What am I (MJ 1)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby Myth Jellies » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:04 pm

emm wrote:Are you any kind of work of art that is to be found in an art gallery?


No.
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

Postby emm » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:55 am

I suspected as much.

Have some people solved this one privately by PM?

If not, does the connection between the birds relate to
a) their physical characteristics
b) their habits

If a - is the physical characteristic their eye rings and/or anything to do with goggles?

If b - can we have another hint. The sprinkler system, woodpecker & shrike are all beyond my ken. The only thing they have in common is the letter K.
emm
 
Posts: 987
Joined: 02 July 2005

Postby underquark » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:49 pm

Given today's weather (@ NS560650), would one have performed beforehand?
underquark
 
Posts: 299
Joined: 06 September 2005

Postby MCC » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:05 pm

emm wrote:b) their habits


emm wrote:If b - can we have another hint. The sprinkler system, woodpecker & shrike are all beyond my ken. The only thing they have in common is the letter K.

Remember emm, that besides the sprinkler system, the British Green Woodpecker, and the Australian Shrike there is also the, Australian Channel-bill and Jamaican Cuckoo.

And no, I have not PM'ed Myth Jellies at all in relation to this riddle.


MCC
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby Myth Jellies » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:20 pm

Another clue? How about...

"Royalty abounds; if you can see a match, then you've found me"
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

Postby emm » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:41 am

Royalty + suits = cards - hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades
Spades comes from the Spanish espada meaning sword
Shrikes and woodpeckers have sharp beaks for stabbing things
A sword is kept in a scabbard = jacket which could be inscribed

......oo0oo Grub Family Ceremonial Sword oo0oo......
emm
 
Posts: 987
Joined: 02 July 2005

Postby Myth Jellies » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:04 am

LOL:D There is a much better fit for an inscribed jacket than a weapon.
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

Postby MCC » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:49 am

emm has PM'ed me and she has an answer.

So Myth Jellies, is the answer to:

I am an unusual juxtaposition of categories for my type.

Rainbird:?:

Which is the name given to the British Green Woodpecker, the Australian Shrike, the Australian Channel-bill and the Jamaican Cuckoo.
Because they start to sing just before a rain storm.

Rainbird is also the name of the company that maufactures sprinkler systems.

MCC
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby emm » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:28 pm

Rainbird is also a software label owned by Microprose which released the Formula One Grand Prix games, which ties in with the racing car angle.
emm
 
Posts: 987
Joined: 02 July 2005

Postby Myth Jellies » Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:35 pm

I am not a rainbird.

But a Mr. Rainbird was employed to find me.
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

Postby MCC » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:05 pm

Was Mr Rainbird employed as a:

Scientist:?:

Mathematician:?:

Private Eye:?:

Doctor:?:

Art collector:?:

Banker:?:

Head hunter:?:

Sportsman:?:

Farmer:?:

Fisherman:?:

Chef:?:

Politician:?:

Adventurer:?:


MCC
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby Myth Jellies » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:24 am

I think Rainbird was employed as a special agent of sorts. Similar to a private eye.
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

Postby MCC » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:29 am

Is Mr Rainbird a fictional character:?:


MCC
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby MCC » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:32 am

How about:

Firestarter 2 - Rekindled (2002)

Plot Synopsis: Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John Rainbird, who wants to find and use Charlie as the ultimate weapon of war. Vincent is a young private investigator unwittingly sent to look for Charlie, and evenutally tries to help her escape from Rainbird, who has formed a group of young boys from other research projects -- each with different special abilities -- in a plot to take over the world.



MCC
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby Myth Jellies » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:28 pm

You have John Rainbird correct, but not the correct work of art.
Myth Jellies
 
Posts: 593
Joined: 19 September 2005

PreviousNext

Return to Coffee bar

cron