September 30, 2005

GPS Lodge & The Best of the Blogpire

Gps Lodge FindwhatyouloveAnother week and another Best of the Blogpire. If you haven't checked out GPS Lodge then you're missing some of the best GPS news & reviews on the web. They've got a great review of the new Magellan RoadMate 800 which has an mp3 player built in. Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Reusable Coffee Filter for Keurig - Review: Timothy's World Coffee Rainforest Espresso Extra Bold K-Cups

Just The Chips: Know When to Walk Away - Know When to Run - Nevadajacks American Beauty Clay Poker Chips

Kitchen Contraptions: Smart Stick Blender by Cuisinart - Smoothiccino Maker

Shaving Stuff: Review of Pacific Shaving Oil - Analysis of Gillette

What's All The Racquet: Prince Goes Pink to Fight Breast Cancer - Choosing a racquet for your kid

TV Snob: Does Your Sunbrite TV Need a Good Watering? - HDTV World - Everything you Need to Know About HDTV

Shirt Snob: Passion Tie Halter by Playhouse Clothing - Sale and new tees at Busted Tees

GPS Lodge: Magellan RoadMate 800 Announced - Magellan: $50 rebate on eXplorist - New GPS Satellite Launched - Review: Magellan eXplorist 600

The Cooking News: Fruity, full-bodied wine best for pizza - Coffee perks up ordinary recipes - Women still struggle to become a top chef

Liquor Snob: Tuaca Liqueur: Support Your Local Bartender - Keychain Breathalyzer: Alcohawk Micro-Digital - Quaffer Shot Glass with Built-In Chaser - Gray Kangaroo Liquor Filter Review: Part 1

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September 27, 2005

Know When to Walk Away - Know When to Run

Teddy Kgb XGreat advice on knowing when to call it quits for the night.

"Knowing when to walk away from the poker table can be tough to manage. Many poker players stay at the table way too long. It's better to leave too soon than too late. Small profits are better than big losses. Building your bankroll is a slow and boring process."

At Card Squad

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September 26, 2005

Nevadajacks American Beauty Clay Poker Chips

FacesLiquor Snob pointed us in the direction of these new American Beauty Poker Chips from Nevadajacks. If you don't have Nevadajacks poker chips, then you have a crappy ass set of poker chips. The staff here at Just The Chips only uses Nevadajacks chips to take money away from each other and we are truly excited to get some poker babes on our next set of chips.

Nevada Jacks is proud to annouce that it is the exclusive manufacturer of Greg Hildebrandt's "American Beauties" Pin Up Chip Set. For those of you not familiar with the Hildebrandt name he is the famous American artist known for his work on the original Star Wars Poster, Lord of the Rings Calendars, Harry Potter art, Marvel Comics and most recently the "American Beauties" Pin Ups. The combination of Greg's amazing art and Nevada Jacks' casino quality chip makes for the most attractive chip set to collectors and players alike.
Available in 8 uniques designs. Personally signed Certificates of Authenticity accompany all orders of 500 pieces or more.

At Nevadajacks.net - Clay Poker Chips

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September 23, 2005

Our New Blog Liquor Snob & The Best of the Blogpire

Liquor Snob ThumbAnother week and another Best of the Blogpire! We launched a new blog this week - Liquor Snob. If you haven't had a chance to read a little bit about "real spirits" then you should take part of your busy Friday and read Liquor Snob. Liquor Snob had some amazing gems this week including: Booze Books: The Modern Drunkard, iPod Bartender: Digital Drinks Anyone?, and Bong Vodka - Art Meets Liquor for Cultural Exchange Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Review: Baronet Coffee One Cup Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pods - Review: Lavazza Espresso Point - X10 Mini Brewer Single Serve Coffee Maker

Just The Chips: PSP Payout Poker & Casino - TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market - World Poker Tour: Season 1 on DVD

Kitchen Contraptions: Fatten Up for WinterEZ Clean Deep Fat Fryer from T-Fal - Zevro Zero Gravity Spice Rack - Honey Spoon

