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Is it bad? Good.
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Does the puzzle statement mean that if something goes wrong, it has some benefit? Which is greater than the extent to what "it" is "bad"?
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Does the puzzle statement mean that if something goes wrong, it has some benefit? Which is greater than the extent to what "it" is "bad"?
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Does the puzzle statement mean that if something goes wrong, it has some benefit? Which is greater than the extent to what "it" is "bad"? No.
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Anything to do with the comic strip by Lynn Johnston? With marriage? Any other relevance to the title?

Does the puzzle statement mean that you (or somebody) is happy that something is bad?

Bad = something gone wrong?
Something inedible?
Something evil?
Something kewl?

Is a particular person or persons relevant? If so, 1? 2? 3? More? H/A/M?

Is location relevant? Time period/era?

Is an action of some sort involved?
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"bad" in the 70's sense, as in really awesome?
Like my horrid stepmother's "boss" Mustang?
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Anything to do with the comic strip by Lynn Johnston? With marriage? Any other relevance to the title? No to all.

Does the puzzle statement mean that you No. (or somebody This.) is happy that something is bad? Yes.

Bad = something gone wrong? Noish.
Something inedible? No.
Something evil? No.
Something kewl? No.

Is a particular person or persons relevant? If so, 1? 2? 3? More? H/A/M? 2 HAM

Is location relevant? Yope Time period/era? Yes.

Is an action of some sort involved? No.

"bad" in the 70's sense, as in really awesome? No.
Like my horrid stepmother's "boss" Mustang?No.
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Is the person who is happy that something is bad happy:
- just out of malice
- because there is some advantage for him/someone else

Can we call the happy person Mark and the other relevant person Dave?

Does something bad happen to Dave?

Does Mark know Dave? Does Dave know Mark?

If so, is the relationship of M to D rather friendly? Indifferent? Hateful? Same questions for the relationship of D to M.

Any of them famous? Relevant?
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Is the person who is happy that something is bad happy:
- just out of malice
- because there is some advantage for him/someone else This.

Can we call the happy person Mark and the other relevant person Dave? Sure thing.

Does something bad happen to Dave? No.

Does Mark know Dave? Does Dave know Mark? Yope to both. Be more specific.

If so, is the relationship of M to D rather friendly? Indifferent? Hateful? Same questions for the relationship of D to M. Friendly both ways.

Any of them famous? No. Relevant? No.
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Is something broken or damaged?

Are Mark and Dave in an adversarial position?

Have Mark and Dave ever met face to face? Are they pen pals? Lovers? Relatives? Do they know of each other, but have not met? Have they met in any sense at all?

Mark is happy that something is "bad." Does it confer an advantage to him? Or to Dave? Is there anything ironic about this puzzle?
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Is something broken or damaged? No.

Are Mark and Dave in an adversarial position? No.

Have Mark and Dave ever met face to face? Are they pen pals? Lovers? Relatives? Do they know of each other, but have not met? Have they met in any sense at all? They are meeting for the first time. They did not know about each other before and are not related.

Mark is happy that something is "bad." Does it confer an advantage to him? Or to Dave? Both. Is there anything ironic about this puzzle? No.
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Hint: "it" is much more important than Dave and Mark.
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Is "it" tangible? large? small? an idea? a situation?
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Is "it" tangible? Yes. large? No. small? Noish - it doesn't really have a size. an idea? Noish. a situation? No.
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Was "it" good but became bad?
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Was "it" good but became bad? No.
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So it was always bad? or is that just an opinion? could someone other than Mark think "it" is good? does Dave have an opinion?
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So it was always bad? Yes. or is that just an opinion? No. could someone other than Mark think "it" is good? Yes. does Dave have an opinion? Yes.
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So it was always bad? but people could think otherwise? would they be wrong then?
Does Dave think it's bad? good?
Would it be practically possible for you to touch "it"? theoretically?
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So it was always bad? Yes. but people could think otherwise? Yope. would they be wrong then? No.
Does Dave think it's bad? good? Both.
Would it be practically possible for you to touch "it"? Yes. theoretically? So yes.
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Is it food? A form of entertainment (movie, song, tv show, book...)?
Is it always good if a thing of this type is bad? Does its badness mean that something else is good? Is it only useful when bad? More useful when bad?
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Is it food? A form of entertainment (movie, song, tv show, book...)? No to all.
Is it always good if a thing of this type is bad? No. Does its badness mean that something else is good? No. Is it only useful when bad? No. More useful when bad? In this case, yes.
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Stock market relevant? sports? pools coupons?
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Stock market relevant? sports? pools coupons? No to all.
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Is "it" being good or bad a matter of opinion?
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Is "it" being good or bad a matter of opinion? Noish. Most people would agree that it is good because it is bad.
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Hint: "It" is part of something well-known that you've probably all seen and used.
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Is it "good that it's bad" because that makes it usable against something else that is bad? like a pesticide against insects?
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Is it "good that it's bad" because that makes it usable against something else that is bad? like a pesticide against insects? No. But some of what you said here is OTRT.
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I need some help, here... seems to me the Greeks asked these same kinds of questions...
bad:
morally unsound? wicked? evil?
poor? inferior? defective? deficient?
inadequate? sub-par? unsatisfactory?
inaccurate? incorrect? faulty?
invalid? unsound? false?
harmful? dangerous? injurious?
ill? sick?
diseased? unhealthy?
rotten? fermented? rancid? sour? spoiled?

