Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin


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Originally uploaded by good43.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Big Snake!


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Originally uploaded by good43.

From a trip to the zoo on a really hot day this summer.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Fox News in the Lou

I hardly ever watch the local news. I get my local news from the web. Tonight I flipped to Fox at 10 because I didn't know if the World Series started tonight or tomorrow. Next thing I know I am ass deep in Pauly's trip to the Well.

So I am not paying much attention and at 10:03 my wife says, "Its not a virus". The local anchor, Sandy Miller, called MRSA a virus instead of a bacteria. That's about as simple a fact to check as it gets. I hit rewind on the tivo and sure enough she calls it a virus.

A while later is a a editorial piece by Charles Jaco having to do with pro sports players doing bad things. This is relevant because the Rams cut Claude Terrell today because he was just arrested for assaulting his wife, again. The gist of the piece was that stars can almost get away with anything and that the lesser knowns must have a better character. At the end of the piece was some banter between Sandy Miller and Charles Jaco. I hit the record button on the TIVO so I could transcribe it for you, my 3 invisible internet friends.

Sandy Miller: "Some strong words we heard there. Charles do you think its really going to take the public to say 'No more we're not putting up with this kind of behavior from pro athletes' before somebody like the NFL does something about it?"

Charles Jaco: "Well it could be but so far people don't stay away from games because people have bad hip hop attitudes. They stay away from games because the team is losing. Uhh and that's the way it works. Uhhh Terrell managed to bring money into the team when he was good, he's terrible now. He wasn't helping anything. No, I, I think until the teams get an idea that character actually does count for something and counts for quite a bit you're going to see more and more of this. Its just the way pro athletes are groomed these days."


I think Jaco just equated beating your wife with a "hip hop attitude". Earlier in the piece he makes reference to Jason Whitlock, a columnist from Kansas City and for Foxsports.com. To me it seems like he's trying to cover his ass by linking up an African-American columnist with a similar opinion.

I don't know, trying to say "hip hop attitude" and domestic violence are linked seems to be a stretch. I'll give you T.O.'s on field antics might be hip hop attitude, Chad Johnson's brand of showmanship might be hip hop attitude. Killing dogs and beating your wife transcends your attitude. These guys are criminals, regardless of the music they listen to, concerts they attend and clothes they wear.

I hope some video of this turns up.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

643 feet off the ground.


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Originally uploaded by good43.

Pondering?


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The Arch


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I have lived in STL since 1999 and I finally went up to the top of the Arch last weekend. We took the kids and my wife's colleague from Ghana.

All Alone


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Originally uploaded by good43.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Illinois is Killing FREE Poker

You know, a bar sponsored tourney. People sign up to play and the winner gets a $100 bar tab or something. Or a $30 dollar dinner tab.

Yeah, Illinois says that's gambling. You can sing karaoke for a prize, but not play poker.

This is after Illinois put a stop to charity tournaments. You know a poker tourney set up where prizes are donated and entry fees go to pay for some childs cancer treatment.

Welcome to 1920, Illinois.

Listen about it here.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Skunk!


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Originally uploaded by good43.

Srsly. Isn't that adorable?

Monday, October 08, 2007

I still want to play in your freeroll but....

I am going to learn to skate just so I can crush Danny Boy into the boards. That PS poker=hockey ad is DUMB

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 7077455

Friday, October 05, 2007


<good43>are you playing?

<maigrey>
yes

donkament hee haw

<good43>
I dont play tournament poker
[22:59]I am a cash game specialist

<maigrey>ha ha

<good43>well I have a special way of playing cash games anyway

A Monkey and a Skunk


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Originally uploaded by good43.