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Blame /., but glad to have finally been introduced. Got my girlfriend watching too.

Me in action: (I'm the one with the bat, in the mask, beating on the straight-jacketed guy - there's an old video, it's fun)

Me @ myspace:

Bear in mind I never learned encoding/tags for Wiki, so it ain't pretty.

The confusion! Your username is Brigade but your signature suggests it's ßrigade, which is the same as ssrigade! Ahh, which is it!? Benbread 16:19, 28 June 2006 (PDT)

Just being cute .. it's purely ornamental. ß = Greek letter 'Beta'
Wikipedia suggests: ""ß" should not be confused with the lowercase Greek letter beta ("β"), which it closely resembles" Benbread 13:43, 5 July 2006 (PDT)
That's odd .. we know that Wiki is all-knowing, and that ß sits right in the middle of the Extended Ascii Chart between all the other greek characters .. like α and Γ and π .. silly computer programmers and their encoding random characters in ASCII.

ß is also stands for 'ss' in German. ChaiSpaghetti 13:29, 29 June 2006 (PDT)

awesome magic act and great video!bobbie_macrap at me


Yay! Now we just need to get Gelbi and it'll be like old times. medwardstalk


Is too harsh? mayorcjSR 17:57, 10 July 2006 (PDT) LMaO .. I think I'm the WRONG person to ask that question.  :-) Personally .. I'd say no .. ^^ ßrigaderant

Just wanted to drop a note that I probably won't be able to get to this for a few days. And when I start, I'd like to put a good dent into it, not do it over the course of a week. Do you want to try and figure out a time? Who knows, perhaps people will come to watch and make fun of my bishop utilization. muyfabulosotalk 17:40, 28 June 2006 (PDT)

Sure .. my schedule is pretty wide open for the next week, so anytime that is convenient, just let me know.
  • Ha ha, check the suggested move overview boards. Someone changed "Pressure with Knight" or whatever I termed your move to "Hard Charging". Too lazy to go through the history and figure out who. The joke tickles me somewhat, but I doubt anyone would mind if you revert. --Medwards
  • LoL .. that is funny .. but at this juncture (I've ran about 6 lines off of our potential Knight move) and with voting closing in an hour and a 1/2 .. I really don't care enough.  :-)
  • Oh, I did that. C'mon though, it's _funny_. And I think I voted for it(nope, didn't). - arc
  • Yeah, the migraine, I forgot :P. Anyways, since it looked like the aggressive knight move is going to win we might want to continue analyzing lines. I'll throw some morning minutes against it since I don't really plan on working. --Medwards
  • I think I'm going to break out Fritz (uber-expensive chess engine) to save me the inevitable headache tomorrow. Although it feels like cheating on our part .. maybe I'll limit it to 5 moves.
  • Don't go Fritz. Keep your integrity. And lose your brain-cells. - Danetrix
  • Yea, you're right. I'm almost afraid of having to support a non-aggressive move (the fabulosos have been bloodthirsty) and fighting tooth-and-nail against a blunder .. it's going to be a long game .. almost glad it's the weekend.
  • i am sending the move, but there may be a few days i might need someone else to - would you be willing to do that? mayorcjSR
  • So long as i get a heads up first .. no problem. How are you determining the taunt that goes along with it? It looks a bit disorganized over there .. :-)

"none of us proposed a3 during the last discussion" Do you think he is reading the discussion and picking the moves we haven't thought of.... or was that just a coincidence? Geedubber 11:00, 8 July 2006 (PDT)

I can't say .. I agree that Bd2 was a much better move .. but again he could either be so brilliant that we don't see it .. or maybe he is reading them and we are just beating ourselves up. But, this is the best we can do with limited resources. ßrigaderant
he's not so brilliant we don't see it. There are people out there that can see stuff I can't see on a chess board, but they're names generally start with K's :) Kingpatzer 09:59, 9 July 2006 (PDT)

ßrigade, I'm answering the note you left for me on Mayor's talk. I didn't vote (and couldn't submit votes) because I was moving this weekend and didn't have Internet access. Hopefully, the submission was sent in (I would have gone Bxc3, so it looks like things worked out the same with or without me). BTW, thanks for all the analysis you've been doing.bobbie_macrap at me

Even Kasparov versus The World had its ups and downs. It was Krush's "patient efforts in an environment which appeared almost hopelessly hostile" that gradually earned her admiration and respect (and also got the World playing as a team). Geedubber 20:44, 15 July 2006 (PDT)

"Actually, your anonymous contributor happens to be right. 16. Qa4 Bb5 17. Qb4 Bxc6 18. Qxc4+ ends up trading your bishop for his knight." Actually, the anonymous contributor happens to be wrong. That line actually gives us his queen(Nxc4), I think 18. Bxc4+ is a better move, but we would still be up a knight. Plus we don't even have to do 17... Bxc6, we could do a pawn push to a5 and harrass his queen a bit more. 16. Qa4 is a losing move all around. Geedubber 15:03, 19 July 2006 (PDT)

  • Your right .. i forgot to put the pawn fork in there (chasing off your knight). He'll push f4, you'll either take (or flee with the knight) and then he'll fork your other Knight/Queen .. losing the knight. THEN Qa4 threatens bishop, Qxc4+ kills the game for ya. ßrigaderant 00:26, 20 July 2006 (PDT)
    • hmmm. do you mean 16. f4 exd4 17. e5? Geedubber 10:08, 20 July 2006 (PDT)
      • Moot point now .. but yea that was the line. Or, 16. f4 (almost any move by black) 17. dxe5 ... you were basically stuck with that fork. Either he miswrote his move or some of the guys screwed it up when they updated the move list for deliberation. Either way .. I wouldn't blindly swallow Patz's take on anything from here out .. he's been exposing you guys to more and more liability (shoot, you have pieces scattered and not covering each other, that crazy c-pawn is a huge target, bishop on a3 was a big mistake) .. just think for yourself (and encourage others to do so as well) and don't take what he has to say at face value. I ultimately quit because instead of being good sports and just saying 'oh well, we didn't get the move we wanted' they started making boldfaced (convincing) lies, manipulations, and accusations (especially against me personally) ... and then invtented that 'multiple votes' b.s. Basically, the rules didn't suit them (and what they wanted) so they attempted to change the rules to favor them. Also, there were a lot of false accounts/votes that 'all of a sudden' popped up about the same time. It could be conspiracy theory .. but instead of making accusations and having a fit I just decided to walk away. ßrigaderant
        • 16. f4 exd4 17. e5 d3 forks his queen and bishop. I don't 'blindly' follow Patz. Geedubber 11:57, 20 July 2006 (PDT)
  • interesting, someone keeps deleting my responses to Brigade's rants and accusations against me. What's that about "manipulations"? Kingpatzer 09:09, 21 July 2006 (PDT)
    • This is my 'user talk' .. and 'note that all contributions to zefrank may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here.' .. that and I really don't feel the need to acknowledge your opinion on my personal discussion space. Go make your responses and rants somewhere else where someone gives a damn. ßrigaderant
      • Revert. Someone decided they didn't like the opinions of others. How Communist. Wonder if it's the first time ... ßrigaderant 10:38, 25 July 2006 (PDT)
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