Archive for August 24th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/11

One of the last photographs of Abraham Lincoln.

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Life is like a field of newly fallen snow.  Where I choose to walk, every step will show.”   —   Denis Waitley

(Friend of yours, ralis?  Nice iambic pentameter.  I’m guessing that’s why he threw the word “choose” in there.  Unless he’s one of these people who’s completely sold on the assuredness of free will.  It’s certainly a lovely concept.  You just have to be a little naive to take it as an absolute.)   —   YUR

PS.  Here’s another movie recommendation for you guys.  The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford.  It’s an historical piece about the military tribunal following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  The story centers mainly on the lone woman charged as a conspirator, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright).  It’s a little on the dry side, but it’s well written and acted.  Watching it, I was struck by the strong similarities of the prevailing attitudes of Post-9/11 America.  In the movie the wound is still very raw at the time of this so-called trial.  But, it’s reassuring to know that the country did get back to observing the rule of law.  Unfortunately, we are a little slower getting back to valuing this cornerstone of our great nation.  But, a lot of this is by design.  This so-called War on Terrorism just continues to give some people the “authority” to do things as they see fit.  It’s up to us, as American citizens, to demand those rights granted to us by the United States Constitution.  Anyway, it’s rated PG-13, and it’s just a tad over 2 hours (122 minutes).   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/24/11

Poster of the 1920 olympic games. Printed in 9...

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Visual Description:  The inside track of Memory Lane.


Clue/Question:  The Olympic runner liked to remember the . . .


(How do you measure a competitive runner?  By his times, of course.  I’m glad that the answer was not all that difficult today, because I had to back into getting that last clue word.  For me, “goalie” was scrambled very well.  Even when I figured out that I needed a G, an O and an E it took me a while to come up with the word!  For those of you who had no problem with that word, and didn’t think the answer was obvious, then the answer letter layout probably didn’t make solving this any easier. Much better day, so far, today!  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Birthday to Anne Archer, who turns 64 today(?).  Or, perhaps tomorrow the 25th? (Wikipedia has it tomorrow, but some sources have it as today.)  If it turns out I’m rushing things – and it matters to her – then I apologize for doing so.  The main reason I even bring it up is because my newspaper started to acknowledge her, right after Rock musician Ken Hensley (66), but then left off her last name and age, to jump on to Mike Huckabee. (Not my cup-a-tea!)  She has been in a lot of good movies.  They might pass over her tomorrow, so I decided to follow through – right or wrong – on her behalf.  ‘Cause that’s the kind of guy I am, buckoes!    YUR

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