2) After the slugfest the day before, Nigel Short did manage to struggle to a draw on the last day in Budapest to win the title on his own. His opponent (underperforming cellar-dweller Zoltan Almasi) offered a handshake after a whopping nine moves. Nice. Niiiiice. Short wins the tournament on +4, Polgar +2, Leko +1, rest nowhere.
3) Happy birthday to kleio_caissa, who is the single most reliably effective source on all my Friends list of overloaded, gruesome, one-size-squicks-all schlock-horror fan fiction, despite fierce competition. Yet she looks so sweet and innocent! Compliments seldom come higher, or more back-handed...
4) I have perceived that I am rather more comfortable with being good-naturedly silly in my comments in other people's journals than I am in my own journal entries. Time to make amends, for silliness has its place (and the best icon) and is probably underrepresented here if anything.
I shall start by pointing out that j4 links to this year's Eurovision entries online and thence the BBC link to a singularly stupid