Chess Thread 01-12-2019

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"Little girl, I *always* play the Orangutan Opening."


(Yes, the Orangutan is a real opening.)


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (880)

Goal: Black can get himself a mate in 2
Hint: two knight moves


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Another Chess Ad:

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Here is the problem from the diagram in the ad:


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It's White to play and mate in 3, and, as it turns out, there are two completely different solutions. See if you can find both.


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (27

Goal: queen a pawn, prevent Black from queening his
Hint: finding the correct first move is key


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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Merry Christmas


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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


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1...Nf2+
2.Kg1 Nh3#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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Sometimes, to get a good feel for the position, it's helpful to look at what the opposing side will do if it were their turn. In this case, if it were Black's move, the obvious choice would be 1...Rxg1+, followed by 2...d1Q and a won game. So, White needs to prevent this. This rules out any pawn move, such as 1.e7 or 1.f7. That leaves only rook moves, and the only good candidate moves are 1.Rd1 or 1.Rf1.

1.Rd1 is a defensive moves, and, as it turns out, it fails: 1.Rd1 c3 2.f7 c2 3.fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 4.Rg1+ Kf8 5.e7+ Kxe7 6.Kh2 d1=Q 7.Rxd1 cxd1=Q and wins.

Which leaves 1.Rf1! This is the only correct move.

1.Rf1! c3

If 1...Rd8 then 2.e7 d1=Q 3.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 4.Kg2 Re1 5.f7 h6 6.e8=Q+ Rxe8 7.fxe8=Q+ winning

2.f7 c2
3.fxg8=Q+ Kxg8
4.e7 d1=Q

And now, it's mate in 4:

5.e8=Q+ Kg7
6.Qf7+ Kh6
7.Qf6+ Kh5
8.Qg5#


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Solution #1:

1.Nc1 Rg2
2.Qa1+ Rb2+
3.Qxb2#

Solution #2:

1.Qxg8+ Nxg8
2.Nf7+ Kh7
3.Bf5#

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:13 PM




Comments

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1 Speaking of games, big one here in KC with the Chiefs vs Colts. We shall see...

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:07 PM (mIJBI)

2 The worst part is knowing the monkey has a 20% chance of beating me at chess.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (LX21o)

3 Any morons at the East Lansing tournament?

Posted by: WOPR at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (o1bgM)

4 present

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:11 PM (vWMNq)

5 Was getting unavailable for a few seconds

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 05:11 PM (/rm4P)

6

Where did you get the picture of my sister and I from when we were kids?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 12, 2019 05:12 PM (XIH2u)

7 Shoot, 20% is more like my odds against the monkey... :/

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 12, 2019 05:12 PM (lLeln)

8 Chiefs running away with it.

Andy Reid at 13 in the punt pass and kick competition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4gNFL2upZE

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2019 05:12 PM (1UZdv)

9 Easier Problem.

1. ... Nf2+
2. Kg1 Nh3#

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:13 PM (vWMNq)

10 Problem 1:

... Nf2+

Problem 2:

Rf1
e7

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:13 PM (U96rM)

11 There was supposed to be a "<whatever>" for black's response to the first move.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:14 PM (U96rM)

12

Korea Girl + Donut Girl + Me = humiliation, a lifetime of shame and regret, and possible extended prison sentence...

Worth it.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 12, 2019 05:15 PM (XIH2u)

13 11 There was supposed to be a "" for black's response to the first move.

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Ha. Millennial chess.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:16 PM (LX21o)

14 Wow, the "whatever" disappeared.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:16 PM (LX21o)

15 8 Chiefs running away with it.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2019 05:12 PM (1UZdv)


Time out!

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 12, 2019 05:17 PM (fZUSt)

16 I get a creepy vibe from the Asian girl. Everything is great until you wake up tied to the bed while she removes your toes with tin snips type vibe. Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (gC2IV)

17

Second grey dress from the left is a man, baby!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (XIH2u)

18 The photo of Marilyn looks like the set of "All About Eve".

Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (jm1YL)

19 The girl in long white dress looks like she could be Ann Coulter's younger good looking sister.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (2DOZq)

20 I get a creepy vibe from the Asian girl. Everything is great until you wake up tied to the bed while she removes your toes with tin snips type vibe. Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (gC2IV)

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You do NOT want to watch "The Audition."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (LX21o)

21 Trump is saying that he wants the shutdown to go a bit longer.

We're at Day 21. If it goes 30 days, agencies can RIF furloughed federal employees. Expect some agencies to cut 10%. I'd bet Mick Mulvaney has the plan.

If so, Chuck and Nancy walked into this.

Give me an OctoMom Barrett SCOTUS nomination and MY head will explode

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (1UZdv)

22 And....it's beginning to snow in B'More.

Cannibalism and the total loss of life should begin momentarily

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (cqNba)

23 Highland Queen

One mate is:

1. Qxg8+ Nxg8
2. Nf7+ Kh7
3. Bf5#

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (vWMNq)

24 PDT has been firing tweets all day.

Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 05:20 PM (jm1YL)

25 Or that could be an Audition reference. I've blocked most of it out of my mind except for the part where I never, ever want to watch it again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:20 PM (LX21o)

26 16 I get a creepy vibe from the Asian girl. Everything is great until you wake up tied to the bed while she removes your toes with tin snips type vibe. Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (gC2IV


Didn't you make the same comment about one of the female masters whose pic I posted a couple of months ago?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:21 PM (Z5q+w)

27 Is that Marilyn in the red dress

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2019 05:21 PM (1UZdv)

28

Everyone seems to blithely accept without questioning that a chimpanzee can teach a blond how to play chess...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 12, 2019 05:21 PM (XIH2u)

29 Mahomes may be hurt. SHIT.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 05:22 PM (dUJdY)

30 Didn't you make the same comment about one of the female masters whose pic I posted a couple of months ago?

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Probably. I'm old and forget things.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:22 PM (gC2IV)

31 Cheeky monkey.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 12, 2019 05:23 PM (2sawr)

32 Our First Lady is classy and has had many excellent pictures taken of her, but this one, the latest Christmas picture, is perhaps the most classy of all.

The entire pic is simply stunning.


For those people who choose to ignore our First Lady for the great person she proves to be every day, or degrade her, I pity them. Hate is a powerful drug.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 12, 2019 05:23 PM (sy5kK)

33 '' Is that Marilyn in the red dress''

It is and that dress is a gorgeous shade of red.

Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 05:23 PM (jm1YL)

34 i love the Christmas pic. POTUS looks so happy. deservedly so!

Posted by: concrete girl at January 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Wr4LW)

35 I bet that monkey could teach AOC a thing or two hundred.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:24 PM (2DOZq)

36 Ugh. Double asian. I don't get what's so appealing about them. If I were a geneticist I'd try to find the gene(s) that could cure asia of those physical characteristics.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 05:25 PM (/qEW2)

37 The group pic looks like the Ladies SS Auxiliary on a smoke break.....

The smoking lamp is lit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2019 05:25 PM (Z+IKu)

38 Sorry not a monkey. A Chimp. aos moron's are sticklers for accuracy.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:25 PM (2DOZq)

39 The eternal battle between plow and blower for the driveway curb begins!

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 05:25 PM (FhXTo)

40 Same vibe though. Very pretty and pure as the driven snow, with an undercurrent of evil. Probably the movie Robbie mentioned. Ok, I'll see myself out.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:26 PM (gC2IV)

41 And....it's beginning to snow in B'More.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM
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Yay! French Toast for everyone!

That's what the bread, eggs and milk are for, right?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2019 05:26 PM (NtglE)

42 Asian women are beautiful and age well. The only genetic feature I would change is tendency for flat butts.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:26 PM (2DOZq)

43 And....it's beginning to snow in B'More.

Cannibalism and the total loss of life should begin momentarily
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This winter has been pretty mild (so far) in the PNW. Portland today is sunny and breezy with temps in the upper 40s, one of those crystalline winter days that we have with fair frequency.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 05:27 PM (Hx3Yn)

44 We don't have much use for snowblowers down here, but those long-wand propane torches are pretty great for our limited de-icing the sidewalk needs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:27 PM (LX21o)

45 I missed that middle problem. Did you just add that??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:27 PM (U96rM)

46 No snow here in Nashville, just cold rain. This place doesn't do well with winter weather so I'm glad. I'll still make French toast though, just in case.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:28 PM (gC2IV)

47 Seems like Missouri got hammered by the winter storm.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:28 PM (2DOZq)

48 God bless America for people having different standards of beauty, but Asians are a lot like Indian and Persian women to me. Either STUNNINGLY beautiful, or not really that appealing to me.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:28 PM (LX21o)

49 Not that this old married middle-aged dad-bodded dude is turning too many stunningly beautiful heads these days, either, though, so I can't really talk.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 05:30 PM (LX21o)

50 Middle Problem:

Rxg1 <whatever>
Qf8

Mate on next move

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:30 PM (U96rM)

51 Fun fact: prior to WWI, French toast was known in the US as German toast. It got renamed for our Froggy allies when we entered the war, and it was one of the few war-engendered name changes that stuck.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 05:30 PM (Hx3Yn)

52 Guess Colts don't do well in winter weather either. Maybe they should have some French toast at half time.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:32 PM (gC2IV)

53 Well, so far so good. Chiefs up 17-0.

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:32 PM (mIJBI)

54

Somebody called?

