OOFGR – FORGO
LSLAT – STALL
ROCNUC – CONCUR
CELHKE – HECKLE
CARTOON ANSWER: THE YOUNG DETECTIVE LED THE INVESTIGATION UNTIL A SENIOR DETECTIVE – – –
OGO STA CNR HEE = GOT ON HER CASE
Good Morning, Everyone! 👮🏻 CRIME and PUN…ISHMENT! 👮🏻
🎶 The warden threw a party in the county JAIL…The PRISON band was there and they began to wail…The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing, you should’ve heard them knocked-out JAILBIRDS sing…Let’s rock…everybody, let’s rock, everybody in the whole CELL block…Was dancin’ to the JAILHOUSE Rock…🎶 “Jailhouse Rock”- Elvis 1957 https://tinyurl.com/hqmucmq
👮🏻 The intrigue of police work always held such fascination,
And TV shows have managed to bring it ‘cross the nation…
I’m sure you would CONCUR that the excitement and the gore,
Has captivated audiences…there’s such a real allure.
So looking at this cartoon, I think I see a man,
Who played a dapper detective with quite a grand élan.
He wasn’t one to STALL a case or suffer any fools…
And nothing would he FORGO, sometimes even breaking rules.
While sometimes known to HECKLE, his manner brusque and firm,
He always seemed to know much more than others even learned.
The man Dennis Farina, with a gloriously handsome face…
I really think that’s who this is…we see GOT ON HER CASE! 👮🏻
Strangely enough, I couldn’t find the word STALL in the records that we keep. Seemingly such a simple, common word, I was surprised that it hadn’t been introduced into Jumble play long before today. CONCUR and HECKLE have each appeared once before, and FORGO, has been seen twice, the last time as recently as June 22nd. None of the words posed any problem, and were all easily IDENTIFIED…
Today’s cartoon brings us outdoors to the scene of a CRIME, which I believe to be circa the late 1980’s. We see four DETECTIVES, two male, two female, with one, a young, brown-haired woman, whom I’ll call the NEED DETECTIVE (since I figure she NEEDS the experience), kneeling on the grass, “tagging and bagging”. Having placed EVIDENCE GLOVE B, (which is 4-fingered…too funny), into an EVIDENCE bag, we see the Senior Detective, who I believe is patterned after the late, great Dennis Farina, inconsiderately stepping on EVIDENCE GLOVE A...Tampering with EVIDENCE? Talk about a ROOKIE move. Everyone knows you never contaminate a CRIME SCENE. And adding insult to injury, we hear him telling his younger colleague that her services are no longer needed, since he’s arrived, and will be “taking over”. He even calls her a ROOKIE. Huh? It’s her CASE! Echoing our Need Detective…”Are you kidding me”? Assault and Unmannerly? Breaking and Censoring? Smarmed Robbery? PETTY Larceny? I’d say he’s GUILTY as charged! And you’d think he’d be a little nicer, no? I mean just in CASE they’d have to work together some time in the future? But I guess not…And the look of incredulousness on our Need Detective’s face? That’s a CRIME just waiting to happen!! So, in answer to our LEADING question? The Senior Detective…GOT ON HER CASE! Clever, David, very clever! A great SOLVE!
Ok, eye candy. For those of you not familiar with Dennis Farina, the late Chicago native served on his city’s Police Force for almost 20 years. After retirement, he was hired as a consultant for director Michael Mann, which led him to a true CASE of art imitating life. Starring in numerous Police oriented dramas, he first CAUGHT my eye when he portrayed Lt. Mike Torello in CRIME STORY, set in Chicago, and later Detective Joe Fontana, in LAW and ORDER, set in New York. Known as much for his sartorial splendor as his street smarts, he was a driving FORCE to watch in ACTION. And I can’t help but think that this is him. The full head of thick, wavy hair, the mustache, the coffee cup, the pinkie ring, the meticulous Blue suit, and those fabulous (intended-to-be) two-toned shoes!! IMO, the EVIDENCE is all there. Talk about EYE CANDY! But perhaps I digress…Ok, the rest of the panel…And Jeff’s given us a plethora of details here…A city skyline is silhouetted in the background. We have the YELLOW POLICE TAPE roping off the CRIME scene, that actually reads “Crime Scene Do Not Cross“. The male Detective at back stands behind EVIDENCE MARKER C, and is holding its’ EVIDENCE BAG. which appears to contain a knit hat. What’s really notable here, is that with the bag being clear, Jeff’s drawn it so that you can actually see through it, and read the letters “SS” from the tape behind it. Kudos, Jeff, an amazing detail. His female counterpart holds what I first thought to be a cell phone, but considering the time period I think we’re in, I now sense that it’s a note pad. The 3 EVIDENCE MARKERS are Yellow. And all four Detectives are wearing SHIELDS that display a 5-POINTED STAR, synonymous with the Chicago PD...(further Farina EVIDENCE)?,,and we can even see Collar Stays on Dennis’s shirt. A small tweezers is shown on the ground near Bag B. Looking closely here, it appears that the Need Detective isn’t wearing Gloves, which are de rigueur for any CRIME Scene, but with real scrutiny, I can see a ridge below her shirt sleeve, which must be a glove. I doubt she’d FORGO wearing them, Rookie or not. So, with all these amazing details, what’s my eye candy? (Besides Dennis)? It has to be the steaming Coffee Cup in Farina’s right hand. Printed across the top, one can see the image of the Greek Key Design which as far as coffee cups go, belongs exclusively to the ANTHORA Paper Coffee Cup, iconic to New York City‘s daily life. It became our definitive coffee-to-go cup. But, if we’re in Chicago…how do you explain that? Were they sold outside of NY? So, THIS is my Eye Candy…and the PLOT thickens! But before I can close out this CASE? Jeff, how’d I do? You know, for a ROOKIE? Is it Farina? So…There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day everyone…And I’ll leave you with a little advice a cop once gave me..”It’s always wise to carry a stale baguette in your purse. That way if a mugger ever tries to attack you with a sharp tool, you can just knock him out…” You know…LOAF CONQUERS AWL! 👮🏻🙋🏻