Eternal Sunshine #92

September 2014

By Douglas Kent 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX  75149

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The Eternal Sunshine Letter Column


Andy York: Not much new down here - still trying to play some catch-up from the Boston trip (Fenway is a FUN park). However, the tour guide didn't see the humor in my question while walking through their "honor" wall area

- "where's the one for Buckner?"


Round Rock has two home stands left, but likely won't make the playoffs (VERY competitive division with all teams within a handful of games).  I still have to get up to Arlington and over to Houston this year for at least one game.


Enjoyed the "Austin Boardgame Bash" weekend the first weekend of August. 50-some continuous hours of open gaming (with a few tournaments/scheduled events seeded in). Played a bunch of new games and had a lot of fun!


Dane Maslen: When I completed my list of 21 best TV series ever, I commented that I would probably discard two of them and choose two replacements.  One of the possible replacements I mentioned was Alias Smith and Jones, commenting that it would have been better if only Pete Duel hadn't topped himself after the first series (in fact it was midway through the second series that he committed suicide).


Recently one of the channels here in the UK has been showing this series – the first time for about 20 years (I think) that it's been on a free-to-air channel – and I've been watching it again.  I've certainly enjoyed doing so, but I can probably now eliminate it as top-21 material as some of the later scripts were relatively weak.  Also Roger Davis, while he might well have been successful in the Hannibal Heyes role if had had it from the beginning and had therefore 'defined' the character, is definitely a disappointment after Pete Duel.  To me the latter injected humour into the role in a much more natural way.  I have found myself once again saddened by his death, a rather strange feeling to have more than 40 years on from it.


For any other Alias Smith and Jones fans out there I ask this question: in what sense did Kid Curry once shoot and kill Hannibal Heyes?


Now for more serious matters.  I found Paul's article about Poland and surrounding areas very interesting.  I have long believed that areas should be able to choose which country to be part of, e.g. Scotland should be able to choose whether to be part of the UK or independent, Catalonia part of Spain or independent, the Kurdish areas of Turkey/Iran/Iraq etc part of their existing countries or an independent Kurdistan, etc.  It seems to me that this is the most fundamental aspect of democracy, but 'democratic' politicians the world over reject it, primarily I suspect because their primary interest is retention of power in their own hands (in the UK there is opposition both to a more federal Europe and to a break-up of the UK).


At least in the UK we are allowing Scotland to vote on independence.  The expectation is that the vote will be 'no', but to me some of the 'yes' campaign seems to have been designed with the aim of getting up the Scots noses and encouraging a 'no' vote!  In Spain on the other hand both the large parties are doing their best to prevent a consultative referendum in Catalonia: they don't even want the Catalans to be able to express their preference, let alone actually implement it if the preference were for independence.


I do realise that there is one potential problem with allowing areas to decide these matters: how does one define an area?  If, for example, Scotland were to vote in favour of independence, but an analysis of the results were to show that the counties bordering England had voted against it, should the whole of Scotland become independent or should those counties remain part of England?  In practice they would become part of Scotland, but I suspect that that is the wrong approach. Although the historical example of Northern Ireland might seem to suggest that it is wrong to partition areas to satisfy the democratic wishes of as many people as possible, it's important to realise that Ireland wasn't partitioned on that basis.  If the nine counties of Ulster had been considered as a whole, then Ulster should have been part of the Irish Republic.  It they had been considered individually, then only four (or possibly five) should have remained part of the UK.  Effectively the UK fiddled the partition so as to retain the largest possible chunk of Ireland with a protestant majority.


And finally the answer to that Alias Smith & Jones question.  In the 2nd series episode Smiler with a Gun our two heroes meet two men, an old miner and a fast-drawing cowboy with a big smile (the actor seemed familiar to me when I saw this episode recently). The miner makes the three of them an offer: work in his mine and share the gold.  After the mining is complete, the smiling man disappears with the gold, the horses, and all the provisions.  The miner dies in the attempt to get back to civilisation.  Heyes and the Kid track down the smiling man and in a gunfight the Kid kills him.  Why did the actor seem familiar to me?  Because it was Roger Davis, at that time also the narrator at the start of each episode, who was later destined to take over the Hannibal Heyes role when Pete Duel committed suicide.



Where in the World is Kendo Nagasaki?


Rules in ES #58.  Send in your guesses.  I’ve played this in Brandon Whyte’s Damn the Consequences a few times and it’s fun, takes only a minute or two each turn, and helps you work your brain!  As soon as this one ends, a new one will begin.





Hank Alme:


Joan Rivers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Tom Howell:


John Cusack in Bangui, Central African Republic


Richard Weiss:


Oliver Cromwell in Asuncion, Paraguay


Kevin Wilson:


Edgar Allen Poe in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Andy Lischett:


Terry Thomas in Tarrytown, New York


Jim Burgess:


Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo


John Biehl:


Sir Francis Drake in Utica, NY


Brendan Whyte:


Diana Rigg on Wake Island


Rick Desper:


Chevy Chase in Chevy Chase, Maryland


Marc Ellinger:


Vladimir Putin in Kiev, Ukraine


Jack McHugh:


Plato in Lima, Peru


Mark Firth:


Kim Jong-un  in Torremolinos, Spain


Hint to the Person in the Closest Geographical Guess: You’re alive and I am dead.



