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Hint #2 You'll need a lot of Tallent, go flipping through a Hall, meet a Ladd and consult with a Mason to get this one. But be warned; DON'T Beggs for an answer or you'll be Inching with Payne! (You will need to use Google with this one; the hint practically gives it to you!.)



Detroit, Michigan.

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pianolady wrote:
This is hard! I cannot figure out those last two. I'll try one more time late tonight, but that's after a little bit of wine, so don't expect much.

J- you could pull ahead right now!


I was thinking; is the oblique angle on the cityscape pic confounding an ordinary search?

J- (In Alex Trebekian style) Ooh, sorry.


Detroit is incorrect.


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Hint #2 You'll need a lot of Tallent, go flipping through a Hall, meet a Ladd and consult with a Mason to get this one. But be warned; DON'T Beggs for an answer or you'll be Inching with Payne! (You will need to use Google with this one; the hint practically gives it to you!.)



Detroit, Michigan.


Remember, I'm going for the body of water in place #1 (hint#2.)


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Is that the Jersey Shore? Greg Tallent grew up along there. An exact name? I cannot tell you. But I say "The Jersey Shore"

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Is that the Jersey Shore? Greg Tallent grew up along there. An exact name? I cannot tell you. But I say "The Jersey Shore"


No, but you're searching the right way.


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Revised hint for "Place #1": You'll need a lot of Tallent, go flipping through a Hall, meet a Ladd and consult with a Mason to get this one.

Google will be your guide. :idea:


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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
I understand that Google will be my guide but there are millions (no hyperbole here) of search results for the names of:

Tallent
Hall
Ladd
Mason
Inching
Payne


I think you should just give the two participants, Ms. I-root-for-the-Cubs and myself, the answers.

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Place #1 is Botany Bay, Australia. :D

You want to know something funny? My cousin married an Australian and has lived there for the last 10 years. She and her husband are in town and coming over for dinner tomorrow. So I've had Australia on my mind lately - now this!


btw, J - the Cubs are in the play-offs!! (in case you didn't know :lol: )

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Monica Alianello, come on down; you're our next contestant on The - Place - is - Right!!!!

Good game you two! I knew you had it in you, M. 8) So, what do you have in store for us, Monica? :D

PS J, I don't give the answers away until no one has come up with a right answer for 10 days. But I would give increasingly descriptive hints. :wink: Personally I enjoy a nice long game.


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juufa72 wrote:
I think you should just give the two participants, Ms. I-root-for-the-Cubs and myself, the answers.


What's the fun in that? :?


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Place #1 - Botany Bay, AU Monica, 1

Place #2 - Isla Maria Madre, MX Julius, 3

Place #3 - Mexico City, MX N/A

Place #4 - Lincoln Sea, GL Monica, 1

Place #5 - Reindeer Island, Manitoba, CA Monica, 1

Place #6 - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Monica, 1

Place #7 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA Monica, 1


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Monica- - -5
Julius - - - 3


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PS: Hint #2 was all about the 1953 movie, Botany Bay. Search the movie and you'll understand the hint.


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Yay!!! :D

Sure gave my Google Earth a workout on this game, Pete! And btw - I figured you had changed the angle on the city pic, but I was looking in the Far East.


As to our next game - Is it ok if I switch back to 'name that tune', instead of 'where in the world'? Or maybe I can do a little of both?

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pianolady wrote:
Yay!!! :D

Sure gave my Google Earth a workout on this game, Pete! And btw - I figured you had changed the angle on the city pic, but I was looking in the Far East.


As to our next game - Is it ok if I switch back to 'name that tune', instead of 'where in the world'? Or maybe I can do a little of both?


You can do whatever your heart desires; the only limit is your imagination! :D


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Ok - I'll come up with something and post it early Wednesday morning (10/1).

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Huzzah! :D


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Round ? of the Piano Society Game.

This one has a little of both ‘Where in the World’ and ‘Name that Tune’. There are 8 photos and 6 short piano clips (some will be easy, some will not). The photos relate to the music and if you can match a photo to the music, you will get an extra point. Also, a photo could possibly relate to more than one of the music files.

