Date   

Re: minor sports punning

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Bid for skating medal is on thin ice

Volleyball league: Here are the net results

Cyn

= = = = = 

Lacrosse players have stick-to-it-iveness.

Jim
==========================
 

BOWLERS GO ON STRIKE

Doug S.

===========

Good ones, Cyn!


Bass Championship Anglers Can Get Hooked on Their Sport

Charles


=================================

 
MINI GOLF COMES UP SHORT
TENNIS PLAYER COMES UNSTRUNG
PHOTOG: "BADMINTON PLAYERS DON'T SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE"
ACROBAT'S ANTICS ARE JUST GYM DANDY

Cyn 
= = = =
This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:

"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles



Re: minor sports punning

James Ertner
 

Lacrosse players have stick-to-it-iveness.

Jim
==========================
 

BOWLERS GO ON STRIKE

Doug S.

===========

Good ones, Cyn!


Bass Championship Anglers Can Get Hooked on Their Sport

Charles


=================================

 
MINI GOLF COMES UP SHORT
TENNIS PLAYER COMES UNSTRUNG
PHOTOG: "BADMINTON PLAYERS DON'T SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE"
ACROBAT'S ANTICS ARE JUST GYM DANDY

Cyn 
= = = =
This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:

"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles



Re: minor sports punning

doug
 

BOWLERS GO ON STRIKE

Doug S.

===========

Good ones, Cyn!


Bass Championship Anglers Can Get Hooked on Their Sport

Charles


=================================

 
MINI GOLF COMES UP SHORT
TENNIS PLAYER COMES UNSTRUNG
PHOTOG: "BADMINTON PLAYERS DON'T SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE"
ACROBAT'S ANTICS ARE JUST GYM DANDY

Cyn 
= = = =
This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:

"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles


Re: minor sports punning

chasmwuk@...
 

Good ones, Cyn!

Bass Championship Anglers Can Get Hooked on Their Sport

Charles


=================================

 
MINI GOLF COMES UP SHORT
TENNIS PLAYER COMES UNSTRUNG
PHOTOG: "BADMINTON PLAYERS DON'T SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE"
ACROBAT'S ANTICS ARE JUST GYM DANDY

Cyn 
= = = =
This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:

"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles




Re: minor sports punning

Cynthia MacGregor
 

MINI GOLF COMES UP SHORT

TENNIS PLAYER COMES UNSTRUNG

PHOTOG: "BADMINTON PLAYERS DON'T SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE"

ACROBAT'S ANTICS ARE JUST GYM DANDY


Cyn 

= = = =

This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:


"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles


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From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014 10:40 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] minor sports punning

This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:


"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles


minor sports punning

chasmwuk@...
 

This is serious:  I saw a few minutes ago a news story about championships in minor sports.  It mentioned the national yo-yo championship, and had the caption "Yo-Yo Competitors Have the World on a String."  (We need to get whoever wrote that to join our list serve.) Anyway, I can think of possible headlines:

"Curling Competitors Have to Put Their Careers on Ice"
"Fencing Competitors Aim to Foil Their Opponents' Plans"

Anyone else?

Charles


File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

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Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Yahoo! Group
Frequently Asked Questions

=====================================================

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler

Document Created December 13, 2003
Current Revision 1.0 (rev. February 6, 2004)

=====================================================

Table of Contents

I. Group Description

II. Questions About Messages
1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?
2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

=====================================================

I. Group Description

-----------------------------------------------------

(The following is also posted online at http:
//groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/)

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial
group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in
Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the
museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off
World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which
the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O.
Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National
Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the
museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over
1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book
sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also
an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country,
P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the
English language can be bent without breaking.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status
announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and
discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions.
Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter.
Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG
level if you join. ;-)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at
first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate
spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right
to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is
again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name
that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without
notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems
with any of this, please notify the listowner.

=====================================================

II. Questions About Messages

-----------------------------------------------------

1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?

