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(io9)   Chess was once deemed a menace to society. That seems a bit harsh, it wasn't a great musical but it did give us "One Night in Bangkok"   (io9.com) divider line 51
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2014-06-10 02:34:27 PM  
You don't want the common folk thinking too much
 
2014-06-10 02:42:07 PM  
Damn right Chess was a menace.  You know who signed with them?

upload.wikimedia.org

Damnable jungle rhythms messin' with the minds of upstandin' White folk's kids.
 
2014-06-10 02:43:54 PM  
I forgot to mention:  Leading to fornication.

Fornication, I said.

/Can't you smell the brimstone?
 
2014-06-10 02:51:48 PM  

dittybopper: I forgot to mention:  Leading to fornication.

Fornication, I said.

/Can't you smell the brimstone?


I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine
 
2014-06-10 02:53:18 PM  
meh. one town's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother.
 
2014-06-10 03:14:20 PM  
This is pretty much exactly how the anti-video game nitwits are going to sound in a couple hundred years.
 
2014-06-10 03:19:44 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: This is pretty much exactly how the anti-video game nitwits are going to sound in a couple hundred years.


Duh.  History doesn't exactly repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
 
2014-06-10 04:19:21 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much


Nobody's on nobody's side.
 
2014-06-10 04:51:28 PM  
...also Dude, "Oriental City" is not the preferred nomenclature. "Asian American City", please.
 
2014-06-10 05:15:39 PM  
Even after all these years it still blows me away that the guy who did that song is Giles' brother.

www.btvsonline.com
 
2014-06-10 05:15:57 PM  
Lick Dem Muthapharkas
 
2014-06-10 05:16:32 PM  
What about drinking your juice in the hood?
 
2014-06-10 05:17:01 PM  

dittybopper: Damn right Chess was a menace.  You know who signed with them?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]

Damnable jungle rhythms messin' with the minds of upstandin' White folk's kids.


Leadbelly already had that covered decades earlier.  Whoa Black Betty
 
2014-06-10 05:17:33 PM  

blatz514: Lick Dem Muthapharkas


HA!  Fark filter.  Love it.
 
2014-06-10 05:20:08 PM  

Mugato: ...also Dude, "Oriental City" is not the preferred nomenclature. "Asian American City", please.


"Setting" not "city". Also, whats American about Bangkok?
 
2014-06-10 05:21:22 PM  
Trouble, oh we got trouble,
Right here in River City!
With a capital "T"
That rhymes with "C"
And that stands for CHESS,
That stands for CHESS .
We've surely got trouble!
Right here in River City,
Right here!
Gotta figure out a way
To keep the young ones moral after school!
Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble...
 
2014-06-10 05:22:42 PM  
The queens we use would not excite you Subby.
 
2014-06-10 05:22:58 PM  

gwowen: Mugato: ...also Dude, "Oriental City" is not the preferred nomenclature. "Asian American City", please.

"Setting" not "city". Also, whats American about Bangkok?


Shameful love of penis??
 
2014-06-10 05:24:38 PM  
ts4.mm.bing.net

[pwnd]
 
2014-06-10 05:27:17 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much

Nobody's on nobody's side.


Rubik's Cube was much the same.
 
2014-06-10 05:27:54 PM  
A first-rate mathematician may on other subjects be stupid; a first-class whist-player is rarely if ever stupid on original matters requiring judgment.

Never heard of this game... the rules are on wikipedia... any of you know if this is worth picking up?
 
2014-06-10 05:29:30 PM  
I "zone" as much in chess as I do in "Battlefield".

Love not sleep, lest thy come to poverty.

..as in "this game cost me my wife, my kids, my Earldom, my castle etc. etc."....
 
2014-06-10 05:37:41 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much

Nobody's on nobody's side.


Thx.  Now that song is stuck in my head.

Better that than Let It Go.  That song never goes away.
 
2014-06-10 05:38:39 PM  

fusillade762: Even after all these years it still blows me away that the guy who did that song is Giles' brother.

[www.btvsonline.com image 340x446]


i had no idea.

fascinating.
 
2014-06-10 05:45:04 PM  

Cubs300: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much

Nobody's on nobody's side.

Thx.  Now that song is stuck in my head.

Better that than Let It Go.  That song never goes away.


I know how to get "Let It Go" out. Unfortunately, it happens to be "For the First Time in Forever."
 
2014-06-10 05:49:46 PM  
Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw
 
2014-06-10 05:56:04 PM  
Maybe if you're lucky then the god will be a she.
 
2014-06-10 05:57:31 PM  

fusillade762: Even after all these years it still blows me away that the guy who did that song is Giles' brother.

[www.btvsonline.com image 340x446]


I did not know that Anthony and Murray were brothers. Interesting. Thank you.
 
2014-06-10 06:04:41 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com
Hopefully not obscure.
 
2014-06-10 06:10:54 PM  

JuggleGeek: Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw


"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Lennon
 
2014-06-10 06:14:24 PM  
Menace to society?  This is not the start of world war three.  No political ploys!

I'm going to need the arbiter to make a ruling on this one.  And if Benedict Cumtomybunk could sing the song for that one, that'd be even better.

