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      Riddles From O'nus - 1

      A'hoy hoy,

      Well now, let's see the logical reasoning of everyone here at Dream Views. I'm going to give you a scenario and you may ask me as many questions as you like. As a test to see how popular this gets (or if it even does), I will determine the limits and rules for the following riddles.

      The point of these riddles is that they are very vague and I will not give much information at all from the initial scenario. The point being to learn more and develop a foundation from questioning. In other words, you will all be responsibile for finding more information through questioning.

      Hope I made this clear... you'll understand quickly.

      First, read the scene:

      A man walks into a restaurant and sits down to a table. He orders a bowl of vegetable soup. After one sip of the soup, he pulls out a pistol and shoots himself in the head.[/b]
      The question here you are trying to answer, of course, is why did he kill himself?

      Let the interrogating begin.

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      Does it contain beef or any type of meat?
      You guys suck.

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      Originally posted by ffx-dreamz
      Does it contain beef or any type of meat?
      Yes, the soup's contents are:

      Vegetable beef with barley - peas, beef, carrots, barley (and other spices) and another unique piece of meat; ostrich.

      (Yes, answers can be twisted like that, that's the beauty of this type of reasoning is that logic makes you overlook minute details.. so be petty and maybe even ask questions which may seem redundant. )

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      Originally posted by O'nus+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(O'nus)</div>
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      Does it contain beef or any type of meat?
      Yes, the soup's contents are:

      Vegetable beef with barley - peas, beef, carrots, barley (and other spices) and another unique piece of meat; ostrich.

      (Yes, answers can be twisted like that, that's the beauty of this type of reasoning is that logic makes you overlook minute details.. so be petty and maybe even ask questions which may seem redundant. )[/b]
      I eat ostrich stake, its really good.
      So why are there 2 barleys there in your list.

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      Originally posted by CT
      I eat ostrich stake, its really good.
      So why are there 2 barleys there in your list.
      Re-iterating it along as noting that there are spices within the soup.

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      How old was this man?
      Early Morning Moment,
      A Glimpse of Joy,
      But soon it's Over, and I return to Dust...

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      Originally posted by KalmaH
      How old was this man?
      He was 23 years old.

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      Time period... past, present, or future?
      Early Morning Moment,
      A Glimpse of Joy,
      But soon it's Over, and I return to Dust...

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      Well now, let's see the logical reasoning of everyone here at Dream Views. I'm going to give you a scenario and you may ask me as many questions as you like. As a test to see how popular this gets (or if it even does), I will determine the limits and rules for the following riddles.

      The point of these riddles is that they are very vague and I will not give much information at all from the initial scenario. The point being to learn more and develop a foundation from questioning. In other words, you will all be responsibile for finding more information through questioning. [/b]
      Ok plain and simple - why did he shoot himself.

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      What is the man's nationality?

      "In the end, the lord shalth return in full regulation Soviet Uniform, hailing Lenin as thy true messiah." -Siberian Revealations

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      He was alergic to ostrich(or another one of the ingredients) but wanted to taste it desperately, even though it would kill him. He tasted it, felt the reaction beggining to occur, and decided to end it with his gun so he wouldn't suffer.......or not
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      when i play these you can only ask yes or no questions... i'll pm o'nus with my theory... i've heard a similar one.
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      this man had an ostrich farm and he had an ostrich named bobo. bobo was his favorite ostrich but one day when he was really hungry, he ate his right leg. Later he sold him to a slaughtering plant because looking at Bobo triggered an intense negative emotional feeling. The 23 year old man then went to a place and ordered soup, not knowing of it's ostrich contents. He realized that there was ostrich in the soup, and at the same moment he realized that the ostrich was Bobo. This triggered his intense emotional feeling, worse than dying, so he killed himself to end the feeling and any insanity that might follow before it began. How right am I?

