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Any Other Slushlandians on Mythic Scribbles?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by PlotHolio, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    In a shameless effort to give myself some amount of mystique, I have not disclosed my location. However, I am suddenly interested in knowing if anyone else lives nearby.

    Here are some clues about Slushland's location:

    -- It's in the United States of America.
    -- It manages to be slushy and icy at the same time.
    -- Fewer than 1,000,000 people live within fifty miles of me.
    -- Hippies love our one successful band. Consequently, they also love our deserts.
    -- A movie starring Jim Carrey was filmed nearby, but they changed the state.

    If you can figure out where I live from these clues, you're either from Slushland or somewhere close by.

    Oh, and if you are from Slushland, type "FOR SLUSHLAND!" in the reply box.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  2. FatCat

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    After reviewing these clues, enabling detective mode, and relying on years of training with Where's Waldo and Carmen Sandiego, my guess is that you live somewhere near a tree.
     
  3. Chilari

    Chilari Staff Moderator

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    Based entirely on the top 3 clues, I'm gonna guess South Dakota. I have never been there or indeed to any of the United States (or, for that matter, that side of the Atlantic at all), but I felt like having a go.
     
  4. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    Congratulations Chilari, you were only off by a thousand miles!

    FatCat, you might win, but only if you can answer this question.

    What's under the tree?
     
  5. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    Your states name begins with a 'W'?

    The critter under the tree says 'Moo'?

    I be much, much further north than you...and much further west.
     
  6. PlotHolio

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    One of those two statements is correct.

    This is fun, but it's kind of sad that nobody's from Slushland, yet.
     
  7. Chilari

    Chilari Staff Moderator

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    Well until I saw the USA clue I thought it might be Scotland. They have slush and ice year round up there. Or Slough, if your stated location is any indication. Seriously. Slough. Real place. Wouldn't want to go there.
     
  8. CupofJoe

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    I was going for Rhode Island...
    Slough
    Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
    It isn't fit for humans now,
    There isn't grass to graze a cow.
    Swarm over, Death!

    Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
    Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
    Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
    Tinned minds, tinned breath.

    Mess up the mess they call a town-
    A house for ninety-seven down
    And once a week a half a crown
    For twenty years.

    And get that man with double chin
    Who'll always cheat and always win,
    Who washes his repulsive skin
    In women's tears:

    And smash his desk of polished oak
    And smash his hands so used to stroke
    And stop his boring dirty joke
    And make him yell.

    But spare the bald young clerks who add
    The profits of the stinking cad;
    It's not their fault that they are mad,
    They've tasted Hell.

    It's not their fault they do not know
    The birdsong from the radio,
    It's not their fault they often go
    To Maidenhead

    And talk of sport and makes of cars
    In various bogus-Tudor bars
    And daren't look up and see the stars
    But belch instead.

    In labour-saving homes, with care
    Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
    And dry it in synthetic air
    And paint their nails.

    Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
    To get it ready for the plough.
    The cabbages are coming now;
    The earth exhales.

    John Betjeman
     
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  9. Jess A

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    Washington state?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  10. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Maine.

    /10char
     
  11. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    One of you is close... but who?

    Also, CupOfJoe, that poem is brilliant!
     
  12. Jess A

    Jess A Archmage

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    Oregon was my other thought.
     
  13. Rho

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    Buffalo-upstate NY
     
  14. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    Unfortunately, Rho, that is incorrect.
     
  15. Devora

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    Is it Colorado?
     
  16. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    It is not.

    Also, are you and Devor related?
     
  17. Devora

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    no, just coincidence.
     
  18. Devora

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    Is it Wyoming?
     
  19. PlotHolio

    PlotHolio Sage

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    Wyoming it is not.
     
  20. Filk

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    My dad works at a place where Jim filmed for that movie that consequently also makes those delicious desserts. Growing up, I skied the 'Bush.

    Wow, no one else got it. I thought it was pretty obvious hehehe
     
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