I will admit that the title of this post is hyperbolic, but that is excusable since my blog is only read by three to five people. I don’t have any kind of standards and really just use this space as a sounding board for my random, inarticulate thoughts. The point I’m trying to make is that if there is anything in this post that is inaccurate, or not well thought out, or needs further research; fuck it. I’m not doing it, and don’t really need to. I don’t think the same should be said of a website with advertisers that shows up on my android phone’s news alerts.
Granted, I don’t think HollywoodTake.com has control over when or if a news piece from their sites makes it into the news feed that comes with most Android phones, but I still think my quasi outrage is somewhat justified. Check out the caption from today’s article.
See what I did there? I made a caption that was just about as stupid as the one that was on the Hollywood Take’s website. The reason this caption gets me so mad is three fold.
First, it’s wrong. There are no “serious charges” that “Jennifer Garner’s husband” could face since there is nothing illegal about card counting, unless you are gambling in certain foreign countries that outlaw it.
Second, I have counted cards before and it annoys me that Casinos can turn people away because they are smart enough to play a game of chance in a way that gives them a slight edge over the casino. If you really think of it, Casinos are inherently deceptive and prey on people. It’s B.S. that they will happily take B.A’s money if he is loosing, but once he starts winning they make him stop. Would they kick him out and ban him for life if he was counting cards but lost a bunch of money just via bad luck? I doubt it. And when I say I doubt it, I mean, no, no they wouldn’t… ever.
Thirdly, the article actually states that card counting is not illegal and all a casino can do is ban the player.
How God damn lazy is that. Did a separate person write the caption, and just not read or understand the article which is only 10 very short paragraphs long? 413 words, that’s it. This blog post bitching about that caption, is longer than that article.
The one thing that I take solace in from this article is that my complaint was echoed in the articles comments section several times.