Archive for July 21st, 2019

The Apollo Leap

Preserving the Big Blue Marble! A perspective on the 50th anniversary of Man’s landing on the Moon. — YUR


They Went to the Moon
& Discovered Our Earth

This famous shot of the Earth rising above the Moon’s horizon was taken half a century ago by astronaut Bill Anders, helped by Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. But it didn’t come to light until a few months later. When it did, it went straight to my wall.
Like millions of teens, my room in 1968 was a dizzying array of passions and people I admire. There was a spot for the Earthrise shot next to a tongue-stuck-out Einstein, a bonnet-clad Che, a nearly nude Brigitte, Beatles, Hendrix, and Caetano Veloso to boot.
So, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin finally touched down on quaint-named Tranquility Base 50 years ago this Saturday, the deal was already done. Still dauntingly impressive, but the new world had been discovered the previous December. And it was blue.
To this day, we’ve yet…

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/19

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The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister.”   —   Voltaire

(Very clever, and likely very true.  If something I eat gives me bad agita I might be more likely to declare war on someone!  But, if I have a tasty meal, that settles nicely in my tum-tum, then I’m as sweet as a pussycat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/19 (Oh ralis95!)

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Visual Description:  Riffing on the ripple effects of Global Warming.


Clue/Question:  When the designer talked to reporters about her new clothing line, she made – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (7-letters)  (10-letters)

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(Socially relevant, science-based, fashion statements, to be more accurate.  I could write pages and pages about the damage that Man has done to our planet.  But, to those who fully comprehend the damage that we’ve – all – done to it, it would be preaching to the choir.  And, no amount of scientific proof will sway those who are convinced that they know better.  Go ahead and un-follow this blog.  As the youngsters would say, IDGAF!

Hoyt has done it yet again!  The clue word “within” does not come up on the latest version of the ralis95 clue word database.  So, the boss has a little more work to do.  “And, miles to go before I sleep.”  The other five are old favorites.  Three of the jumbles were not gimmes today!  I thought that “teedon”, “torany” and “itwnhi” were all nicely challenging.  The other three I saw right away.  But, all six jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it, and it took me a couple of looks before I saw the final answer.

Beautiful, artsy-fartsy fashion show cartoon.  I just realized the initials on the podium are that of Jeff’s daughter, Sydney!  I seem to remember his saying that she was going to school for fashion design.  Way to go, Pops!  Living life like Paul McCartney!  You’re a good dad!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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