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The Hammer Challenge!

Grubby has his now infamous Hammer Challenge open to all bloggers. The Fat Guy added a copy of Positively Fifth Street in addition to the progessive jackpot. Kudos to Grubby for making life at the table a little more interesting.

I wonder if I could pull off the Hammer at Foxwoods! I would love to jump up and shout, “I got da Ham-mah!” (Sorry for the poor Boston accent… I couldn’t resist!) Of course 2-7o is regularly played at the $2-4 games at Foxwoods. I have plenty of bad beats to bitch about… I’ll be happy to ask the Indian Tribal Gaming commission to forward their security tapes to Grubby for verification.

Also, Grubby is back from Vegas. Check out his trip reports… he played in the same tournament that Derek and I played in at the Luxor. Grubby made the final table there in addition to finishing in the money at the Orleans. Good job, Grubby!

Thanks to London Froggy for blogging a few nice words about me on his site, regarding: Celebrity Poker Letdown. He got a huge kick out of my “wish list” for the next version of Celebrity Poker Letdown.

Here’s what he had to say: “Yesterday was the final episode of the Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo, and the best thing about this is definitely the word “final”. I believe there is a resounding agreement in the poker blogging community about how bad this show is, but for some hard to comprehend reason most of my fellow bloggers seem to have watched it from start to end. Top feedback award goes to Pauly at the Tao of Poker, who has even issued a wishlist for the next instalment (May Bravo not hear him, please!)”

Celebrity Poker LETDOWN

I watched the final episode of Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo with utter bewilderment. I laughed when Phil Gordon told us (the audience) about “tilting.” I wondered who would win? I had my money on Paul Rudd. We share the same first name and some of my friends suggested that he could play the title role of Charlie in my screenplay Charlie’s Goldfish. I really liked their graphics on best hands, which was both neat and informative. Ben Affleck came out to the Loser’s Lounge and acted like a cool guy. He wanted to get all the celebrities together for a “real live game”… the man’s addicted to cards, I tell you! Sometimes that makes me wonder about that guy… I mean I fuckin’ love poker, but if J. Lo was my girlfriend, I’d be spending less time at the poker room in the Bellagio with Matt Damon (thanks to Linda from Table Tango for the great Matt & Ben tales!) and rubbing elbows with shmucks like me at Foxwoods and devote a shitload more time sitting around spreading suntan lotion over J. Lo’s firm, yet supple buttocks. Sorry for the tangent, back to poker! From Phil Gordon’s commentary I sensed he had the hots for Nicole Blondie ? I mean his huge erection nearly toppled the commentator’s desk. With the insane ratings and poker’s new found popularity… I’m sure they’ll be another season/special of Celebrity Poker Letdown.

Here’s my “wish list” of the next installment of Celebrity Poker Letdown:

Table 1: Ozzie Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Screech from Saved by the Bell, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart

Table 2: Jenna Jameson, Kirk Cameron, Bea Arthur, Jimmy Carter, Dieon Sanders

Table 3: Gary Coleman, Hunter S. Thompson, Liza Minneli, Al Sharpton, Hugh Grant

Table 4: James Lipton from Inside the Actor’s Studio, Penn (but not Teller), Britney Spears, Minnie Me, Dennis Rodman

Ok, I’m going to stop now. I don’t want to give Bravo any wild ideas for free… and the thoughts of Michael Jackson squealing the words, “I’m all in!” kinda freaks me out.