Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 09-18-2021

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WGM Laura Unuk (SLO)

No movie thread today. 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 (1425)

Goal: Black to force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Force White's king to the back rank, then deliver mate


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4r1k1/1pp1qpp1/3p3p/3P4/PPP2R2/3Q2P1/R4KP1/4r3 b - - 0 1



Yes, Sometimes Chess Piece Designers Go A Little Overboard On The Knights:

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Just to be clear, the upper pic is an obvious parody. But the lower pic is a photo of an actual chess set you can buy.



Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1416)

Goal: White can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Force the Black king into the corner, the bishop cuts off his escape


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q5r1/4N1bk/pp1pP2p/2r2p2/P7/2nQ3P/1PB4B/R3R1Kb w - - 0 1



SCTV: Chess With Boris Morris

(h/t to the moron who posted this in a previous thread)



Advanced Problem - White To Play (1422)

White needs to force mate in 2 moves. That is the information that was presented when I first saw this puzzle, so it would not be fair to withhold it. The trick is to find the "key" first move, which I only found after a long period of experimentation. Which is why it's an 'advanced' problem. So you're job is to make me look bad by finding the solution quickly.

I doubt I'd be ever able to see this OTB.


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2Q4K/6R1/8/8/7k/8/6rr/6R1 w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:




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Greetings From the Czech Republic




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20210918 dress pr0n melania 01.jpg

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


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4r1k1/1pp1qpp1/3p3p/3P4/PPP2R2/3Q2P1/R4KP1/4r3 b - - 0 1

It's mate in 2:

1...Rf1+
2.Kxf1 Qe1#

Also

1...Rf1+
2.Qxf1 Qe3# (h/t NoOne NoHow for finding this one)


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


20210918 Problem 2.jpg
q5r1/4N1bk/pp1pP2p/2r2p2/P7/2nQ3P/1PB4B/R3R1Kb w - - 0 1

1. Qxf5+

I suppose this move was rather obvious.

1...Rxf5

1...Kh8?? loses immediately to 2.Qh7#

And now you have to look ahead a bit and see that knight has to deliver the mate from f7 while the bishop covers the flight square.

2.Bxf5+ Kh8
3.Ng6+ Kh7
4.Ne5+

This is the correct square the knight must go to to get to f7.

4...Kh8
5.Nf7#


Advanced Problem - White To Play


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2Q4K/6R1/8/8/7k/8/6rr/6R1 w - - 0 1

1.Qc2!

There's no way I can describe how I found this move other than "I play around with the position until I found it." Now, Black has a number of possible respones:

1...Rxc2 2.Rh7#

I think that's the most obvious response. Here are some alternatives:

1...Rxg7 2.Qxh2#
1...Rxg1 2.Qh7#
1...Rg5 2.Qxh2#
1...Kh5 2.Qh7#
1...Rg3 2.Qh7#
1...Rg6 2.Qxh2#


Hope to see you 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 05:31 PM




Comments

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1 She is a cutie

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:31 PM (2JoB8)

2 Not first.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:32 PM (nxdel)

3 Don't know B & W Pic Lady, but she has a lovely light in her face.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:32 PM (c6xtn)

4 Another model Elaine Stuart, IIRC?

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:32 PM (ONvIw)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 04:33 PM (arJlL)

6 Melania looks wonderful. I wonder what Mme Maracoon thought.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (ONvIw)

7 https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2021/09/18/
women-warriors-135/

More cuties of the world's armies

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (2JoB8)

8 Who is the woman in white next to Melania?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (c6xtn)

9 I'm sure the French are very happy to have no more mean tweets.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (FtJ1S)

10 beginner problem What? Black to play but goal says white can force mate?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (pxVvf)

11 Is that homonculus next to Melania the Dr. Jill?

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (slmIp)

12 What's this crud about no movie tonight?

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (2JoB8)

13 The French President's wife. She was his HS teacher and they had an affair.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 04:36 PM (ZHVt1)

14 Melania looks wonderful. I wonder what Mme Maracoon thought.
Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (ONvIw)

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Probably that she wishes they'd stood her next to Merkel so she wouldn't suffer by comparison.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:36 PM (kTF2Z)

15 The Feds detain an armed undercover Fed just after the J6 Justice for Six rally who, presumably, was inciting the crowd to violence. Escort him away.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/
1439325498698575872

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (UHVv4)

16 8 Who is the woman in white next to Melania?

Macrons Mother, I mean Wife

Posted by: It's me donna at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (L91xj)

17 B & W pic lady is wearing the best black pumps I have ever seen. Always hated the "sexy" sharp-pointed stilettos. Those are just perfect, not too clunky with a pretty rounded shape.

Posted by: skywch at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (QVgqY)

18 8 Who is the woman in white next to Melania?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (c6xtn


Macron's mom, I thnk.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (qu3rm)

19 Beginner Problem - Black To Play (1425)
++++

The Goal & Hint suggest that it should be White to Play.


Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (vlXMQ)

20 Madame Macarena, The heartthrob of all young French schoolboys.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 18, 2021 04:38 PM (a4EWo)

21 4 Another model Elaine Stuart, IIRC?

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:32 PM (ONvIw)


Stewart, but yes, you got it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:38 PM (qu3rm)

22 I love the waist draping on the Korean woman's dress.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:38 PM (ONvIw)

23 I like the 50's dress

Posted by: It's me donna at September 18, 2021 04:39 PM (L91xj)

24 Chess champion looks like she's about 17

On another chess note, I got a slightly pleased laugh that the actual Soviet/From Russia-Georgina who the "Queen's Gambit" movie was based on, is suing "Netflix"for being untruthful about her life. She did compete and win against men. I laughed because the Chess champion is about 80 and I can't stand Netflix anyway because the Obama;s have a huge stake in them:

https://tinyurl.com/4x9bzts2


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:39 PM (AJzTi)

25 The Goal & Hint suggest that it should be White to Play.

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 04:37 PM (vlXMQ)


Aarggh. That's because I screwed it up. Should be fixed now.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:39 PM (qu3rm)

26 Georgian not Georgina.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:40 PM (AJzTi)

27 Saw a pic from the "rally" earlier. They were all dressed the same and were obviously LE. I guess the FBI took everyone to Kohl's first.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (kTF2Z)

28 I can't stand Netflix anyway because the Obama;s have a huge stake in them:

Hilary had a stake in Vince Foster

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (arJlL)

29 And, finally, me ON TOPIC for the chess thread...
For the chess thread... "Georgian chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili sues Netflix for Queen's Gambit portrayal."

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (UHVv4)

30 Advanced Problem.

1. Qc2

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (rcIUJ)

31 Sure, Fenelon! Steal my morning chess story.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 04:42 PM (UHVv4)

32
Stewart, but yes, you got it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:38 PM (qu3rm)

Cool. My memory is intact. College roommate was a clothing and textiles major and kept a big scrapbook of pictures from the 1950s. She always wanted to "bring back" that sort of look, buttoned up but still alluring.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:43 PM (ONvIw)

33 Well, I went outside to water and I had a plant that had died while I was gone. It drowned from a huge downpour. So I'm trying to pull the dead plant out of the pot. It stinks to high heaven. One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (nxdel)

34 I laughed because the Chess champion is about 80 and I can't stand Netflix anyway because the Obama;s have a huge stake in them:

https://tinyurl.com/4x9bzts2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:39 PM (AJzTi)


Yes, I probably should've mentioned this. I doubt the suit is going to go anywhere. It's a fictional story for pete's sake, with the usual disclaimer about any resemblance to
any persons living or dead being coincidental.

Reminds me when Bobby Fischer sued the makers of the movie 'Searching For Bobby Fischer' for using his name in the title without his permission. Like his name was licensed property. He was laughed out of court. I think this suit is going to get laughed out of court, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (qu3rm)

35 Intermediate:

1. Qxf5 RxQ
2. BxR+ Kh1
3. Ng6+ Kh2
4. Ne5+ Kh1
5. Nf7#

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 04:46 PM (9BID/)

36 Aarggh. That's because I screwed it up. Should be fixed now.
++++

That makes sense. But, there is an alternate line that negates the hint (if white doesn't cooperate).

1. ... Rf1+
2. Qxf1 Qe3#

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 04:46 PM (vlXMQ)

37 Macron's mom has got it going on
She's all I want and I've waited so long

Posted by: Fountains of Aix at September 18, 2021 04:46 PM (VxC1e)

38 Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September
18, 2021 04:41 PM (rcIUJ)


Excellent. It must have taken you hardly any time at all. I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took me.

So I won't.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:46 PM (qu3rm)

39 Irony of posts above is that the story in Queen's Gambit is similar to Bobby Fisher's. US prodigy comes out of nowhere and beats the Soviets at their own game during the Cold War.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 04:47 PM (ZHVt1)

40 Well, I've got the newest Forged in Fire to watch. See you in about 90 after it and dinner.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 04:47 PM (UHVv4)

41 What's this crud about no movie tonight?
Posted by: Skip

Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver in Mr, Roberts.

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 04:49 PM (arJlL)

42 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (qu3rm)

Too bad. I'd like to see Netflix take a hit and the chess champion sounds like an interesting woman..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:50 PM (AJzTi)

43 One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (nxdel)

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That just means you're not King of the Britons.

Posted by: Peasant No. 1 at September 18, 2021 04:50 PM (VxC1e)

44 The two Infrastructure bills are a huge deal. We'll be living with the consequences forever.

Media focus is on Manchin (D-WV). But Sinema is the key (D-AZ). And she's been MIA and no one talks about her. Assuming no R breaks ranks, and none have so far, the Ds need both to get to 50 to enable Kamala to break the tie.

