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Friday, August 12, 2005

Head over to Professional Poker Player Chris Halverson's blog and wish him a Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Chris.

Here's your present. (Courtesy of ScubaSteve) Don't say I never gave you anything.

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Has BG thrown in the towel yet?

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Honorable mention from yesterday's post. I completely forgot that I was going to bring up this poster queen from the 80's.



Heather Thomas, ladies and gentleman.

Do they still sell posters like this in Spencers? I haven't been in one of those stores in decades. If they do, who are the top girls these days?

Since I brought up the wifey yesterday without a pic.... here's one of her molesting Greg Raymer at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.



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Have a great weekend. Go Chelsea!

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

The polls are open! 

Vote now!

1950's hottest

1960's hottest

1970's hottest

1980's hottest

1990's hottest

Current

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"Fantasy" Draft 

6:30am

Good morning Mr. Genius,

It's been awhile since we've tried one of these stupid things, time to bring it back.

For today's post I'd like to settle on a theme. We've been discussing the virtues of different women throughout recent history (Jessica Simpson's Daisy Duke vs. Catherine Bach, etc) and I thought we'd combine that idea with a little fantasy draft. I say we pick a female in her prime from each of the last 5 decades, say the 50's on, with justification and let the good people decide who made the best pics.

Deal?

Ok, I flipped a coin and I won.

My number one draft pick is from the 80's and I could have left her as a sleeper pick. Phoebe Cates (btw, clicking on the picture to the left will give you the NSFW version of the pic). I used a quote from Fast Times yesterday and that got me thinking. She may not be the hottest or cutest girl from the 80's, but for any quy in his 30's, I'll bet she has a special place in their mammory memory. (See how quick I fell back into silly high school humor?) Fast Times came out on cable around the same time cable came out as cable. The old push button cable boxes on top of the TV. Apparently Fast Times was one of 5 movies on cable at the time because it ran constantly. It's impossible to look at that picture and not think of this song and get a little smile on your face.

There you have, my first pick.

Come back at me with two.

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837AM

Sir Aloysius,

Yes, it has been a long time. Speaking of, noticed the timestamp on your email read 630AM, which leads me to presume that bars in the greater Malvern area have somehow agreed to stay open for yourself and Big Mike well past the 2AM usual closing time. Either that, or they found a way to caffeinate Southern Comfort, leading to a bender-slash-all-nighter on your end.

So it's fantasy draft time. We've been kicking this idea around for awhile, and I think it is a noble one. Letting the masses decide between our picks to determine a winner, however, might lead to some pandering to the peanut gallery. I will never be guilty of such things, as you will note by my pick for the decade of the 90s. As a matter of fact, my pick is such that I might take an "ofer" from the greater voting public, but I don't care. I'm picking the women I love from the past, and public opinion be damned.

Analyzing your first pick, I must just offer a simple, "Damn you Al." For my money, Phoebe Cates' semi-strip tease on the way out of the pool is movie nudity perfection. I mean, I love seeing tits on the big screen, but were I able to pluck one character out of one instance in one movie for about four-and-one-half minutes of bliss, that's exactly where I go. You wrote, "She may not be the hottest or cutest girl from the 80s..." Says who? It doesn't get any better than that girl in that bikini (and out of it) in that moment. Fuck Kevin Kline.

Anyway, plenty of directions to go here. 1980 brings Brooke Shields and her famous Calvin Klein ad. '81 puts a chick on the bench when Sandra Day gets popped for a Supreme spot - tell me that's not sexy. Jodie Foster gets a President shot in 1981, which has got to count for something. 1984 brought Geraldine Ferraro (power-chick) and Mary Lou Retton, not to mention nekkid pics of Vanessa Williams (pretty hot and NSFW too, in that pseudo-lesbo sort of way). Lady Liberty turned 100 in 1986, and still looks as good as the day she came over. 1987 gave us the double-dip of Jessica Hahn and Donna Rice, and that's got to count for something. And 1980s TV gave us some absolutely terrific choices I still hold close to my heart. Think of Khrystyne Haje, Liz & Jean Sagal (Double Trouble), Nicole Eggert (not to mention Jennifer Runyon as Gwendolyn Pierce on that show), Lisa Bonet, and one of my all-time favorites, Robin Givens.

