Animated Gif Monday – It’s Hot, Let’s Go To Beach

Nancy is hot.

So as soon as her friend gets here they will head to the beach.

Where it’s REALLY hot.

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My Streak of Meeting Famous Costa Ricans Is Extended

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This is one Tico I don’t want to sit across a table from.

He’s a professional poker player.

He was just voted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

He came wandering into the airport and I recognized him immediately. But I couldn’t recall where or when or his name. So I figured he was just a newscaster – somebody I had seen on the tube.

Not too many other people recognized him as he sat in the restaurant, or if they did, they were playing it cool. After he paid his check, he wandered past me and then I could see his PokerStars.net shirt.

Bingo! Light went on… he is Humberto Brenes. He was born in Costa Rica but currently lives in Miami Lakes, FL

 He has collected two World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, cashed 72 times at the WSOP and made three World Poker Tour final tables. He tied with Phil Hellmuth, Jr. for highest number of money finishes (eight) in the 2006 WSOP.

He’s easy to spot at tournaments. He usually wears an orange tracksuit and wears two pairs of glasses on top of each other with a signature visor!

He’s won over $6 million in live tournaments, and who knows how much he’s earned playing high rollers in private games.

I’m glad I saw him at a restaurant table and not a poker table.

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Other famous Ticos that have crossed my path:

  • Jorge Arroyo – author
  • Orlando Carranza – sculptor
  • Franklin Chang Diaz – astronaut

 

Costa Rica’s Unknown Fashion: Happy Earmuff Invention Day

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Hell, earmuffs are practically extinct in frozen weather climates.

But today is the day that Chester Greenwood was given a patent for earmuffs back in 1877.

He was awarded patent #188,292 for his grandmother’s creation.

Gramma’s don’t get no credit for nuttin’

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According to The Wall Street Journal back in the day…

“Chester Greenwood’s ears were so sensitive that they turned chalky white, beet red, and deep blue (in that order) when the mercury dipped.” Talk to the Greenwood descendants and the facts of the matter are different. What was wrong with Chester’s ears? “Just cold,” says grandson George Greenwood. “Big and cold.”

Here are some of my favorite earmuffs…

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Need to know more? Go here.

 

XPlosion XPocalypse of XPloits XPected

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I’m no Xpert, but I’m XPecting an Xplosion on April 9, 2014.

Windows XP operating system will cease to be support by Microsoft on April 8. There are 500 million computers around the world that are still running XP. To think they will suddenly XPire on April 9, as the world hackers unleash their attacks is real.

It would be XPedient for anyone operating XP to XPectorate the system or XPel it from connecting to the innerwebs.

Unless your data is XPendable.

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One XPert XPounds that XP is secure. OK, there is always one, amiright?

*blink, blink*

95% of the world’s ATMs run Windows XP!

I’m XPressing my warning here of an XP Xplosion of Xploits.

The XPocalypse!

XPunge your computer of XP. Or XPunge your connection to the internet.

To do otherwise will be XPensive.

And Bill Gates is a Prick.