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By Amarillo Slim Preston, Greg Dinkin

If there's whatever I'll argue approximately, I'll both guess on it or close up. and because it's no longer changing into for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a number of wagers in my day. yet in my humble opinion, I'm no hustler. you notice, neighbor, I by no means go searching for a sucker. i glance for a champion and make a sucker out of him."

Amarillo narrow may be the best gambler who ever lived, yet it's his down-home attraction and folksy storytelling that experience made him an American idol and media darling. slender is a legend, as American as Paul Bunyan, Jesse James, and P.T. Barnum. In Amarillo slender in an international filled with fats People, T.A. "Amarillo Slim" Preston will inform the tall stories of his attention-grabbing existence. slender will describe a few of his maximum playing exploits -- from successful the area sequence of Poker to making awesome proposition bets to working the largest black marketplace in Europe in the course of the conflict whereas giving pool exhibitions (read: hustling) on army bases for Uncle Sam. between others, slender beat Willie Nelson for $300,000 taking part in dominoes; Larry Flynt for $2 million enjoying poker. He has performed poker with presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, and drug lords Pablo Escobar and Jimmy Chagra. He was once additionally one of many pioneers of Las Vegas. undeniable and straightforward, Amarillo narrow is America's maximum gambler of all time.

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S i m i l a r l y , he applies the linguistic system (paradigmlsyntagm) to the stylistic system, and classifies the author's corrections according to the two axes of the paper; similarly again, he enjoys proposing a correspondence between Fourierist notions and medieval genres. H e is not inventing, not even combining, he translates: for h i m , comparison is motive: he enjoys deporting the object, by a k i n d o f imagination which is more homologic than metaphoric (we compare systems, not images); for instance, if he speaks of M i c h e l e t , he does with Michelet what he claims Michelet has done with historical substance: he functions by sliding over the entire surface, he caresses.

D . , today, regards me as a Sorbonne professor. 61 (It is not the diversity of opinions which amazes and excites; it is their exact contrariety; enough to make you e x c l a i m , in the presence of such a reversal, That does it! ) Couples de mots-valeurs ~ Pairs of value-words Certain languages, it seems, possess enantiosemes, words which have the same form and contrary meanings. In the same way, for h i m , a word can be good or bad, without warning: the " b o u r g e o i s i e " is good when it is considered in its historical, ascensional, progressive role; it is bad when in power.

Le chantage à la théorie ~ Theory blackmailed M a n y (still unpublished) avant-garde texts are uncertain: how to judge, to classify them, how to predict their immediate or eventual future? D o they please? D o they bore? Their obvious quality is of an intentional order: they are concerned to serve theory. , have done? — B u t Artaud is not just "avant-garde"; he is a kind of writing as well; Cage has a certain charm as well . . — B u t those are precisely the attributes which are not recognized by theory, which are sometimes even execrated by theory.

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