March 16, 2002
CUTTHROAT. I sink the 9 ball. I choose to represent 1 through 5, as solids are objectively sexier than stripes. I sink the 12 ball. I sink the 8 ball, which pleases me, even though it has no special significance in cutthroat. I think I’ve drawn a pretty sweet bead on the 7, but I miss. Scratch, in fact. As neither of the other two players is much of a purist, I’m not punished as much as I could’ve been. But I do lose my turn, and the other two players, between them, proceed to remove my balls. I’m out.