Archive for August 9th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/11

Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is an Americ...

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It’s too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.”   —   Alan Alda

(Always liked Alan Alda!  He’s got a great mind, and he’s a much better actor than he’s given credit for.  He doesn’t always play the smiling, charming and witty character, that most have come to expect.  I’ve seen him play a few real rat-bastards, very convincingly.  I can still remember a lot of conservatives complaining that the television series M*A*S*H ran four times as long as the actual Korean War (Conflict . . . Police Action . . . whatever)!  What a ridiculous thing to complain about.  They just didn’t like the idea that a show, with such a strong anti-war sentiment, was so popular, for so long.  Don’t worry, you right-minded lovers of violence and *the law*.  You’ll always have Gunsmoke!)   —   YUR

PS.  John McCain can bite me!  Shoot the messenger???  A messenger only delivers the message.  Standard and Poor’s crafted this message, with a decidedly Republican-Corporate anti-ANY-tax bent.  He is still even talking about reducing the corporate tax rate!!!  Hey, why should the federal government care AT ALL about revenues, huh John?  The same guys who reduced most of their payrolls through automation, and then out-sourced the rest of the jobs to third world countries, and pay their execs obscene salaries and bonuses, while their rank and file employees lose more and more benefits and rights each day – the big corporations, they’ll take care of us!  Right, John?  Rii-iight!  I used to have a lot more respect for this man.  Now, he’s just a willing, shallow tool of a suffocating Corporatocracy.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/11

Astronauts on the ISS in weightless conditions...

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Visual Description:  Fun – for some – with zero gravity.


Clue/Question:  The space station astronaut was so into his book that he couldn’t do this.

Answer:  PUT IT DOWN

(Possibly inspired by one of our very own???  “mince” and “nutty” were pretty obvious, but both “blotch” and “warped” were fun!  And, I was very happy with the way the answer letters fell into place.  Absolutely no giveaways there, today!  Nice going, David.  Also, a fine cartoon, with a good choice of books, Jeff.  “2001 a Space Odyssey“, by Arthur C. Clarke, is a great story.  I never read it, but I did see the movie, with Keir Dullea.  Unfortunately,  I was just a kid at the time, and I had a tough time following it.  I was only 10 years old, in Fifth grade, and I believe it was Scott Rich’s 11th birthday party, that gave me the opportunity of seeing it.  Scott moved away within a year, or so, of that, and I never heard of him ever again.  I guess he was one of those friends who come into your life for a season!  Nice kid.  I hope he’s having a wonderful life.  And, I hope that you guys had as much fun with today’s Jumble as I did!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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