VOBEA – ABOVE
RUYHR – HURRY
ZANYSZ – SNAZZY
THEARF – FATHER
CARTOON ANSWER: DRIVING PEOPLE FROM PLACE TO PLACE ALLOWED HIM TO BRING HOME HIS – – –
AE HR SA FER = “FARE” SHARE
Good Morning, Everyone! 🚕 ALL’S FARE….IN ROOM AND BOARD 🚕
🎶 CAB DRIVER, once more ’round the block…Never mind the TICKIN’ OF THE CLOCK…I only wish we could have had a talk…CAB DRIVER, once more ’round the block…🎶 Cab Driver” – The Mills Brothers 1968
🚕 At one time it was SNAZZY if you owned a cab medallion,
But now with Uber, Lyft and such…it isn’t so much fun…
With many “ride-hail” companies so popular today,
The old time Cabbie finds it hard to stay ABOVE the fray.
Today it’s HURRY here and there…it’s all done with an APP,
But it’s caused the original guys to deal with quite a flap.
And if you are a FATHER with a family to feed…
Today it’s gotten harder to give them all they need.
But times they change…No turning back, technology is here…
I wish there was a way though for everyone’s “FARE” SHARE 🚕
While we aren’t seeing any new words today, we do have all new anagrams. But there was a repeat past performance with HURRY. Having appeared twice before, once in 2015, and again on 01/18/2018, it was anagrammed both times as RUYRH. Today though, the “rh” ending has been replaced with “hr” instead, making it a newbie. ABOVE is playing double duty: it’s our newest entry with an 08/10/18 appearance, and our oldest going back to 2015. And while none of our words today are overly challenging, the Early Birds did voice Feather and Farther before FATHER took hold. Ok…let’s take our PLACE at our cartoon…
Finding ourselves at the home of our two featured characters, we overhear a conversation about money…One of the roommates, seen playing a video game, is hoping that the other, who has just come in from work, had a “lot of rides”. With our question TIPping us off to the fact that the man entering works as a “car service” driver…we learn that by those “rides“, he means “FARES“. And understandably, the game-player is looking for his roommates’ SHARE of the rent and the Internet cost…I mean..it’s only FAIR… And it seems our smiling guy, saying, “We’re all good”…FARED very well, since it was raining…So well in fact, that he brought home a pizza, not leaving his roommate PIE and dry, especially since he KNEADED the DOUGH! So, in answer to our question…Driving people place to place allowed him to bring home his…”FARE” SHARE! Good one, David! You always manage to DRIVE it HOME!
Ok, eye candy..The worried, TAXIng look on our gamers face leads me to believe that the SHARE he’s waiting for is definitely due…Upon what I thought to be a gray end table, but looks more like a console, there’s a soft drink with a straw in a cup showing a yellow smiley face drinking alike… The controller in the gamers hand is black, and Jeff’s detailed it to show the directional controls. But since I’m not a gamer, I can’t go that extra MILE to SHARE any more of it with you, and I’d never want to STEER you wrong. We see the back of the flat screen TV…It appears our guys are living in an apartment, since on the wall by the door, an intercom is visible. Our mustachioed, goateed driver, his face dripping with raindrops, is carrying a cell phone in his breast pocket, and he’s smiling…confident that he’s earned enough to cover both the expenses and the pizza…But is he the eye candy? HAIL no! I’m going with the PIZZA BOX. Because if you look real closely, there’s a single rain drop dripping from its corner, and Jeff’s drawn atop it the iconic pizza baker, complete with handlebar mustache and chef’s hat, holding a pizza tray…today’s PIÈCE de RÉSISTANCE…no matter how you SLICE it! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…Let’s go for that PIE in the sky…and SHARE the joy today! 🚕🙋🏻