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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ok.Just to be on the safe side, what do I assume the number of questions to be per person?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The show had a certain number of questions limit. I am not enforcing that limit but 20 seems reasonable.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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20 it is.Per player?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, I would say 20 split up among 2043 players. Of course per player.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ok then.We've got enough I think.Bob's wife will also join us if it gets rough and if it gets really really rough I'll ask my dad to join us.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a good idea because personally I do not think you have a chance.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Why?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Based on the questions I know you will need over 11 million more.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Bob is the one with good questions, but he's not here that often, so I ask dumb questions.Otherwise I would love to cooperate with him.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I see. What is the next question?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I'm gonna wait for bob to come.then we shall devise a strategy.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. This one will be difficult but ultimately rewarding.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Always is.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not unless you make some guesses.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I was taking about the rewarding part.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not unless you make some guesses. This one far surpasses the other one.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy and bobbym,

Sorry I was out of touch yesterday. I went to my Mum's and fixed her computer, laid some lino, fixed her bath panel, found and fixed a leak. No time for M-I-F forum.

Bob is the one with good questions, but he's not here that often, so I ask dumb questions.Otherwise I would love to cooperate with him.

Goes red with embarassment.

The strategy used by the game panelists was to throw in the occasional 'tangential' question so as to get a broad picture. Getting too specific early on is great if you are on the right track but wastes questions if you are 'miles away'.

The answers are scattered across many posts so I haved collected together all that we know so we have a good summary. Note: I have kept bobbym's wording in case it is significant eg occupation rather than job of work.

Summary:

male, picture is back and white (looks like background is a workshop but resolution is poor), alive today, not American, has lived in many countries.

occupation is good for society not harmful, does not produce tangible objects, not connected with computers.

Indoor activity, when working there are always others but works alone mostly (can be part of a group), mostly self employed, full time occupation for whole of his life.

let's try:

(4) Is he an entertainer?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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hi bob

yes,when you put all of bobbym's answers together,it seems like your question hits the spot.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

If you meant like an actor or singer then I have to say no. But what he does can fall under the heading of entertainment.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Xaxa, maybe a circus guy.That wasn't a guess.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I count that as two guesses. Nope!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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But I didn't want it to be a guess.That was meant to be a bad joke.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I understand but remember this is not just a conversation between you and I. Posts should continue moving in the direction of determining his identity.

So I will provide a clue. He is a national hero.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Nothing seems to cross my mind. Once again I shall wait for bob.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi

(5) sport related?

Bob

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