I finally got around to splicing together a two minute video of my travels in Argentina.
We got a number of taxis during the day, none of the drivers of which reported seeing anything out of the ordinary other than the eerie quiet I mentioned earlier. The theory of one of our drivers was that Mexico’s working classes pay such little attention to health scares and government-issued orders that it is only the dramatic kind of measures being taken by the Government now that spur them into action and taking precautions... MoreIn any case, I hope this all blows over, but just in case things get too freaky, I'm gonna be keeping my eyes on the local Mexico City bloggers to get the real skinny on the Great Pig Panic.
"Seeking synonyms for the term 'DOUCHEBAG'. My editor for Lost Vegas book said I overused that word."Within an hour, here were some of the responses...
Thanks gang for all your help.
@ChrisKPHall... If fuckneck and twatcandle don't win I'm gonna be pissed.
@CherieBomb... ToolBox / ToolHead
@wesjustice...The fact that you were asked to lower your d-bag count for this book is making me look forward to it even more.
@Lillian2611 I like "dink". As an insult. :eyeroll:
@gadzooks64...Out with douchebag and in with twathead says I
@Hokulea34... doucherocket was always one of my favs
@BobbyBracelet...Yank out your artists card and pull rank. D'bag is never used too often. Watch out or you'll be inserting a love story soon, too.
@hippietex.... I was about to tweet the very same question. The power of douchebag is lost by its overuse-need a new word
@EdReif....I suggest showing respect... as in Mr. Douche Bag
@Irongirl01... how about touch hole, moron, tool, in place of douche bag mix it up
@ChrisKPHall... fuckneck, twatcandle, goober, dofus, felchbreath imo
@myttazzmyttazz... syn for douchebag = DB, tool & editor also works. try it & see. all are interchange100able
@kymb... Resplendent pile of bovine excrement ???
@Augbesian... Jerkoff, Jagoff, Jackoff, Jerkstore, all fall into the Douchebag category.
@drubin14... asshat, numnuts, dickbag
@monkeyhammer... assclown, jerkoff
@YorkyPuds...Could you use twat in place of Douchebag or would that be pushing it?
@StB08... would he accept fuckstick?
@mw4dice... dirtbag, mofo, SF Brains
@ChrisHiter..."Skippies" "Scooters" and an alteration to douchebag "Douche Wagon or Douchewagon"
@jencreason... What abt Jerkwad? twat?
@jtwrigleyville... I'm starting to become a big fan of douchenozzle. I don't think the nozzle gets enough respect. Asshat and Assclown are good too.
@JoeSpeaker... dickhead, dickwad, shit-for-brains, hipster
@ohcaptain... Thanks @taopauly - Twitter is now flowing with all the synonyms for douchbag. Some of these I never knew. I need to try each in a sentence.
@AlCantHang... But the real question. Did you call your editor a douchebag when he said that
@MattVolk... I'm partial to the term 'jagoff'.
@MacAnthony... I've always liked asshat, twathead and assjockey
@willythewise... frozen kumquat (who eats shit like that)
@akatkin... Dickhead and ass-clown are always good descriptors. I also agree w/@iggylicious on fucktard.
@peacecorn... jackhole (thought i made up that word in the early 80's, but saw it on the internet)
@SirFWALGMan... Sorry I fail. I used that word 3 times in my blog post today.
@Katitude... my dad's favourite: retroactive abortion candidate
@PokerVixen... You could change a few to "douche" instead of douchebag.
@MariaHo... how about tool, toolbag (which is like a hybrid of tool and douchebag)?!
@sellthekids... basically looking for the douchebagginess of the word for "donkey" - fucksticks? assholes? dipshits?
@good43... asshat, assjack (personal fav), hoosier, dipshit, dumbass, bag, failbag, loser, waffles, sirfwalgman....
@AlCantHang... Asshat http://www.alcanthang.com/poker/asshat.jpg
@Iggylicious... urban dictionary recommended one of my favorites: fucktard.
@AstinTO... assclown? dingleberry? saline sac?
@genebromberg... there are no synonyms for douchebag. The word conveys a simple, universal truth and there are no adequate substitutes.
"It's a world for the kinds of creative people who spent their teenage years feeling out of place and it's a haven. It's a welcoming environment in which individualism is encouraged and friendships are forged in hotel rooms and casino bars the world over.... It's a place where people like Shronk thrive."
