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  1. Posted on Oct 28, 2007

    Views: 1,406

    Super Tanga Users (STU) - Tell Us What You Want!

    Hey STUs – Can you let us know what you would like to see for STU only deals in the future? What types of products would you like to see or what type of specific deals would you like to see? We will try our best to accomodate you!


  2. Posted on Oct 26, 2007

    Views: 882

    Changes to Tanga - Wahoo!

    Hello all of our loyal, lovable and squishy Tanganites!

    TangaJoe and the rest of the Tanga Elves are very busy trying to get ready for our launch of Tanga 2.0. It’s coming very soon and we are super excited about all the neat and fun changes we are making to the site. I think you will all be pleased…

    One of the changes we are making, we wanted to do immediately. And that is that we are going to be offering our Tangathon model of selling all the time. No more one deal every 24 hours! We wanted to do this for a variety of reasons:

    1) We really enjoy taking more of your money, more often
    2) It will allow us to offer you a wider variety of products
    3) It gives you more buying options when shopping at Tanga
    4) We think it’s a heckuva lot more fun!

    So starting today, we are going to be running the Tangathon into eternity and beyond. We may stop it at some point in the future to mix things up a bit with different ways of purchasing so stay glued to your computer monitor with one hand on the mouse and another hand on your wallet!

    Now, because of this, we may leave some products up longer than others depending on availability, quantity, if we are snug in our beds, etc.

    Let us know what you think!
    TangaMonkey


  3. Posted on Oct 23, 2007

    Views: 881

    Tanga Times - October 23, 2007 by Robrizob

    Good evening, folks. I regret to inform you all that this will be my last Tanga Times for a while. I hope to make this a temporary retirement because I’ve still got a few ideas for my little patch of Tanga, but as it stands now the people around me have grown tired of my incessant puns and my coworkers are sick of trying to decipher my rebus emails. I think I need a break.

    Speaking of rebuses, let’s have another contest for old times’ sake. I’m a week early, but I thought we’d have a Halloween themed contest. Submit your best rebuses for monsters, horror movie villains, and other creepy creatures. Obligatory example (stretching required!):

    In case you need inspiration, here is a list of monsters.

    You can check out last week’s winner here and the two runners up here and here. Please use the answer to your rebus as your image’s file name. Prizes are the same as always: 10 points to the winner and two 5 point runners up. Submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win one prize. To submit an image, first make a post. An “upload image” link will then appear on your post. The deadline for submissions is 24 hours from now. Have fun!

    -Robrizob

    TangaMonkey’s Note: Thanks to Robrizob for entertaining us the past couple of months! Pretty soon, we will have on our web site, a new category of puzzles for you Rebus makers. We will be announcing it soon, so get all of your great Rebus puzzles ready to go and also, you are more than welcome to post the ones you have already made! Thanks for all of your continuing support!


  4. Posted on Oct 21, 2007

    Views: 930

    Tanga Times - October 21, 2007 by Apparatus

    Following in Robrizob’s footsteps, lets have a rebus contest – but with a twist. Create a rebus for a fellow Tanganite.

    For an example, check out Spamwise’s profile:

    Spamwise

    As usual, make sure the filename is the answer/user to the rebus. 10 Tanga Points to the best rebus, 7 Tanga Points to second best, 3 Tanga Points to the third best. Judging will take place in 24 hours.

    - Apparatus

    PS. This is just silly… but fun: Kenya


  5. Posted on Oct 20, 2007

    Views: 981

    Tanga Times - October 20, 2007 by Verve640

    Salutations, loyal Tanganites. I’m taking a small break from Metacrosses this week to visit a puzzle format that should be familiar to everyone. If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:

    1st – 10 TP
    2nd – 6 TP
    3rd – 4 TP

    Obligatory warm-up video:
    No one’s looking, don’t hold back…


  6. Posted on Oct 16, 2007

    Views: 1,183

    Tanga Times - October 16, 2007

    Dear Tanganites!

    44 used to be the record for rebus contest entries, but we broke that last week with a whopping 52 entries! You can see threehojos winning entry here and the two runner-up entries from Apparatus and Murdoctor. What say we try to break sixty this week? It’ll be tough, since the highly productive Apparatus is guest judge this week. Maybe an especially fruitful subject, one fraught with rivalry and emotion, will help us in our quest: How about sports teams? Any team from any sport is fair game, and you can include the city name if you prefer. Obligatory example:

    Please use the answer to your rebus as your image’s file name. Prizes are the same as always: 10 points to the winner and two 5 point runners up. Submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win one prize. To submit an image, first make a post. An “upload image” link will then appear on your post. The deadline for submissions is 24 hours from now. Have fun!