Posted by: The Barrel at January 12, 2019 05:33 PM (L7t0A)

55 Chiefs making short work of the Colts, and snow starting in south-central PA. I've got bread, eggs, and booze so let it snow.

Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 12, 2019 05:33 PM (1FhAQ)

56 Not doing very well with the puzzles

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 05:33 PM (/rm4P)

57 19
The girl in long white dress looks like she could be Ann Coulter's younger good looking sister.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation

Or brother.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (T6t7i)

58 Oh crap, what did I do?

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (mIJBI)

59 TIME OUT!

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (REcCB)

60 Err ... that wasn't mate in 3 (damn pawn!)

*thinking*

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (U96rM)

61 Asian women are beautiful and age well. The only genetic feature I would change is tendency for flat butts.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:26 PM (2DOZq)


That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women... very curvy and round and... I cannot lie.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (Z5q+w)

62 Well well. Who let the colts loose

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2019 05:35 PM (3KRcz)

63 58 Oh crap, what did I do?
Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (mIJBI)

Pro-tip about the Barrel: don't touch the walls.

Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 12, 2019 05:35 PM (1FhAQ)

64 Blocked punt for a TD. Just what the Colts needed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:35 PM (gC2IV)

65 I find Asian women to be extremely attractive.

But Asian blends...ohhhh baby!!

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 12, 2019 05:35 PM (DFoXD)

66 42
Asian women are beautiful and age well. The only genetic feature I would change is tendency for flat butts.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation

I really think that it's because their faces are more childlike than ours. That says something juuuuussst a bit creepy.
And yeah, no butt.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:35 PM (T6t7i)

67 >>Pro-tip about the Barrel: don't touch the walls.


Or the bottom.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:36 PM (REcCB)

68 No snow here in Nashville, just cold rain. This place doesn't do well with winter weather so I'm glad. I'll still make French toast though, just in case.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:28 PM (gC2IV)

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Same weather here in the Atl. northern burbs. Fortunately, don't need to go out for anything today. This stuff just makes me want to nap all day.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 05:36 PM (ffYR/)

69 Seems like Missouri got hammered by the winter storm.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:28

Not in the SE part of the state. Maybe 2.5 inches last nite. Mostly gone now.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 12, 2019 05:36 PM (Dhht7)

70 Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (T6t7i)

Heh. Airbrushed Adams Apple area.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:36 PM (2DOZq)

71 58 Oh crap, what did I do?
Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (mIJBI)


I don't know, I didn't see any formatting crap. It looks like you just put in a metric crap ton of line feeds. Now removed.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (Z5q+w)

72 That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women... very curvy and round and... I cannot lie.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor

Do you mean Spanish or Amerindian? I like both. When I was a younger man in Mexico and Central America, I saw some absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful Indian girls.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (T6t7i)

73 Andy Reid should seriously have called a Time Out, there.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (REcCB)

74 Ah now I get it. Did a Walmart order pick up for my parents and was wondering why it was so insane.

Guess folks are thinking it is going to snow.

Posted by: Big V at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (sN665)

75 >>That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women


I like white women.

Something about all that privilege just gets me. Right in the pants.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:38 PM (REcCB)

76 Trump kinda looks like he's thinking "yeah, look what I got".

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (T6t7i)

77 Posted by: olddog in mo at January 12, 2019 05:36 PM (Dhht7)

Glad for you and your family. I read central MO got at least 17 inches.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (2DOZq)

78 Highland Queen

Second mate is:

1. Nc2 Rg2
2. Qa1+ Rb2
3. Qxb2#

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (vWMNq)

79 I don't know, I didn't see any formatting crap. It looks like you just put in a metric crap ton of line feeds.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (Z5q+w)


Aha!

That proves intention!! We must prosecute.

Posted by: James Comey, Now Director of the Federal Bureau of Threads at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (U96rM)

80 Thanks OM...

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (mIJBI)

81 Do you mean Spanish or Amerindian? I like both. When I was a younger man in Mexico and Central America, I saw some absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful Indian girls.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (T6t7i)


Spanish, i.e. Mexican, Colombian, Venezuelan, oh yas.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (Z5q+w)

82 Oh, and Brazilian.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:40 PM (Z5q+w)

83 Trump kinda looks like he's thinking "yeah, look what I got".
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (T6t7i)

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Hell, I would be too.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 05:40 PM (ffYR/)

84 82
Oh, and Brazilian.


Waxed or unwaxed?

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:41 PM (T6t7i)

85 1. Nc2 Rg2
2. Qa1+ Rb2
3. Qxb2#

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM (vWMNq)


Knight goes to c3 and blocks the queen check.

Posted by: James Comey, Now Director of the Federal Bureau of Threads at January 12, 2019 05:41 PM (U96rM)

86 That chimp would likely beat me half the time. I even suck at checkers.

Colts need to wake up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 05:41 PM (FXbwN)

87 Remember the Chiefs have Andy Reid

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 05:41 PM (/rm4P)

88 NBC officials were most excited about the KC turnover and subsequent Indy TD.



17-0 in the 2nd quarter means that wives will remind their husbands of their chore list. 17-7 means the husbands can say, "but dear, see, it's still close, the Colts are coming back."



And a temporary reprieve.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 12, 2019 05:42 PM (sy5kK)

89 Cannibalism and the total loss of life should begin momentarily
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (cqNba)
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*looks up from pit barbeque*

Ribs are up!

*proffers, wearing "Cannibal Corpse" apron worn ironically*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 05:42 PM (kQs4Y)

90 The little girl made her comeback when the chimp decanted his third snifter of cognac.

Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 05:42 PM (wxZSX)

91 Are all these Korean women from the North? They really could use a sammy or two, or three.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 05:44 PM (/rm4P)

92 OM, I agree about Latinas. Heck, the cheesy movie Three Amigos had a plethora of beautiful Mexican ladies.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 05:44 PM (FXbwN)

93 The little girl made her comeback when the chimp decanted his third snifter of cognac.
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No no no. Not cognac. Chimps are into banana daiquris.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 05:44 PM (Hx3Yn)

94 That little girl seems determined not to look at the Chimp Nipple.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:44 PM (REcCB)

95 I'll be damned if I can see a second mate in 3 to Off The Reservations' first solution ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:44 PM (U96rM)

96 >> Heck, the cheesy movie Three Amigos had a plethora of beautiful Mexican ladies.


Many that I would have gladly kissed on the varanda.

...or, wherever.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:45 PM (REcCB)

97 Middle problem: 1. Rxg1 fails as a mate in 3 after 1. ... d2, as black can then move 2. ... d1/Q+ after 2. Qf8, which turns this into a mate in 4.
Don't understand the Nc2 variation

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:46 PM (BDZwF)

98 veranda...you know what I meant.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 05:46 PM (REcCB)

99 Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:46 PM (BDZwF)

And if you don't keep black in check or take the g1 rook, then that rook can waste three moves checking.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:47 PM (U96rM)

100 Not a fan of the plaid dress. It looks like a pair of underwear to me.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:47 PM (T6t7i)

101 Hey everybody.
Just wanted to share, a friend at FB put this up:

"President Trump is the most sincere president in my lifetime. We need to support him, even if he puts ketchup on his well-done steak."

