Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Balanced Editorial Approach

Friends of the Knights, marching off to a Polgar brick session.

In regards to temposchluckers recent post, I simply cannot fall behind the picture race. As Doctor Strangelove says, (as Peter Sellers, with a German accent):

"Vee Cannot Halv a Clownhole Gap!"

friends of Blue Devil Knight after a chess tactics session

warm regards, dk

PS: Viewing twenty five classic GM games for slow absorption in five days is too much, but I had 'fallen behind', and had to catch up, and fortunately many of them were miniatures, so I got off easy, excepting one big game between Alkehine vs. Reti that resulted in the rarest draw in the collection, with R & R vs. R & R, the classical music of chess if ever there were such a thing...


Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Hey, I was born in Amsterdam. Nothing unusual in those pictures!

Thu Aug 23, 04:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

That Blue Devil is hot.

Thu Aug 23, 12:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

its true, that no city in the United States can 'hold a candle' to Amsterdam for liberality--many chats this corner with GM Seirawan about how so much is accepted there, but:

at the same time, among the continental Americas, second only to San Francisco, Seattle is not far behind. this is a wild place!

whether it be our famous trol under the Freemont Bridge, the Gay Pride Parade, or the at times Nude Equinox Parade, this is a hotbed of alternate lifestyles and gender preferences...

me, i like the ladies, but am surrounded by an extensive gay community, an American Indian Community, huge Asian community (we are one of the closest stops to Hawaii or East Asia), not to mention all the Russians and north-east Africans.

Seattle is to diversity, what MDM is to knowledge compression.

i loved your pictures tempo! i laughed for ten minutes after, maybe fifteen. im still smiling.

warmest, dk

PS at this--for me--early hours, i am already starting game three today, so now that im caught up on my GM review time target, or benchmark for daily progression, i can get back to mr. Reinfelds book, which with all its pages falling out, waits not far away. latter is very, very hard to do in small pieces.

i have a better time managing fifteen in one day off than doing two on a work day, after stock markets, work, food prep, GM games, running, etc. :)

Thu Aug 23, 01:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

Mustn't forget that Massachusetts has quite an alternative scene as well. Provincetown has a reputation that might rival Seattle and the commonwealth went as far as legalizing gay marriage ( under teh nose of our Morman governor)

Thu Aug 23, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

Blunder, yes, i was thinking that as i typed... sorry we missed you guys in Boston, and Asheville, Santa Fe, maybe Burlington, etc.

the fact is, Amsterdam is the 'cats meow' of liberality, and within the limits of the S.S. war by terror in our SOCIETY, have significant parcels or pockets of liberality here, in the United States.

how many great liberals are in Massaschusits, or Boston, how many hale from there!

Thu Aug 23, 06:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Is Amsterdam liberal or just libertine?

Fri Aug 24, 09:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Amsterdam has a big twilight zone where the time stands still. Especially foreigners tend to lose their sense of reality there.

I guess the homoscene is as libertine as everywhere.

It is only a matter of time when the shari'a will be the general rule.

Fri Aug 24, 10:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

I wish I had gone when I was younger!

Fri Aug 24, 11:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

thank you. i did not know this term Shar'ia. Large American hardware stores are another variation of the Twilight Zone, rivaling Amsterdam in all respects. Two days ago, somone came into my store, asking for a utility handle, such as goes on the sideboard of a boat, or a side of a chest, or box for cargo. without any clues, i looked at the couple and said (to the man, who had a bit of an edge or 'attitude':

"You are going to the Burning Man Festival" arent you?


to which he said "Yes".

So, in my every effort to help him said: "I am pretty intuitive

(this event is 1000 miles away, next week, and only one person all month came in, saying they were making preparations for it, the day before, reminding me of this crazy event)]

"...and if you give me a chance, i can really, really help you"--as if to say, listen to me for second!

yesterday four people came into the store, buying rebar (metal bars for foundations, and concrete retaining walls), 100' of metal cable, etc, and with EVERY SINGLE one of them, i just looked at them and said:

"You are going to Burning Man, arent you?"

I was 6 for 6 in identifications. not bad (1 day one, 1 day 2, 4 yesterday).

Sat Aug 25, 09:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Maybe you are para-abnormal gifted?
Or is the use of utility handles significant higher for people going to the Burning Man Festival?

Sun Aug 26, 01:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

tempo, i sincerely dont know if you are joking or serious. ive said a hundred times or more here, that i have been having psychic experiences for 30+ years, including things about who will mate (man and woman), who dies, who is ill, etc. its a gift, and its not always easy. id rather sit in front of a tv drinking beer and living in a cheap aluminum trailer than be as i am. being awake is no joke. great pain; great joy.

this does not mean that i cannot make bad investment decisions, or choose the wrong girl, place to live, friends, or job. just that at times things him me full on and i 'know'.

yes, of course, to be psychic is to use subtle clues, and varies from just extreme perceptiveness, to full on dreams or body sensations suggesting knowledge of situations beyond our sight.

i dreamed the first 9-11 attack.

warmest, dk

Sun Aug 26, 02:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

requests for hardware are wide and varied. every day we get odd requests.

everyone has a body, most have homes, cars, careers, need for food and money. buildings are not all of it on earth, just one big category like death and taxes, or as buddha said: 'birth, sickness, old age, and death'.

some people put out a vibe.

sometimes well dress persons come in to my drill-hammer drill-sawzsall isle, and i just sense they will steal, but reason says not, then an hour latter, a very expensive drill they touched is returned, without a recept.

sometimes i just look at men, and say, 'you are a doctor. ive done this ten times.

or you 'work at microsoft', or 'boeing', or 'are a financial manager-broker', or a 'school teacher', or 'are an attorney', or a 'therapist'.

ive done this at my store 400~700 times in five years.

I SHOULD BE IN TECHNICAL SALES, but just dont want to build another big thing which can be taken from me after such bloody hard work, according to BS american law, viz 'at will employment'.

my own business is the only reaonable answer, but such clues how or where not here. you cannot just will such things, such as love or fortune or success. it comes through gods grace.

Sun Aug 26, 02:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Everybody is psychic to a certain degree. I'm just making fun of you because you make it look like something special.

A lot of cChessplayers simply "know" which move the opponent is going to play, once he has made his decision. That's why I often walk away from the board, thinking of something different, to prevent my opponent from reading my mind. Since I often can read his, I expect him to be able to do the same. Fact is that I have spoken many players who experience the same.

Sun Aug 26, 03:47:00 AM PDT  

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