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Oct 9, 2018

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 Bruce Haight


"Needlework"


17. How something precarious may hang: BY A THREAD.


29. How a good comedian leaves the audience?: IN STITCHES.  A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer.  The bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve food in here."

47. Difficult time: ROUGH PATCH.   "Just don't unpack and live there."

64. Care: GIVE A DARN.

53. Clinched, and a hint to the four longest Across answers: SEWN UP. 

Hope you didn't get a pinprick - or worse - solving Bruce's offering.   If you did, put a band-aid on it or let be.  Whatever you want.   Suture self. 

Across:

1. "Big Board" that lists GM and GE: NYSE. General Motors, General Electric, and New York Stock Exchange, respectively.

5. Strauss of jeans: LEVI.

9. Scam using spam, say: PHISH.  An excellent primer from IT professionals:  Make smarter decisions to avoid being scammed  I'm impressed.  Well worth the time.  

14. Fireworks cries: OOHS  and aahs.

15. Eye layer that includes the iris: UVEA.

16. Roman robes: TOGAE. Latin plural for toga.  Fashion in ancient Rome

19. Love, to Casanova: AMORE.

20. Soft toss: LOB.

21. "Out with it!": TELL ME.

23. List-ending abbr.: ET AL

24. Diplomatic office: EMBASSY.

26. "No more for me, thanks": I'M SET.

28. Simon __: SAYS.   A child's game and a bubblegum pop hit from 1967


33. Farm layer: HEN.

35. Lamp-to-plug line: WIRE. Linecord or simply cord in many circles.

36. Little mischief-maker: IMP.

37. Marisa of "My Cousin Vinny": TOMEI.


40. Asian New Year: TET.

41. Very unpleasant: NASTY.

43. "It's __-win situation": A NO.

44. Clinton's veep: GORE.

46. Fifth scale note: SOLSolmization

50. Queries: ASKS

54. Schlepped: TOTED.

55. Eats a little: HAS SOME.

57. "Verrrry funny": HA HA.  Ha Ha Clinton-Dix plays free safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.  His first name is really Ha'Sean.  His grandmother gave him the nickname when he was an infant.  "Verrry funny, grandma !"   Truth be told, he likes his nickname. 

59. Stem (from): DERIVE.  Clinton-Dix's nickname stems from the fact that family friends and some family members couldn't properly pronounce his birth name.

61. Opposite of "yep": NAW.  Not nope today.

62. Overplay the part: EMOTE.

66. Career employee: LIFER.  I first learned this definition in the Army to describe a career soldier.

67. New __: modern spiritualist: AGER.

68. Rebuke from Caesar: ETTU.

69. Put off: DEFER.

70. Gridiron throw: PASS.  American and Canadian rules football.  A throw on the football field.  Most often by a quarterback, but occasionally by another player, such as on this trick play Sunday:



Updated Oct 9 at 7:20 AM, to provide a video of Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throwing the 62 yard pass to set the NFL record for Most Career Passing Yards



71. Stinging insect: WASP.   I've been stung by wasps, bees and fire ants.   And an almost by a scorpion. 

Down:

1. Aristocrats: NOBLESThey play polo and love guns, horses and hounds.

2. Grammy-winning cellist: YOYO MA.

3. "Not too __!": "Good work!": SHABBY.

4. "To the max" suffix: EST. The superlative suffix.

5. Slyly attracts: LURES IN.  Entices.  Baits.  On the internet, it's called clickbait when a title or image entices you to satisfy your curiosity gap.   Especially nefarious with clickbait that promises one thing and the accompanying link delivers something else, like malware.    I also find it annoying on this blog when a troll makes inflammatory or specious comments trying to lure regulars into a war of words.   Please don't feed the trolls.

6. "Brideshead Revisited" novelist Waugh: EVELYN.  Never read the book saw the movie, but learned that Evelyn Waugh was a man, and that his first wife was also named Evelyn. 

7. Wiener schnitzel meat: VEAL.

8. Words of confession: I ADMIT IT.

9. School fundraising gp.: PTA. "Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education."

10. Household skills class, for short: HOME EC

11. "Let me handle it": I GOT THIS.

12. __ Lee desserts: SARA.

13. Canine command: HEEL.


18. Elevs.: HTS.  Elevations / Heights

22. Mideast chieftain: EMIR.

25. Arthur of tennis: ASHE.

27. Dictation pro: STENO. Professional / Stenographer.  How Much Do Stenographers Make?

30. Like dessert wines: SWEET.

31. Ambulance pro: EMT.  Emergency Medical Technician

32. 007, e.g.: SPY. In Ian Flemming's novels, an MI6 agent granted the 00 designation has a "license to kill".   James Bond is the 7th agent that received the 00 designation, thus he is code-named 007.

34. Figure skating figure: EIGHT.

37. Sticky subject?: TAR.   Should be sealing the cracks in my asphalt driveway before Old Man Winter wreaks havoc with his freeze thaw cycles.  Got a quote of over $400 to have ~ 200' ft. hot-sealed.   I'll spend a few hours and fill them myself. 

38. Musical Yoko: ONO.

39. Get sassy with someone: MOUTH OFF.

40. Import-export imbalance: TRADE GAP.

42. "Sadly ... ": ALAS.

45. Newspaper opinion page: OP ED.

46. Norelco products: SHAVERS. One of these might be useful to perfect the look of your...

48. Pointed beard: GOATEE.

49. Baked potato topping paired with sour cream: CHIVES. They're still doing well in our garden.  Time to snip and freeze them before Mother Nature does.

51. Piano piece: SONATA. 8 hours of Mozart linked for your listening pleasure:


52. Some big box stores: KMARTS.  "Attention Kmart shoppers" and "Blue Light Specials" are blasts from the past that you may recall.  .

56. "... and two if by __": SEAEvents of April 18, 1775

57. __ up: robbed: HELD.

58. Parisian gal pal: AMIE.

60. Latvian capital: RIGA.

63. Blow it: ERR.

65. "Do the __": soft-drink slogan: DEW.   "Do the DEW is more than just an advertising slogan for Mountain Dew – it represents the attitude of a community that really seeks to live life authentically," said Simon Lowden, Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi Beverages North America.   The commercials are primarily aimed at millennials and "are designed to thrive in the mobile environment".  They're onto something.  Mountain Dew is a billion dollar brand for Pepsi Co.





51 comments:

fermatprime said...


Greetings!

Thanks to Bruce and TTP!

Nice, easy puzzle! No problems,

The NetWord puzzle hasn't shown up on the upuzzles site for the last few days. Darn.

Have a great day!

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Particularly speedy solve today. I haven’t seen a K-Mart for years; I presume they still exist somewhere.

Thanks for ‘splaining, TTP.

Been reading up on the troubling limo crash in NY. Sounds like a seriously dodgy operation. I’m no fan of the various stretched vehicles to begin with.

OwenKL said...

These was a little girl named SARA
An IMP known as a holy terror.
She could be very sassy,
Downright mean and NASTY,
Yes, all of the time, everywhere!

In Limbo, Hades opened an EMBASSY.
From the front, it looked very SHABBY.
It's the LURE of SIN
That LURES them IN!
Once inside, the fire pits looked very classy!

A class that all the girls thought was "Yech",
Was the hour they spent in HOME EC.
The boys thought it great!
All they saw was cake,
Not sifting flour, washing pans, and et cet.

OwenKL said...

{C, A-, B+.}

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Columbus day is a flag day, a day I'm helping as a Lions, with putting flags out. Between the actual route and the change to my sleeping habit, I just wasn't able to poemize. The poem I did get to, over at _J was pretty weak, too.

Lemonade714 said...

Well it seems this puzzle was tailor-made for you to blog TTP. No hemming or hawing, you just showed the pattern and moved on.

Anyway, as already remarked a particularly fast solve with no unknowns from Bruce and a cute theme.

I did enjoy seeing author EVELYN WAUGH who went by his middle name He was born ARTHUR . If you click the links you will learn how to pronounce his name and details of his interesting family.

My learning moment came from TTP's reference to Simonizing, oops I mean Solmization . There is so much I do not know, but coming to the Corner keeps me growing.

Thanks BH and TTP.

ESPN said...

Did ya'll happen to catch the scores from yesterday's(Columbus/indigenous peoples day) football and baseball games?

The Redskins, Braves and Indians all got slaughtered.

You cant make this stuff up.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Very quick race to the bottom this morning. I got the THREAD quickly, though it wasn't needed for the solve. TTP, that was an especially fact-filled expo this morning -- several learning moments. Thanx for the romp, Bruce.

NYSE: GM, GE -- how the mighty have fallen.

STENO: My niece is a court STENOgrapher in the Twin Cities. Haven't seen her in decades. She must be almost retirement age now.

EVELYN: I remember him best for The Loved One -- made into a '60s satirical movie about the funeral business.

Oas said...

Thanks for a quick solve Bruce and thanks TTP for the review .
FIR but had to change to the Roman plural to make HEEL work.
Didn’t know YOYOMA but it filled in ok.
I have to usher today at the funeral of another friend whose heart gave out . He was only 74

Beautiful fall colors these days. Not every year are they as diverse and bright as this year. Next to Summer , Autumn is my favorite season.
Good day to all. Che

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, TTP and friends. This was a fun puzzle that I quickly got SEWN UP.

How appropriate to have the Gridiron Throw clue today as Drew Brees made history last night by setting an NFL record for PASSing yards.

My favorite clues were: Farm Layer = HEN and Sticky Substance = TAR.

QOD: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~ John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1940 ~ Dec. 8, 1980)

TTP said...

Good morning.

I've updated the review at 70A, Gridiron Pass, with a video that shows the record setting pass. Brees did it style, with a 62 yard TD bomb !

Yellowrocks said...

I had this one SEWN UP quickly. Easy and fun for a Tuesday,Bruce. TTP, very interesting, informative review.
I waited for the S or E plural of TOGAE.
The two syllable pronunciation, EVE LYNN,for EVELYN WAUGH always sounds strange to my American ears? Do all Brits pronounce EVELYN this way?
It seems more and more first names are becoming unisex: Evelyn, Robin, Leslie, Alex, Drew, Bobby, Taylor and plenty more.
My fiance was in the music school at college. Their sight singing class used solfege, a form of solmization. I don't have the ear for sight singing. I was asked to sing solo, so low we can't hear you.
Our K Mart's service and goods declined rapidly in the past decades and finally closed. I hadn't been inside a K Mart in ages. I think K Mart is on it last legs.
K Marts's demise
I admire Arraus' playing. Thanks, TTP. I also admire YO YO MA.
Also thanks for the meaning of 007. News to me.
Dudley @ 4:04 in re limo accident. The authorities say there have been many serious accidents at that intersection, even after it had been re-engineered. They don't know what to do. Why not put a traffic light there and traffic signal warning up the hill before the intersection? I realized the limo was not up to par, but driver error seems to have been in play, as well.
Sunday night, some one drove their car over the concrete parking bumper in front of our local Italian restaurant with terrific force, causing tremendous damage. I don't know the particulars. How could that happen, unless the driver had a sudden medical attack?
Off to do my chores. I love work, I could sit and look at it for hours. LOL

Tinbeni said...

TTP Good job on the write-up.

Bruce: Thank you for a FUN Tuesday puzzle. I enjoyed the theme.

OK, I ADMIT IT ... I needed ESP (Every-Single-Perp) to get EVELYN ... a "Learning Moment" I will probably forget by noon.

Oas @ 6:53 am
I am enjoying the "Beautiful Fall Colors" of Tarpon Springs, Florida ... they are ALL Green.

Cheers!

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-I’m sure LEVI would be shocked today to see his rugged miner’s pants become fashion statements
-I got PHISHED last week, “Just send me $865 and I’ll send you $100,000 from a Workman’s Comp refund”
-When I wrote in TOGAS I laughingly thought, “I’m surprised it’s not TOGAE” and then I never checked it
-Applebee’s recycling That’s AMORE (:14)
-Sympathetic reporters LOB questions at pols they like. The ones they don’t like get NASTY curveballs
-Pre-Miranda TV cop shows had police yelling, “Out with it!”
-I was meant to be a LIFER as a teacher
-Downton Abby showed the early 20th century decline of the NOBLES very well
-Speaking of which, Evelyn (Eve’ linn) Napier is a man on Downton Abby who pursues Mary
-I prefer wines on the left of this sugar chart
-Bad surgeons can acquire the nickname 007 – “License to kill”
-Mozart’s Eine Kliene Nachtmusik was part of a wonderful concert we attended last night. The concert actually had four pieces I recognized!
-Nice job, TTP!

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Bruce Haight, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, TTP, for a fine review.

Got through the puzzle easily. After all, it is a Tuesday.

Theme was fine. My wife would have liked it. She is a sewing and quilting person. She is at her Tuesday morning g quilting group at church right now. They make quilts and send them overseas for people that need them, with some to places in our country as well.

Liked TTPs links to various items. I especially liked the aristocracy one.

9D PTA reminds me that ours in Bartlett, Illinois, where I live, is called the PTB. Parent Teacher Board.

CHIVES are one of my favorite scallions to put on potatoes. With sour cream and butter, of course. I grow them and quite often take a baggie with me with chives when I go to a restaurant, just in case they do not have them.

ET TU, a crossword staple. I love it.

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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SwampCat said...

I’m still walking on air over Drew Brees’ record setting pass last night. Thanks, TTP, for the link. The town went wild.

He was the face of our recovery from Hurricane Katrina. When 80 % of the city was destroyed and nobody believed in us, he came here full of hope and told us we could recover. And, by golly, we did!

He is such a great guy. He credits everyone but himself for this new record.

So I was thrilled to see Gridiron throw for PASS in the puzzle. Thanks Bruce!

The rest of it was fun, too. Loved the theme. I put TOGAs first before TOGAE, of course.

Owen, I liked the IMP SARA!

SwampCat said...

The Saints whipped the Redskns badly last night but I never noticed it was Columbus Day! Interesting, ESPN.

OwenKL said...

I don't give a darn plays what position?

Passing School Zone Take It Slow
Let Our Little Shavers Grow
-- Burma Shave

Did Evelyn waugh know Joyce Kilmer (Trees) or Leigh Hunt (Abou Ben Adhem) or Will Allan Dromgoole (The Bridge Builder)?

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was an easy, fun solve with no unknowns but two w/os: Amour/ Amore and Nah/Naw. I saw the theme connections early on but the reveal was nicely hidden. Imp reminds me of CED, but in a nice, not naughty, way. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Thanks, Bruce, for a Tuesday treat and thanks, TTP, for your exceptionally informative and cheery analysis. Chuckled at the Dagwood cartoon, remembering his trademark sandwiches! Good luck on the driveway patching job.

Congrats to Drew Brees, the Saints, and our Louisiana contingent.

Have a great day.

Picard said...

Agree it was a fun theme and a quick solve! Lots of OOHS at the rocket launch the night before!

I have SEWN UP quite a few Solstice costumes and accessories in recent years. But it is nothing compared with what my friend Pali does. He really has to GIVE A DARN.

Here Pali is working IN STITCHES to create one of his magnificent inflatable pieces.

Here was the result when it was SEWN UP, complete with acrobats and aerial dancers!

TAR comes up often along with the La Brea TAR Pits and I have shared photos and video of that. But we have our own TAR in Carpinteria.

Here are my hike photos at the Carpinteria Bluffs. Including some TAR views.

Images 39 and 40 show the tar seeping from the ground. The following images show the rocks blackened with the tar along the beach. Early in the 20th century this area was packed full of oil drilling rigs.

We have a KMART in our neighborhood that we can walk to. It offers affordable goods. But it is not well-managed. Long checkout lines and items often out of stock. After more than 30 years, it is in the process of closing. I am happy that it is being replaced by a Target, but it will take a year for that to happen.

AnonymousPVX said...

A rather easy Tuesday puzzle, only markover was NAH/NAW.

On to Wednesday.

Picard said...

One more note about our KMART. Have you seen the movie Rain Man?

To learn his Rain Man role, Dustin Hoffman stayed at Devereux, a home for the developmentally disabled. Devereux is in our neighborhood. The Devereux residents often took outings to walk to our neighborhood KMART. This comes up in the movie.

Here is one of the references to our neighborhood KMART in Rain Main

From yesterday:
AnonT That video of the Dual SpaceX Booster landing doesn't even look real. Wow!

Sandyanon said...

Owen, I like Sara too. All of the time, everywhere!

Becky said...

Picard, I had forgotten about the tar in Santa Barbara. I would visit my aunt and uncle in Goleta, thought it so romantic to walk barefoot on a windy chilly beach in an irish sweater and jeans, only to come back to their apartment and having to scrub off lumps of tar with kerosene. I was a teenager.

Why haven't I, living in Woodland Hills, never heard of the Solstice Parade? It looks fantastic!

GO BLUE!!

Becky

Spitzboov said...

Hello everyone.

Late today. Just back from Syracuse where I had a derma-nodule removed from the center of my back. Supposed to be benign. Bandage for a few days.

Did the puzzle before leaving this am. No issues with the solve. No searches needed.
THREAD - German is 'Faden', but L. German is Drahd and Dutch is draad.

Dudley, IM and others. I agree about the limo tragedy. As I undersatand it a steep hill descends to where the stop sign is. Other accidents in the past. The limo was 17 years old, had not passed a recent required inspection and the driver did not have the required passenger endorsement on his license. I wonder what his autopsy will show.
The only fix I can see is an excape ramp like on the Mass Tpke eastbound from Blandford in the Berkshires or a mandatory stop and test the brakes at the top of the hill when approaching the steep incline. JM2¢.

82ยบ here today.

Lemonade714 said...

Drew Brees will always be a sore topic for any Miami Dolphin fan, as in 2006, during our brief Nick Saban era, Brees was cut loose by the Chargers. He had hurt his shoulder and they had Philip Rivers. As you can see from this ARTICLE we almost had him. Saban wanted him. I believe owner Wayne Huizenga who was losing interest in owning sports teams, was convinced not to spend money for Brees

CrossEyedDave said...

Irish Miss,

Yes, Imp reminded me of me too...

Ol' Man Keith said...

Great links, TTP!

I have fond memories of listening to Claudio Arrau at Carnegie Hall - back in the late '70s or early '80s. A long time ago, but the memory is still vivid.

An enjoyable pzl today from Mr. Haight.

~ OMK
____________
DR:
A single diagonal, NE to SW.
In today's anagram we find a plea for supporting an Indiana educational alliance, viz.:
"AID HOOSIER PTA!"

Irish Miss said...

CED @ 2:11 ~ That was laugh-out-loud funny! And so, so you!

Ol' Man Keith said...

Owen ~
Shortstop.

ESPN @ 5:51 & Becky @ 1:33 ~
Speaking of baseball, I'm sorry the Indigenous People fared so badly on their day.
As a native San Franciscan I never thought I would use the possessive "my" in relation to a Los Angeles team. I've been living here in SoCal - in and near L.A. - for nearly forty years. Only now I catch myself watching division playoffs with something like dedication to the local franchise.
After sweeping the first two games against the Braves, the Dodgers lost game three, then fell behind in game four. They needed those brief setbacks to prove their mettle, coming back for a decisive victory yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday I realized it: for the first time I am beginning to respect the L.A. team as my Dodgers.
Go, Blue!

~ OMK

Lemonade714 said...

Becky, glad to see that you are a Dodger fan and not trying to inject politics into our little fun blog! Seriously, it has been a while (30 years) since Kirk Gibson a Tiger reject brought a title to LA. The hard part must have been watching the Giants win three recently.

SwampCat said...

Lemony, I had read that article about the Dolphins. It seemed contradictory them and now. They “offered him a contract” but “he didn’t pass the physical.” So he really didn’t get a contract. Am I missing something?

The Saint took him, bum shoulder and all.

I had also heard it was the owner who didn’t think he was worth the money. And maybe he wasn’t at the time.

Wilbur Charles said...

And re. HAHA. As in HaHa Herman, which proved to be difficult for
Charlie Brown
This went very quickly. Very few perps needed. We had LEVI as a J clue recently. Not to speak of a certain SPY.
Waugh and Fleming vacationed together at GoldenEye, Ian's Jamaican retreat

WC

SwampCat said...

Lemony, another thought. New Orleans had little choice but to take a wounded QB. What halfway decent, healthy QB would come to a city 80% destroyed!

It’s only in retrospect, knowing now that Brees was a good buy, that Miami ‘s decision is painful.

Hindsight is always 20-20!!

billocohoes said...

Something precarious doesn't hang by a thread. Something dangerous does, the person under it is in a precarious position. And nobody mentioned the Sword of Damocles?

It took the Miranda ruling to incorporate the warning into American justice procedures, but seventy years earlier Inspector Lestrade was telling Sherlock Holmes' captives that anything they said could be used against them.

Wilbur Charles said...

Yep, SS, but I had to LIU . In the script I read it's the Yankees, somewhere along the line the team becomes St Louis .

One last Division Series, Yankees - Redsox.
I see a catcher pitched the last inning and a replacement (Holt) hit for the cycle .

I suppose the last thing the sporting world wants to see is the Redsox AND the Patriots winning .

WC

Yellowrocks said...

In re the limo accident: I guess I don't understand. Near here when the driver comes over a steep hill and almost immediately finds an intersection, if he is unaware, he just might barrel through at the bottom of the hill. But in plenty of time before he gets there, he sees a lighted warning sign telling of traffic signals ahead. It even glows red when the traffic light would be red when he gets to it. These signs are common at problem intersections. At the site of the limo accident, I believe, though the authorities might feel a traffic light here would slow down traffic, it would be worth it for saving lives.
What am I am I missing? Yesterday someone answered my similar question on another topic. I appreciated it. We learn by asking questions and getting honest responses. I prize them when they contain no snark. I offer my answers to others in the same spirit, no snark intended.
PS, in our Italian restaurant accident the cause was due to the driver's diabetic dysfunction. I feel sorry that the owner is temporarily out of business. Last week an acquaintance had a cardiac dysfunction, passed out and drove into a pole. He is undergoing a valve replacement today. The older I get the more I see how chancy life is for the good and the bad, but you need to nudge it along.
I am receiving a refund of the $399 I paid for a computer scam.
I am offered a 100,00 mile or 7.5 years guarantee by Nissan on my replacement transmission.
I complained to Verizon about being charged for every advertiser's unwanted message and found a cheaper plan. Advertisers should not be able to use up our minutes.
I found a terrific ally in appealing Alan' group home rejection.
I fear that when I lose more of my smarts I will not be able to handle all these issues. That is the chancy part I fear.

Jayce said...

I ADMIT IT, I liked this multi-threaded puzzle. Wanted SEWED UP but it didn't fit, and my TOGAS were altered to TOGAE by that HEEL. Total forehead slap when I changed AMOUR to AMORE (dictated by SARA and HEEL) before remembering that Casanova was Italian, not French; same first name as Puccini.

TTP, thanks for the entertaining and informative exegesis (to use Ol'Man Keith's term).

Good wishes to you all.

Wilbur Charles said...

I see the NFL has denied access.

WC

Wilbur Charles said...

Here's Drew's pass on YouTube

Ol' Man Keith said...

billocohoes @4:25 ~

The fragility of the thread supporting the Sword of Damocles was meant by King Dionysus to remind Damocles of his tenuous position at court.

But shouldn't it be understood just as much as the vulnerability of the King to chance as a major factor in the execution of a command?

Just sayin' ...

~ OMK

Bill G said...

I stumbled across some old favorite movies on cable. They are enjoyable little movies and all have a good heart. Have you seen them? Opinions? If you haven't seen them, they are well worth the effort and time. (I know there are lots more also but these came to mind first.) Other suggestions along this same line?

1. Pleasantville

2. The Truman Show

3. The American President

4. Dave

Wilbur Charles said...

I drove limo out of Logan airport in the early oughts. 003-008. I did a 360 in a snowstorm and begged the owner to buy new tires.

"You're always nagging me about tires"

I picked up the same guy a week later. First thing he did was inspect the tires. Second thing he did was cancel the contract.

WC

Ps
And the third thing? I moved to Florida and drove there in the Winter

OAS said...

Tinbeni @ 9:44

I love summer , like fall , but 2 weeks into winter I'm ready to lift a glass to " winter green ".

Lemonade714 said...

It was not hindsight for many of us SwampCat- we bombarded the Sports Talk stations demanding they sign Brees. The absurdity is they claimed it was because of his health, but they signed Culpepper who had all three of his knee cartilages torn. Dante had been a good quarterback but no athlete can play without knees.

billocohoes said...

YR, I tried following the road on Google Earth. There's a warning sign a mile away (yellow diamond, truck going downhill), another warning further down, a curve warning, a "Road Narrows" sign, a stop sign alert about 100 yards out, by which point you can see the end of the road, and a stop sign at the intersection. Furthermore there were no skid marks to show he tried to stop (or turn) and couldn't. So either he drove thru, or the brakes failed, neither of which would be any different with a stop light. Maybe they could try lowering the speed limit on the hill, but Route 30 is a state road, and I doubt if 55-mph traffic will slow down that much on what's still a secondary highway.

SwampCat said...

Thanks for the insite Lemonade. I didn’t know that.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks Bruce for a smooth solve with only a PATCH or two of spilt ink. I got the theme at THREAD & STITCHES and was wondering how you were going finally TIE a bow on it; ah, you SEW'd it UP. Liked it.

Thanks TTP for the fine expo (and WC for finding an unblocked Brees link). I enjoyed the NOBELS article.* Also, my team was looking for a fresh info-graphic on PHISHing - KnowB4's fits the bill.

WOs: TOGAs, coRd b/f WIRE
ESPs: EVELYN; TOMEI - I should remember that one day...
Fav: SHABBY - not only is it a fun word, it fits our PATCH'd-up THREADs.

{A, B, B+; funny}

ESPN - that must-a been a MEME today. The guy in the office next to mine said the same thing about Astros beating The Tribe yesterday 5 minutes before I read your post.

WC - I don't know what Sport-world you live in but around here we want Astros & Rockets this year. Since the Texans look dead, Who Dat?, Who Dat! [right SwampCat :-)]

Who else tried to signup for HOME EC in HS to meet girls? My advisor poo-poo'd that and put me in pre-Calc (that HEEL!**). I tried the same thing a semester later and was in Typing only one (1!) day thinking I got away with it before getting yanked out [but I need typing for computer programming***! :-)] and put in AP Chem.

Cheers, -T
*Eat the Rich!
**Actually, Mrs. Trease was cool. She's the one that yanked me out of "neighborhood" classes and put me in the magnet program after I asked her one day after school for the hollow-solids on her shelf to demonstrate that sphere, cube, & pyramid can really(!) have the same volume (by xfering water from one to the other) so the "slow" class I was in would "get" it. I owe a lot to her for giving me confidence to be one of the "smart" kids.

*** I already knew typing - 1st Step-mom was a 90+ wpm secretary and got me started properly. Go ahead, IM, call me an IMP too :-)

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Fun & fast, Bruce. Thanks!. Thanks, TTP, cute jokes & cartoons.

The theme was appreciated by a former seamstress. CED: the link was a good one for my daughter whose hobby is crossStitch. However, she seldom gets riled so not a lot of danger there. She does quit speaking tho.

After two days of the most steady day & night rains I have ever seen here, my internet quit for over 24 hours. It stopped raining about 5 hours ago and dried out enough the internet is back on. The server tech replaced my WIRE earlier this year and we thought we that problem was solved. My Kindle let me buy a book with the power off to the modem. I think Maybe I'm riding on the neighbor's wifi?

Anonymous T said...

PK - nothing wrong w/ borrowing a cup of WiFi from the neighbor in a pinch. Nice to see you back "connected." Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

Just finished the comics (HAHA Herman, eh, WC - you spoiler!) say...

Anyone up and wanna hear a PHISH story?

Exec email'd me an "Is this OK?" today. It was a "Bringing this to your attention" "invoice" with an image of a .pdf file with a link behind it so that, if you clicked, your browser would open and download a .rar/.exe file from Microsoft's OneDrive (um, not a malicious site that I can block!) and do naughty things. So, um, NO it's not safe!

Being a nerd, I analyzed the resulting .exe and also found that NO antivirus had a signature for it(?). A query of the mail logs showed ONLY the exec got that email. It was a specially crafted PHISH for a Whale (execs) which is why this type of Phishing is called WHALE'ng.

//BTW, for those who took my advice on Cylance - it caught & blocked the NASTY from downloading to my Windows rig -- I had to use my 'uber-hacker' Kali-box (it's UNIX-y) to analyze the malware.

Anyway - Today, in Nigeria (or wherever) we're the 'big-one'that got away. Our Execs are woke to PHISH.

Earning my Keep :-), -T

Wilbur Charles said...

-T. Typing, junior year in HS proved to be the most valuable course I took. Especially with the demise of the secretary.

WC