Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Gambler, n. A man.

2006 Update: Someone who sacrifices steady income for the promise of heaven.


Sar said...

Gambler: An instant Madonna earworm.

Gee thanks Doug. I'll just have to try my luck and take a chance at coming up with something better after it passes.

Minka said...

"Don't gamble unless you can afford to lose, and if you can afford to lose, you don't have to gamble."

I kinda like it...says it all really.

Manchego said...

"Man IS the only animal that plays poker." (Don Herold)

Here's a good one: "Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief." Who said THAT?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Gambler,n., One who loves another. Also see, Take a chance on me.

weirsdo said...


Doug said...

Sar, I don't know any Madonna song about a gambler. You may be confusing her with Kenny Rogers. It's easy to do.

That's a good one, Monika.

I don't know, Manchego, but I kind of want to guess an oil baron or a prostitute.

Nice twist, TLP.

Pansi, I'm waiting. You like chocolate phosphate?

Miz BoheMia said...

Gambler... my brother... seriously. And he makes a pretty good living too!

weirsdo said...

Make mine a slimfast, please, Mr. Dog!!!!!!!
I cant wate!!!!!!!!!!
More Kissis

still life said...

Gambler (n) one who puts all of their eggs in a single basket in the hopes of scoring a supermarket cart.

Doug said...

Miz B, good for him. A successful gambler can stay optimistic long after the rest of us turn sour.

OK, Pansi, but you hardly need to watch your weight.

Great definition, Still life. I find when I bet my groceries, I usually end up with the cart.

logo said...

Gambler-one who risks the valuable for the possible.
See also,
friend, lover, parent, etc.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

"I don't know any Madonna song about a gambler. You may be confusing her with Kenny Rogers. It's easy to do."


weirsdo said...

Or as Dorothy Parker put it, Still Life, "It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastid." (Spelling altered to protect the innocent.)

Anonymous said...

I gambled on that guy Friday night. Ppppbbbtt. Never bet on a guy who is still called his high school nickname.

LeesahEm. said...

gambler-a person who mixes their life cocktail as follows:
one part courage
one part stupidity
splash of hope
sprinkling of expectation that they deserve better

Tom & Icy said...

trying something new that likely won't work

Harry "broadcastellan" Heuser said...

A self-serving politician who, having to rely chiefly on fortune to get elected, spends one only to try ours.

Anonymous said...

One who never takes a chance

Ante Endangered

Fred said...

I guess it all depends on your definition of heaven.

dddragon said...

LOL - Kenny Rogers is the first thing/man that came to mind.

Jamie Dawn said...

Someone who is always focused on the pot at the end of the rainbow, but fails to see the potholes along the way.

a4g said...

Gambler, n. One who begins each evening with a gambol and ends it in a shamble.

Jamie Dawn said...

Gambler: Jamie Dawn each time she agrees to another frickin' surgery.
(My son's overused pseudo-curse word comes in handy at times.)

Doug said...

Great definition, Logo!

Alice, it's good to get an LOL out of you.

Thank you for editing, Weirsdo. Floppy ears are sensitive.

Haha, Jenna. Always good advice. You should roll higher.

Masil, hold the expectation. Do you have an olive, though?

Story of my life, Icy. Good girl.

Well done as always, Harry.

Always excellent, anonymous.

Silent angels, Fred.

Dddragon, I had a feeling.

Is that why it rains, Jamie Dawn?

*bowing*, a4g.

Or her doctor making the same decision, J.D. Taylor's a musician and a poet.

mireille said...

Who knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em? *and, erm, is Pansi high on something? Or just high on life?* xoxo

Rio said...

what about someone who sacrifices her livlihood for a taste of heaven? i have no steady income but im looking into that

actonbell said...

Gambler: someone who gives up income for less stress only to discover a different strain of hell.

Manchego said...

doug - not an oil baron, not a prostitute, but the first prez of the us of a. fyi.

Doug said...

Mireille, she's high on well-earned celebrity.

Give it a spin, Rio.

Actonbell, that's a great definition. I need a drink.

Manchego, I bet I can get you from Washington to either an oil baron or a prostitute in under 6 steps.

AP3 said...

Sar's lucky. I got more of a Kenny Rogers earworm.... blah.

Indeterminacy said...


lots of dancing legs all at once.