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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:00 AM
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Weird chess sets
I just saw a really odd chess set.

Different size shot glasses.

Call me clueless, but if I drink what's in the chess pieces I take, soon I'll be making some BIG mistakes!

Any more weird chess sets you've seen?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:08 AM
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1. Not too wierd, but I own one made of Marlin bone and wood
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SadEagle Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:10 AM
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2. Not quite weird, but pretty...
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:12 AM
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3. Actually the neatest I've ever seen
Was in a n art Museum in Montreal it was made by Salvidor Dali
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:13 AM
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4. Do you remember the name of the museum?
I'll probably be going to Montreal again and I'd like to see that.

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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:15 AM
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6. "it was made by Salvidor Dali"
well fine then! steal the thunder of this thread!!! lol
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 04:16 AM
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7. This one?
Edited on Thu Jan-01-04 04:18 AM by TreasonousBastard


It's at the Muse des Beaux-Arts
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 02:14 AM
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5. Don't know if it qualifies as "weird"...
but it probably would, to most people, since it's not the standard Staunton set...my favourite chess set is the one designed by Man Ray in the 1920's. The pieces are metal, and mostly geometric solids. The pawns are spheres, the rooks are cubes, the knights look rather like miniature versions of the head of a violin, the bishops are shaped like tiny urns, the queen is a square-base pyramid with isosceles faces, and the king is a cone. (I've given a description, because it's hard to tell in the best picture I could find.)

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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 04:21 AM
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8. Strange ones here--
http://www.3ddali.com/gallery/chess /

I once made a set out of nuts and bolts, with some other hardware thrown in.

Seems I've seen one somewhere made from salvaged electronic parts.


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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 06:24 AM
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9. That is a good quote you use. HL was in the GOP
I was slow getting to you on that. I do like the man a lot. Also Man Ray's stuff.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 07:08 AM
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10. Heh...he wasn't a Republican...but he wasn't a Democrat, either.
Here's another pretty good quote from him: "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I am thankful that I am not a Republican."
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