Pool Hustling

Went to the Green Door with Bernard. Won $3 betting on Bernard and $5 betting on myself (twice). Bought courvoisier with winning. Working out of the office today so unable to blog. Don’t even have time to read Aiden’s comments. Hold it down for me. Peace!

22 Responses to “Pool Hustling”

  1. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    A whole $13

  2. Phelps says:

    And that’s like, what, two congacs?

  3. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    I just got back from Arby’s. There was a bum patrolling the parking lot looking for some handouts. This guy wasn’t just any bum he was a class A crackhead, caked with dirt, grease and smelling like urine. He asked for some $ and I told him no so did some random people in the parking lot. Next thing I know is I smell stale urine while I am waiting in line I look around and this guy is hanging out in the lobby asking for handouts again everybody tells him no. We go to sit down and the bum is going table to table sitting down and asking for some $. I was like damn you are one brave bum. In Detroit they would have kicked his ass…Finally, after pissing everyone off he left. I felt kind of bad afterwards, maybe I should have bought him a ticket to Australia. I figured Adian and the crew would be able to help this poor chap out with some free health care, drug counseling, housing and a job. If I see him again that’s what I am going to do…..

  4. Ghandi from the "D" says:

    Adian would have probably asked the guy to cough also!

    Think hard about that joke group!

  5. TB says:

    cut my Dad some slack UNLV.. geez..

  6. Phelps says:

    I’m trying to think of a way that it would have been legal to blast on him in Texas, but I can’t. Damnit.

    I almost blew away a panhandler once, though. I’m at Fuel City (they have the absolute best commercials, BTW. Cheesy video over crappy parodies of old TV themes like the Beverly Hillbillies. Classic stuff) and it is so full (Friday evening before the 4th of July) that I have to park in the back. It is summer, so it is still daylight. I’m carrying a case of Bud pints and a box of Shiner. (They only get 3.2 beer in OK, so I was bootlegging some real beer to relatives for the 4th.)

    I get to my car, and these guys in a pickup pull up, blocking my car in. My hands are full. Passenger gets out to ask for some money, with the old “out of gas” thing. I tell him no and dump the beer in the trunk. I go to get in the car. He moves toward me as I open the door and I go Code Red. I put my hand out and tell him “That’s close enough” in the Authority voice (and my other hand goes to Herr Glock.) Apparently, he recognized the voice, because he stopped, but he went ahead and asked for money again. I still don’t know if that guy knew he was literally a half a step from dying in a loud, grotesque manner (and the driver too, because I don’t know what the hell he had in the pickup.) If he had lifted his back foot up, or even shifted his weight forward, I would have killed both of them. He was alread way too close (about eight feet.)

  7. Mexigogue says:

    Wow. You are are even more paranoid than me! I don’t blame you though. That sounds like a setup.

  8. Phelps says:

    I’ve only even put my hand on my gun “in anger” four times — twice with feral/stray dogs, that time, and I took it out and put it on the seat once when I ended up at the corner of MLK and Malcolm X at 1am and there were some guys acting fishy in front of a convenience store. And don’t give me any shit, because every one of us would have done it, too. They were probably just slingin rocks, but they could have been picking someone to jack, too. I’ve never had to present my weapon, though, and I hope that I never do, because if it is bad enough for me to unholster it, I’m going to use it.

    That tells you how scewed up Dallas is racially, though. We made Malcolm X and MLK cross-streets.

  9. Mexigogue says:

    “Don’t take one more step!”

    “But we’re only out here handing out The Watchtower.”

    BLAM!!BLAM! BLAM!!! (ting! ting!)

  10. Cosmic Siren says:

    Perhaps, but at least in North Dallas I could walk into an IHOP and you could see people of different ethnic groups sitting together and chillin’. No one was like, ‘I’ve got me eye on you’ paranoid. I can think of other places were it’s not the case.

    I used to work with a black woman who was born in Texas, but went to NYCU for her degree. She said it used to piss her off when people used to tell her how prejudiced the South was. She used to tell them, “At least in the South, you know who the bigots are and can avoid them. There are bigots here too. They just lie to your face.” She never went into detail, but she really had some anger towards some of those people and said she’d rather stay in Texas.

    She was cool. Had a good sense of humor too. The only thing she fail to see the humor in was the fact she wanted to name her youngest child Samuel Owens. Nice name, but her last name was Booker. We tried to talk her out of it. I mean, do you really want your child to have the initials S. O. B.? But giving him that name was more important to her.

    It was the only irrational thing I ever witnessed from her.

  11. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    I used to live have a roomate that drank Colt 45, while I drank Budweiser. I’m Not really sure where this is going but I had to share it with the group.

  12. Mexigogue says:

    He’s probably locked up right now or getting ready to go sing karaoke or something. What a hood rat!

  13. TB says:

    I once had a roommate who pissed in our shared room trashcan almost nightly.

    viva nocal.

  14. Ghandi from the "D" says:

    VIVA LaBlog! It is a wonderful thing to find out in Texas you have the right to keep jackasses from taking advantage of you. I would love to have that same right here in Lansing. Yeah you can protect yourself with your fist but it is not the same.

    Hey buddy nice shoes
    “Blam Blam Blam”

    The guy was eyeballing me!

    Hey what’s your sisters name
    “Blam Blam Blam”

    Her lastname is Marion

  15. Cosmic Siren says:

    Your latest news from Romania –

    Why is being a porn star worse than cheating on one’s spouse?

  16. Ghandi from the "D" says:

    Cosmic you just can’t get enough of that newspaper huh?

  17. Mexigogue says:

    I’m just waking up. Yon! man I was playing pool last night and I made a shot with more drawback than having your meals hand prepared by Pee Wee Herman. No work today. Ah. Let me see what I can think up. You all crack me up!

  18. Cosmic Siren says:

    Well, I had a lot of European friends who went psycho during the Clinton era. Back then, I never talked about politics, but hey kept bringing it up. They bought into that whole media BS that we were upset about the affair itself. And I kept telling them, “Look, no one really gives a damn about who he slept with. It’s the fact he lied about it in such a stupid way. If he just stood up and said, ‘Yeah, I did it and I’m sorry so many people had to get involved’ most of us wouldn’t had even said a word. He lied under oath – THAT’S the issue.”

    Our politicians keep forgetting that it’s the cover-up that gets you in trouble.

    Anyway, after hearing all this “we’re so liberal and you’re not” crap, I started looking for sites that did local stories from Europe. The one I read the most, is actually British and does stories from everywhere. But the Romanian ones just crack me up the most. You might be more entertained by the ones from India or Finland.

    Japanese researchers have claimed to have found the best “talk up” line to use on someone new – “May we both be laughing together next year” is what it translates to. Supposedly it shows long term interest without suggesting commitment.

  19. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    I like that Japanese pick-up line. It beats my #1 come on “Hey, did you fart? Because you blew me away!”

  20. Cosmic Siren says:

    PLease tell me that didn’t work on anyone. I’m truly afraid to meet the woman who would be impressed by it.

    Though I may have already have…

  21. Phelps says:

    Ananova is great because they do absolutely no fact-checking whatsoever. I’ve seen them publish more urban legends than Pravda. (Yeah, I read Pravda too.) I think the fact-checking goes like this:

    “Bigfoot raped Liza Minelli? Says who?”


    “Uli? With the hair? Did he pinky swear?”

    “Pinky swore.”

    “Well, Uli is a good guy. Run it.”

  22. Cosmic Siren says:


    but they will retract stuff