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Abdel Irada
Member since Apr-14-12
My name is and is not إسماعيل عبد الإرادة (Ismail Abdel Irada).

I live in Camazotz, California, a small town filled with rugged individualists who all do the same ruggedly individual things at the same ruggedly individual time in the same ruggedly individual way.

“Of no avail,” saith the Translator, “is a twice-told tale.”

If, therefore, you want to learn more about me, I refer you to my site's staff profile, which will probably tell you far more than you wanted to know:

If you want to say anything to me *without* sharing it with the site, click here: I will then (assuming you give me a valid address to which to reply) establish direct contact.

(For obvious reasons, I forbear to offer spammers my email address by displaying it here.)


Ah, if only I had more than 32 characters, part 296: With more room, my forum title would be

<<•>Ave Caissa. We who are about to blunder salute thee.<•>>

A moiety>

يا حبيبي، يا حياتي

و يا الألمي

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تسحرني؟

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تجاد قابي؟


Yā habībī, yā hayātī

Wa yā 'l-alamī

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tasaharanī?

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tajalada 'albī?

Vers libre>

Daily the freeway edges a little nearer.
Daily it grows a little bigger, dirtier,
More crowded, more congested. Daily it
Roars ever so slightly louder, with just
So much deeper a note of menace.
Pollution, too, and airborne death in

A thousand shapes: daily the freeway
Vomits a fraction more of these its woes
Upon a luckless downwind multitude.

Daily wanes the scant screen of ragged redwoods
That have for so long stood sentinel —
Forlorn hopes, perhaps; reminders of
A better time; symbols still, whether
Effectual or no — melting almost
Perceptibly before thousands of luckless
Downwind faces. Daily, too, the CalTrans
Trucks rattle past, rows of steel carrion
Beetles grown enormous, racing to some
Wound in raped and moribund nature's flesh
To aid in the corruption.

<Fluid Fire
A Carminal>

Who but she, that fluid fire of my heart,
Hath eyes of ice in burning aqua framed,
Whose sparks like midnight fountains' blazes start
To flash in spectral firestreaks from their spheres
Like firefalls on mountain cascades untamed
Or dance of city lights on darkling meres?

Who but she, igniter of blood and mind,
Hath on her head a crown of gold ablaze
In tides of fire surging to make eyes blind
From phosphor seas of moonbeams burning bright
As gold and pearls in gulfs of silver rays
Whose waves like gems blaze in dawn's topaz light?

Who but she, she who sets men's souls afire,
Hath aspect so with beauty's rays aflame
That bright heaven's stars to its beams aspire
And the very sun envies its fair glow
And maids fair as the moon on it lay blame
Like night unstarred outshone by sun-gilt snow?

Who but she hath all these? Yet all were naught
But for that taintless mind, that force of thought,
And perfect beacon soul of love's light wrought.

"Not ignorant of trials, I now can learn to help the miserable."

— Dido, queen of Carthage, in Virgil's _The Aeneid_. Full Member

   Abdel Irada has kibitzed 11949 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Abdel Irada: <john barleycorn: Would be interesting to learn what the Qur'an teaches about the creation, age of the earth etc., wouldn't it?> There are ways to do this. ;-) ∞
   Oct-20-14 Odd Lie (replies)
Abdel Irada: <Because of Euwe I never stray too far from the sidewalk> This pun would work better if Euwe were pronounced like "ewe." But Machgielis' surname actually sounds more like an exclamation of disgust. ∞
   Oct-17-14 V Tukmakov vs J Sikora-Lerch, 1977 (replies)
Abdel Irada: Fried liver never stales. :-D ∞
   Oct-17-14 Kotronias vs J Orso, 1986
Abdel Irada: <Well, it looks like I covered all the bases, but in the end, I don't think White played the best line!> Technically, he did. White's 24. Rh8+ mates in seven; 24. Rhxg7 mates in eight. Practically, the difference makes no difference. ∞
   Oct-13-14 B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 (replies)
Abdel Irada: When will players develop their "spider sense" about that pawn on the sixth? ;-) ∞
   Oct-13-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Abdel Irada: <OCF>'s first instinct is correct: "Hastings" is being used in a possessive form, and the apostrophe is therefore appropriate. Now, if the phrase had been capitalized (City of Hastings Grant), it would be right to leave it out, as in the counter-example he cited. ∞
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Ave Caissa. Te salutamus.

