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Old 03-27-2021, 08:40 PM   #12726
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Re: Mike Postle cheating allegations (FAQ in first post)

I'm waiting for the movie version with Postle played by Danny Devito and the cheating super exaggerated and Devito also representing himself in court
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:32 PM   #12727
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The Anti-Slapp will be brutal defeat for Postle. It ends the lawsuit pre litigation and forces Postle to pay attorney fees.

Keeps the judge clear of potential appeals for granting a little more time.

Of course we all know Postle dug this mess himself by probably lying to his attorneys before getting them to file a pathetic losing anti free speech lawsuit.
Based on the judge's comments, I believe she will warn Postle to drop the case before she SLAPPs him.

And all people object to some speech sometimes. Like the speech alleged to have occurred between Postle and his alleged compatriot(s). Most here would have him punished for that speech. That speech, you may say, is 'cheating'.

Why is anti free speech to be against speech that is a person may say is 'defaming', but being against speech that may be 'cheating' is not anti free speech?
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:00 PM   #12728
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I do not know what damages Mr. Postle may plead as to his pre-Stones reputation. The court may rely on another hoary latin bromide to dismisss his action in any event, de minimis non curat lex.
Calling someone a criminal is libel per se and his wages for the rest of is working life are the damages, combined with the loss of reputation, the inability to work in his chosen profession (if he can show that), did his kid get hassled at school maybe (probably not, but you don't know)? There are potentially serious damages he could win if he can show that he was defamed.

You seem to be assuming that Postle will fail at that. Of course then there is no damages.

But if he succeeds, he will have convinced a judge or jury that he was seriously defamed, and if they believe that, then there are plenty of damages that he will win.

I don't understand why he's suing if he isn't innocent, it just doesn't make any sense. ALl he is doing is setting himself up to be examined by x number of attorneys. They will catch him in a lie. Cause we all lie. If he's guilty, they'll catch him in enough lies that his case will fall apart.

Surely he understands this.

HEY POSTLE DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?

This lawsuit makes no sense to me.
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:04 AM   #12729
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First, it’s not libel, it’s slander. Second, in order for something to be slander, the person has to knowingly lie and have a reasonable person believe that lie. This fails on the first issue. The people saying he was guilty of cheating believed that he was. They were giving an opinion. An opinion that has a lot of evidence behind it too, but we’ll set that aside. Postle has no evidence that they were lying in order to slander him.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:12 AM   #12730
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I'm waiting for the movie version with Postle played by Danny Devito and the cheating super exaggerated and Devito also representing himself in court
Danny Devito is 76 years old. Chris Hemsworth would be a far better choice to play Postle, and the movie should be a serious one, not a comedy.
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Old 03-28-2021, 01:39 PM   #12731
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Danny Devito is 76 years old. Chris Hemsworth would be a far better choice to play Postle, and the movie should be a serious one, not a comedy.
Chris Hemsworth? I never heard of any fights breaking out at the Postle tables that involved kungfu, knives, guns or hammers.

Ed Norton has a baby face and looks younger than his 51 years, especially when there is no gray in his hair. Plus people will have his Rounders shady Worm character in the back of their heads

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Old 03-28-2021, 07:36 PM   #12732
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Hemsworth is getting to that age where he should start taking on more serious roles. Seems like a match made in heaven. Also, it seems like a no-brainer to title the movie Postle.
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:48 AM   #12733
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i would like to see postle played by louie anderson
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:23 AM   #12734
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I'm not sure why I didn't think of him, but Leonardo Dicaprio would be perfect. Same age range and he's developed a Mike Postle kind of look to him in recent years. Louie Anderson could make an appearance as Postle's buddy Russ Hamilton though.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:25 AM   #12735
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First, it’s not libel, it’s slander. Second, in order for something to be slander, the person has to knowingly lie and have a reasonable person believe that lie. This fails on the first issue. The people saying he was guilty of cheating believed that he was. They were giving an opinion. An opinion that has a lot of evidence behind it too, but we’ll set that aside. Postle has no evidence that they were lying in order to slander him.
wrong on several points.
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:01 PM   #12736
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Danny Devito is 76 years old. Chris Hemsworth would be a far better choice to play Postle, and the movie should be a serious one, not a comedy.
Big Ed from 90 Day Fiance would be a better choice.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:34 AM   #12737
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Chris Hemsworth? I never heard of any fights breaking out at the Postle tables that involved kungfu, knives, guns or hammers.

Ed Norton has a baby face and looks younger than his 51 years, especially when there is no gray in his hair. Plus people will have his Rounders shady Worm character in the back of their heads
I'm thinking Josh Gad or Zach Galifianakis.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:11 PM   #12738
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Glad to see the entire discussion of casting this as a movie resurfaced. I still must tip my hat to Mr. Spuytastic for thinking of Zach Woods as JFK, and hang my head in shame for NOT thinking of it.

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Offhand, I'm thinking Rachael Harris, who is too old but can pass for younger. It's the glasses, hair and general feistiness that sells it for me. Elisha Cuthbert could do pull it off, assuming she has the range for the role.

