News of Note

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NEWSFLASH: Geography is boring.

Somehow I doubt that was really breaking news to most of you. At any rate, you can thank the snooze factor of glacial landforms for my appearance here today. I know I’ve been promising a real poker post for a while now, and guess what? I’m gonna continue to promise it. But my last batch of papers are done and graded (both A’s, thankyouverymuch) and I have a wee bit of breathing room for at least the next few weeks. After that, I’m very much unsure.

Two things I am sure of though is the noble efforts of our fellow bloggers in raising money for worthy causes. Easycure has set up a tournament over at Full Tilt, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Few things will I DVR the HBO Sunday night line-up for, but this is one of them. I hope you can join us, or even if you can’t, that you’ll sign up anyway and let us cannablize your blinds.

What: Hammer Out Cancer – WPBT-POY Circuit Event
(Tournament ID 3381723 under the Private section.)
When: April 16th – Sunday
Time: 9pm EST
Where: Full Tilt Poker
How Much: $10 + $16
($15 goes to American Cancer Society so buy-in is 25+1)
Password: dahammer

Second, the biggest stud in bloggerdom is also raising much-needed funds. On April 29th he will soccer all night long in honor of a brave woman and in support of a cancer research. Full details are on his site. I know many of us find our Full Tilt accounts a little more flush than normal about this time every month; why not move that over to Bob’s account? Do it quickly and you won’t even miss it, I promise.

For those of you who might have some interest in attending this year’s Austin City Limits festival, and aren’t Gus, therefore needing to buy tickets, you might be intested in a little contest they’re running. Beginning today, a clue to a ACL performer will be given on their website. Once you’ve ID’d the performer, you head over to their website, find the grackle, click it and then enter to win a pair of tickets. Simple, right?

Here’s the first clue –

The driving force behind this act began his career in a band that shared half of its name with the birthplace of a famous fried-peanut-butter-sandwich-eater.

Took me all of two seconds to figure that one out. Took me two minutes to click every page on the artist site in a futile search for the damn grackle. I confirmed with Phil that not only was my artist conclusion correct, there was in fact no grackle on the site. I can only assume he will be there later, so if you’re interested in coming down for the festival, give the scavenger hunt a try.

UPDATE: I am so ashamed of myself right now…

I will see three of you tomorrow; as for the rest of you, I hope to find you on my right Sunday evening. As a reminder, Jesus hates theives, especially those who would rob a friend’s blinds.