Jumble Answers for 07/31/2018

IGIRD = RIGID

RHHAS = HARSH

EOSLON = LOOSEN

TOSYTP = SPOTTY

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE BASEBALL TEAM WAS MOVING AND THE JERSEY SELLER WAS ABOUT TO – – –

RIIHSHLSESOT = LOSE HIS SHIRT


Happy Tuesday, everyone! All of our clue words this morning were old favorites. RIGID is the oldest of the group with its last appearance on 7/13/16. At first I thought LOOSEN was LESSON and even started to write it in the answer blocks. Luckily, I only got a few letters in before I noticed that I didn’t have enough S’s and paused to find my error. Because of this simple goof, it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.

As July comes to a close, it looks like Jeff gave us a cartoon with a very similar theme. The Jumble City baseball franchise is leaving town and the stadium we see in the background is about to close its doors. Of course this closure will mean that nearby merchants selling souvenirs will also be forced to close their doors turning their once bustling shops into virtual ghost towns full of useless merchandise.

The shop that we see today has decided to slash prices and make as much profit as they can. The sign at the checkout counter says that everything is 80% off which is a great deal for the shopper that we see browsing the racks. The merchant, knowing that customers will be hard to come by, attempts to make a 2 for 1 deal. The wise shopper knows he can do better and haggles for a 4 for 1 discount which I can only assume the merchant will be more than willing to accept.

Noticing the shirt that the merchant was wearing, I tried to figure out the actual name of the baseball team it depicts. Is it the Jumble City Diamonds? The Jumble City Gems? Or is it something even more obscure such as the Jumble City Jewels? Perhaps we’ll never know so I’ll add a poll question to this post where you can select your best guess!

The final solution to this Jumble was a piece of cake after observing all of the visual clues in Jeff’s amazing cartoon. LOSE HIS SHIRT instantly came to mind after reading the cartoon sentence making for an instant solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

On a final note, I’d like to take a moment and wish longtime JumbleAnswer forum member Lelia a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lelia turns 79 years young today!!! Please be sure to take a moment and leave her a birthday wish in the comments section. It’ll surely brighten her day just as much as her thoughtful stories and daily insight into the Jumble brightens ours. HaPpY bIrThDaY, LELIA!!!

 

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Jumble Answers for 07/30/2018

RREVO = ROVER

FIWTS = SWIFT

CAPUNK = UNPACK

DDDEAP = PADDED

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN THE JUMBLE ARTIST SKETCHED HIS WORK AREA, IT INCLUDED A – – –

RERSWAKDDE = DESK DRAWER


Happy Monday, Jumble players! It’s the start of a new week and today’s game featured two new clue words to get our brains in gear. ROVER and PADDED make their debut but they weren’t overly difficult to decipher. ROVER was instantly visible and the ED in PADDED quickly gave it away. UNPACK had me stumped the longest so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it used on 7/31/15 which is one day short of exactly 3 years.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a studio where we see Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, hard at work. From a seated position we see Jeff using his iPad Pro and stylus to put some finishing details into his drawing. Gizmo and Fifi also make an appearance and they can be seen taking a nap under his desk. If you look closely you can see that Fifi has her left ear up as if she’s hearing something in the distance.

The logo on the t-shirt that Jeff is wearing will be instantly recognizable to seasoned players of the Jumble. Poi stands for Poi Dog Pondering and it’s one of the bands that Jeff is quite fond of. On the wall in the background you can see the album cover art of another band that Jeff enjoys which is Wilco. The image that we see is Chicago’s Marina City towers and it was captured by photographer Sam Jones.

The final solve was a bit challenging for a Monday. The lack of dialogue made us rely on the cartoon sentence and details within the drawing for potential clues. The letter layout brought DRAW instantly to mind allowing me to eliminate 4-letters. DESK was found next leaving an ER that fit neatly onto DRAW for the finish. The end result was an absolutely fantastic wordplay pun that got my week started off in the right direction. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

Jumble Answers for 07/29/2018

FIDARA – AFRAID

MRIFON – INFORM

MIKYPS – SKIMPY

DARIEM – ADMIRE

DYENOB – BEYOND

CENFIT – INFECT

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE WEDDING RECEPTION WAS AWESOME! THE NEWLYWEDS WERE HAPPY TO – – – 

ARA   IRM  KI   DRE   BED   NET   =   EAT, DRINK, (and) BE “MARRIED”

