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Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Split them in two bands! Then put both of them on fire!
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Them #1: a group of things? Of people? H? A? M?

Both of them = the two bands?

Bands: groups of things? Of people? Rubber bands? Musical groups?
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Them #1: a group of things? Of people? Yes H? A? M? Yes to all

Both of them = the two bands? Yes

Bands: groups of things? Of people? This one. None of the others Rubber bands? Musical groups?
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Put them on fire...literally? "On fire" idiomatically, as in "on a roll"?
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Put them on fire...literally? Hard to answer. The poet was probably angry at the time, so I don't know. You can take this as an expletive. "On fire" idiomatically, as in "on a roll"? This is not the case, though
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Do the people have something in common? Occupation? Religion? Influence? On politics?

Is the poem from [LTPF list of centuries]?
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Do the people have something in common? Yes Occupation? Yes Religion? Probably, but irrelevant Influence? Yes On politics? Yes

Is the poem from [LTPF list of centuries]? 19th
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Are they politicians? Kings? Lawyers?
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Are they politicians? Kings? Lawyers? Hard to answer, and the poet is dead and cannot be asked ... might be all of the above. I would say politicians, and this is what was intended in this puzzle

Remaining to be discovered:

1. Why the poet would put them on fire (easiest)
2. The relevance of the title
3. Why two bands?

The poet is of no significance unless you know the exact verses from one of his poems
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Put them on fire - to destroy them? Because he was really angry?
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Put them on fire - to destroy them? Absolutely Because he was really angry? Probably, but concentrate on #2 and # 3 above. Actually he was a senior editor in a newspaper. Peter (our co-puzzler from Ireland) inspired me to post this little puzzle
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Was the poet a vampire?
Were the people set on fire vampires?
Were the people who set them on fire vampires?
Is someone a vampire?
Is anyone thaught to be a vampire?
Is them 2 people?
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Is a newsworthy event relevant? A scandal? Is this from an editorial?
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Was the poet a vampire? no, not at all
Were the people set on fire vampires? no
Were the people who set them on fire vampires? yope
Is someone a vampire? I don't know
Is anyone thaught to be a vampire? Yes!
Is them 2 people? no, there were -- and are -- more than 2, splitted in two bands
Is a newsworthy event relevant? No A scandal? No Is this from an editorial? No

To clear #1 above, the poet was angry -- presumably -- because of the actions of some guys. We are not interested to find reasons for his anger or who the the guys were, but only what were the two bands and why a vampire might be involved
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Did the poet think he was a vampire? That the people in one of the bands were? Both bands?
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Did the poet think he was a vampire? That the people in one of the bands were? Both bands? No to all.
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Was the powet angry beacues people were being split into two bands, then blood removed from them?
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Was the powet angry beacues people were being split into two bands, then blood removed from them? Nothing of this sort
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Has blood got to do with anything?
Were there any mirros involved?
Sharp Teeth?
Bats?
No reflection?
Was the poet a psycho?
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Has blood got to do with anything?
Were there any mirros involved?
Sharp Teeth?
Bats?
No reflection?
Was the poet a psycho? No all. The characteristics of a vampire are irrelevant. Trying to get more of the general picture might be helpful
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Was the poet angry at everyone in both bands? Just one of them? For the same reasons?
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Was the poet angry at everyone in both bands? Yes Just one of them? For the same reasons? Yesish, political reasons
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Were the two bands part of a political party? Two parties?
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Were the two bands part of a political party? They were, if I remember correctly. However what that party was is irrelevant to this puzzle Two parties?

Short RECAP and maybe some small hints:

One poet emphasizes in some verses his enmity towards the members of a certain political party: "Split them in two bands! Then put both of the two bands on fire!" he exclaims (not in these exact words, but close enough). In his imprecation (which spans four verses, two of which are referenced but not exactly quoted in the puzzle statement), a yopish vampire is involved
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Two bands: because they were arguing two sides of an issue?
Does "vampire" refer to politicians who are more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles?
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Two bands: because they were arguing two sides of an issue?
Does "vampire" refer to politicians who are more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles? No to both, but the poet's anger was directed towards those traits exactly
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Does he actually want the politicians to be set on fire? Or is that just a metaphor for his anger?
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Does he actually want the politicians to be set on fire? Or is that just a metaphor for his anger? This one
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Is the poet a member of the same political party? An opposing one? Another one?
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Is the poet a member of the same political party? An opposing one? This one Another one?
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Does he despise all members of Opposing Party?
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Does he despise all members of Opposing Party? Irrelevant
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Is he only angry at the politicians of Opposing Party? Is a certain piece of legislation relevant?
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Is he only angry at the politicians of Opposing Party? Yes Is a certain piece of legislation relevant? Not at all. And it could work today also, but...
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Elections relevant? Does Opposing Party hold a majority of seats? A plurality? Coalitions relevant?

Relevant what type of government this is? If so, republic? Democracy? Monarchy? Parliamentary? [LTPF list of types of government]?
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Elections relevant? Does Opposing Party hold a majority of seats? A plurality? Coalitions relevant?

Relevant what type of government this is? If so, republic? Democracy? Monarchy? Parliamentary? [LTPF list of types of government]?

None of these are relevant, I'm afraid
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Are the politicians corrupt? Does he think they are? Is a scandal relevant?
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Are the politicians corrupt? I don't know Does he think they are? Yes, among other things, which prompts his wish that they be divided into two bands and afterwards "put on fire" Is a scandal relevant? No
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Do the politicians that the poet hates comprise every politician of Opposing Party?
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Do the politicians that the poet hates comprise every politician of Opposing Party? I don't know, but irrelevant. He was referring to them in a generic fashion. You can assume yes
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Backtracking for a moment...

