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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 4:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My sister's second puzzle.

Because of the actions of those like me, two days a week I was avoiding a slide.
Balin (Balin)
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Whoops, already a BLOOPER: "Actions" should read "closeness".
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A slide on a playground? a waterslide? a picture in a presentation? the act of sliding down a hill?

Closeness: Physical closeness? to "me"? or to the slide? Similarity? Depth of friendship?
Balin (Balin)
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A slide on a playground? a waterslide? a picture in a presentation? the act of sliding down a hill? None of the above

Closeness: Physical closeness? Yes to "me"? Yes or to the slide? This too Similarity? No Depth of friendship? No
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A "slide" meaning a downward trend? Something economic? Are you trading stocks, and everyone is selling?
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Projector slide? Powerpoint slide? Dance move? Baseball slide? Other action relying on overcoming friction?
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"me"=Balin=HAM?
Balin (Balin)
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A "slide" meaning a downward trend? Something economic? Are you trading stocks, and everyone is selling? No to all

Projector slide? Powerpoint slide? Dance move? Baseball slide? None of these Other action relying on overcoming friction? No, tiny ish

"me"=Balin=HAM? No: "me"=my sister=HAF. This is her puzzle, remember.
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Slide: an object? An action? A situation? An event? Something bad?
Balin (Balin)
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Slide: an object? This An action? A situation? An event? Something bad?
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Slide door? Something that slides? Is the object bigger than: marble? Golf ball? Tennis ball? Soccer ball? Medicine ball? Car? Bus? House? Avoiding = not: using? Seeing? Hitting? Walking on? Buying?
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Slide door? No Something that slides? Yes Is the object bigger than: marble? Golf ball? Tennis ball? Soccer ball? Medicine ball? Yes up to here Car? Bus? House? No for these three Avoiding = not: using? Seeing? Hitting? This, tiny ish Walking on? Buying?
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A slide on a trombone? on a slide rule (If this one I say, "People still use those?")?
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A slide on a trombone? Yes!! on a slide rule (If this one I say, "People still use those?")? Sadly, no.
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Avoid a slide: avoid playing a trombone? avoiding the slide on a trombone someone else was playing? In either case, is it that the trombone players are too close together and tend to hit each other in the face (or elsewhere) with their slides?
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Exploding trombone urban legend relevant? Those like me = trombone players?
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Avoid a slide: avoid playing a trombone? No avoiding the slide on a trombone someone else was playing? Yes! In either case, is it that the trombone players are too close together and tend to hit each other in the face (or elsewhere) with their slides? No, but very, very close

Exploding trombone urban legend relevant? No Those like me = trombone players? No, but VERY OTRT
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Those like me = a group of musicians? "was avoiding" = "had to actively avoid"? Or "had sufficient space from"? Were they standing so close together she had to duck whenever the trombonist(s) were playing low notes?
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Those like me = a group of musicians? Yes... "was avoiding" = "had to actively avoid"? This Or "had sufficient space from"? Were they standing so close together she had to duck whenever the trombonist(s) were playing low notes? Yes!!

Now why were they standing, and what's the specific group of musicians?
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Are they a marching band? Is there no more space for them? Are they standing on a raised platform? In a pit? On a roof? Inside a fence? On a barge or boat? Would they usually be sitting? Are they inside? Outside?
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Are they a marching band? Yope; this is not the specific group of musicians, but this is a marching band. Is there no more space for them? No Are they standing on a raised platform? In a pit? On a roof? Inside a fence? On a barge or boat? None of these Would they usually be sitting? No Are they inside? Outside? This
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Is the group the brass section of a marching band? Would something bad happen if they stood further apart? Are they playing into a microphone? And need to all be close to it? Or is there another acoustic reason why they stand so close together? Or is the reason aestethical?
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Is the group the brass section of a marching band? Not the brass section, but... Would something bad happen if they stood further apart? No Are they playing into a microphone? No And need to all be close to it? No Or is there another acoustic reason why they stand so close together? No Or is the reason aestethical? No
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Relevant what instrument you play? Does the group want to stand close together? Do they enjoy it? Is it fun? Annoying? Pointless? Is it by choice? Neccessity?
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Relevant what instrument you play? Not me, but Yope Does the group want to stand close together? Noish Do they enjoy it? Yope Is it fun? Noish Annoying? Yes Pointless? Yesish Is it by choice? Yope Neccessity? No
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BLOOPER: "Relevant what instrument you play" should be Not me, but Noish.
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Is it done for the amusement of someone? Has someone else told them to do it that way? Does she play a brass instrument? Wind instrument?
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Is it done for the amusement of someone? No, FA Has someone else told them to do it that way? No, FA Does she play a brass instrument? Wind instrument? This
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Are they practicing/rehearsing?
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Are they practicing/rehearsing? Yes
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Do they practice standing so close together, because when the time comes, they will have to?
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Do they practice standing so close together, because when the time comes, they will have to? No, possible FA
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Were they standing before (during earlier practices)? Are they standing on something relevant? Is there a good reason why they're standing close together? Is the rest of the band also doing that? Do they huddle for warmth?
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Were they standing before (during earlier practices)? Yes Are they standing on something relevant? No Is there a good reason why they're standing close together? No... Is the rest of the band also doing that? No Do they huddle for warmth? No
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Is there a silly reason why they're standing so close? A stupid one? Relevant who came up with the idea? Is she annoyed by it? Are they all annoyed by it? Is light relevant? Do they all need to see something? Do they not have enough pieces of sheet music to go around, so they all need to see a single one?
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Is there a silly reason why they're standing so close? Noish, FA A stupid one? Noish, FA Relevant who came up with the idea? FA Is she annoyed by it? Yes Are they all annoyed by it? No Is light relevant? No Do they all need to see something? No Do they not have enough pieces of sheet music to go around, so they all need to see a single one? No
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Is there no reason? Is the trombonist annoying her on purpose? Are they not standing too close? Is there another form of "closeness"? Such as familiarity?
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Is there no reason? Yes! Is the trombonist annoying her on purpose? Are they not standing too close? Is there another form of "closeness"? Such as familiarity? No to the rest of these

I think we have enough for a

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

My sister plays flute in the marching band at her college. During practice, when the band would form a big "CCSU" (her college) on the football field, the flute section consistenly got in formation too close together. This caused my sister, at the back of the flute section, to be forced backwards towards the trombonists. She had to constantly be careful not to get conked with a trombone slide.

The title comes from one of the band's shows a couple years ago, where they all did the "Thriller" dance on the field.

Nice job to everyone involved, especially Biograd for some good lateral leaps and Galfisk for the final note.

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