Fabuloso Friday 2/Fabuloso Chess/Fabs Prize

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The Fabulosos have conquered the grand master at Collaborative Chess.


The Debt is Paid

Ze paid his debt on 03-08-07 with 10 minutes of "collaboration" with Jonathan Coulton. As you might guess there was a lot of discussion in the forum, 99% positive. (I was hoping he would wear the shirt, but oh well.)

Ze's Response

(moved from main Fab Chess page)

hi lovelies - and congratulations. i hope you'll give me a bit of time to complete my task...and as i read it : "At least 10 minutes of Ze and a guitar performing songs." is the task. Pretty open to interpretation if you ask me. And I hope you'll give me the latitude to explore it (Deep Fritz, i'm talking to you).


  • I'm sure all of us are quite willing to have it as open to interpretation as you'd like. And no hurry, some people even expected you to drag the endgame on to prepare your show. We only consulted Deep fritz when Kingpatzer's cat was unavailable. arc
  • I would be disappointed if you *didn't* apply your creative powers to the challange.
    • I will only be disappointed if you resort to playing Cover tunes. Argonbeam3500
      • And by cover tunes, we mean: "You holding a guitar singing 'How do work this thing... Hadaya work this ting....'.". -- Somejeff 08:02, 18 August 2006 (PDT)
  • actually, when i first wrote the suggestion i wrote something like "at least 10 mins of ze and a guitar singing any songs he wants". it was just edited later. hell, sing freebird if you want. if you are looking for requests, that song you have on the dowdy smack page, "tuesday" is really, really good. i'd love to hear that. and freebird. Ann 19:53, 18 August 2006 (PDT)
  • I didn't do much of the playing or the talking, but I watched it all play out, so could you dedicated any one of the songs to me? You don't even have to say it's for me, just don't go out of your way to say it isn't for me, I'll just know ;) -me
  • Interpretations:
  1. At least 10 minutes of Ze, and a guitar performing songs.
  2. At least 10 minutes of Ze and a guitar, performing songs.
  3. At least 10 minutes of Ze, and a guitar, performing songs.
  4. At least 10 minutes, of Ze and a guitar performing songs.
    :Yves 11:50, 21 August 2006 (PDT)
  5. At least 2 minutes of Ze, performing songs, for 5 days.
  6. At least 1 minute of Ze, performing songs, for 10 Days.

The prize

It is Ze's challenge to concoct a musical performance of at least 10 minutes.

Without inferring any thoughts of mind control, it would be un-Fabuloso of us to not brainstorm minor thoughts. We're not attempting to create an (at least) 10 minute show filled with demanding trains of reverie. But nothing stops us for influencing the great one.


Add small keywords that you believe would trigger untapped resources in Ze's deep subconscious areas of his soul here.

Long winded statements will probably be ignored!

  • Just say "poop!"
  • Albino duckies
  • The names of the MFP Candidates for the chess game.
  • The Sportinski Kozimov Hard Charging Opener Blitzkrieg
  • No little Timmy, that's a Pluton!
  • "Stop shaking the marionette! I was just meta-joking!"
  • Rolling blackouts interrupted my power move.
  • The king of England is a clone
  • I love great deals.
  • Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
  • I - IV - V
  • II - V - I
  • Just say no to brain crack
  • That time I got my degree at Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
  • Fear the Pentumvirate!
  • They're selling Ted Kaczinski's Stuff!
  • P=NP?
  • 25-minute super-extra-long rendition of "Who likes the little little duckies in the pond"
  • Hairy men in kilts
  • Special trips to the corner store
  • Low-calorie
  • Windy Shaky Driver
  • Costco Mayonnaise: $0.99 per barrel
  • 2+2=5 (for extremely large values of 2)
  • Tito Jackson (not as talented as Germain Jackson)
  • The Prodigal
  • People Cheese
  • Chutney
  • People-watching on your lunch break
  • Stupid people don't use turn signals
  • Why is Everyone Else Stupid?
  • Mirrored self-misidentification
  • If It's in the Fridge, It Must Have Once Been Food
  • Live audience?
  • Hot new sophomore
  • I used "Contemporaneously" in a sentence today.
  • Mokeys throw their own poop
  • Yes, no, I, this is
  • Why Can't I Get Paid For Doing This?
  • Who needs Pluto anyway!
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • me
  • Seven Push Bottoms
  • Abra, Abracadabra, I want to reach out and stab ya.
  • Mysterious, disappearing wedding band (as seen on TED-TV)
  • Fifteen will get you twenty
  • Taint
  • Aincher
  • Chode
  • Your mama ate paint chips while she was pregnant.
  • Robert Goulet


On the above, I just wanted to point out the Simpsons reference someone added (Hollywood Upstairs Medical College) which I laughed at, but might not be the best fodder for Ze. He doesn't need recycled TV quotes to be funny. I didn't want to just delete it, but maybe we should stick to original stuff? -Supermissiletalk

  • Essentially, we're not telling, nor even suggesting, topics for Ze to sing about. "Hollywood Upstairs Medical College" is what we call "a collection of random trigger words" which may perhaps cause either severe dementia or hopefully a new case of mirrored self-misidentification. Ergo, this will greatly improve Ze's abilities to entertain the Fabulosos. (Then he breaks into song...) Somejeff 21:33, 21 August 2006 (PDT)
  • I took that comment to be making fun of Ze for his so called "neuroscience" degree that we're all sure wasn't given to him by a hobo on the street in exchange for booze and a ducky song. -- 04:37, 22 August 2006 (PDT)
      • uh, am I missing something? Where the hell is our prize? It's been months!!
        • Maybe he's gonna give us all a big super-sized <insert what you prefer to call Christmas here> present!
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