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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:A friend of mine sent me this riddle and I am stumped:

People say you can tell nothing from my face.
I sound like I am useful in a fire.
I have connections to Royalty
People get undressed around me

If you can help me with the answer to that one, try this one:

"The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place."


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Shall we make this Pick On Kyrian Day?

How many n's in and?


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Who is EE Cummings?

*isn't as American as some people round these parts*


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:e. e. cummings is a fantastic American poet whom I hate. Mostly, if not solely, because I was forced to read his work in school and reflect upon it. He always does interesting things with punctuation and capitalization within his poetry even so much as NOT capitolizing his name ever... I found him to be a bit too excentric but honetsly, I'm wrong. He's one of those guys who I know is brilliant but I just don't like his stuff... I also hate Frank Lloyd Wright and Roy Lichtenstein which I'm also wrong in disliking...

Here is some of e. e. cummings poetry ... note the use/misuse of margin and punctuation. Brilliant. I hate it.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Scroll down and read "the sky was"... that's more typical brilliant cummings crap with the broken words and flowing grammar and puntuation.

I also hate Steinbeck and Ansel Adams. Maybe just all famous 1900's American artists.

OK, back to riddles now: I've got a bunch but it's past my bed time so I'm off to sleep.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:NYC. Have you ever encountered Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hurst and Tracy Emin?

How about the whole Russian Constructivism movement?

Searching for people with whom to bitch about certain art movements with*

[ 15. November 2002, 16:57: Message edited by: C@ntus ]


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
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Posted:Is this Cummings fellow still alive? Cos i reckon the 2 of us could take him if he is.

The only poem I've ever enjoyed in that style is Ode to a Goldfish by Ogden Nash:

O
wet pet
.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:No. Honestly you're right.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi NYC, I was just wondering why you hate Steinbeck. Tortilla Flat, with Doc and old tennis shoes. The Log from the Sea of Cortez and others were among my favourite books at one time.

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Ash Blackstar
Ash Blackstar

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: 1st Sep 2001
Total posts: 177
Posted:He who makes it doesn't need it
He who buys it, doesn't want it
He who uses it, doesn't know it

and


Ash Blackstar

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But Whips and Chains excite me"
"Only way to deal with Drama, heavy weaponry and a strong does of grow the Hell up"

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" Adam Savage - Mythbusters

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:a coffin!?

I'm bad at these things, so I hope I'm right!

(there is a running theme in my guesses here... mortality perhaps!?)


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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:y'kow i did have a couple riddles i their before everyoe picked on my spellig. And my n key hates me.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Bendy
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Member Since: 29th Aug 2001
Total posts: 750
Posted:What can go up a chimney down but can't go down a chimney up?

Courage is the man who can stop after only one peanut

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Prometheus
Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 459
Posted:A Coffin.

The sun cooked it,
The hand broke it off,
The foot trod on it,
And the mouth enjoyed it


Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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the mind gap.
the mind gap.

old hand
Location: Brigadoon
Member Since: 31st May 2002
Total posts: 829
Posted:bendy's one's an umbrella

wherever you go, there you are.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
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Total posts: 15965
Posted:and it can play the banjo . ..

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

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Posted:Prometheus' one is wine. I think.

or a grape. Either works.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
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Posted:Uh-oh. Killed another thread.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Ash Blackstar
Ash Blackstar

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: 1st Sep 2001
Total posts: 177
Posted:Dang, that one was to easy. Yeah, its a coffin. I got that from my sister. Heres another one.

Hickory dickory dock,
I am not a clock,
I look like one,
on the end of your thumb,
hickory dickory dock

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Ash Blackstar

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But Whips and Chains excite me"
"Only way to deal with Drama, heavy weaponry and a strong does of grow the Hell up"

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" Adam Savage - Mythbusters

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FoxFire
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Location: Texas, USA
Member Since: 14th Jan 2002
Total posts: 90
Posted:While ya'll are thinking about that one, how about this one?

I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.


Deuteronomy 31:6
John 15:9
Luke 6:22

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Prometheus
Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 459
Posted:C@ntus' answer was correct, it was grapes

I'm not too sure about Ash's nursery rhyme, still thinkin' on that one...

The answer to foxfires' is Tomorrow

So here's another of my favorites, known as Homer's Riddle about 2 fishermen:

"What they caught, they threw away.
What they could not catch, they kept."


Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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Bendy
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Member Since: 29th Aug 2001
Total posts: 750
Posted:Maybe Ash's is a thumbprint?

Prometheus' is a good one and I would be nit-picking if I said that it wasn't Homer's, rather Homer was asked this by a couple of flea-ridden boys. The story goes that the fish weren't biting, so they started to catch their lice.

Thiz sentense hav fife faults. Is this statement right or wrong?

[ 18. November 2002, 17:56: Message edited by: Bendy ]


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Cantus
Cantus

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Posted:Oh no. Bendy's been at the gin again.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Prometheus
Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 459
Posted:Well done...

Try this:

A handless man had a letter to write,
And he who read it had lost his sight,
The dumb repeated it word for word,
And deaf was the man who listened and heard.


Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:erm...thats more of a story than a riddle....whats the question...."what is it?" well that depends...

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Point_Blank
Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 1207
Posted:How about this one.

I am a wee wee man in a red red coat
A stick in my hand and a stone in my throat

What am I?


Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Owned by clarence_quack

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GitasGuy
GitasGuy

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 6th Jun 2006
Total posts: 2303
Posted:How the hell did you find this thread with all the dust on it!! *cough*

As for the riddle, i've got nothing. *goes away to ponder riddle* confused2


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 1207
Posted:You have a good point, I have no idea how I found it, it just sorta appeared on screen

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Owned by clarence_quack

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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted:hey Simon! wavehello

the wee wee man is a cherry right?

As for Benders "Thiz sentense hav fife faults. Is this statement right or wrong?"

I suspect it's right either way:
the z instead of s, the s instead of c, the v instead of s, the f instead of v and the fith fault is that there's only 4 faults so therefore that's a fault!! confused
Or there's only 4 faults and therefore the statement is wrong - but I argue for it as the 5th fault.

Prometheus' letter though has got me temporarily bamboozled...

George


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

old hand
Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:prometheuses riddle aslo has me stumped ...

try this one

I have many tongues but cannot taste
By me, most things are turned to waste
I crack and snap, yet I stay whole
I may take the largest toll
I assisted all of the first men
And I will pay them back again
Around me, people snuggle and sleep
Yet run when I am released from my keep
I jump around and leap and bound
The cold man wishes I he had found
What am I?


Proud Co-Owner of PoiBoi
Owned by J.A.C

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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted:sounds like it could be the HoPpers friend - fire??!!

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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