Chess,news,music,sex,nonsense (Yes!)



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I came across these photos of Emanuel Lasker on the great Blog ”Quienes jugaron ajedrez”  Some I had seen before, but most were completely new to me.  ENJOY!  I suggest you take a look at the blog and investigate….



Readers of this blog will have noticed that I like to post material about chess cafes and pubs (and disco’s) that use the name or theme or whatever with ‘CHESS’.  Today it is the turn of a popular site in Brazil.  WEBSITE  INSTAGRAM  FACEBOOK.


Nerds,geeks, eye-candy and fun!

Chess, news, tidbits and potpourri

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Today’s chess(?!) video


An oldie but goodie from the early part of the 20th century.  ENJOY!

”Betty, the black queen, is paired off with “King Cole,” the black king, who is none other than the long-nosed, big-chinned guy with the big round forehead who was her royal mate in “Mask-A-Raid.” Bimbo is the white king, and Koko plays a white chessman of uncertain affinity. As the white king, Bimbo is all white, including his ears and other parts of him that are usually black.

One of the few Betty Boop cartoons that Betty doesn’t do any singing. She does a little “Rah-rah” cheer but not enough to say it’s a song. Typical Fleischer stuff, Betty is accosted by the black king and Bimbo comes to her rescue. Most of the action takes place on a giant surreal chessboard.

Classic cartoons from the early 20th century until about 1950, and classical music, early jazz and blues, some mountain music and children’s tunes. Everything here is child safe and child approved. We have just about every animated movie short there is available on the internet. They come from DePatie-Freleng and all their friends including Pink Panther, Ant and the Aardvark, Looney tunes, the Inspector and Merrie Melodies. There’s Fable Studios, Harvey Entertainment, Henson Studios, Hugh Harmon Productions, Ub Iwerks Studios, Chuck Jones, Van Beuren, United Artists, Columbia, Walt Disney Studios, Famous Studios, Filmation Studios, Fleischer Studios, Fox Studios, Hanna-Barbera, MGM Studios, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios.

Characters?? There are all to many to list here and do them any justice. If you can think of a character that has its origins in American Animation History, we either have it or we can find it. Some cartoon videos are gone forever, however, many that have that same character in a staring role are available. All you have to do is drop us a line, and we will do our best to locate it.

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Today’s winning beach BUM anime


By Range Murata.

‘Range Murata (村田 蓮爾 Murata Renji?, born October 2, 1968 in Osaka) is a Japanese artist and designer, known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese anime elements. He is best known for his conceptual design work on anime series Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6.

He began his career in the early 1990s doing design work for video games, including having done the character designs for the 2003 PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction.

He has published more than a dozen books of his work, some of the most notable being rule, and futurhythm. He is also voted “Best Artist of the Year” 2006 in the Seiun Award.’  Read more HERE.