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The bartender dies.
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Does a man walk into this bar?
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oh, looks like fun.
Is the bartender a HAM? A HAF?
Does the bartender die in a bar?
Others present?
Is the death homicide, suicide, accidental...?
If the death is homicide, is there one killer? More? Are others besides the presumed murderer relevant?
Okay: is the bartender's occupation relevant?
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Is the bartender a penguin? a cheezburger kitteh? hey, you never know - a cat is the mayor of a town in Alaska, although said cat recently met with a terrible accident because a dog attacked him, or something, so I don't know how he's doing right now =(
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Did a man walk in with hiccups and ask the bartender for water? And when the bartender pulled out his gun, the man pulled out his own gun and shot him?
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Alexanderhamilton: nice one. potential classic. will try it on my lateral buddies. hope that's not the actual $poiler, though...
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Balin

Does a man walk into this bar? Several men do.

Yojimbo

oh, looks like fun. I hope it *is* fun!
Is the bartender a HAM? this A HAF?
Does the bartender die in a bar? yes
Others present? yes
Is the death homicide a bit of this..., suicide, accidental...? ... but also of this
If the death is homicide, is there one killer? More? this Are others besides the presumed murderer FA relevant? yes
Okay: is the bartender's occupation relevant? yes

Kaylee Kitteh

Is the bartender a penguin? a cheezburger kitteh? Nope, he's a plain H/A/M, sorry hey, you never know - a cat is the mayor of a town in Alaska, although said cat recently met with a terrible accident because a dog attacked him, or something, so I don't know how he's doing right now =( :-(

Alexanderhamilton

Did a man walk in with hiccups and ask the bartender for water? And when the bartender pulled out his gun, the man pulled out his own gun and shot him? That sounds like a cool twist to the classic, but no

Yojimbo (again)

Alexanderhamilton: nice one. potential classic. will try it on my lateral buddies. hope that's not the actual $poiler, though... Nope, it's not the $poyler
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Does the bartender die in the course or aftermath of a bar-room brawl? A robbery? Gang (or other rival faction) warfare relevant?
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Does the bartender die in the course or aftermath of a bar-room brawl? A robbery? Gang (or other rival faction) warfare relevant? no to all
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Does the bartender die from an impact? Is he poisoned? Is ice relevant (while we're tiptoe-ing around classics)?
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Does the bartender die from an impact? yesish Is he poisoned? no Is ice relevant (while we're tiptoe-ing around classics)? no
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Is anyone relevant to this puzzle who is not a killer?
The impact: blow from an object? Free fall? Crushed?
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Is anyone relevant to this puzzle who is not a killer? yes
The impact: blow from an object? Free fall? Crushed? this
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alright, I'll invoke it, just to get it out of the way: Midgets or Albatrosses relevant?
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alright, I'll invoke it, just to get it out of the way: Midgets or Albatrosses relevant? nope :-P
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Is any woman involved in this puzzle?
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Is any woman involved in this puzzle? yes, several
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So, several men and women entered the bar, correct? Did they all kill the bartender?
Was the bartender doing his job (as opposed to visiting the bar after work) when he was killed?
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So, several men and women entered the bar, correct? correct-ish Did they all kill the bartender? only the men did - good question!
Was the bartender doing his job (as opposed to visiting the bar after work) when he was killed? yes
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Did men and women enter the bar all at the same time?
Did the women cheat on their men with the bartender?
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Did anyone besides the bartender also die?

