Archive for April 17th, 2018

Curtain Raiser

This is one cogently written piece! It’s a little long, but well worth the read. — YUR

CollTales

The Expediency of Tomahawks, Colltalers

It’s easier to bomb than to talk. The Trump administration has tried hard to get to this point, when headlines are about hitting another country. It’s already got North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran, on its crosshairs, but Syria has had the best excuse, so it got struck twice. More to come?
Very likely, indeed. Even that bombing changes nothing, only kills more people, at both times, timing was most convenient. But the strikes we’d rather support are those by teachers. For what they demand, from West Virginia to Arizona, will improve our life without killing anyone.
To this president, who dodged the draft and never had to fire a bullet to save a soul, war is always a handy diversion. Whenever lies, sex and incompetence threaten to derail his week, talk about bombing someone does the trick, playing the compliant media as Nero did with…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/18

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There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.”   —   Robert Byrne

(Very clever!  However, there are too many Bob Byrnes out there for me to choose from.  So, I’m posting a picture of a woman who did finish something!  Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world!  And, she completed her flight on this day in 1964.  So, hats off to this determined lady!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/17/18

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Visual Description:  Comedy is hard . . . believe me.

GAVAU  =  GUAVA,  TELUF  =  FLUTE,  NIEAFL  =  FINALE,  GUTHHO  =  THOUGH   —   Giving us:  GUFLFIATOH

Clue/Question:  The stand-up comedian was a huge flop.  It would be tough for him to – – –

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Answer:  LAUGH IT OFF

(But, that’s just what he’s got to do.  Laugh it off!  Dust his self off, and get back on that horse!  But of course, it’s rare for any comedian to actually employ all those hackneyed visual aids these days.  The clue words today are tried and true.  The jumbles were two for two, with both “teluf” and “guthho” having been used before.

The answer letter layout was an expertly constructed jumble.  There was nothing obvious about it, and it took me a minute to see the answer.

The manager/owner of the comedy club looks like he fits the stereotype.  The failed comedian is employing a number of desperation props.  The smiley face t-shirt, the classic rubber chicken, and the arrow-through-the-head.  I can’t tell exactly what is in his right hand.  Some kind of noisemaker, maybe?  If anyone knows, please comment.  The last guy I can think of that got away with these kind of props was Steve Martin.  He can make anything funny!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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