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  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1401

    electricpawn

    cabadenwurt wrote:
    electricpawn wrote:

    WC Fields was a very accomplished, world class juggler and pool trick shot artist. I'm pretty sure he worked that into some of his movies. In his youth, he was better known in China than the US.

    He spent long periods of time travelling with Vaudeville troops and was prone to lonliness. He discovered that if he carried booze with him, he always had friends. This was also, presumably, the reason he became a heavy drinker.

    --- Thanks for the info Electricpawn.

    I remember seeing a documentary years ago about WC's life on PBS, they included some film clips of him juggling and doing pool trick shots. There was also an interesting film done about him that starred Rod Steiger as WC.

     

    I'll take a look at it. Thanks!

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1402

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the post Electricpawn.

    Years and years ago I read a book entitled " WC Fields And Me " which was the basis for the film that was made later on. The book was written by a girlfriend of WC who had lived with him for a number of years ( I enjoyed the book and the film as well ). 

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1403

    axel9951

    Chess isod for old people

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1404

    cabadenwurt

    axel9951 wrote:

    Chess isod for old people

    --- Thanks for the new post Axe19951. Yes the experts tell us that Chess is good for old people ( also for young people and plus the people inbetween ).

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1405

    IMpatzer

    You know the good thing about Alzheimer's?

    Your always meeting new relatives. Hehehe

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1406

    IMpatzer

    Think I will go over to multiplayerchess.com.

    And tune a few up. I want to be like johnny rotten

    Gone but not forgotten..

  • 14 days ago · Quote · #1407

    cabadenwurt

    IMpatzer wrote:

    Think I will go over to multiplayerchess.com.

    And tune a few up. I want to be like johnny rotten

    Gone but not forgotten..

    --- Thanks for the posts.

    Well I guess he left us, adios for now ?

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1408

    sirrichardburton

    I read somewhere that when w c fields started out he would not drink either booze or coffee in order to juggle better but he would always keep a bottle of booze on hand to encourage friends to drop by.my idea of a great host. Btw to the person who mentioned laurel n hardy I quite agree, they were great as well.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1409

    sirrichardburton

    I saw a clip once with w c fields juggling with pool balls etc I really was amazing, btw did anyone see a clip where he is a clerk in a store and he waited on a blind customer. The customer used his cane to tell where he was going but meanwhile he smashed about

    100 light bulbs.than wc cut out 1 stamp which the customer wanted from the middle of the page, so wc ruined about 10 other stamps. Very funny stuff.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1410

    kaynight

    There was a film of him charging through a hotel in Hong Kong? astride a little car.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1411

    Tyro_UK

    I gave up being a chess club member 10 years ago when I lost a game after being 2 pieces up. I  enjoy playing here cos you have plenty of time to reconsider moves and there's no one to jeer if you play substandardly! I am 85 years old.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1412

    kaynight

    Bravo! Sir!

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1413

    cabadenwurt

    sirrichardburton wrote:

    I saw a clip once with w c fields juggling with pool balls etc I really was amazing, btw did anyone see a clip where he is a clerk in a store and he waited on a blind customer. The customer used his cane to tell where he was going but meanwhile he smashed about

    100 light bulbs.than wc cut out 1 stamp which the customer wanted from the middle of the page, so wc ruined about 10 other stamps. Very funny stuff.

    --- Thanks for the posts.

    Sir-Richard: Yes I also remember seeing that stuff years ago. Btw when I mentioned Laurel & Hardy I forgot to add in Buster Keaton, another very funny guy.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1414

    cabadenwurt

    Tyro_UK wrote:

    I gave up being a chess club member 10 years ago when I lost a game after being 2 pieces up. I  enjoy playing here cos you have plenty of time to reconsider moves and there's no one to jeer if you play substandardly! I am 85 years old.

    --- I'm very glad that you are enjoying being here at this site. Many years ago while I was still at school I loved to play baseball ( mainly from grade 4 thru grade 8 ). I was not very good at the game but I played as much as I could and liked the game a lot. I like the game of Chess a lot too, but like with baseball my skill level is not the greatest but I will carry on playing anyway.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #1415

    cabadenwurt

    I quite like this quote from Vlade Divac:  " We all get heavier as we get older because there is a lot more information in our heads ".

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #1416

    cabadenwurt

    Time for another cute little saying and this time I have found one that covers life and Chess at the same time ( and is also a warning for those who feel that they are " big wheels " ). It is an Italian proverb that says: Once the game is over, the KING and the PAWN go back in the SAME box ! ( a proverb that truly gets down to it ).


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