But I'm here to make a pick... The 1980s is the age of MTV, and that's where I'm going with my pick. As a matter of fact Alvin, I can't believe I'm about to step into your wheelhouse to make this selection. When you think of music videos in the 80s, only a few different women really pop out. Christie Brinkley in "Uptown Girl" is a worthy pick, and I certainly can make that case - but I won't. I always dug the painted girl from the "Rio" video, and there was a small part of me that liked that semi-mousy blonde from "Take On Me" too, but let's not dick around. There's one video vixen with whom this conversation starts and ends - Tawny Kitaen.

We're obviously looking at women at a specific point in time, and not a career body of work, so give me Kitaen crawling around on a hood in the video for "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake. I couldn't find the pic I wanted online from this video, but MTV has the whole thing archived, and I linked it above. I was about fourteen when this thing went into heavy rotation, and even though I hated the song, I couldn't take my eyes off the video. God bless Tawny Kitaen. She's sexy as fuck, and a perfect example of a late 80s uber-babe.

So this means I can lead off for round two, right? Whatever, I'm taking the initiative and making a pick. We're going with the 1950s.

Sophia Loren. Easy, easy pick. I absolutely adore women who are built like women, not to mention that she's Italian - specifically, Sicilian. Not that I know much more about her than that pic shows, but damn. As a matter of fact, even in her high 70s she still looks pretty good. Better than whatever ragged tart you'll be trotting out, that's for sure.

Lobbed back to you, I've got shit to do,

BG


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10:30am

Very nice pick with Tawny. I first remember seeing her in Witchboard and thinking "god damn, look at all the hair. Yummy." Damned child of the 80's is what I am. She also spent some time getting nekkid in a couple of movies which might explain the tough time trying to find a picture of her straddling the Jags (the cars, not the football team). I have a hard time watching her on the VH1 'list' shows. Such a fine creature in the 80's turning into some hideous man beast. That goes to show all you girls out there, lay off the crack and don't beat up your husband or you'll turn into Tawny.

As the 90's alternate to Tawny as video vixen, I offer up Bobbie Brown. Veteran of Warrant's Cherry Pie video and others.

In the comments, Buffalo66 has three great pics for 80's girls. Especially Kelly Preston in Mischief. I also just saw her "top off" appearance in Secret Admirer. Now that she's a crazy Tom Cruise-like Scientology disciple, good luck seeing those fun bags ever again.

Sophia Loren is also a fine pick. And she (unlike your 80's pick) aged very well.

I was tossing back and forth about my 50's pick, pun definitely not intended. Then I remembered that the original version of "...And God Created Woman" was filmed in 1956.

Brigitte Bardot is my pick for that decade. I'll forgive her heritage and the fact that she later became some whacko hermet only coming out to beat people up for wearing fur. As far as I'm concerned, she was the original movie sex kitten. All who came after her should be thanking her. An amazingly beautiful woman who managed to make you forget that you were watching a movie in French.

Just to make the pick even that much better, I just saw that we have the same birthday

I'm taking the easy way out with my 70's pick. Flipping through different pictures I couldn't help but remember that poster. As a young impressionable kid, I walked into my friends room after he had just put the poster up. I was stunned. Why would a beautiful woman like that be smuggling pencil erasures in her bathing suit. It made no sense.

Everyone remembers her from Charlie's Angels but I have fond memories of her short appearance in Logan's Run. Getting chased around an imaginary future city wearing barely more than a bedsheet. And who can forget her role as the tennis instructor in an episode of Charlie's Angels (I swear to god I'm trying to find a picture of that episode). Bra? She don't need no stinking bra.

