December 30, 2017

Mini Chess Thread 12-30-2017
— Open Blogger

Many of you have asked about when I'm going to bring back the chess thread. I really don't know the answer, but I'm going to try an experiment here and put up a smaller version. Instead of 5 problems, there will be only two, an easy problem and one that is more challenging. And of course, a bit of dress pr0n. My goal is to gradually bring in more and more material until the old thread is back, but time will tell if I can successfully do this. I don't know how this will work out, or even if I'll be able to do it every week, but let's give it a whirl and see what happens. Thank you all for your patience.

Of course, this is an open thread, so there is no such thing as being off topic.


Easier Problem - White To Play (132)

Hint: Take advantage of Black's fatally weakened king's side


20171230 - Problem 1.jpg
rnbqkb1r/pp1np1pp/2p5/3pp3/8/2NB1Q2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K1NR w KQkq - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play, White to Win (173)

Black is thinking about playing 1...Bxc2. Let's say he goes ahead with it. Now why is White smiling?

Hint: Create mating threats on the 7th rank


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r3r1k1/1q2pp1p/p5pB/1p6/8/2N1Q2P/PPP2PP1/3bR1K1 b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

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rnbqkb1r/pp1np1pp/2p5/3pp3/8/2NB1Q2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K1NR w KQkq - 0 1

A mate in 3:

1.Qh5+ g6
2.Bxg6+ hxg6
3.Qxg6#


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play, White to Win

20171230 - Problem 2.jpg
r3r1k1/1q2pp1p/p5pB/1p6/8/2N1Q2P/PPP2PP1/3bR1K1 b - - 0 1

1...Bxc2 is bad for Black because White will then smash him with:

2.Qe5! f6 (which is the only way to stop 3.Qg7#

3.Qe6+ Kh8
4.Qf7 Rg8 (to prevent the mate on g7)
5.Rxe7 Qxe7
6.Qxe7 Raf8 (if 6...Ra7 then 7.Qxa7 and White's material and positional superiority are enough to ensure the win)

7.Nd5 Bb3
8.axb3 b4
9.Nxf6 Rf7
10.Qxf7 a5
11.Qxg8#

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past 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: Open Blogger at 01:45 PM | Comments (276)
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1 1st ??

Posted by: Morigu at December 30, 2017 01:42 PM (uL2xJ)

2 Nd

Posted by: Traveling Man at December 30, 2017 01:43 PM (R5lpX)

3 I'm waiting for the chess pr0n...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 30, 2017 01:45 PM (O24Ah)

4 whoa stumbled into a chess thread ... ... sorry .... ... should read the content.

Posted by: rich at December 30, 2017 01:46 PM (rYW/M)

5 Good to see you OM. Keep taking it easy. Still love the game thread. g

Posted by: HH at December 30, 2017 01:48 PM (mIJBI)

6 OT:
"'Hey, let's get together, let's do bipartisan,'" Trump said, imitating Manchin. "I say, 'Good, let's go.' Then you don't hear from him again."

So Trump already tried "Come to the Dark Side, We haz cookies"

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 30, 2017 01:49 PM (FhXTo)

7 My repertoire of clicks is click and double-click. I didn't know there was such a thing as a triple-click. Where will it end, man?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 01:49 PM (c8EhQ)

8 Serious Q - in the last pic, how could the model have such a tiny waist? How does everything that I know is inside there fit inside there? Corsets or girdles? Or prehistory's version of photoshop?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 30, 2017 01:49 PM (tr2D7)

9 I got nuthin

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 01:50 PM (pHGAx)

10 "Are they really fooled by a progressive stooge because his tv ads show him firing a gun?" Yes, yes they are. They've got to be some, NYC and CA excluded, of the most ignorant muffler fixers in the whole country. First time he ran he told them I can shoot a gun a be with Hillary too. Ka Bam! Bomba loopuzzyclaw.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 01:50 PM (DSlVW)

11 Odd... )

Posted by: HH at December 30, 2017 01:50 PM (mIJBI)

12 HH - stop it. You are using up all the toner.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 30, 2017 01:51 PM (tr2D7)

13 Posted by: HH at December 30, 2017 06:50 PM (mIJBI) Grey box is not an unlimited resource, you know. Who do you think you are? Al Gore?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 01:52 PM (c8EhQ)

14 Have no idea why this is happening.

Posted by: HH at December 30, 2017 01:52 PM (mIJBI)

15 Skittles??

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 01:53 PM (H0qMa)

16 Maybe someone can eliminate all that wasted, blank space.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 01:54 PM (DSlVW)

17 Look at the size of that waist. Doesn't look like there's enough room for anything to get from the top half to the bottom half.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 01:54 PM (pvjTE)

18 Check the cankles on that poor kid. Couldn't be an early photo of...no, couldn't be.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2017 01:54 PM (nisXv)

19 Jesus.. you people have the attention span of a gnat.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 30, 2017 01:54 PM (CNHr1)

20 I dated a gal with a waist like that but it was in the 9th grade.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 01:55 PM (DSlVW)

21 OM Do what you can, its greatly appreciated as all the cobs are. Most important is get better and have a Happy New Year

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 01:56 PM (aC6Sd)

22 Look at the size of that waist. Doesn't look like there's enough room for anything to get from the top half to the bottom half. I think its a robot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 01:56 PM (c8EhQ)

23 Easier: Qh5+ Harder: Qe5 f6 Qe6+ Kh8 Qf7!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2017 01:57 PM (8gDQu)

24 There appears to be a correlation between tutti-frutti prom dresses and extremely straight teeth. *marks coordinates on graph paper*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:00 PM (c8EhQ)

25 game thread ! Destiny 2 ad showed up in PS4's dashboard: youtube.com/watch?v=eNT6H8-Fuwk This is some bullsh!t, as Jim Sterling righteously points out.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2017 02:02 PM (/Ioag)

26 Hmmm...the women all in different colored dresses. Want to be in a movie?

Posted by: Harvey at December 30, 2017 02:02 PM (9YwhQ)

27 Ace has 5 million million readers and they're all at the office Friday NYE party drunker than slop and prolly getting laid right in front of us. Geeeez.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:02 PM (DSlVW)

28 Game of Thrones marathon is still on. HBO. Now is the episode when the Redbeard guy beats the Bone guy to death and everyone just stands there.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 30, 2017 02:02 PM (fJ1PK)

29 She's wearing a petticoat under the skirt, which makes her hips look bigger. She doesn't look like she's wearing a corset, but the top could have some boning.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 30, 2017 02:03 PM (Lqy/e)

30 *marks coordinates on graph paper* Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:00 PM (c8EhQ) Is that a log-log scale you're using?

