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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 1:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You said earlier that it was important that you were listening to your tapes, but you seem to have said recently that you could just as well have been listening to mine. Is this correct? Is it consistent? Do you mean that it was important that you had chosen the music?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 1:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You said earlier that it was important that you were listening to your tapes, but you seem to have said recently that you could just as well have been listening to mine. Is this correct? yes, but how would your tapes have gotten into my brother's car? Is it consistent? yes Do you mean that it was important that you had chosen the music? no, that's not what I mean
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yes, but how would your tapes have gotten into my brother's car? Quantum tunnelling, I expect.

When you said that it was important that they were your tapes, I thought this meant there was something peculiar to your tapes that would make the puzzle work, there being at the time (and there still being) no other construction I could place on the words :( Is it actually the case that the puzzle would work had you, for example, borrowed my recordings? or bought new ones on the way to Transylvania?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 3:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your brother familiar with "The Pirates of Penzance"? with "HMS Pinafore"?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 4:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you said that it was important that they were your tapes, I thought this meant there was something peculiar to your tapes that would make the puzzle work, there being at the time (and there still being) no other construction I could place on the words Is it actually the case that the puzzle would work had you, for example, borrowed my recordings? or bought new ones on the way to Transylvania? yes to both

Is your brother familiar with "The Pirates of Penzance"? with "HMS Pinafore"? at the time, he was familiar with neither - good questions. :)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this the first time Ben had heard Pinafore? Pirates? Did you know that he was not familiar with them?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this the first time Ben had heard Pinafore? Pirates? no to both, but he is not an elephant Did you know that he was not familiar with them? yes, because...
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because he asked what that infernal nonsense was that you had just put on?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because he asked what that infernal nonsense was that you had just put on? no
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were both pieces on the same tape?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were both pieces on the same tape? no, but irrelevant
Evariste Galois (Galois)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 1:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

how about a recap?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

******** RECAP ********

(plus some new information)

My brother and I were bored on a very long drive, and were listening to some of my old Gilbert and Sullivan tapes. First we listened to "The Pirates of Penzance", in which the Modern Major-General sings of "that infernal nonsense Pinafore". Then we listened to "HMS Pinafore", which my brother (who didn't know any better) had every reason to believe is infernal nonsense. "What's the plot of this?" he asked me. And then...
Quintus Marcius (Philippus)
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you answer the question? by referring back to the Major-General's song?
Alternatively, did he ask at exactly the right time for his question to be answered by the lyrics?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you answer the question? yes by referring back to the Major-General's song? no
Alternatively, did he ask at exactly the right time for his question to be answered by the lyrics? no - you do not need to know any more specific lyrics from either of the operettas.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you tell him what the plot was?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 9:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And then ..

You said something?
Or did something else happen first?

You said "infernal nonsense"?
You said "an interesting observation of the British class system"
You said "a classic tale of frustrated romance"

You said, something totally unrelated to HMS Pinafore, such as "there is a set of red lights approaching"?

Or anything remotely linked to any of the above?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:18 pm:


Did you tell him what the plot was? yes

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 09:55 am:


And then ..

You said something? yes
Or did something else happen first? nothing relevant

You said "infernal nonsense"?
You said "an interesting observation of the British class system"
You said "a classic tale of frustrated romance" My explanation of the plot was more detailed than any of these - keep going

You said, something totally unrelated to HMS Pinafore, such as "there is a set of red lights approaching"? no

Or anything remotely linked to any of the above? yes
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we need to know the plot? Has this anything to do with mixed-up nursemaids and /or baby farmers?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any of the following relevant:

The amount of detail you provided?
The slant / focus of your explanation?
Something ironic?
That your explanation made it seem like nonsense or like complete sense?
The comprhensiveness of your explanation?
Something specific within the explanation?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any of the following relevant:

The amount of detail you provided?
The slant / focus of your explanation?
Something ironic?
That your explanation made it seem like nonsense or like complete sense?
The comprhensiveness of your explanation?
Something specific within the explanation?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 2:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, Queen Isabella - stay away from that fella...