, pub-2774194725043577, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 L.A.Times Crossword Corner: Monday, September 30, 2013 David W. Cromer


Sep 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013 David W. Cromer

Theme: After 'Three's a Crowd' - The four longest answers begin with a synonym for no more room.

20A. Exhortation to the engine room : FULL SPEED AHEAD

25A. Had some wallop : PACKED A PUNCH

49A. Self-important sort : STUFFED SHIRT

58A. Interviewer's booby trap : LOADED QUESTION

Argyle here. Our constructor has many LAT puzzles though none lately. The rather dated TV reference may mean this puzzle has been in the queue for some time. It shares several entries with some we've seen recently. A smooth start to the week.


1. Cpls.' superiors : SGTs

5. EMT's skill : CPR

8. "Cultured" gem : PEARL. (not, strictly speaking, a gemstone)

13. Spy novelist Ambler : ERIC. I haven't read him but he looks like a spy.

14. Bread buy : LOAF

16. Exhorts : URGES

17. __ IRA : ROTH

18. SeaWorld attraction : ORCA. The killer whale.

19. Fathered : SIRED

23. Prepare, as tea : STEEP

24. Down Under runner : EMU. The fugitives refuse to pull over.

33. Dreamer's acronym : REM. (rapid eye movement)

36. House division : ROOM

37. Loud cry : SHOUT

38. Inventor's starting point : IDEA

40. Princess's headgear : TIARA

43. Worry : FRET

44. Ford of the '70s : PINTO

46. Festive affair : GALA

48. Cause of Cleopatra's undoing : ASP

53. Brother in a monastery : FRA

54. Phi Beta __ : KAPPA

64. Kind of jacket named for an Indian leader : NEHRU. And made popular by these boys.

65. Ambiance : AURA

66. Way to get out : EXIT

67. Send payment : REMIT

68. Give some lip to : SASS

69. Shine partner : RISE. Rise and shine.

70. Test for purity, as gold : ASSAY

71. Doris who sang "Que Sera, Sera" : DAY

72. Burpee product : SEED


1. Feudal workers : SERFS

2. Tile installer's need : GROUT

3. Information on a book's spine : TITLE

4. Carry with effort : SCHLEP

5. Hoofbeat : CLOP

6. Minute skin opening : PORE

7. Event at a track : RACE

8. Exercises done in a prone position : PUSH-UPS. Somebody else can post a picture of the other push-ups.

9. Southernmost Great Lake : ERIE

10. Indian tourist city : AGRA. Home to the Taj Mahal.

11. Clarinetist's need : REED. Licorice stick need. (Remember licorice stick in a pit?)

12. Drug "dropped" in the '60s : LSD

15. Lost luster : FADED

21. Train in a ring : SPAR

22. Dr.'s group : AMA

26. Simple bed : COT

27. Colorful Japanese carp : KOI. Koi ponds were the rage for a while.

28. Some Kindle reading, briefly : eMAGs

29. TV dial letters : UHF. Back in the day. Very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF)

30. Romance writer Roberts : NORA. Guilty pleasure? BOOKS

31. Sticks by the pool table : CUEs

32. Web address letters : HTTP. (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

33. Tears : RIPS

34. Work on a column, say : EDIT

35. Restaurant host's handout : MENU

39. Justice Dept. enforcers : ATF. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

41. Part of a cheerleader's chant : "RAH!"

42. Baba of folklore : ALI

45. Taxi's "I'm not working now" sign : [OFF DUTY]

47. Ships like Noah's : ARKS

50. Prior to, in poems : ERE

51. Mamas' mates : DADAs. (baby talk)

52. Spuds : TATERS

55. Impish fairy : PIXIE

56. Model's asset : POISE

57. Tossed a chip in the pot : ANTED

58. Popular jeans : LEE'S

59. Units of resistance : OHMs

60. Soprano's chance to shine : ARIA

61. Campus area : QUAD. The open quadrangle green often formed by the dormitories.

62. __ Minor: constellation : URSA. The Lesser Bear or the Little Dipper.

63. "No problem" : "EASY"

64. Second Amendment backer: Abbr. : NRA. (National Rifle Association)



Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Yeah, my TV hasn't had a dial in quite a while now. Kind of miss them when the remote in the battery dies...

Fun and fast Monday puzzle. Perfect for what it is, and just what my sleep-deprived (Go Pats!) brain could handle this morning.


