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Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The fact that Jack could tie his shoe amused many including himself, but angered several others.
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Jack human or animal?

Is the shoe of the type meant to be tied/tieable?

'His' refer to Jack or another character?
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Jack human or animal? Human

Is the shoe of the type meant to be tied/tieable? Yes

'His' refer to Jack Yes...or another character?...so no
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Singular shoe relevant?

Does Jack usually wear/use this shoe?

Does this have anything to do with an old or current tv show?

Is the title of the puzzle less than 50% relevant? More than 50%?
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Singular shoe relevant? Yes, somewhat

Does Jack usually wear/use this shoe? Yes - good q

Does this have anything to do with an old or current tv show? Not that I'm aware of, no

Is the title of the puzzle less than 50% relevant? More than 50%? Tough to answer - the title's relevance is of a low percentage (depending on how you mean this question), it's merely a reference to the action described in the puzzle itself
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Is the shoe his size? Abnormally large? Abnormally small? Is it a sneaker? Dress shoe? Could he tie one shoe but not the other?

Jack - H? A? M? "Many" - H? A? M? "Others" - H? A? M?
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Thanks!

Are others angered by the method by which Jack ties his somewhat singular shoe?

Is Jack considered not old enough to be able to tie his somewhat singular shoe?

Is Jack missing phalanges/hand(s)?

Does the 'could' refer to ability or permission?
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Is the shoe his size? Yes Abnormally large? Abnormally small? Neither
Is it a sneaker? Yes Dress shoe? No
Could he tie one shoe but not the other? This is a good q...can you rephrase?

Jack - H? A? M? Yes, 27 years old
"Many" - H? Yes A? Maybe but not necessarily M? Yes, and almost certainly some F as well
"Others" - H? A? M? Same answers
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Are others angered by the method by which Jack ties his somewhat singular shoe? No, not the method

Is Jack considered not old enough to be able to tie his somewhat singular shoe? Not the case (see below)

Is Jack missing phalanges/hand(s)? No

Does the 'could' refer to ability or permission? Good q - it does not refer to ability; the idea of permission is involved to some degree but there is a more fitting term
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Does Jack have only one foot for his somewhat singular sneaker?

Hmmm. Allowance? Consent? Legality/regulation? Protocol? Tradition?

Angered as in offended or as in jealous or as in frightened?

Does Jack have servants who normally do the tying for him?

Has Jack been given some sort of medical order not to attempt such actions?
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Does Jack have only one foot for his somewhat singular sneaker?

Hmmm. Allowance? Consent? Legality/regulation? Protocol? Tradition?

Angered as in offended or as in jealous or as in frightened?

Does Jack have servants who normally do the tying for him?

Has Jack been given some sort of medical order not to attempt such actions?
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le sigh Sorry about that--it also wouldn't let me delete the duplicate post.
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Does Jack have only one foot for his somewhat singular sneaker? Jack has two feet and two shoes (one shoe per foot), but in this case he only tied one of the shoes.

Hmmm. Allowance? This is also implied, yes Consent? Also implied, yes Legality/regulation? Not relevant
Protocol? Tradition? No to these

Angered as in offended or as in jealous or as in frightened? Slightly offended but not jealous or frightened

Does Jack have servants who normally do the tying for him? No

Has Jack been given some sort of medical order not to attempt such actions? No
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Right/left relevant?
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Were the angry others treated to an unpleasant rear view when he did this?
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Right/left relevant? No
Were the angry others treated to an unpleasant rear view when he did this? No, not relevant
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Were they angry at Jack or at those who 'allowed' him to tie his shoe?

Was Jack intentionally playing to an audience?

Did the length of his leg or arm have anything to do with the situation?
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Did he actually use his hands to tie his shoe? There is a trick that involves "tying" your shoe by rapidly shaking your foot although that's just a fake. Is that relevant?
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Were they angry at Jack No
or at those who 'allowed' him to tie his shoe? Yes!

Was Jack intentionally playing to an audience? No, but it probably seemed that way to some

Did the length of his leg or arm have anything to do with the situation? No

Did he actually use his hands to tie his shoe? Yes
There is a trick that involves "tying" your shoe by rapidly shaking your foot although that's just a fake. Is that relevant? No
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Is 'authorize' a better term?

Is the amusement sardonic (i.e., are Jack and others amused because they didn't think that those in authority would trust him to do so?)
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Is 'authorize' a better term? No, but it's not far off

Is the amusement sardonic (i.e., are Jack and others amused because they didn't think that those in authority would trust him to do so?) Yes, this is the reason for the amusement, and you have the right idea about Jack not thinking that others would permit this action, however the others are not in authority over Jack
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Location relevant? Country?

