Sunday, October 31, 2004

Poker Playing Kids

N.Y. Times Photo
Who says that what kids watch on TV doesn't matter? From The New York Times comes this story of kids that have learned to play poker from watching celebrity poker tournaments on television.

Many children, particularly groups of boys "sleeping-over," with their friends are having marathon poker sessions. As with TV, the favorite version is "Texas Hold 'Em."

We here at the 'Wonks think that is too bad, because, as every kid in our generation knew, the best kind of poker was "Dr. Pepper," where 2s, 4s, 8s, one-eyed jacks, and suicide kings were wild.

How times have changed... How times haven't changed!