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Postby Tanukitsune on Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:06 am

"What is a jar, but made out of wood?"

The only person who guessed it so far had heard a variation or similar riddle... But I made this one up myself! Of course that doesn't mean someone else might of thought of it too before me... :P

You can use this thread for more riddles... If you can guess mine! 8)
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby Kestralyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:10 am

Tanukitsune wrote:"What is a jar, but made out of wood?"


A door, of course!

And to bring the mental level of this thread down several notches:

"What is grey, has four legs and a trunk?"
"Wherever a dancer stands ready, there is a holy place" - Martha Graham
"and where she walks, there are sequins" - any Raqs Sharqi dancer
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Postby Ryalyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:52 am

An elephant on vacation!!

I love elephant jokes.

How do you get an elephant into a refridgerator?
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Postby Bodhisattva on Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:54 am

You open the door and put the elephant in the refrigerator.

What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs at night?
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Postby Ryalyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:02 am

Man.

How do you put a giraffe in the refridgerator?
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Postby kinako mochi on Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:03 am

A people? :D

With a name like Bodhisattva, the following should be easy!

Shuzan held out his staff, and said "if you call this short, you oppose its reality, but if you don't call it short, you ignore the fact. What you you wish to call this?"

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A monk asked Joshu, "Does a dog have Buddha-nature?"

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For the rest of us:

This one should be appropriate considering the Giggle's thread
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby Tanukitsune on Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:37 am

Kestralyn wrote:
Tanukitsune wrote:"What is a jar, but made out of wood?"


A door, of course!


Man, you sure guessed that one fast! :(
This is the first time someone in a forum guessed it so quickly, be proud... or... not... :P
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Postby azalea2 on Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:08 pm

She was 15, he was 45 when they first wed.
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby Kestralyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:41 pm

Tanukitsune wrote:Man, you sure guessed that one fast! :(
This is the first time someone in a forum guessed it so quickly, be proud... or... not... :P


Just to make you smile, I found something for you, Tanuk:

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Postby Kestralyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:44 pm

Ryalyn wrote:An elephant on vacation!!


Nope! A mouse on a cruise! :lol:

But speaking of childish riddles...

Why do ducks have webbed feet?
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Postby Ryalyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:00 pm

Kestralyn wrote:Why do ducks have webbed feet?


To put out forest fires.

Why do elephants have flat feet?
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Postby kinako mochi on Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:05 pm

azalea2 wrote:She was 15, he was 45 when they first wed.


Dingdingding! :D

'Kay, if the Hobbit riddles were old news
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Postby Kestralyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:06 pm

Ryalyn wrote:
Kestralyn wrote:Why do ducks have webbed feet?


To put out forest fires.

Why do elephants have flat feet?


To stamp out flaming ducks!

Quack quack quack quack! (Yes, I AM a flaming duck on many days)
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Postby Ryalyn on Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:12 pm

kinako mochi wrote:It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.


The dark?

kinako mochi wrote:This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.


Time?

kinako mochi wrote:At the sound of me, men may dream
Or stamp their feet
At the sound of me, women may laugh
Or sometimes weep.


Sounds like something to do with war or battles. Marching?

You do hard riddles.
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Postby kinako mochi on Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:12 pm

kinako mochi wrote:I am, in truth, a yellow fork
From tables in the sky
By inadvertent fingers dropped
The awful cutlery.
Of mansions never quite disclosed
And never quite concealed
The apparatus of the dark
To ignorance revealed.


Lightning. ;)

At the sound of me, men may dream
Or stamp their feet
At the sound of me, women may laugh
Or sometimes weep.


Music. :)
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby Tanukitsune on Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:02 pm

Kestralyn wrote:
Tanukitsune wrote:Man, you sure guessed that one fast! :(
This is the first time someone in a forum guessed it so quickly, be proud... or... not... :P


Just to make you smile, I found something for you, Tanuk:

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OMG! A fainting avatar!
I'm so excited I think I'm gonna...
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby Ryalyn on Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:25 am

Tanukitsune wrote:Image


This make me giggle every time I see it!!

How do you put a giraffe in the refridgerator? Open the door, take out the elephant, put in the giraffe.

