Thursday, October 21, 2004

I knew him when he wasn't famous...

Now Neil "BadBeat" Channing has become famous after his stunning victory of a heat of the "European Open" on prime time tv he will probably forget his roots.

You see, whatever he might say, I was the one who christened him with his nickname.

When I was gainfully employed by the renowned bookmakers www.bluesquirrel.com I came up with the idea to run books on European poker tournaments.

To make a "fun" market, at the marketing departments prompting, I added nicknames to various players on the website. such as Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott and Garry "The Whacker" Bush.

When I had compiled the book, I passed it to my boss to peruse. He was happy with the whopping overround (I notice BlueSq have kept up the tradition of massive overrounds on poker with a ridiculously lopsided book for the EPT in Dublin) but was a bit perturbed about the fact that Neil, with whom he has a somewhat strained relationship (If you're interested I'm sure either Neil or Mr Tucker will fill you in), didn't have a nickname.

Due to his propensity for telling bad beat stories at the time, and the fact he always seemed to have had a bad beat to talk about with some horse or football team. I decided to price him up as Neil "BadBeat" Channing 100/1.

So, now he is famous. We will probably have Badbeatpoker.com as a skin of Party. There will be a children's game called "Bad Beat!". Probably packets of biscuits will bear the moniker. He will become rich and famous.

And will the inventor of the nickname profit in any way for setting him on the road to stardom? Not on your nelly! I'll be lucky if he even acknowledges my presence now he will be mixing with the glitterati...

55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did ask me about the nickname in one of the interviews and I told the story but they left it out. If you want to see me in the final tune in early!!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Tucker in strained relationship shock!

Got any more stories involving your old boss, Keith?

Anyone for cricket?

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some may think you are rather sore for not getting on tv first mr camel. still, there are plenty more cameras to chase around the world

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah,

lets hear some more stories about rupert

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah,

lets hear some more stories about rupert

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Keith,

will you resort to spamming poker discussion boards every three months with "Who invented the name 'Bad Beat'?" rather like Steve Au-Yeung does about 'Devilfish'?

DY

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Camel said...

DY,

I agree that the spamming by Mr Au-Yeung is pretty tedious.

But, I do hope Devilfish gave him a good drink at some stage, because without such a great nickname he wouldn't have become the marketable face he is today.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Massive overound or not, how many other bookies were prepared to offer odds on it at all?...and we re-opened the book for final table betting on Sunday.

A Blue Square Employee (not Tucker)

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All current BSQ employers are cunts of the highest order. You might as well be Tucker you clown.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you mean ex-employees, moron?

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oi, circus performers qualifications are hard to come by these days. Don't take our name in vain.

Krusty

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Blue Square Employee (not Tucker) - you've proved my point.

Current employee = Cunt
Former employee = Seen Sense

Cunt

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Cunt,

For the record, everyone thought you were a cunt when you were a current employee and by all accounts you still are. Disappointing.

D. Krusty

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My word Mr Krusty. With such poor use of grammar, can we be so sure that you are still 'not Tucker'? Many would beg to differ. And to be honest, the general opinions of simpleton arse lickers, the incompetent and the sheep could not bother me less. Leaving was the best decision one could have ever made, and like so many others who have followed this path, the only regret was to have been talked into joining in the first place. Now run along and have a hour long debate about Huggy leaving the jungle. Cunt.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, you started it. I only posted on here originally to respond to Keith's blog. You, on the otherhand have simply jumped on the thread to make a belated and pathetic jibe at your past employees/colleagues. Your office chant of 'I hope he dies of AIDS' about anyone you didn't like clearly showed the level of maturity you have. I'm amazed anyone is prepared to employ you.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it all makes sense. I think you think that I am someone else. Let me say just two things. Firstly, I left and was not 'paid off'. Secondly, you have justified everything I have already said. You were barking up the wrong tree. You were actually in the wrong forest altogether.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply stating that my comments have justified your description of me and all my colleagues as 'cunts' doesn't really follow any kind of logical proof.

'I say you're a cunt, I don't like your response, therefore QED, you are a cunt'.

Whoever you are, you're bitter, twisted and frankly, rather pathetic.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be honest here for a second. All Blue Square employees - past or present - are cunts.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cunts who still work there are bigger.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

especially the ginger ones - massive cunts

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger nut anyone?

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger Northern Cunt

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fab for CEO

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half A Banana Man Is King - All Hail FAB!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AYSE IS A CUNT

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shut up or I'll fucking shut you up"

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Feel free to eat all my biscuits, Paul"

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thanks but I bought a Fray Bentos pie from Tesco's"

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EH EH EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne applied to be the Squirrel's poker room manager but was overqualified for the position.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SMALE IS A CUNT

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He knew his field placings though...Cunt 1, Cunt 2 and Cunt 3

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely you mean 'stretchy cunt 1,2,3'? or maybe 'belsham cunt 1,2,3'?

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only when ginger nut was batting

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely you mean Ginger Nut Nodding Dog Cunt Cunt?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was usually too busy performing fellatio on Rupert

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ayse is racking her brains wondering why you call him Rupert?

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAVE HILL IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE BIGGEST CUNT TO HAVE EVER LIVED. CAN HE NOT FIND ENOUGH TO DO IN HIS SAD LITTLE ONE DIMENSIONAL LIFE OTHER THAN PROVOKE STAGED REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO REALISE WHEN THEY ARE BEING SET UP?

9:28 AM  
Blogger The Camel said...

Mr Belsham,

What say what you really think about Mr Hill.

Don't hold back next time...

9:34 AM  
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9:38 AM  
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9:40 AM  
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9:44 AM  
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9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he still make his solo trips to Cambodia and Thailand? The buttocks of every young boy must tremble when he steps off the plane.

Bungle

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys there's only 44 comments so far, surely there are more mindless insults to be hurled at each other. Checking this thread is one of my few pleasures in life make it worth my while again.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

piss off you anonymous tosser. Nobody likes an anonymous making smarmy comments about pricks they don't even know...

for the record, ur all cunts

yours anonymously

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kriteman is a cunt

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Choi

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capital Clowns

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capital Cunts more like

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

capital cunts are the biggest cunts for employing the cunts!

9:23 PM  
Anonymous jhones said...

how many other bookies were prepared to offer odds on it at all?...and we re-opened the book for final table betting on Sunday.

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Stephen Molloy is the biggest cunt to have ever lived.

8:58 PM  
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