Is the bar still standing at the end of this puzzle?
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Were the men sumo wrestlers who crushed him to death themselves? Was there a case of mistaken identity?
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Did men and women enter the bar all at the same time? yes, and they all entered together
Did the women cheat on their men with the bartender? no

Did anyone besides the bartender also die? no

Is the bar still standing at the end of this puzzle? yes

Were the men sumo wrestlers who crushed him to death themselves? Was there a case of mistaken identity? no to both
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Were men and women invited to the bar? Was it a private party, with only invited guests allowed in?
Was the bar a historical place? And men and women entered there as a part of their sightseeing tour?
Did the women know the men? Did the men know each other? Did women know each other?
Did the men? the women? know the bartender?
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Were men and women invited to the bar? yes Was it a private party, with only invited guests allowed in? yes
Was the bar a historical place? no And men and women entered there as a part of their sightseeing tour? no
Did the women know the men? Did the men know each other? Did women know each other? assume that most of them knew each other
Did the men? the women? know the bartender? assume yes
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Is it relevant what was the reason for the party? Was the bartender the host of the party?
Is the program of the party relevant? Did anything unusual to the parties happen during this one (besides the mere fact the bartender died)? Was there a competition held?
Were the women still present in the bar when bartender died? Did everybody see the death of the bartender?
Was it a normal bar building (as opposed to bar in a hotel, bar in a shopping center, bar in the bowling area etc.)?
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Is it relevant what was the reason for the party? yes, and to save you the list, it was a wedding Was the bartender the host of the party no
Is the program of the party relevant? yope Did anything unusual to the parties happen during this one (besides the mere fact the bartender died)? no Was there a competition held? no
Were the women still present in the bar when bartender died? yes Did everybody see the death of the bartender? irrel
Was it a normal bar building (as opposed to bar in a hotel, bar in a shopping center, bar in the bowling area etc.)? irrel

HINT: There's one more relevant H/A/M who is not involved in the death of the bartender.

Also, this is based on a joke, so if you think you know it, please e-mail early $poylers =)
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So, let's check if I get it right.
There's a wedding in a bar. Several men and several women are guests. Nothing out of order happen. As a result, the bartender dies from an impact (crushed). All men killed the bartender, but the women were present at his death. His death was partly homicide, partly accidental. The women did not cheat on their men with the bartender. There is one more relevant H/A/M not involved in the death of bartender.
The exact location of the bar is not relevant.
All correct?

Is the one more relevant H/A/M member of the staff? Wedding guest? The groom?
Did anyone else die? Did all the men want to kill the bartender? Some of them? Only one of them?
Are wedding traditions relevant?
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So, let's check if I get it right.
There's a wedding in a bar. Several men and several women are guests. Nothing out of order happen. As a result, the bartender dies from an impact (crushed). All men killed the bartender, but the women were present at his death. His death was partly homicide, partly accidental. The women did not cheat on their men with the bartender. There is one more relevant H/A/M not involved in the death of bartender.
The exact location of the bar is not relevant.
All correct? Yes, all correct

Is the one more relevant H/A/M member of the staff? Wedding guest? The groom? none of these, actually
Did anyone else die? no Did all the men want to kill the bartender? Some of them? Only one of them? none of them wanted to kill him
Are wedding traditions relevant? no
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Was the one more relevant man expected on the wedding? Did he enter the wedding at all?
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Was the one more relevant man expected on the wedding? yes Did he enter the wedding at all? yes, he was there all the time
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Was the bartender related to any of the men/women in a relevant way? Before? Or After? the wedding?
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Was the bartender related to any of the men/women in a relevant way? Before? Or After? the wedding? related as in 'family'? no
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Is the other relevant person someone who was there with the knowledge of the bride and the groom? Was he invited by either of them? Was he the minister? The DJ or member of a musical group? Was he present at the ceremony? The reception? Both?

In what position was the bartender at the time he was crushed...standing? Sitting? Kneeling? Lying down? Other?

Was the bartender's death accidental? Was it the result of a "stunt gone wrong"?
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Is the other relevant person someone who was there with the knowledge of the bride and the groom? yes Was he invited by either of them? "invited" is not the best word but he was there upon their request Was he the minister? no The DJ or member of a musical group? no, but getting warmer Was he present at the ceremony? irrel The reception? yes Both?

In what position was the bartender at the time he was crushed...standing? assume this Sitting? Kneeling? Lying down? Other?