Round 2


John Biehl:


Ayatollah Khomeini in Bogota, Columbia


Jack McHugh:


Thomas Hobbes in Bangkok


Brendan Whyte:


Diana Rigg in Ouagadougou


Andy Lischett:


Phil Silvers in Silver Springs, Maryland


Tom Howell:


Abraham Lincoln in Cheremkhovo, Russia


Richard Weiss:


Hillary Clinton in Beijing


Hank Alme:


Charles Dickens in Cairo, Egypt


Marc Ellinger:


Constantine the Great in Istanbul


Rick Desper:


Britney Spears in Nome, Alaska


Mark Firth:


Sir Isaac Newton in Dasoguz, Turkmenistan


Jim Burgess:


Pope Gregory XII in Jerusalem


Kevin Wilson:


Abraham Lincoln in Novosibirsk


Hint to the Person in the Closest Geographical Guess: I was born about 12 centuries after you.





Jim Burgess:


William Shakespeare in Sevastopol


Jack McHugh:


Nicolaus Copernicus in Odessa, Ukraine


Kalvin Miller:


Jimi Hendrix in Belgrade, Serbia


Tom Howell:


Ferdinand Columbus in Helsinki, Finland


Brendan Whyte:


William Shakespeare in Kersch, Ukraine


John Biehl:


Vlad the Impaler in Edirne (Adrianople), Turkey


Hank Alme:


Martin Luther in Worms, Germany


Andy Lischett:


Christopher Columbus in Budapest, Hungary


Richard Weiss:


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni in Stockholm, Sweden


Rick Desper:


Christopher Columbus in Sofia, Bulgaria


Mark Firth:


Catherine Parr in Yalta


Hint to the Person in the Closest Geographical Guess: Wrong country of birth, but I did spend a large chunk of my life in yours.




Anon: Marc, If Constantine was so Great, couldn't you have called Istanbul by its other name, Constantinople?



Turn 4


Richard Weiss:


Michel Nostradamus in Warsaw, Poland


Tom Howell:


Christopher Columbus in St. Petersburg, Russia


Andy Lischett:


Jimmy Durante in Oslo, Norway


Kalvin Miller:


Ferdinand of Aragon in Bucharest, Romania


Marc Ellinger:


Claude Duval in Donetsk, Ukraine


John Biehl:


Rembrandt in Simferopol, Crimea


Mark Firth:


Tycho Brahe in Brno, Czech Republic


Jim Burgess:


Queen Isabella in Prague, Czech Republic


Hint to the Person in the Closest Geographical Guess: You died before I was born.  I spent many years in the country that financed your work.





Brendan Whyte:


Giotto in Balaclava, Russia


Tom Howell:


John of Austria (1547 - 1578) in Moscow, Russia


Andy Lischett:


Nolan Ryan in Minsk, Belarus


Kalvin Miller:


Ferdinand of Aragon in Krakow, Poland


Marc Ellinger:


Charles the I of Spain (Charles V of the HRE) in Tallinn, Estonia


Richard Weiss:


El Greco in Moscow, Russia


Jim Burgess:


El Greco in Vilnius, Lithuania


Mark Firth:


Anne Frank in Chisinau, Moldova


Hint to the Person in the Closest Geographical Guess: I moved to the nation of your death about 20 years after you passed from this mortal realm.  I have also now been identified, but not by you.


Deadline for Turn 6 is: September 29th at 7am my time


Excerpts from The Nelson Encylopedia

by Paul Milewski

All page citations are to The Nelson Encyclopedia by Colin White.

On 11 August 1799, King Ferdinand of Naples made Nelson the Duke of Bronte, a region in the northwest of Sicily close to the famous volcano Etna…  On his death it passed, along with his English title, to his elder brother William.  When William later died without a male heir, the English title of Earl Nelson passed to his sister’s son.  The Italians, however, were more enlightened and allowed titles to descend in the female line, so William’s daughter Charlotte became Duchess of Bronte. [Page 74]

            [Charlotte Brontë, the author, was born in 1816 to Maria and Patrick Brontë (formerly surnamed Brunty or Prunty).  According to the BBC, this change in Charlotte’s family’s last name to Brontë was in honor of Nelson.]

            John Lapenotiere (1770—1834) is best known as the man who brought home the news of the Battle of Trafalgar to Britain in late 1805…  In 1802, he was given command of the shooner HMS Pickle and served in her at the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805).  After the battle, on 26 October 1805, Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who had succeeded to the command of the fleet after the death of Nelson, ordered Lapenotiere to return to Britain with his official despatches.  Despite high winds and heavy seas, the Pickle made the voyage of more than a thousand miles in just over eight days…  His famous feat in bringing home the Trafalgar despatches in such record time is honored to this day by the Royal Navy with “Pickle Night” dinners, traditionally held on, or near, 6 November.  [Page 163]

            A small island in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta commands he relatively narrow channel between the southernmost tip of Sicily and North Africa, and so it has long been regarded as a key strategic position.  After vbeing occupied for more than 300 years by the Knights of St John of Malta, it was seized in June 1798 by a special French expeditionary force, under General Napoleon Bonaparte, on its way to the conquest of Egypt.  The Maltese rose in arms against their new overlords and appealed to the British for assistance.  Nelson responded by sending a small detachment of his fleet under the command of Captain Alexander Ball…  The French were forced to retreat into the massive fortress of Valetta, where they managed to hold out for almost two years.  Eventually, however, they surrendered on 5 September 1800 and the British took control, with Ball being appointed civil commissioner in 1801.  By the terms of the Treaty of Amiens (1802), Malta was to be returned to the Knights but, realizing the strategic importance of the island and fearing the return of French influence, the British delayed the transfer.  When war broke out again in 1803, Malta was still in British hands and so it remained until it gained independence in 1963.  [Page 170]

            The usual method of disposing of the bodies of those killed in naval battles was to bury them at sea but Nelson’s officers knew that his country would wish to do honour to his remains.  A method, therefore, had to be devised of preserving the body so that it could be transported home to England.  So Surgeon William Beatty arranged for a large wooden storage cask, known as a “leaguer’, to be filled with brandy and the body, dressed only in a shirt, was placed in it.  As a result, the body was still in a reasonable condition when the Victory eventually reached England some six weeks after the battle.


