Archive for August 30th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/30/11

H. L. Mencken

It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.”   —   H.L. Mencken

(I think that old Hank Lou and I could have been great buddies.  We’re both fans of Nietzsche, and are critical of the same things.  It’s a shame he died about 8 months before I was even conceived!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/11

Emily de Vismes

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The single essential ingredient of good manners is a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.”   —   Emily Post

(In today’s age of entitlement – the opposite of the age of enlightenment? – it seems that that sensitive awareness has been replaced by a callous indifference of the feelings of others.  Although, I feel we do need to carefully weigh the feelings of others with the quest, and need, for the truth.  My very first Emily Post quotation!)   —   YUR

PS.  I just liked the sweetness of the Emily in this painting.   —   YUR

PS.  I “Published” this at 11:06 AM, on Monday 8/29/11, but as I checked the main page, this morning, it was *missing*!  Fortunately, I found it in my Drafts folder.  This is not the first time WordPress has hiccuped.  WordPress must have some kind of bug, and I sure wish they would fix the damn thing.  It’s crap like this that makes me look bad.      YUR

PPSAnd yet again this did not post, despite my “Publishing” it AGAIN!  It keeps ending up as a Draft.  I’m trying one last time before sending the Limeys a nasty note!   –   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/11

Daffy and Hitler in Daffy - The Commando

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Visual Description:  A couple of Fudds really pissing off Daffy!


Clue/Question:  Being shot at by the hunters put the duck in this.

Answer:  A FOWL MOOD

(Okay.  Nothing new in the clue word category, but I did like the scrambling of “chord” and “remove”.  I think it’s natural to get a little caught up in the soft CH sound, as opposed to the hard C/K sound that you also get from a ch.  That might have thrown some off, a little, on “chord”.  Good answer letter layout.  The answer sure seems like an old friend, but I think the cartoon, and the duck’s comment, makes up for this feeling like a repeat.  Be well and do good, friends!)   —   YUR

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