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DOYLEISM OF THE DAY: “Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.”

by Doyle Brunson |  Published: Jul 29, '10

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I got to play in a big cash game in L.A. last week. It was a bunch of fun guys (rich, too) and I really enjoyed it. One of the regulars was a friend of mine that I hadn’t seen for 35 years. He didn’t have two nickels to rub together when I knew him and now he has hundreds of millions. I’d say that is a pretty good success story. I played twice winning one time and losing once.

When I got to the house the game is played in, I couldn’t believe it. It was 5 stories high on the top of a mountain overlooking the city. The lift was broken and I climbed the five stories of marble stairways with my crutch. My legs and knees are so sore I have trouble sleeping at nights. I’m not going back until the lift is fixed.

At the top of the house where the game is sits a piano.  It was Nat King Cole’s instrument and I sat down and played a song my mom taught me when I was six years old. I didn’t know I could play anything besides chopsticks. Yep, me and Nat.

Every time I fly I think about how unfair our system is. I usually get a wheelchair to ride to my gate because of my bad leg. Every single time, because I have a metal implant in my shoulder and set off the alarm, I go through an intensive search that takes a long time because not only do they shake me down completely, they go over the chair with a fine tooth comb. I suppose it’s necessary but it seems a little extreme. The funny part is that almost all of the security guards must be poker fans and they recognize me. However it doesn’t keep them from being very thorough on their final examination. I even have to take my shoes and belt off along with the usual stuff. I guess it’s better safe than sorry though.

My publicist, Lara Miller, sold everything she owned except what she could carry in a backpack. She left her business and embarked on a 3-4 year journey around the world. She is currently in India and she regularly blogs and sends tweets about her trip. She has a $14 a day budget and plans on hitchhiking across Asia and Europe. I can’t imagine all the dangers she is going to encounter doing that. But, she is determined to do so even after I tried to talk her out of it. Can you just imagine an attractive 34 year old woman hitchhiking across some of those countries? I told her the only way she could possibly not get raped is to carry cards in every language and give them out at the opportune moment. The card would say, “Go ahead, but I have aids.”  That might save her but I really fear for what could happen, being all alone in foreign countries.

I just got a tweet from Lara saying she is having a great time. She says the only poker players the folks in India know are “texdolly” and the “unabomber”. Can you imagine that? The world is a funny place.

Someone sent me an e-mail about the World’s Shortest Books. I thought some of them were very funny so I tweeted a few of them on Twitter. The response was amazing. I got hundreds and hundreds of humorous jokes about short books. I retweeted the ones I thought were the best and they just kept coming and I kept retweeting them. I had 346,000 followers when I started and I lost 900 of them because they didn’t like it because of the volume. After two days of travel and no tweets, I’m back to 345,500. The one that I received the most was “Humility” by Phil Hellmuth. My favorite was “Different ways to comb your hair” by Doyle Brunson.

I’m almost through with my seven implants (yeaaah-). It’s time to make my way to Montana for a relaxing time with my dogs and my family. I’m gonna beat Todd at the shooting range this time. Adios 110 degree weather, hello 81 degree weather!!

-DB

Doyle "Tex Dolly" Brunson is a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, best-selling author, and is known worldwide as the father of modern poker. His list of poker accomplishments and awards are endless.

 
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LoProPoker
10 years ago

"How to post funny comments on blogs" by LoProPoker
I wonder who else was at this big game .I think its the one Vince Van Patten was talking about .

 
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a2cwd
10 years ago

Nice blog Doyle

 
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Kind_Bud
10 years ago

LOL good one DUMDUM, nice to have you aboard!!!

 
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olipetit
10 years ago

Black-striker you are a douche bag ,why such hatred towards Doyle and everyone else?
please tell us what's eating you inside i know a good therapist maybe he can help.
if not shoot yourself in the head same for bmpek ....what a bunch of loosers

 
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Kind_Bud
10 years ago

roadgambler, you just may be right, the posts have been removed. Definitely an inside job.

 
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olipetit
10 years ago

sorry bmpek....

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
10 years ago

"I know how we can beat Doyle: let's invite him over and make it seem as if the elevator doesn't work. Then he'll have to amble up four flights of stairs."

What scumbags.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
10 years ago

And Uncle, this website is starting to suck on its own -- misspellings in the headlines (how do you screw up 'November'?); the return of the CPTV player problem from a few months ago (after two days, they still haven't fixed the link to The Scoop, Ted Forrest Part 2); and late/poor reporting/analysis on this week's happenings in D.C.

Card Player has gone downhill fast, sorry to say, or perhaps slowly -- Venable has a point.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
10 years ago

I can't figure out who's dumber -- the Shulmans for letting this site deteriorate, or Tony G, who a few years ago couldn't tell the difference between Ralph Perry and a random ethnic Russian, whom he wouldn't have the balls to berate. I'd love to see him try that stuff with Kravchenko btw.

Ancient news, I know, but you guys know what I'm saying between the lines.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
10 years ago

Well, it's about time.

Thanks for fixing the video, boys.

 
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rambler1216
10 years ago

I got a question for all you tournament players and seasoned pros who are following the blogs. Is it my imagination or are the tournaments turning more and more into big crap shoots. Everyone I have played in or inquired about lately the blind levels are shorter in length and they try to cover it up with this deep stack bologna. Please comment or your thoughts and or preferences.

 
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SweetAngalee
10 years ago

rambler1216 .. 2+2 would proably be a better forum for that,
if you're not already a member: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/

 
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