20 Questions: Cuz Nikkidemas Asked For It Edition

December 17, 2010 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Nikkidemas asked for it so here it is. Another (long overdue) round of 20 Questions! [applause] Now, there’s just one downside to me doing this today: there will be a couple interruptions in my responses—one this morning, one around noon—because I have a couple errands to take care of. Nevertheless, I decided to go ahead with the game anyway because gosh darn it, it’s a fun time. Now, remember the rules:

  1. The answer is related to Lincoln.
  2. The questions should be worded so they generate a yes/no answer.
  3. Each person may ask one question at a time. After your question has been answered, you may ask another one.
  4. Ask your question as a comment to this blog post. Do not ask your question as a reply to another comment (i.e. a “nested comment”)

If you haven’t played before, here are some examples to review: Snow Day Edition; Winter Solstice Edition; Mr. Wilson’s Vacation Edition.

What we know so far:

  1. I don’t know if it is west of 27th Street.
  2. It is not government related.
  3. I don’t know if it is on 27th Street.
  4. It is something a person can touch.
  5. It is a person.
  6. The person is not “famous” outside of Nebraska.
  7. The person is not closely related to the University of Nebraska.
  8. The person is male.
  9. The person is alive.
  10. The person is not regularly on television.
  11. The person is not a media personality.
  12. The person works in the private sector.
  13. The person’s job is food or restaurant related.
  14. The person has more than one Lincoln location.
  15. The person does not own a chain of grocery stores.
  16. The person does not own a restaurant in the Haymarket.
  17. The person owns a burrito joint and a high-end establishment.
  18. It is Nader Sepahpur, owner of Oso, Yia Yia’s, and Marz!

Thanks for playing, folks!

Reply to this post

The Comments

avabee December 17, 2010 at 3:31pm

Is it west of 27th Street?

Kevin December 17, 2010 at 3:47pm

Is it government related?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 4:50pm

1. I don’t know.

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 4:50pm

2. No.

Stacy December 17, 2010 at 6:54pm

Is it ON 27th Street?

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 7:08pm

My apologies for the nested comment, but I am unable to post a reply to the original post.

avabee December 17, 2010 at 7:09pm

Me neither!  I just emailed Mr. Wilson about that.

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:27pm

3. I don’t know.

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:28pm

Give commenting another try. I tested it just now and, well, it works for me. So either it magically fixed itself (yay!) or I need to do some exploring.

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 7:33pm

“The form you submitted contained the following errors

Unable to receive your comment at this time.
Return to Previous Page”

JT December 17, 2010 at 7:34pm

Is it an object I can touch?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:35pm

4. Yes.

avabee December 17, 2010 at 7:35pm

I can’t post at all anymore.

avabee December 17, 2010 at 7:35pm

Oh!  Never mind. smile

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:36pm

So you can post replies but not root-level comments? That’s ... that’s just weird. Color me baffled.

avabee December 17, 2010 at 7:36pm

Weird, I can still only post in certain places. 

Is it a person?

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 7:39pm

@Avabee that’s the question I’ve been trying to ask anyway! smile

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:41pm

OK boys and girls, I fiddled a bit. Let’s see if it worked. Give ‘er a whirl.

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 7:47pm

Is it a person?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 7:48pm

5. Yes.

(And hopefully welcome back to regular commenting, Nikkidemas!)

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 7:53pm

Hmmm, not gov’t-related, so it can’t be a local politician…

Kevin December 17, 2010 at 7:59pm

Is the person known outside of Nebraska?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 8:10pm

6. No*

* NOTE: I’m interpreting your question as: “Is this person famous (or ‘famous’) outside of Nebraska?”, a narrower question than what you actually asked.

Peter December 17, 2010 at 8:39pm

Is this person closely related to the University of Nebraska, i.e. employed by or on a sports team?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 8:46pm

7. No.

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 8:51pm

Is this person male?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 8:54pm

8. Yes.

Moses December 17, 2010 at 9:27pm

Currently breathing???

Rebecca December 17, 2010 at 9:45pm

Is the person regularly on TV?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 10:51pm

9. Yes (as far as I know!)

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 10:51pm

10. No.

Nikkidemas December 17, 2010 at 10:52pm

Hmmm….still could be a radio/newspaper personality.

Fletch December 17, 2010 at 11:15pm

Of all the days to take off shopping!

Is this person a media personality?

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2010 at 11:31pm

11. No.

Moses December 18, 2010 at 12:40am

Is this person working in the private sector?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 1:10am

12. Yes.

Kevin December 18, 2010 at 2:03am

Is the person’s job food or restaurant related?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 3:28am

13. Yes.

Scott T December 18, 2010 at 5:09am

Does he have more than one Lincoln location?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 1:58pm

14. Yes.

avabee December 18, 2010 at 2:02pm

Does he own a chain of grocery stores?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 2:22pm

15. No.

Kevin December 18, 2010 at 3:51pm

Does he have a restaurant in the Haymarket?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 4:26pm

16. No.

Moses December 18, 2010 at 4:30pm

I’ll take a shot….

Is this the patriarch of a family that owns restaurants and grocery stores?

avabee December 18, 2010 at 4:31pm

Does he own a burrito joint and a high-end restaurant?

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 6:04pm

::coughs and points at question #15::

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 6:09pm

17. Yes.

avabee December 18, 2010 at 6:33pm

Then it’s Nader (Nadir?) who owns Billy’s and Oso. smile

avabee December 18, 2010 at 6:42pm

Google tells me his full name is Nader Farahbod.

Mr. Wilson December 18, 2010 at 6:44pm

I may have misinterpreted what you were after when you said “high-end restaurant”. I was being “generous” in my interpretation.

Do some research before firing out a final answer. You’ll understand why after you fact check a bit grin

avabee December 18, 2010 at 9:10pm

I’m coming up with Nader Sepahpur this time.  Owner of Oso, Yia Yia’s and Marz.  For some reason I thought this was the same Nader who owned Billy’s, but I may have been wrong all along?

Nikkidemas December 19, 2010 at 11:27pm

I think you’ve got it

Mr. Wilson December 20, 2010 at 1:53pm

So who’s going to step up and make an official guess? wink

Nikkidemas December 20, 2010 at 2:44pm

Is it Nader Sepahpur?

Mr. Wilson December 20, 2010 at 2:58pm

18. It is Nader Sepahpur!

I didn’t think you folks were going to do it, but stumping you is really darn hard.

I should explain #17. I was trying to be generous by assuming that the “high-end restaurant” was Marz. I didn’t realize there was some Nader confusion going on. To be clear: Nader F = Billy’s, Nader S = Oso / Yia Yia’s / Marz.

I’ll stump you guys one of these days!

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

The Blogs

Syndication icon

Toolbox