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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/05/20

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A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”   —   Marilyn Monroe

(Aww!  What an old fashioned girl!  Today, she’d be pilloried for making a remark like that.  I’m so glad this quote is from this Marilyn, and not Marilyn Manson!  Much more pleasant to behold!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/12/16

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Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the trailer for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”   —   Marilyn Monroe

(Kind of funny language . . . that fall together.  I think you see much more come together, join together and pull together, especially as the counter to fall apart.  It strikes me almost as strange as falling up.  However, her meaning is clear, and you do see it more in today’s vernacular, but it’s, linguistically, a little awkward, to my ear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Fun fact:  Marilyn is interred/inurned  at Westwood Village Memorial Park, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  It’s a very small cemetery, that is very easy to miss, unless you have someone in the know, showing you how to get there.   —   YUR

A Strange Coincidence!

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Last night, on The Late Show with David Letterman, our buddy Dave tried to float a quirky little conceptual joke that the audience just wasn’t having.  It obviously cracked him up, and he really hoped that the audience would warm up to it by repeating it.  Similar to his Oscar hosting joke on the silliness of Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey‘s names.  If you remember, he did it like he was introducing the two to each other.

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“Uma . . . Oprah”  then  “Oprah . . . Uma”.  I actually thought it was brilliant, but the nimrods thought that he was trying to be cruel . . . or something.  Small minds!

Anyhow, last night’s lead zeppelin went like this: (paraphrasing)  I ran into a woman, who has worked for the show for years, and I said Hello, JAYNE.  Never realizing that she was actually JANE.  (Both times spelling the names out)  All this time I’d been calling her JAYNE, when her name is actually JANE.  Paul Shaffer didn’t even pick up on it, initially.  But, he tried his best to play along with Dave, when he saw where he was trying to go with it.  Dave tried/hoped that the audience would like it better the second and third time, but all you heard were crickets and some sporadic nervous tittering.

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Now, for the coinky-dink aspect of it!  Just yesterday, in my Cryptoquote spoiler commentary, I brought up the subject of Jayne Mansfield.  But when I first wrote it I wrote it JANE Mansfield!  Spell check didn’t flag it.  Why would it?  But when I went to Google some info on her it kept asking me: Do you mean JAYNE Mansfield?  And, all this time I’d been calling her JANE Mansfield!



PS.  Last Saturday, we were watching Pulp fiction on CineMax.  Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) confuses the Jayne Mansfield lookalike for a second Marilyn Monroe lookalike, until Vicent (John Travolta) sets her straight.

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/10/11

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Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.”   —   Marilyn Monroe

(Whimsical.  And, perhaps the inspiration for Sex In The City?  This Spring I visited the Pierce Bros Westwood Village Memorial Park, where Marilyn and a whole slew of other Hollywood celebrities are “buried”.  It’s crazy, because it’s so small and it’s hidden away behind towering highrises.  You actually have to know where to look for it.  It’s a fun, fast and free attraction, that most visitors to L.A. seldom see.  Visiting cemeteries is not exactly my idea of a lot of fun, but I highly recommend it. )   —   YUR

PS.  Congrats, Pat!  You submitted a comment (twice) with the answer to today’s Jumble and Cryptoquote, prior to my posting them. (Actually, it was while I was composing the Jumble Spoiler)  You’re new, so we’ll excuse this breech of spoiler etiquette just this one time.  From time to time, I may require some help from my fellow puzzle devotees, but I’ll come out and ask for it.  I’m glad for you, but I don’t accept unsolicited helpBut, feel free to comment on anything I’ve posted, or other comments.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/04/11

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I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.”   —   Marilyn Monroe

(She played up the “dumb blond” routine, but she was no dummy!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/09/10

A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”   — Marilyn Monroe

(The lovely lady was always longing for a legitimate, comfortable love . . . her entire – but too short – life.  Very sad.)   — YUR

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