Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 04-04-2020

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WGM Andjelija Stojanovic (SRB)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (606)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Weaken White's king-side pawns for forcing an advance


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WIM Arianne Caoili 02.jpg
WIM Arianne Caoili (1986-2020)





Intermediate Problem - White To Play (592)

It looks grim for White. It's the endgame and he's down a rook. How can he avoid losing? And that question is a hint at the strategic goal you need to pursue.

Hint: Simplify the position to create a stalemate threat


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Arnold Says Stay Home and Play Chess:



Advanced Problem - White To Play (580)

If there's anything I like better than a tricky endgame, it's a tricky endgame I actually understand. How does White win from this position, even with Black making the best possible moves? I've experimented with this problem enough where I *think* I understand what's going on and hopefully will be able to explain why wrong answers are wrong answers. Or, maybe I've missed a critical line. We'll see.


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Argentina




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


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Mate in 3:

1...Qh4+
2.g3 Bxg3+
3.hxg3 Qxg3#

2...Qxg3+ 3.hxg3 Bxg3# also works.


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


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1.Rxc6+ Qxc6
2.Qc2+ Qxc2 stalemate(!)

Which is all but forced. If 2...Kf6? then 3.Qxc6+ for at least a draw and possibly a win.


Advanced Problem - White To Play


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Answer:

1.d5!

1.Bf1+? is tempting, but it fails: 1...Kxd4 2.Bxa6 Kc5 3.Kb1 h4 4.Kc2 Kb4 5.Bc8 Kxa4 draw

1...Bb7
2.d6 Bc6
3.Bd7! Bxd7
4.a5 h4

If 4...Bc6 then 5.a6 h4 6.a7 h3 7. a8=Q Bxa8 8.d7 Kc4 9.d8=Q Bc6 10.Qh4+ and the pawn won't queen.

5. a6 h3
6. a7 Bc6
7. a8=Q! (7.d7? h2 8.d8=Q+ Kc2 9.Qc8 (9.Qb8 h1=Q+ 10. Ka2 Qd5+ 11. Ka1 Qd4+ 12. Ka2 Qa4#) 9...h1=Q+ 10. Ka2 Qb1+ 11. Ka3 Qb3#)

7...Bxa8
8.d7 Ke3
9.d8=Q Bg2
10.Qf6 Ke4
11.Kb2 Kd5
12.Qf4 Kc5
13.Kc3 Kd5
14.Qf5+ Kd6
15.Kd4 1-0

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 05:23 PM




Comments

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1 Foist?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (aVmAZ)

2 For the record, Croatia >> Serbia. Don't trust Serbia, Serbia is Asshoe.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (aVmAZ)

3 Finally, a chess opponent I might be able to beat: Lulu

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (ch6++)

4 Been watching the Prez on the side, that Dr. Birx is quite the scarf aficionado in her dress.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (r+sAi)

5 Beautiful blue evening gown from 1905-1910

Sad about the death of the chess player, Arianne. She was adorable!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (WI7YS)

6 Melania wins again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

7 Hi Eris. Your governor is asshoe as well.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:28 PM (aVmAZ)

8 Some have been way down in the basement on the PreGarden thread

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (ZCEU2)

9 Melania wins again.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Only because Big Mike is sheltering in place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (XVuno)

10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)

11 chess....

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (zr5Kq)

12 Sad about the death of the chess player, Arianne. She was adorable!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (WI7YS)

She definitely was. I notice she was married to another chess Master. Wonder if that's a common occurrence.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (uquGJ)

13 3 moves, OK will try

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (zr5Kq)

14 Kill me now before I give rectal birth to ahnold's love child, like ernest borgnine his nanny had to.

Posted by: Lulu at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (f4Pot)

15 First chess problem is Qh4 g3 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ winning a rook.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (88xKn)

16 Beginner problem seems to have two solutions ... although they are essentially the same.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (AHq56)

17 10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)


Perhaps holding the reins in her right hand is a signal that means that the lady is single and looking to hook up.

Hey, it's a possibility.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (k3bqH)

18 6 Melania wins again.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

She's exquisite.

And congrats to Michigan on the hydroxychloroquine trial. Smart of Whitmer to STFU about it and let Duggan handle it

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (ONvIw)

19 What is a WIM?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

20 Dat ass!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

21 Chest Thread

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 05:34 PM (JFO2v)

22 Here is a good YouTube channel for chess, thechesswebsite, for beginners and for experienced players. The guy, Kevin, has a very good manner to his explanations, without a hard to understand foreign accent.

https://tinyurl.com/u3j58ys

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (l3+k2)

23 7 Hi Eris. Your governor is asshoe as well.
Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:28 PM (aVmAZ)
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Ayup.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

24 15 First chess problem is Qh4 g3 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ winning a rook.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (88xKn)


Qxg3+ does not win the rook. It does something else, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (k3bqH)

25 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

26 Our First Lady once again demonstrating for the world the hypocrisy of the so called 'beauty' magazines.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (Y4EXg)

27 9 What is a WIM?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)


Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)

28 Qxg3+ does not win the rook. It does something else, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (k3bqH)

Yes, maybe I should put my glasses on first before trying to solve a chess problem.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (88xKn)

29 Beginner Problem:

1) .. Qh4+
2) g3 Bxg3+
3) hxg3 Qxg3#

I don't see anyway that white can escape from that (but who knows)

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)

30 Not everyone is a one percenter with their own burro to play chess with.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:38 PM (XVuno)

31 The burro is definitely a step up from the maid, Arnold.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 05:38 PM (H8QX8)

32 My favorite new hashtag: #MeTooUnlessBlue

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:39 PM (Eicbe)

33 10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)

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Coriolis effect, perhaps?

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:40 PM (ch6++)

34 I love Kate's mermaid blue dress. Gorgeous.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

36 Because, it's true.

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

37 I like women. They can be fun.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

38 What is a WIM?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)
I gather that's a step below grand master.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Uu+Jp)

39 Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)

Good work. And your hash is almost a legal chess move.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (k3bqH)

40 I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (flINI)

41 Beginner Problem:

1) .. Qh4+
2) g3 Bxg3+
3) hxg3 Qxg3#

I don't see anyway that white can escape from that (but who knows)

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)
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White privilege!

Posted by: AOC at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Eicbe)

42 OM @ 24,

I also got that solution, but I got the win, not the rook.

Posted by: Jeff Lebowski at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (0ZqJ5)

43 I said "stay in your burrow", not "play with your burro".

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (P1f+c)

44 Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)


Aargh. Not 2400. 2200. As soon as a woman's chess rating hits 2200, she is eligible for the WIM title.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (k3bqH)

45
Steady rain here at Schloss Hadrian. It was an unusually dry winter in contrast to last winter, which was unusually wet. More rain, more grass to mow. Yay.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:44 PM (7rVsF)

46 I gather that's a step below grand master.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Uu+Jp)


Right. Note that a woman can hold both WIM and IM titles, but men cannot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:44 PM (k3bqH)

47 34 I love Kate's mermaid blue dress. Gorgeous.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Dc2NZ)
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I think it's a Jenny Packham.
Anyway, I remember that one because it's so lovely!

The vintage dress,as usual, is impressive.
All hand done for sure.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:45 PM (M/9m0)

48 >>> I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.
Posted by: Truck Monkey

Same here. No longer embarrassed when the garage door gets left open.

The question for me now is, how long before the wife fills it up with her junk again.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (BtClI)

49 FLOTUS appeared alongside President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday evening in a formfitting, long-sleeve dress made entirely out of white sequins. She was celebrating the spirit of the holiday season at the 2018 Congressional Ball.

