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edited above post for better accuracy on blackjack casino odds.
You can gain advantage in blackjack by card counting. This is a very difficult skill to learn and very hard to utilize effectively in a casino where the shoe (the dealer's cards) is several decks deep. Casinos love amateur card counters. They love them because they tend to lose. A lot. :D If you're proven to be good at card counting and the casino suspects you are doing so, they will boot you from the premises and ban you from entry in future.
Oh, one more thing about gambling: all of the games are statistically slanted towards the casino's favour. The only exception to that is card games where you are playing against other people rather than the casino, and blackjack which works out more or less to 49/51 odds between you and the casino respectively. The casino has a very small edge because you automatically lose when you bust (go over 21) even if the dealer also busts on the same hand. In a fair game of blackjack, that would be a push, where both sides retain the money wagered.
Casino: sure, those can be fun. Just decide on a set amount of money you are willing to lose before you go and do not continue playing after you have lost that amount. If you prefer optimism included in the equation, also select a maximum winnings amount you will immediately stop playing once won. Gambling only turns sour when you start playing with intent to "win back" the money you have already lost.
Stripclub: I don't like stripclubs. I have no problem with the concept of them or their existence, it's more that I find the experience some unsatisfactory balance between sexual frustration and being treated by all of the staff in the place like a money dispensary wearing pants. I usually feel shitty about women and shitty about having spent any money at all to experience the place.
That said, strip clubs can be fun too. With friends. Not your dad. I feel uncomfortable enough when I am visiting dad and we watch a movie that has a sex scene in it. He's super uptight about sex and I start to wonder if maybe he would be happier if I fastforwarded the scene like he did constantly in the same situation when I was a kid. :/
Just Cause 2. Of course a lot of the things that sour people away from it are absolutely justified and absolutely valid reasons to dismiss it entire*. Aside from that, I am of the opinion that it has the best open world control scheme and movement mechanics of any game in that genre made to date. And arguably the prettiest, if not the most interactive, environment design.
* reasons include: the missions suck, the story sucks, the voice acting is a level below suck but not quite low enough to come back around to hilariously and entertainingly bad.
I see Valkyria Chronicles mentioned a lot in this thread. I do not agree. That game is broken. As a tactical RPG I found it to be mediocre.
I've never been clear on the definition difference between clammy and sweaty. In practice I usually ascribe a temperature component to each; meaning clammy as lukewarm or cold hand moisture, and sweaty as more of a warm or hot moist hands.
I put sriracha on all qualities of pizza, so that wouldn't qualify as an improvement.
If pizza is soggy from too long sitting in pizza delivery person's insulated bag, i put it on a small grid rack over foil and heat in toaster oven at high temperature.
If pizza is bad because the vegetable ingredients were clearly frozen before use, I may or may not eat it at all.
If pizza is bad because someone ordered pineapple as a topping, I will not eat it. That is the same for pickles on hamburger. You cannot simply pick off a pickle and have everything be okay. A pickle on a burger and pineapple on a pizza forever taints the rest of the surrounding ingredients. I will never understand the pineapple on pizza practice. Why would you put a sweet, juicy fruit on a savoury dish? Why don't you go even further and put fucking strawberries on if that's what you like... pervert. >__<