Ok, try this one:
There are two locked boxes, an old and younger brother;
The keys to each, are inside the other;
To cheer up the ozzy, I leave a copy of 'The Spike';
Of which you're free to use, in any way you like;
To keep him smiling, I promise no meta-tricks;
No Eliezer Yudkowsky's, xgl's, or tooth picks;
Now all that remains, is for me to ask;
How do I open each box, and complete the task?
It's actually quite an easy one. I request that Eliezer and xgl sit this one
out to give others a shot at it. You're both free to respond privately
----- Original Message -----
From: "Damien Broderick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)
> At 10:33 PM 31/12/00 -0500, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky claimed implausibly:
> >The riddle itself is a Hofstadterian self-answering riddle.
> How... disappointingly... inadequate. So much build up, so little pay off.
> I need to see this alleged lateral wonder unpacked.
> Damien Broderick
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