Los Angeles, CA
It's Friiiiiiiiday, so procrastinate as much as you can before the weekend begins. You can waste time today by masticating on these savory links that are a mixture of poker and non-poker stuff.
Shaun Deeb semi-retired from the MTT grind, but has returned with vengeance. He shipped a tournament on Full Tilt last week and on Wednesday night, he took down a WCOOP bracelet. Read Change100's recap of that final table... What Retirement? (Poker Stars Blog)Before I hit the road, I'd like to take the time for a little shameless self-pimping. My poker writing represents an iota of my weekly output. To better phrase that -- poker writing and freelance work fund my overall passion for writing, whether it's Lost Vegas or future book projects. I write diligently about a variety of topics at three other corners of the web including music related content at Coventry, or a group literary mag at Truckin', and daily musings (about everything that's not poker) at Tao of Pauly. If you like what you see here, I encourage you to support the other sites by giving them a read. You won't be disappointed. And if you don't like those blogs, then I promise to give you a money back guarantee.
Across the pond, the WSOP-Europe kicked off at the Empire Casino. While everyone wondered if Phil Ivey or Durrrr win bracelet prop bets, the actual poker playing flew under the radar. The Unabomber seized the day and won his first bracelet. (Wicked Chops Poker)
The Liberace Museum is closing. Wait, what? Yes, You have one month to visit one of the few traces of old Las Vegas. And man, where the hell am I gonna score diet pills that we crush up and snort in the press box on long nights at the WSOP? (LasVegasVegas)
Congrats to PrimeTime420 for winning Week 1 of Saturdays with Dr. Pauly. If you're a fantasy football junkie and would like to participate, then click here for more details. (Fantasy Sports Live Blog)
Michael Lewis is one of my favorite writers. His book, Liar's Poker, was recommended reading when I took my first job on Wall Street as a bond trader. He recently penned Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds, an article discussing the Greeks defaulting on a shit-ton of debt. (Vanity Fair)
I heard rumors that it was big, but woooow.... Guess Where Paris Hilton Smuggles Drugs? Paris is a modern day Han Solo, except instead of smuggling contraband into the floor panels of the Millennium Falcon, she's hiding it... well... you know.... in that gaping shaved hole of hers below the equator. (The Superficial)
Everyone likes to make fun of hipsters. Here's a bit of British humour poking fun at East London hipsters... Being a Dickhead's Cool. (Coventry Music)
Have a groovy weekend. NGTFOOMO.