Archive for November 6th, 2021

Curtain Raiser

Big oil was told in 1959, by Edward Teller, that fossil fuel usage would melt the polar ice caps. In 1965 their own Frank Ikard said: “Carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere by the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas at such rate” that by 2000, heat unbalances will “cause marked changes in climate.” These guys make the tobacco companies look like “health nuts”! — YUR

CollTales

Done With the Double Talk, Colltalers

With all the pomp of a country club outing, the world’s 20 richest economies won’t fund some new coal projects and may get to net-zero emissions “by or around mid-century.” Keep your shirts on yet for the thrilling COP26 climate meeting. Big Oil is not worried though, and the Supreme may help it.
The murderous big white thug rampage of Jan 6 at Capitol Hill also had help but from members of Congress and White House? Shocking. Minnesota may dissolve its police department? Tantalizing. But Brazil Senate’s call to indict President Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity? A bit unsurprising.
We open in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the devastating testimony of Majid Khan about the torture and sexual abuse he endured since the 2003 Iraq and Afghanistan invasions. It’s the first time an al-Qaeda operative speaks out about what went on in the many U.S.-run “black sites” around the world…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/06/21

Emily Dickinson The Belle of Amherst. Myth versus Reality Born Amherst, MA,  1830 Biography important in understanding some poems. Dickinson's life has.  - ppt download

You can gain more control of your life by paying closer attention to the little things.”   —   Emily Dickinson

(I think this was the follow up to “Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.”  She wrote with a lot of passion, but there is very little on her love life.  Some think she might have been a lesbian, but others no.  Idle speculation.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/06/21

Hot Cocoa for One Recipe - Food.com

Visual Description:  A Frosty morn?

LLYYS  =  SLYLY,  WTENI  =  TWINE,  MCSAUP  =  CAMPUS,  SGTEKA  =  GASKET   —   Giving us:  YINCAUGE

Clue/Question:  The children all liked the snowman and thought he was – – –

Sam the Snowman (Burl Ives) | Great Christmas Movie Characters Who Don't  Always Get Their Due | Purple Clover

Answer:  AN ICE GUY

(Snow, he’s snot!  Ice and snow are different . . . sorta.  Ice is the frozen form of water, while snow is made up of ice crystals formed when water vapor droplets freeze.  They’re both made of water, as are frost, sleet and hail, but they all have different characteristics.  But these kids don’t care about all this qualifying rigmarole.  They just want to sled and slide, build snowmen and snow forts, and have snowball fights.  The more fun they have the longer their adrenaline will keep them warm.  But eventually that will wear off, and they’ll want to go inside and drink hot cocoa!

All of today’s clue words are well-worn words.  Yet, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  None of them gave me any trouble though.  The answer letter layout was an evasive eight letter jumble.  I thought it was beautifully cryptic.  I guess the quotation marks were the big clue.

Cute cartoon of kids enjoying the winter weather.  It looks like a scene from a Rankin/Bass Christmas special.  I was always a Sam the Snowman fan, much more than Frosty.  Well, Sam did have a five year head start, and I would’ve been a tween when Frosty came on the scene.  Besides, Burl Ives was The Man!  Personally, I’ve never ridden a snowman down a hill, but he’s probably just more representational of winter fun in general.  A fun little Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Corey Glover, of Living Colour!


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