Would the amusement/anger still be provoked if Jack tied neither of his shoes? Both of them?
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Location relevant? Yes Country? Yes, and more specific

Would the amusement/anger still be provoked if Jack tied neither of his shoes? No Both of them? Probably, yes
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State relevant? City?

Is a relevant event going on?
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State relevant? City? These aren't helpful, try another kind of specific location (and see below)

Is a relevant event going on? Yes
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Was it the tying in particular that angered the people? Or was it merely the act of squatting down? Would they have been angry if Jack had picked up something from the ground, for example?

Are the positions of the involved persons relevant? If so: Had Jack been standing before he tied his shoe? Or sitting? Same questions about the people who were amused and those who were angered.
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Was Jack in somebody else's way when he was tying his shoe? Was he in a crowd and bumped into other persons while he was squatting down? Are cameras involved? Was he tying his shoe exactly where a camera was supposed to be placed? Or in front of the camera? Was he filmed? Maybe even blocking the view to whatever event was going on?
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Was it the tying in particular that angered the people? Something about it, yes
Or was it merely the act Yes...of squatting down?...but he didn't squat down, although if he had the reaction would have been the same.
Would they have been angry if Jack had picked up something from the ground, for example? Perhaps, although this isn't really possible in this situation

Are the positions of the involved persons relevant? Yes
If so: Had Jack been standing before he tied his shoe? Yes Or sitting? No
Same questions about the people who were amused and those who were angered. A safe assumption is that the majority were sitting and a minority of them were standing
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Did Jack sit down to tie his shoes? On the ground?

Could the people be considered a crowd? Were they there to see someone? Jack?
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I posted a new set of questions right before you posted the answeres to the previous ones, btw :-)
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I posted a new set of questions right before you posted the answeres to the previous ones, btw :-)
Thanks for the note!

Was Jack in somebody else's way when he was tying his shoe? No
Was he in a crowd and bumped into other persons while he was squatting down? No
Are cameras involved? Yes, secondarily
Was he tying his shoe exactly where a camera was supposed to be placed? No Or in front of the camera? Yes, but explore this
Was he filmed? Yes
Maybe even blocking the view to whatever event was going on? No, certainly not!

Did Jack sit down to tie his shoes? On the ground? No to both

Could the people be considered a crowd? Some of them, yes
Were they there to see someone? Jack? Yes, Jack and others
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Public figure much? So someone was embarrassed that he was not prevented from doing this knotty thing in public/during an event that included either the press or quite a few teenagers with camera phones and access to YouTube?
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Did he bend over to tie his shoes? Did he accidentally reveal something by bending over (wow, that came out wrong - "did people see something behind him when he bent over" is what I meant)?

If not this, did he kneel to tie his shoes?
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Public figure much? What do you mean?
So someone was embarrassed No, nobody was embarrassed that he was not prevented from doing this knotty thing in public/during an event that included either the press Yes, the event did include the press...or quite a few teenagers...probably...with camera phones and access to YouTube?...yes

Did he bend over to tie his shoes? Yes
Did he accidentally reveal something by bending over (wow, that came out wrong - "did people see something behind him when he bent over" is what I meant)? No

If not this, did he kneel to tie his shoes? No, he stood upright and then bent over at the waist to tie his shoe
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Was Jack filmed? Intentionally? Was Jack a celebrity? The press? Were the press angry? Were the teenagers amused?
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Was Jack filmed? Yes Intentionally? Yes Was Jack a celebrity? Yes The press? Were the press angry? Hmm, I'd say they were 'amazed' but not angry
Were the teenagers amused? Some may have been, others not
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Was the amusement due to seeing a big-name celebrity doing an ordinary thing?
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Was the amusement due to seeing a big-name celebrity doing an ordinary thing? Well yes but there is more to it - it's not simply that he did an ordinary thing, but when he did it
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Did he do it immediately after a performance? After something awesome? Something terrible? Scandalous?

Jack's exact occupation relevant? Is he an actor? Singer? Athlete? Entertainer of some sort?
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Was the amusement due to the fact that him needing to tie his shoe showed he had not come into the room impeccably dressed already?
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Did he do it immediately after a performance? Not after...
After something awesome? No Something terrible? No Scandalous? No

HINT: He didn't do it after anything

Jack's exact occupation relevant? Yes
Is he an actor?
Singer?
Athlete? This
Entertainer of some sort? Well some may say that he's also this depending on how they view athletes

Was the amusement due to the fact that him needing to tie his shoe showed he had not come into the room impeccably dressed already? No
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Did he stop to do it while doing his sport? If he's say...a runner, and he stopped during the race to tie his shoe?
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Did he stop to do it while doing his sport? YES
If he's say...a runner, and he stopped during the race to tie his shoe? This is exactly what he did, but he isn't a runner (try another sport)...
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baseball?
football? (American)
soccer? (not-American football)
tennis?
rugby?
cricket?
lacrosse?

