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Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Blog, Essays, General Poker, Las Vegas | 0 comments

ESPN’s “30 for 30” Podcast [Remembering the 2003 World Series of Poker]

 

 

Chris Moneymaker’s stunning storybook victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker is rightly remembered as the seminal event when poker went from smoke-filled backrooms to boardrooms and living rooms.  It the moment when poker grew up.  It’s the dividing line between the good old days and the modern era.  It ignited what became known as “the poker boom.”

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Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Politics, Rants and Raves, What's Left | 21 comments

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at a Trump Rally

 

 

Those who fail to learn after being fooled over and over again are doomed to be fooled over and over again.

 

Writing about a Trump MAGA rally is like narrating an orgy.  I look around and I can’t believe I’m here.  Everyone else seems to be having a ball of a time.  Boobs and asses pack the room and are bouncing everywhere.  There’s lots of screaming.  But no one here strikes me as someone I want to get too close to, let alone touch.  Please, I hope no one recognizes me.

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