I enjoy the oblique. The vague, the mystifying, the mysterious. French novels about bathtubs, Sherlock Holmes, Homicide reruns, etc. Give me a clue, a detective with a handicap, I'll follow along for 52 minutes or 500 pages -- whatever you give me, I'll give you a lot of leeway in return.
So let's see where Frank is going with this. And we're going to do it two ways: one in which I don't cheat, and one where I do.
First, the no-cheating way: OK, what do we have? Two images which look like they reference Braddock, given the sepia tones. Though we're seeing a "forgotten machine" of sorts, so maybe that relates to Linotype? Then we get a quote drawn on a chalkboard-y thing interrupting the tableau, and it contains a double negative, which is confusing, because my brain is the size of my nose.
And it says "he never gave any consideration that it wouldn't work." So our guy, presumably the young man at the machine, feels fully secure that his invention is going to work. OK, Linotype, I bet!
So, my ruling sans cheating: mmmmm.... quoi?
Now, to cheat. I asked Frank to explain the assets. He said the quote comes from the video on Braddock's Kickstarter page, about a guy in Braddock who fought to keep the library open in the '70s. (Book references, determination, these are Braddock values, I may say.) Cited because it's similar to our linotype inventor's reckless spirit. And yes, the images have to do with linotype, in a general way, Frank says.
Which leads to my ruling with cheating included: mmmm.... quoi?
I remain confused. To me, it's neither oblique enough nor is it clear -- it's muddy. As Eddie Izzard would say in his muddy French, le singe est sur la branche.
Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Rosecrans Baldwin.
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