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Tasks / The Taking Tree

Hide ten objects in ten trees.

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Biome

Terms: trees, hiding, sotpg

42 completed :: 132 in progress
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posted by Absurdum on September 23rd, 2008 5:43 AM

C'mon people, this one is just like creating a treasure hunt for random strangers... What's not to love?

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posted by Tøm on September 24th, 2008 4:46 PM

Task Number 3 people.

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posted by JJason Recognition on September 24th, 2008 5:25 PM


posted by Bjørn Teuleuse on September 25th, 2008 12:45 AM

Joke: What is worse than ten(10) dead babies stapled to one(1) tree?

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posted by Lincøln on September 25th, 2008 1:22 AM

One(1) dead baby stapled to ten(10) trees.

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posted by Bjørn Teuleuse on September 25th, 2008 11:57 AM


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posted by Burn Unit on September 25th, 2008 12:04 PM

More gruesome, yes. But also, there are fewer babies involved. If you assume the dismemberment and stapling happened after death, then perhaps it isn't really worse at all, at least as far as the babies and their families are concerned. Though, admittedly, the use of multiple trees suggests that the audience may not yet have discovered all the trees, which might be worse. Slightly modifying it to 1.2 babies in 10 trees makes it quite a bit worse, even if it breaks the form of the joke.

How about ten (10) live babies stapled to ten (10) trees? That's pretty bad.

What do you mean, "you killed it?" Killed what?

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posted by saille is planting praxis on September 25th, 2008 12:15 PM

of course, then you get into the mathematically semantic conundrum of whether this task requires ten(10) trees each with ten(10) babies (we'll call them 'objects') stapled to them (we'll call that 'hidden') for a total of one hundred (100) babies.

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posted by Bjørn Teuleuse on September 25th, 2008 4:23 PM

(we'll call them 'objects')
(we'll call that 'hidden')

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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 25th, 2008 5:52 PM

"Staple guns: because duct tape can't make that 'kaCHUNK' noise."

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posted by Skünk Bandyt on April 21st, 2011 11:51 AM

I think it's quite nice that you can complete this task with the use of ONE dead baby!

a possible list goes as such (each in its own tree)

Right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, head, lung, small intestine, stomache, spleen, and gall bladder.

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posted by Bryce on April 21st, 2011 6:36 PM

Buddha in a goddamn bathtub, Schorgy Worger, I worry about you sometimes.

I think we all know the answer to this question is actually 40 babies per tree +1
posted by Burn Unit on September 25th, 2008 2:12 PM


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posted by GYØ Vicki on September 25th, 2008 3:17 PM

Oh no...not more Powerthirst...

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posted by Majyk on November 22nd, 2008 9:30 AM

POWERTHIRST comes in flavours like mannana & fizzbitch
The endless quotes available from such a silly thing haha

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posted by Marie the Alliaphage on December 20th, 2009 8:16 PM

Don't forget gun.

Never forget gun.

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posted by Dopey on September 26th, 2008 3:29 PM

how about if we just stole parts of the babies without the parents consent and stapled it to their front yard tree? and we can do this with every baby born. but then again...that wouldnt be stealing..i guess itd be borrowing? theres nothing wrong with borrowing aslong as you give it shit..that doesnt work. oh! we staple the babies parts to DIFFERENT parents trees. WHYS MY BABIES PENIS STAPLED TO THE TREE?!?!? OMG...THATS NOT MY BABIES!!! THAT WAS NOT MY BABIES!!!!

*dramatized for your entertainment

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posted by Myrna Minx on September 26th, 2008 6:18 PM

things up trees

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 26th, 2008 9:55 PM

I've had that in mind as well. I'm trying to work out a method that will make it easy for passerby to remove the object from the tree, and something that will be unlikely to hurt the tree if it is not removed immediately.

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posted by Absurdum on September 26th, 2008 11:49 PM

Trees are pretty resilient. I've seen trees which have grown around barbed wire fences, so that the wires are running through the body of the tree. I've seen trees which burst metal oil drums (which are used here on farms to protect seedlings from animals and the wind). The whole task about disobedient nature... You could even just nail the things on (though I wouldn't if there's a chance someone might try to chop it down - spiking trees isn't cool kids).

