Archive for May 10th, 2018

Curtain Raiser

A very good read! Watch the Childish Gambino video “This is America” and keep some of this in mind. — YUR

CollTales

Demand the Impossible (Again), Colltalers

It’s May, again, and if it wasn’t for our brain’s obsession with patterns, it’d would be just like the previous 49. But May 1968 was nothing like the ones before it, so it still resonates half a century later. Was it really a revolutionary year, at least for the West, or just our mind tricking us?
‘History repeats itself,’ said Karl Marx, born 200 years ago last Saturday, but the second time around is as a farce. Still, we’re bound to take these odds, regardless any inherent Apophenia, because times may be ripe for the kind of change that that month in the Sixties seemed to promise.
In reality, the causes for the explosive events led by students that took place in France, had little to do with other mass movements elsewhere in Europe, or the U.S. that year, except for a familiar denominator: people…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/10/18

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Science has not yet found a cure for the pun.”   —   Robert Byrne

(Wikipedia has like 13 different Robert, Bob and Bobby Byrnes, but we’ve had him before.  If you’re a word puzzle fan – like me – then you don’t need no cure, for puns!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/18

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Visual Description:  Bygone bike?

MUPEL  =  PLUME,  LYLTA  =  TALLY,  RUGIEF  =  FIGURE,  COADRC  =  ACCORD   —   Giving us:  LELYFIECC

Clue/Question:  Her old 10-speed was way beyond repair and was at the end of its – – –

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Answer:  LIFE CYCLE

(I really sped through today’s Jumble!  All the clue words were old favorites.  And, the jumble “mupel” has also been used before.  The other three appear to be new.

The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  It was nicely cryptic.  The leading nature of the clue/question, and the avoidance of the word bicycle made the answer like a ride through the park.

Fine bike shop cartoon.  Did you guys notice that the word bicycle on the sign is spelled “Bicylcle”?  I didn’t, until much later.  I don’t know if this was intentional – like some kind of cyclist’s joke – or if it was just a mistake.  If it is a mistake, it’s the first one I can remember!  “Keep the rubber side down”, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Quote courtesy of David Silver


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