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Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 3:39 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? no Is there some connection in your head between purple flowers and religious personages? no

Was their size (the friars, I mean) relevant? no
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would these particular friars have stood out if they had been surrounded by other friars?
Were they wearing everyday regular friar costumes?
Was there anything of note about their costumes, other than the fact that they were friars (eg the colour of the material, the sort of fabric used, the length of the habit, the colour of the sandals ...)?
Anything else relevant about their appearance (eg haircuts, facial adornments, tatoos, ...)?

Were you wearing any particular costume?
Which possibly related to friars?

Do we still need to consider why your attention was grabbed by the purple flowers?
Were there other flowers present?
of a different colour?
Was there a particular arrangement of flowers?
In which the purple flowers spelt out a message?
Or a symbol of some kind?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would these particular friars have stood out if they had been surrounded by other friars? in that case, the whole group of friars would have stood out
Were they wearing everyday regular friar costumes? yes
Was there anything of note about their costumes, other than the fact that they were friars (eg the colour of the material, the sort of fabric used, the length of the habit, the colour of the sandals ...)? no
Anything else relevant about their appearance (eg haircuts, facial adornments, tatoos, ...)? nope, it was only relevant that they were friars

Were you wearing any particular costume? no, i was being boring
Which possibly related to friars?

Do we still need to consider why your attention was grabbed by the purple flowers? absolutely!
Were there other flowers present? irr
of a different colour?
Was there a particular arrangement of flowers?
In which the purple flowers spelt out a message?
Or a symbol of some kind? no to rest
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the flowers at the same location as the friars?

Is there any word-association involved in the connection between "purple" and "friars"? (eg "purple" makes you think of "hearts"; "hearts" make you think of "clubs"; "clubs" make you think of "weapons"; "weapons" make you think of "sword"; "sword" make you think of "fish"; "fish" make you think of "friars"?)
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the flowers at the same location as the friars? yes although not at the same time

Is there any word-association involved in the connection between "purple" and "friars"? (eg "purple" makes you think of "hearts"; "hearts" make you think of "clubs"; "clubs" make you think of "weapons"; "weapons" make you think of "sword"; "sword" make you think of "fish"; "fish" make you think of "friars"?) none of these
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you saw the friars, were they standing in the same place the flowers had been previously?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you saw the friars, were they standing in the same place the flowers had been previously? approximately. not really relevant other than it meant that we could see both of them
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant how soon you noticed the friars after noticing the flowers?

Did the flowers catch your attention because they were the only purple thing around? Were they part of someone's costume? In a vase? Some other vessel? A bunch? A box? Individual? Worn as a corsage?

WAG time: Mendel relevant?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant how soon you noticed the friars after noticing the flowers?

Did the flowers catch your attention because they were the only purple thing around? Were they part of someone's costume? In a vase? Some other vessel? A bunch? A box? Individual? Worn as a corsage?

WAG time: Mendel relevant? no to all. well, i guess the flowers were in some other vessel - a large barrel, but that is irrelevant
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In terms of purple, is the nature of the event relevant? The people involved? The location? Any particular association that purple has (e. g. the silliness over Tinky Winky the Teletubbie)? Were you surprised to see purple flowers? Relevant that friars are typically Catholic?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In terms of purple, is the nature of the event relevant? I don't understand this question... The people involved? no The location? no, only that it was by us Any particular association that purple has (e. g. the silliness over Tinky Winky the Teletubbie)? no Were you surprised to see purple flowers? yes, for a particular reason...Relevant that friars are typically Catholic? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you associate purple with any relevant notions in particular (e. g. royalty, homosexuality etc.)? A particular relevant person? A particular thing? Primary colors making up purple relevant?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you associate purple with any relevant notions in particular (e. g. royalty, homosexuality etc.)? A particular relevant person? A particular thing? Primary colors making up purple relevant? no to all

HINT: There is something about this particular situation that made the purple flowers noticeable. Any other day, there wouldn't have been anything special about them.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there some item that made the flowers more noticable? A person? A gas? Chlorine in the eyes? 3D glasses? Something spilled around them?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 5:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there some item that made the flowers more noticable? A person? A gas? Chlorine in the eyes? 3D glasses? Something spilled around them? no to all
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, we haven't determined exactly the situation--Halloween party? If so, for a company? Neighborhood? City (San Francisco is a funny place--Halloween's a big deal)? Private party? School? Fraternal Organization (e. g. BPOE, IOOF)? Community organization (Rotary, Kiwanis etc.)? Masons (don't quite know how to categorize them)? DAR? FFA? 4-H? Theater group?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, we haven't determined exactly the situation--Halloween party? not exactly, but sort of... If so, for a company? Neighborhood? City yes, I was in Seville at the time. It wasn't exactly a Halloween "party" but many people were out and about in costumes (San Francisco is a funny place--Halloween's a big deal)? Private party? School? Fraternal Organization (e. g. BPOE, IOOF)? Community organization (Rotary, Kiwanis etc.)? Masons (don't quite know how to categorize them)? DAR? FFA? 4-H? Theater group?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So a sort of general celebration by the citizens of Seville? Isn't Seville in Spain (sorry, my geography is pretty weak)? Is that relevant? Inquisition relevant?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So a sort of general celebration by the citizens of Seville? yes, the young adult crowd looking for any excuse to party :) Isn't Seville in Spain yup (sorry, my geography is pretty weak)? Is that relevant? nope Inquisition relevant? nope
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah--I haven't been a young adult for 20 years now.

Would you have expected a different color than purple for some reason (e. g. it's the color associated with a rival football/soccer team)?

The people dressed as friars did nothing in particular other than look like friars, right? And there was nothing non-standard about their appearance (friar-wise)? Were they missing something that everyone else had--a pin/scarf/bandanna/armband, that kind of thing?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would you have expected a different color than purple for some reason (e. g. it's the color associated with a rival football/soccer team)? no, although soccer rivalries run rampant in seville, which has two soccer teams

The people dressed as friars did nothing in particular other than look like friars, right? exactly And there was nothing non-standard about their appearance (friar-wise)? Were they missing something that everyone else had--a pin/scarf/bandanna/armband, that kind of thing? nope. it is only important that they were friars.

Don't give up Tim - based on some comments/questions you have made on other puzzles in the past, I have reason to believe that you will be able to solve this puzzle. (If you ever need a hint, I can let you know which puzzles in particular lead me to this belief).
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What, because of my vasty knowledge of Completely Useless Stuff™? It's highly overrated.

With regard to the purple, is it relevant that you were in Seville? Rossini relevant? Halloween?

Were the flowers stationary? Did they appear normal? Did they seem out-of-place?

Figaro, Figaro....

Did you have to look twice to ensure the friars weren't real (doesn't seem likely)?