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Note: this absurdly over-written (in both the literary and programming sense) chunk of text has seemingly won a Caissar for Best Profile. I shall try not to burst into tears and throw my shoes at Meryl Streep.

My favourite player is Tony Miles. He is greatly missed.

Some other favourites? OK. Viktor Korchnoi, for all the obvious reasons. Tal, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Smyslov. From the later days of the Soviet school: Romanishin, Vaganian, Lputian, Psakhis and Ehlvest. From the British new wave: Short, Speelman, Williams. From the Russian-Irish wave: Baburin.

A distinct aroma of burning prevails*. Fire and brimstone, probably, or one of the charred and singed chess sets in my possession.

Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page

* "Why, this is Hell, nor am I out of it."
- Christopher Marlowe

"Down these mean streets ..."
- Phillip Marlowe

"This, too, was one of the dark places ..."
- Marlow (Joseph Conrad)

Update, mid-2013. I've bought a new wooden board and set, and got rid of the burnt ones. Time to move on from conflagrations past.

*Empty Space*

Update, 2013. 'Empty Space' is also a brilliant novel by M.John Harrison, 3rd in the Kefahuchi trilogy.

I don't exist.

Just like the Urban Spaceman.
("I'm the urban spaceman, I'm intelligent and clean/ Know what I mean?/ I'm the urban spaceman, here comes the twist: I don't exist.")

I am deeply suspicious of 'social media'. I don't want my computer to think it knows my 'preferences', and I don't want my personal details passed from hand to invisible hand, or soul to poison soul. But I'm sufficiently open-minded -- or innocent -- to trust in the integrity of, and the good people who run it.

Note: some folk may be more familiar with the kind of bio/profile that goes "Muh name is Peregrine Ng and ah play Bullet at and ah come to CG for thuh crab sandwiches..." ... sort of thing.

This isn't one of those. In fact, it was never really *written* at all ... more like 'left behind' after repeated moves. The fragments that remain intact have withstood years of deletions. Quite like me, really.

"A medium amputates the organ it extends".
- Marshall McLuhan

"I go without saying".
- Me, or somebody like me.

<The Game and Playe of Cheffe ...>

"Chess is a sea in which a shark can persuade a seagull to eat its skin parasites..."

"Chess is the art of cartesian coordinates with obsessive compulsive disorder..."

"Chess is the science of naughty molecules."

"Chess is sport for the disembodied."

"It is what it is."

"Except when it isn't."

<'His calmness, his authority in all circumstances! In a chess game he would win everything, merely by his nerves.' 'But he was not playing chess,' Smiley objected drily.>

(John Le Carré)

I'll say it again, though I can't recall saying it before: < Empathy is essential to any kind of intelligence worth having.> Although I seem to have some kind of attention surplus disorder.

On planet Earth (where most chess games so far are believed to have been played - Science Officer Chamitoff vs NASA Ground Control, 2008 and Soyuz 9 Cosmonauts vs Ground Control, 1970 are among the exceptions):

1. Brian Eno:

"Another green world."

2. William Burroughs:

"I don't want love - I don't want forgiveness - all I want is *outta here* --"

<A Phormer Phrontistery ... Frogspawn ... 20,000 Lashes ... A Phrontistery ... Phrogspawn ... Philoxenia ... Antarctica Starts Here ... Epigamic Ephebes ... Waxwing's Wah-wah Rabbits ... Opposition & Sister Squares ... Cosy Moments will not be Muzzled ...>

A dictionary helps. As does Modern Chess Openings or Fundamental Chess Openings (by Van der Sterren -- good on transpositions). Encyclopedias, whether wiki, text-based or fictional, have their place. But for a good knight's sleep try a bed, futon, hammock or some of my writing. Avoid Gerry McCarthy

"Brutality is out of date."
- Aron Nimzowitsch

"Keep violence in the mind where it belongs."
- B.W. Aldiss

"Combinations and chemistry are your only men."
- Er, <me>?

<"I used to be somebody else, but I traded him in."> M. Antonioni

"Chess is a marvelous piece of Cartesianism, and so imaginative that it doesn't even look Cartesian." - Marcel Duchamp

[reconstruction always in progress, please excuse noise, no refunds, no discounts, no hawkers, no spitting]

So what am I doing here? Simple: I like to play *with* chess...