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:03 PM (6NpxV)

31 someone can eliminate all that wasted, blank space I'd hoped we'd (well, smarter states'd) done that in November 2016.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2017 02:03 PM (/Ioag)

32 Ok I see problem 1 ( with help from POP)

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 02:04 PM (aC6Sd)

33 Protesters In Iran Shout "Death To The Iranian Revolutionary Guard" Outside An IRGC Barracks . . . Yeah, well, they're no Earnest Gay Thoughts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (+y/Ru)

34 OT: Iranian govt strangles internal comms...

yeah, they're worried.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-30/iran-cuts- 
internet-main-networks-amid-mass-protests-calls-armed-uprising

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (HbNSs)

35 While I have no room to talk about likability, Hillary Clinton has to be among the worst with regard to public personas. I honestly cannot fathom why anyone would want to follow such an individual, let alone vote for her. President Trump is obnoxious. I'm from New York so I knew what I was getting when I voted for him. Hillary actually scares me. I don't want her any where near power. I know this is a chess thread, but I was watching a YouTube video of the FAB, and I thank God that Donnie Two Scoops won.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (2X7pN)

36 whoa stumbled into a chess thread ... ... sorry .... ... should read the content. Posted by: rich at December 30, 2017 06:46 PM (rYW/M) Best thing about a chess thread is that there is no content.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (AQODf)

37 Finally back from a month and a half in South Florida, only to have to fly off to KC on Tuesday for a required company meeting. I'll find out then when I start back to work. And then at the end of the month, we close on a new piece of property in a mountain community. We had been trying to buy some property in this community for the last ten years and finally found something we could afford. And then in May, my granddaughter graduates from Clemson University. So far, the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 is looking very good.

Posted by: Traveling Man at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (R5lpX)

38 >>>Now why is White smiling?<<<

He positioned a truck to obscure CNN's view of the king's stroke at G8.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2017 02:05 PM (A1FgP)

39 I love the lavender dress.

Posted by: Roman at December 30, 2017 02:06 PM (9YwhQ)

40 And it's a one score game again.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (pHGAx)

41 Fiesta Bowl just got a little more interesting.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (gC2IV)

42 OM is still 100 times smarter than me even with half his brain tied behind his back.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (hMwEB)

43 "Black is thinking about playing 1...Bxc2. Let's say he goes ahead with it. Now why is White smiling?" White privilege ?

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (gSwpy)

44 She doesn't look like she's wearing a corset, but the top could have some boning

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 30, 2017 07:03 PM (Lqy/e)
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not just top...

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (HbNSs)

45 CNN is gone. They've become the E! Network, or Inside Edition without the seriousness.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 02:07 PM (2X7pN)

46 39 I love the lavender dress. Posted by: Roman at December 30, 2017 07:06 PM (9YwhQ) ++++ The purple puff pastry?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:08 PM (FUu/Z)

47 CNN is gone. They've become the E! Network, or Inside Edition without the seriousness. Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 07:07 PM (2X7pN) Or the entertainment value.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 30, 2017 02:08 PM (AQODf)

48 45 CNN is gone. ------ So that's what the white truck was for - it was a moving truck!

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 02:08 PM (ANIFC)

49 British officials want Franklin Graham barred from entering the U.K., alleging Graham is an anti-Muslim, anti-gay bigot. Seems reasonable.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 02:08 PM (+y/Ru)

50 Qh5+ b6 Bxb6+

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:08 PM (gSwpy)

51 ahh never mind both already popped

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:09 PM (gSwpy)

52 Heh heh. Notsothoreau said boning.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:09 PM (gC2IV)

53 BEGINNER'S YUK - a limerick It's the thread for the folks in the know Where chess is the star of the show I'm just a neophyte But I want to get it right Can someone tell me "How does the horsey go?"

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at December 30, 2017 02:09 PM (wPiJc)

54 g6 sorry

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:10 PM (gSwpy)

55 Theresa May is completely useless and needs to resign.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2017 02:10 PM (/Ioag)

56 British officials want Franklin Graham barred from entering the U.K., alleging Graham is an anti-Muslim, anti-gay bigot. Seems reasonable. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 07:08 PM (+y/Ru) Now if he was only anit-hedro anti-Christian, then they could let him in.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 30, 2017 02:10 PM (AQODf)

57 *British officials want Franklin Graham barred from entering the U.K., alleging Graham is an anti-Muslim, anti-gay bigot. * SMH I tried.

Posted by: Charles Spurgeon[/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:11 PM (6NpxV)

58 I feel bad for any LE out tomorrow night keeping assholes from doing the country harm. -8 tomorrow night in Chicago without the wind.

Posted by: dartist at December 30, 2017 02:11 PM (nisXv)

59 moving the queen in #1 diagonally to put the king in check is a gimme, but only until the 2nd black pawn blocks the route, and threatens the queen, which has to retreat, because taking the pawn leaves her to be taken by the 1st black pawn, and, if she takes him, the castle gets her...

easy problem my ass.


