Archive for July 20th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/20/11

Dominant and recessive phenotypes. (1) Parenta...

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We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”   —   Lucretius

(Beautiful quote.  And, very true.  It’s a lovely way of saying: No man is an island and No one can go it alone.  We all need each other, whether we want to admit it or not.  Be good to each other, friends.)   —   YUR

PS Happy Birthday to the Father of Genetics:  Gregor Mendel!  He was born this day 189 years ago.  Observation and trial and error; the cornerstones of science.  Lots of great living people celebrating their birthdays today too!  I’m only going to list a few of my personal faves.  Forever (Mrs.) Emma Peel, of The Avengers, Diana Rigg is 73.  She was very possibly THE hottest lady on television during the ’60s! (Sorry, Jeannie and Samantha.)  Today is also the 68th birthday of John Lodge (The Moody Blues), and the 64th birthday of rock-guitar impresario, Carlos Santana.  He is still Da Man!  The lovely Donna DixonDan Aykroyd is such a lucky man – is 54.  And, Soundgarden’s (and Audioslave’s) Chris Cornell turns 47 today.  Happy Birthday, world!   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/11

English: Thai operates a long-haul 747-400 on ...

English: Thai operates a long-haul 747-400 on the Bangkok — Hong Kong route, meaning you can fly their incredible first class product for only $300 more than an economy ticket – including as much vintage Dom Perignon as you can drink. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Petite squeezed in between two plus-sized airline passengers.

OFYRL  =  GLORY,  HETNT  =  TENTH,  HINIFS  =  FINISH,  ITNESS  (s/b ITNISS) =  INSIST   —   Giving us:  GTTHISIT

Clue/Question:  When she asked the flight attendant to change seats, she was told to do this.

Answer:  SIT TIGHT

(Kind of a ho-hum Jumble, today.  The clue words were pretty basic, and the scrambling of the answer letters could have been better.  Decent cartoon, although the attendant does have an awful stern look about her.  What do you guys think the bigger problem with U.S. airlines is?  That too many of us have grown too wide, or that the airlines cram so many narrow seats into their generally over-booked flights?  Most of us – myself included – could stand to lose a few pounds, but most of the airlines seem to be flying glorified cattle cars these days.  And, “glorified” is being way too kind.  They’re almost always overbooked, they give you just about nothing, they nickle and dime you for everything else, the attendants are older and less friendly, the pilots are underpaid and unhappy, ticket prices – other than to and from major cities – are ridiculous, and yet the airlines are always crying poverty.  Also, the recent mergers leave the public with fewer choices, and open the door to collusion.  And, don’t even get me started on the so-called “SECURITY” issues.  We are such willing sheep.

But, on a much lighter note, check out the comments section to see the link Jeff provided for those who are interested in buying an I (heart) Jumble mug.  Be well and do good, friends.  Especially, if you can do so and stay cool at the same time!)   —   YUR

PS.  This is the way I want to fly!  Thai Airways!  According to the photo, their remarkable first class service is only about $300 more than their coach fare.  I’d be willing to help them out by passing on the Dom Perignon.  Just give me a couple of bottles of Singha!     YUR


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