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Postby Shyrtandros » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:28 am

Okay!!

My work is having a "Best Riddle" competition tomorrow and I could use some help! :)

The riddle needs to be work appropriate.


Brownie points to the first person who can relay the entire quote in the subject line & name the movie it's from.
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Xenix » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:49 am

Q: What do Santa Claus and a small gray mouse have in common?
A: They both have a long white beard, except for the mouse.

(extra bonus points if you can find where that one came from. :lol:)
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Tev » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:35 am

Riddle me this.. Riddle me that. Who's afraid of the big black bat?
Batman and Robin, and probably the only thing I liked in that movie was that quote :/

As for my riddle;

"You are driving a bus along your route. At the first stop, 4 people board the bus. At the second stop 2 people depart, and 3 people board. At the third stop 4 people depart and 1 person boards. At the final stop, everyone has to get off the bus... what color are the bus drivers eyes?"

A great riddle for people, the key is not to say it too fast, and give a little time between each stop for things to sink in.
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Invisusira » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:40 am

geez Tev double fail
1) the quote is from Batman FOREVER, thank you. Not Batman and Robin. I actually liked Batman Forever!
2) YOU'RE, not your (also, that correction is a spoiler for the riddle, so don't read it)

You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. Why?
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Shyrtandros » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Invisusira wrote:You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. Why?


I don't get it... :|

Is it because I can choose whenever/ wherever the heck I want? lol
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:18 pm

It's a quote from Inception.

The answer is just "Because you'll be together."
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Shyrtandros » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:34 pm

Nikachelle wrote:It's a quote from Inception.

The answer is just "Because you'll be together."


I must have a horrible memory.. I don't remember anything like that being in the movie.. but then again I only saw it the 1 time at the theatre..
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Invisusira » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:50 pm

It makes sense once you understand the context - but then that's the point of a riddle, isn't it?
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:51 pm

Shyrtandros wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:It's a quote from Inception.

The answer is just "Because you'll be together."


I must have a horrible memory.. I don't remember anything like that being in the movie.. but then again I only saw it the 1 time at the theatre..

TBF, I googled it.
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Tev » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:20 pm

Invisusira wrote:geez Tev double fail
1) the quote is from Batman FOREVER, thank you. Not Batman and Robin. I actually liked Batman Forever!
2) YOU'RE, not your (also, that correction is a spoiler for the riddle, so don't read it)

You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. Why?


That's what I got for doing this at work, no time to check my facts. I keep screwing up that the movie where Robin is first introduced isn't Batman and Robin /boggle. Yeah, I liked Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones in that one, but I didn't care for the Robin performance in the slightest. Val Kilmer was leaps and bounds above George Clooney as Batman at least. But in the end, bat nipples = Epic Fail of costume design. After the first 2 Batman movies, I couldn't take this one seriously and that was a disappointment to me.

As for grammar, I'll go fix that right now so you look like your smoking the happy grass when someone reads your post...
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:21 pm

