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Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Claudius and Abraham lay dead in the road.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Claudius and Abraham - are they humans? Animals? Time period relevant?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I should ask: is Claudius human? Is Abraham?
Does road = paved surface on which vehicles travel?
Did Claudious kill Abraham? Did Abe kill Claudius?
Did an outside force kill one or both of them?
Did either of them commit suicide?
Is either person (?) dead due to an accident? Both due to accident?
Are any other parties involved in the deaths of Abe and Claudius?

Here's a wild guess for ya: Bill and Ted (yeah, from the movie) go on another time travel journey collecting characters from history. They gather up Abe Lincoln again, as well as Claudius - the guy from Rome. When they do their project and try to return the people to their proper place, they accidentally drop Abe and Claudius in downtown New York in the middle of a busy street and some maniac cabbie runs them over. How's that?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 08:43 pm:


Claudius and Abraham - are they humans?One is this. Animals?One is this. Time period relevant? Yesish, but it can be anywhere in a very large period.

I don't think anyone ever names their all-human characters.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 08:50 pm: Ooh! More!


I should ask: is Claudius human? Yep.Is Abraham? Nope.
Does road = paved surface on which vehicles travel? Yes.
Did Claudious kill Abraham? No. Did Abe kill Claudius? Yes, indirectly.
Did an outside force kill one or both of them? Yes.
Did either of them commit suicide? Yope-accident.
Is either person (?) dead due to an accident? Both due to accident? Yes, both.
Are any other parties involved in the deaths of Abe and Claudius? No.

Here's a wild guess for ya: Bill and Ted (yeah, from the movie) ok.go on another time travel journey collecting characters from history.Right. They gather up Abe Lincoln again, as well as Claudius - the guy from Rome.I see. When they do their project and try to return the people to their proper place, they accidentally drop Abe and Claudius in downtown New York in the middle of a busy street and some maniac cabbie runs them over.Wow. How's that? Marvelous! But completely incorrect.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roman period? Gladiators involved?
Is Abe a lion?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 09:11 pm:


Roman period? No.Gladiators involved? No.
Is Abe a lion? And again no.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so the wild guess wasn't close...sometimes it unlocks the key to a puzzle, but anyhow...

Is it helpful to know what kind of animal Abraham is?
Is the relationship between Abe and Claudius one of pet and master?
Were the two travelling near the time of their deaths?
Did both of them die at the same time? Within minutes of each other?
Was the cause of death for Claudius something inflicted by Abe?
Did Claudius, at any time, wish Abe dead?
Did Abe (in his own way) ever wish Claudius dead?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 09:52 pm:


Ok, so the wild guess wasn't close...sometimes it unlocks the key to a puzzle, but anyhow... It's bben known to happen.

Is it helpful to know what kind of animal Abraham is? Yes, quite.
Is the relationship between Abe and Claudius one of pet and master? No.
Were the two travelling near the time of their deaths? Yope.
Did both of them die at the same time? Within minutes of each other? Within seconds, most likely.
Was the cause of death for Claudius something inflicted by Abe? No...well...indirectly.
Did Claudius, at any time, wish Abe dead? No.
Did Abe (in his own way) ever wish Claudius dead? Possibly, but not probably.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I really shouldn't have used that as a title. Now I have that Queen song stuck in my head.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with a Terry Pratchett novel?
Is Abe a rat?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Rose (Tackybritish) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 01:16 am:


Does this have anything to do with a Terry Pratchett novel? For once, no.:)
Is Abe a rat? No, but close.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 2:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Abe a squirrel?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 02:19 am:


Is Abe a squirrel? Yes he is.
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Abe run over by a car?
Was it Claudius's car and he tried to swerve to avoid Abe and hit Abe anyways and died himself?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good suggestion, Rose! I'll hold off on further q's until yours are answered...
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Rose (Tackybritish) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 01:46 pm:


Was Abe run over by a car? No.
Was it Claudius's car and he tried to swerve to avoid Abe and hit Abe anyways and died himself? Nope.