Vanguard off the Mouth of the Nile, 2nd day of August, 1798

            Almighty God having blessed His Majesty’s Arms with Victory, the Admiral intends returning Public Thanksgiving for the same at two o’clock this day; and he recommends every Ship doing the same as soon as convenient. [Page 265]

Nelson’s faith was essentially “patristic” and “monotheist”.  He seldom mentioned Jesus Christ, preferring instead to address all his petitions directly to God. [Page 213]

ZERO SUM, Subzine to Eternal Sunshine, Issue 26       August 27, 2014


Published by Richard Weiss.


Where In The World Is Kendo Nagasaki: Round 6 received zero guesses.  This game is officially over. 


With the end of WITWIKN is the end of Zero Sum.  I’ve enjoyed the return to a more active role in the hobby.  Thank all of you who played or commented over the past two years.  If Quartz/Tween has a better participation rate, you might catch me there in the future.


The person was Linus Pauling, the only person to receive two individual Nobel Prizes in different areas.  I’ve pasted some of Wikipedia snippet about him. 


Linus was at the South Pole.  I thought the South Pole was about at sea level.  I was shocked when I looked it up last month.  The pole is 2,835 feet above sea level, with more than 2,700 of the feet being the ice sheet.  The North Pole varies in altitude, between 6 and 10 feet above sea level. 


Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)[4] was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist,

author, and educator. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.[7]

He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th


For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954.  In 1962, for his peace activism,

he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

This makes him the only person to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. He is one of only four individuals to

have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen, and Frederick Sanger).

Pauling is also one of only two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie

Where In The World Is Kendo Nagasaki





Guess Name


Heath Gardner

Mike Krzyzewski 

At the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Jim Burgess


At the Summit of Mt. Fuji, Japan

Kevin Wilson

Sir Edmund Hillary

At the Summit of Mount Everest

Doug Kent

Amadeus Mozart

Ankara, Turkey

Round 1 Clue, from Kendo Nagasaki: You are higher than me, in more ways than one.







Guess Name


Kevin Wilson


Taj Mahal

Doug Kent

Geoffrey Rush

Mt. Ararat

Clue, from Kendo Nagasaki: “You are higher than I am.  I am taught to students in the “hard sciences.”







Guess Name


Doug Kent


Flying Tiger Gorge, China

Round 3 Clue:  You are the farther from me than any other winner of a clue so far.  You are higher than me, also.   I am taught in more disciplines.







Guess Name


Tom Howell

Isaac Newton

Jericho Synagogue, also known as Wadi Qelt Synagogue, West Bank

Jim Burgess

Sir Isaac Newton

Mount Washington, NH

Kevin Wilson

Albert Einstein

Angkor Wat

Doug Kent


Great Barrier Reef

Round 4 Clue to person with closest guess: You are a couple of thousand miles closer to me than any other guess this time or in preceding rounds.  We are both dead; however, I, at least, met Richard Weiss.  We are both considered founders/Fathers of one or more fields of science.






Guess Name


Doug Kent

Carl Sagan

Grand Canyon, AZ

Mark Firth

Richard Feynman

Alhambra, Granada

Round 5 Clue to both guessers: Each of you are very far away, but the closer is less than 100 miles closer.  I was born before each of you and died in between you.  I did not have to share a Nobel Prize.  Also, I have an errata.  I am higher than the Round 2 closest guess. 



Eternal Sunshine Game Section


Acquire Game #2 - “Juliet” – Eternal Sunshine


Players: Tom Howell, Mark Firth, Andy Bate, Richard Weiss, Hank Alme


Turn 3


Hank plays 6-D and buys 3 American.


Turn 4


Tom plays 9-E and buys one each of Continental, Luxor, and Worldwide.


Mark plays 5-H and buys two Continental and one Festival.


Andy is up!








Diplomacy “Dulcinea” 2008C, End Game



See the Bourse game for Jim Burgess’ EOG



Dulcinea” Diplomacy Bourse – End Game


Hugh Polley: With the fall of Vie Bourse Master predicts a Turkish Win!  So much for my prediction and a top finish, still 69K not too bad for late entry.


Jim Burgess: TURKEY (game) and DUKE OF YORK (Bourse)


The main thing to say about this game is that I started it intending to win the Bourse as Duke of York and that I wanted the ideal outcome to be a 17-17 that would mess with the other Bourse players' heads.  Mission accomplished.  I asked Doug at the very beginning if he REALLY wanted Bourse players to also be in the game, since I was going to manipulate it.  He said "go ahead" and I did.  If you have any complaints on that make them to him.


I knew Don Williams (and we miss him) was VAIONT from the beginning, and I wondered if there were other Bourse players in the game.  This was my main focus early.  I usually am TERRIBLE at playing Turkey and sort of ignoring the game actually helped me.  Eventually, Lance in Austria emerged as the 17-17 deal person with me using my "Duke of York" persona to berate the English Phil Murphy.  But the game really went sour for me when Lance Anderson had tough life issues and had to step away.  And Martin Burgdorf who took over Austria was not interested in my 17-17 entreaties.  I should have realized that Martin also was in the Bourse, but I thought Rothschild was Rick Desper, wrong....  But this made it even better when my old pal Hank Alme took over England from Phil and Hank agreed to the 17-17 plan!  It probably wasn't a coincidence that Martin was in the Bourse and Hank wasn't.


