Taxidermy Chess: Play with Rooks and Dead Rodents
Because jade, onyx, wood, pottery, crystal, resin, plastic and origami chess sets are passé.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
Coming Home is Harder than Fighting in the War: How Yoga Saved My Life. One soldier and yoga instructor’s story of how yoga helps people heal from PTSD. Via Christine Moore.
Colin Falconer shares some of the entrants in the Bulwer-Lytton Contest, which compares actual sentences from published novels to find the world’s worst writing. Some really funny stuff here. So Yew Want to Bee a Riter? Check out some of his other posts while you’re there. He currently has up a fascinating piece about Liz Taylor and Cleopatra.
Learn How to Self-Publish with StoneHouse Ink founder and CEO, Aaron Patterson. This guy knows what he’s doing, and he will even hold your hand.
Boulder Company Uses Math Pattern to Produce Unique Scarves via Judith Houlding.
And speaking of Boulder, a Boulder area based vocal band brought some holiday cheer to the DFW Airport this week when they were stranded along with many other frustrated, stressed-out travelers. FACE. If you’re ever in the Boulder area, they have a great show.
More than a few of us could use this one. Cold Weather Survival from the Green Beret Survival Guide by New York Times Bestseller and former Green Beret Bob Mayer.
Mom with Cerebral Palsy Transformed by Pot. This is impressive support for the value of medical marijuana. We see this woman struggle to speak through most of the video, but then, once she’s had a couple of puffs from her pipe, her speech is almost normal.
I think it never occurs to most minorities that many white people are also the victims of racism, including job discrimination, verbal abuse, and even deadly violence. Mainstream media and PC dogma try to tell us otherwise, or worse, that it’s somehow justified if it’s done to white people. I’ve personally known a lot of “Rachels” in my life, and I love this video from Harlem–an episode of What Would You Do? In a world where the media overwhelms us with stories of jerks and criminals, it’s always good to be reminded that there are decent, tolerant people everywhere of every race. Via Bestselling Author Kristen Lamb.
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All the best to all of you for a week of lively games.
I want a dead rodent chess set. It’ll replace my dead fish croquet set, which I wasn’t allowed to keep for some reason…
Thanks for that giggle, Matthew! Dead fish croquet set… Heh.
LOL. I just got a mental picture of croquet balls that look like puffer fish. 🙂 — Piper
A dead rat chess set. I have enough trouble with my gerbil set, the little buggers keep running out of their squares and I don’t want to crazy glue them in place as it would pretty much screw up any further moves.
LOL. Makes me wonder if I could get some of those super smart lab mice who will help me with my game. 🙂 — Piper
A dead rat chess set is a really funny inlaw present hee hee. Love that hairdresser video!
Ooo! That’s a great idea! I really like my in-laws, but that could be perfect for other people. 🙂 — Piper
About this chess set… We have a rodent problem in my neighborhood. I wonder if she could use a few of them. I wouldn’t want a set for myself though.
It could be a positive solution to rodent infestations. 🙂 — Piper
I love the, What would you do series! That was a good one! I don’t play chess, but I happened to have a dream about rats that could talk just last night! I kid you not! 🙂
Have you been watching The Nutcracker? Or Narnia, perhaps? 🙂 — Piper
LOL! My 20 year old sun just brought his gerbils back from his dorm room and they are causing me anxiety! 🙂
LOL. So you’re now wishing for a gerbil taxidermy chess set for Christmas?