At some point during your stay in the P.U.N.Y. group here on Yahoo!
Groups, you may receive a message in response to one of your posts
that looks something like this:

To: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
Subject: Error [puny] re: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
From: SpamHold <spam.hold@mpcdoc.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:07:23 -0600

Your message was filtered by NEMX Spam Filter. Please note that
the intended Recipient did not receive this message.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This communication is intended to be
confidential and solely for the use of the persons or entities
addressed above. If you are not an intended recipient, be
aware that the information contained herein may be protected
from unauthorized use by privilege or law, and any copying,
distribution, disclosure, or other use of this information is
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please contact the sender by return e-mail immediately, and
delete or destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don't panic. This is not your fault.

Why did it happen? I wish I knew. I can tell you what is going
on, though. Someone in our group, be they an active member or just
an observer, has set up a mail program to auto-forward messages
from our group to an address within the mpcdoc.com domain. The
mail server at mpcdoc.com is then marking certain group messages as
spam and then returning error messages. The rest of the group does
not see the error messages, since they are addressed directly to
the original sender.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to trace things once the forwarding
is done, since the SpamHold filter does not include any header
information from the original message.

I have contacted the people at the mpcdoc.com domain, and they are
completely baffled by the situation. They don't know which of
their users is the target of the redirected mail, since SpamHold
apparently deletes the messages before they can look at the
headers.

In other words, there's nothing that can be done to solve the
matter.

In the meantime, if you never want to see one of these messages
again, set up a filter within your mail program. Have it delete
any messages that come from spam.hold@mpcdoc.com, and that'll do
the trick.

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2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

Yahoo! Groups has implemented a new feature recently called
SpamGuard. This is an apparent response to a persistent problem
with spam sneaking through into group messages. The following two
links contain information on how SpamGuard works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/local/service-spamguard.html
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-08.html

Here's a quote from Yahoo!'s description of SpamGuard:

"Yahoo! Groups routes messages sent to your group
through SpamGuard. If we detect that a message is
spam, we will notify you and include the message as
an attachment. If you use a Yahoo! Mail email address
for your group, these messages will automatically get
routed to your Bulk folder.

"If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, or if you use POP
access to read your Yahoo! Groups messages in your
email client (e.g., Outlook), you can set up filters
to route these messages to an appropriate folder,
such as 'spam' or 'bulk.'"

There are two problems that I've seen with this so far. The first
problem is that it is a bit overzealous. It marks some very
obviously non-spam messages as spam. The second problem is that it
can break e-mail filters on users' systems. For example, if you
use filters in your e-mail program (Outlook, Pegasus, Eudora, or in
my case, Agent) to route incoming messages into folders, this might
screw things up and result in P.U.N.Y. messages going into your
generic inbox (or worse, trash folder) instead.

There's nothing that can be done about the first problem, but you
can do something to address any filter difficulty you may
encounter. Read the information at this link:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-10.html

It will show you what you need to get your filter to recognize
SpamGuard-processed messages.

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III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

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To visit the P.U.N.Y. group on the web, go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/

You will be prompted to set up a Yahoo! profile (if you don't
already have one) before the system will let you into the group's
site. There's no charge for this.

Once you're on the group site, you can manage your group
membership (including unsubscription), set delivery options, and do
generally a bunch of other stuff.

To unsubscribe from the group without visiting the site, send a
blank e-mail message (no subject text or body text required) to
this address:

puny-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Yahoo! Groups usage terms can be found at:

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

The listowner (a.k.a. the Administrangler) can be reached at:

puny-owner AT yahoogroups.com

(NOTE: Spam prevention measures in place - replace the "AT" with
an @ sign and delete the spaces before using the above address.)

Finally, here are some P.U.N.Y. and O.Henry Museum related
websites of interest:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ohenry/default.htm
http://punpunpun.com

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IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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Outlook and the Microsoft logo are trademarks of the Microsoft
corporation.

Agent is a trademark of Forte, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the
property of their respective owners.


Lee Jackson, P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny


Re: Punslinging in September?

Stan Kegel
 

Doug

If the plumber is working on your upstairs toilet,, then you have a nigh pot in use.

