Via our friend, Short-Stacked Shamus:…
In Ã¢â‚¬Å“Family Pot,Ã¢â‚¬Â our intrepid trio (sans SitNGo Steve, who for this episode stood up and went) carefully interweave a number of anecdotes and observations thematically linked by the subject of family. Recorded Thanksgiving eve, discussion begins with a detailed cataloguing of various family traditions, most of which seem to involve tableware. While the phrase Ã¢â‚¬Å“somebody gets stabbed and there is rolling on the floorÃ¢â‚¬Â is uttered, the overall tone here is in fact light-hearted. Jovial, even.
The conversational tÃƒÂªte-ÃƒÂ -tÃƒÂªte-ÃƒÂ -tÃƒÂªte then turns to consider non-traditional Ã¢â‚¬Å“families.Ã¢â‚¬Â Such as the one comprised of all of those poker bloggers presently assembling in Vegas for the big WPBT Winter Gathering. Concerning which, do head over to Tao of Poker and check out Dr. PaulyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s instructional post Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bloggers Invading Vegas Tips 5.0Ã¢â‚¬Â (from 11/19/07). Add to list Ã¢â‚¬Å“never call a Ã¢â‚¬ËœpostÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ a Ã¢â‚¬ËœblogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ when speaking to Dan.Ã¢â‚¬Â Not that any self-respecting poker blogger would. The tone during this middle section? Vaguely combative.
Finally, looking ahead to Christmas and the new year, the group collectively resolves to make some resolutions. And perhaps write them down somewhere. Here the tone becomes sentimental — even maudlin — as Tom, Dan, and Karridy demonstrate they, too, form a kind of Ã¢â‚¬Å“family.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Maybe they should consider sending out cards this year.
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You can read Shamus’ real poker musings over at Hard-Boiled Poker. Thanks, Shammy-Poo.