Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Waffle Pwn

Now, I might be the last person to have seen this video (since it has 23 million views), but I stumbled upon it and thought WOW! Waffles!

Here is the vid:

Then, while watching the video, I saw a pop ad that says, "go to Ebay and search Wafflepwn for t-shirts"

This can't be coincidence can it?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Phone Book Question

What does the # sign mean when it is placed in front of any random word or phrase. I don't tweet and I think it has something to do with that.

There... I asked. I'm not afraid to look stupid either.

Explain away. Oh, and have a good weekend.

P.S. any other tweetisms that you think coincide with the # sign should be included as well. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010


For those of you that partake...

Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told
(The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,)
That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive,
And her enchanted hair was the first gold.
And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
And, subtly of herself contemplative,
Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave,
Till heart and body and life are in its hold.
The rose and poppy are her flower; for where
Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent
And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
Lo! As that youth's eyes burned at thine, so went
Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent
And round his heart one strangling golden hair.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


OK, so not really part III yet. There seems to be some issues with Poker getting up and running in PA as of yet. Some have stated that it may not happen until 2011, possibly 2012.

The real issue is that PA has yet to decided about the regulations for the dealers, the games themselves, and how the rake will be calculated. I'm not sure the casinos are in too big of a hurry as they try to negotiate the states regs for every other table game.

Philly Parx just sent in their first application for somewhere near the first 50 tables of the 250 they are allotted. Poker is not among them.

They did however issue a release that they intend to have at least a 75 table poker room. We'll just have to wait. For those reasons alone... AC will continue to win, at least for the time being. In the least it gives them more time to come up with some fixes. The city better be on board however, cause that is going to be a big piece of it. We're not talking about survival here. We're talking growth and sustainability.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care

The minimalist in me makes this particularly hard. I've seen posts on Facebook, hundreds of them already covering the gamut. Yeah! Healthcare! Booo Socialism! and some who obviously have zero fucking clue of what it means either way.

The Dems see this as a win. The repubs see it as a loss, although I guarantee someone is thinking up some shit to use it as political ammo to oust as many dems as possible in upcoming elections.

Apparently nothing happens until 2013, except the rise in personal taxes. But for simplistic reasons, let me just throw out what it really means.

- The US Government just took control of 1/6 of the nations economy
- This bill was passed to "help" just around 10% of the population
- The Dems tried (I'm not sure if it was successful yet) to get this legislation passed without ever being able to be overturned or reversed.

We lost today. Democracy literally took a back seat to politics and big business. In a Democracy, the majority is supposed to rule. On this issue, it didn't. The majority of US citizens were against this bill, yet it passed.

Listen, I'm not against affordable health care. I wish it for everyone. I agree it should be a right. I've been convinced. But this is not going to be what everyone thinks it is. Nothing much will change unless you are already a member of the welfare class. The policy you have will stay the same. You will pay more taxes. Your premiums will not go down. Your service will. Doctors will become less available. A new system will be built privately for the wealthy, driven by capitalists who see a need, and demand, for specialized care, afforded by those who want it, and will and can pay for it.

This will only cause more problems as those who don't have will cry bull shit. I really view this as yet another step in separating the classes even further. The middle class is dying. This will only help to widen the divide between classes.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Funny? Maybe AC? Possibly

You might have heard of Jihad Jane. I'm sure it made national news, but mostly I've been following it via our local media because it happened in these here parts.

To me, without really reading much of the gals background, it seems more of a cry for attention. Boredom and/or stupidity if you will. Someone with nothing else to do, nothing to relate to, so, why not do something where she will be liked and acknowledged.

Taking all things in perspective though, it seems as if most of the people I speak to about it look at it is nothing more than a joke. "HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! What a dope! What a loser! What a clown!".

I know, you here these snippets and immediately think, "must be talking about waffles"... but alas, no. These remarks are towards some unknown who perpetrated an almost unthinkable act. Along with the fact that it was by someone who doesn't fit, at all, the so called profile of someone you would think would do this. For one, a female. Secondly, a suburban, supposedly middle class female.

Is this really funny. Am I missing something here? This is some serious shit. From a seemingly half hearted attempt to grasp something meaningful in an otherwise meaningless life (reportedly), to conspiring to have someone waxed because they offended an entire religion. Good Lord. Take up knitting or something. Even I poke fun at it, but is it really that funny? Or silly? Someone get this chic some meds. Or better yet, smile at her. Jesus.

I've been gathering some G2 (intel) on the impending card rooms here in PA. AC Part III is in the works but I don't want to just make random statements that are nothing more than supposition. Things have happened here in PA where some of the Casinos have made their first attempts at filing for table licenses. So far the first round of applications haven't included Poker tables. I'm sure that will happen shortly, but some press releases have shown that the PA casinos will initially go after the higher margin table games like black jack and roulette before investing in Poker. Early indications point that there are several reasons for that. First is the fact that regs for poker dealers hasn't been established yet, or are in the works. Second is that the other games obviously offer a higher margin than poker.