    Thanks to Philana for suggesting this week and last week’s theme! Oh, and will someone please get me the world’s greatest puzzle for Christmas?


  7. Posted on Oct 14, 2007

    Views: 1,561

    Tanga Times - October 14, 2007 by Apparatus

    I love searching for odd and/or interesting things on the internet. In fact, it was how I found Tanga puzzles! A great website for finding odd or interesting things on the internet is StumbleUpon.com

    This week’s Tanga Points go a poet. Post a link to something odd and/or interesting you have found on the internet and then write a haiku about it. This week’s guest judge is Robrizob. The author of the winning Haiku will receive 10 points with two 5 point runnerups. You may post as many haiku/links that you desire. Judging will take place in 24 hours.

    Odd sites I may find
    Beyond Google I look to
    Stumble upon It

    - Apparatus


  8. Posted on Oct 13, 2007

    Views: 949

    Tanga Times - October 13, 2007 by Verve640

    Salutations, loyal Tanganites. Let’s hope that everyone has bought some Listerine since last week and is salivating for another ‘Metacross’ (it appears that this word already exists, but I think I’m the first to apply this definition to it). You might even get a chuckle out of this one, we’ll see… If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:

    1st – 10 TP
    2nd – 6 TP
    3rd – 4 TP

    Here’s an intro song for everyone:
    This one Styx with you…

    CLUES:

    Across
    1. Univ. recruiter
    5. Thunderous noise
    9. Oklahoma city
    14. It can be major or minor
    15. Cranial ring
    16. Singer Hayes
    17. Terror
    18. Knowing, as a secret
    19. Premiere
    20. By a bit of serendipity
    23. Lennon’s lady
    24. Morales of NYPD Blue
    25. Surpassed
    27. Ransack
    30. Capricorn or Cancer
    32. G8 member
    33. Indian leaders
    36. Grease
    39. Miseries
    41. Inheritor
    42. Mideast title
    43. Hatchery?
    44. Strict herbivores
    46. Fund-raising grp.
    47. Strangely
    49. Get-go
    51. It often precedes quo
    53. Eatery
    55. Rolodex no.
    56. Hidden entity in each of 11-Down, 20-Across, and 29-Down
    62. October stones
    64. Scourge
    65. Cowboy Aikman
    66. Lofty home
    67. Hindu princess
    68. Tatting
    69. Incite evil
    70. Receives a bill
    71. Wapitis

    Down
    1. Comic bark
    2. Dessert sandwich
    3. Winter Palace ruler
    4. OPEC, for one
    5. High-quality porcelain
    6. Hawaii’s ‘Pineapple Island’
    7. “Thanks ___!”
    8. Corn cake
    9. Neaten
    10. Operate
    11. Shelters for families like the Joads
    12. It’ll make you sweat
    13. Follow, as a tip
    21. Tech support caller
    22. Begin to untie
    26. A blank one can be wild
    27. Total
    28. Oceanic volcano creation
    29. Groundless warning
    30. Zesty
    31. Mother of Zeus
    34. Recommend
    35. Director Schumacher
    37. Religious ceremony
    38. “Doggone it!”
    40. Leave in
    45. Settee
    48. Reddish brown
    50. Chafe
    51. Brown ermine
    52. Home of skins
    53. Hag
    54. Shield of Zeus
    57. Retro do
    58. Talon
    59. River to the Caspian
    60. Mineral aggregate
    61. Potato buds
    63. Edge


  9. Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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    Tanga Times - October 11, 2007 by Murdoctor

    Hello, everyone! This is my first Tanga Times!

    Before getting into the “audience participation” part of the show, we have some obligatory time-wasters:

    Online version of Infocom’s ’Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ game

    Build your own South Park character

    The Visual Thesaurus

    Ok, today’s theme is “The Story of the Moral”. Think of a famous moral, proverb, or saying… and then write a (very) short story about it, posting it here in a comment with the “moral of the story”. Here are a few examples:

    Mick Jagger joined my fantasy football league, but he refused to draft Randy Moss or Santana Moss. The moral of the story? A Rolling Stone gathers no Moss.

