What are We?

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What are We?

Postby MCC » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:03 am

* Those people over there.
* Another day down the pit, lass.
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea.
* Wow! That's deep.
* Winged? Pachyderm.
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have.
* A city one contains these.

What are we:?:


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Postby udosuk » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:34 pm

MCC, if your riddles are really topical then the answers of this one should be "North & South Towers, World Trade Center" or "United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11"...

If the answers are not these then it's a matter of your riddle being not topical enough, i.e. your fault instead of ours...:twisted::idea:
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Postby MCC » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:42 am

I did not say my riddles were topical, just that the last one was. Remember "variety is the spice of life".

In total, they are a group; but singularly, they stand alone.



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Postby MCC » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:31 pm

Seems like you need a nudge.

udosuk wants topicallity, add this to the previous 10.

* Basket case?


I decided No.11 was too confusing so I've edited by deleting [w w w .]

All I'll say at the moment, is that, if you understand any one of these eleven you'll understand what the rest of them are.


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Postby emm » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:55 am

MCC wrote:* Those people over there.
* Another day down the pit, lass.
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea.
* Wow! That's deep.
* Winged? Pachyderm.
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have.
* A city one contains these.
* Basket case


Movie Titles wrote:* The Others
* Coal Miner’s Daughter
* River Queen
* Freddy vs Jason
* The Fly
* 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
* Jurassic Park
* Earthquake
* Liar, Liar
* Aeon Flux
* Jackass Number 2

Am I warm, singularly or as a group?
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Postby MCC » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:12 pm

emm has got it, they are movies:D

She has got one correct - I know there could be alternate titles, but see if you can discern the ones I used.

* Those people over there.
* Another day down the pit, lass. - "Coal Miner's Daughter".
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea.
* Wow! That's deep.
* Winged? Pachyderm.
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have.
* A city one contains these.
* Basket case


emm, can you tell me which clue led you to the fact that they are movies:?:


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Postby Hud » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:45 pm

Now that emm has done the heavy lifting, we probably should try to get the rest of the movie names? I have some candidates for some of them:

MCC wrote:

* Those people over there.
* Another day down the pit, lass.
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea.
* Wow! That's deep.
* Winged? Pachyderm.
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have.
* A city one contains these.
* Basket case


Movie Titles wrote:

* Them
* (Solved)
*
* Miracle on Ice
*
* The Abyss
* Dumbo
*
* Pinocchio (sp?)
*
* The Ten Commandments
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Postby MCC » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:50 pm

Hud you have got three more.

* Those people over there. - "Them!".
* Another day down the pit, lass. - "Coal Miner's Daughter".
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea.
* Wow! That's deep. - "The Abyss".
* Winged? Pachyderm. - "Dumbo".
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have.
* A city one contains these.
* Basket case



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Postby udosuk » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:17 pm

#5 Tipula oleracea -> The Fly/Daddy Long Legs?
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Postby Cec » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:22 pm

#9....." Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have." I can't spell the name of the movie but the leading actor had a big nose. Something like "Cerano De Bergerac". No laughing now at my attempt.:)

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Postby udosuk » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:04 am

Cec, is your movie "Roxanne" by Steve Martin?
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Postby Cec » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:35 am

udosuk wrote:Cec, is your movie "Roxanne" by Steve Martin?

No, I wasn't thinking of "Roxanne" though you are correct that Steve Martin did have a long nose in that movie. The movie I was thinking of was produced about the fifties or sixties and I think Jose Ferrer played the lead role with the big nose. I can't relate to the "Oh Nettles" clue though.

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Postby udosuk » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:59 am

That movie was still titled "Cyrano de Bergerac":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrano_de_Bergerac_%281950_film%29

There were 4 movies with that name, spanning from 1900 to 1990 (excluding Steve Martin's Roxanne):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrano_de_Bergerac_%28movie%29
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Postby MCC » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:38 am

Ok then.

udosuk has got "Daddy Long Legs" - The one I was thinking of starred Fred Astaire.

Cec has got "Cyrano De Bergerac" - 'Nettles' refers to the actor John Nettles, who played the character 'Jim Bergerac' in the crime series 'Bergerac' set on the Isle of Jersey. Maybe a little unfair, but I want to draw you away from 'Pinocchio'.

Roxanne, is a modernization of Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano De Bergerac.

* Those people over there. - "Them!".
* Another day down the pit, lass. - "Coal Miner's Daughter".
* Cleopatra.
* You're fixing knives to your shoe's to do what?
* Tipula oleracea. - "Daddy Long Legs".
* Wow! That's deep. - "The Abyss".
* Winged? Pachyderm. - "Dumbo".
* Look at the ground shake.
* Oh Nettles', What a big nose you have. - "Cyrano De Bergerac".
* A city one contains these.
* Basket case

Five to go.


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Postby Cec » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:39 am

#3 Cleopatra... Would it be "Roman Holiday" starring Audrey Hepburn ?
#8 Look at the ground shake...How about "San Francisco"?

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