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Friday, May 25, 2018

McFlusher Happy Meal - Live Dispatches Friday May 25, 2018

UPDATED 11:33am

These are the harder entries to write. When things go bad, and nothing much happens.

I mentioned that when you are losing at video poker, things accelerate. I did pretty well for the first half of yesterday - example, played a solid two hours on five-play nickels and it cost $60.

That same $60, or rather, a new $60 lasted fifteen minutes today. Just crap deal after crap deal. I have this memory of holding lone aces four or five times in a row. Bet 25 credits, get back 5 or 10. Or none. The only entertainment here is the shock and wonder at the spectacle of how bad the deals can be over an extended period of time.

Behold! The Ceiling of Ponderment, upon which I spent many hours yesterday gazing in loserville meditation class.
My offer at the Trop came with free tickets to David Goldrake's Imaginarium show, so that gave me something to do in the evening. It was a great escape. Heh.

Even though things did go badly yesterday, I exercised pretty good self control. I had a few hundies left on me and the rule was I never left the room with more than one. I played at different times during the day and stuck to the best machine I could find at the Trop 90% of the time. Only $20 on slots (Freddy F.) and no Beeefffalloooo which has been giving nothing but Buffalo Chips lately.

I played half my last hundy before the show and half after. Both forays lasted mere minutes.

After that, desperate times called for degenerate measures, and I took care of business with my last usable credit card. (Not really.)

Next stop, the Beach take-out food court thingy for a repeat of the bacon cheeseburger with many sauces. It was just as enjoyable as the day before's. It's pretty sad when a cheeseburger in the room is the high point on two successive Vegas days.

I was pissed off when I went to bed last night (early) and pissed off when I woke up. Time for a McFlusher Happy Meal for breakfast. Thank God and Amazon for the Little Giant Coffee Machine, because I am going to have to go to the ATM to get bus fare so I can get downtown, where I belong.

Degenerate Gambler Loser McFlusher Happy Meal Special Breakfast
I actually feel optimistic right now. (Thanks to my Russian pal.) I've got $50 in free play at the Cal and here's the plan:


I'm going to play that free play through probably 9/6 jacks and get the cash out of it, or as much as I can. Then I'm going to get to work at the blackjack table, bet $5 a hand until (if) I double it, then go for $10 a hand. It's a short bankroll, but I've been doing pretty well at the tables lately, playing for a long time, if not always making anything.

The bill at the Trop is $0.00 so one can argue I've saved $400 - I looked up the room rates when I booked, and that's what it would cost in room rate, resort fee, and 13% tax on all of that. Pretty steep for a 5 minute dip in the Tropi-pool.

Jimmy Poon has alerted me as to why I keep getting 400 emails a day from various fetish upstanding citizen sites saying crap about their privacy rules and data collection blah blah blah fine print fine print delete delete delete.

It's something about changes to privacy rules and data collection.

And in the Blogger interface, I get this big bold notice:

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So if you see a notice on the blog, now you know why. My law firm, Poon and Tang, are looking into what action I have to take. Thank you European visitors for ruining the internet for everybody. (Not meant against any actual European visitors. I love you guys. Je t'aime. Vel Veeta.)


I made it downtown, I have $50 free play AND a generous donation from K. AND a meal book! AND a fake Emerald card.

I think I will not push my luck and just opt for the counter.

Thanks for your support, K, you are a savvy reader.


    1. California has progressive nickel video Keno. I always put $5 through. It takes awhile to lose it and hey, someone has to hit it. I've seen the jackpot for 10/10 as high as $18k.

    2. Flushie, I feel good vibrations right now. Go get em!!

    3. I actually left quite a bit of money with your name on it, at the Cal. Go get it, Flushie Pants!

    4. I may need a lawyer. Do Poon and Tang work pro-bono?

    5. Believe me we in Europe are as sick of it as well, I apologise on behalf of all of us


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