Monday, October 16, 2006

Corbin Has No Soul


STRIP #29
Hard to like Corbin after this one! I think I'll have him save a dozen babies from a fire on Wednesday to make up for it. Today's comic is a follow-up to the September 15 strip. Really cool how that worked out.

I'm a huge baseball fan. Had season tickets to the Los Angeles Dodgers for seven years in the front row of the left field pavilion, where I caught a bunch of home run balls. The World Series winners for this decade have been pretty crazy. Diamondbacks in 2001, Angels in '02, Marlins in '03, Red Sox in '04, White Sox in '05, and now possibly the Detroit Tigers. Two of those teams hadn't won the World Series in at least 86 years, two of them had never won, and two of them just came into existence in the '90s. And the Tigers of course lost 119 games three years ago. I'm rooting for them over the Mets or the Cardinals.

We had the third +EV private tournament yesterday. A lot of you showed up late -- gotta remember it next Sunday! The winner of the bounty and the whole tourney was tubbs0r, and here's his animated hand history. You'll need to sign up for a free PokerXFactor account to see it. Please don't watch hands #31 or #36, though.

14 Comments:

Anonymous tubbs0r said...

It was a pleasure playing in the +EV tourney and I'll do what i can to defend the title on sunday. And yes I will call with a worse hand and suck out everytime you're all in ;)

10/16/2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

I wouldn't have it any other way!

10/16/2006 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he playing a tournament or pinching off a loaf in panel 2?

'Ray Tigers! Boo Crappy art.

10/16/2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Today's strip features my favorite art so far. Love the last panel.

10/16/2006 3:08 PM  
Anonymous L8Bloomer said...

classic! Loved the last panel. Violet looks more sad than annoyed. Good idea on the saving babies part.

10/17/2006 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We GET IT! Corbin loves poker! How many times are you going to do the same joke?

Corbin is well on his way to being the stereotypical deadbeat poker player. Great father and husband he is.

Great work there Bobby.

10/17/2006 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Justin Nables said...

yeah, do you really want that as your stereotype? i don't.

10/17/2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

I guess you guys didn't read the title or first line of this blog post that you're responding to? Title is "Corbin Has No Soul," first line is "Hard to like Corbin after this one!" And then I say he'd have to save a dozen babies from a fire to make up for it. So I'm obviously not saying I approve of what Corbin did.

He's not so bad, though. He forgot to unregister for a big buy-in tournament and then he luckily/unluckily went deep in it and had to keep playing during the whole game. At least he took them to the game, though, and it looked like Scarlett enjoyed herself a lot.

Corbin isn't super rich yet, by the way, as we'll learn more about in later comics. He makes about $70K a year probably, and he can't just eat a $215 buy-in or whatever amount this tourney might have been. He should have remembered to unregister, though, but he was too excited about the game probably and he was busy getting the family ready to go.

10/17/2006 3:42 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Also -- "We GET IT! Corbin loves poker! How many times are you going to do the same joke?"

That doesn't make sense at all for this strip. This isn't one of the "Corbin loves poker" comics. There isn't even much of a joke in this strip -- it's just about Corbin being a jerk, really. It's definitely not "the same joke" as anything. I consider the following five strips to be part of the "Cobin Loves Poker" series --

http://plusev.net/d/20060814.html
http://plusev.net/d/20060906.html
http://plusev.net/d/20060915.html
http://plusev.net/d/20060922.html
http://plusev.net/d/20060925.html

But it's hard to even accuse them of being the "same joke" -- they all had something unique about them, and three of them are fan favorites (8/14, 9/6, 9/22).

10/17/2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger TrulyRaNd0m said...

Violet looks absolutely miserable in that last panel... I wonder if we're going to see some Corbin/Violet friction coming up.

10/17/2006 4:58 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

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10/17/2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

(I removed my previous post so I could add the link to the sketch to this one without double posting again, but that "comment deleted" thing is annoying. I wish we could just edit posts here.)

She does look pretty miserable, but it's just one moment. My description of her expression in the script said, "Violet is looking over at Corbin and she's FROWNING at him, a little pissed." She should look angrier as opposed to being sad, but I didn't think it was a big enough deal to change it, especially since the artist is very busy.

Violet looked angrier in the sketch --

http://plusev.net/1016pencils.jpg

No troubles for the marriage yet. Corbin's not that bad of a guy.

10/17/2006 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can't waste a $215 buy in but he can waste $500-$1000 on playoff tickets to a game he didn't see?

Makes sense.

and 70k a year huh? That is well above the average household income. $215 should be peanuts next to a night with the family.

What does he do for a living again?

Seem's like a lot of material from someone who has no experiance in any of these life situtations presented.

10/17/2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

"He can't waste a $215 buy in but he can waste $500-$1000 on playoff tickets to a game he didn't see?"

He saw the game obviously. Do you actually think he was MULTI-tabling or something? Professional poker players rarely play less than four tables at once and often play over 10. Corbin can easily play one table and still watch the game and enjoy it with his family. He had to concentrate more as it got closer to the final table, though, and it was just bad timing that he had pocket kings at the final table right when the game ended and he should have been celebrating. Poker didn't really take up much time during the game, though, and he sat out often, I'm sure, especially when he had a big stack, as he probably had often to make the final table.

"and 70k a year huh? That is well above the average household income. $215 should be peanuts next to a night with the family."

You're obviously not thinking this through very well. Poker tournaments take a LONG time. The tournament probably started about four hours before the game did. As you seem to keep forgetting, he planned to unregister, but FORGOT to. When he realized his mistake, he started playing and happened to still be alive a few hours into the tournament when it was time to go to the game. He's nearing the money bubble with a nice stack and he decided not to just leave the tournament and throw away a chance at something like $100K and an almost guaranteed cash of $1K at least.

Also, of course $70K is above the average -- I said he wasn't "super rich," that's all.

"What does he do for a living again?"

Plays poker.

"Seem's like a lot of material from someone who has no experiance in any of these life situtations presented."

No idea what you mean by that. Do you know me? Who are you?

10/17/2006 7:42 PM  

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