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Old 01-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #451
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #452
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My I so humbly ask Poohbear_nc how you became a chicken when your name is Bear? I have been puzzling over this for some time. It certainly confused me when guessing "who dun it", but since you had nothing in your stocking, I was betting that Santa knew who the real killer was.

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I asked my daughter to read the mystery too to check my answer (fearing that it would sound too silly) and she became equally confused. First she wondered that a man is cooked in a microwave and how he fits in at all, but the greatest surprise came when she learned that a poohbear is in fact a chicken. I couldn't explain her and only admit that I was wondering too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:19 AM   #454
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:43 AM   #455
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In that case, I'm destined to become William Shatner.

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #456
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I asked my daughter to read the mystery too to check my answer (fearing that it would sound too silly) and she became equally confused. First she wondered that a man is cooked in a microwave and how he fits in at all, but the greatest surprise came when she learned that a poohbear is in fact a chicken. I couldn't explain her and only admit that I was wondering too.
If you've ever read "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie, the answer to this mystery was right along side. At least that's what was going through my mind when I read it the second time. All the bodies were accounted for, and actually SEEN by the others. Only Pooh's was 'assumed' to be his because of the glasses. Nobody actually saw a dead 'Poohbear,' only a cooked chicken and some green glasses.


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Old 01-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #457
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Stitchawl, the confusion was not about the solution but about this bear/chicken itself. That a grownup will fit into a microwave (and that they grill moderators in the microwave) and that a bear actually is a chicken was something that my daughter, as she doesn't read this forum and "knows" poohbear, didn't understand in the beginning.

Although I first believed that poohbear was dead too I finally came to the right conclusion. For me, the poem was a very bold hint to "And then there were none" and when reading the whole mystery in one piece (with a pen and paper by my side) it all fitted together.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #458
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Stitchawl, the confusion was not about the solution but about this bear/chicken itself. That a grownup will fit into a microwave (and that they grill moderators in the microwave) and that a bear actually is a chicken was something that my daughter, as she doesn't read this forum and "knows" poohbear, didn't understand in the beginning.

Although I first believed that poohbear was dead too I finally came to the right conclusion. For me, the poem was a very bold hint to "And then there were none" and when reading the whole mystery in one piece (with a pen and paper by my side) it all fitted together.

What poem?


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Old 01-13-2013, 06:32 AM   #459
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The four bold and big lines at the beginning of each sequel.

Together they make this poem:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...6&postcount=16

based on this original, as Ravenne kindly pointed out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Visit_from_St._Nicholas
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #460
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The four bold and big lines at the beginning of each sequel.

Together they make this poem:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...6&postcount=16

based on this original, as Ravenne kindly pointed out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Visit_from_St._Nicholas
Ah ha! Now I understand! I don't think I read it in its entirety before. Thanks for putting up the link. I'm so familiar with the original (most American kids have to memorize it in primary school) that when the 'new version' showed up in the story I guess I didn't pay it much attention.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #461
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[Don't tell anyone, OK? Poohbear_nc was given to me when I, a poor endangered chicken, entered the Witness Protection program for the 6th or 7th time. They told me that no one would suspect a "poohbear" of being edible. This is just between us, right? Nobody is going to tell on me ....]


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[Don't tell anyone, OK? Poohbear_nc was given to me when I, a poor endangered chicken, entered the Witness Protection program for the 6th or 7th time. They told me that no one would suspect a "poohbear" of being edible. This is just between us, right? Nobody is going to tell on me ....]


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It's the hat that I always wondered about...
It's either an Australian or ANZAC model or the hat that Frank Sinatra wore in the movie 'Never So Few,' where he was an OSS operative in Burma... On the other hand, it could be from 'Pepe's South of the Border' just as easily.


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It's the hat that I always wondered about...
It's either an Australian or ANZAC model or the hat that Frank Sinatra wore in the movie 'Never So Few,' where he was an OSS operative in Burma... On the other hand, it could be from 'Pepe's South of the Border' just as easily.


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It came with the disguise kit! No one was supposed to look below the hat at the face! Sigh! This is just great .... now I'll have to go back into the program .... and emerge as ..... [sigh]
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... and kill some moderators?
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... and kill some moderators?
Did I miss some?


Errrr .... are there any left?
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