OHRNO = HONOR
INYUT = UNITY
DRIMEA = ADMIRE
CUCEAR = ACCRUE
IT WAS HIS TURN AT THE POOL TABLE NOW THAT THE PREVIOUS PLAYER HAD – – –
HN UI DMI CE = CUED HIM IN
Good Morning, Everyone! 🎱 THE VERY THOUGHT OF …CUE! 🎱
🎶Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you…I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school…Or steal my Daddy’s CUE and make a living out of PLAYING POOL..🎶 “Maggie May” – Rod Stewart 1971
🎱 I’m pretty good behind the stick…I learned it as a teen,
A boyfriend taught me how to play, I started off real green.
I kept it from my Father, I knew He’d disapprove,
A Pool Room opened up once…and my Father made us move!
ADMIRE Him I did greatly, but here we disagreed,
I loved the game of shooting Pool…we had no UNITY…
And He was big on HONOR, so He’d be upset I knew,
Despite the fact that I played well…and money did ACCRUE.
Then one day He found out and…well, much to my chagrin,
My teenage Pool days ended…because someone CUED HIM IN…
As our work week DRAWs to a close, today we find ourselves surrounded by words that are all old favorites, but with anagrams that haven’t yet been PLAYED. ACCRUE RACKED UP the most recent SPOT, having last been seen on 10/07/18, while HONOR goes back the farthest, to 11/15/13. And both ADMIRE and UNITY saw ACTION in 2017, 06/25 and 12/08, respectively. Yet despite having been in PLAY at least six times previously, this morning I immediately FELT that ACCRUE would be the word to cause the most head SCRATCHing today. It’s a MASTERful anagram. Ok…CUE the music and let’s HUSTLE over to our cartoon…
As we were in July and September of last year, and January of this year, today once again our cartoon PICKs up at a GAME of POOL. Finding ourselves in the midst of what looks like a HUSTLE, I’m going to take a STANCE, and say that the Man With a Plan is Jeff, and by calling “Next”, he’s AIMING to give another man the SHAFT. Obviously a skilled player, he’s just bested one man, who in turning the CUE STICK over to a third man who definitely looks like David, is advising him to not “give him any combos”. (A COMBO SHOT involves hitting the CUE BALL at one certain ball in order to hit and pocket a third ball. The CUE BALL is the white one, and seeing it there on the table in front of Jeff, it looks like he may be ready to FOLLOW THROUGH with another COMBO)…And with that advice, the middle man is giving David a hint, warning him to get a GRIP. He’s…CUED HIM IN! Baboom! I mean CAROM! Good one David…Right to the POINT!
Ok, Eye Candy. At the back of the panel, in black silhouette, we see a man and a woman holding Pool Cues and another man taking a SHOT. The Pool Table shows three balls, the white CUE, and two striped balls which are colored inaccurately. Jeff, dressed in a black suit and a red tie, looks PROfessional. He’s CHALKING his CUE, since over time, the tip of a STICK gets worn and smooth from use, and the Chalk provides the friction that’s necessary to make a good shot. And Jeff’s (not this Jeff, the other Jeff), DRAWn lines of motion to simulate the TURNING OF THE CUE…The bearded Middle Man has a distinctive look, but I have no idea who he might be. And David, who looks like he’s definitely behind the 8 BALL, is wearing a purple T-Shirt with the Jumble “J” logo patched on his sleeve. But I’m going to go with the white carnation buttonaire that Jeff’s wearing, right above his left jacket POCKET. Nice touch, BUD…It’s the CENTER SPOT of the whole outfit! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And try to BREAK a bad habit today…just KISS it goodbye, and CROSS OVER that BRIDGE…Life’s a BALL…BET on it! 🎱🙋🏻
And PS: The Suit, the Tie…the Carnation?…Minnesota Fats?…One HUSTLER to another?…I was searching for the Pinky Ring…🌺🙋🏻