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|May-18-17|| ||WannaBe: We had a lot of strong players, too bad that it couldn't have kept together. Shammies was another, keypusher and Switch was also on the team, probably a few others that I forgot (and I deeply apologize)|
Since I was the last Capt'n, I take the blame. I will go down with the ship. We could have been a contentenda!!!
(Actually, it was <TD>'s fault for asking everyone for $20 so he can keep the Silver membership on GK)...
|May-20-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: I came to a realization about myself.
I don't like user names that contain the letter "u".
I found that rather odd.
|May-20-17|| ||technical draw: <tga> . I was originally going to use the name "Guano'. Lucky I didn't.|
|May-20-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: LOL - How did <WannaBe> beat you?|
|May-20-17|| ||WannaBe: It was not me. <TD> was talking about someone else, as far as I know we've never played each other.|
|May-20-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Hey <WannaBe>.|
I was talking about this claim, from <TD>'s profile:
<Voted Funniest Kibitzer 8 years in a row. Lost to the great <WannaBe>.>
Mind you, I like your posts and think you're funny, but I was just wondering how someone who wins something 8 years in a row gets defeated by a wascally wabbit.
|May-20-17|| ||WannaBe: I convinced Elmer Fudd to switch vote.
I have also just got back into chess, after 3 weeks break, wannabecg on GameKnot. 5 or 7 days per move (or longer) preferred. =))
|May-21-17|| ||NakoSonorense: Hey, all. Is GameKnot still a thing? I have not been there in years!|
I remember our team won a few matches.
|May-21-17|| ||NakoSonorense: Sup, <Tech Drawo>. How's everything? Did you ever get that settlement from the government? If memory serves me right, you owed me a piece of that pie, but I don't recall exactly what it was for.|
I'm still waiting...
|May-21-17|| ||technical draw: Yes, that was settled a long time ago. But I don't remember anything about no pie. Anyway my wife took all the money. She says I spend too much money on junk, like chess. But I promise I will share with you when I hit the lottery.|
|May-21-17|| ||technical draw: BTW <Nako> I have a non-disclosure agreement but I can say it was 6 figures.|
|May-21-17|| ||technical draw: You see, Nako, the company that I worked for should have fired me on the spot for what I did. But since it was a federal agency the wheels of bureaucracy slowed my exit. In the interim I was assigned to a Spanish military outpost on top of a mountain to wait for my out processing.|
Here's where luck or Grace came in. While I was there a flight from Germany to Spain was hijacked by Arabs and taken to a desert in Libya. During the negotiations my outpost acted as a relay station between the parties so technically I participated and thus was working for the company.
So I lawyered up and won on improper dismissal defense. The case took more than 3 years and I got back pay and a dollar judgement plus legal fees.
It's strange that such a terrible nightmare like a plane hijacking can work in favor of some people in a remote station. One thing I learned though, don't get drunk and leave classified material on a train.
|May-22-17|| ||diceman: <technical draw: BTW <Nako> |
I have a non-disclosure agreement but I can say it was 6 figures.>
Does that include the: cents, decimal point, dollar sign?
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: <diceman> Hey, figures are figures. Even the happy face my lawyer drew on the documents count as "figures".|
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: I think I wrote years ago how I got fired from my job for falling asleep in the toilet of a train in Valladolid, Spain. I was dead drunk. That was 40 years ago but my grand nephews and nieces get a kick out of hearing me re-tell the story. Ahhhh! Those were great days!|
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: Another anecdote my kids love to hear is when I got punched in the face by a Scotsman. That was the only time in my 68 years that I was was punched in the face.|
I was in the bar that the Scotsman owned. It was midnight and he closed the bar and we started playing poker. The game last all night and into the morning. It ended at about 7 AM and I had won about $300 (1974 dollars).
We got up and I wasn't snickering or smiling or anything. All of a sudden the Scotsman swung and hit me straight in the face with closed fist. He was too big for me to fight so I just grabbed a stool and threw it over the bar breaking some bottles.
I was really hit hard but I went across the street to a Chinese doctor, Dr. Lum, and he gave me a certificate that gave me a week off from work. So I won $300 and a week payed leave from work. Not bad for a night of poker.
(note: After this incident the company put up a note saying they will not except any medical certificates from Dr. Lum)
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: Well, I just Spent $102 on a new power supply. We had a huge power surge greater than the power surge protection I had on my old power supply. (the surge tripped a lot of home breakers)|
Well, I was going to give <WannaBe> A $100 gift certificate but too bad for him, maybe next year.
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: My son couldn't understand what I was buying. I kept calling it a power supply and he would call it a battery. My son holds a BSEE but I told him I've been calling those units a stand alone power supply since 1969.|
I think I'll give him the point so maybe he can fork over the $100 I spent on the new power supp, uh, I mean battery.
|May-22-17|| ||WannaBe: Back in the ol' days, we called it thigmajig, others used the technical term, whachamacallit.|
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: Actually <wanna> the technical term is Anacranapran. (or maybe piddleditata?)|
|May-22-17|| ||technical draw: Another great anecdote. I was in Saudi Arabia ostensibly working for an electronics firm that measured Saudi fighter pilot accuracy in rocket fire. This information I also passed on to another company.|
So I was at a party in "dry" Saudi Arabia drinking foul tasting moonshine, but at least it was alcohol. I drank too much and talked too much. One thing that I carried with me was an English/Hebrew dictionary. Now why would someone have a Hebrew dictionary in Arabic speaking Saudi Arabia? Now you'll know the rest of the story.
My bosses gave me the Hebrew dictionary so if for some reason I was suspected of passing on information about Saudi pilots the Hebrew dictionary would lead investigators towards Israel and Mossad and away from the U.S. Pretty cool right?
Except I got drunk in the party and dropped the dictionary. It was picked up by another party goer who took me outside gave me the dictionary and told me to leave with a wink.
I got the hint and I was on a plane out of Saudi Arabia just as the year changed from 1982 to 1983. No one on the plane applauded or anything, we just wanted to leave! So I left for further adventures. Good old days.
|May-23-17|| ||technical draw: I had a pain in my leg and couldn't walk. I told the doctor to prescribe the pain killer Tramadol. He said Tramadol can harm your liver and you can die. I said, that's ok, if I die at least I can walk to the cemetery.|
|May-23-17|| ||technical draw: The "one-armed man" in the TV series The Fugitive really had just one arm. He was wounded in battle in WW2 and had his arm amputated. After the TV series he worked as an acting coach until his death. Now you'll hear the rest of the story:|
Before losing his arm in the war Bill Raisch (the one-armed man) was a dancer who worked for the Ziegfield Follies in the 30's. I guess it was hard to dance with one arm so after the war he took up acting. He died of lung cancer in 1984 at age 79. Now you know...the rest of the story.
|May-23-17|| ||juan31: Muy buenas anecdotas TD|
|May-23-17|| ||technical draw: Gracias <juan31>.|
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