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:11 PM (HbNSs)

60 I tried. Posted by: Charles Spurgeon What can one do.

Posted by: enoch powell at December 30, 2017 02:11 PM (/Ioag)

61 Can someone tell me "How does the horsey go?" Posted by: Muldoon at December 30, 2017 07:09 PM (wPiJc) Two steps to And one step fro

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2017 02:12 PM (8gDQu)

62 55 Theresa May is completely useless and needs to resign. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2017 07:10 PM (/Ioag) ++++ As long as she fucks up Brexit, she's doing the job her party put her there to do.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:12 PM (FUu/Z)

63 I think this thread is proof positive that if Ace were to post an open thread with no content we would all just sit around and stare at each other.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 30, 2017 02:12 PM (AQODf)

64 easy problem my ass. Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:11 PM (HbNSs) Take the pawn with the bishop on d3 at that point

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:13 PM (gSwpy)

65 So that's what the white truck was for - it was a moving truck! They've become Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 02:13 PM (2X7pN)

66 Horsey waits, surveys Open square near the castle Now he makes his move That's chess haiku, ya damn philistines

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:14 PM (c8EhQ)

67 I think this thread is proof positive that if Ace were to post an open thread with no content we would all just sit around and stare at each other. Posted by: StrawMan at December 30, 2017 07:12 PM (AQODf) Or we would discuss modern shelving techniques in the 21st century.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:14 PM (6NpxV)

68 The horsey goes in an ell When to move it I can't tell It's a game for the horde Moving pieces round a board I lost again, ain't that swell?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:14 PM (gC2IV)

69 Other than Airport televisions, who would tune in to such a freakshow?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 02:15 PM (2X7pN)

70 Besides the game and dresses seems someone finally figured out Huma was spreading around goverment emails without regard to clearance, now what about Awon and Downer Debbie?

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 02:16 PM (aC6Sd)

71 I thought Roman Polanski was banned.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 02:16 PM (g4lFK)

72 Im on a paleo diet so no pastries.

Posted by: Roman at December 30, 2017 02:17 PM (AMNVY)

73 I thought Roman Polanski was banned. Only if by banned you mean celebrated.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at December 30, 2017 02:18 PM (2X7pN)

74 As long as she fucks up Brexit, she's doing the job her party put her there to do. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 07:12 PM (FUu/Z) And one has to bear in mind that, in the British political system (and pretty much every political system on Earth, except the American) the party is the fundamental political entity.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2017 02:18 PM (8gDQu)

75 re Franklin Graham, a few of you have seen this already but - youtube.com/watch?v=B_jzDGv0KKw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 30, 2017 02:19 PM (/Ioag)

76 Okay, I haven't read any other comments:

There's no way that easier problem is THAT easy, is it?

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:19 PM (ks6bw)

77 WHAT...i'm banned. You will hear from Meryl!

Posted by: Roman at December 30, 2017 02:20 PM (AMNVY)

78 *WHAT...i'm banned. You will hear from Meryl! Posted by: Roman at December 30, 2017 07:20 PM (AMNVY)* I swear, this time I really did not know!

Posted by: M. Streep [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:21 PM (6NpxV)

79 Iranian govt strangles internal comms... yeah, they're worried. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-30/iran-cuts- internet-main-networks-amid-mass-protests-calls-armed-uprising Posted by: redc1c4 ********************* They need radios - cb's, hand helds, and hams. Shamizdat

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:22 PM (DSlVW)

80 Take the pawn with the bishop on d3 at that point

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 07:13 PM (gSwpy)
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and this is why i don't play chess for shit... i never see the blindingly obvious.

and what's what up comment formatting? copy and paste of quotes is FUBAR

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:22 PM (HbNSs)

81 Some in GB want to ban Franklin Graham? Let in people who will run you over, go splodey, or cut your head off? Sure, peachy. Preaching the gospel? Now that's a bridge too far!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:22 PM (gC2IV)

82 Wow MSM cannot let Iran protest be publicized to save B Husseins ass.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 30, 2017 02:23 PM (BtQd4)

83 nd what's what up comment formatting? copy and paste of quotes is FUBAR Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:22 PM (HbNSs) Yeah, it looks kind of weird here too

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:23 PM (gSwpy)

84 Now why is White smiling? White Privilege, duh.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:24 PM (sdi6R)

85 Some in GB want to ban Franklin Graham? Let in people who will run you over, go splodey, or cut your head off? Sure, peachy. Preaching the gospel? Now that's a bridge too far! The decision-making of our "elites" is so bizarre that one has to resort to the supernatural to make sense of it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:24 PM (c8EhQ)

86 Q threatens K, bp moves to cover.
Bishop takes bp, 2nd bp takes Bishop
Queen takes 2nd bp, King is DRT.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:24 PM (HbNSs)

87 I sorta hate that top dress picture. It makes you play 'Guess who's legal', which is a dangerous game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage[/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 02:25 PM (xJa6I)

88 Speaking of shaving, I think I'm going to transition the goatee into a fu Manchu.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:25 PM (Sfs6o)

89 I watched every second of tonight's CBS evening news. There was no mention at all of Iran. At least there were no white truck stories, so yay CBS. The local news cast following it DID have a quick story on the Iran protests, and it followed up with Congressman Hurd's (TX 23) statement on the oppressive government.

Posted by: stace at December 30, 2017 02:25 PM (6HFDU)

90 No way on this planet could I figure out any chess stuff -- go fish is about my gaming speed.  I think the pretty ladies and colors are bridesmaids; not bad at all for something they would wear once.  Lavender is not my favorite color, but little cutie might be worth it and try to see if granddaughter would wear it -- if she would stay still for that long. 

A wasp-waist?

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 30, 2017 02:25 PM (MIKMs)

91 and what's what up comment formatting? copy and paste of quotes is FUBAR Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:22 PM (HbNSs) ++++ Are you an iPhone user?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:26 PM (FUu/Z)

92 I'm guessing the top picture is from a bridal magazine, given that they're all the same dress but in different colors.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 30, 2017 02:26 PM (XKZwp)

93 Speaking of shaving, I think I'm going to transition the goatee into a fu Manchu. You never go fu manchu. Unless, of course, you ARE Fu Manchu

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:26 PM (c8EhQ)

94 Uh oh, PSU is choking

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:27 PM (P/edt)

95 53 BEGINNER'S YUK - a limerick It's the thread for the folks in the know Where chess is the star of the show I'm just a neophyte But I want to get it right Can someone tell me "How does the horsey go?" Posted by: Muldoon at December 30, 2017 07:09 PM (wPiJc) The horse goes 'nay'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage[/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 02:27 PM (xJa6I)

96 86 Q threatens K, bp moves to cover. Bishop takes bp, 2nd bp takes Bishop Queen takes 2nd bp, King is DRT. Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:24 PM (HbNSs) There it is. Or you take the rook and torture the poor soul for another 15 moves if you're feeling mean.

