Posts Tagged 'Charles F. Kettering'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/18/17

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We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.”   —   Charles F. Kettering

(I guess this is sound advice, for those who don’t think too much – or at all – about the future.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/17

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Visual Description:  This guy keeps cranking them out!  (Sorta)

DPAAT  =  ADAPT,  PITYS  =  TIPSY,  SOYMLT  =  MOSTLY,  CIRNUH  =  URCHIN   —   Giving us:  AAPTTPSMOYURCN

Clue/Question:  To sell his new electric ignition systems, Charles F. Kettering created a – – –

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Answer:  STARTUP COMPANY

(A very clever pun!  Kind of a merging of the old and the new.  The phrase, start-up company, is fairly ubiquitous today, but it’s a relatively new phrase.  Apparently, it was first used in a Business Week article from September, 1977.  Certainly not the norm back in 1911.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites, although all of their jumbles came up as new.  I had to skip, and come back to, “tipsy”.  And, I can see some having trouble with “urchin”, seeing how it starts with a vowel, and it’s not all that common, unless you’re a big Charles Dickens fan, or really into marine biology.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic!  You really had to pick up on what they were trying so hard NOT to say!  And, the cartoon is a great likeness of Mr. Kettering.

I usually learn something new from the Cryptoquote, and the Jumble is usually just stuff I pull out of the cobwebs of my mind.  But today, The Jumble taught me who Charles F. Kettering was!  I’ve heard the name for probably 40 years or more, but just in the context of The Charles F. Kettering Foundation.  They’ve long been huge sponsors of shows on PBS.  But, the name always just went in one ear and out the other, for me.  Just another fat-cat with mega-bucks, I thought.  I’m sure just about everybody in Michigan, and people who may have worked for, or who had family that worked for General Motors, knows who he was.  But, for me, he kind of flew under the radar.  But, what an innovator!  NOW, I finally know who he was!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/11

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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”   —   Charles Kettering

(So, the next time you see one of those stupid Tea Bagger bumper stickers, or hear Sarah Palin ask:  “How’s that Hopey-Changey thing working out for you?” remember the petulant two year olds, known as the Republican Congressmen, who said: No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No to every significant change suggested by President Obama, during his first two years in office.  Oh, and don’t forget how everything is/was his fault . . . even before he took office.  I guess they feel a good Messiah should be able to turn back the hands of time, snap his fingers, and fix what his predecessor screwed up.  Just imagine what might have been accomplished, if there had been even the slightest spirit of cooperation from the right side of the aisle.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/10

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”   — Charles Kettering

(This one took a while, because there was no “A” or “I”, and the first word was NOT “that”.  A good challenge.  And, a nice aim high/reach for the stars message.) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/22/09

Inventing is a combination of brains and material.  The more brains you use, the less materials you need.”   — Charles F. Kettering


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