May 08, 2012
Nope, just Chuck Testing.
Nope, just Chuck Testing.
One of the greatest men on Earth, my grandpa, said to me - "Make sure you have a little bit of fun every day".
Joe and I (or at the very least me) will be releasing a Hey Smile podcast every day this week. Telling fun stories about online poker, being optimistic, and basically reminding you to contact government officials.
Nothing makes me more upset than a random blog post that says "sorry I haven't updated in a while". I am incredibly non-apologetic when it comes to not updating my blog. The only time I really felt bad was the summer when I was updating every day from the Vegas house then got sick and then didn't update ever again.
As for now, honestly, I had nothing to say worth reading that was not already in Hey Ball, which has been released on time and with passion for oh some time now! Hoping to get a surprise in the upcoming episode.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I still find Herm Edwards incredibly annoying.
Joe and I chat quite a bit outside of epic Hey Ball convos. Right now he is grinding some stud while I am preparing my chinese food order (because it is delicious and we are now seeing a direct correlation between my blogging frequency and my hunger). Anyway, Joe has been making random comments like "can't get past 4th street" and "just binged a nasty...shit". It is pretty sweet.
Anyway, on to more important things. DeucesCracked member 24offsuit and I both need some Adrian Peterson magic tonight. So, prepare for the Adrian Peterson Drinking Game (official that is). What's that Chuck? You found another way to use bullet points? Also - wow. Did you just have to sit Peterson for Gerhart? yes. So now it's Toby's Favorite Drinking game.
Boom. Go Toby go.
UPROAR! The latest post has readers in an uproar. Apparently the use of bullett points is something frowned upon in a lot of circles.
But seriously, Christmas Vacation wouldn't make the list because I ACTUALLY paid attention to that movie. Tons of times. "Shitter's full!" Amazing. Especially because I'm pretty sure Randy Quaid actually lives in a mobile home ducking the IRS or something. He definitely wrecked a hotel I know that.
Anyway, this week is Christmas week. We all know what that means. Actually, we don't. I don't. Let's all create uproar and demand we get the fireworks back for the week here on DeucesCracked. Those fireworks were to say the least explosive.
First off I'm pretty hungry so let's just get that cat out of the bagel now. (Rugrats quote, true story)
Anyway I was listening to some INTERNET RADIO - corollary - how has internet radio gotten some absurd name? - and the topic of holiday movies came up. What is the BEST holiday movie? Clearly answer that question in comments.
I don't really like any holiday movies. I never really paid close attention to any of them so I have a very vague recollection of what actually happened in all of them. Please don't tell me what happened, don't correct any of these in any way. I want to remember them like this until I'm at a holiday party SO BORING I say to myself "I will actually sit through this and see what happened". Plus I think there's a decent chance my recollection of what happened is significantly better than the movie itself. Without further ado, let's hammer out a list using the deucescracked blogging platform bullet system. Technology is our enemy so we must keep is closer than our friends.
I'm pretty sure those are the top 5 holiday movies of all time. Bad Santa gets an honorary mention for the one like about not shitting right for a week. That line is so vulgar I can only type it, not say it lol.
Off to a family holiday party. This one should be fun though so no movies.
I honestly don't remember the last time I was this sick for this long in the winter. My stupid bedroom does a very bad job of keeping me warm, despite double blankets (OMG A DOUBLE BLANKET). Maybe I should invest in a snuggy. Though I feel like a semi-grown man home alone in a snuggy is on par with introducing someone to Chris Hansen and him saying "Oh, we've met" for level of creepiness.
Hey Ball is on a roll which is nice. Joe and I love hearing from the listeners so please post in the thread - especially as this weeks "Holiday Cocktail Extravaganza" episode is being prepared. Joe's eggnog sounds terrible. The only cocktail I know how to make is Dewar's Rocks. You put ice in with the Dewar's. My brother is going to make a ton of fancy drinks for a small family party this friday, I'll post some sweet pics and then post some pics of my dog because he is handsome.
I have been passing the sick time with $25 RUSH PLO. Yes. So amazing and so addictive. It's like a video game. So far I am 8 buyins below EV and thrilled. Seriously, if you're going to be 8 buyins below EV, is there a better game (obv smaller stakes but you know what I mean)? I think I played like 3k hands last night, my eyes glazed over and my head throbbing. I look and feel exactly the same now, which is win. PLO is a lot of fun.
Other than that, the holidays are actually pretty nutso for me. So get me some cocktail recipes!
Slash was on Conan this week. Slash is a great example of why you don't wear a stupid hat. Greg Raymer has to wear those glasses everywhere. If Slash has kids I bet he has to wear that hat and glasses everywhere. I wonder if he goes to important events in that hat and sunglasses. I bet if he showed up somewhere without that stuff on he would get in trouble for not wearing it.
Anyway, Greg Raymer is badass and all but I really would hate myself for wearing those glasses. EVERYWHERE you go "Hey GREG! GREG! Where are your glasses?" Also they were ugly.
Anyway, several Hey Ball episodes in a row is win. Also wine.
Joe is off to the $10k Stud Day 2. Honestly, I think I've seen Joe over-enthuse himself on some occasions in these donkaments but I have a pretty good feeling this time. The little things (like getting parking) are going right for Joe and even though I've seen him run like shit in some big big pots he is doing well on chips. Good for him. He's a guy who knows a shit ton about poker and deserves a good win. 2.67% of the field had received stud coaching from Joe at one point or another, which I think is an amazing statistic.
That is the last nice thing I will ever say about that old stick in the mud on this blog!
Chris is out to golf yet again. He choked hard yesterday to shoot a 100 - I need him to shoot less than that because I have action with Joe on a bet the two of them made on their rounds.
I'm just hanging home for now and taking it easy. Being here for 6 weeks I feel 0 obligation to run like a mad man to the strip every day. About 2 weeks into June I plan on playing a bunch of events and will be on the zombie schedule out of necessity so I might as well take these first two weeks to relax a bit.
More to come later as hopefully I will be at the Rio sweating Joe on his run to the final table.
For those of you who don't know Matt Parvis - he is a big deal at Poker News and one bad ass awesome dude. He was a real sport - a BIB rookie who took a knee and chugged it like a real man.
Congrats Matt, and welcome - the game is afoot!