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Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No one was surprised, so why was it necessary?
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Prestige - to do with magician's acts?
High honour or esteem?
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Is it to do with announcing the winner of something?
Announcing something that was unsurprising?
Does 'it' refer to something said, something done, an event?
Did a person or group of people organize a surprise?
Was it necessary? Because of tradition? Law? Other?
Is it something that would normally be surprising?
How many relevant people are involved? 1,2,3,4,5,...,?
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Prestige - to do with magician's acts? very obliquely
High honour or esteem?

Is it to do with announcing the winner of something? no
Announcing something that was unsurprising? yes, for spp of "announcing"
Does 'it' refer to something said, something done, an event? none of these
Did a person or group of people organize a surprise? no
Was it necessary? Because of tradition? Law? presumably this Other?
Is it something that would normally be surprising? no
How many relevant people are involved? 1,2,3,4,5,...,? countless people
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Was "it" a warning on some consumer product? a sign of some kind? a procedure to be followed in a certain situation?
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Was "it" a warning on some consumer product? yesish a sign of some kind? a procedure to be followed in a certain situation? no to these
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Was it necessary so that they wouldn't be sued?
Was it an obvious warning on something? Like "Contents hot" on a coffee cup?
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Was it necessary so that they wouldn't be sued? maybe...
Was it an obvious warning on something? yes Like "Contents hot" on a coffee cup? but not this
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Is it on some piece of equipment? A sign on a wall? Something written in a magazine/book/reading material?

Is it warning of an obvious danger? Does it give an obvious instruction for use? Or warn people not to do something that no one in their right mind would do?
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Is it on some piece of equipment? I guess for a really spp of equipment A sign on a wall? no Something written in a magazine/book/reading material? no

Is it warning of an obvious danger? no, keep in mind that "warning" was only a yesish Does it give an obvious instruction for use? no Or warn people not to do something that no one in their right mind would do? no
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So would we use this "equipment" Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly?
If its not a warning is it more an obvious statement about the product?
Could the puzzle be rephrased: 'It was obvious to everyone, so why was it necessary'
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So would we use this "equipment" Daily? Who is "we"? Anyway, there's really no standard amount of use Weekly? Monthly? Yearly?
If its not a warning is it more an obvious statement about the product? yes
Could the puzzle be rephrased: 'It was obvious to everyone, so why was it necessary' maybe that would have been better
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We=the general public.
Would you buy this "equipment" at a grocery store? Hardware store? Electronic store? Clothing store? Cosmetics store? Furniture store?
Do we only need to discover what the obvious statement is and what object it refers to? Or is there more to the puzzle?
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We=the general public. okay
Would you buy this "equipment" at a grocery store? Hardware store? Electronic store? Clothing store? Cosmetics store? Furniture store? none of these
Do we only need to discover what the obvious statement is and what object it refers to? that'll do it Or is there more to the puzzle?
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Is it a parental advisory notice on a cd? Involving an artist who would obviously have sworn on his cd?
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Is it a parental advisory notice on a cd? Involving an artist who would obviously have sworn on his cd? no
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Would one buy this item at a book/media store? a housewares store? a department store? a toy store? an office supply store? If I went to a typical American shopping mall, is it likely that I could find this product? or one like it?

Is the item usually used while indoors? outdoors? in a vehicle? IS it a vehicle? If indoors, is it typically used in the bedroom? bathroom? kitchen? living room? dining room? entertainment room? office?

Is the warning meant to prevent a situation in which the user would be physically harmed? offended? embarrassed? in which the product would break? stop functioning? make a mess?
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Would one buy this item at a book/media store? a housewares store? a department store? a toy store? this an office supply store? If I went to a typical American shopping mall, is it likely that I could find this product? or one like it? yes

Is the item usually used while indoors? doesn't really matter, but probably this outdoors? in a vehicle? IS it a vehicle? no If indoors, is it typically used in the bedroom? bathroom? kitchen? living room? dining room? entertainment room? office? any, but probably mostly living room or entertainment room

Is the warning meant to prevent a situation in which the user would be physically harmed? nooffended? this is probably closestembarrassed? or this in which the product would break? stop functioning? make a mess? none of the rest
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Is it G.I joe?
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Is it G.I joe? nope
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anything to do with an object being- recalled? flamable? adult only? age restriction of any kind?


also ohlala8,not puzzle related, i had responded to a statement you made to me in the chatroom and never heard back. Did you see it?
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So it is a toy of some sort? Is it a game?

