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Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So this fellow comes to my door--I had called him up--and even though I knew better I couldn't help expecting him to look more like a fish. Why do you suppose that would be?

Silliness level about Bodo-standard (higher than normal people); early $poilers please email etc.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well hellooooo Tim - you don't look a day older in your photo.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his name Mr Pike? hehehehe
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:07 am:
Well hellooooo Tim - you don't look a day older in your photo. I don't? You think I should put a new one up? It's hard to get them down to 10k...oh, and hi Tosh!

Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:08 am:
Was his name Mr Pike? hehehehe No. Say, isn't it after midnight there? It's around 16:16 here.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yep it's past my bedtime but don't tell anyone
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had he sounded fishy on the phone?
Was his business fishy sounding?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:20 am:

Yep it's past my bedtime but don't tell anyone ok, shhhhh...

Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:21 am:
Had he sounded fishy on the phone? No.
Was his business fishy sounding? No.
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Were you gutted when he didn't turn out to be a fish? :-)
Would being a fish have been useful for doing what he came to do?
Did you have problems with your plumbing??
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:50 am:

Were you gutted when he didn't turn out to be a fish? :-) No.
Would being a fish have been useful for doing what he came to do? No.
Did you have problems with your plumbing?? No.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"expecting him to look more like a fish"
Did he look a little bit like a fish?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:57 am:

"expecting him to look more like a fish"
Did he look a little bit like a fish? No.
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Had you read something that made you think that way?
Had he come to do a repair job?
Had he advertised - is that how you knew of him? Or was he a good friend anyway? Chuck's not turned into a cod has he?
Was he in the computer business?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 1:01 am:

Had you read something that made you think that way? No.
Had he come to do a repair job? No.
Had he advertised - is that how you knew of him? In the phone book. Or was he a good friend anyway? No. Chuck's not turned into a cod has he? No - he was just out here a couple of weeks back and he came over with his family for a visit (his mother lives in Cupertino also).
Was he in the computer business? No.
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Had he come to install something?
Gas, electricity, water business?
Sell insurance?
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Hey, whaddya know - my profile picture doesn't look a day older than before. ;-)
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 1:05 am:

Had he come to install something? No.
Gas, electricity, water business? No.
Sell insurance? No. Repair was the closest (but it isn't a repair job).

Hey, whaddya know - my profile picture doesn't look a day older than before. ;-) Looks familiar somehow...(:
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 1:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

But I can't upload any nice choccie pics, sorry ): It are all broke.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had you dropped something down the drain - like your keys - and he had been called to fish them out??
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 7:56 pm:

Had you dropped something down the drain - like your keys - and he had been called to fish them out?? No.
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You said repair was closest, but not a repair job.
Did he come to repair a situation?
Did he come to your home? Your place of work?
Was it an inside job? External job?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 9:12 pm:

You said repair was closest, but not a repair job.
Did he come to repair a situation? No.
Did he come to your home? Your place of work? My home.
Was it an inside job? External job? Inside.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which room? Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, attic, garage?
Anything to do with computers? TVs Music systems? (Do people still have music 'systems' or do they just sit around like us with headphones, iPods and laptops?)
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 9:38 pm:

Which room? Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, attic, garage? In my house it's the living room, but that's not the only place something like this could be done - it is probably the most likely for most homes.
Anything to do with computers? TVs Music systems? No to these. (Do people still have music 'systems' or do they just sit around like us with headphones, iPods and laptops?) I have no idea - I've still got my system from the '80s, and I don't have an iPod or any other MP3 player (unless my phone does that too - I just got it to make phone calls).
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Was he working on something to do with a heating system? Soft furnishings? Furniture? Lighting?

He wasn't installing or repairing something. Was he removing something?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 9:51 pm:

Was he working on something to do with a heating system?No. Soft furnishings? No. Furniture? No. Lighting? No.

He wasn't installing or repairing something. Was he removing something? No.

This isn't something that goes on in every household, but it's not strange or uncommon, I don't think.
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pssst...Tosh, something for you in the chatroom...
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Thankee kindly.
Too many nos, though, methinks.

Did he deliver something? Is it something that is really modern? Traditional? Antique?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 10:33 pm:

Thankee kindly. Youse welcome.
Too many nos, though, methinks. Gots to answer accurate-like, doesn't I?

Did he deliver something? No. Is it something that is really modern? No. Traditional? Antique? Hard to answer - I suppose traditional works, although I think the origins would be around 1700.
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Musical instrument?
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Piano tuner?
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Tosh Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 10:46 pm:

Musical instrument? Yes!

Piano tuner? YES! I've got to go for a walk now, but it sounds like you've figgered it out...I'll be back in about 30 minutes.
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Sorry - Piano TUNA. Duh - I get it now!! hehehehehehoohootiddlypoohehe
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There's no PLAICE like home.
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Did you know that there's a fish called Piano Fangblenny?

http://www.austmus.gov.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/ptapeinosoma.htm
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Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****

Yes indeed, he came to tune my piano and I could only think of the piano tuna. Well done Tosh.

Piano Tuna
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ah you guys are the sole of wit, but it was a fin puzzle nonetheless. I wish i'd joined the forum earlier so i cod have had a chance at solving it, there were certainly no red herrings to contend with.

"Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted."
- Fred Allen
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Hmm i would have joined in but was floundering a bit.

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