The music is played by me but I didn’t practice the pieces – just read through them, so they are not that great. One of the pieces is a piano transcription of an aria. Another one is just the left hand part of a certain piece, but I think it is possible to figure out.

Before we start, here is a little gift from me to all you men. (really cracks me up!) (You can thank me for it later.)

Every woman knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his hands! This guide should be as common as a driver’s license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, co-worker or significant other!


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Ok, let the game begin!

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Location: The land of Chopin...
Ok, let me start :-)

Pic 4 is a house, where Mozart was born, in Salzburg.
Pic 5 is of course Chopin's birthplace, in Zelazowa Wola! Haven't been there for a long time...

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Hi Kschyschtoff - welcome back to the game thread! You are right on these, so 2 points for you.

Regarding Chopin's home - I hope to go there someday...

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I know one picture and recording have to deal with Albeniz but I am not exactly sure. My guess would have to be picture #1 judging by the roof color of some of the buildings.

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I know one picture and recording have to deal with Albeniz but I am not exactly sure. My guess would have to be picture #1 judging by the roof color of some of the buildings.


No Albeniz, but you're in the right area.

As to the other google earth pics; they are very, very logical! You know me, so you know these places.

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Pic 7 is of Navy Pier and Monroe Harbor, Chicago. The Chicago River and many other landmarks are pictured.

BTW...I have the flu AGAIN! (I had it just a few months ago.) I started on the anti-viral treatment within one hour of fever onset (I keep a prescription of Tamiflu on hand.)

I was too ill to type yesterday but feel much better already, due to my quick dosing reflexes. :lol: (laughing on the inside)

I'm exhausted from sitting down at my desk, so I'll resume participation in your game tomorrow, M.A.. And I thought my games were long! :roll: :lol:


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haha - ok, I guess I got carried away. :wink: I've removed half of the piano clips and left just the ones that actually match a picture. (except Chicago - I just liked that one. And Pete gets the point!).

So that means that if you can name the tune, you can also match it to a photo (or two! or three!) for extra points. And a photo can match more than one tune. So now you know that there must be a Mozart piano clip and a Chopin.

Here is your first hint regarding pics: Nathan

Hint regarding music: All my buddies are on the current page of the AR. (except one)


Hope you feel better soon, Pete.

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Track 7 is Mozart K. 570, 1st movement. I'll play (badly) the last movement to make myself feel better. If you've never played/heard it, look it up! It's pianistic helium! :lol:


I know I've heard #9 before...something in f minor.

Pic 3 looks an awful lot like I-20 near Shreveport. That's my final answer, Meridith.

Track 10 is a waltz op. post. by Chopin in E-flat

Okay, track 12 is a Beethoven Sonata I learned the last time I had the flu... :shock: The andante of op. 79 (of which the last movement is a transposition of his opus 109's first movement.)


It's amazing how slow time can seem to move when one is achy.


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Mozart – correct
Chopin posth. Waltz – correct
Beethoven – correct (Now can you find his house?)
4 points for you, Pete.

More hints time:

Pic 3 – I should have said before for the hint – Nathan and Pete and Terez. (think of my favorite composer) (also - I don't know the route number. Google doesn't tell me that.)

Two other pics not yet mentioned (#2 and #6) relate to my favorite composer.

One other pic is my other favorite composer, but this pic can also relate to another ‘new’ favorite composer.


Music:
Track 9 might just be something by my favorite composer. Think I’ll go do my exercises now.
Track 1 – Last name starts with a G
Track 11 – Last name starts with an M and he lived close to G.

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Pic 8 is Beethoven's house. How could I have missed THAT?!

I mean...there's a poster of it in my house! :lol:

Yes, M, I do already feel better. Fever's gone, food's staying down, asthma's all clear. Despite my legs still feelling like leaden jell-o. I managed a one mile walk today and it felt so good to move around!

(Should be running 3:49 miles before too long.) :lol:


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Oh! Track 9 ( I KNEW I heard it many times before (as I'd played it just that way)) It is after the intro, the left hand of Trois Neuvelles Etudes, Nr 1.

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Pete, you are correct about pic 8 and track 9, so 2 more points for you! Or actually four more points...at least I think so...can't remember my own rules, now.

