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technical draw
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Voted Funniest Kibitzer 8 years in a row. Lost to the great <WannaBe>.

Inventor of the successful Secret Formula to win the pick 3 lottery. Will now work on the pick 4.

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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):

If you're giving away money e-mail me at goodchessactor(at)

Cuando siegues tu mies en tu campo, y olvides alguna gavilla en el campo, no volverás para recogerla; será para el extranjero, para el huérfano y para la viuda; para que te bendiga Jehová tu Dios en toda obra de tus manos.

When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

(Deut. 24:19)

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   Nov-27-22 technical draw chessforum
technical draw: I thought it was just me who thought the officials at the World Cup were adding too much extra time at the halves but apparently I'm not the only one:
   Nov-26-22 WannaBe chessforum
technical draw: Sorry <WannaBe>, I can't share your enthusiasm for "Wednesday". I couldn't finish the first episode. It's just not my kind of series.
   Nov-24-22 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Puede Ghana ganar? Las ganas!
   Nov-19-22 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
technical draw: The 16 year old Fischer did not resign even in a really lost position against a tough Russian Grandmaster. Maybe he was hoping Iron Tigran would blunder. Not likely!
   Nov-04-22 T Meurs vs R Ruck, 2011 (replies)
technical draw: <boz> Here's a post from 2016: Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 <technical draw: <boz> <TD how in the world did you survive Nam?> Budweiser.
   Nov-01-22 Tigran V Petrosian
technical draw: Petrosian has almost as many draws as Botvinnik has total games played. He was truly hard to beat.
   Oct-31-22 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Oct-31-22 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 (replies)
technical draw: I remember a headline in a newspaper: Fischer Loses! Then proceeded to say that Fischer had finally met his match and could very well lose the match. After Fischer won the last 4 games there was crickets from that writer.
   Oct-29-22 Jeremy Lim (replies)
technical draw: <The first game is today and the Astros are kicking butt.> Oops, I spoke too soon!
   Oct-28-22 E F Bird vs Tal, 1974
technical draw: I knew and played Enrique Bird. I don't remember the result but he was stronger than me so he probably won. I remember when he formulated a rating system for Puerto Rico players. He was quite successful with that. He was wealthy because his family owned a chain of travel ...
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  diceman: < technical draw:

I went to a gender reveal party but something was wrong. I was the only naked person there.>

Who knew?

I thought vocal cords determined gender.

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  technical draw: The gender reveal parties are getting more and more dangerous as people try to make them more complicated. At least 4 people, including the father, have died in gender reveal parties. It started out simple with just the release of balloons (blue for boy and pink for girl). But people started complicating things by adding explosives or other dangerous things to add to the "excitement".

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  WannaBe: OMG, can she blow...

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  OhioChessFan: I was blown away by the countertenor.
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  technical draw: <WannaBe>. Just great. Such clear sound from a valveless horn, didn't think that was possible.

<OCF> A true countertenor, not one of those, uh, castrati.

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  OhioChessFan: <td: Such clear sound from a valveless horn, didn't think that was possible. >

I noticed that too and tried and failed to figure out what kind of trumpet that is. Anyone?

<A true countertenor, not one of those, uh, castrati.>

I thought the same thing.

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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

I noticed that too and tried and failed to figure out what kind of trumpet that is. Anyone?>

A Baroque Trumpet
(At least, that's what she was after paying for it)

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  diceman: <Royal Music of Purcell & Handel>

While I like Henry Purcell, I could never get a handle on Handel.

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  technical draw: <diceman> <A Baroque Trumpet> That's pretty good. I'm still living in the Baroque era.

Baroque music always sounds like some King is going to walk through the door.

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  diceman: On the B-side of "Classical Gas"
Mason Williams has a song called, "Baroque A Nova"
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  technical draw: TD's words I know but have never used #19: <Arms Akimbo>

This defiant posture with hands on hip is used often but people usually don't know they are striking the arms akimbo stance.

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  diceman: <technical draw: TD's words I know but have never used #19: <Arms Akimbo>>

I knew a contortionist who flaunted: <Legs Akimbo>.

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  technical draw: <diceman> <I knew a contortionist who flaunted: <Legs Akimbo>>.

Stay out of those places. Nothing good happens there after midnight.

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  technical draw: I've never heard of this Grandmaster. I wonder what his rating is?

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  technical draw: I posted it before but I'll post it again for your Sunday afternoon enjoyment:

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  technical draw: 59 years ago today President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. I remember clearly that day since that was the only news item on TV.
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  diceman: Really remember JFK, and Ed White space walk.

(First time seeing what Earth really looked like)

<assassinated in Dallas.>

I was too little to have a good grasp of what was going on, but was fascinated by the Zapruder frames in LIFE magazine.

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  technical draw: Well, politics has shown its face in the World Cup. It seems that the Brazilian presidential election was really close. But the real problem is that the losing candidate and current president Jair Bolsonaro co-opted the colors of the traditional Brazilian soccer team and used them as his campaign colors. Currently Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva has a narrow lead.

So now if Brazilians want to show support for their team by waving the yellow and green flag people might think they are in support of Bolsonaro. And since the election was so close people are hesitant to wave any flag lest they be cancelled.

Let's hope the people of Brazil can hang on until the end of the WC and then they can have their political fights.

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  technical draw: Holy mackerel there Andy! I've never seen such a blunder in a soccer match. How in the world did that Ghana player get behind the goalkeeper and why didn't he notice? Great save though. There is a saying: "Today god was Portuguese."
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  technical draw: I'm watching the "best of the first half" of Brazil/Serbia. "The best" consists of all the missed goals. I will hate to see the worse.
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  technical draw: No surprise: Brazil 2 Serbia 0
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  technical draw: The saddest thing in soccer: a missed penalty shot. Poland 1 Saudi Arabia 0 at halftime.
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  technical draw: If you look at the statistics you might think that Saudi Arabia beat Poland. Saudi Arabia is better in all parameters. But statistics are meaningless, what matters is the final score:

Poland 2 Saudi Arabia 0

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  technical draw: I remember the 1960 presidential elections. We kids were in favor of John F. Kennedy but we didn't know much about politics so when Kennedy won one kid said, "Kennedy is the new President Eisenhower!" And we all agreed.
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  technical draw: I thought it was just me who thought the officials at the World Cup were adding too much extra time at the halves but apparently I'm not the only one:

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