Archive for March 21st, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/21/12

A One Hundred Dollar Confederate States of Ame...

A One Hundred Dollar Confederate States of America banknote dated December 22, 1862. Issued during the American Civil War (1861–1865). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.”   —   John Clapham

(Especially, when only a very small percentage of humans are advancing economically!  Things sure aren’t great right now.  It was great being white in the post World War II boom years of the 1950s, in the U.S.  Not so great if you were anything other than white.  Today, most of us comprise the 99%.  But surprisingly, a lot of the people in the 99% don’t seem to have a problem with the 1% having the obscene amounts of wealth that they have . . . pretty much at their expense, too.  I liken it to how the dirt farmers and share croppers fought for the slave owning gentrification of the Confederacy, during the American Civil War.  The vast majority of Southerners did not own slaves, but they were convinced, by the gentrification, that they were fighting for “their way of life”.  Of course, there were other factors at play, but isn’t it strange how people can be manipulated so?  Be well, do good . . . and question, question, question, friends!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/21/12

The welcome sign at Wrigley Field.

The welcome sign at Wrigley Field. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A concessionist ordering around a condimentor.

CNUED  =  DUNCE,  MPCAH  =  CHAMP,  SCITHW  =  SWITCH,  QAHUSS  =  SQUASH   —   Giving us:  CCPTHUA

Clue/Question:  He was running behind with his mustard deliveries and needed to do this.

Answer:  CATCH UP

(Reminds me of the joke that Mia WallaceUma Thurman – reluctantly tells Vincent Vega – John Travolta – in the denouement of that gripping scene in Pulp Fiction!  Excellent movie!  Who, besides me, remembers that joke?

All the clue words were expertly jumbled.  Two new clue words, in “switch” and “squash”.  That should please our old friend, ralis95.  Even the answer letter layout was jumbled nicely.  No giveaway! 

They’re not yet playing any games at Wrigley Field, so it looks like Jeff is pretty anxious for the MLB season to start.  If he IS a Cubs fan, it looks like he’s in for another season of frustration and disappointment .  I’m seeing predictions that place them no higher than 4th or 5th place in the NL Central.  And believe me, as a Mets fan, I’m a friggin’ expert in frustration and disappointment .  My guys are predicted to finish dead last in the NL East.  But that won’t stop me from cheering them on!  Hey!  Ya gotta believe!  Be well, do good and always look up, friends.)   —   YUR


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