Posts Tagged 'Helen Thomas'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/05/13

 

Helen Thomas in White House Press Room on her ...

Helen Thomas in White House Press Room on her 89th birthday in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We should never forget we have the power to ruin lives and reputations – and that should never be taken lightly.”   —   Helen Thomas

(I miss Helen.  Her honesty was always so refreshing . . . except for those who couldn’t handle the truth.  Unfortunately, probably the end of an era.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/13

Dave Weckl's drum kit @ Jazz Alley, Seattle, W...

Dave Weckl’s drum kit @ Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA, 8th Dec. 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A little reference to The Man from The Band.

PYMRUG  =  GRUMPY,  THECKS  =  SKETCH,  BENLIB  =  NIBBLE,  OFICAS  =  FIASCO,  RURPES  =  PURSER,  OVITEL  =  VIOLET   —   Giving us:  GMKHNBBIACUSROE

Clue/Question:  He didn’t buy the drum set because he wanted . . .

Answer:  MORE BANG FOR HIS BUCK

(Very nice!  I can see some of you having some difficulty getting this one.  I had a tough time getting “purser”.  I’m never sure with these kind of words if they should end in OR or ER.  So, I had to back into it.  I liked the jumbling of “fiasco”, but I recognized it pretty quickly.  Surprisingly, “grumpy” is a new word!  ralis95 will have to add it to his clue word database.  The answer letter layout was nice and cryptic.  I felt it gave away nothing.  Great drawing, too.  Jeff showing off some of his musical knowledge.  Nice going, bro.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas (Photo credit: Truthout.org)

PS.  Rest in Peace, Helen Thomas!  You were one of the all-time great White House correspondents.  You were a true trail blazer.  You didn’t accept non-answers.  You held their feet to the fire, like a good journalist should.  Too bad today, the business is mainly full of corporate kiss-up hacks.  Your grit and perseverance is sorely missing these days.  I will long remember you as what a real journalist should be.  Thank you for being you.   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/10/13

Humble Tasks - Helen Keller Quote

Humble Tasks – Helen Keller Quote (Photo credit: Chiot’s Run)

 

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.”   —   Helen Keller

(Another one of those quotes that has an equal and opposite alternative.  Being selfless can be all well and good, but not to the point that you completely lose yourself.  Seek out the middle ground.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/13/09

We have the great privilege – the only group with this privilege – to question a president.”   —   Helen Thomas

(A truly great American!  Unfortunately, one of a dying breed . . . a journalist concerned with getting at the truth.)   —   YUR


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