Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Plums Are Lost In The Past "Clue II"

During the day, traveling eastward, The Colonel and his wife passed through the Cascade Mountains, then pushed on through the high deserts of Central Washington, across the enormous Columbia River.

As they approached the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, The Colonel and America passed through the area named Heart of the Awl, early French Fur Traders (because they found shrewdness in the trading skills of the Pointed Heart/Skitswish Tribe). She thought it was strange that such a savage bunch of male Indians, who beat their wives cruelly, should come from one of the most beautiful places in the world. Out loud America said “I guess environment is not everything." Here the couple rested for the night before their journey took them over the awe inspiring mountain chain.

N47 degrees 40.28 minutes W116 degrees 46.90 minutes

America and the Colonel stayed the night in a log cabin. It is one of a set that looks like and probably is the 1950’s roadside travel lodge. Walking in the door Mrs. Plum found it adorable, pine tree cut outs on the parchment lamp shades, prints of waterfalls on the walls, bears on the light switches, etc. But she sniffed and thought “I should have brought the Fabreze. It’s a little stuffy after having been locked up all winter.” In the morning America got up and told her husband she refused to take a shower in the bathroom. It’s diminutive size; about 4X5 feet didn’t bother her. The chipped and cracked tile floor didn’t matter either. It was the dead, giant red ants lying all over the floor. She said” I don’t care if they have exterminators, just clean up afterwards.” Mrs. Plum felt she wouldn’t be clean, even with a shower, with all of the dead bugs on the floor!

Click Here For To Learn About The Game, Rules & Prize "The Plums Are Lost In The Past"

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The Plums Are Lost In The Past "Clue I "

N47 degrees 18.213 minutes W122 degrees 32.006 minutes

Late in March, Mrs. America Plum and her husband, the Colonel, were sitting on a promontory, overlooking the Sound, with seals barking in the distance, boats sailing past their view in the chilly morning air. She was worried about her life mate. Mr. Plum had become obsessed over an old photo. Not of a female so that she would have been jealous, but of an aged and worn photo of an older couple. Mr. Plum was wondering where his existence started. He was thinking of whom and where these people are, could they give him the knowledge he needed if he found them.

A proud, yet shriveled, brown, ancient Indian of the Muckleshoot Tribe came up to her husband, put his hand on Mr. Plum's shoulder and said " you need to go back where you came from to answer your questions", "you need to follow in the direction the sun rises".

Of course they were not totally without a clue, Mr. P. has several old letters that have been kept by family members, which he read and reread for hints, confirming the Old man is correct in his direction of going east.

America's favorite quote is "Preparation makes spontaneity possible." She thought, "Am I prepared enough"? The answer was "yes"' Mrs. Plum looked in her husband's eyes, wrinkled against the brightness of the morning light, noticed the need for answers to his questions and said, "Let’s pack!" He smiled at her, squeezed her hand in his. He replied, "Put in a pair of shorts, it may get warm before we get home". In return, Mrs. Plum said “Who knows where we're going, or how long it will take to get there, but it should be interesting." America thought “I hope I didn’t just jinx us!” She was thinking of Terry Pratchett’s book “Interesting Times”, when interesting didn’t always mean good.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Plums Are Lost In The Past "The Prize & Certificates"

Here is a beautiful piece of Americana, a vintage Columbia stem wind, lever set pocket watch in Hunters Case that is still ticking after all these years. The watch winds, sets and runs. The hands and second hand work. The watch has an engraved gold plate Carrollton hunting case with yellow double hinges that open and close properly. Latches work well. The case has some wear but no real noticeable dents. The outside of the case looks fairly good for an old fellow that obviously traveled a lot of miles in someone's pocket. However, there are some spots, scratches and finger prints inside of the covers. It has a ribbed edge design with a leaf and flower design with an elk in the center on the back and carries out the same fancy flower design on the front. Has Columbia printed on the face. White dial with black roman Numeral markers with black hands. It's fun to open the back and watch the mechanical movement. It has Columbia U.S.A. on the movement and has blue screws. Clear crystal with no chips or cracks. The case is a light muted gold tone. Camera flash colors are not always an exact match. Outside of case is gold fill, inside gold plate. 7 jewels. According to the local jeweler, it is around 100 years old. Case size is 0. Leverset on bezel must be lifted to set time with crown. This is not battery operated this is an antique. I have wound it to make sure it keeps time. But I don't know what time zone it will end up in so I am not going to set the time.

