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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. (no lotteries until after the pandemic)

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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):

If you're giving away money e-mail me at goodchessactor(at)

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   Jun-01-20 technical draw chessforum
technical draw: <playground player> I have a general theory about the use of masks but not anything that will be specific to New Jersey. I believe that the use of masks at this moment has transcended the medical purposes and acquired a political/social purpose. Right now it matters not
   May-31-20 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <Given the opportunity, players invariably capture en passant. Everybody loves to show off their knowledge of the rules.> Good observation, <Phony>. And I think you're right.
   May-30-20 chancho chessforum
   May-29-20 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <Theists simply lack a belief in atheism. They don't believe the proposition "God does not exist" is true.> It is interesting to ask a person who says this: "When you say "God", what do you envision?" It is hard to define something you say does not exist.
   May-22-20 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Yo mama so fat elephants rest in her shadow.
   May-15-20 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <WannaBe> Now there's a fine coincidence. In your link on Monk at the intro there is a painting by Eduard Cortes that I made a bid at auction in 2011. I bid $100. It sold for 60,000 Euros. I believe the starting bid was 40,000 Euros so my bid was just a joke. But it's ...
   May-15-20 Ruben Felgaer
technical draw: It seems this GM stopped playing at age 34 in 2015. Anyone know why? No info on Wiki.
   May-13-20 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
technical draw: One of the classic "yo mama" is: "Yo mama so dumb she thinks manuel labor is the president of Mexico."
   May-07-20 juan31 chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <juan31> Gracias por la felicitación. Ni siquiera sabia que había un concurso.
   May-07-20 Gerry McCarthy (replies)
technical draw: I found out today that <DomDaniel> had passed on. He was always a witty and friendly debater. RIP
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Love in the days of Corona Virus

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  technical draw: I just learned about the death of Rock and Roll legend Little Richard.

Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!

Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie
Wop bop a loo bop a lop ba ba!

I got a gal, named Sue, she knows just what to do I got a gal, named Sue, she knows just what to do She rock to the East, she rock to the West
But she is the gal that I love best

RIP Little Richard.

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  WannaBe: Okay, <TD>!! Time for you to 'fess up, which one of these folk is you... Don't lie.

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> I ain't none of em. Those schmucks don't know from jokes. Half the jokes were stolen from Henny Youngman. Ok, there are a few I'm going to steal but none of the dirty ones!
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  technical draw: Kidney stones got to me again. I tried waiting out the pain for 3 days but I finally gave in and took 100 mgs. of Tramadol. All pain disappeared in one hour. But I must be careful, Tramadol is an opiate and highly addictive. I'd prefer the pain of kidney stones than the pain of opiate withdrawal.

(Don't confuse kidney stones with the Rolling Stones. One is bad and the other is calcium build up in your kidney.)

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  Stonehenge: Stony's advice for kidney stones:

Drink six-pack of very cold beer (no peeing!), then take a very hot bath and delay peeing as long as you can. Then pee.

(not kidding, this may actually help).

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  technical draw: <Stonehenge>. Thanks for that advice. Even if it doesn't work by the 6th beer I probably will be feeling no pain. Also my mother doesn't like me to drink beer but I'll just say it's for medicinal purposes only. Cheers!
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  chancho: <TD> I saw a person in hellish agony from kidney stones when I went to the Hospital some years ago...

There's this treatment (shockwave lithotripsy) that breaks the stones down to make them easier to pass.

I don't know if they have that treatment in Puerto Rico, yet.

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  technical draw: <chancho>. You must have seen me about 20 years ago when I had my first attack. I went (or rather I was taken) to the ER and the pain was so strong I started crawling on the floor. Then I tried a butterfly swim on the floor. I also filled a small wastebasket with puke. The puke was from trying home remedies that never worked.

I was finally given an IV with pain medication and the pain magically disappeared. Then I was embarrassed because of the "show" I put on. But believe me, I wasn't acting.

I was later prescribed Tramadol and have been taking it whenever I start passing a stone.

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  technical draw: RIP Ravi Zacarias, Christian author, speaker, and apologist. A really profound thinker. He left a body of work that will be studied for generations.
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  WannaBe: Um... So, following my viewing of <ONE> episode of Old Jews Telling Jokes, whenever I sign on to YouTube, I get 250K suggestions, more Old Jews Telling jokes, to Yarmulke (pack of 10 for 20 Euros), to recipes on how to make my own Bagels at home.

Okay, seriously, have you heard of a term, often used in comedy, called Corpsing?

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  technical draw: <Wannabe>. Never heard of the word "corpsing". However I will put it to immediate use telling my wife, "quit your corpsing!"
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  jith1207: <Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie
Tutti frutti oh rootie>

That reminded me of a *nice* poster we had a while back here in CG.

May-23-20  falso contacto: We're still on lockdown, kind of, are you? Haven't been following the conversation lately.
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  WannaBe: Ever seen so many shirts and jeans and appreciate classical music?

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  technical draw: Wow, I've aged 17 years on There are grandmasters who weren't even born when I joined. And I have improved squat in my playing. So much for "experience is the best teacher".

<falso contacto> I don't even know if we're on lockdown or not because I don't go out anyway. Very few people are using facemasks now so I guess there has been some lifting of the lockdown.

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  WannaBe: Congrats, by Nov 2021, you will be eligible for the draft and to vote!
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  technical draw: <WannaBe> No sir, no draft for me. I'm running off to Canada and hiding from the man.

On another note I just discovered that there is only one composer of film music today. His name is Hans Zimmer. He has composed the music for every movie you have ever seen. Don't believe me? Check this out:

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  WannaBe: "On another note..." I'll pardon your expression. If you know what I mean.
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  technical draw: Chag Sameach for Shavuot:

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  technical draw: I just filled out my mother's bank info for her $1,200 stimulus check. I said there was a 20% charge for filling out the forms on line and she told me to go fry asparagus. She's 89 years old but she can't be conned.
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  technical draw: I have to get a refill of my anxiety medication, however the anxiety does not allow me to go to the pharmacy. It's a catch 22 type thing. Eventually I'll go but not after a major struggle. For now I hope somebody shows up that can go for me. You doing anything important today <chancho>?
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  technical draw: Well somebody showed up. My neighbor went to the pharmacy and lucky for me that they know him because they don't just shell out controlled substances to anyone. Now that little anxiety cost me $20. The medication is covered but the mandao costs. Remember the saying:"I buy, you fly"? Works for me.
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  technical draw: <The left is an angry movement. It is animated by an outraged self-righteousness whose moral superiority doubles as dehumanization. And its machinery of culture glamorizes its anger. The media dresses up the seething rage so that the left never has to look at its demons in the mirror of its soul.>

Whoa, heavy stuff.

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  playground player: <technical draw> Puzzling New Jersey fact: the more the immediate threat of the Death Virus recedes, the more time New Jerseyans spend behind their masks. Have you a theory that accounts for this?
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  technical draw: <playground player> I have a general theory about the use of masks but not anything that will be specific to New Jersey. I believe that the use of masks at this moment has transcended the medical purposes and acquired a political/social purpose. Right now it matters not what doctors say or what the statistics say, all that matters is that the masks are a lot of peoples only horse in this political/social race we find ourselves in.

Maybe the coronavirus football will be traded for a George Floyd football, anything that will keep a lot of people in the game will be tried.

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