All the animals in the forest are invited to a party. Who won't be there?
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Postby Fhqwhgads on Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:20 am

kinako mochi wrote:A monk asked Joshu, "Does a dog have Buddha-nature?"


Ooh ooh! This one I got:

Mu! :D My answer to most tech support questions from end users.
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Postby kinako mochi on Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:47 am

Fhqwhgads wrote:Mu! :D My answer to most tech support questions from end users.


:lol: That's awesome! Having been a programmer in the past, I can sympathize with front-end people. Working with the general public is many, many books filled with craptastica. :D

Technically, here, a Zen master would agree and say you got it right. But in cloister he/she would say you got it wrong! Even if it says so right there for posterity! It's not that the literal answer is wrong, but the true answer also lies in the realization of the speaker. Koans are designed to frustrate and short-circuit the knee-jerk paths we all crutch on and stimulates our true potential into play. Logic cannot defeat a koan.

So d'ya get it right or not? Muuuuuuuuu. Rings copper bell around neck. :D
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Re: Riddle me this!

Postby PrettyPrincess on Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:39 pm

Ryalyn wrote:
Tanukitsune wrote:Image


This make me giggle every time I see it!!

How do you put a giraffe in the refridgerator? Open the door, take out the elephant, put in the giraffe.

All the animals in the forest are invited to a party. Who won't be there?
the giraffe, cuz he's still in the fridge!

What is the name of a man with no arms and no legs hanging on the wall?
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Postby Fhqwhgads on Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:55 am

Art. :lol:

Man, no arms/legs, floating in the pool.

Man, no arms/legs, drunk on the doorstep.

Man, no arms/legs, in your mailbox.

Man, no arms/legs, in the hottub.

Man, no arms/legs, in the BBQ.

Man, no arms/legs, holding your car up.

Man, no arms/legs, upside down in the end zone.

Man, no arms/legs, on a poker table.

Man, no arms/legs, in a coffee cup.

Man, no arms/legs, waterskiing.

Man, no arms/legs, on a beach.

Man, no arms/legs, throwing up.

Man, no arms/legs, hit by lightning.

Worst one: Man, half of one leg and 4/5 of the other foot gone.
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Postby Kestralyn on Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:02 am

Fhqwhgads wrote:Art. :lol:

Man, no arms/legs, floating in the pool.

Bob

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, drunk on the doorstep.

Matt

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, in your mailbox.

Bill

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, in the hottub.

Stu

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, holding your car up.

Jack

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, on a poker table.

Chip

Fhqwhgads wrote:Man, no arms/legs, waterskiing.

Skip

You've got a bunch here I haven't heard before! Cool!

And of course, the classic: Man, no arms/legs, in a tree?
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Postby Fhqwhgads on Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:08 am

kinako mochi wrote:Technically, here, a Zen master would agree and say you got it right. But in cloister he/she would say you got it wrong! Even if it says so right there for posterity! It's not that the literal answer is wrong, but the true answer also lies in the realization of the speaker. Koans are designed to frustrate and short-circuit the knee-jerk paths we all crutch on and stimulates our true potential into play. Logic cannot defeat a koan.


*chuckle* Yeah. Logic is good but it's not the end-all be-all of existence. Out here in Jesus-freak land (I say that affectionately being a big ol' JC-freak meself) I have to crack up when people tuck in to, for instance, the Calvinist-Armenian debate. (For anyone not knowing about this, the Cliff's Notes version is: one side of the argument says God determines who will be chosen or "elected" and the other side says man's free will is the deciding factor.) So which is it? Muuu. (*dings the cowbell*) Anybody who says they've got God figured out is either deluded or worshipping something that's not God. :D
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Postby Ryalyn on Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:20 am

Well, done, PP!

Everyone's heard my jokes already but I just have to keep on going. :)

You're in the forest and you have to cross over a piranha infested river. What do you do?
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Postby Fhqwhgads on Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:23 am

Rent a freakin' boat. *snerk*

EDIT: BTW, good going Kes. :) I think I'll wait a bit before posting the rest... :wink:

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Kestralyn wrote:And of course, the classic: Man, no arms/legs, in a tree?

Eh...Russell? :-?
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