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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Well, this isn't going to help me NOW!"

Warning: very silly.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This: Some advice? An item? Some smart-aleck saying? An idea? A memory?

Help me: Out of danger? An embarrising/ awkward situation? Stage fright? Fear of messing something up? A sudden case of memory loss?

Now: The situation in which help is needed is already ongoing? Or upcoming?

Me: H/A/M?

Other persons involved? More than one? Animals involved?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This: Some advice? An item? This Some smart-aleck saying? An idea? A memory?

Help me: Out of danger? Yes, with a tiny ish An embarrising/ awkward situation? Noish Stage fright? Fear of messing something up? A sudden case of memory loss? No to rest

Now: The situation in which help is needed is already ongoing? Yes Or upcoming? No

Me: H/A/M? Yes

Other persons involved? No More than one? Hence no Animals involved? No
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One single item? Or several?

Is fire involved? Water? (Danger of) falling?

Is the person's life in danger? His health? His reputation? His freedom? His money? Something else that belongs to him?

Can we assume that he got the item just a moment ago? Has somebody given it to him? Has it fallen into his hands? Did he find it? Had he expected/hoped to have it before he got into the situation in which he is now? Would the item have helped him if he had gotten it just a little earlier?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One single item? This Or several?

Is fire involved? No Water? No (Danger of) No... falling? ...but Yes.

Is the person's life in danger? This His health? His reputation? His freedom? His money? Something else that belongs to him? No to rest

Can we assume that he got the item just a moment ago? You don't need to assume it; he did get it just a moment ago. Has somebody given it to him? No Has it fallen into his hands? Yes, with more than a touch of irony. Did he find it? No Had he expected/hoped to have it before he got into the situation in which he is now? No Would the item have helped him if he had gotten it just a little earlier? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the guy falling off a building? A cliff/rock/mountain? A latter? Stairs? Something that had been set up such as a rope to balance on? A plane/helicopter?

Did he jump? Did he slip? Trip? Lose his balance? Was he forced to jump?

Is the item a parachute? A rope? Something that could've helped him keep his balance? Something that would've effectively prevented his fall? Something he could've defended himself with against someone?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the guy falling off a building? A cliff/rock/mountain? A latter? Stairs? Something that had been set up such as a rope to balance on? A plane/helicopter? A plane

Did he jump? Yes Did he slip? Trip? Lose his balance? No to these Was he forced to jump? No

Is the item a parachute? No... A rope? No Something that could've helped him keep his balance? No Something that would've effectively prevented his fall? No Something he could've defended himself with against someone? No
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he was skydiving, right? Did he get the item while free falling or after he opened parachute? Was he able to open parachute? Would the item helped him earlier during the fall? before jumping of the plane? before boarding the plane?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he have the item at some earlier point? Earlier during the fall? Before jumping off the plane? Before boarding the plane?

If so, did he lose it? Misplace it? Was it taken away from him?

Is the item related to skydiving/ dealing with heights in general? or is it something completely different, like something to eat, for example?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he was skydiving, right? Yes Did he get the item while free falling or after he opened parachute? The latter Was he able to open parachute? Yes Would the item helped him earlier during the fall? This before jumping of the plane? before boarding the plane?

Did he have the item at some earlier point? Earlier during the fall? Before jumping off the plane? Before boarding the plane? Noish to all

If so, did he lose it? Misplace it? Was it taken away from him? No to all

Is the item related to skydiving/ Yesish dealing with heights in general? No or is it something completely different, like something to eat, for example? No

And just to avoid any confusion, this would not happen in real life.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER: "or is it something completely different, like something to eat, for example" should be Yope.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going to fall to his death?
Land on something dangerous?
Or in dangerous territory?
And the item would have prevented his death (had he gotten it earlier)?
He acquired this item during the fall?
Was it an item that could fly or float?
A bird? A model plane?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going to fall to his death? Yes
Land on something dangerous? Irrel
Or in dangerous territory? Irrel
And the item would have prevented his death (had he gotten it earlier)? Yes
He acquired this item during the fall? Yes
Was it an item that could fly or float? No
A bird? A model plane? Hence neither
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his parachute fully functional?
Was it an item that was also falling?
Had it fallen from the plane?
Or was the item being somehow being somehow thrown or shot upwards when it "met" him?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his parachute fully functional? No...
Was it an item that was also falling? Yope
Had it fallen from the plane? No, with a tiny ish
Or was the item being somehow being somehow thrown or shot upwards when it "met" him? No
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item in the air before he acquired it? Or was it part of his gear he didn't noticed earlier?
Was it thrown, shot or somehow propelled into the air from the ground? Was it thrown down from some aircraft, higher ground or something like that? Was it something he lost during jump?

