Jan 29, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021, Gary Larson

 Title: We have a reveal today, which is probably what the author considered his title so I will not compete...

55A. Paperback designed to simulate animation ... and a hint to the answers to starred clues: FLIPBOOK (8). Yes, it is one word. We used to create our own when I was young, but they were nothing like the ones featured in the link.

This is a back to back for me blogging Gary who is one of the many very productive newer constructors. Each theme fill is a theoretical book with a title that corresponds to an in the language two-word expression. However, if you "flip" the words you get a very different well know entity. Fun. We also have NEW CARS, PERSIST, REASONS, ENLARGER,  ORE CARTS, PAW PRINT, WHITE TIE and STARTED to challenge the solvers. 

17A. *Reference work for canine lovers?: DOG GUIDE (8). We all are familiar with GUIDE DOGS 

21A. *Instructional work for expectant mothers`?: LABOR MANUAL. MANUAL LABOR.

33A. *Fictional work about a pick-up artist?: APPROACH NOVEL. NOVEL APPROACH.

49A. *Illustrated work for bullpen pitchers?: RELIEF COMIC. COMIC RELIEF. Thank you all who post puns and jokes!

On to solving...


1. Hybrid cycle: MOPED. We had a minibike, but not a MOPED.

6. Technology that uses polarized light,  briefly: LCD. Liquid Crystal Display.

9. Boo-boo: OWIE. Not a favored fill here.

13. Baba ghanouj ingredient: TAHINI. The description has Tahini as ground, toasted sesame seeds. A mildly Friday word.

14. Yellowfin tuna: AHI. Tuna or salmon? Both contain the same number of calories, but yellowfin tuna (sometimes referred to as “ahi”) is less fatty, offers eight more grams of protein than wild salmon, and is prized for its mild but not fishy flavor. Although wild salmon contains more fat, it also has more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

15. "That was close!": PHEW. This word is from the 17th century and is an onomatopoeia: the sound of rapid exhalation one makes when some trying situation is over.

16. Preserve, in a way: EMBALM. Ugh. This somewhat inappropriate breakfast test word comes from the French word baum meaning balm, like an ointment.

19. Range in the home, maybe: AMANA. While this company now owned by WHIRLPOOL eventually began making ranges, they started in the Amana Colonies in Iowa making the first stand-up freezer. 

20. Keep going: PERSIST. From the Latin Persistere.

23. Punk rock offshoot: EMO. This history of the MUSIC.

26. Calculating: SLY.

27. Grunts, so to speak: GIs. The term G.I. has been used as an initialism of "Government Issue", "General Issue", or "Ground Infantry", but it originally referred to "galvanized iron", as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed Forces

28. Got going: STARTED.

30. Simmons competitor: SERTA

32. Cork's place: EIRE. Not in a wine bottle for Moe, but a County in Ireland.

38. Requiem Mass word: IRAE. Serious crosswordese.

39. Layers: TIERS. Like cakes.

40. There are lots of them: NEW CARS. Without perps this is impossible, but it is a new fill.

44. Beats by __: DRE

45. Some tags: IDS.

48. Afternoon refresher: NAP. I am almost ready to get used to naps. I have always appreciated the 20-minute power nap.

52. Tries to influence, with "with": REASONS. From a child's POINT OF VIEW. Or, 60A. Unbending: STRICT.

54. Worship: ADORE. Je t'aime, je t'adore!

57. Tried and true: PROVEN.

58. Choice: A-ONE. Steak sauce?

59. Parrot: APE. Parrots are not simians!

61. Written reminder: NOTE. Generally sticky now.

62. "The Spanish Tragedy" dramatist: KYD. Beginning the revenge tragedy.

