Democracy at its (un)finest.

11 05 2014

Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried. On Friday night it was well demonstrated, as the lowest common denominator won out on our games vote. No more different types of poker games, only Texas Hold’em (yawwwwwwwn). How’s this for an analogy: A radio station manager ponders what kind of music his station is gonna play. Classic Rock? Nu Metal? “Too noisy” yell out a few people. Country? Christian? “Hate it” yell a few others. Dance? Electronica? “We’ll pass” yell a few others. This goes on for awhile and finally, in exasperation, the station manager says “fine, we’ll play soft rock as that will offend the least number of people”. Can you imagine if we lived in a world where everything was ruled by the lowest common denominator? I think I’d rather be dead. In my opinion, I think our group suffers from a lack of imagination, adventure and creativity. You know who you are.

On a different note it was nice to see Dave back and contributing money to our cause again. What would we do without guys like our beloved Dave to keep the rest of us positive in our poker stats. Thank you Kenny, for using your magic diplomatic skills in bringing him back. I was reading some of the old blogs and comments and I came across this old gem from Ronnie which I’d like to repost again. It went like this: “Emotion does run high at times but wtf ; we are not robots nor do we have pointy ears and God, what do you expect when you mix up Portuguese, Italians, Asian, Irish and Scots in a room with money at stake. Some might say a battle royale or cage match. I say all things considered we keep it pretty low key.” We all miss you buddy, RIP my old friend.

The game will be at my humble abode next week, and remember that I can only seat 10 max. so let me know if anyone else besides Murray wants to skip a game. No change in leaders as Paul and I are still ahead. PS. Ken, please have that trophy fixed by the next time we play at your place.

Stats: POKER 2014

Pic of the week: 4aca0764c684a

Eel out.

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7 responses

11 05 2014
Robert the Bruce

I will be away next week in Vegas where you can play any game you want plus other things.

11 05 2014
BRAVEFLAPS

One thing that democracy does well is lead to compromise, but the way the question was presented the other night was all or nothing: hold em or a free for all.

But you can’t blame the structure of the political system for that – not just because the will of the majority was respected.

No-

If the question or the options had been rephrased, and the non hold em gamers had an opportunity to play once a month with notice in advance, maybe the result would have been different.

Indeud-

If history has proven anything about democracy, it’s that democracy is very easy to manipulate. Poll results can be skewed depending on the way the questions are asked or the candidates presented. Yeah, it’s messy- but look at Chavez – he insulted democracy and drove the economy into the ground.

The result?

You can’t get Venezuelan beaver cheese anywhere.

Do you want that to happen here, too, you son of a bitch?

You blame people for preferring
Missionary style hold em and the next thing you know there’s a gun butt at your door and the fascists are taking the last reserves of Venezuelan beaver cheese from your fridge – But I CANT LIVE IN A WORLD LIKE THAT, CAN YOU!?!

I GOTS TO GET MY CHEESE ON!!!

And that’s why I voted for Hold em only.

11 05 2014
TheNumbers

Hold’em or nothing. Not that stupid banana boat pineapple fruity poker.

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233 7867831652712019091456485669234603486104543266482133936072602096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035261931188171010

TheNUMBERS!

11 05 2014
sireelpoker

Shut your Pi-hole, man. (get it, ‘Pi’-hole?). I should charge for these!

11 05 2014
romthehacker

Venezuelan beaver pi is 3.1469.

11 05 2014
sireelpoker

Ok, so, no Murray and no Bobby, which obviously means no Chris. Looks like we got a good number for Friday then.

11 05 2014
sireelpoker

Jeezuz, Eric, when you put it that way. I can’t have anyone fucking with my Venezuelan Beaver Cheese either.

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