The style was from Celine's spring 2018 collection—the last one designed by Phoebe Philo, before Hedi Slimane took over and removed the accent from the first "e." It appeared on the runway during Paris Fashion Week last fall.

The long-sleeve white gown is a reflection of Philo's 10-year tenure at Celine: formal and polished, but streamlined and unfussy. She paired the sleek, form-fitting piece with a simple metallic pointy-toe heels.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)

50 *taps foot*

Patiently waiting for olddog. He's a gem.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (vF+fs)

51 Stay in your burrow.

Cold and flu season will never be the same.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (59YkD)

52 I don't play chess anymore.

Never was that good at it anyway. Never learned, or cared, about the strategies.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (Zz0t1)

53 Everyone is cleaning their garages. We are Making America's Garages Available again.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (Tnijr)

54 Nice Chest thread. I approve.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (j42ZK)

55 {{{olddog}}}

Thank you!

The Hive mind.

Now do Kate, please?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (vF+fs)

56 What's the opening that donkey is playing? Looks pretty passive and shitty to me. Some sort of Nimzo-Indian nonsense or something.

Stupid donkey.

Posted by: Pastafarian at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (AKWLx)

57 Nice Chest thread. I approve.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (j42ZK)


The purple shirt seems she's a biggun and would stop a hole in ya if needed.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (Zz0t1)

58 >>> Everyone is cleaning their garages. We are Making America's Garages Available again.
Posted by: freaked

Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

59 Note that a woman can hold both WIM and IM titles, but men cannot.

What about transmen? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Actually, I'm glad we're past all that pronoun etc. nonsense.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (pPNCa)

60
Now do Kate, please?
Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (vF+fs)


I would, if she'd let me. I'm not that hollywood rapey type.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Zz0t1)

61 I took down our basketball goal and pole today. Put it by the road and it was gone in a couple of hours. That thing was buried 3 feet deep. Had to dig it up enough to be able to pull it out with the bucket on the tractor.
The boys haven't used it in years. I hope someone who really will use it got it.


Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Tnijr)

62 40
I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that
you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a
lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (flINI)


I just finished detailing the outside of my car; double hand wash (pollen), clay bar, wax. Took two days due to my broken down old body. Interior tomorrow. I don't have the tools to polish.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (ofIwF)

63 40 & 48 - So I'm thinking of this too, is the best way a bon fire on the front lawn or something more sinister?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (ZCEU2)

64 Same here. No longer embarrassed when the garage door gets left open.

The question for me now is, how long before the wife fills it up with her junk again.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (BtClI)


Interesting. These mythical "wives", who fill up garages with junk, do they also do this to garages of men who are not married? This could explain a lot.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (t+qrx)

65 A lot of people wait to die on ventilators.

Ventilators are no substitute for attacking the virus.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (Eicbe)

66 My mother in law is single and her 2 car garage is packed with junk. She's been in that house 10 years and has never been able to get a car in there.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

67 49---......She paired the sleek, form-fitting piece with simple metallic pointy-toe heels......
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)
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One thing I absolutely LOVE about Melania is that she never over-accessorizes.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (M/9m0)

68 I never learned even basic Chess. I guess I know how each piece can move but that is about it. After that it is a frontal assault.

I was always into card games like poker, Spades, Hearts, etc.

I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)

69 I would, if she'd let me. I'm not that hollywood rapey type.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Zz0t1)


Well, neither am I, but it didn't let it stop me.

Posted by: Joey "Fingers" Biden at April 04, 2020 05:54 PM (k3bqH)

70 Fkin press

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ZCEU2)

71 >>> 40 & 48 - So I'm thinking of this too, is the best way a bon fire on the front lawn or something more sinister?
Posted by: Skip


Bon fire would definitely have been more fun, and cheaper. Sadly, my back yard neighbor is the city's fire chief.

Went with a rental 30 yd dumpster from local recycle facility.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (BtClI)

72 66
My mother in law is single and her 2 car garage is packed with junk.
She's been in that house 10 years and has never been able to get a car
in there.


Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

In my 29 plus years I have never parked a car in a garage. They have all been filled with woodworking tools, and now pottery wheels, a slab roller and kilns.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ofIwF)

73
Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)

74 Knight takes the check, rook fianchetto and queen me! Triple checkmate!

Posted by: typical dialog from some lame movie with fake chessplaying scene at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (N9G0H)

75
one: (notation is probably crap, but here you go

1)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2+g3
4)Q+g3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

76 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)


Chess.com has a good series of tutorials and exercises. It's free to create an account and do the beginner lessons, I think. There are paid premium levels, but I think that just gets you unlimited exercises per day and some other benefits.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (t+qrx)

77 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)

Yes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (WA8Iu)

78
Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

Tell him your plans then ask him how many beers fit in there.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 04, 2020 05:58 PM (Wm5SB)

79 Social distancing is probably something Groping Joe could have started a lifetime ago.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:58 PM (Eicbe)

80 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)


I am proud to have done my duty last night.

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (l3+k2)

81 I think it's a Jenny Packham.
Anyway, I remember that one because it's so lovely!

The vintage dress,as usual, is impressive.
All hand done for sure.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:45
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Correct.

Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night.

The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn back in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games.

Despite the fact that she has since given birth to three children the elegant ballgown still fitted like a glove as she stepped onto the red carpet today.

And Kate stuck to what she knows when it came to her accessories too, carrying the same custom-made clutch bag she was seen with back in 2012.

Kate also opted for the same 'Vamp' sandals from Jimmy Choo that she wore when she debuted the dress.

She mixed up her look slightly by swapping the elegant chignon she had originally opted to have for tumbling curls framing her face perfectly.

Kate wore a pair of dazzling pair of chandelier diamond earrings and a further element of sparkle was added in the form of her bejeweled waistband

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (Dhht7)

82 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)


Free online lessons. From the basic 'how do I move the pieces?' instructions to more advanced topics: https://www.chess.com/lessons

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (k3bqH)

83 Fist problem:

Q-R5+ P-N3
QxP+!! PxQ
BxP mate!

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

84 I
never learned even basic Chess. I guess I know how each piece can move
but that is about it. After that it is a frontal assault...


I never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw and wait to fight another day.

Heh.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

85 Fkin press

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ZCEU2)

Trump has had enough of these bs questions. At least this guy is honest unlike so many fakes out there. Forget the idea that he will moderate because he will not. The bad actors will be called out and that is the way it is. Sure the Left will be aghast but too bad. I think there are persuadable people and they should finally have their eyes opened.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (hHxp2)

86 New Neighbor out in Daisy Dukes & Crop Top !! Yeah Baby Yeah

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (Rg3Mf)

87 Advanced Problem.

1. d5 Bb7
2. d6 Bc6
3. a5 Kc4
4. a6 Kb5
5. a7 Kb6
6. d7

black cannot stop both pawns.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)

88 That's a terrible picture of Melania. She looks dashing but the poor lighting, and the bad angle (her hand blocking her face) and the shadows don't highlight her beauty.

Posted by: Nono at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (2Cm6i)

89


Lovely models again in the photos. Asian girl is very nice. I'd like to cross her 38th Parallel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (WA8Iu)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (WA8Iu)

91 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)

See my comment @22

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (l3+k2)

92 I usually get pizza from the store but I would like to order pizza to have it delivered. That way I could show support for the local pizza places around here .

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (88xKn)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (59YkD)

94 Trump said grab 'em by the pussy!

Posted by: Joe Sundown at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Eicbe)

95 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?

It would be braver to order Chinese take-out. Reason being that in most places I've been the cooks are all Mexicans.

Heh.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (j42ZK)

96 Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)[p/i]

C'mon in! The water's wet market!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Zz0t1)

97 83 Fist problem:

Q-R5+ P-N3
QxP+!! PxQ
BxP mate!
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

Too much time in an area with a, um, vibrant, diverse community Exhibit A

Paging Dr. Freud

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Wm5SB)

98 Andrew the Lesser and his order to seize respirators...

Upstate New York, this is your Lexington and Concord moment. Send the Commie Red Coats packing back to their Virus Ground Zero.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (TYbfU)

99 >>> Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

Tell him your plans then ask him how many beers fit in there.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls

Heh. Knowing college kids these days, I'd have to have a conversion chart for White Claw can size to beer bottles.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (BtClI)

100 Close.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (Zz0t1)

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (l3+k2)

102 I hope there's hand sanitizer in the Barrel.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (pPNCa)

103 >
Interesting. These mythical "wives", who fill up garages with junk, do they also do this to garages of men who are not married? This could explain a lot.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:51



Confirmed. They be sneaky. It's totally not you.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (aVmAZ)

104 sorry:

)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2xg3
4)Qxg3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (zr5Kq)

105

Even the barrel got the Italian wuhan.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (r+sAi)

106 Our Korean cutie's semi-transparent dress is absolutely mesmerizing.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (d6mdH)

107 We've Been Italicized

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (Rg3Mf)

108 I hope there's hand sanitizer in the Barrel.

You are SUCH an optimist....

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (TYbfU)

109 C'mon in! The water's wet market!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Zz0t1)


Did I do that?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (j42ZK)

110 82 Thanks O.M.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (hHxp2)

111 1)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2+g3
4)Q+g3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)


Qh3 is not legal, I assume you mean Qh4+.

Also your move #3 is actually part of move #2, so I think you found the mate in 3. Good work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (k3bqH)

112 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (arJlL)

113 Sorry.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (j42ZK)

114 Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM


Bless you. You and your bride are always in my prayers. How was the fast food? Wendy's I think.

Have bread rising in the kitchen.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (vF+fs)

115 Don't trust Serbia, Serbia is Asshoe.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (aVmAZ)


After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the Manchester Guardian wrote:
If it were physically possible for Serbia to be towed out to sea and sunk there, the air of Europe would at once seem clearer.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (WA8Iu)

116 Once again, Cuomo fucks upstate New York

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (9TdxA)

117 Dr. Birx: "Spain and Italy are moving through this."

Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41 percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in France."--Daily Mail

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)

118 Too bad I can't seem to find any of these chess hotties on dating apps. I guess they're already spoken for.

I'm actually trying 6 different dating apps on the premise that the china wuhan kill you home now bug is forcing more people to look for love online instead of at raves and local chinese massage parlors, so maybe my luck this time will change.

So far, swiped through thousands of profiles and only found a handle that might be MAGA types. Using all 6 dating apps is costing me $200 a month to use. Jeebos.

Posted by: Two Weeks Saying China Is ASSHOE at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (+dsLj)

119 Melania gives me a funny feeling in a way Barbara Bush never did.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (ZLI7S)

120 Only because Big Mike is sheltering in place.
Posted by: Cicero

At the urinal.

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (arJlL)

121 See my comment @22


Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (l3+k2)

cool

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (hHxp2)

122 The model beneath the Korean cutie also looks vaguely Asian.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

123 Sanitizer yes, um tp better bring your own

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

124 Did I do that?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (j42ZK)


Seems so.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

125 Didn't it turn out that some Austrians hired the Serb to kill the Archduke that started the whole kerfuffle?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (r+sAi)

126 Dr. Birx: "Spain and Italy are moving through this."



Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported
prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of
Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41
percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in
France."--Daily Mail

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)


But but but the "experts" on the left assure us it doesn't work

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (WA8Iu)

127 Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41 percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in France."--Daily Mail
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)

Amazing the France is at the bottom.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (ONvIw)

128 prob2 (maybe

1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)

129 Intermediate chess problem is giving me a headache. Can't seem to figure it out. Maybe I should just order pizza instead and ask the delivery guy.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (88xKn)

130 > 119 Melania gives me a funny feeling in a way Barbara Bush never did.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 06:0



Like she is gonna smoke yer stash?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (aVmAZ)

131 Sad news. WIM Arianne Caolli died on Mar 30 due to a car crash in Yerevan a few weeks ago. She was the wife of GM Levon Aronian. She was 33.

-- Bill Wall Chess Page (@billwallchess) April 1, 2020


Are you f-ing kidding me??? That's terrible news. Holy cow. Horrible.

Arianne Caoli was the focus of one of the most legendary off-board incidents in recent years. She was playing in some international big tournament about ten years ago when she was in her early 20s and the among the "hottest" chess-girls on the circuit. All the guys were lusting after her. Levon Aronian was really flirting with her one night, and getting her attention as he was at the time among the top three players in the world, vying for the World Champion slot.

In the middle of their flirting, a lower-rated British International Master, Daniel Gormally, was drunk and tried to elbow in on Aronian's action. Aronian was not having any of it, and a fistfight erupted. Aronian laid Gormally out flat on his back with a nice uppercut.

It was one of the few times pro chessplayers actually came to blows over a woman.

Caoli must have been impressed, because form that night forward she became Aronian's girlfriend, and then later his wife.

Unbelievably nightmarish that she died so young.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (N9G0H)

132 I'm not sure by the time I get this and make them.. this may be over but anyway...

https://tinyurl.com/tzl7c6y

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (dUJdY)

133 I threw Hydroxychloriquine down the drain not many years ago. You are supposed to get rid of no longer needed meds, and that was one of them. Ya never know I guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (hHxp2)

134 Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)
-------------------------
You know the Barrel might be a good place to SIP. Bet whatever's in there the kills the Wuhan Flu.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Dhht7)

135 https://tinyurl.com/rgt9osp

very good youtube on how come ChiCom flu is way worse than regular flu and overtaking B+rry's 2009 swine flu soon.

short...good graphs...not a lecture

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Y274z)

136 Qh3 is not legal, I assume you mean Qh4+.

Also your move #3 is actually part of move #2, so I think you found the mate in 3. Good work.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (k3bqH)

yeah those are X not +...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (zr5Kq)

137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

138 Amazing the France is at the bottom.
Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (ONvIw)


When your country is proctology......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (Zz0t1)

139 Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

You found the other line. My line was, first the bishop, then the queen. Yours was the other way around. But hey, both work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (k3bqH)

140 Intermediate Problem:

1) Rg1+

This looks like the logical first move for white, as it keeps black from escaping.

1) .. Kh7 (I played Kh6 line and it appears that white queen and black king just go back and forth with checks.

However, I'm not seeing a way for white to capture another piece and take control.

I'll keep studying the board...

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (ch6++)

141 If I get the China Lung Rot Aids, I am telling the doc to give me HCQ. I don't need a scientific study to be convinced at this point, there is plenty of treatment success.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (r+sAi)

142 My eyes just suffered a mammarian attack. 'Corpsman, turn to and pour the Chief a double Kraken.'

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (XhWtx)

143 Second problem, easier than the first:

RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

144 How was the fast food? Wendy's I think.

Have bread rising in the kitchen.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 06:04
-----------------------
It was good. She's dropped 2 pounds in last few days so we're trying to fatten her up.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Dhht7)

145 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Qhz2y)

146 1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)

drat, those are R's

again !

1)RxRc6
2)QxRc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw


Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

147 RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

I was first !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

148 Burros are notoriously conventional in their approach to chess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (XVuno)

149 except I screwed up notation...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:12 PM (zr5Kq)

150 Sounds good Ben!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:12 PM (dUJdY)

151 Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

----------

Tree trimmers hardest hit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (XVuno)

152 I have a three car garage. After much effort, not only do I have 2 cars in the garage, but a tractor in the third bay. It's looking a lot more organized.

Net: freak out my wife by actually running a vacuum cleaner. I may be breaking OPSEc here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (u82oZ)

153 106 Our Korean cutie's semi-transparent dress is absolutely mesmerizing

That's because hinting is sexier than showing.

William Theiss, the costume designer for ST:TOS said he always tried to make his designs for the guest women look like they could fall off any second.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (d6mdH)

154 *checks Mega Million numbers*

Hey I won $2.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (TYbfU)

155 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Qhz2y)


Where?

My Tom Thumb is still out of all the paper and cleaning products.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (Zz0t1)

156 Hi there, Jewells.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (Qhz2y)

157 I think I see what needs to be done for advanced..

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (zr5Kq)

158 Intermediate Problem. Seems to be too many lines. White can easily grab the rook on the h-file but there is a danger of being mated on the other side of the board unless he takes it with check.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (AHq56)

159 1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)


I think you got it right, but I can't decipher your notation. "1)BxBc6" means that a Bishop is capturing a bishop on the c6 square, but there are no bshops on the board, so ?? I think you mean Rxc6, which is proper algebraic notation.

And then there's zombie, who does everything in English Descriptive Notation, but that's because he's an old pharte who won't change with the times.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (k3bqH)

160 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM
---------------------
That's great. Beer is still flowing here. TP still missing on shelves. Today is support our local restaurant day. Wendy's for lunch. El Sol's for dinner (local "high end" mexican.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)

161 Saw the date on Arianne picture and immediately thought from the virus

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (ZCEU2)

162 Wow, I think the cash versus annuity payouts are closing the gap.

Next Mega drawing, the cash payout will be 81% of the annuity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:16 PM (TYbfU)

163 Third problem is hard. I'm too lazy to figure it out all the way.

First of all, B-B1+ KxP BxB doesn't work because black then goes K-B6!

If then P-R4, K-N5 and he takes the last pawn for a draw.

If instead B-N5, then K-N5, K-N1 P-R5 and white eventially must move the bishop to step the rook pawn, undefending his own rook pawn, and allow black to capture it, again a draw.

So the only other logical first move then is P-Q5, followed by K-Q5 P-Q6 and then its complicated and I'm too lazy to figure it out.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:16 PM (N9G0H)

164 147 RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

I was first !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)
--------------------

Well, I guess my logical approach was not the correct one.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (ch6++)

165 Sponge, HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

166 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (MVjcR)

167 El Sol's for dinner (local "high end" mexican.)
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)


We did Anamia's here for dinner. They're bringing the food out and still selling booze, albeit, not mixed/made, so you get Margarita mix (frozen) and small bottles of tequila.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Zz0t1)

168 Ben you have no idea how much I wish I was there right now in the wide open spaces.. horsies to spoil.. a good friend to share a cocktail with. This whole thing suck bigly.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (dUJdY)

169 HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)


AltonJackson and I have been there!

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (t+qrx)

170 I
never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was
too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if
you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw
and wait to fight another day.

Heh.


Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

that is an interesting perspective. I always thought the reason chess is not a good gambling game is because the better player wins most of the time I guess it is even if people of the same skill play but my understanding is that a weak player will almost always lose to a strong player.

The reason poker is so dangerous is the variability gives the weak players false hope. Then again the variability can crush a strong player too. It is a double edged sword for sure. I kind of look at Chess as more of a sport than a game. It is a test of who is better and that is that. It is like a foot race.

I already said I can't play the game a lick so that is just a non players impression and it could be all wet.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (hHxp2)

171 In law wanton negligence is the same culpability as manslaughter by any other means.

What the ChiComs did to us was exectly that.

People went nuts over PG&E when a fire started on an unusually windy day in an usual dry spell that was caused by a broken piece of equipment. Seems the equipment maintenance had been not good enough. Visual from from ground inspection was insufficient to detect faults. Felony manslaughter...was the legal finding.

China is culpable here. They need brought to the bar. They will refuse to bear responsibility.

But...This should be a warning to all that monkey around with deadly pathogens, chemicals, nuclear materials.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (Y274z)

172 1. d5 Bb7
2. d6 Bc6
3. a5 Kc4
4. a6 Kb5
5. a7 Kb6
6. d7
black cannot stop both pawns.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)


I think 3.a5 is pawn is the wrong track due to 3...Kc4 4.a6 Kd5 and Black can now stop both pawns.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:19 PM (k3bqH)

173 Sponge, HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)


That might be why Mark Whalberg was praising them earlier. They seem to be getting this shit right, unlike some others.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (Zz0t1)

174 that last post could have used some punctuation.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hHxp2)

175 Lost track, movie night?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (ZCEU2)

176 143
Second problem, easier than the first:



Ah, clever.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (AHq56)

177 133 I threw Hydroxychloriquine down the drain not many years ago. You are supposed to get rid of no longer needed meds, and that was one of them. Ya never know I guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (hHxp2)


I never throw any meds away.
You never know when you may need them.
Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)

178
HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM


I've been there...

Posted by: AltonJackson<br/Impeach Whitmer
at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hA1bE)

179 Love love love Kate Middleton's dress.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (TdMsT)

180 olddog, I'm so glad the Mrs.olddog is feeling well enough to get out and about.

You can never have to much Mexcian food.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (Qhz2y)

181 169 HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

AltonJackson and I have been there!
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (t+qrx)
----
I have too!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (MVjcR)

182 I've been there...
Posted by: AltonJackson
at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hA1bE)


And we ran into the SnailRacers there, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (t+qrx)

183 #170 fair fight?

I'm reminded of that scene in Butch Cassidy where the bad guy gets booted in the nuts after questioning Neuman's statement about what the rules of the fight are going to be.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (Y274z)

184 Advanced, I think solution is this :

pawn on d4 advances for conversion to d8. since black has a white squarer bishop, it cannot block successfully, nor can i advance its pawn because black bishop is blocking. it ay try to block with bishop on c8, but White B on h3 will prevent it.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)

185 I never throw any meds away.

You never know when you may need them.

Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)

I hear ya, they were not for me personally so I never thought I would need them, but I get your point.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hHxp2)

186
in fact, we had a mini mini MoMe in the parking lot

Posted by: AltonJackson<br/Impeach Whitmer
at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hA1bE)

187 #177 Thanks for the info re Tetra.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (Y274z)

188 "In my 29 plus years I have never parked a car in a garage. They have all been filled with woodworking tools, and now pottery wheels, a slab roller and kilns."

Well if you are using at a shop that's fine by me. MIL's garage is full of baskets, plastic flowers, holiday decorations, and many boxes of unknown stuff.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (Tnijr)

189 in fact, we had a mini mini MoMe in the parking lot
Posted by: AltonJackson
at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hA1bE)


Sheer blind luck there happened to be a jug and a washtub bass handy.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (t+qrx)

190 170 I
never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was
too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if
you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw
and wait to fight another day.