My own homemade spicy chipotle steak sauce contains just a little bit of ketchup...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 05:47 PM (miE9U)

102 Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (gC2IV)

Dude, no one really needs ALL of their toes!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 05:48 PM (f3oO4)

103 Glad for you and your family. I read central MO got at least 17 inches.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 05:39 PM

Didn't see that. Reminds me when I used to travel to Columbia for biz. Signs on highway said watch for snowmobiles. Anytime after Oct 1, always put snowboots and parka in car. Weather much different there than SE MO.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 12, 2019 05:48 PM (Dhht7)

104 Don't understand the Nc2 variation

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:46 PM (BDZwF)


I think he meant Nc1!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:48 PM (U96rM)

105 More Challenging Problem.

White loses if he ignores:

1. any Rxg1+
2. Kxg2 d1=Q+

But he can avoid the first check with:

1. Kh2 Rxg1
2. f7 Rg8
3. e7 d1=Q
4. fxg8+ Kxg8
5. e8=Q+

White can probably draw now.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (vWMNq)

106 Second solution:
1. Nf7+ Kh7 2. Bf5+ Nxf5 3. Qxf5 mate

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (BDZwF)

107 A week or two ago someone mentioned the country singer Suzy Bogguss. Hadn't listened to her for years. Checking Youtube I discovered one of her more recent albums "The American Folk Songbook". Traditional songs I grew up with like Shenandoah, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, even Froggy Went A'courtin. The accompanying instruments were simple but effective. And the whole album is beautifully produced. You can hear every instument and the tone of her voice.

Those videos led to ones by Kathy Mattea, another golden voice and her sometimes funny and sometimes exciting or heart rending music. Just lovely. I've spent a fair amount of time with the Bose headset on enjoying it all.

BTW, I also started listening to Michael Martin Murphy who did "Wildfire" that all the girls swooned over. Years ago he switched to traditional cowboy songs. Great and fun music.

Posted by: JTB at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (bmdz3)

108 Highland Defense....when you take a bottle of Highland Queen and hit it on the head of your opponent...

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (bUjCl)

109 Really wish I had some of you guys to play chess with. (Even though you'd probably beat me 95% of the time.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (miE9U)

110 Excellent job, Off The Reservation. That was a tough problem.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (U96rM)

111 104 I think he meant Nc1!


Yes. I am terrible at writing the moves down.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:50 PM (vWMNq)

112 Whoops, take back that "second solution" - wrong diagonal for queen

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:51 PM (BDZwF)

113 78
Highland Queen Second mate is:

Correction:

1. Nc1 Rg2
2. Qa1+ Rb2
3. Qxb2#

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:51 PM (vWMNq)

114 I'm starting to think this Mahomes kid might have a future.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:51 PM (gC2IV)

115 Fun fact: prior to WWI, French toast was known in the US as German toast. It got renamed for our Froggy allies when we entered the war, and it was one of the few war-engendered name changes that stuck.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 05:30 PM (Hx3Yn)


You made me look it up. Arme Ritter.
Probably German for knights cheap date...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2019 05:52 PM (1g7ch)

116 Watching the snow fall in NoVA and I just learned another hard lesson about Preventive Maintenance.

Tried to gas up the snowblower and there is a gas tank clean out valve assembly which appears to have gotten clogged and leaks like crazy. If I'd done this when the sun was shining (as and sane homeowner would have done), I sure I could have jury-rigged something or repaired or replaced it, but it is in an impossible spot to get to, and I don't want to take the blower into the garage to work on it because of the gas leak.
I think I will have to drive my truck down to the road, because I'm not able to tackle my driveway with a mere shovel.

Good thing I have some food (for both dog and me) and lots of beer in the house.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 05:53 PM (f3oO4)

117 Nc1 is a really cool move!

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:53 PM (BDZwF)

118 >>>Highland Defense....when you take a bottle of Highland Queen and hit it on the head of your opponent...<<<

Spoken like a true Scotsman.

Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 05:55 PM (wxZSX)

119 Just saw video of Ezekiel Elliott arriving at the coliseum carrying a bag of Chik-Fil-A.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:55 PM (gC2IV)

120 Game thread!

So last night we were talking in the ONT and I mentioned something I heard at Jim Sterling's about Bungie severing their links with ActivisionBlizzard, and going their own way on Destiny 2.

Then there was this comment, but I had trouble interpreting it:

Activision has other problems too. After they "bravely" decide to make another Overwatch chrarcter gay they've had a lawsuit filed against them in federal court for harassment and discrimination. Oh along with the controversy of "overwatch Ellie" a girl that had been recruited to a pro team and then it was revealed that she was actually a he after the sjw npc game journalists all wrote about how "she" was harassed for being a girl and didn't join the team.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 12, 2019 12:22 AM (ZTudK)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 12, 2019 05:56 PM (ykYG2)

121 117
Nc1 is a really cool move!


The difficulty is that black has 3 checks otherwise so you can only get mate in 4.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 05:57 PM (vWMNq)

122 Snowing. WeaselDog Status: Not Amused.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

123 Do you still have weasel fish?

Posted by: Ronster at January 12, 2019 05:59 PM (wEOvg)

124 Also, there seems to be a split between Obsidian and Bethesda. Bethesda are planning to publish "Starfield". But in the meantime, Bethesda pinched off "Fallout 76", a legendarily bad game. So nobody trusts Bethesda to do "Starfield" right.

Recently I hear that Obsidian are planning "The Outer Worlds". On the one hand, it has that tired "the corporaaations" meme. On the other hand... these days, I've grown to distrust the corporaaations myself.

So there's a chance The Outer Worlds could actually be good. I give Obsidian better odds than NuBethesda anyway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (ykYG2)

125 Sunny and 40 in CO. Yesterday it rained all day. Which is weird for January. Rain here, snow in the Midwest. Weird weather patterns.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (FXbwN)

126 110
Excellent job, Off The Reservation. That was a tough problem.


Thanks. I assume you are referring to 105. The Highland Queen problem was also quite difficult.

I am going to look at the hint for the MCP now ... I try to figure them out without it first but sometimes I can't even get started.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (vWMNq)

127 In my little corner of NoVA, its finally snowing. Just some big fluffy flakes. Nothing major. Probably won't amount to anything here.

This 'shutdown' will finally effect me next month (if it goes that far). My badge that I use to get into the building I work in expires in Feb 1. The paper work is not moving because of the 'shutdown'. So next month, it looks like I'll be working dayshift (for the first time in a decade) at the maintenance shop in Alexandria. Not sure what I'll be doing but I'll keep busy. I'll still be getting a paycheck from the beltway bandits I work for so thats good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (r2LuW)

128 not to sound snobby but i never swooned after murphey.

i do like his quote about, "backing a trailer" though.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 12, 2019 06:01 PM (Wr4LW)

129 123 Do you still have weasel fish?
Posted by: Ronster at January 12, 2019 05:59 PM (wEOvg)
--------
Sadly, no. We went on vacation last summer for a week and had someone coming in to feed the cats and the fish. When we got home all of the fish were tango uniform. No idea what happened.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 06:01 PM (MVjcR)

130 So, at the half, Chiefs up 24-7.

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 06:01 PM (mIJBI)

131 106 Second solution:
1. Nf7+ Kh7 2. Bf5+ Nxf5 3. Qxf5 mate

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 05:49 PM (BDZwF)


The white queen begins the problem at a8. She can't get to f5 from there, not in one move, anyway.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:02 PM (Z5q+w)

132 >>Weird weather patterns.


Seems like the first year of el ninos brings this split jet stream phenomena. The best snow for skiers is south or to the extreme north of where it normally would be.

Flagstaff used to fill up with colorado folks in these type of years.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 06:02 PM (REcCB)

133 125 Sunny and 40 in CO. Yesterday it rained all day. Which is weird for January. Rain here, snow in the Midwest. Weird weather patterns.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (FXbwN)

Man made climate change. All the weed smoke in CO changed the weather pattern.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 06:02 PM (2DOZq)

134 126 I am going to look at the hint


I meant "goal" of course.

I appear to have failed since the "hint" says to prevent black from queening ... but 1. Rd1 does not seem to work.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)

135 Obsidian are also promising no lootboxes or microtransactions -
https://tinyurl.com/y7byvqlw

You can definitely count on Bethesda to screw you. By contrast.

And Jim Sterling has a fun listicle on the Seven Deadly Sins Of Game Developers. Spoiler: EA is literally Satan -
youtu.be/_wrvauiCbEU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 12, 2019 06:03 PM (ykYG2)

136 Do you still have weasel fish?

Posted by: Ronster at January 12, 2019 05:59 PM (wEOvg)

--------

Sadly, no. We went on vacation last summer for a week and had
someone coming in to feed the cats and the fish. When we got home all
of the fish were tango uniform. No idea what happened.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 06:01 PM (MVjcR)

well that person did a tango uniform job.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 06:04 PM (n13/j)

137 In
my little corner of NoVA, its finally snowing. Just some big fluffy
flakes. Nothing major. Probably won't amount to anything here.






Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (r2LuW)


You'll be breaking out the shovel.

