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I asked my friend what he did last week and he gave me this note.

  • ivoesfe ivoesfe ivoesfe
  • hppe nfo hppe nfo
  • uif tjohjoh sbjo
  • pof gmfx
    dvdlppt oftu
  • qbbnfsjdbosjt
  • nvujoz
    cpvouz
  • tbqmbdfvo

What was my friend doing?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this a cipher? Or an anagram? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 29 '16 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ it's a cipher. @BeastlyGerbil $\endgroup$ – Kevin Rock Oct 29 '16 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ Your friend was ... being a jerk. Why couldn't he just tell you what he was doing instead of wasting his time and yours on silly ciphers? ;) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Oct 29 '16 at 15:08
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It's a

ROT-1 cipher:

- hundred hundred hundred
- good men good men
- the singing rain
- one flew
  cuckoos nest
- paamericanris
- mutiny
  bounty
- saplaceun


Now we just have to make sense of this:

Credit to C. Woods for noting this is a rebus where the answers are movie titles: (and also providing all solutions)

1. 300
2. A Few Good Men
3. Singing in the Rain
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
5. American in Paris
6. Mutiny on the Bounty
7. A Place in the Sun


So the final answer is

He was watching the movies listed above

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    $\begingroup$ These look like those rebus puzzles, where each answer is a movie title: 1. 300 2. A Few Good Men 3. Singing in the Rain 4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 5. American in Paris 6. Mutiny on the Bounty. 7. A Place in the Sun $\endgroup$ – C. Woods Oct 29 '16 at 14:23
  • $\begingroup$ 'One flew' above 'Cukoos Nest' = one flew over the cukoos nest $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 29 '16 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @C.Woods Seems like that's the solution. You can either post an answer for this or I can just make my post a community wiki and you can edit it in. Let me know :P $\endgroup$ – user14478 Oct 29 '16 at 14:26
  • $\begingroup$ If you'd like you can just edit it into your post yourself. $\endgroup$ – C. Woods Oct 29 '16 at 14:28
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Maybe your friend was:

Watching movies?

@LukasRotter worked out it was a ROT-1 cipher for

It's just a ROT-1 cipher:

  • hundred hundred hundred
  • good men good men
  • the singing rain
  • one flew
    cuckoos nest
  • paamericanris
  • mutiny
    bounty
  • saplaceun

These are rebuses for movie titles:

Ones I've worked out:

@LukasRotter got the rest:

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