First Prize Winner, Wins The Antique Pocket Watch, Small Photo Album -Filled With Photos Of The Clues, The Plums Log Book, Pictured Above From "The Plums Are Lost In The Past" One Standard - Boy Scout Compass, Carrying Box & First Place Winner's Certificate on "Velum" Paper, With Unique Antique Map Design.

The Next Four Runner Ups Will Receive Certificates on "Velum" Paper, With Unique Antique Map Design - Showing How They Each Finished, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Place.

If You Are Interested In Playing This Unique Geocaching Game, The Plums Are Lost In The Past -Rules For Playing The Game HERE.

An Example Of A Clue For The Game HERE, The Plums Are Lost In The Past, Sample Of How The Game Is Played HERE.

Synopsis Of The Game: The Plums Are Lost In The Past March 31st - May 2nd HERE.

Familiarize Yourself With: Waymarking & Geocaching Games HERE

You Will Be Sending Your Answers To The Clues Being Posted On This Blog To:
Or Leave Your Answer In The Specific Post - For The "Clue" In The Comments Section.

The Game Starts March 31st and Runs through May 2nd. We Believe We Are The First To Create A Unique Family Heirloom. By Following The Plums Through Their Family History Based Theme Of Fictional Narrative Clues, Photo Clues, And Longitude and Latitude. We Hope You'll Come Join Us On Our Trip And Have Fun Along The Way.

The Colonel & Mrs America Plum, Are Packing, Where Are They Going?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey Michigan’s 1st District - Looking For A New Representative To Replace Stupak?

Click on the photo above to go to Dr Dan Benishek's pay pal campaign donation webpage.

Dr Dan would like to be your new Congressman come next November.

·Right to Life. I believe in the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Paramount is life. From conception to death, all human life must be considered sacred and must be protected. Keep Reading HERE. Or click on the Photo to donate.

As a surgeon, I have 30 years experience dealing with and solving serious problems. I don't have all the answers to our nation’s problems but I will enthusiastically apply my skills and work with you to find them! Let us start here and work together to return our government to the people. Join my campaign and stand as a citizen of our great republic with your vote for me.

Dan Benishek

Facebook Dan Benishek -his membership has jumped since Stupak announced he was voting YES on the very unpopular health insurance reform bill moving it's way through the House of Representatives.



Sunday, March 21, 2010, 4:40 PM
Jim Hoft

UPDATE: CASSY FIANO - HOT AIR GREENROOM "Dan Beniskek: The Alternative To Bart SELL OUT Stupak"

UPDATE: Official Campaign Webpage For Dan Benishek, Bookmark They Are Still Building The Webpage.

34th Annual Maggotfest 2010 May 1-2 - Highlights 2009

Above photo of the Care Bears, who attended last year's 2009 Maggotfest Keep Reading HERE.

Click on the photo to learn more about "Beer Bong Bear Goes To Maggotfest"

The 34th Annual Maggotfest May 1-2, 2010 Missoula, Montana.

About The Maggots

In the spring of 1976, a group of University of Montana rugby players / students-for-life finally graduated or gave up aspirations of higher learning. Faced with the harsh realities of graduation and lack of a rugby team, they formed a new "old boys" side that summer. The name "UM Old Boys" might have been adopted had it not been for the typically insensitive Canadians who referred to the new team as "that bunch of maggots from Montana." The name stuck and has always been worn with pride by one of the top rugby teams in the northwestern United States.

Keep Reading, The Official Missoula All Maggots Rugby Club HERE.

Maggotfest 2010 on Facebook HERE.

Maggotfest Last Year Highlights Care Bears & Bloody Beavers. That's Correct Nothing Is Sacred. - They're Maggots.

The Plums Are Lost In The Past - Rules For Playing The Game

"The Plums Are Lost In the Past"

Rules for Playing the Game

1. Identify the location of the latitude and longitude supplied for each clue.

To do this you can use items such as your GPS, Google Earth, even Local Knowledge.

2. Identify the item in the picture as best you can. The Photo you need to identify will have"CLUE" written on it. It will be as close as possible to the latitude and longitude given.

3. Once you are satisfied that you can identify the photo, email it in.

4. If you are playing in real time and not just cyber space there will also be a checker left in a cache for you to find. It will always be on public property and fairly obviously located. You must email the description of the cache container and the description of the checker when you send in your answer to the photo identification. The Checkers will be located near the GPS coordinates.

5. There will be 30 "clues". One posted each day. You need to identify as many as you can to win. It is quite possible that you will not identify all of them, hence the scoring method shown below.

Point Scoring

1. You get a point for identifying the photo correctly.

2. You get a point for finding a checker.

3. You get 2 points for finding the one “wild card” cache. If you find it email that description in with your photo answer also.

