Categories Puzzles Funny Farm Post author By Mo Holkar Post date 9 October 2006 81 Comments on Funny Farm A thousand curses be on the name of thecesspit, who pointed me at this word-association puzzle thingy. As he so wisely said (and I so foolishly ignored), don’t click if you have things to do today. Tags Funny Farm ← Sheet Happens deadline soon! → Sheet Happens latest 81 replies on “Funny Farm” Ah yes. I gave up on that at the point where it pointed me at a set themed “Poker Stars”, given that my knowledge of people fitting that bill is basically zero. Mm, I’m guessing one of them has a name something like Jesus… Yep, Chris Ferguson’s nickname is Jesus. (Google is your friend) While I watch the occasional game on TV, I really don’t know the people so I’m stuck. I’ve found two connections between “On the farm” and “Religions” now but how Cowboy is supposed to connect over is beyond me… Me neither, but we’ve managed to work our way upward from Cowboy into the Magicians map, using “Rodeo”. Stuck again, though 🙁 I now have at least something in 20 of the boxes… I’ve spent far too long on this already. 28, not including the central concepts. And I may have double counted (or missed some entirely). No, I meant 20 of the big boxes — ie out of the 25 total. Bleeding ‘ell! We’re on nine. The benefits / drawbacks of working in an office by yourself 😉 I’ve done that, too and managed to find two magicians. The connection between rodeo and magicians is, naturally, clowns. Any idea how to get from “farmer” down or from “barn” to the right? Cool. I can’t believe the third farm-religion connection. Dalai lama! Haven’t got down yet, and have the two magicians though (well, one double act, and one other). *groans* I’ve got three magicians now. I’m now missing the connection between Las Vegas and whatever’s to the right of “magicians”. I finally made it to below the farm, to “magazines” but am stuck again. Still haven’t got a clue how to get to the right from the farm. The area to the right of magicians is “On the Clock”. I don’t have that link (right from Las Vegas / David Copperfield) either, but I have the two other links between magicians and On the Clock, if you don’t? The one to the right from the farm is an extremely weak connection. It’s based on “sounds like” only. I only have one option to the right of magicians atm, I assume there will be another one from David Blaine and one below the centre one but I’m stumped. I give up… This is my current status if you want to merge it into yours (click the ‘Save Game’ button, “Merge two games”): http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nbpjkdnacjeibdelffcddbkaijjbccaecnhdikmiphejaffifpafeebkdcghfcmaeopiacamibkdeaaaaaliopiphaokhgjdaaaaaaajbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&style=vbzsevwyxvsuvfsvtupxvhrqurcweyfxatdwawxcbsasrreczqabyxohwsdqbpjgvfccfhgz&i=2&j=1&cmd=guess&guess=+ o_O http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nnpjkdnacjeibdnlffkddbkakljbgdahgnhdiomkphejafpmhpdfeebkdcohfcpaeopiacamibkdemibaaliopiphapkhgjdaaaabaajbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&style=cgvwapzrwrvqujtxsdmzpexqpbyyynaubwbzszzggtzoavbcsogvpqynpyhwwrghulvidijf&i=2&j=4&cmd=guess&guess=+ Mostly the japanese/comic stuff, I think (includes yours already) woohoo! — here’s a few more: http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nnpjkdnacjeibdnlffkldbkikljbhdahgnhdiomkphmjbfpmhplnmmbkdlphhcpagopiacamibkdemibaaliopiphapkhgndaaaabaajbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&style=ybdctsarebbtsiqaxwpbqzvqwxjbjzbwuvuavsdfardatbyvtqesyqsgurjswneczbugdcfx&i=4&j=4&cmd=guess&guess=+ I’ve found JFK and car, in the meantime. David Copperfield’s most famous trick? I don’t see the connection to Las Vegas, at all, unless that’s where he was when he performed it (the target was very much in a different city, as the link out from it reminds you.) I’ve tried “flying” but no success… (This one is also linked to David Blaine.) That’s pretty close, it’s a near synonym… Statue of Liberty. aha! — OK, I now have all of magicians except the one linked to Penn & Teller and also Las Vegas. What’s between clowns and rodeo? rodeo clowns, would you believe? eh what? — I can probably guess what that is, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it. It’s the rodeo equivalent of the matador’s assistants who distract the bull. I’m puzzled by that one as well! And I’m missing the 3-letter one above chicken. You’re lucky. I’ve just