Once upon a time, there was this video:
It started getting a lot of hits, and then other people did their own versions:
I thought it would be funny if Sarah Grant and I did our own version just for a little extra jizz at the end of our PokerNews Weekly video. Then, we figured we might as well put it up as its own video on YouTube.
Then, THE HARLEM SHAKE BLEW THE F*** UP!
And someone made a compilation video using our version at the very beginning of the video.
That video has 1.3 million views. That many people has seen Sarah and I act like IDIOTS in what we thought was just going to be an off the cuff throw-in for another video. LOL. Face palm. OMG. SMH.
Here's your f***in' tour!
Here's a f***in' pic!
And here's Sarah Grant and I being super f***in' class for like 5 seconds.
I do what I want!
Last week I interviewed Aaron Jones, also known as "aejones" online. He's CEO of LegoPoker.com, a sicko cash-game and tournament player, and an all around cool dude. We talked about poker lifestyle and strategy theory. If you missed it, here it is:
This week, I had him on to analyze a few hands that were sent in. On the podcast, I promised I'd post hand histories on my blog so it would be easier for you guys to follow along. Here they are:
Game: Live $2-$5 No-Limit Hold'em ($500 max buy-in)
The player in the cutoff raises the $10 UTG straddle to $35. Hero flats with pocket . The straddle calls.
The flop is . The straddle and original raiser checks. Hero bets $60. The straddle folds and the original raiser calls.
The turn is . There are no flush draws. It checks to Hero.
Here is the interview:
I hope you guys enjoy listening to these interviews as much I as I enjoyed recording them. Aaron is so amazing at hand reading that it inspired me and re-motivated me to continue improving.
And speaking of improving, I've been on a huge health kick since being in Vegas. It's almost impossible to eat super healthy and work out on a regular basis when you're on the road. So ummm... if you've got a bandaid, could you give it to me? BECAUSE I'M CUT!!!!!
Errr... well, I'm trying. Hahaha those jokes never get old to me. But when I am super ripped, don't worry. I'll totally give you guys FREE TICKETS TO THE GUN SHOW!!!!! wahhhhhhhhhh.
So, as you can see, I'm totally obsessed with Instagram. FB just bought it for $1 BILLION. Pretty crazy. Anyway, do you guys use it? If you do, let me know your username. Mine is Snaptress.
And you can also follow my fellow hostesses and PN on Instagram as well!!
Lynn Gilmartin -
I've lived in Las Vegas for the past five years... whoa sorry... need to pause... FIVE YEARS? Holy hell, time flies.
I moved here when I was 21-years-old. You might think that I was eager to spend some time DRANKIN IN DA CLUB, but you'd be wrong. All I wanted to do was to play the 7 or 11 p.m. $60 tournament at the Sahara (RIP). I pretty much just played poker and worked since I found it surprisingly difficult to make friends.
Once Andrew and I met a few amazing people, we began to enjoy the city (maybe a little too much). We've been in all the clubs, watched some amazing shows, and been almost puked on multiple times. Now we even live on the Strip. In Vegas, I've seen it all, so I decided to make a video.
Inspired by the meme that has swept the YouTube community, I made a "Sh*t People in Vegas Say" video.
Also, if you haven't seen the Sh*t Poker Players say by our very own Sarah Grant, you should. She's amazing.
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year I had a really good time taking advantage of living on the Strip. My friends and I walked down from Veer to Flamingo and Las Vegas. It was so crowded, but SO much fun.
My first trip of the year for PokerNews is back to the Bahamas for the PCA. Sarah and I shot a welcome video the first day we were here. Since there are been numerous welcome videos from this location, we decided to have some fun!
I'm looking forward to reaching a few personal goals this year. Last year was my favorite one so far, but probably because I just had way too much fun. This year, I want to focus, stay motivated, and make some progress in other parts of my life.
Do you guys have resolutions? If so, work hard! Stick with them! This song is going to motivate me this year!
I've been asked to host a strategy podcast for PokerNews! I'm pretty excited about it, and the first episode is going to premiere next week. Obviously, I've never done anything like this before, so I want to find out what listeners want!
Who would you like to hear as a guest?
What topics would you like covered?
Do you like straight up hand analysis?
To be honest, I'm a little nervous about this! I've always prided myself on being a student of the game, and I'm confident I will ask the right questions, but new things are always a bit daunting!
As for my poker playing, I haven't done much of it. I played a couple times at Aria, but that's it. I think I've sort of lost a little bit of the passion to just sit and grind. Maybe it's because I miss online poker, or because there are so many new goals I have. I'm not sure, but I actually do plan on playing tonight! Home game at Sarah Grant's house! Whoo hooo, get the the dirty martini's and slow rolls goin! We also plan on shooting a video about Home Game Poker Etiquette. Should be funny/informational.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please, let me know what you'd like to hear on the strategy podcast!
It's been a little over a week since the WSOP ended, and I haven't played a hand of poker. So, this blog is just going to be a bit of an update since I have no hands to talk about! My family has been here this week, so I've been hanging out with them. It's only now that I'm feeling the total withdraw from all the action and commotion of the summer. The poker rooms are once again full of regs, all my poker playing friends are gone, and it's back on the road for me and my fellow PokerNews people. Lynn is back in Australia and then off to Uruguay with Donnie Peters. Sarah is leaving for Tallinn, Estonia today. And then in a couple weeks, I'm heading to Barcelona, Spain which I am sooooo excited for! Have any of you been there? Have any advice? I hope Lynn writes one of her amazing "Around the World Articles" about it Hint hint...
She and Nicky Pickering have been covering the APPT in Melbourne, and just shot another edition of the Weekly Turbo (the video version of Elaine Chaivarlis' awesome written Turbo). If you guys have missed anything in PokerNews this week (or you like hot girls! whooo, yeahhhh), you should definitely check it out. Also, Matt Parvis makes his Weekly Turbo debut for the ladies!!
Now, if you watched that, you might have noticed one of the news stories about this guy who wrote an article about the top 25 girls he knows he can beat in poker. It seems like such a weird/gimmicky article to write, but all of the articles on the website it's featured on are like that. And I'm sure it works. Heck, I'll click on a Top 25 Hot Girl list any day. As far as this one goes, I do NOT belong in the same class of scorching hottness as all the other women on this list, but if this guy wants to think he could own us in poker, that's fine Click here to read the story. How many of these ladies do you think you could beat???
I hope you all are doing well and are over your post-WSOP hangover I'm sooo jealous of everyone who got to go home and soothe themselves with online poker. I'm ready to get back in the saddle and will be back with more hands next week.