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chessboxing: [Dec. 1st, 2005|11:42 am]
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New sport combines violence and tedium*

If this catches on, I forsee a sequel to my favorite "most narrowly focused study of the intersection of 2 hobbies and a cultural identity":

Jewish Chess Masters on Stamps

Come on, McFarland**, there'll be an audience for "Jewish Chessboxers on Stamps", I promise.

*yeah, I said it. Chess players are welcome to flame me but it will not change my opinion.

**for those not librarians or otherwise in the book biz, McFarland publishes academic titles on some very narrowly focused topics, especially in sports, recreation and the performing arts. When you see a title like "Correspondence Chess in America" or "Baseball’s Retired Numbers" or "The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography", the experienced eye immediately thinks "Mcfarland".

[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2005-12-01 10:57 pm (UTC)
Two hobbies and a cultural identity.

Three men and a baby.

Four weddings and a funeral.

'Nuff said.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2005-12-02 06:09 am (UTC)
Let's get those guys together these folks before there's some sort of WWF/WWE fiasco.
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[User Picture]From: moodtobestewed
2005-12-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
Well, I personally find chess anything but tedious, but if you liked that article you'll probably like this one, wherein chess meets hip-hop.

Strangely enough, chess actually does have a ghetto following. I hear there's such a thing as chess hustlers, in fact.
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[User Picture]From: moodtobestewed
2005-12-02 04:41 pm (UTC)

something else you might like...

A little further down my friends list I found this:

NASCAR revs up romance novels with new storylines

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