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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An egg breaks, a man dies.
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

human egg?
chicken egg?
nest egg?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

human egg? No
chicken egg? Yes
nest egg? No
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything unusual about the egg? spoiled? cooked? raw?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything unusual about the egg? No
spoiled? cooked? No raw? Yes
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant how the egg was cracked? Did is fall? Did the man crack it? Someone else? Relevant who?
How the man died..
natural causes?
murder?
suicide?
accident?
natural disaster?
disease?
struck by lightning?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant how the egg was cracked? Yes
Did it fall? Yes, but explore
Did the man crack it? No
Someone else? Yes Relevant who? Yes
How the man died..
natural causes?
murder?
suicide?
accident? This is the best classification
natural disaster?
disease?
struck by lightning?
None of these others apply
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the egg thrown?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the man's profession important? Is he a farmer? Is this a regular chicken's egg? Was he trying to balance it? Did it fall from a roof?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The egg dropped from a tall building (thus explaining how a simple egg could have caused death) onto the man?
Egg hit the man in the head? relevant?
Silas (Silas)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the fact the egg cracked secondary? Like the egg is included because it was in the person's accident but it's mainly about the person?
If not...
Did the person knew that cracking the egg would kill the other person?
The other peron was he or she a relative?
Was the person about to make breakfast but distracted?
Here is a wild guess: Was the egg part of the those relays you know where the person is balancing an egg in their mouth on a spoon? The other person cheated by pushing the spoon? Did the man die from shock?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the egg thrown? Yes
Is the man's profession important? No
Is he a farmer? No
Is this a regular chicken's egg? Yes
Was he trying to balance it? No
Did it fall from a roof? No
The egg dropped from a tall building No
(thus explaining how a simple egg could have caused death) Not in this manner
onto the man? No, FA
Egg hit the man FA in the head? No
relevant? Yes
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man die of suffocation? Did he choke on the egg?
Was the man a magician? Trick go terribly wrong?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we call the man who died Lennie?
And the man who threw the egg George?
"I will love him and hug him and pet him and squeeze him and I will call him George." Hugo the Abominable Snowman
SBQ's about George & Lennie?
Anyone else relevant?
Is George & Lennie's relationship relevant? Did George have a motive to kill Lennie? Was he trying to kill Lennie?
George threw the egg: at Lennie? accidentally?
Was the egg broken after it was thrown? before? Did it break on impact with something? Lennie? a wall? the ground?
Did George die also?

Did the egg hit something that hit something that hit something ... that hit and killed Lennie? (like one of those elaborate contraptions you see in cartoons, where something hits a bowling ball, which falls on a seesaw, which flips the switch on a fan, which blows a boat across a pool of water, which strikes and lights a match, etc. etc.)
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man die of suffocation? No
Did he choke on the egg? No
Was the man a magician? Trick go terribly wrong? No to these

Can we call the man who died Lennie? I guess...
And the man who threw the egg George? I suppose...

"I will love him and hug him and pet him and squeeze him and I will call him George." Hugo the Abominable Snowman - Ok, so I'm not the only one who used to watch Sat. morning cartoons

SBQ's about George & Lennie? Both human adult males
Anyone else relevant? Yes
Is George & Lennie's relationship relevant? It's important to know how they are connected, I'll say that
Did George have a motive to kill Lennie? No
Was he trying to kill Lennie? No, he wasn't
George threw the egg: at Lennie? NO - good q
accidentally? No
Was the egg broken after it was thrown? Yes
before? No
Did it break on impact with something? Yes
Lennie? No
a wall? the ground? Neither of these
Did George die also? No

Did the egg hit something that hit something that hit something ... that hit and killed Lennie? No
(like one of those elaborate contraptions you see in cartoons, where something hits a bowling ball, which falls on a seesaw, which flips the switch on a fan, which blows a boat across a pool of water, which strikes and lights a match, etc. etc.)
Man, you are hooked on cartoons! (not that there's anything wrong with that...
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

see Silas 09:44. since you posted at the same time, it's easy to miss.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry I missed these - thanks Miroac!

Is the fact the egg cracked secondary? Yes
Like the egg is included because it was in the person's accident It really wasn't directly in the accident
but it's mainly about the person? Yes
If not...

Did the person knew that cracking the egg would kill the other person? No
The other peron was he or she a relative? Could be but really doesn't matter
Was the person about to make breakfast but distracted? No
Here is a wild guess: Was the egg part of the those relays you know where the person is balancing an egg in their mouth on a spoon? No, but you are sort of on the right track
The other person cheated by pushing the spoon? N/A
Did the man die from shock? YES
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Egg toss going on? Egg rolling?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Egg toss going on? Yes (1 point for you)
Egg rolling? Nope
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the egg crack but not break?
the man who died, is he participating in the egg toss? bystander?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the egg crack but not break? Not relevant, but assume it broke
the man who died, is he participating in the egg toss? No, he's a... bystander? Yes
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the man hit by the egg not see the egg coming?
the man touch the point of impact and believe that the egg was some part of his innards leaking out?