“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — Tony Robbins
(Or, indecision, as it were. Sort of a Thank you, Captain Obvious kind of quote, but that’s what motivational speakers specialize in. They just have a knack for saying things in a way that seem to resonate more. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Boys will be boys.
PAHYP = HAPPY, GOCIL = LOGIC, GAMEDA = DAMAGE, LORHEL = HOLLER — Giving us: APPLODAOLR
Clue/Question: The bottles of soda were on sale for a – – –
Answer: DOLLAR A POP
(More of a visual gag today! No new clue words, but two of the jumbles appear to be new. They’ve definitely used “pahyp” and “lorhel” before. The answer letter layout was another successful jumble. The cartoon is a kind of Dennis The Menace meets Norman Rockwell classic. Little kids, boys especially – because girls seem to have more sensibility – think that burping is the funniest thing in the entire world. The longer and louder the better. They’ll try to belch out each other’s names, and even see who can get furthest reciting the alphabet . . . in belch-form. It’s a boyhood right of passage. Two great movies: Stand By Me and The Sandlot! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Pre-illusionist curtain raisers.
AHWET = WHEAT, LIGUT = GUILT, TROYNH = THORNY, MILYFS = FLIMSY — Giving us: WHATGUITONISY
Clue/Question: Mimes don’t speak during a performance . . . Of course that goes – – –
Answer: WITHOUT SAYING
(Little Teller always plays a kind of a mute character. Penn Jillette gets to do all the talking in their routine. These guys do a great job of keeping their act fresh, and highly entertaining. It kind of seems like they’ve always been around, but It looks like they got their start in the late 70s. Which now is a pretty long time ago! I think their big steady gig is somewhere in Vegas these days. How about Jimi Hendrix opening up for The Monkees??? Pretty ironic, don’t ya think?!
No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new. They pretty much all jumped off the page for me. The answer letter layout is a nice long 13 letter jumble, that might have stumped some of you, but I don’t think too many of you. The cartoon is a nice likeness of the Penn & Teller. I’m betting that both David and Jeff are big fans, as am I. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Happy 30th Birthday to my bouncing baby boy, Derek! It seems like only yesterday that I was holding this 9 pound 1 ounce little butterball in my hands. The cutest and funniest kid I’ve ever known, and now he is a thoroughly handsome man. Love that kid! — YUR
“True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.” — La Rochefoucauld
(I’m wondering if that is even possible these days. There seems to be cameras, and other instruments of surveillance, just about everywhere these days. But, doing the right thing, whether in public, or in what we’ve always perceived as in private, is always worth doing. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Seems yer uncle was correct. The Rogers Hornsby quote was used before, about two years ago, in March of 2015! — YUR
“Love is what happens to men and women who don’t know each other.” — Somerset Maugham
(I’m not sure if this is a sad commentary on love, or on men and women. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Circus high wire act.
COLLEA = LOCALE, RUIJYN = INJURY, RAWNOD = ONWARD, GUHONE = ENOUGH, BBOSAR = ABSORB, TANEYL = NEATLY — Giving us: OAEIJNWEOHBSNTL
Clue/Question: After falling several times in a row, the tightrope walker was nervous. His – – –
Pre-Answer: Five Words (3-letters) (3-letters) (2-letters) (3-letters) (4-letters)
Answer: JOB WAS ON THE LINE
(Some day, in the not too distant future, we might have to explain to kids what a circus was! It’s sad, but they seem to be fading fast. There are no new clue words today, but four of the jumbles are new. The guys have used both “collea” and “rawnod” before. The answer letter layout was another spectacular jumble. It didn’t even hint at the answer. As usual, the cartoon was stellar. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“People ask me what I do in Winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for Spring.” — Rogers Hornsby
(This one has a very familiar ring to it. Maybe they’ve used it before in the Cryptoquote? WordPress does a pretty good job of linking similar posts, so I guess I’ll find out for sure after I post this. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR