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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did something for the first time last week, and because I enjoyed it so much, I now have the irresistable urge to call my friend by a quite silly nickname. Why?

Very likely a quickie!
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your friend connected to the activity you did for the first time? Did he? she? do it with you? Did they tell you to do it? Recommend you to do it?
If ypou called them that nickname, would they understand why immediately? Would they object?
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your friend connected to the activity you did for the first time?yes Did he?it's a he she? do it with you?no Did they tell you to do it?yope Recommend you to do it?yesish
If ypou called them that nickname, would they understand why immediately?yes Would they object?I'm not sure
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the nickname as a sort of thank you for introducing you to this enjoyable activity? Or acknowledging that they did so? Has the friend done the activity in the past, and enjoyed it? Did they tell you that you might enjoy it? Did they make the arrangements for you to do the activity?

The activity:
Is it a game of some kind?
Does it serve any purpose other than being enjoyable?
Do you do it alone? With others? Many others? In teams?
Does it involve physical activity?
Mental activity?
Could anybody do it? Or are there restrictions on who can do it?
Is there any particular reason why you did it for th first time last week and not before?
Will you do it again?
Can you just do the something whenever, or does it need a certain amount of organising?
Does it involve any equipment?

Are you and your friend human adults (you've gotta check)?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You ate something delicious? Put something on your menu?(I still remember you own a resteraunt or something)
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the nickname as a sort of thank you for introducing you to this enjoyable activity?No. Or acknowledging that they did so?Noish Has the friend done the activity in the past, and enjoyed it?yes Did they tell you that you might enjoy it?yope Did they make the arrangements for you to do the activity?yes

The activity:
Is it a game of some kind? no
Does it serve any purpose other than being enjoyable? that's very subjective, but I'll say no.
Do you do it alone?no With others?yope Many others?yope In teams?no
Does it involve physical activity? no
Mental activity? yope or yesish
Could anybody do it?yes, with very few irrelevant exceptions Or are there restrictions on who can do it? no
Is there any particular reason why you did it for th first time last week and not before? yes
Will you do it again? yes
Can you just do the something whenever, or does it need a certain amount of organising? Only at particular times, but not because of organizing, really
Does it involve any equipment? no

Are you and your friend human adults (you've gotta check)?
yes
You ate something delicious?no Put something on your menu?no(I still remember you own a resteraunt or something Well, I manage ome anyway. But not relevant.)
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the reason why you hadn't done it before...
You hadn't heard of it until the friend told you about it?
You had heard of it but never thought you'd enjoy it?
You were incapable of doing it for some reason?
Did something relevant happpen a week ago that allowed you to do the activity?

Are there other people present doing the same activity as you when you are doing it? Other animals? Or doing a similar activity? Helping you to do the activity?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the reason why you hadn't done it before...
You hadn't heard of it until the friend told you about it? no
You had heard of it but never thought you'd enjoy it? no
You were incapable of doing it for some reason?no
Did something relevant happpen a week ago that allowed you to do the activity?noish

Are there other people present doing the same activity as you when you are doing it?yes Other animals?no Or doing a similar activity?no Helping you to do the activity?no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the activity involve use of
hands?
legs?
head?
body?
brain?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the activity involve use of
hands? hmm..yes, but not necessarily
legs? no
head? yes
body? meaning other than these specific parts, no, not really
brain? yes
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you answer? ask? questions? quiz relevant? puzzles?

Do you talk? eat? read? watch? listen? think?
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

being hypnotized?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 7:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you answer?no ask?no questions?no quiz relevant?no puzzles?no

Do you talk?no eat?no read?possibly, but not necessarily watch?yes listen?yes think?not really

being hypnotized?no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you watch a show? a tv program? did you go to a concert? a theatre performance?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you watch a show?yes a tv program?no did you go to a concert?noish a theatre performance?yes
Eli (Eli)
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Did you have to interact with the performers? Did you think beforehand that you would enjoy it as much as you did? Is it relevant where this took place? Who else was there?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you have to interact with the performers?no Did you think beforehand that you would enjoy it as much as you did?I thought I would enjoy it, but it exceeded my expectations Is it relevant where this took place?yope Who else was there?yesish
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a normal theatre scene? if not, in a basement? Someone's house? a castle? somewhere else unique? an outdoor arena?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a normal theatre scene?yes if not, in a basement?no Someone's house?no a castle?no somewhere else unique?no an outdoor arena?no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 10:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we have to find out what the play was? or what it was about?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we have to find out what the play was?yes, or maybe yesish or what it was about?yope
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the title of the puzzle relevant?
Did a character in the show remind you of him?
Was it a musical? a play? an opera? a ballet? Broadway? Off Broadway? Pre-Broadway? Amateur? Professional? one act? school/youth theatre?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it an actual play, or was it something like improv?