Was the bartender's death accidental? yes Was it the result of a "stunt gone wrong"?
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So this other person was paid to be there?
Was he an entertainer? A singer? Dancer? Magician?
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So this other person was paid to be there? irrel
Was he an entertainer? A singer? Dancer? Magician?
To shorten this: The other person was the wedding MC
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Was the bartender working as his role of bartender upon death?
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Was the bartender working as his role of bartender upon death? yes
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Did something fall on the bartender? Was he crushed between two objects? Was he crushed in the crowd?
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Did something fall on the bartender? no Was he crushed between two objects? no Was he crushed in the crowd? yes
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Was the bartender trampled? Suffocated?
Had the MC made a suggestion that the men in the crowd do something, and the bartender was caught up in what they did?
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Were the crowd angry at the barman, leading to this scenario?
Or rushing towards (or away from?) something, and the barman was unfortunate enough to be in the way?
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Was the bartender trampled? Suffocated? both are possible, irrel
Had the MC made a suggestion that the men in the crowd do something, and the bartender was caught up in what they did? yes
Were the crowd angry at the barman, leading to this scenario? no
Or rushing towards (or away from?) something yesish, and the barman was unfortunate enough to be in the way? no
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Number of guests relevant?
Would there be considered sufficient room in the bar for the wedding party under normal circumstances?
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Did the wedding MC plan to kill the bartender?
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Did this occur as the men who were present were attempting to catch the bride's garter?
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Number of guests relevant? Only insofar as there were enough to kill the bartender
Would there be considered sufficient room in the bar for the wedding party under normal circumstances? yes

Did the wedding MC plan to kill the bartender? no

Did this occur as the men who were present were attempting to catch the bride's garter? no
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So did the MC make a suggestion for the men to do something, and they did it, resulting in the bartender's death? Or was it less direct than this?
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So did the MC make a suggestion for the men to do something, and they did it, resulting in the bartender's death? yes Or was it less direct than this? no
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Did the suggestion involve running? Jumping? Throwing something? Hitting something? Moving something?

Was the suggestion specifically about the bartender (like "everyone grab the bartender", or "first one to tag the bartender wins")?

Did the bartender have something that the men wanted? Were the men competing for something?

Was the bartender involved in the same activity as the men? Or was he a bystander or spectator?

Is this kind of thing done often at receptions?
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Did the suggestion involve running? noish Jumping? Throwing something? Hitting something? Moving something? no to rest

Was the suggestion specifically about the bartender (like "everyone grab the bartender", or "first one to tag the bartender wins")? no, good q!

Did the bartender have something that the men wanted? Were the men competing for something? no to both

Was the bartender involved in the same activity as the men? no Or was he a bystander or spectator? yes

Is this kind of thing done often at receptions? I don't know
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Did the suggestion involve dancing? Were the men drunk when the bartender died?
Did the suggested activity require balance?
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Did the suggestion involve dancing? no Were the men drunk when the bartender died? irrel
Did the suggested activity require balance? no
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Was the statement made by the MC a lighthearted statement (i.e. not a threat or warning)?
Was it a joke made by the MC which was misinterpreted?
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Is it correct to say that the suggested activity require participation exclusively of men?
Is it relevant what the bartender was doing when he died? If so, preparing drinks? Serving drinks? Cleaning something up? Did he stand behind the bar counter when he died?
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Was the statement made by the MC a lighthearted statement (i.e. not a threat or warning)? yes
Was it a joke no made by the MC which was misinterpreted? yope

Is it correct to say that the suggested activity require participation exclusively of men? yes
Is it relevant what the bartender was doing when he died? If so, preparing drinks? Serving drinks? Cleaning something up? Did he stand behind the bar counter when he died? all are irrel
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So this wouldn't have happened (at least for the purposes of the puzzle/joke) to anyone other than the bartender? If the bartender is "Rick", and Rick was at the reception as a security guard, and he'd been standing in the same place as the bartender in this scenario, would Rick the Security Guard have died?
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So this wouldn't have happened (at least for the purposes of the puzzle/joke) to anyone other than the bartender? correct If the bartender is "Rick", and Rick was at the reception as a security guard, and he'd been standing in the same place as the bartender in this scenario, would Rick the Security Guard have died? no, good question!
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Did the wedding MC mention free drinks for all men, what prompted all men to rush towards the bartender?
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Did the wedding MC mention free drinks for all men, what prompted all men to rush towards the bartender? no
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So the bartender died, more or less, because he was a bartender? Or the bartender?

