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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, so I can't remember the puzzle that I originally wanted to post, but I came up with another one.

"So a digital watch, then?"
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was that said by you?
by a guest?
Relevant by whom?

Was it ever said?
Was it heard by you? relevant who heard it?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was that said by you? Yes
by a guest?
Relevant by whom? Not particularly, but it was me
Was it ever said?

Was it heard by you? See prev relevant who heard it? No
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a response to somebody's complaint about ticking? Was it a joking response?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a response to somebody's complaint about ticking? No Was it a joking response? Yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone propose a hypothetical thing, and you sarcastically pointed out that a digital watch was that thing? eg if somebody said "I really wish there was a way of telling the time without having to look at where the hands are"
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone propose a hypothetical thing, Not exactly and you sarcastically pointed out that a digital watch was that thing? Yes, but I wouldn't say "sarcastically" e.g. if somebody said "I really wish there was a way of telling the time without having to look at where the hands are" This is very, VERY OTRT
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone say they were going to invent a certain thing? That they wanted a certain thing? That they wished a certain thing existed?

Would a digital watch really fit the criteria?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone say they were going to invent a certain thing? That they wanted a certain thing? That they wished a certain thing existed? No to these, OTWT

Would a digital watch really fit the criteria? Yes
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is one of my pet peeves: Clocks that don't have indicators - of any kind! - for the numerical positions around the dial. Relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 3:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is one of my pet peeves: Clocks that don't have indicators - of any kind! - for the numerical positions around the dial. Relevant? No
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it said in response to something someone else said? to you? in person?

Was it said in response to an advert? image?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it said in response to something someone else said? Yes, although "said" isn't the best word... to you? No! in person? No!

Was it said in response to an advert? No image? No
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it written? in words? English? in response to something someone else wrote? in words? English?
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the person you were speaking too, actually own a digital watch?

Does it have anything to do with accuracy?

Was the idea of a digital watch a good thing? Or a bad thing?

Was the discussion about something else whose primary purpose is not that of a digital watch, but yet it could serve as one?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it written? No in words? Yes English? Yes in response to something someone else wrote? No in words? English?

Did the person you were speaking too, actually own a digital watch? I was not speaking to anyone in particular; it was just an observation on my part

Does it have anything to do with accuracy? No

Was the idea of a digital watch a good thing? Or a bad thing? Neither

Was the discussion No about something else whose primary purpose is not that of a digital watch, but yet it could serve as one? Um... Noish/Yope.
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was somebody learning or trying to teach someone how to tell the time?

Is keeping or telling time relevant at all?
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Was somebody learning or trying to teach someone how to tell the time?

Is keeping or telling time relevant at all?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was somebody learning or trying to teach someone how to tell the time? No

Is keeping or telling time relevant at all? NoISH
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you look at a digital watch while saying / thinking that remark? At someone using it?

Different time zones relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you look at a digital watch while saying / thinking that remark? No, FA At someone using it? Ditto

Different time zones relevant? No
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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was someone buying a watch? giving a watch?

using a watch as a compass relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was someone buying a watch? giving a watch? using a watch as a compass relevant? No to all
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Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you making a joke? being sarcastic?
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Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you making a joke? being sarcastic?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you making a joke? Yes being sarcastic? More the former
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

"So a digital watch, then?"

I made this joking comment to nobody in particular after hearing something "said" by someone involving a watch that did not have hands.

HINT: This is not an R.E.M. puzzle.
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you responding to a song?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you responding to a song? Yes
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the song mention specifically a watch with no hands? Did it suggest that a watch with no hands was strange, or non-existent?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the song mention specifically a watch with no hands? Yes Did it suggest that a watch with no hands was strange, or non-existent? No
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the song written before the days of digital watches? When the song mentioned a watch with no hands, was it supposed to refer to an analogue watch missing the hands? A broken watch? A watch for people with no hands? (you never know)...
Did it imply that a watch with no hands would be useless?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the song written before the days of digital watches? No, but it was before they became vastly popular. I'll just say it was an 80s song. When the song mentioned a watch with no hands, was it supposed to refer to an analogue watch missing the hands? A broken watch? I'm not sure to these, but I think the former would be closest A watch for people with no hands? (you never know)... No, but I like that answer. I wish it was correct
Did it imply that a watch with no hands would be useless? No
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the mention of a watch with no hands appear in the lyrics? Is the video relevant? Did the mention of it in the song suggest that the writer had not thought about the possibility of a digital watch?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the mention of a watch with no hands appear in the lyrics? Yes, those exact words Is the video relevant? No; I have never seen the video Did the mention of it in the song suggest that the writer had not thought about the possibility of a digital watch? Hmm... not sure how to answer this. I'll say Yope for now
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Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 4:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the lack of hands on the watch suggesting that the time of day (or the amount of time something takes) is uncertain or imprecisely defined? or does it imply that time stands still? or does the methaphor/simile/analogy not involve time at all?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the lack of hands on the watch suggesting that the time of day (or the amount of time something takes) is uncertain or imprecisely defined? or does it imply that time stands still? or does the methaphor/simile/analogy This is what I was looking for; nobody had yet said it was a metaphor. For what, I'm not sure, but... not involve time at all?

****SPOILER****

The song "These Dreams" by Heart contains the line "I search for the time on a watch with no hands." My literal mind decided that the lead singer could just be wearing a digital watch.

Nice solve Biograd, and nice work Enjay et al (and there's a lot of al). New puzzle right now.

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