OwenKL said...

FULL SPEED AHEAD! No concessions
Though mines PACKED A PUNCH of aggressions.
...No STUFFED SHIRT was Farragut
...Of daring he had a glut.
Hid torpedo were just LOADED QUESTIONs.

This may be the simplest L.A.T. puzzle I've worked. I wanted TRICK QUESTIONS instead of LOADED QUESTION, but except for that I just breezed through. Have to admit shamefacedly that I looked for the theme but didn't catch it until Argyle revealed it. Wanted to stuff the other two 2-word words in the limerick, but there just wasn't room. I guess the Admiral did his PUSH UPS when he was OFF DUTY.

Middletown Bomber said...

This was a speed run for me. Barely a Monday morning eye opener. However a great write up as per usual by argyle. It would be interesting to hear from Rich or Dave about this Puzzle.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Argyle and friends. I agree with Owen that this was the easiest puzzle we've had in a long time. I never even read some of the down clues, as I finished the puzzle in the first pass of Across clues.

I thought of Abejo when ERIE appeared.

Lots of crossword staples in today's puzzle, including CPR, ORCA, ASP, EMU, etc.

Owen, you have set a high bar for yourself with your limericks. I love them!

QOD: The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. ~ Elie Wiesel (Sept. 20, 1928)


Montana said...

Finally back to a place with Internet access.
Typical Monday puzzle. Even I, sped right through it. I like to start the week that way.
Thanks, Argyle, for your informative write-up.

Packing to fly back to Montana today. (But not to home, yet.)

Have a great day,

thehondohurricane said...

Good day,

Finished w/o having to resort to the down clues once. I't's been many moons since I had that kind of success.
I hope my puzzle success is a good omen for today.

Have an MRI scheduled for this PM. Already know what a torpedo feels like. Supposedly I'm in a wider machine and that, combined with some happy pills, will get mr thru the ordeal. We'll see.

desper-otto said...

Good morning,

Yep, speed run. I missed a lot of the clues until Argyle's writeup, because they were already filled in.

I know we've seen it many times, but ANTED just looks wrong.

Madison, WI was supposed to be an all-UHF test market. But somebody with political clout managed to glom onto channel 3 for the local CBS affiliate. That station had a big advantage over the NBC, ABC and PBS affiliates on their UHF channels -- this was long before all TV's were required to have UHF built-in.

Barry, you must have been sleep deprived, with your remote in the battery. That's like turning off the bed and crawling into the light.

TTP said...

Thank you David and thank you Argyle.

"Somebody else can post a picture of the other push-ups."

OK, you asked for it, you got it. Push Ups

HeartRx said...

Good morning all!

I hate it when I miss half the clues just because it was such a speed run...but then, I get to read Argyles write-up and see what I missed. Loved the running EMUs.

Not much to say, other than the fact that this was an exceptionally smooth puzzle. Thanks, David!

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, David Cromer, for a fine Monday puzzle. Thank you, Argyle, for the fine review.

Well, I have been MIA for a few days. Too much work to spend a few hours on the weekend puzzles. I did this morning's because I knew it would not take long, and it did not. I do hope to finish Saturday's (C.C.'s) and Sunday's this week as I had beack to Illinois.

Hahtoolah, you caught my Lake Erie. Thank you. I was quite close to it last Thursday.

As others have said, this was a speed run. For a minute there I thought I was getting better at these puzzles. Then realized it was easy. That is OK with me.

Liked Burpee SEED for 72A. That is where I buy my

Never owned a NEHRU jacket.

KOI was unknown. Perped it.

OwenKL: We'll have to talk sometime. I see you have traveled some.

Have to run. Have some blueberry bushes to plant and a basement drain to work on.

See you tomorrow.



Anonymous T said...

G'Morning All

EASY Monday puzzle. WEES. Thanks David & Argyle!

I've got a lot to do today, so FULL SPEED AHEAD!

Cheers, -T

kazie said...

Like the rest of you, hardly had to pause for thought today.

Off to walk the dog and then to the pile of laundry!

Have a good start to the week everyone!

CanadianEh! said...

"No problem" today. Fun easy puzzle and no red letter help needed. Wanted FULL STEAM AHEAD but perps straightened that out. ERIE is always a given. Did some biking along the north coast of Erie last week. Beautiful!!

creature said...

