Archive for June, 2007

Jun 28 2007

This one is for MekosKing

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Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

Mekos must feel like it’s a biography…

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Jun 26 2007

Is It Wrong To Gain Enjoyment From Others’ Pain???

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<GodlikeRoy> i’m playing the worst stud h/l player in the world HU
<GodlikeRoy> he constantly check-calls 4 streets then check-folds
<emmasdad> lol
<MacAnthony> h2t?
<GodlikeRoy> it just may be..
<emmasdad> too bad he is almost out of money
<GodlikeRoy> yah
<GodlikeRoy> here’s to hoping he reloads
<MacAnthony> you gotta egg him on “Wow, I just got hit with the deck. Good thing you are almost out of money”
<GodlikeRoy> lol
<emmasdad> wheel???
<GodlikeRoy> nop paired 2s
<GodlikeRoy> had A234 with 3 spades
<emmasdad> :)
<emmasdad> YES
<GodlikeRoy> GodlikeRoy: man i got really lucky then
<GodlikeRoy> chuckybrown7: nah
<GodlikeRoy> chuckybrown7: u playing more
<GodlikeRoy> GodlikeRoy: not really, i had pretty good cards all the time
<GodlikeRoy> GodlikeRoy: kept hitting
<GodlikeRoy> Dealer: A new game will start in 15 seconds
<GodlikeRoy> i think he just put his whole BR on the line
<GodlikeRoy> NO, GO AWAY swiss mister
<emmasdad> YEAH HE RELOADED FOR 354.75
<emmasdad> lol
<MacAnthony> haha

When it has to do with poker, I’m gonna go with no…

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Jun 23 2007

Name this Kevin Smith Impersonator

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To be honest with you, I wouldn’t have recognized Dutch Boyd. Dude has really let himself go (like I’m one to talk, right???). He seems like he’s not taking his meds… or taking too many meds. He definitely isn’t the same ego-maniac that we first saw back in 2003. But you know what, he seems more likable now. Dude has had some issues in the past, it would be nice to see he’s cleaned that up.

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Jun 23 2007

Short Sessions and Knowing When to Quit

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Monkey killing monkey killing monkey
Over pieces of the ground.
–Tool

I finally had a winning night after 2 horrible days. I didn’t play Thursday night so I had a break. Since I would like to build my roll back up, I was playing only 1 100 table and 2 50s. I made money at 2 of the tables playing a short session. I was tired, but I figured I could still just stick to my plan of playing some ABC poker and tighten up. I only played half an hour when I played a hand where I had to figure out where I was at. It wasn’t even complicated. At that point, I knew I was getting tired and just needed to quit before I did some BR damage.

Hand 1:
Seat 1: NCCaramel ($26.40)
Seat 2: LegalRobbery ($49.25)
Seat 3: espnman04 ($76.15)
Seat 4: Black Blasphemy ($52.85)
Seat 5: Keno playa ($55.35)
Seat 6: MacAnthony ($46.75)
NCCaramel posts the small blind of $0.25
LegalRobbery posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [9♠ 8♦]
espnman04 folds
Black Blasphemy folds
Keno playa folds
espnman04 stands up
MacAnthony raises to $1.50
NCCaramel folds
LegalRobbery calls $1
*** FLOP *** [6♠ K♦ A♣]
LegalRobbery checks
MacAnthony bets $2.50
LegalRobbery folds
Uncalled bet of $2.50 returned to MacAnthony
MacAnthony mucks
MacAnthony wins the pot ($3.10)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $3.25 | Rake $0.15
Board: [6♠ K♦ A♣]
Seat 1: NCCaramel (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: LegalRobbery (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: espnman04 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: Black Blasphemy didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: Keno playa didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: MacAnthony (button) collected ($3.10), mucked

While the hand itself isn’t exciting or insightful, what had happened was, I had raise trying to take down the blinds. Fortunately, the blinds in this case had seemed reasonable players and wouldn’t get stubborn. Especially considering how conservatively I was playing. Being I was playing 3 tables, I had looked away to attend to another table and the “bing” sound of action to me popped up. I had to sit there for a moment and decipher the hand though. I knew I wouldn’t have limp, called a raise, so I figured I must have raised. Since I raised I figured I should continuation bet considering my solid, but unimaginative opponent. Right there since I couldn’t remember what I had done a mere 15 seconds prior, convinced me I was too tired to play.

