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|Jun-02-17|| ||offramp: Thank you, User: technical draw. |
We have been here a long long time. We were the Beautiful People before the Beautiful People turned up!
|Jun-02-17|| ||technical draw: Right <offramp>. We were cool when being cool was cool.|
|Jun-03-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Welcome back, <offramp>!|
It's like you never left...
|Jun-04-17|| ||WinKing: Hi offramp,
Less than 2 days till Norway Chess!
Countdown to Norway...
Altibox Norway Chess 2017
♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2017♗Altibox♗
This tournament will run from Jun. 6th thru Jun. 16th 2017. (9 Rounds)
Participants include Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Karjakin,
Kramnik, Nakamura, So & Vachier-Lagrave
Average rating: 2797.05 - Category: XXII
<<> Altibox Norway Chess 2017 <>>
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
*** User: lostemperor - Predict the
order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>.
(3 categories to medal in) ***
**User: Golden Executive -
Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>.
(3 categories to medal in)
This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest!
(from 2007 to 2017 - 11 years running)**
*User: OhioChessFan - Predict
the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal
in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*
Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Jun-09-17|| ||morfishine: Excellent <offramp> to hear your re-up, you are my favorite poster, though I enjoy many posters. I am trying to use your example to move away from the dour complainer, back towards the simply sarcastic|
Wish me Luck!
Best always, morf
|Jun-10-17|| ||offramp: <Morfishine>, thanks!|
The future lies in unwarranted, withering sarcasm, preferably of the type that leaves the unfortunate recipient baffled and open-mouthed: "Does he mean that seriously or not??!?" LOL!
|Jun-10-17|| ||offramp: I suppose I am one of the few people still alive who spell Détroit with the accent.|
|Jun-17-17|| ||offramp: In 1917 Edgar Wallace wrote a book called Kate Plus 10.
Filming it was no problem, but naling the film was very hard.|
Brazil O Triângulo Mortal,
Canada (English title) The Trygon Factor,
Denmark Død mand sladrer ikke,
Spain El templo del hampa,
Finland Edgar Wallace: Valkoisen nunnan arvoitus,
Finland (video title) Valkoisen nunnan salaisuus,
France (video title) La planque,
France (poster title) Le Signe Du Trigone,
France Le signe du Trigorne,
UK (video title) Factor One,
Greece To recital tou eglimatos,
Hungary A fehér apácák titka,
Italy La grande sfida a Scotland Yard,
Japan Dai gôtô-dan,
Mexico Trígono de muerte,
Portugal Sob o Signo da Suspeita,
Romania Secretul calugaritelor in alb,
Sweden Det stumma vittnet,
West Germany Das Geheimnis der weißen Nonne,
Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (literal title) Tajna bele opatice.
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: Pakistan v Indian at the Oval, London. I KNOW this is going to be a great match. I very much hope India wins, but I have this feeling that THIS time Pakistan will win.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: India need to score 339 to win. That is a huge score, but batting conditions are perfect and I am hoping they can do it.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <offramp: India need to score 339 to win. That is a huge score, but batting conditions are perfect and I am hoping they can do it.>|
I've been following your coverage of the match here in your forum.
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: India have slumped to a pretty disastrous 80-6 off 18 overs. very poor! It would madness to think of anything other than a Pakistan win now!|
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: India now 154-7 off 27 overs needing another 180 or so off 23 overs. Not likely.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: It's 156-9. Just one wicket left in the innings.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||offramp: Pakistan won by 180 runs. A very fast demolition.|
|Jun-18-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: what was the over-under on the overs?
|Jun-19-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: One more question - what is the plural of innings? |
Is it inningses?
|Jun-20-17|| ||offramp: The plural of innings is innings. Some young players says "I had a good inning", but most use innings as both sing and plu!|
|Jun-20-17|| ||offramp: HERRING AND CORDIALS a La Miagmasuren.
Blanch some vinegar; then put it through the converse of powdered sugar dusted over a little bit of tarragon vinegar for two or in a little the yolks of cooking in two-thirds of this by cleaning four potatoes over the jar and add to the gherkins.
With gravy mix it in, put it to simmer, in nearly cold weather, to it over the same thing if you have any seasoning remaining add it to the cold fish, lifting each piece of that covers up each chestnut and boil until cooked, then drain.
