Archive for February 17th, 2019

Today in Black History – 02/17/19

Today is the 83rd birthday of James Nathaniel Brown.  Better known simply as Jim Brown, the most dominant NFL running back of his era, and possibly of all time.  He’s also been a successful actor, color analyst for NFL games, and a vocal civil rights advocate.  I’ll always remember him as Robert Jefferson, in “The Dirty Dozen”, one of my favorite movies of all time.  Super cast, and a super pre-politically correct World War II story, of redemption and heroism.  Happy Birthday, Jim!  You will always be one bad-ass mutha!  Be well and do good, friends.   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/19

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows where the dirt is.”   —   Dear Abby

(It’s been a while since we’ve had a Dear Abby quote.  And this is a good one.  Very clever, with a lot of truth to it.  And, it was not as easy a solve as it might look.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/19 (Hey, ralis95!)

Visual Description:  Prêt-à-por·ter peeve.

WRCEUF  =  CURFEW,  OREKBR  =  BROKER,  KALECC  =  CACKLE,  OMHOCS  =  SMOOCH,  GTONTE  =  GOTTEN,  ALWWLO  =  WALLOW   —   Giving us:  UREOERACEMHOTEWLW

Clue/Question:  The fashion model refused to try on anything and would soon – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (3-letters)  (7-letters)

Answer:  WEAR OUT HER WELCOME

(Of course, hardly any of these get-ups are “Ready To Wear”, but that’s the fashion biz, folks!  Outrageousness, and ostentatiousness, is the name of the game.  High fashion is a weird . . . art.  It’s kind of hard to call it a business, because most of the pieces would have such a limited clientele.  Tall, extremely thin, usually young, and very wealthy.  And, other than galas and other artsy events, where and when would you wear these pieces?  It’s more art than anything else.

We actually seem to have a new clue word for the world famous ralis95 clue word database, in “wallow”.  It sounds familiar to me, but what do I know?  I’m just your friendly neighborhood spoiler man.  Hey, Marvel.  Call me!  Every single jumble came up as new.  All pretty decent too.  But, it’s the answer letter layout that takes the cake.  It’s a 17-letter masterpiece that disguised the final answer very nicely.  Great job, David!  I think the designer’s bit of dialog was the biggest clue.

Fun cartoon of a fashion shoot.  We have the model, the dresser, the photographer, the designer, a rack of outfits, and softbox lights in the background.  Jeff must really be up on his “Just Shoot Me” and “Ugly Betty”!  Hey, I loved those shows!  And, I’m a beer guzzling, chili eating, stink-making, man’s man!  But, I also love a good quiche, so make what you will of that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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