Shaving Stuff: New Shaving BlogBarberBlog.com - Shaving Kits from Mulholland Brothers - Norelco 6423LC for $31.88 at Amazon.com

What's All The Racquet: Nikolay Davydenko Signs Full Prince Sponsorship - A Ball Machine That Actually Hits Realistic Shots

TV Snob: And the Love Affair with HDTV Continues - Top Rated HD TelevisionSony KD-34XBR960 - Man breaks record for watching TV

Shirt Snob: Free People's Belted Chin Yarn Sweater - Astrosatchel Bags - Ditsy Babydoll Cap Sleeve by Free People

GPS Lodge: Huge increase in Garmin R&D spending pays off - Gizmondo plans Widescreen Handheld Game - Amazon Claims Lowest GPS Prices of the Season

The Cooking News: Wine News: Fine Wine From The New York Vine - Food News: Doctors call for healthier hospital food

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September 22, 2005

PSP Payout Poker & Casino

Another day - another PSP poker game. We'll wait for the reviews but I do like to shake up a little poker with some Black Jack.

Do you have what it takes to become an international high roller in the world's most exclusive casinos? Gas up the Learjet and put the Cristal on ice, because it's time to put your gamling skill to the ultimate test. Payout Poker & Casino places you in the midst of the international jet-set. Travel the globe in 5 of the world's most exclusive gaming palaces. Run the table, own your game. Texas Hold'em, Blacjack, Baccarat, Roulette or Slots, amass wealth beyond your wildest dreams playing fourteen Casino favorites. Then take your spoils and go on the ultimate shopping spree in swanky Casino boutiques. Is Lady Luck on your side?

At PSP Payout Poker and Casino

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September 19, 2005

TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market With "World Class Poker"

432C35Ff668Ac It's good to see not only the younger players making some games but some of the classics like TJ Cloutier.


"Of all the things that the current resurgence in poker has brought, one of the things that has had problems catching up is in the world of computer poker. Games that have been released in the past have had pitiful artificial intelligence, leading the computerized players to get involved with pots with unbelievable hands. Players who were looking for a tool that they could use to improve their games were bereft of a solid program that would help to raise their poker abilities. With the release of "World Class Poker with T. J. Cloutier," there is a program that will be of interest to hardcore poker players."

At TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market With "World Class Poker":

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September 16, 2005

World Poker Tour: Season 1 on DVD

We remember the good old days of poker being - well - not as popular. We can also say, the World Poker Tour helped us get hooked on poker right after we were in Vegas for our first visit to the World Series of Poker in 2001. If you haven't seen the first season and can't wait to see it on TV in reruns - get this.

"In WPT Season I, we have the broadcast that we now love in its embryo stage. It arrived just before the full-fledged poker boom, and the tournaments shown are smaller, and their prizes smaller, than the ones we now know. Just as one would expect, Mike Sexton is present with all his syrupy enthusiasm and Vince Van Patton plays his model sidekick throughout. Interestingly, Shana Hiatt has a more wholesome, brunette appearance."

At World Poker Tour: Season 1

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The Best of the Blogpire

What a week. If you haven't read it already, Shaving Stuff has word the Gillette is introducing a Five-Bladed Razor. I'm not sure the world needs a 5 bladed razor, but I'm sure I'll have to try it. We have a new blog we will "OFFICIALLY" announce next week called Liquor Snob. If you want to spend the the rest of your Friday and have something both interesting, naughty, and downright funny to read - check out Liquor Snob.

Now on with the best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Pre-order Tassimo at Amazon.com - Single Serve Coffee Visits Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Just The Chips: Winning Low-Limit Hold'em from Lee Jones - New Payout Poker and Casino Screens

Kitchen Contraptions: Bialetti Mukka Express 2-Cup Cappuccino Maker Now at Amazon.com - Review: simplehuman Semi-Round Stainless Steel Trash Can

Shaving Stuff: The Schick Quattro Power - Gillette Introduces Five-Bladed Razor

What's All The Racquet: Congrats to the 2005 US Open Champions!

