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Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Scattershooting, While Wondering Whatever Happened to….




….Ken Lambert.

Split personality here in Las Vegas this week.  Half of me will soon miss the World Series of Poker, which is just about to conclude for the summer.  This year’s series has consumed most of my time and energy during the past six weeks.  All of it, in fact.  What was left, was spent on the launch of the new television show on CBS Sports Network, “Poker Night in America.”  Between these two major events, I haven’t had much time to follow current events, see movies, go to restaurants, or get fed up with the world.  Beware people!  Major bitch fest coming in a week or so when I’ll launch into a major tirade.  So many things on my plate right now, I’m already preparing for leftovers.

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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

II. Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to….


Image: Haley Joel Osment


Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to….child-actor Haley Joel Osment.

  • Stuff is falling off my plate right now, which is nothing unusual for someone who likes to eat.  But it’s all things poker-related at the moment, including my ongoing work for Poker Night in America and the 45th annual World Series of Poker which is fast approaching.  Nevertheless, there’s still time to stop for reflection.
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Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Las Vegas | 1 comment

Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to….



Last night’s wine dinner, featuring selections from Markham Vineyards


Writer’s Note:  Today, I’m launching a new semi-occasional column which I’ll update every month, or so.  It’s called “Scattershooting.”  I borrowed ripped-off this concept from a former legendary sportswriter named Blackie Sherrod, who used to write for the now-defunct Dallas Times-Herald.  Blackie wrote a column every Sunday which appeared in the Sports section.  He’d post short snippets about what was going on in sports and elsewhere, and then give his opinions.  Blackie always began his column with the familiar trademark line, “Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to…..” — followed by some famous name that seemed to disappear off the face of the earth.  Here’s “Scattershooting” column number one.


Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to…..Hamid Dastmalchi.

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