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Friday, August 27, 2004
  Wherein I confess to a shameless show of self-promotion

Alright. I let that evil capitalist side of me take charge. I was having a conversation with Freelancer last night, and I mentioned my NASCAR business idea that I posted in "Rick Eddy on NASCAR and 'Bidness'". The idea being to test intellectual property rights law and the value transparency provided by posting to a public forum, as I largely outlined in The 'nickel transaction' and the 'penny transmission' (granted, this time I used a satirical format [you can differ on the level of satire]). He liked the business model; most people seem to like it.

Well, when I mentioned I hadn't seen the traffic that I hoped for, and he suggested the obvious - go to NASCAR blogs, and put the idea there. Well, I was reticent, but today, I let that greedy entrepreneurial side of me take hold. I went out hunting for a popular NASCAR blog site. So I went to BlogShares - Fantasy Blog Share Market, which if you haven't visited, is kind of a cool idea. Hell, if EverCrack can become it's own economic entity as demonstrated by it's sales of virtual characters and artifacts on E-Bay, who knows what this could turn into - A virtual stock market, turn into a 'real' stock market? Why not?

Anyway, there I found BlogShares - NASCAR Industry, and
Chris Halverson's Blog - Basically a Poker Blog
was listed as number one. So I visited the site. Debated using someone else's blog to promote my idea, and morality lost and greed/ego won out. So, I left Chris this message:
Totally OT

Hey Chris, feel free to delete this post if you so desire, as it is a cheap attempt by an inferior driver to get speed by drafting off your blog.

On the other hand, you may actually like Rick Eddy on NASCAR and ‘Bidness’.

My blog tends to be more political and left, so I don’t get alot of sports fans…

Anyway, your choice, and feel free to send me a nasty-gram if I’m way out of line.
Couldn't help it. But then I thought I should at least let him know why I chose his blog to victimize, so I left this second comment:
Oh, I found your blog because of your number one rating on BlogShares – NASCAR Industry. Just thought you’d like to know your number 1, if you weren’t already aware.
In hopes to take the sting out of the transgression. Sort of like kissing a rape victim when your done, eh? Pretty slimy.

So, here I am, linking to
Chris Halverson's Blog - Basically a Poker Blog
(note: twice) in hopes of mitigating my crime, and I confess my recent blogging in sins in hopes of getting absolution.

In the end, I don't really give a damn about either. I mean, I do have a serious capitalist streak in me.

Oh, by the way,
Chris Halverson's Blog - Basically a Poker Blog
is really more of a poker blog, than a NASCAR blog, so if any of you like poker give him a visit (did you note I slipped in the third link?).

So, now for the really cool sychronistic tie in: Poker was another part of Freelancer's and my conversation last night. I related to him how when I was young, I was a major winner playing poker. Then I started reading all those poker advice books and studying the odds, and I couldn't buy a hand for the next 10 - 15 years. Not until I went back to playing intuitively, did I start winning again. Screw the pros, I play aggressive, and pretty much totally intuitively, and I win.

For those that care, I prefer Seven Card Stud by far to Texas Hold 'em, Draw Poker, and many of the other forms. I also like games like match pot games like Two Card Guts and Between-The-Sheets (you can google those yourselves, if you don't know and you care).

Ah, confession is good for the soul, and it gave me material for yet a another long winded rambling post. 
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