If Sinema stays NO, then Manchin's vote is irrelevant and he'll vote NO to look good back home.

If she votes YES, then Manchin will cash in his winning lottery ticket.

Is there reason for hope here?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 04:50 PM (ZHVt1)

45 38 Excellent.

Thanks ... but the honey badger beat me again @35.

I've been doing a lot of puzzles. The ones here are usually harder than the site I've been using (chesstempo) but I think I can get harder puzzles there if I register.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 18, 2021 04:51 PM (rcIUJ)

46 Honey Bager except you have 1 & 2 mixed with 7 & 8

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:52 PM (2JoB8)

47 Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (arJlL)

I think it was actually a gun. He wasn't a vampire.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:52 PM (AJzTi)

48 One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (nxdel)

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Wouldn't have happened if you'd used explosives.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:52 PM (kTF2Z)

49 There's something timeless about a Vionnet gown. The three bias cut examples are all lovely. She was an amazing talent.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:53 PM (ONvIw)

50 I won my age group in my 5K this morning, first time I've been on a stage to get an award.

The guy I beat was 30 seconds ahead of me at the halfway point. I caught him 100 meters from the finish and accelerated past him so he couldn't recover and try to catch me before the finish.

Won by 4 seconds net time.

Very cool venue for a race, we ran it on the Space Shuttle landing strip.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 04:53 PM (5p7BC)

51 Hedy Lamarr !

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 04:53 PM (V13WU)

52 I need to find my old custom chess set that I bought decades ago.

It is cast metal Lord of the Rings. The black knights are Nazgul.

Should send a picture to OM.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 04:55 PM (5p7BC)

53 If New America ever has a queen, Melania should wear the crown. Absolutely lovely

Posted by: jmel at September 18, 2021 04:55 PM (bVhJi)

54 Congratulations, Dave!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:55 PM (kTF2Z)

55 Dave in Fla that would be neat to see

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:56 PM (2JoB8)

56 I've been thinking about dresses a lot with Kid2's wedding coming up. I had something picked out, and then was told the moms would be wearing navy. So I found something else. Happy enough, and it's only for one evening, so I can't complain too much

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:57 PM (ONvIw)

57 To clarify, Dave, the congrats was for the race, not the nerd chess set.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:57 PM (kTF2Z)

58 Son won his baseball game this morning. 11-0. He got a stand-up double but got hit in his funny bone by a bad pitch. Ouch!

Posted by: jmel at September 18, 2021 04:57 PM (bVhJi)

59 lol Duke Lowell.. it felt like it HAD exploded! That crap went everywhere! My face, all over my blouse and pants. Geezz Louise. I just threw the pot over on its side and said you stay there and think about what you did!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:57 PM (nxdel)

60 If New America ever has a queen, Melania should wear the crown. Absolutely lovely

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Aren't we overdoing it a little with Melania ? yeah, she is good looking and all that..but ...queen, most beautiful woman...kinda going overboard. IMO.

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 04:58 PM (V13WU)

61 "One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*"

Now, I just came in to this thread and how am I supposed to interpret this? Should I investigate for further context?

Posted by: F'ord at September 18, 2021 04:59 PM (Tnijr)

62 "Is there reason for hope here?"

Um .... no. LOL

Posted by: Common Tater at September 18, 2021 04:59 PM (oaepv)

63 she also messed up her face with adjustments

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (V13WU)

64 I had a chess set that had the moves each piece could make etched on the base.

Also chess related... my son, at about 12, played a couple games with our neighbor, who insisted he was a "superb player" and soundly waxed his ass. Repeatedly.

I think the only thing he was good for was weed.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (BFigT)

65 Aren't we overdoing it a little with Melania ?


No

Posted by: Ronster at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (TS8/c)

66 Should send a picture to OM.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 04:55 PM (5p7BC)


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (qu3rm)

67 Aren't we overdoing it a little with Melania ? yeah, she is good looking and all that..but ...queen, most beautiful woman...kinda going overboard. IMO.
Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 04:58 PM (V13WU)

No because we got bombarded with Michelle and have to hear about Puss in Boots fashion sense these days. For a flotus, she's IT

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (ONvIw)

68 Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 04:42 PM (UHVv4)

Sorry, Andy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:00 PM (AJzTi)

69 Oh. A plant. I see.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 05:01 PM (Tnijr)

70 I've read that the unexplained death of a potted plant frequently means that a face sized spider has laid its eggs there. Probably not yours though, Jewells.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:01 PM (kTF2Z)

71 Congrats Dave!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 18, 2021 05:01 PM (oEn12)

72 Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 04:53 PM (5p7BC)

Congratulations! That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:01 PM (AJzTi)

73 Great job, Dave!

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:02 PM (ONvIw)

74 I miss Melania.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 18, 2021 05:02 PM (PzBTm)

75 74 I miss Melania.
Posted by: Rosasharn at September 18, 2021 05:02 PM (PzBTm)

Me, too, Rosasharn

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:02 PM (ONvIw)

76 Dr. Jill and Mother Macaroon, separated at birth.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:02 PM (slmIp)

77 Does anyone know a good plant pathologist?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:03 PM (kTF2Z)

78 I have through the years thought running short but fast distance but never have.

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:03 PM (2JoB8)

79 45 38 Excellent.
Thanks ... but the honey badger beat me again @35. ...
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 18, 2021 04:51 PM (rcIUJ)
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You beat me on the Advanced.... actually ruined it for me since I saw your solution before I started it .... bastard :-)
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46 Honey Bager except you have 1 & 2 mixed with 7 & 8
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Yes, you are correct, Black King moves h7 & h8 not h1 & h2.

I'm so old (O.M.'s contemporary :-) that Algebraic Chess notation was just coming into vogue. I used English Descriptive notation back when I was playing in tournaments, so mess up the solution from time to time. Thanks for catching that.

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:03 PM (9BID/)

80 I miss Melania.
Posted by: Rosasharn

YOU'RE Miss Melania ?

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 05:03 PM (arJlL)

81
Picked up Peanut's ashes from the vet's office this afternoon. Our boy is now home for good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2021 05:04 PM (/U27+)

82 I've read that the unexplained death of a potted plant frequently means that a face sized spider has laid its eggs there. Probably not yours though, Jewells.

If I have nightmares tonight you're in deep shit Duke!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 05:04 PM (nxdel)

83 At first I thought it was fake Dr Jill

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:04 PM (2JoB8)

84 70 I've read that the unexplained death of a potted plant frequently means that a face sized spider has laid its eggs there. Probably not yours though, Jewells.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:01 PM (kTF2Z)
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Are you sure Harvey Weinstein wasn't in the neighborhood?

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (9BID/)

85 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (V13WU)

86 81
Picked up Peanut's ashes from the vet's office this afternoon. Our boy is now home for good.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2021 05:04 PM (/U27+

Sorry, again, Hadrian. That event has always been hard for me. But I keep them all.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (ONvIw)

87 Oh, please. I make reservations at the finest boutique maternity hospital when I'm ready to pop.

Posted by: Face-sized spider at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (slmIp)

88
I'd like to take a nap, but I'm still waiting to hear from Her Majesty about the rest of today's show.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2021 05:06 PM (/U27+)

89 Are you sure Harvey Weinstein wasn't in the neighborhood?
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (9BID/)

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And just like that I'm off the hook for Jewels' nightmares.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:06 PM (kTF2Z)

90 39 Irony of posts above is that the story in Queen's Gambit is similar to Bobby Fischers
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 04:47 PM (ZHVt1)
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The Lucasfilm story group rewrites The Queen's Gambit:


*Determined capable female child comes out of nowhere, plays against orphanage janitor, wins. ** Determined capable female teenager enters local chess tournament, crushes the local boys. **Determined adult female chess player obtains a weak male for a useless sidekick. ** Determined capable adult female chess player enters national competition, takes title. ** Determined capable adult female chess player is pitted against Soviet world champion, humiliates him.

The End

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:07 PM (VxC1e)

91 Congrats, Dave! Do you have video that maybe ace could post on the Gainzzzzzz thread? I sure could use something the cheer about.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at September 18, 2021 05:07 PM (nWxPx)

92 To clarify, Dave, the congrats was for the race, not the nerd chess set.
Posted by: Duke Lowell
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LOL!

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 05:07 PM (5p7BC)

93 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021


***
A vocal style created by British actor Robert Newton playing Long John Silver in a 1950 production of Treasure Island.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 05:09 PM (c6xtn)

94 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (V13WU)

I don't know even a single word of Somali. Bummer.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:09 PM (6FeV1)

95 ** Determined capable adult female chess player is pitted against Soviet world champion, humiliates him.

The End
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021


***
I think I read the novel -- Walter Tevis, the author of The Hustler. Didn't the chess queen in the story have a problem with drinking too much?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 05:10 PM (c6xtn)

96 Hadrian that is sad, we have all 3 of our cats buried in the yard

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:10 PM (2JoB8)

97 Needs more elbows.

Posted by: Michael Mann at September 18, 2021 05:11 PM (JUOKG)

98 I don't know even a single word of Somali. Bummer.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:09 PM (6FeV1)

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Can you do a passable Barbary corsair?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:11 PM (VxC1e)

99 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (V13WU)
I'm preaching and will not be speaking pirate.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 18, 2021 05:11 PM (cSyAR)

100 Dad has a civil war chess set. The kings are Lee and Grant. It's probably illegal now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (kTF2Z)

101 Oh, I would love to go to church and hear a sermon spoken like a pirate.

That would be awesome.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (5p7BC)

102 I'm so old (O.M.'s contemporary :-) that Algebraic Chess notation was just coming into vogue. I used English Descriptive notation back when I was playing in tournaments,

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:03 PM (9BID/)


Heh. That would explain why your posted solutions are a hybrid of algebraic notation and descriptive. I have to work to figure it out.

