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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by LAdiablo, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. TAFNAC

    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    GRRM is an insufferable blowhard.
    He's written some really good short fiction and single episode television. But the GOT books are tedious and overrated.

    Really? A book every 5-10 years filled 200 pages a of soft core porn, 100 pages of descriptions of the food people ate at a feast and another 100 pages describing the color of some unnamed knights armor. He is in desperate need of an editor.

    The material is one of the rare cases of literature that's actually better on television...it's essentially a couple hundred pages of screenplay with 10000 pages of fluff.
     
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    That's a much better assessment than I gave. I do recall reading and enjoying a short he penned in the late 70s ... With Morning Comes Mistfall ... it's pretty good and it was the genesis of his whitewalkers and the permanent winter concept in Songs of Ice and Fire.

    But yeah... TV adapts that muck and drudgery better than print indulges it. I couldn't finish his novels. Too damn self indulgent. Plus, he's a chess snob, so that makes him even worse than a lit snob. I've known both types. I prefer old French whores to both demographics.

    But enough about @irish ans his tastes. <ducks & covers>
     
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    Bluezoo DSP Legend

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    And he looks like Michael Moore..that's what you get when you're from Bayonne, NJ.
    Don't exactly know what a chess snob is. Or what they do or say to earn that description. Win a lot at it?
    Only play on expensive, hand crafted chessboards? Pen pal with Boris Spasky?
     
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  4. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    wow dude
    just wow
     
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    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    I was wondering about that too.
    I like chess. Does that make me a snob?
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    guessing kingsley's character in searching for bobby fisher (as opposed to laurence fishburne's)
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Finski

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    Thanks, brother. When a week passes with you doing this, I feel lost.

    BTW ... you are a sick bastard. And I'm glad to know you.
     
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    To clarify ... I've played chess all my life, and I coach the chess team at my school now. There hadn't been a team, or club, or whatever you want to call it, in ten years when I restarted it three years ago. When I learned that we had a freshman kid coming in who was ranked in the top 1000 US players under age 19, I thought, let's try this again. So, I opened my classroom up at lunch, and asked him if he'd be interested in generating interest. But I wondered, will he be a snob, or a chess lover? Kinglsey or Fishburne? (thanks, @irish - that was my meaning )

    Now, in Colorado, 15 years ago, the chess team at my school there had TWO ranked teens like this guy, but they were snobs. I didn't coach the team, so it wasn't mine to stop them, but it was really too bad. The coach was a good guy but he didn't want to boot these ranked players, but he should have. They didn't want to teach chess. They just wanted to talk about their rankings, beat hell out of new players, and talk shit. The chess club there never got to be more than six kids all preening over their boards and never getting laid. Anyway ...

    So, three years ago, I recruit this ranked player to start a chess club here in Anaslime, and I watch him - will he be a snob, or just a good player who wants to teach the game and share his love of it?

    Answer - my classroom is filled with 20 geeks at lunch 2-4 days a week. This kid teaches chess, sells the game, really helps kids learn. He's a decent person. He traveled to Russia last year to play in a tournament, and made into the final rounds. When he came back, he didn't talk about it - he just went to lunch play and continued teaching newbies the game. I have two juniors who NEVER played it before last September, who were C students; now, they play daily and pulled their GPA up over 3.2 ... it's a wonderful thing to see.

    So, I apologize if you think THAT I THINK you two are snobs. I do not. I just think @irish molests goats. And, he doesn't share. (strikeout that out, beeatch...)
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Where in hell did you find that picture?
     
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    NAMBLA ?
     
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    not at liberty to divulge my sources bkitch
     
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    and then this. i'm sure Finski can tell me what footage this is at 3:20
     
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    I've never seen this before, but I'm a fan of Supertramp.

    That's footage of the Cologne Railway in Germany, which is relevant to the train sounds on the "Crime of the Century" album version, which has a train in the song. I should know more about the politics of that German railway, but if Davies & Hodgson have a common thread, it's a healthy loathing of fascism in all forms. For them, being English school boys raised in the 50s, they'd have been educated to death on how present anti-Semitism was in that city in the 30s. yet, that song is about mental health, and that album, along with "Even in the Quietest Moments," always hit me right in my heart. Just superb writing across the board.

    Anyway, great songs, both.
     
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    i knew what rudy was about but the song has multiple versions w all kinds of visuals
    loved that period of supertramp and thought they were destined for so much more
    and then "its raining again" followed breakfast and they got left behind
    at least thats what i recall
     
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    also recall being introduced to the band by the first girl i ever lived with
    we didn't have furniture but we had a stereo and played records for each other laying on the floor
    she loved Genesis and supertramp and i introduced her to steely dan and Bowie
    never get to have that kind of innocence and joy again no matter how hard you try
    feel really fortunate to have come of age in the 70s and 80s
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    diablo, finski, craig(tafnac), bluezoo...

    weird that i never listened to supertramp's lyrics
    really loved their semi-earlier stuff and crime of the century is one of my favorite 70's albums
    even in the quietest moments is another great one
    but after the success of breakfast in america they pretty much mailed it in imo
    one big album/success can do that
    like the bee gees/sn fever, pink floyd/the wall, etc
    one thing to be popular with your cult following, quite another when the masses jump aboard
    felt the police did that too...
    if you listen to the genius of their first two albums and then what followed... there's no comparison
    i imagine a lot of that had to do with the purported feuding between sting and stu copeland but whatev
    was never a genesis fan but of course loved bowie and steely dan
    i remember my friend and i bicycling to pacific stereo in no hollywood so i could pick up diamond dogs
     
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    i just love the madness of Rudy w the SF streetcars, horses and cars while watching the reactions of the well dressed public to a camera
    but the train video is entirely surreal and floats the mind out somewhere far beyond reality
    then again i'm growing a serious og strain lol
     
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    i always liked school...
    edit: ^no pedo
     
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