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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.
It's all about chess. Full Member
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   Boomie has kibitzed 11553 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-27-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Boomie: Here is a top secret tape of the CG executive board passing judgment over Rogoff revolutionaries and banishing them to the Phantom Zone. No need to state their handles. We all know who they are.
   Oct-27-14 Arkadij Naiditsch (replies)
Boomie: Happy birthday and congratulations on your wedding.
   Oct-27-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-21-14 Boomie chessforum
Boomie: <Jessticles: the "value" of those who drove her off is questionable compared to her value to any chess site.> Let's see. Bloviating Charley Nobody or a Polgar sister. Hmmm. Tough one, huh? Yes, that mess with the USCF does leave a bad taste. But she's not running for office ...
   Oct-20-14 Tiggler chessforum (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-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.
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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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User: love

User: you

User: pee

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  Boomie: <Jessipoo>

User: donut

User: fall

User: into

User: the

User: pee

User: pool

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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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<Dinah doesn't
Treat him right
But if he'd


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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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<Teem> I came here with inquiries about <Miltie>, but saw this conversation about <Deffi>.

I didn't know about the stalking!!

You are correct that this is a major problem that needs to be stomped on.

Well I guess you didn't actually say that, but to think we lost <Deffi> partly because of that makes my blood boil.

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  Boomie: <Jessabelle>

Don Jess: I want some inquiries made...about Miltie. I want no acts of vengeance.

Cheech: What do you need to know about Uncle Miltie, Don Jesseoni? I'll do anything for my Godfather. You know that.

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On a related issue that you were previously discussing on the front page, <GM John Philips Szuza> made one mistake: she went into the <Szo What>, but there was no gun in the bathroom.

That's a real shame, and it can't be a proud moment for to lose her.

I get that she's a controversial figure, but the "value" of those who drove her off is questionable compared to her value to any chess site.

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  chancho: Surely Susan Polgar knows that she has control of her player page and that she can always opt for the ignore feature if and when she finds some of the posters comments to be objectionable?

The debacle with the USCF is old news.

It was settled in court.

Discussing it is like re-arguing the authenticity of My 61 Memorable Games.

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  chancho: It just occurred to me to check her user name, and it turns out that she was here today:

User: susan polgar

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  Boomie: <chancho: It just occurred to me to check her user name, and it turns out that she was here today>

She didn't post, did she? How strange.

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  chancho: No.

Most likely lurking.

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  Boomie: <Jessticles: the "value" of those who drove her off is questionable compared to her value to any chess site.>

Let's see. Bloviating Charley Nobody or a Polgar sister. Hmmm. Tough one, huh?

Yes, that mess with the USCF does leave a bad taste. But she's not running for office here. She was a window on the world of professional chess. We don't have a lot of those here. Mammy's Little Baby Likes Short may be the last pro posting here.

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