Strange box sitting on my front porch when I got home

Little or nothing to do with distillation.

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Strange box sitting on my front porch when I got home

Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:43 pm

Big arse box on the porch, with MrsHusker's name on it. I kicked it a little and it was not "too" heavy, but certainly not lite weight either. I always have a little amusement/dread when the wife is shopping for something (most likely on line). Well, this one ranks up there pretty high, on the "unique" list.

I will not post just what arrived. Feel free to "guess" at it. I will list what it was later. I will provide (for real, and I will HONOR this) $100 for anyone that can correctly guess the contents :) I guess it is easier than guessing Rumplestiltskin :)

H.

Edit, the original post mis-quoted the recipient as me, but it was MRS husker (the wife). Sorry for the strangeness of the post.
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Post by rad14701 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:53 pm

Surely it wasn't a long lost order from the boys at stilldrinkin.com...

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:17 pm

OMG no. It is actually MUCH stranger than that

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Post by wineo » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:19 pm

Did someone send you some samples?

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:21 pm

wineo wrote:Did someone send you some samples?
Good guess, but too simple, and the package was for the wife (or at least she ordered it for me).

Hint #1. It has nothing to do with distilling.

Hint #2. It is a little less strange than left overs from an area 51 alien autopsy.

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Post by punkin » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:50 pm

I guess 'food'.

Probably some kind of smoked sausage collection or some kind of gourmet hamper.

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:55 pm

punkin wrote:I guess 'food'.

Probably some kind of smoked sausage collection or some kind of gourmet hamper.
Not even close, but:

Hint #3. It has been nibbled on a bit, but I sure would not eat it.

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Post by Bohunk » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:21 pm

Nibbled on, but you wouldn't eat it. huh
I guess it's a blow up love doll.

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:23 pm

Bohunk wrote:Nibbled on, but you wouldn't eat it. huh
I guess it's a blow up love doll.

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Wow...... Swing and a miss (but u seem to have some insight into how my wife thinks at times, LOL)

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Post by Tater » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:25 pm

something for the family pet?
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Post by rad14701 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:28 pm

Hmmm... "nibbled on"... Did the wife order you one of those shiny copper pot stills that Pintoshine makes...???

Oh, yeah, nothing to do with distilling... Duh...

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:34 pm

rad14701 wrote:Hmmm... "nibbled on"... Did the wife order you one of those shiny copper pot stills that Pintoshine makes...???

Oh, yeah, nothing to do with distilling... Duh...
great guess (that is why I added the exact word nibbled, hehe), but Nope. the hints are the exact truth. and hint #1 stands.

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:35 pm

tater wrote:something for the family pet?
No cheating. This is not 20 questions :)

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Post by glassman » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:01 pm

if you where from oz i'd say a big chonk of white oak for ageing nibbled by a woodpecker. hows that for creative thinking. gman

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:13 pm

glassman wrote:if you where from oz i'd say a big chonk of white oak for ageing nibbled by a woodpecker. hows that for creative thinking. gman
Now that is hell'a creative thinking. but not quite there.

One last hint (I can't give too many, since I got a Ben on the deal).

Hint #4: It alive, before it was dead, before it was lost, before it was found. But it was most useful when it was dead.

(Final answer at Noon, central on the 6th, hopefully with pix, if I can get the camera working).

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Post by punkin » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:01 pm

I've already blown my guess, so someone else will have to say 'mummified remains' .


Go you halves in the pony.

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:13 pm

Answer as many times as you like. But don't simply post pages from a dictionary of objects or something :) Make them real guesses, and 1 per page.

(The mummy was a very cool guess, but not right).

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Post by big worm » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:15 pm

a fur stole?
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Post by Dnderhead » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:19 pm

a keg ?

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Post by BW Redneck » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:58 pm

A driftwood sculpture? Hmm... nibbled on, formerly alive, and lost then found...
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Post by blanikdog » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:03 pm

Could it be a dead bandicoot from a burnt ridge?

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Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:07 pm

blanikdog wrote:Could it be a dead bandicoot from a burnt ridge?

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Are they most useful when dead? lol.

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my guess

Post by Freedave » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:21 pm

I think its a fish you caught last season and your wife had it stuffed. the taxidermist took his time doing the job and shipped it to your house.
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Re: my guess

Post by Husker » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:56 pm

Freedave wrote:I think its a fish you caught last season and your wife had it stuffed. the taxidermist took his time doing the job and shipped it to your house.
Nice guess, but not right. That woulda been a hell of a nice fish :) The base of the box was the size of fridge box (but not as tall), say 2/5 to 1/2 the size of a fridge box. I aint never caught a monster fish like that before.

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Post by tracker0945 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:20 pm

How about some sort of carved wooden sculpture, maybe in the form of Husker sporting history.
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Post by absinthe » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:13 pm

some strange stool or piece of furniture?
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Post by rad14701 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:29 am

Yeah, tracker, I was thinking a chainsaw carving of a still but Husker said not still related...

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Post by Husker » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:15 am

Fun game. There were some people who were somewhat close.

What was in the box, was a set of shed Moose antlers. For someone who has only seen whitetail deer (and a couple mule deer, and a few elk), these things are pretty huge.

Here is a pic. NOTE the ruler in the middle is 18" for reference.

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Post by RadicalEd1 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:22 pm

Gaaaaahhh, I only saw this just now but after reading #4 I was certain it had something to do with a taxidermist :p.

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Post by Husker » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:40 pm

RadicalEd1 wrote:Gaaaaahhh, I only saw this just now but after reading #4 I was certain it had something to do with a taxidermist :p.
Sold on ebay. They have a policy that no dead things or body parts can be sold, but there are exceptions for taxidermy items (such as skulls and antlers, and some taxidermy furs).

The dead hint was added due to antlers being dead when on the head of the animal. The only time they are live, is during velvet when they are growing. They are not useful (to the animal), at that time. Their usefulness comes after the velvet (and the antler) dies off.

The "nibbled" on, is due to mice (or something), having nibbled a little on them, I even think one or two of the points was nibbled off, but it might be fight broken.

After hint #4, I was actually concerned that someone might have enough clue to guess. If someone would have said antlers (or a skull mount), I probably would have declared them a winner. That is why I sort of shut up, and stopped with too many hints :)

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