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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

While everyone else was laughing, all I could think was "I know where that is!"

What was going on?
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know where that was? That: an object? A place?
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know where that was? Yes That: an object? A place? This
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A place on earth? A: continent? Country? State? City? Street? Building? Other manmade structure? Geological feature? Was it said as a joke? Was the name of a real place used in the context of being made up? For laughs? Was the name of the place funny in and of itself?
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lake Titicaca relevant?
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beavis and Butt-head relevant?
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were you in a theatre? cinema? other public place? at home? school?
Balin (Balin)
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A place on earth? Yes A: continent? Country? State? City? Street? Building? This Other manmade structure? Geological feature? Was it said as a joke? Yope Was the name of a real place used in the context of being made up? Please clarify For laughs? Yes to Yesish Was the name of the place funny in and of itself? No

Lake Titicaca relevant? No

Beavis and Butt-head relevant? No

were you in a theatre? Here cinema? other public place? at home? school? And it happened to be here - a theater on the Elon campus.
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the person refer directly to the name of the place you recognised? or did you recognise it from the description?

is the building famous? is it a school? a church? a public building? a house? a monument? a construction (such as a bridge)?
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Did you know where it is because you had already been there? Is it in your hometown? Did you know it because it has to do with one of your hobbies/interests?
Balin (Balin)
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did the person refer directly to the name of the place you recognised? Yes or did you recognise it from the description?

is the building famous? It's fairly well-known, I think. is it a school? It is, No to rest a church? a public building? a house? a monument? a construction (such as a bridge)?

Did you know where it is because you had already been there? Sort of - I'd driven past it more than a few times. Is it in your hometown? No, but... Did you know it because it has to do with one of your hobbies/interests? No
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Was the person telling a joke? Did you miss the point? Did the point hinge on not knowing where the building was? Did the person speaking know where it was? Relevant?
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Was the person telling a joke? Yope, and minor FA Did you miss the point? No Did the point hinge on not knowing where the building was? No Did the person speaking know where it was? Yes and No Relevant? Yes
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a school the speaker had attended?

did you get the joke? was it in fact a joke? an anecdote?

was it odd that you should know where it was? is the school far from the Elon campus?
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a school the speaker had attended? Yes, but...

did you get the joke? Yes was it in fact a joke? Yope an anecdote? Yope

was it odd that you should know where it was? Not really is the school far from the Elon campus? Very

Remember where I was at the time - that will help clear up a lot of the confusion.
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

would the rest of the audience have recognised the name of the school?

was it in another country?

is there more than one school with this name?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

would the rest of the audience have recognised the name of the school? Some of them probably did

was it in another country? No

is there more than one school with this name? I don't think so
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Was it the name itself that caused the humour? Does it sound like it is made up?
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 1:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the name itself that caused the humour? Does it sound like it is made up? No to both
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Did the person speaking know where it was? Yes and No" and "was it a school the speaker had attended? Yes, but..."

had the speaker only visited the school? without knowing where it was? had the speaker been kidnapped and taken there?

had the speaker been there physically in person?

had the speaker been there as a very small child? or unconscious?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Did the person speaking know where it was? Yes and No" and "was it a school the speaker had attended? Yes, but..."

had the speaker only visited the school? without knowing where it was? had the speaker been kidnapped and taken there? No to these

had the speaker been there physically in person? Again, Yes and No

had the speaker been there as a very small child? or unconscious? No to both

HINT: Remember what building I was in - that should help tell you who the speaker was.
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you see a play? Did one of the actors say it? Did the character go to the school, but the actor didn't?
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you see a play? Did one of the actors say it? Did the character go to the school, but the actor didn't? Yes to all!
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Did he say something like "I went to XY school"? Did another actor say something relevant afterwards?
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Did he say something like "I went to XY school"? Yes, FA Did another actor say something relevant afterwards? Just the rest of the "joke"
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did the character he was playing only visit the school? or attend as a pupil?

school = high school? college? university? grammar?

was the character a woman?
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did the character he was playing only visit the school? or attend as a pupil? This, FA

school = high school? college? university? grammar? According to its Wikipedia page, it's a college prep school.

was the character a woman? Yes - FA cleared!
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Did the other actor say something like:
"Where the heck is that?"
"Isn't that in YZ?"
"Does that even exist?"
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Did you go to the school? Is it in your hometown? Was the play in your hometown? (I know certain movie lines involving Poughkeepsie draw singificantly more laughter in Poughkeepsie than they would elsewhere. For instance, my mom went to see Sex in the City which contains a part where a character gets several hundred pudding packets made in Poughkeepsie, then eats them all and "Poughkeepsies in her pants". She says when she saw it, the entire theater broke out into hysterics, although it likely would have only drawn a few chuckles elsewhere. Is it something along these lines?
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By "was the play in your hometown" I mean was the theater where you watched it in your hometown. Although now I also should probably ask if it's in the same town as the school. And also if the play takes place in the same town as the school/your hometown. So I will.
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is it co-ed? all boys? all girls? did the joke hinge around the fact that she couldn't or shouldn't have gone there?
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Did the other actor say something like:
"Where the heck is that?"
"Isn't that in YZ?"
"Does that even exist?" No - for the purposes of the puzzle, it's irrelevant what the other actor said.

Did you go to the school? No Is it in your hometown? No, but it's in my home state. Was the play in your hometown? No, it was put on at Elon. (I know certain movie lines involving Poughkeepsie draw singificantly more laughter in Poughkeepsie than they would elsewhere. For instance, my mom went to see Sex in the City which contains a part where a character gets several hundred pudding packets made in Poughkeepsie, then eats them all and "Poughkeepsies in her pants". She says when she saw it, the entire theater broke out into hysterics, although it likely would have only drawn a few chuckles elsewhere. Is it something along these lines? No

By "was the play in your hometown" I mean was the theater where you watched it in your hometown. Although now I also should probably ask if it's in the same town as the school. And also if the play takes place in the same town as the school/your hometown. So I will. No to all

is it co-ed? all boys? all girls? This, and No did the joke hinge around the fact that she couldn't or shouldn't have gone there? No

For the sake of the puzzle, you just need to figure out the school. If you can name the play, that's a bonus.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER: I don't know why I wrote "This, and No" in the last line of responses. The relevant school is an all-girls school.
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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eh, you've got enough information for the

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

On Feb. 13, I went to see the musical Rent at a theater on campus. During the song "Tango: Maureen," one of the characters (Mark) has the following banter with another character (Joanne):

MARK: Where'd you learn to tango?

JOANNE: With the French Ambassador's daughter in her dorm room at Miss Porter's. And you?

MARK: With Nanette Himmelfarb. The Rabbi's daughter at the Scarsdale Jewish Community Center.

While everyone else was laughing over the joke, I was too busy being excited over knowing where Miss Porter's is - it's a private girls' school in Connecticut, and I've driven past it a few times. My high school played sports against them as well (only the girls' teams, obviously).

Nice work Doriana, Gregoryuconn, Shez, et al.
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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Balin - that was a hard one.
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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle (:
I started going through the list of private schools in Connecticut on wikipedia but got bored quite fast and gave up, lol.

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