Archive for February 24th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/14

Tony Kendall (poker player)

Tony Kendall (poker player) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Young swagger vs. EXPERIENCE. (Which do you think is gonna win?)

DIRIG  =  RIGID,  SIHTO  =  HOIST,  MCONOM  =  COMMON,  ZAGBOE  =  GAZEBO   —   Giving us:  RIDHSTCNAE

Clue/Question:  For the rookie poker player, winning the game wasn’t – – –

Poker

Poker (Photo credit: maorix)

nswer:  IN THE CARDS

(But of course, corporate America’s has gone ALL IN on young swagger.  Experience – and loyalty – count for nothing when – potentially – you can hire two kids right out of school for the same money as one experienced worker.  They save on benefits as well, because many opt for the catastrophic health plan, if at all, and it’s just an individual plan, not a family plan.  Life insurance is a minor concern to them too.  By and large, they also put less in to their savings plans (IRAs).  They’re never going to get old!  And even the max % they can contribute is going to be easily matched, because their salaries are smaller.  Then the companies work them until they burn out, and start the process all over again.  If they stay and complain they hear: “You should be thankful you HAVE a job!”  To supplement some of that lost experience they hire consultants.  They don’t have to pay for any benefits for them, and the cost of hiring consultants is written off as a business expense.  This, along with increased “automation”, is the major reason why unemployment is so high in this country.

Great clue word jumbling!  It was an uncommon jumbling of “common”, and “hoist” is always fun!  And, we have yet another new clue word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “gazebo”.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  Great job again, Hoyt!  And, Jeff’s cartoon does a great job in setting up the gag/pun.  Have a good week, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/14

"enthusiasm"

“enthusiasm” (Photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³)

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen (Photo credit: symphony of love)

(Yeah.  That “whatever” attitude won’t get you very far.  That’s for sure!  Be well, do good . . . and be passionate, friends.)   —   YUR

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