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Re: The slow spill

Postby four21thrasher » Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 am

four21thrasher wrote:
dosethree wrote:They are both pretty good matches to my eye, but the wiki one is dead on. I wonder which one is correct?

Could they both be correct? Could neither be correct? Do you think it matters? What role did it play in the Chicago solution? What role does it play in your understanding of the Chicago solution today? Did it matter to the dudes that were given the information by Preiss needed to dig one up, or to Preiss in order to give them that information? Would Preiss include things if they didn't matter?

As you try to reconcile your answers to those questions, ask yourself this...
How pissed would you be if your solve relied on it being one of the objects, and Preiss said, "No, you're wrong. It's this other one," and then gave the casque to someone else. Better yet, what if it's one on the other side of the city that you haven't yet found?
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Re: The slow spill

Postby four21thrasher » Wed May 29, 2019 1:40 am

Indeed it is a strange-disposèd time:
But men may construe things after their fashion,
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
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Re: The slow spill

Postby Kang » Wed May 29, 2019 2:33 am

Et tu Thrasher?
(God bless the internet. In 1982 I'd need to be as smart as Byron (and Thrasher) and just know stuff. Oh, the humanity...).
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Re: The slow spill

Postby renovator » Wed May 29, 2019 11:12 am

Et tu Thrasher?

Welcome to the D Zone.
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Re: The slow spill

Postby GoldenMartyr » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:03 pm

four21thrasher wrote:Indeed it is a strange-disposèd time:
But men may construe things after their fashion,
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.

At least I know what kind of salad I am having for lunch now! :D
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Re: The slow spill

Postby bbi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:21 pm

Is it possible 421, that there could be more than one piece of classic Art referenced in an image? I completely see the meaning of The virgin of the rocks in the foreground for SF, but the background I see a lot of inspiration from a Chinese classic by Qu Ding called "Summer Mountains" https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1973.120.1/ This particular painting seems to contain some interesting references such as the idea that viewers are meant to identify emperor like images within the mountains that overlook their subjects and that the month for SF is June (height of the "Summer" months) is referenced in the clock. I've tried following this thread (have actually gone though it 3 times) but in areas its difficult to follow due to missing sections and sections where Josh C interrupts it.
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Re: The slow spill

Postby four21thrasher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:36 pm

bbi wrote:Is it possible 421, that there could be more than one piece of classic Art referenced in an image? I completely see the meaning of The virgin of the rocks in the foreground for SF, but the background I see a lot of inspiration from a Chinese classic by Qu Ding called "Summer Mountains" https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1973.120.1/ This particular painting seems to contain some interesting references such as the idea that viewers are meant to identify emperor like images within the mountains that overlook their subjects and that the month for SF is June (height of the "Summer" months) is referenced in the clock. I've tried following this thread (have actually gone though it 3 times) but in areas its difficult to follow due to missing sections and sections where Josh C interrupts it.


Sure, why not. In fact, we "know" there is more than one art clue in puzzles. We also "know" there's more than one lit clue in others, right? This looks like that, right? This reads like that, right? Just keep guessing what palencar and preiss meant for us to see (or one of them tell you), and eventually we'll figure it out, right? Just keep drawing numbers and digging holes till you get it right.

I'm not saying your wrong. Quite the contrary. I'm saying you're right.

A publisher would definitely front a bunch a money for a puzzle like that, right?

Or maybe, that's not the puzzle the publisher fronted money for, it's just the one everyone's trying to solve.
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Re: The slow spill

Postby GoldenMartyr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:22 pm

I sincerely enjoy it when 421 and Reno discuss the actual puzzle. So, where are we with all of this? Have we reached a specific step? Was there a hint dropped that we missed?

Let's get this back on track!
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Re: The slow spill

Postby forest_blight » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:09 pm

Hold up. There's a puzzle? That sounds cool, what's it about?
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Re: The slow spill

Postby four21thrasher » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:00 pm

forest_blight wrote:Hold up. There's a puzzle? That sounds cool, what's it about?

Honestly? It's an exercise in learning to eliminate all distractions, rejecting all the bait, no matter how tempting, and a test of your ability to stay focused on that which matters. (which certainly explains a few things around here).
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Re: The slow spill

Postby forest_blight » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 pm

Got it.
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