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Tortiekitten (Tortiekitten)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A two part puzzle I thought of while at work the other day (there is no connection between work and this puzzle). The first part is a rulebreaker to come up with a specific phrase. The second part (which I will not answer any questions about until the first is $poyled) will be to come up with the origin of the phrase.

We begin with the rulebreaker (my first, so I'm sorry if I make mistakes). In theory this should not be a CA puzzle, but this may become the case based on the questions I get. Anything in italics will not be answered based on the rule, everything else will be.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 1:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hurrah, sibling! new puzzle!

Do you know the way to San Jose?
You've been away so long?
We were born and raised in San Jose?
Don't you think it's time to come back again?
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hurrah, sibling! new puzzle! indeed

Do you know the way to San Jose? In fact I do
You've been away so long? I'm very busy here
We were born and raised in San Jose? Properties of San Jose include smog and traffic
Don't you think it's time to come back again? Nuking San Jose would be a bad idea
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O.o what the...of course nuking San Jose would be a bad idea!!!! o.O You think???

I'm as mild and as meek as a mouse?
When I hear a command, I obey?
But I know of one spot in my house?
Where no one can stand in my way?

In my own little corner, in my own little chair?
I can be, whatever I want to be?
On the wing of my fancy, I can fly anywhere?
And the world will open its arms to me?
I'm a young Egyptian princess or a milkmaid?
I'm the greatest prima donna in the land?
I'm an heiress who has always had her silk made?
By her own flock of silkworms in Japan?

I'm a girl men go mad for?
Love's a game I can play?
With a cool and confidant kind of air?
Just as long as I stay in my own little corner?
All alone in my own little chair?

...I can be whatever I want to be?
I'm a thief from Calcutta?
I'm a queen in Peru?
I'm a mermaid dancing upon the sea?
I'm a huntress on an African safari?
It's a dang'rous type of sport?
And yet it's fun?
In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry?
And I find I forgot to bring my gun?
I am lost in the jungle?
All alone and unarmed?
When I meet a lioness in her lair?
Then I'm glad to be back in my own little corner?
All alone in my own little chair?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we allowed to ask questions on the phrase?

Are we allowed to ask questions on the phrase?
Tortiekitten (Tortiekitten)
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O.o what the...of course nuking San Jose would be a bad idea!!!! o.O You think??? just saying

I'm as mild and as meek as a mouse? I'm sure you are
When I hear a command, I obey? Fluffy puppies would obey as well
But I know of one spot in my house? Properties of the house include corners and chairs
Where no one can stand in my way? It is no longer your way

In my own little corner, in my own little chair? The corner is dark and cold
I can be, whatever I want to be? Its imagination is running wild
On the wing of my fancy, I can fly anywhere? Microwave those wings of fancy, and see how far you fly
And the world will open its arms to me? In the hopes that it will hug you?
I'm a young Egyptian princess or a milkmaid? I'm a milkmaid
I'm the greatest prima donna in the land? I'm just Donna
I'm an heiress who has always had her silk made? I'm a silkworm making silk
By her own flock of silkworms in Japan? Its silkworms have a flock?

I'm a girl men go mad for? I'm going mad answering these questions
Love's a game I can play? Screw love, play monopoly
With a cool and confidant kind of air? Screw the air, it's not that cool
Just as long as I stay in my own little corner? Properties of the corner are sharp and pokey
All alone in my own little chair? Fluffy chairs are quite comfy

...I can be whatever I want to be? Its life is what it wants it to be
I'm a thief from Calcutta? I'm a thief from Sherwood
I'm a queen in Peru? I'm from Lima myself
I'm a mermaid dancing upon the sea? I'm dancing below the waves
I'm a huntress on an African safari? I'm the one being hunted
It's a dang'rous type of sport? Its sport is quite dangerous
And yet it's fun? In fact it is quite fun
In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry? The quarry shall get away
And I find I forgot to bring my gun? In the gun there was no ammo
I am lost in the jungle? Its leaves will cover the way
All alone and unarmed? Fluffy arms?
When I meet a lioness in her lair? Fluffy lion cubs in there with her?
Then I'm glad to be back in my own little corner? I'm glad to be back as well
All alone in my own little chair? Fluffy little chair

Realized when answering this that there is one flaw in my rule, however, I will just say this. Sometimes, the answer may not be what is expected, but it will always fit within the confines of the general rule.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 3:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we allowed to ask questions on the phrase? You can ask and they shall be answered by the rule. If in italics, I will not answer them until you make me type the phrase and the first part of the puzzle is $poyled.

