Sep 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13 2016, Neville Fogarty

Theme: A guy walks into a bar ... 

18. How some sloganed T-shirts should be washed : INSIDE OUT. Inside joke. 
27. 1998 Bullock/Kidman film involving witchcraft : PRACTICAL MAGIC. Practical joke.

44. Going to the grocery store, the bank, etc. : RUNNING ERRANDS. Running joke.

59. Unsportsmanlike behavior : DIRTY POOL. Dirty joke.

67. Some speeches open with them ... as do this puzzle's four longest entries : JOKES

Melissa here. Got the joke as soon as I had INSIDE OUT and JOKES filled in. A few unknowns but mostly smooth sailing.


1. Oodles and oodles : SCADS. Started off in the red by entering LOADS here.

6. Airport idlers : CABS. Pictured stranded travelers. 

10. Poetic foot : IAMB. After years of crosswords, this is finally a gimme for me.
14. Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" : ELLIE. Who?? Had to look it up to learn about this series, originally on NBC then sold to Netflix.

15. Wintry coating : HOAR. The first time I read this word was my senior year in high school, when I was fascinated by the true story of mystery writer Agatha Christie who disappeared for 11 days in December of 1926. Reports were that she was seen after her car broke down, with her hair covered in hoar frost. 
16. Tennis court surface : CLAY

17. Work with a loom : WEAVE

20. Toddler's taboo : NO-NO

21. Ocho minus cinco : TRES. Spanish.

22. More than rotund : OBESE

23. Baltic Sea capital : RIGA

25. RC or Pepsi : COLA. Have to wait for perps to decide - SODA or COLA?

33. Metal-rich deposits : LODES

34. Chicken chow __ : MEIN

35. Catch : NAB

37. Dollar competitor : AVIS. Rental car companies.

38. High in the sky : ALOFT

40. Flag Day month : JUNE

41. Maiden name intro : NEE

42. Clicker's target : ICON. Clicker on a mouse, icon on a computer screen.

43. Not at all excited : BORED

48. Word on a shoppe sign : OLDE

49. Data set average : MEAN

50. "Gone With the Wind" family name : OHARA

53. Uno card : SKIP. Perps to the rescue, haven't played Uno in eons.
55. Knight's weapon : MACE

61. Divided island of Southeast Asia : TIMOR. Needed help with this one, too.

62. Twistable cookie : OREO

63. Ritz-Carlton rival : OMNI

64. Scent : AROMA

65. Chestnut horse : ROAN

66. "And away __!" : WE GO


1. Mended using stitches, with "up" : SEWN

2. Elizabeth Taylor role, informally : CLEO

3. Economist Greenspan : ALAN

4. Acts like Elizabeth Taylor? : DIVORCES. Love this clue.

5. "Understand?" : SEE

6. Former French president Jacques : CHIRAC

7. Top-notch : A-ONE

8. Symbol for the lower piano music part : BASS CLEF

9. __ Lanka : SRI

10. Swelling reducer : ICE BAG

11. Medicinal houseplant : ALOE

12. Rodent in a German lab : MAUS. German for mouse. Had no idea.

13. Data unit : BYTE

19. Ken or Daria of financial journalism : DOLAN. Total unknown. Anyone know of this couple?
21. __ Friday's : TGI

24. "__ all good" : IT'S

26. Leave out : OMIT

27. Word after floor or flight : PLAN

28. Mars explorer : ROVER. Cool.

29. "So long!" along the Seine : ADIEU

30. In the middle of : AMONG

31. Preserve, as ashes : INURN

32. Did some wickerwork : CANED. From this website: "
Is it Wicker or Cane? Did you know wicker or wicker work is a weaving method not a material?  Wicker work can be accomplished with many types of material, some man made and some natural.  Chair cane is actually the peeled inner skin of the rattan more...

