Monday, August 28, 2006

Lifelong Tilt


STRIP #8
(For those of you just joining us, click here to read from the start of this storyline.)

So here's the situation: You're an online pro, grinding out a decent living, but you know that a couple bad months could have you begging for your old job back. Your only poker playing friend is a semi-retarded donkey who you win money from every time you play, but he lucks into winning a satellite to a World Poker Tour event and then takes it down for seven figures. And before skipping town for good all he does is give you his horrible old cap. How do you handle it?

If I'm Corbin (that's the blonde guy), I probably handle it pretty well, since I'd just love to be an online pro in the first place. But we always want more than what we currently have and I imagine Corbin would go on some extended tilt after this if he isn't extremely good at controlling his emotions. Poker buddies of Steve Dannenmann and dozens of others like him have probably gone through similar experiences, although I think Harold is probably a bigger fish than any player who has won over a million bucks (note: Tiffany Williamson only made $400,000).

Good news for Harold fans -- stay tuned for a bonus Harold strip on either Wednesday or Friday, with a special guest appearance by Mike Sexton!

7 Comments:

Blogger Gath said...

I like that Harold has a ring which is clearly recognizable by Corbin. Perhaps this makes him more adorable? Yes, perhaps.

I believe that with all the information about Harold we have been provided with, we can now piece together an idea of what kind of person this giant man is.

Likes: Satellites. Corbin? Adorable personalized rings.

Dislikes: Stealing tissues! Platinum.

Adorable?

8/28/2006 11:08 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Very adorable, yes. He's also in love with Violet, as the strip will reveal soon (SPOILER!).

8/29/2006 12:39 AM  
Blogger Gath said...

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8/29/2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Gath said...

Freakin' donkeys.

8/29/2006 10:26 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Hmm, I didn't see the deleted comment.

8/29/2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger PenaltyMan said...

I hope Harold remains in the comic, even on a periodic basis. I look forward to the new comic on Wednesday :-)

Thanks for the chuckle, Bobby :D

8/29/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

penaltyman: Well, you never know, Harold may blow all his WPT winnings and be forced to move back to his home town and play poker with Corbin again. If I do that, it probably wouldn't be for at least a few months, though, and by then Harold might have changed completely. He'd have bloodshot eyes and look about 20 years older after his time in Vegas, along with picking up several nasty habits probably.

8/29/2006 11:11 PM  

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