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December 23rd, 2021 at 5:57:43 AM permalink
With Mike's permission, I'm here to announce my latest book, "Totally Disconnected," is now available on Amazon.

Here is a link to the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/195574601X/

As almost no one in the gambling community knows (with the exception of Mike, who I've discussed poetry with for years), I've been obsessed with poetry pretty much my whole life. This book is a collection of my poems written during the period 2017-2020. For those who may be on the fence about the whole "Eliot writes poetry" concept, here are some reviews:

Just when you think Jacobson is going to make a point or reach a conclusion, he finds yet another tragically obvious way to get totally lost.
— Sir Franklin Johns, Professor Emeritus of English, Queen Maud Gulf College

I don’t know why Jacobson thinks this is poetry. It’s just the convoluted meanderings of a distracted troglodyte. Doesn’t this guy have anything better to do?
— Feelius Upham, Senior Editor, Inside Poetry Weekly

What you are reading here is not poetry. At best, Jacobson has created a sequence of incoherent and unrelated sentences that start nowhere and go nowhere.
— Mona Topia, Board President, Buzzkill Magazine

Wait, this stuff is supposed to be poetry? I’ve seen soccer hooligans write better poetry on urinal walls.
— Kara Laptev, Poet in Residence, East Kenilworth University.

This poetry is about as scintillating as weather channel reruns. The author can’t even manage an inferiority complex because his inferiority is too simple.
— Ceta Famembert, Editor-in-Chief, The Cheddarer

The lack of clarity, logic and reason in the words and thoughts set in these pages by Eliot Jacobson leaves little doubt that humanity is doomed.
— Michael Suremer, Editor-in-Chief, Elliptical Inspirer Magazine
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December 23rd, 2021 at 6:00:23 AM permalink
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With Mike's permission, I'm here to announce my latest book, "Totally Disconnected," is now available on Amazon.

Here is a link to the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/195574601X/

As almost no one in the gambling community knows (with the exception of Mike, who I've discussed poetry with for years), I've been obsessed with poetry pretty much my whole life. This book is a collection of my poems during the period 2017-2020. For those who may be on the fence about the whole "Eliot writes poetry" concept, here are some reviews:

Just when you think Jacobson is going to make a point or reach a conclusion, he finds yet another tragically obvious way to get totally lost.
— Sir Franklin Johns, Professor Emeritus of English, Queen Maud Gulf College

I don’t know why Jacobson thinks this is poetry. It’s just the convoluted meanderings of a distracted troglodyte. Doesn’t this guy have anything better to do?
— Feelius Upham, Senior Editor, Inside Poetry Weekly

What you are reading here is not poetry. At best, Jacobson has created a sequence of incoherent and unrelated sentences that start nowhere and go nowhere.
— Mona Topia, Board President, Buzzkill Magazine

Wait, this stuff is supposed to be poetry? I’ve seen soccer hooligans write better poetry on urinal walls.
— Kara Laptev, Poet in Residence, East Kenilworth University.

This poetry is about as scintillating as weather channel reruns. The author can’t even manage an inferiority complex because his inferiority is too simple.
— Ceta Famembert, Editor-in-Chief, The Cheddarer

The lack of clarity, logic and reason in the words and thoughts set in these pages by Eliot Jacobson leaves little doubt that humanity is doomed.
— Michael Suremer, Editor-in-Chief, Elliptical Inspirer Magazine
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Congrats on getting your book published. Based on the reviews I almost want to read it.
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December 23rd, 2021 at 6:49:02 AM permalink
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This poetry is about as scintillating as weather channel reruns. The author can’t even manage an inferiority complex because his inferiority is too simple.
— Ceta Famembert, Editor-in-Chief, The Cheddarer

The lack of clarity, logic and reason in the words and thoughts set in these pages by Eliot Jacobson leaves little doubt that humanity is doomed.
— Michael Suremer, Editor-in-Chief, Elliptical Inspirer Magazine
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You had me at "weather channel reruns".
Hopefully people will find artistry in the words, and not just use the book as a gift card holder in a white elephant exchange.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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December 23rd, 2021 at 7:34:52 AM permalink
I think I detect made-up stuff here ... pretty funny. Very good in fact.
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December 23rd, 2021 at 1:31:18 PM permalink
Could you grace with a sample of your craft?

Thanks.
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teliot
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December 23rd, 2021 at 2:43:42 PM permalink
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Could you grace with a sample of your craft?

Thanks.
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Well, they are all so different and about so many different topics ... but here is the poem that references the book cover:

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December 23rd, 2021 at 3:10:26 PM permalink
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Could you grace with a sample of your craft?

Thanks.
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Well, they are all so different and about so many different topics ... but here is the poem that references the book cover:


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Not bad. I'd add more BPMs but I like the hooks.
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December 26th, 2021 at 12:25:44 AM permalink
I am about half way through Totally Disconnected and loving it. I never thought I would say that about a book of poetry. This book lends evidence to my theory that Eliot is indeed my evil twin.

The Modern Unicorn is a good example of Eliot's work. I hope he won't mind if I quote another. I'll quote a short one, because I'm too lazy to type out anything longer.

Quote:


Super Bowl XLI

Sis chanted spiritual songs
by her bedside

things became things
just as surely as ever

I sat in the lobby
watching the super bowl

quietly rooting for
the losing team

-- Eliot Jacobson



I love the part about quietly rooting for the losing team! That is exactly what I used to do before I started betting on the game.

Fun fact time! -- True or false, there are unicorns in the bible?
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December 26th, 2021 at 4:53:54 AM permalink
False. No Unicorns.
I see you are still into the Bible. What version are you reading? Or is it some kind of study guide?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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December 26th, 2021 at 6:31:27 AM permalink
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I am about half way through Totally Disconnected and loving it. I never thought I would say that about a book of poetry. This book lends evidence to my theory that Eliot is indeed my evil twin.

The Modern Unicorn is a good example of Eliot's work. I hope he won't mind if I quote another. I'll quote a short one, because I'm too lazy to type out anything longer.

Quote:


Super Bowl XLI

Sis chanted spiritual songs
by her bedside

things became things
just as surely as ever

I sat in the lobby
watching the super bowl

quietly rooting for
the losing team

-- Eliot Jacobson



I love the part about quietly rooting for the losing team! That is exactly what I used to do before I started betting on the game.

Fun fact time! -- True or false, there are unicorns in the bible?
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Wow, thanks for your kind words Mike! I know that I've tried to get you interested in modern poetry a few times, great to hear your enjoying my weird take on it.
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