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|Feb-13-18|| ||Retireborn: It's even sillier than chess and as boring as golf, isn't it?|
|Feb-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: curling? well, a lot of cold, quiet nights in Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia. I guess Curling has a following, shuffleboard on ice.|
Anastasia Bryzgalova, a Russian curler skipper, is the break out babe of the winter Olympics:
|Feb-13-18|| ||WannaBe: Russian curler:
|Feb-13-18|| ||WannaBe: Link fromthehack, that brings back memory, when Canadians were on TV, I'd watch it, just for her. 8 years ago, if I remember right.|
|Feb-13-18|| ||zanzibar: You guys need to ice-down a little...
|Feb-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: Talk about hot on the ice!
There's nothing like a big, fast Zamboni to stir one's blood.
|Feb-13-18|| ||zanzibar: <HMM> that is hot - great intensity.|
|Feb-14-18|| ||zanzibar: Not all water is frozen:
Not any chess connection, but a weird little side story (in the half-shell):
|Feb-14-18|| ||HeMateMe: The University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) ice hockey cheerleaders. Five of Team USA ladies play for the U of M Minneapolis, 2 more play for U of M Duluth|
well, it IS the winter Olympics
|Feb-15-18|| ||zanzibar: The cheerleader configuration looks a bit hazardous - all those exposed blades.|
|Feb-25-18|| ||zborris8: Діана Бастет: Dances with Belly|
|Feb-25-18|| ||zanzibar: <zborris8> not often we get videos round 'chere. Still wondering about the chess connection, and choice of music, but not too much!|
Actually, here in Cambridge (Boston), we're lucky to have live belly dancing weekly at the Middle East:
Our music is a little more, er, traditional.
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For those bored without a board, we have this piece of excitement from Budapest(?):
I know it's exciting because it was tagged with keywords <<chess players> <heart attack>> on pinterest.
|Feb-26-18|| ||zborris8: <zanzibar: Still wondering about the chess connection,> She's Russian, isn't that enough? |
<Actually, here in Cambridge (Boston), we're lucky to have live belly dancing weekly at the Middle East:> You are so lucky. I lived in Brookline, but never had the time to take full advantage of the sights and sounds of that beautiful city. For me, a trip into Cambridge was synonymous with eating at Koreana, or taking the greenline to the galleria.
This model was photographed by a chess-playing Russian, Mary Kuzmenkova. Can you tell what is real and what is digitized:
Maybe she inspired this one:
|Feb-26-18|| ||HeMateMe: the Russia gold and silver medal figure skaters are so cute|
|Feb-26-18|| ||keypusher: <HeMateMe: the Russia gold and silver medal figure skaters are so cute
The first one with the 18-year-old silver medalist looking at the 15-year-old gold medalist is a little sad. It reminds me of what Tal used to say about the latest up-and-comer: <At his age I was already an ex-world champion!>
|Feb-26-18|| ||HeMateMe: its hard to believe the taller, beautiful winner is only 15! I think Medvedeva is 17 or 18. It was thought she would win, but they were both amazing and Zagitova won by just a few points.|
The finals of ladies figure skating is one of the high points of the winter Olympics, that and the hockey tournaments and down hill ski racing. So much of the rest is just junk sports dropped in to fill up two weeks, IMO.
|Mar-16-18|| ||Retireborn: A poster, who shall remain nameless, opined the other day that I might be Brutish, on the grounds that he had difficulty deciphering my acronyms.|
Well there is nothing we Brutish like more than a hot cup of #TayTay. She can keep her hat on.
And this one is especially for <HeMateMe>:-
|Mar-17-18|| ||zanzibar: <RB> your last link above fails, something about not allowing hotlinking.|
Which seems about right, as your first link was more than "hot" enough!
(OK, couldn't pass that obvious opportunity).
Now, as for acronymic aspirations - I rather thought the brutish behavior was more confessional in nature:
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1927 (kibitz #27)
|Mar-17-18|| ||Retireborn: <z> Yes, I must confess that good old Tay Tay does bring out the Brute in me, and I have got a whole folder of said Tay Tay which I may yet inflict on you all.|
|Mar-17-18|| ||HeMateMe: she's a bit too thin, IMO. Almost anorexic. How about blondes with a little more meat on their bones?|
|Mar-18-18|| ||Retireborn: If you like your blondes (? not sure she was really a blonde) fuller figured:-|
|Mar-19-18|| ||perfidious: Jennifer Lawrence over Kaley Cuoco in a walk.
Marilyn comes out winner over both, though: always was hawt.
|Mar-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: <Jennifer Lawrence over Kaley Cuoco in a walk.>|
I guess so, but doesn't Cuoco remind you of that one girl in every school who had a great body, dressed slutty, and had a jerk, bad-boy boyfriend? It just seems to be a constant theme. For ever Kelly Cuoco who hits the big time there's a hundred more who get knocked up at age 19, gain 30 pounds, and the boys lose interest. It's a hard, cruel world...
|Mar-19-18|| ||zborris8: If only Chess was as simple to master as Clackers.|
"Show us your penguin, Dollface!" Whoops!
|Mar-21-18|| ||HeMateMe: Hillary Swank looks Bad Azz here
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