Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/20

RIVERDALE and FIELDSTON, Part 1 - Forgotten New York

Visual Description:  All along the watchtower.


Clue/Question:  She started walking regularly to lose weight and was making – – –

Victor, NY - Official Website


(You go, girl!  “Go, you chicken fat, go!”  My Gym teacher, in early elementary school, was fond of using this song to get us going!  I can’t quite remember her name, and I don’t exactly remember the routine.  But, I definitely remember her singing the song!  Corny AF, as the kids would say, but very memorable.

All Jumble Clue Word Database words today.  Been a while since Hoyt sprang a new one on us.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “fonset” before.  I stumbled a little in getting “shirt”!  The answer letter layout was a tremendous twelve letter jumble.  But, for some reason I saw the answer even before reading the clue/question, or the cartoon’s dialog.

Fine cartoon of two women walking around their town park.  Jeff likes using this clock tower in his sub-urban park settings.  It’s slowly becoming the terrestrial version of the classic sinking sailboat!  But, I can’t see it becoming quite as iconic.  Can you?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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21 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/20”

  1. 1 hal odom jr August 15, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks for the vid, UR. Definitely a different era. I’m pretty sure this would now be considered “fat shaming.”

  2. 2 Colltales August 15, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    She got you to remember and tell us about it after all these years.

  3. 3 lwc August 15, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Gee, unc, you can’t see the blank look on my face about “Go, you chicken fat, go!”. I can’t recall anything that corny from my youth.

    No offense intended.

    Maybe the Yankees up North have a different sensibility about such things.

    Although her song came out much later, our work-out song would have been something akin to “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton-John:

  4. 4 unclerave August 15, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Yep, Wes! Whatever her name was! — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave August 15, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Sadly, that’s probably the “new normal” reality, hal! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave August 15, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Well, lwc, to borrow from “An Officer and a Gentleman”, and “Full Metal Jacket”: “Texas? Only TWO THINGS come outta Texas, steers and queers. Which one are you boy? I don’t see any horns!”
    LOL! — YUR

  7. 7 lwc August 15, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Touché, unc !

    Maybe I should keep my opinions about people’s favorite childhood music to myself.

    Until next time, Be Well ! 😉

  8. 8 unclerave August 16, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    LOL! Hardly my “favorite” anything, lwc. Just the emergence of a very latent memory. — YUR

  9. 9 LindaLee August 31, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Well, my post went awry, so I’ll try again.. I’m swimming upstream once more.

    I printed out the Jumble for August 15 and put it in my stack to work and didn’t notice that neither the circles for the unjumbled clue words nor the circles for the found clue letters printed. I went to the newspaper for August 15 and, in our paper, only the cartoon was printed with the cartoon caption. I did figure out that the answer was GREAT STRIDES and came here to get the patterns for the circles…and saw the answer.

    So, at least I got the puzzle answer right! The paper has messed up the jumble in different ways in the past, but this is a first!! So weird!.

    I do remember “Go you chicken fat go!” I always found it motivational when exercising! I feel like we are in charge of our feelings. If we are offended by what people say, we need to take a look at ourselves. Its getting to the point that no one is responsible for themselves — someone else is always blamed for whatever. I had to learn that lesson a long time ago, thank goodness for Al-Anon for helping me to see my part in my issues.

    Hope everyone is well! So far so good here. LL

  10. 10 unclerave September 1, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks, LindaLee! There is too much of a victimization mentality in this country today. I’m glad that Al-Anon was able to help you out! Keep up the good work, and we’ll be here for you. — YUR

  11. 11 lwc September 2, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Congratulations to LindaLee for succeeding through Al-Anon. I don’t know the statistics, but I hope it works for many.

    Unc mentioned “victimization mentality”:

    We’ve heard many stories of people assuming an offense, or I should say, choosing to be offended by some choice of words, without considering if an offense was intended.

    Yes, there are people who say stupid things without knowing how stupid it is. But, before choosing to be offended, people should consider if an offense was intended.

    For, instance, some 26-year-old, white-male news reporter was fired for referring to the vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris as “colored” or “color” [I haven’t heard anyone make a clear pronunciation] woman.

    Is it really likely that a young white boy has actually heard the expression “colored people” in reference to a real person during his lifetime ?

