Wednesday potpourri and other nonsense
Caruana’s ice bucket challenge!
Crazes! For some proof of the silliness of modern day social media, for others an opportunity to share some humor and humanity with others. I belong to the latter group…
Unfortunately, real change rarely comes about thru begging or thru rational debate and consensus. Leo Tolstoy wrote in the 19th century: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” This was later echoed by Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” The point is that it is easier to convince others to change by example…
Beauty and the Beast!
Lev and Arianne. Who says that opposites don’t attract? My money is on Aronian at the Sinquefield Cup!
THE WRONG NUMBERS ?
I have said it before on this blog and I will say it again: Carlsen should sac his entire group of advisors! First they get Magnus to publically humiliate Bill Gates earlier this spring on a youtube video that predictably went viral, and then bitch when they couldn’t get any corporate sponsor for Carlsen’s WCC match with Anand. Then they allow BoyWonder to make several anti-Kirsan statements in the press and bitch when Kirsan ONLY puts up 50% of the prize money they were hoping for in his match with Anand…
PUTIN THREATENS FRANCE!