Archive for April 28th, 2015

Curtain Raiser

Another well thought out piece, by our friend Wes! — YUR

CollTales

The Earth Moves; We Hurt, Colltalers

The mega earthquake that hit Nepal Saturday has already triggered a familiar set of obvious realizations, callous statements, and the usual few insights that could potentially make a difference going forward, but most likely will soon be ignored by all.
We’re sure that those who can help, will, and in fact, we wish to express our sadness and solidarity with the ones having their time of reckoning. But we can’t help it but see a worn out sequence of reactions about to play out as it has many times before.
As aftershocks and the search for victims continue, news coverage will be centered on the devastation and on calls for international aid in the weeks ahead, with the occasional proverbial digression about the unpredictability of natural disasters.
Not to be flippant, but one can be sure that there’ll be wall-to-wall reporting, dramatic rescue footage…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/15

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (1890)

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (1890) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”   —   Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait, August 1889 Oil on canvas, 57 ×...

Self-Portrait, August 1889 Oil on canvas, 57 × 43,5 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (F626) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I wonder when he came to this realization?  From my experience, most artists have a bit of a self-absorption issue.  By and large they are wonderful people, but everyone else kind of just plays a part in their world.  It’s kinda like they’re in their own version of The Truman Show.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/15

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tiger and Phil.

SIVRO  =  VISOR,  LONEV  =  NOVEL,  DRURED  =  RUDDER,  GOBELG  =  BOGGLE   —   Giving us:  VINERDOGL

Clue/Question:  After walking to the golf course near his house, he was ready for a – – –

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire ...

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire Another type of driving range is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LONG DRIVE

San Diego's favorite son pitches one of only a...

San Diego’s favorite son pitches one of only a handful of shots taken around the 18th green during Tuesday’s practice round (his only practice round) at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Okay.  Obviously, Tiger Woods is not the only black golfer, just as Phil Mickelson is not the only left-handed golfer out there.  But, I think it works.  And, so does today’s pun/answer.  It may “boggle” your mind to learn that “boggle” is a new clue word for us.  If we had it before it must have come with a Sunday Jumble, before our friend started looking in on Sunday spoilers.  It can now be safely added to the ralis95 clue word database.  And, all of the jumbles appear to be new again!  Hmm!  The answer letter layout was, again, desirably cryptic today.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon does a fine job showing what’s probably the first tee.  I like the divots and the “bonus clue” walking shoes.  That’s about it for today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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