Say it isn’t so …
Charles “Chuck” Foley, the inventor of the iconic and one of the greatest party games ever, Twister, has died at the age of 82. Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. According to his son, his father had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The game was originally called ‘Pretzel,’ but when they sold it to Milton Bradley, they came up with the name ‘Twister’. The game became an overnight sensation after Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor played it on “The Tonight Show” in 1966. Thank you Mr. Foley for creating one of the greatest games ever.
Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.”
Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game that became a naughty sensation in living rooms across America in the 1960s and 1970s because of the way it put men and women in compromising positions, has died. He was 82.
Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said Thursday that his father had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Foley and a collaborator, Neil Rabens, were hired in the mid-1960s by a St. Paul manufacturing firm that wanted to expand into games and toys. They came up with a game to be played on a mat on the floor, using a spinner to direct players to place their hands and feet on different colored circles.
Former World Series of Poker Main Event Winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer Arrested in Prostitution Sting at Wake Forest, NC Hotel
”Fossilman”, Greg Raymor goes ”all-in” for prostitution sting …
Former 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer has been arrested in a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, NC. Raymer should have obviously folded, as opposed to going all in responding to a prostitution ad. A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Greg Raymer was one of six men who went to the hotel when they responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes. The bond for the men was set at $1,000 and they due to appear in court on April 18, 2013.
As the “Gambler” Kenny Rogers sang … “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.”
From ABC, WTVD:
A former winner of the World Series of Poker was arrested in a prostitution sting at a Wake Forest hotel earlier this week, according to police.
A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Gregory Paul Raymer, 48, was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a popular website men often seek out female prostitutes.
The men face misdemeanor charges of prostitution and attempted crimes against nature.
Raymer, nicknamed “Fossilman,” is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event. According to Wake County records, Raymer owns a house in Wakefield valued at $1.6 million.
Greg Raymer’s attorney, Wade Smith, issued a statement:
“Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received.”
In another situation of seven degrees of separation, one of the other arrested in the prostitution sting was 41 year old Christopher Burell Shella. Why is this bizarre? Christopher Burell Shella once worked as an attorney for Duke Lacrosse faux accuser Crystal Mangum after she was arrested on murder charges in 2011. What are the odds? Life is stranger than fiction.
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Three Largest Online Poker Sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker Indicted & Shut Down by FBI
THE FBI GOES ”ALL IN” against on-line gambling … Is this the end of online Poker?
The FBI has indicted the founders of three of the largest online poker sites and charges executives with PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker with bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites in an effort to recover $3 billion from the companies.
New York prosecutors say they’ve issued restraining orders against more than 75 bank accounts in 14 countries used by the poker companies, which they say will interrupt the illegal flow of billions of dollars, according to The Associated Press.