63. Strong point: ASSET.


1. Cat, say: MAMMAL. Another vague Friday means to challenge.

2. "Yowza!": OH BABY.  1930s (as yowzah ): perhaps representing a regional or colloquial pronunciation of yes sir 

3. It can be grand: PIANO. Distraction is the key.

4. Darkroom gear: ENLARGER

5. Skeptical, as a view: DIM. Parents often have a dim view
of their kids' ideas.

6. Weighed down: LADEN. Since they are burdened with their preconceived notions.

7. Group that blends well: CHORUS. Very important in the theatre of the 1500s.

8. Tries to unearth: DIGS AT. My meh clue/fill.

9. Major work: OPUS. Latin; no more pictures of the Penguin.

10. Formal wear: WHITE TIE. The CODE.

11. Mil. roadside hazard: IEDImprovised Explosive Device (IED), a homemade bomb, constructed from military or nonmilitary components, that is frequently employed by guerrillas, insurgents, and other non-state actors as a crude but effective weapon against a conventional military force.

12. Sweater material source: EWE. But not me.

13. Shades of blue: TEALS. At least 260 shades of blue are documented.

18. River to the Colorado: GILA. It's a monster of a river.

20. Noodles: PASTA. My son Devin's new CAT.

22. Barcelona-born surrealist: MIRO

24. Cruciverbalist Reagle of "Wordplay": MERL. A legendary wit who sadly has left us. 5 YEARS.

25. Words of praise: ODE. I would write him one, but that is not my style of poetry. OKL, Moe?

29. Guns: REVS. The engine.

30. What many writers work on: SPECulation.

31. Be in a cast: ACT. No broken bones, yet.

33. Specialty: AREA.

34. Rin Tin Tin autograph, e.g.: PAW PRINT.

35. Leather sources: HIDES. But not from dogs.

36. Soft ball material: NERF.

37. Mine vehicles: ORE CARTS

38. Keeper's concern: INN.

41. Spirited horse: ARAB. Hmm, Arabian yes...

42. Saturate again: RESOAK. Pure glue.

43. "Hang on __": 1965 #1 hit: SLOOPY.

45. Apple video-editing app: iMOVIE.

46. Run: DIRECT. The show.

47. Chanel product: SCENT. Parfum. 

50. Signed: INKED. Mahomes inked an incredible deal.

51. Dinnertime draws: ODORS.

53. Duel tool: EPEE. Some rhyme time for WOF.

55. __ club: FAN. Are you part of Pat Sajack's? He sponsors a daily crossword

56. WC: LOO. Water Closet.

57. Smokey Bear TV spot, for one: PSA. Public Service Announcement.

We did it again, with only a few bumps in the road


Big Easy said...

Good morning. I caught the FLIP but didn't notice BOOKs were flipped from adjective to nouns until the end off the puzzle. I have a STRICT APPROACH to completing a Xword puzzle. I fill them in ink and PERSIST for no more than 25 minutes, never using any type of reference. My mental exercise.

The NW was almost my downfall today. I know that Baba ghanouj is some type of food but that's it; TAHINI-unknown filled by perps after I changed ANIMAL to MAMMAL for the cat clue. I-MOVIE was also unknown but an obvious fill since everything Apple has starts with an I.

Had to change DIGS UP to AT.

PHEW- everybody was 'whew' for a close one. I've only seen phew in a xword puzzle.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Went wrong with ORE trams/CARTS, and could've gone wrong with BLACK TIE, but the W, H, I, T, and E were already in place. No problems that a little Wite-Out couldn't fix. Nicely done, Gary and Lemonade.

Amana Colonies -- The seven villages weren't far from Cedar Rapids. When we had out-of-town visitors, we'd often take them for dinner at one of the family-style restaurants there.

"Je t'adore" -- Shut the door?

YOWZAH -- An observation on the "yessir" nature of "Yowzah" from the Mitchell Trio.

Wilbur Charles said...

FLN, -T, I had LDC as an earworm all day

I had pRAy<IRAE. Dumb.

"44. Beats by __: DRE.". ???? It perped but I had no idea

Changed NAP to TEA and back again.

I'll pass on the CSO to WC

FIW. I never saw the FLIP nor heard the expression. cLIPBOOK sounded better and I supposed somewhere out there folk collect cANs. Mr S assured me I was on the right track.