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (4MipL)

138 Heh. Had to search "tango uniform." = Tits Up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (Dhht7)

139 I appear to have failed since the "hint" says to prevent black from queening ... but 1. Rd1 does not seem to work.
Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)


I guess I should have said *successfully* queening.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (Z5q+w)

140 Hmm, still no snow here. Maybe I jumped the gun on the cannibalism thing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (kQs4Y)

141 137: that sucks. I'll have to go to my sisters and get it. I don't have room here for it and she has a shed. She lives close. I should do that now I guess. Later!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2019 06:06 PM (r2LuW)

142 That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women... very curvy and round and... I cannot lie.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor

Do you mean Spanish or Amerindian? I like both. When I was a younger man in Mexico and Central America, I saw some absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful Indian girls.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 05:37 PM (T6t7i)
====

I still don't get it. I think Irish and Nordic women are the most attractive. I want to cure all women in the world of their failure to look Irish or Nordic. Introduce some virus like substance that would modify the DNA of the newly fertilized egg. Maybe get that Chinese guy who genetically modified the twins to offer up some ideas.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 06:06 PM (/qEW2)

143 Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)

I'm sticking with my solution to the last problem. I haven't looked into the details but the rook staying on the first rank stops black from queening and e7 will get a pawn to queen (I believe ).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 06:06 PM (U96rM)

144 Man made climate change. All the weed smoke in CO changed the weather pattern.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 06:02 PM (2DOZq)

Dude!

*very long pause*

Dude! That explains so much!

*stares at cat for a real long time*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:08 PM (FXbwN)

145 Thanks for the problems OM. I will come back later to look at the solutions.

I sent you this link by email this week.

https://2700chess.com/games/yoo-le-r3-las-vegas-2019-01-03

13 year-old 2388 defeats 2714

If you want more information, let me know. I thought you might enjoy doing the research yourself.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:08 PM (vWMNq)

146 That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women... very curvy and round and... I cannot lie.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor


... until they hit 27. Then, it switches to "too curvy" and "too round".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 06:08 PM (U96rM)

147
Fun fact: prior to WWI, French toast was known in the US as German
toast. It got renamed for our Froggy allies when we entered the war, and
it was one of the few war-engendered name changes that stuck.

Posted by: Captain Obvious
-----
My hometown, North Canton, Ohio, was originally New Berlin. WWI took care of that 101 years ago this month.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 06:09 PM (9rIkM)

148 After 1. Kh2 Rxg1 2. f7, what does white do after Kg7?
I seems white is basically forced into moving his rook along the first rank, most likely to f1

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 06:09 PM (BDZwF)

149
well that person did a tango uniform job.
Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 06:04 PM (n13/j)
------
Not sure what happened, but the fish sitter said they thought one had died. Maybe that goofed up the pH in the water or something. But these were little fish in a 10gallon tank, and I've ruled the deaths 'suspicions '.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 06:09 PM (MVjcR)

150 Hmm, still no snow here. Maybe I jumped the gun on the cannibalism thing.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (kQs4Y)

that is funny. I don't care who you are.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 06:10 PM (n13/j)

151 No monkeys were harmed in the making of this photograph.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 06:10 PM (UGqF8)

152 Not
sure what happened, but the fish sitter said they thought one had died.
Maybe that goofed up the pH in the water or something. But these were
little fish in a 10gallon tank, and I've ruled the deaths 'suspicions
'.

Posted by: Weasel-----Sounds fishy to me.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 06:10 PM (9rIkM)

153 Yay chess and dress thread!

Thanks for the Victoria dress pic. Coincidentally, Victoria, the period upstairs/downstairs drama about the queen starts up again this Sunday. Looking forward to all the historical dress pron! Apparently it is airing here before it will air in the UK, and that is cheesing off the Brits, lol.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 06:10 PM (onc1L)

154 139 I guess I should have said *successfully* queening.


In my solution the queening is "successful" (not immediately taken) but does not *win*. So perhaps you meant you should have said "queening and winning". And in my solution, black is still up a pawn (IIRC).



Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:11 PM (vWMNq)

155 I've ruled the deaths 'suspicions '.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 06:09 PM (MVjcR)


I'm available for private work these days!

Posted by: St James Comey at January 12, 2019 06:11 PM (f3oO4)

156 howdy yall!

how's the weekend going? Off to Mass in a bit. I will pray for all yall.

thank you for being such an awesome bunch of morons.
*blows kisses

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2019 06:14 PM (PkVlr)

157 Trump is saying that he wants the shutdown to go a bit longer.

We're at Day 21. If it goes 30 days, agencies can RIF furloughed federal employees. Expect some agencies to cut 10%. I'd bet Mick Mulvaney has the plan.

If so, Chuck and Nancy walked into this.

Give me an OctoMom Barrett SCOTUS nomination and MY head will explode
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM (1UZdv)

Tell me more about the ability to RIF...

Posted by: Iris at January 12, 2019 06:14 PM (6lKe4)

158 Shep, "it's good to be the Queen."

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (VnxtC)

159 The Wall GoFundMe is being shut down and donations auto refunded, unless you opt to give it to charity or to a new Build the Wall Foundation.

https://tinyurl.com/y72t5qws

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (ffYR/)

160 Gee whiz. Where is everybody tonight? Must be shoveling snow.

Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (jm1YL)

161 Thanks, Nurse. Say a Hail Mary for us.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:16 PM (FXbwN)

162 Puddleglum, glad that it sounds like you have a plan in place for the shutdown! I want Trump to stand strong, but I also get it temporarily affects real ppl. What are your feelings on it?

Do Nancy and Chuckie not know who they are dealing with? If they think Trump will back down first, the American Gothic Horror duo are crazier than they look.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 06:16 PM (onc1L)

163 148 After 1. Kh2 Rxg1 2. f7, what does white do after Kg7?

I seems white is basically forced into moving his rook along the first rank, most likely to f1
Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 06:09 PM (BDZwF)


You are correct, sir.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:17 PM (Z5q+w)

164 144 Dude!
*very long pause*
Dude! That explains so much!
*stares at cat for a real long time*
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:08 PM (FXbwN)

https://tinyurl.com/y76qqen5

Posted by: magic brownies at January 12, 2019 06:17 PM (1rrXc)

165 148
After 1. Kh2 Rxg1 2. f7, what does white do after Kg7?
I seems white is basically forced into moving his rook along the first rank, most likely to f1


Dang. You are right. I think moving the pawns in the opposite order. If Black tries to stop them from the 1st rank then they protect each other and he threatens mate with the f-pawn, viz:

1. Kh2 Rxg1
2. e7 Re1
3. f7 d1=Q
4. f8=Q#

The immediate d1=Q fails to Rxd1. Failing to attack the pawns loses:

1. Kh2 Rxg1
2. e7 d1=Q
3. e8=Q# (the f pawn guards g7).

So I think:

1. Kh2 Rxg1
2. e7 Rg8 (forced, see mates above)
3. f7
and so on as before.

So I think I just got the pawn move order wrong.



Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:17 PM (vWMNq)

166 I love the WH Christmas picture.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 06:19 PM (jUcoH)

167 Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (jm1YL)


I was shoveling snow earlier. Wet, fat snow. Now I'm just going to have some beer, watch the game and try to stay awake.

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 06:20 PM (mIJBI)

168 I love that dress Marilyn is wearing, though I think the color would suit a brunette much better.

Beautiful picture of the Trumps. In close-ups you can see that her white dress has a shimmer to it but it's subtle.
This hits a perfect note --- festive but not flashy --- and, in this photo with all the trees and lights, the simplicity of the dress really sets it off.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 06:20 PM (Rxduq)

169 Marylin Monroe !

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:21 PM (bUjCl)

170 Thats a Chimp!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 06:22 PM (JFO2v)

171 wait , is it Marilyn ? ok, then...

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:22 PM (bUjCl)

172 159 The Wall GoFundMe is being shut down and donations auto refunded, Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (ffYR/)

Let me guess...

They shut it down because they claimed it violated the TOS, in particular, a rule they added a few days ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:23 PM (Z5q+w)

173 Rich Zeoli 1210am was saying the EPA Philadelphia office has like 750 employees. If that got shut down permanently no one would notice.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 06:23 PM (/rm4P)

174 171 wait , is it Marilyn ? ok, then...
Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:22 PM (bUjCl)


Yes, it's Marilyn.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:23 PM (Z5q+w)

175 163 You are correct, sir.


That seems to be a boring solution ... what about c3, c2 ? With 1. Rd1 they are too fast. So 1. Rf1 is an improvement because the C pawn has no attack?

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:24 PM (vWMNq)

176 I love the WH pic too, PaleRider. I thought her dress was great and all the WH decorations stunning. Wish the press could learn they can separate the FLOTUS from the POTUS, and that praising her does not mean they approve him. She deserves it.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 06:24 PM (onc1L)

177 Very light snow in MoCo. I have smores fixin and bourbon. Just have to get the youngest from BWI at 10. So glad the storm is aimed south!

Posted by: Iris at January 12, 2019 06:26 PM (6lKe4)

178 140 Hmm, still no snow here. Maybe I jumped the gun on the cannibalism thing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:05 PM (kQs4Y)


With cannibalism, it's better to be too early than too late.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 06:27 PM (sdi6R)

179 It was actually sunny in Seattle today. Enough so that I washed my truck.
Now I'm enjoying a Padron Especial, sipping a Hofbrau, and really enjoying dress pron.

Should I be worried???

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 06:27 PM (0tfLf)

180 We're just getting a few wet flakes here on the HoCo/BoCo border.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:27 PM (kQs4Y)

181 >>> The only genetic feature I would change is tendency for flat butts.

What about the compulsion to flash 'V for victory' at every camera lens?

Posted by: fluffy, pedantic dick at January 12, 2019 06:28 PM (dCRRg)

182 With cannibalism, it's better to be too early than too late.
Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 06:27 PM (sdi6R)
----
Ha! So true!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:29 PM (kQs4Y)

183 That seems to be a boring solution ... what about c3, c2 ? With 1. Rd1 they are too fast. So 1. Rf1 is an improvement because the C pawn has no attack?
Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 06:24 PM (vWMNq)


If 1.Rf1, then the c3, c2 attack is too slow to prevent f7, fxg8Q+ and then Black can queen, but it won't matter because it's mate in 4.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:30 PM (Z5q+w)

184 Let me guess...

They shut it down because they claimed it violated the TOS, in particular, a rule they added a few days ago.



Per the link, the GoFunder was trying to make off with the money and not to build the wall..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

185 Weasel... clearly, something tipped the scales against those fish.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 06:31 PM (QzJWU)

186 The Wall GoFundMe is being shut down and donations auto refunded, Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:15 PM (ffYR/)

Let me guess...

They shut it down because they claimed it violated the TOS, in particular, a rule they added a few days ago.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:23 PM (Z5q+w)

----------------

If the linked story is correct, it is because there is no mechanism to transfer private funds to Gov. for use in building the Wall.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:32 PM (ffYR/)

187 ''Do Nancy and Chuckie not know who they are dealing with? If they think Trump will back down first, the American Gothic Horror duo are crazier than they look.''

They've bought into the idea that PDT is dumb as a box of rocks. Unfortunately, it's the other way around.

He was really funny today. Said the Amazon Washington Post is saying that there is no plan for the shut down and there is utter chaos in the White House. PDT said they didn't know what they were talking about. There is no chaos in the White House as he was about the only one there today.

Posted by: Tuna at January 12, 2019 06:33 PM (jm1YL)

188 Per the link, the GoFunder was trying to make off with the money and not to build the wall..
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

-------------

As I read it, that is an accusation only.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:34 PM (ffYR/)

189 I've gibbon up on this game.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2019 06:34 PM (REcCB)

190 Per the link, the GoFunder was trying to make off with the money and not to build the wall..
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:31 PM (yQpMk)


Hard to do with but one limb. Like a one legged cat trying to bury a turd on ice.

So, I don't think that is credible.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2019 06:35 PM (1g7ch)

191 As I read it, that is an accusation only.


He definitely created a We Build the Wall, Inc. to get the money.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

192 If the linked story is correct, it is because there is no mechanism to transfer private funds to Gov. for use in building the Wall.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:32 PM (ffYR/)


Just call it a "monument".
Those are done with donations.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2019 06:37 PM (1g7ch)

193 Diogenes!!

It's a MAGNIFICENT day in the PNW! Mountains are all out.

Cheers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2019 06:38 PM (PkVlr)

194 As I read it, that is an accusation only.


He definitely created a We Build the Wall, Inc. to get the money.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

-------------

This is nowhere in the linked story with any evidence. Are there any links proving this elsewhere?

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:38 PM (ffYR/)

195 Are there any links proving this elsewhere?

https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

196 41 And....it's beginning to snow in B'More.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 12, 2019 05:19 PM
~~~~~

Yay! French Toast for everyone!

That's what the bread, eggs and milk are for, right?
Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2019 05:26 PM (NtglE)


And since it's Oregon Muse's post, we can have maple syrup.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 12, 2019 06:40 PM (VaN/j)

197 If I had donated, I would definitely take my money back. The point was made by the sheer number of contributors.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:41 PM (yQpMk)

198 First !

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:41 PM (bUjCl)

199 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:41 PM (Z5q+w)

200 Are there any links proving this elsewhere?

https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

--------------

As I'm sure you are aware, I was asking for links proving he was trying to get the money to use for his own benefit. Got anything else?

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (ffYR/)

201 Was it the same cat?

Posted by: Grump928(C) notices that the nmatrix has changed at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (yQpMk)

202 Check out this Batman vs. Joker chess set:

https://tinyurl.com/ybahj4jh

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (kQs4Y)

203 If I had donated, I would definitely take my money back. The point was made by the sheer number of contributors.

yep I agree. it seems a little bit shady, A, and my whole intention was to make a point, which was made.

you literally don't have to do a thing to have your money refunded. you have to NOW choose to send a donation to this guy

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (Rarvo)

204 sorry, the thread was gone for a few seconds, and it was just me and the chess playing Chimp...

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (bUjCl)

205 Looks like I'll barely get any snow at all. Most of the fun is south of me, with Northern Virginia getting 6-12".

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 06:42 PM (sdi6R)

206 That's why I prefer the beauty of Hispanic women... very curvy and round and... I cannot lie.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 05:34 PM (Z5q+w)


Agreed. But since my wife is Welsh, I get the best of both worlds. Those looks, plus the privilege.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 12, 2019 06:43 PM (VaN/j)

207 Did Uncle Palp make an appearance lately ? Since the time he checked in and told about his injury ?

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:44 PM (bUjCl)

208 I was asking for links proving he was trying to get the money to use for his own benefit. Got anything else?

I misunderstood you then. He says that he is getting no compensation from the NFP, but I don't know him.

He did alter the deal though, so the refunds seem like a good thing. People who want to can contribute to his new deal.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notices that the nmatrix has changed at January 12, 2019 06:44 PM (yQpMk)

209 >>> Just call it a monument. Those are done with donations.

I like this. Put the names of the victims killed by illegals on the wall to turn it into a memorial. Etch in Kate Steinle first. Must be in the thousands by now. The number of victims killed per year by drugs funneled through Mexico alone could fill up a pretty portion.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 06:44 PM (onc1L)

210 Cowboys 27-20. Take it to the bank.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 06:46 PM (gC2IV)

211 I don't think the guy was trying to make off with the money. He is now going the private route to try and get portions of the wall built.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 06:46 PM (kufk0)

212 This is too funny
https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/01/now-thats-mud-hole.html

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 06:47 PM (/rm4P)

213 He is making more of an effort than congress at this point.....

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 06:47 PM (kufk0)

214 About the Wall GFM deal. The originator said he was going to start a Non Profit to build a section of wall on their own. GFM said that was not the original purpose and funds would be returned or you could transfer them to the NP.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 06:47 PM (k16aq)

215 210 Cowboys 27-20. Take it to the bank.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 06:46 PM (gC2IV)

I would love to see a birds/cowboys conference championship

Just for all the people pissing on the NFC East all year.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 12, 2019 06:47 PM (Ct55T)

216 It wouldn't be a bad idea for Trump to insist on a government account that people can contribute to for wall funding.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:48 PM (yQpMk)

217 Not the Colts day.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 06:50 PM (gC2IV)

218 FAKE NEWS on the Go Fund Me Wall

They have to move the $20 M to a legal entity. The legal entity is a new Charity to build the wall so that founder does not owe taxes.

It is a big Fuking Lie from BuzzFeed!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 06:52 PM (JFO2v)

219 A Non Profit with out having to buy the right of way could probably build 1/2 mile of fence. But, they aren't going to have that 20 mil.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 06:53 PM (k16aq)

220 rhennigantx, that is minus the percentage that GFM charges.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 06:55 PM (k16aq)

221 Googleface says that there are 126.22 million family units in the us. Half of them donating 100 dollars would be the 6 billion we need.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has a dream at January 12, 2019 06:55 PM (yQpMk)

222 After 1. Kh2 Rxg8, 2. e7 d1/Q, 3. e8/Q+ Rg8 4. f7 is one move too slow because 4 ... Qg1+ 5. Kh3 Qh1# and I'm don't think white can stop the mate on his king except by 4. Qxg8 Kxg8 which leaves white a queen down
Rf1 has got to be white's first move, followed by pawn to the seventh rank. I haven't found a way for black to prevail but don't want to try to list all the possibilities

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2019 06:56 PM (BDZwF)

223 219 A Non Profit with out having to buy the right of way could probably build 1/2 mile of fence. But, they aren't going to have that 20 mil.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 06:53 PM (k16aq)

They have the $20 M if you confirm, if not a refund.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT & BUILD THE BORDER WALL OPTIN CLICK HERE

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 06:56 PM (JFO2v)

224
Did Uncle Palp make an appearance lately ? Since the time he checked in and told about his injury ?

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 06:44 PM (bUjCl)


What happened to Palp?

Posted by: Bert G at January 12, 2019 06:56 PM (OMsf+)

225 If we could get some sort of legal allowance (letters of marque?) then I'd bet $20M would go a LONG way towards providing meals and transportation for armed Americans guarding one or two mile stretches of the border.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 06:57 PM (LX21o)

226 What happened to Palp?


Bad car wreck.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:57 PM (yQpMk)

227 Don't have time for the later two, but I saw first straight away and wanted to beat the answers:

1... Nf2+

Is there a notation for discovered check?

2. Kg1 Nh3#

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at January 12, 2019 06:58 PM (KchIo)

228 then I'd bet $20M would go a LONG way towards providing meals and transportation for armed Americans guarding one or two mile stretches of the border.



I'd do it as a shooting vacation.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:58 PM (yQpMk)

229 I
still don't get it. I think Irish and Nordic women are the most
attractive. I want to cure all women in the world of their failure to
look Irish or Nordic. Introduce some virus like substance that would
modify the DNA of the newly fertilized egg. Maybe get that Chinese guy
who genetically modified the twins to offer up some ideas.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 06:06 PM (/qEW2)

Liking one doesn't mean the others aren't attractive. As a Scandi, married to an Irish-looking gal, I have no problem with any of them. Variety is, as they say, the spice in my coffee. I'm not like that guy who's into Mel Gibson.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 06:58 PM (T6t7i)

230 Oh crap. Hang dai palp.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 06:58 PM (LX21o)

231 Most important Uncle Palp is alive and well but banged up in a traffic accident. Happened awhile ago but we just found out about it and that he wasn't mia afterall.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 06:59 PM (/rm4P)

232 220
yes could be 3%

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 06:59 PM (JFO2v)

233 rhenniganintx. we are talking at cross purposes. If that money is transferred to another account , GFM takes their percentage of the top.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 06:59 PM (k16aq)

234 205
Looks like I'll barely get any snow at all. Most of the fun is south of me, with Northern Virginia getting 6-12".

Posted by: rickl


Really? Ah, crap.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 07:00 PM (T6t7i)

235 Oh crap. Hang dai palp.


Superior Slavic Genetics saved him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 07:00 PM (yQpMk)

236 I don't think I saw anything from Uncle Palp all week.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 07:01 PM (/rm4P)

237 225 If we could get some sort of legal allowance (letters of marque?)

yep a pile of dead bodies might make them turn around

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 07:01 PM (JFO2v)

238 What happened to Palp?


Bad car wreck.

=

Yes, in October of last year.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 07:01 PM (bUjCl)

239 rhennigantx, sorry. You were quicker than I was.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:02 PM (k16aq)

240 A high bern at the border, and another smaller one 800yds inland, would make an excellent free 24X7 firing range for the public. Try to cross when random people are firing south.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 07:02 PM (yQpMk)

241 GoFundMe Platform
0% +
Payment Processing
2.9%
+ $0.30 per donation
=
Total
2.9%
+ $0.30 per donation
The above pricing applies to personal campaigns and charity campaigns started in US dollars.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 07:03 PM (JFO2v)

242 Nurse R.

It is indeed a glorious day!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 07:03 PM (0tfLf)

243 Thanks, Fenelon! Now I'm getting Ashley Madison ads!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 07:04 PM (kQs4Y)

244 144 Man made climate change. All the weed smoke in CO changed the weather pattern.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 06:02 PM (2DOZq)

Dude!

*very long pause*

Dude! That explains so much!

*stares at cat for a real long time*
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:08 PM (FXbwN)

Reaches for Doritos bag.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 07:05 PM (MwFQu)

245 I have never really understood chess-and-dress post. Not that it matters. It's just, two topics that aren't related and neither of which is in my realm of interest. (I can play chess, or used to could, at least I know the moves. My strategy lasts right up until I lose my Queen. Every time. It's been many years.)

So, even as an open thread, it's kind-of off-putting. Feels like I ought to say something related to chess or dresses. So I did.

I'm working on it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here for latest webworks at January 12, 2019 07:05 PM (Z+JNA)

246 243
Thanks, Fenelon! Now I'm getting Ashley Madison ads!



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ette


Wait, what? I thought they were out of business. Who in their right mind would sign up with them now after what happened?

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 07:06 PM (T6t7i)

247 FYI, I use webroot as a protection and I never have a pop up ad.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:07 PM (k16aq)

248 Greetings from Colorado!

Just touching base to let you all know
I'll be taking the next week off to bomb all of the double black
diamond runs around Aspen! Ciao, Babies!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 12, 2019 07:07 PM (wxZSX)

