- Mar 23, 2013
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Sorry... the "Terrible Towel" thing was a bad Pittsburg Steelers reference that you might not get if you weren't watching football back in the early 70's! =)I think the father is from IL. That is where he started the biz and opened their first gas station.
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OK, I'll cut you some slack since you only have 15 posts here so far!Forgive my ignorance, what is the significance of Mr. Terrible? Is that named after a casino? Is it a type of chip? A manufacturer or chips? I see it all over the forum and I don't know what it means.
While not "rare", I wouldn't call them "very common", or a "very common chip to own".Brand new here and brand new to poker chips in general. I do see that a lot of posts have Terrible chips in them so I just assumed it was a very common chip or at least very common to own.
This was the info I was looking for! ThanksThe Herbst family started in the gas and oil industry. They had slot machines in their gas stations. They eventually bought multiple casinos in Nevada and a few other states including Terrible's St. Jo Frontier (St. Jo, MO) and Terrible's Mark Twain (Lagrange, MO). Those two casinos re-branded, among others, and their chips became available to the home market thanks to the hard work by Jim @ The ChipRoom.
Some good info here:
Link to full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ael-saylors-yacht-gets-entourage-movie-cameo/Homegrown mogul/playboy Michael Saylor lives like the characters of “Entourage” — well, at least enough to make his Miami-based yacht the backdrop for parts of the movie version of the HBO show.Last week, the cast, including Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon, shot some scenes aboard a posh boat called Usher. And what scenes they were: topless women (among them, Sports Illustrated supermodel Nina Agdal) and flutes of bubbly, according to Celebuzz — you know, just an average day on the high seas for the “Entourage” guys.
Turns out, Usher is the new name of the behemoth craft Saylor bought last year, a 154-footer formerly called “Mr. Terrible.” Usher can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites and boastsamenities like exotic carved woodwork, multiple bars, and an “opulent hand hammered copper soaking tub,” according to its rental listing.
The founder of Tysons Corner-based tech company MicroStrategy said when he purchased the floating party pad last year (asking price was $31.5 million) that he planned to change the name. And the new moniker wasn’t inspired by the R&B star of the same name. Instead, it was apparently named after one of the crown jewels in Saylor’s enterprise: ”Usher is a mobile identity platform that delivers biometric-caliber security to every application and business process across the enterprise,” the company’s website reads. Um, OK.