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dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was very unhappy to receive the award.

This is from a (fairly low profile) event in the recent news - email if you've heard it, otherwise solve away!
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I never read the gnus (nor even the wildebeests)--takes too long to clean up after.

Was it a "negative" sort of award (e. g. Darwin Awards, Golden Turkeys etc.)?

Did it (the receipt of the award) cause him publicity he'd as of soon avoided? Was he in the Witness Protection Program? On disability and he won the three-legged-race or some other comptetion requiring physical abilities he claimed to lack?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 3:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a "negative" sort of award (e. g. Darwin Awards, Golden Turkeys etc.)? no

Did it (the receipt of the award) cause him publicity he'd as of soon avoided? yes Was he in the Witness Protection Program? no On disability and he won the three-legged-race or some other comptetion requiring physical abilities he claimed to lack? no actually, that sounds like an even better puzzle!
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he hiding from the authorities? or anyone in particular? was he a recluse?
Did the publicity draw attention to something he had been doing?
Was he afraid someone would steal his prize?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he hiding from the authorities? noish
or anyone in particular? no was he a recluse? no
Did the publicity draw attention to something he had been doing? yes
Was he afraid someone would steal his prize? no
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 3:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what he was doing illegal?
Questionable?
Did the award make his work impossible?
Difficult?

And this is totally random - anything to do with film making?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what he was doing illegal? yes
Questionable? no
Did the award make his work impossible? yes
Difficult? yes

And this is totally random - anything to do with film making? no
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this is a bit subjective, but is the award something that is familiar/recognizable by most? Or is it more along the lines of the "Award given to Dryman by the Masonic Lodge in Ipswich"? :)
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this is a bit subjective, but is the award something that is familiar/recognizable by most? Or is it more along the lines of the "Award given to Dryman by the Masonic Lodge in Ipswich"? the specific name of the award isn't relevant; just a more generic "an award for X" type idea
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 12:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he wanted by the police/FBI/CIA/authorities? Do they know who he is and what he looks like but they haven't been able to find him?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 5:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he wanted by the police/FBI/CIA/authorities? noish Do they know who he is and what he looks like but they haven't been able to find him? no
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it sounds like the specific award is not relevant, but rather the fact that the award caused unwanted attention, but it could have been any award. Is that correct?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it sounds like the specific award is not relevant, but rather the fact that the award caused unwanted attention, but it could have been any award. Is that correct? what the award was for is relevant, just not its specific name
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he a drug smuggler? a hit man? did it make it impossible for him to go places without being recognized? was it an award for philanthropy?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 4:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he a drug smuggler? a hit man? did it make it impossible for him to go places without being recognized? was it an award for philanthropy? no to all
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the illegal activity he was doing drug related? Other people involved in the activity, or just him? Robbery? Spying?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the illegal activity he was doing drug related? no Other people involved in the activity, or just him? he was on his own (although there are probably other people that do the activity independently) Robbery? no Spying? no
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the illegal activity involve growing anything? Building or producing anything?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the illegal activity involve growing anything? no Building or producing anything? no
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tax evasion? Something petty? Or more along the lines of a felony?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tax evasion? no Something petty? Or more along the lines of a felony? depends on your point of view - the authorities thought it was serious
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 7:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Categories of crimes... was it a/a case of...

Felony/Indictable ?
Misdemeanor/Summary ?
Hybrid offence ?
Lesser included offense ?
Criminal negligence ?
Regulatory offence ?

Crime against a person?
Crime against property?
Crime against justice?
Was it an inchoate offense? (Solicitation, attempted conspiracy, accessory to something, etc?)