“Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” — Michael Levine
(Very true! Wow! There seem to be a lot of Michael Levines who could have said this. I’m betting that it either has to be the bassist/keyboardist for the Canadian band Triumph, or the American composer. Fortunately, both of them are still alive. So, if either of them want to lay claim to this quote they can just write to yer buddy, yer pal, Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog, just to set the world straight on this matter of great import. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: A Lennon and McCartney collaboration.
WORNC = CROWN, PAZTO = TOPAZ, XDECEE = EXCEED, SPYMIK = SKIMPY — Giving us: CRONTOAEEDSMP
Clue/Question: They worked on the song separately, and then – – –
Answer: COMPARED NOTES
(“A little better, all the time.” Another one of the figurative/literal puns! Love, love, love it! None of today’s clue words are new, but two of the jumbles are. We’ve seen “wornc” and “spymik” in the past. For whatever reason – because sometimes I’m a big dope – I initially spelled “exceed” EXCEDE! But of course, that didn’t matter because all it did was change the order of the letters in the answer letter layout, and not the letters themselves. But, the answer letter layout was a splendid jumble, either way! The cartoon was a nice depiction of John and Paul in a late 1960s studio. I was living on W.72nd St, just about 5 or 6 buildings down the block from The Dakota, on the night that John was shot. He had been shot around 11:00 PM, or so. When you live in the city you quickly become numb to sirens, and most commotions. But, around 2:30, or 3:00AM, I was awoken to the sound of people singing “Give Peace a Chance”. Now, that was definitely something different. I had work the next morning, so I went back to sleep, as oblivious as before. My alarm clock/radio clued me in to the situation upon awakening. As tragic and bizarre as the event was, at least the singing finally made sense to me. The world certainly has its share of mentally unbalanced people, who will do anything to make a name for themselves. I think we really have to invest more in public mental health. There are too many people out there who are hurting. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR