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HeMateMe
Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Apr-15-14
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   HeMateMe has kibitzed 24007 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-15-14 Robert James Fischer
 
HeMateMe: toby was much better than the guy they have now. He was really believable as the high school student bitten by the radioactive spider.
 
   Apr-15-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
HeMateMe: As a college student, shouldn't he talk gooder?
 
   Apr-15-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
HeMateMe: <You'll never see a BBC Production where the Earl of Leicester interviews a potential butler, asks "Where do you want to be in 5 years?", and have the guy say "I want your job!" It's not the English mindset.> Well, Maggie Thatcher was the daughter of a shop keeper, and she ...
 
   Apr-15-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
HeMateMe: anyone remember the Runaways? < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcCP... >
 
   Apr-15-14 Jeremy Lim
 
HeMateMe: I knew McNall hit rock bottom and did jail time. What I most remember him for is he (going halfies with Gretzky) bought the Honus Wagner baseball card, the oldest card in existence. I think they "flipped" the sale immediately afterwards. They paid something like $400,000 for the ...
 
   Apr-15-14 Yifan Hou vs N Muminova, 2014
 
HeMateMe: Nice shot!
 
   Apr-14-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Who wins the ending here, if both sides have enough time?
 
   Apr-14-14 D Khismatullin vs S Ionov, 2014
 
HeMateMe: black should not have let the white pieces in.
 
   Apr-14-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) (replies)
 
HeMateMe: I think Polgar was in the Corus A group at age 17, an event for top ten players. Hou will probably not get that far, but she is still great for the game of chess.
 
   Apr-14-14 John Paul Gomez
 
HeMateMe: Was he the Latino bloke in the Led Zeppelin line up?
 
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Jun-17-13
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  kingfu: Prime example of bad stuff just on the Giants : Find a picture of Barry Bonds when he played for the Pirates. He weighed 180 and hit many home runs but mostly doubles just like dad Bobby who played next to Mays. Cut to Barry on The Giants weighing 235. Gee, I didn't know eating Wheaties could do that. Or maybe it was something else. Barry then or 'roided was (and is) an a$$. Sat by himself in the locker room with headphones. Mays (and Hank Aaron) both weighed 175. In 1950 and 1980.

After SF, I moved to Seattle. Ken Griffey, Jr was largely ignored with 630 lifetime NATURAL Home Runs. It should have been lots more but Griffey could not keep from bashing into the Center field wall and missing many games due to injury.

Did I mention I also lived in LA. Ever see Koufax pitch? I have some catching up to do!

Jun-17-13
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  OhioChessFan: Bonds' head is what amazed me. By the time he retired, his head was like a huge pumpkin.
Jun-28-13
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  LIFE Master AJ: << AJ, are you a Miami Heat fan? Did you watch the games? >>

I saw all or part of many of the games on TV, and I even paid a fee (on a sports network) to watch replays of a couple of the games.

So I guess the answer would be yes.

Jun-28-13
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  HeMateMe: Well, I won't hold being a Heat fan against you...
Jun-30-13
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  LIFE Master AJ: I guess you are (were) a Spurs fan?

They came soooo close this year ....

Was it just one more win for them, or two?

Jun-30-13
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  LIFE Master AJ: One person (on a sports channel) commenting on a news story, said that this was a fairly clean series, with few (big?/bad?) penalties.

Would you agree with this? (For myself, I did not pay close enough attention to the penalties.)

Jul-01-13
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  HeMateMe: It was a hard fought, well played finals, 6 games. No fights. The Spurs are an aging team, and they just ran out of gas.

I personally don't like Miami because I feel the hero worship of LeBron James is unjustified. He isn't Jordan, Bill Russell or Magic Johnson, and I don't think he is going to make it into the rare air that those guys rose to. It's the curmudgeon in me--I like basketball when the coach plays nine guys and everyone scores in double figures.

Jul-02-13
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  LIFE Master AJ: Cool. (I would say your assessment was "spot-on," as they would say.) I would also agree that while LeBron is great, he will never be (the) equal to Michael Jordan.
Sep-05-13
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  OhioChessFan: At the end of the day, if you win a debate with anti-American pond scum, they're still anti-American pond scum.
Sep-06-13
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  HeMateMe: Yeah, I don't get it. Of course the USA has made mistakes. I'm not a God-dam robot. I just see the glass as being half full, not half empty.

We wouldn't touch a butt-hole like Syria with a ten foot pole if it weren't to prevent these chem weapons from proliferating, or to stop some other sort of genocide. The American taxpayers, most of them, don't even want us to do something this valuable, but we probably still will. A lot of people on this site think that your typical American is a Donald Trump persona, who plan to put a hotel and golf course on every piece of land that Americans have an association with. Apparently all Americans are fat, rich, and think the whole world is a big game of Risk.

Sep-06-13
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  TheFocus: <Apparently all Americans are fat, rich, and think the whole world is a big game of Risk.>

Well, I wouldn't call me fat. A little fluffy perhaps.

I could use some time at the gym.

A lot of time actually.

OK, never mind. I'm fat.

Sep-07-13
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  HeMateMe: ^^But, are you a serious Risk player? That's what they REALLY want to know...
Oct-18-13
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  Eggman: Hey.

Regarding a recent discussion on the 'Kibitzers Cafe': Henry McCullough is not dead. Perhaps you're confusing him with Jimmy McCullough?

Oct-18-13
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  HeMateMe: Yes, it was Jimmy. Are there in fact two McCulloughs, both musicians?
Oct-18-13
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  Eggman: Yes, two McCulloughs, unrelated, and both members at one time of Wings!
Oct-18-13
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  Eggman: By the way, since you like Yes's first album, have you heard this contemporaneous number, which was released only as a b-side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M94i...?
Oct-18-13
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  HeMateMe: Nice tune, Egg, thanks for posting. It doesn't sound quite as good as the later stuff like Fragile and close to the edge. They were just getting their feet wet as composers?
Oct-19-13
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  Eggman: Something's Coming is a song by Sondheim / Bernstein from West Side Story. And no, Leonard Bernstein was not just getting his feet wet!

The original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu7s....

Nov-08-13  ADDADZ: http://youtu.be/NsIr8_-Zsd0
Nov-08-13
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  HeMateMe: addaadz!!
Dec-24-13
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  KKDEREK: Merry Christmas!!
Dec-24-13
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  wordfunph: Merry Christmas!
Jan-02-14
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  HeMateMe: Thanks, Gents. Nice of you to say, and Happy New Years to you all!
Jan-02-14  Colonel Mortimer: Happy New Year..
Jan-02-14
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  HeMateMe: Gee, thanks Mort. You mean all Americans aren't supposed to burn in hell? Maybe next year...
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