Saturday, 9 October 2010

X-Factor - the downfall of our society?

Yes, well too cut a long story short that would be my synopsis. The evolution of these talent shows on television has to me been disturbing. I say "talent" show in the loosest possible term, seeing as the new modern definition appears to be people who can sing or dance and nothing else.

When I grew up the world was a much simpler place, it was all just big break and the generation game. Then reality TV evolved and we have been for ever the worse for it. These generations of talentless nobodies who's goal in life is to get famous sleep with someone then sell their story for some £££.

Since when did it become acceptable for a 16 yr old boy from the hardest part of Belfast to cry and admit that singing is his dream in life, this would have induced a beating in my day and its a shame its not the current trend. Maybe schooling teaching changes and the decline in the traditional school bully has allowed for these people to come to the fore and express themselves via the medium of dance or song.

Maybe this is start of the foretold social evolutionary divide between the intelligent and beautiful and the stupid and ugly. Perhaps this is the new opiate for the masses (importantly Lenin was not referring to religion in way most theist's apply the phrase, this however is beside the point) which will divide and further stem the divide. I suppose the thing which aggravates me most about these shows is that the actual loss to society of having some large percentage of the population who could be come useful members of society and pursue meaningful careers (pipe dreams), instead their "dream" is to sing on some crappy show and get judged by a succession of brain dead wankers.

What ever happened to the traditional British standard of excellence, the stiff upper lip. Now it seems the modern era is a bunch of mincing emo gimps who have embraced their emotions and want to spend the day dancing about making their mothers proud.

Obviously this is a smaller sub-sect of society than the media gives it credit, much like paedophiles. However it seems it's a virus inherent in our modern culture for better or worse its here to stay. What disturbs me most is when people i would call my peers or contemporaries, on an intellectual par shall we say, enjoy this bollocks and get dragged in this spasticated spiral of talentless razzmatazz.

<3 Laurence

- Chris

P.S, no poker content to say other than, my prediction that Skillgambler walks his prop bet seems to be going as i predicted.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Belated Post

This is going to kind of short, I'm going to think of one particular topic to analysis each week rather than trying too find interesting hands after each session. Next week I'll have a video on river play and the varying factors which dictate the best strategy. As it is this is a brief and kind of nothing video post, enjoy.

- Chris

Friday, 1 October 2010

No Poker Friday's

This weekend most likely will be a write off, hopefully not. Skillgambler's doing a 100k hands + profit at 10/20 this month, I think he's got $6.5k of action. He's going to stroll through this, this is a even better hustle than La Peste's 30k in a month bet.

- Chris

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Video Blog 3

Enjoying the catchy titles? Well I'm pretty knackered so hopefully it doesn't come off as too confused this video. Poker's one long break even stretch this week, which is always annoying, I feel I'm playing well although my volume hasn't been great.

- Chris

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Video Blog 2

I'm still making that weird kissing sound a bit, fortunately not as much. I think the play is debatable in all the hands and I'm still pondering if I think my lines were best.

- Chris

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Frustrating Day

This is going to be quick since I'm knackered. I played a good long morning session for +900, had a break and went to the pub to meet up with some friends. I came back at 11 ish so I could continue my good work ethic, and promptly dropped 150 bets at 5/10. I suppose its the way of poker, its been difficult to get motivate the last two days but hopefully it will get easier as the week progresses.

Truly weird hand

I haven't played much FR in a long time but the 10/20 games are pretty good so I'll probably be playing them a fair amount. I think my play here is pretty fucking bad, i should of 3-bet the turn. I do however like the river c/r fold. Pf is very marginal MP and CO are both terrible, BTN seems OK.

PokerStars Limit Hold'em, $20.00 BB (9 handed)

Preflop: SoSo is BB with 7, 7 3 folds, MP2 raises, 1 fold, CO 3-bets, Button caps, 1 fold, SoSo calls, MP2 calls, CO calls

Flop: (16.5 SB) K, 7, J (4 players) SoSo checks, MP2 checks, CO checks, Button checks

Turn: (8.25 BB) 6 (4 players)SoSo bets, MP2 calls, 1 fold, Button raises, SoSo calls, MP2 calls

River: (14.25 BB) 2 (3 players) SoSo checks, MP2 checks, Button bets,SoSo raises, 1 fold, Button 3-bets,SoSo folds

- Chris

Monday, 27 September 2010

First Video Blog

Well this really weird, it zooms in and out occasionally. Hopefully I'll soon get better at posting these and improving the quality. Sorry about the weird kissing noise I never realised I make I'll try and stop that in future videos.

- Chris