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Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob hated the place so much that he went there every day

(and yes, "there" = "the place" and "Bob" = "he")
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a food inspector and a certain restaurant made his naughty list?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a food inspector and a certain restaurant made his naughty list? no
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HAM? cheese? lol
rel. what time he went there?
how far he had to travel?
did he have to travel?
did he physically move there ?
is it a website?
did he go there because he had to?
could he abstain from going there for a day? a week?
is his job rel.?
did he always spend the same amount of time there?
did he go alone?
did he meet others there?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seeing we're both on at the moment, I'll bite.

Place= eating place, outdoors, indoors, museum, education, goverment building? Offices? Other? Home? Did he go to the place to abuse it?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HAM? yes cheese? any cheese involved in this puzzle is incidental to the storylinelol
rel. what time he went there? not really
how far he had to travel? no-ish
did he have to travel? yes
did he physically move there ? yes
is it a website? no
did he go there because he had to? no
could he abstain from going there for a day? a week? if he so desired
is his job rel.? noish
did he always spend the same amount of time there? no
did he go alone? sometimes
did he meet others there? sometimes

Place= eating place, yes-ish outdoors, indoors, museum, education,no goverment building? yes Offices? Other? Home? no Did he go to the place to abuse it? no
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant you spelled your title wrongly?

Cuisine type relevant? Cafe? Food court?
How can something be neither inside nor outside?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant you spelled your title wrongly? I didn't spell "masochism" wrongly, what did I do?

Cuisine type relevant? might help work out the place Cafe? Food court? no to both
How can something be neither inside nor outside? sorry - inside
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he hate...
the location?
a feature of the location?
something about the food?
something about the clientele?
the trip there?
would he hate upon arrival? at some point during his stay? the end of his stay?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he hate...
the location? noish
a feature of the location? yes
something about the food? no
something about the clientele? no
the trip there? yope
would he hate upon arrival? at some point during his stay? the end of his stay? these are hard to answer - rephrase please
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he drive there? walk? was the parking bad there? was there a queue to get in? is it just one thing about the place he hated?
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 10:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since its an eating-placeish government building, is he perhaps an underprivileged / homeless individual who is going to a government sponsored shelter? So he pretty much didn't have a choice in the matter?

If not, was him going there actually related to him hating the place? directly? butterfly-effect-wise?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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did he drive there? walk? was the parking bad there? was there a queue to get in? all irrelevant is it just one thing about the place he hated? yes-ish

Since its an eating-placeish government building, is he perhaps an underprivileged / homeless individual who is going to a government sponsored shelter? So he pretty much didn't have a choice in the matter? no to both

If not, was him going there actually related to him hating the place? yes directly? yes butterfly-effect-wise? no
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I believe it's machism, unless you're talking about something else

Did he pay for the resteraunt for anything?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the name of the restaurant " A Salt & Batter-y Cafe"
do they flog him with a salmon?
is it a fast food place?
do they serve.. breakfast? lunch? dinner? dessert?
did he eat there?

did he go there knowing he would hate?
is any memory failure relevant?
if the hateful thing were resolved, would he still go there?
could he find the hateful subject at another food server? if yes, would he be compelled to go there, too?
did he hate something on his plate?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I believe it's machism, unless you're talking about something else no, I definitely mean masochism

Did he pay for the resteraunt for anything? yes

is the name of the restaurant " A Salt & Batter-y Cafe" no
do they flog him with a salmon? no
is it a fast food place? no
do they serve.. breakfast? lunch? dinner? dessert? all of the above
did he eat there? yes

did he go there knowing he would hate? yope
is any memory failure relevant? no
if the hateful thing were resolved, would he still go there? possibly
could he find the hateful subject at another food server? noish if yes, would he be compelled to go there, too? no
did he hate something on his plate? no

there's a slight FA in a lot of the above question
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the FA regarding what he hates?
was the Fa regarding the location?
was there an FA in trying to separate what he hates from the location?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the FA regarding what he hates? no, but this needs exploring
was the Fa regarding the location? yes
was there an FA in trying to separate what he hates from the location? no
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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I bet the FA is because it's not a restaurant. Eating place? Does it sell food? Is there a menu? Does he pay the thingy for its services? Is he connected with the indoor place?
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was he in pain somehow at this place?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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I bet the FA is because it's not a restaurant. yope Eating place? yes-ish Does it sell food? yes Is there a menu? yes Does he pay the thingy for its services? yes Is he connected with the indoor place? no

