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|Dec-08-13|| ||optimal play: John Lennon - Bring on the Lucie (Freeda Peeple)
Alright boys, this it, over the hill
|Dec-08-13|| ||optimal play: John Lennon - Watching the Wheels
I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
|Dec-08-13|| ||dunamisvpm: Let us play chess at www.chessos.com|
|Dec-08-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Here's a great Sunday morning track.
One Sunday Morning - Wilco
|Dec-08-13|| ||HeMateMe: Is football "fixed" in England?
It's a job for the Equalizer!
|Dec-08-13|| ||Travis Bickle: What a great 17th & 18th hole of golf action today between Tiger Woods & Zach Johnson!!|
|Dec-08-13|| ||Jim Bartle: I watched the 18th. Tiger had put his second in a trap, bad situation, and Zach Johnson was in perfect position for a short iron right at the pin. And he shanked it! Put it right in the water. So he had to pitch over the water from I guess 40-50 yards, hitting his fourth shot. So after totally clanking a shot, he drops this long one in the hole. Even Woods was laughing, at about the strangest par ever. Woods got out of the trap and made his putt, so they went to a playoff. Stopped watching then.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Travis Bickle: <Jim Bartle> Zach Johnson just missed an ace by a foot earlier & had two other iron shots spin back toward the hole within 2 feet. You can't be suggesting that he was just simply lucky!|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Jim Bartle: No, what I thought was amazing was first he totally clanked a shot like a weekend hacker, then followed it by holing out a 50-yard shot. That's why Woods was laughing.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Johnson's hole out was amazing. Typically, it's Woods who does that to win a tournament by a stroke. There's something especially antagonizing about the best golfer in the world also being the luckiest.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||john barleycorn: <The harder I work the luckier I get>|
|Dec-09-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Well, the lucky guys who win are the ones who say that.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||john barleycorn: Who else?|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Shams: <OCF><Well, the lucky guys who win are the ones who say that.>|
Yep, there's massive survivor bias in statements like "the harder I work the luckier I get."
Just like in the NFL, every year a few undrafted guys from smaller schools make a final roster, then say stuff like "I just knew if I kept working hard every day I'd make the team. Don't give up on your dream!" But for every one that makes it there are hundreds, maybe thousands, who don't. Objectively, they probably should give up on their NFL dreams.
|Dec-09-13|| ||shalgo: So when does the Holiday Present Hunt begin?
Earlier today, the clues page (Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page) had a countdown going that would end at midnight EST tonight.
Now, the page still states that the hunt begins at "midnight, December 10th, 2013," but the countdown clock is at 55.5 hours.
|Dec-09-13|| ||Shams: <shalgo> Now it says: <ONLY 7.0 HOURS BEFORE THE CONTEST BEGINS!>|
Somebody sneak into <SwitchingQuylthulg>'s house and turn off his alarm clock.
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: McCartney sings Michelle, to Michelle:
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: Shakin, with Jack
Still, I miss Meg White.
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: sister Meg:
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fM2...>|
Doesn't he look just a bit like Johnny Depp, with a little baby fat?
this jam rocks, after a couple of minutes.
|Dec-09-13|| ||harrylime: Well the 49's won ...lol ...
England's tour of Oz has been cancelled due to a lack of a decent fast bowler... ffs ...
Gaz Coombes- One of these Days
|Dec-09-13|| ||harrylime: My Favourite chess players top ten ..
1 Robert Fischer
3.Jose Raoul Capablanca
5.Harry Nelson Pillsbury
|Dec-09-13|| ||harrylime: House of Cards- Radiohead
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: Harry, did you try to get into the Clash and the Jam, or did you just close your eyes at that point in time and let that era slide by? They were very big in England, after all.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: It's probably easier to break the Enigma code than get these Christmas puzzle clues.|
I wonder how many past clue solvers have been incarcerated for financial hacking? (Wait, let's not go there...).
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