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Where in the World is Stabguy? Round 2

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Round 2 First clue...

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300 points if you send me a PM with the correct answer in the next 24 hours. I might issue partial credit if you are close.

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Is this a "to be completed later" or am I just blind to the hint?

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I can't see it either. Are we missing something really obvious?

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Maybe he wants us to guess with no information?

... I did.

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Maybe it has something to do with his current user pic?

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aurllcooljay wrote:
Maybe it has something to do with his current user pic?

maybe, if so i have absolutely no idea who that's supposed to be.
TinEye didn't come up with anything either

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aurllcooljay wrote:
Maybe it has something to do with his current user pic?

maybe, if so i have absolutely no idea who that's supposed to be.
TinEye didn't come up with anything either

hmm....

he's famous.

and dead.

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i think i figured out who that is, now only to understand what location that means

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Oh of course, the image!

I still have no idea...

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I know who it is but can't work out what it means! This is harder than an ACII glyph wheel! Tongue

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Second clue.
Send me a PM with the correct answer in the next 22 hours or so, and you will be rewarded with 200 points.

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Third clue.
It's down to 100 points now, but it should be much easier to solve now.

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does that mean that noone has guessed correctly yet?
and do the separete rounds have different point systems?

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Here are some rules that are particularly relevant for this round:
-You can guess as many times as you want by sending me a new PM, but only your last answer will count.
-Pay attention to the point system for the round in order to maximize your score. My goal is to allocate points in a way to keep things interesting.
-I'll announce the correct answer at the end of the round, and I won't tell you if you are right or wrong until then.

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Round 2 is over! I hope you enjoyed it.

My last 3 user pics were cropped images of Van Gogh paintings that are part of the collection from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam:
Self-portrait, 1888
Almond Blossom
Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette

Patrick pointed out that the Almond Blossom painting (clue #2) is currently on special exhibit in Ottawa, Canada, so I'm going to give some partial credit for that. Here are the results for this round:

Double McStab - Amsterdam after clue #1 - 300 points
Patrick - Amsterdam after clue #2, but then changed to Ottawa, and then back to Amsterdam after clue #3 - 150 points
Aurel - Amsterdam after clue #3 - 100 points
Rob - Amsterdam after clue #2, but then changed to Antwerp after clue #3 - 0 points
Lisa - Eureka - 0 points
EzioAltair - Ireland - 0 points

Here are the overall standings so far:

Double McStab: 100 + 50 + 300 = 450
Rob: 300 + 50 + 0 = 350
Aurel: 200 + 50 + 100 = 350
Patrick: 100 + 50 + 150 = 300
Joey: 200 + 50 + 0 = 250
Lisa: 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
EzioAltair: 0 + 0 + 0 = 0

Just like last time, I'd like to hear how people go to their answers. Get another 50 points if you share what you did by replying below, regardless of whether you got the answer right or wrong. This offer expires in 2 days.

Round 3 starting soon...

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I thought I knew the time period from the first clue, but after the second, I could not see the two sections together. Also, I don't know how to take a cropped image and search a larger image with it, so I gave up after clue #2.

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Great round Ian! I wish I'd just gone with Amsterdam straight away as I found it using search by image of the first cropped painting. I need to be more decisive. Tongue

Thanks for the partial credit for Ottowa though. Laughing out loud

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I knew it was one of Van Gogh's self portraits... so I used wikipedia to find all of them and their current locations... after two images being permanently housed in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam... I was confident in my guess.

also, you were getting your images from wikipedia, right? as the coloring was most exact to the user pics...

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so i got it right and then switched, i had a feeling that would happen.
dammit.

anyway, first i had no idea who the man in the first picture was, so i had to ask some friends who pointed out it was Van Gogh. what that meant in location, though, i had no idea.
i knew he had worked in France so first i guessed Paris.

the second pic, i found out was in a museum in Amsterdam, but seeing that the third was made in Antwerp i switched to that.

why the hell did i switch when i already knew that Stabby loves the Netherlands?!

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I had originally thought that Stabguy was still in Washington state, so at first I just looked up something like "best museums in Washington state". The best ones were in Seattle and Tacoma, so I guessed Tacoma since there was nothing else to go on. After the third clue I looked up "portrait of a skull holding a knife in mouth" (yes, I thought that was a knife). I didn't find anything useful and almost gave up, but then decided to look up "famous painting of skull holding in mouth". One of the first links was about a skull with a cigarette, so I checked that out. The link led to a picture of the painting that you could zoom in on, which confirmed it was the exact picture.

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
also, you were getting your images from wikipedia, right? as the coloring was most exact to the user pics...

Yes, I'm pretty sure that's where the pics come from.

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stabguy had planned on fencing the treasure of King Tut in Amsterdam. Now with the heist botched and every guard in Seattle looking for him, stabguy needed a way to slip out of town undetected. He called upon his old friend, rock and roll legend Gregg Rolie (pictured above). Gregg had just performed at the Chateau Ste Michelle with Ringo Starr and needed a new drummer for his upcoming tour. stabguy grabbed his sticks and hopped aboard the tour bus where he easily blended in with the band. Next stop: Oregon.

Never heard of Gregg Rolie? That's okay. He's probably the least famous lead vocalist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gregg was a founding member of both Santana and Journey, performing as the original keyboardist and lead vocalist for both bands. You would probably recognize his voice from such Santana classics as Black Magic Woman and Evil Ways. Many people assume that Carlos Santana did his own lead vocals. Nope, that was Gregg Rolie.

He went on to form Journey with fellow Santana alumnus Neal Schon. Once again, Rolie was the keyboardist and lead vocalist on the first two albums. After that he shared lead vocal duties on the next four albums with Robert Fleischman and then Steve Perry. You may remember Rolie from such songs as Feeling That Way and Anytime. He's the crooner with the smooth voice, not the one that sounds like a truck horn.

I took the picture above at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon, shortly after the Gregg Rolie Band had finished an outdoor concert there.

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I guess it takes a Double Mcstab to find a Stabguy. Now about that prize. Ian said it's cheap, and cheap for Stabguy would be about $10,000, and that's after haggling it down from $100,000. Are we ever going to find out what it is?

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I guess it takes a Double Mcstab to find a Stabguy. Now about that prize. Ian said it's cheap, and cheap for Stabguy would be about $10,000, and that's after haggling it down from $100,000. Are we ever going to find out what it is?

He never left Seattle in the end so we know it won't be anything Dutch. Tongue

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PatrickDeneny wrote:
aurllcooljay wrote:
I guess it takes a Double Mcstab to find a Stabguy. Now about that prize. Ian said it's cheap, and cheap for Stabguy would be about $10,000, and that's after haggling it down from $100,000. Are we ever going to find out what it is?

He never left Seattle in the end so we know it won't be anything Dutch. Tongue

He did leave Seattle... he spent time in my home state of Oregon.

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
PatrickDeneny wrote:
aurllcooljay wrote:
I guess it takes a Double Mcstab to find a Stabguy. Now about that prize. Ian said it's cheap, and cheap for Stabguy would be about $10,000, and that's after haggling it down from $100,000. Are we ever going to find out what it is?

He never left Seattle in the end so we know it won't be anything Dutch. Tongue

He did leave Seattle... he spent time in my home state of Oregon.

Good point. Still, it won't be from the Netherlands.

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Are we ever going to find out what it is?

Yes. Cheese has selected his prize and I will post a picture of it later this week on the topic for round 3.

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