Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby faubiguy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:36 am UTC

No.

Something cube-shaped?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:50 pm UTC

If only I could catch one.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Tillian » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:38 pm UTC

I think I knew where there was one 8 years and 2 kilometers away...

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby faubiguy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:41 pm UTC

Yes, on a radio (naturally).

A paper clip?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:08 pm UTC

If it wasn't a sunday then I could.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:44 pm UTC

my family is, let's say, "not very patriotic"

a pride flag? ('tis the season!)

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby somitomi » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:29 pm UTC

I don't have any sort of flag around me. I could get a rainbow if it wasn't half past midnight...

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby SirGabriel » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:45 pm UTC

There are two of them in the dashboard of my car, but I don't have time to go upstairs and grab my keys, so it depends on how hard it is to break a car window. For obvious reasons, I'm not going to try.

Something your mother made for you?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lothario O'Leary » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:07 am UTC

SirGabriel wrote:There are two of them in the dashboard of my car, but I don't have time to go upstairs and grab my keys, so it depends on how hard it is to break a car window. For obvious reasons, I'm not going to try.

Something your mother made for you?
Do text files my mother typed for me count?
If not, well, I probably couldn't think of something else that would fit this category in 15 seconds, but there's probably something that I could reach in 15 seconds which would fit the category.

An object between 100 and 1000 years old? (I'm including the upper boundary so that it won't just be a rock.)

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby SirGabriel » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:55 am UTC

It took a surprising amount of research to determine the answer. I am currently in what used to be a church, and the church in question was founded in 1921. However, the church building existed as a post office before the foundation of the church. But it turns out that this isn't the original building, and this building wasn't built until 1950. So, unless they reused materials from the original building to build the new one, there most likely isn't anything that old around here.

A church?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Jeff_UK » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:52 am UTC

SirGabriel wrote:A church?


Nope, I think would be able to see one from here in winter, but in summer the tree leaves get in the way.

I do have a receipt from the Vatican Museum...

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby faubiguy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:24 pm UTC

Yes, a tetrahedral die.

Duct tape?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm UTC

I always have some on hand.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:02 pm UTC

behold:
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It took me longer than 15 seconds, but only bc my second hard drive is old as hell and takes forever to spin up


A delicious hot bowl of soup?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:10 pm UTC

I'm actually headed down now to see what's for dinner. I'll edit this post and let you know.
Edit: No soup, but it was a delicious plate of stir fry.

A mousetrap?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:14 pm UTC

I rarely see mousetraps anymore.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby somitomi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:57 am UTC

Thankfully no, although not for lack of spiders.

The sound tramcars make in curves?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby ucim » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:29 pm UTC

No. Unless my own screeching counts, and I'm not sure I could do a credible job of it.

The sound produced by city busses used in the US in the late 60s and early 70s when money was put in the coin slot and the driver pressed the lever that "processed" them. It's a rhythmic sound with an interesting beat. I wish I had recorded it at the time (though I had little in the way of portable recording equipment).

(Serious question - if anyone knows where I can find a recording, it'd be molpish!)

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:07 am UTC

I did a quick google but couldn't find anything. Unless it's this weird thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldPU6Njf9bU

Some calamine lotion? I have an annoying bug bite on my hand.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:38 pm UTC

I wish. I have some annoying bug bites too.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby slinches » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:51 pm UTC

I have a black trash can with a clear bag, so sort of.

Trash talk?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Jumble » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 pm UTC

Check my back posts?

A hand-drawn card/picture?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:38 am UTC

Yup! I have a little sketch i drew the other day sitting on my desk. there's also some sketchy poetry on it.

a handwritten list?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:56 am UTC

Several of them. I even have time to write a list of all the handwritten lists I can find.

Something more meta than my response to Lavender's request for a list?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 am UTC

Yes. This response to your request for a response that's more meta than your meta response to my request for a handwritten list.

something that is not self-referential in any way?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby ucim » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:43 am UTC

Yes, but I don't know which thing it is.

@Lavender Manna - Thanks, but that's not it. There's a mechanism that does a rhythmic chunk chunka chunka chink chunka chink -like sound, kind of like it's chewing and digesting the money. That's what I'm looking for the sound of. Probably exists in some bus museum.

A film camera?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby somitomi » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:18 am UTC

I have three just in this room, and I think we still have those old "point and shoot" ones downstairs.

An adjustable transformer?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:04 am UTC

I'm ashamed to admit no.

A pet rock?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby slinches » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:25 pm UTC

The only thing nearby that might qualify as rock is my coffee cup ... so I petted it.


A "fidget spinner"? (I hear those are the new pet rock)

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Jumble » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 pm UTC

No, I have testicles, the traditional alternative (sorry...). I do in fact have a display of pet rocks to remind me of home.

A bookshelf devoid of books?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby somitomi » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:40 pm UTC

I could remove all the books from one of the shelves above my bed, but we already have enough books stacked on top of whatever.

A bookshelf with another bookshelf on it1?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:48 pm UTC

That sounds like a great use of space. But no.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby ucim » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:17 am UTC

Can I count one I built myself? That worked well once but no longer does?

A dial telephone? (with a real dial, not a virtual one on an i-thing)

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby Lavender Manna » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:57 am UTC

I'm not sure if I've ever had one of those in my house. Maybe in the '90s when I was a lil bab?

A bedsheet that is not on a bed?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:17 pm UTC

At work? Nope!

A cape?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:47 pm UTC

If i use a sleeping bag as a cape.

A sleeping bag?
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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby SirGabriel » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:59 pm UTC

If I use a blanket as a sleeping bag.

A blanket?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby faubiguy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:38 pm UTC

Yes.

A candle?

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby heuristically_alone » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:50 pm UTC

No.

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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Postby faubiguy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:15 am UTC

I seem to be out at the moment, so no.

A dictionary?


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