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|Sep-04-16|| ||Shams: And just like that, Sitton is a Bear.|
|Sep-06-16|| ||morfishine: <Shams> McCarthy said it was a very hard decision to make. Of course the Bears grabbed him for the same price the Pack was paying, except now 10 mil is guaranteed, 21 mil for 3 years. What more could you want from a Pro Bowl OG who's missed one game in 6 years? |
Mistake by the Pack
|Sep-06-16|| ||Shams: We shall see. Very gutsy move though...if Rodgers goes down due to poor pass protection the front office will come under a tornado of criticism.|
|Sep-07-16|| ||morfishine: <Shams> I'm not worried about Rodgers pass protection. What I don't like is this move materially improved a division rival. |
If Sitton were 35, I'd say "Ok", but he's only 30. That bugs me
|Sep-08-16|| ||morfishine: Tari vs Torre|
|Sep-23-16|| ||offramp: What is the meaning of your recent post at chessgames.com forum?|
I hope you are not thinking of leaving us!
|Jul-12-17|| ||offramp: Every now and then I think of some of the weird things I have seen on the telly.|
One of the oddest was in Spain. You can truly see some far-out programs on TV in foreign countries.
This was a Spanish documentary about the life and works of that famous film director Luis Bu˝uel.
Every now and then they showed excerpts of an interview that the BBC had done some years previously.
Bu˝uel did not speak much English, so in the BBC interview he spoke French. (That was the language all his final films were in.)
The BBC had added English subtitles for Bu˝uel, but you could hear the interviewer's English voice.
The Spanish docu-makers had then dubbed the whole BBC interview into Spanish and intecut it with the rest of their footage.
So it was a SPANISH film director speaking FRENCH, subtitled in ENGLISH and overdubbed in SPANISH.
I think the phrase is <too much information>.
|Jul-12-17|| ||morfishine: <oframp> Great Story! |
Speaking of English comedians, Benny Hill is legendary, but who I really liked was Dave Allen.
A number of years ago I purchased a VHS tape off Ebay (from an English vendor) that featured 2+ hours of Dave Allen highlights. I was thrilled when it arrived and so iced a couple of beers, prepped some snacks, inserted the tape into the player, plopped in the chair then toggled the remote to play
The tape was running but the screen was blank. It ran and ran and ran but nothing...not even a squiggly line
Turns out the VHS tape was standard size, so it fit no problem into my tape player, but Europe formats the actual tape differently than the US, so our machines are unable to play tapes from overseas
A bitter disappointment
|Jul-12-17|| ||offramp: My late father had half a dozen favourite jokes that he told with religious wordperfectness at every family gathering, and all of them were Dave Allen jokes. Everyone knew the jokes but liked to hear dad tell them.|
As regards video tape, can you, or anyone, complete this sentence?
<Sony ended production of ??????? and sales ended in March 2016 after nearly 41 years.>
|Jul-12-17|| ||morfishine: <offramp> Wow, I would've guessed walkman (which by date, is pretty close except these are actually still around)|
but betamax? who would've known
|Jul-13-17|| ||David2009: Hi Morf great to see your forum is back!
I dropped by to pick up yout link to the Chess Tempo pgn viewer. Good stuff!
|Jul-14-17|| ||morfishine: Hello <David2009> Thanks for dropping by! Somebody gifted me a premium membership, so here we go. I hope you are doing well!|
|Jul-16-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Hi <morf>. Are anarchists still permitted in your forum?|
Let me know!
|Jul-17-17|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Absolutely, the only requirement is one must be sane and subscribe to one of the following:|
(1) law and freedom without force (anarchy)
(2) law and force without freedom (despotism)
(3) force without freedom and law (barbarism)
(4) force with freedom and law (republic)
All have proven viable while also all fail eventually
|Jul-17-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Anyway, I think your new Avatar is great! I'm a bit jealous, actually|
|Jul-18-17|| ||morfishine: <hegoodanarchist> You can have the avatar if you like. I plan on changing it every week|
|Jul-20-17|| ||Boomie: <morfishine: Thanks <Boomie> but are you saying DcGentle is 'Erin Dame'?>|
Yes. I followed the DcGentle handle to that name. It seems unlikely anyone else would use the same handle.
|Jul-21-17|| ||morfishine: Thank you <Boomie> for providing this information. I guess I am at a loss as to why the email correspondence stopped at exactly the same time his postings here at <CG> stopped|
|Jul-25-17|| ||offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Anyway, I think your new Avatar is great! I'm a bit jealous, actually>|
That, BTW, is tea. A lot of people think it is coffee, but the colour is wrong for coffee.
|Aug-06-17|| ||offramp: I am a big lover of tea. I use Assam tea, and I use tea bags. I used to use loose tea but it is amazingly messy. The tiny leaves seem to turn up everywhere. |
I don't use a pot anymore, either. I use two tea bags in a single cup. One great tip is to count 15 seconds after the kettle has boiled, because 85░ is the best temperature to make tea.
I used to drink 5 or 6 cups a day, but now just one or two. The first mouthful, in the morning, is like a tiny Indian heaven.
|Aug-07-17|| ||morfishine: Ah yes <offramp>, I actually like a strong cup of tea from time to time, but drink coffee more often. To get the best full flavor, I grind whole bean daily. The grinder is noisy, but that's the price the neighbors pay for my aromatic morning cup. |
For the richest, most flavorful coffee, on weekends I take it one step further and subject my fresh ground beans to a French Press, which is the simplest contraption imaginable. Hot water is poured directly on top of your ground coffee in a cylindrical glass press, then its allowed to steep for 5 minutes or so. Then a form fitting metal round plate with holes and metal mesh is slowly forced down the cylindrical press until the 'used-up' coffee is pinned beneath the metal plate with the now filtered fresh coffee above separated by the metal plate.
We are ready to pour
This is the ultimate when it comes to coffee. The smoothness is astonishing
|Aug-07-17|| ||offramp: It sounds brilliant. I do have an espresso or double espresso roughly once a week. They are normally superb drinks.|
|Aug-08-17|| ||morfishine: Dear <offramp> I do much appreciate you dropping in from time-to-time. Your witticisms are always welcome and heartily embraced |
On an off note, have you ever ventured or repaired to Cornwall?
I'm fascinated about this location and am thinking of vacationing there in the near future and would value your opinion on the subject.
|Aug-09-17|| ||offramp: <Morfishine>, I have been twice to Cornwall. Once one crosses the River Tamar the whole landscape changes. Cornwall is wilder than Devon, hillier and much rockier. The people are very friendly, although in recent years they have been overrun by boorish Londoners buying holiday homes along the coast. I remember the odd outcrops of grey granite all over the steppe. The coast is never very far away and the sea is wild, very rough.|
Part of Cornwall are the wild and inaccessible Scilly Isles, a mysterious place.
I don't think I'll be going back to Cornwall, or anywhere west of Somerset. I want to visit two towns which are nouns: Bath and Pill. Pill is quite small but it has a great song written about it:
Pill Pill I Love Thee Still.
|Aug-10-17|| ||morfishine: <offramp> Your assessment of Cornwall is much appreciated. All I had read was from some magazine. My idea of the perfect vacation (for actual repairment) is some place where it's relatively quiet where I can surf fish without any hindrance and where I can mingle with the locals at my whim and keep my own hours. |
If surf fishing is not practical in the Cornwall region due to the rough surf conditions or lack of fish, I would have to cross it off my list :(
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