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Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 4:16 pm

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Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:40 pm

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Re:Brainteaser - hopefully will stretch SOMEONES grey matter

Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:43 pm

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Postby Darb » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:27 am

[Sally Field]

(gushes while clutching oscar) "They like me ! They really really like me !!" :D :oops: :D

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Postby Superenigmatix » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:32 pm

Hey Brad - Nobody likes a smartarse!

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Postby Trebor1503 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:32 am

Brad...just remember that that was basically the highpoint in her career. Maybe it is all downhill form here?.?.

Maybe not... keep those posts and answers a comin'
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Here is question #3

Postby KiltanneN » Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:39 pm

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Postby Superenigmatix » Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:37 pm

Complete blank here I'm afraid kilt

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Postby Trebor1503 » Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:23 am

Prehaps a hint is in order kilt
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Postby KiltanneN » Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:00 pm

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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:32 am

OK... Trebor's first Brainteaser.

For One Point:
Name the book that starts out with a man walking through hot coals in Hawaii and when he comes out the other end he is in an alternate universe. (Gosh, I hope there is only one book out there like this)

I am starting easy for you guys to get warmed up... mine will be harder than this after.
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Postby Superenigmatix » Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:38 pm

Jonah - Robert Heinlein


I may not have got this so easily (assuming I'm right :) ) if there hadn't been so much discussion about Mr H. here recently.

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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:09 pm

Right author, wrong Biblical character... please try again.
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Postby Darb » Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:58 pm

I read this on my honeymoon - is this it ?

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I'll pull it off my shelf when I get home, and check - I've forgotten what the opening scene is.
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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:19 pm

One more Point for Brad... we have a winner.

So now for something a little harder... since we are all warmed up.

Name the two book series that deals with consumerism and advertising in the future. It is taken to such extremes that is is legal to add adictive substances to food that make you crave other foods and subliminal advertising that makes you fiercly brand loyal. The second book was published in 1984.

Oh, and give us the Authors name as well...
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Postby KiltanneN » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:38 pm

The Garbage chronicles by Brian Herbert?

And/ Or maybe Sidney's Comet...

Kilt

Our score stands right now

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perhaps Kilt has gained a point with this answer?
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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:57 pm

Not the ones I was thinking of... please try again. Perhaps it would help if I gave this hint.

"I love Coffiest"
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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:15 pm

Kilt... just thought of a possible rule #5 (that yes, I am breaking with my current question...wait, it that another hint)

#5 the book in reference or a Sherlock question must be on the list of books on this site... so if you want to ask a question get the book on the lists.

And yes, after my question is answered I will give up the 411 to have it/them added.
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Postby Darb » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:19 am

I'm drawing a blank on this one :?

p.s. Aww damn, there goes my perfect batting average :x :lol:
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Postby Superenigmatix » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:03 pm

Was it by two authors? and one was Frederik Pohl

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Postby Trebor1503 » Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:31 am

Uh, oh... I think Super is getting warm...
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Postby Superenigmatix » Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:06 pm

The Space Merchants ... by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth


now what was the second book called?

The Wonder Effect?

or

Critical Mass?

Guessing really, I know they wrote a few together but I don't remember which was the follow up novel or if I've even read it.

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Postby Trebor1503 » Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:45 pm

But if I tell you no one gets the points... and what a shame that would be. Perhaps If you think a little longer, or use alternate resources.....
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Postby KiltanneN » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:14 am

Trebor1503 has SCORED!

the leaderboard now runs @
Brad 3
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Trebor 1

Kilt

BTW BKM - you should go ahead and quote the Q&A into this thread here for the benefit of history...
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Postby bob k. mando » Sat Jul 19, 2003 7:06 pm

Q: "allow me to esplain ..... no, no, there is too much, i will sum up". (<<<not an exact quote but i still think there should be a sherlock for identifying it)

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