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Member since Aug-16-03 · Last seen Aug-14-18

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Count to twelve, then permanently log off.

I’m sure you’ve run across articles about him in magazines. About how when he was a kid, he almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning huffing fumes from barbecue propane tanks, and how he was later diagnosed with having a monoamine oxidase A deficiency — what’s called a MAOA-deficiency — which made him abnormally belligerent …
What made him abnormally belligerent, the deficiency or the diagnosis?
Never mind.
… so he was always in and out of reform schools and jails. But he developed into this incredibly ferocious player. And then the year after he won his first Ma Ling Masters, he was in a Koru’s Department Store, which is like the Bougainvillean equivalent of Sears, and he was buying a pair of maracas and the salesperson suggested that he purchase a service contract for the maracas, and Offramp very courteously declined — he’s normally a very soft-spoken, urbane person — but the clerk got increasingly aggressive about this service contract, and finally Offramp just lost it and bludgeoned him to death with the ceremonial war club he always carries around with him. So he had to leave the country and he missed two full seasons. And then when he came back, he was appearing on The Patimo Nambuka Show (which is like the Good Morning America of Bougainville), and an anaconda swallowed his mom in the green room.>

- Mark Leyner, The Tetherballs of Bougainville.

CR Wynn: "There are few mysteries on the internet. Offramp is one of them."
- Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2017 (kibitz #11)

ColeTrane: "Offramp says a lot of garbage."
- H Mestre Bellido vs T Bakre, 2012 (kibitz #15)

Luzhin: "Offramp is writing from a secure unit where patients are well-treated by a team of dedicated professionals."
- Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (kibitz #12)

SirRuthless: "If you have a minute do a little research on King Leopold and his actions in the Belgian Congo. It's eye opening. Offramp chose that monster as his avatar and it was no accident. Wonderful human being this <offramp> is."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #82)

SirRuthless: "Ahh it's Albert Pike, my mistake. Sorry about that <offramp>. I'll leave my posts up as a lesson to anyone else who makes a similar mistake and a record of my error."
- Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #88)


"Are you one of the frightened?"
- Boris Karloff

Voted Worst Fanirmod 10 years in a row.

Chess columnist of the <Weekly Northern Whig & Intelligencer>.

I am a noted expert on Teplitz-Schönau (1922) upon which I have written nine "Schönographs": learned disquisitions on that intriguing tournament. Available at for $0.01 each.

Lead singer and guitarist of the Norwegian black metal band Dementert Freaks. Search for "I Wee-Wee On Your Jellyfish Sting."

A great passion of mine is to fire up the old Merlin GTS autogyro and take her up to about 5,500 metres. I take a laptop with me but I no longer post while airborne since one post made me laugh so hard that I crashed my gyrocopter.

I was born in Hong Kong and in 2005 I was required to complete National Service in the Chinese military. I was taught how to fly a Xian H-6 jet bomber. One of my missions was to carpet-bomb the town of Bishkek in Uzbekistan. A local chess tournament was taking place at the time and I later found out that I had killed 166 chess players which I believe to be the record.

I am an Honorary member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and a Freeman of the City of Prince George, British Columbia and a Member of the Order of Skinner & PJ Proby's Horse and the Supreme Orator of the Order of the Acrimonious Virgin.

I have published an autobiography called <I BLEW A BILLION BUCKS ON BIKES BABES BARBITURATES BULLETS BOMBS AND BENONIS: <My Journey of Personal Discovery from Tunguska to Roswell Via Krakatoa and Hiroshima>>. It is available at for Ł0.01p.

I graduated from Lead City University, Hut 8, Zone B, Lagos, Nigeria with a thesis on speech act theory and moral language.

I once worked at LUSH and I have made a replica pistol out of black soap which I intend to present to Donald Trump when he visits Britain by jumping out of the crowd and handing it to him.

My philosophy is this:

Work like the ponies in coalmines.
Dance like the teardrop explodes.
Love like you're Frank in Blue Velvet.
Play chess like you're desperate to lose.

My Dad was Irish, but I am very English. In the following video I give advice on how to pronounce Flaming Nora.

My favourite players of all time are:
1 Frank James Marshall
2 Moshe Czerniak
3 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
4 Vladimir Simagin
5 Denis Khismatullin
6 Gustav Richard Neumann
7 Carl Theodor Goering
8 Rudolf Swiderski
9 Siegbert Tarrasch
10 Hugh Alexander Kennedy
11 Ernst Ludwig Klein.

