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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant why you noticed the flowers? They're your favorite? You like purple? There were many of them? They were fresh? They were fake? They were wilted? They clashed with another color? They stood out? They were especially and particularly purple? They were faded?

Was the thing you noticed/second-thought-about (with regard to "them") related to color? A lack of color? Something about their appearance?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant why you noticed the flowers? yes They're your favorite? You like purple? There were many of them? They were fresh? They were fake? They were wilted? They clashed with another color? They were especially and particularly purple? They were faded? none of these They stood out? why did they stand out?

Was the thing you noticed/second-thought-about (with regard to "them") related to color? A lack of color? nothing about color Something about their appearance? yes
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's see, why would violets stand out--the background is a constrasting color? They're being delicately sniffed by a large, burly person with a tattoo of a skull and/or snake and/or skull with snakes coming out of it? They're in a place one wouldn't normally associate with violets/flowers? They're being sold for an extremely high or low price? They're the only flowers visible? Someone's juggling them? They're in the shape of an animal/face/other recognizable icon? They're growing out of someone's navel? They're being held by an obvious tourist? An obvious native?

Was your second thought about what they were doing? Where they were going? What they were wearing? Did you realize a difference between the flower holder and them?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the violets out of season?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's see, why would violets stand out--the background is a constrasting color? They're being delicately sniffed by a large, burly person with a tattoo of a skull and/or snake and/or skull with snakes coming out of it? They're in a place one wouldn't normally associate with violets/flowers? They're being sold for an extremely high or low price? They're the only flowers visible? Someone's juggling them? They're in the shape of an animal/face/other recognizable icon? They're growing out of someone's navel? They're being held by an obvious tourist? An obvious native? much applause for your creativity, but no to all

Was your second thought about what they were doing? Where they were going? What they were wearing? This one! Did you realize a difference between the flower holder and them?

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:23 pm:

Were the violets out of season? I don't know... what is the season for violets? That isn't why I noticed them
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Violets are a different size/shape than the other flowers present? Because of the "poems" that begin "Roses are red..."? Are violets just uncommon there? Were you given violets by someone at some time (say, first date or prom or something)?

Well, what they were wearing was not particularly strange or extreme or you'd've paid more attention initially, right? And yet there was something there for you to think twice about...are we talking about general clothing (shirts/blouses, pants/skirts etc.)? About accessorrr...accs...other stuff like jewelry, hats or shoes? A lack of any of the above? Signs? Costumes? Makeup? Er, tattoos? Piercings? Stockings/nylons? Uniforms? Masks? Wigs?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Violets are a different size/shape than the other flowers present? Because of the "poems" that begin "Roses are red..."? Are violets just uncommon there? Were you given violets by someone at some time (say, first date or prom or something)? no to all. they might not even have been violets, or maybe they were. it is only the purple that is relevant.

Well, what they were wearing was not particularly strange or extreme or you'd've paid more attention initially, right? wrong And yet there was something there for you to think twice about...are we talking about general clothing (shirts/blouses, pants/skirts etc.)? see below About accessorrr...accs...other stuff like jewelry, hats or shoes? A lack of any of the above? Signs? Costumes? yes! Makeup? Er, tattoos? Piercings? Stockings/nylons? Uniforms? Masks? Wigs?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the only reason you noticed them in the first place was because they were in costume? Or in particular costumes? And the reason you thought about them a second time was because of the violets?

Were there a lot of people in costume? Is the setting relevant? Renaissance fair? Shakespeare in the park? Street performers? Parade? Circus? Country Fair? County Fair? Amusement/theme park?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the only reason you noticed them in the first place was because they were in costume? Or in particular costumes? yes, particular costumes And the reason you thought about them a second time was because of the violets? yes, although i saw these people after i had seen the violets. by "thinking twice" i basically just meant that i noticed them especially

Were there a lot of people in costume? yes Is the setting relevant? yesish, something about it Renaissance fair? Shakespeare in the park? Street performers? Parade? Circus? Country Fair? County Fair? Amusement/theme park? no to these
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, since 'tis the season, was it Halloween or Halloween related? Masquerade party? Were they performers of some kind? Impersonators? Was everyone around in costume?

Relevant what kind of costumes they had on? Were they dressed as recognizable specific characters (e. g. Elvis, Popeye, Marylin Monroe etc.))? As a recognizable type of character (e. g. pirate, ballerina, gorilla, werewolf, vampire, alien etc.)? In period garb?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, since 'tis the season, was it Halloween or Halloween related? it sure was! Masquerade party? Were they performers of some kind? Impersonators? no to those Was everyone around in costume? yup, well, many people

Relevant what kind of costumes they had on? very Were they dressed as recognizable specific characters (e. g. Elvis, Popeye, Marylin Monroe etc.))? no As a recognizable type of character (e. g. pirate, ballerina, gorilla, werewolf, vampire, alien etc.)? yes In period garb? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, a season-appropriate puzzle, we should try to finish it off today, but I fear I won't have time (pumkin evisceration duty this afternoon and all--it's only around 2:00pm here now). Hopefully someone else will take up the guantlet...

