[Solong] Another cat story

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[Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:56 pm

Carl crept quietly up behind his friend John, and went
"ROAWR."
John jumped two feet straight up, and Carl broke up laughing. After a moment, so did John.
Explain why they acted this way.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:06 am

Are either Carl or John cats? Or HAM?
Did John literally jump 2 feet straight up?
Were they acting, e.g. in a play, other performance or a joke?
Present day?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Zanreo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 am

Did Carl mean to prank/trick John? Did this remind John of something else (another situation, ect.)
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby peter365 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 am

Is John joining in on the joke or has some misfortune befallen Carl and John is laughing at that?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:52 pm

Are either Carl or John cats? Or HAM? This.
Did John literally jump 2 feet straight up? Well, a little hyperbolic. Let's just say he was startled.
Were they acting, e.g. in a play, other performance No to both. or a joke? Intended by Carl as a joke, but they were not 'acting out' a joke.
Present day? Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm

Did Carl mean to prank/trick John? Yes. Did this remind John of something else (another situation, ect.) It did remind John of something, which is why he was so startled.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:57 pm

Is John joining in on the joke John realizes the joke was at his expense, but he is being a good sport by joining in.or has some misfortune befallen Carl and John is laughing at that? No. No misfortunes to either party.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:56 pm

Does the joke involve animals, eg lion, dog or bear? Is it that kind of growl? Is it a sexy growl? Is it a practical joke? Was it a trick? Were there any other participants involved? Was it dark? Were either of them doing something they shouldn't? Were either of them waiting for something? Did John briefly think it was someone or something else?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Does the joke involve animals,Yes eg lion, dog or bear? But not these.Is it that kind of growl? Yes.Is it a sexy growl? No. Is it a practical joke? DOYD of 'practical joke.' If that means a joke designed to get someone to do something, no.Was it a trick? Yes. Were there any other participants involved? AFAIK, no.Was it dark? AFAIK, no.Were either of them doing something they shouldn't? No.Were either of them waiting for something? No. Did John briefly think it was someone No. or something else? Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Zanreo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Did Carl make the sound of an animal? An animal John was afraid of?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:36 pm

did the joke involve kittehs?

can the kittehs haz cheezburgur? *hopeful smile at soli kitteh*

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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:47 am

Did Carl make the sound of an animal? Yes, an angry cat. An animal John was afraid of?No, but.....
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:50 am

did the joke involve kittehs? Yes!

can the kittehs haz cheezburgur? *hopeful smile at soli kitteh*Kaylee can haz cheezburgur, but I'm afraid the kittehs in the puzzle cannot, becuz.....

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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:57 am

are the kittehs in teh puzzle vegetarian kittehs, like Doriana kittehfriend? (has Doriana been around here? we talk on fb at least)
are they humans pretending to be kittehs?
are they domestic cats? wild cats? lions? tigers? leopards? jaguars?
are they allergic to cheez? would they prefer hamburgerz? or zebra?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:29 pm

are the kittehs in teh puzzle vegetarian kittehs, probably omnivorouslike Doriana kittehfriend? (has Doriana been around here? we talk on fb at least)
are they humans pretending to be kittehs? except for Carl. Any cats in the puzzle were real felines.
are they domestic cats? Yes. wild cats? lions? tigers? leopards? jaguars?
are they allergic to cheez? would they prefer hamburgerz? or zebra?Like your usual cat, they would eat almost anything. However, dietary preferences n.r.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:34 pm

besides Carl being the human kitteh, how many actual kittehs are relevant? between one and ten? ten and fifty? fifty and one hundred? more?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:11 am

Did Carl make the sound of a person John was afraid of?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:54 pm

besides Carl being the human kitteh, how many actual kittehs are relevant? between one and ten? ten and fifty? Yopishly this. There are actually no real live cats in the puzzle. They are 'offstage' as it were. fifty and one hundred? more?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Did Carl make the sound of a person John was afraid of? No.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:12 pm

is the musical CATS relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:11 pm

is the musical CATS relevant? No.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:04 pm

the kittehs are offstage...but is not CATS...is another musical? a play? kaylee kitteh is stumped, soli-cat
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:42 pm

the kittehs are offstage...but is not CATS...is another musical? a play? No. When I said the cats were 'offstage' I did not mean to suggest an actual stage, as in a theater. I meant that they take no active part in the puzzle itself. kaylee kitteh is stumped, soli-cat :D
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:58 pm

For Kaylee and all others who are stumped: What I have said about the cats in this puzzle is literally true.
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:03 pm

so between ten and fifty real live cats are relevant but offstage (but not a real stage). They cannot haz cheezburgur because some reason. Are they alive? dead? are they ghost kittehz? Carl made the sound of an angry kitteh and scared John because he was thinking of the offstage kittehz?
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:11 pm

so between ten and fifty real live cats are relevant No.but offstage (but not a real stage). They cannot haz cheezburgur because some reason. Are they alive? dead?they are dead. are they ghost kittehz? Carl made the sound of an angry kitteh and scared John because he was thinking of the offstage kittehz? Yes. Just for a moment, John thought it was a 'ghost cat.'
***************SPOILER********************
Carl moved into an older house on a largish lot, where an elderly woman had lived for most of her life. She was an animal person, particularly a cat person. Carl and John, who was helping him fix the place up, found about 30 small, neat stones, engraved with the names and dates of cats she had 'fostered'. (1969 was a bad year for felines.) There were also a few gravesites which had been covered, e.g. by walkways. Carl and John knew, intellectually, that nothing occult was going on, but all the same.....


Congrats, Kaylee. I knew that if it involved cats, you would get it!
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Re: [Solong] Another cat story

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:28 pm

o noez...teh dead kittehz cannot haz cheezburgur :( wellz, maybe can haz teh ghost cheezburgurz from teh other puzzel. wuz in teh haunted mansion aftur all. nine hundred and ninety nine cheezburgurz, is alwaiz room for wun moar

gud puzzel soli-kitteh :D
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