Batter up!

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1115AM

Alexander the Great,

I'm still in shorts this morning, as I called in to work just to parry with you on this topic.

Okay, that's not entirely true. I did have a headache, and I did need to take care of it, so far as anyone else is concerned. But don't think for a second I didn't want to devote my full attention to the topic at hand. This is serious business, and when I play, I play to win. And I think my 80s pick puts me ahead in the Joe and Blood segment of the population, but puts me significantly behind when the ladies check in to vote. Chicks are going to be with you on the Phoebe pick, but it's as much because I went for the "bad girl" as there is any loyalty to the Phoebe side of the coin with them. But my Sophia Loren selection was crafty. I don't think Bardot is a bad pick necessarily, but you're easily a silver medalist there, regardless of your pick. It just ain't happening for you versus Sophia.

The trick now is knowing you get first pick of whatever decades I choose to ignore from the 60s/90s/00s, so I must make this next pick count. I think you could conceivably usurp my pick in one of those decades, won't be remotely close in another, and I have no idea where you'll go in the third.

But I have to check in with a 70s babe now, right? Hmm... Farrah was a hell of a good pick. It's really the equivalent of standing under the opponent's basket while the rest of your team plays defense and just making the easy uncontested layup all alone when they huck the ball down your end. Cherry-picking. Then again, if you hadn't done it, I would have. So there we go.

I'm having a hard time. From TV I could go with Lindsey Waggoner from The Bionic Woman, Cheryl Ladd from Charlie's Angels, Loretta Swit (underrated) from MASH, or even going outside the US box by looking at Carol Cleveland from Monty Python. Cleveland, actually, is really tempting. I love a funny girl with big tits. From movies I actually really dig Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, the girl who played Appollonia in The Godfather, just about any Bond girl, and Goldie Hawn in movies like Foul Play. If you want a stereotypical woman of the 70s, it'd have to be Twiggy, but I can't go there. And maybe I'd look to Bo Derek, but her and Farrah are basically interchangeable, so I need a curveball.

I have to go with Lynda Carter. Piercing blue eyes, Wonder Woman get-up? I'm figuring I am conceding this round to you Mr. Hang, but let me make my case anyway. First, Carter is more classically beautiful than Fawcett. Farrah's probably hotter, but I bet there are enough people in the Carter camp to make this a tough race. Plus, they both have something iconic going for them. In Farrah's case, it's the poster. Carter, naturally, has the costume. And while Fawcett is the precursor to Pam Anderson and Gena Lee Nolin, Carter brings to mind Monica Bellucci, Jennifer Connolly, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Here's a pic out of costume, just for context's sake too:

So there.

Okay, so now a decade switch, and a roll of the dice as to which direction I should go... Alright, I'm going present-day. Despite any sort of assumptions of crazy insanity under which she may or may not be operating, there's only one female celebrity that just drops my jaw every time I see her. Curvy as hell, talented, big lips, perfect eyes...

Girl's perfect, so far as I'm concerned. She looks terrific naked, and is probably the one woman out there that I don't mind that she's gotten tattooed - not that she's looking for my validation or anything.

Honestly? I consider this to be cherry-picking as well. I don't know of another celebrity who's remotely close.

Ping? PONG.


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1230pm

How about another quick picture of Briggite Bardot to change your mind? Showcasing why everyone called Claudia Schiffer the "Brigitte Bardot" of her time. Ribbit.

Man, you tell me that Farrah was cherry-picking? There's only one way to combat that. I could go with any of the current crop. Lindsay Lohan, the Hilton tramps, blah blah blah. All crap and come up short to your pick.

So I offer up the only girl in the world that has a chance to beat Angelina. The one. The only.....

Mrs. CantHang! How can you deny me? You've met her, you've knocked back drinks with her, you've DEFINTELY got a better chance of scoring... wait a second. Stop right there. I know you're gonna cry foul and I hate to give up.