Are we allowed to ask questions on the phrase? Its questions are crazy
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the phrase common?
Is it a lyric?
A slogan?
A motto?
Is your name Tortiekitten?
Is your sister Kaylee?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody else out there?
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is fuzzy important?
is it relevant that I is called fuzzy sometimes?
is kittehz relevant?
how about cheezburgur?
are kaseburgurz relevant?
hmm or maybe okaseburgur?
Is Doriana kitteh relevant?
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I'm Noel?
I'm Kaylee?
I'm?
Why do you keep saying Fluffy?
Don't you think nuking San Jose would be a bad idea?
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Is the phrase common?
Is it a lyric? Properties of lyrics are irrelevant
A slogan? CA
A motto? CA
Is your name Tortiekitten? Properties of a TortieKitten include a fuzzy tail and ears
Is your sister Kaylee? Properties of Kaylee include a love of chocolate and penguins
Is there anybody out there? Properties of out there are far far away
Is there anybody else out there? Properties of those that are out there are small and green

I applaude you for reminding me of a CA that I hadn't given any thought to

is fuzzy important? Properties of fuzzy things include all around softness
is it relevant that I is called fuzzy sometimes? Properties of fuzzy hampsters are highly irrelevant
is kittehz relevant? Properties of kittehs iz notz relevent at allz
how about cheezburgur? The cheezburger is delicious
are kaseburgurz relevant? Screw the kaseburgurz, I prefer hamburgers!
hmm or maybe okaseburgur? It really doesn't matter
Is Doriana kitteh relevant? Properties of Doriana kitteh include smartnessez

I'm Noel? I'm not
I'm Kaylee? I'm glad you think so
I'm? Screw this pattern, here is an example of how the rule can be applied in more than one way by definition
Why do you keep saying Fluffy? Properties of this question are possibly relevant
Don't you think nuking San Jose would be a bad idea? Nuking San Jose would be a very bad idea indeed
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what user ask you questions?
Tortiekitten (Tortiekitten)
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Is it relevant what user ask you questions? Nope, it is not.
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is fuzzy relevant? is it relevant that when a question starts with "is", you start the answer with "properties"? Are properties relevant?

Is fuzzy relevant?
Is it relevant that when a question starts with "is", you start the answer with "properties"?
Are properties relevant?
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BLOOPER: Missed a question, sorry Balin

Is the phrase common? Properties of the common things are just too boring to name
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is fuzzy relevant? the word is relevant, yes is it relevant that when a question starts with "is", you start the answer with "properties"? It is relevant, although other words could be used based on the rule Are properties relevant?the word is

Is fuzzy relevant? Properties of the fuzzy are relevant
Is it relevant that when a question starts with "is", you start the answer with "properties"? Screw the properties, although I'm still using the rule
Are properties relevant? Its properties are properly relevant
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Use thy voice, Sara! Fill the sky! Bring the little brats to die!!!

Come, little children, I'll take thee away?
Into a land of enchantment?
Come, little children, the time's come to play?
Here in my garden of magic?
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Use thy voice, Sara! Fill the sky! Bring the little brats to die!!!not the phrase I'm looking for, but I like it.

Come, little children, I'll take thee away? Its children should be taken away
Into a land of enchantment? Microwave the land to make it more enchanting
Come, little children, the time's come to play? Screw playtime, just give them candy
Here in my garden of magic? Screw the magical garden as well, screw it to the sticking place!
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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear?
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair?
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair?
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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear? Screw fuzzy wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair? Nuking fuzzy wuzzy causes hair loss, at least nuking teddy bears does
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair? Screw this line of questioning...
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Screw Sinatra's hand?
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Screw Sinatra's hand? It does not need this sort of treatment
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I'm fuzzy wuzzy?
Fuzzy wuzzy is I?
Fuzzy wuzzy is me?
Fuzzy wuzzy, I'm ok?
I'm nuking fuzzy wuzzy?
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Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what sou proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Don't you think it's strange how in the first verse of the national anthem (which is the only one we sing) all we do is ask "Is the flag still there, while we don't actually see it until the second verse?

Don't you think it's strange how in the first verse of the national anthem (which is the only one we sing) all we do is ask "Is the flag still there, while we don't actually see it until the second verse?

And now the Christina Agulera version

Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what sou proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming?

And the promised second verse, or at leas