Whatever Happens In Bangkok, Stays in Bangkok

Since I got Tivo I rarely see commercials. First off, I don’t watch that much television to begin with but more importantly, with Tivo I can skip the commercials. Still, I do love a good commercial and one that had me cracking up was the “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” commercial where some guy is asking if they can forward his wakeup call to his cellphone because he might not be in his room.

Well, SNL ran an excellent spoof on the commercial that had me laughing harder than I did during the original. Actually, SNL ran a set of spoofs over the course of the show with all three scoring high marks on the funny-meter.

Thanks to 2Bangkok for archiving these. This was the most tame of the three:

Woman#1: Let me get this straight. You’re selling me to these guys?

Ben Affleck: What? Nobody is selling anybody, ok? I’m giving you to these guys to cover some temporary losses I’ve incurred from gambling on Russian roulette!

Woman#1: You’ve been gambling on Russian roulette?

Ben Affleck: My guy wasn’t supposed to die! I had a system!

Woman#1: You’re high again!?!

Ben Affleck: Alright, I may have socially injected some komodo dragon venom. Just because everyone else was doing it!

Woman#1: Let go of me!?!

Ben Affleck: You’re being selfish! You don’t need both of your kidneys!

Woman#1: This is not my idea of honeymoon!

Woman#1: Ben Affleck!?!

. . .

What happens in Thailand, stays in Thailand.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.

2 thoughts on “Whatever Happens In Bangkok, Stays in Bangkok”

  1. Hi All,

    I am living in BKK and am looking for some people who are SERIOUS about improving thier Tournament poker skills.

    I have read through the Dan Harrington Books (all 3 volumes). Plus i have read some other poker books as well. I feel that i understand the theory pretty well.

    I would like to find some people who want to get together on a regular basis to discuss various hands and situations in a tournament.

    In other words how do u react to an all in against a player with a short stack (tightish player) with an M or 4-5 when u are in the BB (no other callers, the pot odds are 1.4:1)what about P.O = 1.5:1, 1.8:1 etc.

    what about PO =1.4:1 against low m = 3 and he pushes from 5th position.

    What i really want is some serious players who are willing to have discussions of their strategies during various phases of the tournament.

    Starting hand requirements in various positions at a full table and as the size of the table decreases all the way down to heads up.

    Analysis using SHAL or other methods of what hands to push all in and in what positions against various types of players (what is the min push hand from position 1,2,3,4,5 etc. against various player types behing u) i.e. table is tight. or u are in 5 pos w/Q,10 and the 5 players left to act are a comb. of 1 SLAG, 1 LAG, 2 rocks, 1 TAG

    I have my own theories on how to play but i’d like to swap ideas.

    So if u are a serious player who wants to become a real threat at the tables, let me know.

    By the way i was ranked in the top 30’s on official poker rankings at the end of the year a few years ago, so i am no neophyte.

    Hope to hear from u soon.

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