Thanks David and Argyle. Great way to start the week!

CC, the garbage bag purses are certainly a big about-face from the multi-$$ purse craze. Ido think they matched the dress and coat fabrics!

Pk's comments were pretty harsh, but somehow I doubt that her remarks were foreign to the designers' ears. Maybe that's what you wear to take out the garbage!

OwenKL, You are certainly the new deserved hit on this blog. Keep it up!

Have a nice day everyone.

fermatprime said...


Not as fast as some of you!

But swell puzzle, David and cool expo, Argyle!

Still can't sleep.


LaLaLinda said...

Hi Everyone ~~

As has been said, a fast, fun, Monday. By my coffee standards, a not-even-half-a-mugger. Thanks, David and Argyle.

~ It wasn't until STUFFED SHIRT that I picked up on the theme ~ looked at the long answers as I worked but didn't see anything until then.

~ For some reason I like the word SCHLEP.

~ desper-otto ~ sharp eyes (and brain) I had to go back and read Barry's post.

~ Abejo ~ you amaze me. Do you ever rest? I get tired just reading about all your activities! :-)

~ Hondo ~ I haven't had an MRI in some time, but I don't think I could do it now without the wider machine - just too confined. I hope that's what you get and that things go well for you.

~ Owen - nice work!

Enjoy this last day of September, everyone ~~

JD said...

.Good morning all,
It.'s been awhile that I had such a smooth run, although not perfect.Had to perp pinto and assay,change Papa to dada, Levi to Lees and wacked to Packed. Who knows why I put a w in there !?
Hondo, good luck with your MRI. Think happy thought.

Owen, you are a wonderful addition to our corner!

Argyle, as always, my thanks for your effort and time,
Have a wonderful week.

We went to a Gordon Lightfoot concert last night, anticipating that golden voice of the past. Sigh... We have all aged, but brought back some lovely memories.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

A very pleasant start to the week.. Easy as could be and a fun solve. Thanks, David Cromer, and thanks, Argyle, for your enlightening expo.

I never saw the show, but are you Breaking Bad fans satisfied with the ending? Has anyone watched The Blacklist with James Spader?

Another gorgeous Indian Summer day and several more to come.

Have a great day.

Irish Miss said...

PS - Hondo, good luck with the MRI.

Vidwan827 said...

Thank you Mr. Cromer for a very easy puzzle , and Argyle for a delightful commentary.

I feel like I did on Friday, when my alimentary canal passed through an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet .... Full, packed, loaded, stuffed, Od'ed etc.

Thank you OwenKl for your delightful limericks, welcome and hope to hear from you often.

Desper-Otto , you have sharp eyes .... And I had to go and read Barry's comments again. How could I have missed it ... Truly, we read with our mind, not with our eyes. And your comment about crawling into the light was hilarious !!!! Probably the funniest joke I will hear today .... Thank you.

Hondo, good luck with your MRI.

Lake Erie is such a big body of water! that from the 5th of. October (!) onwards until January 19th, next year, the temperature of the water will be warmer than the ambient temperature of the air above it. And once cooled, the temperature of the water of the lake, will be cooler than the ambient temperature until the 4th of June following.

Have a nice day, you all.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Speed run, but made myself slow down and read the acrosses when I was doing downs and vice versa. Wanted to make sure I was getting it because it was going toooo well. Great puzzle, David!

Argyle, good work! I always learn something from you. Never before knew what VHF, UHF & HTTP stand for.

I knew the name ERIC Ambler, but have never read his work. NORA Roberts was a gimmee. I read most of her love stories. She writes good ones. Don't like her futuristic "Death" series written as J.D. Robb. I just am not into science fiction. Personal quirk. (Among many.)

OwenKL: always get a chuckle out of your limericks. You must be wired to think in limerick to come up with them so early every morning. Takes me days to do one if at all. Let's see: There once was a man name of Owen, who was good at making up poem... (oops, I'm stuck!)

Misty said...

WOS (What Owen Said). I too thought this was a FULL SPEED run, but I also didn't get the theme until I read Argyle's expo. Guess that's where the lousy four hours of sleep last night took its toll. But this is a great way to start a Monday morning--so, many thanks, David, and you too, Argyle.

PK, couldn't resist:

There once was a fellow named Owen
Who gave us a cool daily poem
To post on our blog
With nary a slog
May I saw, we all thoroughly owe him.

