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|Aug-06-12|| ||waustad: I just posted something in the Awonder Liang site that you are likely to get that most wouldn't. Assuming that people know the libretto of Lohengrin is a bit of a stretch here. Maybe that is the reason they never choose my puns. for example you'd need to know about Gene Krupa and Ukrainian geography for one of them. Oh well. In the second edition of my book I skipped the joke that assumed that the reader knew the film "The Third Man."|
|Aug-06-12|| ||technical draw: <waustad> Thanks for that link. I'm hearing it right now while I'm in terrible pain with kidney stones. I took some tramadol but the music is soothing and let's me relax until the tram kicks in.|
|Aug-08-12|| ||technical draw: Easier said than done=Con la boca es un mamey.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: Yipes! I think I'm hooked on meds again. Tramadol, Gabapentin and Restoril. In my future I see the mother of all withdrawals.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||dakgootje: Don't worry, be happy:
It could've been the mother-in-law of all withdrawals!
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: <dakgootje: Don't worry, be happy>|
Thanks. At least this time it won't be cold turkey (like last December). I have a tapering plan and what I call an emergency withdrawal escape plan. Any way I'll probably start in September since I'll have my cousins from Germany visiting in late August.
<dak> Maybe you can help me with some German.
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: Withdrawal or not I played this cool and complicated game with an evil b pawn: |
1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 a6 5. O-O b5 6. Be2 Qc7 7. a3 Nf6 8. h3 d5 9. exd5 exd5 10. Re1 Be7 11. d3 O-O 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Bf1 Rfe8 14. Ne2 h6 15. Bf4 Bd6 16. Bh2 Bxh2+ 17. Nxh2 a5 18. d4 c4 19. c3 b4 20. Ng3 b3 21. a4 Qd7 22. Qd2 Qd6 23. Nf3 Bd7 24. Nh4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Ne7 26. Re5 Re8 27. f4 Bxa4 28. Nhf5 Nxf5 29. Nxf5 Qd7 30. g4 Ne4 31. Qe3 f6 32. Rxe8+ Qxe8 33. Bg2 Bd7 34. Nh4 a4 35. f5 a3 36. bxa3 b2 37. Qe1 Qb8 38. Bxe4 dxe4 39. Qb1 Ba4 40. Ng2 Bc2 0-1
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: I thought my blood pressure machine didn't register over 99 in the diastolic reading. I learned differently yesterday when it registered 147/114. Yipes! If I suddenly stop posting you know I had the "Big One".|
|Aug-10-12|| ||TheFocus: If you have the "Big One", can I have all your Funniest Kibitzer trophies?|
You know, as a remembrance of your legacy. I promise not to scratch your name off.
Cross my heart. (Fingers also crossed.)
|Aug-10-12|| ||dakgootje: <<dak> Maybe you can help me with some German.>|
Sure, always glad to help - although some here are more qualified for that [i.e.: they actually are German ;]
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: <TheFocus> <If you have the "Big One", can I have all your Funniest Kibitzer trophies?>|
I don't know. Those trophies are worth their weight in fool's gold. I sure hope my heirs don't fight over them, "you take them, no you take them!".
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: <dak> With < Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet> I thought you might be fluent in German,|
|Aug-10-12|| ||dakgootje: Not as fluent as my English.
So whereas my English understanding and production might be nigh native, my German isn't.
Understanding perhaps 75%; I know what a story is about and understand most of it but not everything. Especially with little-used words I might need a dictionary.
Production is much much harder. Partly because I never ever really need it.
|Aug-10-12|| ||technical draw: Okay ,<dak>. Then I'll enlist <whiteshark>.|
|Aug-11-12|| ||Shams: Are you ready to dig in and re-fight the Cold War?|
|Aug-11-12|| ||technical draw: <Shams><Are you ready to dig in and re-fight the Cold War?>|
What would give you that idea?
|Aug-11-12|| ||Shams: <td> http://gameknot.com/team-match.pl?b...|
|Aug-11-12|| ||technical draw: <Shams> All right! Locked and loaded. I've made my first move. The battle of Stalingrad is on...|
|Aug-12-12|| ||chancho: <TD> Significa que no se crean tan listos. La gran cosa.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||technical draw: <chancho> Ya veo. Pero casi no se usa hoy día.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||chancho: <TD> Eso es asi.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||technical draw: En los años 60 se decía a un tonto, salmón. Ya eso tampoco se usa. Ahora oigo mucho zuruma.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||chancho: Sangano todavia se usa.
|Aug-12-12|| ||technical draw: <Sangano todavia se usa.
Sí, verdad es. Se me olvido, que sángano (ó zángano) fui.
|Aug-12-12|| ||technical draw: Mi tío decía: No eres mas bruto por falta de vitaminas!|
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