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john e. littleton (Juggler54)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Im not sure if this is a classic or not but i guess ill give it a try...


A man saw a ship with black sails and comitted suicide. Why?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think this is a classic in the strictest sense of the word, but I believe that the story is known well enough to most members here that it might as well be a classic.

Still, you never know, so I'll step back and see if anyone wants a shot at it.

And welcome to the forums, John. :)
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I know it, too.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fairy tale? Mythology?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sounds baguely familiar, but I can't remember it so i'll play...

Is the ship a boat? Is it on the water? Is it large enough to contain a crew?

Has the man ever been on this boat? Did he think he was?

Did he kill himself due to guilt? Over something he had done? Hadn't done?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Make that "Vaguely," for sbb of baguely..
john e. littleton (Juggler54)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 07:48 pm:

Fairy tale? no Mythology? yes

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 08:22 pm:


sounds baguely familiar, but I can't remember it so i'll play...

Is the ship a boat? irrel Is it on the water? irrel Is it large enough to contain a crew? yes

Has the man ever been on this boat? irrel Did he think he was? no, its also irrel

Did he kill himself due to guilt? maybe, but thats the wrong track Over something he had done? same as before, not the right way to go Hadn't done? same
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this one--I'm out.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't know the puzzle, but I do know the myth.. but here's a question to check..

If the sails had been a different color (white if I remember correctly), would he not have killed himself?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Greek myth, is it?

If so, I also must drop out.
john e. littleton (Juggler54)
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 09:30 pm:


Don't know the puzzle, but I do know the myth.. but here's a question to check..

If the sails had been a different color (white if I remember correctly), would he not have killed himself? that's it exactly

The Minautaur mith," and if you wanna know more search the web."
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice try, John. Maybe you should have made us work for the color of the sails, though...
john e. littleton (Juggler54)
Posted on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 01:33 am:


Nice try, John. Maybe you should have made us work for the color of the sails, though...
yeah i just thot of that.

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