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05 July 2013

book sale PizzaQ hint (raffiniert) / the energy-efficient lightbulb above der Kopf fails to illuminate, so the Schweizer screams in frustration

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Anonymous Landscape Windscreen said...

    There are two bookmarks in the book. And if I recall correctly I did give you the typefont (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), I reckon if fits quite nicely.

    Things can go wrong, s***t happens. I for one am currently producing a DVD (we still need beta testers for that) and for bloody weeks I had not noticed that somewhere in a title card a dot was missing.

    There is a famous experiment in psychology. Kids are throwing a basketball to each other in a short film, the researcher who shows you that clip will ask you if you can count all the individual throws. Hard to believe, but most people concentrate so hard on this task they will NOT notice the bloke in a gorilla costume walking into the frame, waving a few times and then walking out of the picture again...

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    nope nein nichts the bookmarks have nothing to do with it, the bookmarks are not the Terrible Mistake

    people addicted to driving while chatting on the cell phone tell me they do it the Perfectly Safe way with hands-free bluetooth ear thing.

    That's nice, especially if your hands-free conversation goes something like WHAT WAS THAT BRASIERRE AND PANTIES DOING IN THE GLOVEBOX THEY SURE AS FUCK WEREN'T MY UNDERWEAR

    (the technical term for this sort of thing is Distracted Driving)

    Friday, 28 June, 2013 

Vleeptron Dude said...

    after their game, 2 golfer guys are in the locker room changing back into their street clothes, and one guy looks at the other and says Jeez Larry, since when have you been wearing a girdle???

    Larry replies: Since my wife found it in the glove compartment.

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    Vleeptron Dude is now accepting begging and whining and debasing for Hints to assist the Clueless pizza-lovers

    HOWEVER i will give this 1 away for free

    there's a HINT in The Original Text of the PizzaQ. There's a hint already floating around in front of your eyeballs.

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    are you begging and debasing yourself yet?

    I just said the Free Hint is in the original TEXT (not the image) of the PizzaQ

    no, the poster got the clock hours right for the booksale. In the Army (and on choo-choo Eisenbahn Bahnhof vehicles & even AMTRAK) we also use the 24 hour clock.

    You're right about the 12-hour system, but it's hardly an original or unique complaint -- the 12-hour clock is pregnant with ambiguity and confusion. I think it was a colonial invention by the 3 Stooges, or the Wise Men of Chelm.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Pat
    To: R***** M*****
    Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 3:29 PM
    Subject: Clue ?

    Oookay, is it that am/pm thing we Europeans don’t get and which confuses us to no end ? I live on a 24 hr cycle, 00:00 to 23:59 is much more conveniant...

    Hell, this irritates me to no end, I think I am going to put on some music and stare at the image untill I have an idea. I know the invisible gorilla is there and I can’t see the bugger....
    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

PatFromCH said...

    Oooookay I have been staring at this thing with Tangerine Dream’s Rubycon on the iPod for bloody ages like a stoner watching a lava lamp now.
    Luckily nothing moved. So far.

    I am really ashamed of myself, I am stupid, but not as stupid as I think I am. Or am I ?

    I bloody well know there is an Invisible Gorilla but I can’t see the bugger ! Read the text, re-read it again. Nada. The Jungian Associations refuse to kick in. Bugger.

    So I urge you, nay, beg you on my knees in full humiliation like Emperor Frederick in Canossa: Hint ? Please ?

    Good grief, this is driving me nuts. Or will you at least come and visit me at the loony farm ?

    And whhy the hell Denmark of all places ?


There's this Suisse guy pulling his hair out by clumps (assuming he is not afflicted with Male Pattern Baldness) trying to find the Fatal Embarrassing Shameful Error in Bob's magnificent flyer for the Ciudad Vleeptron Public Library Book Sale which was held on Saturday September 18 2010.

Apparently he has taken the flyer to CERN in Geneve to have it axially tomographed, like the Shroud of Turin or the Antikythera mechanism.

He has consulted Helvetian Old Book Scholars.

He has even phoned Klaas in Rotterdam.

No dice. No joy. No luck. No energy-efficient Light Bulb irradiating above his head. He is screaming with frustration [see illustration above].

So Agence-Vleeptron Presse's Mensch-on-the-Ground in Mitteleuropa is begging Vleeptron for a hint to point him to the Answer of the PizzaQ.

Okay, I just gave him, and all Vleeptron Pizza Lovers, the hint. Right here and now in this post.

Okay, the hint is Subtle.

It's not like an anvil dropping on your foot or an Acme (tm) safe dropping from the sky on the head of Wile E. Coyote.

"Raffiniert ist der Herrgott,
 aber boshaft ist er nicht".

This is maybe a PizzaQ suited for Einstein's fellow
Schweizer, Kommissär Hans Bärlach. This Mystery is ... well, raffiniert.


Oh, Denmark -- we have discussed the Poultry of Anderby before on Vleeptron. Here in the USA, Carl Barks' wonderful poultry live in Duckburg.

But in the Dansk translations of "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories," Barks' wonderful poultry live in Anderby -- Goosetown, I guess.


PatFromCH said...

All hair still there, no worries. Still wish I had my Robert Plant haircut though. But thanks for asking.

The guys at CERN were busy with their God Particle, as if der liebe nichtexistierende Herrgot was subtle, but not malicious, haha. Der Teufel liegt im Detail, the devil can be found in the details. Indeed. Bloody Hell.

The shroud of Turin is a fake, that anti-whatsname mechanism is intriguing. It is most likely that this device was used for time measurment, but since tha date of Sept. 18th is correct I can rule that bolded hint out.

Carl Gustav Jung, swiss psychologist and later defender of humbug and occultism claimed that associating words with each other can help us remember or come up with new concepts. No luck there so far, the clue in the text remains hidden.

Because the USA and Switzerland currently have a massive legal dispute the Book Scholars were also busy studying ancient legal texts and Klaas wasn’t at home, most likely at the coffee shop. Bugger.

The Invisible Gorilla is still there and I will find that bloody flaming bastard. This thing has disctracted me from work all evening. Most of Vleeptron’s PizzaQs do, exept for the one about Tycho Brahe, wihich I got instantly. Me dumb I thinks.

I guess it’s like when you haven’t seen your girlfriend in a few days, but you notice something is different and she asks you if you haven’t noticed that she has a new haircut. It will be one of these D-OH moments for sure, but with it will come relief for sure....

Vleeptron Dude said...

It sincerely pains me to see you thrashing about in the dark.

I will repeat a detail.

A few days AFTER the booksale, a neighbor woman from the other side of Ciudad Vleeptron told my Library Wife (who asked me to make the flyer) about The Terrible Mistake.

That's when wife and I both made the Homer Simpson DOH noise.

Okay, here is another hint to drop on your foot and I hope you are wearing steel-toe factory shoes.

We announced the Reformed Gregorian Calendar date for the booksale.

But Greg's very popular best-selling calendar isn't the only calendar in CalendarWorld.