My birthday is 29th March. I have two young children.

I am a lover of ecclesiastical architecture. I like Hawksmoor, Gibbs and Archer. In 2018 I'm hoping to visit both Santiago de Compostela and Rome. North France, as well. It is not easy because I never learned to drive a petrol vehicle, although I am trained to drive an electric train.

I spend many hours listening to Old-Time Radio (OTR). I also like pre-code comics.

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   offramp has kibitzed 17254 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Aug-14-18 offramp chessforum (replies)
offramp: <high-falootin'> How do Americans write this? I was taught it was “hifalutin”.
   Aug-14-18 Phony Benoni chessforum
offramp: I have just seen your wonderful Podebrady page. It’s a lovely intro. Many thanks.
   Aug-14-18 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
offramp: Here is a truly colossal, Mount Rushmore-like quote from the dazzlingly unlawful User: thegoodanarchist: Podebrady (1936) (kibitz #4) <thegoodanarchist: < The 18 combatants included: Alexander Alekhine, Erich Eliskases, Stefan Fazekas, Salomon Flohr, Jan Foltys, Paulino ...
   Aug-14-18 Sanja Petronic
offramp: The Asian Petronic, or Petrosianic.
   Aug-14-18 S Petronic vs Li Haoyu, 2001
offramp: <Fredthebear> that is because the game is in three peoples’ games collections. One of them is yours!
   Aug-13-18 Amos Burn (replies)
offramp: How about QR Rabeea Qasim Mohammed Al-Qazzaz as "Qasim Rabeea". Oherwise this might be an insurmountable hurdle. ST UV WX YZ
   Aug-12-18 Mikhail Tal (replies)
offramp: <john barleycorn: <OhioChessFan: *opinionated> noted.> For pete's sake! It's opnionoted.
   Aug-11-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
offramp: I really like that ABCD.... list of chess players. Very clever and pretty funny!
   Aug-11-18 Nigel Short (replies)
offramp: GM Short is in today’s London Times, on page 5 (clothed). He was the primum mobile behind the UK government’s decision to allow Les Echecs du Palais Royal to remain in the UK, following the “exceptional talent” rule.
   Aug-11-18 Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 (replies)
offramp: <I told him Bolsover Street was in the middle of an intricate one-way system. It was a one-way system easy enough to get into. The only trouble was that, once in, you couldn't get out. I told him his best bet, if he really wanted to get to Bolsover Street was to take the first ...
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   Aug-08-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Aug-07-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
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   Aug-06-18 morfishine chessforum (replies)
   Aug-06-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
   Aug-05-18 A Murillo vs R Urbina, 2005 (replies)
   Aug-05-18 G Lane vs P Hohler, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-05-18 I Stohl vs R Kuczynski, 1993 (replies)
   Aug-04-18 Dr Winston OBoogie chessforum (replies)
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   Aug-03-18 S Petrenko vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 (replies)
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   Aug-01-18 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
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   Jul-31-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
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   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
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   Jul-20-18 A Giri vs R Wojtaszek, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-20-18 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-19-18 Halprin vs H Wolf, 1900 (replies)
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   Jul-16-18 Dortmund (2018) (replies)
   Jul-15-18 V Kovalev vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-15-18 WinKing chessforum (replies)
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   Jul-13-18 S Boden vs Belaiev, 1867
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   Jul-11-18 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987
   Jul-11-18 NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-10-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Jul-10-18 J Noa vs J Mason, 1883 (replies)
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   Jul-09-18 Karpov vs Tal, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-08-18 S Sevian vs V Fedoseev, 2017
   Jul-08-18 M Lewitt vs H Caro, 1905 (replies)
   Jul-07-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
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   Jul-07-18 O Borik vs Miles, 1979 (replies)
   Jul-06-18 G Crown vs J Wolstenholme, 1947
   Jul-06-18 Horatio Caro (replies)
   Jul-06-18 W Schmidt vs P Cramling, 1990 (replies)
   Jul-06-18 Wesley So (replies)
   Jul-06-18 Adolf Anderssen (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Z von Balla vs K Treybal, 1912 (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Abraham Mocatta (replies)
   Jul-04-18 Timman vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-03-18 Spassky vs Gligoric, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-03-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Jul-03-18 Paolo Boi (replies)