Thx Lemonade. Lots of inkovers on this one. I've misplaced all the xwords and J's I've completed. I did Saturday on Wed. PHEW. 25 minutes? I stay with them until the last V8 can hits. ie All day Wed.


SLOOPY was HF* for me and filled a lot of needed boxes

*Hanging Fruit in the Wilbur lexicon

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

-2ΒΊ here this morning.

Some tough sections but finally got it all. 'Y' in KYD was total WAG; I wasn't up on SLOOPY, either. Had tea before NAP; and 'press on' before PERSIST. Wanted 'trams' before CARTS, too. Considered Ascot before WHITE came into focus. Theme fill was easy enough but had to wait for Lemon to explain it. I always say PHEW; never 'whew'.
MIRΓ“ - Some of his art is exhibited in the Albright–Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

Stay warm.

staili said...

It took me a long time to figure out the theme, which I really liked. Finishing the puzzle took me longer than any other recent Friday, but I found it very satisfying at the end.

I had whew for PHEW as well.

Lucina said...


Gary Larson always offers a challenge and it came in the NW for me. Shades of blue stumped me for a long time then I went over the theme phrases, saw the FLIP and AHA, MANUAL LABOR jumped at me followed by PIANO and the rest.

I read once that Walt Disney was fascinated by FLIP BOOKS and that is how he STARTED creating his characters.

It was difficult to dissuade myself that the song was not "Hang on SnOOPY" and it took some COMIC RELIEF to change it to SLOOPY.

Now if I could just remember that TAHINI is toasted sesame seeds.

I love the SCENT of Chanel No. 5.

For most of the time the GILA river is dry until a major rainfall fills it and then it's for a short time only.

Dies IRAE, Day of Mourning.

Thank you, Jason, for your thorough review today.

Happy Friday to all!

Malodorous Manatee said...

A fun puzzle to start the day. The theme came quickly to mind. I got stuck briefly at the Hybrid Cycle clue thinking about a hybrid car's charging cycle

Lemonade, I loved the mattress joke...but I am afraid that I will never be able to look at my mattress in quite the same way in the future. Pasta does not come immediately to mind as a name for a cat but it is really a fine name. We almost named Valerie's cat Costco, which is pretty close to Pasta. I had not thought of Hang On Sloopy in years and I hope that it does not turn into an earworm. I might have to listen to Down In The Boondocks to chase it.

Husker Gary said...

-Fun fill and gimmick!
-O_BABY/TA_INI was the only speed bump. TAOINI wasn’t cuttin’ it
-Daughter is hooked on old game shows streaming on PLUTO TV and was amazed that The Price Is Right valued an 1970’s AMANA microwave at $650
-I always told my kids that the hardest part of their project was “Getting STARTED”
-Education gimmicks come and go. The TRIED AND TRUE method is the best – A good teacher in a self-contained room
-The guy next to you at a stoplight REVS his engine, your first impulse is to…
-Of all the ways to clue ARAB, Rich or the constructors seem to favor the horse
-Steven Soderberg shooting a full movie using an iPhone and iMovie
-Is anyone a fervent FAN of Pat Sajack? He is a big favorite at MIL’s rest home

Shankers said...

I find Gary's puzzles to be always challenging and fun. Today's was no exception. For some reason the NW filled in quickly, then getting opus right away helped with phew in the NE. Everything went fairly smooth after that with Merl, Miro, Dre and Kyd filling themselves. A delightful start to what is supposed to be another rainy day in Phoenix. Good day to enjoy a fireplace--if I had one.

Anonymous said...

