MRUST – STRUM
SLUPH – PLUSH
PUABET – UPBEAT
ECINET – ENTICE
CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN IT COMES TO WINNING MONEY PLAYING BLACKJACK, IT’S HARD TO – – –
STR LUH BAT ENTE = TURN THE TABLES
Good Morning, Everyone! 🃏♦️ I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS ANYMORE ♦️🃏
🎶 Close enough to start a war, all that I have is on the floor. God only knows what we’re fighting for…All that I say, you always say more. I can’t keep up with your TURNING TABLES ...Under your thumb, I can’t breathe. So I won’t let you close enough to hurt me…No, I won’t ask you, you to just desert me. I can’t give you, what you think you gave me…It’s time to say goodbye to TURNING TABLES…yes to TURNING TABLES…🎶 “Turning Tables” – Adele 2011 (Ironically from the Album: “21”)
♦️🃏 The funny thing ’bout Blackjack is it’s like a fine guitar,
Most of the time you’re better off just sitting at the bar.
You enter a Casino, the atmosphere so PLUSH,
You sit down with your System…and it starts out that you’re flush
This only helps ENTICE you, it makes you feel UPBEAT…
When really you should take your chips and quietly retreat.
But just like playing that guitar, where chords you sit and STRUM,
Thinking you’ve made the house your girl? I’ve got news for you Chum…
That System’s only gonna work…as long as you are able,
To act your age, not 21…’Cause you’ll never TURN THE TABLES! 🃏♦️
So today, we have UPBEAT…Which I WASN’T feeling after 3, yes 3 of my early morning Jumblers insisted was BEATUP…Which by now I WAS feeling…Trying to tell them that BEAT UP was 2 separate words just wasn’t enough, so I suggested we try keying it. Did it take? No, of course not. The keyboard went ahead and separated the two words. Because of all that, I think it might be the toughest of our words today. But isn’t it interesting that by reversing the 2 syllables, we have 2 words of such totally different sentiments? Just another one of those quirky little things…Ok, let’s TURN our attention to our cartoon, and it’s solution…
Today we find ourselves sitting at a BLACKJACK TABLE at the JUMBLE CASINO. Yes, you heard me right, the JUMBLE CASINO. And we see our favorite Graphic Artist trying his best to DRAW 21. Yes, you heard me right again, it’s JEFF, sitting along side a man who looks vaguely familiar, but I’m not DRAWing a bead on him. And what a PAIR! They think they have a SYSTEM! But, they’re losing, although we can’t see what cards they held. We can see the DEALER though, showing a winning hand of 21: An ACE of Diamonds, which is worth 11, and a PAIR of 5’s. And as many of you may know, to WIN at BLACKJACK, a PLAYER needs to acquire cards with a face value as close as possible to 21, WITHOUT GOING OVER. And unfortunately, too many PLAYERS think they’ll GET OVER the House instead! But as our dialogue is telling us…No matter how smart you think you are…”The ODDS always favor the HOUSE“…Which most seasoned GAMBLERS know, translates to..”They’ll clean you out of HOUSE and home”! So with our question asking what it’s hard to do when trying to win at BLACKJACK? It’s hard to..TURN THE TABLES! Good one, David…You definitely deserve a HAND for this one!
Ok, eye candy. Today’s panel is RICH with details. We have Jeff in one of his favorite Wilco T-Shirts, this one green, and showing a Bicycle. He just never gets TIREd of those shirts. His companion, holding what apPAIRS to be a Hurricane, is DECKed out in a Blue Chicago Cubs Jersey. The logo should be IN RED though, not GREEN….And think about it, Folks…How ironic is that? (Come to think of it, maybe he should have put his money on the Cubs instead. They’re PLAYING very well, and have WON a spot in the PLAYoffs)…At the TABLE we can see the SHOE at left, and the CHIP TRAY, and as noted above, the Dealer raking in those losing Chips. Our PIT BOSS is nattily dressed, in a Blue Suit and Red tie, while his colleague is seen HOLDing a DECK OF CARDS showing a Black Spade, and embossed with the words “Jumble Casino“. All three of the Casino employees are wearing name tags, but they’re all blank. But the eye candy? Off in the background, at another TABLE, there’s two chairs. And the backs of them reads “Jumble Casino”. A fine detail…Maybe our guys should have TURNED they’re attention to that TABLE…They might have had BETTOR luck! So, There you have it Folks, Done….Have a great day, Everyone! And keep in mind, those SYSTEMS? You know you can’t COUNT on them…Leave it to the analysts…BLACKJACK? Let me put it this way…I have a favorite T-Shirt too…It reads: “If this GAME was called 22? I’d own this town“! ♦️🃏🙋🏻