While we're at it, Paul Giamatti as Postle, Tony Hale as JFK, Max Greenfield as Joey Ingram, Zoe Saldana as Alisha, Richard Belzer as Harlan and, of course, Vanessa Selbst as Doug Polk. Less sure about the folks in the booth, I'd have to think it over a bit more.
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Zach Woods as JFK fosho.

Oh and Lucas Till as Joey Ingram.
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Nice one.

Josh Gad as Mike Matusow.
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I thought JFK as more of a Will Arnett type
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Outstanding call on Zach Woods.



JFK is fairly tall, but his voice is high in register.

To be honest, Zach Woods is rather spot-on on both regards, so much so that I'm annoyed I didn't think of it. I've watched both Silicon Valley and The Office series many times over, too.

Also, I want to amend my casting for Alisha: Tiffany Haddish. They might not look all that similar, but they have roughly the same energy levels.
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PigVomit (Paul Giamatti) as Mike Postle is the perfect choice. And Jim Carey for for Joey Ingram is also perfect.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:49 PM   #12739
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Re: Mike Postle cheating allegations (FAQ in first post)

did people not call out jfk on fact that the rounders website he spoke of belonged to postle?

that right there seals it, that he takes such a tone deaf response and then applauds on obscure website which he knows postle owns...
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:33 AM   #12740
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Depends on how you define 'proof'. To understand how you define it, tell us: were Potripper and NioNio proven to have cheated?
The first time I saw video of Postle looking down at his phone during a hand I knew the allegations against him were true. Maybe I've seen too much cheating in my time, but it seemed clear to me that someone was sending him hand information about what other players were holding. The way he played hands was ridiculous and could only be explained by him knowing what he was up against, so sue me Mike.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:57 PM   #12741
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Postle would need to be played by the most blank slate, milk toast generic ass white guy with zero charisma in Hollywood, which I can't really think of any because at least some semblance of minimal charisma is required to make it in Hollywood. You would have to get some unknown Joe Blow generic sports dad #1,345,231 to play Postle, which would be E.Z. on the film's budget.

Maybe Lance Bass from NYSNC? Might be too masculine for the role.
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:36 PM   #12742
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Postle would need to be played by the most blank slate, milk toast generic ass white guy with zero charisma in Hollywood, which I can't really think of any because at least some semblance of minimal charisma is required to make it in Hollywood. You would have to get some unknown Joe Blow generic sports dad #1,345,231 to play Postle, which would be E.Z. on the film's budget.

Maybe Lance Bass from NYSNC? Might be too masculine for the role.
Dax Shepard? Jimmy Fallon?

Not sure if you follow sports, but Jason Witten was so bad at the insanely easy “moderately well known recently retired ex-player providing generic color commentary such as ‘the team that wants it more will win this game’ and ‘this team plays with grit and heart’s” that ESPN dumped him outright after one year and no other network would touch him so he had to return to the NFL. That strikes me as the exact perfect example of a milk toast generic ass white guy, with zero charisma, and a bonus that he was a complete moron at the one thing in life he would theoretically know a few things about (football), meaning the odds of him being a complete moron in every other area of life are quite high.

Perfect casting choice!

A bunch of the secondary characters in idiocracy have that “no charisma no competence bland suck at life but know how to fail upward” vibe. Including Dax.
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Old 04-04-2021, 07:25 PM   #12743
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Postle would need to be played by the most blank slate, milk toast generic ass white guy with zero charisma in Hollywood, which I can't really think of any because at least some semblance of minimal charisma is required to make it in Hollywood. You would have to get some unknown Joe Blow generic sports dad #1,345,231 to play Postle, which would be E.Z. on the film's budget.

Maybe Lance Bass from NYSNC? Might be too masculine for the role.
Could Mike make his cinematic debut and play himself?
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:38 PM   #12744
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Could Mike make his cinematic debut and play himself?
Not likely to get financed.

(Waiting for OJ to appear as himself in the movie version of "How I Did It" ?)
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:44 PM   #12745
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Not likely to get financed.

(Waiting for OJ to appear as himself in the movie version of "How I Did It" ?)
Maybe a Hitchcock-style cameo as 'Crotch-gazer Number 3'?
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:00 AM   #12746
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Postle would need to be played by the most blank slate, milk toast generic ass white guy with zero charisma in Hollywood, which I can't really think of any because at least some semblance of minimal charisma is required to make it in Hollywood. You would have to get some unknown Joe Blow generic sports dad #1,345,231 to play Postle, which would be E.Z. on the film's budget.

Maybe Lance Bass from NYSNC? Might be too masculine for the role.
packer from the office but make him short
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:15 AM   #12747
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guys hear me out quick: Jesse Plemons
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:02 AM   #12748
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why did you fruitcakes not try to catch him red handed before outing him?

e.g. install a camera below the table where he was seated so you could see what he did on his phone or just ***** slap his hat off?
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:34 AM   #12749
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why did you fruitcakes not try to catch him red handed before outing him?

e.g. install a camera below the table where he was seated so you could see what he did on his phone or just ***** slap his hat off?
Thought that one through ?
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:38 AM   #12750
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e.g. install a camera below the table
Are you also going to make sure everyone is wearing a skirt or kilt?
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