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  • 10 days ago · Quote · #1441

    cabadenwurt

    Onelaneblktop wrote:

    Speaking of old geezers, does anybody remember Major Hoople? Believe he lived in a boarding house and was very full oh himself. Use to go around muttering something like Haft Kaft?

    --- Thanks for the posts.

    Onelaneblktop: Major Hoople ? The name does seem familiar but I can't seem place it ( perhaps one of our other vistors ? ).

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #1442

    cabadenwurt

    BettorOffSingle wrote:

    Anyone know about the "Fake Sam Sloan" scandal that engulfed the Polgars (and me).

    --- Another item that we need help with ( visitors ? ). 

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #1443

    cabadenwurt

    For those of you who are into the world of high-finance we have an item from George Bernard Shaw: If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #1444

    kaynight

    cab: On a lighter note , Roseanne Barr said something similar about Cheerleaders. She was rejected by that fraternity for some reason, and in late life said: " If all,cheerleaders were laid end to end, it would not surprise me." Sour grapes perhaps, but a great quote.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #1445

    cabadenwurt

    kaynight wrote:

    cab: On a lighter note , Roseanne Barr said something similar about Cheerleaders. She was rejected by that fraternity for some reason, and in late life said: " If all,cheerleaders were laid end to end, it would not surprise me." Sour grapes perhaps, but a great quote.

    Thanks for the post Kaynight. Yes I imagine that at the time when Roseanne was rejected it was quite a blow to her ego. 

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #1446

    cdowis75

    I personally find that playing Online Chess gives me an equal playing field when I play the young players.  Don't have to worry about beating a clock and I can focus on tactics and strategy.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #1447

    motherinlaw

    I don't know if Roseanne said it, cabby, but if she did, she was stealing from Dorothy Parker.  Parker's line was a reference to the prom at Yale:  "If all the girls attending it were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."  (If there's such a thing as a Dorothy Parker groupie, I am one...;-) )

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #1448

    cabadenwurt

    cdowis75 wrote:

    I personally find that playing Online Chess gives me an equal playing field when I play the young players.  Don't have to worry about beating a clock and I can focus on tactics and strategy.

    --- Thanks for the posts.

    Cdowis75: You make some good points.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #1449

    cabadenwurt

    motherinlaw wrote:

    I don't know if Roseanne said it, cabby, but if she did, she was stealing from Dorothy Parker.  Parker's line was a reference to the prom at Yale:  "If all the girls attending it were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."  (If there's such a thing as a Dorothy Parker groupie, I am one...;-) )

    --- Motherinlaw: I am shocked ! Someone in showbusiness stealing from somebody else ? ( mind you that was part of Milton Berle's act for years  lol ). I also liked Henny Youngman a lot:  " Take my wife --- Please ! "

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #1450

    motherinlaw

    "I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport."

    "I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years.  If my wife finds out, she'll kill me."

    ""The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip."

    "Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady 'Send one of my bags to New York, one to Los Angeles, and the other one to Miami.'  She said 'We can't do that!'  I said 'Why not?  You did it last week!'

    "God sneezed.  I didn't know what to say to him."

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #1451

    cabadenwurt

    motherinlaw wrote:

    "I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport."

    "I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years.  If my wife finds out, she'll kill me."

    ""The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip."

    "Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady 'Send one of my bags to New York, one to Los Angeles, and other one to Miami.'  She said 'We can't do that!'  I said 'Why not?  You did it last week!'

    "God sneezed.  I didn't know what to say to him."

    --- Thanks for the post Motherinlaw. Yes indeed, Henny was the King of the one- liners, now we are talking real comedy.

  • 48 hours ago · Quote · #1452

    cabadenwurt

    I recently found a good item from Douglas Adams: " A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of compete fools . " ( boy he was right on target there  lol ).

  • 47 hours ago · Quote · #1453

    kaynight

    Spot on cab, ever tried to get into a plaster when you are bleeding, or a pair of scissors hermetically sealed in plastic, when you need those scissors to get into them? I think designers are not what they used to be. Don't get me started on IKEA.


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