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The Friday Brain Challenge: Enigmas

Hello, everyone. Let’s have a little fun today. Why not? After all, it’s friday, it’s almost summer, and none of us have anything to do, right? And who doesn’t enjoy a good enigma — those popular and challenging riddles by which you must solve a short mystery — among friends? See if you can solve the following puzzles, with increasing levels of difficulty, and become the Friday Enigma Master! Bounce them off your friends for maximum fun! Just read the premise, see the question, and then turn your computer upside down to see if you’re right! As always, happy Friday!

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Question: A man is watching television when there is a knock at his door. The man at the door seems to know a lot about the television program he’s watching, what channel it’s on, and can tell him how he can see it even more clearly than he already does. Then he mentions Tennessee’s 2010 Elite Eight run. Who is this man and how does he know all of this?

˙ɹɐɟ os ןıɹdɐ ɹoÉŸ ןןǝʍ ʎɹǝʌ buıop s,ǝɥ Ë™sǝןnpǝɥɔs ǝɥ uoıʇɐןןɐʇsuı ʍǝu ʎɹǝʌǝ ɹoÉŸ uoıssıɯɯoÉ” ɐ sʇǝb ǝɥ puɐ ‘sʇısıʌ ɹoop-oʇ-ɹoop oʇ sǝןɐs ɹǝʇuǝɔ ןןɐɔ ɯoɹɟ ɯıɥ pǝʇoɯoɹd ʎןʇuɐʇsuı ǝɔuǝıɹǝdxǝ snoıʌǝɹd sıɥ ˙ʞɹoʍʇǝu É¥sıp ǝɥʇ ɹoÉŸ buıʞɹoʍ sı ǝɥ puɐ ‘ןɹɐǝd ǝɔnɹq sı uɐɯ ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

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Question: During a campus visit, a young recruit shakes hands with a college coach. “It’s very nice to meet you,” he says. Just then two NCAA officials step up and tell him he can’t go to school there, and that the coach will be put on probation. Why?

˙ǝןıɟ sıɥ uı sıɥʇ pǝɔıʇou pɐɥ ɐɐɔu ǝɥʇ “˙ɥsɐɔ ÉŸo ןןnÉŸ ǝdoןǝʌuǝ” suɐǝɯ ǝɥ uǝɥʍ “noÊŽ” puɐ “‘ʇdǝɔɔɐ” ʇuɐǝɯ ǝɥ uǝɥʍ “ʇǝǝɯ” pıɐs ʎןןɐʇuǝpıɔɔɐ sʎɐʍןɐ sɐɥ ʇınɹɔǝɹ bunoÊŽ ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

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Question: During a very close conference championship game, one player passes the ball to his teammate, who is open, and with no opposing player around. A referee suddenly screams “That’s a foul!” and the player goes to the line for two. The crowd gets upset, but why did the referee do this?

˙ɯıɥ ÉŸo ןɐuoıssǝɟoɹdun ʎןǝɯǝɹʇxǝ sɐʍ ʇı ʇɥbnoɥʇ ןןıʇs ǝuoʎɹǝʌǝ ʇnq Ë™pǝɯnsǝɹ ʎɐןd puɐ ‘pǝzıboןodɐ ǝɥ ˙ǝɯɐb ʇɐɥʇ uo ʍɐs ǝɥ ןןɐɔ ɐ oʇ buıʇɔɐǝɹ sɐʍ ǝɥ puɐ ‘ʇı oʇuı ʇןınq uoısıʌǝןǝʇ ɐ sɐɥ ʇɐɥʇ sǝɥɔʇɐʍ ǝsoɥʇ ÉŸo ǝuo uo ǝɯɐb ɹǝɥʇouɐ buıɥɔʇɐʍ sɐʍ ǝɥ ‘pɐǝʇsuı ˙ןןɐ ʇɐ ǝɯɐb ǝɥʇ oʇ uoıʇuǝʇʇɐ buıʎɐd ʇ,usɐʍ ǝǝɹǝɟǝɹ ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Question: A young couple decides to hire a babysitter and go out for the night. They get to a fancy restaurant, let a valet take their car, and head inside. As they step up to the hostess, she informs them that they can’t eat there and that they have to go someplace else. Why did the hostess say this?

˙ʇɥbıu ǝɥʇ ɹoÉŸ ǝsoןɔ oʇ ʇı buıɔɹoÉŸ ‘pooÉŸ s,ʇuɐɹnɐʇsǝɹ ǝɥʇ ÉŸo ןןɐ uǝʇɐǝ pɐɥ ǝɥ puɐ ‘ʇɟǝן pɐɥ sbuıןןɐʇs uıʌǝʞ ɥɔɐoÉ” ʇןıqɹǝpuɐʌ ɹǝʇɟɐ sǝʇnuıɯ ǝʌıɟ ʇuɐɹnɐʇsǝɹ ǝɥʇ ʇɐ pǝʌıɹɹɐ ǝןdnoÉ” bunoÊŽ ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Question: A well-known man spends fifteen seconds on the floor of an Italian restaurant, then stands up, smiling. What just happened?

˙ǝǝɹɟ sı ןɐǝɯ sıɥ ɯıɥ sןןǝʇ ɹǝbɐuɐɯ ɔıʇǝboןodɐ ǝɥʇ ˙uʍop ןןǝɟ puɐ ɹǝʇɐʍ pǝןןıds ǝɯos uı pǝddıןs uɐɯ ǝɥʇ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Question: A man wakes up one morning, puts his pants on his head and pulls a shirt up over his feet and legs. What’s wrong with him?

˙ʎןʇɔǝɹɹoÉ” buıɥʇʎuɐ op oʇ ʍoÉ¥ puɐʇsɹǝpun ʇ,usǝop puɐ ‘uɐɟ ɐuɐıpuı uɐ sı ǝɥ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Article written by C.M. Tomlin

39 Comments for The Friday Brain Challenge: Enigmas



  1. Dave
    1:06 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, shockingly bad even for CM Tomlin standards.



  2. UKnowMe
    1:10 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Well, they can’t all be home runs Tomlin…



  3. Uh
    1:11 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    dafuq did i just read?



  4. GoCats2
    1:12 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I am not sure about the humor but I am thoroughly impresed by the upside text. Is this something everyone but me knows how to do?



  5. Thomas Beisner
    1:13 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    ˙sǝɥɔʇɐʍ ǝsoɥʇ ɟo ǝuo ǝɯ ʇǝƃ ɐʇʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı



  6. yikes.
    1:18 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Crickets.



  7. notaweightlifter
    1:18 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    well i sure got tired repeatedly turning my monitor upside down to read the answers



  8. BlueBallin'
    1:22 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    If you’re reading this on a tablet, fine – annoying, but fine. But c’mon man…just looking at it on screen, ya couldn’t have really thought this was a good idea.



  9. Never again
    1:23 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    “challenging riddles” don’t seem to be your specialty… Actually not even in your repertoire



  10. jack
    1:23 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    wow…I don’t know what to say…



  11. yitbos
    1:23 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    CTRL-Alt and down arrow is hard



  12. SexyRexy
    1:28 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    answer: he is an indiana fan‘ and doesn’t understand how to do anythinq correctןy.

    ¿É¯Ä±É¥ ɥʇıʍ ƃuoɹʍ s’ʇɐɥM Ë™sƃǝl puɐ ʇǝǝɟ sıɥ ɹǝʌo dn ʇɹıɥs ɐ sllnd puɐ pɐǝɥ sıɥ uo sʇuɐd sıɥ sʇnd ‘ƃuıuɹoɯ ǝuo dn sǝʞɐʍ uɐɯ ∀ :uoıʇsǝnQ

    answer: the man sןipped in some spiןןed water and feןן down. the apoןoqetic manaqer teןןs him his meaן is free.

    ¿pǝuǝddɐɥ ʇsnɾ ʇɐɥM ˙ƃuılıɯs ‘dn spuɐʇs uǝɥʇ ‘ʇuɐɹnɐʇsǝɹ uɐılɐʇI uɐ ÉŸo ɹoolÉŸ ǝɥʇ uo spuoɔǝs uǝǝʇɟıɟ spuǝds uɐɯ uʍouÊž-llǝʍ ∀ :uoıʇsǝnQ

    answer: the younq coupןe arrived at the restaurant five minutes after vanderbiןt coach kevin staןןinqs had ןeft‘ and he had eaten aןן of the restaurant’s food‘ forcinq it to cןose for the niqht.

