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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they'd heard him, they would have chuckled, rolled their eyes, or tackled him.

True story, him #1 = him #2 = HTM (but not me)
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If they'd heard him ... say something? sing something? yell something? make a noise/noises?
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If they'd heard him ... say something? This sing something? yell something? make a noise/noises?
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tackled him physically? football? rugby? or confronted him?

they = H/T/M?

did they know him? did he say something about them?
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tackled him physically? Could have been this or confronted him? Or this football? rugby? But in neither of these contexts

they = H/T/M? Assume 2 HAM, but they could be F

did they know him? did he say something about them? No to both
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They = teachers? adult relatives of him? some other authority figure?

What he said = to them? about them? about someone else? about something else? about an action? about a feeling?
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They = teachers? adult relatives of him? some other authority figure? This

What he said = to them? about them? about someone else? about something else? This about an action? And this about a feeling?
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were they police?

was he making some sort of threat? like "I could kill him!"?

was he angry? drunk? just yound and foolish?
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were they police? No, but close

was he making some sort of threat? No like "I could kill him!"? No, but...

was he angry? drunk? just yound and foolish? A little bit of this, but he was mainly [something else]
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soldiers? traffic wardens? security guards? bouncers?

was he upset? crying? happy? lost? desperate?
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soldiers? traffic wardens? security guards? This bouncers?

was he upset? crying? happy? lost? desperate? None of these
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Was he playing a joke?
They didn't hear him because: they weren't at a place? he didn't tell it loud? they misheard him?
Location relevant? Is this by any chance airport?
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Was he playing a joke? Noish
They didn't hear him because: they weren't at a place? he didn't tell it loud? This they misheard him?
Location relevant? YES Is this by any chance airport? No
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Was it a public place? A private residence? Was it a school? a sport place? a shop? a communication infrastructure? Was it during any relevant event?
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was it a bank? a school or university? an office building? a government building? a public building? private housing?

did he think he was being funny? was he talking to someone else? relevant who that was?
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Was it a public place? Yes A private residence? So no Was it a school? a sport place? a shop? a communication infrastructure? None of these Was it during any relevant event? DOYD of "event" - it was during a class trip (which the HTM was part of)

was it a bank? a school or university? an office building? None of these a government building? YES a public building? And yes private housing? So no

did he think he was being funny? Yesish was he talking to someone else? Yope relevant who that was? Yes, but beware potential FAs.
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Was it a court? a parliament building? a ministry building?
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Was it a court? a parliament building? a ministry building? No to all
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Did they go to the place as a visitors? to do some work there? to have classes there? on other purpose?
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Did they go to the place as a visitors? This, No to rest to do some work there? to have classes there? on other purpose?
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So these were security guards at a government building? near the entrance? near something important in the building? working at a metal detector?

"I have a gun"? something similar involving a weapon or explosive device?
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So these were security guards at a government building? Yes near the entrance? near something important in the building? HERE, and this is extremely relevant. working at a metal detector?

"I have a gun"? No something similar involving a weapon or explosive device? No
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Did he say something threatening? Something personal about security guards? Something about the building or the important place in the building?
Were they in the bank?
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Did he say something threatening? Yopish Something personal about security guards? No Something about the building No or the important Yes place Noish in the building? Yes
Were they in the bank? No
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is the important place in the building connected to the purpose of the building?

is it a museum? a library? a town hall or state capitol is that what you call them?? more to do with central government?
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Would you say that the important something they were near is: a person/people? object(s)? room(s)? function(s)? artwork?
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is the important place in the building connected to the purpose of the building? Yes

is it a museum? It could be considered this a library? No a town hall or state capitol No is that what you call them?? Yes more to do with central government? And yes

Would you say that the important something they were near is: a person/people? object(s)? This - one object room(s)? function(s)? artwork?

As usual, Googlepedia is allowed. Specifics are important to this one.
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"Considered" a museum? So it hasn't got museum in the name, like, say...The San Jose Museum of Art, for instance (as an example)?

Government...ah, is it maybe in Washington DC? The Smithsonian Institution? (I would call that a museum...)
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young, foolish and something else...arrogant?
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"Considered" a museum? So it hasn't got museum in the name, Correct like, say...The San Jose Museum of Art, for instance (as an example)?

Government...ah, is it maybe in Washington DC? YES! The Smithsonian Institution? But not this (I would call that a museum...)

young, foolish and something else...arrogant? Not this
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is it some sort of memorial or mausoleum?
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Is it a document? The constitution? The Declaration of Independence?
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is it some sort of memorial or mausoleum? No

Is it a document? YES The constitution? No, but... The Declaration of Independence? WORLD'S 18th BIGGEST YES
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Did the kid make a comment suggesting that he would do something to the Declaration of Independence (DoI)? claiming to know something unusual about the DoI? Does the movie "National Treasure" have any relevance?
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did he offer to sign it?
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Did the kid make a comment suggesting that he would do something to the Declaration of Independence (DoI)? YES claiming to know something unusual about the DoI? No... Does the movie "National Treasure" have any relevance? EPIC. YES. How on earth did you get that?

did he offer to sign it? No

Should be a quick step from here...
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The map on the back? (or writing/directions/whatever...it's been so long since I saw NT, I forget what was supposed to be there precisely)
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The map on the back? (or writing/directions/whatever...it's been so long since I saw NT, I forget what was supposed to be there precisely) No - earlier in the movie and more general than this. The student said "I'm going to [something] it" - a line from the film.
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Steal?
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Steal? Yes, and that's the

**********SPOILER**********

The junior class at the high school I attended always goes to Washington DC for their class trip. My sister's junior class happened to be obsessed with National Treasure, even reenacting parts of the film in the relevant locations. So at the National Archives, standing in front of the Declaration of Independence, one of the students (reenacting the film) said, "I'm going to steal it." Fortunately, no security personnel heard him; however, I think that if they did, there would have been three possible reactions:

-Chuckling (if they got the joke and thought it was funny in the slightest)
-Rolling their eyes (if they got it, but thought it was dumb)
-Or tackling him (because SOMEONE JUST THREATENED TO STEAL THE DECLARATION LET'S GET HIM!!!!!!!!)

Nice work everyone - gold stars to Noel, Kaylee, Redwine, and Shez.
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*gives balin kitteh a cheezburgur for having such an awesome puzzel* :-D yay, gold star, shiny! thankyou!
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*nomz cheezburger*

Oh, and the title is Latin for "(they had) been gates." Ben Gates is the protagonist of the National Treasure films.
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oh yes, Ben Gates, of course, lol! It all makes sense now. :-)

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