Well, then it was just the long and mostly fun tactical slog to win it.  Martin almost beat me early, but I outmaneuvered him, and then of course we planned a round the world convoy in traditional fashion to end the game.  I had a lot of fun.  I hope some of the rest of you (both Bourse and game) did as well.  Thanks to Lance for his friendship early in the game, I hope you're doing better now, thanks to Hank for the last minute diplomatic discussions, and thanks to Don Williams for everything.


Semper the Best....



Diplomacy “Jerusalem” 2012A, F 11

England (John Biehljerbil “of” A Belgium – Norway,

 A Burgundy Supports F Spain(sc) – Marseilles, A Gascony Supports F Spain(sc) – Marseilles,

 A Kiel Supports A Berlin (*Ordered to Move*), F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Western Mediterranean,

 F North Sea Convoys A Belgium – Norway, F Norway - Barents Sea, A Paris - Burgundy (*Fails*),

 F Portugal - Mid-Atlantic Ocean, A Ruhr Supports A Kiel, F Spain(sc) – Marseilles,

 F Sweden Supports A Belgium - Norway.

Italy (Mark Firth – mark.r.firth “of” F Ionian Sea Supports F Tyrrhenian Sea – Naples,

 F Tyrrhenian Sea – Naples, F Western Mediterranean - Tunis.

Russia (Richard Weiss – richardweiss “of” A Berlin - Kiel (*Fails*),

 A Finland - St Petersburg (*Bounce*), A Moscow - St Petersburg (*Bounce*), A Sevastopol – Rumania,

 A St Petersburg - Livonia.

Turkey (Geoff Kemp - ggeoff510 “of” F Aegean Sea – Greece, A Bohemia Supports A Munich,

 A Bulgaria Supports F Aegean Sea – Greece, F Constantinople - Aegean Sea, A Marseilles Hold (*Disbanded*),

 A Munich Supports A Berlin – Kiel, F Naples Hold (*Dislodged*, retreat to Apulia or Rome),

 F Piedmont Supports A Marseilles, A Serbia Hold, A Silesia Supports A Munich, A Trieste – Venice,

 A Tyrolia Supports A Munich, A Vienna - Trieste.


All Draw Proposals Fail

Now Proposed – Concession to England.  Please vote.  NVR=No.

W 11/S 12 Deadline is September 29th at 7:00am my time


Supply Center Chart


England:          Belgium, Brest, Denmark, Edinburgh, Holland, Kiel, Liverpool,

                        London, Marseilles, Norway, Paris, Portugal, Sweden=13, Build 1

Italy:                Naples, Rome?, Spain, Tunis=3 or 4, Even or Build 1

Russia:             Berlin, Moscow, Rumania, Sevastopol, St Petersburg, Warsaw=6, Build 1

Turkey:            Ankara, Budapest, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Munich, Serbia,

                        Smyrna, Trieste, Venice, Vienna, Rome?=11 or 12, Even or Remove 1




Meerkat Manor: "Well" said 'Straight Tail' (Ita), "look who did lie, 'Twisted Tail' (Rus) did."


Kiel (Nov 1, 1911): The Second Field Army of the British Empire salutes the Russians in Berlin with a simultaneous mass `Moon` and a mass `Fart`.


Diplomacy “Walkerdine” 2012D, S 07

Austria (paul.milewski “of” A Serbia - Greece (*Fails*).

France (Jim Burgess – jfburgess “of” F Apulia Supports F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ionian Sea,

 F Brest - Mid-Atlantic Ocean, F Eastern Mediterranean Supports F Ionian Sea - Aegean Sea,

 F Edinburgh - Norwegian Sea, F English Channel Supports F North Sea, F Ionian Sea - Aegean Sea,

 A London – Yorkshire, F Marseilles - Gulf of Lyon, F Norwegian Sea - North Atlantic Ocean, A Paris – Burgundy,

 F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ionian Sea, A Venice – Trieste, F Western Mediterranean - Tunis.

Germany (Steve Cooley – tmssteve “of” F Barents Sea Supports A Norway, A Berlin – Munich,

 A Galicia Supports A Trieste – Budapest, A Moscow Supports A Warsaw – Ukraine, A Munich – Tyrolia,

 F North Sea Hold, A Norway Supports A St Petersburg, A St Petersburg Supports A Moscow,

 F Sweden – Denmark, A Trieste – Budapest, A Vienna Supports A Trieste – Budapest, A Warsaw - Ukraine.

Russia (Hank Almealmehj “of” F Adriatic Sea Supports A Budapest – Trieste,

 A Budapest - Trieste (*Dislodged*, retreat to Rumania or OTB), A Sevastopol Hold.

Turkey (Civil Disorder): A Albania U, A Armenia U, F Constantinople U, F Greece U.


Deadline for F 07 is September 29th at 7am my time




BOOB to EAST: C'mon, at least build when you can...


JIM-BOB CONTINUES TO MOURN DON: I am still playing this game for Don in so many ways, let's at least talk, guys!


Black Press Gunboat, “Fred Noonan”, 2013Arb32, F 09

France: F Brest Supports A Picardy, A Burgundy Supports A Picardy (*Cut*),

 F Edinburgh Supports F North Atlantic Ocean - Norwegian Sea, F English Channel - Belgium (*Fails*),

 F North Atlantic Ocean - Norwegian Sea, F Norwegian Sea - Barents Sea, A Picardy Supports A Burgundy,

 F Spain(sc) - Mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Germany: F Belgium Supports F Helgoland Bight - North Sea (*Cut*), F Helgoland Bight - North Sea,

 A Holland Supports F Belgium, A Munich - Burgundy (*Fails*), F Norway Supports F Helgoland Bight - North Sea,

 A Ruhr Supports F Belgium, A Silesia Supports A Galicia - Warsaw (*Void*).

