Thursday, April 07, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #1: Friday Comes After Today!

Welcome back to a brand new season, Puzzlers! With no further ado, here's your opening day puzzle:

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March 12, 1996

Sept 25, 2002

Jan 7, 2005

July 6, 2008

Dec 27, 2010

April 7, 2011

Hint #1 (10:50am) : The dates are relevant, but not related to any event that took place on the dates. And it is possible to solve while ignoring the dates altogether. The video stills are the most important part.

Hint #2 (1:07pm) : Match audio with video...and there's an element that's similar to last year's opening puzzle.

Fact #1 (2:04pm) : Rebecca Black is the bomb!

Hint #3 (2:08pm) : Focus less on the dates and more on the video. Listen to the lyrics. Timing is critical.

Hint #4 (2:18pm) : If you're still having trouble solving the puzzle, play the song LOUDER. And use external speakers, especially if you're in an office or other public environment. These actions might jog your thinking down the right path.

Hint #5 (4:43pm) : once you have the correct lyrics, put them in the indicated order (not necessarily exactly chronological by date...but think about another 'sequencing' that Rebecca Black is a particular expert in), and boom! You should have the answer

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Puzzle Rules: The solution to the puzzle is a current Dodger. Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:

  • Email us the name of the player, along with your reasoning. Submitted answers without the reasoning, or those submitted with the incorrect reasoning, will count for participation only, even if the answer itself is correct. And please include your screen name somewhere in the email; and
  • Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt. We may not be able to reply to your original email promptly, so please be patient and check back on the comment thread for the latest news; we may confirm correct answers there.

You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Answer will be posted tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Not familiar with SoSG's off-day puzzle competition? Read up here. And join the fun!

59 comments:

ubragg said...

somewhat shaky answer sent

ubragg said...

and now I'm more convinced my answer is right...

Eric Karros said...

Ubragg is correct!

1. Ubragg

Dusty Baker said...

Today is an off-day? Damn.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Question sent...

Erin said...

I'm glad I won March Madness, so that I have something on which to hang my hat. Puzzles here make me feel stupid.

Josh S. said...

Oh swell, a YouTube puzzle. Well, I'm out until at least 5pm.

Steve Sax said...

Josh S only watches youtube after dark! Bwah ha ha ha ha

Jimbo said...

Mlasc, replied to you email...

Josh S. said...

OK, I checked on my phone. It's just the music video, right?

Loney Fan said...

Answer sent

Spank said...

Yahtzee!

Mr. Doctor said...

Oh it's.... I have no fucking clue.

Mr. Doctor said...

I don't have clue jr. either

Eric Karros said...

Sorry I've been away but i'm back now.

Will check email and post a hint soon

Eric Karros said...

Yes Josh, its just the music video.

Eric Karros said...

LF is correct!

1. UBragg
2. LF

Hint posted.

Eric Karros said...

FYI Erin, your MM prize will be announced next week...

Dusto_Magnifico said...

YAH 10 PARTICIPATION POINTS!

Loney Fan said...

Man, why didn't I remember until 9:45am, that it was puzzle day. I think I could have beat UBragg today. Only because my brain refused to give me more than 5 minutes of that song before giving up.

Steve K said...

As with LF, my brain refuses to give more than 5 minutes to that song. Unfortunately, I don't have an answer yet...

Loney Fan said...

I was super lucky that my brain was on the right train of thought. Most puzzles require about fifteen different ideas before something works.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Guess sent.

Eric Karros said...

Dusto is correct!

1. UBragg
2. LF
3. Dusto Magnifico

Dusto_Magnifico said...

boo-yah!!!

Loney Fan said...

Congratulations Dusto! You don't have to listen to it any longer!

Spank said...

I'll take door number 3,thank you very much.

Eric Karros said...

Hint #3 posted.

And LF, admit it: your encyclopedic knowledge and freakishly intricate memorization of the song and video were such that you didn't even have to play the youtube video to solve it.

The video stills alone were enough.

Josh S. said...

Re: Hint #2. That was two years ago. Is this another one of your fiendish tricks, EK?

rbnlaw said...

Answer being withheld to protect my innocence and whatnot.

The said...

Half-assed answer sent.

Matt said...

I'm stuck between two answers that I'm sure are both wrong.

Plus, I hate getting rejection e-mails from EK!

Loney Fan said...

EK is right, how did you know? I oversold the hatred of the song right? I listen to it everyday. It's fun. fun. fun. fun.

Matt said...

Unconfident answer sent....

Eric Karros said...

ok, another hint on the way...

Steve Dittmore said...

You should see the looks I get from my students wondering why a pop song from a 12-year-old is playing in my office. *shakes head*

Josh S. said...

Me me no excited.

Me no excited.

Steve Dittmore said...

Holy crap this song is awful.

Eric Karros said...

Hint #3 posted

Spank said...

rbnlaw agrees with Fact #1.

Spank said...

REBECCA BLACK ROCKS!!

Eric Karros said...

Hint #4 posted

Greg Finley said...

"Answer" sent.

I think it's just a ploy to get us to listen to the song over and over.

Sharon said...

Answer sent! ;)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

45

Eric Karros said...

Greg and Sharon - both of you have apart of the concept down but are going different ways with it.

Neither of which is exactly right.

I'll write each of you back in a second...in the meantime try Hint #4

Eric Karros said...

Hint #5 posted

Eric Karros said...

Finley is inley! (<--I may have used that before):

1. UBragg
2. LF
3. Dusto Magnifico
4. Greg Finley

Steve Dittmore said...

I listened to the song again, despite my better judgment, and it still is awful. (A quick Google search reveals I'm not the only one with this opinion). Every other lyric is "yeah" and somehow EK things Rebecca is expert in something. WTH?

Spank ... hit me with Steel Reserve. Stat.

(Do I still get participation points?)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck this shit.

Spank said...

@ Ditty

Ice cold Steel Reserve 40oz sent!

COMB YER HAIR,EK!

Josh S. said...

ANSWER SENT!

The said...

Real answer now sent.

Steve K said...

Sent in a question... don't know if the answer will help at all...

Steve K said...

Never mind. I just realized the answer and am about to send it in...

Eric Karros said...

Two more correct answerers!:

1. Ubragg
2. LF
3. Dusto M
4. G-Fin
5. Josh S
6. Mr C

Will check your answer soon Steve K.

BTW folks, only ~3 hrs until its the day that comes after today (Friday) which is also the deadline...

Eric Karros said...

Two more correct answerers!:

1. Ubragg
2. LF
3. Dusto M
4. G-Fin
5. Josh S
6. Mr C

Will check your answer soon Steve K.

BTW folks, only ~3 hrs until its the day that comes after today (Friday) which is also the deadline...

Eric Karros said...

Steve K is in!

7. Steve K

Ok folks I'm off to sleep, will check email in the morning, and solution posts 7am tomorrow!

MR.F said...

Oh man. I wish I had time to do this one. As it stands, I just got home from Portland, so I am super tired and won't touch the puzzle, even if I have 9 minutes.