AmericanLiterature vs. GoogleMaps

resolute, in dispute, can’t refute, so astute
my assumption, your presumption, every symptom, our intentions
gone again, click resend, try to bend……………………….do hearts pretend?
bricks are stone, a laugh’s a moan, i should have known

i should have known

and so i went, i rent, dissent
not true, i sit, a nit, i barely flit
until the tide, please come (no, hide!)
i want to float, i should be smote, i am a speck but
a mote, i hope, a fleck
of gold
come to rest, on the crest, of your tears
when you blink, i will drink, and sit gold
in your eye
so smile.

  • The Manhattan haunts of your favorite fictional characters. This really needs to be another “…VS. GoogleMaps” hacker mash-up for the whole dang Country. I bet you could use that Craigslist code to create a blog and pull it off of there. Wish I had the web-fu, that would be so rad, you could put in pictures of the actual place and everything…awesome.
  • The evolution of aphorisms, aka eggcorns…of course.
  • A big boat steaming ’round Scandinavian waters and coming to port, offering the shore-bound mad raves and floating techno-AV madness.
  • I guess it’s a good thing I left Japan (this is apparently an IQ test of the sort given Japanese job-applicants), because if I had to solve this puzzle to get a job, I’d most likely starve.

    Instructions: “Everybody has to cross the river”.

    1. Only 2 persons on the raft at a time.
    2. The father can not stay with any of the daughters without their mother’s presence.
    3. The mother can not stay with any of the sons without their father’s presence.
    4. The thief (striped shirt) can not stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there.
    5. Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.
    6. To start click on the big blue circle on the right.
    7. To move the people click on them. To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.
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    6 thoughts on “AmericanLiterature vs. GoogleMaps

    1. Have you figured out the Japanese puzzle? It took me about 6 tries–but I finally figured it out (oddly enough…the solution came to me at about 4 am in the morning..). Secret hint: You must move the policeman and thief across the river more than once to complete the puzzle. The celebratory dance is worth the hard work. :o)

    2. If anyone wants to know the answer, here is an equation for it. I will leave it to you to decipher what the pluses and minuses stand for (very simple), in case you are reading this but don’t want any help:



    3. Peep, did you really figure this out on your own???? How long did it take you? I am awed.

    4. That’s an interesting solution…I didn’t move the cop and thief across that many time to complete the puzzle. I had the dad and mom go back and forth a few times–and had the cop bring the last kid over before returning with the thief. Wasn’t the dance at the end fun? I joined in.

    5. I hate to nitpick, but the game is actually Chinese — I can read Japanese and some Chinese, and those are Chinese characters on the opening page. I don’t know where someone got the idea that it was a Japanese game.

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