(Hey, it's no worse than Farragut/glut)

Good luck with the MRI, Hondo.

Have a great week, everybody!

Misty said...

Oops, should be "May I say"

Lucina said...

Hello, friends!

FULL SPEED AHEAD exactly describes my experience with this puzzle! EASY as a picnic in the park.

Thank you, David W. Cromer and thank you, Argyle. I didn't stop to analyze the theme but it made sense when you explained it.

I loved the Doris DAY clip. She was great in her day.

You, too, are a gifted poet, I see. There's so much talent on the Corner!

You all have a great Monday!

Lucina said...

I forgot to say that I have read and still own some of ERIC Ambler's books. Since they were written in the 40s and 50s they are really low tech, but good mysteries.

I have the feeling the Yellowrocks and I likely have similar looking homes, with shelves and shelves of books.

Steve said...

WEES today. Hand up for STEAM/SPEED at first, but that was only a second of thought to correct it.

Thanks for the write-up Argyle!

HeartRx said...

Hondo, I hope your MRI goes well. If you get to take happy pills for one of those things, where do I sign up???

Owen and Misty, loved the limericks!! And I really had to chuckle when I read PK's attempt!

PK said...

Misty, I bow to your superior limerick prowess. Limericks take a special talent. Keep 'em coming. We need all the laughs we can get.

Lucina, half of my decor is books. I even have a bookcase full in my kitchen. Don't read them much any more since I got my kindle, but getting rid of them would be like losing old friends. I have a sis-in-law who won't let my brother buy books or newspapers because she doesn't like the "clutter". She only has a Bible as reading material in her house.

Anonymous said...

Thanks you, David Cromer, for the fun, fast puzzle. Today is my birthday so this was a gift for me! Thanks you, Argyle, for 'splainin' the theme. Totally missed it.

Favorite clue: 23A: Prepare, as tea--STEEP. I do that a lot in the cooler weather I probably have 10 flavors to choose from at any time.

Hondo: good luck with the MRI. I hate those things. I've had a couple in open-sided machines and it's not quite as claustrophobic. Happy pills sound good.

OwenKL--your limericks are great. Keep it up.

Happy end of September everyone. Hope October is a great month.


Lemonade714 said...

Funny, a few years ago we went through a limerick phase. Anyway, hope you all had a nice week end, and a better week ahead and all tests, MRIs and pets are good.

I used to play LOADED QUESTIONS with my sons and their friends, and our version as a hoot.

So Owen what is your backstory? We love poets Misty so you all may be forced to keep us entertained

Stephan Pastis said...

Jack and Jill
went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down
and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after.

'I tripped that guy'
said Jill with a sigh.
'To get Jack's inheritance share.'

'I heard that boast.'
Said the cop at his post.
And Jill got the electric chair.

CrossEyedDave said...

Pretty much a speed run Monday, however I did have Papas 1st for 51D, Mamas Mates, but the perps wouldn't allow it to stand.

An apt image for todays puzzle theme.

or if you prefer...

My local paper had a quote today:

"Nothing you can't spell will ever work." - Will Rogers, American humorist (1879-1935)

Hmm, interesting,,, I didn't know Will Rogers did crossword puzzles...

Anonymous T said...

HBD pje! And good luck on the MRI hondo. CED - It's sad that goofy stuff, like stuffing youselves in a telephone booth, isn't done today. Could you imagine how hard it would be to fit folks on an iPhone? Cheers, -T

Yellowrocks said...

Hi all, Saturday I helped my sister move from a second floor apartment to a senior apartment building nearby. We schlepped boxes and boxes and armloads of clothing down the stairs, packed both cars, drove to the new place, unloaded three times unto a utility cart and brought the cart upstairs on a freight elevator. Back to the first apartment. Repeat. Repeat. Sunday some friends with a truck moved the furniture. With these weak knees I came home achy and brain dead Saturday night. I couldn't find many answers on the Sat. puzzle. Yesterday I really enjoyed your puzzle, CC, and found it quite doable along with the Sunday puzzle.
All I will say about today's puzzle is Thumper.
All along Route 380 in PA the foliage was at its glorious peak.
utsukushiu natte
chiru momiji

Coveted by all,
turning into such beauty
the falling red leaves.

Yellowrocks said...

