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Paul Keres vs Boris Spassky
"Keres on My Wayward Son" (game of the day Nov-08-2015)
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 4, Aug-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0
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Nov-08-15
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  morfishine: <HeMateMe: Great pun> It can't be a great pun if its not even a pun at all. This is just another poor and childish example of 2 dimensional word play. It lacks the necessary reference to be an actual pun.

In any case, the title of the song which firmly established this average band in the top-3 of one-hit-wonders, is 'Carry on Wayward Son'; there is no 'My' in the title, so we can discard this whole effort into the ever growing junk pile of inept lameness

FYI: The other 2 one-hit-wonders rounding out the top 3 are (1) Don McLean's 'American Pie' & (2) Mountain's 'Mississippi Queen'

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Nov-08-15  Ratt Boy: <HeMateMe: Great pun. Only middle aged Americans would get it, but tuff noogies.>

I completely agree. When I opened the link to the game, I thought, "Oh, wow. This pun is aMAZing." Good job, CG!

Nov-08-15  gars: <morfishine>: Good morning. Would you please give some examples of one, two and three-dimensional word play? Are there any n-dimensional word plays to n>3? I am a teacher of Mathematics and I deal with dimensions every single day. Thanks a lot.
Nov-08-15
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  Domdaniel: <morf> - < The other 2 one-hit-wonders rounding out the top 3 are (1) Don McLean's 'American Pie' ...>

Eh? I seem to recall some other hits by Don McLean ... 'Castles in the Air', 'Vincent' and 'Mountains of Mourne'...

Nov-08-15
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  HeMateMe: <It can't be a great pun if its not even a pun at all. This is just another poor and childish example of 2 dimensional word play>

Everyone's a critic.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_...>

Kansas was certainly not a one hit wonder. They had a number of well selling singles and albums, with big concert tours. They were musicians, not just some bar band that got lucky.

<what are noogies?>

Things that are sometimes tuff.

Nov-08-15
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  perfidious: Kansas were far from a one-hit wonder: the title cut of <Point of Know Return> and <Dust in the Wind> were also hits from that album.
Nov-08-15
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  thegoodanarchist: 30.Qxg7+! is what some people might call a "sparkling" finish.

I really enjoyed the pun today.

Nov-08-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: <HeMateMe: Great pun> It can't be a great pun if its not even a pun at all. This is just another poor and childish example of 2 dimensional word play. It lacks the necessary reference to be an actual pun.>

Well, cg.com states clearly that <The word "pun" simply means "play on words"> on the pun submission page, so today's "pun" fulfills that criteria.

<In any case, the title of the song which firmly established this average band in the top-3 of one-hit-wonders...>

I wish you were right, but Kansas is a 2-hit wonder. Their other hit, "Dust in the Wind", inexplicably continues to receive air play to this day on classic rock stations. It is such a horrific assault on my musical sensibilities I would rather turn off the radio than listen to it.

Nov-08-15
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  Domdaniel: <Kansas were far from a one-hit wonder: the title cut of <Point of Know Return> and <Dust in the Wind> were also hits from that album.>

True.

The <CG Kibitzing Axiom> states that "<Domdaniel> and <perfidious> -- Dom and perf to friends -- are almost always right about stuff. And if they're wrong, then they're stylishly wrong."

The only person who is *never* wrong is <Annie K>.

Nov-08-15
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  HeMateMe: Led Zeppelin never had a number one single. Were they a "no hit" wonder?
Nov-08-15
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  Jim Bartle: <It is such a horrific assault on my musical sensibilities I would rather turn off the radio than listen to it.>

Reminds me of a friend years ago who said his finger reflexively hit the change button on his car radio the moment the first chords of "You Light Up My Life" came on.

Another great one-hit wonder was Billy Swan with "I Can Help."

Nov-08-15
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  perfidious: <HMM> Difference is, Led Zep won <their> 'no-hitter'.
Nov-08-15
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  Mating Net: 30.Qxg7+ is no one hit wonder that's for sure.
Nov-08-15  Ferro: Veronica
Nov-08-15
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  HeMateMe: I think some people laugh at Kansas because top 40 radio just beat these songs into you over and over, till you hated some of them. Kansas, ELO, a few by the Allmans, you know the drill. Most areas have one decent FM radio station, and they play the same 200 songs over and over.

I remember hearing Riders on the Storm (the Doors) several times when I had the flu real bad, and for some reason, for years later, I would get nauseous when it came on the radio, and would have to turn off the radio, or leave the room, if it was someone else's place.

Nov-08-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <Jim Bartle:
Another great one-hit wonder was Billy Swan with "I Can Help.">

My favorite 1-hit wonder was dexys midnight runners

Nov-08-15  Ferro: Veronica (Veronica decide morir)
Nov-08-15  Ferro: I'm subnormal
Nov-08-15  Ferro: http://www.chessgames.com/portraits...
Nov-08-15  Ferro: Thanks thanks thanks...
Nov-08-15  Everett: Funny, always thought this was a Boston song. Sounds much more like Boston than Kansas.
Nov-08-15
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  FSR: Great finish! But I'm amazed that anyone likes this "pun."
Nov-08-15
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  FSR: Great finish! But I'm amazed that anyone likes this "pun."
Nov-08-15
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  OhioChessFan: What <FSR> said. What <FSR> said.
Nov-08-15  RFW3: <perfidious> Kansas were far from a one-hit wonder: the title cut of <Point of Know Return> and <Dust in the Wind> were also hits from that album.

True, they were not one hit wonders. But a slight correction here, Carry on Wayward Son and What's on My Mind were from the Leftoverture album.

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