View Full Version : The coolest table in town (long).

04-05-2002, 05:14 AM
So yesterday I had a bad day. Well, not a bad day since I made a little. Which is a pleasant change of pace acutally. But what was bad was that I brought my sunglasses into the Mirage.

During a break, I walked directly to the Sportsbook to check out the big board. Hmmm, 7-1 on the chalk to win a golf tournament isn't very attractive. I start to walk back and realize that my glasses must've dropped off my belt. I look along my very limited path to and from the poker room. No dice. $100 Nike shades down the tubes, ugh what a beat. Like I said. Bad day.

Long story short, I go to the mall and buy 2 new pair of shades for $15. Things are looking up.

Fast forward to today.

I like my new shades. I decide that today I am wearing them at the poker table. This is something I never do since I feel like a dork when I wear shades at the table. It's a bit played out. But today, I am gonna sport my new shades. Yes indeedy. I am lookin sharp!

So I arrive at the Horseshoe and wait to get into the 10-20. I finally do and I make a joke at myself to the regulars. I tell them that I don't care how ridiculous I look, I'm wearing my new sunglasses. Tomorrow, I joke, I'll bring in a CD player and headphones to complete the poker dork look. Yes, I was wearing a baseball cap.

Then it gets fun.

After a while, I talk the player next to me into getting her shades. Now there are two of us, I joke. You can't possibly stop us now!

Then, a few others locals say they don't want to be left out and put on their shades. Now 4 of the 10 are wearing sunglasses.

The 10 seat now swings the balance of power declaring "I'm not about to be outdone" and grabs his glasses.

Thats 5 of the 10. I declare "I like our team, its like shirts and skins. We are gonna kick all of you non sunglass asses!"

Now the 5 seat takes a beat. He walks. He comes back. He has, yup, you guessed it, he has sunglasses.

6 of 10.

But we aren't done. I thought we were, but we weren't. The 4 remaining players were old white guys who probabaly don't even own sunglasses. One of these old guys was George. Horseshoe regulars know George. Older white guy with a bad hip. Usually wears a Yankees cap. Loose. Nice as can be. Really one of the most pleasant people you would want to play with.

George disappears for a round. This is unusual since he just sat down. I wonder out loud where the heck he could be. He's slow, he can't have gone far.

A few minutes later, George comes back.

He sits down.

He smiles.

He opens a bag from the gift shop.

He pulls out his new sunglasses.

And puts them on.

As the table roars its approval, I declare that George has more cool in his pinkie than I have in my entire body. One of the players agrees with me and follows up with, "This has got to be the coolest table in town."

Awful hard to argue with that.

04-05-2002, 07:43 AM
gr8 post, you are now on my list of 2+2 ers to crack off a gr8 hand in a huge pot...gl

04-05-2002, 09:12 AM

You should seriously consider writing a book based on your memoirs. Your stuff cracks me up.

Hopefully one day when I make it to Vegas you can crack me up in person.

Keep up the good writing.

Best Wishes


04-05-2002, 09:27 AM
That might get me to Binion's later today.

04-05-2002, 12:02 PM

04-05-2002, 01:26 PM
Dave-sorry the Babe missed that sunglass action. Guess it was when I was practicing for the WSOP .Looks like I'm going to have do buy some shades, too, eh? BTW, I do like those $7.50 silver glasses you were wearing yesterday - don't know if it helps your game, but they look nice See ya later. Babe.

04-05-2002, 02:17 PM
Yup, sadly the Babe was busy trying to win the World Champioinship. More important things to do than mucking around in the 10-20 /images/wink.gif .

Damn, that reminds me, I forgot to get your autograph. Gotta get it while its cheap, ya know!

04-05-2002, 03:05 PM
See - if people see this kind of stuff happen, they'll line up to play at your table.

You're getting major emotional +EV simply by all the fun you're having, but I also claim that you're putting dollars in your pocket, by competing very effectively against all the other things the casino has to offer the average tourist.

Regards, Lee

04-05-2002, 05:25 PM

04-05-2002, 06:44 PM
shame on you clarkie...there is now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, anything cheap about the pokerbabe...think about it...gl

04-05-2002, 08:08 PM
Scalf- You got it right for sure...The Babe is neither "cheap" nor "easy". Clark is Cool but sometimes stuck at Level 1 thinking. See ya there...Babe.

04-05-2002, 09:05 PM

04-05-2002, 10:28 PM
That's the way I like it! I'll be at Horseshoe next month when I'm in Vegas. I'll be looking for this cool table. I'll bring my shades just in case!