Archive for January 31st, 2019

You Once Belonged

I was planning on writing something on this 50 year anniversary, but it slipped my mind(?). Good thing an even better writer followed through on it! — YUR

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50 Years Ago Today,
Beatles Called it Quits

It was the last time they played together but no one knew it then. Their first public performance in over three years. And yes, it’s now been half a century ago. If they used to make us feel forever young, now they date us. But so does life.
It’s likely that great part of the living today wasn’t around then yet. And countless who were, have already ended their journey. For those in between, though, what a feeling having had The Beatles around to create the soundtrack of our early dreams.
John Lennon, PaulMcCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, were concluding one of the most recounted musical trajectories of all times. And way before their century was over too, they’d inscribed their names at the heart of an entire generation.
They were as important for their…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/19

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”   —   Theodore Roosevelt

(Well, ol’ Teddy was both a man of action, and a man of the people!  Great actions can transcend knowledge, and even language.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/19

Visual Description:  Goldfish on steroids!

NYIKD  =  DINKY,  NORGP  =  PRONG,  INCSEK  =  SICKEN,  LAEVBI  =  VIABLE   —   Giving us:  IKOGENIB

Clue/Question:  The carp that hid behind the rock in the garden pool was – – –

Answer:  BEING KOI

(Three day old, dead fish, stinky pun!  But, that just means that it’s a good Jumble answer!  Right?  There might even be some folks out there who are not familiar with koi ponds.  Our friends at WordPress do not recognize the word “koi”, so that is definitely saying something on the subject.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “norgp” having definitely been used sometime before.  They were all easy solves, for me.  The answer letter layout was a nifty 8-letter jumble.  It has sort of a Japanese sound to it, don’t you think?  You might be interested to know that “ikogen” is the Japanese word for “fondness”.  If you’re a fan of the television show “Friends” you can store this little bit of trivia with the word “unagi”, which Ross thought meant “brain”, but actually means “eel”.  Some of you might even like some unagi with your koi!

The cartoon is an understated underwater masterpiece.  Besides the main koi couple and rocks, you also have some underwater plants, some lily pads, and some other koi being fed by . . . some air-breather.  It also looks like the lady koi has got her fins folded in front of her, further expressing her “I don’t think so” attitude.  Great stuff, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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