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Message 5 of 108 (632850)
09-10-2011 5:49 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jon
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


In
I'm in--hard to tell who to challenge with the equivocal commitments above.
Whoever it is, take pity on a poor old man, bent and broken by labor.
Omnivorous at chess.com as well.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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Message 8 of 108 (632860)
09-10-2011 6:44 PM
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09-10-2011 6:23 PM


Re: In
Challenge accepted.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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Message 12 of 108 (632948)
09-11-2011 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by Phat
09-11-2011 12:22 PM


Re: In
Phat, if you put my mind on the edge of a razor blade, it would look like a BB rolling down a six-lane highway...
But thanks for the vote of confidence.
We have a few extremely good players here. I hope they'll join in and humble us all--it's the only way to improve.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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Message 21 of 108 (633328)
09-13-2011 3:36 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by caffeine
09-13-2011 11:18 AM


Over here!
If everyone plays everyone, you could challenge me. Toss a coin to choose colors or whatever.
The other day, my wife and I were cruising along, sipping espresso and singing with Eric Clapton on the radio, giggling and substituting "Caffeine" every time he reached the refrain, "Cocaine."
Maybe we had too many cups that day; maybe it was an omen.

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Message 25 of 108 (633481)
09-14-2011 10:56 AM
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09-14-2011 3:31 AM


Re: Over here!
caffeine writes:
I'm quite happy to lose, but I'm not losing my queen to some simple trick this time!
OK, complex tricks it is...

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Message 28 of 108 (633526)
09-14-2011 2:14 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by Artemis Entreri
09-14-2011 1:20 PM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
AE writes:
let's settle this with an exciting game of internet chess! can i bring my cat?
Sure.
You can even wear your skirt.

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Message 34 of 108 (633688)
09-15-2011 1:44 PM
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09-15-2011 11:53 AM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
AE writes:
skirts are for Scots
That's because the sound of zippers spooks the sheep.

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Message 37 of 108 (634320)
09-20-2011 5:52 PM
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09-15-2011 10:29 AM


Re: Over here!
caffeine writes:
(sorry - have to get in some laughs prior to my own humiliation)
Future opponents, don't let caffeine fool you--he's a sharp cookie.
Win or lose, I'll have had a lot of rust knocked off by our game.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 39 of 108 (634350)
09-20-2011 8:44 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by fearandloathing
09-20-2011 6:00 PM


Re: Over here!
FnL writes:
Phat is toying with me... I feel like a mouse who is being stalked by the cat...the cat knows it can take the mouse out, but wants to have some fun first.
Yes, that Phat is an animal.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 42 of 108 (634399)
09-21-2011 9:34 AM
Reply to: Message 41 by caffeine
09-21-2011 3:27 AM


Bishop v Rook
Ouch.
I'd offer my sympathies, but they'd be crocodilian.
Hardly decisive, though. I've always thought the bishop is undervalued vis-a-vis the rook--especially when it means breaking up a bishop pair.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 46 of 108 (635369)
09-28-2011 10:30 PM
Reply to: Message 45 by frako
09-28-2011 6:28 AM


Re: Caffeine vs fearandloathing
Challenged.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 49 of 108 (635700)
09-30-2011 6:39 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by caffeine
09-28-2011 5:16 AM


Update
Omnivorous: 3
Phat: 0
fearandloathing: 0
Jon: -1
caffeine: -1
frako: -1
I've updated this after my game with frako.
I need to play fearandloathing and Phat. I'll wait for challenges in case they have enough games on their plates.
I still hope we can draw some more players. We could also play second games with same opponents with colors reversed.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 53 of 108 (637030)
10-12-2011 10:25 PM
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10-12-2011 12:10 PM


Re: Update
Come to papa.

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Message 54 of 108 (637031)
10-12-2011 10:35 PM
Reply to: Message 43 by Artemis Entreri
09-21-2011 1:35 PM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
A late answer, but FWIW, I'll tell you one important thing I learned in my 40s:
If you like blended whiskey or bourbon, and you think you don't like scotch, buy better scotch.

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Message 56 of 108 (637246)
10-14-2011 10:40 AM
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10-14-2011 9:17 AM


Moonshine
Who knows? Maybe you just have to kill more taste buds with bourbon before the scotch will work.
That could be what I did with American and Canadian blended whiskeys--can't drink them now, they taste like syrup.
A local company here in CT, Onyx Liquors, is putting a legal moonshine on the market, made with all local ingredients (corn, spring water, honey). I talked to one of the owners, and he says it's based on a traditional moonshine recipe. I don't recall if there's any rye or other grains in it. Hopefully it won't be too sweet.
Connecticut was a major moonshine producer during prohibition-- close to New York, lots of farms, lots of immigrants with home brewing and liquor making traditions and lots of whiskey rebellion attitude.
Where I grew up (Indiana/Kentucky) in the 50s, it was still common for farm folks to have small home stills--nobody got bothered unless they started trying to run it. A great-uncle made the first whiskey (corn and rye) I ever tasted.
New Zealand has a home distilling law similar to the U.S. laws that permit home brewing. There are excellent DIYs on NZ sites.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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