Saturday, August 04, 2007
Mama Gin Files: The Bubs Interview Edition
In a continuation of our Bubs' Interview series, this morning we move on to his second question.
Q: I'd like to follow up on a Melinda June question regarding Mama Gin: I am fascinated by elderly female Asian compulsive gamblers, and I don't consider any trip to a casino complete unless I encounter one. What is the nature of Mama Gin's compulsion?
Bubs, trying to ascertain the nature of anything about Mama Gin is an exercise in futility. Nonetheless, crazy as she is, she does in fact have an uncanny knack for choosing the winning horse with greater regularity than the average whack-job.
George's sister Ruby developed a theory that on the days Mama Gin wins at the horse track, she comes home feeling generous of spirit. It's when she loses that she gets nasty. I have not put this theory through the rigors of scientific testing, but will certainly keep it in mind.
Mama Gin did spend yesterday at the race track. If Ruby's theory is in fact correct, the web's most notorious mother-in-law must have won something because she came down this morning with $200 for Poor George.
And he wasn't even required to have a baby to accept it! This time.