Joined: 02 Mar 2005 Posts: 84 Location: Sydney
So who actually went? =)
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:05 pm
Joined: 29 Apr 2004 Posts: 23
Video was great!!! Wish i could of been there.
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:15 am
Joined: 30 Nov 2004 Posts: 18 Location: Somewhere beneath the underpass
Hey just checked the forum after yesterdays epic jouney. A good time was had by all I feel. It is also nice to read the pages and pages of spec by people who weren't there, on the majority of the traffic that passed by. PS most of the motorcyclists in yellow vests were domino's pizza delivery guys, or that is how it seemed. It's also good to see that for about two hours of that "spec" time, the guys in london were happily sitting in the pub quaffing (always wanted to type that word) fine ale, and discussing what we'd been given.
this isnt a bender this is night time
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:43 am
Joined: 14 Oct 2003 Posts: 147 Location: 32░08'N 110░56'W
Looked like a great time, also wish I could have been there.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:23 pm
Joined: 08 Mar 2005 Posts: 277 Location: The shores of the great lake Erie
Hopefully my bandwidth will bear this - the Abbey Road shakycam [10.9Mb]
Jesus, I laugh like a little girl...goddamnit.
Abbey Road shakycam (mirror) [10.9Mb]
I've hosted a mirror on my site, just in case Bruce's craps out.
Excellent footage and superior effort!
Thank you both for collaberating here, and thanks to all who were able to attend and collect information!
We apppreciate your taking the time to transcribe the clues. It was a great effort in a crunch situtation and you kicked typo ass, & video-taped it to boot!
Now that you've found another key ~ what are you going to play?
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:42 pm
Joined: 30 Dec 2004 Posts: 55 Location: Bedfordshire UK
19/03/05 I went to Abbey Road on Saturday and made it there with minutes to spare due to the Jubilee Tube Line being partially closed for repairs. I was assured this would only add 40 minutes to my journey but one 90 minute journey later, on a noisy, cramped, smelly old bus, I arrived at the monument in Abbey Road on the most glorious day of the year so far. Imagine my excitement when I walked round the monument, at noon, and found the following clue (pic attached). It was great to meet the rest of the people that turned up, a very resourceful, friendly and dedicated bunch. Hope we get to meet again.
something's going to happen, something wonderful...
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:02 pm
Joined: 18 Feb 2005 Posts: 149 Location: United Kingdom 333#: 287
"You complete the jigsaw puzzle
to discover it is a picture of yourself,
finishing that same puzzle."
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:11 pm
Joined: 18 Oct 2004 Posts: 135 Location: United States
makes a nice background too
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:16 pm
Joined: 25 Sep 2002 Posts: 261
aye, well I guess I made the mistake of thinking typical crossword puzzle
it still just irks me that in a single crossword they'd put a clue and the answer as an anagram together in the same clue... seems redundant IMO, but I digress. If we already have the answer then that's what matters anyway
It's only redundant if you know that "on stock market" is the clue part and "exec hangs" is an anagram and "ruined" is the part that lets you know it's an anagram. That's the devilishness of a cryptic crossword.
There's a puzzle that appears frequently in Games magazine in which three phrases are given, each pointing to one phrase that is the answer. One of the clue phrases is an anagram, one has the same consonant/vowel pattern, and the other has the same first letter(s) as the answer. The puzzle would be easy if you knew which one was which, but the challenge is figuring that out. The same applies for the cryptic crossword.
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:52 pm
Joined: 11 Sep 2004 Posts: 1139 Location: 390 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Rochester NY, 14624, USA
That's the devilishness of a cryptic crossword.
I saw the shaky-cam .. it apparently wasnt all thet cryptic to growfybruce. That amazes me no end, really. he looks at the words, and has the answer. POW! like that. am i dumb fFor not seeing it even half as quickly as he did?
Perplex City is a game whose only rule is: There must be a party.
Balance of Powers is a game whose only rule is: There must be a political party.
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:57 am
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