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xscript: burke's solve & notes


burke -> jqs
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Hey! JQS, dude, whoever's sending you these things is a certified super FREAK! I like the progression. Don't tell me, there's a MSG1 and a MSG3, the first one has a line on it and the third one has a triangle?! I guess we know what that means for MSG5.... woooWOOOOOOwooo.

Anyway, this one's awesome. The middle part is almost insulting it's so obvious "exceed unto thee" anagrams out to "the executed one" (among other things, of course, but the "sealed its own fate" helps to narrow that down). It just sorta leaps off the page at you.

The executed one sealed its own fate

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that the "its", as opposed to "his" or "her", is pretty interesting since you don't tend to use the term "execute" with animals or other things that usually fall into the "it" category.

Some folks might think that the "sealed its own fate" should be anagrammed too, but I don't think so. I think that part is in plain text presicely to help clarify the correct anagram solve for "the executed one".

As I said the first time around it seems like whoever's sending these wants them to be figured out, and that's what led me to use my super-secret technique right off the bat for the stuff that's outside the box. (And believe me, as soon as I realized that that part of the puzzle was OUTSIDE THE BOX [hahaha, oh brother] I was certain that it was NOT another anagram.)

So like I said, I pulled out the big freakin guns: I Googled it! That's right (don't tell), the search terms were: duke manchester again no confusion (I left off the "of" for the obvious reason, not sure if it would have made a difference.) Imagine my surprise when the answer was the Number Freakin One result on the list. Had to think about it for a minute and do a search to confirm it, but there it was.

Hey, hold on a sec, someone's is at the door. brb.


jqs -> burke
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burke i dont have time for this. send the rest of it please. now.


burke -> jqs
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Dude, come on, spray a little freon on it. When the lovely neighbor next door stops by at three for a cup of Jäger you don't just hurl it at her and send her on her merry way. Well, maybe you do, but that's your prob.

So anyway, yeah, I deployed the Google bomb with that string and the first hit points directly to the track listing for a band I truly and completely hate. Setting that aside though I noticed right off that tracks 1 - 4 of CD1 of this compilation of live recordings each contained one of the words that we see around the outside of the box. You know me well enough to know that I'm not likely to spend Friday night slinging live rattlesnakes around, but even I kinda zoomed in on a page that seemed to be saying Genesis 1:1-4. Guess what? I didn't even have to look that one up. And guess what else?! For some reason that just didn't seem right. Not sure why, just no click. Didn't seem to dance at all with the rest of the message.

So I went looking a little more. Checked the complete discography for that sorry excuse for a puffed-up drummer delivery vehicle, and learned one bit of interesting information (along with all the other crap I had to read through); the album that this particular track listing comes from is their 6th live album. That one I had to look up, but I was glad I did.

Genesis 6:1-4.
1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that these daughters were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with [a] human beings forever, for they are mortal [b]; their days will be a hundred and twenty years."

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of the human beings and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

Yep, I'd say that's the sort of thing that could get you executed in the wrong Wise King's court, especially at a time when you weren't supposed to be 'going to the daughters of human beings' anymore. Really makes you wonder what three things that Wise King commanded.

Please tell me you've got another one. I've got to get the taste of that horrid band out of my mouth. Guess I could gargle with some Jäger.