Stan

On Aug 31, 2014, at 9:34 PM, doug10101@aol.com [puny] <puny@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Read the following friendly fire between me and a facebook friend who delved right into it with me. See our exchange below.



Doug Spector (it all started with my following post)

When a plumber can't make it to all his customer appointments, is it because he's backed up?



Alan Simon I'm not sure. But for him to envision himself as having a successful business is a real pipe dream

Alan Simon Then again, it is a fitting occupation.

Alan Simon I used to live next door to a plumber who missed many of his appointments. He did so because he was often backed up. He often came over to my house to vent. My wife hated him because he was always smoking a pipe.

Doug Spector good thing he didnt have to use his snake in front of the wife

Alan Simon Actually, he must have--which explains why she looked so flushed..

Doug Spector watch out for those slick plumbers who impress women with their main lines

Remove
Alan Simon I'd never plug a plumber who did that.

Doug Spector most are cool and go with the flow

Alan Simon But it's really more important that they live by the code.

Doug Spector true, if they don't follow the code, they'll sink

Alan Simon Really wasteful to see a plumber go down the tubes.

Doug Spector how true, but last plumber's gal I saw looked like Farah Faucet

Doug Spector Do you think that if plumbers feel like they're going down the tubes, are they ready to take that plunge?

Alan Simon She had some very balanced measurements.

Doug Spector man, you're just overflowing with great plumber's puns

Alan Simon Only when they just can't live up to standards.

Doug Spector well, i'm about all tapped out

Alan Simon You could say I'm in my chamber!

Alan Simon You're ready to shut-off this discussion?

Doug Spector yes but I'd like to tank you first

Alan Simon Admittedly, you've sort of brought me out of the closet.


Doug Spector I need to put a stopper to that

Alan Simon Well, we can't be discharging like this the whole night.

Doug Spector I know, we shouldn't spout off anymore

Alan Simon It's hard to believe we've come to this junction. I should say I don't feel pressured to cap it off.

Doug Spector I could pun all night but water your plans?


Alan Simon Watching a special on the History Channel covering April Ham, Lincoln Missouri. In fact, I was quite submerged in it before this plumber thing surfaced.
39 mins · Like

Alan Simon Very turbulent times back then.

Doug Spector A real shower of violence arose

Alan Simon Downright turbulent. I'm just glad the several branches within the Union were successful in clearing a passage to victory. And that was before tanks were even a commodity.

Doug Spector Things were defintely going down the toilet

Alan Simon As I understand, about half the troops were literally siphoned from their boats while crossing the channel. Another 15% lost their lives in crossing the basin.

Doug Spector Wonder if they waterproofed their boats with duck tape?

Alan Simon They relied on putty until they reached port.


Alan Simon They were relieved that the putty held back the leaks.

Doug Spector If they used putty, I'm sure that provided a good seal

Alan Simon But you have to understand that, crossing the channel in the summer carried little risk of storms. Everyone knew it was soft water.


Alan Simon That's not to say that the troops weren't sweating.

Doug Spector The soft water was a good washer

Doug Spector Good thing the winds were calm while crossing, otherwise their sails would've been more like flappers

Doug Spector I'm out of ammo and drained. Let me leave you with this last thought:
Watch out if you urinate during the night. You never know if your plumber set a pee-trap


Alan Simon I'm threaded on both ends after all this drip. But I'm sure to spot you on some other night that just as fitting.

Doug Spector I bidet you a good night

Alan Simon Counterflow!


Punslinging in September?

doug
 

Read the following friendly fire between me and a facebook friend who
delved right into it with me. See our exchange below.







Doug Spector (it all started with my following post)






When a plumber can't make it to all his customer appointments, is it
because he's backed up?




*





Alan Simon I'm not sure. But for him to envision himself as having a
successful business is a real pipe dream





*





Alan Simon Then again, it is a fitting occupation.





*





Alan Simon I used to live next door to a plumber who missed many of his
appointments. He did so because he was often backed up. He often came over
to my house to vent. My wife hated him because he was always smoking a
pipe.





