Daily GUIDE-ance:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kamsky loses

Topalov wins game 7 and the Challenger match in game 7, having won 3 of the games, tied 3 and lost one. Topalov will go on to take on Vishwathan Anand for the 2009 world chess title at a yet to be determined time and place, later this year.

Better luck next time Gata!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bravado

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it's begun

If the dream is won
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

When the dust has cleared

And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide

If we keep our pride
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

And if the music stops

There's only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain

If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

-Neil Peart of Rush
Roll the Bones

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Niew xisw

Gu, Ewb'w~ N'et arukk siwa bir fwr ur~ g' g' g' g'~~~~~~~~~

Ud tiy jbiq giq ri qiej rgua xisw. sib;r rwkk~~~

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kamsky wins-

- Game 4!

The match is tied 2-2! Kamsky, playing white, using the classic Ruy Lopez opening (pawn to e4) (Bobby Fischer called e4- "tried and true") out lasts Topalov in a 72 move marathon. (By comparision, the game three went 31 moves, game two went 34 moves, and game one lasted just 27 moves.)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crap

Topalov wins game 2.

Kamsky's down 0.5-1.5

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Predictably...

Game 1 was a tie.

Topalov(Bulgarian-booooo!Hisssss!) played white. Kamsky(American! WooT!!!) and Toplov have played only 8 times before. Topalov has won 4 of those, the other 4 were tied. So our American is the underdog here. Kamsky to play white tomorrow.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tomorrow it's on.

Gata Kamsky vs. Vespin Topalov. (misspelled no doubt)

The winner to take on Anand sometime later this year for the 2009 Chess Championship.

The cool thing is, Gata is American. Raised in Russia, learned his game there, but moved here for all the normal reasons.

Topalov is Bulgarian. They are playing 8 games in Bulgaria, starting tomorrow (Feb 16th) running until, I think, the 23rd.

Topalov is a former world champ. Gata took a number of years off and is where he is now as a result of his unretirement a year or two or so ago. I believe Gata made it to the #2 slot once before and then lost to one of the big names from last generation, precipitaing his retirement.

Anyhow-I know-Groans from the gallery- yada yada yada.

If Gata wins and then beats Anand, he will be only the second American World Champ ever, the other one being, of course, Bobby Fischer. That's gotta be interesting, right?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy St. Elicebmi's Eve!!

Well, now it's over and it sucks cause this was a particularly special one and I didn't even get to tell you all about it...

I ran out of time... *sigh* ...stupid time!

Anyhow. St. Elicebmi's Eve is an annual celebration on the night of Feb 13th.

The proper way to celebrate St. Elicebmi's Eve is to go out and vandalize or otherwise harass those members of the opposite sex whom you are no longer in a relationship with. If you have one of these whom you particularly dislike, even more so. It is also an appropriate time to embarrass or severely inconvience couples who are overly disgusting in their PDA.

Clearly, when St. Elicebmi's Eve is conjoined with Friday the 13th(like yesterday), it is unusually powerful. The powers of Dark Luck (in a telestial world such as ours, Bad Luck doesn't really exist... if its bad for you, then it's good for your enemies, and vice versa) combined with the Goblin powers manifesting on St. Elicebmi's Eve, rising in opposition to the Feast of St. Valentine make for some heady astral vibes.

The only thing more metaphysically intense is when St. Elicebmi's Eve falls on Friday the 13th in a leap year. What happens then is the screwiness of the calendar robs March of its otherwise naturally occurring Friday 13. This draws the powers normally associated with that 13th back into Febuary and you get an effective Double 13th in Febuary! This last happened in 2004 and will not happen again until 2032.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Or here's another way to think about it...

1 million dollars is not even 1% of the trillion dollars of tax payer's money that President BO wants to blow.

In fact, it's not even one percent of one percent of the trillion about to be flushed.

$1 million is only one percent of one percent of one percent of the trillion that BHO thinks the government should have.

There's no cure for crazy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

deuws A'r'b ub ' vyxjwr~~

Ud tiy x'b swxisw rgua tiy fwr ' OEU/W~~~~~~~

Monday, February 2, 2009

More on the spending bill-

-which is approaching $$1 trillion.

We tend not to grasp the magnitude of that number. I can help there. Let's write it out long ways:

$1,000,000,000,000


That's literally a million millions. Enough to make a million people millionaires. Or maybe a more appropriate way to look at it is that's enough debt to bankrupt a million millionaires. It's 1 million dollars- SQUARED.


Divided evenly amongst 300 million Americans you get $3333 each. That's BO's plan to help the economy. For each of you and each of your kids, to give three grand to government programs.
No wait- 3 grand, plus interest.


Is he stupid or evil?