Archive for January 19th, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/19/12

An example of trick photography. All the "...

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Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.”   —   Ansel Adams

(Ahh!  The relative innocence of a new technology/art form.  Old Ansel was – after all is said and done – a commercial artist.  He must have made this statement without the idea of trick photography and special/optical effects.  With green-screen and computer programs they can make anything seem real.  Governments rely on the majority of their people adhering to the old adage:  Seeing is believing.  In reality, the only things we can truly believe – beyond a shadow of a doubt – are things that we see live, and not on film or video.  If you never saw it, I highly recommend watching the 1997 feature film Wag the Dog.  It’s got a great cast, it’s a good story, and it shows what governments can do when they want to frame a story.  Be well, do good . . . and take everything you think you’re seeing with a grain of salt, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/19/12

Medieval Times

Image by Bob n Renee via Flickr

Visual Description:  Sir Lance-some reporting to King Beer-belly.

TONJI  =  JOINT,  GYNIT  =  TYING,  TOYNHR  =  THORNY,  CRIBEK  =  BICKER   —   Giving us:  JOTGHNBIK

Clue/Question:  His new position at the medieval-themed restaurant was this.

Answer:  HIS KNIGHT JOB

(Not as tough as yesterday’s – over 2500 queries – but a pretty decent Jumble!  All the clue words were jumbled well, and the answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic.  I always have a tough time with “tying”, “thorny” is new to the clue word database, and we haven’t seen “bicker” in quite some time.  I went to one of these restaurants once, for my son’s 7th – or 8th, or 9th – birthday.  Everybody had a good time, and it was fairly reasonable.  But, I guess – for my family, at least – once was enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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