One down, nine to go... +1
posted by Sockpuppet Utility on November 29th, 2008 3:58 AM


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posted by Mistress MeiMei on October 6th, 2009 9:45 AM

that is EPIC!!
did you do that or just find the piccie?

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posted by teucer on December 21st, 2009 6:10 AM

Sockpuppet Utility is there for people to post pics they found elsewhere.

Sort of like NonPlayers, but without a mission of specifically documenting non-player completions of tasks.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:40 PM

could be good for Africa.

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posted by John on July 18th, 2010 1:11 PM

I am Thinking as doind this as my first task. It sounds fun and I have lots of trees in my area so it should be fun!


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The "what" of the environmentally-conscious method of this completion became obvious the moment I adopted a less human-centric perspective on whom I was hiding 'objects' in trees for. But where? In order to avoid both city traffic and th...

15 + 173 points :: 21 comments :: 45 votes

I (Lincoln) decided to do this task, and was all set to find ten trees with ten items to put in them, when it occurred to me to try to do this as a collaboration, so I sent a message to nine of my fellow LAØ players and asked if each of them would l...

15 + 113 points :: 13 comments :: 23 votes :: 12 collaborators
The Taking Tree by Ian Sklarsky, Sass Afrass December 22nd, 2009 1:14 PM

I was thrilled to discover that "ten objects" is ten letters long. Therefore, our project could be a double entendre. There are ten objects that spell out "ten objects." Those objects are hidden literally inside trees, not just hanging from branch...

15 + 90 points :: 6 comments :: 18 votes :: 2 collaborators
The Taking Tree by Jefftown™ July 25th, 2010 7:18 AM

I greatly admire saille's environmentally-conscious approach to this task. I mostly borrowed her idea, but gave it a more canine spin. I found a recipe for homemade vegetarian dog biscuits on then hid them in the trees of a neighbor...

15 + 89 points :: 3 comments :: 19 votes

One of the greatest joys of living in upstate New York was the apple-picking. Midwest apples just aren't the same, and the apple-picking excursions I've been on here have been pretty disappointing. Spurred by bitterness, I decided that no one else ...

15 + 74 points :: 3 comments :: 16 votes :: 2 collaborators
The Taking Tree by Amby D July 17th, 2010 10:28 AM

Luckily, Chicago has tons of trees everywhere, which contributes towards its gorgeousness, in my humble opinion. I wanted to leave objects that might be used someday. So after much deliberation, I decided to leave ten mixed CDs of music for the tre...

15 + 70 points :: 4 comments :: 15 votes
The Taking Tree by Phil Leapeo January 26th, 2010 6:09 PM

Taking a hint from saille, I thought tomyself what is it that the trees would want from me. Light? Water? Food? As much as I'd like to invent a small renewable outddor resistant lighting source or a mini C02 generating terraformer, neither of tho...

15 + 68 points :: 5 comments :: 17 votes
The Taking Tree by teucer September 26th, 2008 9:13 PM

When I was young I used to have quite a lot of stuffed animals. Actually, scratch that. When I was young I acquired quite a lot of stuffed animals. For some reason I still have them all. Someday I'm going to get around to donating most of them to so...

15 + 65 points :: 12 comments :: 21 votes
The Taking Tree by Stark January 11th, 2009 7:12 PM

For this task I set out to focus on the objects first, and worry about the tree part after. So I spent a good deal of late November and most of December working on these objects. Somehow I got the idea of doing giant spices (like ridiculously oversiz...

15 + 61 points :: 18 comments :: 13 votes
The Taking Tree by rongo rongo October 19th, 2008 7:17 PM

During a 12 hour layover in Miami, I wanted to do some tasking, and only a few tasks had been announced. When I saw a model of a giraffe next to two indoor potted trees, I knew it had to be The Taking Tree. However, not having brought any fun shiny o...

15 + 45 points :: 6 comments :: 13 votes
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