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An author & a chuckle
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is the author adult? human? male? did he chuckle? did he write a book? note? poem? article? did he chuckle about something he wrote?
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is the author adult? yes human? yes did he write a book? yes note? poem yes more than one article? not sure did he chuckle about something he wrote? no
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is the author adult? yeshuman? yes male? yes did he chuckle? no did he write a book? yes note? no poem? yes more than one article? not sure did he chuckle about something he wrote? see above

Sorry about double post was having trouble pasting your post.
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Is it chuckling in the meaning laughing quietly?Is it meant in a cynical way? Pleased? humorous? positive anticipation?
Chuckle in this situation, is it an action that a physical person is doing in response to the book? selling it?
Does the chuckle happen to someone reading the poem? seeing the book?
Is the chuckle meant for what is written? who wrote these words? the author as a person? a situation not directly linked to either the author or the book?
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Is it chuckling in the meaning laughing quietly? a short laughIs it meant in a cynical way? no Pleased? somewhat humorous? yes positive anticipation? no
Chuckle in this situation, is it an action that a physical person is doing in response to the book? what book? selling it? no
Does the chuckle happen to someone reading the poem? no seeing the book? no
Is the chuckle meant for what is written? no who wrote these words? possible FA herethe author as a person? see abovea situation not directly linked to either the author or the book? to the Author
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Does the author have a silly name? A punning name? Is it his name that induces the chuckle? Is he a real author? We have established that he's male, haven't we? Is he still alive? If not, did he die before 1990? 1980? 1970? 1960? 1900? 1800?

It's not "Robin Banks", is it?
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Does the author have a silly name? more unusual than silly A punning name? no Is it his name that induces the chuckle? yesIs he a real author? yes We have established that he's male, haven't we? we have now! Is he still alive? no If not, did he die before 1990? since then actually 1980? 1970? 1960? 1900? 1800?

It's not "Robin Banks", is it? unfortunately no
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Do we need to know the title of a particular work that makes you chuckle when appended to the author's name? (eg Robin Banks would be an apt author for the title of this puzzle.) Would any reasonable English-speaking person chuckle at the name? Or would chuckling be considered immature (eg the composer Samuel Scheidt?) Is it a British name? An American name? A Chinese name? Are we looking for a first name and a surname?
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Do we need to know the title of a particular work that makes you chuckle when appended to the author's name? FA. I'm not the chuckler. the title of the puzzle is relevant in a cryptic way (eg Robin Banks would be an apt author for the title of this puzzle.) Would any reasonable English-speaking person chuckle at the name? noish but can't speak for all Or would chuckling be considered immature (eg the composer Samuel Scheidt?)no insofar as the name doesn't sound rude. I'm in a bit of a quandry as I chuckled when i read Mr Scheidt's name (very immature of me) Is it a British name? noAn American name? Is there such a thing? however he himself was American A Chinese name? no Are we looking for a first name and a surname? Yope
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is his name/pen name another word for money? or is one of his names? are the name(s) linked to the subject matter of the book/poem? is it the same named used on everything he wrote? is it a first name we are looking for? or a surname? or a pen name?
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Ah. Do we need to know who the chuckler is? Is there a real person who chuckles in this scenario? A child, perhaps?
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is his name/pen name another word for money? or is one of his names? no, don't get hooked up on the puzzle title as the link is very tenuous are the name(s) linked to the subject matter of the book/poem? possible FA suffice to say this person wrote more than 1 book and more than 1 poem. What he wrote is irrev. His name is what's relevant to the puzzleis it the same named used on everything he wrote? no he wrote some things under another name but this is not a well known fact so the name is the one he wrote his famous works underis it a first name we are looking for? or a surname? or a pen name? this one
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Ah. Do we need to know who the chuckler is? most definatelyIs there a real person who chuckles in this scenario? yes A child, perhaps? no
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was it a man who chuckles? a friend? relation? stranger?
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was it a man who chuckles? yes a friend? no relation? no stranger? not personally known to the author
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does the man know the author? does he chuckle because he knows why the author chose the pen name? because it relates to something in his life?
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does the man know the author? not personally but knows who he is does he chuckle because he knows why the author chose the pen name? no because it relates to something in his life? no
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is the chuckler someone famous? is he alive today? did he always find the authors pen name funny? or only the first time? or only one time?
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is the chuckler someone famous? yes is he alive today? yes did he always find the authors pen name funny? can't be sure but probably not or only the first time? yope or only one time? this is most likely
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is the person a comedian? politician? actor? aged 20-30? 30-40? 40-50? 50-60?
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is the person a comedian? politician? actor? none of the above aged 20-30? 30-40? 40-50? this one 50-60?
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something to do with music? something else to do with films?

