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Old 01-18-2017, 05:50 PM
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Which fictional mystery would you like to be solved?

For me it's this: I'd like to know what happened at Troy McClure's aquarium incident. But then, maybe I better don't really ...So, what's yours? (can be anything, books, movies, TV)
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:59 PM
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I'll say 'what did Bill Murray's character whisper to Scarlett Johannson's in Lost in Translation, because the auteur (Sofia Coppola) probably really did have something other than a joke-on-the-audience in mind. (Which is why I won't say 'what was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction' because it would certainly have been a joke of some kind.)

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Which of the nazis in Hogan's Heroes was the deep cover spy "Nimrod"?

Did the creators of Magnum PI seriously intend that Higgins was Robin Masters? (because that would be stupid)

What was "the noodle incident"?
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:14 PM
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What happened to Chuck Cunningham?
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:30 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:54 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:08 PM
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If Victor von Doom was expelled for his college experimentation, why does he call himself Doctor Doom?

If Reed Richards wasn't expelled and presumably received his Ph.D, why does he call himself Mister Fantastic?
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Who assaulted Ronette Pulaski? Yes, I know it was Killer Bob, but who did he possess when he did it? He possessed [SPOILER ALERT] Leland Palmer when he killed Laura Palmer, but is that who he possessed when he assaulted Ronette Pulaski, or was it someone else.

Also, did Ronette ever come out of her coma?
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:16 PM
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Exactly what did Calvin perpetrate in "The Noodle Incident?" (Or if in some freak chance he wasn't responsible, who was?)
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:17 PM
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According to the producers, he received an 8-year basketball scholarship to the university of Upper Mongolia.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:30 PM
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I came here to say The Noodle Incident too.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:42 PM
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I'd like to know particulars about Conan Doyle / Holmes's Giant Rat of Sumatra.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:46 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:05 PM
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Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:08 PM
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Who wrote the Book of Love? (And can I get a copy?)

What happened to Love Potions 1 through 8?
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:31 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:53 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:07 PM
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So why is a raven like a writing-desk?
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:40 PM
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In Tana French's novel In the Woods
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wtf happened in the woods?!
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:06 PM
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So why is a raven like a writing-desk?
They both have inky quills?

Poe composed poetry on both?

There are several other "solutions," but I've let my membership in the Alice Nerd Society lapse and don't remember them.

Meanwhile, I wish someone would tell me what "diddy wah diddy" means....

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:11 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:13 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:07 PM
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Who wrote the Book of Love? (And can I get a copy?)
Why? It's long and boring and no one can lift the damn thing.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:13 PM
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Who put the bomp / In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp? / Who put the ram / In the rama lama ding dong?

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

Why do fools fall in love?

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Old 01-18-2017, 11:25 PM
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And what about Naomi?
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:58 AM
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Who killed Adena Watson.
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:08 AM
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What was thrown of the Tallahatchee Bridge?
According to the song's lyricist, she doesn't even know what happened.
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:21 AM
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I'd like to know particulars about Conan Doyle / Holmes's Giant Rat of Sumatra.
Beat me to it! That's what I was gonna suggest!

And (C. N. Parkinson notwithstanding) did Horatio Hornblower push Captain Sawyer down the ladder? (Well of course he did!)
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:20 AM
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Who wrote the Book of Love? (And can I get a copy?)

What happened to Love Potions 1 through 8?
What is the Venus Butterfly?
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:45 AM
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Who assaulted Ronette Pulaski? Yes, I know it was Killer Bob, but who did he possess when he did it? He possessed [SPOILER ALERT] Leland Palmer when he killed Laura Palmer, but is that who he possessed when he assaulted Ronette Pulaski, or was it someone else.

Also, did Ronette ever come out of her coma?
How's Annie?
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:54 AM
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:01 AM
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And what about Naomi?
Funny, I just answered that an hour ago!
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:21 AM
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:25 AM
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Joan Baez? She dated Dylan.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:46 AM
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:47 AM
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I want to know what happened in Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Lighthouse, the Politician, and the Trained Cormorant.



It's one of the many "unrelated" cases that Doyle has Watson refer to. This one is mentioned in the Adventure of the Veiled Lodger, but never explained or referred to again.


No doubt there have ben pastiches of it over the years (I'm not familiar with any). I've composed some in my head. I doubt if Doyle ever really had anything in mind, and if he ever did try to write it later he might botch it. (The Adventure of the Second Stain was originally one of those only-referred-to cases. When Doyle actually wrote one of that title, it was a good story on its own, but inconsistent with what he had originally written).


It's the interesting possibilities conjured up by that trio that make me curious. And what might come of it. I'm convinced that Frederick Forysyth conceived of parts of Day of the Jackal after ruminating on the untold Sherlock Holmes story of The Affair of the Aluminum Crutch.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:54 AM
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Which fictional mystery would you like to be solved?

The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Of course.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:17 AM
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Exactly what did Calvin perpetrate in "The Noodle Incident?" (Or if in some freak chance he wasn't responsible, who was?)
Calvin was framed.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:57 AM
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Here's a list of pastiches of the Holmes mystery. It's by no means complete -- there are at least two radio play pastiches, too.

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Politician, The Lighthouse and the Trained Cormorant, The (VEIL)
"The Adventure of the Pius Missal" (Ralph A. Ashton)
"The Adventure of Bell Rock Light" (Rick Boyer)
"The Affair of the Politician, The Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (Howard Collins)
"The Politician, The Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (Craig Shaw Gardner)
"The Dundas Separation Case" (Paul D. Gilbert)
"Adventure of the Opera Ghost" (Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza) 53
Death By Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 52
"Holmes In Scotland" (W.R. Duncan MacMillan)
The Headless Monk (Kel Richards)
"The Adventure of the Barnegat Burglaries" (H.W. Starr & Orville Horwitz)
"The Case of the Abandoned Lighthouse" (June Thomson)
"The Fairy Thieves" (Dana Martin Batory) 143; "As to ĎAn Exact Knowledge of Londoní" (Tony Broadbent) 35; "The Puzzle of the Vanishing Laboratory" (Peter Calamai) 25; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 33; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 29-30; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 88; "The Adventure of the Forgetful Assassin" (M.J. Elliott) 99; Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 11; Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 114; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 14; "Codeine (7 Per Cent)" (Christopher Morley) 424-425
The Statesman, The Beacon Keeper and the Tame Cormorant: Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 217-243
http://www.schoolandholmes.com/untoldcases.html
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:06 AM
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I'd like to know the answer to this one too.
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What happened between Picard and Guinan before TNG began?

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Joan Baez? She dated Dylan.
He sang for the king and queen. So who was the king then? I can't see the king and queen as Elvis and Joannie. Doesn't really work.
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I want to know what happened in Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Lighthouse, the Politician, and the Trained Cormorant.



It's one of the many "unrelated" cases that Doyle has Watson refer to. This one is mentioned in the Adventure of the Veiled Lodger, but never explained or referred to again.


No doubt there have ben pastiches of it over the years (I'm not familiar with any). I've composed some in my head. I doubt if Doyle ever really had anything in mind, and if he ever did try to write it later he might botch it. (The Adventure of the Second Stain was originally one of those only-referred-to cases. When Doyle actually wrote one of that title, it was a good story on its own, but inconsistent with what he had originally written).


It's the interesting possibilities conjured up by that trio that make me curious. And what might come of it. I'm convinced that Frederick Forysyth conceived of parts of Day of the Jackal after ruminating on the untold Sherlock Holmes story of The Affair of the Aluminum Crutch.
I've been pondering the "Giant Rat of Sumatra" since I was 11 years old.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:29 PM
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