Archive for November 2nd, 2012

The Belated, But New and Improved Early Halloween Bonus!

Who wants to take a crack at it???  Any other amateur puzzlers out there, looking for a forum???  Lemme know, and I’ll see what I can doBe well and do good, friends!  Thanks, ralis95!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/12

Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills

Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Me, on any given Sunday during Football season.

HEWIG  =  WEIGH,  KNILB  =  BLINK,  MADERY  =  DREAMY,  SHIGTT  =  TIGHTS   —   Giving us:  WEBNRAIH

Clue/Question:  The team’s loss turned the pub into a . . .

Answer:  WHINE BAR

 

Handoff to Fred Jackson

Handoff to Fred Jackson (Photo credit: runneralan2004)

(I’m the guy at the bar, with his hands in the air, asking:  Why the Hell are they asking Fitzpatrick to throw on first and second down so much?  They’ve got two very talented running backs, who would love to get the ball more!  Do they want this kid – and the team – to fail???  I know that run, run, pass and – hopefully NOT – punt ALL the time CAN get kind of predictable.  But, there IS a very good reason why most teams rely on the formula for the majority of their possessions.  Yeah, mix it up a little, from time to time.  But, the probabilities are generally in your favor when you keep it on the ground, on first and second down.  The beauty of football is that it ISN’T rocket science.

Jumble???  Oh, yeah.  Words like “weigh” are a little hard to hide, so I’ve got no beef with that jumble.  But “blink” was just spelled backwards, man!  What is this?  The hiding in plain sight strategy?  I did think that both “dreamy” and “tights” were jumbled very well.  And, the answer letter layout was FA-BU-LOUS!  That’s for my LGBT readers.  And, Jeff draws a nice sports bar scene.  But, what self-respecting guy has a glass of wine while watching the game?  Perfectly acceptable for the ladies, of course.  But, us guys are supposed to drink beer, or something on the rocks, or even a soft-drink, when watching sports.  Save the wine for a cocktail reception, or a nice sit down dinner.  So, there.  That’s what I think of your stinking “bonus clue”, Knurek!  LOL!  Be well and do good, guys.)   —   YUR

PS.  Aside to Chan Gailey:  Note the title of the picture above and to the left.  It’s almost like directions, Chan!      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/02/12

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (Photo credit: twm1340)

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”   —   Alfred Hitchcock

(I’d be hard-pressed to remember the last time I even went to a move, let alone making a night of it, with dinner n’ all.  If there was someone like Hitchcock out there, today – making intelligent movies – I might actually change my ways.  Remakes and sequels and other derivative garbage seem to be the order of the day.  I would like to see the Daniel Day Lewis Lincoln film though.  And, perhaps that Life of Pi.  But, even with the films that interest me, I usually wait for them to come out on DVD and Blue Ray.  Too little time, too little money and too little energy.  I think I’m turning into that cranky old man, from my childhood.  Hey, you kids!  Get offa my lawn!  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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