So did the MC say something specific about the bartender? About something the bartender had done, or was going to do?

Did he say something about the bar? About drinking? About something the bartender had said?

Did the MC do or say something that prompted the men to crowd around the bartender? To make the man angry at the bartender? To make the men happy that the bartender was there?
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So the bartender died, more or less, because he was a bartender? Or the bartender? yes. Not really relevant whether *a* or *the* bartender.

So did the MC say something specific about the bartender? no, explore About something the bartender had done, or was going to do? no

Did he say something about the bar? About drinking? About something the bartender had said? no to all, explore

Did the MC do or say something that prompted the men to crowd around the bartender? yes To make the man angry at the bartender? no To make the men happy that the bartender was there? yope
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Might have it, but I shouldn't steal this one.
Do you want another mail?
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Might have it, but I shouldn't steal this one.
Do you want another mail? Got another mail, and sorry, this time you're wrong...
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Was it a sort of game? Were participants told to bring something that only bartender possessed?
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Was there something that the bartender possessed, as part of his job, that made him the target of this?
Some piece of equipment, e.g. cocktail shaker, glasses?
Or some specific kind of alcohol, e.g. champagne?
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Was it a sort of game? noish Were participants told to bring something that only bartender possessed? no

Was there something that the bartender possessed, as part of his job, that made him the target of this? no, so no to rest
Some piece of equipment, e.g. cocktail shaker, glasses?
Or some specific kind of alcohol, e.g. champagne?

HINT: The bartender was not at all part of the MC's announcement.
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Did the men think that MC announced something about bartender? Probably misheard something and took it to be "bartender"?
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Did the men think that MC announced something about bartender? yope, but beware of FA Probably misheard something and took it to be "bartender"? no
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Is the bartender's name relevant? His physical appearance?

Did the MC's announcement refer to the newly married couple? To another person present? To a group of people?

Whatever it was, the MC said something that caused the men to be drawn to the bartender, right?
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Is the bartender's name relevant? His physical appearance? no to both

Did the MC's announcement refer to the newly married couple? To another person present? To a group of people? it referred to all men present, but, HINT, also to other people present

Whatever it was, the MC said something that caused the men to be drawn to the bartender, right? right
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Is a particular dance relevant?
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Is a particular dance relevant? no
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Did the MC's announcement refer to all people present, but only men rushed towards the bartender? Did MC want men to do something else than women?
Did MC expect the men to rush towards the bartender?
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Did the MC's announcement refer to all people present, yope but only men rushed towards the bartender? yes Did MC want men to do something else than women? yes
Did MC expect the men to rush towards the bartender? no, good question
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Did the MC say something in the vein of 'now jump into the arms of the one you love the best'

And the women prepare to jump into the arms of the men...

... who all decide to jump into the arms of the one who serves them beer?
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Did the MC say something in the vein of 'now jump into the arms of the one you love the best'

And the women prepare to jump into the arms of the men...

... who all decide to jump into the arms of the one who serves them beer? Yes, that's close enough for me to declare the

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

This puzzle is based on a joke that goes as follows -

At a wedding reception, the MC announces, "I want all the married men to please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living."

The bartender was crushed to death.


Thanks for playing, and thumbs up for Redwine and Ixoye724 for a lot of groundwork and WiZ for the solution.

Don't forget my two other puzzles =)
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Good puzzle. I'm glad that was the solution you had in mind; for me, it was a real lightbulb moment. A lateral lightbulb moment.

Perhaps the symbol for one who has an epiphany involving a puzzle solution is a lightbulb lying on its side...
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Hilarious!
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Glad you liked it! =)
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Good puzzle, I couldn't put the pieces together fast enough. I've heard this joke before in reference to an Irish wedding.

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