Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/14

Warren Buffett speaking to a group of students...

Warren Buffett speaking to a group of students from the Kansas University School of Business Image is cropped and flipped. See original image http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Warren_Buffett_KU_Visit.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  He didn’t go to Jared!


Clue/Question:  When he didn’t buy his wife the diamond ring she was hoping for, he – – –

Gladys' birthday

Gladys’ birthday (Photo credit: matsimpsk)



English: Writer and TV finance expert Suze Orm...

English: Writer and TV finance expert Suze Orman at the Time 100 Gala, May 3, 2010. Photo by David Shankbone. This photos is licensed under the Attribution 3.0 license, which means it can be used and modified for any purpose only if the author is properly credited where it is used. Category:Suze Orman Category:Time 100 Gala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is another: Stop the world.  I want to get off! issue for me.  This kind of entitlement attitude has been carefully created over the last 30 years, or so, by our ultra commercial corporate media.  Television and radio commercials used to sell us, predominantly, things that all of us need.  Soap, cornflakes, Chevys, toothpaste, appliances, beer, things like that.  You still see commercials for these kind of things, but  nowadays there are more and more commercials for luxury items.  High end cars and jewelry stores come to mind.  Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar, to name a few.  And the jewelry stores:  Jared, Kays, Zales, De Beers, Tourneau, etc.  They all push this unrealistic ideal that these things are what we need . . . to be “happy” in life.  And, if we don’t get them we’ve somehow been cheated.  Bull Dookie!  All these companies want to do is separate you from your money.  It’s another aspect of the transferal of wealth that has been going on – and continues to go on – in this country.  And, if you don’t have the cash . . . well they have these “convenient credit” traps er, I mean terms for you.  So, now you don’t have the money you once had . . . AND you’ll also be paying off these tremendous debts for the remainder of your life!  But, Gee.  Now, Gladys has that rock on her finger, and she can make all her girlfriends jealous, and you can brag to all of your buddies what a big shot you are!  It’s all a carefully orchestrated trap, that far too many of us are willing to fall for.  Wise up, friends.  Don’t you fall for it.  Think more like a Warren Buffett, or Suze Orman.  You don’t need these kind of things.

No new clue words today, but some really great jumbling.  Even though we’ve seen this exact same jumble before, I struggled some with “coerce”.  A bit with “import” too, although I haven’t seen this jumbling of it before.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  Nicely cryptic!  Great cartoon and a fun pun/turn of a phrase.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/14”

  1. 1 LindaLee March 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Totally agree with your comments. If I were a guy and proposed and the ring was dismissed….good by to that potential fiancé! That is crazy. Loved the cartoon, the puzzler, etc….that’s not the point. It just brought up something that should be special, about two people is no longer about love, marriage for the long term, etc.

    And regarding the comments on businesses and workers the other day. I think it goes both ways. A good many of the younger generation out there think that the company is working for them, what can the company give them. They don’t seem to think about what they can give the company to make it a better place, to help it succeed. Drives me nuts!

    Look what you have wrought dear Unc!! 🙂 Did not mean to get on a rant.

    OMG! Import….totally diabolical. Dadgum vowel lead word!!! I completely diagramed it….started with every letter and played it out. And could not back into it because I was clueless on the answer. Import. It is not rocket science. I tried portim…did I turn it around …NO! Got me guyz!! Got me good! Great puzzler!!!

  2. 2 unclerave March 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm


    No disagreement about the work “ethics” of a large segment of today’s younger employees, but that is actually another argument why these corporations should both retain, and hire, older workers. We know how to work, we’re more responsible, and less of us have that attitude of entitlement. — YUR

  3. 3 LindaLee March 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm


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