I cut my eyeteeth on descriptive. Some of my early tournament notebooks are in descriptive. Switched to algebraic in the 90s and now I "think" in it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (qu3rm)

103 The thing I always appreciate about Melania is that she is always tastefully dressed for the occasion. Mrs Macron would have looked fine if that skirt was just a little longer. Even though Melania is gorgeous enough to wear sexy revealing clothes, she never did.
Michelle on the other hand went to the Vatican with bare arms and always wore these garish inappropriate outfits that just looked weird and the media just gushed about how avant- grade she was.
With Republican women, it is just how much the outfit cost.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (Y+l9t)

104 People, this is not serious. Talk like a pirate day comes once a year. And it's not like those funny holidays that fall on "fourth Thursday of November" or "Second Sunday of May", this one is set. Surely you had plenty of time to brush up on your pirate. Pirate speak.

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (V13WU)

105 99 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:05 PM (V13WU)


Heh. Wait'll you see the book thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (qu3rm)

106 beginner problem: lower black castle one to the right, under king, check.
king takes castle
black queen to the basement, mate. king can't take her because other black castle, and she covers all escape routes... which usually means i missed something.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (HbNSs)

107 Brings tears to me one good eye, yarrgh.

That's the only Pirate phrase I know.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (slmIp)

108 100 Dad has a civil war chess set. The kings are Lee and Grant. It's probably illegal now.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (kTF2Z)

Not PC, that's for sure. When I was looking for a grandson chess set, I was told "No, historical figures", so bought traditional.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (ONvIw)

109 I think I read the novel -- Walter Tevis, the author of The Hustler. Didn't the chess queen in the story have a problem with drinking too much?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 05:10 PM (c6xtn)

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Drugs too, from being loaded with tranquilizers every night as a kid in an orphanage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (VxC1e)

110 This made me laugh. I'm kind of tired so lots of things are making me laugh. Son ordered some Thai food. He said "The guys accent was impenetrable." Sure enough, the guy must have thought son's name was impenetrable too, because the name on the order came out as "Killing". That is not his name, although "Killing Spoke" sounds like a good name for a movie-Maybe a western.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:15 PM (AJzTi)

111 Dad has a civil war chess set. The kings are Lee and Grant. It's probably illegal now.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (kTF2Z)

Only the pawns on the one side are black?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:15 PM (6FeV1)

112 White needs to force mate in 2 moves.

I can do that! But two moves is my limit, which is why I stick to the beginner problems.

Posted by: t-bird at September 18, 2021 05:15 PM (JioHo)

113
17 B & W pic lady is wearing the best black pumps I have ever seen. Always hated the "sexy" sharp-pointed stilettos. Those are just perfect, not too clunky with a pretty rounded shape.
Posted by: skywch

I very much agree. Lovely pumps.

That 50s Balenciaga looks like something that Melania would / could / should wear.

Posted by: iamfelix at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (KY+I0)

114 Oh, I would love to go to church and hear a sermon spoken like a pirate.

That would be awesome.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (5p7BC)

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You could cover a couple of commandments with one sentence. Arrrrrrrrr, thou shalt not steal nor covet thy neighbor's booty!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (kTF2Z)

115 Now, pay attention everybody, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

That should make church interesting.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (SchxB)

116 Heh. Wait'll you see the book thread.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (qu3rm)

I ...can't wait !!

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (V13WU)

117 101 Oh, I would love to go to church and hear a sermon spoken like a pirate.

That would be awesome.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (5p7BC)


Not pirate, but in the book Moby Dick, Melville describes the service in some sort of mariner's chapel and the sermon is one nautical reference after another. It's actually quite clever.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (qu3rm)

118 Brings tears to me one good eye, yarrgh.

That's the only Pirate phrase I know.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (slmIp)

Very good !

Posted by: runner at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (V13WU)

119 anyone go to J6 in DC?


I heard the FED to voter ratio was 9:1


Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 18, 2021 05:17 PM (bTQ72)

120 Is that Judy Garland?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 05:17 PM (Y+l9t)

121 Let the landlubber who is without sin, fire the first broadside, mateys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:18 PM (VxC1e)

122 Chess Thread Hip Hop Body Rockin Doing The Do...

Czech Republic...all she needs to do is lose the dress.

Oh Look! Man...what the hell! I'm out of whiskey!

Sumbitch.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 05:18 PM (R/m4+)

123 Michelle on the other hand went to the Vatican with bare arms and always wore these garish inappropriate outfits that just looked weird and the media just gushed about how avant- grade she was.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice

Not to mention the schlong.

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 05:18 PM (arJlL)

124 Arrrrrrrrr, thou shalt not steal nor covet thy neighbor's booty!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (kTF2Z)

Covers Avarice AND Lust!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:18 PM (6FeV1)

125
hey you fookers !

I can bench more than my husband !

Posted by: Michelle O. at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (bTQ72)

126 Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:14 PM (HbNSs)

That's right. Now, work the problem again, only instead of taking the rook with the king, capture it with the queen. Now what does Black do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (qu3rm)

127 I can bench more than my husband !
Posted by: Michelle O. at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (bTQ72)

A gerbil with polio can bench more than your husband.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:20 PM (6FeV1)

128 Call me Ishmael. Oh, I don't care what you call me just so long as you call.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:20 PM (slmIp)

129 120 Is that Judy Garland?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 05:17 PM (Y+l9t)


Elaine Stewart.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (qu3rm)

130 Yeah, you can say it's fiction and any resemblance is coincidental, but if there are enough similarities, it's clearly not coincidence.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (xopIz)

131

*la-la-la...mee-mee-mee

What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
Earl-aye in the morning?

Posted by: runner, just practicing at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (V13WU)

132 >>One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45

It's always that last tug that makes a mess.

Posted by: Jen Psaki at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (HQ9Sl)

133 can bench more than my husband !
Posted by: Michelle O. at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (bTQ72)

How much does Barry weigh?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (cSyAR)

134 Moochelle's penis is bigger than her husband's, too.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (slmIp)

135 Oh, I would love to go to church and hear a sermon spoken like a pirate.

That would be awesome.

Could I do it after they vote on my salary for next year, which happens after church?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (AJzTi)

136 Moochelle's penis is bigger than her husband's, too.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (slmIp)

But his is detachable.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (6FeV1)

137 17 B & W pic lady is wearing the best black pumps I have ever seen. Always hated the "sexy" sharp-pointed stilettos. Those are just perfect, not too clunky with a pretty rounded shape.

Posted by: skywch


Question for the 'ettes:

Why are those kind of shoes called 'pumps'? What, exactly, is getting pumped?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (qu3rm)

138 I cut my eyeteeth on descriptive. Some of my early tournament notebooks are in descriptive. Switched to algebraic in the 90s and now I "think" in it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:13 PM (qu3rm)
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I stopped playing competitive chess after my freshman year in college so never got use to algebraic.

Been watching agadmator's Chess Channel (Youtube) which uses algebraic so am slowing converting.

If any of you want to learn more about chess, he does a great job of analyzing games. Highly recommended.

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (9BID/)

139 Could I do it after they vote on my salary for next year, which happens after church?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (AJzTi)

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If you talked like a pirate, I'd surely vote for a raise!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (kTF2Z)

140 Pumps are what the Queen of England wears.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (VxC1e)

141 What, exactly, is getting pumped?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (qu3rm)

*strokes out from punchline overload"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (6FeV1)

142 And Monday is National Walk Like An Egyptian Day

Posted by: Azjaeger at September 18, 2021 05:25 PM (3/XaG)

143 Could I do it after they vote on my salary for next year, which happens after church?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

You should've said something sooner; the Horde coulda joined your church and voted you a million dollars !

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 05:25 PM (arJlL)

144 Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (kTF2Z)

I don't know if the Beatitudes lends itself to pirate talk, but I am having the story of Jonah's prayer from inside the great fish (whale) for our first reading.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:25 PM (AJzTi)

145 Moochelle's penis is bigger than her husband's, too.

And girthier than his thighs.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 18, 2021 05:25 PM (cSyAR)

146 They ought to have a Stalin v. Trotsky chess set. That'd be P.C.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 05:26 PM (d9FiS)

147 Talk Like an Obama Day.

Start every sentence with Let me be perfectly clear.

The (fill in the blank) acted stupidly.

I'm a better (fill in the blank) than my (fill in the blanks).

Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fvck things up.

What, what, what are you gonna do? Wave a magic wand? (Try this one on your boss.)

Shovel ready (fill in the blank).

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:26 PM (slmIp)

148 Heh. From the Bee: "FBI Rally In D.C. Ends Without Incident"

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 18, 2021 05:27 PM (DTX3h)

149 I don't know if the Beatitudes lends itself to pirate talk, but I am having the story of Jonah's prayer from inside the great fish (whale) for our first reading.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:25 PM (AJzTi)

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I don't think the Beatles have anything to do with it, but you could work it into the story of Jonah.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:27 PM (kTF2Z)

150 Here ya go OM.

https://tinyurl.com/mkepaj5x

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 05:28 PM (nxdel)

151 Avast me hearties!

My righteous cutlass 's all 'tween ye and the Devil's buccaneers!

If ye surrender just a we bit more of yer gold, I can 'tect ye from the pillage of Satan!

Arrr!

