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« Reply #25 on: 07/11/2008 09:20:03 »
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Brothers and sisters have I none,
But that man's father is my father's son.

Who is this portait of?
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« Reply #26 on: 07/11/2008 09:30:01 »
ooh ooh! I think I may have worked it out. I'll send a PM to you Don just incase, by some remote chance, it's right, and I don't want to spoil it for anyone else.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 07/11/2008 09:33:58 »
bugger, hang on Don......
 

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« Reply #28 on: 07/11/2008 10:03:46 »
Sent it now!
 

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« Reply #29 on: 07/11/2008 10:04:05 »
The fact that the picture here is of a chimp is immaterial. Just a picture I used for the purpose, it could have been a fish or a house!!!
 

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« Reply #30 on: 07/11/2008 10:09:36 »
So the picture is immaterial? Could the picture be of anything at all?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 07/11/2008 10:29:24 »
So the picture is immaterial? Could the picture be of anything at all?

Yes.

Let me elucidate, I am standing in front of a portrait....


I pose this riddle....

Brothers and sisters have I none,
But that man's father is my Father's son.

Who is this portrait of?


I thought you had it, you were on the right track.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 07/11/2008 10:31:49 »
try this PM...
 

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« Reply #33 on: 07/11/2008 19:40:59 »
I think the portrait is of "your son".
 

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« Reply #34 on: 07/11/2008 19:43:47 »
I think the portrait is of "your son".

Nope, wrong.

Try again
 

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« Reply #35 on: 07/11/2008 20:13:50 »
"Your son" fits the riddle...

"Brothers and sisters have I none" => you are an only child. So "My father's son" can only be you.

"that man's father is my Father's son". So "that man's father" = "my Father's son" = you.

Which means you are "that man's father", i.e. the portrait is of "your son".
 

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« Reply #36 on: 07/11/2008 20:19:13 »
You have the answer, but still walk away from it and come to the wrong conclusion.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 10/11/2008 08:42:38 »
"Your son" fits the riddle...

"Brothers and sisters have I none" => you are an only child. So "My father's son" can only be you.

"that man's father is my Father's son". So "that man's father" = "my Father's son" = you.

Which means you are "that man's father", i.e. the portrait is of "your son".


This is what i thought too. The "answer" is "my son", and yet it isn't correct....unless the riddle and the portrait are not linked at all, in which case the portrait could be of anything...hang on - Is the answer the son of Don_1? But that should be the same as "your son".....(thinking aloud)...

are we agreed that the answer to the riddle is your/my son, but this is not the answer to the portrait question?
 

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« Reply #38 on: 10/11/2008 15:51:24 »
OK, here's the answer,

That man's father is my father's son. = the portait is of me!!!
 

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« Reply #39 on: 10/11/2008 16:06:50 »
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Usually it goes, "Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." Rhymes, you see. Rash and impetuous persons are often inclined to say that the guy in the picture is the speaker himself. However, those who have had their minds toughened by regular exposure to the Straight Dope will see at once that the guy in the picture is the speaker's son.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/451/whats-the-answer-to-the-riddle-that-mans-father-is-my-fathers-son


 

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« Reply #40 on: 10/11/2008 17:01:12 »
This Straight Dope answer cannot work.

My father's son can only be me.
 

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« Reply #41 on: 11/11/2008 07:33:46 »

My father's son can only be me.

Certainly! But he isn't "that man". "That man" can only be my son (or perhaps nephew). I am pointing to "that man" who is in the portrait.
 

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« Reply #42 on: 11/11/2008 07:39:38 »
No. If the picture is of me, then that man's father is my father.
 

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« Reply #43 on: 11/11/2008 21:33:57 »
 

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« Reply #44 on: 11/11/2008 23:08:41 »
Praying child, snow on Mt. Rainer, Washington


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« Reply #45 on: 11/11/2008 23:39:48 »
Don't you mean ET (in profile)...


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« Reply #46 on: 12/11/2008 00:33:13 »
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This one isn't photoshoppery: I've seen the video footage from which it is taken. It's the spitting image of Tinky Winky.   :)
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« Reply #47 on: 12/11/2008 08:08:29 »
Praying child, snow on Mt. Rainer, Washington


Google Earth image

I can also see an alien facing to the right with a slack jaw and great big ears!
 

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« Reply #48 on: 12/11/2008 23:59:14 »
The snow picture was like an Rorschach ink blot test...





http://www.theinkblot.com/   :)

This one is just like Krusty the Clown (from the Simpsons).
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« Reply #49 on: 13/11/2008 00:17:16 »
What about the face on Jupiter blowing a kiss?

 

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