Italy: NMR! F Apulia Hold, A Budapest Hold, F Eastern Mediterranean Hold, A Serbia Hold,

 F Tyrrhenian Sea Hold, A Vienna Hold.

Russia: A St Petersburg Supports A Warsaw – Moscow, A Warsaw - Moscow (*Fails*).

Turkey: A Bulgaria Supports A Rumania, A Galicia Supports A Silesia - Bohemia (*Void*), F Greece Hold,

 F Ionian Sea – Tunis, A Moscow Hold, F Naples Holds, A Rumania Supports A Galicia,

 A Sevastopol Supports A Moscow, F Smyrna - Eastern Mediterranean (*Fails*).


All Draw Proposals Fail

Now Proposed – F/I, F/G/I/R/T.  Please vote, NVR=No.

Deadline for W 09/S 10 Will Be September 29th at 7am My Time


Supply Center Chart


France:            Brest, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Marseilles, Paris, Portugal, Spain=8, Even

Germany:         Belgium, Berlin, Denmark, Holland, Kiel, Munich, Norway, Sweden=8, Build 1

Italy:                Budapest, Serbia, Trieste, Venice, Vienna=5, Remove 1

Russia:             St Petersburg, Warsaw=2, Even

Turkey:            Ankara, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Moscow, Naples, Rome, Rumania,

Sevastopol, Smyrna, Tunis=11, Build 2




T => R: Well, I've got more than you at least.


T to all: These Turkish "press" statements are becoming a heap of a mess. I urge all other players to abstain from pretending to be me.


Fra-Ger: I do not understand why you persist in attacking me when Turkey is on your doorstep.  What must I do to convince you that I only wish to support you against our common enemy?


Fra-GM: It is so sad to be misunderstood.


GM – Fra: Tell me about it.


Russia - World: Actions speak lowder than words.


ITALY to RUSSIA: OK, so the schizophrenic Turk seems to have it out for me for some reason.  I hope you ignored his senseless advice, it is time for everyone to stop Turkey!


Ger-Fra: If you leave me alone a little bit, we all can knock Turkey back.


Benign Observer to the Game: This press is confusing, the only one who is clear is Turkey, so everyone should attack him, being clear is not Diplomacy!!!


Diplomacy “Sweet Spot” 2013A, F 08

England (Harold Zarr - skip1955 “of” A London Hold,

 F North Atlantic Ocean Supports F Western Mediterranean - Mid-Atlantic Ocean (*Void*).

France (Melinda Holley – genea5613 “of” F Belgium Supports F Holland,

 A Burgundy Supports A Marseilles, F Holland Supports A Kiel, A Kiel Supports A Munich,

 A Marseilles Supports F Spain(sc), F Mid-Atlantic Ocean Hold, A Munich Supports A Kiel.

Italy (Hank Alme - almehj “of” F Gulf of Lyon Supports A Marseilles,

 A Portugal Supports F Spain(sc), F Spain(sc) Supports A Portugal, A Trieste Supports A Vienna,

 A Tyrolia Supports A Trieste, F Tyrrhenian Sea Supports F Gulf of Lyon, A Vienna Supports A Trieste,

 F Western Mediterranean Supports F Spain(sc).

Russia (Civil Disorder): A Berlin U, F Denmark U, A Edinburgh U, F North Sea U, A Norway U,

 F Norwegian Sea U, A Silesia U, F Skagerrak U, A Warsaw U.

Turkey (Larry Peerypeery “of” F Aegean Sea Supports A Greece,

 A Albania Supports A Serbia, A Budapest Supports A Galicia, A Galicia Supports A Budapest,

 A Greece Supports A Albania, A Serbia Supports A Budapest, A Syria Hold.


All Draw Proposals Fail

Now Proposed – E/F/I/R/T, E/I/R/T, F/I/R/T, Concession to England, Change of Game Name to Sitzkreig.  Please vote.  NVR=No.

Deadline for W 08/S 09 Will Be September 29th at 7am My Time


Supply Center Chart


England:          Liverpool, London=2, Even

France:            Belgium, Brest, Holland, Kiel, Marseilles, Munich, Paris=7, Even

Italy:                Naples, Portugal, Rome, Spain, Trieste, Tunis, Venice, Vienna=8, Even

Russia:             Berlin, Denmark, Edinburgh, Moscow, Norway, Rumania, Sevastopol,

St Petersburg, Sweden, Warsaw=10, Plays 1 Short

Turkey:            Ankara, Budapest, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Serbia, Smyrna=7, Even




Eng – Europe: I will support my friend in Italy to the end.


EngIta: You can gain access to the Mid-Atlantic if you just try.


New Proposal: To change the name of the game from Sweet Spot to Sitzkreig. Please vote. NVR = Yes


Instead of the traditional boring Peeriblah press this time I am submitting some untraditional and very unboring press in support of my proposal to rename the game. No doubt you will find much of it is repetitive but that is the essence of Peeriblah and, on occasion, you will find a bit of the true wisdom that Peeriblah always aspires to but seldom attains. In this case, who would have thought to make the intellectual leap from sitzkreig to sitz bath to hemorrhoids?


