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Welcome to The Cirque du Boomie where the dancers will kick your teeth out and you have unlimited credit in the casino.


Feb-05-2010 - The Don said so long ago that in 5 years The Cirque would be totally legitimate. Today I see a thriving casino business and fan dancers from Yonkers. Good times!



This is the forum.
The Cirque,
On an average day, people go about their business.
When they get out of line I go to work.
I carry a badge.

Dum De Dum
Dum De Dum De Dum

We were working out of Tactics and Swindles. My partner's name is Jessie. My name's Boomie.


"...the unexamined life is not worth living..." - Socrates from Plato's Apology

“This one of you, O human beings, is wisest, who, like Socrates, recognizes that he is in truth of no account in respect to wisdom.” - Socrates from Plato's Apology

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers" - James Baldwin

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton

"If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." - Sir Isaac Newton

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself." - Krishnamurti

"Truth is a pathless land." - Krishnamurti

"The more I practise, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"People don't stop playing because they get old. They get old because they stop playing." - GB Shaw

"Today is a good day to get mated." - Lakota mystic Red Rook


Given that a thought dies shortly after birth, the writer is a mortician whose job is to make it smile.

The unexamined position is not worth playing.

Play ideas not moves.

A beautiful solution for which there is no problem.

Professor, don't get on that ship! That book, To Serve Man, it's a chess book!

Have pawn. Will travel.

The Cirque - Your best choice for a second location.

<If Gilbert and Sullivan Played Chess>

Though it may seem quite incongruous
And it makes so little sense to us,
She is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Though she may seem a bit mannish,
She would never play the Spanish.
'Cause she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Neither Russian, French nor Catalan
'Cause she always wants to get her man.
So she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

<With apologies to George M. Cohan>

D-z-indzi-chashvili spells Zindchinhashvalley.

Proud of all the Cossack blood that's in me

Praise the man who says my name correctly

D-z-indzi-chashvili you see

It's a shame that my name has never been pronounced quite like

Ginchinsmokedhashverily, that's me!

<CG Haiku>

She had me at "Heh".
Much jibber jabber ensued.
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   Boomie has kibitzed 11546 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-20-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Boomie: BTW - Did anybody notice that Trom Bone's Nixon mask bears an unsettling resemblance to Uncle Miltie? Brought to you by Kraft for good food.
   Oct-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Boomie: <It was FDR, Birth of a Nation> Right movie, wrong POTUS. It was Wilson, who was sadly sympathetic to the Klu Klux Klan, which had reached frighteningly high levels of popularity in the North. Fortunately, we soon outgrew that fascination and the KKK faded into the irrelevant ...
   Oct-17-14 Boomie chessforum
Boomie: <chancho> I'm glad that Deffi has been so successful. But how could she not be? Another reason she left CG was she was being stalked by a troll. We have lost a number of users that way. For example, see Susan Polgar's last post here - Wesley So
   Oct-16-14 Tiggler chessforum (replies)
   Oct-12-14 chessforum (replies)
Boomie: There are some duplicate games in <World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)>. For example: A Fransson vs S Ibrahimova, 2014 A Fransson vs S Ibrahimova, 2014 Tianlu Gu vs K Mahasweta, 2014 Tianlu Gu vs K Mahasweta, 2014 V Agrawal vs Manli Liu, 2014 V Agrawal vs ...
   Oct-09-14 Paul Morphy
Boomie: <Ke2: What is the source for Morphy's annotations on McDonnell - LaBourdonnais?> The New York Ledger contracted Morphy for a year of columns from 1859 to 1860. The annotations come from those columns.
   Oct-08-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <CB> Saw the Six-Pack but that's a specialty item. There ought to also be a straight bet for the game.
   Oct-08-14 Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961
Boomie: <Superjombonbo: Spassky should have played 34. Kf6! instead of 34. Kh5?, allowing him to force mate.> 34. Kf6? Qxd4+ leads to mate or the loss of more material.
   Oct-05-14 Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov
Boomie: Tal said when he lost to Super Nezh was the happiest day of his life. Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961
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Oct-07-14  achieve: Well I haven't "paid" to see a film for a while now, not rented a DVD either, it is all taken from the web. I'm not too much into series, hate House btw, Monk... All so much weird stuff, outrageous even. Can't really understand what would remain so "captivating" time after time.

<Utter lack of "grace"> Just one more question, what exactly do you mean when applied to current films, as opposed to those of yesteryear... There's still the good bad and ugly, with or without grace; not much seems to have changed there, I think.

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  Boomie: <achieve: <Utter lack of "grace"> Just one more question, what exactly do you mean when applied to current films>

Sadly, I don't know what I meant exactly. I frequently don't know what I mean. Many times I say something because I like the sound of it or the rhythm of the sentence. I have a strange, musical relationship to language. The sounds are more important to me than the meanings.