was he on tv when he chuckled? or has he written an autobiography? and said in it he chuckled? was it reported in newspaper(s)?
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something to do with music? yes something else to do with films? no

was he on tv when he chuckled? no or has he written an autobiography? don't think so but irrevand said in it he chuckled? no was it reported in newspaper(s)? no
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is the person in a band? rock? are they a songwriter? do they play an instrument?

did he chuckle in public? make a comment about chuckling in public? did he announce it before a performance?
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OK: just to recap: we have a male musician in his 40s who chuckled (probably just once) at the name of an American poet who died after 1990, yes? Was the poet dead at the time of the chuckling? Is there a connection between the name of the poet and the name of the chuckler? Did the chuckler sing the name of the poet? Does he sing the words of the poet? Is the chuckler also American?
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Is the poet a very famous poet? Would the average high school educated person have heard of him? Or is it a lesser known poet?

I'm having trouble coming up with poets who died after 1900 who used pen names...
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is the person in a band? yes rock? yes are they a songwriter? yes do they play an instrument? no

did he chuckle in public? yope make a comment about chuckling in public? no did he announce it before a performance? no
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OK: just to recap: we have a male musician in his 40s who chuckled (probably just once) at the name of an American poet who died after 1990, yes? Poet? Don't recall saying that. I did say he may have written a poem but?? Was the poet dead at the time of the chuckling? don't think he'd be classed as a poet although his writing could be considered poetry Is there a connection between the name of the poet and the name of the chuckler? no even though he's not a poet Did the chuckler sing the name of the poet? if you mean author yes Does he sing the words of the poet? yes to a small degreeIs the chuckler also American? yes he is
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Is the poet a very famous poet? I seem to have caused some confusion here. Let's just say that he is famous as a writer of books.Whether you consider his writing poetry is your own call but if you're trying to list poets I doubt you'd come up with him

I'm having trouble coming up with poets who died after 1900 who used pen names...see above
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Just to clarify further. The reason I answered that he wrote more than one poem is that i consider his work to be poetry but he was never marketed as a poet as such. Hope i haven't ruined this?

Some specific knowledge about the band's work is required.
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did the author write the sort of classic type books? childrens books? did he write about true events? something like dr seuss?
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did the author write the sort of classic type books? childrens books? yesdid he write about true events? something like dr seuss? the very man
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Did someone compare our songwriter to Dr Seuss? If so, was it on account of his appearance? Or perhaps his rhymes/songwriting style? Is the Cat In The Hat relevant? Badly Drawn Boy wears similar striped hats: is this relevant at all? Does the songwriter compare himself to Dr Seuss?
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Did someone compare our songwriter to Dr Seuss? no If so, was it on account of his appearance? Or perhaps his rhymes/songwriting style? Is the Cat In The Hat relevant? yesish Badly Drawn Boy wears similar striped hats: is this relevant at all? no Does the songwriter compare himself to Dr Seuss? no
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Did someone compare our songwriter to Dr Seuss? no If so, was it on account of his appearance? Or perhaps his rhymes/songwriting style? Is the Cat In The Hat relevant? yesish Badly Drawn Boy wears similar striped hats: is this relevant at all? no Does the songwriter compare himself to Dr Seuss? no
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Is the musician a rap singer? Rapping parts from or the whole of Cat in the Hat?
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Does your title allude to REM? Is the singer Michael Stipe?
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Is the musician a rap singer? no Rapping parts from or the whole of Cat in the Hat? no
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Does your title allude to REM? darn that was Really Easy Mate i.e yes Is the singer Michael Stipe? yes it is. Would you care to post the spoiler?
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Aaaaargh! I had a feeling that was right, but I'm no nearer the solution. Did Stipe compare himself to Seuss? Is there an REM lyric that mentions Seuss? Or the Cat in the Hat? Is he mocking himself? Mocking his own rhymes, as Paul Simon did in "There goes rhymin' Simon"?
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Aaaaargh! I had a feeling that was right, but I'm no nearer the solution. Did Stipe compare himself to Seuss? noIs there an REM lyric that mentions Seuss? obviously not a fan!! of course there is Or the Cat in the Hat? that too Is he mocking himself? if you mean Stipe yes Mocking his own rhymes, as Paul Simon did in "There goes rhymin' Simon"? no
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I have no idea who Stipe is, or REM, or... pretty much anything about rock music, but...