36. Hotel count : BEDS. Prison count, too.

38. Corrosive liquid : ACID

39. In need of a friend : LONESOME

40. Surrealist painter from Barcelona : JOAN MIRO. Learning moment. Recognize some of the art, never knew the artist.

42. Subsurface woodwork decoration : INLAY. The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California is known for the hand-inlaid parquet floors.

43. Bikini top : BRA

45. Big name in antivirus software : NORTON

46. Estevez of "The Breakfast Club" : EMILIO. Second from left. 

47. Hollywood agent : REP

50. Scent : ODOR

51. "Big Hero 6" hero : HIRO. Disney movie.

52. Neck of the woods : AREA

54. Classic arcade game Donkey __ : KONG

56. Every which way : AMOK

57. Obedience school command : COME. Tried STAY and HEEL first.

58. Historic periods : ERAS

60. Comics punch sound : POW

61. __ Mahal : TAJ


fermatprime said...


Thanks to Neville and mb!

Enjoyable puzzle!

Didn't know DOLAN or HIRO. Otherwise OK.

Have a great day!

OwenKL said...

Earworm time: a poetic IAMB from Neil Diamond.

{B-, B, C+, B.}

Mary, they said, had a little lamb
Who grew up to become the Great I Am
If I made some JOKES
I'd offend some folks,
So I'll just stick to writing a great IAMB!

EMILIO thought that his life was a BORE,
So he sent his dog to fetch, as a chore.
The dog returned
With freezer burns --
Was scolded, "I didn't mean that kind of HOAR!"

ALAN liked a PRACTICAL JOKE as a gag,
But his wife was a cold and dour drag!
Whatever he'd tease
She met with a freeze,
Her perfect ICON was a chill ICE BAG!

The kids at school all got a shock:
ELLIE's MAGIC wand had gone off!
Spewing hexes in throes
Like a loose garden hose!
IT'S bad to go mock, when a baton goes AMOK!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

A bit sticky here and there, but not too bad. Didn't know ELLIE, DOLAN or TIMOR, but the perps took care of them (eventually) and the rest was pretty straightforward. Saw "Big Hero 6" in the theater and have it on DVD, so HIRO was a gimme.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Didn't get the OLDE, MEAN jokes. Some things never change. Not too fond of INURN, but enjoyed the outing. Thanx, Neville.

HIRO was an unknown -- seemed to be missing his HITO.

Melissa, I had not heard that story about Agatha Christie. Velly intellesting.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

I liked today's puzzle. Plenty of unknowns, but perps cleared up everything except the cross of TIMOR and JOANMIRO. Even that was an easy guess. Other unknowns: ELLIE, MAUS, DOLAN, HIRO and INURN. Only erasure was mcafee for NORTON.

Thanks, Neville, for the Tuesday teachable moments.

Jerome said...

Can you spot who is hiding in the top left corner of the grid?

Yellowrocks said...

I enjoyed this one. HIRO, ELLIE, and DOLAN needed perps and wags. A perp or two jogged my memory for JOAN and TIMOR. The puzzle was not that difficult but it took more time than it usually does on a Tuesday.
Interesting info on WICKER, Melissa. I thought it was a material. I have wicker furniture in my sun room which I love.
I pictured a line of CABS idling while waiting for pickups at the airport.
Alan finished his third round of antibiotics for pneumonia this Saturday. While taking them he feels almost normal, but lacking in energy, so we were able to take all our trips, but had to dial back on the activities. Since Sunday, after only one day off the meds, he feels terrible again. We had an X-ray yesterday and have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. It seems we have not ID'ed the exact microbe involved. Never a dull moment.
IM, I hope your nightmares have stopped. Bill G, how is your wife coming along?

MJ said...

Greetings to all!

An enjoyable puzzle today. Ken and Daria DOLAN and ELLIE Kemper were complete unknowns. Both filled by perps. HIRO in the SW was also unknown, but I never read the clue until checking the expo as I had completed that area with only across clues. Thanks, Melissa, for the informative write-up and many interesting links.

Enjoy the day!

