People/Things Less Trustworthy than Poker Players

Created By: PokerListings.com
21 March 2014
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog, Poker Comedy
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We'll give you this: Some of the less-than-stellar public perception of poker and its players has been earned.

From the backroom scallywags of the 70s to the personal and corporate shams of recent past sketchiness has, admittedly, always been a thread in poker's fabric.

Dig a little deeper, though, and plenty of people in the game for decades would stake their fortunes on the integrity of poker players.

Among the old guard, the gambler's code still holds. Among the new school, personal reputation and membership in a trusted community are what careers are built on.

There's always going to be a hint of shadiness in high cash-flow industries but, all things considered, poker players get a bad rap for the actions of a small few.

To prove it, here's a running list of people/things we currently trust less. Feel free to add yours in the comments. (Note: Yes, we know this is stupid. It's a joke.)

  • Bankers
  • Stock brokers
  • Day traders
  • Fur traders
  • Trappers
  • Voyageurs
  • Canoeists
  • Divorce lawyers
  • Criminal lawyers
  • Patent lawyers
  • LA Lawyers
  • Texas Rangers (baseball and law enforcement)
  • Beat cops
  • Desk cops
  • Mall cops
  • Sexy cops (Halloween, specifically)
  • Ice T
  • Richard Belzer
  • Politicians
  • Geroge W. Bush I
  • George W. Bush II
  • George W. Bush III
  • Jeb Bush
  • Barbara Bush
  • The Bush Twins
  • Bill Clinton
  • Hilary Clinton
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Socks Clinton
  • Frank Underwood
  • Claire Underwood
  • John McCain
  • Lobbyists
  • Doormen
  • Elevator men
  • Escalators
  • Escalator mechanics
  • Car mechanics
  • Plane mechanics
  • Boat mechanics
  • Boat captains
  • Deckhands
  • Dockhands
  • Longshoremen
  • Cab drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Unicyclists
  • Sit-bikers
  • Monoskiers
  • Nudists
  • Naturalists
  • Birdwatchers
  • Budgie smugglers
  • Macaws
  • Prophets
  • Apostles
  • Hippies
  • Yuppies
  • Puppies (very unpredictable)
  • Tiny dogs
  • Little dogs
  • Medium-sized dogs
  • Big dogs
  • Big cats
  • Sphinxes
  • Crocodiles
  • Alligators
  • Caimans
  • Komodo dragons
  • Salamanders
  • Newts
  • Geckos
  • Orangutans
  • Horses
  • Ponies
  • Unicorns
  • Barbers
  • Hairdressers
  • Ice Cube
  • Figure Skating Judges
  • Bailiffs
  • Stenographers
  • Pool boys
  • Cabana boys
  • Jersey Boys
  • The Jerky Boys
  • Boyz II Men
  • Bobby Brown
  • Bell Biv Devoe
  • TLC
  • Johnny Gill
  • El Debarge
  • Dr. Phil
  • Homeopathic Doctors
  • Witch Doctors
  • Spin Doctors
  • The Spin Doctors
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Student Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Boysenberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Elderberries
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Mel Gibson
  • Debbie Gibson
  • Tiffany
  • Sheila E.
  • Sheena Easton
  • Beck
  • Brian McKnight
  • Rick Fox
  • Foxes
  • The Dairy Industry
  • The Non-Dairy industry
  • The Meat industry
  • The Construction industry
  • The Collections Industry
  • Skip Tracers
  • Skip Bayless
  • Skiffs
  • Junks
  • Dinghys
  • Scows
  • Party barges
  • Ravers
  • Ravens
  • Crows
  • The Crow
  • Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Busy Phillips
  • Meat Loaf
  • Olive loaf
  • Heather Graham
  • Billy Graham
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Lunchables
  • Jazz
  • Carnival barkers
  • Tattoo artists
  • Hervé Villechaize
  • Hobos
  • Tram
  • Ne'er do wells
  • Roughnecks
  • Drifters
  • Coasters
  • The Coasters
  • Ragamuffins
  • Rastamuffins
  • Muffins
  • Scones

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cap60c 2014-03-24 12:13:57

lol

bnugs 2014-03-22 15:50:00

this isnt stupid its true

Potshipper 2014-03-22 11:11:58

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