Archive for June 1st, 2015

Curtain Raiser

As one who never bought the official 9/11 narrative, I have long been in opposition to the PATRIOT ACT and just about everything the government shoved down our throats during those very heady days. There is no guarantee of “security” in life, and an over-reaching government should not use FEAR as an excuse to mass surveil its citizenry. We shouldn’t let them cow us into submission. — YUR


Empty Raid, Useless Act, Colltalers

On the surface, the raid of FIFA’s Zurich offices that dominated global headlines last week, is a relevant issue for billions around the world. In reality, it affects but a minority of privileged individuals, unlikely to spend a day in jail for their alleged crimes.
With much more power to change the world that we know is an entirely different matter, being discussed mainly within the U.S. by yet another group of privileged individuals: the expiration of the Patriot Act, which officially took place at 12am last night.
One is a rare crossover issue that allowed Americans to finally pick an angle they like about soccer, the world’s most popular sport; it felt good to see corruption being exposed at its higher echelons, and even those who couldn’t care less about sports may have had the pleasure to insert their own two cents into the…

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/01/15

English: This picture was taken at Warwick Cas...

English: This picture was taken at Warwick Castle, during my 2003 travels around Great Britain. I loved how these peacocks kept trying to woo the peahens, and the peahens would have none of it. This one time, as a peahen walked over, a peacock started rattling its plumage at her. She ignored it and kept on walking. Another peahen walked over, and the peacock quickly turned and started rattling its plummage at the new one. Not very picky, was he? (Isn’t anthropomorphizing fun?) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Picky picky . . . about to be kicky-kickied out!


Clue/Question:  After constant complaints about his salad, the customer was going to get – – –

Manet, Edouard - La Serveuse de Bocks (The Wai...

Manet, Edouard – La Serveuse de Bocks (The Waitress), 1879 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Good for him!  People with unrealistic – and totally selfish, in my opinion – expectations of perfection are so frigging annoying.  The wrong order, or an improperly cooked order, is one thing, but some people just need to check themselves.  The only thing you are entitled to is take your business elsewhere, not to waste other people’s valuable time.  Wait staff work is hard enough without customers like this.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  They were all good jumbles, but the words jumped off the page for me.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  And, the answer made for a nice little pun.  Fun cartoon.  But, who is “Meuth”?  Is Meuth’s Café a real place?  Be well and do good, friends.  Try not to be too self-important.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/01/15

Original Winnie the Pooh stuffed toys. Clockwi...

Original Winnie the Pooh stuffed toys. Clockwise from bottom left: Tigger, Kanga, Edward Bear (aka Winnie-the-Pooh), Eeyore, and Piglet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”   —   A.A. Milne

(Or, maybe it’s could?  Can’t be bothered looking up a Pooh-ism!   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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