133 Seconds with Joe Stapleton

133 Seconds with Joe Stapleton

Sunday, 17 August 2014

We catch up with Stapes.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen happen at the poker table?

I was once saw flopped quads beaten by a runner runner royal flush...WHILE a woman gave birth on the table. She named the child after the dealer. It was insane.

What’s the shittest job you’ve ever had?

I worked for the United States Postal Service. I stood at a conveyor belt for 8 hours a day and put trays of mail into carts. It was more money than I had ever earned before in my life and I lasted less than a month.

What’s your most treasured possession?

My Fleshlight.

What’s the last text you received?

"You going to the States is dangerous for me. I'm obsessed with Alexander Wang shoes and handbags and they're so much cheaper in the States!"
Sounds like I'm the one who's in danger.

Who’s your poker hero?

Daniel Negreanu. He's just such a good person. He's proof positive that nice guys can finish first.

Non-poker hero?

Jack Black.

Can you tell us a joke?


What would be your spirit animal?

The Lone Wolf. The one from shirts that awesome people wear.

What’s the most extravagant thing you’ve bought with your poker winnings?

I will let you know if I ever win money at poker.

Do you believe in God?

What the hell is this question doing in here?

What’s the biggest life lesson poker has taught you?
Death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world.
Ah, shit. I think that was from Star Trek II, actually.

What’s the biggest bluff you’ve ever made in life away from the tables?

I once pretended I was pregnant to get a girl to marry me. It didn't work.

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