Were they all dressed as the same kind of character? Was it/were they (a) humanoid characters? Were they dressed as wolfs and the person holding the violets was dressed as Red Riding Hood? Was there any connection between the violet holder and them costume-wise? Was the violet-holder even in costume?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, a season-appropriate puzzle, we should try to finish it off today, but I fear I won't have time (pumkin evisceration duty this afternoon and all--it's only around 2:00pm here now). Hopefully someone else will take up the guantlet...

Were they all dressed as the same kind of character? yes Was it/were they (a) humanoid characters? they were dressed as some type of human Were they dressed as wolfs and the person holding the violets was dressed as Red Riding Hood? no Was there any connection between the violet holder and them costume-wise? no Was the violet-holder even in costume? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a traditional-sort-of Halloween costume? Scary? Goofy/silly? Whimsical? Let's see--undead (vampire, mummy, zombie, skeleton, ghost etc.)? Lycanthrope (werepenguin, werebunny, werehedgehog etc.)? Magical (witch, wizard, fairy)? Royalty (king, queen, prince, princess etc.)? Violence inspired (Ninja, power ranger, soldier, sailor etc.)? Pop-culture (Star Wars, rock star, Ghost Buster etc.)? Occupational (doctor, nurse, policeman, fireman etc.)? Inspired by current events?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 1:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a traditional-sort-of Halloween costume? define traditional sort... Scary? no Goofy/silly? no Whimsical? no Let's see--undead (vampire, mummy, zombie, skeleton, ghost etc.)? no Lycanthrope (werepenguin, werebunny, werehedgehog etc.)? no Magical (witch, wizard, fairy)? no Royalty (king, queen, prince, princess etc.)? no Violence inspired (Ninja, power ranger, soldier, sailor etc.)? no Pop-culture (Star Wars, rock star, Ghost Buster etc.)? no Occupational (doctor, nurse, policeman, fireman etc.)? yes, it is occupational, but none of the ones listed Inspired by current events? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang, I was really holding out for werehedgehogs...

Traditional sort: something seen most years, I suppose...

Is it a recognizable, real occupation then? Based on a uniform? Cable guy? Other utility worker (gas, electric, phone, water, sewer etc.)? Teacher? Student? Nerd (if that's an occupation...)? Business type? Politician? Lawyer? Mechanic? Vetere...vetrean...vertiania...animal doctor? Religious (nun, priest, monk etc.)? Knight? Athlete? Postal worker? Homeless person? Clown? Circus performer? Prostitute/gigolo? Mad scientist? Happy scientist?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 3:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Traditional sort: something seen most years, I suppose... it is not your stereotypical halloween costume

Is it a recognizable, real occupation then? yes Based on a uniform? see below Cable guy? Other utility worker (gas, electric, phone, water, sewer etc.)? Teacher? Student? Nerd (if that's an occupation...)? Business type? Politician? Lawyer? Mechanic? Vetere...vetrean...vertiania...animal doctor? Religious (nun, priest, monk etc.)? yes! They were dressed up as friars Knight? Athlete? Postal worker? Homeless person? Clown? Circus performer? Prostitute/gigolo? Mad scientist? Happy scientist?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 5:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for the delay--had to take the kids 'round for candy extortion and all (we had a relatively big group this year to take--around 10 kids).

You're not going to perpetuate the Urban Legend about the children's rhyme Ring Around the Rosy being related to the plague, are you?

Assuming not, did your second thought have to do with a particular sect of friars? Apologizing in advance, I'm only even remotely familiar with the Franciscans, and only then because they're part of Cafilnorian history (all 15 years of it).
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for the delay--had to take the kids 'round for candy extortion and all (we had a relatively big group this year to take--around 10 kids). hope you all had a blast!

You're not going to perpetuate the Urban Legend about the children's rhyme Ring Around the Rosy being related to the plague, are you? of course not

Assuming not, did your second thought have to do with a particular sect of friars? Apologizing in advance, I'm only even remotely familiar with the Franciscans, and only then because they're part of Cafilnorian history (all 15 years of it). no, it is only important that they were friars, no further subdivisions necessary
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was quite fun--the kids are getting old enough that they need minimal herding, and I was able to chat with various parents while the kids were putting the arm on local households.

So you noticed the group of friars and then, because you'd seen the purple flowers earlier, you had a second thought about them? That's about all we have so far, right?

Roasts relevant? Friar Tuck? Wine? Beer? Coffee drinks?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you noticed the group of friars and then, because you'd seen the purple flowers earlier, you had a second thought about them? That's about all we have so far, right? right... i noticed them especially because i'd seen the purple flowers. otherwise, i wouldn't have noticed them

Roasts relevant? Friar Tuck? Wine? Beer? Coffee drinks? no to all, well, we were drinking some wine and beer, but not really relevant
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they'd been yellow flowers would you have noticed them? Is there some connection in your head between purple flowers and religious personages?

Was their size (the friars, I mean) relevant?