249 Note on HQ Moron MMO's - we've been playing on The Elder Scrolls Online lately. It goes on sale for around $10 bucks from time to time but currently it's at $20. It's a buy to play title but you can subscribe and get access to all the DLC (expansions, maps, etc) along with a bottomless inventory bag for crafting materials and double inventory for bank and personal bags.

It's worth checking out. We play most weekend afternoons starting on Fridays and occasionally in the middle of the week. We use the Blizzard Launcher for voice chat. Get ahold of me on inspectorcussword at gmail dot com and I'll connect you with how to get ahold of Polliwogette and myself on the blizz app.

We do delves, quests, and chat about stuff.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 12, 2019 07:07 PM (c1VpD)

250 No one has mentioned that the "Ladies in Gray" include one proper Ginger and two Strawberries. It's almost like I don't know you people.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 07:07 PM (MwFQu)

251 I don't know if they're out of business or not, but I get Ashley Madison ads every day at work. I assume they are spam.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:08 PM (sdi6R)

252 I know we just got through with Christmas, but if anyone has been wanting to get their kids to understand gears and how they slow things down, speed things up, turn things, etc. there's an 83 piece little kids toy on a big sale at Amazon:

$12

https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-
Gizmos-Building-Pieces/dp/B00000ISYC

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 07:08 PM (LX21o)

253 "I have never really understood chess-and-dress post."

Nothing to understand...sit back, enjoy and expand your horizons.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2019 07:08 PM (Z+IKu)

254 I don't know if they're out of business or not, but I get Ashley Madison ads every day at work. I assume they are spam.
Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:08 PM (sdi6R)

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Their site is still up and looks operational.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 07:10 PM (ffYR/)

255 In the chess ad, I would just take the rook and hope he resigns so I don't have to figure anything out

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 07:10 PM (za+mW)

256 237
yep a pile of dead bodies might make them turn around
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2019 07:01 PM (JFO2v)


I think that's the point of Zod's flypaper idea, which I must admit is looking better and better to me.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:10 PM (sdi6R)

257 Get ahold of me on inspectorcussword at gmail dot com and I'll connect you with how to get ahold of Polliwogette and myself on the blizz app.

---

I'm pretty antisocial and have never played that game, but that sound like it would be a lot of fun to learn with people you sort of know and not just jumping in with random people with no connection to you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 07:10 PM (LX21o)

258 Welp, off to play Euchre with the neighbs. Good night, all.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2019 07:13 PM (T6t7i)

259 It's just as well. Lawyers would probably end up getting most of that 20 million anyway.

Posted by: freaked at January 12, 2019 07:13 PM (UdKB7)

260 Is there a notation for discovered check?

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at January 12, 2019 06:58 PM (KchIo)


No. None is required.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:14 PM (Z5q+w)

261 I also have a tuna can and string leading from my phone box to the DSL hub (or whatever it's called down the street) out here in the boondocks, so I doubt I could play online reliably.

Seriously, our 4-6Mbps connection isn't considered broadband anymore. I read that recently. I think it has to be 25 to be broadband now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 07:14 PM (LX21o)

262 You people have Mbps? I'm still etching on the cave wall.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:19 PM (k16aq)

263 245 I have never really understood chess-and-dress post. Not that it matters. It's just, two topics that aren't related and neither of which is in my realm of interest.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here for latest webworks at January 12, 2019 07:05 PM (Z+JNA)


Here is the backstory:

The chess thread was started because chess.

That's not a big topic of interest, so I decreed that the chess thread is open to any topic whatsoever.

And then two three 'ettes started long discussions about dresses.

So I decided to have a little fun with it and started putting in pics of attractive, conservative, not slutty, dresses that I thought would appeal to the 'ettes.

It's fun!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:19 PM (Z5q+w)

264 262 You people have Mbps? I'm still etching on the cave wall.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:19 PM (k16aq)


Sending up smoke signals here, boss!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:20 PM (Z5q+w)

265 OM, absolutely. It is a great thread and thank you so much for doing it.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:22 PM (k16aq)

266 176 I love the WH pic too, PaleRider. I thought her dress was great and all the WH decorations stunning. Wish the press could learn they can separate the FLOTUS from the POTUS, and that praising her does not mean they approve him. She deserves it.
Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 06:24 PM (onc1L)
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I have a friend in the NYC fashion industry. Big time.
(College roommate I see about once every 5 years, if that, but for some reason have kept in touch w/ for decades.)

She is, as you'd expect from her job/location, quite anti-Trump but completely exasperated by the US industry's treatment of Melania. And she says she is by no means alone in her frustration.

Now, I won't say she's been red-pilled exactly but she is MUCH more aware of the poison on the Left, the fanaticism and intolerance, the politicization of every damned thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 07:22 PM (Rxduq)

267 162 Puddleglum, glad that it sounds like you have a plan in place for the shutdown! I want Trump to stand strong, but I also get it temporarily affects real ppl. What are your feelings on it?

Do Nancy and Chuckie not know who they are dealing with? If they think Trump will back down first, the American Gothic Horror duo are crazier than they look.
Posted by: LizLem



I understand it. I want Trump to hold firm. Border security is a necessity. I don't think we'll see it. I mean, Trump could win in the end by getting the funding to build it. Its just that he will be relying on a Fed Bureaucracy that despises him and getting it built will slow to a crawl till the next administration that are Open Border zealots take over. Right now my concern is the lawlessness of are elections. The blatant cheating by the Dems is outrageous but nothing is being done.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2019 07:23 PM (r2LuW)

268 . If I were a geneticist I'd try to find the gene(s) that could cure asia of those physical characteristics.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 05:25 PM (/qEW2)


You seem nice.

Posted by: Ha at January 12, 2019 07:23 PM (MAstk)

269 I prefer clay tablets and cuneiform. I'm a Semite.

Anyway, whoever signs onto Ashley M. these days deserves all the diseases and audits. Talk about thinning the herd.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 12, 2019 07:23 PM (ykYG2)

270 I like "chess and dress" and the lively moron camaraderie engendered by the thread.

Thanks, OM!

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 07:24 PM (4HMW8)

271 I for the most part go straight to the chess problems then either after figuring them out or getting to frustrated because I can't then start looking what everyone is talking about the dresses.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 07:24 PM (/rm4P)

272 And then two three 'ettes started long discussions about dresses.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:19 PM (Z5q+w)
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Guilty.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:25 PM (U5tDi)

273 266
Now, I won't say she's been red-pilled exactly but she is MUCH more aware of the poison on the Left, the fanaticism and intolerance, the politicization of every damned thing.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 07:22 PM (Rxduq)


Well, that's something at least.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:25 PM (sdi6R)

274 162 Puddleglum, glad that it sounds like you have a plan in place for the shutdown! I want Trump to stand strong, but I also get it temporarily affects real ppl. What are your feelings on it?



It is popular position, that I completely understand, to malign the job losses due to the shutdown. Just remember, though this will hurt the useless riff raff infesting the Fed Leviathan, it also hurts the useful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2019 07:26 PM (r2LuW)

275 Snowing here in Northern Virginia, but it doesn't seem very enthusiastic about accumulating. Grass is covered but not much else. WD even made a circuit around the cul de sac without complaint. I'm inside under my favorite old man wool blanket.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:26 PM (MVjcR)

276 That picture up top is just adorable, OMuse.

I haven't asked for a while - how is your shoulder doing? Are you seeing progress?

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:26 PM (U5tDi)

277 270 I like "chess and dress" and the lively moron camaraderie engendered by the thread.

Thanks, OM!
Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 07:24 PM (4HMW
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Seconded!
And it's a hilarious combination when you think of it!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 07:26 PM (Rxduq)

278 Lasagna this afternoon with a buddy who got a NEGATIVE result this week on a lung biopsy. What great news for this guy who has lost most of his male relatives to some sort of cancer. Whoohoo!

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2019 07:27 PM (zLDYs)

279 I wonder how my poor organic pine trees are faring at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:28 PM (MVjcR)

280 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 12, 2019 07:10 PM (LX21o)

It definitely *is* more fun with people you at least sort of know. I did a lot of soloing in WoW before Inspector started playing again and having another player or two matters way more than I'd thought it would. The fact that it opens up a lot more content is very nice as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 12, 2019 07:28 PM (uquGJ)

281 275 Snowing here in Northern Virginia, but it doesn't seem very enthusiastic about accumulating. Grass is covered but not much else. WD even made a circuit around the cul de sac without complaint. I'm inside under my favorite old man wool blanket.
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:26 PM (MVjcR)


The weather map I'm looking at says you're getting 6-12". Enjoy!

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

282 Weasel, it's snowing plenty here. We just got back from Mass a bit ago and while the main roads are fine, our road, which is a bit twisty and hilly, is covered and was a little slick. But I will be staying up and tucking up under one of the old lady heated blankets my kids gave me for Christmas.

My husband has to fly out tomorrow at 0830 and I have to take him to the airport. I'm hoping our road won't be too bad by then. There's a 0% chance it will be plowed.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (U5tDi)

283 Guilty.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:25 PM (U5tDi)


That's right! It was you I had in mind. And grammie. You two inspired me to go out clog up my search filters with dress pr0n! And Mrs. Muse wonders why she's getting tons of dress ads when she open a browser window.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (Z5q+w)

284 Yup. I agree with others. I love the weekend threads in general and this is one I try not to miss. I love the pet thread too, but all to often that's when I am out in meat world.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (FXbwN)

285 They shut it down because they claimed it violated the TOS, in particular, a rule they added a few days ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 06:23 PM (Z5q+w)


Them published terrrms of Sarvice be more like infinitely flexible guidelines, matey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (f3oO4)

286
The weather map I'm looking at says you're getting 6-12". Enjoy!
Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (sdi6R)
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That's going to be a lot for WeaselWoman to shovel.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (MVjcR)

287 Weasel those trees are asleep, don't wake them.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 07:30 PM (/rm4P)

