The “usual” bit also relates to every poker player’s third-favorite movie, Usual Suspects. Who can forget the way in which Kevin Spacey created a whole world populated by figments of his imagination (and the artifacts around him) in a police station? The on-the-fly, fifth level thinking that got him, the mastermind of mayhem, out of the house of detention free. I am often in the Spacey mode on the felt, seeking the story behind the story, storing artifacts of past behavior for strands from which to spin a convincing narrative of my own.
The “usual" part also relates to life as an endurance writer - just an ordinary person, able to travel light, observing. Carefully sifting through unfiltered experiences and spinning them into compelling stories. The only thing unusual about Usual Poker is its quality. I stand behind that.
A new twist on the Socrates - Sinatra Continuum
“To be is to do”—Socrates.
"To be or not to be" - Shakespeare
“To do is to be”—Jean-Paul Sartre.
“Do be do be do”—Frank Sinatra.
(Shakespeare, the original existentialist).