Archive for July 17th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 07/17/14

A bird does not sing because it has an answer....

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb (Photo credit: antonychammond)

Visual Description:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing Sings.


Clue/Question:  The poetry-writing prison inmates – – –


Shawshank (Photo credit: sreeat89)



From NARA, ARC Identifier: 541337 NARA's capti...

From NARA, ARC Identifier: 541337 NARA’s caption: :Healing “laying on of hands” ceremony in the Pentecostal Church of God. Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky. , 09/15/1946 Item from Record Group 245: Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War, 1937 – 1948 Photographer: Russell Lee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Simply marvelous!  A terrific Hoyty-Toity pun!  There might not have been any new clue words today, but there was plenty to like about these words.  Three of them were new jumbles, from what I could see.  Only “yanon” had been used before.  “Annoy” is another one of those words that nicely spells out alphabetically.  Am I allowed more than one adverb in a sentence???  “Reveg” makes you think maybe it might be a two syllable word, just as “diraho” makes you think it might be a three syllable word.  Good stuff, Mr. Hoyt!  The cartoon gives it that Shawshank Redemption, or The Green Mile, feel to it.  Both of those films are great prison stories, with great casts.  But, I have a distinct preference for The Shawshank Redemption.  Neither story is terribly realistic, when you stop and think about them.  Although it’s what makes the movie so great, there is just way too much justice, and a great happy ending, for Shawshank to be believable.  Of course The Green Mile has the bummer of an ending, but my bigger problem was with the hokey special effect of the flies!  I think they could have had the guy take away people’s pain and illnesses without that goofy contrivance.  Maybe, more of a laying of hands on them kind of thing.  If this man was going to have such a gift, it would have been a little more believable if they did away with that corny aspect!  The funny thing is that both are Stephen King stories.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/17/14

English: Portrait drawing of poet Elizabeth Ba...

English: Portrait drawing of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.”   —   Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Muse of Poetry, by Edward Onslow Ford (1891)

The Muse of Poetry, by Edward Onslow Ford (1891) (Photo credit: chrisjohnbeckett)


(That’s great, hon.  Now, can I have another beer, please?  The weird thing is, this drawing of Liz kind of reminds me of an old girlfriend I had, back when I was a strapping young lad.  I probably wasn’t all that romantic back then either.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR




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