    My buddy was thirsty, so I gave him a Mountain Dew; hopefully, he’ll return the favor someday. The moral of the story? Dew unto others, as you would have them Dew unto you.

    As a sports agent, I’d heard about these two tribesmen from the African wilderness with amazing jumping and throwing skills, but it would have cost me too much to go recruit them, and I’d have had to give up my contract with Larry Bird to do so. The moral of the story? A Bird in the hands is worth two in the Bush.

    I will be the judge, granting 10TP for the best/funniest/cleverest story, and 5TP apiece for 2 runners-up.

    -Murdoctor


  10. Posted on Oct 9, 2007

    Views: 2,374

    Tanga TImes - October 9, 2007

    Last week’s rebus contest had the biggest turnout yet with 44 entries! The quality of entries was high and the decision was tough, but Murdoctor came out on top with this highly amusing entry. Apparatus and BigSlick took the two runner-up spots for this one and this one, respectively. Excellent work everyone.

    This week, let’s do car makes and/or models. Obligatory example:

    Please use the answer to your rebus as your image’s file name. Prizes are the same as always: 10 points to the winner and two 5 point runners up. This week’s guest judge is my coworker Shirlene. Submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win one prize. To submit an image, first make a post. An “upload image” link will then appear on your post. The deadline for submissions is 24 hours from now. Have fun!

    P.S. I am running out of friends and family. If anyone would like to be a guest judge for future rebus contests, shoot me an email at robrizob.tanga@gmail.com. Sorry, there’s no payment except whatever enjoyment you derive from helping to judge. The only qualifications are that you must have solved at least 25 one word warm ups/wonders and have attained the lofty Tanga fruit status of lemon. Thanks!

    -robrizob


  11. Posted on Oct 8, 2007

    Views: 952

    Tanga Times - October 8th, 2007 by pyrok

    I know I promised lateral thinking as the topic for tonight but it was actually becoming more than one Tanga Times can handle so I’ve decided to hold off and spread it out over the next two issues instead since I’m going on vacation next week so I need to submit two next week to cover for my absence.

    So tonight let’s just keep it simple:

    Something fun:

    This game is called Line-Rider. Here is the classic version.

    The hacked version:

    And a video of someone who has either mastered or hacked the game:

    As usual, the first challenge will be FTP (first-to-post) and the second will be a random drawing where you have the chance to enter anytime between now and when robrizob’s Tuesday Tanga Times posts. You enter by emailing your answer to me at: pyroktanga@gmail.com.

    ‘#’1 (FTP = 10 points)

    What can be put in a pitcher so that it is lighter than when it is filled with air?

    ‘#’2 (Random Drawing = 10 points) Send answer to: pyroktanga@gmail.com

    What comes next in this sequence: elgnairt, erauqs, nogatnep, nogaxeh, nogatpeh, ?


  12. Posted on Oct 8, 2007

    Views: 896

    Tanga Times - October 8, 2007 by Apparatus

    Post a limerick on the topic of TangaMonkey. The best limerick will be decided by Apparatus in 24 hours. The winner gets 13 Tanga Points. There is no second place. You may submit as many limmericks as you wish.

    The following are a few fun little games I found amusing:

    Test Your Reaction Time

    Test Your Eye/Hand Coordination

    Express Yourself with Lite-Brite#

    Infect Yourself with Virus 2

    Save the Bunny

    Aoccdrnig to rseearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

    Tihs has been pessad aournd the ietnrent plteny, but I stlil fnid it an iteintnersg fetarue of the hamun mnid.

    -Apparatus


  13. Posted on Oct 6, 2007

    Views: 1,153

    Tanga Times - October 6th, 2007 by Verve640

    Salutations, loyal Tanganites. I hope everyone enjoyed the crossword from last week, because as we know: Hope Floats. This week is another round of crossword mayhem that shouldn’t take a big bite out of your weekend. If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:

    1st – 10 TP
    2nd – 6 TP
    3rd – 4 TP

    A bit of Rossini to get the brain ready for action:
    I won’t Tell if you won’t…

    CLUES:

    Across
    1. Shooter’s projectiles
    5. Wished
    9. Laughter components
    14. Eyeball
    15. Junkie
    16. Victor Vasarely specialty
    17. Greek Cupid
    18. Falsifier
    19. Lizard’s insurance?
    20. Trivia magazine since 2001
    23. Ticket stub info
    24. It is usually trusty
    25. Get clean
    27. Lincoln’s spouse
    30. Madre and Nevada, e.g.
    33. Clinches, with “up”
    36. Wade adversary
    38. Disposition
    39. Utmost degree
    40. Bit of trivia
    42. Dead, e.g.
    43. Charitable org. that funds African children and mothers
    45. “This is ___”
    46. Hoax
    47. Soft, sheer fabric
    49. S-shaped molding
    51. Taken in Calories
    52. Like Gatsby
    56. Serrated blade
    58. Puzzle theme
    62. Poetry Muse
    64. Actor Bridges
    65. Flood boats?
    66. Amber, at one time
    67. Euro predecessor
    68. Cheerful air
    69. Volcano emissions
    70. Home of “SportsCenter”
    71. Understands

    Down
    1. Versifier’s creations
    2. “Snowy” bird
    3. Isolated
    4. Parts of sonnets
    5. Minotaur head type
    6. Valley girl’s “Not likely”
    7. Distribute
    8. Dropped pop flies in MLB
    9. Large cask for beer or ale
    10. Gorilla or chimpanzee, e.g.
    11. Stylist’s accessory
    12. Arena for the Kings
    13. Put in the hold
    21. Fuss
    22. French fishing?
    26. Singer Garfunkel
    28. Cyclist in the Tour de France, at times
    29. Head dwarf of the seven
    31. 51, famously
    32. Where to find stitching
    33. Brush off
    34. Volcano goddess
    35. Paint used by Tom Sawyer
    37. And on and on
    40. Decorates
    41. Beatle bride
    44. Spy org.
    46. Heroes and 24, e.g.
    48. Authorize
    50. Easter treasure
    53. Mysterious
    54. It can be twisted
    55. Verifies
    56. Antidotes
    57. Half-brother of Athena
    59. Fragrant necklaces
    60. Belabor, with ‘on’
    61. Chinese dollar
    63. Formal requirement


  14. Posted on Oct 4, 2007

    Views: 821

    Tanga Times - October 4, 2007 by BClements

    “Alcohol, my permanent accessory
    Alcohol, a party-time necessity
    Alchool, alternative to feeling like yourself
    O alcohol, I still drink to your health”

    - Alcohol by Barenaked Ladies

    This week’s quiz game is a tribute to that wonder of wonders, alcohol. I’ve got 5 alcohol-related questions for you. First person to post the answers to all 5 here correctly wins the points. By the way, the points for my last quiz are still up for grabs. I guess we don’t have as many TV geeks here as I imagined. Let’s hope there’s a few more folks that enjoy a tip of the wrist.

    1. By Act of Congress, what is the official alcoholic beverage of the United States?

    2. What well known phrase comes from the serving sizes of British ales?

    3. What well-known fictional character first introduced a drink that begins by taking the juice from one bottle of that Ol’ Janx Spirit?

    4. What author created the following drink recipie and where did it first appear: Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.

    5. What TV character considers beer to be “the cause of and solution to all the world’s problems?”

    There you go folks! Enjoy a cold one while you ponder these and I’ll be back next week!


  15. Posted on Oct 3, 2007

    Views: 936

    Tanga Times (Photoshop Contest!) - October 3rd, 2007 by pcox82

    Hola, this is pcox82 coming at you with my very first, very own Tanga Times! Hooray! Let me start out by saying thanks for the opportunity to write. Now let’s get down to business and try something different. I’ve noticed there are some pretty good photoshoppers at this site, so let’s put some of those skills to the test and make a contest out of it. Here, only robrizob knows I am an avid Heroes fan. I love that show, so let’s start with this picture:

    You know, it seems like there’s something missing for these so-called “heroes” … costumes! Photoshop this gang to look like real heroes, no limits, take it as far as you want. I will be judging these. 1st gets 10 points, 2nd and 3rd get 5 apiece. Have fun and good luck!

    pcox82


  16. Posted on Oct 3, 2007

    Views: 882

    T-Shirt Winners!

    Congratulations to pyrok and dsmeyer for winning our Tanga t-Shirt design contest. While neither came up with exactly what we went for in our design, both came up with ideas that led us to that design! So we’ll be sending them out 2 free t-shirts as well as giving them 500 Tanga Points each! Congratulations…


  17. Posted on Oct 2, 2007

    Views: 978

    Tanga Times - October 2nd, 2007 by Robrizob

    Last week we had a great turnout for the weekly rebus contest with 34 entries total. It was a tough decision, but Philana regained the rebus crown from Apparatus for this rebus. DrParty06 and Apparatus took the two runner-up prizes for this one and this one respectively. Let me preemptively deny that the presence of Jessica Alba in Apparatus’s rebus swayed the judges towards his entry ;-) Well done everyone!