Good Morning, Everyone!               🍾 THE MARRYING BIND 🍾

🎶 LOVE AND MARRIAGE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE…It’s an institute you can’t disparage…This I tell you, Brother…You can’t have ONE without the OTHER…Try, try, try to separate them, It’s an illusion…Try, try, try, and you will only come…To this conclusion: LOVE AND MARRIAGE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE, Go together like a horse and carriage.  Dad was told by Mother…You can’t have ONE, you can’t have NONE…You can’t have ONE without the OTHER….🎶 “Love And Marriage” – Frank Sinatra 1955 

🍾 “Marry Me, Oh Marry Me” this cartoon has brought to mind…
Yet it’s BEYOND me why I’m thinking it…A phrase of such a kind,
I ADMIRE Marriage and those Folks who go forth unAFRAID,
And take the SKIMPY one and one, and Twosomes then are made.
We see these happy people, and laughter INFECTs the room…
As they celebrate and witness love between this Bride and Groom.
As they go forth and INFORM the world with reasons often varied…
That today we toast, and laugh and love and EAT, DRINK AND BE “MARRIED”! 🍾

Sunday. When the words are all big, and the answer letters usually read like a Prescription Medication! But today wasn’t bad at all. After determining that they were all Sweet Repeats, like ATTENDING a Word ReUNION, I went DOWN THE AISLE, I mean the row, and everything was going well, until I got to BEYOND, and then I ALTARed..I mean faltered! What’s with me today? All these misSPOKEN WORDS? I DO think I’m over tired! Or could it be that extra DRINK we had last night? Whatever it is, I saw EMBODY, and all of us GATHERED HERE TODAY know that was wrong! Anyway, except for that little HITCH, I didn’t have any trouble with our words… But our cartoon? I fell IN LOVE! With the guests mentioning FOOD and WINE…The BRIDE voicing her HAPPINESS, and the GROOM CHEERing a TOAST…What else could it be? The NEWLYWEDS were HAPPY to…”EAT, DRINK, AND BE “MARRIED“! Great pun, David! SIP, SIP, HOORAY!

Ok, eye candy…Do you Folks remember back on Sunday April 8th, when that couple, Paula Acuña and Aly Jiwani got engaged on a boat and were featured in our Jumble? And they had their little dog Benji with them? Well, I was hoping this was them…And I PROMISED myself I wouldn’t get my HOPES up, in case it wasn’t…Well, it doesn’t look very PROMISEing…And I was really hoping to give them a welcome RECEPTION, too. Oh well, I guess that bRINGS me back to the matter at HAND…It’s a great cartoon. A few bow TIES, a tux, some nice pieces of jewelry…and I DO see all the FOOD and DRINK…But I’ll tell you what really caught my eye…At the front table, smack DAB in the middle? Little PATS of BUTTER…And all I could think was...For BUTTER or worse! So, TIER you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And if you should be celebrating your MARRIAGE today? I TOAST your HAPPINESS…And this one’s for you…🎶Start spreading the BOOZE..🎶🍾🍸🙋🏻

FYI: Good Morning, Jumble Fans, and Logophiles everywhere! The man responsible for bringing us the joy of these words each and every day, David Hoyt, has just rolled out another wonderful Word Game for our pleasure. It’s called WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER, and I’ve included some links here to guide you to the APP. I started playing it yesterday, and I was still playing it last night! It’s fun, challenging, and if you’re a Word Search lover, this puts a whole new spin on it! You’ll travel the world, and you even get Postcards! Definitely something to write home about! Take my advice, Word Lovers, and look into it. You’ll be glad you did!  ✈️🙋🏻  

Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Apple

Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Google

Amazon App Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Amazon

Jumble Answers for 07/28/2018

NOTIX – TOXIN

VFREE – FEVER

POYOKS – SPOOKY

SADLIN – ISLAND

CARTOON ANSWER:  AFTER BOWLING A 300 GAME, PEOPLE WANTED THE BOWLER  TO – – –

TOI   EER   SPK   SA  =  STRIKE A POSE

Good Morning, Everyone!                 🎳 STRIKE IT RICH! 🎳

🎶 I like to go BOWLING with my friend Bert, with my BOWLING BALL and my BOWLING SHIRT...I like to roll the BALL down the LANE…On a good day, I throw a few STRIKES…Making some SPARES after what I like…BOWLING is my kind of game…I ain’t for the one, and two, and three and four, five pins down the LANE…With the boom and the bang, they hit the floor…And i throw the BALL again…I like to go BOWLING with my friend Bert, with my BOWLING BALL and my BOWLING SHIRT…BOWLING is my kind of game…🎶 “The Bowling Song” – Asleep At The Wheel  2001

🎳 To Bowl a perfect 300, one needs to have the skill…
It’s not something that comes along because you have the will.
It can bring on the FEVER, a Bowler gets intense…
You won’t find a true Bowler hanging out near “Shoes for Rent”…
There’s teams that have the strangest names, like SPOOKY and TOXIN,
Or “Pin Pals” like our players here…some give you quite a grin.
Where “No Man Is An ISLAND“, and ones’ teammates form a bond…
The group gets out and tries their best once Bowling Shirts are donned.
But an individual Bowler plays his best because he knows…
That he wants to be the one who gets to smile and STRIKE A POSE! 🎳

While checking to see if any of our words were new, I noticed that we’ve had other BOWLING themed puzzles in the not too distant past. In both April and June, we also found ourselves trying to PIN down a puzzle that dealt with BOWLING. Interesting fact I thought…And with all our words today being Sweet Repeats, I found it hard to PIN DOWN the most difficult…So, I’m going to leave that to you Folks..after all, this is a TEAM effort! Moving on to our cartoon FRAME, today we find ourselves at a BOWLING ALLEY, where 5 members of the PIN PALS are celebrating a PERFECT GAME having been thrown. With the 300 shown illuminated on the Scoreboard in the BACKground, we see that there’s 3 different Cell Phones looking to capture this momentous occasion. Our King PIN, BOB, is smiling broadly as he POSES. And he seems to FOLLOW THROUGH as he’s asked by the only other male BOWLER to hold his BALL HIGHER, so as to get it into the shot. Since a PERFECT GAME consists of 12 STRIKES, and it’s said that the odds of the AVERAGE male BOWLING one are about 11,500 to 1, we can see where this is no minor accomplishment….And explains why the PIN PALS are asking BOB to…STRIKE A POSE! Good one, David! LANE and Simple!

Ok, eye candy…The pickins’ today are kind of sparse…A lot of grins, and the SHIRTS are cute, with their PINS, …But there are the two other names embroidered on the women’s shirts…LAVERNE has her arm around BOB, and SHIRLEY’S the one looking for the Group Photo. Great detail and cute little Trivia reference, Jeff…You’re a regular BIG SHOTZ! So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And remember…Don’t settle for just being AVERAGE in life, and SPARE yourself those SPLIT decisions…Instead, get out there, and STRIKE ’em dead! 🎳🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 07/27/2018

DREEL – ELDER

SMAEH – SHAME

BCUILP – PUBLIC

GUETAO – OUTAGE

CARTOON ANSWER :  THE ARCHER WHO SCORED A BULL’S-EYE TO SECURE HER TEAM’S VICTORY – – – 

EDE   SAM   PLI  OTAE  =  AIMED TO PLEASE

Good Morning, Everyone!           🏹 HERE SHE BOWS…AGAIN 🏹

🎶 Cupid draw back your BOW, and let your ARROW go…Straight to my lover’s heart for me…Nobody but me. Cupid please hear my cry, and let your ARROW fly…Straight to my lover’s heart for me….🎶 “Cupid” – Sam Cooke  1961

🏹 I shot an arrow into the air, we might hear that today…
We’re looking at some archers go about a round of play.
The PUBLIC was invited, both the ELDER and the young…
To cheer these ladies on, and so their praises we hear sung.
No SHAME would come upon them, should an arrow go astray
‘Tho the object here is Bull’s-Eye hitting, center all the way…
The only thing to stop them? I’d say if they lost light,
A power OUTAGE would result in darkness, hence a plight…
But let’s watch as they step up to shoot, relaxed and quite at ease,
And pull back on that bow…as they had surely AIMED TO PLEASE!🏹

