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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, and my favorite character from that show was the one played by a guy named, I think, Langdon or something like that. A tallish white guy with glasses and kind of wild hair.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just looked it up--Detective Dietrich played by Steve Landesberg.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Oh, and my favorite character from that show was the one played by a guy named, I think, Langdon or something like that. A tallish white guy with glasses and kind of wild hair."

Hal Lindon played Barney Miller - is that the one?

My actual favo(u)rite was the character "Dietrich", played by Steve Landesberg who might be the you are referring to. He was layed back, lazy and had a droll answer for everything. :-)

The thing I like so much about the show is that it is largely "innocent" humo(u)r and the laughs are dependent on knowing the characters who became larger than life.

I have become so enamoured with Barney Miller that I have been looking for tapes or DVD's with episodes on. There is only one official DVD in existence and we haven't recieved the program(me) here for maybe a couple of decades.


Does it mislead due to its location? Yope
Due to something nearby? Yope
Something written? Yope

Sorry I can't be more helpful other than yopes. Perhaps a different line of enquiry might help here.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP

The Puzzle Title is relevant

The Puzzle involves a Picture.

The picture is about 2-4 times the size of a PC screen. It is likely painted in oils and is attached to something that allows it have movement by virtue of the wind.

The image on the picture dates from the late 18th century but the picture itself was painted in the mid-late 20th century.

The picture accurately depicts an historical event but it misleads in some way.

There is a degree of specialist knowledge but I anticipate that doing research on it will enhance the satisfaction of pursuing the solution to the lateral outcome.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess- Boston Massacre? Other event like that?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess- Boston Massacre? No
Other event like that? It is a well known historical Event
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, extensive discussion on the bay area. Thanks for the demographics, Tim :)

Is this a famous painting/ a reproduction of a famous painting?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a famous painting/ a reproduction of a famous painting? I'm not actually sure. The image on the painting is at least famous. It could also be a reproduction of a famous painting but it is certainly not an original.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 1:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D'mention it, Arjun--I imagine you knew a lot of that already :O. In fact, a movie theater(/re) I used to attend years ago has (or had, I don't even know if it's still there) been converted to an Indian theater--over by Sunnyvale Golfland on El Camino.

Did the event take place in Europe? The Americas? One of the British Isles? Asia? The Mideast? Africa? Antipodean realms? On an ocean? Is it in the nature of a military action?
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know there's Naaz(?) in Fremont where I saw an Indian movie; my friend's been telling me there's one in Santa Clara, but didn't know about the one on El Camino. That would be useful :)
As for the demographics, yes, hardly surprising. Got to be the biggest percentage of Indians I've seen since I left India. When I moved here from upstate New York a year back, I felt quite at home :D
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought Civil War might be involved, but this would be OWT as you mentioned end of the 18th century. Right?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 10:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim
Did the event take place in Europe? The Americas? One of the British Isles? Asia? The Mideast? Africa? Antipodean realms? On an ocean?
On an Ocean

Is it in the nature of a military action? Not quite

Alizon
I thought Civil War might be involved, but this would be OWT as you mentioned end of the 18th century. Right? That's right
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beer involved?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mutiny involved?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beer involved? No
Mutiny involved? Yes
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bounty?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 1:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bounty? Correct


Correction below

Beer involved? Please rephrase
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it mislead about some event which took place on the Bounty? Some fact about one of the people involved?

Is it attached to a ship or boat, perchance?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beer, like the Basingstoke brewery?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So does the picture depict the Bounty Mutiny?

Any relation to Colonel John May of Basingstoke? To May's Bounty? Cricket? Bounty Inn?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim
Does it mislead about some event which took place on the Bounty? No
Some fact about one of the people involved? No

Is it attached to a ship or boat, perchance? No (btw I think Alizon has been doing some research!)

Alizon
Beer, like the Basingstoke brewery? vaguely relevant
So does the picture depict the Bounty Mutiny? It depicts the ship "The Bounty"

Any relation to Colonel John May of Basingstoke? This man is relevant but he has no relationship with the ship, "The Bounty"

To May's Bounty? This is relevant
Cricket? This is relevant
Bounty Inn? This is relevant
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some research? You bet!

So, does the deceitful nature of the subject of your puzzle have something to do with relating the ship Bounty with all the Bounties of Basingstoke? For example, using the picture of the ship in an advertisement for the cricket grounds?