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One of the things I remember as a kid, was when Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” first came out. It was a huge sensation and the start of the “Mafia” craze. I was too young to go see it, though, because it was . . . Rated R, but the movie generated a lot of new buzz, for Mario Puzo’s book.
I wasn’t generally reading popular novels at that time. I was barely doing my assigned school readings, for that matter. However, word spread very quickly – even without an internet – about a graphically steamy scene, which came to be known as “Page 28″. Ooh! Exactly what it said? I don’t remember. It’s been 40 years, fer Chrissakes! All I do remember is it was like literary porn, at the time, especially to a 14 year old boy. And, every kid who could get a hand on a copy of the book, did get his hand on a copy of the book.
From the movie, I do remember it was early on, during Connie‘s wedding scene. Sonny Corleone (James Caan) takes Connie’s maid of honor, Lucy Mancini (Jeannie Linero), to . . . some available room, and they end up doing it, standing up, against the wall. I don’t remember seeing a whole lot. And, by today’s standards, I’m sure it’s considered pretty tame stuff. But, reading it, back in 1972? Wow. It was right up there with “reading” a found/stolen copy of you best friend’s father’s Playboy Magazine! Hee, hee, hee!
Good thing Mom belonged to the book-of-the-month club!
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“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.“ — Chili Davis
(Great quote, and so true, coming from a great baseball player, now a hitting coach. What a terrible sentence! This puzzle was kind of tough to solve, especially, just getting it started! No single letter words, no words ending in E, and the author’s name didn’t provide a clue. At least, not for me. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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Visual Description: Revenge of The Living Un-Dead! (Poor, innocent Zombies. Just minding their own business, in their run-down, abandoned house. Not eating human brains, or guts, or anything!)
ESVOH = SHOVE, YDOLD = ODDLY, SWUNIE = UNWISE, UNDARO = AROUND — Giving us: SOEDDISEARU
Clue/Question: The zombie was this when he warned that the humans were approaching.
Answer: DEAD SERIOUS
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(This one made me laugh! None of the clue words were new, but they were all jumbled well. I really liked the answer letter layout. I thought the zombies could have looked a little less . . . animated. Looks like a disheveled banker and a scruffy biker-dude, but not necessarily dead. Maybe more of a broken English would’ve helped? Looks like the biker zombie is wearing crocs! Hmm! I guess, as usual, what I liked most was the dumb pun! Be well, do good, and don’t be such zombies, friends Exercise free will, and use your brains.) — YUR