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 03:01 pm:


Good suggestion, Rose! It was, wasn't it?I'll hold off on further q's until yours are answered...
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Claudius die before Abe?
Or, did Abe die before Claudius did?
Are any vehicles involved?
At the time of Claudius' death (or immediately prior to it), was he...
walking?
driving a vehicle?
running?
standing still?
sitting?
lying down?
talking?
singing?
crying?
Were Claudius and Abe each aware that the other was nearby?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 08:57 pm:


Did Claudius die before Abe? No.
Or, did Abe die before Claudius did? Yes.
Are any vehicles involved? No.
At the time of Claudius' death (or immediately prior to it), was he...
walking? Yes.
driving a vehicle?
running? This is also possible.
standing still?
sitting?
lying down?
talking?
singing? Yes, and rather badly. :) Irrel.
crying?
Were Claudius and Abe each aware that the other was nearby? No.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Abe a flying squirrel?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Claudius walking or running for exercise?
In the minutes prior to Abe's death, was he in a tree? On the ground?
Was Abe trying to eat something? trying to get from one place to another?
Did Abe attack Claudius?

WILD SHOT #2 - Was either Abe or Claudius hit by a meteor?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 09:31 pm:


Is Abe a flying squirrel? No. Now I wish he was. That would have been cool.

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 09:41 pm:


Was Claudius walking or running for exercise? Sure. Irrel.
In the minutes prior to Abe's death, was he in a tree? On the ground? On the ground.
Was Abe trying to eat something? Yesish.trying to get from one place to another? Yope to noish.
Did Abe attack Claudius? No.

WILD SHOT #2 - Was either Abe or Claudius hit by a meteor? No. :)
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Abe shot by a hillbilly?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nope.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Claudius shot by a hillbilly? Cletus, the slack jawed yokel?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Believe it or not, not one involved was shot by a hillbilly :D
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So they were shot by a redneck?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was abe trying to pick up some nuts?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:06 pm:


So they were shot by a redneck? Yeah. Sure. Everyone was shot by rednecks. The end. *Bitter sarcasm alert* :)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:09 pm:


Was abe trying to pick up some nuts? No.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were there any buildings nearby? Relevant ones?
Did Abe die by Claudius stepping on him?
If Claudius had not been present at any time, would Abe still have died?
Did Claudius die mainly by...
falling?
a puncture to his body?
heart attack/shock?
old age?
electrocution?

Did Claudius, at any time, try to help Abe? Try to avoid Abe? Try to cause harm to Abe?

Other than running/walking, was Claudius doing anything else relevant at the time of the deaths?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 03:05 pm:


Were there any buildings nearby? Relevant ones? None relevant.
Did Abe die by Claudius stepping on him? No.
If Claudius had not been present at any time, would Abe still have died? Yes.
Did Claudius die mainly by...
falling?
a puncture to his body?
heart attack/shock?
old age?
electrocution? This one!

Did Claudius, at any time, try to help Abe? Try to avoid Abe? Try to cause harm to Abe? None of these.

Other than running/walking, was Claudius doing anything else relevant at the time of the deaths?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Claudius trying to help or protect Abe prior to the deaths?
Is the weather at the time of death relevant?
Was Clauduis electrocuted by an object that he touched? Or was it an object that otherwise came into contact with his body?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, missed this one.
Other than running/walking, was Claudius doing anything else relevant at the time of the deaths? No.

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 08:41 pm:


Was Claudius trying to help or protect Abe prior to the deaths? No.
Is the weather at the time of death relevant? Nope.
Was Clauduis electrocuted by an object that he touched? No.Or was it an object that otherwise came into contact with his body? Yes.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was yon rodent gnawing on a power line, perchance, until he bit clear through and was quite shocked at the result, after which the no-longer-intact line fell upon poor Claudius while dumping the misforunate Abe alonside?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Er, that should be "misfortunate", sorry.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...and maybe even "alongside" instead of "alonside"...sheesh.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's where I was headed next, Tim...wonder if that's the solution???
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 08:47 pm:


Was yon rodent gnawing on a power line, perchance, until he bit clear through and was quite shocked at the result, after which the no-longer-intact line fell upon poor Claudius while dumping the misforunate Abe alonside? That is exactly it. *********SPOILER ABOVE******. Congratz to you and Ixoye724.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eh, no one cares about spelling :)
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Creative and challenging!

Tim was faster to the keyboard than I was, but still a nice one - it's just too bad a squirrel and a guy named Claudius had to die in order for us to experience this much fun...
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We shall now observe a minute of silence for Abe and Claude....yes, I think that was a minute. Okay.

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