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Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Less spastic, more glorious."
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And the title won't help you here. I'll explain it after this gets solved and $poyled.
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Is this said by one person to another/others? Is it an instruction? Is the speaker H/A/M? Are location and time-period relevant?
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Is this said by one person to another/others? Yes Is it an instruction? Yes Is the speaker H/A/M? HAF Are location and time-period relevant? No to location, yope to time period. I'll just tell you: Connecticut, a few weeks ago.
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Was the instructee personally expected to follow the instruction? Or was someone/something else? (For example, was he playing a game -- I could see myself saying this about an RPG character or a toy soldier in a wargame)?

Are you the instructor/instructee? Anyone else relevant?
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Was the instructee personally expected to follow the instruction? There were 2 instructees, and Yes. Or was someone/something else? No (For example, was he playing a game -- I could see myself saying this about an RPG character or a toy soldier in a wargame)? No, but good lateral thought.

Are you the instructor/instructee? No Anyone else relevant? Yes - there are a total of 4 people relevant.
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4 people involved -- two instructors, two instructees? Can the instructees be considered students? Does the instruction modify an earlier instruction?
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4 people involved -- two instructors, No two instructees? Yes Can the instructees be considered students? No Does the instruction modify an earlier instruction? Modify, not really. A better word would be "clarify."
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Is one of the non-instructee people an onlooker? Is he/she present?

HAM status of all four, please?

Are they outside? Inside? Practicing something? Preparing for something?
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Is one of the non-instructee people an onlooker? No Is he/she present? Yes

HAM status of all four, please? Instructor: HAF. Instructees: both HAF. Person 4: HAM.

Are they outside? This... Inside? Practicing something? ...and this. Preparing for something?
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Are they members of a team? An organization? Are their genders relevant?
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Are they members of a team? No An organization? Yes, with svv of "organization" Are their genders relevant? No
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 7:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they singing?
Otherwise performing musically?
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Are they singing? No
Otherwise performing musically? No
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Are they dancing? Doing ballet? Acting? Performing stunts? Are they being filmed? Is person 4 a director? Is music involved?
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Are they dancing? Doing ballet? Acting?Yesish Performing stunts? No to rest

