it still blows my mind that pool hall hustlers actually exist and that a lot of them migrated to poker
I don’t get how those are compatible skill sets. I know it happens, I just don’t get it. It would be like if football players or counter strike players were migrating en masse to poker. The only thing is that low stakes poker and pool often take place in the same settings. Also , it was a thing to do with my cousin who is from Brooklyn and S tier at the whole “ seemingly super serious about something whilst not actually caring about it at all” jocular kind of playfulness, that on my own I can’t even do.
I wasn’t really saying that as an aspirational story, but for two reasons
1. That’s what happened
2. It really doesn’t matter what stupid thing you do besides kill yourself, it will be better than actually just offing yourself. I don’t even recommend going to a bar and getting black out drunk on three gigs of drinks period. It’s a stupid thing to do. But you know what’s more stupid.... ?
i know i know... i'm getting help dont worry about it...
I am the worst pool player of all time. The most fun I had playing pool was me and my cousin would go to this places called flipper McCoy’s which was like an arcade /dive bar/ pool hall near where we lived full of seedy people. I am terrible terrible at pool but I would explain to a bunch of poor people there that me and my cousin were the greatest pool players of all time. OF ALL TIME. and we would challenge them to ultra high stakes games of 2 to 3 dollars , sometimes in quarters and say crazy **** the whole time. We would usually lose, but the drama of it was very cheap entertainment. The whole thing would seem like a self own to people who have low self esteem. But often people would laugh as they slowly peeled through the facade and realized we ourselves knew the whole time we knew nothing about pool.
getting drunk and challenging people to pool is how i grew up...
you learn **** REAL quick.
also it's nice to see the looks on their faces when i stick the boot in. no money of course... been burnt too many times. I'm good... just not great. Need my own table for that