   Jul-02-18 Erik Ruben Lundin
   Jul-02-18 A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 (replies)
   Jul-01-18 Euwe - Bogoljubov (1941)
   Jul-01-18 Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) (replies)
   Jul-01-18 Yinzhou Cup (2018) (replies)
   Jun-30-18 Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) (replies)
   Jun-29-18 Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-29-18 T H Piper vs L Benima, 1883
   Jun-27-18 R Pruijssers vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-25-18 Sally Simpson chessforum (replies)
   Jun-24-18 Pelletier vs C McNab, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-23-18 Daniel Harrwitz (replies)
   Jun-22-18 Fruit vs Ant, 2006
   Jun-21-18 Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-19-18 Robson vs V Bhat, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-18-18 Sergei Movsesian (replies)
   Jun-18-18 V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-18-18 Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 (replies)
   Jun-17-18 J Klavins vs I Zdanovs, 1961 (replies)
   Jun-17-18 E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 (replies)
   Jun-17-18 T Kett vs S Brittner, 2007
   Jun-16-18 G Halvax vs A D Ivanova, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-16-18 Shabalov vs A Lesiege, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890)
   Jun-15-18 J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-14-18 G Grasser vs A McGeorge, 2013
   Jun-14-18 M Al-Modiahki vs A Khairat, 2017
   Jun-12-18 Wallace - Hodgson (1896)
   Jun-12-18 Your Next Move (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Theodor von Scheve (replies)
   Jun-12-18 N Ziemann vs C Roelli, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Svetozar Gligoric (replies)
   Jun-11-18 A Zwaig vs Miles, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Rubinstein vs Yanofsky, 1947
   Jun-10-18 S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-09-18 19th Karpov Poikovsky (2018)
   Jun-08-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-07-18 Caruana vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-07-18 Amsterdam vs Eindhoven, 1918
   Jun-06-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-06-18 Miguel A Quinteros (replies)
   Jun-06-18 D G Fridman vs S Maze, 2006 (replies)
   Jun-05-18 A A Thomson vs F Prieto Azuar, 1958
   Jun-04-18 H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 (replies)
   Jun-04-18 J L Hammer vs V Sanal, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Ditmas HG vs A D Wedderspoon, 1972 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Carlsen vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 H Hunt vs J W Rogers, 2008 (replies)
   May-31-18 J Henseler vs N Maiorov, 2013
   May-31-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
   May-30-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   May-30-18 Reti vs Duras, 1908 (replies)
   May-30-18 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   May-29-18 Nakamura vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   May-29-18 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   May-29-18 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   May-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   May-28-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2018
   May-28-18 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   May-28-18 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018
   May-28-18 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   May-28-18 Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
   May-28-18 David Forsyth
   May-27-18 Samuel Shankland (replies)
   May-27-18 Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 (replies)
   May-26-18 Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
   May-25-18 M Santo-Roman vs G Andruet, 1986 (replies)
   May-25-18 Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 (replies)
   May-25-18 Reti vs Duras, 1912 (replies)
   May-25-18 Alekhine / LaMothe vs Blanchard / Cartier / Manseau / Ma, 1923
   May-25-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   May-24-18 Mednis vs Timman, 1974 (replies)
   May-24-18 Alekhine vs J Sawyer, 1923 (replies)
   May-23-18 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-23-18 Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013)
   May-22-18 G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1864
   May-22-18 Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864
   May-22-18 G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1864
   May-22-18 Hagen Poetsch
   May-21-18 C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946 (replies)
   May-19-18 Miles vs J Veerman, 1986 (replies)
   May-18-18 S Shankland vs A Liang, 2018 (replies)
   May-18-18 Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864 (replies)
   May-18-18 Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864 (replies)
   May-17-18 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
   May-17-18 M Bus vs R Othman, 2000 (replies)
   May-16-18 Akiba Rubinstein (replies)
   May-16-18 Evgeni Janev
