Archive for October 20th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 10/20/15

LANDSTUHL, Germany (Oct. 16, 2008) Physical th...

LANDSTUHL, Germany (Oct. 16, 2008) Physical therapist Lt. Cmdr. Mitchel Ideue, Officer in Charge of Inpatient Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, gives Army Sgt. Charlie McCall a physical therapy treatment. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Barrera) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Renovations.

CRIBH  =  BIRCH,  PODAT  =  ADOPT,  HITREE  =  EITHER,  BARTBI  =  RABBIT   —   Giving us:  BHADTEERBI

Clue/Question:  The physical therapist’s office was a little run-down, so she – – –

Physical therapist Marta Bloyer, with the Univ...

Physical therapist Marta Bloyer, with the University of Miami Global Institute’s Project Medishare, helps an earthquake survivor walk in Port-au-Prince. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REHABBED IT

(Works for me!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  I know we’ve seen “hitree” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a masterful jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  I can see some of you having a little trouble getting today’s answer.  The pun didn’t rely on a popular idiom.  Luckily, the second word had to be IT, so all you really had to figure out was REHABBED.  Swell cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/20/15

Publicity photo from the television program Th...

Publicity photo from the television program The Streets of San Francisco. Pictured are Karl Malden (Mike Stone) and David Wayne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”   —  Cormac McCarthy

(No.  No, no, no, no no.  I’ve definitely forgotten things that I’ve wanted to forget.  Like when I was so drunk at my girlfriend’s sorority ball that I told the R.A.’s wife that I always wanted her.  And, that same night I told a friend that she was pretty hot . . . for a fat girl, and I’d probably do her if she lost weight.  I told a few people that they thought they were hot shit, and then I knocked on a number of hotel room doors – where I smelled the unmistakable smell of gangia – saying I was Karl Malden, from The Streets of San Francisco, and that this was a raid!  I had absolutely no recollection of any of this, until my girlfriend told me a few days later.  Even then, I thought she was pulling my leg.  She had to apologize for me quite a lot that night.  I’m lucky that nobody punched me out.  Then there was the night I skipped an entire scene, with the right lines at the wrong time, with a buddy of mine on stage.  He kind of got me back on the right page, after more than a little doing.  I learned not to take pain pills – especially, when they’re not your prescription – before going on stage, that night.  I had totally forgotten that episode, until I saw my buddy at a class reunion a few years back.  We were talking with another theater-rat friend, and she was relating a story about her messing up some lines, when I said:  Thank God that never happened to me.  My friend, who was on stage with me – oh so many years ago – was more than happy to remind me that yes, I had.  See.  That’s what friends are for!  To remind you of the things you’d sooner like to forget.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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