*





Doug Spector good thing he didnt have to use his snake in front of the
wife





*





Alan Simon Actually, he must have--which explains why she looked so
flushed..





*





Doug Spector watch out for those slick plumbers who impress women with
their main lines





*



Remove


Alan Simon I'd never plug a plumber who did that.





*





Doug Spector most are cool and go with the flow





*





Alan Simon But it's really more important that they live by the code.





*





Doug Spector true, if they don't follow the code, they'll sink





*





Alan Simon Really wasteful to see a plumber go down the tubes.





*





Doug Spector how true, but last plumber's gal I saw looked like Farah
Faucet





*





Doug Spector Do you think that if plumbers feel like they're going down
the tubes, are they ready to take that plunge?





*





Alan Simon She had some very balanced measurements.





*





Doug Spector man, you're just overflowing with great plumber's puns





*





Alan Simon Only when they just can't live up to standards.





*





Doug Spector well, i'm about all tapped out





*





Alan Simon You could say I'm in my chamber!





*





Alan Simon You're ready to shut-off this discussion?





*





Doug Spector yes but I'd like to tank you first





*





Alan Simon Admittedly, you've sort of brought me out of the closet.





*






Doug Spector I need to put a stopper to that





*





Alan Simon Well, we can't be discharging like this the whole night.





*





Doug Spector I know, we shouldn't spout off anymore





*





Alan Simon It's hard to believe we've come to this junction. I should
say I don't feel pressured to cap it off.





*





Doug Spector I could pun all night but water your plans?






*





Alan Simon Watching a special on the History Channel covering April Ham,
Lincoln Missouri. In fact, I was quite submerged in it before this plumber
thing surfaced.
39 mins · Like





*





Alan Simon Very turbulent times back then.





*





Doug Spector A real shower of violence arose





*





Alan Simon Downright turbulent. I'm just glad the several branches
within the Union were successful in clearing a passage to victory. And that was
before tanks were even a commodity.





*





Doug Spector Things were defintely going down the toilet





*





Alan Simon As I understand, about half the troops were literally
siphoned from their boats while crossing the channel. Another 15% lost their lives
in crossing the basin.





*





Doug Spector Wonder if they waterproofed their boats with duck tape?





*





Alan Simon They relied on putty until they reached port.






*





Alan Simon They were relieved that the putty held back the leaks.





*





Doug Spector If they used putty, I'm sure that provided a good seal





*





Alan Simon But you have to understand that, crossing the channel in the
summer carried little risk of storms. Everyone knew it was soft water.





*






Alan Simon That's not to say that the troops weren't sweating.





*





Doug Spector The soft water was a good washer





*



Doug Spector Good thing the winds were calm while crossing, otherwise
their sails would've been more like flappers



*



Doug Spector I'm out of ammo and drained. Let me leave you with this
last thought:



*




Watch out if you urinate during the night. You never know if your plumber
set a pee-trap






*





Alan Simon I'm threaded on both ends after all this drip. But I'm sure
to spot you on some other night that just as fitting.





*





Doug Spector I bidet you a good night





*





Alan Simon Counterflow!


Re: FAST #32

Stan Kegel
 

Doug, I’m more likely to be Haydn the anchovies.

Stan

= = = = = = = = = = =


On Aug 31, 2014, at 11:26 AM, doug10101@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

Stan, I always heard that pepperoni pizza goes best when you "handle the anchovies"
 
Doug S.
===============
My problem is how to handle the archives. Unless I have any objections, I am going to call Chris’ riddle FAST Riddle #32, Charles’ #33 & Lar’s coming riddle on Tuesday #34. and we can forget for now that 32 & 33 occurred on Saturday in confusion. Let it just be a lesson for all of us.

But let’s try to keep the F*** rules on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, and not star posting Fs, Rogues or anything else whenever we like and not get bogged down by the rules as Charles suggests. 