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 05:28 PM (5p7BC)

152 Kelp! I need some seaweed
Kelp! Not just any seaweed
Kelp! You know I need seaweed
Ke-e-elp

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (slmIp)

153 She can mate me any time she wants

Posted by: Budman at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (NrgY7)

154 Oregon Muse, good description of pumps:

https://tinyurl.com/Pumpsdefinition

Posted by: iamfelix at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (KY+I0)

155 LOL JuJuBee. I saw Dana Carvey do a good Barky impression on TV once "now let me be clear" and the other dumb but smug professor phrases figured prominently.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (pxVvf)

156 I saw V the K's kittens in the previous thread, and they are adorable, but I don't have that kind of energy any more.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (OU+8W)

157 I love those pumps too. They actually look comfortable. Grandma had the right idea.

Posted by: Infidel at September 18, 2021 05:30 PM (Kx3kq)

158 Jewels beat me to it.

Posted by: iamfelix at September 18, 2021 05:30 PM (KY+I0)

159 Is that Judy Garland?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 05:17 PM (Y+l9t)

Elaine Stewart.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:21 PM (qu3rm)

Oh poo. I was just going to say Elaine Stuart.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 05:30 PM (axyOa)

160 One last tug.. now I have that shit all over me. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (nxdel)

Phrasing?

Posted by: Wow at September 18, 2021 05:31 PM (8wgmj)

161 Nice to see the FBI feels bad about all those jailed eventually a year for trespassing.
Read Julie Kelly yesterday, it's heartbreaking

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:31 PM (2JoB8)

162 That should make church interesting.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 18, 2021 05:16 PM (SchxB)

I'm assuming you have a male pastor or priest so as long as he has the outfit-great. There were women pirates, but an elderly d plump,pirate like me- would not be sexy!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:32 PM (AJzTi)

163 The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth featured a lot of sleazy pirates.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:32 PM (slmIp)

164 I love the draping on the Korean ? lady's dress.

Posted by: sidney at September 18, 2021 05:32 PM (7/kmB)

165 once you realize that you are the criminal, life gets easier

knowing what we know now how many J6ers would shoot it out rather that be cockroached?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 18, 2021 05:33 PM (bTQ72)

166 Speaking of Michelle, I didn't see any transgender chess sets at that bizarre website. Just think, it would give a whole new meaning to "queen me" when transitions can occur on any rank.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 05:34 PM (sXQci)

167 I'm assuming you have a male pastor or priest so as long as he has the outfit-great. There were women pirates, but an elderly d plump,pirate like me- would not be sexy!

He'll get the joke, he might even start off the sermon talking like a pirate, but no more than a sentence or two.

And if you aren't going with sexy, you can always wear a cutlass on you side and be threatening.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 18, 2021 05:34 PM (SchxB)

168 Phrasing?

Well, the horde never fails to deliver lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 05:35 PM (nxdel)

169 That's right. Now, work the problem again, only instead of taking the rook with the king, capture it with the queen. Now what does Black do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (qu3rm)
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knocks over the board and goes out for a beer...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:35 PM (HbNSs)

170 knocks over the board and goes out for a beer...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:35 PM (HbNSs)

The only way to win is not to play

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 05:36 PM (6FeV1)

171 Why are those kind of shoes called 'pumps'? What, exactly, is getting pumped?
Never really thought about that, OM, but maybe because of the way heel accentuate the calfs(calves?)

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 05:37 PM (Y+l9t)

172 And if you aren't going with sexy, you can always wear a cutlass on you side and be threatening.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 18, 2021 05:34 PM (SchxB)

Nobody finds me threatening. LOL but if it would help with an increase in salary that would be good. Truthfully, it's not going to happen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:37 PM (AJzTi)

173 Does a Trannie chess set have the King move like the Queen?
Two Kings no Queen?

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:37 PM (2JoB8)

174 I'm a decent carpenter. But if I were truly skilled, I think I'd make a chess set. I'm shit at chess. But I've always loved looking at and touching the sets.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 05:38 PM (FvCkv)

175 Two Queens no King, always.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:38 PM (ijCso)

176 There's pumps and then there's FM pumps.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 05:39 PM (slmIp)

177 Wow, the gal has been using those chess pieces for quite a while.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:39 PM (2SdPm)

178 if the white queen takes the castle, then black queen stops 3 rows up, mate. king has no escape, and can't take queen, because of backup castle...

i'd still rather have a beer.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:39 PM (HbNSs)

179 129 I think she looks somewhat like Cyd Charisse in some pictures.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 05:39 PM (ONvIw)

180 Why are those kind of shoes called 'pumps'? What, exactly, is getting pumped?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:22 PM (qu3rm)

++++

Amy knows.
https://youtu.be/iVaqQe3V498

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 05:40 PM (vlXMQ)

181 158 Jewels beat me to it.
Posted by: iamfelix at September 18, 2021 05:30 PM (KY+I0)


Thank you both.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:41 PM (qu3rm)

182 These ray ban wearing protest bros look an awful lot like the charlottesville bros.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 18, 2021 05:41 PM (ybIRR)

183 169 That's right. Now, work the problem again, only instead of taking the rook with the king, capture it with the queen. Now what does Black do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 05:19 PM (qu3rm)
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knocks over the board and goes out for a beer...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 18, 2021 05:35 PM (HbNSs)
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Ah, another variation of the Pigeon technique. Do you know that one?

The pigeon knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and and then struts around like it's victorious.

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 05:41 PM (9BID/)

184 140 Pumps are what the Queen of England wears.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 05:23 PM (VxC1e)
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She was a cutie in her day.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:42 PM (ijCso)

185 " I am having the story of Jonah's prayer from inside the great fish (whale) for our first reading'"

That's what the preacher in Moby Dick was spouting about .

(That's a whalin joke arrg)

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 05:42 PM (Tnijr)

186 Amy was ripe fruit before the glow sundried her.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 05:45 PM (ZHVt1)

187 Nobody finds me threatening. LOL but if it would help with an increase in salary that would be good. Truthfully, it's not going to happen.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:37 PM (AJzTi)
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You just need to find the right size elders for backup. You can be meek and mild while the former linebacker elder gives those in charge of the raise, "the look."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:45 PM (2SdPm)

188 My dad started a very difficult chess set with a scroll saw, I doubt he finished even one of each pieces.

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:46 PM (2JoB8)

189 Mme Macron in a real GMILF

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 18, 2021 05:47 PM (EZebt)

190 You're welcome OM. Just wish I could still wear pretty shoes. Those days are gone forever.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 05:48 PM (nxdel)

191 The ribs and terrors in the whale
Arched over me a dismal gloom,
While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by,
And lift me deepening down to doom.

Posted by: Father Mapple at September 18, 2021 05:48 PM (Tnijr)

192 In black distress, I called my God,
When I could scarce believe him mine,
He bowed his ear to my complaints-
No more the whale did me confine.
With speed he flew to my relief,
As on a radiant dolphin borne;
Awful, yet bright, as lightning shone
The face of my Deliverer God

Posted by: Father Mapple at September 18, 2021 05:48 PM (Tnijr)

193 Florida is hanging in there against Alabama.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (kTF2Z)

194 First Ladies

Regan was nice
Barbara was more like a grandma but very nice
Clinton was the bitch from Arkansas and still is
Laura was fine
Obama was and still is an uncultured male wookie
Melania has class
Biden is a stuck up ugly bitch

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (+MWCq)

195 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:45 PM (2SdPm)

It's not happening, but that's o.k. I'd rather do this than work at Wawa for more money.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (AJzTi)

196 "Mme Macron in a real GMILF"

None of the major European leaders have any children. A point that's been made by many.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (ZHVt1)

197 YD, A handmade chessboard or chess table etc. would be very cool. You can buy just the chess pieces. That would be some delicate lathe and carving work.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (pxVvf)

198 Yay me! Just sorted, split, vac packed 12 lbs of chicken breasts from Sam's and put them in the freezer.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (OCTRt)

199 She was a cutie in her day.
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She still seems to have a very pleasant personality.

Posted by: dartist at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (+ya+t)

200 My dad started a very difficult chess set with a scroll saw, I doubt he finished even one of each pieces.
Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:46 PM (2JoB

Honestly, it's the board that intimidates me. I can fuck up pieces all day long, and start a new one. But getting all those little squares perfect, and perfectly lined up, and level? It's like the hardest tile job ever.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 05:51 PM (FvCkv)

201 Is anyone going to the riot tonight?

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:51 PM (ijCso)

202 I think in Moby Dick the book it's a hymn, but it's used more as a device to move the story along.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 05:52 PM (AJzTi)

203 She still seems to have a very pleasant personality.
Posted by: dartist at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (+ya+t)
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There's a picture of the Queen shooting a machine gun, I believe.

Enough to make any man swoon.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:52 PM (2SdPm)

204 I'm with redc; gave up on chess decades ago.

*goes off to get a cold 1 from freezer*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 18, 2021 05:53 PM (jDHSU)

205 Chess babe above has a sweet face. She'd gut you like a fish with her chess moves, but give you a hug after.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 05:53 PM (ZHVt1)

206
It is a hymn. Orson Wells was Father Mapple in the 50s Moby Dick movie, the best one, if you have not seen it

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 05:53 PM (Tnijr)

207 What's this crud about no movie tonight?

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (2JoB

Oh no! Not again!

Posted by: Breadfruit at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (7bRMQ)

208 Is anyone going to the riot tonight?
Posted by: Braenyard

I would. But I just put a pot of soup on and I have 11 shoes I need to polish.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (OCTRt)

209 Often thought a ceramic tile board would be easy to make.
Not sure if it's at my mom's but made a coffee table/ chess board in shop in HS.

