Friday, November 20, 2009

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 16

Title: The Education of a Poker Player (Cardinal, 1961)
Author: Herbert O. Yardley
Cover artist: N/A

Yours for: SOLD (11/21/09)

  • I love this book. Design is impeccable. Vegas/neon-style font = total WIN.
  • All poker players should look like this guy. Those douchebags on ESPN2 make me want to stay as far away from the game as possible, but I would sit next to Fred Mertz here.
  • "Lusty!?" — not a word I would have associated with this guy, but OK. Good for him.
  • OMG it's an interactive quiz cover!
  • "One Big Pair" — see "Lusty," front cover.

Page 142 (page 123 is a buncha technical poker stuff) ~

The only kibitzers were Maria, Bing, who spied on foreigners, and a Polish girl who broadcast Chinese propaganda — for what reason I could never understand, but then most foreigners managed to get on the Chinese payroll.


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Deb said...

Now THAT guy could take those World Series of Poker punks to school!

Polish women broadcasting Chinese propaganda in a book about winning poker. WFT?

Deb said...

Supposed to be WTF--I'm really tired this morning!

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

He DOES look like Fred Mertz!

justjack said...

Hey, if Mr. Kotter can be a good poker player, why not Fred Mertz?

But why is Fred smoking out of his tracheotomy hole? And why is his trach hole in the side of his neck?

And what's up with Fred's right hand? Is he Jerry Garcia's uncle?

It seems I have questions....

Brian Busby said...

Oh, I don't know. That guy could be lusty. Certainly he looks more that way than"funny" or "cool". The real question: Would anyone be lusty of him?

Probably not.

Sorry, Herbert.

JamiSings said...

Don't be too sure, Brian. Remember the women of America once voted Patrick Stewart the sexiest man on TV! Not to mention women find smart out of shape men sexier then dumb physically fit men.

Plus two words - booze goggles.