Thursday, June 3, 2010

Unabomber Going For Poker Record

This one should get fun. Phil "The Unabomber" Laak -- the goofy poker star boyfriend of actress/poker champ Jennifer Tilly -- is now about 25 hours into his attempt to break the record for the longest poker game. Officially it's 72 hours but someone did 79 hours last year that wasn't Guinness-sanctioned but still part of lore, so Laak is going for 80 hours. That would have him finish up at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday.

I've got a fun AOLNews.Com piece up about his quest. He's an odd but entertaining duck and his discussion of such things as the weird T-shirts he has planned, his craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream and his discovery -- and repulsion to -- catheters are all classic Laak. Tilly chimes in a little, too.

In addition, I've posted in the podcast feed my 20-minute chat with Laak and Tilly, who as you can see was there when I went to cover the thing on Wednesday evening.

You can hear that chat by clicking here or download it to hear later by right-clicking here.

Finally, you can watch him live right now via his Ustream feed, which can be played below, too. There's not much to see, but more than 800 people are watching anyway -- and complaining in the chat about how boring it is. Silly.