As soon as I am done my research, I'll have solid facts to support my thoughts. It's shaping up to be very interesting. That is the approach that these PA casinos are taking and their strategy they have seemingly embraced.

I now must sign off - for the greatest sporting event in the history of the world is about to start. I MUST PREPARE...

P.S. Last night was brutal. Destinations where missed, unexpected, and salty. I hate bad drunks.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ahhh Politics!

I get it... I owe the final part of why AC will win. I've been BUSY! (exactly as Luther says it in 48 hours) and will get to it post haste.

But before then, I would like to point out how local politics, MY local politics, are just as corrupt and shallow as federal politics. I can gather that it is most likely this way across our great land. It seems as if those in power generally have the inclination that politics equals personal discretion on how much they get to do whatever the hell they think is apropos for them and their little circle jerk of friends.

Entitlement for achieving such a high level of "prestige" if you will. Check out this little story I found in our local newspaper. For all you national readers out there, and also for the record, County Commissioner James Matthews happens to be Chris Matthews' (of CNN) brother.

There is so much more to this story and if you are local, you probably know it already. If not and wish to choose to understand it a little more, I 'll give you the gist of it...

Montco had a policy of RFP's for service... The Dem's came in and decided to NOT offer RFP's befor awarding contracts for goods and services and just so happens that one of those companies was a heavy donator to the campaigns of those dems. The dems then blame the repubs and so on and so forth. Oh, and one of those commissioners is now running for Governor of the state. Beautiful.

I ask my neighbors about this in casual conversation as we attempt to settle down for the night discussing our children's going on's and quirks. No one really seems to give a shit as it doesn't have an effect on their daily lives. Part of the reason I guess why these idiots get away with what they do. One neighbor stated, I don't even vote anymore because, "What's the point?".

Well, let's think about that... In all honesty, what is the point? I can get all patriotic and American. Voting was always ingrained into our heads growing up as a privilege and right that makes our country what it is. Voting was a duty. However, in today's climate, I can at least understand the apathy. I don't condone it, but I understand it.

Part 3 of why AC will win is coming. Here is part I and Part II if you'd like to catch up. PA will have their share of poker players and the market, but AC will do things to stay not only competitive, but on top of the Mid-Atlantic poker heap.

Friday, March 5, 2010

ahhh... Sandwhiches!

I don't think that there should be any doubt about my affection for sandwiches. Any kind of sandwich. I love to cook, and I like cooking complicated, but the sandwich is always number one in my heart.

Cuban mufalatto, Italian hoagies, chicken salad on a croissant or bagel, steak sandwich with blue cheese, or whatever you think will make it happen for you at any given time.

But see, living here in the South Eastern part of PA we have a specialty. More precisely, Norristown, PA. Tommy Lasorda, Peter Boyle, Mike Piazza, even Maria Bello hail from this area, and all could tell you about this one sandwich delicacy.

It's called a zep. That's right, a Zep. In Norristown, there were two places to find a zep. Lou's and Eve's. It has been a hot contested battle for years about who's is the best. Recently, there has been a third contender brought to the surface... Sessano's. Sessano's is home to some very good Italian pork, but they also, among my circle of friends, have been entered into the ring of Zep warriors.

OK, so what is a zep? Very simply, provolone cheese, cooked salami, onions, tomatoes, oregano, oil, on a long or round roll. Done and done. It's the simple things, really.

How could something so simple be so different? Why are there only three competitors? Well, actually, you can get a zep at any place that sells sandwiches. It's just that these three are the best. I have found some differences, and have pin pointed why they are different and which one I prefer the most.

Eve's is the grandmother of all things Zeps. when they first opened their shop, it's all the sold. Zeps, potato chips, and sodas. That's it. Lou's has been selling them longer, but he also had a full service shop. Sessano's has only been open for a few years, but man do they do it right.

The differences are quite unique. Lou's cuts his onion much thinner than Eve's. Eve's bread is better. Sessano's uses a slightly different mix of oil that offers a little bit more of a twang, but still keeps it within the "Zep" category.

Why am I pining over Zeps all of a sudden? because it's friday and I can't eat meat. Well, I can, but my son said something about it while I was getting ready to purchase something I had waited for almost two hours (once I made the decision on what I was going to have for lunch).

Of course, Eve's sells tuna zeps, which are just as tasty. Just not the original...

Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 Olympics

These Olympics where very weird. Curling took front stage. Hockey was awesome. Tragedy. Entertainment. These Olympics were all about Canada. The most Gold medals ever. Vancouver. Parties in the streets, and awesome awesome hockey.

It was weird to see an awesome game, come to such a climax, first getting into overtime, and then ending on such a soft goal. But such an incredible game.

Norway took a ton of medals. The US set a record for most medals. (although I usually don't recognize silver and bronze medals - that's just me).

Did I mention the Hockey? Congrats to Canada for hosting such a wonderful event, an incredible hockey team, and a wonderful show of spirit throughout the games themselves.