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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


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).



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almost 2 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."


almost 2 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!