Hand 2:
Seat 1: Born2Greatness ($167.95)
Seat 2: shades8757 ($50.60)
Seat 3: MacAnthony ($106.30)
Seat 4: gbud1 ($23.20)
Seat 5: Peskador ($34)
Seat 6: riveredagain18 ($125.25)
Born2Greatness posts the small blind of $0.50
shades8757 posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [A♠ J♦]
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony raises to $3.50
gbud1 folds
Peskador folds
riveredagain18 folds
Born2Greatness folds
shades8757 calls $2.50
*** FLOP *** [T♣ 2♥ Q♥]
shades8757 checks
MacAnthony checks
*** TURN *** [T♣ 2♥ Q♥] [K♦]
shades8757 bets $10
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony raises to $102.80, and is all in
shades8757 calls $37.10, and is all in
MacAnthony shows [A♠ J♦]
shades8757 shows [Q♦ T♠]
Uncalled bet of $55.70 returned to MacAnthony
*** RIVER *** [T♣ 2♥ Q♥ K♦] [4♣]
MacAnthony shows a straight, Ace high
shades8757 shows two pair, Queens and Tens
MacAnthony wins the pot ($98.70) with a straight, Ace high
shades8757 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $101.70 | Rake $3
Board: [T♣ 2♥ Q♥ K♦ 4♣]
Seat 1: Born2Greatness (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: shades8757 (big blind) showed [Q♦ T♠] and lost with two pair, Queens and Tens
Seat 3: MacAnthony showed [A♠ J♦] and won ($98.70) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 4: gbud1 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: Peskador didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: riveredagain18 (button) didn’t bet (folded)

This was the only hand of interest in the 131 hand session (I said it was short). I deviated from my normal play a bit with not continuation betting this flop. There was enough there that it was likely to have hit something close there and the players at full tilt seem to be a lot more check/raise happy than I’m used to. So I checked behind and hit gold on the turn making my gutshot. I was gonna just do a normal raise and then I saw that I was all but putting the guy allin with my raise so I went for a shove hoping to look like a desperation overbet. It must have since he instacalled and he didn’t hit his 4 outer.

All in all, I ended up making about $65 and cleared a portion of the bonus that was released. Not much, but at least it’s on the positive side. Hopefully I can keep up the good play and will find some good games.

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Jun 23 2007

American Splendor

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So perusing through HBO’s ondemand has me running across American Splendor. I’ve been wanting to watch this movie for a looong time. The movie is based on real life comic book author,  Harvey Pekar. It’s a story about his struggles in life and his imprint on pop culture.

The movie is interestingly done and isn’t typical cinematic style. It was done trying to carry the comic book theme through out the movie with comic book style taglines to help the story along. The strangest thing about the movie, though, was the 3 personas of Pekar that are represented. There is the onscreen, acted character of him, a cartoon alter ego version that pops in on occasion and Harvey himself narrates the movie himself as well as having cut scenes where he describes things.

One would think that all that would cause a choppy feel to the movie, but I didn’t get that. It actually gave the movie more of a documentary feel to the movie. For me that was a selling point since I like documentaries. I found out about American Splendor from a documentary about Robert Crumb. That movie is genius in it’s own right, but I won’t get into that here.

One of the greatest things about the film is the characters portrayed in the film. The characters are over the top and seem cartoonish in nature. You think, man, they must have done that to emphasize the comic book aspect with the movie, but then they show the real life versions of the characters and you get hit with “wow, the real live people are even more cartoonish than the onscreen representations of them!!” The actors did do a tremendous job of capturing the personalities of all the characters in the movie and I was impressed with the representation of Crumb in the movie. All around a good job with the characters.

You don’t even have to like or enjoy comic books to enjoy this movie, but it certainly adds an extra element if you do. The movie allows for the same appeal that the American Splendor comic book had. You find amusement in the trials and tribulations of Pekar’s every day life all the while being entertaining with the likable and eccentric characters in the movie. If you have a chance to see this not well circulated film, I recommend it. It isn’t a movie for the main stream, but if you are reading this site, then you would likely enjoy it.

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Jun 22 2007

Happy Birthday, Avery!!!

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Avery is 3 today and just like that mr. “I want to pee in the grass”, has gotten all modest. He walked into the bathroom this morning after I had gotten out of my shower and was dancing around the toilet. He wanted me to get out of the bathroom before he would go pee. Are you serious? Two days ago, he danced around the house naked for half an hour refusing to put on his pajamas, and now he doesn’t want any one in the bathroom with him? It’s kind of weird the small little changes kids go through as they grow up.

But anyway, here are some pics of the birthday boy:

King of the Hill

Avery Mask

Tomorrow is his birthday party and it’s the first time we are gonna have a party at the local pool. We’ll see how well it goes.

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