Is it a toy for infants? toddlers? young children (say, 4-8 years old)? older children (8-12)? teenagers? adults? If it's for adults, is it an "adult" product?

And it is potentially offensive/embarrassing - would you have to actively do anything with it in order to be offended/embarrassed by it (e.g., spelling naughty words with the Scrabble tiles)? Or is the idea that the thing itself might be offensive/embarrassing to some people?

Is it one of those games where the whole point of it is to be offensive/embarrassing (e.g., where you sit around asking your friends very personal questions)?
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Sugarshane:

anything to do with an object being- recalled? no flamable? no adult only? noage restriction of any kind? well, since it's a toy (see below) it's mostly for kids


also ohlala8,not puzzle related, i had responded to a statement you made to me in the chatroom and never heard back. Did you see it? I'm not sure what you're talking about, but if you mean the age thing, then yes, and I responded.

Buzzard:

So it is a toy of some sort? this Is it a game?

Is it a toy for infants? toddlers? young children (say, 4-8 years old)? this older children (8-12)? or this teenagers? adults? If it's for adults, is it an "adult" product?

And it is potentially offensive/embarrassing this is a mislead - the toy itself isn't potentially embarrassing, or at least not in any obvious way - would you have to actively do anything with it in order to be offended/embarrassed by it (e.g., spelling naughty words with the Scrabble tiles)? Or is the idea that the thing itself might be offensive/embarrassing to some people?

Is it one of those games where the whole point of it is to be offensive/embarrassing (e.g., where you sit around asking your friends very personal questions)?
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I'll be back August 17th, but feel free to leave me questions in the meantime.
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Was the warning not to do something with the toy? Not to put it in your mouth?

Was it a plastic rendering of a piece of food, with instructions not to eat it?
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I'm back!

Was the warning not to do something with the toy? no Not to put it in your mouth? no

Was it a plastic rendering of a piece of food, with instructions not to eat it? no
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does it have anything to do with small parts? putting something on your body? eyes? swallowing? breathing something in? was the announcement/warning gave verbally? was it written on something? tempature relevant? location relevant?
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does it have anything to do with small parts? no putting something on your body? no eyes? no swallowing? no breathing something in? no was the announcement/warning gave verbally?no was it written on something? yes tempature relevant? not a bit location relevant? location of what?
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Ok, since it's not about what not to do with the toy, is it about what you're supposed do with the toy? Such as "only use this outdoors" or "for swimming pool use only" ?
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Ok, since it's not about what not to do with the toy, is it about what you're supposed do with the toy? no Such as "only use this outdoors" no or "for swimming pool use only" ? no

HINT: I only said yesish to "warning." Probably a better word would be "disclaimer."
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Oh, is it something in the form of "might cause..." (e.g. might cause dizziness)? Something similar related to what might happen if you use it?
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Oh, is it something in the form of "might cause..." (e.g. might cause dizziness)? no Something similar related to what might happen if you use it? no
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Oh oh - is it a Superman outfit 'won't give you the ability to fly' or words to that effect?
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Oh oh - is it a Superman outfit 'won't give you the ability to fly' or words to that effect? no

I'm thinking about just $poiling here. I can't really give any more hints without giving it away, and no one seems too interested. If you're determined to crack it, act now!
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So it's a toy with a superfluous disclaimer? Actually I've got no other ideas!
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Okay. Honestly, it's not worth all this, I just thought it was funny.

*********SPOILER*******************
I had one of those magic sets when I was a a kid (you know, with a plastic wand and the accessories to do a bunch of tricks). On the front of the box was a picture of a boy doing "magic" with all the stuff, and a disclaimer reading "boy not included." Was anyone really surprised?

Thanks for trying, and if I might direct your attention to my other two puzzles, which aren't at dead ends...
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haha, that's really funny!

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