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Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Lennie standing on the ground?
Sitting in a dunk tank?
hanging by a rope?
Lennie is some kind of immenent danger? Was something supposed to happen to Lennie if the egg was broken?
Was Lennie someone who came to see the circus? Member of the circus? one of the vendors?
Lennie have some relevant phobia?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Lennie watching George and Howie? Was he shocked about a completely unrelated event?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, I see. Under the bigtop then? At a circus? Yes
Is Lennie standing No on the ground? Yes
Sitting in a dunk tank? hanging by a rope? Neither
Lennie is some kind of immenent danger? Well in reality no, but...
Was something supposed to happen to Lennie if the egg was broken? No
Was Lennie someone who came to see the circus? YES Member of the circus? one of the vendors? Neither
Lennie have some relevant phobia? No, but follow this line of thinking just a bit
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Lennie watching George and Howie? Yes
Was he shocked about a completely unrelated event? In a way, yes, it was NOT simply the egg toss which shocked him - this is a good q to explore
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone make a loud noise at the same time the egg cracked? Cannon fired? This a multi-ring circus? Some other act going on at the same time? Coincidence come into play here?
So Lennie volunteered to be part of the act?
clowns just trying to scare him a bit with the egg?
Did the clowns intend the egg to break?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Lennie have a heart attack?
Did he die the moment the egg broke? Was he shocked at the moment the egg broke?
Had the clowns thrown and caught that egg or other eggs prior to the moment when this one broke? relevant?
The unrelated event-- was it another circus act? performance? anyone other than the clowns involved?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone make a loud noise at the same time the egg cracked? No
Cannon fired? N/A
This a multi-ring circus? Irrelevant
Some other act going on at the same time? No Coincidence come into play here? No
So Lennie volunteered to be part of the act? No
clowns just trying to scare him a bit YES
with the egg? No, not with that particular egg...KEEP GOING ON THIS
Did the clowns intend the egg to break? yes

Did Lennie have a heart attack? YES
Did he die the moment the egg broke? NO - good q!
Was he shocked at the moment the egg broke? NO - another good q
Had the clowns thrown and caught that egg or other eggs prior to the moment when this one broke? Yes, they had relevant? Yes, somewhat
The unrelated event-- was it another circus act? The event is not totally unrelated, it just was separate from the egg toss itself. it was NOT part of another act
performance? No
anyone other than the clowns involved? No
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 3:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

Lennie is a spectator at a circus. As part of the circus, George and Howie, two clowns, participate in an egg toss. At some point, George tosses an egg to Howie, and the egg breaks when Howie catches it. There aren't any other acts going on at the time of the egg toss. At some point after Howie catches the egg, Lennie dies of shock/heart attack. It could be said (as in Wildcard's question above) that the clowns were trying to scare him a bit.
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not that particular egg...Are there other eggs involved? Did Lennie have eggs that he was carrying? Holding?
The clowns trying to scare Lennie with something other than an egg?
Lennie is sitting? lying down? relevant?
George and Howie throwing the eggs over Lennie?
Lennie did not volunteer...is he still in the audience? Sitting in his seat?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not that particular egg...Are there other eggs involved? YES, and other items as well
Did Lennie have eggs that he was carrying? Holding? Neither
The clowns trying to scare Lennie with something other than an egg? YES
Lennie is sitting? Yes
lying down? Norelevant? Only to the extent that he was an audience member
George and Howie throwing...over Lennie? Yes!
the eggs NO, the clowns didn't throw eggs over Lennie...(explore just a little and you have the solution
Lennie did not volunteer...is he still in the audience? Sitting in his seat? Yes
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hand grenades?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hand grenades? No, no, no, no, no...nothing nearly that dangerous (but makes an interesting movie idea - "Death Circus")
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 6:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clowns juggling various things and tossing over Lennie in the process?
Bowling ball?
swords?
torches?
What else to clowns juggle.....fruit? rings? flaming rings? Batons? clubs? small children?
Larger...non-chicken eggs? Ostrich?
Clowns were not juggling....play fighting? Throwing weapons at each other? water balloons? buckets of confetti? Hot dogs? It seems I'm out of touch with the circus these days....
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 7:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clowns juggling various things No, not juggling
and tossing over Lennie in the process? Well, not really in the process, keep reading...
Bowling ball?
swords?
torches?
What else to clowns juggle.....fruit? rings? flaming rings? Batons? clubs? small children?
Larger...non-chicken eggs? Ostrich?
Clowns were not juggling....play fighting? YES
Throwing weapons at each other? water balloons? No, much less complicated than this
buckets of YES, bucket full of??????
confetti? Hot dogs? No...
It seems I'm out of touch with the circus these days...You've got the idea down, just a final piece to put into place I think
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Water?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Water? No

It's much less complicated than this
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

buckets of eggs? feathers? chickens?
They playing 'catch' with eggs and buckets?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

buckets of eggs? Yes! At least, Lennie perceived that George was throwing a bucket of eggs at him, but it was much less dangerous than this (or grenades). All that's left now is to discover exactly what the clowns did that scared Lennie

They playing 'catch' with eggs and buckets? No, they weren't intending to play catch with the bucket. It was discovered earlier that they were 'play fighting', so the entire situation is only a short lateral hop away...
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*sigh* ok, let's see...they each have a bucket?
The buckets looked like they had eggs in them, but that was not the case... ping pong balls? cotton balls?
Only one of the buckets looked like it had eggs?
The clowns were both intending to get the other with what was in their buckets?
One threw the "eggs" that turned out to be something else and the other retaliated with what scared Lennie?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*sigh* ok, let's see...they each have a bucket? No, just one bucket
Only one of the buckets looked like it had eggs? The bucket looked like it had eggs in it, yes
The clowns were both intending to get the other with what was in their buckets? No, only one clown was going to 'get' the other one
One threw the "eggs" that turned out to be something else YES
and the other retaliated No
with what scared Lennie? Yes


AND....

The buckets looked like they had eggs in them, but that was not the case... ping pong balls?
BINGO!!!
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

++++++ SPOILER ++++++

The clowns were having an egg toss as a time-filler at the circus. When they first came out, they showed the audience what appeared to be a large bucket full of eggs. Actually there were only a few eggs in the bucket, it was filled the rest of the way with ping-pong balls. The clowns toss and drop or break all the eggs except one, which they toss for a while, getting the audience excited. When George heaves a long toss, Howie catches the egg, but it breaks upon impact. George is "angry" about this, and charges at Howie with the bucket. He throws the rest of the "eggs" at Howie, who moves out of the way and allows the "eggs" to fly out into the audience. This of course is meant to briefly scare anyone near the target area and then lead to laughter. Sadly though, it was too much for Lennie who died from the shock of dozens of "eggs" hurtling towards him.


Congrats to the team of solvers, most of the final touches courtesy of Wildcard
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks...I needed a warm-up puzzle to get me back into the swing here. Thanks to Tim for not swooping this one.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 3:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice one Ixoye. Wish I could have been there at the end.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dref has the Captain Swoop costume these days, not me...but I still say I look better in tights...it's all about the quadriceps.
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...I tried the tutu, but I just don't have the legs for it...I guess I'll have to stick with my jester hat and my glowing personality...
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Glad you enjoyed it, Miroac (I'm trying not to think about these people wearing tights and tutus....)

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