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technical draw
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The great Maria Callas in the sextet from Lucia de Lammermoor. (Well, Maria Callas and 5 other great singers):

Brahms Violin Concerto w/Hillary Hahn:

The greatest musical talent of the 20th century was female. Probably the name is unknown to many. Her name:

Nadia Boulanger

Carlos Gardel:

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning
If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not (an undivided) Jerusalem above my chief joy..."

Technical draw is a fictional character living in the collective vision of chess who has little relationship to the real technical draw; a neurotic and insecure figure obsessively clinging to the promise of power and wealth as if it were the only meaning in his life.

"When You have a brilliant mind you have a special obligation" (from A Beautiful Mind)

"I must believe that something extraordinary is possible" (from A Beautiful Mind)

How the CIA operates (long read):

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   Oct-22-21 technical draw chessforum
technical draw: For the uninitiated the smallest guitar is the lead guitar and it's called a requinto.
   Oct-17-21 gezafan chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <gezafan> See my forum for a note about a high school homecoming event.
   Oct-14-21 OhioChessFan chessforum
technical draw: From the late Domdaniel: <But now, 20 chapters in, I'm bored. I'm probably going to stop reading. Too many characters, too few notes(one), too repetitive, too preachy-yes, preachy-whilst pretending to be mere satire...> He was writing about the book Catch 22. However ...
   Oct-13-21 Dionysius1 chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <CIO> A tourist goes to see Beethoven's grave in Austria. And, to his shock, he sees the great musician seated next to his grave, erasing pieces of paper with his symphonies written on them. The tour guide leans over to his visibly startled guest and says, "Don't worry,
   Oct-09-21 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
technical draw: I agree with <wallytherhino>. He was always a good competitor and the one to beat. (plus he was the only one with a real gambler name) So, again, find a good bookie and restart the game!
   Oct-02-21 suenteus po 147 chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <WannaBe> I used to count the years until I was a lazy bum. Then I realized I was always a lazy bum.
   Sep-29-21 Giri vs Nakamura, 2021 (replies)
technical draw: Nakamura blunders big time.
   Sep-11-21 Richard Rapport (replies)
technical draw: Here's a youtube pronunciation by a guy with a banana in his mouth:
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  technical draw: <Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died from coronavirus complications>

He was 84 years old so he lived a long life. RIP General.

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  technical draw: Two movies that I have recently re-watched appear better the second time around than the first viewing. One was the magnificent redux of Apocalypse Now. And the other one was the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore (plus Whoopi Goldberg) hit "Ghost".

Ghost was a real tear jerker on second viewing. And since second viewings are pretty good I'm going to try and find the movie that changed my life, "A Beautiful Mind" with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. If I can't find it online I'll try the VCR cassette I have of it. Only problem is, gee whiz, I don't have a serviceable VCR to play it on.

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  technical draw: Another movie that I highly recommend is "Dark City". A strange concept and you have to go pass the first 30 minutes bewildered before catching on. Give it a look see.
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  technical draw: I've been yapping a lot today. But it's my forum and I'll yap if I want to. It's probably because I don't have the big three medications that I take. My wife is supposed to call the doctor because when I call it goes straight to voicemail. I think she has a secret phone number she uses and I'll tell you why.

No, not that, get your mind out of the gutter, my wife is 72 yers old. She uses the secret number, get's the doctor to fax the prescription to the pharmacy, goes picks up the medications and hands them to me. Of course I'm grateful and I give her $100. And THAT'S why she does the heavy lifting.

Ok, no more yapping for now.

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I expected nothing less from you than a byzantine and lucrative regimen for getting medications!

By "the big three" I assume you mean Stalin, Churchill and FDR?

I had no idea they were involved in routing meds to the TD mansion, but to be honest I am not surprised.

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<TD at the Movies>

Thank you posting your latest <TD at the Movies> recommendation of "Dark City (1998)" starring Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Connelly. Talk about a tasty cast amirite!

I will order this intriguing film right after I finish typing this extremely important message.


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<TD> Great success!

I just placed an order online to get a BluRay copy of "Dark City" on 1080 "pee" whatever that is.

Frankly I was a little hesitant to ask what "pee" meant, but minor point, minor point.

