Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Free Association Tuesday

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The connection on this one is a bit obscure, but readers of this blog, and perhaps Big Dead Place, might be able to make the connection.

21 Comments:

Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

I know Middle Kid was here, and this is her favorite game. Let's have your guesses!

(I have a clue, but it might be a dead giveaway.)

6:40 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

It's obviously about an explorer of frozen places who had scurvy. How many more hints does a person need? Mr. OK says it's Leif Erickson, but I think he's wrong.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

I have to say I don't really know who the statue is -- some Antarctic explorer, I think. I went to the website Smitty mentioned and I'm still trying to recover from this particular line," . . .their spongy gums still bleeding from the scurvy . . ." Maybe the statue is Shackleton??? Schmutz, you're up!!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

I was going to say I saw a kitty and a horsey and a doggy but I don't think I will.

7:06 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

So, are we going to get an more hints, Smitty? Lots of explorers ended up with scurvy, especially the ones who didn't eat their sauerkraut (which is also supposedly helpful in preventing bird flu).

11:34 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I did just recently read an article about Vitus Bering and how he and his crew ended up with scurvy as they tried to establish contact across the now named Bering Straits. Poor Vitus died.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Mmmmm! Sauerkraut!

3:19 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

OK, this same photo (the statue) has been elsewhere in this blog with the explorer's actual name.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Somebody's close, although I'm not going to say who ....

7:57 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I hope it's not Mr. OK who is close, since I told him that no way was it Leif Erikson.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

So is Leif Erikson your final guess? Since we're close, and I gave a pretty specific clue, I'm gonna have to demand a very specific answer.

12:50 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I know, it's John Wesley!
Ok, ok, it's Robert Scott, not Leif Erickson (what a relief)

12:55 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

OK, but you won by virtue of being here first today ...

1:00 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

Whatever it takes. It's not my fault if MK and Schmutz slept in!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Actually, I was trying to decide if he looked more like John Rae or Sir John Franklin. I guess I was really off base.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Hey! It's 6:45 a.m. here, right now. I didn't exactly "sleep in." Did Robert Scott have bleeding, spongy gums?

2:50 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

When they thawed out his body, yeah, he probably did.

2:59 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

Next week I'll wait for MK to get up. The only problem is that by the time she gets up, I'll be at work, and unable to spend time blogging! I can probably check in at lunch time and solve the puzzle, if she hasn't figured it out yet.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Oh, O.K., I don't mind if you do the FAT. I just don't want to be known as a lazy person!! It looks as though you have a couple of hours on me, time zone-wise.

6:41 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I never said you were a lazy person. I was reacting to Smitty's comment that I only won because I got there first!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

That wasn't very fair, was it?

3:44 PM  

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