What am I? (18)

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What am I? (18)

Postby MCC » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:01 am

1 - 11:06

2 - Three: [1] [2] [3]

3 - Commissioned for Odo.

4 - A good place for a Bun fight.

5 - Hercule's assistant.

6 - The Fisher of Dreams and his? dog could lead you on the walk of your life here at 3 times the speed of light, relatively speaking.

7 - If [1] was successful [2] may not have been necessary and [3] could have been better prepared for.

What are [1] [2] [3]:?:


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Re: What am I? (18)

Postby coloin » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:36 pm

MCC wrote:1 - 11:06


A wild guess ?

The Bible wrote:And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

Hosea, Chapter 11, Verse 6


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Postby MCC » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:43 am

1 - Is not a bible reference.


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Postby Cec » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:47 am

Is this related to space flight such as a trip to the Moon?

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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:19 pm

Some ramblings...

6. The "Fisher of Dreams" is a sculpture on Naburn Bridge and includes a figure (man or woman?), a bicycle and a dog. It lies part-way along a cycyle track from Selby to York. There is a solar-system theme here hence travelling this stretch between Saturn and Jupiter would be similar to three-times light speed.
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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:20 pm

More thoughts...

3. The Bayeux Tapestry was commsioned by Odo. did MCC mean "by" or did he really mean "for"? Odo was also a shapechanger character in Deep Space Nine and was a security constable but not, as far as I can tell, commisioned.
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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:21 pm

Wait a minute, is 11:06 the same as 10:66?
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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:23 pm

And Hercule's assistant was Dr Sheppard in one book but Captain Hastings in at least one other.
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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:40 pm

Are they all battles?

If
1] the battle of Stamford Bridge (Fisher of Dreams reference) had been a success for the Norsemen,
2] the Battle of Hastings (Poirot's asisstant, 1106=1066) might not have been necessary and
3] the battle of Bannockburn (bun fight) might have been better prepared for. So, come to think of it, might the battle for Hamburger Hill.
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Postby MCC » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:07 pm

Yes they are all battles Underquark, but you haven't got them all - you have two of the three.

Look to No.7 for guidance.

underquark wrote:6. The "Fisher of Dreams" is a sculpture on Naburn Bridge and includes a figure (man or woman?), a bicycle and a dog. It lies part-way along a cycyle track from Selby to York. There is a solar-system theme here hence travelling this stretch between Saturn and Jupiter would be similar to three-times light speed.

That's correct.

With No.3, I was trying misdirect, I thought Odo of DS9 would throw you.

underquark wrote:Wait a minute, is 11:06 the same as 10:66?

Yes it is, well spotted.

...but Captain Hastings in at least one other.

A character born of Agatha Christie's pen - Hercule Poirot's assistant - Captain Hastings.

You're nearly there Underquark, keep searching.


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Postby underquark » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:52 pm

If
1] the English had been successful at the battle of Fulford then
2] the battle of Stamford Bridge might have been avoided (the Norsemen having turned tail for points North).
Thus 3] the Battle of Hastings would still have taken place but on more favourable - and more sight-preserving - terms for English Harold.
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Postby MCC » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:35 am

The battle of Fulford.

Fulford is the start of the Solar System walk.

All the battles took place in 1066.

Battle of Fulford - Sep 20, 1066
Battle of Stamfordbridge - Sep 25, 1066
Battle of Hastings - Oct 14, 1066

MCC wrote:4 - A good place for a Bun fight.

I was thinking of Chelsea Buns, and where do Chelsea play? Stamford Bridge.

MCC wrote:5 - Hercule's assistant.

I thought this might be be misread as Hercules assistant leading to the Kevin Sorbo series 'Hercules' and Iolaus his assistant.

Other than that Underquark, well done.


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Postby underquark » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:09 am

The bun fight threw me. I thought initially of PG Wodehuse (Jeeves, Berty Wooster - Worchester) etc. and then Bannockburn (a Bannock being a Scottish pan-fried cake/bun thing). I had projected the ramifications of English victory at Hastings too far into the future as it may have altered English/Scottish relations considerably and even have altered the setup of the US (hence Hamburger Hill was actually in the running).

I had also thought of other baking-related placenames such as Breadalbane but there haven't been any major battles there to my knowledge unless you count fights at the Breadalbane Arms in Dundee (colloquially known as the Howff as it was opposite a cemetery of that name).
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Postby MCC » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:03 am

If the battle of Fulford had been successful, then events at the battle of Hastings may have had a different outcome, with King Harold surviving and William the Conqueror defeated or even killed, the course of British history would have been completely changed.


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