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Strange creature in piano #128772
04/01/06 07:23 AM
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I was awakened early this morning by weird noises coming from my piano. When I took the front off, a very strange creature emerged from behind the action:

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It seemed to have unusual eating habits:

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I went off to get a nature guide to see if it was some sort of fauna native to the area, and when I returned, it had disappeared, leaving some eggs behind:

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Does anyone know what this is?


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128773
04/01/06 08:44 AM
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The Easter Bunny?


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128774
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The Easter Anemone???

Re: Strange creature in piano #128775
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How well does "IT" play the piano?


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128776
04/01/06 10:57 AM
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It's probably because your Bechstein doesn't have a real Renner action. eek


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128777
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I've decided to sell my Estonia laugh

(it's been sounding funny)


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128778
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I believe the creature in question is the infamous aprilfoolish gourd of the basketville. :p


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128779
04/01/06 01:36 PM
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Palindrome.... if you are still planning to attend the M&H tour, don't be shocked if you are suddenly requested to arrive a few days early for quarantine and possible decontamination procedures before entering the M&H factory!! eek

Re: Strange creature in piano #128780
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Paul--lol.

My guess is that the answer is some palindrome. The clues are pretty tough though.

renner is a natural, other words are tough to come by though... tomato, anemone, eggs dont translate well. "no it ca renner action" is as close as I could come.

Re: Strange creature in piano #128781
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Originally posted by Terrytunes:
Palindrome.... if you are still planning to attend the M&H tour, don't be shocked if you are suddenly requested to arrive a few days early for quarantine and possible decontamination procedures before entering the M&H factory!! eek
Panic! eek Did I sign up for the M&H tour? I would like to go sometime, but it's always been scheduled for the procrastinated indefinite future.

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Originally posted by fathertopianist:
Paul--lol.

My guess is that the answer is some palindrome. The clues are pretty tough though.

renner is a natural, other words are tough to come by though... tomato, anemone, eggs dont translate well. "no it ca renner action" is as close as I could come.
I'm impressed!


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128782
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A renner "part trap"?

Re: Strange creature in piano #128783
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That looks to me like a North American
slew-footed grubber


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128784
04/01/06 09:49 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Palindrome:
Panic! eek Did I sign up for the M&H tour? I would like to go sometime, but it's always been scheduled for the procrastinated indefinite future.

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Your request for one month notification has been met! Time to check out the M&H tour thread! wink

Re: Strange creature in piano #128785
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That is a sick looking thing!

Yuk.


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128786
04/01/06 10:58 PM
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Okay, before my daughter and I spend too much more time trying to figure this out, is the answer really supposed to be a palindrome?


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128787
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Quote
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Okay, before my daughter and I spend too much more time trying to figure this out, is the answer really supposed to be a palindrome?
Nope. That's just my name, which I got when someone once accused me of going back on my word ( laugh ).

Things like that seem to have a tendency to happen around this time of year. confused


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128788
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Doc, note, I dissent, A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128789
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I know one thing- its not a mouse. I think it is the same thing growing in the back of my fridge. Can't explain the eggs


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Perfect pitch is when you throw an accordian in a dumpster and hit a banjo....


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Re: Strange creature in piano #128790
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Hmm let's see.

It suddenly appeared out of no where. It has some resembalance to a plant. It has unusual eating habits, specificaly attracted to a red substance. After eating the substance it produced potential offspring. Were all these events preceded by a total eclipse of the sun?

Is this Audrey III....

Actually thinking back now, there was a total eclipse a few days ago.


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