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Jumble Spoiler – 05/13/21


Photos: Actress Taiwo Aromokun throws a birthday party for her stylish twin  boys

Visual Description:  Bros being bros!


Clue/Question:  When the competitive identical twins celebrated their birthday, it was – – – 

MOMS CRAZY COOKING: Twins Birthday Party = TWO Cakes


(They likely started fighting in the womb.  And, it will probably continue til they’re in the tomb.  But they’ll do just about everything together.  Identical twins have a kind of inseparable bond.  I guess it’s because they started from a single egg.  I cannot imagine having a twin, let alone an identical one.  I’m pretty sure my parents were glad they didn’t have twins.  Although, my Dad was a twin.  But he was a fraternal twin.

All of today’s clue words are regulars to the Jumble game.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles have come up as new.  It took me a few looks to see “larger”.  Don’t ask me why.  Just a good jumble, I guess.  The answer letter layout was a very ambitious fourteen letter jumble.  A little intimidating at first.  But there were enough clues in the cartoon and the clue/question to make for a swift solve.

Great birthday party cartoon!  I was going to guess that the brothers were thirteen, but then I counted the candles on both cakes.  They’re twelve!  I guess today’s final answer was a semi-homophonic pun.  Just different vowels.  A lot of great birthdays today.  I’ll just throw two at you:  Harvey Keitel is 82, and Stephen Colbert is 57!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Stevie Wonder!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/12/21

Why Do Rabbits Jump Over Each Other? - Fur, Wings, & Scaly Things

Visual Description:  Inspired by a town in Somerset County, NJ.


Clue/Question:  The baby bunny that was finally able to jump over the creek was – – –

Vale of Belvoir Ramblers: July 2020Answer:  BOUND TO DO IT

(A Jumble with a Mama and baby bunny could never be called stinky!  They’re too friggin’ cute, fer Chrissakes!  In case any of you are wondering about my unusual Visual Description, the name of the town it brought to mind is Bound Brook, NJ.  Once upon a time I used to work very close to that town, in Bridgewater.  Now, aren’t you glad you asked?

All classic Jumble clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but David L. Hoyt has resurrected one of my all-time favorite jumbles, in “ugatoe”!  It just looks like it could be a real word.  The answer letter layout was an eloquent eleven letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  But I’m sure we were all determined to get it! 

A lovely pastoral cartoon scene.  The baby bunny blissfully bounded the bucolic babbling brook, to the bravas of dear Mama!  This is what happens when mothers instill confidence in their children.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Billy Duffy, of The Cult!

Curtain Raiser

Complacency time is over, folks! There is a lot going on outside the U.S., and he barely scratched the surface of the C.F. that is going on in India. — YUR


Satellites Crash, Ideals Don’t, Colltalers

A police massacre in Rio, political unrest in Bogotá and Jerusalem, and a blast in Kabul; some capitals had a hell of a weekend. Speaking of it, as rich countries walk to full Covid immunization, impoverished ones still suffer from lack of vaccines, even if drug patterns may be temporality lifted.
An assassination attempt against the Maldives’ former president and environmentalist Mohamed Nasheed rocked the tiny archipelago. Which made a  surprising second appearance in the week headlines: as it turned out, the out-of-control 10-store Long March 5B Chinese rocket crashed off its waters.
In the U.S. there’s a growing concern that, unless Congress axes the filibuster, much of the Democratic agenda won’t be even voted on, or it will but after being washed out. The party that controls the presidency, the House, and the Senate hasn’t yet passed any of the badly needed plans outlined in Biden’s campaign and first 100…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/21

The Rock: Dwayne Johnson Would Run For President | Time

Don’t focus on the pain, focus on the progress.”   —   Dwayne Johnson

(Does this quote sound familiar to you guys?  I think we had a Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson quote just a little while ago, but I couldn’t find it Googling.  Maybe since I haven’t posted in a while Google has dropped me in their ranking scheme???  Anyway, it’s a great sports kinda quote that can apply to all areas of one’s life.  I’ve watched a few episodes of “Young Rock”, and it is done VERY well.  The actors playing the various wrestlers in his life are very close to the real ones, even the young guy who plays the teenage Rock.  Very entertaining.  Maybe Dwayne will actually run for President in 15 years!  Why not?  We’ve had a wrestler Governor, in Jesse “The Body” Ventura.  A body builder/actor Governor, in Arnold Schwarzenegger.  And an actor President, in Ronald Reagan!  I think Dwayne would be better than that “Reality Star” train wreck that we just . . . barely . . . survived!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/21

Visual Description: Glass and Steel Skyscraper


Giving us: RPSHUHIGE

Clue/Question: The company’s executives with offices on the top floor were:


(WordPress has gone and done it again, but this time there does not seem to be a workaround. At least I can’t find it. They have removed the Classic mode, and have made their Block mode mandatory. Nothing about this Block mode is intuitive to me. There is only a very cursory Tool Bar, and I can’t work this way.

