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Thursday, January 13, 2005

I've tried to keep this in, but it's not working out for me. If I don't write something about it just to get it out of my system, I'm going to go all wonky.

This whole troll nonsense is one of the dumbest things I've ever read about. It's impossible for me to care less as to her poker skill level, because honestly, I'm not one to talk. Face it, though, the damn thing hasn't been a poker blog for a good six months. Her poker skill level isn't even an issue here.

I'll admit, when "Taylor" first started relentlessy begging the blogging elite for pimping, I was a little interested. What hormone-driven male wouldn't be? I soon realized, though, that we were never going be seeing any fun jubblies and my interest waned. When posts went from poker, to more towards her man, how perfect her life is, and how often she gets compliments on her outstanding, perky breasts from complete strangers, it got too much. Anyone that says their life is perfect does have issues, damn it.

I'd check back from time to time to see what little poker content there might be, and of course, there were always drives back from ND, how succumbing to peer pressure is dumb, and now, the dumbest thing-The Hammer is -EV. No shit? And that people that play it are stupid. Whoa, stop the bus, Gus. So, there's only one way to play the game? Great, I'm screwed. And the fact that she's still holding fast that people that use it are stupid is just baffling.

Whoop-dee-doo, she made fun of The Beloved. Who cares, right?

But wait, there's more.

She bit the hand that fed her, and it just makes no sense. And that's the part the bothers me. I distinctly remember back in mid-May when she left comments in numerous blogs asking for a link-up and to be a part of this community, and now she's effectively trying to ostracize herself? I mean, it's obvious from her journal that her life it utterly and completely devoid of excitement, but why stir up this sort of controversy? Or did I just answer my own question? I suppose it makes sense to someone just trolling for drama, but if she's real, what a silly little breach of trust.

And that's the thing--nobody even knows if she's real. Nobody's seen her at Deja Vu, which she may or may not have worked at. She's lied about everything else, why stop with that? To the best of my knowledge, nobody has ever seen her at Canterbury Park. There's something completely fishy about someone that freely gives out so much information about herself(her jobs, her travel plans, exactly how much she has in various accounts), yet wants to remain anonymous and is oddly ghost-like for someone that should stick out in the poker room like Hitler at a bris. For all we know, "Taylor" is really a guy that likes to fuck with people's heads. If that's the case, I feel a little bad for Aaron Gleeman, who's had his tit pulled through the wringer this whole time.

Is this a call-out? No, because anyone knows that will just lead to a response like this:

"I don't have to prove anything to anyone!"

With all the gamblers in this community, someone has got to create odds for whether or not she's really a boring midwestern girl with self-proclaimed magnificent breasts, or a middle-aged man living out of his parents basement in Anoka. Oh hell, I half hope it's David Sklansky pulling a big ol' funny on us again. That'd be great. If she's real, I'd be very surprised.

And I can't trust someone that uses the excuse "I'm better than peer pressure" as an excuse for not drinking. That's stupid.

Me? I just wanted to see breasts. Hers, his or otherwise. Right now, I'm not picky. Isn't that why most people originally showed up at her site? All I'm hoping is that someone will read this and give me free passes to the Vu. Yes, I realize that writing this makes me have less of a life, but I already know that I'm fucked up. No need to tiptoe around that.


At 6:07 PM, Blogger JD said...


At 7:02 PM, Blogger Chris Halverson said...

Well, considering everybody thought that she was me, I'd be happy to find out too :)

I'm with you though, great post.

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Felicia :) said...

I always thought "she" was you, Chris. I just knew it!

My second guess is "Vehn" from 2+2.

Naw, forget it, I didn't even really think about it, other than it being a coincidence that poker players from MN seem to hate me and flame me all the time, lol.

Seriously, Chad, you pretty much summed up what I've always thought, except I wasn't looking to see breasts online, or get free passes to a strip club, lol.

The whole thing just smacked of "sham" to me, from the first time I went to the site (someone told me about it, I saw all of the referral hits on sitemeter, and went and checked it out). I read some of the old posts, and could see right away things weren't as they seemed. Just how off they are is anyone's guess.

She could be an 18 year old guy in high school getting his rocks off with all of this negative attention. Who knows! And really, who cares? I mean, her site isn't even interesting, and worse, the poker content (shudder). Following advice like that one couldn't even win at 3/6, much less 30/60.

Great post, Chad.

At 11:06 PM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

Well written. You nearly read my mind. Alot of the questions your brought up... I asked myself when I first stumbled upon her blog.

Maybe because I'm a writer... sorry, allow me to use the proper terminology... a professional writer... that I am able to desconstruct bloggers' personalities based on their writing styles.

Felicia pointed something out that is valid... something was not quite right.

I can tell when people are forcing things through their words. And she's giving off some strong and conflicting vibes.

Anyway, great post, DOOOOOD!

At 11:29 PM, Blogger whiskeytown said...

ok...I admit's me - I'm whoring for attention.

and it wasn't deja vu - it was Rick's Cabaret - I stake out the underground parking lot across the street for when they come in for the evening work shift...LOL


At 12:06 AM, Blogger April said...

Can you use another "you read my mind" comment? Cause here it is. :D Been thinking that for some time.

BTW, I love your writing. Keep up the great work!

At 7:14 AM, Blogger StB said...

I just like the use of Jubblies.

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Mourn said...

She lost me at "I played 80/160 today and won $7000".

Um, yeah, sure you did.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly where is this troll blog?

At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a writer also...but my take on her subtext is that she is too consistently arrogant, clueless, and humorless to be making this drivel up. The women she works with, the woman across the street, Felicia, all are competition she consistently chops away at almost unconsciously. As far as her winnings in 80-160 go, I wouldn't know...I get tense in 8/16
Joe S.

At 9:41 AM, Blogger ScurvyDog said...

I can buy her story and existence, but with the caveat that she's being very, very selective about the results she shares. Even if she only peddles nuts she's going to have some big losing sessions at B&M casinos, given the limits she claims to play. While she does rarely mention some losses from time to time, it's always followed by the inevitable "but I won $7,802 the next day." No way in hell anyone plays for as long as she's claimed to, at those limits, without some week/month long streaks of losing results.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

I'm no writer...but I am a Pimp. But sometimes make up lives via the web...think about can be who the hell you want to be via your blog. I'm not sure this person even plays poker, kid. Personally, I think she is just pimping ya'll into thinking she does. Just don't read or pay any attention to this lame ass dude.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Execllent points that I never even thought of.

I just found her totally useless, and it didn't occur to me that she might be a fraud. And I consider myself to be a cynic!

I am now officially ashamed of myself.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger CJ said...

Yeah, I'm on the same wavelength as you. However, due to conduct detrimental to the poker blogging community, I've banned any mentions of said blogger over at Up For Poker. ;-)

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Chad said...


I thought about that, and it's definitely a smart move on your part. Your site has a good reputation to uphold! =)

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Uwannabet? said...

So, Wa, I'm, but your saying... Who? Hell, I guess you all are just talking about Barbara Yoon again.
(insert maniacal laughter)

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

You didn't say anything about free strip club passes at the bar...


Great post Chad, too bad "she" didn't show up on Sunday, I'm sure her/his/its head would have exploded from how many times the hammer got played :D


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