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Celebrity run-in

So I'm at a Quik Trip getting gas right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I went inside
to get a drink and I see poker legend Mike (The Mouth) Matusow standing there.

I was pretty sure it was him - but he seemed thinner than the last time I saw him on TV.
I didn't want to mention that he seemed thinner in person, in case he was sick or something.
Of course, the Full Tilt cap and Poker shirt he was wearing helped to seal the deal.

So I walked over and introduce myself.
Amazingly, he had never heard of Bartcop.

I told him I was a big fan (and I am - sorta. - even if you don't like Mike, he's helped 
to put poker on the map in the same way that John McEnroe helped tennis grow.
If you know the names of five poker players, he's probably one opf them) and I asked 
him what in the wide, wide world of sports he was doing in Tulsa, Oklahoma..

He said, "I'm doing the World Poker Tour Boot Camp at Tulsa's Cherokee Casino."
So I gave him my card with my phone number on it and told him to call me if he needed 
any help while he was in town - like help posting bail, I suggested.

He said, "Thanks, but I don't think I'll need any bail money this weekend."
I wished him good luck and got back in my car.

When I got home, I looked up the WPT Boot Camp thing.
First thing I saw was "Sold Out," which was a shame.  If the cost was around $30 or so, 
I might've signed up because if Mike's giving poker lessons, even an  experienced player like 
myself might learn something (cough). But then I saw that the people who signed up were paying 
$1895 each to get poker lessons from Mike Matusow..

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, I thought to myself.

Nothing against Mike, but I wouldn't pay $1895 to get poker lessons from 
Jimmy Page and Shirley Manson, both of whom I like a lot more than Mike Matusow.

But hey - if the market will support $1895 poker lessons from Mike Matusow, then good
for him and and the producers who paid Mike to come all this way and teach poker.. 

Hmmm, I wonder what it takes to get a poker millionaire to fly to Tulsa and give poker lessons to the Okies? 

Oh, and while looking up that WPT thing, I saw a link that said poker great Ted Forrest bet Mike 
$100,000 last year that he couldn't lose 50 pounds by this year's World Series of Poker.

Looks like  Mike won that bet.

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