Archive for April 21st, 2014

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/21/14

Warning sign.

Warning sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cut out all these exclamation points.  An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”   —   F. Scott Fitzgerald

English: Contagious Laughter

English: Contagious Laughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I REALLY wanted to end both sentences of this quote with exclamation points!!!  And, what’s so wrong with laughing at your own jokes?  Lots of great comedians do.  I think there’s a very old school mentality that says laughing at your own joke is like cueing your audience to laugh.  Which I guess was considered kind of pathetic.  To an extent it is, but some of your audience is usually either distracted/inattentive and/or a little slow on the uptake, so they can use a little prompting.  It’s nowhere’s near as bad as an applause sign or a laugh track.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m guilty of using exclamation points a bit much myself.  I AM aware of this weakness, and I DO try to keep it somewhat in check.  Admitting that I have a problem is the first step towards recovery!  Right???   —   YUR   😉

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/21/14


ROCKPORT’S BARBERSHOP – NARA – 548244 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Handing over the heirloom comb and scissors.


Clue/Question:  The barbershop had been in his family for years and it was his turn to run it . . . it was his – – –

English: Samson and Delilah, Guercino, 1654, o...

English: Samson and Delilah, Guercino, 1654, oil on canvas. Access number 316. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Wonderfully stinky pun!  “Grime” was a little easy, but the other clue words were much more challenging.  Even though we’ve had “igloo”, with this exact jumbling before, I still kind of fell for it.  We even had two new clue words today!  We can add both “hurray” and “karate” to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout was beautiful.  Very nicely jumbled.  I wonder if this is Jeff Knurek’s barber?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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