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Puckerbutt
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December 17th, 2019 at 8:27:42 AM permalink
I wear a Suashish necktie so I'd have to pass on the bet.
If'n I'd a knowed you wanted to have went with me - I'd a seen that you got to get to go.
AxelWolf
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December 17th, 2019 at 9:14:42 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Given that they are wearing ties to a bar implies they probably wear them a lot. People who must wear ties tend to have lots of them, to mix things up. Think about it -- for business attire ties are about the only way men can be a little creative.

Personally, I own about 20 ties, but most are quite ugly. Anybody need one?

I'll bet you both of my ties are worth less than all your ties. I'll give you 2 to 1 on your money.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wizard
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December 17th, 2019 at 10:00:25 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'll bet you both of my ties are worth less than all your ties. I'll give you 2 to 1 on your money.



I would need way more odds than that.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
onenickelmiracle
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December 17th, 2019 at 12:58:59 PM permalink
I have a hard time believing someone would offer a strange bet and have it be EV, but it does happen obviously.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
FleaStiff
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December 18th, 2019 at 4:49:56 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Given that they are wearing ties to a bar implies they probably wear them a lot.

Of course. They probably wear pants, belts, shoes, etc., but they don't obsess about them. If you show up at certain functions, the bar will supply a tie or a suit-jacket for the event. Its no big deal, but no one focusses on creativity or price. It is an archaic relic of days gone by. The only .functional 'value' to a necktie is in tabulating what I've eaten.

Cuffs are relics of sword-hilts, not items of value, so a bet involving such items is about as meaningless as the item itself.
unJon
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December 18th, 2019 at 5:29:46 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Of course. They probably wear pants, belts, shoes, etc., but they don't obsess about them. If you show up at certain functions, the bar will supply a tie or a suit-jacket for the event. Its no big deal, but no one focusses on creativity or price. It is an archaic relic of days gone by. The only .functional 'value' to a necktie is in tabulating what I've eaten.

Cuffs are relics of sword-hilts, not items of value, so a bet involving such items is about as meaningless as the item itself.



And yet, everyone knows to wear their best suit and tie when going to see the bank loan officer to get that much needed loan.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
FleaStiff
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December 18th, 2019 at 7:32:19 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

And yet, everyone knows to wear their best suit and tie when going to see the bank loan officer to get that much needed loan.

I'ze wouldn't know, my loans always came bankers with a vowel on the end of their name whose offices were in bars.
billryan
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December 18th, 2019 at 7:43:35 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I'ze wouldn't know, my loans always came bankers with a vowel on the end of their name whose offices were in bars.



And look how well that turned out.
FleaStiff
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December 18th, 2019 at 11:32:49 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

And look how well that turned out.

My loans from Chinese Laundrymen for a flyer on a horse or from a loan shark were forthcoming and very prompt.

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