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.

Enjoy.

19 comments:

Bubs said...

Horses! Fascinating. It may have been my racial prejudice, but I was expecting blackjack or pai gow.

Keep the video coming, too! Does your cat serve as some kind of Mama Gin early-warning system? Animals have a freaky 6th sense about people that way.

Bella Rossa said...

Oh, my god, that's the cutest thing I've ever seen. Her voice is unreal!

Next time you're filming in your underwear, would it kill you to step in front of the mirror for a second?

Coaster Punchman said...

Bubs, Ava does indeed have very strong Mama Gin radar. Although so does anyone in our apartment; it is impossible not to hear her slow descent down the wooden staircase in the hallway before she starts banging on the door.

I'm not shooting a horror film here, Bella. Although my boxers are really cute.

chelene said...

Mama Gin's voice reminds me of something but I just can't put my finger on it.

Your bedroom looks cavernous. Are all the apartments in Brooklyn that big? Maybe I need to step up my search.

jin said...

OH!
I just LOVE the GinVid!!!

heehee!!!
:-D

Beth said...

Mama Gin is quickly becoming my favorite character actor. Wonder if I can adopt her under Splotchy's program?

Chris said...

As an avid documentary-watcher, I can safely say you are sitting on a gold mine, CP.

Coaster Punchman said...

If you get a floor of a brownstone your apartment would probably be just about like this, Chelene. In fact, if we move out before selling we might be forced to find a caretaker for the house + Mama Gin....

Coaster Punchman said...

Thnaks Jin - and if you send another Sweet Box my next video might feature Gin + Jin treats. That would be something.

Great idea Beth - there are plenty of pics in my archives you can get a start with. We'll have to ask Splotchy about this.

You know Chris, I was thinking the same thing. All the footage would have to be taken semi-surreptitiously with a digicam, but with some professional splicing and editing who knows?

Dale said...

From now on, I'm opening the door in my underwear. Money in the bank!

Coaster Punchman said...

I like how did didn't bat an eyelash. I could use that kind of focus.

Zed said...

$200 is a good wage for having to be observed by Mama Jin in your underwear for a minute or so.

I'd let her see me in my underwear for only $175 for 3 minutes. Send her on over.

Coaster Punchman said...

And just think what would happen if you came over & pretended to be Poor George's girfriend! And then the bonus for having a baby on top of it.

Tenacious S said...

I love how Poor George conveniently is "unavailable" for many of these encounters.

Zed said...

I could be rich, CP. Perhaps I can buy my dream home in Bermuda after all ...

GrizzBabe said...

If I knock on your door with $200 in my hand, would you answer the door in your underwear?

Ava looks completely bewildered, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Are Ava's eyes really that big and dark? Lovely cats!

I have always thought that if I had spare time to spend at the track, I could really supplement my income. As an experienced horse person, I can tell which horse looks perky and wants to run and win that day! Also, I don't mind crazy old ladies. I'll go with Mama Gin!

Cathy

Eebie said...
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Eebie said...

Can someone please clue me in on the back of the head pictures. Is this some sort of facetious headshot? Everyone's got one, Chelene, Bubs, Beth, ... call me clueless, but can you help me out here?