Archive for July 26th, 2012

Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/12

English: Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks

English: Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The early signs of of “artistic differences”.

NUCHH  =  HUNCH,  CLUHM  =  MULCH,  LEYTIV  =  LEVITY,  OLOINT  =  LOTION   —   Giving us:  UNHMUETTIO

Clue/Question:  She didn’t like working on the new song with her bandmate, so she decided to . . .

Answer:  TUNE HIM OUT

(Generic rockers?  Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks?  I dunno.  I’d only be guessing.  None of today’s clue words are new, but they were all jumbled well.  The only one that really made me think though was “lotion”.  I really liked the answer letter layout.  Very nicely jumbled.  Another great cartoon, Jeff.  Be well, do good . . . but don’t tune me out, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/12

Programmers

Programmers (Photo credit: Phillie Casablanca)

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(This has long been one of my biggest complaints about the American workforce.  Too much call for specialization.  And, as a result, too many one-dimensional workers.  I remember working with a group of technologists, who were all highly trained computer programmers.  Their manager was a bright, young, Indian fellow, who was also a programmer, but he was far from one-dimensional.  He had taken Dale Carnegie, and was both a good speaker and a good manager.  And his interests far exceeded bits and bytes and coding.  As a kind of team building exercise, he would photocopy the Jumble from the newspaper, and give it out to his group, during his early morning meetings.  This was before your Uncle Rave was providing online spoilers, so these programmers had to think outside of the binary system, for a change.  The first one to solve it earned some kind of honorary brownie points.  I was just an observer, but I had to smile because it generally takes me – of the Fine Arts degree less than a minute to solve the Jumble.  They would eventually solve them, and I think it helped them to think outside of their oeuvres.   I’d like to think this made them better coders.  My buddy, Tony – of the school of hard knocks – could also bust out the Jumble in under a minute.  He and I could talk about anything, and we became known as the Kings of Trivia.  Another buddy, Sean, even went so far as to make up the category: Shit Only Rave and Tony Know.  It was a fun compliment.  Neither one of us was ever going to be confused with Leonardo da Vinci, but we certainly weren’t boring.  Be well . . . be broad . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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