Archive for August 22nd, 2021

Sunday Cryproquote Spoiler – 08/22/21

Joe E. Lewis

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks.”   —   Joe E. Lewis

(Before my time, but I always used to confuse this Joe E. with Joe E. Brown, another popular comedian from the 1930s and 1940s.  I think Lewis preceded Brown, to some extent.  And, it sounds like Lewis was a bit of a tough guy, but he paid for it by almost being killed by some gangsters.  Funny quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/21

Watch Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma's 45-Minute Talk on The Dick  Cavett Show

Visual Description:  Nerds having words!

CAPUTE  =  TEACUP,  SANFET  =  FASTEN,  NCUITD  =  INDUCT,  IGNNNI  =  INNING,  NOGDUR  =  GROUND,  SUIDSC  =  DISCUS   —   Giving us:  TECFSEICNNIROIC

Clue/Question:  When the competitive authors argued about time travel, there was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (7-letters)  “(8-letters)”

The Talk Releases Statement And Launches Investigation -- No New Episodes  Will Air Until Wednesday | Celebrity Insider

Answer:  SCIENCE FRICTION

(I remember all those people that used to complain about the opening of the original “Star Trek” series!  There’s no whooshing sound in outer space!  It’s a vacuum!  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  We know.  It’s just a little thing called artistic license.  Science fiction is mostly fantasy.  It’s entertainment.  It doesn’t have to be totally accurate.  What bothers me more are these semi-historical movies by Quentin Tarantino.  I find all of his movies to be greatly entertaining, but I think two of them were definitely dangerously misleading.  Both “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained” were just WAY too over the top, as far as historical accuracy goes.  They’re still great kick ass movies, but also ridiculous.  To a lesser extent “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” might also mislead some people.  But I friggin’ LOVE that movie!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve surely seen both “capute” and “ignnni” before.  The only one that I had trouble with was “suidsc”.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to back into it though.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble!  It really had me going for a few minutes.  My daughter hasn’t been able to come up with it, although she is busy with other things.  She also had some trouble getting “discus”.  At first I thought the second word might be SCIENTIFIC, but it was too long.  Then, I realized that SCIENCE fit nicely in the first set of final answer slots.  Then the quotation marks kicked in, and I felt the FRICTION.

Great cartoon of arguing authors.  It looks like it’s the set of some kind of talk show.  Ya gotta feel bad for the author in the middle.  He’s getting it from both sides!  Hopefully, the controversy will help the guy sell more books!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Delayed Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/21/21

Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu's Eightieth? | Council on Foreign  Relations

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them, humanity cannot survive.”   —   Dalai Lama

(In this age of sociopaths – and the unforgiving “politically correct” – it seems that empathy has left the building!  Everyone hears – and obeys – the voices of condemnation, and they’re ever so quick to jump on board that train.  If you don’t immediately agree with them . . . then you are just as bad.  Thank you social media, and the 24/7 news outlets!  Don’t be a ditto-head, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Belated Birthday to Jackie DeShannon!

Delayed Saturday Jumble Spoiler – 08/21/21

Sea Otter Awareness Week | MalenDyer

Visual Description:  They otter know better!

CANRH  =  RANCH,  PRUTE  =  ERUPT,  FROPTI  =  PROFIT,  PSMUTE  =  SEPTUM   —   Giving us:  REURFSU

Clue/Question:  When asked if he liked having the densest coat of any animal, the sea otter said – – –

We've Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Otters' Historical Habitat |  Hakai Magazine

Answer:  FURSURE

(This otter must be from the Valley!  And maybe, he’s from the 1980s.  Totally awesome, dudes!  But with that kind of bodacious coat can he ever be . . . way coolAs if!  Does anyone – besides surfers – still say Rad and Gnarly?  I’m just glad we hardly ever hear Gag me with a spoon and Like, oh my God!  That kind of talk was fun to imitate and make fun of, but the people who seriously spoke that way were way annoying.  Word!

No new clue words this day.  Three of the jumbles are apparently new, but we have seen “canrh” in the past.  I thought that “psmute” was the challenging jumble of the group.  The answer letter layout was a straight seven letter jumble.  The cartoon setup, and the quotation marks made for a pretty automatic solve.

Fun nature documentary scene cartoon.  Does anyone out there NOT like sea otters???  Besides being so furry and cuddly looking, they’re just so darn clever.  Using rocks to crack open mussels on their bellies!  Yep, can’t get much cuter than that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Belated Birthday to Jackie DeShannon!


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