"He loved new media and I think, in many respects, he was able to live some of his dream by being a part of it in poker, whether that was for CardPlayer, PokerNews, or most recently right here at PokerRoad. He was an integral part of our family and we will miss him with all of our hearts. It had been our honor to call him a co-worker, and more importantly a friend.
"But the humor I'll remember Shronk for is his sharp wit and his clever comments. Like his final forum post, he got maximum effect out of a minimal number of words. I know Shronk respected some of my technical skill as a writer, but that can be learned with time and practice. If I live to be 100, I don't think I'll ever have a wit as sharp as Shronk's."
"The tragedy of Justin Shronk’s death wasn't that he never lived his dream. He lived it every day. The tragedy is ours."
"The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if anyone was gonna put their greasy hands on his boy's birthright... And now, little man, I give the watch to you."I'm glad we didn't have the knives because someone would have gotten stabbed at the wrap party.
The Black Keys (2005)It's pretty obvious that Phish pretty much has that honor locked up, but after seeing Everest perform at Outside Lands Festival last summer in San Francisco, I was very impressed with their sound. Everest is in constant rotation for me, but in the end, I'm not spending a shitload of money to chase them around the U.S. this summer.
My Morning Jacket (2006)
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (2007)
The New Mastersounds (2008)
Dan, Liz & Pauly (Flickr)And if you haven't figured out by now, I'm taopauly on Twitter. That's my main feed.
The Dark Side of Dubai (The Independent)
Special Rosie (YouTube)
Playboy Playmates on Twitter (Pulver Blog)
Who the Hell is enrolling in journalism school right now? (Tech Crunch)
The Ultimate Trip: "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" Heads to the Big Screen (Rolling Stone)
"Pauly put down the bong long enough to write this, so I figured the least I could do was to put down the dice and lay off the meth long enough to read it. This book is as real as all my illegitimate children in Reno. While I was reading it I forgot for a little while about the child support I owe and felt sorry for all the other losers in this book, and that was awesome." - PKPNF
Thanks for listening to the shortest and laziest poker podcast on the intertubes. For first time listeners, head over to the Tao of Pokerati Archives.
Episode 10.7: Bowling for Dollars... According to Michalski, "I blame it all on a text that put me on tilt for about four critical frames... regardless, to close out his most recent visit to Vegas, Pauly and I went bowling at the South Point casino for an intense heads-up match and some prop-betting education... and because he's not on Facebook and we couldn’t wager status-update control, we had to play for cash."
Thanks again to the writers for sharing their blood work. And help spread the good word about Truckin'!
April 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 4
1. Brownstone by Paul McGuire
Nothing existed for her before 1944. She was very vague with that part of her life during the war in Europe. She left behind something so incredibly horrifying that she wanted to erase those connections to that past. The vastness of the Atlantic ocean was far enough distance for her to feel safe enough to establish roots and start over a new life in Brooklyn... More
2. An Essay . . . Or A White Paper To Depravity by May B. Yesno
I watched Sister for some period, observing the color ebb and flow through her throat and those portions of her face I could see, as she bent over the papers. I knew she was just from the showers and spending time with Mother, and could imagine the warm glow burning in her veins. My pulse sped slightly... More
3. Grassy Knoll by Milton T. Burton
Oswald's third shot came about a half second before mine did, but he missed. It was then that I realized what I'd been hearing wasn't no motorcycle. Those two shots coming that close together are what screwed up the investigation and caused all that damn fool crap about the echoes and the acoustics in Dealey Plaza. It was my shot that got him, though... More
4. Red No. 5 by Betty Underground
It had been close to 6 years since he had pulled that custom made emerald ring of the pocket of his jeans, picked the lint off it and woke me from the dead of sleep to ask me if I would promise to spend a big piece of forever with him. A non conventional proposal but they were the exact words I wanted to hear. Forever was something neither of us believed in, but we both knew that we wanted to look at each other's faces over the newspaper for a ton of Sundays... More
5. The Sandstorm Scholarships by Johnny Hughes
When Henry was eleven, his father wanted him to spend time with Jiggs Monroe, the 90-year-old former foreman of the Foster Ranch. Jiggs insisted on sitting outside the ranch house on folding chairs in a raging sandstorm. Henry's two older cousins fled to the house. Jiggs said, "You can judge a man by a sandstorm. We'd watch a young cowboy, and see how he acted. We'd see if he complained. You don't complain. You are tough."... More