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.