I am sorry to all the worthy opponents out there, but I must take a break from the tournement play on the internet. School and work are the main factors for this.
When I look at a prepared, and undisturbed chess board, the phrase, "the calm before the storm" comes to mind.
Ask me about my senior citizen discount.
"We who are about to die, salute you." -countless roman gladiators
"The board is set... The peices are moving..." -Gandalf Stormcrow, white wizard
The United States at the beginning of its days saw nothing but bloodshed of patriots, but they still produced great people like Ben Franklin, Elvis Presley, and Bobby Fischer. England enjoyed decades of supremacy over all nations, and who do they produce? .....Bionicdan
(Bush came from Texas, not the US)
A funny french joke:
How many gears do the French Tanks have?
6 total, 5 in reverse, and 1 forwards in case they get hit from behind.
Disclaimer: I actually like the french, but I find the jokes funny.