Are they being filmed? Yes, but an FA Is person 4 a director? No Is music involved? No
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Can they ba called performers? Are they acrobats? Jugglers? Other people commonly associated with circuses? Are they cheerleaders? Is the HAM the one filming them?
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Can they ba called performers? Yesish, FA again Are they acrobats? Jugglers? Other people commonly associated with circuses? Are they cheerleaders? None of these Is the HAM the one filming them? No
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Is there only one person being a performer? Only one person being filmed? Is the filming technique itself being criticized? Is the filming done in order to later analyze and critique the performance? Or is it for some other purpose? Is a sport relevant?
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Is there only one person being a performer? Yes Only one person being filmed? Yesish Is the filming technique itself being criticized? No Is the filming done in order to later analyze and critique the performance? No Or is it for some other purpose? Yes Is a sport relevant? No
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: Person 4 is the only performer.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So person 4 is an actor?
Persons 2 and 3 (the instructees) are somehow involved in person 4's performance?
Are they filming person 4?
Adding some kind of prop help (e.g. throwing fake snow)?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So person 4 is an actor? For the purposes of this puzzle, yes.
Persons 2 and 3 (the instructees) are somehow involved in person 4's performance? Yes
Are they filming person 4? No
Adding some kind of prop help Yes! (e.g. throwing fake snow)? But not this.
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I'm going to call person 4 Pete, kay? Is Pete in a movie? If so, a professionally made movie? Is he the only person in the relevant shot? Are the instructees involved in lighting? Costumes? Makeup? An animal of some sort? A prop or props that Pete directly interacts with in the scene (eg he's supposed to be a reporter, and they provide his notebook)? A prop that someone else directly in the scene? A prop that is present in the shot and important to the plot, but Pete never actually touches it (eg there's a plane flying overhead)? A part of the background? CGI of some sort?
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I'm going to call person 4 Pete, kay? Sure Is Pete in a movie? Yesish If so, a professionally made movie? No Is he the only person in the relevant shot? Directly, yes Are the instructees involved in lighting? Costumes? Makeup? An animal of some sort? A prop or props that Pete directly interacts with in the scene (eg he's supposed to be a reporter, and they provide his notebook)? A prop that someone else directly in the scene? A prop that is present in the shot and important to the plot, but Pete never actually touches it (eg there's a plane flying overhead)? A part of the background? This one; in fact, the prop is the background. No to rest. CGI of some sort?
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Are they moving the background?
Are they moving waves?
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Are they moving the background? Yes!
Are they moving waves? No
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Is it just a curtain behind him? A backdrop with something painted/emblazoned on it? Is the scene supposed to take place indoors? Outdoors? Are they actually indoors? Outdoors?
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Is it just a curtain behind him? No A backdrop with something painted/emblazoned on it? Noish Is the scene supposed to take place indoors? Outdoors? This... Are they actually indoors? Outdoors? ...and this.
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Is the movie on-site wherever the scene takes place? Does it take place outside a house? Outside another building? In a park? In a city?On a farm? A beach? A field? A sports arena? In space? In the air? Underwater? In a vehicle of some kind?
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Is the movie on-site wherever the scene takes place? With svv of "movie", yope. Does it take place outside a house? Outside another building? In a park? In a city? On a farm? A beach? A field? Irrelevant precisely where; the point is that it's outside. A sports arena? In space? In the air? Underwater? In a vehicle of some kind? None of these.
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Okay, so it's not a professionally made movie... a documentary? a school project? a home movie? something to post on youtube? Relevant what they were filming with? If so, an old, super-8 type video camera? A digital camcorder? A digital camera? A cell phone? Was there more than just the one scene? Was Pete acting out a prewritten, fictional script?
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Okay, so it's not a professionally made movie... a documentary? a school project? This one; no to rest. It was actually some teachers making it though, but that's not really important. a home movie? something to post on youtube? Relevant what they were filming with? No If so, an old, super-8 type video camera? A digital camcorder? A digital camera? A cell phone? Was there more than just the one scene? Yes but irr Was Pete acting out a prewritten, fictional script? Yes
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Relevant what the movie's about? What school subject it was for? Is it a spoof? Educational? Dramatic?
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What they are moving:
is it supposed to look like something it isn't (eg. cardboard trees)?
Is it a flat panel?
Is it painted?
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Relevant what the movie's about? Yope What school subject it was for? No Is it a spoof? Closest to this Educational? Dramatic?
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my questions above, please!
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Sorry about that...

What they are moving:
is it supposed to look like something it isn't (eg. cardboard trees)? No
Is it a flat panel? No
Is it painted? No
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Is it foilage/shrubbery/trees/similar? Are they simulating something waving in the wind? Is it a flag? Are they waving a big flag behind the character, making a patriotic display? Which turns out more spastic than glorious at the first attempt?
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Is it foilage/shrubbery/trees/similar? No Are they simulating something waving in the wind? Yes... Is it a flag? Yes! Are they waving a big flag behind the character, making a patriotic display? Yes! Which turns out more spastic than glorious at the first attempt? Exactly!

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

Every year, the teachers and seniors in my high school perform skits making fun of the other group. This is from the blooper section of the teacher skit: the teacher was "acting" as a student who is going into a college ROTC program. I don't need to give more details - it pretty much went exactly as Galfisk said, except that naturally, everyone burst out laughing at that line.

And the title comes from another part of the skit, where the teachers were poking fun at a student who plans to be a doctor.

Nice work, and please direct your attention to my other two puzzles, which are becoming stale, as well as my new puzzle at the bottom.

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