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(no subject) [Jan. 22nd, 2011|08:26 pm]
gaamblor
Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: XXXXXX 700350

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crazy [May. 6th, 2010|11:47 am]
gaamblor
S&P just dropped 50 points in 3 minutes...wow
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The Biggest (movie) flop of alltime? [Mar. 10th, 2010|11:40 pm]
gaamblor
There are lots of movies that lost enourmous amounts of money

I was listening to an old adam carolla podcast which had some people from a movie called "Transylmania" I had heard of the movie that came out last year but never saw it, never thought much about it.

During the podcast the producers? or directors brag about how they spent $15 million to hire people with distributor experience and marketing etc to get an indie movie into "1500 theatres" they also say the budget for this movie was $6million "but it looks like 13-14" since it was filmed mostly in Romania.  So were talking over $20 million total
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This caught my interest because i figured the movie hadn't done well so i was curious how close they came to breaking even.

Here's how one movie site describes the opening weekend (my bold added): "On the complete opposite end of the box office spectrum, the college comedy Transylmania suffered one of the worst wide releases of all-time opening in 1,007 locations to a microscopic $263,941 for a pathetic $262 average. That means on average, each showtime over the weekend attracted only three people."

Now thats impressive, but it gets worse, the movie went from 1007 theatres in week 1 to 118 in week 2.  On the wednesday of the 2nd week the movie made $1547 in 118 theatres.  So it averaged $13/theatre which i think would equate to .5 people/screening
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know your rights as a player [Jan. 20th, 2010|12:05 am]
gaamblor
Terrance posted about a hand at the bahammas tournament involving daniel Negreanu.  It was sort of interesting but i didn't really care, i finally watched the video today and it was just sad that this sort of thing would happen in one of the 2-3 biggest tournaments (by prize pool) of the year

I guess major sports often have incompetant umpires/referres and look bad but poker is just on a bizare level of inexplicable incompetance during major events.  The floor guy here is just profoundly clueless.

i think the important thing to take away from this situation is that as a player you always have a right to call for a higher level floor person.  You will often see the "big name pro" players do this and they usually eventually get the ruling they want.    Here at the time the final ruling is made its clear the floor person hasn't remotely gathered the facts or thought about whats really going.  If the other player had demanded whomever the TD was to come over I would expect him to get it right, of course in the end daniel would probably figure out the guy has the nuts and fold but at least he wouldn't get the free info

Its interesting to speculate on Daniels motivations, if he 100% saw a hand he could beat would he say call or ask for the floor? Since its on video he would also look like a cheat if he saw the inferior hand and then called a raise without mentioning it, but for him to be speculating with other players about the guys hand is pretty shaky
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some movies [Jan. 17th, 2010|12:10 am]
gaamblor
Extract - Astoundingly bad, after 20 minutes i was just perplexed as to how this movie ever got made and it didn't get better. I laughed a few times but there are really not many jokes in the movie.  Office Space was brilliant, Idiocracy was a brilliant premise that barely could stretch to a movie, this one i have no idea what mike judge was thinking or how anyone thought it was  good idea.

Big Fan - A great first 30 minutes but after "the incident" it doesn't really go anywhere and then the ending...well i don't want to spoil it but its weak.  patton oswalt is an interesting casting choice because he looks perfect for the part but if you know anything about him he's not into sports at all.

White Ribbon - I think almost every Michael Haneke movie i've seen i've enjoyed most of it but left feeling frustrated. That is clearly his motive and yet i'll go see the next one so...i'm not sure if he's good or bad but he's got a style that is at least interesting.

Hurt Locker is out on DVD i think my favorite movie of 2009, though i sitll have some catching up to do on DVDs
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(no subject) [Jan. 8th, 2010|09:55 pm]
gaamblor
Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 515904

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Scenes from 1/3 of a year [Jan. 4th, 2010|08:18 pm]
gaamblor
Jewish girls apparently don't like candy canes




Never too early for an Ipod




MC Eyelash in da house




I think the flash lights are blowing her mind



A girl could be a kicker right?



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best betting line ever [Nov. 14th, 2009|12:45 am]
gaamblor
From bookmaker.com

IF THE WORLD ENDS IN 2012, HOW WILL IT HAPPEN?
48701 EARTH WILL BE HIT BY AN ASTEROID OR METEOR
48702 AS A RESULT OF A NUCLEAR WAR
48703 A PLANET WILL COLLIDE WITH OR PASS BY EARTH
48704 EARTH WILL BE SWALLOWED BY A BLACK HOLE
48705 EARTH’S POLAR CAPS WILL MAKE A SUDDEN SHIFT
48706 THE SUN WILL GIVE OFF SOLAR FLARES
48707 IT’S NOTHING, JUST THE MAYAN CALENDARS RESETTING I

Clearly Black Hole is +EV, I'm sure the payout system will be functional on the other side. Sadly the $100 limit will hurt my profit potential on this one.
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My first month of parenting - some outtakes [Sep. 28th, 2009|08:32 am]
gaamblor
1 minute old, I think she liked it better on the inside




Somehow this proved that she can hear



After we came home we needed some entertainment for her, but the bouncer ....well she'll have to grow into it



However we had to work out some kinks with the swing also



I may need to go back to babycare 101 for proper burping technique but her neck IS supported



Who knew poop could have such velocity, and who's idea was it to make a bassinet "wall" out of mesh?



I thought this stroller was supposed to be newborn ready?



She didn't like the hospital hats.....


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CFA Level III results day [Aug. 18th, 2009|07:06 am]
gaamblor

joe G pelton

Level 3: Pass

The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses.   The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.

Essay
Q#TopicMax Pts<=50%51%-70%>70%
1Portfolio Management - Individual26--*
2Portfolio Management - Individual9*--
3Portfolio Management - Institutional24-*-
4Portfolio Management - Institutional11--*
5Economics19--*
6Portfolio Management - Asset Allocation10--*
7Equity Investments17--*
8Alternative Investments15-*-
9Portfolio Management - Risk Management16-*-
10Portfolio Management - Monitor&Rebalance15--*
11Portfolio Management – Performance Eval.18--*


Item Set
Q#TopicMax Pts<=50%51%-70%>70%
-Derivatives18--*
-Economics18-*-
-Equity Investments36-*-
-Ethical & Professional Standards36--*
-Fixed Income Investments36--*
-Portfolio Management18--*
-Portfolio Management - Individual18--*

By far my best result, given the limited information they show you.  I guess the moral of the story is use the schwesser books
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