Archive for August 8th, 2018

Curtain Raiser

Some scientists are saying we have already passed the point of no return! Will any of the deniers accept any of the blame? Nah! They’ll just deflect, and continue with: All the science isn’t in yet! Let’s give them the first choice of how they’re going to die; drowning, or burning? — YUR

CollTales

What Comes After the Fire, Colltalers

Have we crossed the line? As the catastrophic realities of climate change become a global routine, a new class of man-made enemy emerges to disrupt efforts to save the planet: the sense of hopelessness. Have we already reached a point where any effort is to be rendered pointless?
Even seasoned environment warriors, who decades ago quit doubting about What Ifs, and focused on the Whens, are now pondering: isn’t time to direct resources to what’s still salvageable, or have not yet been attacked? Even more troublesome, who will we pick as winners?
The thought that complicates the matter is, of course, the wave of authoritarianism washing over world politics. Although most tyrants have invested interests in ignoring global warming, what if there’s a switch and it becomes another weaponized flag of xenophobia and exclusion?
Ever since rampant global warming has been observed, and properly…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/08/18

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”   —   Rene Daumal

(Great quote, from kind of an odd duck.  I had to look the guy up, as I was leaning more towards DalmauThat sounded French, to me.  I’m guessing that it’s a line from one of his poems.  Sometimes – occasionally – poetry is easy to understand.  The poor guy died at the tender age of 36, from tuberculosis.  Crappy way to go.  But, this is his first entry as a Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers, so we need to welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/18

Visual Description:  The Mets will take the credit!

TAYRP  =  PARTY,  VIHEC  =  CHIVE,  SESUVR  =  VERSUS,  LIFELT  =  FILLE  —   Giving us:  PRCHEVEFIT

Clue/Question:  At one out away from a perfect game, the crowd’s cheering reached a – – –

Answer:  FEVER PITCH

(Much bedder than yesterday’s pun!  Right?  Nowhere’s near as stinky!  Besides, baseball puns rule!  And, reaching a fever pitch is a great, and versatile, expression.

All of today’s clue words are old friends again.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with “tayrp” and “vihec” having definitely been used before.  I didn’t struggle with any of them today.  The answer letter layout was a nice jumble too.  It did a good job of concealing the answer.

Love the cartoon.  To me, the announcers/broadcasters look like Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, who call the New York Metropolitans games, on SNY, along with Ron Darling.  Many times it’s all three of them, but sometimes it’s just Gary and Keith, or Gary and Ron.  Keith is no longer sporting the mustache, but he had it for ages.  So, maybe this cartoon is foretelling a perfect game by Jacob deGrom, sometime soon!  That would be great.  He doesn’t have the wins, because the Mets don’t give him any run support, but he has a 1.85 ERA.  That is remarkable for a starting pitcher.  So, whether intentional or not, I’m claiming the cartoon to be Gary and Keith!  And, that Jeff is throwing me a bone, because my team stinks this year.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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