Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Now then Now then Now then,

Well a big fat merry Christmas to everyone.

I just wanted to make a note about links to the right. If i have recently been in contact with you or you have a new blog and it should be updated please be patient. I have just attempted to change these things 3, yes 3, times and each time they have not saved. The third one is in fact still "saving" although i expect that is a computer generated lie.

Fear not Compadres this will all be rectified in due course. I might ship the whole thing to this other blogging network as it looks much nicer and as we all know its all about looks. We are discouraged from supporting this claim but we all secretly know it to be true. Much like when Chandler made the claim "smoking's cool and you know it!" he was right, and they did all know it as they all smoke like dirty chimneys in their real lives. However post smoking ban, smoking is not cool. However, it does remain all about looks.

Came 4th in a 180 last night when the big stack hit everything. his Q7 vs QJ, flop QT4..river 7 his J7 vs KQ. Flop 77K turn Q. His A3 vs A7, his 55 shove caught by great little short stack player's JJ....river 5, etc etc. Fuck him. The good thing about this was i was 12th on the final table bubble and people with chips were suggesting i calmed down the raises and shoves. I was playing tight and positional to be honest and it wasn't long before i was 4th. For the first time in one of these when i have been behind, i have realised that the people with chips are definitely not better players than me, in fact they are much worse, this allowed me to continue as i was, knowing that more often than not i would be up against them with the best of it.

Now i just need to hope that my recent downswing - huge - eek - has been a rough side of variance, something i don't believe in at these limits - lol, and that i can bag a few wins and some Christmas cash.

All the best

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Is Santa Real?

I just found this on one of the headline pages of Yahoo. Cracked me up. Merry Christmas children. Mwah ha haaaa.

" ...... Christmas is hectic for all but particularly for Santa, who must live in Kyrgyzstan and make his rounds at lightning speed if he is to deliver gifts to all the world's children on time, a Swedish consultancy has concluded.

Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Santa Claus's route around the planet includes stops at 2.5 billion homes, assuming that children of all religions receive a present from the jolly man in the red suit, Anders Larsson of the engineering consultancy Sweco told AFP.

"We estimated that there are 48 people per square kilometer (120 per square mile) on Earth, and 20 metres (66 feet) between each home. So if Santa leaves from Kyrgyzstan and travels against the Earth's rotation he has 48 hours to deliver all the presents," he said.

Father Christmas has long been believed to reside at the North Pole, although a number of northern towns, including Finnish Rovaniemi, claim to be his true home.

But Sweco's report on Santa's most efficient route -- which takes into account factors like geographic density and the fewest detours -- shows that he wouldn't be able to make his round-the-world trip from there in time.

"He has 34 microseconds at each stop" to slide down the chimney, drop off the presents, nibble on his cookies and milk and hop back on his sleigh, Larsson said.

Santa's reindeer must travel at a speed of 5,800 kilometers (3,604 miles) per second to make the trip on time.

Another report circulating on the Internet suggested however that Santa's sleigh, weighed down with presents and travelling at supersonic speed, would encounter such massive air resistance that the entire contraption would burst into flames and be vaporised within 4.26 thousandths of a second. "