Posts Tagged 'Rebecca Kornbluh'

(Very Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/09/12


Cocker Spaniel Puppy

Cocker Spaniel Puppy (Photo credit: Jennuine Captures)

Asking your neighbors to tweet the ‘news’ is not unlike asking your Cocker Spaniel to buy groceries.”   —   Rheta Grimsley Johnson

(I was spinning my wheels on this one, for a good bit!  I suspected that CDP was “THE”, but I just couldn’t imagine CAPPC as “TWEET”, especially before “THE”.  I guess I’m just too much of a 20th Century kinda guy!  I finally got the ball rolling when I decided it was a good bet that the L was I, and that the first word – and eleventh – ended in ING, the LR was likely “IS”, and the JGC was likely “NOT”.  From there, things started falling into place, but there was till plenty of work to do.  Nothing stood out as a gimme.  And, the author name wasn’t really any help either!  But, I was very surprised to see that this was not the first time she has appeared in a Cryptoquote Spoiler!  Another one of her quotes was used as a Cryptoquote on 03/25/09, and – for whatever reason – I posted the Spoiler on 03/26/09.  Presumably, shortly after midnight, but who knows.  That was over 3 years ago!  You can find it by Googling:  Rheta Grimsley Johnson Quotes, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  It reads:  Rheta Grimsley Johnson  <<  Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog.  But of course, that could move very soon, as I’m sure queries on today’s spoiler will likely exceed the earlier, and easier, quote.  I hope you guys had as much fun with today’s Cryptoquote as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I forgot to mention that it’s a very hip and clever quip!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/07/12


Jean-Antoine Houdon: Benjamin Franklin. Marble...

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Benjamin Franklin. Marble bust, 1778. H. without base 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm). More information online by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(It’s always hard to argue with Ben!  I have a friend who reminds me a little of Ben Franklin.  He’s an older gent, who has no problem speaking to anyone.  But, he also knows that there are times when talking is both unnecessary, and a major distraction.  He’s a good listener, too.  That’s a good 60-70% of being a good conversationalist!  Be well, do good . . . and give a listen, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/06/12


Dan Rather delivered a great talk at sxsw on t...

Dan Rather delivered a great talk at sxsw on the media, the internet, and asking the “hard questions” Also note this is a Creative Commons Attribution photo so if you need it, please use it, but please also give credit! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”   —   Louis Brandeis

(And, as a result of this quote, Dan Rather decided – for a short while, at least – to sign off his newscasts simply by saying:  Courage!  Hey.  You don’t believe me?  Look it up!  It’s right there, under Famous One Word Sign-offs That Failed to Catch On!  I think he was trying – so hard – not to sound like he was trying to sound like Walter Cronkite, with his “And, that’s the way it is”, that he went the one word route.  Actually, he’d already been the anchor on the CBS Evening News, for about five years.  But, it was too serious, and kind of an obscure word, to use during peacetime.  If he hadn’t used it, back in 1986, it probably could have worked very well starting on the evening of September 11, 2001.  Oh well, Dan.  I’m sure you meant well.  Rutabaga!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/05/12


English: Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1887-193...

English: Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1887-1933), second daughter of US President Woodrow Wilson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The American revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.”   —   Woodrow Wilson

(Said nearly 100 years ago.  With our current economic situation, and outlook, a rational question might be:  Does this quote still have merit?  Something to ponder.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  No offense to Woodrow, but his daughter, Jessie, is much more comely, in this picture,  than any picture of him that I could find.     YUR

(Independence Day) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/04/12

Thomas Paine And the Peace Hat

Thomas Paine And the Peace Hat (Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography)

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”   —   Thomas Paine

(Today, Paine might be assailed as a male chauvinist, but fortunately most of us can keep the sensibilities of the times in perspective.  Today, we celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Tomorrow, we work to make our nation better.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/03/12

The Coca-Cola logo is an example of a widely-r...

The Coca-Cola logo is an example of a widely-recognized trademark representing a global brand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”   —   Abraham Lincoln


Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Photo credit: DickStock)

(My pappy said “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’, if you don’t stop drivin’ that hod rod Lincoln.  A little Commander Cody to lighten up the uber solemnity of today’s quote.  Our country’s birthday is coming right up, so let’s all get high and mighty, wave those pom-poms, and put forth our patented holier than thou attitudes.  Sponsored by Coca Cola!  Don’t get me wrong.  Abe was the man!  And, I believe this quote was in reference to the abomination of slavery.  But, we’re not as “free” as we purport to be.  And, we’re definitely not as free as we used to be.  I could go on at length, but it seems the more I write the less response I get.  So, I’ll leave it to you guys to ruminate over what I have said.  I’ve got other things to get to today, anyway.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/02/12

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 26th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”   —   William Faulkner

(I’m betting this is largely lost on the “America . . . Love it, or leave it!” crowd.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/12

What Every Boy Needs

What Every Boy Needs (Photo credit: Tobyotter)

In America, there are two classes of travel – first class and with children.”   —   Robert Benchley

Security Lines

Security Lines (Photo credit: Eric Kilby)

(Robert was incredibly smart and very humorous.  In his day, the major mode of transportation was the railroad train.  What would be a cute and clever way to describe the dehumanizing, post 9/11, transportation fiasco of those who cannot afford first class?  What it’s come down to is: Shut up and do what you’re told.  And the 1%, and their obedient right-wing lackeys, complain of “class warfare”???  Don’t get me started, people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/12


20th anniversary of the assassination against ...

20th anniversary of the assassination against Adolf Hitler on July 20th 1944 :*Graphics by Gerd und E. Aretz :*Ausgabepreis: 20 Pfennig :*First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 20. Juli 1964 :*Michel-Katalog-Nr: 433 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”   —   Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"Commemorate the victims of Nazism"

“Commemorate the victims of Nazism” (Photo credit: payorivero)

(A remarkably virtuous and principled man.  He was one of the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.  “Everyone who acts responsibly becomes guilty.”  He was executed by the Nazis in the waning weeks of WWII.  I knew there were many good and decent Germans during the war, despite what many would have you think, but I was not aware of this individual’s story.  You can learn something everyday, just by doing the cryptoquote!  Despite there being only one single letter word in this puzzle it was not all that simple to decipher.  I had guessed that the first word might be “action”, but was not sure until I figured out the word “thought”.  From there the whole thing came together.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/29/12


English: William Saroyan

English: William Saroyan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In order to write, all a man needs is paper and a pencil.”   —   William Saroyan

(A little dated, and a little obvious.  Maybe this was a wry – and possibly a little bored – response to an interviewer’s question.  I don’t know.  All I do know is that he has many more interesting quotes than this.  Just look at some of the Related articles, below.  Hey!  No one promised you continuous profundity!  Be well and do good, friends.  Stay cool.)   —   YUR

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