Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2/10/10 - They Might Be Giants

Today, back 12 whole years ago, the computer Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov for the first time. It's hard to believe that was only 12 years ago. I followed that thing from the fringe, although I did check out the website a few times. This, of course, was back when I had AOL - oh they horrors! This chess match was a sure sign of the apocalypse as machines were now better deciders than people and would soon create their own robot army and make sure that I was stuck on AOL forever! It's a good thing someone went in during the middle of the night and took an axe to Deep Blue, forever sealing our freedom from computerized tyranny.

So, to celebrate chess, here is They Might Be Giants with "Chess Piece Face". No, it isn't a parody of Lady Gaga. I'm sure it pre-dates it. Enjoy:



Lyrics
What's gonna happen to Chess Piece Face?
There go I but for my face
All I know could be defaced by the facts in the life of Chess Piece Face
I don't know where he lives
Or if he knows to sail
Or if little schemes like this one ever cross his trail

But I don't believe he's dreaming
Or if he cares to know
So I shudder in my lampshade

So what's gonna happen to Chess Piece Face?
There go I but for my face
All I know could be defaced by the facts in the life of Chess Piece Face
Chess Piece Face
Chess Piece Face
Chess Piece Face

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