And have you not guessed #3 pic? Type in "Chopin" in Google Earth and see what you get. As far as pic #6 - think Paris, France and Chopin. Pic #2 - think Paris, France and Chopin. Pic #1 - think Granados and Mompou. And wouldn't you know, I was just at a tapas restaurant tonight! I ate way too much, though, so I can't wait to run it off in the morning. (Won't be 3.5 miles, though!)

Funny about the poster of Beethoven in your house!

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Pete, you are correct about pic 8 and track 9, so 2 more points for you! Or actually four more points...at least I think so...can't remember my own rules, now.

And have you not guessed #3 pic? Type in "Chopin" in Google Earth and see what you get. As far as pic #6 - think Paris, France and Chopin. Pic #2 - think Paris, France and Chopin. Pic #1 - think Granados and Mompou. And wouldn't you know, I was just at a tapas restaurant tonight! I ate way too much, though, so I can't wait to run it off in the morning. (Won't be 3.5 miles, though!)

Funny about the poster of Beethoven in your house!


That's 3:49 miles. 3'49" miles...3 minute, 49 seconds per mile. I was joking because that's how much room for improvement there is in my condition. :lol:

I did manage to walk 3 miles in one hour, today so I can't be that ill.


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Pic 6 is the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Pic 3 is Chopin, Louisiana. I thought it looked familiar. :lol:

OK, I'm tired again

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The Mozart and Beethoven were the ones I could identify. I thought no.1 sounds very much like Granados and no.11 can't be anyone else but Mompou. Bit peeved I did not spot the Chopin, but it's really sneaky to only play the LH :x

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Pic 6 is correct and so is pic #3. Isn't that funny?

Track 1 is Granados and track 11 is Mompou.

Pete - I think you are up to 10 points now. I declare you the Winner!! Hurray! Yippee! Way to go! etc...! :lol:

Pic #1 is Barcelona = Granados and Mompou
pic #2 is the Square D'Orleans in Paris - One of Chopin's apartments.

Ok - game over. Pete - you're up.

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Ok, now a serious question:

Have you not heard?


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Heard what? :?

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I saw a heard once. But never heard a heard

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You never heard a herd of buffalo? (me, neither - except on TV)

Pete - this suspense is killing me!!

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It was my understanding that everyone had heard...

That the bird is the word! :lol:
(A completely random reference to the 1963 song "Surfing Bird" the most annoying thing I've ever heard.)

I'm watching that silly cartoon "Family Guy" last night and that was the theme of the show. It was one of the very few times I've literally held my side laughing. Peter Griffin finds a record of the song and plays it till Stewie gets a nosebleed.

For those of you unfamiliar with the song, here it is. (It'll get stuck in your head like a bad toothache.) Sorry.

BTW, making a new game...suggestions? I could do more name that place but it's getting a bit tedious, IMO. Maybe I should make a pot party....I mean potpourri. :oops: :lol:


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OMG, I should not have done that! Thanks a lot, Pete! :evil: :lol:

A piano pot party sounds interesting. :wink:

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Working on new game. I plan to post it on October 15, 10am, CDT.


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hhmmm ... I think I'll be washing my hair! :lol:

btw Pete ... slamming new sigline!

speaking of Family Guy ... there's a really wrong (in the funny way) episode where Peter plays the piano amazingly ... but only while he's stinking, fall-down drunk! hehe

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hhmmm ... I think I'll be washing my hair! :lol:

btw Pete ... slamming new sigline!

speaking of Family Guy ... there's a really wrong (in the funny way) episode where Peter plays the piano amazingly ... but only while he's stinking, fall-down drunk! hehe


I saw that one, it cracks me up! If only it were that way in real life...

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Sorry, the new game is coming Friday morning at10am CDT! :oops:

Global stocks plunged more than 10% today! :lol: I still say "buy", unless you have a heart condition or think you might be pregnant.

Disclaimer:

Investing in the stock market may cause rash, bloating, uncontrolled diabetes, wheezing, chest pains, Braxton-Hicks, bloody diarrhea, irrational exuberance, euphoria, depression, infections and sometimes fatal allergic reactions have been reported. Make sure to talk to your psychiatrist before investing your hard-earned money in the stock market; if you don't have a psychiatrist and are thinking of investing in the stock market, you should get one before investing. :P


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Bah humbug!

