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technical draw
Member since Nov-18-03
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Chess rating: estimated ELO 1900 (Would you believe 1800?)

Voted Funniest Kibitzer 8 years in a row. Lost to the great <WannaBe>.

Inventor of the successful Secret Formula to win the pick 3 lottery

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The great Maria Callas in the sextet from Lucia de Lammermoor. (Well, Maria Callas and 5 other great singers):

Brahms Violin Concerto w/Hillary Hahn:

The greatest musical talent of the 20th century was female. Probably the name is unknown to many. Her name:

Nadia Boulanger

Carlos Gardel:

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning
If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not (an undivided) Jerusalem above my chief joy..."

Technical draw is a fictional character living in the collective vision of chess who has little relationship to the real technical draw; a neurotic and insecure figure obsessively clinging to the promise of power and wealth as if it were the only meaning in his life.

"When You have a brilliant mind you have a special obligation"

"I must believe that something extraordinary is possible" -Jennifer Connelly from A Beautiful Mind.

How the CIA operates (long read):

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   technical draw has kibitzed 19469 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-24-18 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Hello <Susan Freeman>. I usually charge a $20 humor fee but since I will be leaving the site in 4 days (after 15 years) you get a pass. God bless you and I wish you all the best and please receive my condolences for the passing of your son.....TD
   Sep-24-18 A Kayonde vs Ivanchuk, 2018 (replies)
technical draw: I predict 0-1.
   Sep-23-18 technical draw chessforum
technical draw: <diceman> <WannaBe> I just figured it out. You go to the airport and if you see a line going to an El-Al airplane you just jump in. That's very efficient. Since all El-Al flights are going to Israel why bother to make schedules?
   Sep-22-18 chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <not a discussion of how Bach's Air on the G String is actually in the key of D.> Since I sometimes write about classical music I must aver that this comment did not come from me. (actually I didn't even know that). In any event the baby disappears in 5 (five) days. ...
   Sep-03-18 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <If he took it, wouldn't it sorta be like him continuing the legacy?> Forget it. <WannaBe> will never give up the rabbit. And he has a lifetime membership.
   Aug-30-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <JFQ><TD Be careful though.> Right, I was told that my father was hung in effigy. However, it was in Effigy, Indiana.
   Aug-26-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Looking at the last 21 closed events there was one win and 20 draws! I'm getting out of this racket. No more bets from me. And I'm not going to pay the loan shark back either. Let his boys try to find me...
   Aug-26-18 offramp chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <offramp> Congratulations on your 15th! My 15th is in November. Together we have wasted 30 years of our lives. That's terrible. I cudda been a contenda. Well, being on chessgames for 15 years kept me out of sleazy bars, drinking whisky, cuddling up to the cute blonde, ...
   Aug-25-18 Vladislav Kovalev
technical draw: He may be top ten material.
   Aug-23-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Thanks <Boomie>. Now I feel bad for my less than humorous post. I should have known better. My apologies to GM Polgar.
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<TD> First tanks were used by the British in 1915 at <The Battle of the Somme>.

<The Second battle of Cambrai> in 1918 is a notable tank battle.

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  technical draw: Thanks <tga> and <jfq> I must have gotten my facts mixed up.
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  technical draw: Sunday is Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year. It is the first day of what is known as the "days of awe" (ימים נוראים), culminating on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the jewish calendar.

Unfortunately when most people hear Yom Kippur they think of the 1973 Yom Kippur war. From the sublime to the ignoble. That is the way of the world.

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  thegoodanarchist: <technical draw: Sunday is Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year.>

Reminds me of that Jewish Rock and Roll band...

Rosh HaSha Na Na.

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  technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!
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  thegoodanarchist: < technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>

Giving new meaning to the phrase "That joke killed in Jerusalem!"

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  technical draw: A feel good piece of classical music for today: Beethoven piano concerto #5, 3rd movement with the great Arthur Rubinstein:

Sep-07-18  TheFocus: <technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>

Wasn't Bowser Jewish?