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:27 PM (gSwpy)

97 I'm guessing the top picture is from a bridal magazine, given that they're all the same dress but in different colors. Posted by: pookysgirl at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (XKZwp) Could be a ghey wedding.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:27 PM (c8EhQ)

98 You never go fu manchu. Unless, of course, you ARE Fu Manchu Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (c8EhQ) -------- Yep. And I'm going to try to remember to talk like the guy on the Kung Fu TV show.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:28 PM (Sfs6o)

99 Israel has formally notified UNESCO of its withdrawal from the education and science organization, joining the U.S. Oh no. The UN will have to cut back on thier graft!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 02:28 PM (+y/Ru)

100 97 I'm guessing the top picture is from a bridal magazine, given that they're all the same dress but in different colors. Posted by: pookysgirl at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (XKZwp) Could be a ghey wedding. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:27 PM (c8EhQ) Which one is the groom and which one is the bride in that picture? This is getting interesting.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage[/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 02:28 PM (xJa6I)

101 98 You never go fu manchu. Unless, of course, you ARE Fu Manchu Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (c8EhQ) -------- Yep. And I'm going to try to remember to talk like the guy on the Kung Fu TV show. Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 07:28 PM (Sfs6o) Just don't wear your belt the way he did. What a way to go...all his life is just a punchline now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage[/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 02:29 PM (xJa6I)

102 That last lateral wasDUMB

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:30 PM (P/edt)

103 Wild ending to the fiesta bowl.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:30 PM (gC2IV)

104 87 I sorta hate that top dress picture. It makes you play 'Guess who's legal', which is a dangerous game. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage at December 30, 2017 07:25 PM (xJa6I) That's a very good point.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:31 PM (sdi6R)

105 well, Mr. "I'm gonna be a he-ro" just blew Washington's last chance...

dumb bastard should have just gone out of bounds and stopped the clock.

instead, he threw an interception.

what an idiot.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:31 PM (HbNSs)

106 I watched every second of tonight's CBS evening news. There was no mention at all of Iran. At least there were no white truck stories, so yay CBS. - All Melania on tree cutting rampage?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, The Persistence! at December 30, 2017 02:31 PM (+y/Ru)

107 Considering the way they've been playing the last couple of years, I figured Penn State's coach would've known the Gatorade was coming by now.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:32 PM (ks6bw)

108 Is the blog not like a river?

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:32 PM (Sfs6o)

109 Hey weasel. Got my autographed cookbook this week. Thanks! BTW, you do your Ws like Walt Disney.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 02:32 PM (gC2IV)

110 I had gotten the first problem, but I think ThePrimordialOrderedPair got both of them.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:33 PM (sdi6R)

111 Are you an iPhone user?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (FUu/Z)
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nope: PC (Vista 32 bit, if you're really curious)

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:33 PM (HbNSs)

112 Hey weasel. Got my autographed cookbook this week. Thanks! BTW, you do your Ws like Walt Disney. Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 07:32 PM (gC2IV) Or Walter White. Hmm.

Posted by: Agent Hank Schrader at December 30, 2017 02:33 PM (c8EhQ)

113 Qh5+ g6 Bxg6 xBg6 Qxg6# Right? Please God let me be right...

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 02:34 PM (NWiLs)

114 The horse goes 'nay'" How does the fox go?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 02:35 PM (7LY+6)

115 i don't even OWN a smart phone...

my cell is a flip open antique.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:35 PM (HbNSs)

116 109 Hey weasel. Got my autographed cookbook this week. Thanks! BTW, you do your Ws like Walt Disney. Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 30, 2017 07:32 PM (gC2IV) -------- Hey! Hope you enjoy it! My middle initial is W and that's not how I write it at all!

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:35 PM (Sfs6o)

117 Crazy game. I don't want the Orange Bowl to be close. I want the Badgers to stomp the 'Canes.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:36 PM (P/edt)

118 Chants against IRGC "while warmly welcoming members of the security forces into their midst" Careful..... https://tinyurl.com/yazf9zzf

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:36 PM (gSwpy)

119 Nice looking gals up top, but - and maybe I'm just getting old - a couple of them look like they could be in high school.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

120 Right? Please God let me be right...

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:34 PM (NWiLs)
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you're right, alright, just not "First!"


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:36 PM (HbNSs)

121 Right? Please God let me be right" I don't see where you allowed for the Me 109s...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 02:37 PM (7LY+6)

122 Nice looking gals up top, but - and maybe I'm just getting old - a couple of them look like they could be in high school. They're a musical act. The Pantone Sisters.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 02:37 PM (c8EhQ)

123 119 Nice looking gals up top, but - and maybe I'm just getting old - a couple of them look like they could be in high school.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

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Middle school you perv.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:37 PM (ks6bw)

124 Saquon Barkley's post game interview was perfect. That's how a gentleman handles it and that's proof that Penn State is back to its traditions.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 02:38 PM (fuK7c)

125 I'm waiting for an autographed first edition of the cookbook to show up on Pawn Stars.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:38 PM (Sfs6o)

126 Seriously, I think purple and green might be 9th grade, tops.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:38 PM (ks6bw)

127 If she says yes it's legal.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:39 PM (DSlVW)

128 a couple of them look like they could be in high school" Pics gotta be around 10 years old, so by now...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 02:39 PM (7LY+6)

129 114 The horse goes 'nay'" How does the fox go? Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 07:35 PM (7LY+6) "Ring-ding-ding-ding- dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding- dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding- dingeringeding!"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage[/i] [/b] at December 30, 2017 02:39 PM (xJa6I)

