July 27, 2009

Farewell, Sylvia.

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 7:53 pm

Our last grandparent, Grandma Sylvia, died this afternoon. She was my mom’s mom. She had not been in good shape for a long time, but she held on for a while. As Mom likes to say, she was a tough old bird.

July 25, 2009

Hobotech tonight!!!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 10:01 am

Don’t forget!

Twin A’s set and Marguiles’ set are both going to be AWESOME!


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Image Node Benefit and Jon Margulies Record Release Extravaganza!

Tix on sale now: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73556

July 25th @ House Of Yes
342 Maujer St, Brooklyn
$10 adv. $15 limited tix at door. - includes Free HoBrew* while it lasts!

Join us to support the playa projects of Hobotech’s Burning Man home: Camp Image Node!

Come on down to get your super-deluxe hobotech bonus edition of Jon’s new album TOO BIG TO FAIL, available exclusively on custom USB flashdrive!

Swing your bindle to the sounds of ATOM, FreeBass, Hobotrail, Jon M and more boxcar techno from the hobotech crew!

Enjoy video by Housewives’ Guide To Anatomy

More about Hobotech: at http://www.hobo-tech.com
More about Image Node: http://imagenode.org/

high-tech hobo, low-tech robot, tech-house hilbilly, canned bean consultant, boxcar betty,
Experimental Plasma Wave Bindle Scientist, stew bum sysadmin, Utah Phillips K. Dick

“Steampunk is about making a coal-powered computer. Hobotech is about using an old laptop as a hammer.”

*HoBrew is beer

July 24, 2009

Some of my favorite texts.

Filed under: IM Madness, HA! — Twin C @ 12:18 pm

My phone is kvetching at me that my mailbox is too full, so for your amusement, I’m going to put some of them here.

From: (the guy I used to do meeting coordination with)
in orlando airport, thinking of you

From: Twin B
U suck.

From: Twin A
This thread is useless without pictures.

From: Dr. Brainwave
There’s no snooze button on the birdie alarm.

From: Twin D

From: Big Mike
Ha ha! Now to send spam mail the olde fashioned way.

From: Twin A
Ok Tito you got it

From: Big Mike
Sorry dog. Am upstate. And broke. And have bad luck. And believe gambling is a sin. And I don’t trust Polenbergs.

From: Twin D
I don’t even understand you.

From: L
What up biotch?

From: Twin D
Go spank it.

From: Twin A

From: Twin D
Suck it.

From: (meeting coordination guy)
Sorry sucker

From: Twin B

From: Twin D
Pig fucker.

Sad news re: our childhood

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:57 am

Barth died recently.

I should really watch the Daily Show.

Filed under: HA!, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 10:58 am
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The Born Identity
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Joke of the Day

July 20, 2009

Volver: The Missing Blink

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin A @ 8:13 pm

You know you want one! Imagenode and Disorient team up to bring you the next evolutionary step in blinkytronics. 1600 pattern combinations, 36 LEDs, 4 running modes including FREAKOUT MODE. YES!

$45 in kit form, $85 assembled. If you are in NYC, we will be having Blinky Tupperware Parties on July 26th and August 15-16th. Click Here to see more and buy!

Support the Node! Huzzah!

July 19, 2009

What a way to go.

Filed under: PolenPoker — Twin C @ 4:55 pm

Sure, it was a coinflip, but still. . .

Full Tilt Poker Game #13493977968: The Record Breaker (99219444), Table 3216 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold’em - 16:47:55 ET - 2009/07/19
Seat 1: Spaydzer (1,150)
Seat 2: Juma1987 (505), is sitting out
Seat 3: DoctorSuckout (1,779)
Seat 4: You Sir SUCK (3,420)
Seat 5: jimaxxe (1,950)
Seat 6: kharybdis (2,157)
Seat 7: FillmoSlim (2,950)
Seat 8: mrjimmy213 (4,219)
Seat 9: Atlan1 (7,082)
Atlan1 posts the small blind of 60
Spaydzer posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DoctorSuckout [Jh Js]
Juma1987 folds
DoctorSuckout raises to 1,779, and is all in
You Sir SUCK folds
jimaxxe raises to 1,950, and is all in
kharybdis folds
FillmoSlim folds
mrjimmy213 folds
Atlan1 has 15 seconds left to act
Atlan1 folds
Spaydzer folds
jimaxxe shows [Ks Ah]
DoctorSuckout shows [Jh Js]
Uncalled bet of 171 returned to jimaxxe
*** FLOP *** [Tc Th 9d]
*** TURN *** [Tc Th 9d] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Th 9d Td] [Ts]
jimaxxe shows four of a kind, Tens
DoctorSuckout shows four of a kind, Tens
jimaxxe wins the pot (3,738) with four of a kind, Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,738 | Rake 0
Board: [Tc Th 9d Td Ts]
Seat 1: Spaydzer (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Juma1987 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: DoctorSuckout showed [Jh Js] and lost with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 4: You Sir SUCK didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: jimaxxe showed [Ks Ah] and won (3,738) with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 6: kharybdis didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: FillmoSlim didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 8: mrjimmy213 (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 9: Atlan1 (small blind) folded before the Flop

July 18, 2009

Ah, my sweet sweet childhood.