The Classic mode was very user friendly, and I don’t understand: why they are changing what always worked, and why WordPress could not have somehow communicated the changes with us, the users. I guess it’s true, you get what you pay for! LOL! I’m just getting too old for this crap. I’m sorry to say that this looks like it is the end of Uncle Rave’s Wordy Weblog.

Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR

Nestucca, Never Home

A very peaceful, relaxing and refreshing post. Enjoy it, friends! — YUR

church ov solitude

Upon stepping out of my car into the evening air of the river canyon, I felt at once held by the stillness and quiet. There was no sound but the river tumbling over rocks in the shallows, no wind. A bank of mist clung to the air above the water and mingled with the tree canopy.

I made my way from the road, down a small footpath toward the river. Lined with the fallen, decaying leaves of alders, who formed a sparse blanket across the tiny, green ground cover that eased their way from the clay-rich, sandy soils of the river bank.

I passed through the hallways of salmonberry thickets, their dormant sticks building a wall that reaches well above my head on both sides of the path, a gentle tangle of nut brown branches growing skyward from the dampest parts of the earth; no berries, no leaves.

When I…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/01/20

He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How | Meant to be quotes,  Man's search for meaning, Nietzsche quotes

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Nietzsche

(If you can’t figure out a why to live then you are in deep doo-doo, folks. And, why do only humans worry about a why? Every other animal fights to live, without a care as to a why. People are such dopes. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR

PS. WordPress just took away my “Classic” Posting option! Well, I guess you get what you pay for! LOL! YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/20

Where Is Chuck Norris Now? 2020 Update

Visual Description:  Another class wise guy!


Clue/Question:  When it comes to Karate, Chuck Norris has numerous accomplishments – – –

QuickBooks TV Commercials -


(Okay.  YOU tell Chuck Norris that this is a stinky pun, because I’m not going to risk it.  He might be 80 years old, but I’m fairly certain he could still kick my ass.  He made a butt-load of action films over the years, and he also had the long running “Walker, Texas Ranger” television series.  Definitely no Oscars, or Emmys, but I’m pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

All of today’s clue words are already long standing members of the ralis95 clue word database.  Yet, all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  I was a little slow getting the final answer, but I knew it was something HIS BELT.  The URNDE looked strange to me for a few seconds, then I said DOH!

Great Karate dojo cartoon.  Very good likeness of Chuck Norris.  The cartoon put me in mind of the QuickBooks commercials, that are currently running, with Martin Kove, from “The Karate Kid”.  They’re not super funny, but they do have a few clever takeoffs on some well known lines from the movie.  I remember Martin from “Cagney and Lacy”, in the ’80s!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Don’t, Mr. Trump

Not just for women voters! — YUR

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The choice of a President of the United States may be based on such issues as abortion.

The health of a woman should not be used to sway voters. Besides, women are being insulted. They are full-fledged citizens of the United States and they know right from wrong. They are responsible individuals and cannot be looked upon as frivolous.

Abortion and birth control are not a clear “yes” or “no” issue. A person may be against abortions, but find herself needing an abortion. There are women whose health and life preclude a pregnancy, and women who are taking medications that may endanger the health and life of a fetus. The fate of these woman and the fetus are not for the White House to determine. Nor should Washington restrict a doctor’s duties towards his patients.

Millions of women would like to have a child, but…

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Curtain Raiser

Some very good points, from our friend Wesley, folks. And, some of you might like my ensuing comment! — YUR


A Witching Hour Is Upon Us, Colltalers

Many Americans haven’t been sleeping well lately. Some worry about Nov. 3; others about how early voting is beating records across the land. Those concerned about that were sure their anti-democratic efforts to prevent people from voting had been successful. They may be up to a rude awakening.
Yet it’s Covid-19’s record of 83,000 cases in a day that the majority is rightfully scared about. Or an FBI report confirming foreign interference in the elections. On the other hand, most people support an antitrust lawsuit against Google. And others are celebrating the United Nations’ 75th anniversary.
Other issues worrying folks everywhere are climate change-driven wildfires, rising sea levels-boosted coastal flooding, and pandemic-aggravated hunger. In this particular, there’s Brazil, ironically one of the world’s four-largest food producers. In fact, with the U.S. and India, it also shares the top spot of coronavirus-infected countries. Combined, these countries have less than…

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