January 19, 2005

The sudden widespread uberpopularity of Texas Hold 'Em is not without precedent.

Of course, before, it probably wasn't poker.

Probably it was wifeswapping.

There were a rash of wifeswapping shows on TV. Swapping purists derided Celebrity Wifeswap, and insisted if you wanted to see the real pros put the keys in the bowl, you had to tune in to the World Wifeswap Tour.

Such programs bestowed unlikely third-tier fame on professional wifeswappers, like Larry "Alabaster" Manannus, who had risen from the rank-and-file amateur wifeswap-by-mail tournaments to embarrass the heavy hitters of the swapping scene, and Truro R. Calliope, who always wore sunglasses at the glass coffee table (the playing field of wifeswapping) so you could never see which jingle-jangles he was going to pick out of the big roundy (wifeswapping lingo for the keys and the bowl, respectively).

Every circle of guy friends had at least one wifeswapping fiend who had at least five books on wifeswapping strategy.

This guy would always insist that every evening's activity feature wifeswapping, and although his friends knew this was just 'cause he was good at it and always came away with the best wife at the end of the night, but they'd usually agree anyway. Another guy, a quieter one, had been watching World Wifeswap Tour all week, and was convinced he had this thing cracked.

Since the wifeswapping wave was cresting, the market was flooded with merchandiser's attempts to capitalize on the craze. If your family found out you had even the slightest affinity for The Swap, that Christmas you were likely to receive several hundred dollars of wifeswapping paraphenalia, anything from customized keys, novelty bowls, and condoms licensed by Truro R. Calliope, to a poster, popular in dorm rooms, featuring a painting of five or six dogs of various breeds, sitting around the coffee table, smoking cigars, vigorously wifeswapping.

History is kind of circular when you think about it.

Posted by DC at January 19, 2005 10:12 PM
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