Archive for February 9th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/09/19

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”   —   W. S. Burroughs

(This guy doesn’t look much like an optimist, to me.  But, I guess you’d have to be, if you believed this to be true.  This appears to be the first William S. Burroughs quote to be used in the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  So, let’s welcome William to the Cryptoquote Club!  Hi, Bill!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/19

Visual Description:  The bane of most of our lives.


Clue/Question:  The telemarketer with emotional issues had a lot of – – –

Answer:  HANGUPS

(What’s worse?  Being robo-called, or getting a long-winded automated phone system when you make a call?  They’re both about as dehumanizing and maddening as you can get.  I bet that Alexander Graham Bell is spinning in his grave!  At least you can hang up on the robo-caller.  Or better yet, not answer them at all, when you’re fairly certain that’s what they are.  Why can’t more companies hire – and retain – live customer service reps?  Because it’s so much cheaper to have these automated systems, that – eventually . . . if you’re lucky – connect you with an outsourced service rep, in India or the Philippines.  Or maybe some housebound recluse in Paducah.  With all that money they’re saving some corporate fat-cat is building a second, or third, summer house by the lake or shore.  America!  What a country!

Hey, guess what, jumbleheads?  Yes, Hoyt has given us yet another new clue word.  Until today, we have never seen “septum” used as a Jumble clue word.  Maybe ralis95 will enter this into his world famous clue word database.  Maybe he won’t feel like it.  Life’s a crap shoot, folks.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with “cankk” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was a very modest seven letters.  Nothing obvious about it though.

Dandy cubicle cartoon.  I don’t think people are meant to work this way.  At least not for a prolonged period of time.  It looks more suited to rodents, to me.  I bet their “system” makes all the calls for them.  Sheesh.  Ironically, the best call I’ve had recently was when I called my healthcare insurer.  It took me a little time to get to him, but eventually Randy and I had a very pleasant, and constructive conversation.  So, I guess there are some good ones out there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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