I think I was trying to say the same things that Jess already pointed out about the CGI clogged excuse for cinema these days. Elegance is achieved (heh) through simple means. Buster Keaton first discovered how powerful underplay can be. Simple gestures and expressions can speak volumes.

Oct-07-14  achieve: Exactly! I was playing a set of Bach pieces just now, and i was meanwhile thinking of synonyms for grace in the context you mentioned, and elegance sprang to mind, after which i started to think of a powerful antonym, like pompousness, but of course, "lack of elegance" is in itself powerful enough.

But rest assured that elegant films are still being made, but the ratio to utter pompous pious pulp is tear-jerking, which brings us full circle.

Didn't know what I meant by that full circle bit either, but it sounds okay, after which I can go out with Timmy, who is dying for me to get up and get moving.

Oct-09-14  achieve: Relativity


Just a simple question this time, in light of the multitude of films put out there containing time travel and an x number of re-tries at certain junctures of your life - irony - so here is the question:

When and if we go back in time, when does it take place?

Just as an example we have the glass of wein, wine, whine, falling and breaking into a thousand pieces; then how do we mend it back by going back in time? Yes, we go back to and at a later time than that of the initial occurrence, but can we really go back in time, as in events unfolding before they unfold?

Doesn't the unfolding take place after/ or prior to the initial event?

Then why call it "initial"?

If we have to invoke parallel universes unclear about initial events, unique, maiden, then what is left of the clear relativity?

Do we accept all kinds of theories just because A or B are proposing and endorsing them?

Do we not think for ourselves?

YES and NO.

A lot has been lost since Einstein's deification and according to much higher esteemed - at the time - colleagues sanctification, and acceptance of theories contrary to logicality, classic logic.

Yet we have entered a path from which there seems no path back.

Ironic, eh? No path back. Even though we should have a number of paths back according to Greene, Suskind and co. --

My premier question seems to be:

How much does our language and vocab restrict us?

How much is it inviting and easy to abuse this imprecision, and use it to advance all kinds of theories to mislead and make a bucket-load?

At least in my book I am hesitant to classify [it] as Science. The dishonesty and mendacity I can not dismiss.

Appeal? Yes. For most.

Honesty? No. But for a few.

Does time travel take time, or does it win time?

Oct-09-14  achieve: <I think I was trying to say the same things that Jess already pointed out about the CGI clogged excuse for cinema these days.> I did, clog out the CGI excuse, specifically.

If not to put too fine a point on it I detected the trend several decades ago, as I said, which is well before miss Fischer arrived on the scene.

That was the "start" -- I'm talking very late 80s, early 90s. But it is still protruded.

"Special Effects" was the thing.

CGI came much later, as "the thing."

Just a different word for a new generation. It's all about selling a product. Was, and of course still is.

My dad used to say: Good @#$% sells itself.

No Eberts needed.

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  Boomie: <achieve - CGI came much later, as "the thing.">

The attraction of CGI was money. It's a lot cheaper than to use models. It requires more artistry to create a model. You need to have some actual talent beyond being a computer nerd.

Although you can create more shapes with CGI, you have to ask yourself, are modern remakes of classics made better? Is the latest King Kong better than the wonderful claymation version from 80 years ago? Are any of the modern space movies better than "2001"? I think not.

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  Boomie: <achieve: time travel>

There may be a need for a fundamental particle to move back in time to fine tune a theory. How they can detect such a thing is a question. It isn't science without experimental verification. That's why string theory is not science. Although there may be time travelling photons, there probably can't be anything with mass. This is just a hunch on my part. An understanding of entropy helps to see why moving back in time is so unlikely. There is a possibility that the broken wine glass will come back together, but it is a vanishingly small chance.

Some of the illogical findings of the last 100 years or so were reproduced in the lab or through the telescope. We don't like some of the weird stuff in quantum science but we can't find an experiment that contradicts it.

There may be the impression that scientists have been in lockstep with Einstein and Bohr but that's not true. They didn't even agree with each other. Einstein could not stomach the quantum world that he helped create. Thousands of experiments were run to contradict either Einstein or Bohr. Alas, nobody has been able to do that yet. The operative word there is "yet". They are still trying.

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<Niels> Whew... Ok first thing is that I "watched" the new <Tom Snooze> movie to see what you were talking about.

Excellent IMDB review that you found. I agree with it.

I found myself agreeing with all of your critique of this movie, but I'd like to emphasize one point here- it was boring. I actually fell asleep half way through, and when I woke up in the morning I had no desire to watch the second half that I missed.