I thought about going with a sleeper pick. Allison Sweeney has always given my motor a little giddy up and go. Cute and curvy in all the right places. I can honestly say I've never seen any of her work other than occasional VH1 formula crap but still a cutie. I was even thinking about using Jenny Finch since you have such an obvious blind spot for her.

Instead, I'm going to fight fire with fire. I'm going for the people who don't care for Ms. Jolie. Jessica Alba also has the curves and the pout. And I think we're all surprised that Honey never received a single Oscar nomination. She hit the ground running with Dark Angel in 2000 and has been stunning men across the globe every since.

There you have my challenger to the mighty Jolie. Vote your conscience! This should lock up the Pauly vote for sure.

While we're talking current girls, check on Nikki Griffin on the front page of imdb.com today. Enjoy.

My next pick is for the 1960's and Raquel Welch. This too might be a cherry picker, err, pick. She came firing out early with One Million Years B.C. then set everyone's heart aflutter with the original (and much funnier) Bedazzled. And for christ sake, if BG gets credit for Sophia Loren aging well, Raquel Welch has to be in the same category.

I think my 60's pick is another slam dunk and should be tough to beat. Feel free to give it your best shot.






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152PM

Alistair Old Bean,

Raquel Welch is a hell of a good pick. Her daughter was a hottie too, as evidenced by this very much NSFW picture. Another one out of the Sophia Loren school of curvy Mediterranean looking women, not that I need to influence my Sophia pick in the polling. I think I'm well out front in that one.

By the way, for 70s girl, I forgot to mention one of my darkhorse candidates I almost threw into the mix. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Marilu Henner, but couldn't in good conscience put her above Lynda Carter. I'm really pleased the 70s vote has been closer than I thought it would be. I'd take Carter over Fawcett any day, but I thought it was just me.

So into the 60s, and I'll just cut the bullshit and make a pick. My favorite things about the 60s were torpedo tits and tight sweaters, and if you mix those skin-tight pants in with those wardrobe choices, then you're speaking my language. And you're probably talking about Ann-Margret.



I can't claim to have seen many of her movies, but when I think of 60s chicks, it's Ann-Margret and Jane Fonda as Barbarella. I don't think you can go wrong either way.



So that just leaves the 1990s... And this is where I lose the game, if I weren't behind already. Before I get too deep into this, I want to remind the voters that this pick has absolutely nothing to do with how she looks today, and has not been decided upon based on any evaluations of personality. If that were the case, I'd have to go a completely different direction. See, I'm not going to pander to the people on this one and pick Cindy Crawford, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, or even Stephanie Seymour in the "November Rain" video.

And see, the more I think about this one, the more I'm teetering towards changing my mind. Goddammit. Part of me wants to take Kournikova, because she was really rocking back around 1999, but I'm not going to. I could also go with Helena Christensen from the Chris Isaak "Wicked Game" video and try to nail this down by appealing to your memories of that song.

It's a crisis right now. There are two roads I can travel right now - and I just have to pick which one...

Let's go this way. Between 1994 and 1996 I lived in a house in college that was co-ed with one hot chick that had apparently ordered from Victoria's Secret (and looked like Yasmeen Ghauri, but that's neither here nor there) in the past. Anyway, before Internet porn really took off, all us guys had was the Victoria's Secret catalog.




And my favorite was Laetitia Casta. She's beautiful, curvy, and posed in a vast variety of skimpy lingerie for my viewing pleasure. I enjoy the hell out of her work. By the way, if you're bored and not at work, feel free to troll for her naked pictures. Damned if she doesn't look terrific without clothes.

And I know it's killing you to know who I left off the list. I just couldn't put her up as my woman of the 90s, even though were I to be offered one female form in a Star Trek holodeck for my pleasure, she'd be it. No making fun, she was awesome before she opened her mouth on camera:



As much as I hate to lose, them's my picks and I'm sticking to them.

