Posts Tagged 'Cinco de Mayo'

Cryptoquote Solved – 05/05/23

Marcus Samuelsson's Restaurants Ranked Worst To Best

Getting to a place of comfort can be uncomfortable.”   —   Marcus Samuelsson

(Now, this guy I know!  He’s on some of the cooking shows that my daughter watches.  He’s had a tough/interesting life.  Born in Ethiopia, his mother died from TB, when he was about 3 years old.  Then he got separated from most of his family, due to the civil war in Ethiopia, and wound up getting adopted by a couple in Sweden.  Being a brown kid raised in Sweden he faced a certain amount of racist *teasing*.  But his grandmother encouraged him in cooking, he went to a fancy culinary school, apprenticed in Switzerland and Austria, and came to the U.S. in 1994.  He achieved renown at a very young age, and now he’s one of the rock stars of chefs!  This is the first of his quotes at the Cryptoquote, so we welcome Marcus to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 05/05/22 Cinco de Mayo!

Two Tone 1975 F-150 Ranger Is a Work of Art -

Visual Description:  Not Ram tough?


Clue/Question:  After Ford introduced its F-150 in 1975, customers headed to dealers to – – –

1975 Ford F-150 Explorer | Custom_Cab | Flickr


(A great stinky pun!  I really don’t remember the rollout of the Ford F-150, back in 1975.  I was just 18, and more into cars . . . and girls, of course.  Was it really that big a sensation?  Some of my friends drove Ford Broncos and Chevy Blazers, but they’re really more SUVs than trucks.  Although, the early SUVs were built on truck chassis.  Funny how the singular and plural of “chassis” is spelled the same!

All of today’s clue words would make for terrible pickup lines!  Yep, your intended would say:  I’ve heard that one a million times!  So, no points for originality there.  But all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  So, I guess it all balances out.  They all came to me right away though.  The answer letter layout was a twisted twelve letter jumble.  I was a little slow on the pickup, as I first thought the last word was PICKUP.  But I quickly saw my mistake, and figured out the pun.

Fine cartoon of guys in a new car dealership, in 1975.  In a few years’ time this very truck might end up in Uncle Rave’s Used Car lot!  And, you know yer Uncle will give you a good deal on it!  LOL!  Hey!  Whatever happened to Cinco de Mayo???  In years past the media has openly celebrated it, but I haven’t heard boo today!  A whole lot of dumb May the Fourth jokes yesterday.  Even Google, who likes to celebrate every oddball holiday/birthday/anniversary, has ignored it this year.  Is there some kind of Latinx immigrant backlash going on, or what?  Well, Happy Cinco de Mayo to all those who celebrate the day, from yer Uncle Rave!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/05/13

Martin Luther, author of the text of Christ la...

Martin Luther, author of the text of Christ lag in Todes Banden, and who, with Johann Walter, also wrote the melody (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’re not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.”   —   Martin Luther


Cinco de Mayo parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota,...

Cinco de Mayo parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Yeah!  And, if dogs aren’t allowed . . . I’m outta there, baby.  My reward will have to include all my loving pets.  Pooper-scoopers, lint brushes and allergy meds won’t be necessary in my heaven.  Hey, this is the first Martin Luther quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It was a pretty easy one to get.  I could tell it was:  If you’re not allowed to _____ in ______, I don’t want to go there, even before putting pen to paper.  It was the author that was the bigger surprise today.  Happy Cinco de Mayo, folks!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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