Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Puzzler No. 3

                                          Last week was elegant but not hard.
                                          This is less elegant but, I hope, harder.
                                          Though doable.
                                          I think. 
                                          Good luck.
                                          Have fun.
                                          The winner gets a 2015 EGDD blog poster.
                                          Post your guesses below.

                                          Two thousand fifteen years ago
                                          Using our system 
                                          Not that they would then
                                          But only two digits
                                          Plus the Latin, abbreviated
                                          John Candy and Judy Holiday
                                          Had this in common
                                          All together now, a kind of code
                                          He preferred being an unhappy fellow
                                          To being a porker smiling in shit
                                          Not that he was given the choice.

                                          Where is this?


  1. The Bourgeois Pig Cafe - 738 W. Fullerton Pkwy.

  2. Stumped!
    I keep thinking of a red line station and t don't know why. ?!

    1. Rahm is doing a lot of traveling on the taxpayer's dime.

  3. Chopin Theater 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642

  4. Invasion of Britain by emperor Claudius?

  5. The Coliseum in Rome -- purely a guess LOL.

  6. Well, I'm guessing Richborough in Kent, England, which is not even a half-assed guess, as I don't get the first part or the significance of the unhappy fellow. It does bear the feature of including one of your son's names, though, which is at least a coincidence, since you said that some of these puzzles were originally created for your sons' amusement.

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  8. C'mon Hive, what's with this shot-in-the-dark guessing? This has to be figured out. That's the point. To be honest, if you crack the last part you can guess the first part fairly easily. This is a 4 on the cipher scale.

    1. All right, 00AD43 is the "hex value" of the color green. The Chicago River? That's all I got. Has nothing to do with an unhappy fellow, of course. Apologies that as a drone in the hive, I'm not up to a less-than-middling cipher challenge. I like the new versions of Sherlock Holmes well enough. Alas, I'm evidently more like Nigel Bruce's Watson than either Martin Freeman's or Lucy Liu's. : )

    2. The Hive is calling for more worker bees! I do like the ciphers though.

  9. Jakash certainly moved the ball. The last part, well, remember I design it so you can't just plug the words into Google and solve them. But you can process them. You have to be philosophical about it.

  10. Socrates School?

    Nikki D.

  11. Replies
    1. Uh, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, to be more precise...

  12. Yes! You got it, Jakash. The first part delineated the Pantone code for green. The second, a paraphrase of John Stuart Mill's classic observation, "It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is only because they only know their own side of the question.”

    Send me your address and I'll send you your poster. Unless you have one already. I still have lots of coffee.

  13. I guess multiple guesses aren't disqualifying, then. ; ) I'll certainly be happy to receive one of the swell, limited-edition posters! Thanks for the contest and the clues, Neil. Upon further review, I have to admit that my earlier "shots-in-the-dark" were ridiculous and did not even begin to conform to the parameters of the puzzle. Alas, I'd have done better in recognizing that quote 30 years ago. I'm just lucky that the likes of Mr. Evans or Mr. Savage evidently didn't check in today...


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