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  thegoodanarchist: <TheFocus: <technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>

Wasn't Bowser Jewish?>

He may have been. He was my fave, regardless of race or religion.

I don't really pay attention to that stuff, except for asian chicks (you know who you are! Drop a dime in my forum, ladies)

I liked the way Bowser flexed at the end of each show. It inspired me to exercise.

My brother and I got into weightlifting in our teens, long long after the show Sha Na Na ended.

We saw a rerun, after we had both lifted weights for a while. My brother asked me "Remember when we thought Bowser was buff??" (Buff meant "well muscled" back then)

Tis true, Bowser wasn't so big...

Sep-08-18  adamd2: If you are not satisfy with the guidance of the game instruction and the game play which you can also change those kind of settings from the help of the to maintain the total process.
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  technical draw: Thanks for visiting <adamd2>. I think you have the wrong forum. In any event that info should be useful for somebody.
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  technical draw: Capitol cities have funny names. Hungary has Budapest. Buda from the religion and Pest from insects. Moscow. Mos is a form of the Spanish más which means more and Cow, thus More Cows. Washington D.C. is named after the first president and the fact that they use direct current as the electrical standard. I'm not making this up!

Havana means Have a Banana. And Pyongyang because of the sound of ricocheting bullets caused by those trying to escape. Manila from the rapper Manila Ice. Canberra is Yogi Berra's father.

There are more but I won't post them because people would think I'm just making this stuff up.

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  WannaBe: You?! Making (this) stuff up? Never!
Sep-15-18  Caissanist: What I've never understood about WWI is why this needed to be any of our business. Europe had been fighting horrific back-and-forth wars for hundreds of years before that, which always ground to a halt on their own eventually, but for some reason we decided that this time we should send our own army over there to settle things. A hundred years later, we're still there, and still the indispensable power for settling internal European disputes for another fifty years at least. A perfect example of how it is always easier to stay out than to get out.
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  diceman: This is pretty good on WW1:

World War One (ALL PARTS)

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  technical draw: <Government is a business, and its most important customers are the rich.>

A quote from an article by Jesse Barron.

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  technical draw: Darn, El-Al airlines has the worse internet site I've seen. As far as I can see it's the official El-Al site but it takes you to all kinds of places without any introduction on how to navigate the site. Maybe I'm on the wrong site. I'll try again.
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  technical draw: <The same tactic was used by the IAF during ‘Operation Chess,’ the massive Israeli operation against Iranian military facilities and bases in Syria which destroyed roughly 50 Iranian targets in the country on May 10, 2018.>

I wonder what opening they used?

Sep-22-18  JimNorCal: TD, the baby will be missed! You too, of course :) Best wishes.
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<TD> I think I can help on this.

You might accidentally have gone to the Jor-El website, which does involve some flying, but in fact it is dedicated to Superman's father.

Here is scientific evidence:

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  technical draw: <jfq> . You're right. No wonder they kept trying to sell me a red cape and a phone booth. I'm going back and buying one, I wonder if there is kryptonite in Israel?
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  technical draw: <TheFocus> <Are you making Aliyah in 2019? >

<Focus> I moved your comment to my forum I don't want to clutter the <> forum.

I will initially be going to Israel for 10 days. I will have a look see. I can extend my visit up to 6 months without a visa. If I have the wherewithal I might stay longer. I'm taking it one day at a time. Right now the baby disappears in 4 days.

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  diceman: <technical draw:

Darn, El-Al airlines has the worse internet site I've seen.>

Maybe they just want to keep their enemies guessing?

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  WannaBe: You gotta use the secret decoder ring to decipher the web page!
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  technical draw: <diceman> <WannaBe> I just figured it out. You go to the airport and if you see a line going to an El-Al airplane you just jump in. That's very efficient. Since all El-Al flights are going to Israel why bother to make schedules?
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