130 113 Qh5+ g6 Bxg6 xBg6 Qxg6# Right? Please God let me be right... Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:34 PM (NWiLs) ++++ Depends on whether typos are disqualifying.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:39 PM (FUu/Z)

131 124 Saquon Barkley's post game interview was perfect. That's how a gentleman handles it and that's proof that Penn State is back to its traditions.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 07:38 PM (fuK7c)

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Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:39 PM (ks6bw)

132
They're a musical act. The Pantone Sisters.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:37 PM (c8EhQ)


golf clap.  Nice one.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2017 02:40 PM (2K6fY)

133 The chess thread serves as a bitter reminder of my stunted mental development.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 02:41 PM (Sfs6o)

134 Roy Moore's a horrible pervert with abnormal views of beauty!!!

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:41 PM (ks6bw)

135 Nice looking gals up top, but - and maybe I'm just getting old - a couple of them look like they could be in high school. Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:36 PM (NWiLs) I had assumed they were prom dresses ... though, nowadays, the girls wear g-strings to the prom.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2017 02:41 PM (8gDQu)

136 59 moving the queen in #1 diagonally to put the king in check is a gimme, but only until the 2nd black pawn blocks the route, and threatens the queen, which has to retreat, because taking the pawn leaves her to be taken by the 1st black pawn, and, if she takes him, the castle gets her... easy problem my ass. Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:11 PM (HbNSs) That's a long way of saying 1. Qh5+ g6 2. Qxg6+ hxg6 3. Bxg6#

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:42 PM (sdi6R)

137 Unless, of course, you ARE Fu Manchu
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (c8EhQ)


Or Charles Bronson

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2017 02:42 PM (2K6fY)

138 They're a musical act. The Pantone Sisters" Did a remake of "Kodachrome"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 02:42 PM (7LY+6)

139 Second problem, I haven't the slightest clue.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 02:42 PM (NWiLs)

140 113 Qh5+ g6 Bxg6 xBg6 Qxg6# Right? Please God let me be right... Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:34 PM (NWiLs) I'd like to thank Insomniac for that fine example of authentic AoS gibberish

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 02:43 PM (ANIFC)

141 Who is number 3?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2017 02:43 PM (/qEW2)

142 That top photo of beautiful ladies reminds me on Eastern Star. Almost.

Posted by: Eromero at December 30, 2017 02:45 PM (zLDYs)

143 Saquon Barkley's post game interview was perfect. That's how a gentleman handles it and that's proof that Penn State is back to its traditions. Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 07:38 PM (fuK7 --Yup, players in the old Joe Pa mold. Now Franklin better be picking better coaches.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:45 PM (P/edt)

144 Who is number 3?" Euro model in the 50s. Bretton, or something like that. Her pics were everywhere...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 30, 2017 02:46 PM (7LY+6)

145 Yeah my notation sucks. Meh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

146 Shit. High school. I'd wager some of those young ladies are in middle school.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 02:46 PM (g4lFK)

147 I like the mini chess threads! Gives me half a chance. Now to check the clue. Think I got #1, but I'm often caught off guard by the opponent's free will.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 02:46 PM (clYld)

148 111 Are you an iPhone user? Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 07:26 PM (FUu/Z) --- nope: PC (Vista 32 bit, if you're really curious) Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2017 07:33 PM (HbNSs) Copying quotes from another page even in that will FUBAR your comment if it has the "smart punctuation. The actual thread may even have them in quoted text but if you try to copy it in your comment you will still get the error.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 02:47 PM (cAnNx)

149 145 Yeah my notation sucks. Meh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 07:46 PM (NWiLs)

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It's actually readable by humans.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:47 PM (ks6bw)

150 Who is number 3?" -------- The new number 6

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 02:48 PM (ANIFC)

151 150 Who is number 3?" -------- The new number 6 Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 07:48 PM (ANIFC) He's only half the man number 6 was.

Posted by: Insomniac - Bah humbug! at December 30, 2017 02:50 PM (NWiLs)

152 Baker Mayfeild looked like death warmed over at the press conference today. They need his energy. I wonder what cocktail they will inject him with pregame?

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 02:50 PM (g4lFK)

153 Now Franklin better be picking better coaches. You mean, for the lines? Penn State should, by rights, be overflowing with good, home-grown linemen.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 02:50 PM (clYld)

154 https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:51 PM (DSlVW)

155 TPOP got most of problem 2; here's the rest of it: 1. Qe5 f6 2. Qe6+ Kh8 3. Qf7 Rg8 4. Rxe7 Black can prevent Qxh7# by g5, but then RxQb7.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:51 PM (sdi6R)

156 Easy chess trivia How many possible first moves are there? In theory how many queens can be on the board at one time?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 02:51 PM (2DOZq)

157 I haven't really played chess since jr. high. (Bobby Fisher era). I keep thinking I should try again because it's one of the things smart people do. The only time I've come close to trying was with the last girlfriend and she would play naked. I know I'm smarter than she and I think I could beat her with clothes on, but I never did.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 02:52 PM (fuK7c)

158 My mom used to have these wide stretch belts. They would give this illusion of a small waist because of the contrast between hips and bust. I'd bet her waist would look bigger without the belt.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 30, 2017 02:52 PM (Lqy/e)

159 Everything is forced in the 2nd puzzle if 1 ...Bxc2 2. Qe5 threatens mate with Qg7, forcing f6 3 Qe6+ leaves one King move to h8 4 Qf7 and black can only cover the g7 square with Rg8 5. Rxe7 ends it

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 02:53 PM (gSwpy)

160 153 Now Franklin better be picking better coaches. You mean, for the lines? Penn State should, by rights, be overflowing with good, home-grown linemen. Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 07:50 PM (clYld) --I was referring to Sandusky. Sorry, gallows humor.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 02:53 PM (P/edt)

161 High school. I'd wager some of those young ladies are in middle school.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 07:46 PM (g4lFK)



My "legal age" radar must be malfunctioning. I thought they looked late teens to early twenties. Then again, I look a high schooler, so.......

