Archive for September 29th, 2021

Belated Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/21

Bertrand Russell: Man's Peril - Scraps from the loft

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to citizens of a democracy.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(Boy, old Bertie definitely knew his shit!  For those of you who have followed this blog since the early days, you know that I am wont to say:  You have to read between the lines, folks!  Politicians, and the corporate media, are masters of eloquent BS.  So much of what they say is mis, and dis, information, designed to keep us kind of numbed, and in the dark.  Besides some of the garbage that they spew, you also have to listen for the things that they’re NOT saying.  No one seems to question WHY anything anymore.  Just that it’s tragic, and so and so are the bad guys, and we’re the good guys, and our thoughts and prayers are with . . . whoever.  The more we can realize this the better our democracy will be.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Jerry Lee Lewis!

Belated Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/26/21

6 things cabin crew will never tell you once you're on the plane | The  Independent | The Independent

Visual Description:  Aaah, this is yer Captain speaking . . .

TRUHCC  =  CRUTCH,  AEHMYM  =  MAYHEM,  MZNYEE  =  ENZYME,  BRIACF  =  FABRIC,  VLVOEE  =  EVOLVE,  CLIPSE  =  SPLICE   —   Giving us:  RCAHMENEACELESPE

Clue/Question:  Breakfast for passengers in first class included bagels with – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (5-letters)  (6-letters)

A (French) Toast to Airplane Breakfast - The Inflight Dish

Answer:  PLANE CREAM CHEESE

(Gee!  For First Class prices, you’d think they might offer a variety of cream cheeses.  Like vegetable, chives, strawberry or blueberry, smoked salmon, or some kind of nuts!  Do they do walnut cream cheese?  I wouldn’t know, because I don’t care for cream cheese on my bagels.  I know, for some people, you HAVE TO put cream cheese on bagels!  It’s like one of the Commandments, or something, for them.  But IDGAF what those folks say.  It doesn’t appeal to me, whatsoever.  Pasty garbage!  Just give it to me with butter.  When I was avoiding fat, I’d have them with jelly.  But that only works with plain, or raisin bagels.  I think with onion, or garlic, or salt, or everything bagels, jelly would be disgusting.  I bet peanut butter would be good on plain or sesame bagels too.  But that’s not my bag.  The point being that people should eat their bagels the way they want to, and societal convention be damned.

All of the clue words are already on the ralis95 world famous clue word database.  Yet, all of the jumbles are coming up as new!  I don’t remember struggling to get any of them though.  The jumble for “splice” seemed designed to make you think of eclipse, but just for a second.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive sixteen letter jumble.  Despite the quotation marks, I immediately went with CREAM CHEESE – because I’m so conditioned – and then came up with the PLANE for PLAIN pun.

Fine onboard first class cartoon.  All the people look like they’re happy to NOT have their knees against the seat in front of them!  Oh, for the days when airline travel was enjoyable for the average Joe!  During the lock-down, all the airlines had the perfect opportunity – with all the grounded aircraft – to reconfigure all of their planes’ seating, to make them more comfortable for all.  I doubt any of them did though.  And, they wonder why there is so much hostility on so many flights!  Take out a row, or two, of seats in Economy, so people can move their legs, and relax!  Is that so hard to understand?  Stop being such greedy pigs, you colluding cretins!  Be well and do good, friends!)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad!  (Another great tune from when I was 12/13!)

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/21

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel – Easter Brunch Buffet – Omelette Station –  NomList

Visual Description:  Nice hotel breakfast!

IGDRI  =  RIGID,  CGEOK  =  GECKO,  TNIEEC  =  ENTICE,  VAYCIT  =  CAVITY   —   Giving us:  RGIGKENCCAT

Clue/Question:  The breakfast buffet was opening, and the omelet chefs were ready to – – –

Yukon Hotels on Twitter: "Our amazing #MothersDay brunch menu this year  includes: - Omelette Station with made to order omelettes - Carving Station  with roast beef and our house made au jus -

Answer:  GET CRACKING

(Hey!  You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs . . . right?!!  Ever since I crossed over from my years of Pre-Diabetes, to full blown Type 2 Diabetes, I’ve been eating eggs almost every single morning!  And, sometimes more than once a day too!  Good thing I love eggs.  This always puts me in mind of Billy Crystal’s Howard Cosell/Muhammad Ali/Larry Holmes “I Like Eggs” routine.  Billy did fantastic impressions, but in today’s environment the PC Police would likely shoot this down.  I’m going to give it to you guys anyway.  For those of you who still have a sense of humor . . . enjoy!

All old reliable clue words today.  But, surprisingly, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  Even so, I was able to get them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was an elegiac eleven letter jumble.  Of course that is hyperbole, but I dig alliteration, folks!  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer though.  My first inclination was that the first word might be EGG.  But I wasn’t digging the flow.  I saw GET, and CRACKING came right after that.

Nice cartoon of the hotel’s breakfast buffet station.  Definitely better than the “Continental Breakfast” that some lesser hotels offer.  It seems that morning has broken.  No, we’re not doing that song!  But I did enjoy seeing the very tiny classic sinking sailboat on the horizon, with the sunrise.  It looks like it’s going to be a glorious day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Mike Pinera of Blues Image!  (Probably my favorite song from when I was 12/13!)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/21

Buddy Hackett & Johnny Carson Joke Around, Part 1 on the Tonight Show  Starring Johnny Carson - YouTube

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it.”   —   Buddy Hackett

(Most of today’s mother’s would be aghast and dismayed by this quip/truism!  Far too many will bend over backwards, making their “little darling” a special, individual meal.  I remember a number of occasions where I was told to: “Sit there until you eat it.”  Or, I could go to my room without.  There used to be very little mollycoddling.  Take it or leave it was the order of the day.  No one said you had to like it, but you either choked it down, or you went hungry for a night.  No kid ever starved to death with this method.  “Remember all the starving children in China/India!”  I always offered to send my calves liver to them!  That never worked.  Oh, well.  We welcome Buddy Hackett to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Payne of Asia! (- the band, not the continent.)


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