I got one yesterday -- the ‘worst’ deposit bonus, 15% to $75, 12x raked hands to clear or 30x in the casino, 7 days to clear. Since my Interpoker cashout hit I decided to latch on to this one right away. 900 raked hands required for the max bonus. Party has been upping their clearance requirements, but their bonuses are still attractive because you can play low stakes. I’m not a huge Party fan but I do love their bonuses. Mmm, cake.
Bought in, sat down, went on a ridiculous heater playing limit. Once I was up a fair amount, I decided to grind through as many of the remaining hands as fast as possible with minimum variance – by playing $25 NL.
Nine tables of $25 NL.
Ow, my eyes. They still hurt this morning. Being able to resize Party tables is a huge plus, but cramming 9 tables onto a single 19” 1280x1024 screen is a bit much.
I made it through 90% of the requirements and will be looking to finish up either tonight or tomorrow. The primary goal will just be to get done with it and cash out with a nice profit. Hit and run.
Then I’ll have to decide what to tackle next. I have some bonuses stacked up at Stars, Titan and maybe a small one at Full Tilt. I’ll probably hit the remaining Cryptos that allow US players in early October. Other ideas are always appreciated.
Commence crotchety Andy Rooney style rant:
I regularly wonder what planet people are living on. Today’s object lesson: Superlatives.
I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru this morning to grab some breakfast. While waiting I had ample time to review the motivational and congratulatory messages someone had ‘chalked’ (‘painted’?) on the restaurant windows. Directly above the window where I eventually got my McGriddle was written:
“This McDonald’s has the world’s greatest employees”.
Mentally insert a graphic of the O RLY? owl here if you wish.
I had the entire six minute drive to the office to ponder this assertion. My observations, which are unfortunately not as limited as they should be, is that our local McDonald’s crew is composed in significant part of surly incompetents. They’re great at screwing up orders, but I can’t even say that they’re the greatest. Maybe by ‘greatest’ they mean ‘most underpaid’. Or ‘closest to adequate’. Or ‘in the grand scheme of things, not so bad’. Or ‘please please please don’t leave we have enough trouble finding people who will work here’. But world's greatest? Please.
Misuse of superlatives is everywhere.
I’ve had a free Mail.com email account for years. I should have dumped it long ago, but never have out of laziness and concern that I’d lose passwords or miss an important email.
Right there at the top of every screen, you see:
“Mail.com the best personalized free web-based email”.
Mail.com has 10000% more annoying “features”. Flashing ads. Numerous popups. It’s slower than me at the end of a mile run. No virus protection. You name it. The only way you could possibly say it’s the best is to ignore every single other platform out there. In a sample size of one it looks pretty freaking spectacular.
I am very afraid of what the not-best might look like.
In the mail yesterday I received a magazine highlighting the Best Lawyers in Michigan. I flipped through it during a boring phone call and observed that about 99% of said ‘Best’ lawyers were big firm lawyers from Grand Rapids and the Detroit area.
How do you suppose they defined ‘Best’? Most expensive? Largest ego? Most resources to call upon to handle the big cases? Finest appearance in a $2,000 suit? Idiots. Nice circle jerk designed to sell magazine subscriptions.
Where I am I going with this, you ask?
Well, nowhere really. But please be advised:
A highly sophisticated survey has determined that THIS IS THE BEST POKER BLOG EVER.
Just try to prove me wrong.