These are the sled dog days of winter. We’ve had enough of Huckabee’s Finns and Romney Marsh. Soooo….
Somewhere in anti-heaven tonight Father Coughlin & Chas. Lindbergh Have someone to play with.
Mr. Fischer is remembered by all but probably will be mourned most of all by his widow Amy ( Long Island N.Y.)
I went to his website today and found that he denied being associated in any way a rookery of Chess websites.
What about Chess records ?
Big Blue indeed !
After he beat that Spastic Russky he went kinda weird..
I used to think it was due to the fact that Pong had rendered his game of no further use to civilisation.
He hooked up ( in the Old sense) With Herbert W. Armstrong founder of Worldwide Church O’ God & father of Garner Ted.
Rabid anti-Semites and millenialists all. Potato Potatoe
I always thought M. Pecheur looked like David ‘Son of Sam’ Berkowitz. Mother Jewish & Father German. Talked about conflict. They played up the cold war thing in the Times today, but the frigid war was the 50’s. All That 70’s stuff was a smokescreen to hide USA worrying about OPEC embargo. I’m feeling as sapped of energy as that fabled Spruce tree I read about in the Kenyon review. Nabokov liked chess and I found him pretentious. Naan will be back anoon.
Please tell me I’m not paying for ‘MVP’, CBC’s new hokey drama. Now and then I might begrudge Peter Mansbridge a new ca$hmear turtleneck (legwarmer for his instrument) and sometimes I wish Georgie S. would go for a full-on trepanation, then he could f…himself, I’d be happy to contribute to that. But where ‘MVP’ is concerned, I’m offside. Can I take my shtick out now? Is this Canadian enuff for you RCH?
More than a few years ago, a book about an expedition to the Arabian Peninsula in 1760 sponsored by the Danish Crown, was making the rounds in our family. The book was called Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia, oxymoron?) These royal european fact-finding trips to exotic places were all the rage then. This account starred three central figures hand-picked by the King each for his special talent, a Swedish botanist, a Friesian polymath and a big-talking low-yielding Dane, as it turned out, (just being Danish seemed to qualify him for the trip.) Their ship was a long time getting out of the channel above Denmark where the Atlantic currents meet the North Sea’s but on the third try they succeed and they are finally on their way. Before this happens though, the Dane, rather than forego his creature comforts, decides to travel overland through Europe to meet up with the rest of them in Italy I think. The book is full of descriptions of the people in the Middle-East and their customs at the time. I remembered that Sana on the Arabian Peninsula was described as being mosquito-infested (malaria claims some of the gang) and a place one would not want to visit, at least not in 1761. But about 5 years ago I was online looking for an exotic vacation and came across a site for a hotel in Sana that was only $29. a day U.S. It was cheaper to live there than here and I wondered what it would be like for me, a Canadian woman d’un certain âge, to take-up residence in a Yemeni city. There were probably less mosquitos now. Would I have to cover myself completely? This part I would not mind at all and besides it would be prudent to do so. We were post 9/11. I imagined myself shopping in open markets, cooking on a gas hotplate in my room like Big Edie Beale (she was bifnaked), watching the news on Al-Jazeera or the BBC all the while breathing in the pleasantly toxic fumes from the burning mosquito coils. Would a camel ride be in the offing? Could I drink wine, I wondered? Well wonder no more, the trip is off. Two Belgian tourists were shot to death yesterday (& 4 more wounded) in an Eastern part of Yemen and I don’t much feel like going anymore even if the price is right. I know the rest of Europe has a problem with Belgians but..
Sometimes I don’t know why I bother writing anything at all with sites like Counterpunch.org around. My only problem with some of these articles is that they are heavy on the facts unlike P.I.T.S.O.L. where we play loose with that stuff and try and make light of all news and non-news alike. Do we need to know all this stuff? Are we not thankful to the MSM for all the grim details, that they provide us with so unselfishly 24/7, of unfortunate (usually) blond women that have been raped and burned, ridiculed and hauled off to asylums or jails. I was raised at a time when the Virgin Mary was venerated by millions. What does a woman have to do around here to get respect, wear a veil? It didn’t work for Mrs. Bhutto.
l. Some will take TURKISH DELIGHT (schadenfreude for the “or you’re against us crowd.” upon reading this .
SIBEL EDMONDS, TURKEY AND THE BOMB by Dave Lindorff
Here’s Harry Shearer’s blog on same subject Harry Shearer’s blog on why Rubert Murdoch hasn’t published the Sibel Edmonds story in his U.S. tabloids.
2. Others will be reminded of the THE HANDS OF ORLAC when reading this and want to go shopping in Jacob’s larder.
Sadly one of the two beautiful spruce trees on the West side of our house was uprooted during the high winds Wednesday. It was over 30 ft high and close to 40 years old. I didn’t notice it was down till I was halfway up our really really long driveway and by chance looked back to see it on the ground. I returned immediately to investigate this crime of nature, ready to have it out with the wayward wind, but the minute I was out of my protective armour, nature sneered. I got the hell out of there before I was decapitated by any barn roofing that might have been airborne. The wind is at it again tonight.
I’ve nothing else to report but Dave Lindorff at Counterpunch.org certainly does.
both huckaberry h. and mutt r. looked like they could have used a drink last night. why were those people (the norris couple but not michelle alas..who’s chuck?) standing behind huck? is his own family that unattractive? if they had been recognizable (brad and angie) it would have made sense. mccane is such a bore.
ru paul is a mr. 10%. rudimental. tv guy thinks he’s ronnie. certainly no naancy.
watching pbs. obama reminds me a lot of jfk. trying to convince himself as he gets further into this insane race. what’s goin on? last night when barak & his family took the stage i was reminded of jfk and i couldn’t help thinking of dallas. how come there were twice the number of folks registering as dems.. it’s very suspect. a lot of people moved to ioweyou. which kennedy in the long coat was that standing behind hillary? robert jr.? or central casting.. hillary reminded me of the girl that was not asked to dance at the prom. she looked dejected (running on empty) and quite beautiful. i think people will appreciate this seldom seen aspect of her (a slip of a moon.) she’s got it. edwards is like a cartoon character. my take on the republicans to follow. big f… deal. gwen ifill should run. she’s got a full tank.