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#151775 - 12/08/05 03:08 PM Neep Help!
clueless Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 3
I really need help solving the message below. I think it is some type of cryptic wordplay, but I am not sure. If anyone can make any sense of it, I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

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old french friends

an actor's studio on the crest of the hill
a jam band on the corner of 3rd and Studebaker.
a boy eats ice cream.
a little girl.

the sundance film festival.
moonlighting as clown in the gown.

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#151776 - 12/08/05 03:20 PM Re: Neep Help!
Alex Williams Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1814
Loc: Spam Factory
Can you provde some more context?

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#151777 - 12/09/05 12:25 AM Re: Neep Help!
clueless Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 3
I can't provide any real context because I am not completely sure who sent it to me. I received the message with no instructions or hints, so I am basically at square one. At the very least, I am just trying to figure out what I am dealing with in that message. Are those anagrams?

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#151778 - 12/09/05 02:58 AM Re: Neep Help!
Marianna Offline
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Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 427
Loc: Spain
To me, they look a bit like the hints in a cryptic crossword puzzle; or else the kind you get in a game of charades. Does any one even play charades any more?

But no, I can't make head or tail of them either.

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#151779 - 12/09/05 05:28 AM Re: Neep Help!
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
You say you don't know the sender? Maybe it was just a spam feeler looking for valid email addresses. It looks like it could be text designed to fly under spam-checker radar. My advice is not to open emails when you don't know who the sender is. Some of them can contain executable code. Even having the email show up in a preview window can be dangerous.

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#151780 - 12/09/05 08:50 AM a tale told by an idiot
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1814
Loc: Spam Factory
I have to agree with Faldage. If you received an anonymous email with cryptic text most likely there is no meaning to be found.

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#151781 - 12/09/05 11:45 AM Re: a tale told by an idiot
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
> email with cryptic text most likely there is no meaning to be found

y'obviously don't work in a corporate environment...

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#151782 - 12/10/05 01:12 AM Re: a tale told by an idiot
clueless Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 3
It's a long story (and the context is as confusing as the message itself), but I am pretty sure I know who sent the message. It's not spam. If I could just solve one line of that passage, it could get the ball rolling. Yet, having said that, I am not completely sure there is a hidden message in that passage. It could just be an exercise in futility. Fun stuff! Anyway, thanks for the comments.

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#151783 - 12/10/05 02:19 AM Re: Neep Help!
Homo Loquens Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 203
Looks like abortive haiku.
_________________________
'A man who knows everything and who never dies.' --Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain.

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#151784 - 12/10/05 03:04 PM Re: Neep Help!
dalehileman Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 1773
Loc: Apple Valley, CA, USA
old french friends: Could be described as "airy" according to wife Laverne, who is much smarter than I; or does she err

an actor's studio on the crest of the hill: Aerie. You might say it's a loft

That is to say, airborne

a jam band on the corner of 3rd and Studebaker: Certainly an airy location

However, the Studebaker, from bygone era. Predated air bags and air conditioning, and what else? That's just a pair; ergo need a 3rd

a boy eats ice cream: Ice cream, a dairy product, contains air so it's airy. Perhaps the lad's name is 'arry

a little girl: Could have an airy disposition, or the body of a fairy

the sundance film festival: Wasn't it aired at an airpark? Surely some of the lyrics were erotic

moonlighting as clown in the gown: an unbearable airhead in apparel

Forgive me
_________________________
dalehileman

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