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  • nomadicMadman
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    This was one of those Forrest Fenn stories that left you scratching your head. He said the poem was straight forward with no subterfuge. Maybe the poem is straight forward, but it seems like Jack still struggled to find the chest. Maybe he had to cross the river before making the alligator mad. I have searched up and down the Madison, but I never crossed it. One late spring day, I stood on the bank when it was high and fast. It crossed my mind to cross it, but common sense took hold and I did not. I think a river crossing would require a bridge.
    But your connections are interesting and show good imagination.

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  • Tornado
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    Originally posted by JDER View Post

    This might be a classic case of chase overthink. It's quite simple. The Cowboy State. It's on the nose. He's telling us Wyoming. That's all. The expression "on the nose" means "over-literal, unimaginative, exact, precise."
    More specifically Cylmrno, WY. It's said to be somewhere west and under Buffalo.

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  • JDER
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    Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
    In Forrest's story, he was a young boy, sitting at home (perhaps on his front porch or similar place) when a man riding a horse came by. Forrest greeted him with a called-out "Hiya, Cowboy" (or something similar/equivalent), upon which the man stopped his horse, dismounted, and without speaking to Forrest, walked over to Forrest, and slugged him in the face.

    I call B.S.
    I don't believe that happened as told by Forrest. He said that he learned, from the experience, to not make the alligator mad until you've crossed the river.
    To me, that concept doesn't relate to the encounter with the cowboy.
    If there's a poem-related clue or hint intended in that story, I don't know what we're supposed to learn/gain from it.
    I suppose I could do some extrapolating/stretching, and imagine that since Forrest had an alligator named Elvis, and Elvis Presley was in a movie called "Flaming
    Star" (portraying a half-breed), and singer Cher had a hit song called "Half-Breed", maybe the hint is to Cher (share). Like Jesus would have encouraged, perhaps.
    Or maybe Fenn was trying to say something clever when he said "crossed the river" (speaking of Jesus, don'tcha know). If you "cross" a river, does that mean that
    you put the river onto a cross? Or is the meaning more like adding a "cross" to the river, the way that "painting" something means to add paint to it?
    I'd like to see any ideas y'all may have about this.
    This might be a classic case of chase overthink. It's quite simple. The Cowboy State. It's on the nose. He's telling us Wyoming. That's all. The expression "on the nose" means "over-literal, unimaginative, exact, precise."

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  • Imeverybodynow
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    Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
    In Forrest's story, he was a young boy, sitting at home (perhaps on his front porch or similar place) when a man riding a horse came by. Forrest greeted him with a called-out "Hiya, Cowboy" (or something similar/equivalent), upon which the man stopped his horse, dismounted, and without speaking to Forrest, walked over to Forrest, and slugged him in the face.

    I call B.S.
    I don't believe that happened as told by Forrest. He said that he learned, from the experience, to not make the alligator mad until you've crossed the river.
    To me, that concept doesn't relate to the encounter with the cowboy.
    If there's a poem-related clue or hint intended in that story, I don't know what we're supposed to learn/gain from it.
    I suppose I could do some extrapolating/stretching, and imagine that since Forrest had an alligator named Elvis, and Elvis Presley was in a movie called "Flaming
    Star" (portraying a half-breed), and singer Cher had a hit song called "Half-Breed", maybe the hint is to Cher (share). Like Jesus would have encouraged, perhaps.
    Or maybe Fenn was trying to say something clever when he said "crossed the river" (speaking of Jesus, don'tcha know). If you "cross" a river, does that mean that
    you put the river onto a cross? Or is the meaning more like adding a "cross" to the river, the way that "painting" something means to add paint to it?
    I'd like to see any ideas y'all may have about this.
    Lol

    Wrong movie broooooother.

    kid Galahad is the one you’re looking for.
    good day mate!

    where country/ folk hero Elvis went from turning wrenching to punching ppl in thier face.

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  • Gunrunner
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    A better rule of thumb is to not make the alligator mad, period. They carry a grudge a long time. Get across the river, turn around and stick your tongue out at the gator, and he'll just be waiting right there when you come back. Who knows? The kid Forrest might have been thinking he was Hopalong Cassidy and waved his Daisy BB gun at the cowboy and said "Hiya!" Mighta conveniently left that part out when he explained to his dad how he got the shiner.

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  • jan_v60
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    If you get slammed in the face you could try to put some ice on it, as a relief. It will feel less warmer.

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  • property
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    Now daze that wood B child abuse. No you can't buy my daughter. #themtoo

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  • wwwamericana
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    the one rule -
    seeing as how it's almost turkey day, I'd say -
    it's all in the dressing.....

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  • Suzy
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    Maybe there was no intent for the cowboy to harm Forrest. Maybe the cowboy was just mad from sitting in the saddle for so long, so he had to take out his frustrations on something. Forrest was probably in the wrong place at the right time and simply got X in the eye. Eye'd bet his eye was three times as black as normal. Those cowboys pack a punch.

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  • wwwamericana
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    That was the first rule he made for himself - then followed 108 more.
    Sounds like he got his nose "bloodied" many times throughout his lifetime.
    Boils down to just one rule tho.....

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  • JustFred
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    https://youtu.be/zKQprrk7bZY Bout to go clock in. Hope y'all enjoy a beautiful day today.

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  • JustFred
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    Broken arrow Does Wonder Woman know you found her lasso?

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  • Broken arrow
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    cowboy across the street
    https://youtu.be/-aOyAvbj2Fg

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  • JustFred
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    Old Pilot Someone needs to whip that cowboy for punching a kid. I had to stop wearing hats indoors, no reason to rain or sun. I might get a stetson, it's still hot as hell in Houston.
    Last edited by JustFred; 11-15-2021, 06:09 AM.

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  • Round Peg, Square Hole
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    Never take folk you think are friends for granted, especially those living on a high horse.

    That's why I take anything f says with a pinch of salt.

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