Stan




On Aug 31, 2014, at 4:15 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

I agree that things may be moving too fast, but then, isn't that what "fast" means?  But seriously, I got the answer correct, not knowing that Doug and Stan had beaten me to the punch.  Anyway, it seems that Lars will post #33, so we're back on track.  And as I've said before, the purpose of this list serve is to have fun.  Getting bogged down in rules, e.g., on which day a certain type of riddle can go out, what's the precise definition of a pun, etc., can take the enjoyment out of it.  


Charles




Re: FAST #32

doug
 

Stan, I always heard that pepperoni pizza goes best when you "handle the anchovies"
 
Doug S.
===============
My problem is how to handle the archives. Unless I have any objections, I am going to call Chris’ riddle FAST Riddle #32, Charles’ #33 & Lar’s coming riddle on Tuesday #34. and we can forget for now that 32 & 33 occurred on Saturday in confusion. Let it just be a lesson for all of us.

But let’s try to keep the F*** rules on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, and not star posting Fs, Rogues or anything else whenever we like and not get bogged down by the rules as Charles suggests. 

Stan




On Aug 31, 2014, at 4:15 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

I agree that things may be moving too fast, but then, isn't that what "fast" means?  But seriously, I got the answer correct, not knowing that Doug and Stan had beaten me to the punch.  Anyway, it seems that Lars will post #33, so we're back on track.  And as I've said before, the purpose of this list serve is to have fun.  Getting bogged down in rules, e.g., on which day a certain type of riddle can go out, what's the precise definition of a pun, etc., can take the enjoyment out of it.  


Charles


Re: FAST #32

Stan Kegel
 

My problem is how to handle the archives. Unless I have any objections, I am going to call Chris’ riddle FAST Riddle #32, Charles’ #33 & Lar’s coming riddle on Tuesday #34. and we can forget for now that 32 & 33 occurred on Saturday in confusion. Let it just be a lesson for all of us.

But let’s try to keep the F*** rules on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, and not star posting Fs, Rogues or anything else whenever we like and not get bogged down by the rules as Charles suggests. 

Stan




On Aug 31, 2014, at 4:15 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

I agree that things may be moving too fast, but then, isn't that what "fast" means?  But seriously, I got the answer correct, not knowing that Doug and Stan had beaten me to the punch.  Anyway, it seems that Lars will post #33, so we're back on track.  And as I've said before, the purpose of this list serve is to have fun.  Getting bogged down in rules, e.g., on which day a certain type of riddle can go out, what's the precise definition of a pun, etc., can take the enjoyment out of it.  


Charles

.
 


No Rules Riddle #4xP&

gary hallock
 

And the answer is…

#### BERMUDA TRIANGLE

What was the question?

Submit your questions directly to Gary Hallock for consideration. The most creative (or logical) response wins nothing.

<gary@hallock.net>


Re: Fast riddle #32 (Applying the break)

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Personally I find the "No Rules" Riddles the most fun. They are a refreshing breath of air.

Cyn


= = = = -


Not only has the F-riddle started acting like a Rogue, it seems to have begun following the rules of a “no rules” riddle. 


Gary

===============

Does this mean we still hold fast fi the rogue riddles even as the fast riddles have gone rogue?

Lars

===============

On Aug 31, 2014 8:38 AM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

This is ironic: those who have decided to act otherwise are exhibiting “rogue” behavior in a FAST riddle and not a Rogue riddle!

 

Jim
========================
 

Gary,

    It seems to have gained a life of its own, despite those involved having known the usia; procedures beforehand.  (Even the "newcomer" had been informed of the "protocols" -- as he called them -- last Wednesday.)

    For whatever reason, some have decided to act otherwise.

    Sta tuned . . . .

    Aloha,

        Lars

==============================



On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

I feel like we just flew through a time warp or something. It’s only Saturday! Can someone please put a stop to this madness?


Gary Hallock

=============

On Aug 30, 2014, at 8:41 PM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Yes, it's better to avoid premature acclimation.


Charles

If I can think something up, I'll send out #33.  Anybody else want to do it?

===============

 
I am going to pass (hosting the next riddle) - but thanks for letting me play! I will do a riddle soon but only after I've had a few weeks to get acclimated

Chris


 
Lars pointed out that I was too early with my riddle, but I wanted to be FAST.  Anyway, Chris was close enough with with his answer.  

