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miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He won, and yet, he didn't.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 9:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Standard questions:

he: human, male, alive?

Was his some sort of Pyrrhic victory?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = he?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he win: a contest? A material prize/reward? A battle? A game?

Were there two contests (or whatever) involved, one he won and one he lost?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Standard questions:
he: human, male, alive? Yes to all.

Was his some sort of Pyrrhic victory? Don't think so, from when I looked "Pyrrhic" up.

He = he? Yes

Did he win: a contest? of sorts... Yesish A material prize/reward? No A battle? A game? No to the rest.

Were there two contests (or whatever) involved, one he won and one he lost? No
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 10:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he win a prize? trophy?

Any sport(s) relevant at all?

Pie Eating Contest? (He won the contest for eating the most, but then lost his lunch?)
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he win a prize? trophy? No

Any sport(s) relevant at all? No

Pie Eating Contest? (He won the contest for eating the most, but then lost his lunch?) What type of pie? If pumpkin, then I'd have to say No (yucch). Actually, I guess I'd have to say No to any other kind of pie too.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 10:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER ALERT
I'm thinking for "contest" I should say No-ish, I think.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whichever pie they eat for those contests! ;)

Carnival relevant?
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he win a lottery or bet of some sort, but lost his ticket or receipt so in fact he lost because he couldn't claim his winnings?.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Carnival relevant? No
Did he win a lottery No or bet Yes of some sort, but lost his ticket or receipt so in fact he lost because he couldn't claim his winnings? the lottery/ticket part is off, but there's something here that's OTRT
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 3:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his bet an informal one?

Was the bet that he could do something? for an extended period? a one time deal?

Money relevant?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 3:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his bet an informal one? If by formal you mean with or through a formal gambling establishment or bookie or something, then Yes, it was informal.

Was the bet that he could do something? Nooo, but... for an extended period? Yes a one time deal? Yes, I believe so.

Money relevant? Yes
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 4:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh-oh, I have a feeling I may know this one...

Was the bet between the man and another man?

Did the two belong to the same club/group?

If you say yes to both, I'll have to depart. ;(
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 4:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh-oh, I have a feeling I may know this one...

Was the bet between the man and another man?
Did the two belong to the same club/group?
Yes to both.

If you say yes to both, I'll have to depart. ;(
email me just to be sure. didn't think anyone would get it this soon.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 4:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

E-mail sent.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 5:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You got it exactly. Great job. That didn't take long. You definitely know your... uhhh... stuff... that... other people... still have to guess.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 5:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, it'll be fun to watch others take a shot at it.
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bet that he would refrain from doing something for an extended period?
i.e.
Talking ?
Breathing ?
Smoking ?
Drinking ?

Did his health suffer after completing the bet.

The extended period,was it measured in?
seconds ?
minutes ?
hours ?
days ?
weeks ?
months ?
years ?
or longer ?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 4:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bet that he would refrain from doing something for an extended period? Yes
i.e.
Talking ? this one
Breathing ?
Smoking ?
Drinking ?

Did his health suffer after completing the bet. Don't think so.

The extended period,was it measured in?
seconds ?
minutes ?
hours ?
days ?
weeks ?
months ?
years ? this one. exactly 1 year.
or longer ?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the bet was that the man would refrain from talking for a year?
Refrain from speaking at all? Refrain from talking about a certain subject? Refrain from talking at certain times/periods? Refrain from talking to certain other people?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the bet was that the man would refrain from talking for a year? Correct
Refrain from speaking at all? Yes
Refrain from talking about a certain subject? Refrain from talking at certain times/periods? Refrain from talking to certain other people? No to the rest