Archive for July 30th, 2015

Farewell to a King

For once, I’m in agreement with the court of public opinion! — YUR


Cecil, the Lion, Who Wore
His Mane & GPS With Pride

He couldn’t have cared less how he’d live or die; just did it both the best way he could. The slaughter of Cecil the Lion, an iconic Zimbabwean big cat who’d been studied for most of his 13 short years, continues to generate waves of grief and anger throughout the Web.
His death, however, is more of a despicable routine than a surprising casualty. His killer, a dentist who’s now candidate to world’s worst person according to a dubious online consensus, spent a small fortune for the right to maim first, and then execute, the majestic feline.
Cecil left behind his brother Jericho and the extended pride they both commanded, along with a bloodline which will most likely be exterminated too. He also leaves years of research for the Oxford University team that outfitted him with a GPS collar…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/15

"Statue of Robert G. Ingersoll in Peoria,...

“Statue of Robert G. Ingersoll in Peoria, IL” — statue of Robert G. Ingersoll at the bottom of Glen Oak Park, Abington Street and Perry Avenue, Peoria, Illinois. Photograph by John Dodd, July 2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.”   —   Robert Green Ingersoll


Mandala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(So true!  Our idea of permanence is clouded by our limited perception of time.  I love the Tibetan sand mandalas!  As soon as they are completed – and that can take quite some time – they are ceremoniously destroyed.  Be well, do good . . . and remember that life is fleeting, friends.)   —   YUR

(Easier) Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/15

English: Kitten

English: Kitten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sittin’ pretty, with kitty!


Clue/Question:  The family loved their new kitten.  Everyone thought she was the – – –

An adorably curious kittyyay its adorable, i l...

An adorably curious kittyyay its adorable, i love it, its called tricky nathen maister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CAT’S MEOW

(Olde-timey stinky pun!  23 skiddoo!  Wow!  Yesterday’s Jumble sure drew a lot of hits!  Today, in a strange bit of coincidence, considering my remarks to Iris, we actually have TWO new clue words.  Both “flown” and “cognac” are new and will need to be added to the ralis95 clue word database.  I love cognac!  B and B and cognac are my two favorite after dinner drinks.  But, too much makes my gout act up.  I guess it’s a good thing that I’m on a beer budget!  And, mainly domestic at that.  The only jumble that wasn’t new was “nalts”.  We’ve seen that before.  The answer letter layout was actually very nicely cryptic.  It made for another great jumble.  Some of you younger whippersnappers might not be familiar with the phrase.  Gramps, in the cartoon, has probably said it many a time.  Cute family scene.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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