So, Dear Readers…We’ve managed to make it through another work week of Jumble Tumble! And today’s words?…All Sweet Repeats, although I do think OUTAGE may set a few of us aQUIVER!…Even though we’ve seen it as recently as May 7th…And for SHAME? June 13th! Only six weeks aBOW, I mean ago…Anyway, let’s take a SHOT at today’s solution…Our cartoon today brings us to an OPEN AIR ARCHERY RANGE. We see three female team members, competing in a CHAMPIONSHIP. We see that Jeff has DRAWN three TARGETS, and each one contains three ARROWS. I’m wondering  if there’s any music playing in the BACKGROUND…🎶BOWhemian Rhapsody🎶 perhaps, or maybe 🎶Underneath the ARCHERS🎶?…Just a thought. We don’t see any of the rival teams’ players, so there isn’t an ARCH-enemy IN SIGHT. And the woman all appear to be young, and physically fit, very FLETCHING. YEW know the kind…They probably all do ARROWbics, and there’s no signs of any BOWtox. Not that I’m looking to SLING any mud, or NOCK anyone here. Trust me, I’m not looking to start any QUARREL. Anyway, the first TARGET is showing as the WINNER, with the BULL’S-EYE SHOT visible. And our woman in the middle is proving to be the better SHOT than BOWth of the other two. BUTT you’ll notice that there’s nothing ARROWgant aBOUT her. Nope, she’s not VANE at all. In fact, she’s modestly making a POINT of saying that it was the WIND that brought her ARROW thAIR. She’s a very PLEASEant girl! So with our question asking how the BULL’S-EYE scorer could be defined? …She AIMED TO PLEASE! Good one, David! Right on TARGET!

Ok, eye candy…We see a RIGHTY, and a LEFTY…I GLOVE that a Lefty’s in there…And you gotta HAND it to these woman, they’re versatile…But since nothing’s FLETCHING my eye today? I’ll just mention that one of the women is dressed in Green! Now that deserves a CROWN! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I think I’ll just DRAW BACK now and BOW out…🏹🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 07/26/2018

EEVUN = VENUE

DNEUU = UNDUE

HCOSOM = SMOOCH

TRYEGA = GYRATE

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN ASKED IF HE’D BOUGHT AMPLE SUPPLIES FOR THE PARTY, HE SAID – – –

ENEUUSOHGR = SURE ENOUGH


Happy Thursday, everyone! The clue words were on the challenging side this morning although we’ve seen them all before. UNDUE was the most difficult anagram for me to decipher as all I saw at first was DUNE with an extra U. A bit of mental gymnastics and a few sips of coffee was all it took to finish it off allowing me to make a unique discovery about our lineup. All of today’s solved clue words were in reverse alphabetical order, and interestingly enough, the date they were last used was in ascending order! In case you were wondering, the dates were 11/28/16, 1/27/17, 10/01/17, and 12/31/17.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a room which has been decorated for a birthday party. In the foreground we see three characters standing around a table while having a conversation. The middle character has just arrived at the venue with four bags of items which the dialogue informs us are snacks. The items in the bags were not labeled so I’m unsure what he brought but the bag furthest to the left appears to have a bag of chips. On the table we see a large sheet cake with Happy Birthday written in cursive along with a drawing of two bunches of balloons with each bunch containing three.

In the background we see a long rectangular table with nine place settings. One of the settings is missing a napkin so it appears as though there’s still some finishing touches to be made. Above the table is a string of festive pennants with every fourth triangle being a different color. Although we don’t know who the guest of honor is, he or she will be very surprised and hopefully overjoyed by all of the efforts these folks have made to give them one heck of a party!

My favorite detail of the piece was the notepad in the woman’s left hand. It seemed to blend in with the bags that the man was carrying but if you look close enough you’ll be able to make it out. The addition of this detail by the artist let’s us know that this party was not thrown together at the last minute but carefully planned and thought out to make sure no detail was overlooked.

The layout for the surprise answer was 10-letters in length but not overly cryptic enough for a challenge. EN was grouped together at the beginning of the layout bringing ENOUGH to mind leaving SURE to be deciphered for the finish. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

Jumble Answers for 07/25/2018

LAPTN = PLANT

BIHTA = HABIT

LWWIOL = WILLOW

FAYTIR = RATIFY

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE MARATHON’S FINISH WASN’T EVEN CLOSE, THE WINNER – – –

ANTHAIWIWRATY = RAN AWAY WITH IT


Good Wednesday morning, Jumble friends! We’re at the halfway point of the week where we typically see an increase in the difficulty of the clue words and surprise answer. Today’s game gave us four repeat clue words with only one that caused me to pause. Even though I guessed that it ended in Y, RATIFY still wasn’t visible until after a couple of self Jumbles in the margin of my newspaper making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day.

