MOOCSS – COSMOS
CNCNAA – CANCAN
LNGEET – GENTLE
DGTIEW – WIDGET
DGUTER – TRUDGE
SILVEW – SWIVEL
CARTOON ANSWER: CALIFORNIA’S FAMOUS “MUSCLE BEACH” OUTDOOR GYM STARTED IN 1934 AND IS – – –
OSO NN GTL IG TRG SIL = STILL GOING STRONG
Good Morning, Everyone! 🎶WE CAN WORK IT OUT🎶
🎶 Because you know I’m all about those WEIGHTS, ‘Bout those WEIGHTS, no TREADMILL..I’m all ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS, no TREADMILL, I’m all ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS…🎶 “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor 2014 https://tinyurl.com/kpjrk4n
🏋🏻 For those who know of Muscle Beach, the story is a good one,
A place where people work out ‘neath the California sun…
A GENTLE breeze surrounds you, like CANCAN dancers frills,
And no need to TRUDGE to a gym to get your workout thrills.
The COSMOS all around you, wide spaces where you’d SWIVEL,
Nobody right on top of you, no listening to drivel…
You see these happy people, where once we had seen Gidget,
In gym attire of all kinds, around their necks a WIDGET.
A great place for a visit, or perhaps you may belong…
But either way, 85 years…and it’s STILL GOING STRONG...🏋🏻
Of our 6 words today, only 4 were found in our listings. CANCAN and WIDGET seem to be joining us for the first time. And except for COSMOS, which appeared in 2017, and just happens to be the one word that caused a FIT or two this morning, we’ve WORKED OUT the other three words within the past 9 months…
Before we begin today’s cartoon, I have to get something off my CHEST. Today’s puzzle seemed familiar, so I went looking through my files, and found the Jumble from New Year’s Eve, 2017. That day we had a puzzle about older guys in their 70s and 80s LIFTING WEIGHTS in a GYM. And the puzzles’ answer was?…WEIGHT for it…Yep, STILL GOING STRONG!...What’re the odds? Anyway…Despite a good portion of the country being in the midst of a winter storm, our cartoon today brings us to sunny Los Angeles, California, and places us at MUSCLE BEACH, https://tinyurl.com/y7zkbhxo the famous outdoor GYM. We see 13 figures, 6 in blackened silhouette, one of which is lifting WEIGHTS way in the background. Of the 5 secondary action characters, left to right, we see a man BENCH PRESSING, a man with DUMBBELLS, a man using a Cable BICEPS Bar Machine, a woman on a Leg Raise Machine, and a man sitting, lifting a BARBELL under the Beach’s concrete BARBELL SCULPTURE. And our 2 main characters at front, are a man in a gray Batman Tank and blue Shorts lifting a BARBELL, and saying that his family has been TRAINING there for years, and a woman, clad in a black Sports Bra and Sweatpants, lifting DUMBBELLS and remarking about how the area has grown over the years. A yellow sign reading MUSCLE BEACH VENICE is hanging from an overpass. And as our question states…MUSCLE BEACH, founded in 1934, is STILL GOING STRONG. “Still Goin’ Strong” – Alabama 1993 https://tinyurl.com/y6vdfeqo%C2%A0 Now how cool is that? Both the BEACH and David’s UPLIFTING play on words! Very clever…even though we didn’t need any HEAVY LIFTING to solve this one today!
Ok…eye candy. Except for the 2 main characters at front, the entire background is shaded in purple. The sky is a clear bright blue, with two puffy clouds afloat. Eight Palm Trees, and a lot of beautiful bodies...And that’s the SWOLE story…Need I say more? So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And I’ll leave you with a favorite saying of a friend of mine who just can’t seem to stick with a program…”I’ve been trying to DIET and WORK OUT for years, but with no luck. So I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that the only way I’m going to get “Smokin’ Hot” is by being cremated…”…All new meaning to FEEL THE BURN, huh? 🏋🏻🙋🏻