Tuesday, December 05, 2006

hide the cockroach!

i have hidden a cockroach somewhere musical. dear new players,
this is a virtual variation on a game itchy and used to play in brunnie. one person hides a cockroach and the others have to guess where it is. clues given at reasonable intervals. the winner gets to hide the cockroach next (if the winner doesn't have a blog i'm happy to host, or i'm sure itchy would too). you would be surprised how vindictive a nice game of hide the cockroach can be. enjoy!

previous guesses include:

that weird guy who denounces psychology on swanston st?

doing laps of the deep fryers at TBs

up the skirt of the hula hoop guy on the swanston/bourke corner?

In AP's coffin?

in the mouth of one of the three statue guys on the cnr of bourke/ swanston?

hiding amongst the chocolate frogs in haighs

in that hideous all singing, all dancing clock near the shot tower?


and the actual answer was:
my cockroach is indeed with the south american band at the Vic market. Currently he is trying to convince them to let him be a stand in pan pipe player, but all he can play is 'la cucaracha', so it's unlikely he will fulfil this dream.

30 comments:

grot said...

in the sporran of the "Highland-Cathedral"-playing Ballarat Grammar boy?

itchy fingers said...

in the house of the rising sun?

gauri said...

up your large and roomy five star nostril ?

gtg said...

fabulous guesses, all! but not quite. and my nostril is not musical! i resent that.

itchy fingers said...

singing 'waltzing matilda' by the banks of that billabong?

itchy fingers said...

walking across abbey road behind the beatles?

gtg said...

heh. i like. but no.

(is it too soon for a clue? it's hard to judge. and i don't want to constrain yr inventiveness.)

gtg said...

it can only walk if it has bare feet/paws.

itchy fingers said...

ooh! sitting on a ridiculously high fold out chair in the middle of a port fairy concert?

itchy fingers said...

see the last game, re feet. perfectly formed, human shaped hands!!!!
I'm not joking!

gtg said...

ooooh, vindictive! noice! (but no)

neither wikipedia nor googleimage backs up this claim. i wanna see a picture, kid.

grot said...

under that e-flat that always sticks on Ludwig's pianoforte?

itchy fingers said...

starting an infestation in the Heartbreak Hotel?

or the Chelsea Hotel?

or Hotel California?

gtg said...

what a wonderful range of guesses! i will reward you with your first clue:

the cockroach is within a song

itchy fingers said...

gah! an infuriating clue!

in maxwell's silver hammer?

gtg said...

it's a lovely clue, thankyou very much.

yes, smushed on the silver hammer. no, sorry, but i do like the image.

itchy fingers said...

can we at least have a genre clue?

my head is imploding with all the possibilites.

gtg said...

i don't think it's fair to give another clue until all the participants have seen the first one. sorry.

be patient, young jedi.

itchy fingers said...

do you think i'm hogging all the goes?

i can live with the guilt.

so, falling down through a burning ring of fire?

doing the timewarp?

keeping the wolf at the door company?

itchy fingers said...

at a bar down in old Soho, where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola?

gtg said...

very nice!

okay, it's been 24 hrs and we only have a week to solve this problem, so here is another clue (sorry grotty!)

think angst

grot said...

no - it's not working - i thought angst and nothing happened

is it in a hip young thing song i couldn't be expected to know?

that's my guess - if the answer is yes, I WIN!!!!

gtg said...

no, no, this is a game *everyone* can play.

okay, so that wasn't such a helpful clue. um. okay, mid-90s angst, from my (new) home country.

itchy fingers said...

canadian mid 90s angst? i don't know any Canadians apart from Ani D, and I'm assuming it's not her.

poos and wees.

gtg said...

actually, i didn't know this person was canadian until i pandora-searched them to check the year. so you may safely ignore that bit for the time being.

itchy fingers said...

in alanis morisette's pocket?

gtg said...

YES! you are so clever! you are THE BIG WINNER!

the cockroach is in alanis morisette's pocket, along with her hand.

grot said...

i wish i understood

gtg said...

is this familiar? i thought you would remember alanis, that's why i picked it.

"hand in my pocket"

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano

What it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxicab...

grot said...

too long ago