(Delayed) Sunday Jumble – 10/13/19

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Visual Description:  Revolutionizing computing.

AMDWEO  =  MEADOW,  BZAOEG  =  GAZEBO,  TINBET  =  BITTEN,  RENPOS  =  PERSON,  CUGOHR  =  GROUCH,  FHIRTT  =  THRIFT   —   Giving us:  MAWGEOITTPERGRHHT

Clue/Question:  After Microsoft launched Windows, it didn’t take long for people to – – –

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

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Answer:  GET WITH THE PROGRAM

(An excellent historic, and nerdy, pun!  But, nowadays nerdy folk rule the world.  Cool cats – like me – just live in it.  But, just look at the leaps and bounds they’ve made in computing in under 40 years!  It just boggles the mind.  At least old minds like mine!

On this day in Jumble history there were no new clue words!  However, four of the six jumbles did come up as new.  Only “cugorh” and “fhirtt” have definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a magnificent seventeen letter jumble.  It probably took me a couple of minutes to come up with the final answer.  I did it Sunday night, but I was a little bummed/in shock from hitting a deer on my way back from my wife’s cousin’s place.  No one got hurt – except the deer – and the car was driveable, but it was pretty traumatic.  I clipped it on its hind quarters, so only the front driver’s side was effected.  It was like an explosion!  I couldn’t open the driver’s side door, so I couldn’t go back to see if she lived or died, and the traffic was still fairly heavy.  The only other thing I’ve ever hit was an opossum, about 30 years ago.  That I definitely killed.  Unless it was just playing possum!

The cartoon is a fine depiction of mid-80’s life.  The clothes, the haircuts, the floppy discs, and the ancient unit.  And, the clunky handheld video camera was a great touch.  Fine Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “(Delayed) Sunday Jumble – 10/13/19”


  1. 1 Damidwesterner October 20, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I remember Windows 2.36. It was a shell program, not an OS like today. It ran more like an app in the DOS OS environment. I remember seeing it when I was playing with one of the new Zenith 286 PCs we had at work. Can’t recall what version of DOS we were on at the time. Could have been MS DOS 5.0. But I recall clicking on the 2.36 stuff and something similar to your photo above came up. Mostly empty, but I recall my reaction was just a shrug without much further interest. 😀 😀

  2. 2 David October 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Unc, so sorry to hear about your accident. I’m glad you and your family are okay. A quick websearch suggests in the US alone, there are over one million deer-vehicle collisions annually, which works out to about two per minute, though the concentration of collisions is highest in fall. About four people die each week in the US in these collisions. No statistics on the deer, but they’re probably doing worse. Average vehicle damage was over $3000 in 2012. Eesh.

    You’d have probably solved this at least one minute faster if not for the accident. That kind of thing a few hours earlier does throw sand in the cognitive gears.

  3. 3 unclerave October 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Yeah. My bank was running with a very good in-house system at the time, so I wasn’t really paying that much attention to these kind of things. I do have a vague recollection of some of the early MS DOS programs, but it was kind of a novelty for me. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave October 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks, David. Everyone else in the car had been asleep, until I braked/hit her. As soon as I told my daughter what I’d done she started to tear up. I’d like to think that the deer survived – somehow – But I guess I’ll never know for sure. I was still an hour and a half away from home, so I was just glad the car was still drivable. I even tested the alignment, and it seemed good. Just a bent hood, blown out left front, left headlight and turn signals gone, and the side panel moved back making the driver’s side door hard to open. It could’ve been a lot worse had I hit it more dead on.

    — YUR


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