Magilla Go-Rilla said...

Record time finish. But I admit I had one letter wrong; the intersection of 23A and 6D. I didn't know Riga and spelled Jacques last name Chiroc.

Technical question: I have to log in each day that I post a comment. At one time it used to maintain my login. Can someone advise how to stay logged in? I always comment from my iPhone, BTW.

Husker Gary said...

-JOKES are a very sensitive issue these days. I’ve told several golfing buddies overtly and covertly that racist jokes just don’t cut it anymore. They knew it.
-NO, NO, NO… earworm (2:22)
-Henry Comstock found the most famous Silver LODE that bears his name, and gave rise to Virginia City
-On flag day and every other patriotic holiday, our town has 2 miles of these
-I have no problems when women keep their maiden names and even skip hyphens
-Doesn’t everyone prefer clicking on an ICON rather than navigating this?
-CHIRAC ignored wedding vows and the French said, “C'est la vie”
-With teaching, coaching, Florida trips, detasseling and subbing, I have been AMONG teenagers for almost 50 years
-I’ve already told my friend/neighbor mortician that I want to be in an URN not $10,000 worth of burial devices
-Should it even be done?
-Jerome, is it John Lennon’s wife?

thehondohurricane said...


Thanks to Neville for the challenge and Melissa for the explanations.

Lots of perp assistance required today. CHIRAC, MAUS, BASS CLEF, & JOAN MIRO the leading culprits.

53A, a shout out to little old me. Like Melissa, 4D was a favorite.

I think of DIRTY POOL as an unfavorable act, like Deflate Gate, to gain an advantage. Unsportsmanlike behavior to me would be cursing, ranting, acting like an ass or mocking someone during an event.

If I really want Casey to join me, instead of COME, in a raised voice I tell him to "get your butt over here". He's my 7th collie and leads the pack in many (bad) categories. But, like his predecessors, he is loved by all.

After a summer of H H &H, the cool fall air is certainly welcomed by this aging senior. AC is nice to have, but I'm tired of cool air blowing on me.

TTP said...

Learned that JOAN MIRO was a male. That made me look up Jean Arp. Also a male. Never heard of either until I started doing crosswords a few years ago.

Jerome, Neville.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Another easy one. Liked the theme. Mostly a top-to-bottom solve. No searches or white-out needed.
TIMOR - Yesterday we had Bligh who navigated to Timor and safety after the Bounty mutiny.
MAUS - Hi, PK. Remember, good quality NYS cheddar.
MIRO - First saw his work at the Albright-Knox gallery in Buffalo, 50 years ago.
ROAN - Always liked that word.

Chairman Moe said...

"Puzzling thoughts":

How 'bout them Steelers?! MNF at 7:00 pm starting time? I'm good with that!

My print version - in the newspaper - completed in blue ink pen - no write-overs or ink blots!! I did the "downs" first, and then the "acrosses". Whenever 1a is not a gimme, I usually SKIP around.

Nothing special about the puzzle today; I thought the theme was "meh", but then I realized, Mr Fogerty probably spent quite awhile creating this, and certainly has a talent that I cannot match ... kudos

As one who studied German in HS and college, MAUS was "bestimmt". And 34a could've been clued with a German descriptor

Needed ESP to get HIRO for 51d; LOL at desper-otto comment about missing the HITO 😃
Owen, your first one today was the winner

Some grammarians here might criticize my limerick today as I used the "adjective meaning" as a noun ...

After entering through the back door
(And in hopes of his finding "amour")
The "John" got a surprise
As he focused his eyes
On his grey-haired bed partner ... the HOAR

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

What Spitz said. Plus a hand up for What TTP Said - if it weren't for crosswords, I'd never have known that Jean and Joan were dudes.

Have you noticed the current Google doodle? It's in celebration of another crossword legend, Yma Sumac.

Morning, Husker, the Air NZ video led to others...

MBee, loved the Christie mystery! That will lead to more reading.

Dudley said...

Oops! Amendment to prior post: I meant to suggest Husker has a point, The Breakfast Club doesn't seem to need a remake.

The Air New Zealand video was from another source. Worth a look! It's a fresh look at the dull preflight safety video.

Tinbeni said...

Melissa: Good Job on the write-up.

Neville: Thank You for a FUN Tuesday puzzle. Enjoyed the JOKES theme.

Needed ESP to get ELLIE, HIRO and JOAN MIRO.
Never get that Wintry coasting, HOAR, here in Tarpon Springs.

Fave today was 4-d clues/answer "Acts like Elizabeth Taylor?" DIVORCES.


oc4beach said...

I love a good (or bad) joke. This was a good Tuesday level puzzle by Neville and Melissa's review was spot on.

I agree with most everyone on the level of difficulty (or easiness) of today's puzzle. Perps filled in the proper names that I didn't know. And I had to chuckle at Away WE GO and how Jackie Gleason would say it.

Today's puzzle sent me off looking for some funny joke T-Shirts. My son loves T-Shirts with a certain level of shock value so he always has one on that some find objectionable. Sarcasm is his favorite subject.

I hope everyone has a great day today.

CrossEyedDave said...

Anonymous-T, yest 8:18.

Absolutely loved that cake! A Perfect fractured flicker for Steve!

Sorry for missing the party lately, it is my busy time of year.
Between vacations, and camping every weekend during Sept/Oct,
I have been so busy I cannot even open that time sink they call Facebook,
& only glance quickly at YouTube.
But I (do do?) the puzzle every day. I just do not get to
the Blog until a day or 2 later.

What has put me over the edge time wise is that they just started another
3 month bout of "Storm of War," a harrowing game of attrition where I fly
a Hawker Hurricane with a group of chaps from all over the world. We are in constant radio
communication via Teamspeak. We recreate the WWII Battle of Britain flying against
a lot of very good European pilots, & it is very taxing.

I maybe called at any moment to fly as wingman with our squadron to defend against a German bomber raid. (to fly alone is to die, the opposing pilots are that good!)

If we get 3 kills without dying, we graduate to Spitfires. 20 kills will get you
a Spitfire Mark II! Unfortunately dying is semi-permanent because if you lose a plane
you have to ferry another one from the factory to home base.(if one is available,attrition, remember?)

When we did this 6 months ago,someone blabbed (or spied) & the Germans discovered
our home base & bombed it into oblivion while we were sleeping.

Sorry to prattle on about this, but it is great fun & comradery.
If you are interested, here is more detail (1/2 hour video)

Neville said...

Thanks for the write-up, Melissa, and thanks to everyone who's commented so far. I always enjoy reading about what you liked and what you didn't.

I was very excited that HIRO made the editorial cut; we don't see much new 4-letter fill in puzzles, and I do love "Big Hero 6." INURN, on the other hand, is my least favorite thing about this puzzle. Sorry about that, everyone. As I recall, it was a necessity to make JOAN MIRO fit. Another favorite was the clue for DIVORCES and the matching clue for CLEO.

As an aside, thanks to C.C. and crew for the list of newspapers that syndicate the LA Times puzzle. I recently moved to Newport News, VA, so I picked up a copy of The Virginian-Pilot this morning. (I'd guess I'm not too far from Jinx!)


Argyle said...

Thank you for dropping by, Neville.

About those painters, sorta gives new meaning to, "You hang around, baby
With Jean and Joan and a-who knows who."

Lucina said...

Thank you for the light workout, Neville, and for your comments. Constructor posts are always appreciated.

The puzzle was a speed run except for ELLIE who? Thank you, Melissa, for the information. I can't say I ever heard of that show.

It's surprising that JOAN MIRO is still unknown considering how often his name appears in puzzles, usually singly either first or last name. JOAN is the Galician version of JUAN and is pronounced HO-AN.

It always saddens me to see celebrities' DIVORCES referred to in a joking manner. No matter who one is, it has to be a painful time whether once or many times and being in that glass house has to be doubly painful.

Thank you, Neville and Melissa!

Have a splendid day, everyone!

Bill G. said...

Another fun puzzle. Kudos to Neville, Rich and Melissa.

For "Acts like Elizabeth Taylor," I had some letters filled in like DIVO ????. I was sure it was asking for something to do with DIVA... Ya got me Neville.


Melissa, didn't you used to post using all lower-case letters? I've got to tell you how much more I like your present style. Thanks from me.

Barbara got a connection installed in her chest area for the delivery of chemo. I'm sure that won't be any picnic for her (us) but at least the sword of Damocles is not hanging so tentatively. We are doing OK for now...

Speaking of jokes in the puzzle, I have a long time childhood friend from Virginia. The last time I saw him years ago, he started to tell a joke I could tell was going to be mildly racist. I was torn between saying something (politely) or biting my tongue, both uncomfortable options from my viewpoint.

I had a teacher friend who used to enjoy telling the occasional dirty joke. The problem was, his jokes were never funny, just dirty. Being filthy seemed to be their only raison-d'etre. It got to be so uncomfortable for me that when he began his introduction to a joke, I would try to find a polite reason to excuse myself.

Irish Miss said...

Hi Everyone:

A fun theme and an easy and enjoyable solve. Only unknown was Hiro but perps solved that little hiccup.

Thanks, Neville, for a Tuesday treat and for dropping by the Corner and thanks, MelissaB, for the informative expo.

YR, I seem to be over the unpleasant dreams, thanks. Best wishes for some resolution with Alan's roller-coaster health issues.

Have a great day.

TX Ms said...

Melissa B - thanks for the terrific recap. Although Christie was one of my favorite authors (still love British murder mysteries), I have never read of her disappearance. At first, I thought she was leaving clues, setting up the police to track her down, as she did in some of her books' plots.

Miro is one of my favorite abstract artists - I had a poster of one his paintings in the bedroom long ago.

Anon-T, re Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science" - enjoyed the clip. I was never into new wave, and I think I was in my CW/pool-playing stage during that time. And how weird is this? "Weird Science" (1985) is being shown on the BBC channel tonight. Per Wiki: The title song was written and performed by American new wave band Oingo Boingo.

Jayce said...

Enjoyed this puzzle. Didn't know several of the proper names; got 'em from perps. Knew JOAN MIRO right away; a former business colleague of mine owned one of his paintings that he looked forward to substantially increasing in value after the artist died. I don't know if it ever did, but it was involved in a lawsuit between him and me.
Extremely interesting story about Agatha Christie; thanks for linking to it, Melissa.
Best wishes to you all.

Jerome said...

TTP- I can't help but think Neville saw that considering how much time a constructor spends looking over and reworking their fill.

Misty said...

I really thought I had nailed this one, but sadly had one tiny and dumb goof--TREE (I knew that had to be wrong) instead of TREY because I figured the down was BASE CLEF. I guess I'm not good at either Spanish or music. But, hey, I got everything else--so Yay! And many thanks, Neville, not only for the fun puzzle with its great jokes, but also for stopping by. And great pics and expos, Melissa. I too enjoyed the Agatha Christie story.

Never heard of HIRO but thought its answer to a "Hero" clue was a hoot. Loved the Liz Taylor clues, although it's probably true that celebrity divorces are just as sad as other divorces. (Well, if I remember it right, did she marry and divorce Richard Burton twice?)

Any suggestions on how to combat insomnia (besides counting sheep)?

Have a great Tuesday, everybody!

CrossEyedDave said...

OK, I have a few minutes rest after making 2 bombing runs on the
German held airport at Caffiers. Grid BB20 if interested.
(I can't mention my home base in England, it's a secret..:)

Hmm, speech jokes. Reminds me of the time I 1st tried to post on this Blog...

May I share a joke with you?

