Archive for April 5th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/05/16

Picture taken by Michaela Murphy and posted wi...

Picture taken by Michaela Murphy and posted with permission; original found at http://www.notduck.com/Other/Celebrities.html She owns the copyright and said the following: “I grant permission to copy, distribute and/or modify these images under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With a suit, even if you’re having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you’re in charge.”   —   Paul Feig

(Our first Paul Feig quote, and it’s a goodun!  I hate when they trot out some guy who’s supposed to be some kind of “expert” on something, but he looks more like a wino.  No tie, open collar, a three or four day growth of stubble, and hair that looks like they just rolled out of bed.  Really???  We’re supposed to take you seriously?  I generally don’t mind the casual look, but a nice suit, and a neat appearance, go a long way in inspiring confidence.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The only photo of the guy NOT owned by Getty Images, and it has to come with an encyclopedia of a caption!  Total BS.      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/05/16

Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...

Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science and Society Picture Gallery: Al Capone (1899-1947), American gangster, 17 June 1931. ‘Al Capone sent to prison. This picture shows the Bertillon photographs of Capone made by the US Dept of Justice. His rogue’s gallery number is C 28169’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  One night at Jilly’s.

SUDEO  =  DOUSE,  BEKOR  =  BROKE,  GAMEAD  =  DAMAGE,  FREEBO  =  BEFORE   —   Giving us:  OEBDMB

Clue/Question:  Al Capone’s favorite restaurant was usually – – –

English: A photo of young Al Capone with his m...

English: A photo of young Al Capone with his mother (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MOBBED

( . . . up?  Ooh!  Old Scarface better watch his back.  That No-Chin Hoyt Gang are some hardcore bad-asses!  LOL!  Today’s Jumble was a lot of fun.  None of the clue words were new, and only a couple of the jumbles were new.  And, the answer certainly wasn’t very tough.  But, the cartoon was a Jeff Knurek masterpiece!  Full of great characters, and lots of detail.  All the suits and ties, and fedoras.  The one guy with a boutonniere.  The Tommy Gun on the front table, and all the guys stabbing at their steaks with these dubious looking knives.  I’m a little undecided whether the guy in the bow-tie is a reporter, or Al’s accountant.  Oh, yeah.  Nice answer letter layout.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

English: Villanova Wildcats logo

English: Villanova Wildcats logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  Big Congrats to the Villanova Men’s Basketball team!  I didn’t have a dog in the fight, so I didn’t really watch it, until switching over near the end of the 11 o’clock news.  I missed North Carolina’s tying 3-pointer, and it looked like Villanova had probably taken a time out.  There were 4.7 seconds left on the clock, and Villanova had to inbound the ball and drive the length of the court.  So, I was thinking . . . Over Time!  But, No!  Jenkins inbounds the ball to this shifty guard, who takes it straight up the middle.  It looks like he might take it all the way, or maybe pass off to one of his guys jostling around in the paint.  But instead, he just kind of drops it off at the top of the circle for Jenkins, who had been trailing him all the way up court.  The N.C. guys were probably thinking like me and weren’t too concerned with Jenkins, but he just calmly launches his own 3-pointer.  It left his hands with like .5, or .6, second on the clock, and he nailed it.  The announcers couldn’t believe it.  The mainly North Carolina crowd couldn’t believe it.  And the Villanova team mobbed Jenkins, who was just looking like:  Yeah, I make that shot all the time.  It was definitely one of the greatest finishes of all time.  Perhaps The Best.  The only thing I didn’t like was the way TNT covered all the disappointed North Carolina players and fans, and none of the ecstatic Villanova fans.  North Carolina had been the favored team, and pretty much all the “experts” had them winning it.  I thought it was a disservice to Villanova and their fans.  But, they are the winners.  And, that’s all that matters to them.   —   YUR


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