4. In a case of a tie, the person who got the answer in the earliest, by time stamp on the email, will be judged the winner.

This game will be played over 5,000 to 6,000 miles. There is a fair chance that some photos will be more obvious to certain locals than others. One checker will be placed at each clue point. This means that everyone has an equal chance to win. The Game will be played from March 31, to May 2, 2010. All answers must be entered between these dates. You have to be 18 years, and older and a resident of the United States.

Sample of how the game is played HERE.

Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shakespear In The Park Montana 2010 JULIUS CAESAR

Shakespeare In the Park Montana, Plays & Schedule, for Summer of 2010.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been touring Montana, northern Wyoming and eastern Idaho since 1973, with performances of free, professional outdoor theater. An outreach program of Montana State University, it is the only completely professional touring theater program in the state that produces Shakespeare’s plays, the only Shakespeare company in the country to reach as extensively into rural areas, and the only company in the state that offers its performances free to the public.

Julius Caesar,

Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans plot to murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a moving speech. The conspirators are driven from Rome, and two armies are formed: one side following the conspirators; the other, Antony. They include a study guide. (Seal Hunter was the only one in her sophomore English class, to get an A on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar final exam.)

My favorite speech from Julius Caesar: Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War.

Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

A Midsummer Nights Dream:

Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia. Hermia only has eyes for Lysander. Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. Helena's unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Waiting - In the forest The Faerie King & Queen are having a spat...and somehow Puck, the King's chief mischief-maker runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking....

A Midsummer Nights Dream, is Seal Hunter's favorite Shakespeare play. My favorite "Titus Andronicus" I love vendetta themed tragedies.

Krokus "Screaming In The Night"

Sons of vengeance, can you rescue me

They got me tied up to a woe tree

They had me screamin' and alone in the night

I'm beginning to see what's wrong and what is right

What is wrong and what is right, oh, what is wrong and what is right

Monday, March 15, 2010


Latitude: 48.12 N, Longitude: 122.78 W

Once upon a time, there were 2 doctors that moved to the "City of Dreams". The town was hoping to be the largest safe harbor on the West Coast. But, it was doomed to be less. The railroad failed to connect it to larger cities. So the oldest doctor went to practice medicine at the naval base on a near by island and the younger one was able to earn a living where he was, because there was one less doctor.

The photo needs to be identified as accurately as you can, not just the city and state. You can do this virtually, using the computer only or physically by going out and finding the cache. If you find the cache (What I leave will be a numbered black or red checker) physically you get an extra point towards winning. This game will cover from 5,000 to 6,000 miles. That is why we are using both ways of discovery.

Go Ahead And "Practice" See If You Can Identify The Specific Location. When The Game Starts March 31st, 2010. There Will Also Be A Caches -"Checkers" Left At The Different Waymarking Locations.

You Can Leave Your Answer In The Comment Section Or Send Me An Email HERE:

Synopsis Of Game HERE.

More Examples Of Waymarking HERE.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

Flim School Rejects
Posted by Neil Miller ( on December 23, 2009

Read more at Film School Rejects: Exclusive: Lizzy Caplan Shoots Up ‘Last Rites of Ransom Pride

Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter ran a story about Horsethief Pictures, a new production banner started by former Paypal Exec. Jack Shelby and two filmmakers, Tiller Russell and Duncan Montgomery. The most interesting piece of the news is that this new interactive production, digital distribution and marketing company plans to release 2-3 films a year, and will encourage audiences to participate in every phase of the movie making process from development to production, distribution and marketing.

Their first feature is a little flick called The Last Rites of Ransom Pride. It will star Lizzy Caplan, Peter Dinklage, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Priestly, Scott Speedman and Kris Kristofferson star in the story of a woman trying to bring her murdered outlaw lover home for burial.

There is a song contest and a comic book contest mentioned in the article for this movie. You can join the Facebook - The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride HERE.

Release Date: 01 Jun 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Author Hugh Ambrose "The Pacific" Hell Was An Ocean Away

Hugh Ambrose, Imus Guest This Morning On "Imus In The Morning" On Fox Business News, 77WABC & Radio Stations Across The Country.

Imus In The Morning Official Website HERE.

This Book Is About The Pacific Theater During WWII.

Tom Hanks Made A Highly Inflammatory Remark, About The People Who Fought The Japanese During WWII. You Can Read About It Here On Hot Air:

Tom Hanks on WWII: We wanted to annihilate the Japanese because they were “different”

Mr Ambrose, seems to be better at choosing his words, than Mr Hanks, when commenting on the War in the Pacific against the Japanese, during WWII. The Pacific - The series being aired on HBO, begins this Sunday.

