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Old 06-06-2010, 02:58 PM   #726
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I wonder which stimulant he's using. There are so many to choose from
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #727
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i've been awake for 14 hours and 50 minutes.
Lol, best post in thread
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:05 PM   #728
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I wonder which stimulant he's using. There are so many to choose from
Um. It's Phil Laak. Do you really think he needs stimulants for this?
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:14 PM   #729
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someone else in this thread said you can't die from sleep deprivation. now i don't know which random internet person to believe...
You don't die from the actual lack of sleep. Its the side affects of being exhausted. If you get a person completely delusional, they forget to drink fluids or eat for that much, and that leads to dehydration. Which in itself can lead to death if left untreated. Also, being exhausted makes you much more accident prone in general. Being drunk and trying to go about your daily business isn't the safest thing to do, so why would it be being extremely tired?
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:21 PM   #730
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Laak could get a paper cut from a playing card and bleed to death
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:23 PM   #731
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I wonder which stimulant he's using.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:11 PM   #732
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

more to the point has this made anyone actually want to play on unabomber poker?.....didnt think so
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:18 PM   #733
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RSG > Phil Laak

The most popular table mate of Phil Laak during the Guiness Book endurance challenge

Show your respect and join me on the Bandwaggon of.....


http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Red...27762890584646
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:25 PM   #734
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The most popular table mate of Phil Laak during the Guiness Book endurance challenge

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Old 06-06-2010, 04:26 PM   #735
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

his eyes probably have some serious bags right now.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #736
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more to the point has this made anyone actually want to play on unabomber poker?.....didnt think so
No, but it actually made me click his blog on the site today......which is what he's ultimately trying to do anyway.....
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #737
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Most world records of this kind are completely uninteresting feats of endurance/stupidity.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #738
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

This is historic, but not just for Phil.

People will look back at today, the day that caused the Laak effect.

Like the Moneymaker effect, but even better for poker.

Players will sit down at a live table with 100k and play for 80 hrs +.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of people trying to break this record will bring a new poker boom.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:43 PM   #739
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

is it over? ustream is down- OK back up now
lost the table cam

mainiac at 97 hrs
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #740
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is it over? ustream is down
everything's just fine
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #741
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is it over? ustream is down
no still going (my stream is still on)

...since phil is obsessed with certain numbers I think he will end on one of those. He wrote on twitter:

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I love Ben Tilly. He reminds me..."Lots of primes after 100. 101 103 107 109 113 then long wait to 127." Thx buddy.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #742
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

phil laak may be the record holder but the real winner is red shirt guy
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #743
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phil laak may be the record holder but the real winner is red shirt guy
red shirt guy is overrated. i dont like him.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #744
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Red shirt guy has been the inspiration for all of the chat would be boring without him
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #745
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he just won a pretty big pot
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #746
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

How much is he up/down?

Did he do some weird stuff yet like hallucinating?
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #747
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I like Phil. He's fun and harmless (except when ordering thai contract killings ldo), and I've enjoyed following this feat. But stop glorifying this as something superhuman. It's not. It's kind of silly that the only thing that makes this noteworthy at all is that fact that Guinness is, for some reason, impressed that he is <gasp> playing poker while staying awake rather than just staying awake and doing something else. The Guinness world record for staying awake is 449 hours. Let's not beatify Phil for making it to 80. It's kinda cool, that's about as effusive as I'm going to get.

If you want some interesting reading, an oft-cited case is that of a 1963 high school student who decided he was going to see what would happen to him if he stayed awake for 11 days. Here are some excerpts from the article:

On the first day, Randy Gardner woke at six A.M. feeling alert and ready to go. By day two he had begun to drag, experiencing a fuzzy-headed lack of focus. When handed series of objects, he struggled to recognize them by touch alone. The third day he became uncharacteristically moody, snapping at his friends. He had trouble repeating common tongue twisters such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. By the fourth day, the sand-clawed demons of sleep were scraping at the back of his eyeballs. He suddenly and inexplicably hallucinated that he was Paul Lowe, a large black football player for the San Diego Chargers. Gardner, in reality, was white, seventeen years old, and 130 pounds soaking wet.

As more days passed, Gardner’s speech began to slur, he had trouble focusing his eyes, he frequently grew dizzy, he had trouble remembering what he said from one minute to the next, and he was plagued by more hallucinations. One time he saw a wall dissolve in front of him and become a vision of a forest path. To make sure he wasn’t causing himself brain damage or otherwise injuring his health, his parents insisted he get regular checkups at the naval hospital in Balboa Park – the family’s health-care provider since his father served in the military. The doctors at the hospital found nothing physically wrong with him, though he did sporadically appear confused and disoriented.
Yeah this record only really makes sense if it is the longest *winning* session. I know that would bring luck into it, but it seems like the only way that the "poker" part would matter in addition to the staying awake part.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #748
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You don't die from the actual lack of sleep. Its the side affects of being exhausted. If you get a person completely delusional, they forget to drink fluids or eat for that much, and that leads to dehydration. Which in itself can lead to death if left untreated. Also, being exhausted makes you much more accident prone in general. Being drunk and trying to go about your daily business isn't the safest thing to do, so why would it be being extremely tired?
I've worked in a sleep laboratory (I don't have any medical training though). Lack of sleep doesn't kill you and once you have rested there are no negative long term effects. At one point you just fall asleep. I read a study back then where they observed a volunteer that stayed awake for 16 days.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:13 PM   #749
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Phil shoulda did this last month and partnered with the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie for a promotion
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #750
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Phil shoulda did this last month and partnered with the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie for a promotion
true.

fun ploy, anything that promotes poker is good. theres always gonna be broke haters lurking in the shadows. I for one approve for once of Phil Laaks behaviour
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