Archive for August 14th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/14/14

English: The NACA Lewis Research Center Softba...

English: The NACA Lewis Research Center Softball Team of 1952. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A military ball-game.

HARCP  =  PARCH,  MIDTA  =  ADMIT,  NARUTT  =  TRUANT,  REWEPT  =  PEWTER   —   Giving us:  ACAMITANPTE

Clue/Question:  The Army base had a softball team and the General was the – – –

Tulane football team captain Charles Eshleman ...

Tulane football team captain Charles Eshleman in 1898 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TEAM CAPTAIN

 

Insignia of a Land Component Captain-Commandant

Insignia of a Land Component Captain-Commandant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This must be the Red Team!  Not really a pun . . . more of a bit of irony.  It’s kind of a demotion, for a general to serve as a captain.  And, I guess he’d rather play, than run the team.  Otherwise, he’d be the coach, or general manager.  If this were a Sunday Jumble, which allows for longer answers, the question and answer could have been the following:  The Army base had a softball team and the Commander – or Commandant – was the – – – GENERAL MANAGER.  Of course, you would need different clue words to arrive at this answer, but that’s no problem.  Speaking of clue words, none were new today.  All of the jumblings were though.  The answer letter layout was swell.  Nothing ceded.  The cartoon conveys the military angle adequately.  That is all, people!  At ease.  Oh, and be well and do good too, folks.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/14/14

 

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 10...

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division watch as two Chinook helicopters fly in to take them back to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2008. The Soldiers searched a small village in the valley below for IED making materials and facilities. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History repeats itself; that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.”   —   Clarence Darrow

 

1 abasi, 1909.

1 abasi, 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(The other thing is that people tend to ignore the fact that history repeats itself, and they go and make the exact same mistakes.  There is a very good reason why Afghanistan is known as the Graveyard of Empires.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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