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Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:59 am UTC

Very simple premise. I'll propose a riddle. If you can answer it, you have to offer the next riddle, and so on.

I soar without wings, I see without eyes. I've travelled the universe to and fro. I've conquered the world, yet I've never been anywhere but home. What am I?
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Postby pollywog » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:10 am UTC

Interstellar radiation?
Guess only.
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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:13 am UTC

Light?
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby Alcari » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:38 am UTC

ahh, easy one.
I have it on an Elf-fantasy t-shirt :)
It's My imagination (our yours)

When water splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved alot, I spew liquid. When I am hit, I change color. And I come in many colors myself. What am I?
I'm made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:49 am UTC

A sick cat wrapped in plastic.
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Postby pollywog » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:59 am UTC

A person.
Although that don't seem right...
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Postby __Kit » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:13 am UTC

Mother Superior wrote:A sick cat wrapped in plastic.


I second that
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Postby Token » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:57 am UTC

Erm... an octopus or squid?

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Postby hermaj » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:02 pm UTC

A baby? Come on, none of you have ever thrown a baby, or hit a baby? :P Wrapped a baby in plastic?

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Postby spectacu-awesome » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:09 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:A baby? Come on, none of you have ever thrown a baby, or hit a baby? :P Wrapped a baby in plastic?


well, last time i got so carried away, that all of the other babies were coloured red from the goo from the first one, so no colour change was observed.

could you be one of those fancy kettles which change colour sensitive to heat? or a water bomb filled with paint?
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Postby Alcari » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:15 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:A sick cat wrapped in plastic.

While increadibly cool, and seemingly correct, it's not what i had in mind
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Postby FiercestCalm » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:35 pm UTC

Skin?
Image

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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:34 pm UTC

Alcari wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:A sick cat wrapped in plastic.

While increadibly cool, and seemingly correct, it's not what i had in mind

Alright then it is a Chameleon suffering from motion sickness trying to water-skii through a lake after a bunch of clowns with non-water resistant makeup just went swimming there.
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Postby Rodan » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:42 pm UTC

I say it's skin. (thanks fiercest calm)
um... someone else can post a riddle now... I've got none...

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Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

Skin is correct.

My life is often a volume of grief, your help is needed to turn a new leaf.
Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I'm always ready to tell a tale.
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Postby crazyjimbo » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:24 pm UTC

A book

Can't think of any, so I stole this one:

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking

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Postby gmalivuk » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:02 am UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:A book

Can't think of any, so I stole this one:

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking


A fish.

What do I have in my pocket?
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Postby hermaj » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:34 am UTC

A banana. Or your wallet and keys.

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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:29 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:What do I have in my pocket?


I actually though about posting a 'What do you have in your pockets?' thread a while ago, but then dismissed it as stupid. Looks like I don't have to now. :)

The answer: Lint. EVERYONE has lint in their pockets. Or a hole.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:34 am UTC

I'll guess that you have a paperclip and a piece of string!
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Postby dumbclown » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Your ear.

If that is a riddle it is pretty poor.

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Postby Mother Superior » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:37 am UTC

A small, yet colourful inflatable beach ball?
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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:34 pm UTC

lets see, in my pockets are:
wallet
ID card
library card
old receipts
money
two little pieces of paper with a locker combination written on them
old boarding passes to Detroit and Dulles
keys
some yen
a note
some old train tickets from Tokyo
change
scorecard from a laser tag game
ticket to Tokyo Tower
some more receipts, change
an index card with doodles on it
an invitation to some exhibit
old movie ticket for Harry Potter 4 at a German theater
some fliers
old ticket for X-Men 3 at the same German theater
a pack of tiny playing cards
an incredibly faded receipt from a library
faded receipt from a BX
old note from doctor
super ball
a leg from a foam cow
a tape ball with faded drawings all over it
the head of a tiny plastic googly-eyed vampire, gotten from a kinder egg
trash
a piece of rubber
some other crap I'm not going to name
lint (probably), and some spilled sugar

and that is what I have in my pockets.

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Postby Owijad » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

Your hand!
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose, the devil gets your sould!

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Postby gmalivuk » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

I hope at least one of you got the Hobbit reference.

Anyway, what I actually do have at the moment in my (left front) pocket(, which is the one I was thinking of when I asked,) is
a comb
a USB memory key
a lighter
a pen
my iPod headphones

Also, of course, lint.
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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

who didn't get the hobbit reference? It's pretty obvious, I just chose to ignore it.

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Postby Token » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:14 pm UTC

Anyone who comes into a riddle game and uses any riddles from The Hobbit should be taken somewhere out of sight and shot. Riddles that people haven't heard a thousand times before are better.

Since "What have I got in my pocket?" is in fact a plot device, not a riddle, I'll ask a new one. I'm sure you can make a new thread to discuss the contents of your pockets.

He who makes it, does not tell it.
He who takes it, does not know it.
He who knows it, does not want it.
What is it?

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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:22 pm UTC

And he who gathers it must destroy it?

Fake money?
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Postby J Spade » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

I second fake money.

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Postby DonChubby » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

Damn, you beat me to it.
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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

allright then:

Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me, When I have flown.
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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:50 pm UTC

Time


No legs have I to dance
No lungs have I to breathe
No life have I to live or die
And yet I do all three.
What am I?



EDIT: I found a riddle.
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Postby Token » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:08 pm UTC

That's four things! :P

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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:22 pm UTC

Yeah it is, but I didn't write the riddle, so it's not my fault :P

EDIT: I had a read, there's no rhyme, and the meter wouldn't be ruined, so clearly the writer was jsut silly.
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Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby Owijad » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:22 pm UTC

My first thought was fire, then I decided that was dumb because fire only dies and dances metaphorically, and never lives or breathes.

Then I googled it, and it turns out it is fire. Stupid riddle...

I wanna get this answer out while I think up a good riddle, editing one up shortly.

There:


I am home to horses, cows, and grass, but never once has a breeze come past.

What am I?


A small hint wrote:And if you visit unaided, you'll die, jackass
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose, the devil gets your sould!

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Postby bbctol » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:09 am UTC

A farm in hell, where zombie farm animals munch zombie grass in eerie silence.

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Postby Owijad » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:54 am UTC

Who would farm zombies?



SilverWolfe wrote:EDIT: I had a read, there's no rhyme, and the meter wouldn't be ruined, so clearly the writer was jsut silly.


But you may note that "three" has assonance with "breathe". Four sounds super clunky, compared.
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Postby Alcari » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:27 am UTC

Evil geniusses would farm zombies.

But I'm guessing it's the oceanfloor? Seahorses, Seacows and seagrass(??)
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Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:47 am UTC

Owijad wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:EDIT: I had a read, there's no rhyme, and the meter wouldn't be ruined, so clearly the writer was jsut silly.

But you may note that "three" has assonance with "breathe". Four sounds super clunky, compared.

This is true. Sweet new avatar BTW

I think you're right about the riddle Alcari, which means you need to find us a new one.
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Postby Alcari » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:27 am UTC

Forward I am heavy, backwards I am not. What am I?
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