Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/19/14

English: Pubility photo of Eddie Cantor from t...

English: Pubility photo of Eddie Cantor from the television show The Colgate Comedy Hour, where he was one of the five rotating hosts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Slow down and enjoy life.  It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”   —   Eddie Cantor

Rose Buddies

Rose Buddies (Photo credit: smkybear)

(And, soon to be the adopted philosophy of Eric Cantor.  Eddie Cantor likely said this AFTER his string of hits.  These kind of quotes come easier to those who are already comfortable.  But, he was probably speaking more to life’s regrets.  There’s more to life than fame and fortune.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/18/14

"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the...

“Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.” -Alfred North Whitehead. Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video. (Photo credit: On Being)

"We think in generalities, but we live in...

“We think in generalities, but we live in detail.” Alfred North Whitehead (1861 – 1947) (Photo credit: red twolips)


The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.”   —   Alfred North Whitehead

(So, I guess if you consider that the various bad things in your life don’t necessarily rise to the level of tragedy you will stay forever young!  It’s all about our frame of mind.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/17/14

If I had a flower for every time I thought of ...

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever (Photo credit: symphony of love)

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.”   —   Alfred Lord Tennyson

as sunlight drinketh dew

as sunlight drinketh dew (Photo credit: jenny downing)


(To me, it’s more a matter of satisfaction, rather than happiness.  You can be happy on whichever route life takes you.  But, you’ll be unsatisfied if you don’t indulge in your passions.  It looks like this is the first Tennyson quotation since Ive been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 06/16/14

Severance package signed

Severance package signed (Photo credit: Espen Klem)

Visual Description:  Kind of a bronze-ish parachute.


Clue/Question:  He was this after hearing the details of his job severance package??? (Not – – -)

Halliburton Loopholes: Solving Challenges with...

Halliburton Loopholes: Solving Challenges with Crony Capitalism (g1a2d0044c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)

Answer:  FIRED UP


(Depending on how long he had worked there, nine months is pretty good.  Especially, by today’s standards.  None of the clue words are new today, but all the jumblings were new to me.  I liked the jumblings of “after” and “pulpit” the best.  Fine job on that answer letter layout, too.  Nothing given away.  Simple, but funny, little cartoon.  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR


Strawberries picked

Strawberries picked (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  Today would be my father’s 80th birthday, if he were still with us!  Happy Birthday, Dad!  I’ll have some fresh strawberries for you!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/16/14

Anna Quindlen addressing the Barnard Class of ...

Anna Quindlen addressing the Barnard Class of ’74; she is the head of the Board of Trustees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”   —   Anna Quindlen

Think of life as a terminal illness, because, ...

Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived. (Photo credit: Christolakis)


(I think you have to have a love of reading . . . just to get through this quote!  Twenty six words!  Twenty eight, if you count the author’s name.  Definitely one of the longest quotes we’ve had with the Cryptoquote.  It also was one of the most efficient, in that it uses all but the letters J, X and Z.  Maybe “efficient” isn’t quite the right word.  Someone help me out on this!  Until then, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  ;-)






Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/15/14

Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise (died 1870)...

Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise (died 1870). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no substitute for thoroughgoing, ardent and sincere earnestness.”   —   Charles Dickens

(There are some things you just can’t fake, folks.  Be well and do good, this glorious Father’s Day, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – Flag Day, 2014

Sequence for folding the flag of the United States

Sequence for folding the flag of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


English: A folded American flag held by a Unit...

English: A folded American flag held by a United States Marine at the funeral of Douglas A. Zembiec. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s to the whole of it, stars, stripes and pole of it.  Here’s to the soul of it, red, white and blue.”   —   John Jay Daly


The Knickerbocker theathe

The Knickerbocker theathe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I could have posted this much earlier, but I was distracted in trying to get some real info on the writer of the poem: A Toast To The Flag, from which today’s quote is derived.  The sad thing is that there is much more out there on his son, who was a well known PR guy!  Maybe, it’s just because I use Google.  I know some of our more academic readers use other sites for their searches, but as you know, I’m just a ham and egger.  What I was able to find out is that he was a poet, drama critic and newsman, who worked for the Washington Post.  He lived from 1888 to 1976.  He wrote the famous poem early in his career, back in 1916, although it looks like it was published in 1917.  As a newsman, he gained fame for his coverage of a tragedy known as the Knickerbocker Theater disaster, when a massive snowstorm caused the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater to collapse, on January the 28th, 1922.  There were 98 fatalities and another 133 more were injured, many of whom were musicians who played in the orchestra.  It is known as one of Washington, D.C.’s greatest tragedies.  Ironically, I got most of this info from a Google image, that came up in a John Jay Daly search.  Kind of a big deviation from Happy Flag Day, but . . . whadayagonnado!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  If you click on the highlighted/underlined Knickerbocker Theater (link) above it brings up actual newsreel footage from 1922.  Very interesting.   —   YUR

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