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (2JoB8)

210 Its 6pm on a saturday, im taking a nap in the yard, and the eye tie from nawt joisey just hasta be running his lawn mower hard.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (kPJ/p)

211 Is anyone going to the riot tonight?
Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:51 PM (ijCso)

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I am! Who's with me? Where's my Alabama peeps?

Roll Todd!

War Beagle!

Posted by: Not a Fed at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (kTF2Z)

212 "Queen Elizabeth learned to shoot as a princess with Winston Churchill's Tommy Gun, loaned to the royal family as they prepared for the Nazi invasion, a documentary revealed Sunday. ..._Daily Caller

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (ijCso)

213 War Tide !

Roll Eagle !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (jDHSU)

214 I was and am too impatient to learn to play chess. I have a bit of fun with OM's beginner chess puzzles, I usually can get them eventually. Then I just look at the pretty dresses and read comments.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (pxVvf)

215 My dad was taking a day to make a piece, a few times it crumbled after hours of work

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (2JoB8)

216 Do not kid yourself. This nuclear sub deal with Australia has been in the works for some time thanks to PDT. Smart move as it will free up our subs for other duties and the bucks will go to us and the Brits and not the French and it opens the door to us basing our subs in Australia. Has not happened since WW2.
I will credit to the nurses taking care of Biden to tell him to through with it. French should have pitched their nuke boats.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (+MWCq)

217 Honestly, it's the board that intimidates me. I can fuck up pieces all day long, and start a new one. But getting all those little squares perfect, and perfectly lined up, and level? It's like the hardest tile job ever.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 05:51 PM (FvCkv)
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?

Same procedure as a cutting board. Cut strips, say, 1.5 inches wide, glue, plane flat, cut across the strips, 1.5 inches wide, off set, and glue again.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (2SdPm)

218 "Is anyone going to the riot tonight? "

Got my pickup truk loaded up wit beer and ammo. Yee Haw!

Posted by: Billy Bubba Ray Bob at September 18, 2021 05:57 PM (Tnijr)

219 There's a picture of the Queen shooting a machine gun, I believe.

Enough to make any man swoon.
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Shot birds and drove her own jeep? Seemed like an outdoors girl that was game for lots of stuff.

Posted by: dartist at September 18, 2021 05:57 PM (+ya+t)

220 Queen Elizabeth firing an L-85

https://is.gd/D0Chdu

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:59 PM (ijCso)

221
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 05:50 PM (ZHVt1)

Thanks I did not know that and it explains a lot

Biden didn't have kids. He had one shield and one cudgel.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 18, 2021 05:59 PM (EZebt)

222 214 Ditto but I need to set up the board for the intermediate and up problems and my patience is not what it was. Really liking the lass in the black and white pic. Hopefully made some lucky guy a great wife.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (+MWCq)

223 Hey everybody. Hey OregonMuse.

No movie thread? I have the sadz.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (L2ZTs)

224 I am! Who's with me? Where's my Alabama peeps?

Roll Todd!

War Beagle!
Posted by: Not a Fed at September 18, 2021 05:54 PM (kTF2Z)

Out here in the PAC12 there apparently is a new rule that says one must never touch the USC quarterback.
Evah.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (axyOa)

225 Same procedure as a cutting board. Cut strips, say, 1.5 inches wide, glue, plane flat, cut across the strips, 1.5 inches wide, off set, and glue again.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 05:56 PM (2SdPm

*Smacks head*

I totally get it. Plus, nice cutting boards always impress me too. I can't believe I couldn't see how it was done...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (FvCkv)

226 Float and glue and clamp... So simple.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 06:04 PM (FvCkv)

227 220:

Scratch one Gerry!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:04 PM (+MWCq)

228 I totally get it. Plus, nice cutting boards always impress me too. I can't believe I couldn't see how it was done...
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (FvCkv)
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Well, I won't claim any special brilliance. It was a wood shop project I did way back in the day.

Gad, a lifetime ago, when I lived in OK.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:05 PM (2SdPm)

229 Spacex...doing the job NASA wont. Bra-VO!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 18, 2021 06:05 PM (sqFSt)

230 Mind if I kinda/sorta turn this into a movie thread OM?

Two bits of Kubrick news: first, a 4k disc of Clockwork Orange is being released this week.

Second, I found an article where Stanley actually *explained* the ending of 2001. He admitted that when you explain it in words, it sounds stupid, and works better in a purely visual medium.

I also commented that I've noticed whenever Kubrick was interviewed, he always was very careful to not only use really proper English, but he never used slang or clever turns-of-phrase. Made him sound like even more of an incredible person IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:06 PM (L2ZTs)

231 Queen Elizabeth firing an L-85

https://is.gd/D0Chdu
Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:59 PM (ijCso)


Thus settling the question of whether a lady removes her gloves before firing.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:07 PM (axyOa)

232 "He admitted that when you explain it in words, it sounds stupid, and works better in a purely visual medium. "

Do tell. What was his stupid explanation?

Posted by: Billy Bubba Ray Bob at September 18, 2021 06:07 PM (Tnijr)

233 This made my day.

Nancy Pelosi was greeted by loud, boisterous and angry English protesters during her stop in the North of England on Saturday.

The vicious liar was greeted by British civilians screaming, "Trump won! . . . You're not welcome here . . . Go back to Epstein Island! . . . We don't want you! . . . The whole world knows that Trump won the 2020 election!"

At TGP.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:09 PM (KnJdm)

234 Chess boards were common high school shop projects when in was in HS. I don't suppose they do that kind of stuff anymore.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:09 PM (Tnijr)

235 We should have a moon base with thousands by now. Fuck NASA and every administration since Kennedy. He may have been balls deep in every skirt he met but when it came to space exploration he had steel ones.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:10 PM (+MWCq)

236 #68 That's okay, Fenelon. Just joking.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 06:11 PM (UHVv4)

237 2001 is about Man's evolution, guided by some alien force. The ending is the next step, the Star Child.

Kubrick's joke is that HAL is more human than the human's aboard the ship.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 06:11 PM (ZHVt1)

238 Billy, here's the excerpt, from an unreleased interview Stanley gave in 1980:

"I've tried to avoid doing this ever since the picture came out. When you just say the ideas they sound foolish, whereas if they're dramatized one feels it, but I'll try. The idea was supposed to be that he is taken in by god-like entities, creatures of pure energy and intelligence with no shape or form. They put him in what I suppose you could describe as a human zoo to study him, and his whole life passes from that point on in that room. And he has no sense of time. It just seems to happen as it does in the film."

"They had some idea of something that [Bowman] might think was pretty, but wasn't quite sure. When they get finished with him, as happens in so many myths of all cultures in the world, he is transformed into some kind of super being and sent back to Earth, transformed and made into some sort of superman," Kubrick concludes, alluding to the star baby. "We have to only guess what happens when he goes back. It is the pattern of a great deal of mythology, and that is what we were trying to suggest."

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:11 PM (L2ZTs)

239 what.is.Peloshi.doing.in.england???

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:12 PM (V13WU)

240 Out here in the PAC12 there apparently is a new rule that says one must never touch the USC quarterback.
Evah.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:02 PM (axyOa)

Oh, you can touch them. Just not on the field.

Posted by: Jerry Sandusky, Kollege Coach and Prevert at September 18, 2021 06:12 PM (R/m4+)

241 Ignoramus, correct.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:12 PM (L2ZTs)

242 The vicious liar was greeted by British civilians screaming, "Trump won! . . . You're not welcome here . . . Go back to Epstein Island! . . . We don't want you! . . . The whole world knows that Trump won the 2020 election!"

Love it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 18, 2021 06:12 PM (Xrfse)

243 232 Yes please!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:12 PM (+MWCq)

244 I don't suppose they do that kind of stuff anymore.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:09 PM (Tnijr)

They do. It's the pieces that are problematic. Trans-queens, pedo-bishops, cis-knights, etc.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

245 Man From Athens, see 238.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

246 Space 1999 almost seemed doable at the time. At the rate we are going I don't think there is even going to be a Space 2099. Humans are apparently too stupid to get their shit together and get out of orbit.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Tnijr)

247 Aren't we overdoing it a little with Melania ? yeah, she is good looking and all that.. but ...queen, most beautiful woman... kinda going overboard. IMO.
Posted by: runner
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Meowrrr! [makes cat-scratching hand signal]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (UHVv4)

248 They do. It's the pieces that are problematic. Trans-queens, pedo-bishops, cis-knights, etc.
Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:13 PM (KnJdm)
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Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (2SdPm)

249 Capitol Police should change their riot uniforms to white to complete the Storm Trooper look.

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (AmoqO)

250 Thanks for the dresses and chests. I dont say thanks as often as i should.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (T1fV4)

251 "Fuck NASA and every administration since Kennedy."

JFK get too much credit for a single speech. The nerds at Grumman had already figured out how to do a Moon landing with the LEM, one of the greated engineering feats of all time. They just needed a budget.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 06:15 PM (ZHVt1)

252 245 Thanks!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:15 PM (+MWCq)

253 12 What's this crud about no movie tonight?
Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (2JoB

201 Is anyone going to the riot tonight?
Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 05:51 PM (ijCso)

++++

Yes.

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 06:15 PM (vlXMQ)

254 Meowrrr! [makes cat-scratching hand signal]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (UHVv4)


C-c-c-cat fight!

Posted by: Kramer at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (KnJdm)

255 Man From Athens, sure.

I am surprised Stanley ever explained it. I had the idea that he always refused to do so.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (L2ZTs)

256 Space 1999 almost seemed doable at the time. At the rate we are going I don't think there is even going to be a Space 2099. Humans are apparently too stupid to get their shit together and get out of orbit.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Tnijr)


When we quit using slide rules, we quit learning to think.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (axyOa)

257 Meowrrr! [makes cat-scratching hand signal]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (UHVv4)


*points laser pointer at andy


Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (V13WU)

258 Skip, I'm trying to get a movie thread started here. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (L2ZTs)

259 Big moon out there tonight.

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (arJlL)

260 JT, does it hit your eye like a big pizza pie? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:17 PM (L2ZTs)

261 When we quit using slide rules, we quit learning to think.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (axyOa)
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Oh, I don't know about that. The team that put together a probe that landed on an asteroid was pretty on the ball.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:17 PM (2SdPm)

262 The vicious liar was greeted by British civilians screaming, "Trump won! . . . You're not welcome here . . . Go back to Epstein Island! . . . We don't want you! . . . The whole world knows that Trump won the 2020 election!"

link?

Posted by: Infidel at September 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Kx3kq)

263 They put him in what I suppose you could describe as a human zoo to study him, and his whole life passes from that point on in that room. And he has no sense of time. It just seems to happen as it does in the film."

I got that the monolith folks had a hand in evolving mankind from monkeys to the star child but I didn't get why Bowman ended up in a Napoleonic-era hotel room.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:18 PM (VxC1e)

264 "They put him in what I suppose you could describe as a human zoo to study him, and his whole life passes from that point on in that room. And he has no sense of time. It just seems to happen as it does in the film."

Ok I can buy that. That's what I got out of it. He was in a place with no time, under observation.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:18 PM (Tnijr)

265 For making chessboards, if you don't have power tools, you need to adapt :-)

1. Get a piece of stain grade plywood.
2. Cut to the size of chess board you want
3. Get dark, wood grain contact paper
4. Cut contact paper into 2" or 21/4" squares
5. Apply cut out squares to plywood
6. Apply 4 or 5 coats of varnish
7. Put felt on bottom of board.



Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 06:18 PM (9BID/)

266 Humans are apparently too stupid to get their shit together and get out of orbit.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Tnijr)


There will be no more manned flights to the moon. Lunar insertions are sexist.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (axyOa)

267 >>>When we quit using slide rules, we quit learning to think.

>They have an app for that.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (sXQci)

268 Cicero and f'd, yup.

As Stanley said, it was the aliens' best guess as to what would make Bowman comfortable.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (L2ZTs)

269 The vicious liar was greeted by British civilians screaming, "Trump won! . . . You're not welcome here . . . Go back to Epstein Island! . . . We don't want you! . . . The whole world knows that Trump won the 2020 election!"

Joe Biden has restored respect for America around the world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (VxC1e)

270 Every thread's a movie thread.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (Xrfse)

271 Vomit uniforms.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (T1fV4)

272 Beach, Beer and Bikini Bimbos Dancing all Night.

Sounds like a great piece of filmmaking.
Popcorn is a poping!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (+MWCq)

273 I got that the monolith folks had a hand in evolving mankind from monkeys to the star child but I didn't get why Bowman ended up in a Napoleonic-era hotel room.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:18 PM (VxC1e)

I think they were taking his essence from him and making the "Star Child".

So they made him as comfortable as possible while they "extracted" it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (R/m4+)

274 Big moon out there tonight.
Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (arJlL)

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*Pulls up pants*

Sorry

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (kTF2Z)

275 If you think about it, the entire Trump admin could have been a Kubrick film.

Stanley's movies are often about the crazy disturbing things that would happen if everything went *right,* instead of wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (L2ZTs)

276 Oh, I don't know about that. The team that put together a probe that landed on an asteroid was pretty on the ball.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:17 PM (2SdPm)


A lucky shot.

/sarc

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (axyOa)

277 How many Star Trek episode were based on the same thing with Alien zoo collectors?

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (Tnijr)

278 Saw a Tesla in the Homely Depot parking lot yesterday.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (ijCso)

279 Maybe Pelosi laying the groundwork for her Presidency after she gets Biden and Kamala impeached.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (Y+l9t)

280 As Stanley said, it was the aliens' best guess as to what would make Bowman comfortable.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (L2ZTs)


I like the idea of there being no time, but it would be very hard to depict in a way that makes sense.

As some physicist once explained about the nature of time, "time is what keeps everything from happening all at once."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (VxC1e)

281 What's this crud about no movie tonight?
Posted by: Skip

Biden ruins everything.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (d9FiS)

282 Space 1999 almost seemed doable at the time. At the rate we are going I don't think there is even going to be a Space 2099. Humans are apparently too stupid to get their shit together and get out of orbit.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Tnijr)


When we quit using slide rules, we quit learning to think.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (axyOa)

My Grandpa was a draftsman/engineer/machinist for Boeing and NASA. he made specialized measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, etc.) for the things he was designing. He wrote manuals for incoming techs at Boeing. Different era, to be sure.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 06:22 PM (x8Wzq)

283 I think they were taking his essence from him and making the "Star Child".
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (R/m4+)


Fluoridation of water. I warned him about that.

Posted by: Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper at September 18, 2021 06:22 PM (P4LRL)

284 246 Space 1999 almost seemed doable at the time. At the rate we are going I don't think there is even going to be a Space 2099. Humans are apparently too stupid to get their shit together and get out of orbit.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Tnijr)


Now that the leftards have declared mathematics as a white male supremacist construct, we're not going anywhere--short of a massive purge of communists.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 18, 2021 06:22 PM (DTX3h)

285 link?

Posted by: Infidel at September 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Kx3kq)

At TGP

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:22 PM (KnJdm)

286 hola chamucos y chamucas y bully

Posted by: 5280 greaser at September 18, 2021 06:23 PM (oSX/P)

287 DOCTOR Jill's ex is on record that her affair with Joe started before Joe's wife turned the family station wagon in front of an upcoming semi. This was right after Joe lucked into the DE senate seat he held for decades.

You don't need this to be true to find that Joe is a kind of monster. But it would add something special to his toxic mix.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 06:23 PM (ZHVt1)

288 This is just a nice story about a young UPS driver who helped save people from some of the flooding we just had:

https://tinyurl.com/3wm2edsr

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 06:23 PM (AJzTi)

289 They do. It's the pieces that are problematic. Trans-queens, pedo-bishops, cis-knights, etc.
Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

Pawns: children. Rooks: businessmen. Knights: policemen. Bishops: teachers. Kings: dollar signs. Queens: cannons. That's my set.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 06:23 PM (FvCkv)

290 A lucky shot.

/sarc
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:21 PM (axyOa)
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Yeah, and the guy who who piloted the probe got cancelled because of a shirt he was wearing. Had cartoon babes on it, circa WWII, I think it was. Guy does something amazing and the screaming harpies go stark raving mad over a shirt.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (2SdPm)

291 Why was Pelosi in England?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (AJzTi)

292 I like the idea of there being no time, but it would be very hard to depict in a way that makes sense.

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I'm pretty sure time stopped at my daughter's dance recitals.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (d9FiS)

293 Star Trek had hot babes and Kirk who could not keep it in his own pants. A win-win for TV.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (+MWCq)

294 Yes, I probably should've mentioned this. I doubt the suit is going to go anywhere. It's a fictional story for pete's sake, with the usual disclaimer about any resemblance to
any persons living or dead being coincidental.

Reminds me when Bobby Fischer sued the makers of the movie 'Searching For Bobby Fischer' for using his name in the title without his permission. Like his name was licensed property. He was laughed out of court. I think this suit is going to get laughed out of court, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 04:44 PM (qu3rm)

++++

Fischer's complaint was that they used his name without permission, not that they defamed him.

Nona Gaprindashvili is a real person, a Grandmaster in real life, and they told lies about her. Netflix can't just wave that away by saying they were just telling a story.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nona_Gaprindashvili

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (vlXMQ)

295 There will be no more manned flights to the moon. Lunar insertions are sexist.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:19 PM (axyOa)

The moon was asking for it. Just look at the way it dressed.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (KnJdm)

296 Why was Pelosi in England?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (AJzTi)


That's what I wanted to know.

Posted by: The Queen of England at September 18, 2021 06:25 PM (VxC1e)

297 Gaprindashvili

Gesundheit.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (Xrfse)

298 I thought of Space 1999 last night while falling asleep. I was trying to think of Martin Landau's name because I was thinking of how hot Rebecca Ferguson was in the first MI movie she was in. That took me backwards to Barbara Bain and then to Martin Landau. I remembered Bain's name, but not him. Had to look it up this morning.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (csEWM)

299 I don't like 2001 for the story anyway. I just like watching it.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (Tnijr)

300 Pelosi went to England for one reason. Because she can.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (kTF2Z)

301 I'm for the idea of a serious space program just on general principle, for the challenge of it if nothing else. But it's not clear to me what a manned space program is for exactly. Unless we think we could actually terraform Mars (or less probably Venus), what would we do? We're never leaving our solar system absent some technology so astonishing it would be magical to us.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (QU5/8)

302 Pelosi is going to be knighted ?

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (V13WU)

303 We know she didn't go there for the food.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (kTF2Z)

304 Big moon out there tonight.
Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (arJlL)

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*Pulls up pants*

Sorry
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:20 PM (kTF2Z),

So when a tree falls in a storm, is anyone there to see Duke's moon?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (axyOa)

305 f'd, my mother loves 2001 just for the music. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (L2ZTs)

306 There is only one film, and it hasn't been made yet. "The Transaction." It's a tour de force. Everything else is just a movie. Kubrick? Feh. Malick? A grindhouse hack. Dice? A visionary.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (FvCkv)

307 I don't like 2001 for the story anyway. I just like watching it.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (Tnijr)

Yup...I liked the apes best.

I wanted more apes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (R/m4+)

308 Pelosi is going to be knighted ?
Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (V13WU)

'Twould be be were she knouted.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (x8Wzq)

309 But it's not clear to me what a manned space program is for exactly.

Tang.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (Xrfse)

310 Pelosi is going to be knighted ?
Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (V13WU)

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Dang it, I originally read this as "knouted" and thought, "Cool, is there a chance it might happen?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (2SdPm)

311 don't like 2001 for the story anyway. I just like watching it.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:26 PM (Tnijr)

Yup...I liked the apes best.

I wanted more apes.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (R/m4+)

Blowing up Alderaan was kinda sad.

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (V13WU)

312 Star Trek had hot babes and Kirk who could not keep it in his own pants. A win-win for TV.
--------------------
ME
WIN - WIN

Posted by: the horta at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (UHVv4)

313 Hairyback Guy, that's my sister's favorite part of 2001, the 'early man' sequence.

My favorites are the meeting with the Russians, and Bowman's confrontation with HAL. I admit I want both scenes to be longer, but OTOH they wouldn't work as well if they were stretched out (which I have a hunch modern directors would do, to the film's detriment).

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (L2ZTs)

314 "I wanted more apes."

I was kind of disappointed they didn't return in 2010.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (Tnijr)

315 Big moon out there tonight.
Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 06:16 PM (arJlL)

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*Pulls up pants*

Sorry
Posted by: Duke Lowell

I'm glad THAT didn't hit me in the eye.

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (arJlL)

316 Only topic you can't discuss is art before 100 comments.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (2DOZq)

317 And, once again, the horde mind strikes again.

Though, I think YD might have something to do with this.

Maybe.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:29 PM (2SdPm)

318 2001 is based on Clarke story called The Sentinel. It begins with a lunar survey team that discovers a giant pyramid on the plateau of a mountain whose peak has been artificially sheared off. The pyramid is protected by an invisible force field that only a nuclear explosion can breach.

Then the pyramid immediately sends a radio message out into space.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (VxC1e)

319 Pelosi is certifiably insane. I'm not kidding.

Biden is a sociopath with a huge streak of Grandiosity.

Kamala is just a ho.

That's the top of our national org chart.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (ZHVt1)

320 ahh, c'mon, the home of toad-in-the-hole, bubble-and-squeak, bangers and mash, mushy peas, and the crowning glory of spotted dick ?
culinary heaven !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (jDHSU)

321 Yeah, and the guy who who piloted the probe got cancelled because of a shirt he was wearing. Had cartoon babes on it, circa WWII, I think it was. Guy does something amazing and the screaming harpies go stark raving mad over a shirt.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:24 PM (2SdPm)

Oh damn blake, i totally forgot about that. A phenomenal bit of flying and technology and that bullshit happens. I wonder whatever happened to him?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (axyOa)

322 The horde mind is visionary !

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (V13WU)

323 >>>Why was Pelosi in England?

>I've changed my mind; we'll keep prince Gallant and Fabio but only if the UK keeps Pelosi.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (sXQci)

324 Cicero, another great scene is when the astronauts approach and try to touch the monolith they found buried.

All of a sudden there's an unexplainable hum in their intercoms that nearly deafens them.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (L2ZTs)

325 Why was Pelosi in England?


Booze run

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (oVkKo)

326 ahh, c'mon, the home of toad-in-the-hole, bubble-and-squeak, bangers and mash, mushy peas, and the crowning glory of spotted dick ?
culinary heaven !

==


Fish and chips are the best in the world ! Wait, no, I am thinking of Disney World.

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:31 PM (V13WU)

327 Oh damn blake, i totally forgot about that. A phenomenal bit of flying and technology and that bullshit happens. I wonder whatever happened to him?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (axyOa)

He manned up, told the harpies to sit and spin, and he was rewarded by fame, fortune, and hos.

Just kidding. He cried like a bitch.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2021 06:31 PM (KnJdm)

328 314 They wanted too many bananas and the studio said no.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (+MWCq)

329 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 18, 2021 06:27 PM (QU5/

Meteors have trillions of dollars worth of minerals. And also if we have to drill a nuke hole to split one in two to save the earth.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (2DOZq)

330 What other movies do you like not for the story?

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (Tnijr)

331 325 Why was Pelosi in England?


Booze run
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (oVkKo)

That's where they make that ice cream she likes so much.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (csEWM)

332 One of the most interesting things to me about 2001 is that the story gains texture and meaning, when you take the time to think about it later.

It's a similar effect IMHO with films like Vertigo, The Blair Witch Project, and Gone Girl (which in particular gets far more creepy once you really think about what happened).

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (L2ZTs)

333 Excluding the XXX ones I mean.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (Tnijr)

334 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (qu3rm)

335 "They put him in what I suppose you could describe as a human zoo to study him, and his whole life passes from that point on in that room. And he has no sense of time. It just seems to happen as it does in the film."

-
Now the rainman gave me two cures, Then he said, "Jump right in."
The one was Texas medicine, The other was just railroad gin.
An' like a fool I mixed them An' it strangled up my mind,
An' now people just get uglier An' I have no sense of time.

-
He should've stuck with Tang.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (d9FiS)

336 330 What other movies do you like not for the story?
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (Tnijr)

Busty Bimbos 15.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (csEWM)

337 Oh damn blake, i totally forgot about that. A phenomenal bit of flying and technology and that bullshit happens. I wonder whatever happened to him?
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (axyOa)
----------------

I don't recall what wound up happening, but, I know the guy was shocked at the crap that was flung his way.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (2SdPm)

338 Blowing up Alderaan was kinda sad.
Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (V13WU)

Right? I knew that one guy who lived in the hammock district in that one town, not far from the capitol city of the Republic of Alderaan. He helped me change a tire that one time. We were both a little buzzed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (x8Wzq)

339 333 Excluding the XXX ones I mean.
Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (Tnijr)

It's art.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 18, 2021 06:33 PM (csEWM)

340 Pelosi was in England for a G7 meeting and yes- according to this she was booed and greeted by people pounding drums:

https://tinyurl.com/r55x5ykw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 06:34 PM (AJzTi)

341 The British make the best Indian food I have ever had. Everything else, not so much.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (Y+l9t)

342 313 Hairyback Guy, that's my sister's favorite part of 2001, the 'early man' sequence.
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Eh, preferred the Mel Brooks version

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (9BID/)

343 I do like Shepard's Pie .

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (2DOZq)

344 Sharon, you'd think the Brits would enjoy Mexican food too, since they like Indian so much. But apparently not so.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (L2ZTs)

345 The British make the best Indian food I have ever had. Everything else, not so much.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (Y+l9t)

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They all learn how to do it from the Pakastanis that own the Indian restaurants in Britain.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:35 PM (2SdPm)

346 Meh, Mel Brooks did the apes better.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:36 PM (kTF2Z)

347 Been watching Die Hard from the beginning

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 06:36 PM (2JoB8)

348 In weed shop...i tell clerk...I want to be carpet bombed.

Except she doesn't know this...Carpet Bombed

So i explain WWII Vietnam and movie theater's carpet coloring schemes.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 18, 2021 06:36 PM (T1fV4)

349 I liked docking with the space station to the tune of The Blue Danube, too; music matched to action almost as good as the opera fight scenes in 5th Element.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 18, 2021 06:36 PM (jDHSU)

350 One hunch I have as to why Brits enjoy Indian food so much, is that India was their colony for so long.

So they feel as though they had a part in inventing the Indian dishes that are so known and loved today, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:37 PM (L2ZTs)

351 I saw that Fen. Not sure I recognized Pelosi, but good on them.

Posted by: Infidel at September 18, 2021 06:37 PM (Kx3kq)

352 Dang it, I originally read this as "knouted" and thought, "Cool, is there a chance it might happen?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:28 PM (2SdPm)


They need to put the knouting on pay-per-view and retire the national debt.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 06:37 PM (qu3rm)

353 I admit if I were spoofing the 2001 ape scene, I'd make sure ever costume had a huge visible zipper in back.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:37 PM (L2ZTs)

354 >>>The British make the best Indian food I have ever had. Everything else, not so much.

>Gordon's and Beefeaters gin are exceptional, especially when you can pick them up duty-free.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 06:38 PM (sXQci)

355 Pelosi went to England for one reason. Because she can.
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I wonder if she took her new battery powered jet airplane.

Posted by: dartist at September 18, 2021 06:38 PM (+ya+t)

356 @qdpsteve, they enjoy Indian food because it has flavor. As opposed to English food. That has none.

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:38 PM (V13WU)

357 "It's art.
Posted by: Aetius451AD"

Oh I am not denying that. I meant more of a family friendly type movie that is more interesting to look at than bother with a story. And by "Family friendly" I do not mean your step sibling or cousin.

Posted by: f'd at September 18, 2021 06:39 PM (Tnijr)

358
They need to put the knouting on pay-per-view and retire the national debt.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 18, 2021 06:37 PM (qu3rm)
---------------

Heck, if they get a decent enough lineup for the public knouting, they'll run a surplus!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 06:39 PM (2SdPm)

359 Been watching Die Hard from the beginning
Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 06:36 PM (2JoB


That's the recommended way. Otherwise, it's confusing as hell.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:40 PM (VxC1e)

360 English Cookbook: How to Boil Everything.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (kTF2Z)

361 I guess there are a couple traditional English dishes that are edible. Like bread pudding, beef Wellington.

Posted by: runner, don't forget Ninenineteenth ! at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (V13WU)

362 Booze run

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I can't say that I've worked up enough concern to truly hate it but that Drizly commercial is so self conscious what with a white guy, a black guy, and an Asian chick all drinking together in perfect harmony.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (d9FiS)

363 Just finished a nice walk with Bogie. Nothing says too many deer like seeing bucks bashing each other with their antlers in your front lawn. I had to phone home from the corner and have my husband turn the sprinklers on them.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (ONvIw)

364 sock_rat_eez, funny story about the 2001 soundtrack:

The music you hear was all from records Stanley already had in his collection, but he had the idea that the film would need an original soundtrack, so he hired Alex North-- who co-wrote Unchained Melody, among other huge songs-- to create one.