I caught the theme early on with DOG GUIDE which made the whole thing fast and easy, like a Wednesday puzzle. I loved this theme. I was on Gary's wave length. My first thought was almost always correct, except for SNOOPY/SLOOPY, entirely unknown. The L was my last fill. And DRE surprised me. ESP
I say PHEW, too.
As kids we were fascinated with flipbooks and tried to make our own. This was the principle of animation before computers. Images were drawn on celluloid (cels) and run through very fast. This was demonstrated to my students on some long ago field trip.
I think "dies irae" in Latin means the "day of wrath" and refers to the last judgement .
HG, the 1970's Amana microwave for $650 reminds me of the early expensive calculators which were no better than the $5, or less, business card size calculators these days.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Who wants a bunch silly puns as crossword answers, who? πŸ¦‰ Anywho..., a Phun Phriday with a PHEW good clues, PHIR and then the theme suddenly hits me.😲 except for the obvious FLIPBOOK part ☹

Aftenoon refresher: ade/NAP (not even tea for Canada Eh?). Isn't formal wear black TIE. Last time I wore a WHITE TIE was my First Communion. Expected the artist to be Dali apparently born near but not in Barcelona. One of my techs showed me a small MIRO she recognized and bought for cheap at a local garage sale a few yeads ago. Who am I KYDding,

Digsup/AT (knew up didnt exactly jive with the clue tries to). Love Baba Ganoosh (sic)...but eggplant πŸ† needed too many squares, likewise AMANA brings a fridge not range to mind but Tappan wouldn't fit either.

Enough with OWIE πŸ™„'s beginning to really hurt. (NOT referring to our Cornerite poet laureate Owen KL)

Smokey the Robinson classic "_____" of a clown...TIERS
One who favors men carrying handbags....PERSIST
Microwave vehicles....NEWCARS
Having canine peepers...DOGGUIDE.

Nor'easterners bundle up.🐧

Hungry Mother said...

FIR, but my finished grid was an ink blot. Multiple write-overs and concept changes were usual. When the ink dried, it was a nice outing with a good theme. I rode my under-desk bike during the solve because Sanjay says that crosswords won’t save my brain.

desper-otto said...

MIRO -- In the olden days, when I was still employed in downtown Houston, I worked in what was then called Texas Commerce Tower and this MIRO thingee stood out front. It's no longer called Texas Commerce Tower, but the MIRO is still there.

"Dies Irae" -- I'd heard that its translation was "God is coming, and She is pissed."

Lemonade714 said...

Both Anon and Lucy are correct as to the meaning of Dies Irae which has a 1400 year history for Christians.

Ron in LA said...

Can we ditch owie? And may as well dump eke also.

Misty said...

Tough but clever Friday puzzle, many thanks, Gary. And thank you for your helpful commentary, Lemonade.

I loved all the animal references in this puzzle, beginning with MAMMAL, then DOG GUIDE (Oh, Baby, I miss my sweet Dusty), PAW PRINT, and I guess ODOR AND SCENT sort of go with the little critters too.

My sad moment came when I saw MERL REAGLE. I did all of his puzzles back in the day, and then started over, got all the books again, and am doing them all again. I just did one last night and thought again how sad it is that we lost him so early. R.I.P. Merl, we miss you.

Have a good day, everybody.

Yellowrocks said...

See the approved and literal translation of dies irae at the bottom of the wiki article. It is about the final Judgement

ATLGranny said...

Well, Mrs. S ("Stupid", borrowing from WC) struck again today, resulting in one bad square. FIW. And I had puzzled over the meaning of the perp connected to it! I mistakenly put PAW PRIrT with the perp showing AOrE. I knew a choice would more likely be A OR B, rather than A OR E, but didn't catch on to my mistake with PRINT until Lemonade's review. I had avoided all sorts of other traps, especially working hard to get the NW, like many of you all.

My hybrid cycle started out to be an ebike, evolving into trike before perps confirmed MOPED. Hand up for SnOOPY but PHEW was helped by already having OPUS. No trouble for me with NAP. I saw that GIS referred to soldiers instead of sounds just before starting to read the review. Aha moment. The theme was fun. Switching the order of words was obvious from the get go, but the relation to BOOK only came after a couple of themers. Fun puzzle, Gary. Thanks! And thanks to you Lemonade for all your work. I always learn something and enjoy your humor.

On to tomorrow's challenge! Stay well and warm, y'all.

waseeley said...

