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technical draw
Member since Nov-18-03
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Chess rating: International Grand Mister

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. (no lotteries until after the pandemic)

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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)

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   technical draw has kibitzed 20636 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-21 technical draw chessforum (replies)
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?
   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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  WannaBe: I chose Home Ec. Just to meet and hang out with the goils. And man, can I boil a mean pot of water today.
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  technical draw: <WannaBe> <I chose Home Ec. Just to meet and hang out with the goils.>

Ha! You didn't fool the goils. They took one look at your yearbook and saw "chess club" and they screeched, "geek"! You would have done better joining the future billionaires club.

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  technical draw: Economists define a banana republic as a country where the top 1% of the population has more wealth than the bottom 90%. Yes, there is a gap between the top 1% and the top 10%. But that is neither here nor there for the purpose of my post. My point is that in the USA the top 1% of the population has more wealth than the bottom 90%.

Let us welcome the new banana republic, the USA.

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  juan31: < TD > siempre gracias por pasarla divertido leyendo tus reflexiones.
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  technical draw: Hola <juan31>, me alegro verte por estas partes. Espero que todo este bien contigo y con los tuyos. Visítame a menudo. Siempre tendré palabra de gozo y paz para ti.
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  technical draw: Wake up, wake up! It's Monday morning and TD has a new word. That new word is "non-fungible". What is non-fungible you may ask? Here is someone else explaining:

<Enter NFTs -- or non-fungible tokens -- part of the new craze to own digital assets such as music, photos, or in this case, memes. They're created via blockchain, like cryptocurrency. "Non-fungible" essentially means one-of-a-kind, something that can't be replaced, unlike, for example, a dollar bill that you can replace with any other dollar bill.>

See? You start the day and the week smarter. I'll be expecting your $20 non-fungible donation now.

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<TD> Ha!

In Canada we have had non-fungible money for ages now.

It was actually a serious problem back in the day though. Due to the fact that it rains in Canada over 367 days per year, our "paper" money became covered with a light green fungible.

Thanks to the use of anti-fungible spray at the Canada mint, our money is now fungible free!

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  technical draw: Hi, <jfq>. Good for you that you have non-fungible, uh, assets. And thank you for informing me of the days in a year that Canada has. According to my calculations Canada and the US will share the same day and date on February 26, 2055. I can't wait.
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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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