Posts Tagged ‘gambling’

Podcast: Lottery talk

Posted: December 19, 2013 by terryvandrovec in Podcasts
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Neither TV nor Fury won the big ole Powerball this week. But they both have opinions on the matter – whether or not buying tickets and daydreaming about winning is a prudent way to spend money and time.

Here’s the link. Enjoy. (But not too much; TV increasingly is becoming anti-fun, as you can tell from the podcast.)




Diary of a non gambler

Posted: September 17, 2012 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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This week we’re spending a few days in Atlantic City, where we’ll relax in a nice suite, wander on the beach, eat large portions of meat at a buffet, take in a show that hopefully involves some freakishly talented people, if not outright freaks, and I’ll speak with Nucky Thompson about providing protection for liquor shipments I’m sending to Janesville.

One thing I won’t be doing much? Gambling.


The buses I have known

Posted: December 8, 2011 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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We spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlantic City and came back only $80 poorer. The highlight? Watching an elderly woman with big glasses and a kind smile who was hooked up to an oxygen machine but still managed to play the slots while smoking a cigarette. The city should put her on a billboard on a highway coming into town.

If Jon Gruden had called the action, he would have said, “You want to talk about dedication from a determined gambler. I tell you what, this lady is the real deal.”

We went to A.C. on the Hampton Luxury Liner, a nice bus that’s best known for transporting folks from New York City to the Long Island playgrounds during the summer months. It served as the perfect transportation for the two-and-a-half-hour trip. Big leather seats, headphones for listening to music or the on-board movie, free snacks, newspapers and beverages. Plug-ins for computers, free Wi-Fi.

This is not the type of bus I’m used to riding in.