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Happy Halloween!

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Oct 31, '12


I think my jack-o-lantern looks cool, but not quite like the image I was going for. I did a better job of that last year. Try to figure it out, but if you’re still uncertain, you can click here.

Emily’s jack-o-lantern is a tribute to our Europe trip:

And of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without “The R4v3n“. This is seriously a poker comedy masterpiece and you should go watch it immediately if you’ve never seen it (and actually even if you have).



Andrew Brokos is a professional poker player, writer, and teacher. He is also an avid hiker and traveler and a passionate advocate for urban public education. You can find dozens of his poker strategy articles at and more information about group seminars and one-on-one coaching at

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5 years ago

As a writer Andrew, you will appreciate Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", which has one of the best opening lines in fiction.

"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge"

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" You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled --but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong."


5 years ago

I have read "Cask" - I grew up near Poe's hometown of Baltimore, so he was a popular subject for English classes - but it's been a long time, and I certainly didn't remember the opening. Thanks for the reminder!