Links o’ Interest

Don’t make me sing!

Zach get out-Zach’d. You know about Between Two Ferns, right?

Is the NBA just millionaires vs billionaires? Did you know that 60% of NBA players declare bankruptcy within five years of retirement?

A whole section for this!?

Tom Hanks vs The Fonz.

A batch of great old photos. And some more.

Joker & Lex

The Declining Hotness of Flight Attendants

Boy balances ball on fountain

Baby doesn’t understand why their magazine doesn’t work (like an IPad)

I love leaves so much!!

The truth behind Garfield.

Not today…

I have to agree with this sentiment.

Great Halloween pumpkin

On religion’s place in US History

How to present to Jeff Bezos at Amazon

Fan dressed as referee stops game, fights break out

How to announce a vacation trip

How to make money off your viral video

Such is life

A few Occupy Wall Street related links (which Muttroxia supports):
Bill Maher explains why Occupy Wall Street will win

Ken Jennings on the 99%

Where are you in the seven billion people on earth?

Here’s what the “99%” are mad about.

Poker Update

I haven’t posted much about poker because there isn’t much to say. Full Tilt got shut down, we don’t have as many local games, and not much new to say. I’ve also been playing badly and who wants to blog how bad they are? Not me!

The last few outings I’ve lost money for the same reason each time. I make the read that someone has me beat, but talk myself into calling. Getting away from the other guy’s monster hand is vital and I’m not doing it.

Last night I was playing very tight. Four times around the table, I hadn’t raised once, I had played past the flop only once. Finally I got a playable hand: A-J suited. I put in a standard raise. The next player re-raised and I called. The flop was J-x-x. I bet with top pair. He re-raised. Hrm. Time to think this through…

  • I normally can’t read him very well.
  • He bluffs, but when he does his bluffs are big ones. His re-raise is big, but not big enough. The bet isn’t scaling up enough compared to the pot size – not enough to scare someone off. It doesn’t feel like his usual bluffs.
  • The pre-flop bet was roughly a quarter of his stack. The post-flop bet is the same. If he continues at this bet pattern, he’ll have put in all his money.

Conclusion: He’s betting enough to milk the pot. He has Queens, Kings, or Aces. Maybe trips. I’m beat.
Stupid brain tricks: But maybe he doesn’t! I should call him.

I call him. And call his identical bet on the turn. And am not surprised when he turns over pocket aces for the win.

Variants of this have happened in the last few outings. I’ve lost patience and self-discipline at the table.

Rick Perry and Race

How does this not completely destroy him?

In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“Niggerhead,” it read.

Or this?

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who often waxes nostalgic about his small-town roots, grew up in an almost all-white rural area where many referred to slingshots as “niggershooters.” One elderly black resident recalls being introduced by her boss at a party decades back as “my maid, Nigger Mae Lou,”

But somehow he has.

Even his fiercest critics in Texas say that racism is not on their short, or even long, list of Mr. Perry’s sins.

Ah, Texas!

Links o’ Interest

Job interivew

Why an old folk-music collector has the copyright for a Jay-Z song.

Traffic stop joke

Another great drumming video

Great pole dancing move (seriously)

Smooth recovery

Michelle Bachman tapes a soundbite.

Atheist bake sale. I like the last one.

CNN soundtrack fail

Nailed it.

Deaf person hearing herself for the first time. These always get me.

“Greatest music video ever made” And of course, a parody. I still prefer the high school one from a few years back, even better than Grand Rapids. That one still blows my mind.

Just play it how it’s written!

How stress is killing you

Archie out of context

Celery – Nature’s toothbrush

Arthur is just wrong

Great protest sign.