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#24553 - 05/31/12 08:22 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXIII (123) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Alan, I will tell the story for him

After he waved to the Queen on her trip to Oz, he was in Warrumbungle, a rock fell off Breadknife, hit him in the head, and ever since then he has had a mental disorder forcing him to write the cryptic letters WITWHH an infinity number of times.

Here is the real story:

My friend Steve (not that Steve) and I hitchhiked out to the 'bungles. On the way we stopped off in Coonabarabran, where we discovered that running down the sidewalk and skating on the metal access plates with carbide steel hobnails at night produced an awesome spark array. Hoons.

We hitched out to an intersection where traffic was measured in vehicles per fortnight. Camped for the rest of the night, then packed up & started a fire to keep warm, as it looked like it would rain soon. Almost immediately, a dump truck stopped. We stomped out the fire, and because the truck cab was full, climbed up into the dump part of the truck (whatever that is called).

Several miles down the road, it started to rain, just as a car came up behind the dump truck. We waved to the car, which passed the truck, giving the truck driver some kind of signal, so the truck stopped & we transferred to the car. With our packs.

It turned out the the car driver was a member of the family that donated a rather large property to the newly-established National Park. He asked us if we would like to visit the private Aviary - Australia's premiere collection of native birds. Yup.

We had planned to climb the Breadknife, having come equipped with hobnail boots & a meager hemp rope. However, it had just been closed to climbing.

We did, however, run all the trails, including the High Tops. Other friends of ours did camp on Bluff Mountain. They noted car headlamps appearing on opposite sides of the horizon and waiting an hour before they met. That is a vista.

We had arranged to meet with John, Robert & the Hawkins bloke, who had driven out to Coober Pedy to hunt for opals. On the way, they had picked up a joey, so, after declaring our very own kangaroo at the gate, we kept him in one of the tents, eventually taking him home to Cooranbong and raising a handsome boomer.
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#24554 - 05/31/12 08:34 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXIII (123) [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125):

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#24587 - 06/01/12 05:15 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXIII (123) [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Alan, I will tell the story for him

Here is the real story:

Great story, but I give Harvey full credit for a pretty plausible version.

I commuted to a summer job many years ago with a fellow student who hailed from Down Under. He had good stories -- a high percentage of Aussie stories seem to involve hitching rides. I recall one that involved picking up a couple of sheilas who weren't really... of course I don't know what that means.

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#24617 - 06/03/12 09:53 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: wagga]
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Registered: 02/03/11
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Let's see if I can pull the trigger on this one: the guy who pimped this ride wasn't really naked, but he did clothe The (other) King all in gold, and his store is in another valley altogether from this museum. There aren't many apples growing in the valley, and after riding over hill and dale, the best joke about the driver is a pun on the tune by Harry and Mack. Oh, and land speed records are involved. The happy trails lead about 1500 miles east, but have now come to full closure. Apparently, all of us fans are too old and too broke to sustain them. Junior carries on, though.


Edited by saltydog (06/03/12 10:11 AM)
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#24620 - 06/03/12 01:09 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: saltydog]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Fresno, CA
> Let's see if I can pull the trigger on this one
It sounds like you have this one. If wagga declares it, I'd sure like to see a translation of what Salty just wrote. smile

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#24621 - 06/03/12 02:41 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: Steve C]
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We still haven't named the event. The photographer must have been standing close to a part of what happened.
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#24623 - 06/03/12 04:53 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120) [Re: wagga]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

This is our first guest post. I found a wonderful pano where something very significant happened. I emailed the photographer, asking for permission to post an image. She graciously rose to the occasion & asked me to post in her name. She & her husband like our little game.Thank you Eva!

When the puzzle is solved, I will post a link to her website.

This is the equirectangular image, from which the pano was made. Apparently, it contains a lot of redundant information which is used to construct the scrollable panorama.


The War of the Roses ended. Can we close this puzzle too?

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#24624 - 06/03/12 04:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXXII (122):


Cold. It's cold. It's cold. Or at least I was cold.

