Monday, 25 April 2016

Eye in the sky

Can't believe how many people are dying .. 

Went to see Alan Rickmans' last movie, "Eye in the sky", and rate it a very strong 9/10. It has a very strong cast, with a few people's work, I really admire.

The technology of drones etc, is simply amazing. V sad to see Alan Rickmans dies of cancer .. What a bitch of a disease this is. I am a monthly contributor to societies, hoping to cure the disease, and would implore others, to likewise donate. 

It probably won't help oldies .. But, if u under 40, u might benefit.


Really enjoying Los Angeles, but, having 2 winning poker sessions, will help with mind-set. Going to watch the Dodgers baseball tonite ...

Saturday, 23 April 2016

More batty prices.

So, am still here .. 

The poker is beatable, at least on the east coast, where there seem to be more tourists.

The west coast, is the big leagues, and they play a v nitty style, due to the high rake. This forces u to really be patient, and just play top 6% hands, hoping a unknown will sit down, and donate their money.

Sports gambling is really big, and dropped into Kentucky, for a look. It's a beautiful place.

Here are some interesting pics. The only loss of Man o War, well described. Man o War boulevard, which runs thru Lexington, gave me the chills.

The keeneland race meet in April, is 23 meetings, almost daily, and they get 25,000 in on most days, 55,000, at he weekend.

It's $3 to go in, and $3 for a race add, but that's the only value.

It's all tote betting, with a minimum 16% house rake. If a Punter wins more than $1199, they pay 30% government tax. Seems hard to beat to me .. Yet, they queue up, to give it away.

Lines are so big, they have drive-thrus, like McDonald's ... Seriously, WTF ??

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Adjusting to Theme Park price tilt

So, am on the road in the US of A.

It's an expensive place, for mere mortals. Minimum wage in my county is $1 an hr, in Washington it's currently $10, probably going to $15 .. Now, things here are expensive .. Coffee at Starbucks is $4, which is 3 times the price, I would expect to pay .. Nightly rates at basic 3 star hotels, are $100+ ..

Anyway, was getting past all of it, when we hit the theme parks.

4 adults (anything over 11 is an adult), for 2 days at Universal .. $800. The on-site hotel .. $300 a night, plus $22 parking, per day, (don't even think about free breakfast).

U walk in .. Someone takes you pic .. $30. Bottle of water, $2, sometimes $3. 

Fast pass tickets, an extra $200 .. Lines for fast pass, still for some rides, 15 mins. Harry Potter world well done .. But they are taking the piss. $40 for a fucking wand !! It's a little bit of plastic for fucks sake !!

The guy outside gringots has the right idea ..He got the lot.