Pick Me!

A weblog by Laura Moncur



Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Can I just take a quick moment to say, “God I hate poker!”? I love Wil Wheaton, but he has started another poker story. I want to read his writing. He writes well. I’m just so sick of the whole poker thing that I could spit. Sadly, it looks like I’m spitting on Wil.

When did it start? When did poker become a sport? Strike that. I don’t care. I just want it to go away. I’d rather watch Lumber Jack competitions than poker. Sometimes they miscalculate and someone cuts off an appendage. With poker, there’s nothing. I’d rather watch Monopoly. Sometimes people buy houses and hotels and they get to arrange them on the board. Vindictive players can muss them up when they bounce by. With poker, nothing.

Don’t talk to me about the chips. I know they play with their chips. They do it one-handed and it looks really cool. They do it and don’t even look at their hands. I don’t care about the chips. The chips do not make that game exciting. Even if they were gold doubloons, they couldn’t make that game exciting.

Ok, I feel better. I’m going to go back to my DDR and PGR and NPR. Ok, that’s a lie. I wouldn’t be caught dead listening to NPR. Too political. I’ll just go back to my DDR and PGR. You folks can have your poker and play with your chips.



  1. Did I mention how much I love it when you rant about how you hate the things I like? Nothing more positive and accepting than knowing if you dare to take interest in something it will be verbally shredded at every opportunity. So, how you doing with DDR? Ya know, I really don’t care about the game, but I’m glad you found something you are interested in. Anyways, just going to run on down to the Karma bank and deposit some good guy points. Have fun!

    Comment by Daniel — 9/29/2004 @ 9:50 am

  2. Dan,

    If it makes you feel any better, it wasn’t YOU who set me off. Wil Wheaton talks about poker A LOT. He’s always going on about the books he has read and all the “training” that he has done. It’s like he thinks it’s a sport and it bugs me. Remember when people had fun poker games with their friends on TV and it looked like a friendly, fun thing to do? Now, it just seems way too serious…

    I wish Wil would just talk about his cat or how much he loves his wife or how hard it is to be a stepfather. That stuff is so much more real to me than poker talk.

    I’m glad you found something that is fun. It’s so hard to let ourselves have fun sometimes. You, especially, work so hard that it’s such a good thing that you’ve found something that you like. I wish that I could muster up the stamina to play it with you and Stacey, but I feel overwhelmed with all the hype.

    I don’t watch the news. I rarely even watch television. I don’t read the newspaper. I have little contact with the outside world aside from the Internet. I have tried to isolate myself from popular culture, yet this poker thing has found its way into my life. It’s every-freakin-where. Not even my geek read is immune and Wil is talking about it. Granted, he’s obsessed with poker because of the whole STNG thing with poker games, so he should be exempted.

    What I’m trying to say is that I wanted to read something nice from Wil’s site and I got another one of his extended poker stories instead. He should write about the things that I care about in order to please me personally. Isn’t that how it works?

    Glad to send a little good karma your way, Laura

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 9/29/2004 @ 10:18 am

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