I hereby unconcede defeat in the 1991 Onondaga County High School chess championships

by: Chris Bowers

Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 16:16


This afternoon, I am unconceeding defeat in the 1991 Onondaga County High School chess championships.

Eighteen years ago, after "losing" the semifinals to a freshman from Manlius Pebble Hill, I was pressured into conceding by a shadowy coalition of MPH chess team members (who hosted the competition, and probably sent messages to my opponent during the match), my employer at the time, Wegman's (who wanted me to work that night), and my teammate Julian Marshall, who went on to "win" the championship.  Julian was afraid I would defeat him if I advanced to the final (I mean, I like totally beat Julian about 45% of the time in high school).

Further, I am unconceding defeat in my campaign to make Bel Biv DeVoe's "Do Me" our class song in high school.  There is no way that "Everything I do, I it do for you" by Bryan Adams represented our class that year.

What are you unconceding?

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I unconcede my second, fourth, seventh and eighteenth student electoral contests. (4.00 / 1)


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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


Sob, sob --- s'so-ob. (4.00 / 1)
(Forgot sorry)

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The government has a defect: it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect: they're pure tyrannies. -Chomsky


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the trouble with being born (4.00 / 1)
I'm unconceding that my mother didn't abort me all those years ago.

But I'm not conceding that's the bad news.

Though I will concede it's not the good news; not in this day and age of Sarah Palin.


6th grade geography bee (4.00 / 5)
I was down to the final three players and I lost because I couldn't name the five boroughs of NYC. I later found out the winner had a parent from NYC. Unfair. I unconcede.


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Dude, That Is Sooo Lame (4.00 / 1)
I only had, like second cousins from NYC, I lived in Northern California, and I totally knew all five boroughs.

Unfortunately, we didn't have geography bees in my school.  I was robbed!

Can I un-not-participate-because-we-didn't-have-that-sort-of-contest?

"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3


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Getting "Desolation Row" To The #1 Spot In "Top Nine Tunes" Back in 1965 (4.00 / 3)
"Top Nine Tunes" was a daily call-in feature at radio KSJO (AM, I don't even remember if they had an FM station yet at that time), with positioning based entirely on call-in requests, and no rules about calling multiple times.  So when Higway 61 Revisted was released, the first order of business in my circle of friends once school began (over the summer when been somewhat scattered) was to get "Like A Rolling Stone" onto "Top Nine Tunes."  We knew a few people from other high schools who were doing the same.

Once we succeeded, and felt it was getting enough support from people we didn't know, we switched our attention to "Desolation Row"--and told our friends at other schools to join us.  It took a little while, but within about a week, we got it on at #9.  It was off and on for about a week, I think, but then we got it on regularly. Never got to the top of the spot, though, and eventually we conceded that we never would.

Well, not any more. I'm un-conceding! So what if "Top Nine Tunes" has been off the air for 40 years, more or less?

"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3


On behalf of all left radicals, (4.00 / 6)
I hereby unconcede the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. I tried calling Franco up to let him know but I've been having a hard time reaching him.

Join the fight to give students a real voice on campus: Forstudentpower.org.

I'm unconceding defeat in the 1974 drawing competition... (0.00 / 0)
..of my hometown newspaper! That damn liberal media led me to believe I came up some votes short, and I got fooled into admitting defeat, without given the chance of a recount of all jurors. They even had the chuzpah to "sweeten" their fraud by telling me I was the second winner, instead of admitting they made me the first loser!

Today, I'm 100% sure political considerations made the paper manipulate the result in favor of the competitor from a working class quarter. And now I know I owe it to my fans and to myself to correct this wrong, and will go to any length to be rightly instated as the victor. Me, defeated? No way!


I unconcede a spelling bee, a superlative, and a student government election (4.00 / 2)
I was robbed I tell you!

In 4th grade, I totally spelled fluoride right, I don't care what that cafeteria lady who was a judge says.

I also unconcede my middle school Most Likely to Succeed and Class President elections, both of which I campaigned heavily for and was favoured to win! (I swear)


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That's the right spirit! (0.00 / 0)
Yeah, we should never accept any stupid voters or jurors being against us. That's the lesson we should learn from Doug Hoffman, who so bravely fights reality! Let's all build our own cozy bubbles, who needs the mean real world?

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I unconcede everything. (4.00 / 3)
The universe should have to start over.

Health insurance is not health care.
If you don't fight, you can't win.
Never give up. Never Surrender.
Watch out for flying kabuki.


my Frogger title (4.00 / 4)
I unconcede my Frogger title erroneously awarded to this guy:

And by the way Chris, thanks for the snark bait.


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