Also, I "got a hold of" your latest recommendation "Beneath The Harvest Sky." I'll give you my impressions once I've watched it.

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Isn't it spelled <Teem Travel>?

I'm not a physicist, although I frequently tell people I am.

<Teem Travel>, <Niels> JINX

On TOP SECRET BACK CHANNEL I was just urging <Teem> to get on board with all of the internet options to watch just about anything. I was particularly concerned that <Teem> might be missing out on "Boardwalk Empire," which is the best TV show since "The Wire" in my opinion. That's no coincidence either- many of the actors and production crew of "The Wire" are now working on "Boardwalk Empire."

<Teem> Niels brings up a point that I didn't emphasize in my EMU, but should have: You don't have to "expose yourself" to ethical or legal hassles in order to watch stuff on the internet. You don't need to download anything. Virtually every single TV show and movie in the world can be viewed legally on any of 300,000 "streaming video sites."

Youtube is just one of these sites.

If you ever want a map, I'd be happy to find anything you want to watch, and post the streaming link for it.

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  Boomie: <Jeess>

Thanks for the steaming heap of advice. Ghod knows, we don't watch enough TV so having a show on JewTube and The Boober will help us catch up on all the latest hooha.

I'm using the critical "we" there. I don't know why. I frequently don't know why I say what I do. I can only hope that somebody gets a chuckle out of it.

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<Teem> Good warning!

I was just typing in "Who's we? You got a turd in your pocket?" until I suddenly realized I was part of your "we."

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  Boomie: <Jessticles: You got a turd in your pocket?>

No. I was just happy to see you.

Oct-10-14  achieve: <Teem> Back after a 24 hour lapse this time, sorry.

Was doing a paper round yesterday, putting a certain local paper in 200 mailboxes, by bike and legs, keeps me fit, when simultaneously my tyre went pssshhhhhh, as well as my saddle just broke off. Had to walk all the way back home, and had more of a work-out than I wished for.

Thanks for the replies, will have more time for them over the weekend.

<Jess> Indeed Tom Snooze (heheheh) in that "film" -- no elegance whatsoever, thus boring, and surely Beneath The Harvest Sky is truly stunning. One scene in a car, two guys, bad light, almost dark, grabbed a hold of me.

Oct-10-14  achieve: <Although you can create more shapes with CGI, you have to ask yourself, are modern remakes of classics made better? Is the latest King Kong better than the wonderful claymation version from 80 years ago? Are any of the modern space movies better than "2001"? I think not.> Couldn't agree more. Visually, even, it cannot match the the models/replicas that were animated, takes eons of time and truckloads of talent to "breathe life" into those, but the result is a thousand times more satisfying.

There is this animation series from former Czechoslovakia, two neighbours, that is head and shoulders above anything ever done in the genre. It's from the 70s, the first 8 minute (!!!) episodes. It took so much time to make them that they managed only a limited number <per year>. But it is sheer perfection.

I'll post a YT-link to a famous early episode when I get the chance.

You can also type in the box: 'Buurman en Buurman', dutch, for male neighbours.

Oct-10-14  achieve: This one is a bit silly, but it's titled 'Chess' - so who can resist? They only have white pieces, which is where all the mayhem and fun starts.

In the original series i think there was only the accompanying music, like a silent film, but in the dutch version they added voices filling in their thoughts and words, very well done btw, but of course using your own fantasy is most of the time the best.

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  Boomie: <achieve>

Thanks for the Buurmans. Very clever stooges, eh? I watched "Fax" also. They manage to make very convincing looking cloth flapping in the wind. Quite the accomplishment.

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  Boomie: <achieve>

Here's an interesting article on some of the ways scientists have tried to describe consciousness.

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  moronovich: Quite funny these Buurmans ;)

And the "Chessgame" somehow reminds me about once my son and I replaced all the pawns with knights and put it into the computer...And if you thought chess was complicated the old way,then...:)

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  Boomie: <moronovich: Quite funny these Buurmans>

Yes. I love their solution for screwing the light bulb.

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  Boomie: <chancho>

Heh. The return of the Little Shavers. Now if we could only get Open Defense to return...sigh.

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  chancho: <Boomie> I seem to remember that she got a huge promotion in her accounting firm. (More responsibility less time to do other things, I suppose.)

It's too bad that she's not posting here anymore.

I found her comments memorable.

I still remember (and get a laugh) her Slim Shady rendition about a certain poster who shall remain nameless.

But such is life and change is always a part of it.


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  Boomie: <chancho>

I'm glad that Deffi has been so successful. But how could she not be?

Another reason she left CG was she was being stalked by a troll. We have lost a number of users that way. For example, see Susan Polgar's last post here - Wesley So

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