07th Jul 2021

CIPC #229: The great dictator

Today, we dissect the greatest of the great, because The great dictator is probably the greatest movie by the greatest silent movie actor: Charles Chaplin. But it is a very...

30th Jun 2021

CIPC #228: Chess-nuts

Betty Boop is one of the very many things in the world that I just can’t get my head around.1 She is a very old cartoon character created by Max...

23rd Jun 2021

CIPC #227: Etsy ad

Etsy is quite famous in America but I think it is far less popular here in Europe, so perhaps a little background information is in order. So here we go:...

15th Jun 2021

CIPC #226: The Perry bible fellowship, Primate checkmate

Today, we go visit the digital lagerstätte and dig up one of the dinosaurs of the internet: The Perry bible fellowship. Before Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, before xkcd and Cyanide...

08th Jun 2021

CIPC #225: Crime doctor’s warning

Have you ever heard of the Crime doctor franchise? It is about doctor Ordway, a criminal psychologist who helps the police solve cases. Nowadays, it is almost entirely forgotten, but...

01st Jun 2021

CIPC #224: The adventures of Sherlock Holmes S1 E6, The speckled band

If ever some dimwit decides to feed my blog posts into a machine learning engine and make it produce one of its own, it will probably write about a murder...

25th May 2021

CIPC #223: Taylor, Women playing chess

It is time to parade some high culture in front of your eyes again while I talk condescendingly about paintings like I can tell  undoubted Rafaels from Gerard Dows and...

19th May 2021

CIPC #222: Inspector Morse S8 E8, The remorseful day

In the ranks of British tv detectives, inspector Morse occupies a prominent but slightly strange position. He is not a brilliant eccentric like Poirot or Miss Marple. He is not...

11th May 2021

CIPC #221: The office, S5 E26

There are certain things the internet loves far more than it should. Not that they’re bad per se, but the internet just obsesses over them. Cats, for example, or Keanu...

05th May 2021

CIPC #220: Cyma ad

Ex oriente lux. Also, really weird pop music. In Europe, one mainly hears about k-pop, the Korean pop music which has been taking the world by storm the last couple...


World youth championships, Szeged


11th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen


International tournament, Vence


31st world junior championship, Buenos Aires


2nd NATO championship, Oslo


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Breda


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Antwerp


5th international open tournament, Leuven