Clues people have sent in:
email=repubgirl clue=Am I reading this correctly? The "Hotel California" is at 155 Herman St? U.S. Mint-San Francisco Procurement Office 155 Herman St. San Francisco CA 94102 name=repubgirlWebmaster: Looks like it. We'll have to go back and read the HC references in that context though.. see if any make sense.
ha ha ha... i said 'make sense'.. and I was referring to this mystery... see, i still have a sense of humor...
6/22/00 carlos txlates greek - the big greek text is from Luke, chapter 8, verse 15, and translates as: "[...] bring forth fruit with patience."
clue=Hmmm...if the mint is at 155 Herman, then "Sutter's Surprise" could be referring to the California Gold Rush when James Wilson Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill. name=Jessicahance: Yes, I'm pretty sure you're right - sutter's suprise / california gold rush pop up quite a bit. were my search engine not dead at the moment, a quick search for 'sutter' would point you to at least half a dozen pages...
clue: FFFB is a comics situated in the hippie time. There is indeed one story (I`ve read it a while ago, haven`t got it around here) where they buy a worthless house (They were quite stoned at the moment they bought it). Being sober again they find out what they bought: junk. Then then make up a story there is gold to find. That works and there is an _gold rush_. They end up earning lots and lots of money selling parketspots in there backyard or something. (And they lose all in the end, duh) I can dig up the exact story is anybody wants (To find the grandpa reference, hmmm.)
clue: Actually, isn't the comic you're referring to known as the "Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" and not "Fuzzy"? Is this an intentional mistake, or...?
clue: Yes, the original comics were "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers." I still have some. But "Fuzzy Furry Freak Brothers" is used consistently in the texts.
clue: This one sounds like accomplishment. Think about the big ad in May and this this small notice in September. I think somebody or some section accomplished their assignment. If we took that perspective and carefully sifted through these there might be others. I'm one of those that thinks there is very little "filler" in these.
There is an U.S.1870-s $3 gold coin buried in a cornerstone of the old San Francisco mint building. Currently that building is called the Old Mint Museum and is located at Fifth & Mint Sts. There is a bit of confusion surrounding this coin (http://www.coin-gallery.com/cg1870three.htm) What I find interesting is that this particular gold coin, along with the Brasher Doubloon, is one of the three most famous U.S. gold coins. The third is the 1849 Double Eagle.
D. Thomasson 10.27.2006
Here is a short but powerful announcement about faith and resurrection. It seems like many of the ADW announcements are about freedom (from sin, death, oppression), faith, resurrection, eternal life, or things of the end times.
The Greek, as previously noted, is from Luke 8:15: "karpoforousin en hupomonE" meaning to "bear fruit in patience." This is the story about the parable of the sower (Luke 8:1-15).
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15) - KJV
Under the Greek phrase is bold text that points to a passage in Luke about resurrection.
The Fuzzy Furry Freak Brothers spent the summer on Grandpa's Farm
Converting all the letters in the above bold text to numbers by using English gematria (A=1 and Z=26), the total of all the numbers comes to 714. No need to convert 714 to any other base number system. Turn 714 into Luke 7:14 to find the real message of this announcement about Jesus raising a widow's son from the dead (Luke 7:11-17).
Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carring it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" (Luke 7:14) - NIV
Adding up the numerical value of the remaining text (beginning with Sutter's Surprise and ending with 94102) in the announcement using the same English gematria comes to 850. As previously done, we can simply turn 850 into Luke 8:50 which also happens to be another resurrection miracle performed by Jesus. This time Jesus raises a dead girl (Luke 8:40-56).
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid, just believe, and she will be healed." (Luke 8:50) - NIV
Hotel California might be referring to the Eagles song again, which was in an earlier one. Apparently the only Hotel California is in Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula.
The greek that Carlos translated, meaning "bring forth fruit" is pronounced "karpophorousin". Wich make me think to Karpov and the king's Indian from april 88.
“καρποφορούσιν εν υπομονή» is, again, a Bible verse, the full verse «εν καρδία καλή καγαθή ακούσαντες τον λόγον κατέχουσι και καρποφορούσιν εν υπομονή» (Luke. 8, 15), apparently said by Jesus. The full verse translates to “with a good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering/ being patient produce a crop.”, but the crop is not a literal one, as in greek, “to produce a crop” also means to get a result. «Καρποφορούσιν εν υπομονή», on its own, is the third condition of the verse and since Christians believe in the afterlife, it is seen as an urge to see life in the perspective of eternity and not only the present. So, the “crop” could be the afterlife, which lines up with «ζωή εκ νεκρών» (= life out of death).