Is Stipes first name relevent? is his first 2 initials something like D.R. Stipes or something?
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have no idea who Stipe is, or REM, or... pretty much anything about rock music, but... tut tut, you're missing out on the best in life :-)

Is Stipes first name relevent? No is his first 2 initials something like D.R. Stipes or something? no he was born John Michael Stipe but is known as Michael however irrev to the puzzle

anyone familiar with REM who happens upon this puzzle will solve it in a heartbeat
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Nope, not familiar with REM, but I like them well enough. Got their "Out of Time" CD, I guess it was when they broke into mainstream.
So Dr. Seuss is the author in question?
And Michael Stipe is the chuckler?
Did Michael Stipe chuckle at the mention of Dr. Seuss? Was he asked about his lyric that mentions Dr. Seuss and chuckled? Did he do it on stage performing?
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I guess it's fitting that I have the answer to this puzzle, seeing as I live in the same town as Michael Stipe!!
Correct me if any of my details are wrong:

In the REM song "Side-winder Sleeps Tonight," there is a line: "A can of beans, of black-eyed peas, some Nescafe and ice, a candy bar, a falling star, or a reading from Dr. Seuss"

During recording Stipe had trouble saying "Seuss" and kept saying "Zeus" instead. If you listen to the track on the album (Automatic for the People) you can hear hum laughing at himself for not being able to pronounce the name.

I've been following this puzzle for a while and I can't believe I didn't think of the answer earlier!!! It's practically sacreligious to live in Athens, Georgia and not know your REM trivia!!
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Couldn't have put it any better myself so thats a

***************SPOILER***********



I guess it's fitting that I have the answer to this puzzle, seeing as I live in the same town as Michael Stipe!!
Correct me if any of my details are wrong:

In the REM song "Side-winder Sleeps Tonight," there is a line: "A can of beans, of black-eyed peas, some Nescafe and ice, a candy bar, a falling star, or a reading from Dr. Seuss"

During recording Stipe had trouble saying "Seuss" and kept saying "Zeus" instead. If you listen to the track on the album (Automatic for the People) you can hear hum laughing at himself for not being able to pronounce the name.

I've been following this puzzle for a while and I can't believe I didn't think of the answer earlier!!! It's practically sacreligious to live in Athens, Georgia and not know your REM trivia!!
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By the way Becca i noticed a few weeks back that you were from Athens and wondered if you were a fan. I've been a REMer since their debut album Murmer so it's a love affair that's been going on for more than 20 years.

The above lyric is pure Stipe and I feel people spend far too long trying to work out what he's singing about when he himself is on record as saying he sometimes just likes the way words sound together. He is capable of beautiful more understandable lyrics however as evidenced below. This is from a song called At my most Beautiful and I used to sing this verse to my baby girl to get her to sleep (mond you my voice was more likely to keep her awake)

At my most beautiful
I count your eyelashes secretly
With every one whisper I love you
I let you sleep
I know your closed eye's watching me, listening
I thought I saw a smile.

Anyway onwards and upwards I'll post an non REM puzzle today for benefit of those heathens who've never heard of Michael Stipe :-)
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:-( Yeah please, a non REM puzzle

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