When he acquired the item, was he just above the ground, lets say less than 5 meters? 10m? 50m? 100m? 500m? 1km? More?

Did he opened the parachute? Then he found out there is something wrong with it? Did he cut away the main chute? If so was something wrong with the reserve parachute, too?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let me summarize, the guy was able to open the parachute but it turned out that it's not fully functional and hence he is still falling to his death, right?

Had the item fallen from/ out of the parachute? After it had opened? Was it something with wich the guy could've fixed the parachute? A needle and thread maybe? xD Something that could've made him see that something was wrong with the parachute? Some manual?

Did he use the parachute correctly or accidently damaged it?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item in the air before he acquired it? Yope Or was it part of his gear he didn't noticed earlier? Yope
Was it thrown, shot or somehow propelled into the air from the ground? No Was it thrown down from some aircraft, higher ground or something like that? No Was it something he lost during jump? No

When he acquired the item, was he just above the ground, lets say less than 5 meters? 10m? 50m? 100m? 500m? 1km? More? This

Did he opened the parachute? Yes Then he found out there is something wrong with it? Yes, with a tiny ish Did he cut away the main chute? No... If so was something wrong with the reserve parachute, too? Yope-ish
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it real parachute? Or was it just a backpack? Was the item in the backpack and when he opened it the item fell out and he caught it?

Was he too low to use the item properly? If the altitude was higher, would he be able to save his life with the item?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it real parachute? Yope... Or was it just a backpack? Yope... Was the item in the backpack and when he opened it the item fell out and he caught it? Yes!!!

Was he too low to use the item properly? No If the altitude was higher, would he be able to save his life with the item? No
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Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item, if acquired in right time able to save his life? Or just help him in some other way?

Did someone mistaken his parachute with backpack and filled it with stuff, thus making it dysfunctional?
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item, if acquired in right time able to save his life? Yes Or just help him in some other way? No

Did someone mistaken his parachute with backpack and filled it with stuff, thus making it dysfunctional? No...
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item something that could've made him see that something was wrong with the parachute? A note? Some manual? Something with which he could've fixed the parachute?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item something that could've made him see that something was wrong with the parachute? No A note? No Some manual? Yesish Something with which he could've fixed the parachute? Yope...
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what was in the parachute pack something he could have used to avoid jumping in the first place? For example, tools to fix the plane? Instructions to fly it?
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was what was in the parachute pack something he could have used to avoid jumping in the first place? No, with a tiny ish For example, tools to fix the plane? Instructions to fly it? Neither
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was thing providing him some information that could earlier helped him fix the chute? Or use it properly?
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he dead at the time of the puzzle statement? Dying? Injured? Does the item fall from the opened parachute? Did he accidentally pack the item with the parachute? Or was it the parachute? Did the parachute open too late?
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They did a bit on Whose Line is it Anyway about the worst things that can come out of your backpack instead of a parachute. I believe they included confetti, mini snickers bars, and a book entitled "What to do when your chute won't open." Any of these relevant? :-)
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was thing providing him some information that could earlier helped him fix the chute? This-ish Or use it properly? No

Is he dead at the time of the puzzle statement? Dying? Injured? No to all Does the item fall from the opened parachute? Yes Did he accidentally pack the item with the parachute? No Or was it the parachute? No Did the parachute open too late? No

They did a bit on Whose Line is it Anyway about the worst things that can come out of your backpack instead of a parachute. I believe they included confetti, mini snickers bars, and a book entitled "What to do when your chute won't open." Any of these relevant? :-) That's exactly it!

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

The guy is skydiving, but instead of a parachute, a book pops out titled "What to do when your parachute doesn't open." Hence the comment.

As Ohlala figured out, the title referred to an episode of Whose Line is it Anyway?, where the situation comes from. The game was Scenes from a Hat, and Colin Mochrie was the one who came up with the line. (Greg Proops came up with the miniature Snickers idea, in case anyone's wondering.)

Nice job to Viniter, Potato, and all the rest of you for the groundwork, and Ohlala for the dead-on solve.
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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aw, I love Whose Line. Didn't mean to steal anyone's thunder by swooping in for the solve.
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Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 2:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like Whose Line too; that line's typical Colin Mochrie, I think.

But, um, wouldn't that book be the BEST think to come out of your pack at a moment like that? People have survived high-altitude-no-openings before...
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Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, and as I recall, he pantomimed desperately flipping through it as he fell.

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