Please read the following before casting your vote to decide the future of Sweet Spot:



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Phoney War

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The Phoney War

Part of the Western Front of World War II



A British artillery position near the German border during the Phoney War

Date October 1939 – April 1940

(7 months and 4 days)

Location Maginot Line, Siegfried Line


Result Battle of France






  United Kingdom

  Free Polish






The Phoney War was a phase early in World War II that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the Western Allies (the United Kingdom and France) against the German Reich. The phase covered the months following Britain's and France's declaration of war on Germany (shortly after the invasion of Poland) in September 1939 and preceding the Battle of France in May 1940. War was declared by each side, but no Western power had committed to launching a significant land offensive, notwithstanding the terms of the Anglo-Polish and Franco-Polish military alliances, which obliged the United Kingdom and France to assistPoland.



• 1 Terminology

• 2 Inactivity

• 3 Saar offensive

• 4 Winter War

• 5 German invasion of Denmark and Norway

• 6 Change of British government

• 7 End of the Phoney War

• 8 See also

• 9 References

• 10 External links


Contemporaneously, the period of the Phoney War had also been referred to as the "Twilight War" (by Winston Churchill), the Sitzkrieg[1] ("the sitting war": a play on blitzkrieg) and the "Bore War" (a play on theBoer Wars). In Polish, it is referred to as the Dziwna Wojna ("strange war"), and in French, as the drôle de guerre or "strange war".

The term "Phoney War" was possibly coined by US Senator William Borah who stated, in September 1939: "There is something phoney about this war."[2]


While most of the German army was engaged in Poland, a much smaller German force manned the Siegfried Line, their fortified defensive line along the French border. At the Maginot Line on the other side of the border, British and French troops stood facing them, but there were only some local, minor skirmishes, while in the air there were occasional dogfights between fighter planes. The Royal Air Force droppedpropaganda leaflets on Germany and the first Canadian troops stepped ashore in Britain, while western Europe was under a period of uneasy calm for seven months.



People of Warsaw outside the British Embassy with a banner which says "Long live England!" just after the British declaration of war with Nazi Germany

When Leopold Amery suggested to Kingsley Wood that the Black Forest be bombed with incendiaries to burn its ammunition dumps, Wood- the Secretary of State for Air- amazed the member of parliament by responding that the forest was "private property" and could not be bombed; neither could weapons factories, as the Germans might do the same.[3] Indeed, the sense of unreality was maintained when some British officers imported packs of foxhounds and beagles in 1939, but were thwarted by the French authorities in their attempts at introducing live foxes.[4] Civilian attitudes in Britain to their German foes were still not as intense as they were to become after The Blitz. In April 1940 a German Heinkel bomber crashed at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, killing its crew and people on the ground. They were all laid to rest in the local cemetery which was provided with support from the Royal Air Force. Wreaths with messages of sympathy for the casualties were displayed on the coffins.[5]

Meanwhile, the opposing nations clashed in the Norwegian Campaign. In their hurry to re-arm, Britain and France had both begun buying large amounts of weapons from manufacturers in the US at the outbreak of hostilities, thereby supplementing their own production. The non-belligerent US contributed to the Western Allies by discounted sales, and later, the lend-lease of military equipment and supplies.

Despite the relative calm on land, on the high seas the war was very real. Within a few hours of the declaration of war, the British liner SS Athenia was torpedoed off the Hebrides with the loss of 112 lives in what was to be the beginning of the long running Battle of the Atlantic. On 4 September, the Allies announced a blockade of Germany to prevent her importing food and raw materials to sustain her war effort, the Germans immediately declared a counter-blockade.

At the Nuremberg Trials, German military commander Alfred Jodl said that "if we did not collapse already in the year 1939 that was due only to the fact that during the Polish campaign, the approximately 110 French and Britishdivisions in the West were held completely inactive against the 23 German divisions."[6]

General Siegfried Westphal stated, that if the French had attacked in force in September 1939 the German army "could only have held out for one or two weeks."[7]

Saar offensive[edit]



A French soldier examines a German street sign during the Saar Offensive

Main article: Saar Offensive

The Saar Offensive was a French attack into that region defended by the German 1st Army in the early stages of World War II. Its purpose was to assist Poland, which was then under attack. However, the assault was stopped after a few kilometres and the French forces withdrew.

According to the Franco-Polish military convention, the French Army was to start preparations for a major offensive three days after the beginning of mobilization. The French forces were to effectively gain control over the area between the French border and the German lines and were to probe the German defences. On the 15th day of the mobilisation (that is on 16 September), the French Army was to start a full-scale assault on Germany. The preemptive mobilisation was started in France on 26 August, and on 1 September full mobilisation was declared.

A French offensive in the Rhine river valley area (Saar Offensive) started on 7 September, four days after France declared war on Germany. Since the Wehrmacht was occupied in the attack on Poland, the French soldiers enjoyed a decisive numerical advantage along their border with Germany. However, the French took no meaningful action to assist the Poles. Eleven French divisions advanced along a 32 km (20 miles) line near Saarbrückenagainst weak German opposition. The attack did not result in the diversion of any German troops. The all-out assault was to have been carried out by roughly 40 divisions, including one armoured, three mechanised divisions, 78 artillery regiments and 40 tank battalions. The French Army had advanced to a depth of 8 km (5.0 miles) and captured about 20 villages evacuated by the German army, without any resistance. However, the half-hearted offensive was halted after France seized the Warndt Forest, 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi) of heavily mined German territory.