was he in pain somehow at this place? no
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a specific food served that he hates? All the food? The service? The ambiance? The penguins? The drinks? Is it a cafeteria? At his workplace? Is he trying to eat less?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Is it a specific food served that he hates? All the food? The service? The ambiance? The penguins? The drinks? Is it a cafeteria? At his workplace? Is he trying to eat less? no to all :-D
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Are albatrosses relevant?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Are albatrosses relevant? no - no pumpkins either I'm afraid
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Not even one pumpkin? Sheesh...

So you're saying he likes the penguins then? Is it a place what sells food for money? Drinks for money?
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So you're saying he likes the penguins then? he has no relevant opinion on penguins either way Is it a place what sells food for money? yes Drinks for money? yes
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Guessing on cuisine...

Seafood? Chinese? Japanese? Indian? American? Some type of bakery? Fast food? Pizza? Italian? Mexican?
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Seafood? Chinese? Japanese? Indian? American? Some type of bakery? Fast food? Pizza? Italian? Mexican? probably all of the above are served to some extent, but none is the main cuisine
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Is it a works canteen? Does he suffer any physical ill-effects after eating there? Does he eat there on every single visit? Do his visits bring back painful memories? Is he performing some sort of regression therapy? Would we call him a masochist in the psychological sense, or just in a slang sense (eg. I am attempting a Bentarm/Woubit/BeccaAnn puzzle so I must love pain)? Is he a sexual fetishist? Does he have a toothache? Is he paid by the people who serve him the food? Is he a chef? A waiter? A critic? Does he visit incognito?
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Is it a works canteen? no Does he suffer any physical ill-effects after eating there? no Does he eat there on every single visit? not necessarily
Do his visits bring back painful memories? unlikely Is he performing some sort of regression therapy? no Would we call him a masochist in the psychological sense, or just in a slang sense (eg. I am attempting a Bentarm/Woubit/BeccaAnn puzzle so I must love pain)? neither Is he a sexual fetishist? no Does he have a toothache? no Is he paid by the people who serve him the food? no
Is he a chef? A waiter? A critic? Does he visit incognito? no to all
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Hmmm. So when he is in the building, does he feel any psychological pain? Discomfort? Sorrow? Regret? Boredom? Fatigue?

Does he pay the same price for his food as everyone else?

Random (and almost certainly wrong) brainwave: is he Guy de Maupassant? [The story goes that he hated the Eiffel Tower, so he dined there as often as possible, as it was the only location from which he could not see the Eiffel Tower.]
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So there is somethig relevant to reveal about this food server?
is it in a school?
open to public?
in a prison?
did anyone work there?
did a person bring food to him? did he sit on a chair? at a table? eat with silverware?
was it a vending machine?
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm. So when he is in the building, does he feel any psychological pain? Discomfort? Sorrow? Regret? Boredom? Fatigue?

Does he pay the same price for his food as everyone else?

Random (and almost certainly wrong) brainwave: is he Guy de Maupassant? [The story goes that he hated the Eiffel Tower, so he dined there as often as possible, as it was the only location from which he could not see the Eiffel Tower.] YES!! and you even got the right French author... most people think it was Balzac, who was actually dead by the time the tower was built

So there is somethig relevant to reveal about this food server?
is it in a school?
open to public?
in a prison?
did anyone work there?
did a person bring food to him? did he sit on a chair? at a table? eat with silverware?
was it a vending machine?

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

Bob (real name Guy de Maupassant) went to the Eiffel Tower for dinner every day. When someone commented on how much he must love the place to go there so often, he replied (words to the effect of),

"Love it? I eat there because it's the only place in Paris where I can't see the hideous thing"
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aaaaah, nice one. I feel guilty now. It just came to me in passing. If I'd known it was the right answer, I could have played along with some oblique questions about umbrellas, etc. Great idea for a puzzle, though.

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