20 Questions: WIL-Replacement Edition

February 27, 2012 at 2:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Mr. T is AWOL today so that means no Where In Lincoln post. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all have a little fun! It has been waaaaay too long since we last played so you may be a bit rusty. Let’s review 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; Nikkidemas Asked For It Edition.

Ask away!

  1. It is not a person.
  2. It is not a building.
  3. It is not an event.
  4. It is a single “thing”.
  5. It is not north of O Street.
  6. It is not a statue.
  7. It is outdoors.
  8. It is on property managed by Lincoln Parks & Recreation.
  9. It is not east of 40th Street.
  10. It is man-made.
  11. People can go into it.
  12. It is not located at approximately 27th and Normal.
  13. It is not primarily intended for use by kids.
  14. It is a body of water.
  15. You do not have to pay to go in.
  16. It has fish in it.
  17. It is in Pioneers Park.
  18. It is not the pond west of the Nature Center.
  19. It is the pond just west of the bison statue!

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Congratulations to George and the whole team for narrowing this one down! Who would’ve thought you could pick out a single pond in only 19 questions?

 


This pond, as many of you know, is a popular spot for feeding geese. When I was a kid our food of choice was leftover bread from family meals at Lee’s, but the heels from old loaves of bread worked just as well. In addition to watching geese, kids enjoy “hunting” for frogs, turtles, and other critters at the pond.

This means that that I still haven’t stumped you folks yet in a game of 20 Questions. Bravo for that! I’ll get you one of these days!

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The Comments

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 8:26am

3. No.

Nikkidemas February 27, 2012 at 8:28am

Is there more than one of these in Lincoln?

Fletch February 27, 2012 at 3:00pm

Is it a person?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 3:12pm

1. No.

JT February 27, 2012 at 3:16pm

Is it a building?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 3:27pm

2. No.

Fletch February 27, 2012 at 3:59pm

Is it an event?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 4:47pm

4. No (I’m thinking of a specific “thing”).

JT February 27, 2012 at 4:56pm

Is is north of O Street?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 5:08pm

5. No.

George February 27, 2012 at 5:16pm

Is it a statue?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 5:34pm

6. No.

Nikkidemas February 27, 2012 at 5:36pm

Is it outdoors?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 5:47pm

7. Yes.

Kevin February 27, 2012 at 6:02pm

Is it on property managed by Lincoln Parks & Recreation?

Mr. T February 27, 2012 at 6:08pm

Good question!

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 6:29pm

8. Yes.

Fletch February 27, 2012 at 7:49pm

Is it East of 40th Street?

Mr. Wilson February 27, 2012 at 7:51pm

9. No.

Mike February 27, 2012 at 8:45pm

Ok,  A “thing” at a park west of 40th. Do we try to narrow the location down or the thing. (Items that come to mind are: Woods Towers, Antelope Park play structure, Tierra skate park, Sled ramps at Poineers, Gazebo at Hazel Abel park, etc).

George February 27, 2012 at 11:34pm

Is it natural or man made?

Fletch February 28, 2012 at 2:24am

Great question!

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 12:06pm

As Fletch said it IS a great question. Unfortunately it violates rule #2: it’s not a yes/no question.

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 12:48pm

So, is it man-made?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 2:17pm

10. Yes.

(And to be clear, I wasn’t just being a jerk by not answering the question. I have my reasons.)

(Ooh ... did Mr. Wilson just drop a hint?)

George February 28, 2012 at 2:53pm

Can people go into it?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 3:36pm

11. Yes.

Fletch February 28, 2012 at 3:42pm

Is it located approximately at 27th and Normal?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 4:17pm

12. No.

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 4:19pm

Fun fact: The Capitol Parkway / Normal Boulevard transition happens at A Street. So technically there is no such thing as “27th and Normal”.

That technicality doesn’t affect the answer, though.

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 4:26pm

Is it intended to be used primarily by kids?

Mike February 28, 2012 at 4:29pm

It is not a building (re: Q2) but you can go in it….hmmmm

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 4:50pm

13. No.

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 5:01pm

Okay so that rules out play equipment. Gazebos…pools maybe. You can go into a pool or a pond…has to be man-made and Parks-managed. Hmm.

Nikkidemas February 28, 2012 at 5:02pm

We are on the same wavelength!  I was thinking of a man-made (yet natural!) lake.  Since it’s not east of 40th, it’s not Holmes.  Oak Lake or another body of water at a park?

Nikkidemas February 28, 2012 at 5:03pm

Is it a body of water?

Mike February 28, 2012 at 5:26pm

I guess that technically you could go into a play structure, like the one at antelope park, but we know it is not approximately 27th and normal (assuming that 33rd and normal/capital pw is in that approximation. What about tennis bubbles?  Should we ask about seasonal use?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 5:32pm

14. Yes.

Dammit Nikkidemas!

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 5:42pm

Awesome. Now remember he said it’s not north of O so Oak Lake is out.

Nikkidemas February 28, 2012 at 5:45pm

Could be the pond out at Wilderness Park.  Or a creek which doesn’t extend outside the 40th/O boundaries. 

What other parks in that area have water?

Mike February 28, 2012 at 5:52pm

He said it was man made, right? What about antelope valley stuff.  Specifically around 23rd and N st.

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 6:05pm

There are a few ponds at Pioneer’s Park and a creek that runs through Irvingdale/Rudge parks. I think we should make sure it’s not a swimming pool though before we start naming ponds.

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 6:06pm

Do you have to pay to go in?

Fletch February 28, 2012 at 6:46pm

Yeah, good point. I knew that didn’t sound right.

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 7:24pm

15. No.

George February 28, 2012 at 7:58pm

Does it have fish in it?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 8:30pm

16. Yes.

Nikkidemas February 28, 2012 at 9:12pm

I know that doesn’t mean fishing is ALLOWED, but for what it’s worth:

http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/maps/parks/fishing.htm

Kevin February 28, 2012 at 9:21pm

Is it in Pioneer’s Park?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 9:40pm

17. Yes.

George February 28, 2012 at 9:44pm

Is it the pond located west of the Nature Center?

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 10:07pm

18. No.

Two more questions!

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 10:57pm

OK folks, I’m not sure how much I’ll be around tonight to provide feedback. I’ll definitely be around tomorrow to finish this up, though. You’re almost there!

Fletch February 28, 2012 at 11:06pm

I am sure we’ll all be heading out to Pioneers Park to investigate each body of water.

Mr. Wilson February 28, 2012 at 11:13pm

Knowing some of you people, that wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

George February 29, 2012 at 12:09am

is it the pond that is located west of the Buffalo Statue?

Mr. Wilson February 29, 2012 at 12:52pm

19. Yes! Way to go!

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