were you one of the participants in the acting, or did you simply watch?

thinking of acting, did you call him "ham" as in "what a ham"?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the title of the puzzle relevant? Peripherally
Did a character in the show remind you of him? Noish
Was it a musical? a play? an opera?this a ballet? Broadway? Off Broadway? Pre-Broadway? Amateur? Professional? one act? school/youth theatre?
It was an opera put on by the University of Georgia music school in conjuction with the Athens Symphony Orchestra
was it an actual play, or was it something like improv? See above

were you one of the participants in the acting, or did you simply watch? Just a spectator

thinking of acting, did you call him "ham" as in "what a ham"? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your friend in the opera? Singng? Or did he take part in some other way? Like directing? In the orchestra?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Was your friend in the opera?yes Singng?yes Or did he take part in some other way?no Like directing?no In the orchestra?no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they a particularly good performer? Is that why you enjoyed it so much? Is it relevant what the opera was? What part they played? Is the nickname based on their real name? Is the nickname connected to a famous opera singer or anything like that?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant where it took place... on campus? University theastre? concert hall?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they a particularly good performer?yes Is that why you enjoyed it so much?I'm sure I would have enjoyed it regardless Is it relevant what the opera was?yes What part they played?yes Is the nickname based on their real name?no Is the nickname connected to a famous opera singer or anything like that?no

relevant where it took place... on campus? University theastre? concert hall? not relevant. it was at the local civic center.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

modern opera?
classic?
Do I have to post a list of composers?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

modern opera?
classic?
Do I have to post a list of composers?
From 1885. I could just tell you, but what fun would that be?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gilbert and Sullivan?
1885 now that would be... Mikado! (I think!)

So Pooh-bah?
Nanki-pooh?
Koko?
The Mikado?
Pish-Tush?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gilbert and Sullivan? yes
1885 now that would be... Mikado! indeed (I think!)

So Pooh-bah? this
Nanki-pooh?
Koko?
The Mikado?
Pish-Tush?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 1:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you friend was playing a character called Pooh-bah? (I'm sorry, I don't know anything about the opera).
Do you call them Pooh-bah? Something that sounds like it? Pooh Bear ;-)?
Were you familiar with the opera before seeing your friend in it? Relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pooh Bah is the lord high everything else... also claims to be able to trace his descent from a primoridial protoplasmic globule... any of this relevant?

I really like the Mikado! I even had the honour of revising the List song for a Belfast company recently...
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you friend was playing a character called Pooh-bah? yes(I'm sorry, I don't know anything about the opera).
Do you call them Pooh-bah?yes Something that sounds like it? Pooh Bear ;-)?
Were you familiar with the opera before seeing your friend in it?no Relevant?not really

Pooh Bah is the lord high everything else... also claims to be able to trace his descent from a primoridial protoplasmic globule... any of this relevant? no, other than it being a very memorable character!

I really like the Mikado! I even had the honour of revising the List song for a Belfast company recently...I really like it too!

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

I recently met and befriended (started dating??) an old high school friend of one of my co-workers. He is attending the University of Georgia to get his masters degree in operatic performance. This intrigued me, as I had never seen an opera, even though I had always kind of wanted to. This friend asked me if I'd like to come see him perform in the Mikado, and got me free tickets. I went to the show and absolutely loved it. His role, Pooh Bah, is in my opinion one of the funniest, if not THE funniest character in the Mikado, and he performed it brilliantly. So brilliantly in fact, that I can't get his charcter out of my head, and I keep getting the urge to call him Pooh-Bah instead of his real name, Jason.

The title, by the way is a play on one of the other main characters in the opera, the much desired Yum-Yum.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative". I've done Mikado at least three times, I think - twice with Stanford and once with San Jose G&S, or possibly that was Lyric Theatre, not sure. The main list change I remember from the last time was the addition of "The Stanford byciclist" (that got a laugh) It's pretty much my favorite G & S, although Iolanthe and Ruddigore are pretty fun to watch (Yeoman has the best horn part, though).
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got a good laugh from

"Simon Cowell won't be missed I've got him on the list!"

oh and "the genealogist"!


We did Hot Mikado some years ago and the guy who did Pooh Bah did a great impersonation job when it came to the conversation between the officers of state ( Come over here where X can't hear you!)... brought the house down!

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