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when your plans go astray and you lose a miserable game you should have won, what is your philosophical stance. How do you deal with the defeat. Can you extraxt a lesson from the loss. Or are you like the mouse, a little furry captive of fate.
Oh, I must be dyslexic. I had plans to get laid.
I quickly reassess the game mentally, usually less than 15 seconds, and think of where I made the most egregious error. Not counting obvious blunders.
I get pissed off and stop playing chess for about a week. Then I come back and do it again.
I believe the quote is actually "The best laid plans of mice sometime go astray." Not sure what men have to do with it.
from a novel by Steinbeck forget title "the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go astray"
Ever seen/read the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?
I thought Steinbeck named his novel after the saying. I think the title got it right.
.... Nevermind.... The joke isn't funny if it has to be explained.
The only joke that comes time is from Die Hard 3. Samual L. Jackson tells the bad guy to take his well laid plans and stuck them up his well laid ass.
There certainly weren't any men involved...
The best laid men seldom play chess.
Excellent point! However, it still leaves a question: Does playing chess contribute to not getting any. Or does getting it often contribute to not wanting to play. Maybe both at the same time!
Egad, all those citations are just quoting Scottish poet Robert Burns, 1759-1796, from his poem To A Mouse, after he turned up a field mouse's nest with his plow. The original verse is:
But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!
It's a classic work. Those who speak neither English nor Scottish may be excused their ignorance, of course.
After winning the World Championship in 1969, Boris Spassky granted a long magazine interview. One of the questions was, "Do you prefer chess or sex?"
Spassky replied, "It depends upon the position."
Hahaha nice /\
Defeats suck but who cares. Short of having a large sum of money at stake, it's all moot. I personally get another game going and try the same thing again and see if I can do it better. Lifes too short to get mad eh.
Not the Golgafrinchams at any rate.
I think that the important thought to remember here is that when it comes to the general operation of the Universe the plans of men and the plans of mice have approximately the same value, indeed sometimes it would seem that the plans of mice have a greater value.
the allures of chess liitle power have over the attention span of a well laid man but you can't be a stud for twenty four hours so it's in idle time that chess shows its power
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