got on to the middle left map, using “book” from the religions map. And it offers me two connections: …. …. and …….. Humph. yers… I had to come at each of those from the other directions. Scientology is not a religion! Grr… And I haven’t managed to get left from poker yet, to come up underneath the books. To get left from poker you need either the nickname of one of the players, or a stab in the dark, AFAICS. The drop down from Religions was the nickname, as said above. From there, going left seems to need Wikipedia, and repeated cut’n’pasting! But it is, allegedly, a crime. Poker Stars Off the top of my head, I can give you Doyle Brunson, Phil Helmuth and Dave ‘Devilfish’ Somethingorother. Doyle is good. Phil and Dave Ulliot, unfortunately, aren’t. Holy Cow! Ok, who knows about baseball? (To the right of “down on the farm”. Not via “Barn”, I’m afraid.) baseball -> base -> acid -> drugs ->cocaine -> line Steroids and Pulp Fiction also link baseball to drugs. The latter via what looks like a long quotation / phrase. aha! — Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon. How did you get to baseball? Via the one on the right of the farm, and then guessing. Via the magicians, and then back down. Damn those US centric games! Mm, it would be interesting to try and work out how they’ve done this, and do a UK-friendly version. What’s to the right of magazines? Haven’t even got into magazines yet. Can’t find the connection to Cowboys and Farmers (since it isn’t “Shotgun”). Heh, it’s actually quite simple. Just like cows and sheep are animals, cowboys and farmers are what? That leads to magazines. Joy. Now I’ve got a big white square, with Magazines in the middle, and “……” to complete. What a thrill! Start off with the name of a magazine which is more or less a synonym for the border clue you’ve just got. another generic term for humans Have you got to the left of religions yet? Books and Tom Cruise are connections but the main theme hasn’t appeared yet. Nope. I’m presuming the connection is a from Books to Tom Cruise is a film and author. But haven’t worked out what yet. That would be too easy. The conection is someone whom Tom Cruise appeared on TV with not so long ago, and a thing they do which is to do with books. And the region theme is “people with that someone’s job”. Not got that yet. I only have a very few in magazines. Comic books. There’s a one step connection from magazines to comic books (5 letters), but we came down from baseball! Hmm, I tried “comic”, “pulps”, but no joy. What links bat to comic books then? bat – 6 letters – comic More than that really is too much for this one 😉 I just opened the bottom right box but don’t have the theme yet (the connection between Spam to that is Nip/Tuck via plastic surgery) ey! — I’ve got a yellow one, X-Files in the top left. got that, too :o) but not the main theme yet. Nor me… but I now have another yellow, bottom right = hospital. Aha, fugu links Japan / fish to The Simpsons… Which box is that? I have almost all of them open but many are still empty. On the bottom row, the third is Japan, the fourth is cartoons. I have three links between them — ninja, anime and now fugu. But cartoons still looks very sparse, I think there must be some more in there somewhere. Hm, my links to Japan and cartoons are very week (don’t see them yet) I have T-Rex and Mad Hatter… Mad Hatter = tea party = tea ceremony = Japan. T-Rex is into the second one on the bottom row, which is also pretty empty for me. anime is another one linking japan and cartoons Cartoons is very sparse: look at the mini-map! It shows where all the boxes are, even if you haven’t revealed them yet. woohoo! — opened up the box north of “on the clock”. Maglev train + noon = Shanghai then China. aha! — president = Harry S Truman = Agent Cooper… I should stop reading this list so I don’t get any more spoilers 🙂 Tis good, lucky I’m over here with some cultural influences. You can have ‘Curse of the Bambino’ as a freebie. Got that one — but if you can tell me the one that comes to the right off “diamond”, that’ll be helpful… doh! — no sooner asked than got. Neil Diamond. Now which Neil Diamond hit was in Pulp Fiction… Heh, I got it eventually 😉 and have now solved the meta-puzzle involving the yellow squares, althogh still quite a few browns ones left unsolved. *gives up* North of drugs still looks really barren. The theme is cocktails, if that’s any help… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.