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Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Restaurant Reviews | 1 comment

Look What This Las Vegas Barbecue Joint Turned Into….

 

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Gee, I thought the barbecue tasted a little funny.

Las Vegas locals who live here on the West Side will undoubtedly remember the name “Memphis Championship Barbecue,” which opened up their family-style restaurant about 15 years ago at 1401 South Rainbow Blvd.  Not to be confused with their Henderson sister location which remains open, for reasons unknown, this rib joint just never made a splash.

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog, Personal, Politics, What's Left | 4 comments

I’m Running for President ….as a Republican

 

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Meet Donald Trump’s newest challenger.

Me.

That’s right.  You read it here first.

Look at the facts.  The candidate leading the G.O.P. pack right now is a megalomaniac who bleaches his hair bright orange.  He’s blundered his way through several failed businesses and has filed for bankruptcy four times.  He rambles incoherently without a script each time he steps in front of a camera.  What he says often offends millions of people.  And, he’s wasted half of his life hanging out inside casinos.

If those are credentials for the most important job in the world, then I don’t just have a fighting chance.  Hell, with my resume that should make me the frontrunner.

Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby announce my candidacy for President of the United States….as a Republican.\

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Personal | 12 comments

Please Solve a Marital Spat: “How Often Should a House Be Painted?”

 

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I woke up this bright Sunday morning to the following question:

“When are we going to paint the house?”

Huh?  What?  Am I having a nightmare?

“When are we going to paint the house?” Marieta asked.

Indeed, this was a nightmare.  Only real.

I was inclined to answer “sometime this century,” and then roll over and go back to sleep.  But I knew I couldn’t get out of the discussion so easy.

“The walls look perfectly fine to me,” I replied.  “Look, there’s not a scratch on them.  Why do we need to paint the walls?”

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, Personal, Travel | 4 comments

A Mouthful of Ants and a Fast Boat to Nowhere

 

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With poker commentator Dave Tuchman on our fast boat to nowhere, out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

My morning began with a mouthful of ants.

By mid-afternoon, on a fast boat to nowhere out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, I rescued a dead fish.

Ten hours, one bottle of cheap wine, and a dozen overpriced cocktails later, by 2 am, I was pacing the sidewalk out in front of a downtown art gallery like a vagrant, screaming profanities through a plate-glass window at shitty paintings being sold at mind-numbing prices.

None of which has to do anything to do with poker, of course.

Just another day on location at “Poker Night in America,” this week in Florida.

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