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Nov. 19, 2018
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I think someone mentioned elsewhere that this sort of thing is becoming standard for conventions and similar events (of which an NABC is one). I don't know the details, but the local laws probably have accommodations for this sort of short-term service.
Nov. 14, 2018
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They probably couldn't find affordable insurance for the number of bookings they had.
Nov. 13, 2018
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*Adopted* home of White Castle. It originated in Wichita (also home of Pizza Hut).
Nov. 12, 2018
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The same is true of restaurants, parks, streets, and basically anyplace that's not a bank vault. That fearmongers claim they want a better world, but everything they do actually creates a worse one, so don't believe anything they say.
Nov. 9, 2018
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Another plus is that if we start to pick up the bidding cards and someone says they'd like them left out to study the auction, we can easily spread the cards back out; it's much harder if they're already back in an undifferentiated stack.
Oct. 30, 2018
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Did 7NT= score above average?
Oct. 29, 2018
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You've probably followed lots of pickers and didn't know it because we generally do know how to put our cards back.
Oct. 26, 2018
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We could reduce regionals by reducing regions; have fewer regions and thus fewer Board members, but do NOT increase the number of annual regionals per region in tandem with their population or area. Two birds, one stone.
Oct. 19, 2018
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This proves I was right all along. Why wasn't I consulted?
Oct. 16, 2018
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Some people, when they have a CRM problem, will say, “I know, I'll use Excel.” Now they have two problems.
Oct. 11, 2018
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The best part is that since Twilight Sparkle and Rarity are unicorns, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are pegasuses and Applejack and Pinkie Pie are regular ponies, the team can qualify in open, females, *and* mixed events.
Oct. 4, 2018
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When you have contrasting personalities it can work best to have the opposites as partners so they can balance each other out. So with Princess Celestia as NPC, the Mane Six would consist of

Twilight Sparkle - Applejack
Rainbow Dash - Rarity
Fluttershy - Pinkie Pie
Oct. 3, 2018
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“The dummy, that's what's up.”
Oct. 1, 2018
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There used to be 12 dwarves, enough for two full teams, but after four of them disappeared the others realized there was something wrong with Hungry.
Oct. 1, 2018
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I've told the story before of the hand at the club game where 7x was on for one side and 7x for the other only needed a favorable lead, which it generally got.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Zia had a story from early in his career where he went for an unnecessary -1400 but the team captain just said “push”; it took a while to work up the courage to ask about the other table, where his teammates were in 4x +3 for 1390.
Sept. 14, 2018
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Sept. 12, 2018
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Modafinil, aka Provigil, is on the controlled list – some track athletes got medals yanked for testing positive. It's a narcolepsy drug that, I'm told, lessens or removes the effects of sleep deprivation, so you stay alert more and for longer periods. The benefit for bridge players is obvious. I'm sure there are other examples.
Sept. 5, 2018
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And the preventative “Chicken Texas,” where 4 is hearts and 4 is natural, and the “whattheheck did we agree about this again?” 4 bid doesn't happen.
Aug. 23, 2018
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