Thank you Gary for a fun puzzle that was pretty smooth sailing for a Friday. Fun puns and a minimum of "popular culture". And thank you Lemony for your commentary. I especially liked the link to the Merl Reagle page. For anyone who hasn't seen it I can't recommend the video WordPlay enough. Oh and where can I buy a "Memory Foam" mattress?

BE @6:19AM I'm with you on WHEW not PHEW, but Merriam Webster agrees with Gary.

44A WC @7:13AM Beats by DRE are high quality Apple earphones, invented by record producer Dr Dre. Useless information unless you're a crossword maven. Tuck it away. You'll surely see it again.

38A Anonymous @10:29A AM I'm with you on "DIES IRAE. This really comes thru in Verdi's terrifying setting of this hymn in his Requiem. I think we get our word IRE from it. May this be THE LAST JUDGEMENT on the subject! :-)

41D HG@10:10AM In Baltimore an ARAB is a street vendor who sells produce from a horse drawn carriage. The horses don't look very "spirited" to me.

Tastiest clue and answer: 13A.


Kelly Clark said...

This puzzle is delightful -- and thanks, Lemonade, for explaining what a FLIP BOOK is. Now I remember them from grade school. (And thanks, too, for the mattress joke.)

Wendybird said...

I really liked this puzzle - not too many names a d a nice stretch to solve it. I was mystified at BEATS BY DRE and kept scrolling through the comments to find an explanation - finally, YAY - Waseely to the rescue!
Lots of rain in Dana Point. A nice day to read a good book and make soup.

AnonymousPVX said...

No real problems with this Friday Larson grid. But not boring either.

This is the dreaded “gap Sunday” coming football games. But I’ve often wondered why NASCAR or another org would leave zillions of bored TV watchers alone instead of scheduling something. They have that all-star race days before the Daytona 500, this would be a perfect day for it.

Stay safe.

Lemonade714 said...

The funny thing is that I had selected a link for BEATS BY DR DRE but I got sidetracked because it was a copyrighted link, and I never went back to replace it. The first time Oo and I went shopping together, we went to the Sawgrass Mills Mall and she was looking for headphones for her sons upcoming birthday. She bought him THESE HEADPHONES which seemed very expensive.

inanehiker said...

I enjoyed the theme answers - very amusing. I started out slow in spots because my first answer for the Cat was MEOWER instead of MAMMAL and like RoS I had DALI before MIRO - but they were easily corrected by perps.

RoS - Black tie is formalwear - but WHITE TIE is even more formal than that - both are tuxes but in WHITE TIE the shirt and tie and vest/cummerbund are also white.

Thanks Lemonade and Gary!

Ol' Man Keith said...

"Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And everybody, yeah, tries to put my Sloopy down (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)..."
Yes, I recall this as a magnificent anthem to social diversity. My earworm for the day.

Tough but do-able Friday pzl from Mr. Larson.
Had to do two cheats.
Well, actually just one. The other just sorta fell in my lap.

Unknown said...

Fun romo today -only one peek, a major miracle for me. After two weeks of trying to get a vaccination- spending over 50 hours on the phone or in the internet trying to get an appointment. Those of us who lack computer skills are at a HUGE disadvantage when scheduling is done entirely on line. That's why today's puzzle was cathartic to me. Let's see what tomorrow brings!?!

CanadianEh! said...

Fabulous Friday. Thanks for the fun, Gary and Lemonade.
I finished and got the theme, but resorted to Mr. Google to change Maro to MIRO (which provided a lightbulb moment for GIS!).
Plenty of inkblots but enjoyable.
Was Gary Larson thinking of the cartoonist who shares his name with the RELIEF COMIC or even 55A (those comics make good FLIPBOOKs)?

Did anyone else notice OH BABY crossing LABOR MANUAL? (As I recall, words spoken in labour, tend to be a little stronger than OH BABY!

