Saturday, October 21, 2006

A Situation Where I Would Have Liked CTs Presence

Recently, I went to Foxwoods with Bluto and two other regulars from Bluto's monthly home game. Saturday night, I sat at a 2/4 limit table and grinded out a $150 profit. I noticed that the players in live casino games are really loose, so Sunday morning, I sat down at a new 2/4 limit table to confirm my suspicions.

A 60+ y.o. woman repeatedly took like forever to inspect her cards and make a decision. I sized up the competition rather quickly, but decided to stick around because there appeared to be many opportunities, plus the potential for humor was enormous. Most players at the table were getting really frustrated with her. In the next ten minutes after sitting down, two other people who sat down after me left. I kept my mouth shut until the following discussion ensued:

Old Woman, in a cracked voice: Well, I think I need to go get a smoke and take a pee. Make sure nobody takes my seat.

Player 1, indignantly: Do you think anyone would want your seat?

G-man: Well, it DEPENDS.™

The table roared and I ground out another $200 by later that afternoon.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Continued Tutelage of CT, With Reference To The Miracle of Life

Recently, CT and I attended a reception for our new first year associates.

CT, noting the profile of a paralegal at the other side of the room: Remeber that woman at the airport? That was the best line ever. Hey, it looks like S is pregnant. Why don't you ask so I don't make an ass out of myself, because I'd like to congratulate her.

G-man: Fat . . . chance.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Don't Bother Me This Weekend

Friday, October 13, 2006

Congresscritters, Part II

Dear Congresscritters and Senators:

I am a voter, I am a poker player and I believe it's high time Congress get with the program.

Under your watch, Congress passed legislation that prohibits me from playing the great game of poker on the Internet. Legislation that impacts millions online poker players in the United States like me deserves more debate than a back-room deal. You have an opportunity to correct this injustice.

Poker is a great American game with deep roots in this country. Throughout history presidents, generals, Members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and average citizens have enjoyed poker with family and friends. Poker is what I like to do for entertainment, just like a round of golf or going to a movie.

Unlike other forms of gambling, poker is not a game of chance. It is a game where performance is merited and a community game where the "house" is not your competition. These are real and significant differences. Simply putting the word "Internet" in front of poker does not change the qualities of the game and it should not make the people who play it suspect.

Despite this point-of-view, because it involves wagering, poker, by definition poker is a form of gambling.

I am urging you to support amending this new Internet gambling law. First, I would like to urge you to provide an exemption for poker. Please note, that other forms of Internet gambling, such as horseracing, lotteries and fantasy sports are already protected under this law. An exemption for poker is not unreasonable, it is good public policy and would help preserve and protect an American tradition.

Second, the United States has been a leader in many ways throughout the world. Under the Commerce Clause, the federal government has the right to regulate interstate and International Internet gambling. If Internet gambling were legalized, the federal government and all federal citizens would directly benefit by the security provided by federal regulations. Such regulations could be modeled after those provided by state venues, such as Nevada, to ensure that gaming is fair. Revenue collected from game providers would provide the economic support necessary for the government to provide its regulatory functions. Taxes collected from profitable gaming houses would contribute to the well-being of all federal citizens by reducing the deficit and perhaps providing additional funds for other purposes beneficial to all federal citizens.

This industry is large, growing, and presently is overseas, despite the technological origins created in the United States.

I look forward to your support for a poker exemption.

Again, I am a voter, I am a poker player and I remember.

Very respectfully,


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Tutelage of CT - The Miracle of Life, Part II

As we sat tucked away in LAG awaiting to board our crowded flight out to the review site on a particular review, a tattooed young pregnant woman unabashedly proceeded to feed her baby, right in front of us.

G-man: CT, I'm thirsty. Do you want a beer?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Tutelage of CT - The Miracle of Life

CT, an impressionable young associate, had to endure numerous document reviews with yours truly last year. During these reviews, we became fast friends, often sharing the blue thumb protectors used to avoid paper cuts while riffling through documents.

I recently attended his wedding. Guess what his gift was?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Please Come Home, I Miss You

Thursday, October 05, 2006


They're at it again. Imagine -- banning online poker, just because it competes with the brick and mortar casinos that line their pockets!

I got so pissed, i had to vent on the poor chat lady.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

There Once Was A Man From Nantucket


In honor of Fresh's semi-recent firing, if any of you Internet diggers can find the accused's prose at issue in this linked article (excerpt below), please email it to me and I'll post it here, and buy you as many drinks as you'd like in a venue at Times Square:

Portfolio Media, Inc. 648 Broadway, Suite 200 New York, NY 10012
Phone: Fax:
Fired Patent Attorney Loses Age Discrimination Suit
Monday, October 02, 2006 --- A senior patent attorney who was fired for
sexual harassment in 2002 lost a suit on Friday brought against his former
employer that alleged age discrimination and unlawful retaliation for accusing
the company’s deputy general counsel of age discrimination.


On Oct. 31, Bennett was fired for allegedly sexually harassing a woman in
the company’s customer service department by anonymously sending her