Archive for April 30th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/20

Benjamin Franklin, Polymath - Kurt Cagle - Medium

Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(A very astute quote from one of our more endearing founding fathers.  I wish that today’s corporate employers would take this quote to heart.  A little something called “on the job training”, and “hands on experience” used to be much more prevalent.  When I began my banking career, back in 1980, I had absolutely zero background in either finance or accounting.  But, they saw that I was a college graduate, and that I could easily learn what I needed to know.  Through mentoring, and experience gained while on the job, I went from being a two week temp to a low-to-mid level manager, in a career that served me well for 24 years, until the downsizing, as a result of my division being sold off.  Small businesses still get it.  But, the corporate guys are more interested in hiring only kids who are specialized in the areas of study that apply to their positions.  I think that’s a shame.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/20

Richard Gere, happy 70th birthday: Photos through the years

Visual Description:  When Gere was really in gear.

HMTIG  =  MIGHT,  NRIYO  =  IRONY,  SALHPS  =  SPLASH,  DAREDM  =  MADDER   —   Giving us:  MIHONYSPLAADDE

Clue/Question:  When Richard Ger starred in the movie “Pretty Woman”, he was – – –

Internal Affairs characters - FamousFix.com

Answer:  PAID HANDSOMELY

(The wimens is gonna hate me if I calls dis a stinky pun!  I always thought Ricky Gere was kindova shorter, pretty-boy version of Clint Eastwood.  They both have those squinty, beady eyes.  I’m sure the ladies – in the case of Gere at least – would argue that they’re smiling/bedroom eyes.  But, I can’t really say anything bad about a guy who grew up about an hour down I-90 from me.  Apparently, he was born in Philly, but raised in Syracuse, NY.  We were practically neighbors!  LOL!  But, he woulda been one of the big kids, considering he’s eight years older than me.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Although, all of today’s jumbles are all newbies!  The kids today would just call them “noobs”.  None of them tripped me up any.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive fourteen letter jumble!  It hid the final answer very well.  My first impulse was that the first word might be MADE.  But, IHONYSPLAD left me scratching my head.  It did help see PAID though, and then I got the pun.

Even though the clue/question clearly states “Pretty Woman”, I was getting more of an “Internal Affairs” vibe.  The woman talking to the other guy looks, to me, more like Nancy Travis than Julia Roberts.  The guy looks a little like Howard Cosell!  LOL!    But, I guess that could be Larry Miller.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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