    This week’s contest theme is comic and cartoon characters. Any character or group of characters from a comic book, comic strip, or animated cartoon is fair game. Obligatory example:

    Please use the answer to your rebus as your image’s file name. Prizes are the same as always: 10 points to the winner and two 5 point runners up. This week’s guest judge is my sister Sarah. Submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win one prize. To submit an image, first make a post. An “upload image” link will then appear on your post. The deadline for submissions is 24 hours from now. Have fun!

    -Robrizob


  18. Posted on Oct 1, 2007

    Views: 5,250

    Tanga Times - October 1st, 2007 by pyrok

    I can’t believe Autumn has already arrived and the first day of October is already here! Time to start thinking about some Halloween-themed puzzles! Does anybody have a clever costume they plan to wear?

    Well, I promised a link to a more online-based logic puzzle site and I’m delivering.

    Here is the first one.
    And here is Flash -running one.
    If anyone else would like to share any they’ve discovered and enjoy, feel free!

    And this is another Flash-based one that is a ""Cross the River" type of puzzle.":http://www.robmathiowetz.com/

    “This is a link for an “online Louis Carrol exhibit.”":http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/carroll/lc6.html One section is about the logic puzzles he attempted to create and perfect. I thought it was kind of interesting.

    As usual, the first challenge will be FTP (first-to-post) and the second will be a random drawing where you have the chance to enter anytime between now and when robrizob’s Tuesday Tanga Times posts. You enter by emailing me at: pyroktanga@gmail.com.

    1. (FTP = 10 points)
      A farmer is returning from the market where he bought a goat, a wolf, and cabbage. To get home he must cross a river but his boat only allows him to take one of the three at a time. He can’t leave the goat and the cabbage together (because the goat would eat it) and he can’t leave the goat with the wolf (because the goat would be eaten). How can the farmer get everything to the other side safely?
    1. (Random Drawing = 10 points) Send answer to: pyroktanga@gmail.com
      A family of Lygophobics wants to get through a dark tunnel. The father can make it in 1 minute, the mother in 2 minutes, the son in 4 minutes and the younger son in 5 minutes. The narrow tunnel only allows no more than two people at once and their travel time is limited to the speed of the slower one. Can they all make it if they have a torch that lasts only 12 minutes without anybody’s fear of dark places affecting them? Prove your answer yes or no.

    Coming next week: lateral-thinking!


  19. Posted on Oct 1, 2007

    Views: 919

    Tanga Times - September 29th, 2007 by Verve640

    Salutations, loyal Tanganites. I thought I might change things up a little for everyone. Here’s a nice, harmless crossword to enjoy over the weekend. If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:

    1st – 10 TP
    2nd – 6 TP
    3rd – 4 TP

    CLUES:

    ACROSS

    1. Patriotic uncle 4. Favorable opinion from a shrink?: 2 wds.

    10. Minutes per mile, e.g.
    14. Repeated question from a tyke
    15. Kevin of SNL and Weeds
    16. It often follows once in story openings
    17. It’s either ____ B, (50/50 chance): 2 wds.
    18. False front
    19. Animated clownfish that gets lost
    20. Plant with blooms opening only in the AM: 2 wds.
    23. Some like ____, ‘59 comedy: 2 wds.
    24. ____-Cat, wintry transportation
    25. Bravo in España
    28. Start to type?
    32. Assisted
    34. Buenas tardes or bon après-midi: 2 wds.
    37. The Persistence of Memory painter
    39. All the way up, as volume: 2 wds.
    40. Diva’s solo
    41. PBS show taped at Boston’s Symphony Hall: 3 wds.
    44. It’s a page turner: Abbr.
    45. English supermodel Campbell
    46. Possess
    47. Staple tuber of the Andes
    50. “What ____ About You”: 2 wds.
    54. When Denny’s is open, e.g.: 3 wds.
    58. Street-lining trees
    61. Amount less than the usual trading unit: 2 wds.
    62. Neither partner
    63. Star Wars princess
    64. Mechanical lubricant
    65. An end to Israel?
    66. It can create underwater forests
    67. No longer fallow
    68. What a clock in OK displays during winter

