Posts Tagged 'Kurt Vonnegut'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/14/21

Retro Indy: Kurt Vonnegut in photos

Visual Description:  Story time.


Clue/Question:  It was easy for the fictional character to be stubborn because his – – –

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(I was getting a Kurt Vonnegut vibe with this cartoon.  Maybe it has something to do with “Slaughterhouse-Five”, or “Breakfast of Champions”.  I don’t know.  I’m also not picking up on the Chicago references, re the Cubs and Bears.  The young boy seems very specific too, but . . . I’m not putting this all together.

All old reliable clue words again today.  But all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I was able to solve them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a thoughtful thirteen letter jumble.  Nice work, David.  I kind of got the final answer by going backwards.  I saw  MADE UP, then SAW I mean WAS,  then MIND.

I was getting the feeling that the old man was the author of the story being told to the boy, and that he was speaking in the third person.  Is the boy supposed to be a young Jeff Knurek?  I mean, he wasn’t always a four-eyes . . . like me.  Maybe, right before going to sleep, someone will say:  “Lower the night canopy.”?  Someone please confirm, or refute, my suppositions.  “Same as it ever was” . . . be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to David Byrne, of the Talking Heads!



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/01/20

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True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”   —   Kurt Vonnegut

(That might’ve been true for me between 2009 and 2017, when Obama was in office, but Donnie has 11 years on me, and Bernie – our next President – will be even older, at 80!  LOL!  Clearly, Kurt did not come up with this line as a young man.  But, he was such a great writer.  Arguably the best of the 20th Century.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Flag of The Republic of San Lorenzo a...

English: Flag of The Republic of San Lorenzo as described in Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”   —   Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut Wooden Nickel

Vonnegut Wooden Nickel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Which it usually can!  We don’t have to necessarily mature to the point where we’re just no fun anymore.  And, laughter is the best fallback going.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/11

Flag of The Republic of San Lorenzo as describ...

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To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  So do it.”   —   Kurt Vonnegut

(This is one of the reasons why Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite authors.  So glad to finally see a Vonnegut quotation in the Cryptoquote.  This is the first since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  I wonder if some republicans  have some kind of base aversion to this quote?  Hmm???  Be well, friends.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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