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Saltpeter in the food
01-29-2019, 12:03 PM,
#11
RE: Saltpeter in the food
(01-29-2019, 10:04 AM)pidmt Wrote: imo saltpeter is a huge clue,but has nothing to do with camaraderie or food,its the explosive part that is intended
to be a clue,didnt fenn say some of the places in the poem were there when he was a kid and some were not or something like that,so what if the saltpeter means it was used to alter something with explosives like a road or the building of a lake or both ,it fits with my solve

Interesting.


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01-29-2019, 01:08 PM,
#12
Saltpeter in the food
(01-29-2019, 10:04 AM)pidmt Wrote: imo saltpeter is a huge clue,but has nothing to do with camaraderie or food,its the explosive part that is intended
to be a clue,didnt fenn say some of the places in the poem were there when he was a kid and some were not or something like that,so what if the saltpeter means it was used to alter something with explosives like a road or the building of a lake or both ,it fits with my solve

I tend to agree, but am open to two dual meanings.

The explosive one is supported by the firecracker story with illustrations of BOOM and POW in OUAW, and the cement exploding, and all the other explosion references.


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01-29-2019, 01:48 PM,
#13
RE: Saltpeter in the food
The rest of the story illustrates his threshold moment and he trips a few times. Later in the book he says he never does that, trip that is. Someone might catch me, but I doubt it. I'm finding it.
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01-29-2019, 01:52 PM,
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Saltpeter in the food
(01-29-2019, 01:48 PM)findingit Wrote: The rest of the story illustrates his threshold moment and he trips a few times. Later in the book he says he never does that, trip that is. Someone might catch me, but I doubt it. I'm finding it.


It may be the easiest thing to find.


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01-29-2019, 01:57 PM,
#15
RE: Saltpeter in the food
i just asked a guy i work with, he did two tours in nam and was a sniper. he said to counteract the salt peter they took obeasatol which was essentially meth. so thats fun. they gave salt peter so the boys wouldnt do sex with the locals.
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01-29-2019, 03:38 PM,
#16
RE: Saltpeter in the food
Rats! pidmt deleted his post before I could submit a witty reply. Smile
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01-29-2019, 03:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-29-2019, 03:52 PM by Copper.)
#17
RE: Saltpeter in the food
I always thought the boom and pow references were to the shape. Like a star. Or like the explosive shape on Captain Marvels costume. Or a blazing sun. It’s really a matter of how deep we go. How do we know if he’s simply hinting at a shape to find, or something deeper. We don’t. I keep telling myself “show it to a kid.”
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01-29-2019, 04:43 PM,
#18
Saltpeter in the food
(01-29-2019, 03:55 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 11:34 AM)Seeker9 Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 10:30 AM)crazyfamily Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 09:19 AM)zombiecupkake Wrote: Has anyone considered that when fenn is saying ridiculous things he might be making a funny haha. Like saying the comment about paying a bunch of money for a hat because the seller said billy the kid was wearing it when George Washington shot him? Hello it was an obvious joke. Or maybe not obvious.


Sure, it's totally possible. I've thought, and explained here, that I think the comment about Robert Redford was Forrest ribbing him.

But it makes me think of something else. You can't control what people think. Consider this, one of the most ironically tragic moments in pop culture. John Lennon said...

"...That's part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously because I think our opposition, whoever they may be in all their manifest forms, don't know how to handle humour, you know. And we're humorists, we're Laurel and Hardy, that's John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise 'cuz all the serious people like Martin Luther King and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot."

Forrest has made "an art," and art is open to interpretation. Unless the artist comes out and says this is what it means, then he is happy with what the public is doing with it. That's how I look at it. You'd be surprised what my conversation with Forrest has been like.



Lennon was stoned in the American media for his out of context comments from a British paper. His comment twisted said, "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus." But to those who were quick to grab stones, the joke was on them. Lennon was surely a pot-philosopher, but really had a good understanding of what was going on with the world and with youth. He was forced to explain his comments, adding:



The full original comment was this:

"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now. I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."

razyfamily
Looks like rock n roll went first Smile

Fortunately, the twist made a comeback. "The Twist" by Chubby
Checker was a #1 hit in several different non-contiguous years. Of
course this all relates as much to saltpeter in the food as saltpeter in
the food relates to the search for the Fenn trove. And while I'm boring
my audience, the so-called "twist" at the end of the solve may *well*
be understood by at least one searcher.


Many people have theorized the tc is in a well—me included. I haven’t ruled that out, but I doubt it’s in a well


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