That right there is what Josie said upon accepting my suggestion of a little heads-up poker this afternoon.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Andrew Brokos, in Card Player magazine column, May 16, 2012 (vol. 25, #10), page 37.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Roy Cooke, in Card Player magazine column, May 16, 2012 (vol. 25, #10), page 32.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Praises be, we have another convert to the Gospel of the Mighty Deuce-Four!
Last month my friends Martin and Jennifer wrote a pair of essays for the Woman Poker Player web site about poker players' use of the word rape to describe bad beats, coolers, or just generally running bad. I didn't say anything at the time, because I thought they covered the matter so well that there wasn't much left unsaid. Martin in particular expressed exactly what has long been my sense of squeamishness when such terminology gets tossed around so casually. My only disagreement with Jennifer is that I'm uneasy about expanding the use of penalties for linguistic offenses. I think that over the long run social opprobrium is a better tool than the rulebook, at least in this case.
Monday, May 21, 2012
I didn't prepare any special eclipse-viewing glasses or apparatus. Vegas is 20 or 30 miles south of where one would have to be to see the true annular eclipse, anyway. But it's still a sufficient rare event that I wanted to see what little effects could be seen. This was made more difficult than I anticipated by the fact that it occurred so late in the day, so both sunlight and its resulting shadows were nearly horizontal. But I wandered around my neighborhood looking for spots where light was diffracting around edges or through holes. None of them are exactly worthy of National Geographic, but you can certainly tell that something strange was happening with the light.