This week I read The Lost German Slave Girl by John Bailey. What a wonderful to learn history. Thank you Kazie. I also read Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult who always satisfies. And then I read Dressmaker, an interesting book by Kate Alcott, about the sinking of the Titantic and about feminism in the early 1900's. That makes about 70 so far this year. I could not shelve them all or afford to buy them all as ebooks. So I borrow and return them.

Misty said...

Here's the link to Stephan Pastis' "Jack and Jill" cartoon on his comic "Pearls Before Swine":

Hope it works. Funny but oh so grim!

kazie said...

I'm sorry, but I think it was someone else who recommended "The Lost German Slave Girl". I was thinking of looking for it myself.

Irish Miss said...

CED - You give new meaning to OCD. ObsessiveCatDisplayer! (-:

Happy Birthday, pje.

Misty and Stephan - Very cute.

creature said...

Happy Birthday, Pat (pje)). Hope its a good one for you.

Hondo, anxious to hear re. MRI.

Stephen P.thks for your version.

CED-Loved your Will Rogers' quote.

creature said...

Irish Miss,OCD- what a hoot!

Husker Gary said...

Even the long fills were easy as was the theme even for a Monday! Late to the party because I was out golfing on a perfect fall day.

-Has any fighter ever PACKED A PUNCH more feared than Mike Tyson
-Our LOAF of oat bread is so wide it has to be forced down in the toaster
-Too many children today are being SIRED by men who don’t’ stick around
-SHOUT! (3:31)
-I hope we will soon have made an EXIT from our last Mideast ground war
-Judge Judy rips people who sell/buy a car without a TITLE
-The best Track RACE these days involves this guy
-The most expensive KOI in the world cost $300,000
-I like when restaurants post their MENU outside the door in tourist areas

Anonymous said...

The Beatles did wear nehrus but they are not the ones pictured

Husker Gary said...

-Hahtoolah, I agree on your QOD. Joann and I have made a lot of progress after vigorously discussing differences rather than being indifferent to the elephant in the room
-Listening to my iPhone inside the MRI tube (which was looking at my auditory nerve) was all that let me keep my sanity
-JD, same experience at a Gary Puckett (sans the Union Gap) concert at EPCOT. The high notes weren’t quite there but I loved the music
-Fun reading Owen! Right up there with Johnny Carson’s “Hermit named Dave (not Crosseyed)”

Bill G. said...

I enjoyed the puzzle. Mondays give me confidence that I'm getting getting a little better at these enigmas.

I came across a limerick with a classical music theme. Most limericks are bawdy and this one is no exception. The longer I stared at it, the more worried I became that it might give offense. So I will be happy to send it to you via return e-mail if you are interested.

Lucina said...

Happy birthday, Pat (Pje!) You should go on C.C.'s list.

That is exactly how I feel about my books, as old friends and I can't bear to part with them. Actually, friends borrow them and usually return them. Only very few have been lost.

Chickie said...

Hola Everyone, I agree with many of you about how easy this puzzle was. No lookups, and I wrote down the answers about as fast as I could read. Thanks Argyle for a great writeup and the reveal of the theme. I didn't see that until I came here.

A very busy morning, so I'm late in reading the blog.

Montana, Safe journey.

Owen, I'm enjoying your limericks. I admire someone who can write these catchy little ditties.

Have a great rest of the day, everyone.

Yellowrocks said...

OOps, Kazie, maybe it was Hahtoolah? My memory is not too good. Whoever recommended it, thanks.
With my DNFs, mistaken wags for Natticks, and occasional visits to Mr. G for answers my puzzle mistakes have been admitted and evident.
Did you spot that I missed the word 'way' in my last post? Mea culpa.
I have a question about forwarding emailed pics. If anyone could help. please email me. Thanks.

PK said...

YR, on my Mac I just click on the picture I want to send so that it turns a color denoting a "capture", then I go to edit and scroll down to "copy" then go back to the email you are writing and "paste" and you've got the picture ready to send. Easy enough even I can do it.

Happy birthday, PJE

Hahtoolah said...

Happy Birthday, PJE! Hope your day is extra special.

Husker: You can take an iPhone into the MRI machine? Wow, if I only knew. I had to be in the MRI for a double-whammy earlier this summer with only my aches and pains to comfort me.

Yellowrocks: I think I was the one to suggest The Lost German Slave Girl. After I read the book, I pulled the actual case that the book was based on.

Manac said...