My Father fought in the Philippines during WWII, and I don't recognize Mr Hank's description of the reason my Father was fighting the Japanese. My Father, and his two older brothers, and a sister, who served as an Army nurse, enlisted to fight Naked Japanese Aggression - Imperialism. I don't know who Mr Hanks thinks he is describing with his Generalized Blanket Statement? I hardly believe that Mr Hanks asked each, and every person who fought in the Pacific during WWII, and their families, of their motivations. Mr Hanks description of why we fought, does not represent my father or his siblings. I won't be bothering to watch anything Mr Hanks is producing now or in the future. It's a very poor historian who applies current mores' on previous generation's morals from the past. Mr Hanks likes to make generalized blanket statements to $hump$ a series, about the war in the Pacific, which many Americans sacrificed, and died for, in service to their country. One of my Father's older brothers is still alive. Does Mr Hanks think that these men and women, have never shared their experiences in the Pacific -what happened to them during the war, with their families? I suppose suggesting in a generalized blanket statement - a sound bite, that the people who fought in the Pacific were racist, works in Hollywood. If that was Mr Hanks, idea of promoting his "series" to the American pubic, he failed miserably with me.

I have blogged about my Father, and his Military Service HERE.

UPDATE: Is Tom Hanks Unhinged? This is a very good response to Hanks' statement. Victor Davis Hanson, March 11th, 2010 5:38 pm, Pajamas Media.

Much has been written of the recent Tom Hanks remarks to Douglas Brinkley in a Time magazine interview about his upcoming HBO series on World War II in the Pacific. Here is the explosive excerpt that is making the rounds today.

Hanks “Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as ‘yellow, slant-eyed dogs’ that believed in different gods. They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what’s going on today?”

The Response: 2) How would Hanks explain the brutal Pacific wars between Japanese and Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, Japanese and Filipinos, and Japanese and Pacific Islanders, in which not hundreds of thousands perished, but many millions? In each of these theaters, the United States was allied with Asians against an Asian Japan, whose racially-hyped “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere,” aimed at freeing supposedly kindred Asians from European and white imperialism, flopped at its inauguration (primarily because of high-handed Japanese feelings of superiority and entitlement, which, in their emphasis on racial purity, were antithetical to the allied democracies, but quite in tune with kindred Axis power, Nazi Germany.)

Despite Hanks’ efforts at moral equivalence in making the U.S. and Japan kindred in their hatreds, America was attacked first, and its democratic system was both antithetical to the Japan of 1941, and capable of continual moral evolution in a way impossible under Gen. Tojo and his cadre. It is quite shameful to reduce that fundamental difference into a “they…us” 50/50 polarity. Indeed, the most disturbing phrase of all was Hanks’ suggestion that the Japanese wished to “kill” us, while we in turn wanted to “annihilate” them. Keep Reading HERE.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Plums Are Lost In The Past "The Game" March 31st -May 2nd

"The Plums Are Lost In The Past"
The Game

The Game Begins March 31st & Runs Through May 2nd.

Must Be 18 Years Or Older & A United States Resident.

Synopsis Of The Game: This Game Is A Family History Theme Based Waymarking/Geocaching Game. This Game Will Be Played In Both The Virtual World & In The Physical World.

I Will Post A Photo, The Longitude & Latitude, Along With A Narrative. Players Can Play Online Using Google Earth & There Own Personal Knowledge Of Geography. Players Can Also Play By Physically Locating The "Cache" At The Location Of Where The Photo Is Taken, For Another Point, Using For Example GPS.

I Am Going To Be Using Time Stamps, From The Emails & The Comment Section Of The Posts, On This Blog, To Determine
Who answers First or EACH point, which will determine the winner in case of a tie in points scored. During The Game There Will Be One Significant "Cache" Left That Will Be Worth An Extra Point.

The Reason This Game Has A Beginning & Ending, Unlike Other Geocaching And Waymarking Games, Is Because
We Will Be Awarding A Prize To The Winner - Whoever Collects The Most Points. The First Five Contestants, That Gather The Next Highest Amount Of Points, Get A Certificate For Playing The Game. Anyone Can Start Playing The Game From The Beginning To End. The Winner Is Determined By The Amount Of Points Collected.

I Will Be Using Roman Numerals For The Game's Post - On This Blog. For Example I, II, III, IV, V etc........

