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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:25 pm:

Any programming/computer lingo involved? No. Did he ask you how he should move from one tree (directory structure) to another? Good thought, but no. The puzzle could be done outside of the realm of computers/software.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the Monkees relevant?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Monty Python relevant?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who is Ben, that the tail should have amputated...?
Andy Warhol relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:58 pm:

Are the Monkees relevant? Nope (well, not to the puzzle).

================================================ By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:25 pm:

Monty Python relevant? No.

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By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

Who is Ben, that the tail should have amputated...? No.
Andy Warhol relevant? No.

I hope my "pop-culture" hint wasn't misleading; I believe most people on the forum have at least a passing familiarity with the source of my statement (although it isn't a quote from that source).
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

anything to do with martial arts?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 2:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:56 am:

anything to do with martial arts? Nope.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 3:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wrenches relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 5:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 03:33 am:

Wrenches relevant? No.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the question mention something associated with monkeys?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the source of the monkey reference a film? Song? TV show? Book? Popular phrase?

Did the co-worker's question need to be taken in a way other than it was intended for a monkey to be valuable?

Did any particular term or terms he used in the question lead to your response?

Is there a particular monkey-character referenced in your response (e.g. King Kong, Lancelot Link), or a particular 'class' of monkey (e.g. organ grinder monkey, helper monkey)?
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What's the best way to crack a nut without touching it?

How do you open a mon-door


I'm sorry, I'll go away and come back when I have thought of some relevant questions.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hand in the bottle relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 05:37 am:

Did the question mention something associated with monkeys? No (except in the particular reference I meant, but it isn't one normally associated with monkeys per se).

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By (Stuccosalt) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:53 pm:

Is the source of the monkey reference a film? YES. Song? TV show? Book? Popular phrase? No to rest.

Did the co-worker's question need to be taken in a way other than it was intended for a monkey to be valuable? Yes (with a small -ish).

Did any particular term or terms he used in the question lead to your response? Yes.

Is there a particular monkey-character referenced in your response (e.g. King Kong, Lancelot Link), or a particular 'class' of monkey (e.g. organ grinder monkey, helper monkey)? No.

Some good questions there.

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By Katy (Katy) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 01:38 pm:

What's the best way to crack a nut without touching it? I try to avoid doing that myself...

How do you open a mon-door groan


I'm sorry, I'll go away and come back when I have thought of some relevant questions. phew.

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By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

Hand in the bottle relevant? Nope.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bedtime for Bonzo relevant? Any Which Way But Loose?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:19 am:

Bedtime for Bonzo relevant? Any Which Way But Loose? No to these--the monkey is more of a bit part. The only name used for him in the movie is "Monkey" and he's not in the whole thing.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 4:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this monkey in the movie do something related to the co-workers question? something that he would have helped fix the problem?
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the co-worker trying to solve some Catch-22 kind of situation ?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 04:11 am:

Did this monkey in the movie do something related to the co-workers question? Yope. something that he would have helped fix the problem? Yes...

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By Amol D. (Amol) on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 01:45 pm:

Was the co-worker trying to solve some Catch-22 kind of situation ? No.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP

A co-worker asked me a question to which I replied "Use a monkey."

The question was computer related in a softwarish way, but no special knowledge of computers is required to solve the puzzle.

I was referring to a monkey which appeared in a popular film and some action/actions performed by said monkey.

The monkey did not have a major part in the movie or even a name (being referred to as "Monkey" once or twice only).

It's not about typing or Shakespeare, debugging code, repetitive tasks, martial arts or wrenches.

There was a particular term/phrase used in the question which led me to the monkey thing.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the monkey fix a similar problem?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:57 pm:

Did the monkey fix a similar problem? Strictly, yes, but that's misleading HINT: ...and hard on the monkey.
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the monkey do something? or rather be used for something? Would it be alive at the beginning of its usefulness? Afterwards?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
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By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 08:44 am:

Would the monkey do something? Kind of this, but... or rather be used for something? this is also accurate. Would it be alive at the beginning of its usefulness? Yes. Afterwards? No.

Disclaimer: no monkeys were harmed during the course of this puzzle. At least, not yet.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant that programmers are sometimes referred to as "code monkeys"?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 03:17 pm:

Is it relevant that programmers are sometimes referred to as "code monkeys"? No.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 9:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the film...
Was the monkey shown on-screen? Or just discussed?
Did that monkey die?
Was the monkey involved in any sort of experiment?
Space travel relevant?
Disease relevant?

Did the film debut in the 50s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? Oughts? Earlier?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By (Stuccosalt) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 09:22 pm:

In the film...
Was the monkey shown on-screen? Or just discussed? On screen.
Did that monkey die? Yup.
Was the monkey involved in any sort of experiment? No.
Space travel relevant? No.
Disease relevant? No.

Did the film debut in the 50s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? Oughts? Earlier? 1981.
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 6:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant that monkeys have hands similar to those of humans? If so, that they can have four of them?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did a little monkey cinema research for these questions...thank goodness someone out there has composed a list of famous monkeys in TV and film. This is what the internet was made for.

Raiders of the Lost Ark? Going Ape? Tarzan the Ape Man?

Going with Raiders since it;s the most popular - the monkey dies from eating poison meant for Jones... relevant?

They were poisoned dates, if I remember correctly - maybe this co-worker said something like "How do I tell if these dates are bad?" and you replied "Use a monkey" .. ?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 3:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 06:47 am:

Is it relevant that monkeys have hands similar to those of humans? Not really. If so, that they can have four of them? Nope.

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By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 01:09 pm:

I did a little monkey cinema research for these questions...thank goodness someone out there has composed a list of famous monkeys in TV and film. This is what the internet was made for. The idea that it's possible to find a list of famous monkeys in TV and film on the internet seems both surprising and...well, appropriate.:O

Raiders of the Lost Ark? This one. Going Ape? Tarzan the Ape Man?

Going with Raiders since it;s the most popular - the monkey dies from eating poison meant for Jones... relevant? YES.

They were poisoned dates, if I remember correctly - maybe this co-worker said something like "How do I tell if these dates are bad?" and you replied "Use a monkey" .. ? Close enough for a...

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

What my co-worker asked (he's more in the nature of a customer) was "How can I find bad dates?" And my response, thinking of that Welsh actor's line from Raiders, was "Use a monkey." My co-worker was actually referring to finding dates in a database which didn't fall within a given fiscal period.

The relevant line from the movie was two words uttered by John Rhys-Davies' character Sallah after grabbing a date Harrison Ford's character Indiana was about to eat: "Bad dates."

The indicator of the bad dates was the body of the dead monkey in close proximity to (and perhaps still clutching) the dates.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 1:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My kind of thinking too, Tim! :)

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