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 30, 2017 02:53 PM (XKZwp)

162 What's the waist size on that last model. 10?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 02:53 PM (2DOZq)

163 Jeez, does the Wisconsin/Miami game start at 8?  Because there's maybe 150 people in the stands.  I know the playoff (and too many meaningless bowls) has killed the bowl games, but damn.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 02:54 PM (ks6bw)

164 156 Easy chess trivia How many possible first moves are there? In theory how many queens can be on the board at one time? Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 07:51 PM (2DOZq) ++++ 18 for both.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:54 PM (FUu/Z)

165 Too many queens aboard screw up the cruise.

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:54 PM (DSlVW)

166 Take it back. 20 on the first; 18 on 2nd.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:55 PM (FUu/Z)

167 3. Qf7 Rg8 4. Rxe7 Black can prevent Qxh7# by g5, but then RxQb7. Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 07:51 PM (sdi6R) That'll do it. Good job, rick.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2017 02:55 PM (8gDQu)

168 Are the girls debutantes? They have that Southern Belle look.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 02:56 PM (clYld)

169 18 for both. That's all the pawns and the original queens. Is it physically possible for all the pawns to get past each other without the murder happening?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 02:56 PM (fuK7c)

170 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 07:54 PM (FUu/Z) Right on one of them . Wrong on the other.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 02:57 PM (2DOZq)

171 Winner. Corrected yourself in time.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (2DOZq)

172 Hell Chicago freezes over. https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9v26f35

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (DSlVW)

173 That's all the pawns and the original queens. Is it physically possible for all the pawns to get past each other without the murder happening? Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 07:56 PM (fuK7c) ++++ The two players would have to cooperate, setting up non-pawns for capture by the opponent's pawns so they could get by.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (pvjTE)

174 Then again, I look a high schooler, so....... Posted by: pookysgirl at December 30, 2017 07:53 PM (XKZwp) pookysgirl, you know the rules: pics must accompany all such statements by an 'ette.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (6NpxV)

175 There are 20 possible first moves for White: 8 pawns to the first square, 8 pawns to the second square, and 2 possible moves for each knight. The number of queens on the board sounds tricky. Each side has the original queen and 8 pawns, so it looks like 18 is the maximum number, but those pawns have to get past each other to promote, which means some captures are involved. I don't know the answer.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (sdi6R)

176 Thanks for the Mini Chess-Thread OM!

Posted by: texcat at December 30, 2017 02:58 PM (wf3RQ)

177 How many possible first moves are there? If this is a riddle, one. If an actual quiz, twenty.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 03:00 PM (clYld)

178 The Queen question is only 'in theory' since both players would have to cooperate to have it happen.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 03:00 PM (2DOZq)

179 And order of age, oldest to youngest: Blue Green Orange Red Purple Red and purple are definitely middle schoolers.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 03:01 PM (6NpxV)

180 How many possible first moves are there? Are we still talking about chess ?

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 03:02 PM (gSwpy)

181 Major in physics and astrology?

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:03 PM (P/edt)

182 How many possible first moves are there? ------ None that have worked for me so far

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 03:04 PM (ANIFC)

183 Interesting bit of trivia: In the early form of chess played in the Arab world, the piece next to the king was the vizier or general. A pawn reaching the eighth rank was promoted, sort of like a battlefield commission. As chess spread to Europe, that piece gradually became identified as the queen. That made things awkward when a pawn was promoted to a queen if the original queen was still on the board, because polygamy was frowned upon in the Christian world.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 03:04 PM (sdi6R)

184 Anyone know who is sponsoring the Orange Bowl this year?

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:05 PM (ks6bw)

185 Football is on in the background, I'm not really listening. I swear I just heard someone say "he has a dual major in physics and astrology". Is it possible that a Div I school teaches astrology, or did ESPN hire a blooming idiot?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 03:05 PM (fuK7c)

186 "I want you to know right now that this has nothing to do with terrorism; he said matter-of-factly as he stood outside the hotel-casino Saturday morning. This is something that happened prior to officers arriving. ..." https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6wqnzdh

Posted by: I Got 2 Scents at December 30, 2017 03:05 PM (DSlVW)

187 oh good, logprof, you heard that too!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 03:06 PM (fuK7c)

188 Cute, wholesome looking Badger fans

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:06 PM (P/edt)

189 Is it possible that a Div I school teaches astrology, or did ESPN hire a blooming idiot? Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 08:05 PM (fuK7c) I would say both are possible in this day and age but my money would be on option 2.

Posted by: jsg at December 30, 2017 03:06 PM (gSwpy)

190 185 Football is on in the background, I'm not really listening. I swear I just heard someone say "he has a dual major in physics and astrology". Is it possible that a Div I school teaches astrology, or did ESPN hire a blooming idiot? Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 08:05 PM (fuK7c) Sorry, I meant to say "Chemistrology."

Posted by: ESPN Professional Journalist at December 30, 2017 03:07 PM (ANIFC)

191 Is it possible that a Div I school teaches astrology, or did ESPN hire a blooming idiotS? Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 08:05 PM (fuK7c) FTFY

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 03:08 PM (cAnNx)

192 Major in physics and astrology? Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 08:03 PM (P/edt) Wtaf? Heard that too. They kinda cancel each other out. However, this is espn and they are a bunch of dumbasses who prolly think 'strology and 'stronomy are the same thing.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:08 PM (ZDQIB)

193 'Canes +6.5 the play.

Posted by: texcat at December 30, 2017 03:08 PM (wf3RQ)

194 No movie thread today?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 03:08 PM (pvjTE)

195 Cute, wholesome looking Badger fans

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 08:06 PM (P/edt)

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We specialize in wholesome.