288 278 Lasagna this afternoon with a buddy who got a NEGATIVE result this week on a lung biopsy. What great news for this guy who has lost most of his male relatives to some sort of cancer. Whoohoo!
Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2019 07:27 PM (zLDYs)

When I was a little kid negative tests results being good was very confusing to me.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 07:30 PM (2DOZq)

289 Greetings from Colorado!

Just touching base to let you all know
I'll be taking the next week off to bomb all of the double black
diamond runs around Aspen! Ciao, Babies!
Posted by: Notorious RBG

Well, I heard you were going downhill fast.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2019 07:30 PM (+y/Ru)

290 All you morons in cold weather cities, please stay safe out in the snow.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:30 PM (Z5q+w)

291 Weasel - do the organic pine trees go down about the same as the other ones when you're using the 9mikemike sub-machine gun "saw" method?


Loaded 50 38spl and 50 30-06 for the M1 today, now off to a local brewery and the Vietnamese soup place nearby.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 07:31 PM (QDnY+)

292 That's right! It was you I had in mind. And grammie. You two inspired me to go out clog up my search filters with dress pr0n! And Mrs. Muse wonders why she's getting tons of dress ads when she open a browser window.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (Z5q+w)
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Aw, thank you, OMuse. You're too good to us. I think at one point we were trying to help grammie find a dress for her son's wedding, and then people were trying to help me find a dress for a wedding I was going to. Believe it or not, that was two years ago.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:32 PM (U5tDi)

293 From the ad:

1. Qxg8+ Nxg8
2. Nf7+ Kh7
3. Bf5#

Having a hard time with the other one. The only other opener that makes sense is 1. Nf7+, but 1... Kh7 puts the brakes on that. Black's bishop is double-defended so 2. Qxg8+ is a bad idea, and 2. Bf5+ just loses the bishop.

1. h7 looks menacing, but since it's not a check 1... Rxd1 will keep me too occupied to capitalize on it.

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at January 12, 2019 07:32 PM (KchIo)

294 Looks like the Chefs mean bidness this time 'round.

Andy Reid needs to call time out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 07:32 PM (FXbwN)

295 Sending up smoke signals here, boss!

Whatever happened to just peeing on a corner tree?

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 07:32 PM (FhXTo)

296 282 Weasel, it's snowing plenty here. We just got back from Mass a bit ago and while the main roads are fine, our road, which is a bit twisty and hilly, is covered and was a little slick. But I will be staying up and tucking up under one of the old lady heated blankets my kids gave me for Christmas.

My husband has to fly out tomorrow at 0830 and I have to take him to the airport. I'm hoping our road won't be too bad by then. There's a 0% chance it will be plowed.
Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:29 PM (U5tDi)
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I bet your road could be a challenge. You know our hill? It can be problematic, too. Fortunately my car has AWD and does reasonably well. Plus, I have no intention of moving off the couch except to go to the kitchen for coffee. Be careful tomorrow morning!

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (MVjcR)

297 Lasagna this afternoon with a buddy who got a NEGATIVE result this week on a lung biopsy. What great news for this guy who has lost most of his male relatives to some sort of cancer. Whoohoo!
Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2019 07:27 PM (zLDYs)
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Eromero, that's wonderful news. Enjoy that lasagna!

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (U5tDi)

298 Collinsworth has himself a mad crush on Mahomes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (FXbwN)

299 I have just found a bacon wrapped jalapeno popper dip and I am dipping fajita chicken tenders in it and I no longer care what happens in this world.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (k16aq)

300 >>>25 Sunny and 40 in CO. Yesterday it rained all day. Which is weird for January. Rain here, snow in the Midwest. Weird weather patterns.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at January 12, 2019 06:00 PM (FXbwN)


There's and article (J.J.s?) saying that magnetic north is moving faster than in history. They've been tracking since the 19th century at about 15 kilometers a year.

Last year magnetic north moved at 55 kilometers per year. Toward Siberia.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (ePWRo)

301 I'm still etching on the cave wall.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 07:19 PM (k16aq)

You have a wall and a cave? Luxury.

When I was a kid, we only had a tar pit and the sky above!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 07:34 PM (f3oO4)

302 270 I like "chess and dress" and the lively moron camaraderie engendered by the thread.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 07:24 PM (4HMW


You put it very well. Facilitating lively moron camaraderie is the primary goal of all of my threads.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:34 PM (Z5q+w)

303 I did gardening today. January in Michigan, Morons! I cannot lie, though. I love that other states are getting snow and not me.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 12, 2019 07:34 PM (/+bwe)

304 Last year magnetic north moved at 55 kilometers per year. Toward Siberia.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (ePWRo)


Obviously due to Trump colluding with Russia to steal the Magnetic North Pole!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 07:35 PM (f3oO4)

305 I'm glad to hear it, Eromero.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 07:36 PM (sdi6R)

306 Fortunately my car has AWD and does reasonably well. Plus, I have no intention of moving off the couch except to go to the kitchen for coffee. Be careful tomorrow morning!
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:33 PM (MVjcR)
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We have a Suburban with 4WD. Doing us no good, as it is still in the shop in Haymarket. I'll be in my husband's Toyota, hoping for the best.

Honestly, if it's too bad, he'll call an Uber. But I think it will be okay. I'm not really worried about getting out, just a bit about getting back up the hills.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:36 PM (U5tDi)

307 I like the design of the dresses in B&W.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 12, 2019 07:36 PM (/+bwe)

308 Posted by: Notorious RBG

I heard an item on the Sirius yesterday that Ginsburg was called "the notorious RBG" by her admirers.

They don't know us very well, do they?

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 07:37 PM (MwFQu)

309 >>>Obviously due to Trump colluding with Russia to steal the Magnetic North Pole!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2019 07:35 PM (f3oO4)
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By George, that's the proof. Pure molten iron clad collusion proof.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2019 07:37 PM (ePWRo)

310 291 Weasel - do the organic pine trees go down about the same as the other ones when you're using the 9mikemike sub-machine gun "saw" method?


Loaded 50 38spl and 50 30-06 for the M1 today, now off to a local brewery and the Vietnamese soup place nearby.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 07:31 PM (QDnY+)
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Yep, they sure do. The higher cyclic rate of the MP5 makes it a more efficient landscaping tool than the Uzi.

We'll have to share load data sometime. I've been using 4.3 gr of W231 on .38 but can't recall the 30-06 recipe offhand. Have fun tonight!

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (MVjcR)

311 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (Z5q+w)

312 184 Let me guess...

They shut it down because they claimed it violated the TOS, in particular, a rule they added a few days ago.


Per the link, the GoFunder was trying to make off with the money and not to build the wall..
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

With no legal and one arm he wouldn't get very far.

That said, that link is full of crap.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (2DOZq)

313 Movie sign Nood!

Posted by: Blutarski at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (+Tibp)

314 She Accused Him Of Rape. Text Messages Proved It Was A Lie.

Check the photo at the link.

https://bit.ly/2SLLIDu

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (+y/Ru)

315 Movie thread up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (ffYR/)

316 magnetic north is moving faster than in history. They've been tracking since the 19th century at about 15 kilometers a year.

We could make a fortune off this if we could think (or, maybe its opposite) like liberal scam artists.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 07:39 PM (yAc+w)

317
nood movie

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 12, 2019 07:41 PM (KCxzN)

318 I hate movies.

Posted by: Ronster at January 12, 2019 07:42 PM (wEOvg)

319 Just saw the answers. Wow. I could have looked at that ad puzzle for weeks without seeing it.

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at January 12, 2019 07:42 PM (KchIo)

320 >>> I'm not really worried about getting out, just a bit about getting back up the hills.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 07:36 PM (U5tDi)
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No worries going down them ...weeeeeeeeeee.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2019 07:42 PM (ePWRo)

321 Bluebell, better chain up the Toyota.

Posted by: Ronster at January 12, 2019 07:47 PM (wEOvg)

322 >>>Check the photo at the link.

https://bit.ly/2SLLIDu

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2019 07:38 PM (+y/Ru)
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Ugh, she ought to be glad he could get it up.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2019 07:49 PM (ePWRo)

323 Breitbart has a story on the new we fund the wall non-profit
https://tinyurl.com/yccte6tr

Sounds like they have a great plan of getting cheap/free easements from private landowners who are tired of having cartel coyotes going back and forth across their property.

Some solid names on the board of the new non-profit AFAICT

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 07:50 PM (jUcoH)

324 Am downloading the ESO Collection, since I could'nt find the CD verison anywhere. It's taking forever (estimate is currently about 11 days to completion), but I'll get there eventually! In the meantime, I'm on my 20th play-through of Skyrim, with a huge number of mods (at least for me), so I'm not Elder Scrolls-deprived.

Posted by: empire1 at January 12, 2019 08:23 PM (fJY7R)

325 Captain Picard loves him some Highland Queen, right on the olde veranda.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 09:02 PM (RuIsu)

326 >>> I think at one point we were trying to help grammie find a dress for her sons wedding, and then people were trying to help me find a dress for a wedding I was going to. Believe it or not, that was two years ago.

Oh my yes!! I was one of the ppl that suggested EShakti, I cannot remember if either of you bought there or not. But it sounds like you both found good dresses if I recall. Man time flies.

Appreciate your work OM! I think chess and dress as the subjects, since they are so different, emphasizes it is an open thread and can scatter to any topic. But I do so love the dress pics. Wish I could contribute on the chess side but that has never been a game I was able to master the strategy of. But I am glad others here do!

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 09:53 PM (onc1L)

327 That's odd -- I came up with a completely different, third solution to the problem in the ad, which also gives a mate in three.
1. h7
This pawn is guarded by white's knight, so Black's king can't take it; and Black's bishop can't take it or even move, since doing so would discover a check by white's queen. So no matter what legal move black responds with, white will continue:
2. Pxg8(Q)+ Nxg8

This response by black is forced, since the new queen is doubly guarded. Then:

3. Qxg8#

Posted by: jdgalt at January 13, 2019 12:52 AM (3SFo/)

328 jdgalt, to achieve a mate in 3 you need to protect against black's threatened 1. ... Rxd1+. That requires either 1. Nc1 or a checking move. 1. h7 doesn't do either...

Posted by: civil truth at January 13, 2019 11:34 AM (BDZwF)

329 Oops!

Posted by: jdgalt at January 13, 2019 01:22 PM (3SFo/)

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