    DOWN

    1. Hindu honorific
    2. “Give ____, don’t pollute”: 2 wds.
    3. A gift from the Magi
    4. Outside of the organism, as an experiment: 2 wds.
    5. Examined by a doctor
    6. Crooned
    7. Something broken for luck?: 2 wds
    8. Christmas songs
    9. Ken Lay’s scandalous company
    10. Wee
    11. Parrot
    12. Dot follower
    13. Father of modern ambient music
    21. There’s ____, it’s futile: 2 wds.
    22. Warning from a big cat
    25. Most people have a nose for them
    26. Pope who met with Attila the Hun
    27. Simpsons teacher Krabappel
    29. Take too many tablets of: 2 wds.
    30. Orange-flavored drink used by NASA
    31. Isle ____, in the center of the Irish Sea: 2 wds.
    33. How many vitamins are ingested: 3 wds.
    34. Close of Fatal Attraction
    35. “Bye-bye”
    36. Montreal major-leaguer
    37. Art form that peaked during the Roaring Twenties
    38. Declare frankly
    42. False god
    43. Overlooked
    48. Traditional Dutch footwear
    49. Tennis icon Agassi
    51. Column variety
    52. Square and slip, e.g.
    53. White heron
    54. PDQ alternative
    55. ____ fixe, obsession
    56. Hefty rival in trash
    57. Dupe
    58. Wapiti
    59. Protective shelter
    60. 1/1000 of an inch


  20. Posted on Sep 30, 2007

    Views: 826

    Tanga Times - September 30th, 2007 by Apparatus

    I find art to be fascinating. I especially love unexpected art. Below are a few great
    examples of unexpected art:

    Desktop Art

    Sidewalk Art of Julian Beever

    Dirty Car Art

    Tonight’s contest is a coloring contest. Color the image below in the most imaginative
    way you can think of.

    The judge will be my stepdaughter. (For those that like to do their research: She is a 12 year old that prefers the color red, monkeys & chimps and being quirky) Deadline for
    entry will be 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 5pm PST as this is her bedtime. Just post something on this blog and then you will be able to upload your picture!

    - Apparatus


  21. Posted on Sep 28, 2007

    Views: 823

    Call for puzzles

    Hello everyone,

    October 15 is our birthday – yep, Tanga’s growing up. A whole whopping 1-year old. And yes, we’re going to get Tanga Joe a pacifier.

    To celebrate, we’re going to release some cool new features on the site, and we’d like to do it in grand Tanga style! We’re looking for 100 brand new One-Word Wonders. What will we do with those puzzles? We’re not telling – but we bet you’re going to like it!

    We need easy puzzles, medium puzzles, even hard puzzles. We love a variety of themes – sports, celebs, politics, movies, life, animals that start with the letter M, etc.

    So, won’t you help us in our quest for 100 new puzzles for our birthday? If so

    (please say yes please oh please) submit your creations by October 7 by using our online submission tool at:

    click here to submit puzzles

    We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Happy Birthday to us (almost)!

    Thanks in advance!


  22. Posted on Sep 25, 2007

    Views: 837

    Tanga Times - September 25th, 2007 by Rob

    Last week’s rebus contest was quite a success. Apparatus and Philana traded rebus blows with Apparatus barely edging Philana after last week’s guest judge, my magic 8-ball, returned an answer of “outlook not so good” when I asked “do you think Philana will go on a date with me?” Sorry, Philana, but them’s the breaks :) You can see last week’s winning entry here and the two runners up here and here.

    OK, so we’ve done classic works of literature, actors and actresses, and movies: what now? This week, we’ll do cities from around the world, but I’m running out of ideas fast. Let me solicit your suggestions for future rebus contest subjects. Obligatory rebus example:

    Please use the answer to your rebus as your image’s file name. Prizes are the same as before: 10 points to the winner and two 5 point runners up. This week’s guest judge is my good friend and fellow Tanga user pcox82, who will obviously be excluded from the competition. I haven’t asked him to help judge yet, so here’s to hoping. Submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win one prize. To submit an image, first make a post. An “upload image” link will then appear on your post. The deadline for submissions is 24 hours from now. Have fun!

    —Rob


  23. Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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    Tanga Times - September 24, 2007 by pyrok

    By pyrok
    The focus for tonight’s Tanga Times is Logic Problems. In that spirit, the puzzles being linked to are not web-based but must be downloaded. Actually, that wasn’t the intent but it happened to work out that way. Next week I will do another Logic-themed TT and will try to find links that are web-based applications for solving logic puzzles.

    If you’re familiar with Dell and Penny Press puzzle books, then you have probably encountered the logic puzzles they usually include in their Variety editions and maybe even the entire editions they have dedicated to just logic puzzles. They range in difficulty and complexity. If you aren’t aware, here is a link to Dell’s weekly puzzle.
    But are you familiar with the joys of computer-based logic problems? Two old-school ones are Sherlock and it’s sequel, Dinner With Moriarty. The company who created these is Everett Kaser Software and they have shareware versions for these and other titles for your desktop (or Sherlock is always available as Shareware for use on your pocket pc). Sherlock is a logic puzzle game for the computer developed by Everett Kaser (DOS and Windows versions). The objective is to determine the correct locations of 36 different images in a 6 × 6 array using computer-generated graphical clues which describe adjacency relationships of different images. In Dinner with Moriarity, you must deduce information about people seated around a table from similar adjacency clues.

    Now for logic-based fun and the opportunity to earn points!

    As has become my usual m.o., the first challenge will be FTP (first-to-post) and the second will be a random drawing where you have the chance to enter anytime between now and when robrizob’s Tuesday Tanga Times posts. You enter by emailing me at: pyroktanga@gmail.com.

    1. (FTP % points each = 10 total possible points) You must be first to post both solutions to get all 10 points. If you want to just answer one (or if someone already beat you to one), you can still get 5 points for the one.

    Here are two “oldie but goodies” logic problems (in fact, these ore something similar may have already been used in earlier Tanga Times newsletters written by others but they are classics):

    1. Based on the following clues, what are the three cards?
    There are three playing cards lying face up, side by side. A five is just to the right of a two. A five is just to the left of a two. A spade is just to the left of a club, and a spade is just to the right of a spade.

    2. Which of the below statements is true?
    A. The number of false statements here is one.
    B. The number of false statements here is two.
    C. The number of false statements here is three.
    D. The number of false statements here is four.

    1. (Random Drawing = 10 points)* Send answer to: pyroktanga@gmail.com

    This is a logic problem that Einstein supposedly said could not be solved by 98% of the population. (It isn’t believed that Einstein actually created this problem because of the fact that the the Blue Master brand of cigar mentioned in the problem were not around during Einstein’s life. See if you can be part of the 2% and send your answer to pyroktanga@gmail.com

    There are 5 houses each with a different color. Their owners, each with a unique heritage, drinks a certain type of beverage, smokes a certain brand of cigarette, and keep a certain variety of pet. None of the owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigarette or drink the same beverage.

    Clues:
    The Brit lives in the red house.
    The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    The Dane drinks tea.
    The green house is just to the left of the white house.
    The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
    The person who smokes Pall Malls raises birds.
    The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    The man living in the center house drinks milk.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    The man who keeps a horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    The owner who smokes Bluemasters also drinks beer.
    The German smokes Prince.
    The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

    Who owns the fish?

    Until next week, live long and prosper!

    -pyrok


  24. Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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    Tanga Times - September 22, 2007 by Verve640

    Salutations, loyal Tanganites. This week we’ll be taking a little journey through the jungle. I hope you’ve been paying attention to ‘Survivorman.’ If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:

    1st – 10 TP
    2nd – 6 TP
    3rd – 4 TP

    It’s a jungle out there…

    Even more fun…
    Than making a cat chase a ‘laser dot’…

    How to ‘rough it’…
    In the depths of the Amazon…

    Believe it or not…
    You will find WMD and the King of Pop…

    Flipper’s cousins
    It gets pulled twice
    What the European explorers were searching for
    Gift from ‘Dubya’
    It gets pulled once
    Where the video game convention was held

    -Verve640


  25. Posted on Sep 21, 2007

    Views: 1,173

    Tanga Party Recap

    Wow, our first Tanga party. Fun was had by all. Tanga Monkey gave away a ton of board games at the auction. Lots of games played, food ate, drinks drank. We all honored Wrayman, the lone Super Tanga User at the party.

    View some pictures!

    It was fantastic to meet all of you. We hope to host another party sometime soon, probably close to either San Francisco or Dallas.


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