Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/12

Whiteboard from down my hall

Whiteboard from down my hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Mssrs Heit and Woolf exalting in dry-erasable markers.


Clue/Question:  When whiteboards were invented in the 1960s, people thought they were . . .


(Before anyone goes nuts, trying to Google the pair that yer uncle cited, save your keystrokes.  There is no reason to believe that Martin Heit, the inventor of the whiteboard, worked with Jerry Woolf, the inventor of the dry-erasable marker.  I just threw them together to give names to Jeff Knurek’s characters in the 5/10/12 Jumble cartoon.  I don’t want any school kid citing this blog as a source for some school paper saying that they did work together.  You know how the internet works.  Out of the mouths of boobs!  Whereas there is – arguably? – not enough truth in the mainstream, corporate media these days, there is far too much “truth” on the internet.  You have to be discriminating in the “information” that this medium provides.  My lawyers tell me that this disclaimer is worth exactly as much as the paper it is written on.

Jumble???  Oh, yeah!  No new clue words today, but everything was jumbled nicely.  The answer letter layout did not give anything away.  The answer was a nifty 10-letter long word.  And, the cartoon illustrates the story very well.  I’m leaving you today with a link to a truly Remarkable, classic film scene from The Little Rascals.  Love that baby Spanky!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Will fix this link after I reboot.   —   YUR

12 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/12”

  1. 1 Anonymous May 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wimpy yur I thought the Little Rascals were illegal to show after Bill Cosby bought them the show was supposed to be racist hey like you i grew up on them shows its part of our American History whether Right or Wrong Keep Jumbling Wimpy

  2. 2 unclerave May 11, 2012 at 6:49 am


    That was just a popular urban legend/hoax. The anime generation isn’t big into black and white, but I bought tons of VHS tapes in the ’90s, for my kids and they loved them.

    — YUR


  3. 3 Anonymous May 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Yur- I know, just felt like breaking chops. Anime thats a good jumble word, and would Ms. Crabtree use that in a class lesson??? Keep Jumbling Wimpy

  4. 4 Lesley May 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I’m back tracking on my Jumble puzzles. Today’s was pretty easy, and it brought up an old problem I had. I begged for 10 years to get a white board in my classroom to no avail. I also had white student desk tops for the last 10 years I taught. What insane person would design white desk tops for middle schoolers? Dirty desks (which I cleaned weekly) and dusty chalk board (which I cleaned daily) made me nuts! Thanks to the guys for a fun Jumble today! P.S. White boards are over 50 years old? Wow!

  5. 5 unclerave May 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm


    That Ms. Crabtree sure was a hottie, wasn’t she?! I don’t think the word – anime – even existed until . . . I don’t know, but I don’t think it was around in the 20s, 30s, or 40s.

  6. 6 unclerave May 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    That is so ironic that you had those desk tops that the kids could use and use and . . . but management wouldn’t spring for the whiteboards for YOUR use! Maybe the school board was afraid that the kids were going to get high from the smell of the markers? Maybe the teachers?

    But, why did you have to mention something that – now – makes me feel old?!

    😉 — YUR

  7. 7 Wimpy May 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Hey Uncle LEARN THAT POEM, LEARN THAT POEM, LEARN THAT POEM Enjoy your weekend Wimpy

  8. 8 Anonymous May 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    how do I send funds to support this great site? Address/P.O. Box? Not interested in contributing online. So nice to be able to turn to you to resolve Jumble problems when all else fails (not too often). t

  9. 9 Lesley May 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Haaaa! My nickname for over 25 years was Miss Crabtree! You guys are making me crack up. And…those markers were banned from my school, so I ordered “safe” fruit flavored ones which were quite nice smelling and supposedly safe! LOL

  10. 10 unclerave May 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Your email address did not come up on your comment. If you’re truly interested in making a contribution send me another comment that’s not quite so anonymous, friend. 🙂

    — YUR

  11. 11 ML September 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Martin Heit is my Father and you are correct he did not work with any person associated with the invention of the dry erase marker.

  12. 12 unclerave September 24, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Wow! Thanks for the comment, friend! — YUR

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