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      you're close... it was the meat that upset him. erm, i think.
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      Well I think I asked the ultimate question... Its obvious all the other stuff was to make us think in another direction, and make us all go on some elaborate question spree, while the most obvious question was just to ask WHY.... Yeah I got you figured out O'nus......

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      [quote]
      this man had an ostrich farm and he had an ostrich named bobo. *bobo was his favorite ostrich but one day when he was really hungry, he ate his right leg. *Later he sold him to a slaughtering plant because looking at Bobo triggered an intense negative emotional feeling. *The 23 year old man then went to a place and ordered soup, not knowing of it's ostrich contents. *He realized that there was ostrich in the soup, and at the same moment he realized that the ostrich was Bobo. *This triggered his intense emotional feeling, worse than dying, so he killed himself to end the feeling and any insanity that might follow before it began. *How right am I?
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      n00b, your post is impossible to read

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      Yeah...drunk boy's speech is quite hard to read
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      look people, you're all seeing ghosts here or something.
      Crazy.

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      It was alphabets soup, and it spelled out "Y-O-U-A-R-E-D-R-E-A-M-I-N-G" and he decided shooting himseld would be a good reality check.?
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      he already said what was in the soup and it didn't consist of letter thingers...

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      Originally posted by CT+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(CT)</div>
      Ok plain and simple - why did he shoot himself.[/b]
      Oh come now, you want to ruin the fun of the riddle with that? No, come on now.

      Originally posted by Joseph_Stalin+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Joseph_Stalin)</div>
      What is the man's nationality?[/b]
      Let's say German.

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      He was alergic to ostrich(or another one of the ingredients) but wanted to taste it desperately, even though it would kill him. He tasted it, felt the reaction beggining to occur, and decided to end it with his gun so he wouldn't suffer.......or not
      No.

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      this man had an ostrich farm and he had an ostrich named bobo. bobo was his favorite ostrich but one day when he was really hungry, he ate his right leg. Later he sold him to a slaughtering plant because looking at Bobo triggered an intense negative emotional feeling. The 23 year old man then went to a place and ordered soup, not knowing of it's ostrich contents. He realized that there was ostrich in the soup, and at the same moment he realized that the ostrich was Bobo. This triggered his intense emotional feeling, worse than dying, so he killed himself to end the feeling and any insanity that might follow before it began. How right am I?
      Er, no. But vaguley similar to the actual reason. Vaguely.

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      Question for O'nus -

      Has anything dramatic/life changing happened to him within the previous week of his suicide, if so what (or if it gives it a way nevermind)?

      Was this guy depressed (like the medical condition).

      Was he a stockbrocker (yeah... I don't know...)

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      Originally posted by wasup
      Question for O'nus - *

      Has anything dramatic/life changing happened to him within the previous week of his suicide, if so what (or if it gives it a way nevermind)? *

      Was this guy depressed (like the medical condition). *

      Was he a stockbrocker (yeah... I don't know...)
      Yes, there was recently a dramatic, life changing incident that happened to him. He was involved in a plane crash. (For more details, you must question. I'm being leniant making it not yes or no questions because of the length of the thread would become ).

      He was certainly not happy already.. Not necessarily depressed, but certainly angst filled and in a state of denial/repression.

      No, he was not a stockbroker.

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      He uh... he had the same sort of soup on the plane that crashed? He temporarily lost his memory, but then after tasting the soup had it all flood back into his head? And then he.. killed himself because of all the horrors he witnessed!!!


      Quin custodiet custodes ipsos?

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      Well, I am going to say the contents of the food reminded him of the meat of a corpse, probably of a loved one. Entirely disgusted by the inciddent, it felt like he was eating his lover. Thus he shot himself.


      Hmmm...when you said German, this reminded me of Hitler a little bit (read about it...you'll find that's exactly what he thought with his neice), so I posted this.

      "In the end, the lord shalth return in full regulation Soviet Uniform, hailing Lenin as thy true messiah." -Siberian Revealations

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