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#27 The Thinker

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

The weather has brightened up in darkest deepest South Ockendon.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

Sorry Argon, but that's not a win (you have to have an actual towel, not the coding for a towel). Haragai might have won (see the actual towel), but unfortunately time travellers are automatically disqualified (for obvious reasons).

I think that leaves me as the winner :-) Second place is still up for grabs though.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:12 PM

A towel ALWAYS wins. No question. :D15:
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:50 PM

*frowns at Argon0* Deary me, you miht be right about base 13. What a novice mistake. Where shall I put my face?

But as for the rest of you with the <towel> or the smiley towel, pu-lease. You MUST be aware that the ruling that Peanut refers to only applies to actual photographs of players carrying their towels, and then only if it's a Thursday and the moon is widdershins.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:26 PM

Cool, that means we revert back to my original win.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:38 PM

Nonsense. I won in post 7. A little known variation of the famous Bezpanikoff move. I'd forgotten all about it, until the Thinker mentioned South Ockendon.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:10 PM

That reference to South Ockenden was far from unqualified and in fact clearly stated darkest deepest South Ockendon. This renders the Bezpanikoff move merely transient and requires that the play bounces once before the game can recommence. Thus my post 8 stands. I win. This decision has been confirmed by the panel of three independent adjudicators, one of whom was responsible for returning the play in post 7 while the other two observed.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

Congratulations Merely a number. :S1: :G10: :Winner: :G: :S4:
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

That one reminds me of a recent archaeological article I was reading about a discovery in ancient Mesopotamia of dungeon rooms bricked solid.

This may conceivably be related to a popular conundrum on how to confine a time traveling demon since if you simply lock the ceel door they'll either jump forward or backward in time to a moment when the cell door is open and unguarded and walk out.

The answer of course is to brick the dungeon cell up solid to a depth greater than the demon can jump in time, unbrick it when the demon is to be confined and then brick up again afterward.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:02 PM

The terms 'when', 'then' and 'afterward' mean rather different things to a time travelling demon (time traveller but no demon, me) than to mere mortals. Your suggestion that a cell can be 'bricked up solid' to a depth greater than the demon can jump in time simply won't hold water never mind wash. It's a popular conundrum alright, although unrelated, but you haven't even begun to solve it. Brick up solid! Ha ha!

Quaint approach, though.
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

You'll remember I began with a reference to recent archaeological findings.

...which in turn reminds me of one of my favorite time travel jokes, likening the state of the technology on time travel to that relating to space travel back in the 1930s, when it was generally agreed given the rate of progress in aeronautics we might have space travel one day, though of course that would be only in the remote future...

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:01 PM

That one reminds me of a recent archaeological article I was reading about a discovery in ancient Mesopotamia of dungeon rooms bricked solid.


You'll remember I began with a reference to recent archaeological findings.


Your actual reference was to some rag you've wasted time reading recently. No win there, my friend! I quite possibly wrote that particular piece of tripe myself.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

Listening to Fields of Gold by Sting.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:24 AM

Any any anachronisms turned up in the vicinity of the dig?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

Do you know the way to Basildon by bus?
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:26 AM

Since this thread seems to be die3ing for want of interest, I suppose I might as well walk away with final honors. :D

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

Congratulations ITIWBS :G11: :S11: :S4: :WIN: :Winner:
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:03 AM

... still no responses on the question of anachronisms. [Anachromisms: Objects or informations found apparently out their proper context in time.]

Still one does have to be careful about that. One has, for example the anomalies thought to indicate cultural diffusion between the Maya and the Chinese during period ~ from the 7th century CE and the 9th century CE.

It was frequently suggested that these items might be of much more recent origin until the case was finally proved by discovery of log books and manifests in Szechwan Province, China archives documenting a voyage of the 7th century CE, taken together with agricultural records indicating that the American chile pepper, native to Central America, has been in cultivation in Szechwan Province ever since, that there had in fact been pre-Columbian voyages to new world from the far east.

So, that piece of iron mongery or Chinese ceramics item, found in a a 7th to 9th century stratum in Central America isn't necessarily an anachronism after all, but may indeed be a bona fide period artifact in its proper stratum.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:52 PM

Congratulations ITIWBS :G11: :S4: :Winner: :*: :WIN:
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:24 PM

...and I was hoping for stouter competition ... :D11:...shocks me witless sometimes when I get it...

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Your phrase is very good

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

regardless she doesn't win 8-)
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