[Vision2020] “The Gambler” by Parody Project

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Feb 5 03:05:20 PST 2019



“On a warm summer’s evening
in July twenty-fifteen,
a conman made a gamble:
tried to build a wall of cards.
He thought he’d won the payout
on the day he got elected,
but then came the new players
and they were not trumptards.

When he reached across the table
to rake in all his winnings,
a voice cut though the darkness
and his anger was aroused.
The words came from the Speaker
making his life bleaker,
when she told him that a joker
could not beat her full House.

She said, “You should not be bluffing
when your deck is not a full one.”
Her words just made him angrier
so of course he doubled down.
The night got deathly quiet
and the silence made him shuffle.
She knew that he would blink first
‘cause she wasn’t new in town.

He didn’t know how to play 'em
or what to say, when.
Didn’t read the rules
‘cause he don’t know how to read.
He just wiped a booger.
It was classic Dunning-Kruger.
He lacks the neural networks
to know he can’t succeed. 

And every gambler knows
the game cannot be won
by stealing someone else’s cards
to claim them as your own.
When your back’s against the wall
and you’re betting on the outcome,
the best that you can hope for
is to just be left alone.

But he thinks he’s an ace player
and the best that ever could be.
He’s threatening to challenge her
to another round.
The stakes are high,
but not for him.
He doesn’t care who gets hurt,
he only wants to win.

He doesn’t know when to weigh in,
stuck in his playpen,
doesn’t know he tips his hand
by the way he acts.
He wants to be the big guy,
the strong suit at the table,
but he lacks the capacity
to know that’s what he lacks. 

Doesn’t know what he’s sayin’, 
who he’s dismaying.
Doesn’t know not everyone
was dealt a diamond flush.
So he stacks the deck
for those who do not need it.
He fills his hand with wild cards.
He wants to win that much.

Doesn’t know how to play 'em
or what to say, when 
didn’t read the rule book
about the deck he stacks
He will always be a loser.
It is classic Dunning-Kruger.
He lacks the neural networks
to know that’s what he lacks.”


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
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