[WiZ] Still more interesting than Harshman

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[WiZ] Still more interesting than Harshman

Postby WiZ » Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 pm

At a New Year's Eve party, a drunken stranger approached me. I didn't say a word, or move a muscle, but, less than ten seconds later, he had given me the nickname of 'Earth'. As odd as it was, I found his reasoning to be very sound. What was it?

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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby Zanreo » Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Did he also give others thematically similar names? Earth as in the planet? As in the element (like water, fire, air)?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Tue May 09, 2017 11:56 pm

Did he also give others thematically similar names? no Earth as in the planet? yes
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby Balin » Wed May 10, 2017 1:23 am

Immobility... is Atlas relevant? Is your own attire relevant? Anything you were eating or drinking?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Wed May 10, 2017 2:12 am

Immobility... is Atlas relevant? *shrugs* Is your own attire relevant? no Anything you were eating or drinking? no
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 10, 2017 6:57 am

Are other components of the solar system relevant? Such as the moon? Sun? Other planets? Earth's location in the solat system relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby peter365 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:16 am

Have sent you a PM with a WAG. It's probably well of the mark but nothing ventured...
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby Westing1992 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:41 pm

Relevant that this was on New Year's? Resolutions relevant? Did this happen around midnight?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Wed May 10, 2017 9:34 pm

GalFisk

Are other components of the solar system relevant? yes Such as the moon? Sun? this Other planets? Earth's location in the solat system relevant? yes

Peter

Have sent you a PM with a WAG. It's probably well of the mark but nothing ventured... It's not the solution I had in mind, but it's concise and lateral and jolly good.

Westing

Relevant that this was on New Year's? yesish Resolutions relevant? no Did this happen around midnight? yes, relevantlyish
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby Westing1992 » Wed May 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Counting down? A new year's ball (like the one in Times Square) dropping?
Earth revolving around the sun relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby biograd » Wed May 10, 2017 10:14 pm

Is a pun like "sun/son" relevant? Maybe you have a son and you were facing away from him at the moment? or there were two people in between you two?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Wed May 10, 2017 10:46 pm

Westing

Counting down? no A new year's ball (like the one in Times Square) dropping? no
Earth revolving around the sun relevant? yesish, explore

Biograd

Is a pun like "sun/son" relevant? no Maybe you have a son and you were facing away from him at the moment? or there were two people in between you two? no to both
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby peter365 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:41 am

Did he say anything other than calling you earth? Had he observed you doing anything? Were you holding a drink or a snack?

Is the length of time that it takes the earth to revolve around the sun relevant? Was it a leap year? Did his calling you earth display some expertise on his behalf? Would he likely have called you this when sober?

Was it past midnight when this happened? Any relevant new year traditions? Auld lang Syne? Fireworks?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Fri May 12, 2017 12:50 am

Did he say anything other than calling you earth? He wouldn't shut up, but nothing else he said was relevant (although he did articulate his reasoning out loud) Had he observed you doing anything? no, small ish Were you holding a drink or a snack? no

Is the length of time that it takes the earth to revolve around the sun relevant? no Was it a leap year? irrelevant Did his calling you earth display some expertise on his behalf? yes Would he likely have called you this when sober? perhaps; the thought would likely have occurred to him at least

Was it past midnight when this happened? it's irrelevant which side of midnight this scene fell Any relevant new year traditions? yes Auld lang Syne? Fireworks? no to these; fireworks is closer
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon May 15, 2017 2:21 pm

Were you in some sort of costume? The kind that requires you to keep still? Is it relevant that you did not move or speak? Did he call you "Earth" because you didn't move?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Mon May 15, 2017 8:51 pm

Were you in some sort of costume? no The kind that requires you to keep still? no Is it relevant that you did not move or speak? no Did he call you "Earth" because you didn't move? no
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby peter365 » Tue May 16, 2017 7:45 am

Is the earth's proximity to the sun relevant? Were you standing near a relevant light source? I'm stuck thinking about what's close to a firework... sparklers? party poppers ?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby LemonCurry » Tue May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Has he nicknamed someone else "Sun"? Himself?
Are astronomical units relevant? The time sunlight needs to reach Earth?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby peter365 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:51 pm

Were you the only person in the room not doing a particular thing?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 pm

Peter

Is the earth's proximity to the sun relevant? yes! Were you standing near a relevant light source? yes I'm stuck thinking about what's close to a firework... sparklers? party poppers ? no to both; sparklers is closer

LemonCurry

Has he nicknamed someone else "Sun"? no Himself? n/a
Are astronomical units relevant? no The time sunlight needs to reach Earth? indirectly

Peter redux

Were you the only person in the room FA not doing a particular thing? no
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby Grip » Wed May 17, 2017 12:35 am

Was this outside?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Wed May 17, 2017 12:36 am

Was this outside? yes
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby LemonCurry » Wed May 17, 2017 5:42 am

Was your back side illuminated, and your front side was in the dark, so you were like Earth at night?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 17, 2017 11:48 am

Did you relevantly move? Not move? Did something or someone else relevantly move? Not move? Is there a bonfire? Other fire?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby kalira » Wed May 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Is it as simple as you being the third closest person to the relevant light source ?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Wed May 17, 2017 10:29 pm

LemonCurry

Was your back side illuminated, and your front side was in the dark, so you were like Earth at night? No (but a fine application of drunk lateral logic)

GalFisk

Did you relevantly move? Not move? Did something or someone else relevantly move? Not move? no to all Is there a bonfire? yes! Other fire? no

Kalira

Is it as simple as you being the third closest person to the relevant light source ? no (That was Peter's PM guess, I'm starting to wonder if it's not a better solution :))
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby LemonCurry » Thu May 18, 2017 4:43 am

Was there music, relevantly?
Relevant what you were wearing?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby peter365 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:27 am

In the drunk guy's logic is the bonfire the sun? Are you facing the fire? are other people interacting with the fire in any way ?

In my minds eye I see people standing close to the fire stripped down to t-shirts so they're Mercury and Venus, people further away are cold and are wearing jackets and coats so they're Mars to Neptune (Pluto for the traditionalists) but you're standing wearing a nice jumper in the Goldilocks position of being neither too hot or too cold and are therefore the earth. Is this anywhere close?
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than a Harshman puzzle

Postby WiZ » Thu May 18, 2017 9:08 pm

LemonCurry

Was there music, relevantly? no
Relevant what you were wearing? no

Peter

In the drunk guy's logic is the bonfire the sun? yesh Are you facing the fire? irrelevant are other people interacting with the fire in any way ? irrelevant

In my minds eye I see people standing close to the fire stripped down to t-shirts so they're Mercury and Venus, people further away are cold and are wearing jackets and coats so they're Mars to Neptune (Pluto for the traditionalists) but you're standing wearing a nice jumper in the Goldilocks position of being neither too hot or too cold and are therefore the earth. Is this anywhere close? More than close, it is the...

***** SPOILER *****

I was standing an ideal distance from a bonfire. After staggering around me for about 10 seconds, my temulent friend concluded that I had struck the perfect balance between hot and cold. Just like Earth.


Congratulations, Peter, and thank you everyone else for playing. I realise that the notion of spending NYE outside may be a little foreign to some Northern Hemisphereans.
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Re: [WiZ] Still more interesting than Harshman [UNEARTHED]

Postby peter365 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:20 am

Hooray, nice puzzle WiZ.
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