GENIOP = PIGEON
RVENTA = TAVERN
BOAHIP = PHOBIA
MEHANU = HUMANE
CURACE = ACCRUE
NVIGLI = LIVING
HE THOUGHT LIVING WITH A PACHYDERM WOULD BE OK, BUT THE RESULT WAS AN – – –
EON TA POI HM RE LN = ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Good Morning, Everyone! 🥜🐘 WORK? FOR WHAT? PEANUTS? 🐘🥜
🎶 PEANUTS…uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, PEANUTS…uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, yes you’re my girl…Love you and I’ll never let you go…🎶 “Peanuts” – The Four Seasons 1963
🐘 A Ringmaster put out an ad, a roommate he did seek,
An elephant had answered…willing to move in next week…
The Master had a PHOBIA, although he was HUMANE
But elephants like PIGEONs were to him a source of bane
He figured that he’d take a shot, a TAVERN meet was set,
The elephant sat at the bar, the Master there to vet…
He watched the peanut shells ACCRUE, a pile did amass
Was this elephant real hungry, or was he just plain low-classed?
Could LIVING with this pachyderm work out or end in doom?
But needing cash, he agreed to the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM…🐘
A quick look through the Archives this morning reveals that while our words today are all Sweet Repeats, our anagrams are fresh and salty! Masterfully scrambled, we have a great mix of words, with ACCRUE being the most recently seen, as of 07/12/19. And with none of them causing a wrinkle, the weights been lifted from our shoulders…so let’s take a bite out of our cartoon…
Where y’day’s puzzle had us located near DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), today we find ourselves dealing with an Elephant…Coincidence? Probably not, since I’m not sure our Jumble Guys are familiar with DUMBO, but just the same, I’m all ears! Set in a living room, listening to the dialogue gives us a leg up on today’s main event. A Circus Ringmaster, Bart, rooming with an Elephant, Stampy, comes home to find himself faced with a somewhat nutty situation…And he’s like…”Huh? What bull”! Furious, he’s seeing pink! Because sitting there, eating through bags of peanuts, Stampy has obviously not moved all day. And not showing up for work has most likely left Bart feeling a little shell-shocked…Ok, so maybe Stampy doesn’t get paid time-and-a-calf for overtime…still…What will the proboscis say? They’re gonna fire him…And making matters worse, when he tries to confront his roomie, he’s faced with such insolence, that he’s realizing that these living arrangements are not all they’re cracked up to be…Stampy has no desire to talk, he’s trumpeting that he’s more interested in the game that’s coming on…And let’s face it, Folks…This avoidance? Well, when there’s an ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? Tusk, tusk, tusk...you got tons of problems! And the big clue here today? Living with a “PACHYDERM”…It’s got “Elephant” written all over it!
Eye candy? There’s a great picture of Stampy on the wall, balancing a ball on his trunk. And lying on the floor are two bags of “CARTER FARMS” Peanuts…One empty, and one jimmied open with its contents spilling out…And while I first thought that Stampy was sitting on a recliner, on closer perusal, I see that it’s a couch, and he’s resting his feet on a matching gold footstool…that’s definitely feeling the weight...Shells are all over his body, a remote control is in his right hand, and he’s balancing a tub of nuts with his left. His trunk is immersed in the tub… But what’s got me laughing this morning? Lying on the floor in front of the TV are what appear to be two…Shoes? Hmm…A wrinkle…I’m really not sure…What do you think? Have I nailed it? …So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, IVORYone!…And remember. Roommates need to respect one another…And once one becomes irrelephant…it’s a gray area, but most likely it may just be time to pack your trunks and move on…🥜🐘🙋🏻♀️