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We all know that "42" is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. A computer chugged away at that problem for seven and a half million years. The answer was delivered without an accompanying question, much to everyone's dismay. The question had not actually been specified at any point, and was actually much harder to come up with than the answer. If this makes no sense at all to you, then you just haven't read all the same books I have.

In this contest, I would like for you to come up with answers to undefined questions. I won't know what the question is and nobody else will. Maybe you won't even know what the question is. Just give us the answer!

The rules are very easy...

Rules

1. Post your answer as a reply to this topic. It's okay if other people see it before the deadline.

2. The deadline for posting answers is:

Local Time:04-15-2006 at 01:00 AM

3. You can post between 1 and 3 answers. Please delete any answers that you decide you don't want to use.

4. Editing posts is fine. No editing or deleting after the deadline passes.

5. To get a little momentum going, there is an early poster bonus of 2 rank points for the first 10 people to provide an answer.

6. Your post should only contain the answer. No explanations, no cute remarks, and certainly no questions.

7. After the deadline passes, we will have a vote where people rate all the answers.

Winners

If you have the highest-rated answer, you'll get 100 rank points and an item of your choosing from the Prize Pile. Runner-ups get 50 and 25 rank points. First-time participants (have never participated in a contest before) get a "rookie" bonus of 10 rank points.

Give me an answer!


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1. Procrastination keeps the world sane and organised.

2. Hook, Line, and Sinker.

3. People only play accordians to look funny.

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1. You'll just need to attatch it to the vacuum cleaner, turn the electromagnet on, and wait for your visitors to arrive.

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1. No matter what you think, expect, feel, hope, dread, wish, desire, consider, remember, contemplate, wonder, all human life boils down to mere floccinaucinihilipilification. Get used to it.

2. Whatever.
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You guys both need to strip the non-answer parts from your entries.

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1. It means: "To lack a definition."

2. 25. One to change the bulb, and the other 24 are managers.

3. Because it's flawlessly consistant.

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Note that you may wish to re-read the rules, particularly point 6, and edit your posts accordingly (or create another post for your remarks).

See Erik, the mean guys are doing it again! Do I get bonus points for denouncing them? Well, sorry to spoil your fun with the rule-lawyering.

Bah, I got there too late. Erik was much closer to the prey, and jumped in for the kill before I could do anything.

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quote:
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See Erik, the mean guys are doing it again! Do I get bonus points for denouncing them?

I'm tempted to give you a mod point. A positive one, of course. Why would you think otherwise?

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quote:
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I'm tempted to give you a mod point. A positive one, of course. Why would you think otherwise?


Don't worry, I understand. It happens to me all the time too. You just *want* to mod someone up, but you don't have any mod point to hand out. Shame, really.
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1. Yes, but the butcher came into the barber shop before the ceiling caved in; making the cappuchino machine's claims contradictory.

2. PS. Bunnies are cute.

3. What ?
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Alneyan wrote: Don't worry, I understand. It happens to me all the time too. You just *want* to mod someone up, but you don't have any mod point to hand out. Shame, really.

Uh, that's not what I meant, but...

Yeah. That's what I meant. (Coughs in the general direction of a kitty cat.)

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1. To get to the other side.

2. Take the first left at the intersection, then proceed about 300 yards and you will see a gas station on your left. Turn immediately after the gas station and drive down until you see the sign that says "No trespassing", then take a left, a right, another left, then you'll see another turn off to the right but you can't get there directly, you'll have to go about another half-mile and take a u-turn, then double back and take that turn. Once you've done that, just go straight onwards until you see the 7-11 and then continue going straight until you see the other 7-11 and that's where you turn right. After the railway crossing you'll see a small bridge and you can sort of go either under it or over it so go under the bridge then at the stop sign turn left and drive another half-mile or so. Around there it will really smell like something is burning which is how you know you are almost at the right place, just turn at the third left and then again at the third right and then go up the hill and you'll see it right in front of you. Just remember that it's closed weekends so you'll have to go on Monday.

3. That depends, really, on why you were beneath the giraffe in the first place.

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Entry #1: Potatoes
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1: A smitemaster singing in a shower

2: Look into a mirror and you will know

3: An April Fool, of course!
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1. Singularity.

2.
-b(+-)sqrt(b²-4ac)
        2a


3. Übersetzungen englischen Textes in deutschen Text, wenn versorgt durch einen frei-von-Kosten Internet Übersetzer, sind oft ungenau, und oft lustig wenn übersetzt hinter in Englisch.
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Eytan, please be sure to delete the unused answer.

-Erik

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1. Orange.
2. I've never seen that before in my life.
3. The Blonde.
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2. The defendant acted in accordance with the Girl Scout Law and is thus guilty of all charges. Any attempts by the Stranger With No Left Kidney from the country of California, blessed be its Holy Name, to claim the contrary can be contradicted by the fundamental goodness that resides in the human soul.
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#2: Chuck Norris

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quote:
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Eytan, please be sure to delete the unused answer.

-Erik


I already had by the time you posted this.

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#3: The court finds the defendant, Life, guilty of fleeing the scene of the crime and killing Elvis Presley through negligence. In a surprise addition, the court finds polygamy to be constitutional.

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I'm fairly confident that I, along with others, just got owned. I just remembered about the line at http://caravelgames.com/g4g7 that says "If you like these Abstracted Art puzzles, there will be more of them unleashed on my website in a contest announced the beginning of next month.".

Man, I hate my life.

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1. Yes, it is absolutely safe.
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1. :cigar :oldtimer :cigar
2. No, officer.
3. It will be released towards the end of April.

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1. The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda

2. It's a small, clear, glass box with a gold border along the edges. It's lying slightly askew in the sand dunes. The ladder is close by and rises forever straight up into the sky without any support. The horse is around somewhere, I think, but I don't know it that well. And the storm is mostly wind and lightening and it is still miles away.

3. For tea too.

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1. Because he was running out of contest ideas.

2. Blue. No, yel... Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!

3. Because I have a headache.

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1.) What was the question anyway ?

2.) F = m*a

3.) There is no problem that can´t be solved with a really big sword (TM)
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1. Trout.

2. Stick your head in a vat of jello and yell "BOY, I'M TIRED!".

3. The piranha.

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I have a weird feeling that we should hold the poll tomorrow.

Nah, forget it.
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1. To be or not to be
2. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
3. Because I said so - don't argue with your mother

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