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What does the poems solution look like?
08-26-2013, 08:03 PM,
#1
What does the poems solution look like?
Forgive me if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but I was wondering what some of the more generally accepted solutions to the poem look like. For example, if you solve the poem, are you going to be left with:



1. A real, physical, geographic landmark or other unmistakable feature to which you can travel,

2. A set of GPS coordinates,

3. A set of instructions (take exit 123 at YS, turn left, go 20 paces, look down and ta-da!),

4. Another riddle (one more thing to “solve”), or

5. A combination of 1-4?



The reason I ask is because I’ve come to the end of the poem and am left with a solution that requires a bit more thought and I wasn’t certain if that was something Forrest would do. My solution (in it’s current state) isn’t a location, but appears to be more of a Jeopardy answer waiting for a question...



In case you’re curious, my approach to solving the poem is not looking at a map, using Google until 3 am or endlessly staring at the illustrations in Forrest’s memoir, but simply following the instructions laid out by the words in the poem. I also employ the use of numbers, but will reserve that explanation for those who sincerely want to know more (not just criticize, or simply dismiss my method).

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08-26-2013, 08:20 PM,
#2
What does the poems solution look like?
I'll take "where is the chest for 1 million" Alex.
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08-26-2013, 08:24 PM,
#3
What does the poems solution look like?


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<b>Quote from SidnCharley on August 26, 2013, 9:03 pm</b>

Forgive me if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but I was wondering what some of the more generally accepted solutions to the poem look like. For example, if you solve the poem, are you going to be left with:



1. A real, physical, geographic landmark or other unmistakable feature to which you can travel,

2. A set of GPS coordinates,

3. A set of instructions (take exit 123 at YS, turn left, go 20 paces, look down and ta-da!),

4. Another riddle (one more thing to “solve”), or

5. A combination of 1-4?



The reason I ask is because I’ve come to the end of the poem and am left with a solution that requires a bit more thought and I wasn’t certain if that was something Forrest would do. My solution (in it’s current state) isn’t a location, but appears to be more of a Jeopardy answer waiting for a question...



In case you’re curious, my approach to solving the poem is not looking at a map, using Google until 3 am or endlessly staring at the illustrations in Forrest’s memoir, but simply following the instructions laid out by the words in the poem. I also employ the use of numbers, but will reserve that explanation for those who sincerely want to know more (not just criticize, or simply dismiss my method).
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It's a very interesting question SidnCharley! A Jeopardy question? IF you are as fart a smeller as I think you are you should be able to contact me offline in which case I'll discuss it with you ad nauseum! Are you coming here? Can I call you "Sid" for short? The answer is that if you solve the poem you're going to be left with a chest full of gold and whatnot or else pissed off cause there's nuttin' dere. But here's what I think. I think a set of GPS coordinates is out of the question. A set of instructions to follow makes no sense at all. (You're a smart eloquent guy. Explain why a set of instructions to follow doesn't make any sense!) I really hope it isn't one more riddle to solve!
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08-26-2013, 08:24 PM,
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What does the poems solution look like?


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<b>Quote from Seeker on August 26, 2013, 9:20 pm</b>

I'll take "where is the chest for 1 million" Alex.
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Ha, Awesome! Wouldn't we all?? But it alludes more to a person, not location. Hence, my trepidation.
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08-26-2013, 08:28 PM,
#5
What does the poems solution look like?
I gotta say SidnCharley (and I mean this in the nicest possible way) You sound like a freaking JackAssScientist (or worse yet, a mathematician) "! I was wondering what some of the more generally accepted solutions to the poem look like."



HA HA HA HA HA WTF??? There's only one true solution and it will never be generally accepted and no one knows what it looks like! HOOOOOO eeeeeee! (edited to correct typos sorry Charley)

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08-26-2013, 08:30 PM,
#6
What does the poems solution look like?
If I'm right, YOU found home of brown. now the real question IS what will you do with it?

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08-26-2013, 08:33 PM,
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What does the poems solution look like?


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<b>Quote from John Brown on August 26, 2013, 9:24 pm</b>

A set of instructions to follow makes no sense at all. (You're a smart eloquent guy. Explain why a set of instructions to follow doesn't make any sense!) I really hope it isn't one more riddle to solve!
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Well, on the surface, a new set of instructions to follow wouldn't make sense because the poem itself is a set of instructions. But, the poem's instructions are vague and (perhaps) cryptic. I was suggesting (or hoping) the new instructions would be unambiguous, easy to follow (easy enough for a child) and immediately meaningful.
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08-26-2013, 08:37 PM,
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What does the poems solution look like?


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<b>Quote from Seeker on August 26, 2013, 9:30 pm</b>

If I'm right, YOU found home of brown. now the real question IS what will you do with it?
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Unfortunately, I haven't "found" anything. Just in the same boat as everyone else...taking different approaches to solve the clues.
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08-26-2013, 08:38 PM,
#9
What does the poems solution look like?
Hi SidnCharle, I'm for #1, The physical landmark. How can the chest possibly found without one.
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08-26-2013, 08:42 PM,
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What does the poems solution look like?


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<b>Quote from James Perotti on August 26, 2013, 9:38 pm</b>

Hi SidnCharle, I'm for #1, The physical landmark. How can the chest possibly found without one.
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I think that's a good, logical assumption. If, however, there were some way to GPS coordinates, it may be a more unambiguous solution.
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