Posted by: grammie winger - It's cold in Wisconsin, just so you know at December 30, 2017 03:09 PM (lwiT4)

196 He must've misread astronomy. That would actually pair with physics.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:09 PM (P/edt)

197 I'm just glad there were witnesses and this didn't just happen in my head.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 03:09 PM (fuK7c)

198 So are headlocks not considered defensive holding?

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:10 PM (ks6bw)

199 Major in physics and astrology? Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 08:03 PM (P/edt) I wonder if they have an alchemy program.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 03:10 PM (c8EhQ)

200 So are headlocks not considered defensive holding? Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they! at December 30, 2017 08:10 PM (ks6bw) Pretty sure you must be some kinda racist.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:11 PM (ZDQIB)

201 Oh please spare us the Turnover Chain.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:11 PM (P/edt)

202 did ESPN hire a blooming idiot? To be fair, in j-school, astrology fulfills your science requirement. Global warming is only for the honors students.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2017 03:11 PM (clYld)

203 198 So are headlocks not considered defensive holding? Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they! at December 30, 2017 08:10 PM (ks6bw) Why not. Based on the Penn State Washington game, launching yourself at the head of a QB doing a slide isn't targeting apparently.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 03:11 PM (cAnNx)

204 E = MCapricorn2

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (2DOZq)

205 So, chess got me in trouble today. We were talking about a movie to download and the girl chess movie that was out recently came up. Told the boy to Google "girl chess movie". Oops, safe search was off and a good third of the images returned - the main search result window featured nude models playing chess. Knew something was up when he when quiet for too long.

Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (yM/Yl)

206 Shit

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (P/edt)

207 A curious mix is this thread, Of board game cerebral I dread And couture the hautest (no less!) Some dress to impress, Some struggle with chess, Alas! In neither have I street cred.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, moron at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (azcrj)

208 Phogiston! It all comes down to phlogiston.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (TKmA0)

209 *I'm just glad there were witnesses and this didn't just happen in my head. Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at December 30, 2017 08:09 PM (fuK7c)* Hey y'all, we're living rent free in Bandersnatch's head.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at December 30, 2017 03:12 PM (6NpxV)

210 How is that turnover chain not a celebration penalty.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 03:13 PM (cAnNx)

211 Solutions up!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 30, 2017 03:13 PM (5Ux6h)

212 Turnover chain. umm

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:13 PM (ZDQIB)

213 192 However, this is espn and they are a bunch of dumbasses who prolly think 'strology and 'stronomy are the same thing. Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 08:08 PM (ZDQIB) Alas, it's not uncommon. Once I was in a bookstore. I asked where the astronomy section was and was directed to the New Age section.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2017 03:13 PM (sdi6R)

214 I hate the fricking turnover chain.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 03:13 PM (g4lFK)

215 Watching a very interesting talk on the Pennsylvania Channel about the Indian wars during the French and Indian war

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (aC6Sd)

216 'No movie thread today' Start your own. Best Don Knotts movie?

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (UdKB7)

217 May be something to this astrology thing. The dead are commenting

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (ZDQIB)

218 And aether, of course. Can't forget that.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (TKmA0)

219 Miami speed may kill Wisky.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (g4lFK)

220 Hey y'all, we're living rent free in Bandersnatch's head. Dude. You really won't like it here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch's Head at December 30, 2017 03:14 PM (fuK7c)

221 In Search of Bobby Fischer is a really good movie whether you are a chess player or not.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 03:15 PM (2DOZq)

222 Hi, OM! I'm glad to see you've returned. And you have those nice pastel dresses laid out, so pretty!

Posted by: Philip at December 30, 2017 03:15 PM (+ngK2)

223 How is that turnover chain not a celebration penalty. Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 08:13 PM (cAnNx) --It's not on the field.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:15 PM (P/edt)

224 216: any movie he wasn't in.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:15 PM (KP5rU)

225 194 No movie thread today?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 08:08 PM (pvjTE)


Patience, grasshopper...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 30, 2017 03:16 PM (5Ux6h)

226 Good, no points off the turnover

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:16 PM (P/edt)

227 Start your own. Best Don Knotts movie? Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 08:14 PM (UdKB7) Ahh, yes. The Heggs-Limpet Conundrum

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 03:16 PM (c8EhQ)

228 I feel real bad about that kid missing the field goal.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 03:16 PM (lwiT4)

229 '216: any movie he wasn't in.' You couldn't make "The Ghost and Mr Chicken" without DK.

Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 03:17 PM (UdKB7)

230 I missed the Ace of Spades post where the tranny was yelling at the Disney Trumpbot. The robot did not taze the gayness out of him, as I was led to believe he would.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 30, 2017 03:17 PM (rnAwa)

231 Why not. Based on the Penn State Washington game, launching yourself at the head of a QB doing a slide isn't targeting apparently.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2017 08:11 PM (cAnNx)

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And don't get up off of the ground by yourself or you may get kicked out of the game.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:17 PM (ks6bw)

232 I feel real bad about that kid missing the field goal. Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 08:16 PM (lwiT4) Heh. So this is gonna be one of THOSE games.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:17 PM (ZDQIB)

233 no disney at casa chavez. have todepend on my friends in they gray boxes for bucky updates.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:18 PM (KP5rU)

234 I can't believe the Australian Open (tennis) is just two weeks away. Time flies as you get older.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 03:18 PM (2DOZq)

235 I hate the fricking turnover chain. Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 08:13 PM (g4lFK) --I also, but it's The U so detest is my default setting.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:18 PM (P/edt)

236 Best Don Knotts movie? Posted by: 12 year old freaked at December 30, 2017 08:14 PM (UdKB7) ++++ Actually, I think he hit his artistic peak in his role as Mr. Furley on Three's Company.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 03:19 PM (pvjTE)

237 Reluctant Astronaut.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 03:19 PM (Sfs6o)

238 Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 08:18 PM (KP5rU) Missed fg after fumble. No score but we can read your chart.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:20 PM (ZDQIB)

239 Citizens Arrest!! Citizens Arrest!!!

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 30, 2017 03:20 PM (2DOZq)

240 228 I feel real bad about that kid missing the field goal. Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 08:16 PM (lwiT4) On the bright side, it would have been good from 28 yards.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 03:20 PM (g4lFK)

241 I feel real bad about that kid missing the field goal. Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 08:16 PM (lwiT4) --Well, it was from 54 yards, so not a gimme.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:21 PM (P/edt)

242 heard late in his career, they used don knotts as a stand in for john c holmes in some obscure flick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:21 PM (KP5rU)

243 And yeah, the turnover chain is tacky as hell, which is why it works so well.  It's Miami and Miami, and her fans, embrace it.  That's part of the appeal.

