Archive for May, 2020



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/26/20

Photos: Zig Ziglar's 12 most inspirational quotes

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.”   —   Zig Ziglar

(Hilarious!  A little misguided, as whales are not fish, but comedians rely on certain words for laughs.  They always call chimpanzees monkeys, because the word monkey is a funnier word . . . according to some.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/26/20

Fortune and Story" Activity Launches at Disneyland via Play Disney ...

Visual Description:  Avoiding the copyright issues?

HLIFT  =  FILTH,  OLAKA  =  KOALA,  GREEED  =  DEGREE,  ZRUEZB  =  BUZZER   —   Giving us:  ILADGBE

Clue/Question:  Getting Penny Marshall and Tom Hanks to star in the 1988 film was a – – –

Fortune Telling All-Seeing Trump Zoltar Stalks NYC Street Corners ...

Answer:  BIG DEAL

(“Big” was such a sweet movie.  The grown up Josh Baskin was played perfectly by Tom Hanks.  And, the movie was directed perfectly by Penny Marshall.  I miss Myrna Turna – probably Turner, but you know those Noo Yowka accents!  Wikipedia kinda downplays this as her first role that brought her recognition, and jumps immediately to “Laverne and Shirley”.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “filth”.  We’ve definitely had filthy before, but “filth” is not on the January version of the ralis95 clue word database.  Strangely enough, we’ve had the jumble “hlifty”.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “olaka” having been used before.  Fine seven letter answer letter layout jumble.

I like today’s Tom Hanks better than last week’s!  Good Penny Marshall.  I was a little surprised that Jeff felt he had to alter the name of the fortune telling machine.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Curtain Raiser

Not to sound like a radical rightist, but I believe certain aspects of this COVID-19 pandemic are being used – by out government/corporate media – as a distraction from other major events going on around the world. What we don’t know about . . . we can’t care about . . . until it is too late. Think about it, friends. — YUR

CollTales

Don’t Let it Happen, Colltalers

Norma McCorvey never meant to be part of an American cultural landmark, the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. Then she switched sides and became a ‘pro-lifer’ activist. But in her deathbed she confessed that she did it for the money. The Evangelical money.
China thought the tragic COVID-19 diversion was perfect to crush Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. Instead, it turned the world against it and fueled President Trump’s conspiracy claims blaming it for the virus and for all he hasn’t done about it. Also, Hongkongers won’t take it lying down.
Not to sound spoiled, but let’s face it, we’re not doing too well. With close to 5.5 million cases worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic is still expanding albeit at a slower rate in some places, and according to epidemiologists we’re still at least a year from a vaccine if one…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/25/20

William Osler (1849–1919) | Art UK

Look wise, say nothing and grunt; speech was given to conceal thought.”   —   William Osler

( . . . unh!)   —   YUR

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Memorial Day 2019 Jumble Spoiler

Visiting Willamette National Cemetery Memorial Weekend ...

Visual Description:  Veterans’ cemetery.

VREOG  =  GROVE,  NTDER  =  TREND,  VHEEAB  =  BEHAVE,  ZERYFN  =  FRENZY   —   Giving us:  GROTEEVEFRN

Clue/Question:  Remember that Memorial Day is the last Monday in May and you should – – –

Crumbs of Comfort: Planning a cook-out this Memorial Day?

Answer:  For today’s answer please see the Bumstead’s front door in today’s “Blondie”.

(Here’s hoping that all the great friends of this blog are happy and COVID-19 free!  Our buddies:  Ken, lwc, David, Angela, Smitty, Roy AKA Hal, Micheline, Seyi, Tiffany, Wesley, Wimpy, Joy, LindaLee, Jenn, Liz, Archie, Steve, Robert, MarkT, GaryP, Barb, Patrick, Kate, Ingrid AKA Kitten, the various Anonymous, our old friend Art, ralis95, and Mssrs Hoyt and Knurek.  Oh yes, and all those who commented back in the days when this blog was more political than trivial!  And, anyone else I might’ve missed.  Please, all take care of yourselves.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/24/20

George Hamilton (@GeorgeHamilton) | Twitter

What I’ve really always wanted was Walden Pond with a kitchen added on.”   —   George Hamilton

(An urbane cowboy?  Poetic too.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/24/20

Purr-fect ending: Cat rescued from tree now up for adoption | News ...

Visual Description:  Afternoon rescue.

YNRTTA  =  TYRANT,  ADMWEO  =  MEADOW,  TRALUF  =  ARTFUL,  OUSRRC  =  CURSOR,  ENRPAC  =  PRANCE,  DDCEEO  =  DECODE   —   Giving us:  YAADTFLORPRADED

Clue/Question:  The fireman came to their rescue in the – – –

Toledo Fire & Rescue on Twitter: "FC 291-Squad 3 removing ...

Answer:  LADDER PART OF THE DAY

(Nice pun.

No new clue words.  All the jumbles came up as new for me.  “traluf” and “ousrrc” were fairly challenging.  Great fifteen letter answer letter layout jumble.

Cute cartoon.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/23/20

Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War | Finley Peter Dunne | Humorous ...

The past always looks better than it was; it’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”   —   Finley Peter Dunne

(We do seem to romanticize the past a little too much.  Be well and do good.  To my Muslim readers:  Eid sa’id!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/20

1958 Plymouth Fury Christine - The legend lives on (With images ...

Visual Description:  80’s movie.

VASYV  =  SAVVY,  KANDR  =  DRANK,  SUMOTC  =  CUSTOM,  KRBEMA  =  EMBARK   —   Giving us:  ADACMBAR

Clue/Question:  The automobile featured in Steven King’s “Christine” had – – –

1958 Plymouth Fury - My father had this car in '58. I distinctly ...

Answer:  BAD CARMA

(But, a good pun.  I’m pretty sure we’ve had “savvy” before, but it’s coming up as new.  Maybe a Sunday?  Maybe just sometime since January?  Either way, ralis95 can add it to his database.  All four jumbles came up new.  Super eight letter answer letter layout jumble.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/20

Mitchell Kapor | Kapor Capital

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”   —   Mitchell Kapor

(It can definitely be hard to find some specific things.  So often you just have to hack through the crap, to get to the good.  I believe this is the first of Mitch’s quotes to be used in the Cryptoquote, at least since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  So, today, we welcome Mr. Kapor to the Cryptoquote Club!  Seems like a really chill dude.  We need more people like Mitch Kapor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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