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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: Today at 13:08 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

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A haircut!
Yep.
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I had just had my hair cut about 30 minutes before I set that riddle.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: Today at 10:58 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: Today at 08:26 »
I can show you the world,
And yet hide it from you.
I can preserve a beautiful sunset forever,
So that you won't have to watch it.
I can give you contact with everyone you know,
But you'll rarely notice a new person again.
I can make waiting hours for a taxi not matter,
Because you're already home if you have me.

What am I?
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a Smartphone?

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This must be one of the longest MAG competitions ever (laugh)
Yeah, I secretly added one more week of voting than usual. It is dragging a bit. But it's close at the top, so some more votes would be useful.

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Yeah man. Give the rest of us a chance, Haggis.

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If anyone’s interested, I’m closing the doors to new players today at 18:00 (BST) basically after all teams have played their first games.

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Well done England! Well done ‘Arry Kane, my son (it’s okay to call footballers your son, apparently).

Privateer Puddin’ (Custard) wins Day 5 with a FULL HOUSE! 9 points out of 9. Well done that man.

Haggis sitting pretty at the top of the table. Myself and Bicilotti are just keeping warm at base camp.

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Day 4 goes to Cat, who was the only one to predict a Germany loss to Mexico. Well done 👍

@Andail Yeah, it’s pretty much just luck at the moment. On one hand it makes things more exciting but on the other hand it takes something away from actually trying to think about each result.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: 17 Jun 2018, 03:56 »
Yeah, that’s when she blocked me. Haha.

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Miguel R Fervenza wins Day 3 with 10 out of a possible 12 points. Well played, sir.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: 17 Jun 2018, 00:32 »
It’s so hard to keep up with, though. People seems to be constantly finding new things to be offended by and it’s getting unreasonable. Of course anything racist is bound to be unacceptable, but then you get things like this:
Quote from: “Twitter Guy”
One of the best ways to hurt an artistic person is to wait until right after they finish a long project and then ask them "so what's next?"

...and all the back-patting twitter hugs from everyone in the replies who have just realised that it offends them too, while all secretly wishing they had been the first one to have thought of this new angle, this new way to acquire twitter hugs.

Absolutely moronic. I even got blocked by someone because of that thread.

So no, giving up your seat for an elderly lady is not a problem. But when you wake up every morning and find that actually, now the done thing is to not use a seat in the first place, just in case an old lady needs one.... okay, so i’ll Stand... but now apparently old ladies don’t like seeing people standing because it reminds them of their lack of agility and they get upset. So now we have to use a seperate carriage. Before you know it, just mentioning trains will trigger all the old people, but more than that it will trigger everybody else as well because we all want to get offended on everyone else’s behalf.

I will happily avoid racial slurs and I am in solidarity with everyone of all genders and sexual preferences. But there is a point where I will defend my right to ask an artist whose work admire “what’s next?” And I will shout the word TRAIN in your face whenever the above hypothetical scenario occurs.

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Ahh. I get it.

You were misinterpreting the admittedly misleading layout . It goes NAME R S not R S NAME. I’ve drawn borders to separate the information properly.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 16 Jun 2018, 13:55 »
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bic

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 16 Jun 2018, 03:41 »
Yep. Well done Josiah.

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The 1 in the ‘score’ and ‘result’ column are just Boolean yes/no scores to tell it whether or not you got the correct result. A 1 in the R column is worth 2 points, which added to the 1 point from the S column gives you a total of 3 points for getting the correct result.

[edit] @Baron. Reading your post back again I realise that you must have started looking at the 2nd row when you came to Brane and yourself. Morocco v Iran is the 3rd row.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 16 Jun 2018, 00:22 »
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publishing
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hmm I guess that works too, but it’s still not the solution I have in mind.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 16 Jun 2018, 00:18 »
Not a bad guess but not the one I’m thinking of.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 15 Jun 2018, 23:38 »
I have one:
secret ____ dog
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service

Here’s one:

book contract

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The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: 15 Jun 2018, 11:47 »
I’m pretty much in agreement that this culture of getting offended by everything is reaching critical levels of insanity these days. And my gears have been ground plenty of times for this reason. That said, the term Golliwog is a difficult one. Yes it is the name of the dolls but it has been used as a slur in the UK for many years and I even remember being gently advised to be careful using that word even when I was a kid, so it’s not a recent SJW-era thing.

But yeah, this person posting on your friend’s wall is just a busy-body.

I’m by no means a “lefty liberal snowflake”. I do tend to side (for want ofvs better word) with those people more, though. But I’m not there yet. It’s funny. I used to tell such terrible racist and everything-ist jokes and justify it by saying it was an appreciation of the joke, the wordplay, rather than racism. These days I still like a risky gag but I’m far less likely to tell those jokes than I once was. I think that means I’ve grown.

But there are still a lot of things I will laugh at that some extreme PC brigadiers would delete me for. Progress is slow and I think it’s good that some people are keeping a check on what is okay or not okay to say. But there has to be some wriggle-room. Using the word ‘Gollywog’ as an exclamation of surprise, is something that those people shouldn’t get really upset about.

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 15 Jun 2018, 04:59 »
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flies?

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