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#14613 - 05/29/11 05:42 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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I am coming to the Sierras at the end of July, but is there a pass I need to avoid?

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#14614 - 05/29/11 07:40 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
That Packer's not having company for dinner, is he?


Serving mankind since 1873?

Dale B. Dalrymple

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#14615 - 05/29/11 08:08 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: dbd]
AlanK Offline


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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: dbd
Originally Posted By: saltydog
That Packer's not having company for dinner, is he?


Serving mankind since 1873?

That's way more than enough clues for even the slowest among us. But thank you, Dale, for hinting at a great Twilight Zone episode.

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#14616 - 05/30/11 02:45 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: AlanK]
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My post was not a clue: just a guess. Could be way out of range.
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#14618 - 05/30/11 06:01 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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Originally Posted By: saltydog
My post was not a clue: just a guess. Could be way out of range.

maybe there were shivers in your bones just thinking about it

In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he's brave and bold

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#14619 - 05/30/11 06:38 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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I led a Sierra Club National Outing in 2000. One of the packers members was descended from Donner Party survivors. So we bandied about some slow backpacker recipes.

Google "Mick Jagger Donner Party" (with the quotes).


Edited by wagga (05/30/11 08:47 AM)
Edit Reason: fixed inadvertent red herring
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#14620 - 05/30/11 06:47 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Google "Mick Jagger Donner Party" (with the quotes).

Originally Posted By: Google
No results found for "Mick Jagger Donner Party"

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#14621 - 05/30/11 07:00 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: AlanK]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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well, there was a movie. Meanwhile, here is the rest of the ballad

In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he's brave and bold

Oh xxxxxx xxxxxx
You'll surely go to hell
While all the others starved to death
You dined a bit too well



now back to preparing my car for the rally next week. These little computer breaks give me a chance to rest my bones

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#14624 - 05/30/11 08:40 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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I'm guilty of giving out an inadvertent red herring:

"One of the packers was descended from Donner Party survivors"

...was not a clue. At all, at all.

Just telling a little story. But the ballad was great.

Retry the Google search with xxxxxx xxxxxx instead of Donner Party.
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#14625 - 05/30/11 08:49 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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I fixed the red herring post. Come to think of it, "member" is not such a good word choice, either.
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#14626 - 05/30/11 09:34 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Go to the Univ.of Colorado Boulder to the cafeteria grill where the slogan is: Have a friend for Lunch

Be sure you spell the lst name correctly for the bonus points, although both spellings are accepted around here.

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#14627 - 05/30/11 09:44 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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For our family there is an interesting story about the Donner Party. My wifes ancestors were with the Donner Party up to the fork in the trail where the Southern route went to Calif. and the Northern Route went to Oregon. Her relatives went North lugging a Seth Thomas Mantel Clock which is in perfect working condition and over our fireplace. It is at least 165 yrs old, probably more as they owned it a few years prior to traveling West. Has some cosmetic blemishes but still a source of pride with us.

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#14628 - 05/30/11 10:43 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Either spelling, the search still comes up nil for me
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#14629 - 05/30/11 10:44 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: CMC2]
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Originally Posted By: CMC2
Go to the Univ.of Colorado Boulder to the cafeteria grill where the slogan is: Have a friend for Lunch

Be sure you spell the lst name correctly for the bonus points, although both spellings are accepted around here.

Correctly? The Wikipedia article on our man lists says he was born with the "re" spelling but lists the "er" spelling in quotes.

The collegiate culture note is entertaining. From the same Wiki article:
Quote:
In 1968, students at the University of Colorado at Boulder named their new cafeteria grill the "XXXXXX X. XXXXXX Memorial Grill" with the slogan "Have a friend for lunch!" Today students can enjoy the meat-filled "El Canibal" underneath a giant wall map outlining his travels through Colorado.

Also:
Quote:
An urban legend has it that the Department of Agriculture's cafeteria was officially named for XXXXXX. While untrue, the legend has some factual basis. Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland attempted to terminate a contract for cafeteria food service, but was prevented by the General Services Administration (GSA). To embarrass the GSA, Bergland and his employees convened a press conference on 10 August 1977 to unveil a plaque naming the executive cafeteria "The XXXXXX XXXXXX Memorial Grill," announcing that XXXXXX's life exemplified the spirit and fare of the cafeteria and would "serve all mankind." It was covered on ABC-TV Evening News Vanderbilt Television News Archive that night by reporter Barbara Walters. The stratagem was successful and the contracts were terminated soon thereafter. In magnanimous victory, Bergland yielded to bureaucratic objection that the plaque lacked official GSA authorization, and removed it. Members of the National Press Club, ever happy to seize memorabilia, today display it on the wall of The Reliable Source, a members-only bar. It doubles as a memorial to the late Stanley Weston (1931-84), a man who worked at the USDA. The Press Club's hamburger is called the "XXXXXX XXXXXX Burger."

Wiki does not mention Mick. I am not getting Google searches with Mick and our man in quotes to turn up any results. Perhaps Google is playing with my head.

As far as this puzzle goes, was saltydog correct?


Edited by AlanK (05/30/11 10:45 AM)

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#14631 - 05/30/11 10:52 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: AlanK]
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Nobody is even remotely close. But the guesses are very entertaining. And my Donner descendent comment was misleading, (subconsciously?) - but pre-coffee.

PS: I tend to pronounce words ending in "a" as "er" and vice-verser. Hence "Donna Pass" & "Donner" ex-wife.
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#14632 - 05/30/11 10:57 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
Either spelling, the search still comes up nil for me


Oh.

That was the point.

Doh!
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#14633 - 05/30/11 11:19 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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OK, I get the modern reference to the unfortunate but highly entertaining Joshua tree incident, but the illustration appears to be about 100 years earlier. How about another Ounce, or perhaps a Gram, of a clue?
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#14634 - 05/30/11 11:31 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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the er and re reversals could be in either the first or last name

xxxxxxx xxxxxx was in a party of 21 men


Edited by Harvey Lankford (05/30/11 11:35 AM)

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#14635 - 05/30/11 11:38 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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I was aware of the incident, but no reference was intended.

Reading this, I was reminded that ex-wife "Donner" played with Chris Hillman, and once had Emmylou sit in on her band.
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#14636 - 05/30/11 11:42 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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What? A completely different reference to Mick Jagger, mysterious transportation of corpses, and horses? Quelle coincidence!!
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