Posts Tagged 'Cryptoquote'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/21

Original Oil Painting of Alexandre Dumas, French author: "The Man in the  Iron Mask"..."The Count of Monte Chr… | Original fine art, Fine art  gallery, Historical art

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.”   —   Alexandre Dumas

(I know that his name should put me in mind of “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”, but my pea brain always goes to that commercial where the smarmy punk, who thinks he’s just nailed his interview, asks the interviewer:   So, what do you think, Mr. Dumb-ass?  And the older gent – with veto power – simply replies:  It’s pronounced Du-mah.  That commercial always cracked me up!   But I don’t recall what it was for.  Does anyone remember it?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Jane Wiedlin, of The Go-Gos!

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/10/21

The Paris Review - Blog Archive Escaping Samuel Johnson - The Paris Review

When calamity has been suffered, the first thing to remember is how much has been escaped.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Hopefully, there has been something that has escaped the calamity.  I don’t think that Samuel Johnson ever experienced a massive:  hurricane, or tornado, or tsunami.  But, the quote does have a lot of merit.  If you escaped with your life, and the lives of your loved ones, you can survive most calamities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/16

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Visual Description:  Atomic monster stomp.


Clue/Question:  To destroy the town and get home for dinner, Godzilla had to – – –

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Answer:  STEP ON IT

(Not bad.  No new clue words today.  But, three of the jumbles are new.  They’ve used “norgp” before.  Super answer letter layout.  Really great jumble.  The cartoon was super distracting for me!  I always try to do these Jumbles very systematically, but I was so tempted to look at the cartoon and clue/question, because of Jeff’s great Godzilla!  Lots of fun today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/22/16

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.”   —   Alexandre Dumas

(Duuuuuuuuuude!  That is just too middle of the road, ultra-objective . . . even for me.  Both of these “emotions” can be fairly extreme, with a lot of gray in between.  But, surely, there are very definitive times of happiness AND misery, where no comparison is necessary.  He must’ve either jaded, or a little too comfortably numb when he made this statement.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/01/14

As you get older three things happen.  The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.”   —   Norman Wisdom

(It’s always fun to discover someone previously unknown to you!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/10/14

Arts and Humanities Focus Program

Arts and Humanities Focus Program (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.”   —   Alec Bourne

Head of Platon, roman copy. The original was e...

Head of Platon, roman copy. The original was exposed in the Academy after the death of the philosoph (348 BC). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Sounds like the story of my life!  Although, what passes for education these days is kind of scary.  The government keeps pushing for more and more math and science, and completely ignoring the arts and humanities.  The math and sciences are well-suited to the more technical jobs, but the arts and humanities teach you how to think critically.  I can only deduce that the government desires a population incapable of critical thought.  They don’t want us – or not too many of us at least – questioning their policies and actions.  Question authority, people.  It’s the only way to hold them accountable.  This is supposed to be a “government of the people, for the people, by the people”.  We can’t let them take this from us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/19/13



HUBBLE … (Photo credit: mrbill78636)

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science.”   —   Edwin Hubble


Sense of Jesselton

Sense of Jesselton (Photo credit: zero5phh)

(Burdened by tradition, ignorance and fear, man humdrums along and calls his surety belief.  Be well, do good . . . and allow yourself the adventure.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/13

Orchard House - Concord, Massachusetts. Former...

Orchard House – Concord, Massachusetts. Former home of Bronson Alcott and family, including his daughter Louisa May Alcott. Her novel “Little Women” was written in the house in 1868, and loosely based on both the house itself and her family. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.”   —   Amos Bronson Alcott

(Too tired to appreciate this quotation.  Was surprised to find that this is not the first Amos Bronson Alcott quote for these crypto-spoilers.  I did not recognize the name, but as I typed his name in the tags he came right up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/15/13


English: Cover of the first book Pola Negri by...

English: Cover of the first book Pola Negri by Ayn Rand published in 1925 in Moscow, Russia. Français : Couverture du premier livre d’Ayn Rand, Pola Negri, publié à Moscou en 1925 en Russie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To achieve, you need thought.  You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.”   —   Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand FU

Ayn Rand FU (Photo credit: monkey_bob99x)

(The fact that there are many successful dullards in this world, makes this statement seem dubious, at best.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/13


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(I think too many people have lost sight of this.  How unfortunate.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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