WTISF – SWIFT
STFIH – SHIFT
VATDEN – ADVENT
ZARNBE – BRAZEN
CARTOON ANSWER: HE LOST AFTER GOING “ALL IN” AND HAD TO GIVE HIS WIFE THE – – –
SWISHFDNTRAEN – – – FIRST-HAND NEWS
Good morning, Everyone! POKER!…”Game of Thrones“?
🎶”You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, there’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done…”🎶
Jeff at the Auction, Jeff at the Casino…Jeff…The gIFT that keeps on GIVING! We’ll get back to Jeff, FIRST our words: “IFT”? 🎶”IFT I didn’t care, more than words can say, IFT I didn’t care, would I feel this way…”?🎶 ( Sorry, I just couldn’t resIFT)! Now this is a GIFT! IF’T this has ever happened before, I sure don’t remember! Two words ending in “IFT”? Did you also stop for second and think…”Huh, really? Am I spelling this right”? Well, BET your bottom DOLLAR, you are! SWIFT and SHIFT! Like Jeff..He SWIFTly SHIFTed his money right across that POKER table! How BRAZEN! (Oh, right, not now…ADVENTually we’ll get to him). I’ve a HUNCH that Brazen may be a FIRST, but I won’t BET on it. The other three words? CHECK ✔️, we’ve SEEn them before. Our cartoon: We find ourselves at the JUMBLE Casino (Aside to Earl…”Wink, wink”)! We see 3 slot machines against the wall, a POKER table SET for 6, and 1 man already out. (To the curious out there, “No, I just like numbers…”, To the courageous out there, “Hey, you never know”! To the GAMBLERS out there, “Hmm, it’s WORTH a shot…”)…But keep in mind, I may be BLUFFING!…HA! The ACTION’s at the POKER table. A DEALER sits farthest left, FACING us. The two men in the foreground, having those distinctive looks that Jeff gives to “real” people, seem pleased. One, is wearing a JUMBLE cap and the other HOLDS that WINNING PAIR of ACES. I’ll AGGRO out on a limb here, and say looking at that serious STACK of CHIPS in front of him, somebody, “SOMEBODY” lost some serious money! Show of HANDS, (no pun intended)!…who thinks IFT’s Jeff? Yep, me TWO! The dialogue: Jeff’s breaking the NEWS to his wife that he took that PAIR of KINGS, went ALL-IN, and lost. I guess he VIGured the KINGS would be enough, but It’s OVERs for him. The WINNER says it “was quick”. This GAME just OPENED, it was the “FIRST HAND”, and there’s our solve! How JUICEy was this dialogue? And the cartoon, just DRAWn to PURSEfection? Guys, I RAISE my 🍷 glass to you! Ok, LAST TO ACT, the eye candy? I’m going to CALL it for the WINNERs shades. They’re so FLASHy!
So, that’s a WRAP, Folks. I really enjoyed this. I like POKER, and I can HOLD my own. I am stubborn, though…I mean, I hate to even FOLD my laundry! And then there’s always..”OMAHArd earned money”!
Have a great day, Everyone! It’s Friday, time to GET AWAY! 🃏 🙋🏻