The setting for Jumble artist Jeff Knurek’s cartoon is easily recognizable as the finish line of a race. The main character is wearing bib number 1 and he looks like he hasn’t even broken a sweat! With only a few steps to go before he breaks the finish line tape, his nearest competitor is shown far in the distance where he’s just coming up to the bend before the final stretch.

Reading the dialogue and sentence informs us that this is a marathon race. A marathon is a long-distance race that is 26.219 miles and is an event instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides. He was said to have run this approximate length from the Battle of Marathon to Athens where he reported victory over the Persians. His story ends abruptly as he reportedly collapsed and died shortly after arriving. Let’s hope the athlete we see in today’s cartoon has a different fate!

The letter layout of the final solution was 13-letters in length. Although it was masterfully crafted to keep its’ solution well hidden, the sentence and cartoon allowed the answer to flow naturally making for an instant solve. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 07/24/2018

NASTL = SLANT

RUFTI = FRUIT

MOABOB = BAMBOO

TELVEV = VELVET

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

AFTER SPECIALIZING IN MINIATURE SCULPTURES, WILLARD WIGAN MADE A – – –

SLNFRUAMOLET = SMALL FORTUNE


Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! All of the clue words that we see today are old favorites. A couple of them haven’t been used in quite some time which gave me the feeling that they were new. The oldest of the group (and the most troublesome one for me this morning) was BAMBOO. Last seen on 4/27/15, it was jumbled as BOMOAB. Although FRUIT wasn’t any trouble at all, it’s the second oldest of our quartet making its last appearance on 5/18/16.

The setting for today’s cartoon at first appeared to be a laboratory where two men were focusing their attention on a small needle. Upon reading the dialogue and sentence I learned that I was only partially correct and discovered that we’re actually in an artist’s studio looking at some very tiny art.

The artist, Willard Wigan, is the gentleman that we see on the right side of the panel. Mr. Wigan is known for his microscopic art that is typically placed in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. These sculptures are usually so small that they can only be viewed under a microscope. If you have some free time, do yourself a favor and Google his name and you’ll see some of his very best pieces.

There were a couple of details in the cartoon that caught my attention. One of them was so small that it felt as though Jeff had added it after being inspired by Wigans work. The piece of paper that the man on the left is holding is a check and the payee line has Willard written on it in the tiniest writing! Although the dollar box is partially obscured from view by the characters pinky finger, there are three zeros visible making this tiny piece of art worth a lot of dough. The other interesting addition was the drawing on the wall. It appears to be some type of castle made out of rectangles, triangles and circles. I was unable to identify the artist after only a few minutes of searching so perhaps this is a Knurek masterpiece! If you have any insight as to what it could be, please be sure to leave a comment below.

The anagram for the final solution was wonderfully cryptic and didn’t give anything away. All of the information that I read about Mr. Wigan coupled with the details I had observed in the cartoon gave me the answer instantly making for a mighty quick solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 07/23/2018

SAIDY = DAISY

UTTAN = TAUNT

ABRREB = BARBER

DULPED = PUDDLE

CARTOON ANSWER:

CONSIDERED TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HONEST, THE JUDGE WAS – – –

DAITNTRERUDE = TRIED AND TRUE


Happy Monday, everyone! Last week we saw a bevy of new clue words and only a couple of slightly challenging surprise answers making for a relatively easy week of gameplay. There weren’t any new word words to get excited about this morning with all of them having been used before. BARBER was the oldest of the bunch with its last appearance way back on 9/24/14. UTTAN was the only anagram to give me some hesitation and is my choice for the most difficult word. I was able to suss it out after staring at it for a few extra seconds allowing me to turn my attention to the cartoon.

The setting for today’s panel is a courtroom where we encounter three characters. Since they’re all drawn in Jeff’s signature Jumble style, it leads me to believe that these characters are generic and not meant to portray the likeness of any living person. As the judge prepares to take his seat at the bench he can be seen with a gavel in his left hand and giving a thumbs up with his right. The dialogue of the other two characters are simple statements that let us know they both hold this particular judge in high regard.

The only detail to stand out in today’s cartoon was the scales of justice emblem above the judges bench. The scales obviously relate to fairness in the judicial process and are balanced to represent that decisions will be made by weighing evidence in a fair manner.

