Originally Posted by eobmtns
Some people play well when roaring drunk. Others have the Foster Brooks
act down cold.
Yeah, but they're very rare and even Gavin Smith has laid off the sauce. I was specifically referring to people who are more focused on drinking than playing. Whether it's their first drink, or they're fall-down drunk. Someone just out for a drink who happens to be playing poker instead of pool, darts or watching a game is very likely to be a recreational donkey.
A player who is easily distracted or distracted in general in going to be very good... for the game (edit: unless they slow down a game that's already good). The interaction with the cocktail waitress is just a specific "tell" for their attentiveness and how serious they are about poker.
PS I prefer Dudley Moore in the original Arthur.