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D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe he just wanted to eat albatross.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = H? A? M?

eat = ingest?

albatross = some kind of strange bird?

Albatrosses relevant?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = H? A? M? Yes to all.

eat = ingest? Yes.

albatross = some kind of strange bird? Yes.

Albatrosses relevant? Yes to this obligatory question.
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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this the same puzzle as the one in the "dead men, albatrosses, elevators..." subforum? Should I step away?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Is this the same puzzle as the one in the "dead men, albatrosses, elevators..." subforum? Should I step away? No.
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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sweet. Does 'he' actually eat an albatross?
Part of an albatross?
want to eat an albatross in the near future?
or already ate albatross and is reflecting?
albatross.
heh
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sweet. Does 'he' actually eat an albatross?
Part of an albatross?
want to eat an albatross in the near future?
or already ate albatross and is reflecting?
albatross.
heh
No to all.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he eat a human?
was it unknowingly?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he eat a human? No.
was it unknowingly?
Obvious (Obvious)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he try to eat an albatross?

Did he chase after a bird?

Did he eat something else instead?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he try to eat an albatross?

Did he chase after a bird?

Did he eat something else instead?

No to all.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 1:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he thinking about eating an albatross?

was this in lieu of doing something else?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he thinking about eating an albatross? No.

was this in lieu of doing something else? Define "this."
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the subject (let's say, Eugene) doing something that seemed to onlookers that "Maybe he just wanted to eat albatross"?

Does the man plan to eat something?
Are we harbouring a FA concerning the 'eating' in the puzzle statement?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 6:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the subject (let's say, Eugene) doing something that seemed to onlookers that "Maybe he just wanted to eat albatross"? Yes.

Does the man plan to eat something? No.
Are we harbouring a FA concerning the 'eating' in the puzzle statement? He doesn't actually eat an albatross, or anything else, if that's what you mean. But 'eat' is meant in the usual sense.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he really desiring to eat anything?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 11:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he really desiring to eat anything? No.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle statement a quotation? If so, was the speaker...
You?
Me?
A character?
Him?
Her?
Them?
It?
Some other pronoun?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle statement a quotation? Yes. If so, was the speaker...
You? This one.
Me?
A character?
Him?
Her?
Them?
It?
Some other pronoun?
Obvious (Obvious)
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Is Doctapeppa relevant in solving this puzzle?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Is Doctapeppa relevant in solving this puzzle? No.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Is the person you are speaking about someone you know in real life? fictional?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Is the person you are speaking about someone you know in real life? fictional? This one.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Does the person say anything that leads you to say "maybe he just wanted to eat an albatross"

Does this have anything to do with a detective?

Does this have anything to do with a different spin on the classic albatross tale?

Is the person using sign language?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the person say anything that leads you to say "maybe he just wanted to eat an albatross" No.

Does this have anything to do with a detective? No.

Does this have anything to do with a different spin on the classic albatross tale? No.

Is the person using sign language? No.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a puzzle that has no purpose other than to get us to ask questions about it?
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 5:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a puzzle that has no purpose other than to get us to ask questions about it? No.
Obvious (Obvious)
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Is the person doing anything at all?

is he sleeping?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Is the person doing anything at all? Yes.

is he sleeping? No.
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Is the fictional character in question found in a novel? Poem? Short story? Movie? TV show? Other?

Are deserted islands relevant?
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he put salt on it?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Is the fictional character in question found in a novel? Poem? This one. Short story? Movie? TV show? Other?

Are deserted islands relevant? No.

Did he put salt on it? FA
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Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Ancient Mariner?
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 4:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Ancient Mariner? Ding-ding-ding!

*****SPOILER*****
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," the titular character shoots an albatross that had followed the ship for nine days. Then his shipmates get mad at him, expecting the weather to turn worse, then they support him when it turns better, then they all die when the ship is becalmed, but the Ancient Mariner doesn't die...but that's not the point. The point is, we never learn why he shot the albatross. There's probably a fair amount of literary criticism on this topic, but I thought, "Maybe he just wanted to eat albatross." He never did, though.

As an aside, this is a really great poem, and if you want to read it, you can easily find it by googling the title. It is also responsible for the idiom of an albatross as a burden, as the other sailors hang the albatross around the Ancient Mariner's neck when they are becalmed, as well as the phrase "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink."

Now I'll have to think of a new puzzle or two.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just finished reading the poem. Interesting.

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