More of a malapropism than a pun:

As an English teacher, I tell my students not to use punctuation indicating surprise, anger, vulgarity, etc. precipitously.  Think it over
first.  If they repeatedly fail to heed my warnings, I send them to a sex therapist.  Why?

They're guilty of premature interjection.  Chris's answer of premature exclamation is also good.  Take it away speedily, Chris, regardless of the day.

Charles

_


Re: Fast riddle #32 (Applying the break)

gary hallock
 


Not only has the F-riddle started acting like a Rogue, it seems to have begun following the rules of a “no rules” riddle. 


Gary

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Does this mean we still hold fast fi the rogue riddles even as the fast riddles have gone rogue?

Lars

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On Aug 31, 2014 8:38 AM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

This is ironic: those who have decided to act otherwise are exhibiting “rogue” behavior in a FAST riddle and not a Rogue riddle!

 

Jim
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Gary,

    It seems to have gained a life of its own, despite those involved having known the usia; procedures beforehand.  (Even the "newcomer" had been informed of the "protocols" -- as he called them -- last Wednesday.)

    For whatever reason, some have decided to act otherwise.

    Sta tuned . . . .

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

I feel like we just flew through a time warp or something. It’s only Saturday! Can someone please put a stop to this madness?


Gary Hallock

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On Aug 30, 2014, at 8:41 PM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Yes, it's better to avoid premature acclimation.


Charles

If I can think something up, I'll send out #33.  Anybody else want to do it?

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I am going to pass (hosting the next riddle) - but thanks for letting me play! I will do a riddle soon but only after I've had a few weeks to get acclimated

Chris


 
Lars pointed out that I was too early with my riddle, but I wanted to be FAST.  Anyway, Chris was close enough with with his answer.  

More of a malapropism than a pun:

As an English teacher, I tell my students not to use punctuation indicating surprise, anger, vulgarity, etc. precipitously.  Think it over
first.  If they repeatedly fail to heed my warnings, I send them to a sex therapist.  Why?

They're guilty of premature interjection.  Chris's answer of premature exclamation is also good.  Take it away speedily, Chris, regardless of the day.

Charles


Re: Fast riddle #32 (Applying the break)

Lars Hanson
 

Does this mean we still hold fast fi the rogue riddles even as the fast riddles have gone rogue?

Lars

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On Aug 31, 2014 8:38 AM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

This is ironic: those who have decided to act otherwise are exhibiting “rogue” behavior in a FAST riddle and not a Rogue riddle!

 

Jim

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Gary,

    It seems to have gained a life of its own, despite those involved having known the usia; procedures beforehand.  (Even the "newcomer" had been informed of the "protocols" -- as he called them -- last Wednesday.)

    For whatever reason, some have decided to act otherwise.

    Sta tuned . . . .

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

I feel like we just flew through a time warp or something. It’s only Saturday! Can someone please put a stop to this madness?


Gary Hallock

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On Aug 30, 2014, at 8:41 PM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Yes, it's better to avoid premature acclimation.


Charles

If I can think something up, I'll send out #33.  Anybody else want to do it?

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I am going to pass (hosting the next riddle) - but thanks for letting me play! I will do a riddle soon but only after I've had a few weeks to get acclimated

Chris


 
Lars pointed out that I was too early with my riddle, but I wanted to be FAST.  Anyway, Chris was close enough with with his answer.  

More of a malapropism than a pun:

As an English teacher, I tell my students not to use punctuation indicating surprise, anger, vulgarity, etc. precipitously.  Think it over
first.  If they repeatedly fail to heed my warnings, I send them to a sex therapist.  Why?

They're guilty of premature interjection.  Chris's answer of premature exclamation is also good.  Take it away speedily, Chris, regardless of the day.

Charles


Gary Hallock






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    Aloha,

        Lars



Rogue Riddle Bingo to Cynthia

Feta Whey
 


Bingo for Cynthia. The answers to all the riddles are posted below following each riddle.


