My Casino Chip Collection


Impressive collection.

I collect predominantly $1 house chips from casinos all over North America. I don’t have much of an interest in old, obsolete chips, tokens, commemoratives or higher denominations, but I’ll occasionally pick up something out of the ordinary that tickles my fancy. Some day I’d like to visit all of these casinos, but for the time being, I’ve tried to write a few words about each of the ones that I’ve actually visited.

Bush’s Query


U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14, 2005.

This is all over the net today. I thought it was pretty funny myself seeing the most powerful man in the world write a note to his Sec. of State asking if he can use the restroom but I think the best explanation of why this is all over the blogosphere this morning comes from a Metafilter commenter:

It’s amazing how much having a bad president is like having a bad boss. In an office I worked in with an incompetent manager, we could hardly do anything except talk over every detail of what he did, e.g., “Did you check out that idiotic note he was writing during the meeting? He’s sitting there humming and writing it while Kofi was talking!”

So much energy spent loathing the man and what his numbskullery was doing to us.

I can’t wait until a dull, competent president of either party takes over.