    ¿sıɥʇ ʎɐs ssǝʇsoÉ¥ ǝɥʇ pıp ÊŽÉ¥M ˙ǝslǝ ǝɔɐldǝɯos oƃ oʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ puɐ ǝɹǝɥʇ ʇɐǝ ʇ’uɐɔ ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ ɯǝɥʇ sɯɹoÉŸuı ǝɥs ‘ssǝʇsoÉ¥ ǝɥʇ oʇ dn dǝʇs ʎǝɥʇ s∀ ˙ǝpısuı pɐǝɥ puɐ ‘ɹɐɔ ɹıǝɥʇ ǝʞɐʇ ʇǝlɐʌ ɐ ʇǝl ‘ʇuɐɹnɐʇsǝɹ ÊŽÉ”uɐɟ ɐ oʇ ʇǝƃ ʎǝɥ┴ ˙ʇɥƃıu ǝɥʇ ɹoÉŸ ʇno oƃ puɐ ɹǝʇʇısÊŽqɐq ɐ ǝɹıɥ oʇ sǝpıɔǝp ǝldnoÉ” ƃunoÊŽ ∀ :uoıʇsǝnQ

    answer: the referee wasn’t payinq attention to the qame at aןן. instead‘ he was watchinq another qame on one of those watches that has a teןevision buiןt into it‘ and he was reactinq to a caןן he saw on that qame. he apoןoqized‘ and pןay resumed. but everyone stiןן thouqht it was extremeןy unprofessionaן of him.

    ¿sıɥʇ op ǝǝɹǝɟǝɹ ǝɥʇ pıp ʎɥʍ ʇnq ‘ʇǝsdn sʇǝƃ pʍoɹɔ ǝɥ┴ Ë™oʍʇ ɹoÉŸ ǝuıl ǝɥʇ oʇ sǝoƃ ɹǝʎɐld ǝɥʇ puɐ ”¡lnoÉŸ ɐ s’ʇɐɥ┴“ sɯɐǝɹɔs ÊŽluǝppns ǝǝɹǝɟǝɹ ∀ Ë™punoɹɐ ɹǝʎɐld ƃuısoddo ou ɥʇıʍ puɐ ‘uǝdo sı oɥʍ ‘ǝʇɐɯɯɐǝʇ sıɥ oʇ llɐq ǝɥʇ sǝssɐd ɹǝʎɐld ǝuo ‘ǝɯɐƃ dıɥsuoıdɯɐɥɔ ǝɔuǝɹǝɟuoÉ” ǝsolÉ” ʎɹǝʌ ɐ ƃuıɹnp :uoıʇsǝnQ

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    answer: the younq recruit has aןways accidentaןןy said ”meet“ when he meant ”accept‘“ and ”you“ when he means ”enveןope fuןן of cash.“ the ncaa had noticed this in his fiןe.

    ¿ÊŽÉ¥M Ë™uoıʇɐqoɹd uo ʇnd ǝq llıʍ ɥɔɐoÉ” ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ puɐ ‘ǝɹǝɥʇ looɥɔs oʇ oƃ ʇ’uɐɔ ǝɥ ɯıɥ llǝʇ puɐ dn dǝʇs slɐıɔıɟɟo ∀∀ƆN oʍʇ uǝɥʇ ʇsnÅ¿ Ë™sʎɐs ǝɥ ”’noÊŽ ʇǝǝɯ oʇ ǝɔıu ʎɹǝʌ s’ʇI“ ˙ɥɔɐoÉ” ǝƃǝlloÉ” ɐ ɥʇıʍ spuɐɥ sǝʞɐɥs ʇınɹɔǝɹ ƃunoÊŽ ɐ ‘ʇısıʌ sndɯɐɔ ɐ ƃuıɹnp :uoıʇsǝnQ

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    answer: the man is bruce pearן‘ and he is workinq for the dish network. his previous experience instantןy promoted him from caןן center saןes to door-to-door visits‘ and he qets a commission for every new instaןןation he scheduןes. he’s doinq very weןן for apriן so far.

    ¿sıɥʇ ÉŸo llɐ ʍouÊž ǝɥ sǝop ʍoÉ¥ puɐ uɐɯ sıɥʇ sı oÉ¥M Ë™unɹ ʇɥƃıƎ ǝʇılÆŽ 0Æ–0á„… s’ǝǝssǝuuǝ┴ suoıʇuǝɯ ǝɥ uǝɥ┴ Ë™sǝop ÊŽpɐǝɹlɐ ǝɥ uɐɥʇ ÊŽlɹɐǝlÉ” ǝɹoɯ uǝʌǝ ʇı ǝǝs uɐɔ ǝɥ ʍoÉ¥ ɯıɥ llǝʇ uɐɔ puɐ ‘uo s’ʇı lǝuuɐɥɔ ʇɐɥʍ ‘ƃuıɥɔʇɐʍ s’ǝɥ ɯɐɹƃoɹd uoısıʌǝlǝʇ ǝɥʇ ʇnoqɐ ʇol ɐ ʍouÊž oʇ sɯǝǝs ɹoop ǝɥʇ ʇɐ uɐɯ ǝɥ┴ ˙ɹoop sıɥ ʇɐ ʞɔouÊž ɐ sı ǝɹǝɥʇ uǝɥʍ uoısıʌǝlǝʇ ƃuıɥɔʇɐʍ sı uɐɯ ∀ :uoıʇsǝnQ



  13. confused
    1:28 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I turned my phone upside down it just looked like random letters how do u read this?



