Archive for April 12th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/12/11

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Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it.  We must protect it by changing the world.”   — Elie Wiesel

(And, we could probably go a long way to changing the world by bringing a whole lot less life into it.  Human life, that is.  But also cattle and cats and dogs, and such.  Creatures that tend to come with people.  Over population and over consumption is resulting in a huge strain on our natural resources.  We are polluting the world so badly that we are literally shitting where we eat! Daily stories of food born illnesses, the disappearance of honey bees, white nose syndrome killing off brown bats, whales and dolphins beaching themselves, birds dropping out of the sky, a worldwide increase in deadly allergies and autism and Alzheimer’s disease, resistant bacterial infections, and ever-increasing deadly strains of influenza, increased occurrences of tornadoes, floods, forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions . . . shall I go on!   I can see a direct correlation between over-consumption, due to the world’s human population, and climate change.  I don’t subscribe to any of the head-in-the-sand assertions that this is all due to sunspot activity and so-called “natural cycles”.  Pushing the limits of capacities has measurable consequences.  This damn the torpedoes attitude is damning all life on earth, which just happens to include humanity.  Some people think we’ve already passed the tipping point, but I’d like to believe that we still have the ability – though the clock is surely ticking – to turn things around.  We just need the cognizance . . . and the will.)   — YUR

PS. Click on “over consumption” (above) to see a very informative Youtube video. YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/12/11

Lisa Edelstein at Farm Sancutary Gala 2006.

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Visual Description:  Sad-sack cubicle clock watchers.


Clue/Question:  The miserable employees counted the minutes until this.


(Not bad.  Not quite so-so, but not terrible.  The scrambling of the answer letters could have been handled much better.  Just switching the order of the clue words could have given us:  OPHHUARPY, or OPHHUPYAR.  Either would’ve provided a better challenge.  You’re not starting with an H, you get a better separation of the U and O, and you’re not ending with HARPY.  It doesn’t take a Mensa candidate to not see HAPPY in HARPY, especially when the other P comes right before it.  A lot of people probably could’ve figured this out from the cartoon and clue/question alone, but that’s not the point.  Mr. Hoyt has to stop mailing these in.  C’mon, cuz!  You’ve shown us that you can do better.  Get on the stick!  The only saving grace was “morph”.  ralis95 can now add a “new” word to the database.  Alert the media! Have a nice day, folks.)   — YUR

PS.  At least Zemanta generated something to make me HAPPY.  From the clue word “house” it brought up some of the cast of the FOX television show House.  I absolutely L.O.V.E. that Lisa Edelstein!  What a fine figure of a woman! YUR

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