SROCS = CROSS
CNPHI = PINCH
NNSEKU = SUNKEN
TEPRYO = POETRY
AFTER SELLING ALMOST ALL OF HIS PICKUPS, THE HORSE WAS A – – –
CRO PN UNK OETY = ONE “TRUCK” PONY
Good Morning, Everyone! 🚚 FORD THE LOVE OF A GOOD TRUCK 🚚
🎶 He’s a ONE TRICK PONY….One trick is all that horse can do. He does one trick only, it’s the principal source of his revenue…And when he steps into the spotlight, you can feel the heat of his heart come rising through…🎶 “One Trick Pony” – Paul Simon 1980
🚚 It’s always been a running joke that Used Car Salesmen tend
To perhaps take some liberty and the truth maybe bend
Today we see a Horse at work, he’s selling to a Pig***.
And there may be a double-CROSS while unloading those rigs…
The spiel that some guys offer, pure POETRY at times,
And SUNKEN in a buyer is, thinking his deal is prime…
And in the case of in a PINCH, I’m sure the stakes are raised…
As buyers hear a lot of words…‘specially their judgement praised.
What can I say ‘bout this Horse here…Is he full of baloney?
We’ll never know, but surely see that he’s a ONE “TRUCK” PONY! 🚚
***Yes, I know it’s a Bull, but I needed to horn in with the rhyme for rigs. So I took a little poetic license…More than meats the eye? Ah, let’s not make it a cattle of fish, ok?
As our work week draws to a close, today we find ourselves at Day 5 of our Guest Jumbler Puzzling. Yep, we’re definitely reining it in…And today’s featured artist is none other than Scott Hilburn, the creative creator of Argyle Sweater. Growing up in Dallas, and studying clinical psychology before changing course and deciding to be a cartoonist, Scott’s comic strip, launched in 2008, has gone on to become one of the most often viewed comics in the GoComics.con’s catalog… So I guess we could say Mr. Hilburn’s been saddled with quite a comic responsibility! And for those familiar with his work, you know how he loves horsing around…The mane thing with Scott? He’s as irreverent as the come…And as an added little bit of interest, Scott’s also branched out into the greeting card industry, I’m sure many of you have seen his cowlection for sale at your neighborhood Hallmark store. Yep, he’s jockeyed into position there too…I tell you, Folks, he’s quite the card! …And here’s what David and Jeff had to say on their Facebook page about our illustrious guest…But, hay…enough speaking about Scott…It’s time to deal with today’s words…
While we aren’t faced with any new additions to the ever-growing Jumbles’ stable today, we do have a split decision when it comes to our anagrams. SROCS was seen in December of 2017, and CNPHI appeared in December 2014, making it today’s oldest model. And the title of newest kid on the lot goes to SUNKEN, last seen in April. But did any of today’s words stirrup any trouble? Neigh…it was all a mare bag of shells…Ok…Now let’s hoof it over to our cartoon…
Standing outdoors at a Used Car Lot, we see our mane characters, Stud McKenzie, the Salesman, speaking with Bull Bailey, the prospective buyer. In the market for a truck, something stable and dependable, Bull’s hoping that Stud steers him in the right direction. And while he’s willing to spend a few bucks, of course he’s not going to pony up his hard earned money without a good deal, so I’m sure he’ll try to chop him down. But spurred into action, and not looking to stall around, Stud is quick to point out that the two Chevy’s are for sale, but for some reason, he’s keeping the one Ford for himself. Hmm…I’m figuring it must be a Mustang…And if Bull kowtows, and takes the two Chevys…then our question asking us what Stud would be if he bites? He’d be a ONE “TRUCK” PONY! Well where do I sign? Good one, David! I give it a 10, at the very lease!
So…Cud I do eye candy? Usually reserved for Jeff alone, I’m not sure if I should pursue it with any udder cartoonist. Not that I have a beef with it or anything, but it’s just that the steaks are high when it comes to my eye candy. But I will say that I found it amoosing that the two Chevys are blue, while the Ford is brown…you know, a horse of a different color. And anyway, except for that blade of grass that Bull’s chewing on, and the word Ford showing on Stud’s cap, and what looks to be one of those Club Locks on the truck farthest right, Scott didn’t really hide anything in his cartoon. Hmm..Well maybe it does warrant a second look. So, I guess there might be a bit of bulls-eyeing this morning after all!…Well, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And keep in mind…buying a used car can be like bulling teeth…it’s nerve racking…So don’t let these used car salesmen drive you nuts..I mean I’m still wondering if Bull ended up with Mad-Cow Disease…🚚🙋🏻♀️