/always wondered how they got the toothpaste checkered
//Josh Groban isn't my favorite singer but he owns Anthem now, just locked it up and threw away the key
///three slashies for a CHESS thread!
 
2014-06-10 06:27:44 PM  

fusillade762: Even after all these years it still blows me away that the guy who did that song is Giles' brother.

[www.btvsonline.com image 340x446]


Actually, Giles himself played the same part a few years after his brother did.
http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=s_eUg7eC864
 
2014-06-10 06:38:32 PM  
Paul Morphy (1837-1884) of New Orleans, LA is widely regarded as the strongest player of his day.

Bobby Fischer considered him possibly the strongest player of all time, claiming that Morphy could defeat any player of Fischer's day. Soviet GM and 3x world champion Mikhail Botvinnik -- a man who trained Garry Kasparov -- said of Morphy, "His knowledge of open positions was so vast that there is very little more we have learned today."

He was a child prodigy, then an international chess celebrity, defeating all masters he faced in match play, both in the US and abroad.

At the height of his popularity and skill, he gave up competitive play... because it was more respectable for him to practice law than to play chess for a living.
 
2014-06-10 07:04:58 PM  

BKITU: He was a child prodigy


Pity the child.
 
2014-06-10 07:05:05 PM  

Combustion: JuggleGeek: Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Lennon


"What time is it?!" -- Tim Kazarinski
 
2014-06-10 07:30:46 PM  

BKITU: Paul Morphy (1837-1884) of New Orleans, LA is widely regarded as the strongest player of his day.

Bobby Fischer ...


Chess history seems littered with tragedies. Poor messed up Bobby Fischer... :-(

s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-10 07:32:08 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much

Nobody's on nobody's side.


i had to scroll through the comments just to ensure that someone had posted this before someone else.

oh god, i just spent eighteen words saying "this"  i thought that died out a while ago.
 
2014-06-10 07:45:57 PM  
Chess a menace?

We wish, no must, make our disgust at this abuse perfectly clear.
 
2014-06-10 08:09:34 PM  
Ever growing suspicions, this opposition has got.
 
2014-06-10 08:42:44 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-10 08:47:13 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: Menace to society?  This is not the start of world war three.  No political ploys!

I'm going to need the arbiter to make a ruling on this one.  And if Benedict Cumtomybunk could sing the song for that one, that'd be even better.

/always wondered how they got the toothpaste checkered
//Josh Groban isn't my favorite singer but he owns Anthem now, just locked it up and threw away the key
///three slashies for a CHESS thread!


Sorry, can't agree on that when David Carroll's version exists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhqud-xjAi4&feature=kp

/Also, Judy Khun was the best Florence
 
2014-06-10 08:53:15 PM  

TommyDeuce: K.B.O. Winston: Menace to society?  This is not the start of world war three.  No political ploys!

I'm going to need the arbiter to make a ruling on this one.  And if Benedict Cumtomybunk could sing the song for that one, that'd be even better.

/always wondered how they got the toothpaste checkered
//Josh Groban isn't my favorite singer but he owns Anthem now, just locked it up and threw away the key
///three slashies for a CHESS thread!

Sorry, can't agree on that when David Carroll's version exists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhqud-xjAi4&feature=kp

/Also, Judy Khun was the best Florence


That is the clear other contender, but I still think Groban just edges him out.
 
2014-06-10 08:53:24 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You don't want the common folk thinking too much

Nobody's on nobody's side.


Don't forget the best will go wrong . . .
 
2014-06-10 08:54:15 PM  

Gabrielmot: A first-rate mathematician may on other subjects be stupid; a first-class whist-player is rarely if ever stupid on original matters requiring judgment.

Never heard of this game... the rules are on wikipedia... any of you know if this is worth picking up?


Only if you're training to become a hipster. If you ride a fixed-gear but don't wear a trilby, play Hearts or cutthroat Spades, and if you wear a trilby and ride a Rascal, play Bridge.
 
2014-06-10 09:35:43 PM  

shortdarkandmeh: Combustion: JuggleGeek: Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Lennon
"What time is it?!" -- Tim Kazarinski


funkatopia.com
"What Time Is it?" - Morris Day and the mother-farking Time
 
2014-06-10 09:59:06 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-10 10:04:00 PM  
Wonder what new fad (for its day) wasn't a threat to society.
 
2014-06-10 10:30:38 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: shortdarkandmeh: Combustion: JuggleGeek: Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Lennon
"What time is it?!" -- Tim Kazarinski


"What Time Is it?" - Morris Day and the mother-farking Time


Does anybody really know what time it is? -Chicago
 
2014-06-11 12:03:51 AM  

HopScotchNSoda: "What Time Is it?" - Morris Day and the mother-farking Time


That's actually exactly what I thought when I read that.  "Jerome, bring me the mirror!"
 
2014-06-11 06:54:49 AM  

HopScotchNSoda: shortdarkandmeh: Combustion: JuggleGeek: Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - George Bernard Shaw
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Lennon
"What time is it?!" -- Tim Kazarinski

[funkatopia.com image 308x306]
"What Time Is it?" - Morris Day and the mother-farking Time



www.ivid.it

Word, biatch. Recognize.

/Snoogans
 
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