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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A tribute ended in a squashing.
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Squashing literal or figurative?
Real life? FYOI? FSEI?
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Squashing literal or figurative? Literal
Real life? FYOI? FSEI? This
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Squashing as in: flattening? Being pelted with squash? Playing a game of squash? Squashing of: person? Object? Idea?
Tribute: to person? Object? Event? Idea? Organization? Deity?
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Squashing as in: flattening? This Being pelted with squash? Playing a game of squash?
Squashing of: person? Three anthropomorphic animals Object? Idea?
Tribute: to person? A person and a creation of his Object? Event? Idea? Organization? Deity?
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"Bye, bye Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry"?
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are cartoon characters relevant here? disney?
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"Bye, bye Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry"? Good song but irrel. The title is a Capitol Steps parody of that song, but that fact is also irrel

are cartoon characters relevant here? Yes, DOYD of "cartoon" disney? No
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stop motion animation characters i.e. plasticine or clay? computer animated characters? puppets?

Was the tribute a song? an impersonation?
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Is Capitol Steps at all relevant? *needs to learn more about Capitol Steps in order to keep up with you and Greg lol*
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stop motion animation characters i.e. plasticine or clay? computer animated characters? puppets? No to all

Was the tribute a song? an impersonation? Neither, with an -ish on "impersonation"

Is Capitol Steps at all relevant? No *needs to learn more about Capitol Steps in order to keep up with you and Greg lol*
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It seems every time you post a puzzle, my friend, I have another song looping round in my mind.

Were the characters animated? Or was it more like a comic strip?
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Was the squashing accidental? Was it done with an object? More than one object? Underneath something heavy? A 16-ton weight? Were they hurt? Killed? Destroyed?
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Happy Tree Friends relevant?
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It seems every time you post a puzzle, my friend, I have another song looping round in my mind. Not sure whether to laugh or apologize... =)

Were the characters animated? Or was it more like a comic strip? It was a comic strip

Was the squashing accidental? Yes Was it done with an object? Yes More than one object? No Underneath something heavy? I think these are considered heavy, but be careful! A 16-ton weight? No Were they hurt? Killed? Destroyed? No to all
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are the characters very small in the frame of the puzzle? is it relevant what type of animals they are? are they three of the same animal? do the three belong to a bigger group of anthropomorphic animals? do the animals have superpowers? are they considered to be adults in the comic? is the comic primarily aimed at young boys?
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are the characters very small in the frame of the puzzle? Not sure what you mean by this
is it relevant what type of animals they are? No are they three of the same animal? No do the three belong to a bigger group of anthropomorphic animals? No, if I understand correctly, which I may not do the animals have superpowers? No are they considered to be adults in the comic? Yes is the comic primarily aimed at young boys? No
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Was the squashing done for comic effect? Did they walk around being flat afterwards? Or did they rebound? Were they squashed under something living?
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Was the squashing done for comic effect? Yes Did they walk around being flat afterwards? No; it was just a gag for one strip Or did they rebound? They probably weren't flattened in the first place Were they squashed under something living? No

HINT: You'll get farther by focusing on the tribute.
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Tribute to person: profession relevant? If so:
Artistic? Musical?
Agriculture? Hunter? Fisherman?
Banking? Financial? Real estate?
Clerical? Administrative? Receptionist?
Computer related? Hardware? Information technology?
Construction? Craftsman?
Criminal? Jailbird?
Education? Academic Research?
Entertainment? Media?
Executive? Management?
Hospitality? Travel? Food Service?
Law enforcement? Police?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing? Distributions?
Medical? Health Services?
Politics? Government? Military?
Sales? Marketing? Tradesman?
Religion?
Retired person? Occupational disease?
Sports?
Student? Trainee?
Teaching? Child care?
Technical? Science? Engineering?
Transportation?
Unemployed?
Writer? Editor? Translator? Interpreter?
Other?

Creation: building? Machine? Structure? Something heavy? Something light?
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was it a tribute to a dead person? a cartoonist? a journalist?

a politician? showbiz personality? sportsman?
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Tribute to person: profession relevant? If so: See below Creation: Also see below

was it a tribute to a dead person? Yes a cartoonist? Yes; No to rest a journalist? a politician? showbiz personality? sportsman?
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a tribute to walt disney?
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a tribute to walt disney? No
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i'm screwed then because I don't think I could name another without googling :-)
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i'm screwed then because I don't think I could name another without googling :-) Go ahead and Google away.

HINT: This is a tribute, in a comic strip, to a cartoonist. So the cartoonist likely wrote a comic strip as well.
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Were the 3 squashed animals the creation of the dead cartoonist?
Did the living cartoonist routinely "squash" animals or people in his comic? Did the dead cartoonist?

Was it symbolic - something along the lines of the cartoon animals being destroyed because their creator has died?
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Were the 3 squashed animals the creation of the dead cartoonist? No
Did the living cartoonist routinely "squash" animals or people in his comic? Yes (only yopishly relevant) Did the dead cartoonist? No

Was it symbolic - something along the lines of the cartoon animals being destroyed because their creator has died? No, nothing like this.

For some reason, my computer won't let me copy/paste, so I had to type the questions out. Odd.
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OK, courtesy of wikipedia - is it any of these people? (without checking which are deceased)

Kyle Baker?
Alan Davis?
Steve Ditko?
Will Eisner?
Frank Miller?
Jack Cole?
Jeff Smith?
Jim McDermott?
Bob Kane?
Bill Finger?
Jack Kirby?
Joe Simon?
Erik Larsen?
Shawn McManus?
Mike Mignola?
James O'Barr?
Paul Palnik?
Dave Sim?
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OK, courtesy of wikipedia - is it any of these people? No. Remember, think comic strips.
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Charles Schulz?
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Charles Schulz? Yes, this comic was a tribute to Schulz.

I'll make it a little bit easier; figure out how the tribute and squashing were connected and I'll $poyle.
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football relevant? (Lucy, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown never being able to kick that football...)
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football relevant? Nope (Lucy, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown never being able to kick that football...)

BIG HINT: What were they squashed with?
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a pumpkin? the Great Pumpkin? (a pumpkin is a squash, but that'd be a HORRIBLE pun...)
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a pumpkin? the Great Pumpkin? (a pumpkin is a squash, but that'd be a HORRIBLE pun...) Neither, and yes it would
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a piano? a blanket? is Schroeder relevant? Linus?
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a piano? a blanket? is Schroeder relevant? Linus? None of these

Don't think normal.
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a kennel? a kite?
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a kennel? a kite? No...

BIG HINT: Just say what the SHAPE of the object was.
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well, squashed obviously
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well, squashed obviously Other object.

You know what... You probably have enough to

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

The Pearls Before Swine comic strip on Nov. 27 was a tribute to Charles Schulz; the strip used the same dialogue and situation as a Peanuts strip for the first few panels, but ended with the main characters being squashed by a Charlie Brown-shaped Macy's balloon.

Link: http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/11/27

Nice work everyone.

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