Greetings loyal readers,
I'll get to the correct answer to last week's question in a bit, but first I thought I would run through some of my favorite miss-guesses I received via e-mail. Though incorrect, I feel they are definitely still worth sharing. Arranged in no particular order, here are my top three:
Charles Plyter, famous online editor for Promo Marketing magazine, said,
"Hey, what are you doing going through my desk drawers?"
Prudence Qbafis, from BUY CHANTIX NOW, wrote:
Someone who would only identify his or herself as "The All-seeing Occulous" wrote:
"Using paraconsistent logic, we can deduce a solution easily. Citing Russell's famous Barber paradox, which states:
'Every man in a certain town must be clean-shaven. They may shave themselves, or they may go to the town's single male barber. The job of this Barber is to shave every man who does not shave himself. Does this barber shave himself as well?"
The well-known answer to the paradox is 'hamburger.' Accordingly, the answer to your mystery promotion is '99-cent Fish Filet.'"
Joking aside, most of the answers I got were pretty close, hitting nearly bull's-eye ideas like a promotion involving Austin Powers or pirates. The correct answer though, was a Scooby-Doo themed dinner mystery theater.
Participants would be given costumes to dress up like the character of their choosing, hence the ascots, thick black glasses and purple sweaters. The rope, wood shavings and knives would be used as clues around the event, centering around some disgruntled hotel employees running a counterfeit wooden nickel ring. The masks, flour, flood lights and cellophane would be used for faking ghosts in classic Scooby-Doo fashion. In this case it would be the hotel employees impersonating the colonial ghosts on the coins they were forging.
Each participant would have their choice of souvenirs, from the costumes to wooden nickels and forgery knives, and whoever solved the mystery first would receive the briefcase which contained a Visa gift card.
I'll admit that my puzzle might have seemed a little obscure. In my defense though, our managing editor Kyle Richardson did solve it on his first guess. This could mean a few things:
A) Kyle is telepathic.
B) All of the above.
Until next week,
CHARLES PLYTER FACT OF THE WEEK: Charlie admitted to having made some "bad burritos" last week. He claimed they had "dry shells" and otherwise suffered from a general lack of quality.