July 21st, 2001


(no subject)

As I'm sure you all know, Friday for me is game day.

That means I pretty much get together for my regular poker game with BT, Fatboy Slim, and Moby. They're great guys, but there's something about the game that bugs me.

It's not that they all come tothe table with way more money than I have. That's not really something that bothers me. I'm perfectly pleased with the money I make, and poker's a money game. That's fine by me.

It's also not that they talk shop over the game. I like listening to their work stories. It's cool. And, well, technological music is just another part of the hundred-year-old drive to develop a culture which can keep pace with the rapid changes in science and engineering.

The thing that bothers me is the variants of poker they play.

I just can't get my head around "Full House, Eights Over Jacks (Two of Spades Remix)" or "All-Hearts Flush With Spliced Club Dub". They all seem to accept it, but it just seems like cheating to me.