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  TheFocus: None of those were/are lies.
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  TheFocus: Akiva treated you a lot worse than I ever have. You even said the only reason you hate me was because of him.

Since he died, I have only said I was leaving once, when I got to 10,000. He died a year and a half ago.

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  TheFocus: I think we should take this out of Abdel's forum.
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  perfidious: <TheFocus>: Ship this whole business over to mine if you like.
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  MarkFinan: And what business is that Perf? You ever watched Return of the Jedi? The emperor tells Darth Vader that Luke will come to him. And if Vader hadn't fallen soft, I think we both know Luke was banther fodder, lol. Well that's what he is.. Banther fodder. There's only ever been one focus and he's very predictable. I predict another public breakdown and "I'm leaving and never coming back" chat. 😉
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  TheFocus: I posted in my forum <Mark>.
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  MarkFinan: But it is very funny watching him flap like a big flapping thing, haha ✌
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  TheFocus: Bring it over coward. I proved you were a liar several times.

What is predictable about you is that you are a liar, a coward, and you will be suspended again.

I certainly enjoyed getting you suspended last time. It really made my day..

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  MarkFinan: As a favour to me, please let his posts remain in your forum, Abdel? You'll no doubt see why soon 😃
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  Abdel Irada: I believe my forum may just have briefly achieved the distinction of being the fastest-growing on the site. :-S

Nov-28-13  The Dinker:

Apr-24-13 Abdel Irada: <And one other thing about geniuses: They never call themselves that. To recognize and proclaim their gifts is left to others.>

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Abdel Irada: <I nominate myself, <Abdel Irada>, for "Best Informed.">

Nov-28-13  The Dinker: The sheer image of the most informed member at Chessgames asking what Most Informed means strikes me as highly amusing :)
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  MarkFinan: Thanks for leaving old focis posts, AI. But I achieved my aim of proving him a liar who talks to his other handles, and when he was told off bythe staff he ssulked like a little baby, put me on ignore, and bizarrely rang AJ Goldsby!! Even I didn't think I could send him that insane haha. He has me on Iggy, everyone knows him as a liar and "the battle"(to use his lingo and terminology!! ) was easily won. He's now quiet and everyone knows him as an idiot, lol.

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  MarkFinan: Did I mention he's now known as a quiet idiot who rang AJ?? Muhahaha *evil laugh* ;)
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  Abdel Irada: <The Dinker: The sheer image of the most informed member at Chessgames asking what Most Informed means strikes me as highly amusing :)>

The sheer fact that you're trying to make hay of a year-old conversation strikes me as evidence of your desperation. But then, what else would one expect from someone of your psychological profile and dismal intellect but impotent malignancy and would-be "shots" that bounce off harmlessly?

Dink! Dink!

I suppose after someone drives past on a rainy day and deluges your car with mud, you storm around shaking your fist for half an hour after he recedes into the distance. :-D

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  MarkFinan: I do that Abdel, lol. Who is he anyway?

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  Abdel Irada: <Mark>: Glenn Salem, I presume. Otherwise known as <tolengoy>, man of a thousand sockpuppets.

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  john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: <Mark>: Glenn Salem, I presume. Otherwise known as <tolengoy>, man of a thousand sockpuppets.>

aka Fantomas?

Dec-04-13  LoveThatJoker: <Dear CG Friends>

I know this is irregular, but I am stepping outside of the box, for you to view truly one of the most exciting alternate solutions ever posted on the daily puzzle:

G Weissgerber vs A Van Nuess, 1933

With friendship, respect and gratitude for your time in looking at this,


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  MarkFinan: Happy Xmas to Mr. Irada and family. I hope you got your pussy some accommodation when you were traveling. :) 🎄

No one wants a roaming cat, although they always find their way home.. or so I'm told.

Seriously. Merry Xmas and a happy new year, you know I've always thought you were alright.

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  ketchuplover: I was not here
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  Abdel Irada: By a fascinating coincidence, neither was I.

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  moronovich: Me neither.

Perhaps we are all characters in a Coen-movie.

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  Abdel Irada: Or an Erran Baron Cohen song.

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  Annie K.: Hi <AI> - long time no see you around my place?

We seem to be having a science fiction round robin at the moment, and if you would like to, you are invited to participate. :)

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