Heh.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

that is an interesting perspective. I always thought the reason chess is not a good gambling game is because the better player wins most of the time I guess it is even if people of the same skill play but my understanding is that a weak player will almost always lose to a strong player.
The reason poker is so dangerous is the variability gives the weak players false hope. Then again the variability can crush a strong player too. It is a double edged sword for sure. I kind of look at Chess as more of a sport than a game. It is a test of who is better and that is that. It is like a foot race.
I already said I can't play the game a lick so that is just a non players impression and it could be all wet.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (hHxp2)


LGoPS is obviously a student of Sun Tzu. She's right about choosing when to fight -- in real life.

When I were a wee lad, I got tired of playing board games where you won if you rolled higher dice or got a lucky card or the spinner thing landed on a high number for you. I thought, why can't there be a game where they player who thinks better and can devise a better strategy, wins.

And that's why I gravitated to chess.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (k3bqH)

191 after that, white bishop and queen can check mate.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:24 PM (zr5Kq)

192 not mixed/made, so you get Margarita mix (frozen) and small bottles of tequila.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe!
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There doing the same thing here. They're also selling mix in gallon containers or by the cup.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

193 HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

sounds like a warship But seriously, it is towns like that in Texas that keep it red.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (hHxp2)

194 175 Lost track, movie night?
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (ZCEU2)


Yes. TJM should be here later with his movie thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (k3bqH)

195 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17
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Awesome. Did she also follow your advice and not catch anything?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Dhht7)

196 hogmartin @ 169- I went speeding into Corsicana years ago with Mrs. E and her maiden auntie and go stopped right by the HEB. The officer said standard 'where you headed to so fast?' and I answered 'Headed to that HEB yonder. These ladies is fixin' to pee.' He told me to go ahead and slow down in the future.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (XhWtx)

197
sounds like a warship But seriously, it is towns like that in Texas that keep it red.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (hHxp2)


Like most states, the big cities are liberal shitholes. In Tx, however, all the rural areas are DEEP red.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Zz0t1)

198 I'm going to exhibit enough native suspicion to rate Caoili's car crash as "questionable." She had quite a personal history -- former model, dance contestant in Australia, financial analyst, and a PhD candidate in Russian foreign affairs. She was working as an adviser to the Armenian prime minister. What a movie her life would make, except wouldn't the world be more exciting and beautiful with her still in it.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (8IOEj)

199 I think you got it right, but I can't decipher your notation. "1)BxBc6" means that a Bishop is capturing a bishop on the c6 square, but there are no bshops on the board, so ?? I think you mean Rxc6, which is proper algebraic notation.

And then there's zombie, who does everything in English Descriptive Notation, but that's because he's an old pharte who won't change with the times.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (k3bqH)

right ,those were Rook not Bishop moves

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (zr5Kq)

200 Hey everybody.

Tempted to ask if maybe we could live-blog some chess games between Horde members.

Better yet, a live-blogged poker tournament. :-)
(We'd play for pennies, so not much financial stress. The buy-in could be $1.00.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (L2ZTs)

201 Interesting vid on the source of the commie flu:
https://tinyurl.com/rtomky3

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (r+sAi)

202 Got some chores to get done, better get on them

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (ZCEU2)

203 But...This should be a warning to all that monkey around with deadly pathogens, chemicals, nuclear materials.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (Y274z)


Think the Marines are planning to man their DIY islands.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (lnWzE)

204 I am doing runner notation !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (zr5Kq)

205 I have an old bottle of NyQuil about 2 years past the expiration date. Should be okay, right?

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (88xKn)

206 195 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17
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Awesome. Did she also follow your advice and not catch anything?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Dhht7)
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As far as I can tell, but I'm keeping her in isolation.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (MVjcR)

207 i need to practice notation if anything

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (zr5Kq)

208 He told me to go ahead and slow down in the future.
Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (XhWtx)


That's a good idea, it would be hard for them to get out otherwise.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (t+qrx)

209 well, that was fun !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:29 PM (zr5Kq)

210 Thank you!

Now do Kate, please?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48
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Ermm, phrasing? Also, you're not the boss of me

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:29 PM (Dhht7)

211
Kowloon (sidebar) is a good restaurant. The Wongs are real Republicans, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at April 04, 2020 06:30 PM (kMIUH)

212 FLOTUS is so gorgeous

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (G546f)

213 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)

214
Amber living up to her first name.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (bUYMF)

215 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)


LMFAO.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

216 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)


Anyone who's visited the trailer.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:32 PM (t+qrx)

217 Orangemanbad is a sickness. It infects the brain and prevents intelligent processing of information.

I was one of the people who's reaction was "Who says" back with Obamaphiles parroted Obama saying we were "spending too much of our economy on health care costs". I argued that medicare has a singular value and as much of 100% value to the person involved.

But now the people who were perfectly accepting of grandma taking a pain pill in her "last year of life", want to sacrifice the entire economy over "if only one life is saved" among pretty much the same demographic that they wanted to ice floe under Obama.

That's another reason why I can't side with liberals. I have no idea what I would have to believe next year.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Eicbe)

218 olddog, I'm so glad the Mrs.olddog is feeling well enough to get out and about.

You can never have to much Mexcian food.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:21
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Thanks, Ben Had. Yes, she's feeling tad better physically, but Flu News was bringing her down mentally this week. So daughter and I have been taking her on car rides. It seems to improve her mood.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Dhht7)

219 Chess Thread Hubba Hubba!

I am going with the hottie from the Miss Julie's Collection.

Nice!

I always think of Arnold banging the maid when I see his large, steroid shaped head nowadays.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Z+IKu)

220 I want to suck her tits and fuck her brains out.

Posted by: Bad Angel at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (CLteG)

221
Moron In Training...

The girl asked for a break in her studies to play on her scooter. We've been cracking for five hours, so I caved in on 30 mins.

But then she stood there pensively... I asked "what's the matter?"

She looks up, dead-serious, and says "I wish pants didn't have exist. But, I guess the world needs them. *sigh*"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (II2Y0)

222 Hey just had a brainstorm!

A Horde poker or chess tournament. Buy-in: 4 rolls of toilet paper, minimum 5 players. Winner obviously of course gets 20 rolls of TP. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (L2ZTs)

223 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)
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Do you have enough security to make sure its transfer?

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:35 PM (Eicbe)

224 Hah, typing with my ears. They're not there @ 192.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:36 PM (Dhht7)

225 olddog.. I used to take my mom on car rides when I knew she was having a particularly bad day. One spring a few years ago the redbud trees were in bloom, daffodils in bloom. It just made her day to be out and see Gods beauty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:36 PM (dUJdY)

226 We need a quarantine on people infected with Orangemanbad syndrome.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (Eicbe)

227 The Claws of China, movie, by Steve Bannon


https://tinyurl.com/thzhbq8

https://preview.tinyurl.com/thzhbq8

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (lnWzE)

228 Babylon Bee
Hallmark Channel Announces 19 New Coronavirus-Themed Movies
A Cough To Remember
Forbidden Handshake

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (59YkD)

229 As far as I can tell, but I'm keeping her in isolation.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:28
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Never can be too careful. Unless you need to send her out again.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (Dhht7)

230 Weasel, WW was Ok carrying that uzi?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (Qhz2y)

231 ---
Do you have enough security to make sure its transfer?
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:35 PM (Eicbe)


One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (Zz0t1)

232 I only solved the beginner problem. Now I'm wondering, in a real game, how many would play Bxg3+ (cool and dignified) and how many would play Qxg3+ (shameless showboating)?

Posted by: bof at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (t1G8m)

233 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

You should have it appraised and insured.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (59YkD)

234 It just made her day to be out and see Gods beauty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:36
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Same with wife. Earlier she got to see the Tulip trees and Yoshino Cherries and early jonquils in full bloom. Those are done for now. Dogwoods should be anytime.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:40 PM (Dhht7)

235 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

Especially when 2nd prize is a 1 kilo gold ingot.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:41 PM (S/rwf)

236 "One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.'

One more thing to learn here. Ben's a she.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Tnijr)

237 One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.
Posted by: Sponge

---

I think you mean "she".

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Y4EXg)

238 232 I only solved the beginner problem. Now I'm wondering, in a real game, how many would play Bxg3+ (cool and dignified) and how many would play Qxg3+ (shameless showboating)?
Posted by: bof


I instantly and only considered QxP+ as the "best" move -- because the goal in chess is to humiliate the opponent with the most unlikely checkmate possible after saccing your queen.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (N9G0H)

239 Hey Pandhandler, Hope you are well.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Qhz2y)

240
I think you mean "she".
Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Y4EXg)


Um.....I do now.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:43 PM (Zz0t1)

241
What's this?
We're at the "open letter" stage in the fake news farce?

Did fake "journalists" really write a "letter" complaining about Fox News' coverage?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at April 04, 2020 06:43 PM (kMIUH)

242 Thanks, guys, Sponge has officially be(e)n had.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (Qhz2y)

243 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)



It was a weekend reporter, they only make half to three quarters of a million dollars a year in salary, not the weeknight ones who make millions.

Still, the report isn't worthy of minimum wage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (sy5kK)

244 Hey Pandhandler, Hope you are well.

Doing fine darlin, got my reservations locked in for Oct., being over 29 and retired the lockdowns haven't affected me much. Weather is great, the range is open and I stockpiled a bunch last year.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (S/rwf)

245 Thanks, guys, Sponge has officially be(e)n had.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (Qhz2y)


Isn't the first time, won't be the last.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:46 PM (Zz0t1)

246 after saccing your queen.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM
------------------------------------------------
Is that like tea bagging your king?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Dhht7)

247 4 rolls of toilet paper
--------------
Does it have to be unused?
Uh, askin' for a friend ...

Posted by: Lurk at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (IrW/C)

248 That HEB in Corsicanna, I'm still using a cooler I bought there last Oct. "I've been there"

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (S/rwf)

249 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Qhz2y)

250 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Qhz2y)


I would enjoy taking you up on that offer.

I'm hopeful the TxMoMe will still be on and I am free to make it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Zz0t1)

251 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (BAsqb)

252 Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Dhht7)

253 Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Dhht7)

If he has face tattoos, don't bring him home.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:51 PM (BAsqb)

254 I never ever want or hear the terms social distancing or flattening the curve again after we get out of this. Can I do this. Of course. But they better stop this nonsense soon.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 04, 2020 06:54 PM (Vf4Y7)

255 Oh my goodness, I lover that blue and gold silk dress at the top. Just gorgeous.

And Kate's teal gown is really lovely.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 06:54 PM (/669Q)

256 bluebell, so glad to see that you have rescheduled the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:56 PM (Qhz2y)

257 MA is the only state that provides clear demographics on their CV victims. BLUF: Anyone can get CV, but CV kills old people.

https://tinyurl.com/wy8d8jd

https://tinyurl.com/tc7h8lw

https://tinyurl.com/r9al25k

https://tinyurl.com/qmr3wrl

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2020 06:59 PM (ZfRYq)

258 More Hallmark coronavirus romance movie titles:

Something in the Air

Unmasking Sara

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (Rvqyz)

259 Ben Had, the MoMe must go on, even if it must be delayed.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (/669Q)

260 My take on the intermediate problem:

Q-G2 Check

... no matter what black does...

RxR (maybe Check again)

Posted by: scottst at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (/QQch)

261 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.

Ah, but it is Sponge so:

https://tinyurl.com/ut6an5n

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 07:01 PM (S/rwf)

262 Lurk, preferably, yes :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)

263 More Hallmark CV movies:

- Love In The Age Of Toilet Paper Rationing

- Social Un-Distancing

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:03 PM (L2ZTs)

264 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM


By: Our most irritating junior reporter who you normally see standing by the side of the road in a blizzard.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 07:04 PM (ejd/p)

265 Especially when 2nd prize is a 1 kilo gold ingot.
Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:41 PM (S/rwf)


Tradeable for another 4-pack of TP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:05 PM (L2ZTs)

266 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (BAsqb)

Psych from home:
If you are angry press 1
If you can handle it, press 2
If you are about to get violent press your ass against the screen to receive Haldol and Ativan injection
Have a great day!

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 07:05 PM (ONvIw)

267 So Alone Together

Posted by: The Turtles at April 04, 2020 07:08 PM (Tnijr)

268 184 Advanced, I think solution is this :
pawn on d4 advances for conversion to d8. since black has a white squarer bishop, it cannot block successfully, nor can i advance its pawn because black bishop is blocking. it ay try to block with bishop on c8, but White B on h3 will prevent it.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)


Only one pawn may queen. You must choose wisely.

If you do not choose wisely, you will throw away the win.

Now... which pawn do you choose?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)

269 Now... which pawn do you choose?


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)


Mongo?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM (nqtb9)

270 I just discovered something I hate, called "There's a Hole In the Bottom of the Sea."

Fuck this song, and the creepy lady they have teaching about its lameness on the remote learning music class.

I teach this girl about the wonders of music all the time. Real stuff, not this infantile trash. She can't believe I'm making her do this lame-o corny crap.

Boo! Booooooo!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (II2Y0)

271 Evening all.
I'd let Argentina twirl my bola anytime.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (axyOa)

272 Next year can we start this national time out month in May?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:12 PM (ZCEU2)

273 Only one pawn may queen. You must choose wisely.

If you do not choose wisely, you will throw away the win.

Now... which pawn do you choose?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)


I guess, white bishop can take black bishop from c8, then pawn on a4 to a8 for queen.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (zr5Kq)

274
Mongo?


Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM



Easily one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (axyOa)

275 Game thread!

I'm on an Imperial-occupied planet in "Fallen Order". Got pretty far along.

Hint-without-spoiler: there's an option to strike an enemy from above, the "square" button on the PS4. Use that for the tougher beasts.

Another hint-without-spoiler: It's allowed to return to earlier planets after finishing their main story and going to a new planet. This, to open chests and kill monsters you couldn't on your first run.

If I'd known these hints I'd have wasted less time trying to beat an impossible monster / looking for impossible routes on that first world (not counting the scrapmetal planet, that's the training-mission).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (ykYG2)

276 wait that may not work...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:14 PM (zr5Kq)

277 I think d4 has better chance than a4. black bishop si problematic for a4 even at c8. will not be able to pass...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:16 PM (zr5Kq)

278 Mexican food is secured. The restaurant's still got a few bugs to work out, but all in all pick up went smoothly.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (Dhht7)

279 Hogmartin and Alton Jackson ran into us at the HEB in Corsicana, Thank gourd the damage was minimal.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (moeoe)

280 Hoarding His Heart

Viral Valentine

Curfew at the County Fair

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (Rvqyz)

281 Is it movies or fish tonight. Never mind. I see that it's to be movies.

Lovely dresses and models tonight. Mrs. Trump looks beautiful as always.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:19 PM (gLRfa)

282 Mongo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM

No, that'll only make him mad.

Posted by: The otters at April 04, 2020 07:19 PM (dkvcO)

283 SnailRacer, So good to see you. How was the trip?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 07:20 PM (Qhz2y)

284 Off, surprise sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 07:20 PM (dkvcO)

285 Yesterday, in YD Music Class we learned about the Lost Highway remix of Hierate Mich by Rammstein. Fun!

Today, it's some nursery rhyme about a frog in a hole. Sucky!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (II2Y0)

286 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)

287 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (ykYG2)
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That must be one deluxe terlit.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:22 PM (Eicbe)

288 I don't know Quint, that sounds a little fishy.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (Qhz2y)

289 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)
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Two snaps up.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (Eicbe)

290 Claws of the Red Dragon

youtube.com/watch?v=z8MyrUmkRxA&feature

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (lnWzE)

291 286 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)
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I just watched "Killer Fish" on MST3K.

Lee Majors acts by squinting his emotions.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

292 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)

Jaws ?
Aquaman ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)

293 ''Mexican food is secured. The restaurant's still got a few bugs to work out, but all in all pick up went smoothly.''

I think we're doing Mexican tomorrow night. What delicious items did you get tonight?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (gLRfa)

294 286 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020
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I liked "Incredible Mr. Limpett." Oh, wait he was a mammal.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dhht7)

295 Masks in Love
A Social Distance to Remember

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Eicbe)

296 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

-
That's right. You can't get toilet paper for love or money.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (+y/Ru)

297 I just watched "Killer Fish" on MST3K.



Lee Majors acts by squinting his emotions.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dc2NZ)


Did he make the bionic sound when he squints?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (nqtb9)

298 OT, Realtor dot com is fucked up. New pics of house that has never been on the resale market since mom and dad bought it new. Very recent pic, cause flag pole in pic only went up after dad passed. It was a Thursday because the neighbors take my trash bin off street when I'm at work and I put in garage when I get home.

Jeebus.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (vF+fs)

299 We also tried a new Mexica place tonight. Poor lady just opened 2 months ago. She's from Venezuela. The food was excellent!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (dUJdY)

300 Actually hoping for some apocryphal movie

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:26 PM (ZCEU2)

301 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"
----
Yet she somehow survived by being a barista and not an armorer.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

302 Fish movies stink

Posted by: Call me Fishsmell at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Tnijr)

303 Fish movies stink
Posted by: Call me Fishsmell at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Tnijr)


SHARKNADO!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Zz0t1)

304 ''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans" ''

She been reading too many fantasy novels.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:28 PM (gLRfa)

305 A-OC was making Margaritas in a blender in her 3rd world country while bitching about it.
Guess she didn't have salt

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (ZCEU2)

306 Hey, Ben! * waves like a madwoman *
The trip was fantastic. Beautiful shores, country side, etc. New Zealand is mostly gorgeous. No Molon Labe t- shirts there but I learned a haka. No I will not be performing it come October.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (moeoe)

307 '''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

Also, if it's so brutal and barbaric how come so many people want to sneak in through the back door? The girl is a first class idiot.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:30 PM (gLRfa)

308 307 '''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

Also, if it's so brutal and barbaric how come so many people want to sneak in through the back door? The girl is a first class idiot.
Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:30 PM (gLRfa)

Not just people!

Posted by: The Otters at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

309 Love, Like Three Ply Toilet Paper

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (+y/Ru)

310 ''That's right. You can't get toilet paper for love or money.''

My sis said she scored a 30 pack at Costco last week.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (gLRfa)

311 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"


I would think barbarian life would be a little more interesting than my life.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

312 AOC must think Mad Max is a documentary

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (SwWMX)

313 My hash sounds like a dyslexic cat. Cool.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (moeoe)

314 AOC = Retard

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (Zz0t1)

315 Priuses wouldn't exist in aa barbarian society.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

316 Solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (k3bqH)

317 AOC is almost stupid enough to be a reporter.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

318 Shouldn't AOC be in her home district helping the poor, downtrodden brown and black folks thru this major crisis?

Handing out masks, changing diapers, filling bongs......

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 07:36 PM (Z+IKu)

319 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

-
This morning I shot a rhinoceros in my pajamas. How it fit into my pajamas . . . well, OK, actually I think I do know. Damn this lockdown!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:36 PM (+y/Ru)

320 Having a nice Japanese single malt tonight. Just yummy. Little bit of smoke. Very smooth.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:37 PM (gLRfa)

321 When you have toilet paper, you have friends. When you have no toilet paper.........you know how it goes.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 07:37 PM (XhWtx)

322 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)

323 >Fish movies stink


I know- I've smelt 'em

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (iTXRQ)

324 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)


I didn't know that fish made movies?




Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (j42ZK)

325 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.


Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)


Easier to destroy it from the inside than out.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (nqtb9)

326 Boo! Booooooo!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (II2Y0)


From memory:

"There's a bump on the lump on the tail of the frog on the branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (k3bqH)

327 >.@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

$10 says she was in her HS drama club

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)

328 I think PDT should start a bi weekly story hour for all he little ones trapped in the house. Can you imagine the ratings?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (gLRfa)

329 I didn't know that fish made movies?







Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (j42ZK)


There was that famous director Frank Carpra

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (nqtb9)

330 325 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)


Because evil can't really create anything new. It can only take what others have created and corrupt it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (k3bqH)

331 If they have awards for fish movies are they the Tunys?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (j42ZK)

332 ''$10 says she was in her HS drama club''

Absolutely! That's the type of crap you learn there.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:42 PM (gLRfa)

333 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (miJU3)

334 Brutal & Barbaric

AOC is really bad at the Hallmark romance title thing.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (Rvqyz)

335 ''There was that famous director Frank Carpra ''

Didn't he make that flick about Captain Hook?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (gLRfa)

336 Love, Like Three Ply Toilet Paper
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (+y/Ru)

"Girls!" Mrs. Browning called as she swept into their bedroom, "Put those books down and do your hair! We have an engagement at Pleasanton Hall this evening!"

"Oh must we, Mother?" Anna sighed. "More boring retired colonels and dances with no gentlemen! I could die!"

"Shush, my dear, and stop your cynicism. There are two gentlemen, fresh from London this very evening, both very eligible! Mr. Prachett, I hear has eight thousand rolls a year."

"Eight thousand?" The sisters gasped and stared at each other in disbelief. "They must be sandpaper two ply, surely!"

"The finest Charmin. You doubt your own mother? Up! Hair! Petticoats! Move!"

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (BAsqb)

337 Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)
~~~~~

It can give you black hairy tongue. Seriously.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (sGotD)

338 The Oscars.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (hHxp2)

339 There was that famous director Frank Carpra

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Orson Whales

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (+y/Ru)

340 305 A-OC was making Margaritas in a blender in her 3rd world country while bitching about it.
Guess she didn't have salt

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (ZCEU2)


https://tinyurl.com/https-2-bp-blogspot-com-1jm

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:45 PM (lnWzE)

341 Oh good. They're opening up Tybee Island. I think everyone needs some Flesh Voyeurism. Looks like the prof mayor has her panties in twist though.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 357 meters at April 04, 2020 07:46 PM (wElh/)

342 ''Brutal & Barbaric

AOC is really bad at the Hallmark romance title thing. ''

Sounds like the title of a bad romantic fantasy novel.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:46 PM (gLRfa)

343 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)

344
https://tinyurl.com/https-2-bp-blogspot-com-1jm
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:45 PM (lnWzE)


How dare her work in an establishment that has such a nice ass plastered up on the wall like that.

She should be shunned for SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (Zz0t1)

345 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)

346 ''I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?''

Cigar

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (gLRfa)

347 Orson Whales
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,


Orson Whales was in Moby Dick, along with Gregory Pike

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

348 I give the country another week before large parts of it start telling politicians to stick their social distancing crap.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (wElh/)

349
Orson Whales was in Moby Dick, along with Gregory Pike
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)


What a load of carp.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (Zz0t1)

350 >Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs


I'm sure they'll let you skate

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

351 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)



I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (miJU3)

A cigar. Looks Cuban to me. I can't place it but that red band rings a bell. Our betters usually smoke Cubans because well, they can.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (hHxp2)

352 My Cousin Finny was pretty good.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (Rvqyz)

353 345 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)

Did you have her shave next time?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

354 $10 says she was in her HS drama club

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)


She's never grown from that because leftists are mentally and emotionally immature.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (nqtb9)

355 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)


This batter be good.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (zr5Kq)

356 A cigar. Looks Cuban to me. I can't place it but that red band rings a bell. Our betters usually smoke Cubans because well, they can.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (hHxp2)

Cubans aren't even good. Nicaragua or Dominican is the way to go IMO

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (BAsqb)

357 Would He R. Wouldn't He Allen?

Wait. That's not a fish pun.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (+y/Ru)

358 Anchovy Hopkins was great in Silence of the Lampreys.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (Rvqyz)

359 Partagas I think. But that is just a guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (hHxp2)

360 Does black, hairy tongue have a newsletter?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (EgshT)

361 Anchovy Hopkins was great in Silence of the Lampreys.
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (Rvqyz)


What ??? I have a problem herring you.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (zr5Kq)

362 Insom, if only.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (d+o+d)

363 Stop carping and swimming around the bush.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (wElh/)

364 A Fish Called Wanda
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (hHxp2)

365 Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach.

You ever screw up and think you're a dumbass?
I'm king dumbass.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (h2Viw)

366 ''Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing. ''

You've reeled us in. Hook, line and sinke.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (gLRfa)

367 $10 says she was in her HS drama club
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)

I was in my high school drama club. I never said anything like that, even when I was a liberal-not modern leftist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (WI7YS)

368 Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (BAsqb)

Now *that's* funny. I'm posting this comment on the book thread tomorrow.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (k3bqH)

369 That actor from Psycho...Anthony Perkins as I recall. Wasn't he Marlin's boy?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (j42ZK)

370 I'm just hang out here while the rest of yous jaws about fish puns.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:55 PM (Uu+Jp)

371 in 1660 smoking was thought to be a prophylactic for the plague, it was required at a boys boarding school.


Seems like nonsense, but a study of 2000 hospitalized in china of the Whuhan Virus found there was an unusually low incidence of smokers compared to the general population.


(all that from Derbyshire at Vdare.com)

from the study "This preliminary analysis does not support the argument that current smoking is a risk factor for hospitalization for COVID-19, and might even suggest a protective role. The latter could be linked to the down-regulation of ACE2 expression that has been previously known to be induced by smoking. However, other confounding factors ... preliminary ..."

Posted by: illiniwek at April 04, 2020 07:55 PM (Cus5s)

372 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)
~~~~~

(Hush! Don't tell them .)

Posted by: IrishEi at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (sGotD)

373 Oh, wooga, I'm sorry. No suggestions, other than Pick your nose with the other hand.

Damn, that sucks.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (vF+fs)

374 Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach.

You ever screw up and think you're a dumbass?
I'm king dumbass.
Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (h2Viw)


holly.....are you in a hospital now ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (zr5Kq)

375 they may be able to recommend ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (zr5Kq)

376 Movies up!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

377 *holy

can't even do that rigt

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (zr5Kq)

378 Eeesh, wooga. That sucks. FIL cut off the tips of his fingers on his left hand several years ago while using a table saw. Something I learned from his experience is that you are going to have to invest in good, thick gloves and handwarmer packets for cold days, even if it's just slightly cold.

Posted by: pookysgirl, crayon expert at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (XKZwp)

379 ''Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach. ''

Only a 'ron would blow off self amputation like it was no worse than skinning a knee.

Seriously, OMG. Did the doctors refer you to a prosthetics guy?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:58 PM (gLRfa)

380 wooga, how did that happen? Fan blade?

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:58 PM (d+o+d)

381 British American Tobacco (BTI) shot up this week on news they are working on a tobacco based covid vaccine.

this is probably news to many but some tobacco companies have been working on ways to use the plant for drugs/medicine for many years. I think they have had some successes too but I don't know the details or even the broad brush facts.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:59 PM (hHxp2)

382 348 I give the country another week before large parts of it start telling politicians to stick their social distancing crap.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (wElh/)


That's about when the predicted death rate in NY of 500 to 700 a day will begin.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 08:00 PM (lnWzE)

383 wooga, my prayers for you. Hand warmers and gloves. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:00 PM (vF+fs)

384 Belt wasn't moving. Poked it. Moved a little. Poked it again. Moved a little. Poked one more time, and belt moved fully, pulling my fingers into pulley wheel. I found middle finger, not index but it wouldn't have mattered.

I could use prayer. Specifically that they don't have to amputate.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (h2Viw)

385 Prayers up, wooga.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (Dhht7)

386 Middle finger will be stump. My worry is index, as the nature of cut means it might retain functionality if I'm lucky, unless they remove knuckle.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (h2Viw)

387 wooga, in some cases, surgeons can transplant a toe to the hand. met a guy who had lost his thumb, and had his big toe transplanted to replace it. He didn't have 100% use of it, but makes out OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (miJU3)

388 wooga, please let let me know if I can do anything. cbd and mis hum have my email. As does wds and legally sufficient.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (vF+fs)

389
I could use prayer. Specifically that they don't have to amputate.
Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (h2Viw)


My mother lost a fight with a table saw while drunken cutting firewood. They reattached hers, but she had 9 pins in her index finger, the middle finger screwed back on and the ring finger reattached. She can't use them very well, but did get them put back on.

Long story short....don't know anything about prosthetics.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)

390 mother lost a fight with a table saw while drunken cutting firewood.

So, you come to be a moron honestly.

*high elbow*

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (vF+fs)

391 >>Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay

Pick me up a fat one.

Posted by: Arnuld at April 04, 2020 08:16 PM (2cuLk)

392 ntemediate
1. Qg1+ <i>Rg5<i> or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (af5xa)

393 Feck'n ell what happened to my post.
Must have run it through the Joe Biden decrypt-er before posting...

That is my answer to the 'intermediate' chess puzzle.
1. Qg1+ Rg5 or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (af5xa)

394 That is my answer to the 'intermediate' chess puzzle.
1. Qg1+ Rg5 or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (af5xa)


Not sure why 1...Rg5 is mandatory. For example, 1...Kh7

I think you see the right idea. But how do you proceed after Kh7?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (k3bqH)

395
Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
26m
Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz writes a letter of support for fired ICIG Michael Atkinson:

Posted by: WuHAN SOLO at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (XtDf1)

396 Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz writes a letter of support for fired ICIG Michael Atkinson:
Posted by: WuHAN SOLO at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (XtDf1)

Hardly a shock, donks stick together. I wonder how big a deal it is that Birx husband Paige Reffe is a long time Clintonista. Even went to China with the man.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (ONvIw)

397 "343 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)"

Is your hovercraft full of eels?

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (Sq15r)

398 .

Posted by: saf at April 05, 2020 08:13 AM (5IHGB)

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