Hand up for wanting Eggplant before TAHINI fit the spot; another hand up for Whew before PHEW. Third hand up for DIGS Up before AT.
And yes, Ray-O, I entered Tea before I was forced to change that "afternoon refresher" to NAP.
I had Stove before the AMANA brand perped, and I was thinking of Canning before EMBALMING!
Carry On fit the spot but PERSIST perped. Is it a grand PIANO or hotel? ODORS or Aromas? (the nose-wrinkling ODOR was for that gluey RESOAK!). Strong changed to STRICT.

Yes, WC, didn't somebody here link "Hang on Sloopy" recently when we had SLOOP in the CW??
And we had a Smokey Bear clue (with no THE) to reinforce our learning from the other day.

Wishing you all a great day.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

I hiker @2:53

Thanks for the formal wear update. Fascinating article. Felt like a hobo reading it. I own one suit about 15 years old I dust off when work have gone from shirt and tie to scrubs

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

OMK @ 3:28

I understand SLOOPY and Ruby Tuesday were roomates. πŸ˜„

Malodorous Manatee said...

Misty, thank you for saying something that needed to be said. I was remiss in omitting it from my earlier comment. Seeing MERL was indeed a somber moment today. "Twisted But Fair" Gone but certainly not forgotten.

Jayce said...

I loved this puzzle and ran into the same snags many of you did (e.g. TEA before NAP, DIGS UP before DIGS AT, ORE TRAMS before ORE CARTS, and DALI before MIRO). I also had to change HUMMUS to TAHINI.

I say "WHEW".

Good wishes to you all.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks Gary (I recently started following you on Twitter) for the puzzle. Cool theme and smooth grid (sans re-soak :-))

Fun expo Lem, thanks.

WOs: DIGSup (Hi Ray-O), wanted arms for REVS and put the M in to help with 33a. And, hand up, tram->CART
ESPs: GILA, MIRO, IRAE, GILA, EIRE (oh, not wine corks), KYD
Fav: Seeing MERL //waseeley - I've seen Wordplay at least 3x
//I did giggle at seeing LOO - my FIW 'wild place' from yesterday :-)

Was anyone else thrown off at NERF as a 'material?' It's a company name. I LIU.
"Nerf foam [material] is made from a solid, spongy cellular material produced by the reaction of polyester with a disocyanate, while carbon dioxide is liberated by the reaction of a carboxyl with the isocyanate. Polyester resin reacts with a compound while CO2 is simultaneously released by another reaction."
Also found - Nerf ≠ Non-Expanding Recreational Foam but what they called foam padding for off-road vehicles [see: cite site].

MM - I kept thinking charge/discharge cycles too; NW was last too fall. Oh, and every time someone says "hang on" to me, the song is stuck in my head for at least 2 hours. And I wasn't even alive in '65.

Actually, my Hybrid cycle (DW got it for me for Christmas) is 1/2 road bike 1/2 mountain bike. Nice for tooling around the neighborhood.

Baba ghanouj is similar to hummus but, instead of chic peas (hummus) you use eggplant - which did not fit (hi C, Eh!) at 13a.

D-O: I had a client in Commerce Tower (JPMorgan Chase may have stamped their name on it but Commerce is what everyone I know calls it) and walked by the MIRO at least once a week for a few years. Now, let's see if I recall MIRO in a month :-)

I did want black TIE [ZZ Top - 4:13] but WHITE was already ink'd.

Cheers, -T

Vidwan827 said...

Very Nice puzzle Mr. Larson, and Lemonade. a very nice blog. Thank you both.

Hang On, Sloopy, ..Sloopy Hang On, is the main 'anthem' song of The Ohio State Marching Band. Wiki,
...... See Chapter 2 - Traditions, Section 2.3 Skull Session, Para 2.,

This has been the main song, for the OSU Band, for the last 25 years.
Thank you for linking the song.

A small typo:: 14 Across ... AHI ... (sic) "... is less fatty, offers eight more grams of protein thasn wild salmon, ..."
This needs a overall denominator, 8 more grams per Kilogram (?), or per average size of fish of -- Grams, (?), or an average portion size of (so many -) grams. etc. to be meaningful.