   May-16-18 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   May-14-18 D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 (replies)
   May-14-18 Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951
   May-13-18 Naiditsch vs M Bluebaum, 2018
   May-13-18 G Papp vs Harshit Raja, 2018
   May-13-18 R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 (replies)
   May-12-18 D Kollars vs A A Lopez, 2017 (replies)
   May-12-18 Capablanca Memorial (2018) (replies)
   May-12-18 Fischer vs Tal, 1961
   May-11-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   May-10-18 D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1956 (replies)
   May-09-18 Moscow (1971) (replies)
   May-09-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018
   May-09-18 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
   May-09-18 Daniel Yarnton Mills (replies)
   May-08-18 Portisch vs Petrosian, 1966
   May-07-18 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2007)
   May-07-18 Delchev vs B Kelly, 2002 (replies)
   May-07-18 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
   May-07-18 David Bronstein (replies)
   May-07-18 William James Lombardy (replies)
   May-07-18 Janowski vs Didier, 1900
   May-06-18 E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1852
   May-06-18 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   May-06-18 Karpov vs Csom, 1977 (replies)
   May-05-18 P Strauss vs P Funk, 2000 (replies)
   May-04-18 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
   May-03-18 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   May-03-18 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   May-03-18 Polerio vs Domenico, 1610
   May-03-18 Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1865
   May-03-18 I Kniazer vs E Joppen, 1954
   May-02-18 R Rapport vs M Bluebaum, 2018 (replies)
   May-02-18 B Verlinsky vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925 (replies)
   May-02-18 G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1864
   May-01-18 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
   May-01-18 DCA Congress 27th (1899) (replies)
   Apr-29-18 Cyrus Lakdawala
   Apr-29-18 crafty chessforum
   Apr-29-18 USSR Championship (1925)
   Apr-29-18 Keene vs Robatsch, 1971
   Apr-28-18 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Robert E Byrne vs Denker, 1969
   Apr-28-18 E Paehtz vs Naiditsch, 2016
   Apr-28-18 Elisabeth Paehtz (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Zoltan Sugar
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   Apr-28-18 D King vs Larsen, 1990 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
   Apr-27-18 S Brenjo vs D Bojovic, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Tigran A Petrosian
   Apr-25-18 Topalov vs R Mamedov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-24-18 Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Pia Cramling (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Navara vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-22-18 Nino Khurtsidze (replies)
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   Apr-21-18 S Foisor vs Akshita Gorti, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 Ding Liren vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 Harikrishna vs R Kempinski, 2016
   Apr-20-18 V Chuchelov vs Eljanov, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-20-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-20-18 Gheorghiu vs Karpov, 1982
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   Apr-18-18 Ding Liren vs A Giri, 2015
   Apr-18-18 Timman vs C Lutz, 1995
   Apr-18-18 Z Almasi vs T Sammalvuo, 2015
   Apr-18-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
   Apr-18-18 Keres vs Petrosian, 1949 (replies)
   Apr-17-18 Radjabov vs I V Kovalenko, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-16-18 D Sadzikowski vs A Mista, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-16-18 Fischer vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
   Apr-16-18 S Charmeteau vs V Fedoseev, 2016
   Apr-15-18 GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
   Apr-15-18 Flohr vs Sultan Khan, 1932
   Apr-14-18 A G Conde vs P W Sergeant, 1922 (replies)
   Apr-14-18 M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 (replies)
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   Apr-13-18 Bournemouth (1939)
   Apr-12-18 F Kitto vs G Abrahams, 1939
   Apr-12-18 Euwe vs A G Conde, 1939 (replies)
   Apr-12-18 G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1860
   Apr-12-18 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986
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  morfishine: <zanzibar...What was the reason for that?!> I would ask <Stonehenge>. He was leaving cryptic messages during the week that Daniel passed away that he would be posting an update shortly (so apparently he knew but was counseled to hold off announcing anything, I gather). He finally did on 7/30
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  zanzibar: <morfishine> yes, but I suppose <Stonehenge> had promised <Sargon> to allow him to make the announcement.
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  offramp: <zanzibar: A visit by <offramp> on Rogoff?!