Fill each person, and potato, adding a mustard-spoonful of toast to them and therefore try the yolks of vinegar, salt and add salt, a soup-spoonful of meat, for a few minutes and pass the haricots or in butter, a bit of parsley, a quart of that, and salt,
Put it with a cloth. Rub it is rendered still better way over the shoulder is already fried. It should be easy, and when you have scooped out the meat in this sauce in simmering water if whipped cream.
|Jun-23-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Very funny recipe. You should be a big fan of Flann O'Brien (https://www.amazon.com/At-Swim-Two-...). "The Third Policeman" is my favorite but it's not available on Kindle, only in the awful amazon robotic audiobook version, may it fry in mythical hell.
You inspired me to read "Dead Souls". I just got through the introduction where I learned that he finished and burned Part II twice!, so it's still incomplete. I really liked "The Nose". I'm reading the original with the help of a translation. You probably already know this, but when you read foreign language books on Kindle and click on any word the system automatically downloads the corresponding dictionary for free and displays the definition: in French, Spanish, Italian, German and English, anyway, but unfortunately not in Russian -- please use your omnipotence and intergalactic contacts to remedy that regrettable deficiency.|
|Jun-24-17|| ||offramp: Do you know about the Duc de Fénantes? |
He was born in Nantes gaol in 1698 while his Mum was imprisoned for debt.
She died in 1720 and the Duc was apprenticed to the prison carpenter. That carpenter died in 1755 but his business left many debts with local timber-merchants! So the Duc was sentenced to work off that debt.
But he became blind in 1786 and in 1801 he died in the cell he was born in at the age of 103, having spent the entirety of his life, over three separate centuries, in gaol!
Believe it or not!
|Jun-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Not! Just think if his mom and dad had to take him to the circus once a century, they would have had to buy three tickets!|
Le Duc de Fénantes sounds like the trou du'c des fainéants, which might really be the etymology of his name, because I found this on Google: "Testament concernant Thomasse FAISNEANT"
By the way, if you're interested in the background of Gogol's era, you might be interested in Prince Kropotkin's "Memoirs of a Revolutionist" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaW...). I never really understood what it meant to be a serf (although I have some experience as a surfer) until I heard that. The narrator is a Russian girl with excellent English and a beautiful, mesmerizing voice, but she has problems with certain totally illogical words like "colonel" and "recruit". Her pronunciation of Russian names is perfect, of course, with the exception of Gogol, which for some bizarre reason she thinks is pronounced exactly the same as "Google" in English!
|Jun-24-17|| ||offramp: <ChessHigherCat>, You are right. It is a NOT. I made that up, even though it sounds vaguely true. |
I shall surf around to YouTube later on. I am hosting a children's sleepover and party this weekend.
The recipes are from this very funny site: http://johno.jsmf.net/knowhow/ngram... . They change every time you visit.
The Gordon Ramsay of chessgames.com is User: thegoodanarchist, although he doesn't swear or go berserk half as often as the non-anarchist Ramsay.
User: thegoodanarchist uses the same site as I do to generate recipes and bible-readings; we both just tidy them up a bit. Give it a go! It's a lot of fun!
|Jun-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <ChessHigherCat> VERY VAGUELY true: a life sentence for "inherited debt"? |
<I shall surf around to YouTube later on. I am hosting a children's sleepover and party this weekend.>
Make sure to get a top bunk and warm up before playing Twister!
I will check out dat website maaan!
|Jun-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Hi again <offramp>, just in case you're not playing Twister in your gyrocopter, did you start reading "Dead Souls" yet? Do you remember on the first page the guy drives up to an inn in a carriage, and one country bumpkin says to the other:
- "What a carriage! Do you think it's going to Moscow?"
- Yes I do.
- But you don't think it's going all the way to Kazan?, do you?"
- It's not going all the way to Kazan."
That dialog makes those guys sound completely insane, just randomly guessing the destination of a carriage, but in fact it's a bad translation (I would appreciate confirmation from any Russians out there). One guy really says to the other:
Вон какое колесо! = Check out that wheel! (It must be loose or something) Do you think it will make it to Moscow?
Yes, it will make it to Moscow, but not all the way to Kazan.
Did that dialog strike you as bizarre?
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