In poker, four out of five cards needed to make a straight if the middle number is the one missing.
Opposite of open-ended
(four cards in a row that will make a straight with either low or high card).
A gut-shot straight draw is less likely to suceed because there are only four cards that can help you. Open-ended
straight draws have better odds because there are eight cards that can make your straight.
Gut-shot = 2,3,_,5,6 or 9,10,_,Q,K
Open-ended = _,3,4,5,6,_ or _,10,J,Q,K,_
November 10, 2005
Silly way of relating the quantity or frequency of something in terms of whether you would hit one if you swung a dead cat.
You can't swing a dead cat in that school without hitting some guy with his underwear showing.
September 06, 2005
Justly, precisely, or in an honest way and without any doubt.
We won the game fair and square.
She hit me fair and square on the nose.
Socially acceptable behavior in the ghetto
. Good manners in a bad neighborhood.
It is considered good ghettiquette to pour out the first drink of your forty
to honor your dead homies
It is considered bad ghettiquette to fuck up the rotation
. Puff, puff, pass.
December 28, 2005
A phrase your grandparent might use to describe being busy with a futile, impossible, or endless task.
Cats like to cover their feces, but if they've done their business on a frozen pond, no matter how long they try to dig up something to cover it with, their paws will always slide on the ice. The joke is the mental image of a cat making the digging motion on ice for a long time.
I don't know why I keep weeding that garden. I've been busier than a cat trying to bury a turd on a frozen pond, but I tell you what
, there's gonna be just as many dandelions tomorrow.
Sarcastic way of saying you've heard enough of someone, usually their excuses. They need to get to the point or just shut up.
- "... and then I had to stop and get gas, and the traffic ..."
- "Yeah yeah, you're late."
December 19, 2005
Theory that by six or less degrees of separation, every actor is connected to Kevin Bacon, possibly making him the center of the universe. A cult trivia game among movie fans, players choose one actor and create links by naming movies in which they worked with someone, who in turn is related to someone else, and so on, until the final person is directly connected to Kevin Bacon. Created by Craig Fass, Brian Turtle and Mike Ginelli and made famous in 1994 when Jon Stewart invited them to play on his show.
Kevin Costner is one link: Both were in JFK. Julia Louis-Dreyfus of TV's Seinfeld takes all six degrees of Kevin Bacon: She was in Christmas Vacation with Randy Quaid, who was in Major League II with Tom Berenger, who was in Shattered with Greta Scacchi, who was in Presumed Innocent with Harrison Ford, who was in Raiders of the Lost Ark with Karen Allen, who was in Animal House with Kevin Bacon.
September 06, 2005