On 12 September, the Anglo French Supreme War Council gathered for the first time at Abbeville. It was decided that all offensive actions were to be halted immediately as the French opted to fight a defensive war, forcing the Germans to come to them. By then, the French divisions had advanced approximately 8 km (5.0 miles) into Germany on a 24-kilometre (15-mile) long strip of the frontier in the Saarland area. General Maurice Gamelin, ordered his troops to stop no closer than 1 km (0.62 miles) from the German positions along the Siegfried Line. Poland was not notified of this decision. Instead, Gamelin informed Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły that 1/2 of his divisions were in contact with the enemy, and that French advances had forced the Wehrmacht to withdraw at least six divisions from Poland. The following day, the commander of the French Military Mission to Poland, General Louis Faury, informed the Polish Chief of Staff — General Wacław Stachiewicz — that the major offensive on the western front planned for 17–20 September had to be postponed. At the same time, French divisions were ordered to withdraw to their barracks along the Maginot Line.

The Phoney War had begun.

Winter War[edit]

Main article: Winter War

A notable event during the Phoney War was the Winter War, which started with the Soviet Union′s assault on Finland on 30 November 1939. Public opinion, particularly in France and Britain, found it easy to side with democratic Finland, and demanded from their governments effective action in support of "the brave Finns" against their much larger aggressor, the Soviet Union, particularly since the Finns' defence seemed so much more successful than that of the Poles during the September Campaign.[citation needed] As a consequence of its attack, the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations, and a proposed Franco-British expedition to northern Scandinavia was much debated. British forces that began to be assembled to send to Finland's aid were not dispatched before the Winter War ended, and were sent to Norway′s aid in the Norwegian campaign, instead. On 20 March, after the Winter War had ended, Édouard Daladier resigned as Prime Minister of France, due (in part) to his failure to aid Finland's defence.

German invasion of Denmark and Norway[edit]

Main article: Norwegian Campaign

The open discussions on an Allied expedition to northern Scandinavia, also without the consent of the neutral Scandinavian countries, and the Altmark Incident on 16 February, alarmed the Kriegsmarine and Germany by threatening iron ore supplies and gave strong arguments for Germany securing the Norwegian coast. Codenamed Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway commenced on 9 April. From the 14th, Allied troops were landed in Norway, but by the end of the month, southern parts of Norway were in German hands. The fighting continued in the north until the Allies evacuated in early June in response to the German invasion of France; the Norwegian forces in mainland Norway laid down their arms at midnight on 9 June.

Change of British government[edit]

Main article: Norway Debate



British Ministry of Home Securityposter of a type that was common during the Phoney War

The débâcle of the Allied campaign in Norway, which was actually an offspring of the never-realised plans to aid Finland, forced a famous debate in the House of Commons during which the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was under constant attack. A nominal vote of confidence in his government was won by 281 to 200, but many of Chamberlain′s supporters had voted against him while others had abstained. Chamberlain found it impossible to continue to lead a National Government or to form a government of national unity (in Britain often called a "coalition government", to distinguish it from Chamberlain's existing national government), around himself. On 10 May Chamberlain resigned the premiership whilst retaining the leadership of the Conservative Party. The King—George VI—appointed Winston Churchill—who had been a consistent opponent of Chamberlain's policy ofappeasement—as his successor, and Churchill formed a new coalition government that included members of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Party as well as several ministers from a non-political background.

End of the Phoney War[edit]

Most other major actions during the Phoney War were at sea, including the Second Battle of the Atlantic fought throughout the Phoney War. Other notable events among these were:

• 17 September 1939, the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was sunk by U-29. She went down in 15 minutes with the loss of 518 of her crew, including her captain. She was the first British warship to be lost in the war.

• 14 October 1939, the British battleship HMS Royal Oak was sunk in the main British fleet base at Scapa Flow, Orkney (north of mainland Scotland) by U-47. The death toll reached 833 men, including Rear-Admiral Henry Blagrove, commander of the 2nd Battleship Division.

• Luftwaffe air raids on Britain began on 16 October 1939 when Junkers Ju 88s attacked British warships at Rosyth on the Firth of Forth. Spitfires of 602 and 603 Squadrons succeeded in shooting down two Ju 88s and a Heinkel He 111 over the firth. In a raid on Scapa Flow the next day, one Ju 88 was hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashing on the island of Hoy. The first Luftwaffe plane to be shot down on the British mainland was a He 111 at Haddington, East Lothian, on 28 October, with both 602 and 603 Squadrons claiming this victory.[8][9] 602 Squadron's Archie McKellar was a principal pilot in both the destruction of the first German attacker over water and over British soil. McKellar went on to be credited with 20 kills during the Battle of Britain, as well as "ace in a day" status by shooting down five Me-109s; a feat accomplished by only 24 RAF pilots during the entire war.

• In December 1939, the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was attacked by the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles in the Battle of the River Plate. Admiral Graf Spee fled to Montevideo harbour to carry out repairs on damage sustained during the battle. She was later scuttled rather than face a large British fleet the Kriegsmarine falsely believed was awaiting her departure. The support vessel for Admiral Graf Spee, the tankerAltmark was captured by the Royal Navy in February 1940 in southern Norway. (see: Battles of Narvik, Altmark Incident)

The warring air forces also showed some activity during this period, running reconnaissance flights and several minor bombing raids. The Royal Air Force also conducted a large number of combined reconnaissance and propaganda leaflet flights over Germany. These operations were jokingly termed "Pamphlet raids" or "Confetti War" in the British press.

On 10 May 1940, eight months after Britain and France had declared war on Germany, German troops marched into Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, marking the end of the Phoney War.


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Balkans (Secret): Bld A Ser..A Swi-Bur, F Alb-Tri, A Gre-Alb, A Ser S F Alb-Tri, A Pie S A Tyr-Swi, A Tyr-Swi.

England (Secret): Bld F Lpl..F Lpl-Iri, F Bre-Mao, A Lon H.

France (Civil Disorder): Ret F Tun-OTB..A Bur U.