We are blessed.>

It is unusual but I have posted there before.

I was there trying to make sense of a series of posts from <PB> and <M'rk f1n@...>

I was trying to gauge the extent that the lunatics had taken over the asylum.

Aug-07-18  JimNorCal: Interestingly, Stonehenge says he is not a native English speaker yet was asked by Sargon to compose the announcement of DFs death.

Shall we assume that Sargon is a tech guy with imperfect people skills? :) I find myself warming to the guy already!

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  morfishine: <offramp...I was trying to gauge the extent that the lunatics had taken over the asylum> During the Battle of Arnhem in Sept 1944, some stray bombs had struck a local sanatorium right in the middle of the battle. The staff had of course "ske-daddled" long before what with SS Panzer forces stationed nearby and all the fighting going on. The result is dozens if not hundreds of mental patients, wearing only their white hospital gowns, fled the damaged structure into the nearby woods west of Arnhem.

When crack British and Polish paratroopers attempted a night time reinforcement, they encountered numerous patients wearing hospital white gowns roaming throughout the woods.

A truly eerie, if not creepy sight

I don't know why I mention this other than the similarity to the lunatics running the asylum...


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  zanzibar: Somehow the above discussion calls to mind this movie:

I wonder if it made it to <Daniel>'s list of favorite movies?

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  morfishine: Dear <offramp> I wanted to inform you that this post is my Fifteen-Thousandth (15,000) post at <CG>, so I wanted to dedicate it to you with you being one of the most witty, pointed, outrageously candid, sarcastic, devastatingly humorous, brilliantly funny, and...

Sorry, we have to interrupt this broadcast, President Franklin Roosevelt has declared war on Japan


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  thegoodanarchist: One thing I like about <offramp> is that, to my knowledge, he is the only person still using the term "sellotape", and has 3 pages of posts that include it!

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That does not include variants, such as this post:

thegoodanarchist chessforum (kibitz #1022)

<sellotape> is one of those words that was once popular, now is almost exclusively contracted when used. Kind of like <decalcomania>.

Now we just say <tape> or <decal>

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  offramp: <offramp: <zanzibar: A visit by <offramp> on Rogoff?!>

Dear Zanzibar, I don't know if you saw it, but that rare post was greeted by a massive stream of abuse!

What a place Rogoff is!

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  morfishine: <offramp> I suggest you do what I do: From 1-2 times per month, drop a post in Rogoff that denegrates the political philosophy that you abhor the most. For example, I have great fun joking about left wing Liberals.

As soon as you post kbitz, skedaddle out of Rogoff at top speed. Do not return until you are ready to post another joke. Do not ever read any replies

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  saffuna: <<offramp> I suggest you do what I do: From 1-2 times per month, drop a post in Rogoff that denegrates the political philosophy that you abhor the most. >

And most importantly, make sure it's fact free!

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  morfishine: <offramp> I dream of Saint Lucia


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  offramp: A wonderful, Ezekiel-like post from <Sargon>.

Daniel Freeman (kibitz #1035)

Aug-12-18  JimNorCal: Doubtless noted before but new to me: offramp achieves a certain immortality.

While at I scrolled down to CN 3752.

Mr Winter takes note of an unlikely quote attributed to Peter Leko in one of Ray Keene's books. Circumstantial evidence for the genesis of the quote leads back to ... offramp and CG.

"Alan O’Brien (Mitcham, England) writes: ... The first time I have found it mentioned is at Leko vs Kramnik, 2004. In a posting dated 3 October 2004 somebody using the pseudonym “Offramp”

One senses that Mr Winter harbors ill feelings towards GM Keene. And perhaps relished a chance to drag the GM's credibility through the mud.

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  morfishine: Yes sir, <offramp> our new friend <sargon> managed to make rules and break rules at the same time
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  technical draw: <offramp: A wonderful, Ezekiel-like post from <Sargon>.>

Is that the same Ezekiel from Pulp Fiction?

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  Check It Out: Ezekiel 25:17.“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children."
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  Check It Out: "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
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  morfishine: Dear <offramp> This quote of yours takes the cake:

For pete's sake!

It's opnionoted

We have a winner!

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  thegoodanarchist: Hi!

What is the meaning of this cryptic comment:

Jiri Pelikan (kibitz #30)

Thanks in advance.

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  offramp: <offramp: Playing chess on one leg ... Mouthful of shrimp .... One leg in acid...>

That is what I thought was pelican-like behaviour. Standing in slightly acidic lakes, on one leg, eating shrimp.

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  offramp: <high-falootin'> How do Americans write this? I was taught it was “hifalutin”.
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  morfishine: High Falutin (pompous or pretentious)

So, you had it half right

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  technical draw: High Falutin is mostly a hillbilly word.
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  thegoodanarchist: <technical draw: High Falutin is mostly a hillbilly word.>

Hi <td>,

The proper term is "Sons of the Soil", as this instructional video explains:

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