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  • #46
    Hi Chris,

    Helter Skelter.

    Regards,

    Simon
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
      Hi Chris,

      Helter Skelter.

      Regards,

      Simon
      Very interesting answer, Simon! But no -- while "Helter Skelter" was referenced by Manson, the song itself does not mention murder. The correct answer is "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" which was guessed by a couple of people elsewhere.

      Thanks for playing, Simon. Better luck next time.

      Chris
      Christopher T. George
      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
      just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
      For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
      RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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      • #48

        A man from this island befriended a Ripper suspect. Who was he and who was the suspect? To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. And neither can researchers on the suspect in question.

        If you are the first to correctly answer the question, you will win something nise. And it won't be half a kidney.
        Christopher T. George
        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
        just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
        For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
        RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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        • #49
          Didn't Hall Caine have connections with the Isle of Man? If so, the suspect would be Francis Tumblety.
          Kind regards, Sam Flynn

          "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
            Didn't Hall Caine have connections with the Isle of Man? If so, the suspect would be Francis Tumblety.
            Yes he did. Good work, Sam. Send me your snail mail address, si'il vous plais.

            Cheers

            Chris
            Christopher T. George
            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

            Comment


            • #51
              Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

              Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

              First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
              Christopher T. George
              Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
              just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
              For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
              RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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              • #52
                Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
                Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

                Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

                First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
                Too easy that one.
                G U T

                There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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                • #53
                  I'm embarrassed to say that I'm English and I don't know that!
                  Regards

                  Herlock




                  “...A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
                  As night descends upon this fabled street:
                  A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
                  The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
                  Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
                  And it is always eighteen ninety-five.”

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                  • #54
                    I think you need to be Roman to know that.

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                    • #55


                      Thanks for the clue Joshua and for confirming what a few on here might have already suspected.......that I'm an idiot!

                      With that embarrassing end to the evening I'm off to bed....

                      I'll blame being tired
                      Regards

                      Herlock




                      “...A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
                      As night descends upon this fabled street:
                      A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
                      The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
                      Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
                      And it is always eighteen ninety-five.”

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by GUT View Post
                        Too easy that one.
                        It surely was an easy one, Gut.
                        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
                        ---------------
                        Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
                          Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

                          Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

                          First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
                          Caroline Morris got the correct answer at JtR Forums.

                          Caz wrote: "From memory, Chris, it's Latin: denarius - signifying a penny."

                          True. Joshua was warm therefore. Close but no cigar as they say.

                          For prospective daughter no. 2, my wife and I are equally looking for someone to help with out infant.

                          I know Donna is on the way to doing some work around the house.

                          Best regards

                          Chris
                          Christopher T. George
                          Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                          just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                          For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                          RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                          • #58
                            Hello everyone

                            Latest trivia question:

                            What connects Baltimore with Buckingham Palace? Note that I am not thinking of the future Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield, whose mum kept a boarding house here. This is something else.

                            First to answer receives a special prize. Although it won't be the true identity of the Ripper, ha ha. Let me say "Sorry!" in advance.

                            This might be a hard one. As usual, to be fair to others, anyone who has won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Fortunately, this includes recent winner Joe Chetcuti who might well have the answer.

                            Joe though may email me privately with an answer if he wishes. He just can't win again. It's fair do's all round, Playmates!

                            Cheers

                            Chris
                            Last edited by ChrisGeorge; 10-10-2017, 02:55 AM.
                            Christopher T. George
                            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                            • #59
                              RipperCon 2018 Speaker Announcement!




                              JACKIE MURPHY—“Jack the Ripper’s London”—Saturday morning speaker and RipperCon M/C

                              Jackie Murphy was born in North London, but brought up in Essex, 30 miles east of Whitechapel. She became interested in Jack the Ripper at age 13 when she was allowed to watch the six-part “Barlow and Watt” TV program about the case. She got further hooked on the case a few years later when she read Stephen Knight’s book. Then family life took over, but in the run up to the centenary of the case in 1988 the increase in books and documentaries really sparked her interest.

                              In 1999, Murphy joined the Cloak and Dagger Club, now the Whitechapel Society, and has contributed to journals and books for the society, as well as other publications. She lives with her partner Alan Hunt in Dorchester, Dorset—Thomas Hardy country. Now a semi-retired teacher, Murphy works at the local history research center and makes quilts.

                              Murphy tells us, “My ancestor was Benjamin Disraeli, or rather I am the result of his brother's affair with the housekeeper! A more famous claim to fame is that my great, great grandfather owned Top Withins Farm, the basis for Wuthering Heights.”

                              Don’t miss out on RipperCon in Baltimore, April 7-8. Only fifty places available! See information at www.RipperCon.com
                              Christopher T. George
                              Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                              just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                              For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                              RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
                                Hello everyone

                                Latest trivia question:

                                What connects Baltimore with Buckingham Palace? Note that I am not thinking of the future Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield, whose mum kept a boarding house here. This is something else.

                                First to answer receives a special prize. Although it won't be the true identity of the Ripper, ha ha. Let me say "Sorry!" in advance.

                                This might be a hard one. As usual, to be fair to others, anyone who has won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Fortunately, this includes recent winner Joe Chetcuti who might well have the answer.

                                Joe though may email me privately with an answer if he wishes. He just can't win again. It's fair do's all round, Playmates!

                                Cheers

                                Chris
                                I still need an answer to this question, so here is another clue for you all --

                                .......................................P

                                And it is not police, palace, Preakness, prostitute, or Prince Eddy.

                                Good luck!!!!

                                Cheers

                                Chris
                                Last edited by ChrisGeorge; 10-14-2017, 03:41 PM.
                                Christopher T. George
                                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                                just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                                For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                                RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

                                Comment

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