Posts Tagged 'cryptogram'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/14/21

Economist Paul Samuelson, Dead at 94

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or grass grow.  If you want excitement . . . go to Las Vegas.”   —   Paul Samuelson

(I’m guessing this would be the more traditional investing, and not the more speculative, as in day-trading.  You can’t get too caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations of the market.  You need to have patience.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Dan Auerbach, of the Black Keys!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/13/21

Dogecoin plunges during Elon Musk's 'SNL' gig | Fox Business

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”   —   Elon Musk

(I remember a reader, from a few years back, who said that he was not a fan of Elon Musk’s because of how he sometimes acted and spoke.  I think that Elon may have spoken at the university where the reader worked at, and it left him a little cold.  I wonder if – now that Elon has revealed he has Asperger’s Syndrome – that reader has softened his opinion of him?   I just watched the SNL opening monologue that Musk did last Saturday, and I thought it was great.  But, apparently, not everyone did!  A story on MarketWatch criticizes him for using the term Asperger’s, and NOT mentioning that it’s on the the Autism Spectrum.  I think that anybody with half a brain realizes that Asperger’s IS on the autism spectrum, and that that spectrum is pretty wide.  But they didn’t really say what the preferred – politically “correct” – terminology is!  It did go on to say that another man was diagnosed with “the autism-spectrum-disorder condition commonly known as Asperger syndrome”, but that’s not exactly catchy.  That’s like “the artist formerly known as Prince” . . . on steroids!  Then the article goes on to PRAISE Greta Thunberg for calling her Asperger’s diagnosis her superpower!?!?  There’s either a double standard going on here, or I guess poor old Elon just can’t please some people.  Maybe they’re short selling Tesla!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Richardson, of The Gin Blossoms!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/12/21

The Sunday Conversation: Journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career -  Los Angeles Times

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”   —   Gail Sheehy

(I guess I’m still growing.  I was so surprised to find out “No Soap” means “Outta luck”!  “Outta luck” was a clue in a Crossword puzzle yesterday.  And I thought maybe NO SALE, or possibly NO SOUP, as in the Soup Nazi episode of “Seinfeld”.  In my nearly 64 years on earth I’ve never heard of “No Soap” before.  Maybe, it’s more regional.  Or, maybe it’s a phrase from days gone by.  All I know is I’ve never heard it said before.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Eric Singer, of Kiss!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/11/21

C.G. Jung: Art of Illusion | Inside A Soul

We cannot change anything until we accept it.  Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”   —   Carl Jung

(I’m too tired to comment on this quote.  It took me quite a while to even get the darned thing started.  And, I wouldn’t want to be misunderstood.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday Eric Burdon!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/10/21

Robin Williams Lived Intensely - The Atlantic

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”   —   Robin Williams

(But they will never hurt you!  It’s hard to believe that he’s been gone nearly seven years!  This crazy world could sure use a little of his insanity today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday Henry Fambrough, of The Spinners!

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/09/21

Alistair Cooke – Learning from Dogs

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.”   —   Alistair Cooke

(I just watched a movie last night that is now nine years old, called “Django Unchained”.  It’s directed by Quentin Tarantino, so it is wildly entertaining, yet younger viewers should not buy into it as historically accurate.  Similar to his World War II psuedo drama “Inglourious Basterds”.  They’re both fun, cartoonish romps, full of gratuitous violence, but misleading and ridiculous at the same time.  Both of these movies likely had Alistair Cooke spinning in his grave.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to David Gahan, of Depeche Mode!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/08/21

Which Children's Books Did Beverly Cleary Write? | Tobybooks.com

Children should learn that reading is a pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.”   —   Beverly Cleary

(It’s much more fun when you can read at the appropriate level.  Slow reading becomes a kind of chore, even when the subject matter interests you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Chris Frantz, of the Talking Heads!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/07/21

Billie Holiday | 25 Snapshots of Rock Stars and Their Dogs | Purple Clover

No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.”   —   Billie Holiday

(In my newspaper both the words “alike” and “way” are broken up on two lines.  Since I’ve seen this a couple of times before it didn’t slow me down any.  The “it’s” and “isn’t” were great starting points.  Even though I see no mention of it, I’d venture to guess that Billie was a mixture of Black and White.  This looks to be the first Billie holiday quote to be used at the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  So, we welcome “Lady Day” to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/06/21

NPG 1028; Robert Louis Stevenson - Portrait - National Portrait Gallery

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”   —   Robert Louis Stevenson

(This sounds a little backwards to me.  You can plant thousands of seeds, with no guarantee that anything is going to grow.  I’m not a big fan of when people write so figuratively/metaphysically.  RLS led a very interesting, though relatively short, life.  Born in Scotland, then back and forth between England, France, and the U.S.  And, on to Australia, numerous Pacific islands, and finally to Samoa, where he died at the age of 44.  A great and prolific writer, whose works have been translated into languages all around the world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Birthday John Flansburgh, of They Might Be Giants!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/05/21

John RUSKIN | Sunset with a Distant View of Abbeville

There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”   —   John Ruskin

(Context and perspective are important in all things.  We can just as easily say that there is no such thing as bad music, only different kinds of good music.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Birthday to Skye Sweetnam!


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