?

Take a look at this picture. He's gone from a pig-nosed dancing boy from the city in Footloose to a getting really creepy looking old guy. And I don't think he's even that old, but he's starting to look like he might end up looking like the fifth memeber of the Rolling Stones.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Here's How Hillary Duff Gets A Number One Album

Seeems that there's a secret plan by Hillary Duff to brainwash babies from birth into liking her music. I have photographic proof.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

How's your SUV now, BITCH?

So, gas is over $6.00 in some places. How does it feel filling that 31 gallon tank of your new Escalade now? Close to $200 per fill up. And something tells me that at 13 mpg you're filling up at least twice a week.

Good. Fuck you Asshole.

What were you doing on August 30th?

Here's what our idiot leader was doing.

While people in New Orleans were doing this. (That's his dog in his hands)

Or This

Friday, September 02, 2005

Fuck Michal Brown

"Federal Emergency Management Director Michael Brown told CNN that federal officials were unaware of the crowds at the convention center until Thursday, despite the fact that city officials had been telling people for days to gather there."

That's funny, becasue everyone else in America has known about it since the minute it happened.

Could you imagine what would happen if there was a disaster in more than one area of the country? Maybe the survivalists have a point.

Don't depend on the government for anything.

Impeach Bush NOW!

This administration is the most incompetent ever. Why has it been 5 days and virtually no relief has gone to those poor people in New Orleans?

Harry Connick was on the Today Show this morning there where all those people are basically living in the street with no food or water. He said he was able to drive right up there.

Why hasn't the Federal Government driven tractor trailers of food water, medicine, and doctors to these people???

Bush jumps to respond to events around the world yet he lets the poor sit and die in the worst American disaster ever.

You disgust me President Bush.