Where were you *20* years ago? (the answer: watching Back 2 Back Action!)
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(January 19th, 2020, 01:43 AM)august Wrote: And here is the first commercial promo:

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That's good stuff!
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#62
I would have been in New Mexico 20 years ago. I was supporting myself by gambling at the time. That lasted for about 3 years.
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(February 4th, 2020, 10:12 PM)Michael Wrote: I would have been in New Mexico 20 years ago. I was supporting myself by gambling at the time. That lasted for about 3 years.

Seriously? I never knew that about you! That's pretty impressive! I'd last about one day if I tried to support myself gambling.
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(February 24th, 2020, 12:25 AM)Boomstick Wrote:
(February 4th, 2020, 10:12 PM)Michael Wrote: I would have been in New Mexico 20 years ago. I was supporting myself by gambling at the time. That lasted for about 3 years.

Seriously? I never knew that about you! That's pretty impressive! I'd last about one day if I tried to support myself gambling.

The sad thing about my gambling career is that my mother was the real magician in the family. My sister would call me up and say, "Where's Mom?" And I drive over to the casino to check on her.

She'd be surrounded by trays of slot machine tokens. She'd hand me a tray and say, "Play that machine. It's about to pay."

That defies all wisdom about how slot machines are supposed to work (and I've written hundreds of articles about gambling - I have a pretty good idea for how skeptical gambling experts are about this kind of intuition).

Mom was right more often than not.

My gambling success ended when she moved to another state.
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(February 24th, 2020, 04:44 PM)Michael Wrote:
(February 24th, 2020, 12:25 AM)Boomstick Wrote:
(February 4th, 2020, 10:12 PM)Michael Wrote: I would have been in New Mexico 20 years ago. I was supporting myself by gambling at the time. That lasted for about 3 years.

Seriously? I never knew that about you! That's pretty impressive! I'd last about one day if I tried to support myself gambling.

The sad thing about my gambling career is that my mother was the real magician in the family. My sister would call me up and say, "Where's Mom?" And I drive over to the casino to check on her.

She'd be surrounded by trays of slot machine tokens. She'd hand me a tray and say, "Play that machine. It's about to pay."

That defies all wisdom about how slot machines are supposed to work (and I've written hundreds of articles about gambling - I have a pretty good idea for how skeptical gambling experts are about this kind of intuition).

Mom was right more often than not.

My gambling success ended when she moved to another state.

That's wild. Was she just a natural mathematical wizard, or it was all intuition?
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#66
It was all intuition, although my mother was a very intelligent person.
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