From the large collection of Pufichek Chesspics albums of players of the Torino Chess Olympiad 2006, we have selected a few for our Photogenic Collection. The photos were posted for voting from May 24 to June 24, 2006, generating enormous interest from all sides of the globe, with over 10,000 people actively taking part in the voting. Most photos in this gallery will be used to illustrate the Torino 2006 Olympiads.
Because it’s all about whether you’re hot or not.
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den or
Â« ShÄ« ShÃ¬ shÃ shÄ« shÇ Â»
ShÃshÃ¬ shÄ«shÃ¬ ShÄ« ShÃ¬, shÃ¬ shÄ«, shÃ¬ shÃ shÃ shÄ«.
ShÃ¬ shÃshÃ shÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÄ«.
ShÃ shÃ, shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ« shÃ¬ shÃ¬.
ShÃ¬ shÃ, shÃ¬ ShÄ« ShÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ¬.
ShÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ«, shÃ¬ shÇ shÃ¬, shÇ shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ« shÃ¬shÃ¬.
ShÃ¬ shÃ shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ« shÄ«, shÃ¬ shÃshÃ¬.
ShÃshÃ¬ shÄ«, ShÃ¬ shÇ shÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃshÃ¬.
ShÃshÃ¬ shÃ¬, ShÃ¬ shÇ shÃ¬ shÃ shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ«.
ShÃ shÃ, shÇ shÃ shÃ¬ shÃ shÄ«, shÃ shÃ shÃ shÄ« shÄ«.
ShÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ¬ shÃ¬.
Confused? From Wikipedia:
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den (Simplified Chinese: æ–½æ°é£Ÿç‹®å²; Traditional Chinese: æ–½æ°é£Ÿç…å²; Pinyin: ShÄ« ShÃ¬ shÃ shÄ« shÇ) is a famous example of constrained writing by Zhao Yuanren which consists of 92 characters, all with the sound shi in different tones when read in Mandarin. The text, although written in Classical Chinese, can be easily comprehended by most educated readers. However, changes in pronunciation over 2,500 years resulted in a large degree of homophony in Classical Chinese; so the poem becomes completely incomprehensible when spoken out in Putonghua or when written romanized.
Ok Cynics, we hit upon this briefly on a non-related post last week and it seems that people have a lot to say about their commute. I live about 45 miles south of Boston and work in Cambridge. My commute starts off with a short 2 minute drive to the train station where it then takes me about 50 minutes to get into Boston. We are herded like cattle off the platform where I then have to jog through the bowels of South Station to catch the subway which will take anywhere between 20 to 45 minutes for me to be deposited into Cambridge. After that it’s only a short 3 minute walk of weaving between the homeless people with outstreched hands and the Green Peace/MassPirg/Lyndon Larouche crowd before arriving in my office where I wait in anticipation to do the same commute backwards in 8 hours.
So what’s your commute like?