“Definition of Faith: not wanting to know what is true.” – Nietzsche
So it’s true. I’m Jesus. With that said, congrats to Otis in addition to Mean Gene and Boy Genius. Thanks to Iggy for the grunt work. OK that’s it. I came in 20th place and didn’t get many cards. The only highlight was my attempt to play incognito after I grew rabid with frustration trying to get a decent user name on Pacific Casino Malaysia. Their 8 character rule was pissing me off, and you know how much I like rules. So I decided that I’ll try to play under a different name to disguise my style of play, and perhaps I’d get to steal a pot or two. I considered trying to mock my fellow bloggers and play under names not so identical nameds like: HDooble or AlCanHang or GirlGenius or NiceGene. Alas, I decided upon Jesus. And when I got to my first table, I tried to see if I could pull off my disguise.
Table 1… The Players:
The Boy Genius Challenge Begins!
Part time actor, part time gambler Boy Genius issued a challenge to me on his blog. Here’s the gist:
A Challenge To Pauly McGrupp
You’re an admitted incorrigible gambler. I’m well on my way.
I’d like to issue a challenge to you to for a weekly wager.
We’ll pick something absurd. Whether it’s the weekend box office gross of the fourth week of release of Spider-Man 2, or betting an over/under for what percentile Iggy can finish in his next multi-tourney, the hype and level of interest for a friendly $5 wager could be off the charts.
My first proposition: Pop Culture Passings. Pauly McGrupp, starting with this Wednesday’s newspapers, will the next celebrity to pass on to the pearly gates be a musician, or an actor? (of course, we’ll wait for the next actor or musician to die to pay off this bet)
$5 and pride is riding on your decision. I’ll be happy to take whichever side you choose not to.
Are you man enough to play my little games?
And yes, I’m in!!
Go visit The Poker Penguin. Talk about some quality blogage out there, fom a great writer, and skilled poker player, down in New Zealand. Here’s a bit of The Penguin’s last entry:
Sure, it’s not great comedy, and it’s not hot drunk 18 year olds. But it got me another few bucks closer to being debt free. It was also wonderful to be mister suckout for a change. I have experimented with the fish lifestyle, and it was good.
Ah, drunk 18 yr olds…. reminds me of just yesterday.
Man Skips Sentencing to Play in WSoP
It’s funny because it’s true. Man Skips Sentencing to Play in WSoP was in the local newspaper this morning. Here’s a bit:
A man scheduled to be sentenced for masterminding an illegal million-dollar investment scheme went to Las Vegas instead to play poker.
Superior Court Judge James N. Citta issued a bench warrant Friday for the arrest Brian Strahl, 29, of Staten Island, N.Y. Citta called Strahl “a degenerate gambler.”
Strahl was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, but faxed Citta from Las Vegas to say he was playing in the World Series of Poker to win money to make restitution to his victims. The letter said he had made $5,000 so far.
I wonder if he reads the Tao of Poker?