Product Review: Graf + Lantz Bags

Need a stylish, sophisticated “man bag”? An alternative to that backpack you’ve been using since college, or that boring briefcase you’ve been using in your endless attempt to look professional? Check out the new line of bags from Graf + Lantz.


The Key to Becoming a Much Better Bluffer

In poker, as in life, you can’t always show what you’re thinking. The barbershop is an excellent place to observe aversive behavior and become a student of human character. Those individuals unhappy with their haircuts will show false contentment to the barber in order to avoid an awkward moment. When the stakes are high in a poker game, it’s especially important to bluff your heart out. Whether you play with the boys in the man cave, a tricked out casino, or an online forum, you have to know how to bluff.

The Tell Tattletale

Everyone has a tell. Your buddy has one and you do too. All of your opponents betray themselves; you’re looking for theirs and they’re looking for yours. To bluff successfully, you have to recognize your own tell. Play with someone you trust and ask them for hints about the things you do when you have a hot hand or a losing bet. You also want to discover how you behave when you’re bluffing.

Maybe you’re planning to down load online poker US games and play over the Internet. Your tell is still important because they’re not all physical. If you get overzealous when you’re bluffing, you might bet so high that even faceless opponents recognize your behavioral patterns. If you don’t know your own tells, you cannot properly bluff.

The Bluff Hierarchy

You also need to understand the different bluffs. Most players agree that there are two kinds: the half-bluff, or the semi, and the whole-bluff, or the pure. A half-bluff occurs when you have a moderately good hand but feel like it will improve further in the game. If you’re playing Hold ‘Em, for instance, you’re confident that the flop will ultimately improve your hand.

When you engage in a pure bluff, you have a horrible hand. It’s awful and you know it’s awful, nothing will make it any better, but you stay in the game anyway. You are either very brave or very skilled and, to win, you’ll have to have a lot of luck or a perfect bluff. See? The whole-bluff is why it’s so important to recognize your own tells.

The Fine Art of Timing

There are good and bad times to bluff, of course. When should you bluff? Although it all depends on your hand, confidence, and skill, only do it if your position is late; never do it as the first bettor. The cards you show have to look strong as well, and your poker face should look flawless. Ideally, you should only face one of your opponents and you have to recognize everyone’s tells. Otherwise, abandon the bluff.

Bluffing successfully takes practice and skill. The more you play, the better you bluff, and the more you ultimately win.


Kirk Cousins’ Bad Haircut

Kirk Cousins played great last Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns, putting up 329 yards and 2 TUDS in a victory over the Cleveland Browns. But even though he was a winner, he felt like a loser, thanks to a bad haircut. You can read the full story here.

Nothing is worse than that first haircut that makes you realize you have a bald spot developing or a receding hairline. Even NFL studs are not immune.

“The toughest part of the whole deal is, until this point, I didn’t realize I have a receding hairline,” he said. “The harsh reality of a receding hairline on Monday; it really took away the joy of Sunday.”


Syx Langemann: Trading Barber Cuts For Portraits

Syx Langemann is a photographer from Vancouver, Canada.

He’s traveling around and trading barber cuts for portraits and writing a little blog entry about the shop and his experience, like the above image taken at Fogtown in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Check out his blog here.


BarberShopBlog Interviews Dikembe Mutombo About Blocking Shawn Kemp, Ex-Wives and Old Spice Champion Scent

According to Mayan prophecy, the world is set to expire on December 21, 2012. With only 4 1/2 weeks (and counting) to the end of the world, Old Spice has recruited arguably the best defender of all-time – NBA legend and global ambassador Dikembe Mutombo – to save the planet from its impending peril!

In a new digital campaign launched last week promoting its Champion scent, “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World” is a real-time, embeddable digital video game.

Bullz-Eye: Tell us about the game. According to the site you have 4 1/2 weeks to save the world before the end of the Mayan calendar, correct?

Dikembe Mutombo: I team up with Old Spice to promote the computer game and we have to save the world in 4 1/2 weeks. Also to promote Champion scent from Old Spice. It’s a wonderful game for everybody to play.

Bullz-Eye: The concept is you’re going to defeat your rivals and save the world. Is there any way you could save everyone on Earth except for my ex-wife?

DM: (Laughing) We have to save the entire world. We’re going to save the world because the Mayan calendar says it will end in four and a half weeks. And we’re going to do our best to stay alive.

Read the full interview here.


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