TV Snob: Hasbro's ZoomBox Projector - TV On Your Finger - TV on your Tombstone

Shirt Snob: New Junkfood Tees - Second Skin Shirt by Generra

GPS Lodge: New Magellan RoadMate 360 - New nuvi a Personal GPS Travel Assistant

The Cooking News: Campire Chili - Coffee News: P&G: Coffee may be out of stock

Liquor Snob: Liquor Filter Puts the "Lure" in Liver Failure - Beer...For Kids? - Absinthe Revisited...And Debunked?

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September 15, 2005

Poker On TV

Caro2-1We watch Poker on TV. Who doesn't? We also know it gets us into bad habits by seeing really bad cards turn into really good results and $$$.


"...Caro talks about how people shouldn’t be learning the game of poker through television. It creates bad habits in the long run and severely cuts down on your ability to be a successful and winning poker player. New players are way too impressionable watching pros play crappy hands out of position and getting lucky. Television creates an illusion that loose reckless play is always rewarding. Check out Caro’s article for more information"

Via Card Squad At Poker On TV

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September 13, 2005

Winning Low-Limit Hold'em from Lee Jones

Winning Low-Limit Hold'em from Lee Jones is the first book we read on Limit-Hold'em. It's a little tough if you're just starting out, but we have been playing for many years now, and recently re-read this gem. And it's a gem. You really need to read this book if you're playing LIMIT at all. It's simply the best to get you both some basic strategy and also some math behind the game.

"Since its first publication in 1994, Winning Low-Limit Hold'em, by Lee Jones, has become the major reference on playing Texas Hold'em at the lower limits. However, poker has changed over the several years and Lee has continued to study the game. The result is this revised and expanded second edition. If you play low-limit Hold’em, or would like to learn to play Hold’em, this book is for you. It won’t teach you a lot of advanced poker theory, but it will give you a solid foundation with which you can be a winner at low-limit Hold’em."

At Winning Low-Limit Hold'em

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September 9, 2005

Namco Releases New Payout Poker and Casino Screens

PayoutpokerGamesIndustry.biz - Namco Releases New Payout Poker and Casino Screens: Namco Hometek Inc. today released 18 new screenshots from their upcoming fully 3D casino game, "Payout Poker and Casino," for the Playstation®2, XboxTM, PSPTM, and PC. These screens feature some of the great games and environments players will have the chance to explore while trying to become the ultimate High Roller. Also included are Create-a-Character screens.

At Namco.com

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The Best of the Blogpire

It's the Best of the Blogpire time again, but before we sound off with the best of the best, please take time to click the banner above any Blogpire weblog and donate to the Red Cross at Amazon.com. The victims of Hurricane Katrina can use your help and a donation is one of the best ways to do it.

Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Senseo Red Edition Coming in October with Shorter Spout & Free Travel Mug - Review: Green Mountain's Fair Trade Rain Forest Nut K-Cups for Keurig

Just The Chips: Erotic Caribbean Poker Game - Jennifer Tilly Scores Women's Poker Victory - Poker & Condoms

Kitchen Contraptions: Alessi New Fall/Winter 2005 Kitchen Gadgets - Kitchen Robot Roundup - Fireflies in a Jar for Your Kitchen

Shaving Stuff: The Beautiful Rosendahl Razor - Pubic Shaving from NYTimes.com - Extreme Shaving from King of Shaves

TV Snob: LG's Latest & Greatest TV Fridge - Nintendo DS TV Tuner - 3D HDTV without Glasses

Shirt Snob: Donate money to the Red Cross through these companies - New Orleans help - Two great shirts from Threadless

GPS Lodge: GPS News: Navman iCN320 Flash Based GPS - GPS NEWS: Hey what's in your Phone - Garmin Mobile?

The Cooking News: Wine News: Move over, beer: Wine is No. 1 choice - Wine News: Controversy mounts over best way to seal wine bottles

Liquor Snob: Cocktail Hour and New Orleans Relief Fund Raiser - Beer - Now Packed With Vitamins?

