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Because we can.
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To begin with we need to find the one spot on the Earth which Geologists agree will be the last to survive intact come what may, be it volcanic, glacial, nuclear or magnetic pole shifting changes to the planets' surface and construct a game board and chess men of Easter island guardian proportions.
Each chess man should be covered in carved glyphs depicting its movements and best known end game strategies.
The largest crane ever constructed will need to be...constructed so that games between countries can begin, (the order of contesting peoples for the first round could be determined by the percentage of cost or land donated for the original set).

This way, not only will time lapse games of chess be enjoyed by fans and bookies of all nationalities, but if we end up nuking ourselves our greatest game will be able to be pieced together by future alien archaeologists.

Lloyd-Webber quiz http://www.guardian...5961,634463,00.html
For 2 fries.

<takes drink after posting link>
[DrBob, Apr 13 2005]

Deep Blue - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue
"Deep Blue was the first computer system to win a chess game against a reigning world champion under regular time controls." [Detly, Apr 28 2005]

Cheesehenge! http://www.google.c...al&client=firefox-a
[Spacecoyote, Jan 13 2008]


       i misread this as cheesehenge. i still like it +
benfrost, Apr 10 2005

       I never quite figured out how a crane was constructed. I can't see how it is made without some larger crane to deliver material to the highest points. This leads to the interesting question of the creation of the first crane. No doubt there is an obvious solution but I choose not to think of it.
hidden truths, Apr 10 2005

       The first crane came by stork.   


skinflaps, Apr 10 2005

       don't tell Andrew Lloyd Webber, please.
neilp, Apr 11 2005

       I thought about it, and I thought about it, and I just don't get it [neilp]. The amazing technicolor en passant?   

       //be it volcanic, glacial, nuclear or magnetic pole shifting changes//
You forgot "fiery wrath of God(s)."
AfroAssault, Apr 13 2005

       ...and also, "[Detly] forgets to calibrate home-built particle accelerator."
Detly, Apr 13 2005

       Future alien archeology guide:   

       "These enormous stone monoliths are thought by archeologists to have been constructed millenia ago by a long-dead civilization. Their purpose is unknown, but their sheer size and grandeur have awed visitors from across the galaxy for years.   

       In fact, they are dwarfed in size only by the even more gigantic structure you can see behind me, located half a mile away. Unlike the stone monoliths, archeologists are in near-unanimous agreement that this structure is very likely a giant primitive 'crane,' probably used for the construction and manipulation of these very monoliths."
ywong, Apr 13 2005

       [ywong] heh.
[UnaBubba] sure.
[DrBob] Thanks, I get it now but I'll probably wait for the video.

       I also forgot "asteroid impact" but...   

       ...that was a lame movie. Thanks for leaving it out.
AfroAssault, Apr 13 2005

       constructing the largest crane ever constructed is bunnable enough, and that's not even your idea. But, then you go on to word it in such a way as to shoot coffee out my nose, which hurts, so I'm really at odds over here.
daseva, Apr 13 2005

       Who would waste millions of dollars to do that ?
heroofmight, Apr 26 2005

       That question is applicable to more than a few ideas here.
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 26 2005

       [benfrost] me too. I want CHEESEHENGE!
Cedar Park, Apr 26 2005

       and astronauts could work out moves from space.
elfling, Apr 26 2005

       Well if we are going to slowly destroy our planet, then we may as well at least leave try and retain some of the more popular ideas. The better halfbakery ideas, for example, could be stored in a hollowed out part of the Black King's nose.
hidden truths, Apr 26 2005

       Sounds worthy of publishing. For what it's worth, I know I'd be interested.   

       It is my experience that the word "dusty" is redundant. I have yet to hear of a tome that wasn't.
hidden truths, Apr 27 2005

       "Deep Blue," you mean?
Detly, Apr 28 2005

       An interesting error, Pa've, considering that "Big Blue" WAS the world's largest crane!
SoldierJim, Aug 23 2005

       Yes, I misread it as Cheesehenge too and my first thought was that on the bakery it should be Sconehenge.
marklar, Jan 13 2008

       //Sconehenge// [marked-for-tagline]   


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