SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Recent studies have shown that people with optimistic attitudes towards LIFE stay healthier longer. A Harvard study involving 99 University students showed that those who were optimists at age 25 were significantly healthier at ages 45 and 60 than those who were pessimists. Other studies showed linked a pessimistic explanatory style with higher rates of infectious disease, poor health and early mortality. So, take the hint and lighten up…
”The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.”
______________________________________________________________BLADE RUNNER CHESS SET
”Rick Ross, A long time fan who had made items in homage to Blade Runner before, has been working on a chess set and table in the style of the one that was owned by J.F Sebastian in the film for the past 2 years. Recently he completed a crate for the set that is also in the spirit of the film. One of Rick’s prototype sets also was purchased by Adam Savage last spring.
It is an amazing work of art since all the chess pieces were sculpted from scratch by Rick based on HD screen captures of the film, and a poor copy of the set sold in the UK. Interestingly I later found an original copy of the chess set myself after years of searching, but not until after Rick had finished his sculpts. It amazes me how close he got to the original, and how much character he gave it himself. It shows what a true artist this guy really is. ”
_____________________________________________________________ THE WONDER GIRLS
A hip, sexy and VERY popular all girls band from South Korea. Looks like the oldest can’t be much more than 15…
___________________________________________________________________CAN YOU GUESS WHICH IS THE ROBOT DANCER?
Why doesn’t this stuff happen at chess tournaments ?