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    Here's a riddle you can try to solve.

    Since Cooker came up with a rather complex riddle that makes no sense at all & I think is not a riddle because there is no question asked here is one that is easy to understand but difficult to solve.

    At one time in my city there were 3 news stations. Now there are only 2 inside my city, where did the other go?

    Shortly after the one news station moved away from my city another business went into the same building. What type of business was this? What is still painted on the outside of this building that no one has painted over?

    That business closed down, another business is now there & has been in my city for a long time. What is that business called?

    The business that is there now came from a very old building in my city that used to have quite a few business in it at one time. Where did the business that is there now used to be located? What is the old building called?

    The very old building that had quite a few businesses in it is now closed because it is condemmed. Why is it condemmed & what recently happened to this old building?

    A long time ago the old building used to be called something else. What was it, what type of building was it originally?

    What man made thing is immediatley to the west of the old building? What is this thing used for now? What was it used used for? Why is no longer used for what is was used for?

    What man made structure is currently about 1 block east of the old building? What used to sit on the same land as the current structure 1 block east of the old building?

    All of this is tied together. Some of it can be found on the internet. You can post your answers here, I'll tell what parts are correct, what parts are wrong. But the only clues you'll get are in the riddle. Good luck.

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    wow. i'd like to stab my eyes out now.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    wow. i'd like to stab my eyes out now.
    What you can't solve this?

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    riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.

    cookers riddle was solveable, as BlueBottle solved it.

    what is my favorite color?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I think I need to hit the likker store for some Jack or Catdaddy before I even attempt to read this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.

    cookers riddle was solveable, as BlueBottle solved it.

    what is my favorite color?
    pink - like the lips of your lover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.
    +100
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Ok so it's not a riddle, but trivia questions. Now that we have that cleared up, answer the questions correctly.

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    Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
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    So no one knows the answers to any of the trivia questions I posted? Was it hard to follow?

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    [QUOTE=jsharr]riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.

    cookers riddle was solveable, as BlueBottle solved it.
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    My trivia questions are solveable too. Or are you admitting defeat & that you can not solve it?

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    three

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.

    cookers riddle was solveable, as BlueBottle solved it.

    what is my favorite color?
    Quail. Next question?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    [QUOTE=N_C][QUOTE=jsharr]riddles and trivial pursuit are completely different.

    cookers riddle was solveable, as BlueBottle solved it.

    My trivia questions are solveable too. Or are you admitting defeat & that you can not solve it?
    i am admitting complete and total disinterest in any attempt at a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    I will not buy this record - it is scratched.
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    What is pie.

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    Sioux City Sue & Joan of Arc

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    The closest creatures to the original Zerg insectoids are the Zerg Larvae. Although their size and toughness were greatly boosted by the Xel'Naga during their experiments, they still posses the two traits that originally intrigued the ancient masters: genetic versatility and psychic sensitivity.
    Each larva contains within it the genetic makeup of every other Zerg breed. A young hive will only have the genetic code for the most basic of Zerg breeds, such as the Drone, but as it grows and develops new structures, the larvae can expand their library of genetic strains. With a command from the Overmind, the larvae will enter a pupal state and begin the metamorphosis into whichever breed is required by the Hive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Sioux City Sue & Joan of Arc
    Wrong.

    But the Sioux City Soo was the old casino boat. It is not one of the answers though. Keep trying.

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    This isn't a riddle so much as it is a trivia scavenger hunt.

    I'm guessing that of the 3 TV stations in Sioux City, one of them moved to a studio outside the city limits.

    The other stuff is a mystery, but I'll guess that the old, condemned building is the former Bell Telephone building downtown. My mom used to work there when it had several different businesses within.

    I might actually do some research if there was some sort of tangible prize for the winner.
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