Alex looked at the film clips, worked hard, wrote the music, sent his soundtrack score to Stanley, and got paid, but never heard anything else. He wasn't even invited to any premieres.

North figured oh well, I'll just go pay to see it myself. So he went to see it, and discovered Stanley didn't use a single note of the soundtrack he had worked so hard to write.

I admit it was kind of a dick move for Stan to do that. He made it up to Alex in the 1990s a tiny bit though when a record company (Varese Sarabande?) discovered the lost soundtrack, asked Kubrick if they could release it on CD as "the lost 2001 soundtrack," and Stanley said, sure go ahead.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (L2ZTs)

365 The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (slmIp)

366 Just watched the worst movie ever made by Paul Newman. Quintet.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 06:42 PM (2DOZq)

367 Won by 4 seconds net time.

Very cool venue for a race, we ran it on the Space Shuttle landing strip.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 04:53 PM (5p7BC)

Congrats Dave!!!

Posted by: browndog King of the Britons at September 18, 2021 06:42 PM (BgMrQ)

368 Don't forget Spotted Dick for English dessert.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 18, 2021 06:42 PM (ZHVt1)

369 I had Mexican food in London once. It was unrecognizable as anything that could pass as Mexican in SoCal. Just awful.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:42 PM (VxC1e)

370 runner, true!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 18, 2021 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

371 The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.

All of them?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:43 PM (VxC1e)

372 371 The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.

All of them?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 06:43 PM (VxC1e)

This I like

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 06:43 PM (ONvIw)

373 The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (slmIp)


Somebody order takeout?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:43 PM (axyOa)

374 Princess Elizabeth shooting a Lee Enfield.

Was the pic of her shooting the L-18 reversed or is she ambidextrous?

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 06:43 PM (ijCso)

375 The only really good food I had in London was in a Polish restaurant. Go figure

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 06:44 PM (ONvIw)

376 lol, qdpsteve, thx 4 the tip, I'll look that up !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 18, 2021 06:44 PM (jDHSU)

377 You are all taking my comment way to seriously. What I meant was the only decent restaurants in the country were Indian. British cuisine...wait, I don't think you can even call it cuisine, has to be the most boring food on earth. No matter where you go, there is usually an indigenous cuisine that is unique to that place. Usually involves local spices and vegetables. Even poor third world countries do a better job.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 06:45 PM (Y+l9t)

378 You been heah fo howah. You go now!

Posted by: The Moon at September 18, 2021 06:46 PM (kTF2Z)

379 See. What CN said. Anything but British.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 06:46 PM (Y+l9t)

380 Dad has a civil war chess set. The kings are Lee and Grant. It's probably illegal now.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 05:12 PM (kTF2Z)

I'm sure, I have it too. I think Nathan Bedford Forrest is one of the Knights.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 18, 2021 06:47 PM (eoQWY)

381 I think Mrs. Macron is kind of cute. She's only 68.

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:47 PM (AmoqO)

382 All I remember in England was fish and chips, I hate fish.

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 06:47 PM (2JoB8)

383 Alice Kramden is going to the Moon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 18, 2021 06:47 PM (63Dwl)

384 Take your eggroll pill and put your helmet on.

Posted by: Zombie General Tso at September 18, 2021 06:47 PM (Xrfse)

385 It was requested
PREPPER THREAD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at September 18, 2021 06:48 PM (2JoB8)

386 They ought to have a Stalin v. Trotsky chess set. That'd be P.C.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 05:26 PM (d9FiS)

Comes with an axe you fit into Trotsky's head if Stalin wins the game.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 18, 2021 06:49 PM (eoQWY)

387 When I want fish and chips, I go to Long John Silvers. He was English by the way.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 06:50 PM (sXQci)

388 I'm kind of partial to Mushy Peas. Cottage pie is pretty good.

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:51 PM (AmoqO)

389 My father went to England once. Bitched about the food, raved about the beer.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2021 06:51 PM (BFigT)

390 Thought this was funny in a sad way

https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/
1439318103410847745

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 18, 2021 06:51 PM (oEn12)

391 English beers are OK.

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:52 PM (AmoqO)

392 I had to explain to a well-known (here) journalist what carpet-bombing is and how it didn't apply to Bush Jr in Iraq or Afghanistan that were precision bombings.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 06:52 PM (UHVv4)

393 Why was Pelosi in England?


Booze run
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 18, 2021 06:30 PM (oVkKo)

That's where they make that ice cream she likes so much.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 18, 2021 06:32 PM (csEWM)


It'd be a real shame if an undiscovered german bomb suddenly gets discovered, the hard way.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2021 06:54 PM (axyOa)

394 Their women have large beasts. Knees are kind of chubby though.

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:54 PM (AmoqO)

395 Son Youn Ju
OM's Korean modelGirlfriend. Yowsa.

Looks at wedding contract for a loophole. Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 18, 2021 06:55 PM (u82oZ)

396 Thanks for saving me Pixy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 18, 2021 06:55 PM (u82oZ)

397 I adore bias cut dresses....but they are a pain in the backside to make. My daughter's wedding dress gave me fits. The gown was simply gorgeous, though, and worth every curse word I said whilst making it!

Posted by: UDM at September 18, 2021 06:55 PM (t6YYm)

398 156 I saw V the K's kittens in the previous thread, and they are adorable, but I don't have that kind of energy any more.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 18, 2021 05:29 PM (OU+8W)

Get two! They'll entertain each other, and you'll only have to feed them and watch.

Are you anywhere near Central Ohio? Mom's been feeding a stray and would like to find her a home.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 06:56 PM (OX9vb)

399 > Thought this was funny in a sad way

Glowies be outed. From miles away. By blind dudes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2021 06:57 PM (BFigT)

400 Thought this was funny in a sad way

https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/
1439318103410847745

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12)

Some smartass created a captcha.

https://bit.ly/3Et4wQ1

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 06:57 PM (d9FiS)

401 I've known two Korean women personally. One was my boss for a while and the other one was a customer. Both were over 6' tall. Odd

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:58 PM (AmoqO)

402 Saw a pic from the "rally" earlier. They were all dressed the same and were obviously LE. I guess the FBI took everyone to Kohl's first.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 04:41 PM (kTF2Z)


We actually had FBI stake-out a place I worked because of a credible threat. The senior agent looked like a Xerox repairman on his retirement job and his two subordinate agents looked like drug dealers with contacts to the Russian mob.
The pics I saw today looked like Treasury agents who normally process background checks and interview people to try and find the UPS store copy machines that are producing $20s, real strack and wearing Sears casuals with identical sunglasses.

Glowing with outrage, just glowing

Posted by: Kindltot at September 18, 2021 06:58 PM (ssx3L)

403 373 The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 06:41 PM (slmIp)
---------------

Pilot draws the black bean.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 07:01 PM (ijCso)

404 401 I've known two Korean women personally. One was my boss for a while and the other one was a customer. Both were over 6' tall. Odd

Posted by: Javems at September 18, 2021 06:58 PM (AmoqO)
---

Ruh Roh, via Thailand?

Posted by: Braenyard at September 18, 2021 07:03 PM (ijCso)

405 I knew a guy with a bad coke problem who loved the Filipino women he met in the Navy. He'd send them out after curfew to get his drugs. No fuss, no muss, no risk, no bother.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 07:08 PM (d9FiS)

406 The Chinese are gonna' do a lot of shit over the next decade to "one up" the White Dragon. (They're tots racist too.)

The bottom line here is that if/when they shoot some poor commies to the moon it'll be a one way ride for 'em. Maybe an Apollo 8 redux, orbit and come home, if they don't use their own shitty Garmin GPS.

Celestial mechanics ain't for amateurs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2021 07:09 PM (BFigT)

407 What the hell is TGP?

Posted by: FriscoYoda at September 18, 2021 07:09 PM (+56GQ)

408 I think it might be The Gay Patriot blog.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 18, 2021 07:12 PM (UHVv4)

409 Jonathan Lemire
@JonLemire
The Pentagon admitted its errant drone strike. COVID boosters did not get full approval. France recalled its ambassador

The punishing headlines, all within an hour, underscored the perils for a president from uncontrollable events that can define a term

-
Uncontrollable, I guess, if you're a corrupt drooling idiot.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 07:15 PM (d9FiS)

410 TGP
The Gateway Pundit

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2021 07:19 PM (Y+l9t)

411 >>>The Chinese are going to the moon. Supposedly.

>The way these fuckers drive in two dimensions is scary enough. I'm imagining they'll be rocketing off to Venus without a three-dimensional Solar Positioning System.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 18, 2021 07:39 PM (sXQci)

412 Javems, most of the Koreans I know are about 4-8"
I admit, the younger generations get better nutrition so they grow taller

Posted by: Kindltot at September 18, 2021 07:42 PM (ssx3L)

413 Is there such a thing as a good coke problem?

I mean, is there even such a thing as a "controlled" coke problem?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 18, 2021 07:48 PM (ssx3L)

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An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat