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Hammadown (Chapter 18)

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This week: We celebrate an old friend with some Wonder-ful music; Eddie sits out the first few hands, though technically he stands out; Cockman and Clayton go head to head more than once; we laugh even more than usual, and at made-up things that are even weirder than usual; and we play cards that we bet money on.
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Hammadown (Chapter 17)

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This week: For our last game of 2023, we do that voodoo that we do so well. Great music, great cards, shitty cards, great cards that are unfortunately not as great as someone else’s greater cards. A fine mix of new and used humorosity. Rod Stewart’s questionable diet is discussed. Joe shows that sometimes he really does know when to fold ’em. And Hank is all smiles… at least when he wins gigantic pots.
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Hammadown (Chapter 16)

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This week: I unearth yet another Ye Olden Hammadown—this one not quite as olden as the previous, but still… what’s with my laziness?!
Our queen gets kings. Cigar-shaped objects are distributed. Jingles jangle. Jokes are told—old and new. And actual poker is played at certain intervals throughout the night.
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Hammadown (Chapter 15)

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This week: I unearth a centuries (and/or year) old Hammadown and go to work on it like a shitty old house on one of those fixer-upper shows. Specifically, that one show called Fixer Upper. Pics were added after an easy search on my phone turned them up in all their glory. Everything below the pics was already in the previously unpublished Hamma.
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Hammadown (Chapter 14)

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This week: We eat, drink, smoke, and be merry. The average age of the players is revealed and if there was an over/under bet going on, you’d want to go with the over. New jokes are told; old jokes are told; even older jokes are told. All are enjoyed. Weird candy gets ignored. Poker chips fall apart.
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Hammadown (Chapter 12)

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This week: Over the street and through the tunnels to Cockman’s house we go. Greasy food goes fast when the felt isn’t the only “green” in the house. Art is in the red eyes of the beholder. Adam is encouraged by everyone to set up a Thrust Fund for his children. And guess who used to be a bartender and has proof!… if you care to see it.
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Hammadown (Chapter 11)

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The return of Lizz Winstead! (You betcha!) We go 8 strong with players averaging 25+ years at the EBPG. Robin Henley and I drink wine that came recommended by the guy who sold it to her. Two royal flushes are faked in the same hand. Safe space, smafe space. And did someone mention Poodle vagina?
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Hammadown (Chapter 10)

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The Eddie Brill Poker Game welcomes back some fine familiar faces. Cockman has the best line of the night. Two old men are bewildered by modern technology. The cost of reading glasses these days is outrageous! Weed is played and music is smoked… or is it the other way around? And Lady Luck has a first name: it’s R-O-B-I-N.
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Hammadown (Chapter 9)

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No more five month layoffs for the EBPG! The gang is back at the table and eager to purge themselves of immeasurable stores of silliness. We eat a stupid amount of food (minus the usual box of cookies), listen to a completely unpredictable variety of music, tell hilarious barely-ever-before-heard stories and jokes, and almost everybody gets in on the feel-good feeling of big-pot sweeping.
Big Pot Sweeping: It’s big-pot sweeping the nation!
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