Save Scott!

Pokerati Tech Wizard needs new lung, cancer drugs, and/or new hobby

by , Sep 12, 2011 | 3:41 pm

scott chaffin the fat guy

Hacked: The Pokerati Morlock’s lung troubles really take the fun out of smoking for the rest of us.

Scott Chaffin is dying. Now now, before you say WTF? know that I am, too. And so are you, and you, and you. In fact, I challenge you to find one living person on the planet who isn’t “dying” … you can’t do it. Fact of life.

But some of us have to fight a little harder to stave off the grim reaper. And Scott, at age 54, got called into life-battle recently upon learning his nagging smoker’s cough was actually full-blown lung cancer.

Scott is one of the original poker bloggers (c. 2002) — and one of the original bloggers for that matter — who has been a big part of Pokerati since the near-beginning. Horrified by an all-flash direction I was headed with version 2, he took over the controls for all things techy in Pokeratiland more than five years ago. Since then, The Fat Guy has overseen three redesigns, bailed me out on multiple occasions after I broke something big, and has written tens of thousands of lines of code for 146 half-baked Pokerati projects since abandoned. All for no pay, mind you … and added bummer as I learn now that our small-business health plan here at Pokerati may not cover actual sickness.

So if you like Scott and like this site and/or just hate cancer … help keep The Fat Guy around a while longer — he’s still got work to do, dammit! — by donating to his cause via PayPal. (Link takes you to TFG.com, w donate button on top right.) And if you have any complaints about how things run on this site, well dude, c’mon … you know, [hush] cancer.


6 Comments to “Save Scott!”


  1. Scott
    says:

    That picture’s from the Lou Diamond Phillips night at the Lodge, right?  My main memory from that night is Eyebrows Wilonsky’s barely-concealed disgust at Lou’s raucous, shirtless behavior.


  2. Dan Michalski
    says:

    indeed it is. and my memory from that night is the traffic that came for years on searches for “lou diamond phillips shirtless”!


  3. Dan Michalski
    says:

    indeed it is. and my memory from that night is the traffic that came for years on searches for “lou diamond phillips shirtless”!


  4. Mikee2421
    says:

    pay pal link doesnt work


  5. Dan Michalski
    says:

    sorry dude … (hey scott, can you fix that? lol) … go to http://thefatguy.com and click the paypal link in the top right. 


  6. Dan Michalski
    says:

    sorry dude … (hey scott, can you fix that? lol) … go to http://thefatguy.com and click the paypal link in the top right.