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:26 am

I played this game over and over and over when I was younger. I even managed to somehow get it to start a domino set-up at the end, so the Rube Goldbergness could flow further. I never did a Flying Finnnegan/Mousetrap combo, though. . .

I paid way too much for this on Ebay years ago. But it was worth it. One day I will force my child(ren) to play it with me. This, and Dark Tower.

July 15, 2009

The ole double stacker!

Filed under: PolenPoker, HA! — Twin C @ 11:28 pm

Full Tilt Poker Game #13419808327: Table Zero (deep) - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold’em - 23:18:38 ET - 2009/07/15
Seat 1: Rossertb ($116.05)
Seat 2: DoctorSuckout ($201.20)
Seat 3: lfb123 ($113.25)
Seat 4: pokerkid99 ($70.90)
Seat 5: foldmasta ($70.40)
Seat 6: A9s ($86.80)
Seat 7: viking13 ($94.60)
Seat 8: TheAssRanger ($112.30)
TheAssRanger posts the small blind of $0.50
Rossertb posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DoctorSuckout [Jh Js]
DoctorSuckout raises to $3
lfb123 folds
pokerkid99 folds
foldmasta has 15 seconds left to act
foldmasta calls $3
A9s folds
viking13 folds
TheAssRanger has been disconnected
TheAssRanger has 15 seconds left to act
TheAssRanger has reconnected
TheAssRanger has 15 seconds left to act
TheAssRanger folds
pokerkid99 adds $100
Rossertb calls $2
*** FLOP *** [Jd Ks 5s]
Rossertb bets $7
DoctorSuckout has 15 seconds left to act
DoctorSuckout calls $7
foldmasta raises to $37.50
Rossertb has 15 seconds left to act
Rossertb raises to $80
DoctorSuckout raises to $198.20, and is all in
foldmasta calls $29.90, and is all in
Rossertb calls $33.05, and is all in
DoctorSuckout shows [Jh Js]
foldmasta shows [Kc As]
Rossertb shows [Qh Kd]
Uncalled bet of $85.15 returned to DoctorSuckout
*** TURN *** [Jd Ks 5s] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Ks 5s 4c] [7h]
DoctorSuckout shows three of a kind, Jacks
Rossertb shows a pair of Kings
DoctorSuckout wins the side pot ($91.30) with three of a kind, Jacks
foldmasta shows a pair of Kings
DoctorSuckout wins the main pot ($208.70) with three of a kind, Jacks
Rossertb is sitting out
foldmasta adds $60
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $303 Main pot $211.70. Side pot $91.30. | Rake $3
Board: [Jd Ks 5s 4c 7h]
Seat 1: Rossertb (big blind) showed [Qh Kd] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 2: DoctorSuckout showed [Jh Js] and won ($300) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 3: lfb123 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: pokerkid99 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: foldmasta showed [Kc As] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 6: A9s didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: viking13 (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 8: TheAssRanger (small blind) folded before the Flop

P.S. The incredible action I got on this hand reminded me that I had made up a disco song on the island about poker. Here’s the chorus:

Couldn’t believe the hand that I had,
I didn’t want the action to stop!
But everybody folded when I brought out my chips -
Never should have bet on, never should have bet on the flop!

When disco comes back again, I’ll come up with lyrics, have it recorded, and become rich, I tell you, rich!

Dear Amtrak,

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 10:27 pm


I rode your stupid train up to New London for a meeting today, and the train schedule back kind of sucked, as there was a Moth at 7:30 and the soonest I could get back into Penn Station would be 7:45, so I figured I’d just go home and get Chompy out and miss the show. (I don’t like showing up late - I either want to be there for the whole thing or just watch it later on with PSB at home.)

Then, on the way home, even with the train doing the dumb “I’m going really slow for no fucking reason as there are no trains in front of me” thing, we were making excellent time - it looked like I’d be into Penn at 7:15 and could make the show! (Sorry, Hamilton. I would have given you extra out time tomorrow night, I swear.)

At 6:55, right near Rye, we slow down, and then stop. For 35 minutes. 35 FUCKING MINUTES. The conductor comes on after 20 minutes and says “Sorry, folks, I know we were making really good time and would have been into New York a half hour early, but we have to let three east bound trains go by on the track before we can go into the city. We’re not due in until 7:45 anyway.” This gets repeated a few more times, as if it’s supposed to matter or make us feel better.

Amtrak, this is not a valid excuse to give us. In fact, upon further reflection, if we hadn’t have stopped and waited, we would have been past the three fucking trains that had to go by us. We waited 20 minutes for the first train. We would have been long past, into Penn Station and out of the way. Instead, we just sat and sat and sat while I became more and more and more FUCKING ANGRY.


Finally, just for the sake of fairness, we arrived after 7:45. Thanks for making us LATE.

Twin C

P.S. No one is going to ride your fucking ACES train to Atlantic City. It’s twice as much money as taking the bus and it doesn’t drop you directly at a casino. Nice try, fuckers.

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