<Writing, unlike chess, is a victimless crime.>

"J'ai une maladie: je vois le langage."
- Roland Barthes

<More First Person Gibberish>:

Fischer-Dylan Syndrome: <"You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way">.

Favorite Opening: The French, naturellement. After 30-odd years, I think I'm starting to understand its benthic deeps. Well, I had it for a moment ... seems to be gone again.

Basta. Enough chess, it makes my head spin. Anyone who has lingered in my forum (Frogspawn, Philoxenia, 20,000 Lashes, Antarctica Starts Here, usw) knows that much of the conversation isn't about chess at all, or even lingerie. I'm interested in *stuff* -- arts and sciences, shoos and sheeps and ceiling wicks, kibitzers and King Kong vs Gojiro in Dronning Maud Land. I like to make connections. I like people who make connections.

Bad puns, bad languages, bad breathing, bad breeding, psychological insights, literary allusions, surrealist manifestos, or the sound of one hand stentorating. I'm not going to name any of the people who make CG so much fun. You know who you are, O my droogs and Zapkinder.

One last chess snippet. I have never, in my entire life, played either side of a Spanish/Ruy Lopez in a serious game. I'm a Spanish Virgin. There, you knew I was a pervert, didn't you?

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<From <Gravity's Rainbow> by Thomas Pynchon:

"Queen, Bishop and King are only splendid cripples, and pawns, even those that reach the final row, are condemned to creep in two dimensions, and no Tower will ever rise or descend -- no: flight has been given only to the Springer!">

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Whatever you find in books, leave it there.
- John Cale

Know anything about chess? It can be a virtual life work, and what is it to absorb all a man's thought and energy? - William Burroughs

I am not the only one who writes in order to have no face. - Michel Foucault Statistics Page

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   Domdaniel has kibitzed 26325 times to chessgames   [less...]
   May-30-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
Domdaniel: Hands up, then ... who'd drink turtle blood to become a grandmaster?
   May-27-15 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
Domdaniel: <Jess> In Dublin slang, 'mot' means a young woman. So you're the original bon mot...
   May-26-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Domdaniel: Beware of Geeks bearing Grifts.
   May-26-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
Domdaniel: <perf> - <One man's interposition is another man's interference.> And one woman's ceiling wax is another woman's floor polish... BTW, does anyone remember <Sealing Wax> which lawyers used to melt and dribble onto important documents. Among many other significant ...
   May-24-15 Van Wely vs J E Armas Gutierrez, 1994
Domdaniel: Black's 5...Nbd7 is a mistake due to White's strong response 6.Nb5. Even though Karpov played ...Nbd7 once (and drew) Black tends to lose a couple of pawns - more, in this case - and Black's initiative is no compensation.
   May-22-15 Keene vs D B Pennycuick, 1964
Domdaniel: So who plays Cobblepot? Unfortunately, I think the title <Mondo Bizarro> has already been used. But the young Ray Keene - check out the Havana Olympiad in the 1960s when he was a dead ringer for a young, hip Bob Dylan - could lead to interesting casting. Maybe Cate ...
   May-22-15 Carlos Torre vs Saemisch, 1925
Domdaniel: "Towers, Open Fire!" - William Burroughs.
   May-19-15 A Fernandes vs M Orr, 1989
Domdaniel: 24.Rd4! is a pretty finish, although Orr's King is already dangerously exposed. Obviously, 24...Qxd4 allows mate on the h-file. This opening system - the Monte Carlo Variation of the Exchange French - tends to be underestimated. It is dangerously aggressive, and hard for Black to
   May-19-15 J Curdo vs J Rizzitano, 2007
Domdaniel: <perf> As I may have mentioned, I've been playing through Rizzitano's games, including one against you. I'm impressed -- not only did he remain a strong player for many years, but his comments and annotations are genuinely useful ... which isn't as common as one might think.
   May-19-15 Wesley So (replies)
Domdaniel: <Sally Simpson> I don't suppose this rings any bells ... ? [Pop star Cherry Pye suggests a name change to her mother ...] "I'll do Malibu on one condition, Mom. I get to change my name." "Don't worry, sweetie, we always check you in as 'Sally Simpson'." "No, not just for ...
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   May-16-15 J Rety vs T C O'Neill, 2008 (replies)
   May-16-15 V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 (replies)
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   Apr-28-15 Colin S Crouch (replies)
   Apr-27-15 C Crouch vs Miles, 1994
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   Mar-02-15 C Portela vs Alekhine, 1926
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   Feb-25-15 A Volokitin vs I Salgado Lopez, 2014 (replies)
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   Feb-11-15 F E Rego vs Rossolimo, 1966
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   Feb-10-15 Taimanov vs Kaidanov, 1988
   Feb-09-15 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Feb-09-15 E Flower vs E Williams, 1849
   Feb-09-15 J Kaplan vs Romanishin, 1976
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   Feb-02-15 Nakamura vs N Grandelius, 2015
   Feb-02-15 S P Sethuraman vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2011
   Feb-02-15 T Nabaty vs Nakamura, 2015
   Feb-01-15 Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Polugaevsky vs Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-31-15 I Cheparinov vs A Smith, 2015
   Jan-29-15 S Lejlic vs L Bohman, 2015 (replies)
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   Jan-16-15 Ding Liren vs Jobava, 2015
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   Jan-16-15 N Larter vs G Welling, 2009
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   Jan-15-15 Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-14-15 Romanishin vs M de Jong, 2009
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   Jan-14-15 A J Goldsby (replies)
   Jan-14-15 G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-13-15 T Kostiuk vs A Fier, 2014
   Jan-13-15 A Goryachkina vs C Bauer, 2012
   Jan-13-15 G Meier vs C Bauer, 2012
   Jan-13-15 E Parr vs E Gullaksen, 1995
   Jan-13-15 I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 D Moody vs Nakamura, 1999
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   Jan-12-15 R Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 Caruana vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-12-15 A Giri vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 B Lasker vs E Varain, 1881 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 A Haast vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) (replies)
   Jan-11-15 S Sevian vs B Michiels, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Wei Yi vs Potkin, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2015
   Jan-11-15 Carlsen vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-10-15 Flamberg vs Bogoljubov, 1914 (replies)
   Jan-10-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-09-15 G C Ardelean vs Khalifman, 2013
   Jan-09-15 Beetlestone
   Jan-09-15 Beetlestone vs Saint Amant, 1858
   Jan-09-15 T Igonin vs Khalifman, 2014
   Jan-08-15 Arasan vs Critter, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-08-15 I Koper vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011
   Jan-08-15 M Rodshtein vs Arkell, 2015
   Jan-07-15 Granda Zuniga vs E Barbosa, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-07-15 Alexander Shabalov (replies)
   Jan-07-15 K Korley vs Shabalov, 2010
   Jan-06-15 Keres vs Taimanov, 1951
   Jan-06-15 Ehlvest vs Nijboer, 1999
   Jan-06-15 Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 (replies)
   Jan-05-15 J G Nicholson vs D Mason, 2006
   Jan-05-15 M Sturm vs Schmid, 1954
   Jan-04-15 A Rasmussen vs R Taylor, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-04-15 M Galyas vs M Rodshtein, 2015
   Jan-04-15 G Froewis vs B Chatalbashev, 2013
   Jan-01-15 E Demac vs J Wahlberg, 2009
   Jan-01-15 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2012
   Jan-01-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Allan Stig Rasmussen (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Joost Wempe (replies)
   Jan-01-15 E Alekseev vs J Wempe, 2005
   Jan-01-15 M Litvinov vs M Lugovskoy, 2014
   Jan-01-15 J Palkovi vs Kiss, 1988
   Jan-01-15 Jake Z Liang
   Jan-01-15 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-14 R Quinn vs G McCarthy, 2011
   Dec-31-14 A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Wisse vs Ram, 1979
   Dec-30-14 Karol Wojtyla (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988
   Dec-29-14 I Marks vs A Berlin, 1990
   Dec-29-14 Vaganian vs N Pogonina, 2011
   Dec-29-14 Vaganian vs L Cerbulenco, 2014
   Dec-29-14 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1992
   Dec-27-14 Alien Math chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-14 Erik B H Bang (replies)
   Dec-26-14 Capablanca vs J Torres Caravaca, 1929
   Dec-26-14 K Szonyi vs Akopian, 2007
   Dec-26-14 A Y Model vs A Sergeiev, 1927
   Dec-25-14 Kasimdzhanov vs E Najer, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-25-14 K O'Riordan vs E N Mulcahy, 1954
   Dec-24-14 A Fier vs J Ryan, 2009
   Dec-24-14 V Avari vs B Lamb, 1998
   Dec-24-14 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-14 A Schlya vs H K Schmitz, 1964
   Dec-24-14 L Binet Tapaszto vs M Colon Romero, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-24-14 T Rendle vs P Short, 2013
   Dec-23-14 L Darling vs R Wood, 1983
   Dec-23-14 G Gasparov (replies)
   Dec-22-14 Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004
   Dec-22-14 Sliwa vs A Beni, 1957 (replies)
   Dec-21-14 Geller vs Taimanov, 1952 (replies)
   Dec-21-14 Kharlov vs Dreev, 1993
   Dec-21-14 A Greet vs E Keogh, 2006
   Dec-21-14 C Daly vs P Short, 2008
   Dec-20-14 V Fedoseev vs A Giri, 2006
   Dec-20-14 Nutcracker Match of the Generations (2014) (replies)
   Dec-20-14 S Rosenthal vs Zukertort, 1880
   Dec-19-14 Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956
   Dec-17-14 Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1956
   Dec-17-14 Muskietorz vs Salt, 1958 (replies)
   Dec-17-14 W Forster vs B Latimer, 2007
   Dec-17-14 Salt (replies)
   Dec-17-14 L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959 (replies)
   Dec-16-14 W Sahlmann vs K Junge, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-16-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Dec-16-14 D E Cori Tello vs J Cori, 2012
   Dec-16-14 A Al Khelaifi vs D E Cori Tello, 2014
   Dec-16-14 Caruana vs R Rapport, 2014
   Dec-16-14 E Hansen vs G Meier, 2014
   Dec-16-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2013
   Dec-16-14 MostlyAverageJoe chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-14 N Kazantsev vs N Vlassov, 2014
   Dec-15-14 G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-14-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2013
   Dec-14-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
   Dec-14-14 Adams vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-12-14 C Mead vs Morphy, 1857
   Dec-12-14 Ribli vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
   Dec-12-14 X Delebarre vs L Cursoux, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-11-14 J Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990
   Dec-11-14 E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 (replies)
   Dec-10-14 D Freeman vs M Legein, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-08-14 Speelman vs Van Wely, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-06-14 M Zaim vs M E Bida, 2011
   Dec-05-14 Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923
   Dec-05-14 Y Habu vs Kasparov, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1929 (replies)
   Dec-02-14 Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-29-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-27-14 The Turk vs NN, 1770 (replies)
   Nov-26-14 W E Poutrus vs Keene, 1969
   Nov-25-14 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Nov-18-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-14 Greco vs NN, 1620
   Nov-16-14 Ivanchuk vs Short, 1994
   Nov-16-14 B Tan vs H Plasman, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Z Topalovic vs B Golubovic, 2001
   Nov-08-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 W Heidenfeld vs H MacGrillen, 1974
   Nov-08-14 Fischer vs R Burger, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Nov-07-14 Euwe vs E E Book, 1950 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Miles vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1995
   Nov-05-14 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-04-14 V Vepkhvishvili vs Mosiashvili, 1971
   Nov-04-14 Alekhine vs Yates, 1922 (replies)
   Nov-04-14 Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-03-14 I D Wells vs J Toothill, 1981
   Oct-17-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-16-14 L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-16-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
   Oct-16-14 Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2014
   Oct-14-14 Vaganian vs Ulf Andersson, 1987 (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-11-14 D Andreikin vs Caruana, 2014
   Oct-10-14 Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004
   Oct-08-14 B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-08-14 Kasimdzhanov vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Nakamura vs L Dominguez, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-07-14 M Llaneza-Vega vs R Brosa Alvarez, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-06-14 Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-04-14 A Galkin vs V Malakhov, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-04-14 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-03-14 Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-03-14 D Andreikin vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Dr. S (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005
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  Domdaniel: Thanks, everyone. Your good wishes really do cheer me up.

Today, still in hospital, my computer went dead and wouldn't start (I got it going just now). Then my phone credit ran out so I couldn't even call for assistance. And I had another very minor fall, trying to pick up a fallen crutch. All these are very trivial and barely qualify as misfortunes, plus I'd hate to give the impression that my life is now a series of misfortunes. But some days you eat the bear and some days the bear eats you.

Thanks again, all.

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  Annie K.: Hon, you really have to look into a different, not credit-based, phone plan. :(
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  Domdaniel: <A> I'm looking into all sorts of different plans - levitation, anti-gravity belts, non-addictive painkillers... I've even considered being sensible in my old age, but that might be a stretch.
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  hms123: <Gerry>
Get well soon.


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  MarkFinan: Junkie author William S. Burroughs on heroin addi…:

The title says it all really!? Btw. The bit about heroin users not bathing is untrue, or it certainly was in my case!! It's when you're going cold turkey that water on the skin is painful, but then again even blinking hurts when you're rattling.

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  Domdaniel: <Language and Silence ...>: Neil Jordan, interviewed by Gerry McCarthy:

"Our relationship to language as Irish people is decidedly different to the English. Our relationship to language and the expression of emotion. It either comes out in great splurges of words, or it's a dead silence."

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  moronovich: Hi´<Dom> !

How is your recovery ?

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  OhioChessFan: Oh dear, what you miss when someone cough cough has their forum on top secret mode. Has it really been 2 months since I popped by? Condolences and best wishes for recovery.
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  Annie K.: Dear G/D, Happy Birthday! :)
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  Domdaniel: <Annie> Thanks.

I see there has been some debate around whether it should be illegal to wish somebody a happy birthday. Not in my case, of course -- I'm thoroughly outed, birthday and all.

On the topic of 'users' vs 'members': it may be my perversity talking, but the former reminds me of drugs and the latter of sex. As in the story about the flasher on a golf course -- he whips open his coat on the 18th green and the lady captain peers at the exposed object and says "Is it a member?"

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  Annie K.: What wouldn't? :)
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  Domdaniel: <A> What wouldn't remind me of sex or drugs? I guess the obvious answer is "rock'n'roll" (Ian Dury, 'Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'roll').

But there are other answers. In fact, compared to *some* people, I prolly don't think about those things very much ... except when they give rise to puns, natch.

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  Annie K.: <I guess the obvious answer is "rock'n'roll">

The obviously wrong answer, yamean? I'm pretty sure not many things could remind you of the other two faster than the third. ;p

Heh, ok, nevermind then. :)

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  OhioChessFan: Sex puns? She asked him for a double entendre, so he gave it to her.
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  Domdaniel: *Trying to think of a way to change the subject.*
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  Annie K.: Well, we could just talk about Wesley So, like everybody else... nah, better not. ;s

Caruana's federation change? Carlsen and the upcoming Norway tourney? Kasparov's highly impressive recent revisitation of Caissa's fields? Any games you played lately? ;)

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  Domdaniel: Yep, they'll do ...
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  Domdaniel: <French Defence Fans> Does anyone have any comments on the Gambit line with b4 in the Wade Variation of the Advance French? I made some comments here: S Tidman vs S Chang, 2006
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  Domdaniel: More French notes: it's about two years since anyone played either 3.Nc3 or 3.Nd2 against me in the French -- and these used to be regarded as the main lines. Recently, all I seem to see is the Advance (3.e5) or the Exchange (3.exd5 exd5, often with the Monte Carlo line 4.c4).

I'm not sure whether this is due to a general shift in French fashions, or whether my opponents are playing like this specifically against me.

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<Beware of Geeks bearing Grifts>

That's some bon mots if I ever heard them. So concise, in the best sense- there's nothing really more to say on that topic.

Talk about your conversation killers!

Sadly, I fear our acolyte is on a mission from GHOD.

Tough to slow down these folks with Messianic Complexes.

I hope you are well, old sod- it's been ages. You know I often think of something you said once, and I'm not exaggerating, I think about it all the time.

You said something like "There's almost nothing worth getting your dander up over."

I'm certain that's not what you actually said.

Do you remember?

What is a dander? I'd google it, but as <doggimus> once remarked, "googling is jejune."

I don't know what jejune means either, but it seemed rude to google it in that context.

I don't think you actually said dander.

Dander Freeman. He almost never gets *his* dander up.

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  Domdaniel: <Jess> Yanno, I'm not quite sure what a dander is either ... but if it's listed among the things that people get 'up', then it may be improper to talk about here. In case the Freeman Dander makes one of its rare vertical excursions.

Jejune, on the other hand, is French for the act of being born in June. Not to be confused with Dismay.

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  Domdaniel: Wasn't it Myles na Gopaleen who told a story about two Greek fellows, Timeo Danaos and Dona Ferentes ... ?
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  Domdaniel: <Jess> In Dublin slang, 'mot' means a young woman. So you're the original bon mot...
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  OhioChessFan: Dander torpedos.
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  WannaBe: Discovered a new song by my fav. Weird Al, that may be up your alley:

I am gonna cross post this on OCF, too.

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