Full Speed Ahead
Packed a Punch
Stuffed Shirt
Loaded Question

Bill G. said...

A ragged, old derelict shuffled into a down and dirty bar. His hands shook as he took the "Piano Player Wanted" sign from the window and handed it to the bartender. "I'd like to apply for the job," he said. "I was an F-4 Phantom driver and a Colonel in the Marine Corps but when they retired the Phantom they retired me as well. So I learned to play the piano on the GI Bill."

The barkeep wasn't too sure about this rather doubtful looking old guy but said, "OK give me a sample of your playing."

The Colonel staggered his way over to the piano while several patrons snickered. What followed was a rhapsody of sound and music, unlike anyone had heard in the bar before.

The bartender took the old fighter pilot a beer and asked him the name of the song he had just played.

It's called "Drop your Skivvies, Baby, I'm Going Balls To The Wall For You! and I wrote it myself."

The bartender and the crowd winced at the title, but the piano player then went on with a knee-slapping, hand-clapping bit of ragtime that had the place jumping. After he finished the fighter pilot acknowledged the applause and told the crowd the song was called, "Big Boobs Make My Afterburner Light." He then excused himself as he stumbled and lurched to the john.

When he came out the bartender went over to him and said, "Look Colonel, the job is yours, but do you know your fly is open and your pecker is hanging out?"

"Know it?" the old fighter pilot replied, "Hell, I wrote it!"

Husker Gary said...

-Hahtoolah, I can’t remember if I got to take my iPhone into the MRI tunnel or they took my iPhone and played my podcasts to me through their headphones. However, I did get to listen to what I wanted in the tube and it was a lifesaver. BTW, the MRI of my head showed nothing. Er, no damage to my auditory nerve.

Irish Miss said...

Manac @ 6:32 - Thanks for a good laugh, especially on Full Speed Ahead! (-:

Tinbeni said...

Dimple Pinch ... Neat

I'm trying to figure out why YR @3:24 invoked Thumper's"
"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."
Thumper (:24)

I thought this was a FUN easy Monday puzzle.

Time for Tampa Bay-v-Texas baseball.

Manac said...

If you're going to link "Shout" my friend, at least do it in STYLE

Bill G,
GROAN! :-)

Linda said...

Monday puzzle was smoooooth! The only one even remotely challenging was 10d and that came with the other clues. It`s a shame the puzzles get harder as the week fills up. I have time on Monday to tackle a toughie.

CC: Thanks for the shout out.

As to limericks: (attn: Lemonade 714)

Word people like to write rhyme.
It just comes to them all of the time.
It fair flows from the pen,
Be they women or men,
And they charge not a single, thin dime!

Husker Gary said...

-Rock on Manac!
-Glad to hear your daughter is making good decisions

Husker Gary said...


The MRI looked for any defect
In my ears that are a near wreck
I listened to tunes
To avoid any swoons
As I laid on that very narrow deck

CrossEyedDave said...

HBBD pje (I am not sure what the extra "B" is for...)

Manac,,, Excellent work!
(I'm jealous...)

Irish Miss, Good One!

last night Bill G posted some great old photos from I site I had never seen before. Bill, I spent an hour looking at all the great stuff on that website. This was one of them.

Manac said...

For the DF crowd. HG's Narrow

Blue Iris said...

CED and BillG, I spent a great deal of time on "bored panda" site last night, also. DH was watching football.

Manac, thanks for laugh with full speed ahead!

Love all the poetry.

MRI for me tomorrow, too.

Argyle said...

And for the non-DF crowd:

A man was working in his yard when he was startled by a car crashing through his hedge and ending up on his front lawn.

He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair.

He said, "You appear quite elderly to be driving."

"Well, yes, I am," she replied proudly. "I'll be 97 next month, and I am now old enough that I don't even need a driver's license anymore."

"You don't need a driver's license anymore?!?"

"That's right! The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver's license. I told him 'yes' and showed it to him. He took some scissors out of his drawer, cut the license into pieces, and threw them in the waste basket, saying, 'You won't need this anymore'.

So I thanked him and left!"

fermatprime said...

Loved the limericks!

Happy Birthday, Pat!

Lemonade714 said...

Happy birthday PJE, thanks for the deck-a dent humor Manac.

Good to see you Linda.

Lucina said...

Great fun with the jokes and limericks, everyone! Thank you.