Rush, rush, rush! Manic Monday! Monday’s can easily spook us. So easy to forget even the most basic things (panties!) as you head off hurriedly to the office, but you will be OK after your first cup of coffee. I guarantee it!
Coffee, Enemas and Laughter
Seems like such a waste of good coffee, but heck, what do I know? I have already written here on this blog about such enemas (LINK) and there is a whole lot of scientific and empirical evidence on the subject both pro and con.
But, apparently, a beautiful and sexy celebrity like Gwyneth suggesting such a thing attracts a lot of down right negative press. Take a look at The Washington Posts take on Gwyneth’s suggestion: LINK
That happy enema look…
”Kovalyov-shorts” chess story of the year!
Move over Polgar-egoism, Kasparov Comeback-ism, Saudi Arabia-ism and Ilyumzhinov quitting the FIDE presidency-ism! The number one (#1) chess story on MSM (main stream media) was the ugly, racist incident between FIDE thug Azmaiparashvili and Canadian grandmaster Anton Kovalyov before the 3rd round of the World Knock Out championship in Georgia in September! Congrats to all! (And fuck you too, Azmai!)
FIDE and the 2018 Saudi tournament?
After the little charade played complicitly between FIDE and Saudi Arabia to exclude Israel from the King Salman World Chess Championships in December of last year, with FIDE arguing that circumstances were outside of its control as everything was done at the very last moment, the BIG question this year as the FIDE presidential election looms at the next FIDE congress is whether anyone will have to pay a political price.
With over 6 million dollars to FIDE in the next 2 years, Saudi Arabia appears to be buying a selective blindness on the part of the FIDE leadership. The question is whether FIDE will ignore its own rules that legally prevent Saudi Arabia from organizing the next two World Blitz and Rapid Championships, or take the money and run.
It is not a simple question. Ofcourse, if it were only up to Carlsen and gang (ie, the players) then let Saudi Arabia organize the events and everyone else can hypocritically lament Israel’s exclusion while stuffing their wallets with Saudi cash.
But certainly most people must have a conscience? In my day, we did the right thing and let the dice fall where they may…and then we could all sleep well at night. Somehow, however, I fear those days are gone. A new philosophy rules…
The ‘Kiss my Ass’ philosophy. Money rules!