Italy (Secret): F Por S F Mad-Mao, F Gol S F Tys-Wms, A Mar S A Swi-Bur, A Rom S A Ven, A Ven S F Alb-Tri,

 F Tys-Wms.

Russia (Jim Burgess - jfburgess “of” Bld F Stp(sc), A War..F Stp(sc)-Gob, F Kie-Hel, F Bal-Kie,

 A Ber S F Bal-KieA Mun-Ruh, A Sil-Mun, A War-Sil, A Sev S A Rum

Scandinavia (Geoff Kemp - ggeoff510 “of” Build F Swe..F Ice-Wao, F Edi-Nth, F Swe S A Den,

 F Nth-Eng, A Den H.

Spain (Civil Disorder): Ret F Mad-OTB..F Mor U, A Bel U, F Hol U.

Turkey (Hugh Polley – hapolley “of” Bld F Smy, A Con..F Ion H, A Rum H, A Mac H, F Mad-Mao,

 F Tun-Alg, F Smy-Ems, A Con-Smy.


Deadline for F 07 is September 29th at 7am My Time






Unknown Player - Is this A gunboat game without email?  No one wants to make a deal?  Germany has followed Austria off the board, is France next to go?


Scandinavia - Russia - Feel free!


RUSSIA to ALL: The communication finally is picking up a bit!


By Popular Demand


The goal is to pick something that fits the category and will be the "most popular" answer. You score points based on the number of entries that match yours. For example, if the category is "Cats" and the responses were 7 for Persian, 3 for Calico and 1 for Siamese, everyone who said Persian would get 7 points, Calico 3 and the lone Siamese would score 1 point. The cumulative total over 10 rounds will determine the overall winner. Anyone may enter at any point, starting with an equivalent point total of the lowest cumulative score from the previous round. If a person misses a round, they'll receive the minimum score from the round added to their cumulative total. In each round you may specify one of your answers as your Joker answer.  Your score for this answer will be doubled.  In other words, if you apply your Joker to category 3 on a given turn, and 4 other people give the same answer as you, you get 10 points instead of 5.  Players who fail to submit a Joker for any specific turn will have their Joker automatically applied to the first category. And, if you want to submit some commentary with your answers, feel free to.  The game will consist of 10 rounds, with the 10th round being worth double points.  A prize will be awarded to the winner.  Research is permitted, but cooperation or collusion between players is not!

Round 9 Categories


1.    A fish not generally kept as a pet.

2.    A character from “Yellow Submarine”

3.    A day of the week.

4.    A method of birth control.

5.    An American supermarket chain.


Andy Lischett hit the bottom with a score of 18.  Richard Weiss was the big winner with 62.  But can Dick Martin be stopped?  The double-point Round 10 will decide….





Selected Comments By Category


Fish – Geoff Kemp “People seem to keep anything nowadays, so suspect Shark is one of the few that isn't kept as a pet.”  Richard Weiss “A fish not generally kept as a pet. Shark or piranha.  I can spell shark.  Shark it is.”  Marc Ellinger “Hey Shark Week did just end!”  Jim Burgess “So this is sort of a trick question.  So presumably rather than Goldfish, you want fish you eat which should be Tuna or Salmon.  Or Sharks.  I'm going with Tuna.”


Yellow Submarine – Andy Lischett “a.k.a. Jeremy Hillary Boob.”  Marc Ellinger “I guess you could always just name a Beatle, but where is the fun in that!”  Jim Burgess “This was the very first movie I ever saw in a theatre without my parents.... you also wanted me to pick "Boob, Ph.D.", probably the inspiration of my life.  But no one is going to pick him.”


Day – Brendan Whyte “Monday. Always gets me down.”  Geoff Kemp “Such an open category, hopefully most people look forward to a Saturday.”


Birth Control – Brendan Whyte “Malthus would say war and vice. Personally, I prefer a nice hot cup of tea, but it doesn’t half make my willy sore. So I’ll go with condoms (though abstinence makes the heart grow fonder, and the willy softer).”  Richard Weiss “If someone lists, "just say no," "cross your legs," or "abstinence" my hats off to them.”  Marc Ellinger “Revolutionized American colleges…and every guy since has been thankful for it!”


Supermarket – Brendan Whyte “Walmart. It tops wikipedia’s list.”  Geoff Kemp “To my shame I can't think of any other.”  Andy York “Although Market Basket has been in the news.”  Richard Weiss “I looked this up in Wikipedia.  I bet no one chooses the #1 seller.  Kroger is #2.  Then Albertson's, Safeway.  I can't believe Winn-Dixie is on the list.  When I lived in the South it was a chain of dirty stores, with a name that was exhorting the South to win the Civil war.  Costco is like 6th and Target makes the list.  I've shopped in nine of the top 10.  Albertson's was my first favorite chain, with abundant produce that you could select which of each you wanted, just open bins of them.  I'll go with Kroger, since they once interviewed me for a job and then didn't offer it to me.”  Marc Ellinger “Who knows, too many options, since we have regional chains more than national (unlike Europe).”  Jim Burgess “I really wanted to say Wegmans here, which is the best chain in the country (recently noted by Consumer Reports).  Walmart actually sells the most groceries and takes Supermarket to the next level.  But I will go with Krogers, which should be the most popular answer.”  Kevin Wilson “Just because the name is fun.”


Round 10 Categories – Double Points (Joker is therefore X 4 – double the double)


1.    A city in Florida.

2.    A brand of ice cream.

3.    A borough of New York City.

4.    A film that Lauren Bacall appeared in.

5.    A Play-Doh color.


Deadline for Round 10 is September 29th at 7:00am my time



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