good:
virtuous? righteous? pious?
satisfactory? sufficient?
moral? morally correct/sound?
safe? well-behaved? well-mannered? pleasant?
reliable? dependable? healthful?
beneficial? benevolent? benign?
ample? advantageous?
conformist? socially proper?
tasty? delicious? savory?
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I need some help, here... seems to me the Greeks asked these same kinds of questions...
bad:
poor, inferior, inadequate, sub-par, unsatisfactory.
good:
satisfactory, sufficient, reliable, dependable, advantageous.

Hint: "it" is most accurately described as a substance (which is why it has no shape or size as such).
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Another try...: Is it "good that it's bad" because that works against overuse? like what's added to pills to make them taste real bad, so children won't eat them like candy?
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Another try...: Is it "good that it's bad" because that works against overuse? like what's added to pills to make them taste real bad, so children won't eat them like candy? Good question, but no.
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Can someone own this something that is bad? is it then good for him as well? or is it bad and needs "fixing", making it good for other people who earn money on fixing it?
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Can someone own this something that is bad? Yes. is it then good for him as well? Yes. or is it bad and needs "fixing", making it good for other people who earn money on fixing it? No. I have this and would be quite annoyed if someone "fixed" it.
Try figuring out what it's used for (:
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Is "it" something tangible? movable? mobile?
Apart from "it", is something more involved? something tangible? something living?
Is "it" applied to something else?
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Is "it" something tangible? Yes. movable? mobile? Difficult to answer/not relevant. "It" is a substance, ask questions related to that.
Apart from "it", is something more involved? Yes. something tangible? Yes. something living? No.
Is "it" applied to something else? Yes.
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Is it a substance you create artificially in a laboratorium? or extract from a plant? or mine?
Is it a mineral? a gas?
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Is it a substance you create artificially in a laboratorium? This, at the time of the puzzle. or extract from a plant? or mine?
Is it a mineral? a gas? No to the rest.
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the puzzle lives.
is it a liquid? a powder?
if a liquid, is it thick? thin?
is it transparent?
translucent?
what color is it, mostly? [LTPF simple color wheel], please?
is it sticky? toxic?
is it a household chemical?
is it used in the kitchen? the bathroom? the living area? the dining area? a bedroom? other room in the house? inside? outside? in the garage? in the garden? on the lawn?
is it used by itself, or does it require an applicator or dispenser?
or other device or utensil?
does one have to do something to it to have it be useful? (is it useful? or FA? seems to me it would be so, if it's "good," but this is the LTPF, where subjects in puzzles die gruesome deaths, among other vicissitudes).
can you buy it in a store?
does the packaging indicate that it's bad, or that it's good?
that it's bad (as in, dangerous), but good, as in gets the job done?
not sure if I saw this as Q&A - if it were not bad, would it be any good? as good? better? worse? just plain bad?
if it were good, would it be bad? or still good? any better? worse? would it have any value?
if it's bad, and that's good, if it's really bad, is it then really good?
if it did not exist at all, would that be profound? (don't know where that Q came from - it's late - but I like it... an existential sort of puzzle, it seems to me).
(future puzzle - which of those questions were topologically identical to which others, if any? and can I let you figure out whether the questions have any meaning? or relevance?)
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the puzzle lives. Hooray!
is it a liquid? a powder? Neither.
if a liquid, is it thick? thin?
is it transparent?
translucent? Probably this.
what color is it, mostly? [LTPF simple color wheel], please? Colorless - but the color yellow is somehow relevant.
is it sticky? Yes. toxic? No.
is it a household chemical? No.
is it used in the kitchen? Sometimes - I use it in the kitchen. the bathroom? Probably not. the living area? Possibly. the dining area? Possibly. a bedroom? Possibly. other room in the house? Some rooms probably. Some more likely than others. inside? This. outside? Usually not. in the garage? Possibly. in the garden? No. on the lawn? No.
is it used by itself, or does it require an applicator or dispenser?
or other device or utensil? It is not used by itself, it's an integral part of something else.
does one have to do something to it to have it be useful? Yesish. (is it useful? or FA? seems to me it would be so, if it's "good," but this is the LTPF, where subjects in puzzles die gruesome deaths, among other vicissitudes). It is useful. No deaths, gruesome or otherwise, are involved.
can you buy it in a store? Yesish.
does the packaging indicate that it's bad, or that it's good? Neither.
that it's bad (as in, dangerous), but good, as in gets the job done? It's not dangerous, and it gets the job done.
not sure if I saw this as Q&A - if it were not bad, would it be any good? as good? better? worse? just plain bad? It it was not bad, it would not be good.
if it were good, would it be bad? or still good? any better? worse? would it have any value? It would be bad if it was good.
if it's bad, and that's good, if it's really bad, is it then really good? If it's even more bad than it is, it will be useless.
if it did not exist at all, would that be profound? (don't know where that Q came from - it's late - but I like it... an existential sort of puzzle, it seems to me). I love late night questions (: It is useful, but civilization would do just fine if it never existed.
(future puzzle - which of those questions were topologically identical to which others, if any? and can I let you figure out whether the questions have any meaning? or relevance?) What do you mean by this?
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Something used in medicine? like quinine?
Something used for cleaning? for disinfection?
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Something used in medicine? like quinine?
Something used for cleaning? for disinfection? Neither.
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Whoa...I don't think I understood most of the questions and answers from the 18th! :-)