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  technical draw: <jfq> 1080 pee means you have to go to the bathroom before watching the movie because, well, because it is so scary you might have an accident.

Thanks for that trailer. However watching the trailer will not give you any idea what the movie is about. Do not watch it alone!

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<Technical Movie Information>

Thank you! The "pee" instruction will come in handy because I had been planning to drink a flat of ale before starting the film.

I did not watch the trailer! I never watch trailers because they have spoilers.

I never watch films alone, preferring to watch with my trusty tufted rock hyrax "Steve."

Here is a recent photo of Steve:

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  technical draw: Yikes! <jfq> Give us a warning. Steve scared the bejesus out of me.

A movie trivia I learned today: Jean Claude VanDamn's first movie role was in the movie Monaco Forever. He was billed as "Gay Karate Guy". I think he got a new agent after that.

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  technical draw: It is alleged that Albert Einstein once said that the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. I can attest that Einstein was right.

Tuesday morning bolero:

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<TD> on a *very* rare serious note, the <Johnny Albino> bolero you posted is delightful! I am currently listening to it on a playback loop, and may spend several hours on this setting.

It's delightful and soulful at the same time which is harder to pull off than people might think.

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"Cosa como tu"?

Resorting to the Google Spanish-English translator would be "jejune," so I will attempt a translation:

"You! Come over to my house!"

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  technical draw: <jfq> Here I'll give a hand: "Cosas como tu" means "things like you." (It doesn't sound so romantic in English, Spanish is the true language of love)

Things like you are to be loved, things like you are to be desired, things like you are to be safeguarded in the heart, etc

Spanish trio music is the most romantic music in the world. One song, one dance, one kiss, and it's amor, amor, amor!

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  technical draw: Remember when I posted the video about synchronous clapping? It was amazing and anti-intuitive. Well the explanation was not too sciency but this one involving the lunar orbits is:

Good luck understanding it.

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  technical draw: <jfq> <Resorting to the Google Spanish-English translator would be "jejune," so I will attempt a translation>

Would resorting to a dictionary to find out what "jejune" means be jejune?

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<TD> Yes, it would!

Proving you already know what "jejune" means.


On synchronous clapping explanation, I can help on that because thanks to you I have become fluent in Spanish in the last three hours.

When women congregate in close quarters for a long time, their "orbits" *cough* tend to...

Ok bad example for a family friendly forum.

The mechanism behind orbital resonance clapping tends to "ring in" Saturn and other unruly plants and forces them to gap the orbital period *cough* when it becomes close to the tangent.

It's a great video <TD> I love Steve Mould and his friends especially Veristasum's youtube channel. I have never understood one thing either has said.


Armed with a more sophisticated Spanish vocabulary, I believe I have solved the mystery.

1. Watch the video

2. Then, say "orale."

3. Finish

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  technical draw: <jfq Proving you already know what "jejune" means.>

Well I thought it was a stutterer trying to pronounce a month of the year. Órale!

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  saffuna: <Sonja: That is so jejune!

Boris: Jejune? You have the temerity to accuse me of quoting to you out of jejunosity? I'm the most june person there is!>

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  technical draw: One of my favorite persons is June. June Jones that is. What is so special about June Jones you ask? Well June is a man! A football coach no less. When first asked on TV what his name was he stuttered, "Jejune". The reporter then said, "Thank you, this has been Mmike Wwallace reporting."

I'm so jejune.

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  technical draw: Well, I just came back from the doctor. He doubled my blood pressure medication (well actually from once a day 20mg to 20mg twice a day.) He saw me a little agitated so he wrote for Xanax 1 mg as needed. I guess for my age it was a good visit. It could have been worse like electroshock treatment or worse, chess.

I checked out some cool boleros and will be posting them as soon as I have a good selection.

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  diceman: <technical draw:

Spanish trio music is the most romantic music in the world.

One song, one dance>

Chuckles the Clown:

'A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.'"

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  technical draw: 'A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.'

Sing it to the tune of "Makin Whoopee". It fits right in. (Eddie Cantor)

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  technical draw: An unknown (to me) trio: Los 3 Caballeros:

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  technical draw: For the uninitiated the smallest guitar is the lead guitar and it's called a requinto.

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