Are you sure you don't want a dirty joke?

Hmm, Jerome, hidden names in the NW Corner, Alan, Ollie, Cleo???

Belated Happy Birthday Gary!

Steve, I believe Anonymous-T has you covered...

Pat said...

An easy, peasy puzzle today! My only mistake was 57d: stay/COME.

It sometimes surprises me how a clue/answer brings back memories. My dad's parents had 2 looms and wove many things. I remember watching them work when we'd visit. Mom had them WEAVE at least 5 pairs of drapes for our house in the 1960's and I'm happy to have the master bedroom drapes in my master bedroom.

Thanks for the puzzle, Neville, and for stopping by. I forgot to look at the theme so thanks for the explanation and the write-up Melissa.

Have a pleasant rest of your Tuesday!

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Well, this was SCADS of fun... From the get-go we get a Clecho to CLEO and her Acting(?). Thanks Neville for the puzzle and the inside-baseball.

Fun expo Melissa B! Thanks for taking the time 'splainin' WTH 14a was.

WOs: veins b/f LODEs and Euro for Dollar competitor. 27a was the MAGIC tonic to fix that mess.

ESP: Names save EMILIO & CHIRAC [though he did take a few perps to come to mind] + IAMB (I'm not at your level Melissa).

Hated RUNNING ERRANDS - just 'cuz I don't doing 'em :-). But some days, Away WE GO! Like oc4 - that was my fav. DIRTY POOL was close runner up [think The Hustler and we have another sub-theme :-)]

{B, A-, C, B-} {B+}

HG - I'm old-school and prefer the CLI (command line interface) esp. when I have a real shell (like bash or csh). Windows is getting there...
2. For all that is good, no! Breakfast Club was perfect the way it was. Wait 'till I die.
3. IN URN me too - let the kids fight over who doesn't get me on the mantel :-)

TXMs - I'm not surprised you missed 'em. Most folks don't know - I was just a huge fan of Weird Science (the movie) 'cuz I thought, at 13, maybe I could create a supermodel... Turns out I didn't need to - DW tolerates me :-)

Bill G - Good(ish) to hear about you & Barbara... Was your DIRTY-JOKin' colleague Andrew Dice CLAY? [trust me, don't Google]

Neville - My bro is headed to Newport News in a week (yet another transfer - he's Army) - from your pic I thought maybe you are .mil too?

CED - LOL your definition of "busy."
[OK, I'm just jealous...]

Play later, -T

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Fun puzzle, Neville! Thanks, Melissa!

Failed to get the theme, because I was doing downs, perped in JOKES and never read the clue.

Got TIMOR but didn't know it was an island until today. CWs sure broaden one's knowledge base.

Didn't know ELLIE, CHIRAC, DOLAN, NORTON, HIRO. Thank you red-letter re-directs.

RObot before ROVER. Knew better.

I knew of Agatha's disappearance. Took her secret of where she was then to the grave, didn't she?

AnonT: Thanks for the ABBA concert last night. Helped soothe my MAUS anxiety. MAUS has been eating DeCon but either it has lost strength in the year it has been in place or I have more than one MAUS. Got peanut butter yesterday for two traps. No catch yet. Don't know what NYS Cheddar is, Spitz. New York State?

INURN sounds good to me. More sanitary.

Prayers for Bill & Barbara. Being the caregiver is so hard.

Hollywood ran out of imagination and new ideas so remakes old hits I didn't watch the first time.

Argent said...

Thanks for the excellent earworm, Husker Gary! I must admit that NO, NO, NO made me think of this huge hit single (in the UK, anyway - I don't know about the US) by Amy Winehouse. It's sad that it turned out to be prescient.

