tirsdag den 30. marts 2010

More Quotes for the "Lenin Reader"

The ever tireless Dave B has put the following together; worth a gander and remembering for use in debates with Leninists and anti-communists alike.

mandag den 29. marts 2010

Doctor Who - series 5

The wait is nearly over! Matt Smith will be materialising on BBC TV over the Easter weekend.

I have never seen him before so I don't know what to make of him as an actor. The few clips I have seen of him as the Doctor would seem we are in for more of the Tennant-esque dialogue, which I hope not. I like the Doctor to have different personalities with each actor (e.g. crabby grandfather - Hartnell; dandy - Jon Pertwee).

Needless to say, I will be reviewing the episodes each week; and I have the Ecclestone and Tennant years left to review too.

Vasily Smyslov (II)

Smyslov was well known for his singing too. What a treat to have heard him sing with Mark Taimanov accompanying him on the piano, like at the tournament in Venice 1950.

lørdag den 27. marts 2010

Vasily Smyslov (1921-2010)

Former world chess champion Smyslov passed away today. I have been reading the New in Chess book of the Botvinnik-Smyslov world championship matches from 1954, 57 and 58; the games and annotations are terrific.

fredag den 19. marts 2010

Anna Sharevich

Woman Grandmaster Anna Sharevich from Belorussia is the most photographed female player on the chess circuit. One thing is certain, though - do not let her sing! I think my chess club should use this song as torture, for punishment of those who lose....