Mean Gene
Mean Gene
Pittsburgh's most decorated poker blogger, which I admit is like being the best shortstop in Greenland

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My Articles

Presto, the Arlo, & the Hammer
An Online Code of Conduct
The Ethics of Ratholing
"The Professor, the Banker..."
"Ace on the River"

My Columns

Lose the Shades
If You Can't Say Something Nice
Whither the Kicker
The Lady is a Champ?
Covering the WSOP (or not)
Statistics, Luck, and Poker
Poker and New Orleans
Managing a Bankroll
How To Tell A Bad Beat Story
Telling Lies
The Power of Poker Tracker
Advanced Card-Handling

My Greatest Hits

5 Things To Do Before I Die
Cafeteria Nostalgia
Mean Gene's Dubious Dating Tips
Poker and Business?
There's No Such Thing As Luck?
Isabelle, Je t'adore
No Shirt No Shoes No Service
Well, The Food Was Good
Good Morning, Mr. Matusow!
The Weekend of our Discontent, I
The Weekend of our Discontent, II
Books That Left Their Mark
Ode to a Fish Sandwich
Bill Simmons Ain't the Poker Guy
The Sports Guy Still Ain't the Poker Guy
Again, The Media Tackles Poker
Five Years After 9/11
Hitting Pretty Girls in the Face
Sixth-Graders Suck

Fellow Poker Bloggers

Guinness and Poker
Cards Speak
Tao of Poker
Up for Poker
Boy Genius
Chris Halverson
Poker Grub
The Fat Guy
Todd Commish
Poker Works
Bill Rini
Bad Blood
Love and Casino War
Double As
Lion Tales
Paul Phillips
Daniel Negreanu
Poker Nerd
Poker Nation
Poker in Arrears
Human Head
Sound of a Suckout
Chicks With Chips
TP's Table Talk
Royal Poker
This is Not A Poker Blog
Chick and a Chair
Go Be Rude
Poker Cheapskate
Poker & Other Stuff
Seven Two
Musical Poker
WPBT Online
Isabelle Mercier
Cardschat Blog
Amy Calistri
BJ Nemeth
Annie's Blog

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    Tuesday, October 19, 2004

    Some Public Service Announcements

    Yes, yes, I know, I haven't posted anything lately, but I've been busy, and what have you done for me lately? Yeah yeah. But I wanted to quickly note a few things.

    First, in case you weren't aware, the next blogger/reader tournament is this Thursday night, this time at PokerStars. Twenty bucks to lock horns with some of the orneriest, most rootin'-tootin' gambloors this side of the New York Stock Exchange. Though I myself will not be playing, in part because I of course am on hiatus, and because Thursday is on of my volleyball nights and I need both exercise and beer. So you won't have me to kick around, but I'm sure there'll still be some shockingly bad play, horrible manners, and hilarious chat. Go visit Iggy for more details and, if you don't have a Stars account, a link where you can get a signon bonus through him.

    And the Blogfather needs the infusion of cash, because, believe it or not, today he quit his job and is taking up the challenge of playing poker professionally. What else can one do but bow down in homage? Here I am, quitting poker to look for a job, and he's quitting his job to play. Oh, oh, oh the humanity.

    Let's see, what else? I have a new site up where I'll be publishing my novel as I go along in November, I'll post the link once I get it looking the way it should. Uhh...what else? Oh, my Steelers posted about their most satisfying win in the last 12 months over the loathed Cowboys. Big Ben is the toast of the town, most of whom seemed to be in attendence at Texas Stadium. Now, I thought football was big in Texas, I thought the 'Boys were "America's Team"? So how come it sounded like a flashback to Three Rivers when the Black and Gold took the lead? We Steeler fans travel well and, alas, many of us have had to move on to greener pastures thanks to our faltering economy and bankrupt city government. But while you can take the jagov outta the 'Burgh, you can't take the 'Burgh outta the jagov. And it was delicious having our fans shouting down the beef-addled Cowboy boosters.

    Beating Dallas, Parcells, and Keyshawn Johnson all in one sitting...delicious. And of course Vinny came through for us yet again. I have to say I doubted him, I thought after the two picks we dropped we couldn't expect more from him, but of course he came through. Vinny has come through for us ever since the 1986 Fiesta Bowl, when he tossed 5 picks against Penn State. When it's time for a new Steeler jersey, I may get #16 and put "TESTAVERDE" across the back. The man has done more for Steeler fans than any quarterback since Bradshaw. Until Big Ben, of course.

    OK, go sign up for the tourney, eat your vegetables, say your prayers. Until next time... get this widget Please visit Pokernews site for more poker news, poker strategy articles or poker rules.

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