Sincerely yours,

BG

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I'm not going to necessarily disagree with your pick of Ann-Margret. It was a close call between me choosing her and Raquel Welch. My reason for taking Raquel was hottness factor. Ann-Marget is a beauty, but more on the cute side. I think Raquel stands out more than Ann.

As for my final pick, the 90's. I curse you for mentioning early Anna. She's was fine as long as she was popping speed and keeping her mouth shut during her Guess girl days. But now it will look like I'm pigging backing on your pick.

So I'm going with one of my favorites. Nikki Cox (love the stripper name right off the bat). You've got to give credit to any girl that can carry a crappy show where she has to interact with a stuffed animal with BobCat's voice, THEN turn around and marry the dolt. People don't automatically cringe when she speaks. I think she has all the proper, ahem, attributes to take the vote for 90's hottie. Bonus points now that she works on a show about Vegas?

Come on. At least she finally dumped BobCat!

This was a tough decade. I was looking at Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Anna Nicole, Eliza Dushku, Katie Holmes (Dawson's Creek, pre-nut job lover), etc.

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The final teams....

BoyGenius -

Sophia Loren
Ann-Margret
Lynda Carter
Tawny Kitaen
Laetitia Casta
Angelina Jolie

AlCantHang -

Brigitte Bardot
Raquel Welch
Farrah Fawcett
Phoebe Cates
Nikki Cox
Jessical Alba

I hope everyone enjoyed this. All the decades are listed above and feel free to vote.

BG and I thank you for stopping by.

Cheers.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Damone, Drunk Poker, and my Obituary 

"The attitude dictates that you don't care whether she comes, stays, lays, or prays. I mean whatever happens, your toes are still tappin'. Now when you got that, then you have the attitude."
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Why did I pick that line from that movie? No effing clue. It just cracks me up.

I'm writing to you today with the leftovers from last night. My head is in that familiar place amateurs call a hangover. Not one of the head-splitting, room-spinning, chewing back lunch kind of hangovers where you can feel your heart beat in your eyeballs. It's more a feeling of accomplishment. Last night was inventory at the bar so I'm sure they won't run out. Right Bobby?

In the middle of the nice bender I also managed to finish 7th out of 50 in the freeroll. Not bad considering I had to keep checking my cards at the final table. I couldn't remember if I had a pair, seeing double, or playing Omaha.

For one moment, I was the asshole of the night when a drawing donkey lemur emu idiot pushed me over the edge and I snapped. Didn't help that I happened to be on the phone doing a dial-a-shot with Joanne at the time. I apologized (after I runner-runnered him for a straight with my 77) and we went back to playing.

Then the bitches started showing up. Those damned Hilton Sisters fooked up and down last night. My big bully stack was having fun when we were down to two tables. Two red queens show up in my hand. A shorter stack pushed with a nekkid King. Fate didn't wait to stick it in me. The first card off the deck was a King. The extra one on the river was just showing off.

A healthy chunk of my stack is now gone, when on the very next hand just like a couple of weeks ago, I get two red queens again. (bonus points for me. Twice mentioning red queens and not once ONCE bringing up anything like the lunar cycle, etc. It's all in the interest of good taste. Which I don't have).

Anyway, QQ again and I'm not fucking around. All-in! fold fold fold fold. Until it gets to the guy who just cracked 'em the hand before. He thinks long and hard before folding and I take it down. I showed the queens and he laughed. He flipped over another King-rag hand. Since it's just a silly freeroll we ran it out. Sure enough, a King would have hit the turn for him.

You think that might be the end of the story, oh faithful silly lone reader. No no no. We're at the final table and down to seven players. I'm the shortest stack at the table when those red bizatchs show up again. I had to check three times to make sure. Even Caucci standing behind me confirmed what I was seeing. He was witness to the last two episodes and told me inside he was screaming for me to fold them.

The bigstack didn't even blink before calling. King Jack of hearts.

Do I really need to tell you what hit the river? Don't make me write it out.

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Have you ever thought you might be reading your own obituary a couple years ahead of time?

