Archive for November, 2010

135. Be Awesome at Shuffling Cards

Posted in skills, sweet videos on November 24, 2010 by Allen

Or any kind of card manipulation for that matter.  The sweetest part of any poker hand is when the dealer goes from a Tornado Box Opener  to a Buckeye, into a Ribbon Spread followed by a Riffle Shuffle and a Card Spring Flourish before finally dealing out the cards.  This is how you achieve full croupier status.

The only drawback to becoming awesome at card manipulation is that it requires practice.  Unfortunately, at the beginning this practice usually results in cards flying everywhere.  That sucks.  To fix this problem, you can do one of three things:

1.  Get good quickly.

2.  Have 10 or 15 different decks of cards on the table.  If one blows up all over the place, let it go.  Just grab the next deck and keep on practicing.

3.  Have a couple of kids running around picking up all the cards when they fall to the ground.  To them, you’re just playing 52 Pickup, and all kids love 52 Pickup.

Remember, it’s not wether you win or loose, it’s how you make the cards dance!

Super Cool Biking Video Sequel

Posted in sweet videos on November 17, 2010 by Allen

How does he even imagine these tricks?  There is no way that anyone should be able to do what Danny MacAskill can.  This is the highly anticipated sequel to his Inspired Bicycles video, posted earlier on this blog.

Thanks, little brother Peter, for giving me the heads up on this one.

134. Go Places in a Limo

Posted in style on November 4, 2010 by Allen

Comfortable spacious seating, fully stocked bar, tinted windows that block out the prying eyes of the riff raff.  There really is no better way to get around.  This is something that presidents, super villains and millionaire playboys have known for a long time.

The beautiful thing about rolling in a limousine, however, is that it also essentially gives you the right to blare music and demand attention.  The basic assumption of those outside the car is that those inside are having the time of their lives.  You owe it to those outsiders to live up to their expectations.  This is why grade 12 girls insist on standing out  the sun roof on grad night.  Cuz it’s awesome!

This is great news.  If some irate mobster sends a limo around to pick you up and take you on “one last ride”, you can rest easy knowing that at least you’re going out in style:

Jimmy Hoffa: So, where are we going?

Mobster: Giants Stadium.

Jimmy Hoffa: Awesome!  Mind if I pour myself a drink?


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