TBF? O.o

Riddles always makes me think of this passage from Zelazny's Trumps of Doom.
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     I  heard  noises-rustlings,  stirrings-coming  from somewhere above and
before me. I also became aware of a peculiar odor.
     "I say, are you awake?" This from the same direction as the  sounds  of
movement.
     I decided that I was not entirely ready to qualify for that state, so I
did not answer. I waited for more life to flow back into my limbs.
     "I  really  wish  you'd let me know whether you can hear me," the voice
came again. "I'd like to get on with it."
     My curiosity finally overcame my judgment and I raised my head.
     "There! I knew it!"
     On the blue-gray ledge above me was crouched a sphinx,  also  blue-lion
body,  large  feathered  wings  folded  tight  against it, a genderless face
looking down upon me. It licked its lips and revealed a  formidable  set  of
teeth.
     "Get  on  with  what?"  I  asked,  raising myself slowly into a sitting
position and drawing several deep breaths.
     "The riddling," it answered, "the thing I do best."
     "I'll take a rain check," I said, waiting for the cramps in my arms and
legs to pass.
     "Sorry. I must insist."
     I rubbed my punctured forearm and glared at the creature. Most  of  the
stories  I  recalled  about  sphinxes  involved  their  devouring people who
couldn't answer riddles. I shook my head.
     "I won't play your game," I said.
     "In that case, you lose  by  forfeit,"  it  replied,  shoulder  muscles
beginning to tighten.
     "Hold on," I said, raising my hand. "Give me a minute or two to recover
and I'll probably feel differently:"
     It  settled  back  and  said, "Okay. That, would make it more official.
Take five. Let me know when you're ready."
     I climbed to my feet and began swinging my arms and stretching. While I
was about it, I surveyed the area  quickly.  We  occupied  a  sandy  arroyo,
punctuated  here and there with orange, gray, and blue rocks. The stony wall
whose ledge the sphinx occupied rose  steeply  before  me  to  a  height  of
perhaps  twenty-five feet; another wall of the same height lay at about that
distance to my rear. The wash rose steeply to my right, ran off  in  a  more
level  fashion  to  my  left.  A  few spiky green shrubs inhabited rifts and
crevices. The hour seemed verging upon dusk. The sky was a weak yellow  with
no  sun  in sight. I heard a distant wind but did not feel it. The place was
cool but not chill.
     I spotted a rock the size of a small dumbbell on the ground nearby. Two
ambling paces-as I continued swinging my  arms  and  stretching-and  it  lay
beside my right foot.
     The sphinx cleared its throat. "Are you ready?" it asked.
     "No," I said. "But I'm sure that won't stop you."
     "You're right."
     I felt an uncontrollable desire to yawn and did so.
     "You  seem  to  lack something of the proper spirit," it observed. "But
here it is: I rise in flame from the earth. The wind assails me  and  waters
lash me. Soon I will oversee all things."
     I waited. Perhaps a minute passed.
     "Well?" the sphinx finally said.
     "Well what?"
     "Have you the answer?"
     "To what?"
     "The riddle, of course!"
     "I  was  waiting. There was no question, only a series of statements. I
can't answer a question if I don't know what it is."
     "It's a time-honored  format.  The  interrogative  is  implied  by  the
context. Obviously, the question is, `What am I?"'
     "It could just as easily be, `Who is buried in Grant's tomb?' But okay.
What is  it?  The  phoenix, of coursenested upon the earth; rising in flames
above it, passing through the air, the clouds, to a great height-"
     "Wrong."
     It smiled and began to slit.
     "Hold on," I said. "It is not wrong. It fits. It may not be the  answer
you want, but it is an answer that meets the requirements."
     It shook its head.
     "I am the final authority on these answers. I do the defining."
     "Then you cheat."
     "I do not!"
     "I  drink off half the contents of a flask. Does that make it half full
or half empty?"
     "Either. Both."
     "Exactly. Same thing. If more than one answer fits,  you  have  to  buy
them all. It's like waves and particles."
     "I  don't  like  that approach," it stated. "It would open all sorts of
doors to ambiguity. It could spoil the riddling business."
     "Not my fault," I said, clenching and unclenching my hands.
     "But you do raise an interesting point."
     I nodded vigorously.
     "But there should only be one correct answer."
     I shrugged.
     "We inhabit a less than ideal world," I suggested.
     "Hm."
     "We could just call it a tie," I offered. "Nobody wins, nobody loses."
     "I find that esthetically displeasing."
     "It works okay in lots of other games."
     "Also, I've grown a bit hungry."
     "The truth surfaces."
     "But I am not unfair. I serve the truth, in my fashion. Your mention of
a tie raises the possibility of a solution."
     "Good. I'm glad you see things-'
     "That being a tie breaker. Ask me your riddle."
     "This is silly," I said. "I don't have any riddles."
     "Then you'd better come up with one fast. Because it's the only way out
of our deadlock-that, or I judge you the loser."
     I swung my arms and did a few deep kneebends. My body  felt  as  if  it
were afire. It also felt stronger.
     "Okay," I said. "Okay. Just a second."
     What the hell . . .
     "What's green and red and goes round and round and round?"
     The sphinx blinked twice, then fiurrowed its brow. I used the time that
followed  for  some more deep breathing and some running in place. The fires
subsided, my head grew clearer, my pulse steadied . . .
     "Well?" I said some minutes later.
     "I'm thinking."
     "Take your time."
     I did a little shadowboxing. Did some  isometrics,  too.  The  sky  had
darkened a bit more and a few stars were now visible off to my right.
     "Uh, I hate to rush you," I said, "but-"
     The  sphinx  snorted. "I'm still thinking." "Maybe we should set a time
limit."
     "It shouldn't be much longer."
     "Mind if I rest?"
     "Go ahead."
     I stretched out on the sand and closed my eyes, muttering a guard  word
to Frakir before I slept.
     I  woke  with  a shiver, light in my eyes and a breeze upon my face. It
took me several moments  to  realize  that  it  was  morning.  The  sky  was
brightening  to  my  left,  stars  were  fading  to my right. I was thirsty.
Hungry, too.
     I rubbed my eyes. I got to my feet.  I  located  my  comb  and  ran  it
through my hair. I regarded the sphinx.
     ". . . and goes round and round and round," it muttered.
     I  cleared  my  throat.  No  reaction. The beast was staring past me. I
wondered whether I might simply be able to slip off...
     No. The gaze shifted to me.
     "Good morning," I said cheerfully. There was a brief gnashing of teeth.
     "AlI right," I said, "you've taken a lot longer  than  I  did.  If  you
haven't got it by now I don't care to play any longer."
     "I don't like your riddle," it said at last.


