Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Conquistadors 2014

Or the updated search for the land of gold
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Back in 1492 the only way to do a search for the land of gold in the new world was getting on the boat and behaving badly.

Luckily with modern technology, this isn't necessary. I seem to have stumbled on the secret of the land of gold, hidden in plain sight.

Obviously the canny natives stashed it all away, and the guarding of it was a hereditary job, passed down grandmother to pet cat, Luckily being passed down father to son was there as a back-up plane to avoid dotty elderly relative syndrome.

Casting our minds back to the 15th century, all it would take is for one absinthe addled printer to mistake the J for an L and suddenly L Dorado, becomes J Dorado. Und zo, the conquistarods (typo, but I decided I prefer it) were looking in totally the wrong kettle of ferrets.

With the power of the internet, ie Facebook, I have discovered a Snr Jose L Dorado of Mexico, which is just a total giveaway...J and L together even, already.

Dan Brown, eat your heart out.

not_morrison_rm, May 05 2014

Jose L Dorado https://www.facebook.com/josel.dorado.988
[not_morrison_rm, May 05 2014]

Gold in Keats doing Chapman doing Homer with conquistador reference http://www.bartleby.com/126/24.html
[pertinax, May 08 2014]

Tekton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekt%C5%8Dn
Follow the link quickly, before it's deleted by the Illuminati, or the Templars, or the NSA (run entirely by Freemasons, of course) ... [8th of 7, May 09 2014]


       no entende nada. (upside down question mark) eh ?
pashute, May 07 2014

       "Ha, ha - 'L' sounds like 'el'!" ... ?   

       {scans the far horizon in search of the idea}   

       I suppose you could try looking into Chapman's Homer.
pertinax, May 08 2014

       //Chapman's Homer.   

       I believe the difficult part was translating "Doh!" from the ancient Greek.
not_morrison_rm, May 08 2014

       I would hear more about these back-up planes.   

       singular, plane....no one would suspect that the secret was etched onto the blade of the plane, hidden with all the other tools.   

       Possibly some biblical allegory, Jesus himself being a carpenter. Which might lead us onto the hidden meanings in The Carpenter's songs, but I'm still sober at this point....
not_morrison_rm, May 09 2014

       I just assumed there would be more than one.
<tops up [n_m_rm]s' glass>

       Youurr my beshht pal, you are....<slides into unconscious and 2F deploys hidden brain scanner to steal the secret of my quantum loo roll>
not_morrison_rm, May 09 2014

       //Jesus himself being a carpenter //   

       Actually, that's a mistranslation. In the original Aramaic, the word approximates to "craftsman", but is more correctly translated as "mason"* ...   


       *This is actually true. Dan Brown, eat your heart out ...
8th of 7, May 09 2014

       Don't be silly, [8th]; The Freemasons are in decline. They lost the NSA in a game of cards to...   

       I'd better tell you this outside.
pertinax, May 10 2014

       //but is more correctly translated as "mason"* ...   

       A mason eh, hmm, wondered who was working off the cards re-carving them steps at Masada...all hushed up, put it down to a mass suicide, nods as good as a wink, eh? Now, Jericho, that's another one...   

       <takes off hard-hat, scratches head and lights a handrollie >
not_morrison_rm, May 10 2014


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