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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92)
AlanK #21091 01/29/12 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
There is a resemblance to #42. I thought of big events that would use something of that shape and size, but earlier than the one in #42. Thanks to Wikipedia, I could start in Athens and proceed. Thanks to wagga, he did not force many iterations.

You might be on the right track for where... but what?


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91)
wagga #21092 01/29/12 03:09 PM
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You west coasters have an advantage. Do I need to channel my thoughts to a particular island?

You have it. So what event(s) may or may not explain this?

Where in the World is Juan Cabrillo?

http://www.boemre.gov/omm/pacific/kids/cabrillo.htm

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91)
Harvey Lankford #21093 01/29/12 03:18 PM
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Are those palm trees native? And are those "rocks" on the beach really rocks?


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92)
wagga #21094 01/29/12 03:39 PM
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There is a resemblance to #42. I thought of big events that would use something of that shape and size, but earlier than the one in #42. Thanks to Wikipedia, I could start in Athens and proceed. Thanks to wagga, he did not force many iterations.

You might be on the right track for where... but what?

There was a major international event at that site in the last year of the 19th century. A certain baron was involved and later commented that it was amazing that the institution he founded survived that particular staging.

Skillet Samaranch
AlanK #21095 01/29/12 05:44 PM
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I don't have a Coubertin recipe, and don't have a clue about French cooking, so let's honor the late Samaranch.

Skillet Samaranch:

In a 12" cast iron skillet:

Saute several onions in olive oil under Medium High. Reserve.
Do the same for some Broccoli florets.
And some red & green Bell Peppers, as well.
This is a good time to nuke up any other refrigerator leftovers, too. Tater Tots excluded.

Brown some meat (hot dogs/chicken/beef/whatever) and reserve, or skip this step for a vegetarian meal - <but tofu is quite amazing>.

Open the Spanish Rice Package, dump into the skillet & nuke. Quench with several cups of water. Or rough red Spanish wine.

Add & stir in the Chemical Package from the SRP. Add a 28 oz. can of Whole Peeled Tomatoes, cutting the WPT to desired size.

Add all the reserved components back into the skillet. Simmer for 20 minutes or a week or so. Serves 2 geeks.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91)
wagga #21096 01/29/12 05:45 PM
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Are those palm trees native? And are those "rocks" on the beach really rocks?

Here is one story (well, two):
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There are two stories that purport to explain the curiously out-of-place palm trees on the beach. First story: the palms are courtesy of a movie company that filmed a feature there in the 1920's. Story #2 comes to us from Jeffrey LaBarre, who wrote "I was having dinner as a reciprocal guest at the Santa Barbara YC and talking with a couple at the table next to me about my visit to Cuyler Harbor. I was telling story #1 when another older gentleman piped up. He said that, while this story has been repeated many times, it was false. The four palms were planted, he said, by a fellow SBYC member. He said he knew this was true because he knew the man and his son who did the planting and that it was much later than 1935, in the early 50's he thought (this is, I think, consistent with the size of the palms). I can't say for certain that this guy was right but it is certainly commonly accepted knowledge at SBYC and I have since heard this from other sources as well."

Frankly, we like the movie-maker story legend better, even if it's not true.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90)
Harvey Lankford #21097 01/29/12 07:00 PM
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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90)
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I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90)
Harvey Lankford #21110 01/30/12 07:37 PM
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I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.

Bob R's relevant story

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90)
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[quote=Harvey Lankford]I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.


wonderful story by Bob

you have it

the dry lake is Frenchman's Flat -north of Mercury, NV and south of Yucca Flat - on 1/27/51 began Project ABLE - the first nuc test there, one of many, many

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenchman_Flat

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93)
Harvey Lankford #21112 01/31/12 06:45 AM
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What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93):



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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93)
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That one is easy. He is the monk in this old story.
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In an ancient monastery, a new monk arrived to dedicate his life to God and to join the others copying ancient records. The first thing he noticed was that they were copying by hand books that had already been copied by hand.

He had to speak up. "Forgive me, Father Justinian, but copying other copies by hand allows many chances for error. How do we know we aren't copying someone else's mistakes? Are they ever checked against the originals?"

Father Justinian was startled. No one had ever suggested that before. "Well, that is a good point, my son. I will take one of these latest books down to the vault and study it against its original document."

He went deep into the vault where no one else was allowed to enter and started to study. The day passed, and it was getting late in the evening.

The monks were getting worried about Father Justinian. Finally one monk started making his way through the old vault, and as he began to think he might get lost, he heard sobbing. "Father Justinian," he called.

The sobbing grew louder as he came closer. He finally found the old priest sitting at a table with the new copy and the original ancient book in front of him. It was obvious that Father Justinian had been crying for a long time.

"Oh, my Lord GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!," sobbed Father Justinian, "the word is 'celebrate' NOT CELIBITE!!!!"

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93)
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"CELIBITE!!!"

I could not find that word in any of my dictionaries.

Also, closer to home, this.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93)
wagga #21116 01/31/12 10:10 AM
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"CELIBITE!!!"

I could not find that word in any of my dictionaries.

Also, closer to home, this.

Yeah, someone needed a spel checker.

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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
AlanK #21120 01/31/12 12:58 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):



(This was going to be my guess on #93, but they're different guys.)

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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
AlanK #21121 01/31/12 02:10 PM
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with a beard like that, it might be Charles Darwin

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
AlanK #21122 01/31/12 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):



(This was going to be my guess on #93, but they're different guys.)

That's wagga!


Journey well...
Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
Harvey Lankford #21124 01/31/12 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
with a beard like that, it might be Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin


Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
+ @ti2d #21125 01/31/12 02:35 PM
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That's wagga!


wagga


Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94)
AlanK #21126 01/31/12 02:59 PM
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That's wagga!

wagga


For those of you who didn't get it, I do speak lacustrine.


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