    As an old “colored” man myself, I doubt it. However, as professional news reporter working for legitimate news media, he has often heard reference to the NAACP. And, if he, like many young white people, grew up in communities with few “colored people”, he may be tone-deaf that the expression “colored people” is passé.

    Not wrong, just out-of-date.

    My colored grandparents’ generation referred to themselves as “colored people”. My parents’ generation, and even my generation, were referred to as “black” people.

    Then, I woke up one morning having already graduated from college, and discovered that we had become African American. I wasn’t consulted about that change, and have objections to that reference, and haven’t yet figured out where that came from.

    Very few people in America are qualified to call themselves “African”-anything. If anyone chooses to claim anything “African”, one should at least have tangible connection or specific knowledge or qualifications regarding Africa.

    Saying it is not enough.

    I say that before one can claim something, one must earn it, be it, and live it.

    If I hurt anyone’s feeling, please forgive me. No offense intended.

  12. 12 unclerave September 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I’m with you on this 100%, lwc! It has gotten completely out of hand. This poor, young reporter may have been trying to say “woman of color”, and simply got his words crossed. But, it’s this “zero tolerance” mentality that has kind of replaced common sense. A few months ago an assistant coach at TCU overheard one player call another player “nigger”. In an attempt to discipline what he thought was an “insensitive racial epithet”, he asked: “Did you just call him a nigger?” Clearly, HE wasn’t calling either one of the players “the n-word”, but because he is white he apparently isn’t even allowed to utter the word, even in calling out a player that used it as a racial epithet. In my opinion, words are just that, they’re words. Words are only “offensive” when they are used in a certain context. There HAS TO BE intent for them to actually be offensive. In any kind of intellectual discussion people shouldn’t be required to go to these ridiculous lengths to avoid certain words. I just wrote out the “n-word” twice now, but clearly I didn’t call anybody the “n-word”. And, guess what? I refuse to apologize for it. If anybody was offended by it, that’s their problem. I know my heart. But, I also decide to use my mind.

    You have absolutely nothing to apologize for, lwc. — YUR

  13. 13 lwc September 2, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    In that case, your too are forgiven.
    You may carry-on !

    A real problem will come along oneday, then we’ll have something worth fight over.

  14. 14 LindaLee September 3, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    lwc — well said! Thank you so much for sharing. Your comment of “choosing how we feel” is so right on! And hard to learn and see. And Al-Anon did save my life. I would have continued to be a victim, a people pleaser, a fixer, and a miserable human being without my meetings. LL

  15. 15 unclerave September 4, 2020 at 10:44 am

    So glad it helped you, kiddo! — YUR

  16. 16 lwc September 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Congrats to Linda Lee on your new sobriety and may if continue for the remainder of your life.

    You have a new mission, now: Pass it on !
    There are others who need to see it’s possible.

    I’ve heard stories that many people back-slide a few times in the beginning before it takes. If that’s part of the process, then we just have to accept that and keep trying.

    You did it. Let’s see who’s next.

  17. 17 unclerave September 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t think it was a matter of LindaLee’s sobriety, lwc. Whether an alcoholic decides to enter Alcoholics Anonymous, or not, and is successful, or not, is for the benefit of the alcoholic. Al-Anon (and Alateen) helps the family members of alcoholics deal with all the various problems that alcoholism brings. Alcoholics don’t just harm themselves. They can, and often do, harm the entire family, in numerous ways. Al-Anon helps those family members to understand and cope with the alcoholic, and helps them to help the alcoholic in their quest for sobriety. It is just as important as Alcoholics Anonymous itself. I believe it increases the likelihood that the alcoholic will make it to sobriety.

    — YUR

  18. 18 LindaLee September 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Well said Unc..right on the nose! Thank you. And lwc, I do so appreciate your comments. And now you know the difference between AA and Al-Anon. I could have been clearer in my post. LL

  19. 19 unclerave September 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Luv ya, kiddo! — YUR

  20. 20 lwc September 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you for clearing that up, unc.

    Apparently, I didn’t understand the distinctions between AA, Al-Anon, and Alateen. They all do differnt things for different people: the users, and the families and friends of the users.

    Everybody is affected at some level.

  21. 21 unclerave September 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    No problem, lwc. I figured it was just a minor confusion. — YUR

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