  14. Tom Blevins
    1:29 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sure there’s a way to read the text, but I’m not going to take the trouble. This may not be the worst waste of space ever, but it’s in the top 10.



  15. dgtuk
    1:38 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    After reading the first two and turning my laptop over to read the answers (not particularly funny I might add) I decided to forgo the remaining riddle answers. Pretty sure I didn’t miss anything.



  16. bluefan
    1:42 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    WTF?
    I can read upside down with no problems….Wish I hadn’t.
    First time I’ve ever complained about a post, I think.
    WTF?



  17. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    1:54 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, KSR! Please stop posting this dude’s stuff! He sucks, it isn’t funny at all. You can’t tell by the comments left on his posts that about 90% of your readers hate this!?



  18. Nutwrap
    1:56 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I keep turning the computer upside down but I still can’t read it. All it does is pull the cord from it to the monitor tighter an tighter.



  19. brian
    1:59 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    calm down…if you dont like it dont read it. i laughed



  20. CONWAY TWITTY
    2:07 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s Loretta??



  21. thegoosewasgolden
    2:08 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    #18 – I just drop%$# my l(*top (is i^ sti$l wo*^king?)



  22. REAL BLY
    2:13 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    BEST POST EVER!!!!



  23. Chris
    2:23 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I actually laughed at some of these. I hate the upside down text, but some of those were kind of humorous. And this is coming from someone who typically skips any post I see Tomlin wrote.



  24. U SUCK!
    2:28 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Rise up nation! Let’s run this idiot off the site. 19 & 22 you are both f’n retarded if u find this garbage worth reading & I hope u both die. Tomlin is the worst & Nichols is quickly approaching him. I hate u both! U SUCK!!!



  25. Roger Goodell says
    2:42 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    CM, this was just bad. If you need creepy hug that will make everyone around us extremely uncomfortable, just gimme a shout.



  26. Bryce Stephens
    2:51 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    My teacher got mad when i turned the computer moniter upside down. Thanks. That being said, I liked it



  27. Not Impressed
    2:53 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    What is it with the upside down answers? I guess C.M. stands for “Cute Me”.



  28. tltaworl
    2:57 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I think it is about time to rate the bloggers again. The lowest 2 get kicked off the island. (Corey/Tomlin, we are looking at you). Actually Corey can probably improve, Tomlin you are past the point of awful.



  29. OldGeezer
    2:57 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    #27 That or “Constipated
    Mentally.”



  30. bham
    3:40 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    and i thought the 9am posts were bad…..this takes the cake



  31. Craig Scratch Weaver
    3:49 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    There are plenty of people that enjoy these posts…if you don’t QUIT READING THEM AND QUIT B*TCHING! It is absolutely absurd that people like “U SUCK” dedicate that much time to something he/she doesn’t enjoy. You don’t want to read these so don’t, then those of us that enjoy these posts don’t have to listen to your worthless complaining. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t call the shots about what will be posted and who will post. How miserable is your life if all you ever do is complain about crap on the internet? I absolutely hate how everyone thinks the anonymity of the internet gives you free license to be an inconsiderate jerk.



  32. Jim Rome
    4:46 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Blocked! Blocked! Blocked!



  33. beth ann
    5:01 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Top 5 internets ever.



  34. beth ann
    5:02 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    #24, please join Cardinal Nation and go back to your Cathy comics.



  35. catty
    6:15 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    this was great CM. The best part is that people actually turned their computers upside down! Can’t ya’ll read upside down?



  36. I_write_for_The_Onion
    6:55 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Agreed … This post is straight-up garbage and cliche; but the “I hope you die” and “retarded” is a bit much. Give the boy some time, he’ll find his groove.



  37. Lucas
    11:32 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    The 15 seconds in the Italian restaurant I thought for sure was some crack about Rick Pitino… I was disappointed when it wasn’t.



  38. What the ##ck
    11:32 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    This is horrible



  39. Tampa Satchel
    5:48 am April 28, 2012 Permalink

    Contrary to most, I hope he keeps posting because reading the comments has kept me laughing out loud.

    So, to the author of that…something, I am not laughing at you, but rather with the commenters.