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...

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...

23rd Feb 2021

CIPC #210: Futurama S3 E14, Time keeps on slippin’

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about The Simpsons. It still remains, and will probably remain forever, one of the most lamentable, lacklustre, lackadaisical things to...

16th Feb 2021

CIPC #209: Monsters S2 E2, Portrait of the Artist

If I had been a little smarter, I would have done this episode in the Halloween season, but I’m not so I haven’t. So yeah, it’s going to be Monsters...

10th Feb 2021

CIPC #208: The tonight show 26-09-2019, Grape chess

I am not familiar with American talk shows, but one of the trappings of the genre seems to be painfully unfunny sketches. Today, we will turn our attention to one...

19th Jan 2021

CIPC #205: Father Brown S2 E1, The ghost in the machine

I have sung the praises of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories before, so I will now just suffice by saying that I still stand by those praises. Unfortunately, I cannot be...

24th Nov 2020

CIPC #198: De regels van Floor S3 E16, Fanatiek

De regels van Floor is a still-running Dutch television series. The title means ‘Floor’s rules’ and the concept is that, every episode, Floor comes up with one rule to help...

10th Nov 2020

CIPC #196: Defenders of the Earth E5, Bits ‘n’ chips

Defenders of the Earth is an animated television series, starring three superheroes from American comics: Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the magician. Together, the defend the Earth, as per...

06th Oct 2020

CIPC #191: The odd couple S2 E9, Chess nuts

When I first watched Fawlty Towers I wasn’t precisely blown away, but the more sitcoms I watch the more I appreciate it. Take for example today’s subject: The odd couple,...

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1997

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1946

BSB/FBÉ championship play-off, Brussels

1960

International tournament, Havana

1946

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1955

5th liberation tournament, Maastricht

1951

Brabant championship, Sint-Joost-ten-Node

1950

All Saints’ Day tournament, Ghent

1950