However...you said: "but the color yellow is somehow relevant" and "it's an integral part of something else." Is the "something else" yellow?
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Whoa...I don't think I understood most of the questions and answers from the 18th! :-)
Doesn't matter, maybe your fresh perspective will help get this puzzle solved (:

However...you said: "but the color yellow is somehow relevant" and "it's an integral part of something else." Is the "something else" yellow? Indeed it is.
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So, is the "yellow thing" used in the kitchen and certain other rooms? Does it (the yellow thing) come in any other colors?
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So, is the "yellow thing" used in the kitchen and certain other rooms? Yes - though it's better known for its use some place other than the home. Does it (the yellow thing) come in any other colors? Yes, but yellow is the most widely used.
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flypaper, or other insect/pest traps relevant?
is it used recreationally? in the workplace? in the car?
regarding this exchange:
(future puzzle - which of those questions were topologically identical to which others, if any? and can I let you figure out whether the questions have any meaning? or relevance?) What do you mean by this?
...I'm with Kaygee on her comment -- I don't think I understood all the questions (as I mentioned, it was late, as it is, now), and was hoping you could help me with that... sorta. Was just having fun; learned a lot with my post and yours. thanks. :]
Will have other questions later...
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flypaper, or other insect/pest traps relevant? No.
is it used recreationally? in the workplace? This. in the car?
Looking forward to your other questions(:
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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[here are some other questions; sorry you had to wait, but I was checking in on your other puzzles.]

is it an item one would find on their desk at work?
in a cupboard? a drawer? would you have one in your car?
how big is this thing: bigger than a fountain pen? a flashlight? a telephone? a baguette? a mandolin? a typewriter? a badger? an armchair? (that's big enough, I'm guessing...)
does it have moving parts?
is it electric? do you turn it on to use it? open it up? slide something?
does one use it frequently? seldom? rarely?
is it used for (svv of) cleaning?
when one acquires it, is it bad, and ready for use?
is it used for something other than its bad qualities? typically?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[here are some other questions; sorry you had to wait, but I was checking in on your other puzzles.]
I'm just happy this puzzle is ronning again (:

is it an item one would find on their desk at work? Yes. Assuming you're speaking about the item with the substance.
in a cupboard? a drawer? This. would you have one in your car? Probably not.
how big is this thing: bigger than a fountain pen? Not in all dimensions. a flashlight? a telephone? a baguette? a mandolin? a typewriter? a badger? an armchair? (that's big enough, I'm guessing...) No to the rest.
does it have moving parts? No.
is it electric? do you turn it on to use it? open it up? slide something? Neither.
does one use it frequently? seldom? rarely? Whenever the need arises. Some use them a lot, some not.
is it used for (svv of) cleaning? No.
when one acquires it, is it bad, and ready for use? Yes to botn.
is it used for something other than its bad qualities? No. typically? So no.
Probably_monty_hall (Probably_monty_hall)
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Post-it Notes?

Perhaps the sticky stuff on the back is some failed chemistry experiment?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Post-it Notes? YES!

Perhaps the sticky stuff on the back is some failed chemistry experiment? Indeed, the creation of the glue was an accident.

*****SPOILER*****
The glue on Post-it notes is a really bad glue - which is what makes it good for this particular use.
Thanks for sticking with this puzzle, so to speak =)

The puzzle statement is a fictional piece of a conversation between two employees of 3M: Dr. Spencer Silver, one of the inventors of the glue, and Art Fry, the guy that came up with the idea of the Post-it notes.
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice puzzle :]
I went off and worked in the rain for a while, and had a great notion about this puzzle, and was looking forward to Posting It, and came in a bit late.
Will catch up with another.

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