Archive for March, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/16

English: "Revenue reform" train stop...

English: “Revenue reform” train stopped by “vested interests,” “local issues,” “trusts,” and other poles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A world of vested interests is not a world which welcomes the disruptive force of candor.”   —   Agnes Repplier

(This reminds me of a current commercial – I don’t remember what for –  where a guy in a business meeting wants to stand out as some kind of maverick, so when the boss asks if everyone agrees, he says No, that’s a dumb idea.  Next thing you see is him being escorted out of the building, with a box of his personal possessions.  It also kind of reminds me of when I was in banking, and they kept pushing for the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.  I really had no say, but they eventually got their way, and eventually we all got Too Big to Fail.  Those huge bailouts added to an already out of control national debt.  A handful of fat-cats’ vested interests were served.  I guess that makes all of us their servants.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey, Zemanta is back!  Aaahhh . . . content!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/16

Visual Description:  Tarantino’s dream.


Clue/Question:  The collector of classic films owned – – –


(This is a good, stinky pun!  And, an overall great Jumble.  We have two new clue words today.  Yes, our dear friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database to include the words “osprey” and “trowel”.  The jumble “anket” seems to be new as well.  We’ve definitely seen “reetx” before.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble, that gave nothing away.  Seeing the old film canisters, and the reel to reel film projector, clued me into the first word being REEL.  The remaining letters quickly gave me ESTATE, and I got the pun.  The rich guy looks like a generic old rich guy, but the other guy looks like Quentin Tarantino, to me.  What do you guys think?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Still no Zemanta.  Looks like I need to alert them of the situation.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/16

The opposite of a great truth may well be another profound truth.”   —   Niels Bohr

(We tend to be so locked in to our own great truths that many of us don’t consider this.  Being creatures of habit is very comfortable, but it is also very limiting.  Our perception of the universe is constantly evolving.  Our thinking needs to be open and flexible.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Zemanta is not providing me with any content this morning, so no pics and related articles.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/16

Visual Description:  A life lesson at the lounge.


Clue/Question:  He thought that having life insurance was a – – –


(And it is!  There were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “sopie” before.  I thought all of the jumble clues were pretty easy today.  Nice job on the answer letter layout.  I’m not sure if having a clue word – “police” – that is so close to one of the answer words -POLICY – was intended to be a little bit of a misdirection, or what.  I think it’s a little unusual, to say the least.  The cartoon’s setting was also a little strange.  Although, many great conversations do take place over a beer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/16

English: Woody Allen in concert in New York City.

English: Woody Allen in concert in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All people know the same truth; our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.”   —   Woody Allen

(Or, don’t choose.  It’s not all that easy to go against the way you’ve been raised.  It’s actually easier to fight your upbringing if you’ve somehow been greatly disappointed, or traumatized.  Otherwise, we tend to go with what we . . . know.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Open your heart.

Thought for the day:

Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/16

What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The authorized chub chat.


Clue/Question:  The author hoped her latest diet book would appeal to a – – –

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Our fast food nation, combined with the physical isolation of the handheld device era, has made us into an ever increasing nation of obeseness.  Everywhere you go you see too much junk in the trunk and other forms of chunk.  It certainly doesn’t help that they send out the psycho-babble message of:  be proud of your body.  Especially when that conflicts with all of the health warnings of obesity.  We all don’t have to be model thin, or Mr. Universe buff, but the physical health concerns should outweigh the ego stroking.  I’ve been struggling with my love handles for all of my adult life.  Getting and staying in shape is definitely not an easy task, but the long term benefits are worth the effort.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  It took me a few seconds to see “legend”.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  The clue/question made for a nice lead in to the answer.  Nice book signing cartoon.  Be well – try to get fit – and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/16

Visual Description:  Chock Full O’ Nuts???


Clue/Question:  Electricity in heaven is provided by a – – –

Promotional photograph of The Kinks, taken in ...

Promotional photograph of The Kinks, taken in 1970 or 1971. From left to right: John Gosling, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton, Ray Davies (the band’s lineup 1970–1976, 1978). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  The Henry H. Kessler Foundation

What?  Oh, sorry!  I meant:  HIGHER POWER

(I guess I was thinking about that PBS series, called Afterlife.  There were no new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “conhop” before.  It’s possible that, in the not so distant future, “poncho” will have to be removed from the ralis95 clue word database, as there’s a big push to make “conhop” the next new compound word.  With the growing prison population in this country we may be seeing a whole slew of con related compound words.  “Con-hop” describes the manner in which a prisoner in leg-shackles has to walk.  And, of course, you can take this as fact, because you are reading it here, on the internet!  If you’re good at reading backwards, you probably noticed that “roirp” is  just “prior” backwards.  The answer letter layout was a dandy jumble!  Remember the Kinks had a hit in 1966 with Dandy?  It was a jaunty little tune!  So, heaven is cordless?  Hmm!  I guess everything is bluetooth and wi-fi up there.  Let’s make sure we’re all buried with our handheld devices!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/16

Charley Chase at Porn Star Karaoke, October 16...

Charley Chase at Porn Star Karaoke, October 16, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The biggest trouble with success is that its formula is just about the same as that for a nervous breakdown.”   —   John Holmes

(I’m gonna go with the poet, and not the porn star.  Not that Johnny Wad couldn’t have said this, just not with this particular phrasing.  Constant work is generally a good thing.  But, too much will wear you down, physically and mentally.  Porn work may look like all fun and games, to some, but hey, it’s still work.  Even if you could eliminate all the inherent risks – not an easy task – the work itself would still get to you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/16

Quentin Crisp by Ella Guru

Quentin Crisp by Ella Guru (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was no need to do any housework at all.  After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”   —   Quentin Crisp

(I guess for him, cleaning was . . . a drag.  LOL!  He does kind of have a point.  Although, I wouldn’t recommend this logic to any prospective couple.  This is the kind of thing you want to grow into . . . gracefully?  It’s awfully hard to get around doing laundry and dishes, but dusting and vacuuming are much easier to . . . put off . . . indefinitely.  But, don’t listen to old Quentin, or me for that matter.  Cleaner is healthier, and it’s good for your conscience.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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