WEES about DOLAN, winced at INURN, and I got stuck trying to fit Baymax in the four spaces for HIRO.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I seem to be missing all the themes these days. I didn't notice today's, based on JOKES, and I didn't catch on to yesterday's either - until reading the blog. In neither case did it hinder my solving time, but maybe I would have picked up a couple of minutes if I'd paid more attention.
Count me in with those who balked at IN URN. What is it? A verb, based on INURE? A location (as a game "preserve?"), separated as IN URN. I know some dictionaries offer it, as a verb; still it feels like a neologism, but not a clever one.

Spitzboov said...

PK - Yes, New York State. Vermont is good, too. Probably not sold in your area. Good luck with attracting the little dickenses.

tawnya said...

Good evening everyone!

Neville - wonderful puzzle with enough "classic" crosswordese and current stuff mixed just perfectly. Got the theme and the only hang up was the A in RIGA/CHIRAC. One small nit though: ROAN is a color and CHESTNUT is a color, but they are not the same. Horse-y people get angry with small things like this, but I am not one so it's OK!

Nice write-up Melissa! I also was hung up on SODA or COLA until I realized both RC and Pepsi both have COLA in their names - so I keyed it in and hoped for the best!

@OWEN: the second one is A+ from me :)

@Argent - thanks for linking Amy Winehouse! Unfortunately, I found the bandwagon too late. She had an amazing voice and I could listen to her for ages. Wish she was still around.

Here's the classic LONESOME song.

@Anon-T - I am still a huge Boingo fan and I had a really hard time choosing just one song but here it is the favorite for today. Don't ask me about tomorrow. It'll likely be this one or this one.

Enough distractions...homework beckons...


Neville said...

I did not notice that you could make my name from letters in the NW corner; that was unintentional!

Anonymous T - no, I'm not in the military, but there is certainly a large uniformed presence out here! I teach at one of the schools here.

Argyle said...

Deep in the archives: Elvis singing, "No,No,No,No, No, No...Hearts of Stone".

Lemonade714 said...

Great to see you back Neville.

three years go quickly

Anonymous T said...

Tawnya - Now TX Ms knows there's two of us :-) Enjoyed Boingo links.

The only other thing to add is MAUS, a graphic novel DW studied. I was incensed she got to read Comics in her doctoral program while I was was toiling in the computer lab. The JOKE was on me...

If you get a chance to read MAUS, and are ready for heavy, take it. The author was detailing dealing w/ his Holocaust-surviving father and, I think, it's the only "comic" w/ a Pulitzer. But, like I said, heavy.

Neville - Inquiring minds... What do you teach at what level?

Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

Shoot - I forgot the new pix I read about yesterday that ROVER shot and JPL shared this week. -T

TX Ms said...

Anon-T - Probably past your bed-time ... re your answer to Tawnya - Three Dog Night came to mind: "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do; two can be as bad as one..." Sorry - don't mean to offend -I just can't remember the rest of the lyrics. I had never heard of Oingo Boingo until yesterday. Yes, those Mars rocks do rock! Geo-cornerites, anyone? I found them amazing!

Anonymous T said...

TX Ms - It is quite-past but I've been trying to figure out why I'm getting inconsistent results in a query. I know I've muck'd something up but I can't figure out what bit I SKIP'd- same damn query just over a different time period [same point-in-time shows two results depending on # of weeks back; WTF-factor-weird]. Your diversion, while this new Q ran, made me find this version of , ONE and finally made me sleepy :-) Thx.

Time to turn in and try again [RETRY?] tomorrow after class.

Cheers, -T

OwenKL said...

Jerome: I'm there boggle style
N O.

Wilbur Charles said...

Fabulous blog. Ironic juxtaposition of Amy W and Hank W. I go to lots of McDonald's around Tampa bay and some play country which I can barely stand and most play that God awful top 40.

SNL had a sickenly skit about Liz Taylor eating that turned me off of SNL forever.

And I tried to fit in MARRIAGES.

What I said about country doesn't apply to Hank W. I was in CABG5 rehab and I played HW to lighten the natural depression and the hospital top jerk threw us out.

I finished Wed So I'll hop over there.

I can't get names straight so thx everyone, especially Neville and the limricists