Thank you for linking Merl Reagle, ... He was truly a genius.
Now, I really want to view The Simpsons TV episode, in which he appeared, Nov 16, 2008, Season 20, Episode 6.

Have a good weekemd everyone.

Anonymous T said...

Correction - I follow a different cruciverbalist who's name is also associated with COMICs.

Ooops, -T

Wilbur Charles said...

"Down In The Boondocks* I just had that earworm. And, re. "ARABs"...

A LASCAR (c "The Man with the Twisted Lip"* ) were East Indies sailors originally recruited by the Portuguese but many ended up in England

I don't get the SLOOPY-Ruby joke. I never do get that stuff.


*Excellent Sherlock tale. A stockbroker found he could make more money panhandling than on the Street. He rented a room off a Lascar but was spotted by his wife

Anonymous T said...

WC - let me get this straight...
You can find the hieroglyphics in LOTR and Holmes but Sloopy & Rube Tuesday confuses?

Sloopy was a dancer (or hooker?) on the wrong side of town that was going to be saved by someone that really loved her; so hang on Sloopy; Sloopy hang on.

Ruby Tuesday was a groupie that hung with the bands of the day getting wasted & way into drugs. Keith Richards (of the Stones) either broke-up with her or sent her home to make sure she didn't burn out / OD thus saving her.

At least that's the rock-n-roll lore. :-)

So, Ray-O's "roommates" -- that's funny.

Did you say making money in the market? On MarketPlace today, I heard of a 10yro that got 10 shares GameStop as a learning gift last year (at $6/share). Kid didn't know what to do with it so he held. Yesterday he cashed out >$3K after the reddit short-squeeze.
Now there's a down-payment on a car when he can drive. :-)

Cheers, -T

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

Late to the party again ...

Even though I FIR, I had multiple write-overs:


If I were to be STRICT with Gary, I am not overly fond of APPROACH NOVEL

Believe it or not Jason, the "Cork -> wine" never crossed my mind. Ireland it was for me and EIRE just fit the bill. Truth be told, I am liking the new glass stoppers as much as cork in my wine bottles. I am a purist at heart but realize that natural cork can take on bacteria and spoil an otherwise good bottle of wine

Got my first COVID shot today! As Misty would say, "Woo Hoo!" Next one is already scheduled 23 days from now (I got Pfizer)

Enjoy the weekend all

LEO III said...

Late again! Had to work today!

Thanks, Gary, for beating me up; thanks, Lemon, for showing me the errors of my ways.

The ONLY reason I didn’t get a FIW was because I got a DNF! (We need a new category: Did not finish, but what I finished was wrong!)

I spent the whole day stuck on WHITETUX (DON’T ASK!), and nothing would fix that section. I have NO way of knowing why I couldn’t change TUX to TIE! Doesn’t much matter! I had other problems too, but we won’t dwell on them.

Gotta work tomorrow too, so I'm going to get some sleep.


Wilbur Charles said...

-T, mid-60s was my SOUL period. It's a great song with the flute in the background. I was thinking it was the Beatles (Rita). It made me think of someone I met in '74(details can be had via email(I got a million stories.

I was watching Pelicans-Bucks but left when Bucks were down 28 as 3rd period wound down. Presto, Bucks are down 8. But 'cans rebounded* and stopped the slide.


*Adams did the rebounding I think he's at 25. The Ball kid finally learned how to shoot.

Wilbur Charles said...

I spoke to soon

Wilbur Charles said...

Nope. Pelicans survive

Misty said...

MalMan, thank you for missing Merl Reagle too. I know he'd appreciate our remembering his work.

Picard said...

Lemonade Thank you for the SLOOPY video. Apparently her name is Liz Brewer and she went on to more fame.

As for the clue for NEW CARS, perhaps you missed the clever meaning? NEW CARS are displayed on LOTS. Hence there are LOTS OF THEM.

I will add that RIN TIN TIN left PAW PRINTs at GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATER which we had recently. I am pretty sure I have photos.

Lemonade714 said...

Picard, thank you. Sometimes, I do not see the forest for the trees but LOTS is witty after all.