No? Well I did.

A 37-year-old heavy metal fan was killed in a tragic accident at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival early Friday morning (August 5). The accident reportedly occured at about 12:25 a.m. on the Bokelrehmer Weg near the adjoining camping ground. An apparently very drunk festival attendee from Rendsburg was walking in the bushes near the road with a friend. As he emerged, he tumbled and fell backwards. In the fall, he hit the side of an ambulance driving past at slow speed. The Rendsburg man was critically injured, and despite immediate medical attention, was pronounced dead a short time later at Itzehoe medical clinic. The 43-year-old ambulance driver and his partner, as well as the friend of the victim, suffered shock and received psychological counselling.
D'OH!

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Ha! KTBFFH

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Standby for tomorrow's post. It looks like another email exchange post with the BoyGenius.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

"Rock out with your cock out!"
a pic of Kenna, wife of JDub, bass player of ACHE
Peace and quiet. That's what I had last night. Except for the occasional phone call or sob from the wifey thanks to Six Feet Under. I managed to play some micro O8 with Felicia for awhile. She found a table with some of the fishiest, craziest, nutiest players on the planet. It took all my powers to not type in chat "YOU ARE THE WORST PLAYERS EVER!" but I've learned to not tap on the glass.

One player would raise in the BB at least 90% of the time and then at least a dozen of those time turn around and fold to a check. a CHECK!. This guy was in the seat between us. The player to my right would draw to anything whether it was the nuts or not. Felicia and I would celebrate in IM every time those two players rebought.

Even with those two players I was down early. With the pager, I wasn't sure if I'd have the time to patiently wait around to take their money. Luckily, no pages, plenty of time. I chipped back up when Joanne found her way to the table and played in between her second place MTT finish on Noble.

BobRespert showed up (the official retirement of the BobbyBracelet name?) and took Felicia place when she moved tables. My one piece of low limit O8 advice. Table selection is crucial but you'll have to move often. Felicia and I will find a table with 80% of the players seeing the flop. Two decent players on the table start popping the big scoops and that percentage goes WAY down. Start looking for a new one. Thus endeth Felicia's lesson.

Bob sits down and witnesses me getting quads twice in one orbit to go way up. The first time I flopped 5's in the BB. Got some overcallers but not huge. The second time was a little shaky. I hit a set of Jacks on a KQJ flop. I'm behind to whoever flopped a straight, I find out later that I'm REALLY behind to Joanne who flopped a set of Q's. The turn brought the fourth Jack and a capped round of betting for a nice sized pot.

It was nice to play some cash games since I've only been playing silly MTT's recently.

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I forgot to mention that I also played an Omaha8 multi Saturday night with Felicia, BadBlood, Easycure, and Tom. Not a great showing on my part because somewhere in the second or third level I received a call from work. I was in the BB as I was talking, thought I clicked "check". Much to my dismay, I actually called after the betting was capped before it even got to me. I was holding a horrid hand. I don't think any flop would have made me comfy. Half of my stack gone and I was out early.

Tom, on the other hand, outdid my Friday night performance by finishing at the final table in 6th. Congrats!

And Happy Birthday to Easycure, you old fart.

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There, the requirments have been met to still consider this a poker blog.

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I'm looking forward to another drunken night of poker at the Boathouse tonight. The freeroll is silly, the players are idiots, but the booze flows nicely.

Since my new friend The Blonde lives in the Philly area, I'll extend an invitation. Flanigan's Boathouse in Malvern. 7pm. I'm not sure if the link is safe for work. Give it a shot. Great stuff.

Speaking of the Boathouse, hotel arrangements have been made for the weekend of the Bash. Rooms have been blocked for anyone coming in at Staybridge Suites in Malvern (20 Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 tel:1-610-296-4343). The booking code is "Boathouse". They are all suites and have Wifi access. More importantly, they have enough room for a gathering of poker-minded folk for Friday evening.