...Yeah, if none of those are it, I don't know, lol.
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Did he tie his shoe during a pause in the action (say, between plays in football)? Or while something was going on?
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baseball?
football? (American)
soccer? (not-American football)
tennis?
rugby?
cricket?
lacrosse?

...Yeah, if none of those are it, I don't know, lol. It's none of these, but it's a common sport in the USA

Did he tie his shoe during a pause in the action (say, between plays in football)? No, it was...while something was going on? ...this!
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*racks brain for more sports and only comes up with one*

Golf?
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Golf? Not there yet...
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You couldn't think of hockey, Kaylee (not that I think it actually will be that)? For shame! Oh, also basketball... :-)

hockey?
basketball?
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Hockey's for places that actually have ice. =P But basketball got left out? Ah well, I'm short so I don't think much of it, and anyway my home city doesn't have a basketball team. =P Thanks for finding those though, Kalira.
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hockey? No, but...
basketball? <---- That's it!
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So...was he, say, standing in front of the basketball hoop and when an opposing player went to make the shot, he realized his shoe was untied, bent down to tie it, the shot was made and when he stood up a second later the ball bounced off his head and into (or away from) the basket?

(I have no idea if this is anywhere close to right...also I've never seen a professional basketball game, the most I've seen is my uncle and cousin messing around with a basketball in the driveway)
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Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

During the game? Was he on the field? While his team was playing offense? Defense?

Did it happen in the beginning of the game? Sometime in the middle? Near the end?

Was his team losing? Winning? Was it pretty much of a tie and his attention was actually really important? Or was it rather the contrary? Him being so sure of losing that he thought it wouldn't matter if he didn't focus on the game anymore? And his teammates and fans of his team were angry? Or was he so confident of winning that he could afford not paying attention? And the other team and their fans were the ones who were angry?
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Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So...was he, say, standing in front of the basketball hoop and when an opposing player went to make the shot, he realized his shoe was untied, bent down to tie it, the shot was made and when he stood up a second later the ball bounced off his head and into (or away from) the basket? No, it's somewhat the opposite of this

(I have no idea if this is anywhere close to right...also I've never seen a professional basketball game, the most I've seen is my uncle and cousin messing around with a basketball in the driveway) Not far off, just switch a key piece of the info

During the game? Yes Was he on the field? Yes While his team was playing offense? Yes Defense? So no

Did it happen in the beginning of the game? Sometime in the middle? Near the end? Yes, it was near the end of the game

Was his team losing? No Winning? Yes
Was it pretty much of a tie and his attention was actually really important? No, his team had a good size lead
Or was it rather the contrary? Somewhat
Him being so sure of losing No, not sure of losing... that he thought it wouldn't matter if he didn't focus on the game anymore? Well his actions seem to indicate that he may have been thinking this very thing
And his teammates and fans of his team were angry? Not of his team, no...
Or was he so confident of winning that he could afford not paying attention? Yes, at least his actions indicate this possible mindset
And the other team and their fans were the ones who were angry? YES
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Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 12:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he make a shot, then tie his shoe? As a form of taunting?
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he make a shot, then tie his shoe? No
As a form of taunting? No

Not much left to discover except for Jack's specific actions before and after tying his shoe and how it affected game play
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he controlling the ball before he tied his shoe? After?

Did Jack receive a technical foul for tying his shoe?
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he controlling the ball before he tied his shoe? YES, and also...After?...yes

Did Jack receive a technical foul for tying his shoe? No

The key to it was that he had possession of the ball during live gameplay when he opted to stop, tuck the ball under his arm (with the clock running), and bend over and tie his shoe. This gets us to the...


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The NBA game was televised live (this actually happened, and the player's name is actually Jack), and the commentators could not believe that none of the opposing players tried to steal the ball, they simply watched him tie his shoe. Shortly after he did this the clock was stopped. The commentators continued to speak critically about the opposing players who watched the stunt, and there were some boos from the crowd whose team was not only losing badly to Jack's team, but apparently had a bunch of players with no clue about what to do during a "shoe-tying."
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WOW. Un-be-lievable.

Makes for a great puzzle though!
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WOW. Un-be-lievable.

Makes for a great puzzle though!
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Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks!

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