Posts Tagged 'Cryptoquote'

Cryptoquote Solved – 03/27/23

Jimmy Kimmel': David Letterman explains giving Conan O'Brien a horse

There’s not a man, woman or child on the face of the Earth who doesn’t enjoy a tasty beverage.”   —   David Letterman

(I so miss this guy’s sardonic wit!  It was so great seeing him on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week.  He hasn’t lost a step.  Not a fan of the Grampa Moses beard, but I guess he just hates shaving as much as I do.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/25/23

Apple announces “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” celebrating Charles M. Schulz  - Apple TV+ Press

No problem is so formidable that you can’t walk away from it.      Charles M. Schulz

(Well . . . normal problems at least!  Hard to “walk away” from a charging bull elephant, or a rhino, or a tiger, lion, wolverine, swarm of hornets, etc., etc., etc..  LOL!  Good ol’ Charlie . . . Schulz!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/23/23

Luther Burbank's Legacy - Oregon Tilth

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers.  Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”   —   Luther Burbank

(Mr. Burbank revolutionized botany and farming, with his myriad cultivars!  Over 800 in all, consisting of fruits and nuts, grasses and grains, vegetables and ornamentals.  We really should not take Luther Burbank for granted.  But I’m sure that someones are going to try to “cancel” him for his belief/support of Eugenics.  People fail to realize that we, as humans, are continually evolving.  Our older biases are falling by the wayside as we become more enlightened.  And we shouldn’t discredit our ancestors because of their relative ignorance.  Right now the New York chapter of the Audubon Society is discussing dropping the name Audubon from their organization!  Why?  Because John James Audubon owned, and sold, some slaves – now referred to as “enslaved people”.  It’s not right to impose our – current – values on people who did things hundreds of years ago.  Slavery in the America – which did NOT invent the institution – was based on European arrogance, and the actual belief that other races were LESS than human.  Those beliefs have been proven wrong, but they were the prevailing thought processes of those times.  People try to point to the abolitionist movements as justification that these “bad people” should have known better, but that didn’t even start – in the U.S. until 1830 – which happens to be the same year that Audubon sold his remaining slaves.  And, like every movement, it wasn’t universally embraced.  It took time to change the hearts and minds of people.  As “enlightened” as we now claim to be, we are still a superstitious race of creatures, who are more caught up in tradition and indoctrination, than acknowledging science and rationality.  These “cancel” initiatives are an emotional response that mollify the few, at the expense of all of us.  We can acknowledge – and apologize for – past foibles, but we shouldn’t be throwing out the baby with the bathwater.  We should all remember these folks for their accomplishments, and forgive them for – what we now know as – their “sins”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/22/23

William Shatner Says Time Is Right For His Documentary, Joking He Just  Might Die On SDCC Stage –

The only subject I know anything about is myself, and I don’t know that too clearly.   —   William Shatner

(Gotta love Shatner!  He’s been around quite a long time, and he just turned 92 today!  We all know him from the original, and very campy, “Star Trek”.  But it kind of seems like he’s never stopped acting.  He was the title character in the 1980s “T. J. Hooker”, which I seldom watched.  He hosted the show “Rescue 911”.  He played the Big Giant Head in “3rd Rock from the Sun”, which I never missed.  He played Denny Crane in both “The Practice” and “Boston Legal”.  I enjoyed “Boston Legal” more, as it was a good mix of drama AND comedy, whereas “The Practice” was all drama.  He’s done a lot of voice-over work, and of course the “Star Trek” film series.  He’s appeared at a number of Comic Cons.  He’s really done too many things to mention, but I will add that he rode on Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos rocket-ship, becoming the oldest person – to date – to fly into suborbital space, in 2021.  I always thought he was a good looking guy, in his younger years.  He’s pretty paunchy now, but Heck, he’s 92!  I like that he has a good sense of humor, and never took himself too seriously.  Happy Birthday, Bill!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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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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