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Step right up and make your choice for the CD. I added some new song downloads from BadBlood. Enjoy.

Annihilator - Alice In Hell
Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
Anthrax - Indians
Celtic Frost - Visual Aggression
Cryptic Slaughter - Freedom of Expression
Dark Angel - Black Prophecies
Death Angel - Mistress of Pain
Exodus - The Toxic Waltz
Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace
Kreator - Riot of Violence
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due *new*
Megadeth - Wake up Dead *new*
Meshuggah - Personae Non Gratae
Metal Church - Metal Church
Metallica - Motorbreath *new*
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Metallica - Whiplash
M.O.D. - A.I.D.S.
Nuclear Assault - Critical Mass
Onslaught - Shellshock *new*
Overkill - Hello From the Gutter
Pantera - Fucking Hostile
Possessed - Seven Churches
Powermad - Slaughterhouse
Slayer - Angel of Death
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
S.O.D - March of the S.O.D.
Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
Suicical Tendencies - You Can't Bring Me Down
Testament - Over the Wall *new*
Testabment - Practice What You Preach
Trouble - The Tempter
Venom - A Thousand Days in Sodom

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Monday, August 08, 2005

"LONDON -- The United States was tossed out of an international cricket tournament after an election dispute left the Americans unable to decide on a team."
Election dispute forces U.S. out of tourney
What's more amazing? The U.S. was tossed out of a cricket tournament or the fact that the U.S. has a cricket team?

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I won't apologize for the lack of posts from this weekend. I'm sure you don't give a rat's ass. Too much work and not enough sleep.

Some non-work related highlights from the weekend.

- Friday I played in an O8 multi player tourney on Stars with Felicia, Tom, and Steve. I finished 18th out of 804. Now I can afford to biggie size that next meal at Wendy's.

- Chelsea beat up on the Gooners. I think Arsenal is really going to miss Patrick Vieira. Pencil them in for 3rd at best. Maybe a side bet with Juaquin for the match on the 21st?

- Watched the Phillies choke up 2 out of 3 to lowly Brewers.

- Survived on a steady diet of pizza, stromboli's, and chicken parm sandwiches the entire weekend. Best part of the weekend if you ask me.

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Here's the current list of songs for the Thrash CD. I'm still working to download some of the songs but the ones that I have are linked.

To Drizz, I think the two Anthrax songs properly represent Anthrax. Also, Rage Against The Machine are not included for two reasons. One, they aren't thrash. Hard and heavy? Yes, but not thrash. Two, Tom Morello makes me want to puke. And not just a little.

To Felicia, while Tool is a great band, not thrash. Still better than any suggestion made by BG.

I'm looking for anyone interested in participating. Bloggers, readers, passers-by. There are over 30 songs on the list. Pick 10, rank them, and email the list to me.

I'll burn as many of the top songs as I can fit on a CD. The CD will look similar (crappy ass pic but I was drunk) to the original one created by ScubaSteve.

Annihilator - Alice In Hell
Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
Anthrax - Indians
Celtic Frost - Visual Aggression
Cryptic Slaughter - Freedom of Expression
Dark Angel - Black Prophecies
Death Angel - Mistress of Pain
Exodus - The Toxic Waltz
Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace
Kreator - Riot of Violence
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
Megadeth - Wake up Dead
Meshuggah - Personae Non Gratae
Metal Church - Metal Church
Metallica - Motorbreath
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Metallica - Whiplash
M.O.D. - A.I.D.S.
Nuclear Assault - Critical Mass
Onslaught - Shellshock
Overkill - Hello From the Gutter
Pantera - Fucking Hostile
Possessed - Seven Churches
Powermad - Slaughterhouse
Slayer - Angel of Death
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
S.O.D - March of the S.O.D.
Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
Suicical Tendencies - You Can't Bring Me Down
Testament - Over the Wall
Testament - Practice What You Preach
Trouble - The Tempter
Venom - A Thousand Days in Sodom
Kreator - Riot of Violence

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