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Challenge: No Pigeons Were Harmed

Damn pigeons are in the way and if you deal with them you earn yourself a 1.07 point modifier.

The basic goal for this Challenge is to spot and “execute” the pack of five Pigeons who are secreted throughout the area of the party – a task that is made more complicated by the need to not be discovered while you do it!

The Pigeons are located (as per the video embedded below) in the following locations:

1 – On the center of the crane arm on the left upper side of the view
2 – On top of the stone protrusion on the upper garden area of the roof
3 – On top of a stone protrusion on the lowest long walkway on the right lower side
4 – On the edge of the search light in the center of the main roof area
5 – On the top of an ornate lamp in the lower center of the main roof area

They can be assassinated in any order you like, as the order does not make any difference or have an impact upon completing this Challenge!

Assassinating the group of Pigeon Infiltrators


Challenge Name Trivia
The name of this Challenge - No Pigeons Were Harmed - is a sort of inside joke in the film industry that refers to the end credit disclaimer that appears in films and TV shows stating that "No Animals Were Harmed" during the production of the movie/TV episode. This can be directly traced back to the largely manufactured controversy surrounding accusations that were brought by the famous television game show host Bob Barker and the United Activists for Animal Rights organization to which he is attached that, in the late 1980's the American Humane Association (AHA) actively condoned the mistreatment (and the harm) of animals on the set of the television show “Project X” as well as other television and movie projects that were being filmed at the time, ostensibly under the watchful eye of the Film Unit of the AHA.

Basically what Barker and the UAAR contended was that the AHA permitted the use of devices that caused pain (and were thus not humane) to be used on stage animals in order to get them to do the things that the directors needed them to do during filming. Allegations were made that, among other things, there were guns (it was never clear whether these were supposed to be blank guns or real ones, though how a real gun could be used on a stage animal without predictably violent results is anyone's guess), cattle prods, and a chemical irritant, and that these were being actively used despite the presence of the AHA Film Unit, which is supposed to prevent that sort of thing.

Predictably the American Humane Association responded to the allegations with a libel lawsuit that revealed in court that the AHA believed that the UAAR had some sort of vendetta against it, and that the allegations where both unfounded and absurd. Considering the immense power that the AHA Film Unit has to shut down productions if even the whiff of a violation is suspected, and considering its notorious lack of a sense of humor in that regard (there is a story about how an AHA Film Unit Observer freaked out when one of the actors on a TV show showed some of the other cast how they used to attache small pieces of paper with messages on them to the legs of flies and watch them fly around, trailing the message), that the idea that an Observer from the AHA would permit a cattle prod let alone a gun to be used is, well, absurd. Anyway I just thought you might like to know this useless but of trivia!




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