Just the story. Just to be clear my role inOriginally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Are you going to give us our money back, too?
Or just tell us the story. :)
I have no fear whatsoever of a lawsuit fromOriginally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Unfortunately it is impossible to suggest what actually happened either in print or verbally without putting oneself in the position of being sued for libel or slander by Busby since what he most likely did cannot be proven at this late date.
Librarians must be paid salaries, materials purchased (books, periodicals, etc), buildings maintained, etc.Originally posted by Euan:
What about libraries?
You almost had me, but once you put Persi in print you blew it...Originally posted by Randy DiMarco:
No David you are not. And that bonus volume with the cumulative index and Persi Diaconis' annotations was great.
Since when do Ihave to have seen obscure unlauded movies in order to underwtand a post?Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
... Given the lack of results over the last 20+ years, perhaps we might just treat this as a remake of the movie "Saw"... This is so much like that old movie "The Dark Crystal".
Same as having to know about obscure (to lay audiences) and unlauded (for working performers) magical trivia to understand how folks get distracted by such things. You can find MOST of what you need about those films on www.IMDB.COM. The Dark Crystal is neither obscure or unlauded and was made by a guy who did much research on magic and magicians in NYC.Originally posted by hoo monkey:
Since when do Ihave to have seen obscure unlauded movies in order to underwtand a post?
I've read the article (well at least a draft of it) and it addresses why this likely would not be practical.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Writing as a disinterested outsider on this one: What would it take to just ask the guy what he would accept in trade for the material and the right to publish it?
Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
The sorry state of several fools unwilling to think outside their boxes... is something we might want to learn from. Such is a thing well worth understanding. Two folks, chained to opposite sides of a basement, with their tormentor just out of arms reach... and unwilling to communicate to solve their problems. How very typical in magic. Magician, fool thyself.
Still don't see how that helps us to decipher Jonathan's posts..... is the Urskek in question supposed to be Jeff Busby? Or was he the tormentor?Quote from imdb.com:
Plot Summary for
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began. Now the time of the great conjunction of the three suns is near. If the crystal is not healed now the control of the evil Skekses will last forever. Jen the last of the Gelfings nearly exterminated by monsters controlled by the Skekses starts his dangerous journey to find the missing shard of the crystal. Will he be able to heal the crystal and restore order on the planet?
The images I was suggesting included;Originally posted by Bob Walder:
...I can understand how they might be upset at having their notebooks stolen while they were chained.