Sunday, November 20, 2011

Link requested

The link to the article on overlearning the game.

This is well worth reading.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Modern Registration and the End of Debate as We Know it

Menick, Cruz and Palmer yammer about the ins and outs of registering online and why Menick is wooing PF in an episode without the man we call the James Franco of TVFT: Episode 49.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Disclosure, rankings and side distributions

Yeah, I know. The four Mouseketeers always talk about disclosure, rankings and side distributions, but this time it's different: this time the show is a real stinker, and Cruz succumbs to Big Bronxitis right in the middle of it. How can you skip that? Listen to Episode 48.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Vegeterribles

The Four Traveling Salesman of Doom discuss Sept-Oct's animal rights resolution. Episode 47. (No animals were harmed in the making of this program, except for Bietz, a little bit.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


So we've taken everyone else to task, hence this week the three muleskinners of the Apocalypse (Cruz sat out) get under the NDCA's skin. What's their tournament about, anyhow? Episode 46.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fallout from CFL and TOC

Two weeks in a row. Impressive, eh? You didn't think the Three Coins in the Fountain were capable of such extended thought. Oh ye of little faith!

This time out, Menick, Cruz and Bietz attack the Vatican and wonder about TOC secrecy. Check out Episode 45.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hold those brackets!

This week we mostly seem to agree on some things in the tab room, but it's not clear what. Find out in Episode 44.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Solzhenitsyn tab room

This episode sounds like the waiting room to hell, with lots of coughing and wheezing and gasping for breath. Somewhere along the way the original cast of Tab Trek (Menick, Cruz and Bietz—Palmer was off harvesting his Farmville rutabagas) discuss TOC and tabbing. Very deep into tabbing, actually. As we say in the episode, it may be too inside baseball for most people, but we think about this a lot. Our ruminations were not exactly uninfluential in getting an eighth round at TOC, for instance. Was it worth it? Listen to episode 43.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fade to black

In our latest episode, the Three Stuffed Tomatoes (Menick, Palmer and Cruz—Bietz sat out) talk about NDCA, inevitably winding up in the region of neg bias. For reasons explained only by sun spots or the lack thereof, the podcast fades off at the end as first Palmer and then Menick and Cruz crash their Skype. But, as we point out in the program, it's not as if you're paying for this, so don't expect to get your money back any time soon. Episode 42.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our word on the finals subject

But not our final words on the subject by any means. When last seen, the four mulemen of the apocalypse were discussing octos bids. Now they grab their critters by the tail and stare them straight in the eye, concentrating on finals bids. Episode 41.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where do the bids go?

As TOC season approaches, the flotsam four begin discussing how tournaments should get bids. Not much is solved, and more will come next week. Episode 40.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let me outta here. Again.

Last week Menick and Palmer batted around thoughts on tournaments. This week in Episode 39, Cruz, Bietz and Menick continue the conversation. (If you're interested, this was my original blog post on the subject.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let me outta here!

Should we have award ceremonies? As Cruz and Bietz find better things to do with their time this week, Menick and Palmer, the remaining two debate cowpokes, discuss how a tournament should end, and when. Episode 38.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"See you at the wedding"

Actually, the four snowmen of the apocalypse (well, three snowmen and Bietz) talk about structural neg bias, but we end on a high note. Come to think of it, we start on a low note with new, even more annoying music (if you call that music). Take away our copy of GarageBand while you can. Episode 37.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Everyone loves Blake

Everyone who went, anyhow. The Four Horsemen of the Mumblecore discuss that, timings of LD and shenanigan management in Episode 36.