     "Sorry."
     "What is the answer?"
     "You're giving up?"
     "I must: What is the answer?" I raised a hand.
     "Hold  on,"  I  said.  "These  things should be done in proper order. I
should have the preferred answer to yours before I tell you mine."
     It nodded.
     "There is some justice in that. All right-the Keep of the Four Worlds."
     "What?"
     "That is the answer. The Keep of the Four Worlds ."
     I thought of Melman's words: "Why?" I asked.
     "It lies at the crossroads of the worlds of the four elements, where it
rises from the earth in flames, assailed by the winds and waters."
     "What about the business of overseeing all things?"
     "It could refer to the view, or to its master's imperialistic  designs.
Or both."
     "Who is its master?"
     "I don't know. That information is not essential to the answer."
     "Where'd you pick up this riddle, anyhow?"
     "From a traveler, a few months back."
     "Why'd  you  choose  this one, of all the riddles you must know, to ask
me?"
     "It stopped me, so it had to be good."
     "What became of the traveler?"
     "He went on his way, uneaten. He'd answered my riddle."
     "He had a name?"
     "He wouldn't say."
     "Describe him, please."
     "I can't. He was well muffled."
     "And he said nothing more about the Keep of the Four Worlds?"
     "No."
     "Well," I said. "I believe I'll follow his  example  and  take  a  walk
myself."
     I turned and faced the slope to my right.
     "Waitl"
     "What?" I asked.
     "Your  riddle," it stated. "I've given you the answer to mine. You must
now tell me what it is that is green and red and goes round  and  round  and
round."
     I  glanced  downward,  scanned  the  ground.  Oh,  yes, there it was-my
dumbbell-shaped stone. I took several steps and stood beside it.
     "A frog in a Cuisinart," I said.
     "What?"
     Its shoulder muscles bunched, its eyes  narrowed  and  its  many  teeth
became  very  apparent. I spoke a few words to Frakir and felt her stir as I
squatted and caught hold of the stone with my right hand.
     "That's it," I said, rising. "It's one of those visual things-
     "That's a rotten riddle!" the sphinx announced.
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:24 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:TBF? O.o

"To be fair" Maybe it's an EU thing...
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Invisusira » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:41 pm

Tev wrote:bat nipples

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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby Shyrtandros » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:26 pm

Invisusira wrote:
Tev wrote:batman's nipples

:shudder: if you would have said Robin's nipples I would be okay with this


Less Derailing, more Riddles!
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Re: Riddle me this.. Riddle me that.

Postby cakeftw » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:54 pm

Imagine you're on a bridge, it starts collapsing from both ends towards the middle where you are, how do you get off the bridge to safety?
Stop imagining
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