Wednesday, 28 September 2005

WSoP observation of the day

After watching the World Series of Poker coverage last night on ESPN, I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed that Jennifer Tilly somehow managed to find an equally ditzy boyfriend in fellow poker player Phil “The Unabomber” Laak. Surely a match made in heaven.

Previous discussion of Leak and Tilly here.

Wednesday, 29 June 2005

An actress with a different sort of talent

Presumably this will air as part of ESPN’s World Series of Poker coverage… so, if you’re avoiding spoilers, don’t look below.

It turns out that Jennifer Tilly, best known for her squeaky voice and getting it on with Gina Gershon in Bound, has some talent after all… albeit at no-limit Texas Hold’em poker rather than acting. Tilly has apparently been getting some tutoring:

Tilly, 46, said she’s learned plenty of pointers from her boyfriend, poker player Phil “Unabomber” Laak.

I guess everyone in poker has to have a nickname, but that’s got to be about the most tasteless one I’ve ever heard.

þ: James Joyner