Recommendations For Playing,

I Recommend Bookmarking This Blog, You Can Scroll Through Post For The Game's Post Updates, Check The Roman Numerals & The Post Will Also Include The Game's Title "The Plums Lost In The Past".

I Recommend That You Keep An Electronic Or A Regular Paper Notebook, To Keep Track Of Your Progress Playing The Game.

It Would Be Helpful For Commenting In The Blog Post's Comment Section, If You Have A Google ID., This Isn't Mandatory. There Are Many Sign In Options - For Commenting On This Blog, But I Can't Use The Anonymous Sign In Option - For Obvious Reason.

You Can Go Here Click: To Sign Up For A Google Account

You Can Go Here Click To Download: Google Earth

Familiarize Yourself With How To Play Waymarking

Familiarize Yourself With How To Play Geocaching

Wikipedia Waymarking

Wikipedia Geocaching

Some Questions - Already Received:

How Long Are You Going To Leave The Clues Online? - Answer: The Duration Of The Game, The Point Awarded, Is Determined By The Time Stamp, Of The First Right Answer, I Receive Either Through "Email" Or "Comment" Left In The Post Comment Section.

What Is The Last Day They Can Put Up Answers? - Answer: May 2nd Is The Last Day For Answers. The Last Clue Will Be Days Before. We Felt It Was Necessary To Give A Few Days After The Last Clue, For Players To Be Able To Answer.

Will you be putting information on the game up soon? - Answer: Yes, I Will Be Posting About The Game Between Now And When The Game Starts March 31st. You Will Be Able To Scroll Through The Post, On This Blog To Find Information About Playing The Game.

Mrs America Plum, Wanted Me To Remind Everyone Playing, That The Cache Will Always Be Left In A Public Place - Never Private Property. It Will Be In What She Described As An Obvious Location.

Mrs America Plum, Has Already Signed Up For Her Google Account & Has Commented Here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Imus "Live At The Hard Rock Cafe" March 17th NYC

Come Out And Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Live From The Hard Rock Cafe'
Wednesday March 17th From 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
1501 Broadway, New York City, New York

Special Guest Gavin DeGraw

You Can Also Win A Trip To Ireland, 77WABC Read More HERE.

You Can Also Click On "Kiss Me I'm Imus" Graphic Above, It Will Take You To 77WABC Event Page - St Patrick's Day At The Hard Rock Cafe' & Imus In The Morning.

The Official Imus In The Morning Website HERE.

I Don't Want To Be

I came from the mountain
The crust of creation
My whole situation-made from clay to stone
And now I'm telling everybody
I don't want to be
Anything other that what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waymarking - Dr Seuss' Sculpture Garden & First Lady, Kicks Off Reading Across America

The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is located at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where Theodor Seuss Geisel was born.

Sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel's step-daughter, created the bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss and his most beloved characters for the Springfield Library & Museums Association. The $6.2 million project was funded through a variety of public and private sources, led by a generous gift from Mrs. Geisel. Read more at

Visit Instructions:
To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of a sculpture or the garden. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.


Mar 2, 12:25 PM

Mrs. Obama helped kick off the National Education Association's annual "Read Across America" project Tuesday at the Library of Congress.

The event marked the day that Dr. Seuss would have turned 106. Keep Reading HERE.

Next Month - April, This Blog Will Be Offering A Hybrid Game, Of Waymarking - Geocaching. Two Ways To Play, Cyber Space & Real Space, And A Combination Of Both. The Game Will Be Based, On A Quest Narrative, A Family History Theme. Players, Will Use GPS, Google Earth, Photos - I Post For Clues - Narrative. The Game Will Be For Residents of the United States, 18 Years And Older. There Will Be A Prize. We Believe, We Will Be The First, To Offer A Family Heirloom (PRIZE), Created In Cyberspace & Real Space. I Will Be Using Time Stamps On Emails, And Comments In The Blog Section, To Award Points. The Person With The Most Points At The End Of The Game Wins.

Scroll Down to Virtual Cache, Geocaching Getting Started. Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.

Waymarking & Geocaching.
There will also be an object left at the location. An extra point will be awarded for physically finding the item at the cache site. Somewhere in the game a special item will be left, and whoever finds it will get 2 extra points. A photo or a detailed email describing the "find" and the name of the identified location. I will go by whoever gets the information to me first, will win that round. I will go by time stamp on email or comment, in blog comment section.

It's not necessary to find the object physically, points are awarded by identifying the location with a GPS, Google Earth, or local knowledge. I will be providing longitude and latitude, and photo clues, I will be posting up on "You Have To Be This Tall To Go On This Ride Blog Spot.