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Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 5:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since Balin agreed with my suggestion to make puzzles about "theories" I heard on the radio, here's the first one:

What is the First Law of Theater Attendance?

Note, these were written to be guessed by people in a few minutes, so probably will be a quick puzzle, but I have more of them.
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 5:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Silence is golden"?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 6:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Silence is golden"?No, I don't think there's any other expression that means the same as this "law".
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Theater as in actors on a stage? Or movie theater? Is the First Law of Theater Attendance not to speak about the Theater Attendance? Does the law pertain to: audiences? Actors? Individuals in the audience? Relevant: Queuing? Buying a ticket? Entering? Sitting down? Watching the performance? Applauding (or booing)? Leaving? Going alone? Or in the company of others? Is the law an observation? Or a rule to be followed?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 12:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is talking relevant? Refreshments? Number of people in attendance? "Don't talk during the show"?
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Macbeth relevant?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Theater as in actors on a stage? Or movie theater?Could be either, actually Is the First Law of Theater Attendance not to speak about the Theater Attendance?You mean, not to talk during the show? No. Does the law pertain to: audiences?This Actors? Individuals in the audience?And this Relevant: Queuing?Yope
Buying a ticket?No Entering?Yope or yesish Sitting down?Yes Watching the performance?No Applauding (or booing)?No Leaving?No Going alone?No Or in the company of others?No Is the law an observation?This one Or a rule to be followed?

Is talking relevant? Refreshments? Number of people in attendance? "Don't talk during the show"?No to all, except maybe yope to "number of people in attendance

Macbeth relevant?No, where did that come from?
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything about the physical appearance of the theatre that is relevant? like how the seats are arranged? or how many seats there are?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Specific sections of the theater relevant? Rows? Cup holders relevant?

I think Peter was thinking of "Don't mention the name of the Scottish play out loud."
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Anything about the physical appearance of the theatre that is relevant?Yes, though see below... like how the seats are arranged?Yes or how many seats there are?Yope

Specific sections of the theater relevant?Noish Rows?Rows are the relevant thing about how the seats are arranged. As I've never been to a theater that didn't have its seats in rows, however, I probably could have said Irr. to the questions above just as well. Cup holders relevant?No

I think Peter was thinking of "Don't mention the name of the Scottish play out loud."
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 2:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No tall people in the front row? Something about being behind a tall person (which always seems to be a problem with me, being quite short)?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 2:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No tall people in the front row? Something about being behind a tall person (which always seems to be a problem with me, being quite short)?No to both.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 2:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a certain row relevant? Certain rows? Rows in the front? The middle? The back?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 3:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a heads-up - there's a post waiting on your City Jumper puzzle.
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 4:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a certain row relevant? Certain rows? Rows in the front? The middle? The back? The front row in most theaters is "exempt", and possibly the front row of each section if there are multiple sections. It applies to all others, though.
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Don't put your feet on the backs of the chairs in front of you? Especially if there are people sitting in them?
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 7:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't put your feet on the backs of the chairs in front of you? Especially if there are people sitting in them?No, maybe I should have said "an exception" rather than "exempt". Note above that the "law" is a description of an observation, in the sense of the laws of physics (but in a joking sense), not a rule to be followed.
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Does it have to do with passing by people already sitting? Do people who most often need to go to the toilet during the performance seat themselves as to cause maximum inconvenience for the others when they leave? Or something like this?
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Does it have to do with passing by people already sitting?YES Do people who most often need to go to the toilet during the performance seat themselves as to cause maximum inconvenience for the others when they leave?Toilet usage (as well as popcorn-procurement) is irrelevant. Or something like this?It's related, in that it involves inconvenience and where people seat themselves
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 8:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that people arriving early seat themselves near the aisles, meaning people arriving later all need to pass by them to get to the remaining seats? If not, is it related to the way/order seats are filled?
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perhaps something like 'the sooner you arrive, the sorer your knees at the end of the show'?
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 1:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Passing by them facing them? Facing away from them? Facing the way you're going?
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 6:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that people arriving early seat themselves near the aisles, meaning people arriving later all need to pass by them to get to the remaining seats?YES, exactly!

That's the
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Balin (Balin)
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So true, and I too am guilty of that act. I guess the aisles are just more comfortable.
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh yes, I forgot...more theory puzzles please!

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