Chess, potpourri and nonsense
DON’T KNOCK INDIFFERENCE!
Ruslan Lobanov is no stranger to my readers, having published some of his photos earlier this summer on this blog. I love the look(s) of absolute indifference on the subjects’ faces given the nudity.
Today begins one of the year’s most anticpated chess contests, with the participation of the current world champion, Carlsen, who has had a relatively luckless year and who no doubt wants to end the year on a hi-note.
One of the challenges of every chess organizer is how to promote their event online in such a way that preserves the prestige and dignity of all those behind the event (sponsors,organizers and politicians), while at the same time promoting the game to the world–not just the chessworld. NOT such an easy task, as the people behind most big events in the past seem to not have a clue about their target audience’s expectations and simply re-hash failed past experiences (because some big chess names are involved?!)…
IN ANY CASE, here is a tongue-in-cheek short film that tries to make the same point I am making. ENJOY (don’t say I did not warn you)
THE YIN AND YANG OF ASS
IS CHESS BETTER ON ACID?
“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.” Paul Newman