The final answer wasn’t overly difficult and consisted of three words. AND instantly came to mind as the most obvious choice for the three letter word leaving 9-letters to work with. TRUE became visible after a few seconds leaving TRIED to be deciphered for the finish. After an easy start to the week, I look forward to the challenge that we all know is only a few days away. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 07/22/2018

FPRREE – PREFER

DLIRED – RIDDLE

BRUENM – NUMBER

LIWEHA – AWHILE

DEMTOS – MODEST

POPESO – OPPOSE

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN EDISON INVENTED THE ALKALINE BATTERY IN 1901, PEOPLE SAID: 

PR   IE   MER   WH   MOT   OO =  MORE POWER TO HIM

Good Morning, Everyone!          🔋 RESULT…AND BATTERY? 🔋

🎶 We want the POWER FOR THE PEOPLE..That’s all we ask in our country dear. The sick and the hungry are unable, protect them and those who may live in fear…We as the young wish to say in this song…God Bless great America, We give thanks to the old for acheiving their goal…It is now up to us and we know we must build up a trust…And we want the POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…That’s all we ask in our country dear…The sick and the hungry are unable…Protect them and those who may live in fear.. POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…🎶 “Power To The People” –  Curtis Mayfield 1974 

Trying to be MODEST, the woman who stated that she would OPPOSE any man attempting to solve the contests’ RIDDLE, came forward and said that she would PREFER being assigned NUMBER One…and stood there for AWHILE as the judges mulled it over…

Good Morning, Everyone! Typical Sunday morning…Running late!! And out the door to make 7 o’clock Mass…A sentence, not in lieu of my Poem, just something until I get back to finish…See you in AWHILE!!! 🔋🙋🏻

🔋 Tom Edison was quite the man, a MODEST sort of bloke…
But since we’ve seen him recently, surprising as I woke.
Is this a sort of RIDDLE? Has Jumble made him key?
First May, then June and now again? Today makes NUMBER three!
I’ve nothing ‘gainst this noted guy, you won’t hear me OPPOSE,
His presence here, it’s quite alright…if he’s who Jumble chose.
He’s kind of like the Horseman, I think we’d all concur
Some characters show up a lot…I guess the Guys PREFER
A certain few distinctive men…after AWHILE we see…
Recurring characters they like…So Tom’s ok with me.
He isn’t Dick or Harry…or David, Jeff or Jim….
It’s Edison we have again. So…MORE POWER TO HIM! 🔋

May 13th, Mothers Day…TOM EDISON. Exactly a month ago, June 22nd...TOM EDISON!  Today…TOM EDISON! Hey..Who’s in CHARGE of this cast of characters anyway?  EnLIGHTen me, please! Ok… our words…I loved the anagrams, masterfully done, but I have to say,  as MODESTly as I can…whether they’re CURRENT words or not…I CONNECTed with them immediately…My friends, my early morning Jumble CONTACTS? It looks like RIDDLE slowed them down just a tad, and AWHILE…Well, took AWHILE! Ok, on to our cartoon…As I mentioned earlier, TOM has definitely LIT UP these pages! He’s like CURRENT events…Always there! Today we see him showing his newest INVENTION, the ALKALINE BATTERY to some adoring fans…Hey, wait a minute…I remember AL KALINE..He’s a Hall of Fame Baseball Player, who played his entire 22 year career with the Detroit Tigers! Remember him, Folks? Talk about staying POWER, right? …Oh, sorry..Where was I? Went off on a TANGENT there…Ok, let’s get to this solution…Having already INVENTED the Light Bulb and the Phonograph, just to mention two, TOM just took it with a grain of SALT..and BATTERY appeared! So WATT did people say? MORE POWER TO HIM!  Good one, David! No wonder you’re in CHARGE of these witty phrases!

Ok, eye candy…I’m going to keep it LIGHT today…The clothing? Where’d they shop at an OUTLET? I know I may seem to PLUG fashion a lot…But who looks Period perfect, and who looks like 1964…I’m just thinking it seems a little disCONNECTed, that’s all….So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! It’s been storming here in NYC for hours and hours on END…And it kept me up all night…Thank God we didn’t lose POWER, but I’m feeling DEAD already! I think I’ll take one of those POWER naps I’ve heard so much about..Hopefully it’ll RECHARGE me! 🔋🙋🏻