That's Jeffervescent!

Grandmaster Jeff

That’s Jeffervescent! – by Jefferson Airplane

This is a mini chess set. Mini like me.

They tell me that chess is a game. I am guessing that is because it apparently comes in a cardboard box, and cardboard boxes are loads of fun. For me, it’s a case of buying the packaging rather than the content.

They say chess is a game of strategy. My strategy is to bite the box, chew the box, and generally look for an opportunity to shred it if possible.

Chess is also apparently a game of movement. But whenever I’ve watched people play chess they seem to be extremely still. So it is also a game of irony.

The game of chess has featured in a lot of stories and films and television and everywhere. But the best one of all is one of the wonderful stories of all time, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll. And this story was the inspiration behind the lyrics of that famous Jefferson Airplane song, “White Rabbit”! So my affinity with the chess set (especially its cardboard box) was, as they say, written in the stars! Go ask Alice!


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