Lee was: the Supplicant ?
Answered on: 17 Sep 2005
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was: > Great and wondrous Oracle, who knows how to build full-scale replicas > of famous buildings using nothing but toy building bricks from a > popular company who gets upset if you use their name as a noun for > their product, please use this question as the base and construct an > answer for me. Why do most Lego people have yellow skin?
And in response, thus spake the Oracle: } A man in a black trenchcoat and wearing a black hat slides into the } room. His head is hidden by the shadows. He whispers, "Nobody saw me } on the way in, but we don't have very long. Why did you want to } meet?" } } A plain-looking man dressed in street clothes whispers back, "I was } told you were the one to ask my question." } } The man in the trenchcoat waits a few seconds, then replies, "Well?" } } The plain looking man whispers, "Why do Lego people have yellow skin?" } } The man in the trenchcoat trembles. "Who told you to ask that?" } } The plain looking man whispers, "Nobody. I noticed it this morning } and asked my cell leader." } } The man in the trenchcoat tilts backwards slightly. He seems to } ponder the plain looking man for a few seconds. "Alright, but you } have to keep this quiet. Unless I'm dead, nobody but me is to pass } this on. Clear?" } } "Clear." } } "Alright, then. You know about the Patriot Act and the Department of } Homeland Security?" } } Startled, the man in plain clothes replies in a normal voice, "Yeah, } but what do they have to do with this?" } } "SHH! Ever since they showed up, the Department of Homeland Security } has been quietly removing people from the streets. The numbers you } hear are just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people have just } quietly disappeared, and nobody noticed who took them. Most of them, } nobody cared about." } } "But what does this have to do with Legos?" } } "Be quiet and I'll explain." } } "Alright." } } "We're not sure why they've been taking these people, they seem to } have no common themes, just random people, biased towards those with } no connections with anything. Our best guess is that they saw } something they weren't supposed to see, possibly having to do with } Area 51." } } "Isn't that just a myth?" } } "Oh, it's real, alright. But quit interrupting." } } "Right." } } "Anyway, we managed to track the truckloads of people that left secure } areas. They kept turning seemingly at random, trying to lose anyone } who might follow them. It took over a year of following the daily } truck before we saw where it went. The Lego factory." } } "What? That doesn't make any sense." } } "Look, I know you've asked Lego employees about your question." } } "What? I thought you didn't know what it was." } } "Look, kid, I have to be very careful who I tell this to. It's } dangerous to even know it." } } "Alright. What about them?" } } "What did they say when you asked?" } } "That they'd never worked on the people. They said those were made by } the night shift, and on a different machine from the one they worked." } } "And did you manage to contact anyone on the night shift?" } } "No." } } "That's because they're all Homeland Security goons. They cover all } of the windows, but we managed to find a crack in the roof to watch } through. The people are taken into the building and sent through the } machine that's only used at night. People go in one end, and Lego } people come out the other." } } "WHAT?" } } "SHH! The yellow skin is a byproduct of the shrinking and } immobilization process. It's the perfect way to make people } disappear. Children everywhere play with the toys, unaware that } they're handling real people shrunk to toy size." } } "Dear lord..." } } "Remember, you can't tell anyone about this. I was one of four people } watching that night. One was caught as we fled. The other two } vanished after they tried to tell the world about it." } } "But..." } } Just then, red and blue lights shined into the room and a siren } sounded. They heard a voice coming through a bullhorn. "This is the } police! Come out with your hands up! You are under arrest for } stealing military secrets and treason!" } } You owe the Oracle an escape path. Now. }
Notes: The first time I asked this question, I got the following brief answer:
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