Posts Tagged 'Ambrose Bierce'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/26/17

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Spring beckons!  All things to the call respond; the trees are leafing and cashiers abscond.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(I guess I just don’t get all 19th Century humor!  Maybe “cashiers” has another meaning?  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/22/16

Cabbage:  a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(Now, humor I don’t need any help with!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/15/15

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Advice:  the suggestions you give someone else which you hope will work for your benefit.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(Very droll.  This man lived an amazing life, during a remarkable period of American history.  His short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” should be mandatory reading in our schools.  And probably, it should be mandatory reading for all of today’s pundits, who seek to impose today’s morality and ethics on people, and issues, of an earlier time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09+02=11

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Philosophy:  A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(A little gem, from a true master of satire.  That’s it!  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  O.K., just a little more.  Lots of musicians’ and singers’ birthdays today!  Jazz great Horace Silver is 83.  Sam Gooden (The Impressions) is 72.  Jimmy Clanton is 71.  And Rosalind Ashford (Martha & the Vandellas) is 68!  Also, two of my favorite athletes turn 63 today: Terry Bradshaw and (Tiny) Nate Archibald!  And, actor Mark Harmon (also played college football) turns 60 today.  When he was younger I always thought he looked like the biggest goofball!  Don’t get me wrong, he’s always been a handsome fellow, but when guys like him smile they just look like big doofy kids.  He did play a pretty scary serial killer when he was young, but I almost always saw a doofus.  Now that he’s older and greyer, and playing a generally serious character, he’s much more credible, in my eyes.  But, I saw him on Letterman a month or so ago, and he was all smiles and happy, and all I could think was . . . goofball!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/10

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Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(If Mel Gibson had only read The Devil’s Dictionary . . .)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/06/10

Day, n.  A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.”   — Ambrose Bierce

(This threw me for a while!  I figured the “X” had to be either an “A” or an “I”.  I went with “I” at first.  There was no obvious “E” . . . no real tell words.  After guessing right on the “O” something clicked with the “twenty-four” and “hours”.  But, even when it was done I didn’t quite get it for a while.  Day N???  Finally, it dawned on me that it was constructed as a humorous dictionary definition!)   — YUR


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