homeless-chessDoes it ever strike you as odd that the game of chess is experiencing vibrant popularity amongst the homeless population of most cities? This is a game of remarkable difficulty that requires tremendous wit, foresight and intelligence that has been mastered by people sleeping on duct-taped cardboard boxes. In fact, chess is one of very few similarities shared between Washington Square Park’s homeless populaton and gifted magnet school affluent teenagers. It’s like the Libertarian party of nerd entertainment. My point is that you’d think that if one had the knowledge to see ten chess moves in the future while manuevering twenty pieces with specific instructions for each against an equally intelligent foe, then the same person would have some propensity towards not randomly spitting at me for allegedly joining the invisible monkey people determined at stealing his underwear.