Saturday, May 24, 2008

Poker Face

Yesterday, we talked about how Ronald McDonald appealed to children, using his cute clownishness to lure them into a life of obesity, diabetes and all sorts of other loathsome diseases. Several commenters agreed. Today's snare on the youth of America is different (although perhaps less effective). This picture was taken at the Arthritis Walk fundraiser a couple of weeks ago. My law firm sponsored a water station along the 5 km route. The water was provided courtesy of Ameristar Casino. Not many people outside the area know it, but St. Louis has become Little Las Vegas on Missississi, with six sizable casinos, three in the downtown area. This cute tot is getting his first taste of ka-ching. His expression looks like he is playing Texas Hold-Em in one of those ubiquitous TV poker tournaments.

TOMORROW: When the pressure becomes unbearable...

5 comments:

Knoxville Girl said...

I like the light and shadow across baby's face. He does look like he has a secret, and he's not telling. BTW, thanks for the comment about rule of thirds on my photo yesterday. I'm going to start practicing that when I frame.

Jackie said...

It looks like drinking is a serious business for this little fella!

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

too funny. We visited the lovely Ameristar today and my almost four year old called out as we pulled in, my favorite place! They lure the young ones in with the fountains too! We were just there to meet the grandparents for brunch.

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