It's maybe the most honest thing in college football.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:21 PM (ks6bw)

244 Patience, grasshopper... Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 30, 2017 08:16 PM (5Ux6h) ++++ When 8PM rolls around and there's no movie thread, my palms start itching and sweating.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2017 03:21 PM (pvjTE)

245 For those just tuning in, the MFM refuses to acknowledge protests against a gay-killing, misogynist, terrorist regime because that would mean they have to acknowledge President Trump being RIGHT. This is extraordinary.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2017 03:21 PM (XrCyE)

246 L Graham confirmed that the Fusion GPS dossier was used for the FISA warrant. on Tucker. maybe you all have seen this?

Posted by: booknlass at December 30, 2017 03:22 PM (CXrpl)

247 235 I hate the fricking turnover chain. Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 08:13 PM (g4lFK) --I also, but it's The U so detest is my default setting. Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 08:18 PM (P/edt) Richt needs to put a stop to such...... things.

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 03:22 PM (g4lFK)

248 I missed the Ace of Spades post where the tranny was yelling at the Disney Trumpbot.

The robot did not taze the gayness out of him, as I was led to believe he would.
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We're working on it, OK? These things take time.

Posted by: 4chan hackers at December 30, 2017 03:23 PM (aT+Bx)

249 heard late in his career, they used don knotts as a stand in for john c holmes in some obscure flick. I remember it. "Thelma Lou Does Mayberry." Great concept, poor execution.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 03:23 PM (c8EhQ)

250 have todepend on my friends in they gray boxes for bucky updates. Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 08:18 PM (KP5rU) --Heh, and you even for the pre-game astrology commentary.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:23 PM (P/edt)

251 3-0 Badgers

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (P/edt)

252 249; that's the one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (KP5rU)

253 Okay, old white grandmothers wearing huge turnover chains is hilarious.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (ks6bw)

254 Now that I'm older I can truly appreciate the profound genius exhibited by Knott's sublime performance as the Incredible Mr Limpet.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (UdKB7)

255 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker Thank you for the Chess Thread. Two easy problems is my limit. Any more and I get a brain cramp. So this is excellent. The Dress pictures are very nice. I'm noticing that elegance is 30 years ago.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (hyuyC)

256 Major in physics and astrology? How do you think the Gemini capsule ever got built?

Posted by: Hands at December 30, 2017 03:24 PM (EzdLW)

257 Little known fact: Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne -UW Madison - was in my daughter's Swedish class. Picture Ron Dayne. Now picture him saying bork bork bork.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 03:25 PM (lwiT4)

258 179 And order of age, oldest to youngest: Blue Green Orange Red Purple Red and purple are definitely middle schoolers. Posted by: tbodie at December 30, 2017 08:01 PM (6NpxV) Blue Orange Green (middle school boy transitioning. Those shoulders) Red Purple

Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 03:25 PM (g4lFK)

259 Posted by: booknlass at December 30, 2017 08:22 PM (CXrpl) Thanks for the update on that. MSM-crickets

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:25 PM (ZDQIB)

260 Don Knotts won the Heisman Trophy?

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (Sfs6o)

261 It's amazing to realize how little actors do.  Look at Jackson's eyes in this commercial.  He's said that catchphrase dozens of times already, and he still has to read "what's in your wallet."

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (ks6bw)

262 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (5Ux6h)

263 wtf is a turnover chain? is that a florida meth thing?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (KP5rU)

264 And probably forgot what he said the moment it was off the little screen.

Posted by: Moron el-Robbie - Grammie Be A White Construct - Also, them Dawgs is hell don't they![/b] [/i] at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (ks6bw)

265 35 yards is about the upper limit that most college kickers should ever be allowed to try

Posted by: Hands at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (EzdLW)

266 Don Knotts won the Heisman Trophy? Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2017 08:26 PM (Sfs6o) No. Don Knotts was Heisenberg.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2017 03:26 PM (c8EhQ)

267 Richt needs to put a stop to such...... things. Posted by: Monk at December 30, 2017 08:22 PM (g4lFK) --He's an alum, so that won't happen.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:27 PM (P/edt)

268 Serious Q - in the last pic, how could the model have such a tiny waist? Yep; I was asking the same thing. It look unnatural.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 30, 2017 03:28 PM (8+Ozj)

269 little known fact: don knotts was a hindenburg survivor.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2017 03:28 PM (KP5rU)

270 It is astounding the protests aren't covered. Not surprising, though.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 30, 2017 03:28 PM (89T5c)

271 Nood movie

Posted by: josephistan at December 30, 2017 03:30 PM (ANIFC)

272 Little known fact: Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne -UW Madison - was in my daughter's Swedish class. Picture Ron Dayne. Now picture him saying bork bork bork. Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at December 30, 2017 08:25 PM (lwiT4) --Heh, only in the upper Midwest would there be undergraduate Swedish classes. Manitoba has Icelandic classes.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:31 PM (P/edt)

273 TD Miami

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2017 03:32 PM (ZDQIB)

274 Shit, TD Miami.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:33 PM (P/edt)

275 Orange Bowl commentary moving to movie thread.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2017 03:36 PM (P/edt)

276 For the second solution: 7. Bxf8 also gets you there. The rook is hanging because If 7. ... Rxf8 8. Qxf8# You can follow that up with 8. Nd5 for the same general mating threats and it should be mate in 11 as well. Or you can dance your bishop around your queen pretty straightforwardly and get there on move 12, which was the first solution I saw.

Posted by: Sayyid at December 30, 2017 06:11 PM (KXRWW)

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