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HeMateMe
Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Jul-24-14
I get paid to be suspicious, when there's nothing to be suspicious about!

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   HeMateMe has kibitzed 25309 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-24-14 Jeremy Lim
 
HeMateMe: <"Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big."> Canseco's book. Has anyone read It? Mark McGuire hates his guts. Roger Maris still holds the REAL single season home run record.
 
   Jul-24-14 Doll
 
HeMateMe: Has anyone seen this clip from "The Counselor", where Cammie Diaz has sex with an automobile? < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j636... > Oh, to be a Ferrari...
 
   Jul-24-14 Biel (2014) (replies)
 
HeMateMe: < I predict the generation after Carlsen will be unexpectedly terrible. With the ever-widening gap in pay that a college graduate who is willing to work internationally can earn versus that of a chess player> Hmm...I see just the opposite. With a more automated world coming, ...
 
   Jul-24-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
HeMateMe: <kk> interesting stuff, most definitely. He was on the Howard stern show in the mid 80s doing an interview. He mentioned that after getting shid canned by the Beatles he had jointed the Curtis all stars group, and the two groups were together with other bands, either on a tv ...
 
   Jul-24-14 D Howell vs S Williams, 2014
 
HeMateMe: The chessgames team helped him with opening preparations.
 
   Jul-23-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
HeMateMe: <perf> We had the Jehovah Witnesses try to get into apartment buildings in Manhattan. They ring buzzers at the main door until someone lets them in, then they go door to door inside the building. They're easy to spot: crisp white shirts, dark black polyester slacks, dress ...
 
   Jul-23-14 Paul Keres (replies)
 
HeMateMe: <A war started by the Soviet Union. An enemy that the Soviet Union was itself allied with. Keres should have told the Soviets to go @#$% themselves. > Exactly. The Russians killed more Estonians than any German army did.
 
   Jul-23-14 British Chess Championships (2014) (replies)
 
HeMateMe: They brought chess to America! Check out Captain Smith: < Captain Evans vs Saint Amant, 1843 > England was screwing France at everything, including chess.
 
   Jul-23-14 Politiken Cup (2014) (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Hey, Jan Timman is playing. People do show up, here and there.
 
   Jul-23-14 Milan Vidmar (replies)
 
HeMateMe: There are 4 games Milan Vidmar v. Milan Vidmar (his son, an IM), but I don't know if this site is able to differentiate between the two.
 
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May-07-14
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  HeMateMe: Which way to you go--pitcher or catcher?
May-07-14
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  perfidious: Left-handed pitcher.
May-07-14
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  HeMateMe: screwball?
May-07-14
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  perfidious: Only to right-handers.
May-07-14
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  KKDEREK: <tell me, are you male or female?>

deja vu..

May-07-14  SugarDom: He's a guy.
May-08-14
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  HeMateMe: But his avatar and name seem feminine.
May-08-14
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  dakgootje: <Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> Yes, I am male or female. Most of the time, anyhow.>

But, like a proper Irishperson, the steady factor is the ale.

May-08-14
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  OhioChessFan: For most Irishpersons I know, the ale has been the unsteady factor.
May-09-14
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  dakgootje: Ah yes, but Domdidom is the only Irishperson I know - so I happily generalize doms characteristics to the full Irish population.

In any case, it will be interesting to see whether the Irish nation-wide gender-neutral popularity of mascara will spread to the rest of the world.

Did you know that at the big Make it Up-day of 2005, all unprettified Irish were moved to a large cavern below the ocean? True fact that.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Is Dom a buddy of the Irishwoman here, forget her name, seems to be a 2300 player who has played some big names in Ireland championships and British Isles chess?
May-09-14
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  OhioChessFan: <In any case, it will be interesting to see whether the Irish nation-wide gender-neutral popularity of mascara will spread to the rest of the world.>

The eyes have it.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Oh, geez, Dom IS the Irish person I was referring to. I was sleepwalking as I typed.
May-09-14
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  dakgootje: Which only adds credence to my theory that dom is every single irishperson.
May-09-14
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  Domdaniel: Ale? Yuk. I only drink wine.

<the Irishwoman here, forget her name, seems to be a 2300 player who has played some big names in Ireland championships and British Isles chess?>

Puzzling, this. As far as I know, no Irish woman player is near 2300. I knew some who were in the 2100-2200 range in the past, but right now the top women players are only just over 2000, I think. I have an odd record in tournament games against female players. I've never lost to a woman, but at one stage I had ten successive draws against "the tender gender". Fear of losing, perhaps - some had higher ratings, but many did not. And latterly I mixed some wins in with the draws.

< all unprettified Irish were moved to a large cavern below the ocean?> Dak is alluding to one of the dictionary definitions of 'domdaniel', a magician's undersea cavern. But it sounds like the theory that 2/3 of the Chinese population is stored in underground vaults at any given time. Daft, in other words.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Dom, you are the "Irishwoman" I was referring to. I always thought you were a woman, because of your avatar and name, which are somewhat androgynous. My mistake. You've mentioned playing some big names, so I thought you might be around 2300, on a good day.
May-12-14
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  Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> Oh, 2300 would be nice. I used to be 2000+, but could never seem to rise much further. These days, I'm down to about 1840 (FIDE) and 1750 (Irish). Like most chessplayers, I'm optimistic enough to think I can get back to 2000 at least. I admit that my avatar seems to wear mascara: I suspect that I didn't notice this when I chose it. But now the Eye has become a kind of trademark.
May-13-14
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  HeMateMe: Ron Wood (stones) lives in Ireland and in Los Angeles. Does he have to spend part of the year in the U.K. to maintain some sort of tax status?
Jun-02-14
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  OhioChessFan: Norway Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.
Jun-13-14
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  waustad: Your question about <frogbert> is interesting because, though he hasn't posted much in the last year, there is no "last seen" entry on his user page.
Jun-13-14
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  perfidious: <waustad> That is very easy for any user to set as an option on one's user page, as follows:

1. Click 'edit your preferences'.

2. Under 'Configure website behaviour', tick the box before 'don't show me on the homepage recent visitors'.

Jun-13-14
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  HeMateMe: I was worried he was mad at us...
Jul-02-14
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  LucB: Hi <HMM>,

<New York is a horrible place for a visitor to find affordable digs. Where do you stay, if it's not too prying?>

I'll answer your question in your forum:

Yes, that's true that affordable digs are hard to find. In the '80's and '90's, we stayed at the YMCA (on 34th?) when we had no kids. That was pretty cheap (and bare-bones I might add, but clean). My wife was a student then and I had just started working.

Recently (2010 I think), we went to the Waldorf-Astoria with the kids. The hotel had a special for families for a 4-day visit or something like that. Still expensive, but a lot of fun!

My youngest brother has been going to NY much more often than me of late. Here are some of the places where he goes:

- Larchmont hotel (11th st.) $130-$160 range. http://www.larchmonthotel.com/

- Comfort Inn lower east side ($300) http://www.lowereastsidehotel.com/

- Menno house (19st and 2nd avenue) $85+$35/pers. http://www.mennohouse.org/

Jul-02-14
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  HeMateMe: The youth hostelsare still the cheapest. There is one on 23d street, Chelsea area, safe area, for about $30 a night. There is also one on the upper west side, same price. The "Y" is about $70 a night here, and probably worth the extra $40, as hostels are a strange place.
Jul-03-14
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  LucB: Cool; thanks for letting me know!

The "Y" was definitely LESS than $70 in the '80's when we first went there. It's like anything else I guess.

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