Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Few Random Thoughts

On Poker

You put up with my banal ramblings on Omaha often enough. So, do yourself a favour, and get over to Milkybarkid for some proper Omaha hand analysis. Remember to read the comments too.

On Cars

The car passed its annual roadworthiness check last week (MOT), but needed a new set of brake disks.

I grumbled at the cost, as always. But they saved me a good few quid - and endless hassle - this morning when some Scottish Miss Daisy trundled out in front of me on a roundabout and formed an impromptu rolling road-block right across my exit lane.

Brake, swerve, grind to a halt sideways on the roundabout, curse, and exhale.

That was me. She continued on her merry (and very slow) way without even noticing our near miss - despite the fact I almost T-boned her car.

I have a theory about my fellow drivers, which is that anyone with a hat should be avoided. Whether it's a burberry baseball cap in a souped up Nova, or a tweed trilby in a Volvo.

Today's hat appeared to consist of the pelts of several endangered species and if it was real would surely have earned a can of red paint from PETA.

Yes, I got close enough to check out her hat, and she still didn't see me.

Remember kids - when the back end starts to break away, steer into the skid. That is all.

On Ringtones

I'm not a big fan of gimmicky ringtones. I'd go so far as to say that anyone signing up for those insane packages, which are ceaselessly marketed on the music channels, should be forcibly sterilised to avoid further corruption of the gene pool.

I'm not sure what's worse. Paying £15 a month for a couple of ringtones and a few logos each week; or having such an empty existence that changing the logo on your phone thrice weekly is actually a meaningful part of your life.

That said, here's a poker themed video ringtone for your phone which someone pimped on Blonde Poker. It's pretty clever. Even if the music is absolutely dire.

Bear in mind though, that if you ever let the phone ring long enough to play the entire clip, I'll have hung up long before the end.

On Comments

I don't get many comments, but when I do they are very much appreciated. So thanks to TripJax and Drizz in particular for recently reminding me someone actually reads this stuff!


Forty_Two said...


They'd have better P.R. if they didn't behave like such nutjobs.

TripJax said...

I enjoy your writing so keep it up...glad I could help with a comment here and there.

I'm gonna have to watch myself now when I think about driving with a hat.