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|Jul-12-09|| ||OhioChessFan: The doyen of the Chessgames.com commentariat
Were bloody broke down like the old Proletariat
But they say when he was young
His sharp witted tongue
Run faster than Secretariat.
|Aug-15-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Frogspawn 2 - the Wrath of Dom>
Hmm. I quite forgot that I'd invented it here first. Never mind: time to be moving along, in any case.|
Over there, I mean, not here. Though it gets confusing now that pages carry adverts for one another. Some - heh - call 'em 'links'.
|Sep-05-09|| ||mack: <Some - heh - call 'em 'links'.>|
Back when I had a forum it seemed like my accompanying ad was stuck permanently on some company telling me to look after my heart. Can't think why.
|Sep-05-09|| ||Domdaniel: <m> Because you should always look after your heart, of course. Did nobody ever tell you that advertising exists to educate us in the higher forms of truth?|
So look after your heart, *especially* when it's zooming down the road at the speed of light, perhaps never to return.
- It's easy to be wise after the, eh, ventricle ...
|Sep-05-09|| ||mack: <Did nobody ever tell you that advertising exists to educate us in the higher forms of truth?>|
Oh! But of course! How could I possibly go five minutes without quoting Walter the Softy?
<Today the most real, mercantile gaze into the heart of things is the advertisement. It tears down the stage upon which contemplation moved, and all but hits us between the eyes with things as a car, growing to gigantic proportions, careens at us out of the screen. […] What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior to criticism? Not what the moving red neon sign says – but the fiery pool reflecting it in the asphalt.>
One Way Street (1928).
|Sep-05-09|| ||Domdaniel: <"What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior to criticism?">
Well, um, criticism doesn't have a whole lot of *spectacle*, does it? And it has a marked shortage of talking vegetables and animated fridges. Never mind broadband with real broads.|
Hmm. Could it be that some Benjamin-loving Beano/Dandy editor working for Thomson's of Dundee came up with the character of Walter the Softy?
After Leopold Bloom, perhaps the most influential fictional character of the 20th century. And Bloom, of course, sold advertising.
|Feb-20-10|| ||whiteshark: <twinlark: Ummm...err....umm ... <and make like a wombat.>>
The 'waste of money, brains, and time' wombat?|
|Feb-20-10|| ||Tabanus: Gerry D. McCarthy, Ireland, born 7 May 1958. Now unrated, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?....|
Placed 34th in the Irish Championship (Dublin) 2007, 10th in Limerick Open 2007, 35th in Cork Masters 2009, 22nd in Mulcahy Cup 2010! :)
Game not in cg database:
[White "McCarthy, G."]
[Black "Khonji, H."]
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 Nbd7 4.d4 e6 5.O-O c5 6.c4 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3 O-O 9.dxc5 Nxc5 10.Nd4 Be6 11.Bg5 Qd7 12.Rc1 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Nxd5 Be7 16.Rxc5 1-0
|Feb-20-10|| ||WBP: <Gerry McCarthy>
The doyen of the Chessgames.com commentariat,
Whose quips can lash out like a lariat.
Time will never eclipse,
His beloved d6,
Which he rides to chess fame like a chariot.
|Mar-01-10|| ||Domdaniel: This doyen of the CG commentariat
Sounds a bit like Judas Iscariot
He'd rat on his pal
To play one game like Tal
(And a suite at the Arkhangel Marriott).
|Mar-01-10|| ||mack: <He'd rat on his pal>|
That much is true. In fact, said doyen ratted on me *about* reversed Rats, if I remember correctly. To a Fox.
|Mar-01-10|| ||Domdaniel: It's all true. Can we sell the story and make an animated movie? With chessplaying chickens and *nice* rats.|
|Mar-01-10|| ||Shams: <There is evidence to support rumours that he has played more than the five games of chess reported below.>|
Unfortunately, none of the evidence can be found within the five games themselves. ;)
|Mar-03-10|| ||Domdaniel: <Shams> If you say so. But four Queens in the middlegame (eg McCarthy vs Kennefick) is *fun*, even if it looks like something from an event for under-sixes.|
|Mar-03-10|| ||Shams: <Dom> obviously I saw the opportunity for a joke and shoehorned it in. You play very well.|
|Mar-04-10|| ||Domdaniel: <Shams> Thanks. I enjoyed the joke too. Let no opportunity go unshoehorned, right?|
|Apr-27-10|| ||rapidcitychess: <Dom> If you like lots of Queens, play 7th Heaven Chess!<Sorry I had to think a name. Otherwise it is something like wild9.;)>
All pawns are one move from promoting!
(The pawns go backwards.)
|Apr-27-10|| ||HeMateMe: If you like lots of Queens, you should visit this restaurant in New York called 'Lips'. It has a most unusual wait staff...|
|Apr-28-10|| ||twinlark: I see you lost the sixth game of your five. It therefore doesn't spoil the percentage you built up by going toe to toe with James Joyce and toesting him. I hope that miniature was revenge for inflicting Finnegan's Wake on this space time continuum.|
|May-07-10|| ||Domdaniel: <twinlark> Well spotted, mate. Although game #5 (as listed) was added more recently than game #6, so maybe *it* was the straw wot broke the camel's proverbial.|
I have another theory to explain the discrepancy. One of the six things listed *is not a game of chess* ... it's an abomination, or a game of checkers with weird pieces, or some kind of hallucination or temporal aonomaly.
Or all of the above.
Having disposed of Joyce, I plan to take on Dr Earwicker in the candidates final and then challenge Herr Finnegan himself for the WC (assuming we can evict Bloom and his urine-scented breakfast). Unless Nabokov makes it through, but he's a problemist at heart. I've got my seconds working round the clock on anti-Finnegan systems.
("Are yeh not finished in the jacks, Finnegan? This isn't Chinatown, y'know -- we have *two jakes* for them as wants regular chunders ...")
|Nov-15-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: His sister Jenny is a moron!|
|Nov-21-10|| ||Domdaniel: <Dredge Rivers> Ever hear of Uncle Joe?|
|Nov-22-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: <Domdaniel> Yes, have you?|
|Nov-27-10|| ||Domdaniel: Nyet.|
|Nov-27-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: <Domdaniel> Speak American! :)|
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