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|Apr-28-12|| ||HeMateMe: She's probably not the first woman to want to give Jack Nicholson a lobotomy.|
|Apr-28-12|| ||HeMateMe: WFUV Fordham lost radio pioneer Pete fornatale, to a stroke, this week. He was 66. Fornatale was one of the first in radio to play long cuts, Zeppelin tracks, album cuts that weren't top forty, and talk to an audience insteadof scream at them, like AM jocks do.|
He had a great Saturday afternoon 4 hour show each week. A new theme each week. One week all songs were about cars. Another week all songs had a historical bent, stuff like that. I think the shows are archived at the web address at the radio show; it streams over the internet.
Art Garfunkel said "He is the nicest man in radio." He knew everyone in the music biz. Came to visit Suzanne Vega at her job (as a receptionist) when she was still trying to sell her first collection of songs. He wanted to tell her he liked the songs, and give her career advice.
|Apr-28-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I didn't know Fornatale was such a pioneer. I love WFUV, a great station.|
|Apr-28-12|| ||nopassion4jazz: hi all... I want to play blindfold via bb messenger, anyone interested? Add mine pin:25ED9A97 ... Thanks|
|Apr-28-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: What do you think of this bit by Ebert on "Cuckoo's Nest"?|
"Another scene that just doesn't work, because it's too heavily burdened with its purpose, occurs when McMurphy escapes, commandeers a school bus, and takes all the inmates of the ward on a fishing trip in a stolen boat. The scene causes an almost embarrassing break in the movie -- it's Forman's first serious misstep -- because it's an idealized fantasy in the midst of realism. By now, we've met the characters, we know them in the context of hospital politics, and when they're set down on the boat deck, they just don't belong there. The ward is the arena in which they'll win or lose, and it's not playing fair -- to them, as characters -- to give them a fishing trip."
|Apr-28-12|| ||k.khalil: I'm raising money for a charity and thought of this two idea. I play chess against fellow chess enthusiast. If I lose, I'll donate to the charity, If I win, my opponent donates to the charity.
The second idea is to announce to play 500 bullet chess games in May 2012 and hope chess enthusiast donate to the site. Just giving is an easier way to donate to the charity. What do you guys think?|
|Apr-28-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Promises You Can't Keep":
|Apr-28-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, "Falling Down Blues":
|Apr-28-12|| ||KKDEREK: Some Tex-Mex
|Apr-29-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: |
click for larger view
White to move, here ... ... ... (mate in 3).
|Apr-29-12|| ||JoergWalter: <White to move, here ... ... ...>|
and see the obvious? why not come up with something original and challenging for people over 6 years of age?
|Apr-29-12|| ||Travis Bickle: "It's your move Spock!" "Hmmm I seem to have found a novelty Bones"! ; P|
|Apr-29-12|| ||tpstar: <It's your move Spock!> Of course they set up the board wrong.|
|Apr-29-12|| ||JoergWalter: forget about Spock and Kirk. this is a real treasure:|
<<LIFE Master AJ: BTW, I composed the above problem (blindfold) during a chess lesson Saturday at "Books-A-Million." The whole thing took less than a half an hour>>
blindfolded problem composition? that is new to me. only heard of <LMAJ>'s blindfolded simuls. (with the opponents blindfolded):-)
|Apr-29-12|| ||KKDEREK: Composition? I wish he could play banjo..|
|Apr-29-12|| ||JoergWalter: <KKDEREK: Composition? I wish he could play banjo..>|
many many years ago, when he came home from lawn mowing he taught Earl Scruggs how to play.......
|Apr-29-12|| ||whiteshark: résumé of the day: http://l0rdshrek.info/bilderhoster/...|
|Apr-29-12|| ||HeMateMe: The above Star Trek photo is confusing. It seems to show 2 normal sized 8x8 boards, combined with 3 much smaller boards, all at different heights. I have seen 3-D chess, 3 boards, played simultaneoulsly, you can make your one move on any of the three boards.|
In some variants, a piece on board one can "jump" to another board, if it can produce a legal move.
This chess never caught on, although the combinative possibilities are intriguing. In the Star Trek episode, the dialogue implied that Kirk's superior creativity, spatial thinking, was perhaps more decisive over the board than Spock's probably accumulated theoretical knowledge.
Gene Rodenberry was such a creative man. The thin screen laptops used by Scotty, in Engineering, were 30 years ahead of their time.
But, like so many people in TV and the movies, a director failed to bring a chess player onto the set as a creative consultant to make sure the game was represented accurately.
|Apr-29-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: The Miracles, "Come 'Round Here (I'm The One You Need)":
|Apr-29-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: The Maine, "Growing Up":
|Apr-29-12|| ||Travis Bickle: They were playing Vulcan Random chess!|
|Apr-29-12|| ||harrylime: All time 'Cad's' top ten
1 Terry -Thomas
2 George Sanders
3 Errol Flynn
4 Leslie Phillips
5 Sidney James
6 Yves Montand
7 Phil Silvers
8 Alastair Sim
10 Dennis Price
|Apr-29-12|| ||Jim Bartle: You can't have Errol Flynn and not include Tyrone Power (maybe he's #9). I like Phil Silvers, though.|
|Apr-29-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I think David Niven could play the part as well.|
|Apr-29-12|| ||harrylime: <Jim> Tyrone Power was pure and heroic and handsome , unless I'm mistaken? So he does'nt qualify. |
It's a tough list to make and highly subjective .
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