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Old 05-17-2008, 02:44 PM   #35
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Just watched a BBC documentary on the Lewis Chessmen.
Of course the arty shots showed the pieces on a board which was THE WRONG WAY ROUND!!!
All the diagrams in the ancient manuscripts had the boards the right way round, the chess sets behind the expert talking heads were all positioned correctly - but could the numbskull art director get it right?? No they couldn't.

So we listened to earnest 'scholarly' narration, while watching a scene of complete pig ignorance (with apologies to pigs) - it was a disgrace (should be a flogging offence ).

P.S. the weather is somewhat inclement here too; due to the cricket season having just started - we still have the Wimbledon Monsoon to look forward to.
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