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

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Tao of Poker
Up for Poker
Boy Genius
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Poker Works
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Bad Blood
Love and Casino War
Double As
Lion Tales
Paul Phillips
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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
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2005

    Hey, Maybe I Can Write For The Washington Post!

    Just in case Iggy is in a holding cell or something, there's an article
    about poker and poker magazines in today's Washington Post. It's basically a re-cap of content in various poker mags, including the once-thought deceased All In.

    The piece is written in a condescending fashion by a guy who admits he knows nothing about poker. I saw a link to it on Jim Romenesko's page, and I will be making some sort of comment to either them about it. I did have a letter published on Romenesko's site a few weeks back, maybe my name will stick in his mind...yeah...sure...

    I have a big post coming about content theft and the changing economic picture for the blogosphere both as a whole and our corner in particular, but first I want to get some Animal Crackers for breakfast. Priorities, people.

    UPDATE: Freakin' love animal crackers. Anyway, the article breaks such earthshaking news as:

    Chris Ferguson is called "Jesus", because of his long hair and beard.

    Chau Giang worked as a cook in a Chinese restaurant before winning a bracelet last year.

    Annie Duke graduated from Penn and Columbia and has 3 kids.

    Now, I guess it's a bit much for the writer to know that Giang is also one of the biggest cash game players in the world. But I think he (and the writer who's article he's regurgitating) should know that Duke has 4 kids. Unless there was a tragedy in their household that I'm not aware of...maybe I should just shut up about that. No, I'm pretty sure she has 4 kids. Yes, checked her website, everybody's fine. Whew. Their mistake not mine.

    The author also says he doesn't know what "the nuts" means in poker. I think my mom knows what that means, and she's such a savvy poker player that, if the planets aligned in some strange way and she was actually playing Hold-em, and was dealt an ace and a jack, she would immediately turn to my brother and say, "Ryan, have you talked to your friend A.J. lately, how is he doing?". Mom's got tells, tells, tells. get this widget Please visit Pokernews site for more poker news, poker strategy articles or poker rules.

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