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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:18 pm 
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Some of you rock'n'roll mofos will remember Phil Cartwright, the writer of Vented Spleen among other things. He gave up his column, his comedy and his daytime TV watching to indulge his gambling jones. The wastrel is currently in Las Vegas, playing poker, and has a blog recording his triumphs and losses (more of the latter). This is very entertaining:

http://pokerlunacy.blogspot.com


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er.... he hasn't lost it...

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He should be home by now but you should read it - it's pretty interesting, especially when you read them in sequence. From the comments page he even has a groupie!


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He's still occasionally amusing. An extract:

America vrs Britain
Three things Britain does better than America:

1. Cheese. American cheese is probably the worst excuse for a foodstuff ever created. At some stage some of the ingredients may have been somewhere near a cow, but I doubt it. Most likely it's a by-product of the space race - I'm sure it would make a good heat shield for space craft re-entering Earth's atmosphere. Just don't eat it.

2. Newspapers. American papers (both local ones like the Las Vegas Review Journal and national ones like the New York Times) give accurate, in-depth coverage of US and world events. And they're dull. They're very, very dull. Jesus Christ, are they dull.

3. Vegetables. Americans complain that we Brits boil the shit out of our vegetables, and that's true. However, I don't know what Americans do to their vegetables, but it sure makes them a challenge to eat. Somewhere between the field and your plate they become tough, bitter and synthetic-tasting. Personally, I think there's something wrong with a meal if the vegetables refuse to go down without a fight.

Three things America does better than Britain:

1. Steaks. They're big, juicy and cheap. And even the chef in the crummy local diner knows the difference between "medium rare" and "burnt to a crisp". Outstanding.

2. Hotel showers. In Britain hotel showers emit a feeble stream of luke-warm water that usually evaporates before it reaches your body. In the US the shower pins you to the wall and sand-blasts you clean.

3. Ice. If you ask for a scotch on the rocks in a British bar the bartender pours scotch in to a glass using a pipette (which is the wrong bloody way round, for a start) and then grudgingly adds one or two ice cubes. You'd think they were diamonds, you really would. In the US they do things right: pack the glass with ice and then pour in a liberal measure of liquour. Note to British bar staff: ice is not an endangered species. It really isn't.

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