Quote Game

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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:47 pm

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, They're the modern stone-age family. From the town of Bedrock, They're a page right out of history. Let's ride with the family down the street, Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet. When you're with the Flintstones, You'll have a yabba doo time, A dabba doo time, You'll have a gay old time.

YABBA DABBA DOO!!!!!!!!!!!


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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:50 pm

New quote coming up, could be easy.

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Postby RW » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:00 pm

Congratulations MCC, that is correct!!

I guess it's time for MCC now to come up with yet another quote/riddle. Actually, I think this is the hardest part of the game...

PS. I'm sorry for spelling it wrong at first, but googling "yabadabadoo" also gave results that refered to the Flintstones...

Ha, I can see that you already posted a new one while I wrote this...

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Postby RW » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:03 pm

MCC wrote:New quote coming up, could be easy.

You're right, it is easy. But I wont post the answer now, otherwise I'd have to figure out a new quote immediately...:)
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Postby underquark » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:17 pm

Clock striking thirteen, afraid I must go. (Yes I know it's from a different work but I'm sure you get the picture).
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Postby dancer » Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:15 am

RW wrote:Congratulations MCC, that is correct!!

I guess it's time for MCC now to come up with yet another quote/riddle. Actually, I think this is the hardest part of the game...

PS. I'm sorry for spelling it wrong at first, but googling "yabadabadoo" also gave results that refered to the Flintstones...

Ha, I can see that you already posted a new one while I wrote this...

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guys this is not a riddle game its a guote game. I am not being rude or anything, but please can we do quotes and not riddles please. Thank you.
PS. Unless you guys want to do a riddle game start one by yourself than using my post unless its a quote.
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Postby emm » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:30 am

The trouble is - when do quotes become riddles? There's a tricky transformation area which may need some thinking through - the kind of thinking that went into answering this age old question. “How far away from the beach do togs become undies?”
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Postby dancer » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:23 am

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Postby Myth Jellies » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:25 am

Seems like if it is just quotes, then you could just Google them couldn't you? That's what I did with the first one.

That's why I originally thought the idea was to replace words in the quote with theoretically equivalent words or phrases or mini-riddles and then try to guess the original quote.

Something like, "A bit of pain in the past may now serve to redeem the entire lineup!"
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Postby RW » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:21 am

Myth is right, google does take the fun out of a regular quote game. I did try to find a good quote that wouldn't solve immediately by entering the full quote into google, but I failed... Actually I also solved MCC's quote with the help of google. I could see that the middle line with some vowels became a familiar phrase, but as I couldn't remember where I saw it, google told me.

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Postby MCC » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:25 am

We have, kind-of, usurped this topic for our own ends, I know that we do this all the time but maybe we should stick to quotes in this topic and move the riddle/quotes to a new topic:?:

What do people think about this:?:

I think that most quotes can be googled but just because it makes it harder for us to come up with a suitable quote shouldn't we give it a try:?:

I should say that I just googled a phrase from a book and what did google come up with:?: Nada, zilch, zero, not a sausage, not a single link.
Which means people will have to ask questions as to who and where.


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Postby udosuk » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:02 am

Okay, I think at least 20 persons have solved MCC's quote riddle but all have declined to answer for not wanting to post the next one... I'll take the baton:
George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four wrote:WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


My next one is this:
??? wrote:May one live in an interesting time!

Hope you couldn't google it too easily, cause I twitched it a bit to avoid that:) . It is said to be a Chinese curse, but I have a Chinese origin and have never heard of it... It has appeared in Ruud's forum in recent times and I've managed to find quite an amount of details about it... It's a good researching exercise... So hope you would enjoy the trip!:)
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Postby MCC » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:59 am

udosuk wrote:My next one is this:
??? wrote:May one live in an interesting time!

Hope you couldn't google it too easily, cause I twitched it a bit to avoid that:) . It is said to be a Chinese curse, but I have a Chinese origin and have never heard of it... It has appeared in Ruud's forum in recent times and I've managed to find quite an amount of details about it... It's a good researching exercise... So hope you would enjoy the trip!:)

How about Eric Frank Russell writing under the pseudonym Duncan H Munro in a Sci Fi story - "U-Turn":?:




I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)



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Postby udosuk » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:59 pm

MCC, you're that keen to post the next quote eh?:D (Remember, dancer doesn't like anything too cryptical...:!: )

Okay, to make it fair, anyone who can post the correct page number where that "curse" appeared in the original copy of the novel gets to post the next one...:idea:
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Postby MCC » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:53 pm

Where is dancer by the way:?:

Have s/he abandoned us:?:

I'm not too eager to post the next quote, I thought I had one earlier but the search engine has changed its mind.
Let's see if someone can come up with the correct page number first.


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