Thursday, July 30, 2009
Case in point...this evening, i put in a couple hours on the felt and there was a young lad beaking off about 'pot odds' this and 'percentage that'. Usually I ignore this, but this loud mouth was annoying everyone at the table so I started to put my two cense in. Telling him that his percentages were 'implied' and that he could never be 100% sure of what he was saying since there are millions of permutations...not to mention, he can't see the players hands, and that what he was saying should be one of a number of tools to help him make a decision but not the only one He scoffed at what i was saying. I knew his time would come and I hoped it would be me to put him in his place.
And it was. The clincher for me was when I turned a full house on him and he was chasing a flush...and he rambled on that he had 33% yadda yadda...I laughed and he called me. He hit his flush on the river which was awesome for me since he was already beat. Needless to say, he grinned and moved all in (the smug look on his face was icing on the cake)...quick call for me. He laid down and started to talk about his percentage to win and why he called...to which I began to explain to him again about why he was wrong...showed him the cards...explained a bit more (the table could barely contain their laughter). From that point on, Mr. Know-it-all was a bit more quiet.
Everyone...even though I am very much a novice at this game, I KNOW that just because you've figured out how to multiply and divide a few combinations of 52, does not make you the next greatest poker player. If nothing else...please keep your statistics to yourself...you bug everyone at the table. And when you lose you will be laughed at.
Fast forward 20 years. With movies like The Matrix & 300 and dudes like Ray Park, action fighting movies are now all the rage. And what better way to celebrate than to bring back the Ninja.
What once would have been the cheesiest movie title of a low budget flick is now a movie all us geeks will go to see (it doesn't hurt that the Wachowski Brothers are producing).
NINJA ASSASSIN !... and....yes people...Sho Kosugi is in this one too. Awesome.
Check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4pEKQ_zUBo&NR=1
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Just found this link to a super clean copy of the TRON LEGACY teaser. It's so much cooler when you can actually see it.
Also, note that it says it's coming out in 2010 ! (i think i just peed my pants)
Also on Youtube (Embedding disabled)
IMDB LINK: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/
Sorry for the quality...it was the best one I could find with a quick search:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Oh well...I guess I shouldn't have expected anything more.
Update to my post on Feb 21st. I've played about 13 sessions for about 51 hours (2 of the sessions were big stinkers, 1 was a long haul 10 hours that ended as a break even, 5 were nice winners with the rest being small gains). Roughly I've made about 33% on my buy ins which equates to about 17$ per hour average. If I was to keep that average up and play 8 hours a day it would mean around 35K a year. Not enough to quit my day job.....yet. But if I have more nights like last Friday (i made 456$ in 3 hours...1 drunk guy and a couple guys with no idea sure help the wallet) the averages will start to be more impressive.
After the 13 sessions, I'm still very weak on player reads and I find I can get distracted easy. I'll find after a few hours I start to forget past plays. I lost a hand to a guy and the person next to me knew exactly what my opponent had based on a hand he played an hour before (i had no recollection).
I need to work on a number of areas to improve, but I do find that after each game I am getting better. I'll still be grinding for some time before I buck up and join the CPT and start chasing tourney points.
Look for more updates a few months down the road.
See you at the tables.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The writers have either drank too much and blown their wad in the first 2 hours, or, the new contestants are trying to get their literal 15 minutes of fame. Why not be the guy who slugged Ramsay on his own show ? That could get you all over Perez and TMZ, and possibly a date with Lindsay Lohan.
Well....in the end, they did what they set out to do. They have me hooked to watch next Tuesday to see what happens. And really, isn't this the only thing FOX wants ?
Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm sure Bruce and Little Stevie can handle this...it's not like it will break the bank and they'll be living on Kraft Dinner for the next year.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We headed back to Dublin for the 'icing on the cake'. We joined 50,000 other people for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT RDS ARENA !
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
[2 more sleeps until Ireland]
Friday, July 3, 2009
Yes indeed, it's that time again when the tight wranglers come out of the closet and the wedding rings get put away. The Calgary Stampede starts today and with it, the raising of prices at all downtown restaurants and beating to death of Big & Rich's "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy".
It happens ever year and every year the work productivity drops like neck lines of all the 'cowboy cougars'.
The Stampede really is a thing to behold. for 10 days the city loses all it's inhibitions and just becomes one big ass college kegger. Even Carrot Top could get action this week.
Time for me to cut out of work early for a free BBQ and then downtown beer gardens [no good can come of this]