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Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 6:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, August 22, 2005 - 03:28 am:


Was this part of a children's story? not really
Was this part of a joke? YES!
Does this story/joke involve a cat finally getting his heart's desire? possibly, but not necessarily in those words
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2005 - 3:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we have to figure out what the joke was?
Cat sees mouse rollerskating and exclaims something about meals on wheels!?
do we have to figure out how the cat caught the mouse?
did the mouse rollerskate right up to the cat?
did he want to be eaten?
did a store sell meals on wheels?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Sunday, September 11, 2005 - 03:53 am:


So we have to figure out what the joke was? pretty much...
Cat sees mouse rollerskating and exclaims something about meals on wheels!? YES(ish)! now a small lateral hop from that concept, and one small related detail...
do we have to figure out how the cat caught the mouse? not really
did the mouse rollerskate right up to the cat? irrel.
did he want to be eaten? probably not
did a store sell meals on wheels? no, and a slight FA here which is most of what keeping the other small related detail from coming to the surface...
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

small related detail is related to the mouse? to the cat? to something else entirely?
did the cat ever get to eat the mouse? important? was it backwards? was the cat on wheels and the mouse exclaiming about the cat?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 07:25 pm:


small related detail is related to the mouse? to the cat? to something else entirely? this one
did the cat ever get to eat the mouse? i believe so important?not earth-shatteringly so was it backwards? was the cat on wheels and the mouse exclaiming about the cat? no, but an interesting thought!
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the other detail related to the setting they're in? the time period? a third character? the context of the joke?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 09:38 pm:


is the other detail related to the setting they're in? Absolutely!!! good question! the time period? {no, time itself is irrelevant (a hint in itself, quite likely... explore...} a third character? there is a third "character", whose identity would be VERY likely to $ p o i l this puzzle... the context of the joke? only as relates to your other two questions, which actually made a LOT of progress if you can catch the right lateral hop from here...
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 2:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they in a cuckoo clock? in neverland? in a house? a dog yard?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 02:25 pm:


are they in a cuckoo clock? in neverland? in a house? a dog yard? none of these
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 4:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "character" in quotation marks because it is not a person? Is it an animal? Is it a living thing (within the context of the joke?) Is it an object? An object that resembles a living thing? Is time irrelevant because they are perpetually doing the same thing? Or because it's always mealtime? Are watches or clocks in any way relevant? Is that phrase a clue to the third character?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 04:07 pm:


Is "character" in quotation marks because it is not a person? yes, but may mislead Is it an animal? no Is it a living yes thing no (within the context of the joke?) Is it an object? no An object that resembles a living thing? no Is time irrelevant because they are perpetually doing the same thing? no to noish Or because it's always mealtime? ditto Are watches or clocks in any way relevant? b{no} Is that phrase a clue to the third character? no
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the third character an animal? human? alien?
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there time in this setting?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 10:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 08:23 pm:


Is the third character an animal? human? alien? Actually, none of these!

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 09:32 pm:


is there time in this setting? NO! GOOD question!
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the setting on Earth? Is the character a cartoon? Superhuman?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 12:00 pm:


Is the setting on Earth? a small opening portion is, and the rest isn't Is the character a cartoon? no Superhuman? yes, but may mislead
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the characters alive?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 04:28 pm:


are the characters alive?
yope
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they ever alive? are they ever dead? or are
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 09:36 pm:


are they ever alive?yes are they ever dead?yes
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do they go to heaven? hell? is the third character God? Satan?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:09 pm:


do they go to heaven? 'b{this one!} hell? not this one is the third character God? this one Satan? not this one
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the meals on wheels some sort of reward for the cats for their good behavior on Earth?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 12:13 am:


Are the meals on wheels some sort of reward for the cats for their good behavior on Earth? yope
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

how about the rollerskates? were they a reward?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 08:13 pm:


how about the rollerskates? were they a reward? yesish
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were the cats supposed to eat the mice? or did they just take that into their own hand? (paws? :) )
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 01:23 am:


were the cats supposed to eat the mice? or did they just take that into their own hand? this one! (paws? or this one...

SPOILER!!!!!

One day a cat dies of natural causes and goes to Heaven. There he meets the Lord himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let Me know."

The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to Heaven. Again the Lord is there to greet them with the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "Say no more," and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.

About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him in a deep sleep on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since you arrived?"

The cat stretches and yawns and replies, "It's wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending by are theeeeeeee best!!!"
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 2:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha ha! Thanks for a great puzzle :)
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for taking the effort to finish it off! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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