I don’t follow USCF politics very much unless it’s really juicy. Sam Sloan fits the bill…too bad we can’t vote on Paul Truong. Some of these other names I probably should know but don’t. Except IM Blas Lugo is big in Miami, so he’s familiar. And I do know Bill Goichberg wears glasses.
We should choose some random chess bloggers to write in, and see how far it gets. (“Chess Life announces that Eric Hecht and this, uh, some Blunderprone guy have won the election…”)
Again, LEP fails to pay the bills, leading to a brief downtime. But it wasn’t completely due to incompetence.
Sometime last month, Bank of America was contacted by some company I’d used my check card at. The vendor thought some transactions may have been compromised, so they advised BoA, which reissued new cards to everyone affected.
Overall, I’m pleased that they did this rather than not. But it did affect any autopayments, and it’s taken a bit of time to take care of all the loose ends.
But even that has a plus side: I’ve eliminated $80-$100/month of payments on superfluous stuff.
I’ve given up on reading newspaper comic strips a long time ago. Not because they’re “for kids”, but because they are hit-or-miss, with the emphasis on the miss.
But while waiting for some rice to finish cooking, I perused Yahoo! News for a bit and saw a link to the comics at the bottom. The rationale for clicking it? “Sure, why not, it’s been months since I’ve read the comics…”
A stark reminder of why comics have been website non grata. (Naturally, the goggles did nothing.)
Now if I were the guy writing the strip, I’d go to my editor and say, “Hey, look, I know you’re expecting another strip tomorrow, but it’s the least funny strip ever made. Literally. I prefer that my legacy not be ‘that guy who wrote the worst joke in the history of the planet’, so consider this my official letter of resignation.”
Certainly, there’s pressure on the comic strip writer because there has to be something everyday. But there’s just some point where you just have to give up. (Incidentally, I got an e-mail from someone who thought I could end up doing some type of production with LEP full-time. While very flattering, it would suck a lot of the fun out of it.)
This could get me into trouble, but you guys deserve the truth.
I’ve been a professional hockey player in the NHL for a long time. Due to discrimination, I’ve been forced to wear a human disguise because the league thinks people aren’t ready to accept an eggish player yet.
The photo below is the engraving made on the Stanley Cup after I helped the Maple Leafs win a title in 1945:
By the way, if you noticed “ass man” by F.J. Selke’s entry, that was not his nickname, it was how “assistant manager” was abbreviated.
“Since owning the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, I have successfully solved 7 crimes in my city, including 4 cold case murders.”
“I’m glad theres nothing on the back of this shirt, otherwise my mullet might be covering up a wolf, and I just don’t know how I would handle having to decide between my mullet and another wolf on this shirt.”
“I had a two-wolf shirt for a while and I didn’t think life could get any better. I was wrong. Life got 50% better, no lie.”
“I received the package with the shirt 2 days BEFORE I even ordered it…”
“I purchased the 3 wolf moon shirt while on vacation in Utah but I forgot it in the hotel room. Imagine my surprise when 7 weeks later, I heard a knock at my door back home. It was 3 wolf moon! It walked all the way to my house by itself. Excellent fit, too.”
Hate bringing up 7-year-old stories as if they were new, but LEP tends to miss the boat on a lot of things.
Many American sports teams, colleges, and high schools use Native American mascots such as Braves, Seminoles, Aztecs, Chiefs, and (most controversially) Redskins. While most people don’t give a second thought to it, it’s a sore point for some.