Finally, I tried "glider low over town" and added possible countries, one by one. Brute force solution to a puzzle about an elegant plot.

And the launching ramp is even in the picture. I had no idea what that was!

We should think about finishing this one off.

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#24629 - 06/03/12 08:54 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: Steve C]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
> Let's see if I can pull the trigger on this one
It sounds like you have this one. If wagga declares it, I'd sure like to see a translation of what Salty just wrote. smile

I've read it a couple of times and it grows on you. Maybe it's good not that it did not get spilled too early.

Is the event about the car or the W webcam?

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#24637 - 06/04/12 03:15 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) [Re: AlanK]
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Registered: 11/10/09
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXXII (122):


Cold. It's cold. It's cold. Or at least I was cold.

Finally, I tried "glider low over town" and added possible countries, one by one. Brute force solution to a puzzle about an elegant plot.

And the launching ramp is even in the picture. I had no idea what that was!

We should think about finishing this one off.


already did back on 5/24
"Birdmen soaring"
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#24638 - 06/04/12 05:37 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
The doors closed, the hammer came down (in New York, actually), and it went for 100,000 over estimate, with a caveat that all the firearms are disabled. Except the trigger that also activates the gearshift.


Edited by saltydog (06/04/12 06:25 AM)
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#24644 - 06/04/12 07:43 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: saltydog]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: saltydog
The doors closed, the hammer came down (in New York, actually), and it went for 100,000 over estimate, with a caveat that all the firearms are disabled. Except the trigger that also activates the gearshift.

Is this the car on a Kid Rock album cover?

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#24664 - 06/04/12 03:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: saltydog]
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SteveC Anticipates What In The World Happened Here? CXXV:  (Link)

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#24668 - 06/04/12 03:38 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: AlanK]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Holdit! I take it all back.. THe car in Wagga's picture is NOT Roy's 64 Bonneville. The Kid Rock car is, but the one in Wagga's entry is, is, well different. Cowhide seats, no Bonneville markings, different ornaments, maybe a precursor. Roy's had hand tooled leather interior, not natural cowhide, slightly different ornaments.

Sigh . . . so near . . .


Edited by saltydog (06/04/12 03:42 PM)
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#24670 - 06/04/12 04:11 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: saltydog]
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Loc: Fresno, CA
> Holdit! I take it all back.

I was about to point out the differences, then saw your post.

...but don't take it ALL back. I think you were partly right.


Edited by Steve C (06/04/12 04:12 PM)

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#24673 - 06/04/12 05:25 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: Steve C]
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Definitely a different car.

Steve C knows the answer, but I don't think he's got it.

AlanK has the answer on his short list.

Think secret magic door behind the camera.
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#24685 - 06/04/12 11:15 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: wagga]
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Secret magic door....

I don't believe there is any photographic evidence of any such event. And y'all know what wagga says: No picture -- it didn't happen.

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#24690 - 06/05/12 05:34 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: Steve C]
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No photos of secret doors, especially no photos of magic doors - this is secret AND magic.
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#24726 - 06/05/12 03:38 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: Steve C]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Oh sure, its a Nudiemobile, and in a museum. Just not the RR Nudiemobile and not in the RR Museum, which is the key here. I don't think its a Caddy either. Nudie favored 64 Pontiacs (did only one Caddy, I think), and I am pretty sure this is one of the Pontiacs, just not a Bonny. Anyway, its not the car, but the location and what goes on there, that is the obscura here.
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#24733 - 06/05/12 05:23 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXXV (125) [Re: saltydog]
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: saltydog
I don't think its a Caddy either. Nudie favored 64 Pontiacs (did only one Caddy, I think), and I am pretty sure this is one of the Pontiacs, just not a Bonny. Anyway, its not the car, but the location and what goes on there, that is the obscura here.

not a Pontiac to my eye
looks like a de Ville to me - see those huge front side lights?
year looks more like maybe 1970


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