Friday, January 18, 2008


Chess great Bobby Fischer died today of kidney failure. Fittingly, he was 64:

Noted French chess expert Olivier Tridon: "Bobby Fischer has died at age 64. Like the 64 squares of a chess board."
As a former chess geek who had a chess rating for a month or two, fantastically great chess players like Bobby Fischer operate on a whole other plain...and not that far from insanity. It's a lot like when Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul begin to sound like each other as the circle of politics comes around.

Bloc Party -- The Once and Future King
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