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September 8, 2005

Erotic Caribbean Poker Game

ErcaribbeanpokerOkay - erotic + poker + carribean + ....Wow. check out this little gem of poker video game magic!

If there is nothing more fascinating and interesting for than Poker and if high stakes instigate you to the risk, so undoubtedly you are a hazardous person and it is very difficult to astonish you with something new in this game. But we will try to do it. We suggest you to play Erotic Caribbean Poker. The rules are extremely simple, the graphics is excellent and music is pleasant!The spirit of this game is its theme. Just imagine the situation in that a sly Joker in a red cap with jingles is peeping at a young girl. Everything is beautiful in her: a virgin and almost childish face, light hair, and stripped slim body. You can peep at this beauty too if open Erotic Caribbean Poker!

At Play Online Erotic Caribbean Poker Game

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September 7, 2005

Drinkstuff.com - Poker Chips Sets

5346-1Not only do they have cool "drinking" stuff but they've got a ton of cool poker chips.

Forget all the 'cheap' toy poker chips on the market, our poker chips are of the highest standard guaranteed, and at low low prices. In fact we are so confident you will love our product that we will offer a full refund (ex P&P) if you are unhappy in ANY way!

At Drinkstuff.com

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September 6, 2005

Jennifer Tilly Scores Women's Poker Victory

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Jennifer Tilly has won her second major poker tournament, and confidence in her playing ability."I felt like I was suffering from the 'imposter syndrome' [after the first win]," said Tilly, who jumped from the table after her second victory.

Tilly's victory at the World Poker Tour Ladies Night III at the Bicycle Casino last week makes her the first woman to win both that title and the World Series' Ladies World Poker Championship, which she won in June.

At The Globe and Mail: Tilly scores women's poker victory

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September 5, 2005

Poker & Condoms

MicrothinaqualubeWhat can we say? They are in fact the same size and shape and can be used for similar purposes. One to engage in a nice evening of fun with your partner, the other one to screw over your opponents. I'm just not surprised about poker condoms but I can say - nice work. Check out the article at CardPlayer for all the details on this very interesting poker game featured for Kimono brand condoms.

Via CardPlayer.com

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September 2, 2005

The Best of the Blogpire

It's September and Summer is slowly wrapping up around the Blogpire. The students are back in Boston and causing traffic madness wherever you go, the nights are a bit cooler, but we all know we've got a few weeks left of some really nice late Summer weather and some great late Summer blogging.

Single Serve Coffee has news of the Keurig Elite B40 & Special Edition B60 Available at Keurig.com and their Single Serve Coffee.com Monthly Round Up for August 2005

Just The Chips looks at Phil Gordon's Little Green Poker Book and the PSP World Series of Poker

Kitchen Contraptions reviewed the simplehuman Wall Mount Paper Towel Holder and also has a great Monthly Round Up for August 2005

Shaving Stuff found Hitachi's +10 Razor of Goodness and also has a terrific August Wrap-Up

What's All the Racquet found The Coolest Tennis Gear in Forbes Magazine and 5 New Racquets from Dunlop, Head, Prince, Wilson & Yonex

TV Snob has been watching Photonic Textiles on their pillows and has great Roundup for August 2005

Shirt Snob continues to find Great deals at Max Studio and has their round up for August

GPS Lodge find a bunch of new reviews: GPS Review: Garmin V and an UPDATE: Geocaching.com Contest Details for September plus their Monthly Round-up for August 2005

And The Cooking News finds out that Hurricane Katrina May Affect Coffee Prices and some very cool cooking tips that Asian flavors add to recipes

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World Championship Poker for Nintendo DS

We currently have this for our Nintendo DS and there is also a Gameboy Advance version. It's okay. Nothing special. The casino/career mode is kinda fun, but you always have to say you'll do another hand. I just want to sit, playk, and not be bothered. I'm looking forward to the PSP game we covered earlier in the week.

At World Championship Poker for Gameboy Advance or World Championship Poker for Nintendo DS

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