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Pink Floyd released a song titled, Pigs (Three Different Ones), on their 1977 album, Animals.

The album was primarily the work of Roger Waters with little input from other group members other than David Gilmour, who helped write the music for Dogs.

These altered lyrics are set to the flow and cadence of Pink Floyd's Pigs. These lyrics describe each of my three children.


(S., boy aged 12)

Sam-man bright ham - Ha ha hurrah you are

You thin spin toy boy - Ha ha hurrah you are

How do you make me smile while I sigh?

You're clearly a real joy

Confusion, laughs, and flash noise

Clever sharp spills of nonsense

Deep distant stares when you think

Wreckless and thoughtless aim - But do we try to tame?

Short hugs and short shrugs

You're clearly a joy

Some background may be in order since I have just gotten back into chess recently. I put considerable time and effort into the game in my late 20's through early 30's. I'm not a very strong chess player but have always had an interest in the game and its history. More recently the role of computers and artificial intelligence in chess has really caught my interest. Starting with Garry Kasparov's defeat (unofficial) at the "hands" of IBM's Deep Blue in '97…

Roll up, roll up gentlenoders! It's time for the all singing, all dancing...

reQuest 2020: an E2 reVue!


It's a new decade and a new edition of everyone's favourite reQuest! The Quest of reQuest will run for the month of January and will involve YOU writing one or more writeups based on requests you will receive from other noders who are also participating. As a…

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