You say that "a yopish vampire is involved," correct? Is this yopish vampire a person? An animal? An actual thing? Something fictional?
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Backtracking for a moment... Very good idea

You say that "a yopish vampire is involved," correct? Yes Is this yopish vampire a person? Yope An animal? An actual thing? As much as humans, vampires and fictional characters are things Something fictional? Yope

Getting closer on both fronts now
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Is it a legendary being? Something human? Human-like?
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Is it a legendary being? Yope Something human? Yope or Yesish Human-like? Yes
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Is it the subject of a lot of conspiracy theories? Bigfoot? Aliens?
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Is it the subject of a lot of conspiracy theories? Bigfoot? Aliens? Nothing of this sort, as I'm sure only a little bit of investigation will reveal
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Something that once was human?
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Something that once was human? Noish and (my bad, I should've mentioned this a few posts ago) a FA is lurking around here.
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Is the FA about the being? Could it be considered a being? Is it alive? Animate?
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Is the FA about the being? Yesish Could it be considered a being? Is it alive? Animate? Yes to all, he is H/A/M although yopishly a vampire. The FA is however still around
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Is it a singular being? More than one?
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Is it a singular being? Yope, hard to answer, as you will see. That was the FA More than one? See above
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Can the being be both one and many? Can it create duplicates of itself?
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Can the being be both one and many? Can it create duplicates of itself? No to both. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are one or two persons? No doubling of personality is involved here - rather something much simpler, but might serve as a hint
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Changing forms to look like other people? A shapeshifter?
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Changing forms to look like other people? A shapeshifter? No to both
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Is a vampire also a metaphor? Meaning, for example draining people of trust to politicians, draining country of money?
Maybe it's all about an image of vampire? Painting, drawing?

Two bands: both are evil but for different reasons?
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Is a vampire also a metaphor? In a sense. But he is also a real person Meaning, for example draining people of trust to politicians, draining country of money? Not those things, but nice thought
Maybe it's all about an image of vampire? It's an invocation to a yopish vampire Painting, drawing? So none of these

Two bands: both are evil but for different reasons? Yesish. Good point here, but be aware of FAs
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The vampire in question is a real one, mentioned for comparison?
Invocation to a yopish vampire: is the vampire supposed to divide the politicians into two bands and throw both to the fire?
The fire is supposed only to destroy? Maybe also purify or any other reason?
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The vampire in question is a real one, mentioned for comparison? Yope to a real one, no comparison however
Invocation to a yopish vampire: is the vampire supposed to divide the politicians into two bands and throw both to the fire? Exactly and precisely so! Well done!
The fire is supposed only to destroy? Maybe also purify or any other reason? No, just to destroy, nothing left here

As Redwine solved much of it, the only thing remaining is why is he a yopish vampire and why was he put into the poem by our poet
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A yopish vampire: is he a person with some features of vampire? or vampire who is not vampire any more? The person who has something in common with some famous vampire? The actions to be taken are similar to what any famous vampire once did?
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A yopish vampire: is he a person with some features of vampire? No or vampire who is not vampire any more? No The person who has something in common with some famous vampire? Yesish, this is OTRT The actions to be taken are similar to what any famous vampire once did? Yope

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The thing that real person and vampire have in common is: name? position? abilities? skills? views on politicians/rulers? location? (I remember that physical look was excluded earlier, correct?)
Is the poem entirely about vampire with this only few lines refering to politicians? Or maybe it's entirely about politicians with only that one invocation to a yopish vampire?
Witch hunting relevant?
I guess that finding the famous vampire the poet refers to would help... I think Dracula is too obvious?
The vampire is known from: legends? books? film? comics? fairy tales? (I mean what is the original source, films based on books shouldn't count).
Any reference to hell? Fires of hell? Doomsday?
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hmm, Vlad Dracul, "Vlad the Impaler", was the inspiration for Dracula. Relevant?
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The thing that real person and vampire have in common is: name? Yope position? abilities? skills? views on politicians/rulers? Yesish location? (I remember that physical look was excluded earlier, correct?) Correct
Is the poem entirely about vampire with this only few lines refering to politicians? Or maybe it's entirely about politicians with only that one invocation to a yopish vampire? The last sentence is entirely correct

Witch hunting relevant? No
I guess that finding the famous vampire the poet refers to would help... I think Dracula is too obvious? But also the answer, see below
The vampire is known from: legends? books? film? comics? fairy tales? (I mean what is the original source, films based on books shouldn't count).
Any reference to hell? Fires of hell? Doomsday?

hmm, Vlad Dracul, "Vlad the Impaler", was the inspiration for Dracula. Relevant? And the answer too

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

In one of his poems, the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu , after comparing the good behavior of ancestors to our daily politics, ends up with verses that might be roughly translated as:

"Why don't you come, the Impaler Lord
To grab them all, and divide them in two bands -- fools and cheaters
Put them into two appropriate places
Then set on fire both the prison -- and the sanatorium."

Thanks to Marta and to Liz for the solve, apologies to Eminescu for the translation and a nice sleep to the Impaler because he would have a lot of work to do, should he be alive once more.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Liz is it now? :-P I prefer Kaylee, thanks lol :-) but I'm amazed I was even right...
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Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle!

Oh, and apologies for forgetting about it for almost a whole month. Although I somehow doubt that even in that time, I would have come up with the answer.
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I apologize Kaylee. I was tired last evening and thought that typing three letters instead of six would save some time :-) Thanks for the solve.
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

no worries Rbruma :-) You're welcome.

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