Oops! It looks like I replied to Chris thinking the emails had come from him and didn't realize that he had posted publicly to the list. So now everyone has his 2 answers.

Still, nobody has solved #2, and only Stan and Jim (who are not going to be hosting next week) have solved #1.


So I will give the Bingo to the first person to solve # 1 and #2.


 

1. If the legislature was all composed of calculus professors, it might be illegal to do what?
This is a pun on an illegal activity that also somehow involves calculus.

Drink and derive

2. No cake, please.
The answer to this is a palindrome. The total number of letters in the answer is nine.

I prefer pi.

3. What is the root of all evil?

The square root of 666 which = 25.8 is what I was looking for. However, Stan gave me a more clever answer: the 666th root of 666 which = 1.00980

4. What week this year running from Sunday to Saturday, as weeks do, had numbers forming a palindrome everyday? (OK. This is not a pun; so consider it to be a bonus question.)

4/13/14 to 4/19/14. Unless of course you live near Joseph in the UK.

Reply to fetawhey@...


Rogue Riddle #729 more clues

Feta Whey
 

New clues to riddles #1 and #2 are posted below alongside the riddles.

Reply to fetawhey@...

Oops! It looks like I replied to Chris thinking the emails had come from him and didn't realize that he had posted publicly to the list. So now everyone has his 2 answers.

Still, nobody has solved #2, and only Stan and Jim (who are not going to be hosting next week) have solved #1.


So I will give the Bingo to the first person to solve # 1 and #2.


If you wish to submit an answer, send it directly to me at fetawhey@...
Do not post answers to the group.



1. If the legislature was all composed of calculus professors, it might be illegal to do what?
This is a pun on an illegal activity that also somehow involves calculus.

2. No cake, please.
The answer to this is a palindrome. The total number of letters in the answer is nine.

3. What is the root of all evil?

4. What week this year running from Sunday to Saturday, as weeks do, had numbers forming a palindrome everyday? (OK. This is not a pun; so consider it to be a bonus question.)

Reply to fetawhey@...


Fast riddle #32 (Applying the break)

James Ertner
 

This is ironic: those who have decided to act otherwise are exhibiting “rogue” behavior in a FAST riddle and not a Rogue riddle!

 

Jim

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Gary,

    It seems to have gained a life of its own, despite those involved having known the usia; procedures beforehand.  (Even the "newcomer" had been informed of the "protocols" -- as he called them -- last Wednesday.)

    For whatever reason, some have decided to act otherwise.

    Sta tuned . . . .

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

I feel like we just flew through a time warp or something. It’s only Saturday! Can someone please put a stop to this madness?


Gary Hallock

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On Aug 30, 2014, at 8:41 PM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Yes, it's better to avoid premature acclimation.


Charles

If I can think something up, I'll send out #33.  Anybody else want to do it?

===============

 
I am going to pass (hosting the next riddle) - but thanks for letting me play! I will do a riddle soon but only after I've had a few weeks to get acclimated

Chris


 
Lars pointed out that I was too early with my riddle, but I wanted to be FAST.  Anyway, Chris was close enough with with his answer.  

More of a malapropism than a pun:

As an English teacher, I tell my students not to use punctuation indicating surprise, anger, vulgarity, etc. precipitously.  Think it over
first.  If they repeatedly fail to heed my warnings, I send them to a sex therapist.  Why?

They're guilty of premature interjection.  Chris's answer of premature exclamation is also good.  Take it away speedily, Chris, regardless of the day.

Charles


Gary Hallock






--
    Aloha,

        Lars



FAST #32

chasmwuk@...
 

I agree that things may be moving too fast, but then, isn't that what "fast" means?  But seriously, I got the answer correct, not knowing that Doug and Stan had beaten me to the punch.  Anyway, it seems that Lars will post #33, so we're back on track.  And as I've said before, the purpose of this list serve is to have fun.  Getting bogged down in rules, e.g., on which day a certain type of riddle can go out, what's the precise definition of a pun, etc., can take the enjoyment out of it.  

Charles


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