I keep getting interrupted. :evil:

New game will be out on Saturday morning. I think. :lol:

Here's something funny from the creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGE34VAqYTk


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Oh, Pete! :x :!: :)

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
Well in the meantime here is another logic puzzle alla arabia

The grandfather of the reigning Sheikh of Shibam was a muslim faithful to the law and took unto himself five wives. From the information given, can you establish in which order he married the five wives and solve the name of the father of each bride and his occupation?

Clues

1. The Sheikh was already the husband of Muna when he espoused the daughter of Hussein, the camel driver.

2. Yasmin's father was the goatherd, but Salome was not the daughter of Mahmoud and Muna's father was not the grower of coconuts.

3. The tent-maker's daughter became the Sheikh's fifth wife.

4. Salim, who was not the owner of the goats, was the father of the Sheikh's second wife, but the fourth wife was not the daughter of Mahmoud.

5. Fatima, the daughter of Faisal, had precedence over the daughter of Hakim by virtue of her seniority in the harem.

6. Leila was wifer number three.

Important info

Daughter's names: Fatima, Leila, Muna, Salome, Yasmin
Father's names: Faisal, Hakim, Hussein, Mahmoud, Salim
Occupations: Camel driver, coconut grower, goatherd, Sheikh's bodyguard, tent-maker
Possible order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5




I'll give the answers on Wednesday circa 15:00 Madrid Time. :wink:

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Thanks for taking up my slack, J!

I haven't had 5 minutes to myself the last two weeks!!! (Excuses, excuses. :lol: )


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PJF wrote:
Excuses, excuses.


"Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink" -Adam Carolla

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...still grossed out, but here is an attempt at the puzzle:

Hussein/camel driver/Leila/4

Mahmoud/goat/Yasmin/1

Hakim/tentmaker/Muna/5

Salim/?/Salome/2

Faisal/?/Fatima/4

I can't figure out who is the body guard and who is the coconut. Is the rest of it correct?

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juufa72 wrote:
"Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink" -Adam Carolla

I like that one. It appeals to my subtle sense of humour :lol:

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...still grossed out, but here is an attempt at the puzzle:

Hussein/camel driver/Leila/4

Mahmoud/goat/Yasmin/1

Hakim/tentmaker/Muna/5

Salim/?/Salome/2

Faisal/?/Fatima/4

I can't figure out who is the body guard and who is the coconut. Is the rest of it correct?


Here we go:

Neither Fatima, the daughter of Faisal (clue 5), nor Muna (Clue 1) was the fifth wife, who was the daughter of the tent-maker (clue 3) and who therefore cannot have been Yasmin, either, since her father was the goatherd (clue 2). Since Leila was wife number three (clue 6), the fifth wife must have been Salome. We know that Muna's father was neither the tent-maker nor the goatherd, nor was he either Hussein, the camel drover (clue 1), or the coconut grower (clue 2); so he must have been the Sheikh's bodyguard. Weknow that Salim was not Fatima's father and, as he was the father of the second wife (clue 4), his daughter was neither Leila nor Salome. He was not the goatherd (clue 4), either, so his daughter was not Yasmin and must have been Muna.

We now know either the name or the occupation of four of the wives' fathers, so Leila must have been the daughter of Hussein, the camel drover, and, by elimination, Faisal, the father of Fatima, must have been the coconut grower. Salome's father was not Mahmoud (clue 2), the goatherd father of Yasmin. Therefore Yasmin was not the Sheikh's fourth wife (clue 4) and must have been his firt, leaving the fourth wife as Fatima, the daughter of Faisal.

Summary:

Wife # 1 Yasmin--daughter of Mahmoud the goatherd
Wife # 2 Muna--daughter of Salim, the Sheikh's bodyguard
Wife # 3 Leila-- daughter of Hussein, the camel driver.
Wife # 4 Fatima--daughter of Faisal. the coconut grower
Wife # 5 Salome--daughter of Hakim, the tent-maker


I wonder what it would be like to have five wives? :wink: :? I'm sure it has its drawbacks. Would the pros out weigh the cons?

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