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technical draw
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Chess rating: estimated ELO 1900 (Would you believe 1800?)

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If I do not remember thee,
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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. -(apologies to Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish).

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

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   technical draw has kibitzed 17528 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-22-16 technical draw chessforum
technical draw: Yes, <Deus>. Too bad Astor was having the extra large Scotch on the Rocks.
   Oct-14-16 Russian Superfinals (Women) (2016) (replies)
technical draw: <Mr. V> Now I know who dropped 5 bills on Gory in the chessbookie game.
   Oct-11-16 Dennis Wagner
technical draw: A drawish player in the 2016 world junior championship. Could his star be fading?
   Oct-11-16 World Junior Championship (2016)
technical draw: I thank all who have posted about ELO ratings. This is very instructive reading. I was thinking about applying the mathematics of ELO rating to horse race handicapping. However the short lifespan (or racespan) of an individual horse does not provide the necessary mathematical
   Oct-09-16 Jeffery Xiong (replies)
technical draw: A future contender for world champion.
   Oct-07-16 Odd Lie (replies)
technical draw: They say the giant Air Force C-5 Galaxy is 6 stories high. Big deal! I've told hundreds of stories high.
   Oct-06-16 Pontus Carlsson
technical draw: Para el Gran Maestro Colombiano/Sueco Pontus Carlsson: Buena suerte en este torneo, Adelante y acumule puntos ELO!
   Oct-03-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
technical draw: The Tango is not a dance in the regular sense of the word. It is more inspirational and improvisational then rigid or systematic forms of dancing. I like it because it's akin to chess. You glide over the dance floor looking for places to move like you would look at a ...
   Oct-02-16 Ferenc Berkes
technical draw: One of the highest rated 'unknown" players.
   Sep-26-16 K Saric vs M Ohme, 2016
technical draw: I couldn't help it <saffuan>. I had to see it. It's not bad. Currently I'm working on another one liner.
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  technical draw: <Boomie> That's an OK joke but it sounds like something Henny Youngman would say.
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  Boomie: <technical draw: <Boomie> That's an OK joke but it sounds like something Henny Youngman would say.>

Perhaps. Youngman could have been one inspiration for "Some Like It Hot". Joe E. Brown was in that one so why not other stand up comedians on the set?

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  technical draw: <Boomie> Now that you mention "Some Like it Hot", I have always considered Jack Lemmon one the great screen actors of all time. Probably if you ask now youngsters would say "Jack who?"
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  diceman: <technical draw: <Boomie> Now that you mention "Some Like it Hot", I have always considered Jack Lemmon one the great screen actors of all time.>

In "Some Like it Hot" Tony Curtis was better. He had to act "uninterested" in Marilyn Monroe!

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  Boomie: What I find amazing about Wilder is that English was his 4th language. He was born in Hungary (then Austro-Hungary now a part of Poland) and worked in Germany before going to Paris and finally Hollywood.

He is second to Woody Allen for Oscar nominations for screenwriting. In addition to his comedies, which remain eminently watchable today, he practically invented film noir with "Double Indemnity". His range was enormous.

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  Boomie: Heh. I just stumbled on this. Wilder's gravestone with the last line from "Some Like It Hot".

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  technical draw: Who says you can't learn anything on a chess site? Today I learned that "Double Indemnity" is a Billy Wilder film. I would have bet the house it was a Hitchcock movie. I must be a Psycho.
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  Boomie: ->

"The Birds" is coming.

And good English has went.

(Mad magazine joke)

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  technical draw: <Boomie> I don't see any birds. And I'm looking out my rear window.
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  Boomie: I'm out of breath after walking up the 39 steps and, looking down, I think I've got vertigo.
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  technical draw: <Boomie> To get rid of the vertigo position your head north by northwest and that should clear it up.
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  Boomie: <technical draw: <Boomie> To get rid of the vertigo position your head north by northwest>

I have a sneaking suspicion the result may be notorious.

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  technical draw: I'm going to Paris soon. Maybe I should brush up on my Arabic.
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  Boomie: Obviously, you are the man who knew too much.
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  technical draw: <Bommie> Very true. Without a shadow of a doubt.
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  Boomie: If you're at the end of your rope, don't go into a frenzy.
Oct-21-16  Deus Ex Alekhina: If you are going to Brazil, maybe you should brush up on your Arabica. Sometimes I think TD's crystal ball is cloudy, did he spill Pina Colada on it? But I think he predicted a woman would be elected president, and the last 4 letters of her first name would consist of an "a", an "r", an "l", and a "y", altho not necessarily in that order.
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  technical draw: <Deus> Yes my crystal ball was cloudy. My prediction for US president show a "Tramp" I didn't think a homeless person was going to be elected so I through the ball against the wall. It didn't break but it cleared up. Then a sign showed: Closed for repairs. Just when the US presidential race was getting interesting.

Seriously the 2016 US presidential election is the strangest I have ever seen. And I have been an observer since Eisenhower 2.

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  technical draw: <Boomie> I was getting into a conversation with <Deus> about the US elections, Some country is going to try to sabotage the elections. A foreign correspondent told me.
Oct-21-16  saffuna: <Seriously the 2016 US presidential election is the strangest I have ever seen.>

No kidding. And the curious thing is, any standard-issue Republican (Rubio, Kasich, McCain, Romney) could have defeated Clinton easily, and any standard-issue Democrat (Biden, Kerry, Dean) could have easily defeated Trump.

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  technical draw: Maybe the US should try a parliamentary form of government or maybe we should name a King. This confusing electoral college thingy has to change. ( I know, states rights and all those things). It's too late for 2016 so get ready for a rocky four years (if we survive).
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  technical draw: One of the most famous videos of all time is the crash and burning of the Air ship Hindenburg. The words of the announcer, "h, the humanity!" will continue to haunt many.

However one little detail is not really known. The video of the crash and the words of the announcer were two separate transmissions. The announcer was transmitting live on radio and the video was taken to be shown at a later date. After the disaster the two were combined and it appears as if the announcer is making reference to the burning airship in the background. Maybe the crash is a metaphor for the US elections, Oh, the humanity!

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  diceman: <technical draw:

However one little detail is not really known. The video of the crash and the words of the announcer were two separate transmissions.>

The only "live" announcer we had back in the day was on the Titanic.

His broadcast went something like:

Dot,dot,dot,dash,dash,dash,dot,dot,dot,dash,dash- ,dash,dot,dash,dot,dash,dot,dash,dash,dot,dot,do- t,dot,dot,dash,dash,dot,dot,dot,dash,dash,dash,d- ot,dash,dot,dash,dot,dash,dash,dot,dot,dot,dash,- dot,dash,dash,dot,dot,dot,dot,dot,dash,dash.

...but don't quote me.

Oct-21-16  Deus Ex Alekhina: What is not well known is the fact that Titanic passenger John Jacob Astor IV slipped a $50 into the hands of the ship's captain and asked him "Would it be possible to get some ice in my drink?" right before the crash
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  technical draw: Yes, <Deus>. Too bad Astor was having the extra large Scotch on the Rocks.
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