Riddle (sort of)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby underquark » Tue May 16, 2006 11:18 pm

[quote="Ruud"]Please clarify the following list:

[color=white][b]rabbit[/b][/color]
[color=green][b]onions[/b][/color]
[color=red][b]house[/b][/color]
[color=yellow][b]river[/b][/color]
[color=blue][b]hotel[/b][/color]
[color=violet][b]ultra[/b][/color]
[color=#FFEF50][b]brown[/b][/color]
[color=brown][b]sugar[/b][/color]
[b]velvet[/b][/quote]

The list consists of two-word phrases with one word being given by the colour of the text and the other by the text itself. Simply disable BBCode in this post to see it easily. The gold in "Golden Brown" has been hand-coded and black is the default in "Black Velvet".

[color=darkred][/color]
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Postby underquark » Tue May 16, 2006 11:22 pm

You could also have had:

Oil
Charlie
Telecom
Mood

+r o de Bergerac?
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 17, 2006 12:47 am

underquark wrote:You could also have had:

Oil
Charlie
Telecom
Mood

+r o de Bergerac?


Olive Oil
Charlie Brown
Orange Telecom
Mood Indigo
Cyrano de Bergerac

My turn:
Fire
Panda
Fish
Swallow

Finish the next line...
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Postby emm » Wed May 17, 2006 4:07 am

udosuk wrote:Finish the next line...

Flea

Ruud wrote:I cannot stand to watch you suffer any more.

Personally I think we should be left to suffer. We'll never learn if you just cave in and give us the answer.
I don't suppose it's up for debate is it? I actually think deep moat (about-water-gate) is better than deep quote anyway.:D
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 17, 2006 5:12 am

emm wrote:Flea

Nope... Any particular reason why you chose that animal/insect?

Ruud wrote:deep quote

On retrospect it's a perfectly correct answer... But it'd be a better riddle if the inside content (about watergate) actually had some direct link to the final answer, instead of the indirect connection through the rhyming words... Which we had no way to know until you told us explicitly... emm's answer is valid too IMO, but is also impossible:?: for the solver to guess until you give the "rhyming clue"...
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Postby emm » Wed May 17, 2006 8:29 am

Yeah Ruud’s answer is OK too.:D

Here’s how I got flea.

There are two patterns -

1. Every second word is a four letter word starting with f. (Remember this is your sequence not mine.)

2. There is another progression = true ---> false

fire is red (true)
pandas are black (half true)
fish are blue (fairly true)
swallows are green (rarely true)
fleas are yellow (never true)
:D
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 17, 2006 9:37 am

emm wrote:Here’s how I got flea.

There are two patterns -

1. Every second word is a four letter word starting with f. (Remember this is your sequence not mine.)

2. There is another progression = true ---> false

fire is red (true)
pandas are black (half true)
fish are blue (fairly true)
swallows are green (rarely true)
fleas are yellow (never true)
:D


I don't wanna start stereotyping people based on their gender... But it's not totally nonsense when they say the ladies have a "more interesting" approach to facts...:D

So here are some facts from my own observation...

1. Only 3 out of 4 in my list are actual animals...
2. Fire is not necessary red... The last time I paid a visit to the kitchen, it's blue...
3. The statement "pandas are black" has the same truthfulness as saying the "St. George flag is red" or "All the population in U.K. are female"... Which is definitely not "half true" but "totally false"...
4. I know no significant scientific proof that green swallows are rarer than blue fish... Would be glad to see some actual documented sources to back up this claim...
5. Again, is there any study that shows absolutely no individual within the species of fleas is yellow?
6. Every 2nd word in my list not only starts with f, but starts with fi...

:D
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Postby Ruud » Wed May 17, 2006 10:41 am

Notwithstanding the excellent follow-up on my riddle, I'm not really satisfied with the clarification given for my list by underquark

Can anyone see what he's missed?

As for Deep Quote:

We are treading in unfamiliar territory. I once saw a cartoon with a huge text balloon with the words "think big". Using BBCode as part of the riddle is a nice new twist. The answer is just what I had in mind. Since this is not a textbook riddle, the alternative answers may end up to be textbook. Deep Moat is brillant.

Ruud.
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 17, 2006 11:20 am

From that list of 9, a couple terms might be more common if inverted:
ultra violet
hotel blue

Also, ain't totally convinced with golden brown, but couldn't find a better kind of yellowish brown to contend with it...:?:
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Postby MCC » Wed May 17, 2006 1:37 pm

The Stranglers -
"Golden Brown"
[ from the album "La Folie" (1981) ]

Lyrics
Golden brown texture like sun
Lays me down with my mind she runs
Throughout the night
No need to fight
Never a frown with golden brown

Every time just like the last
On her ship tied to the mast
To distant lands
Takes both my hands
Never a frown with golden brown

Golden brown finer temptress
Through the ages she's heading west
From far away
Stays for a day
Never a frown with golden brown

(Never a frown) Never a frown (never a frown)
(Never a frown) With golden brown (with golden brown)

(Never a frown) Never a frown (never a frown)
(Never a frown) With golden brown (with golden brown)

(Never a frown) Never a frown (never a frown)
(Never a frown) With golden brown (with golden brown)

(Never a frown) Never a frown (never a frown)
(Never a frown) With golden brown (with golden brown)

(Never a frown) Never a frown (never a frown)
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Postby Ruud » Wed May 17, 2006 1:50 pm

MCC wrote:The Stranglers -
"Golden Brown"

1 down, 8 to go:)
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Postby tarek » Wed May 17, 2006 2:03 pm

blue hotel, yellow river, white rabbit, brown sugar probably are easy:idea: especially Blue Hotel by Chris Isaak

But I would be interested to see what Green onions brings out:D

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Postby tarek » Wed May 17, 2006 2:21 pm

Here is an addendum to the list......

Between JK
subh2o
yob

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Postby udosuk » Wed May 17, 2006 3:06 pm

The batting lineup from Ruud's team:
1 "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane/This Busy Monster
2 "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
3 "Red House" by Jimi Hendrix
4 "Yellow River" by Tony Christie
5 "Blue Hotel" by Chris Isaak
6 "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" by U2
7 "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers
8 "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
9 "Black Velvet" by Alannah Miles

The 3 aces in tarek's rotation:
A "White Queen (As It Began)" by Queen
B "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles
C "Golden Gridiron Boy" by Randy Newman

Ace C might be in trouble... Relievers from the bullpen are being called up...:D
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Postby emm » Thu May 18, 2006 1:22 am

One more for you

flea
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