Comments on: Hands on front and back side of Healy Hall clock tower missing http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: The Pope http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-541242 Wed, 02 May 2012 19:19:03 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-541242 Note to Hoyas: You can’t pay me to give the commencement address with a pair of cheap plastic clock hands . . .

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By: One who knows http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-541231 Wed, 02 May 2012 18:28:46 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-541231 The hands weigh less than five pounds each, and that’s mostly in the white counterweight. They’re some type of plastic. That’s how they’re able to turn with very little energy requirement

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By: concerned parent in midwest http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-541083 Tue, 01 May 2012 23:39:53 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-541083 I saw this in the Thomas Crowne affair. The hands are still there.

Haul the water canons up from the firehouse on M street and blast the clock face.

The Arabic majors did this I tell ya’!

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By: Confused http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540973 Tue, 01 May 2012 04:39:42 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540973 Am I right to believe that in the morning only the East side hands were missing and then later in the day the West side ones went missing as well? If so this presents the greatest puzzle of all. How in the whole world would they able to go BACK to get the other hands? Or did the University pre emptively remove them?

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By: rmwlsn http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540949 Tue, 01 May 2012 01:08:31 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540949 I only got one big question! Where was our almighty DPS security? Was there a drunk student, a student urinating in public or a student with some drugs that kept them from being in front of healy lawn? Or could it be our almighty DPS security were someplace sleeping, watching a movie or eating instead of patrolling the campus! Either way this should and I think all of us should start to question on how DPS is run and trained. Those are big hands I’m sure someone saw who did it. Oh one other big question, isn’t Healy hall locked on all side from late in the evening to early morning? So how did they get in, I think that is the bigger question! How did they get in?

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By: Doug http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540948 Tue, 01 May 2012 00:56:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540948 I had always heard that only 1 set of hands went to the pope, the other was supposed to go to POTUS.

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By: Benjamin Gates http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540932 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:42:27 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540932 Okay everybody, enough guessing. I’ve got Wi-Fi on my flight to San Antonio and thought I would put an end the false rumors, accusations, and confessions. No current students were involved in the clock hand theft, only a well-meaning alumnus on the hunt for history’s greatest lost treasures. But what do the clock hands have to do with history’s greatest lost treasures?

It all started when a rival treasurehunter accused my great uncle Theodore Gates of that my great uncle Theodore Gates sunk the battleship Maine and started the Spanish-American War. I had to defend my family and find the truth, which somehow led me on a chase for the lost platinum hoard of the Committee of 300. One clue led to another until I discovered that the latitude and longitude coordinates were sealed into the Healy tower clock hands after they survived the British burning of Washington in the War of 1812 and were eventually given to Georgetown as a gift for harboring America’s founding documents during that troubling time. The clock hands form a sort of puzzle that only a master historian/treasure hunter/puzzle enthusiast/Georgetown alumnus/somehow both dashing and approachable man such as myself could figure out. Needless to say, I figured it out and with little time to spare as we were soon found by a treasure hunting splinter-group of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We escaped through the tunnels below Georgetown after a fun and family-friendly chase through Reiss where my sidekick Reilly made some great wisecracks and I totally saved Dr. Abigail Chase a few times.

Now, I’m on my way to San Antonio to the treasure’s final resting place: The Alamo. But can we get the treasure before it’s too late? Can I clear my uncle’s name and find out what really happened to the USS Maine? These thoughts way heavily on me as does my ancestor’s legacy. I know I should be used to this by now, but this feels like my greatest adventure. Perhaps my final adventure? Keep me in your thoughts, my peers; God willing, I will leave the Alamo with a shitload of platinum.

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By: Rene Belloq http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540929 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:02:53 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540929 @Dr. Jones, again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.

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By: Concerned Student http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540916 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:52:39 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540916 ARREST THEM FOR TRESPASSING! THEY DESERVE NOTHING LESS

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By: Dr. Jones http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/hands-on-clock-tower-of-healy-hall-missing/comment-page-1/#comment-540913 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:03:04 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37871#comment-540913 Your theories about the culprit are way off. I had to get to them before the Germans did. The Healy clock hands belong in a museum!

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