Date   

Rogue Riddle #714 - Status

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    One bust, and our friend from across the pond has become the latest inductee into the Order of Overeager Punster Solvers, better known as OOPS.  Of course, he is in a fine and large company, as we have all done it one time or another.  (No, Cyn!  That, too, but that was not that to which I was referring!  ;-)  )

    There currently are two entrants with scores as follows:
  • Gary Hallock, with a score of 60% based on riddles and 58% based on words has solved 3 of the riddles.
  • Joseph Harris, with a score of 60% based on riddles and 70% based on words has solved a different 3 riddles and is within  gnat's whisker of solving a fourth.
    And the cat roameth freely, mayhap e'en rampant.  Ne'ertheless, we shall soon get to the Bottom of this easily enough, as it is Shallow.  E'en Silence might yet make the Feeble attempt to Snare Fang.
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

====================================

All,

    No guesses yet, even though it is clear that at least one person likely has a successful approach to this week's rogue riddle.

    Herewith Clue Set #1:
  • Look at the comments by our Leerless Feeder - clearly he is on the scene and getting into the act.  But, then, he is entitled.
  • The appropriate date to have released this rogue would have been on the 23rd of April.
  • The writing's not the thing here -- the play's the thing.
  • At times like this one wisheth Anne would play, as marry she hath a way about her.
======================

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gary of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

Joseph,

    I don't think there is a one of us who has not pawed the same fox.

    No worries!

    Aloha,

        Lars

==================

On May 5, 2014 10:18 AM, "josephHarris" <joe9438@...> wrote:
 

On 05/05/2014 15:14, josephHarris wrote:

 

NO host

M


{?}
?

Joseph

Now that's embarrassing!


Re: Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Oops, Joseph. Public guess. Tsk tsk.

A tsk-it, a-tasket,
When we've a guess we ask it.
You sent a letter to the group
The riddle? Now we grasp it.

Cyn


From: Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:50 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

 

All,

    No guesses yet, even though it is clear that at least one person likely has a successful approach to this week's rogue riddle.

    Herewith Clue Set #1:
  • Look at the comments by our Leerless Feeder - clearly he is on the scene and getting into the act.  But, then, he is entitled.
  • The appropriate date to have released this rogue would have been on the 23rd of April.
  • The writing's not the thing here -- the play's the thing.
  • At times like this one wisheth Anne would play, as marry she hath a way about her.
======================

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gary of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

Joseph,

    You replied to the group instead of just to me.

All,

   Please remember not to hit "REPLY" but instead to reply directly (and only) to me at:

    parkersan2001@...

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

===================

On May 5, 2014 10:14 AM, "josephHarris" <joe9438@...> wrote:
 

NO host

Measure for measure - Measure for Measure
Tight as Andronicus - Titus Andronicus
Julius sieze her - Julius Caesar
Mid summer night's dream - Mid Summer Night's Dream {?}
?

Joseph



On 05/05/2014 14:50, Lars Hanson wrote:

 
All,

    No guesses yet, even though it is clear that at least one person likely has a successful approach to this week's rogue riddle.

    Herewith Clue Set #1:
  • Look at the comments by our Leerless Feeder - clearly he is on the scene and getting into the act.  But, then, he is entitled.
  • The appropriate date to have released this rogue would have been on the 23rd of April.
  • The writing's not the thing here -- the play's the thing.
  • At times like this one wisheth Anne would play, as marry she hath a way about her.
======================

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gary of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

joseph h
 

On 05/05/2014 15:14, josephHarris wrote:
 

NO host

M


{?}
?

Joseph

Now that's embarrassing!


Re: Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

joseph h
 

NO host

Measure for measure - Measure for Measure
Tight as Andronicus - Titus Andronicus
Julius sieze her - Julius Caesar
Mid summer night's dream - Mid Summer Night's Dream {?}
?

Joseph



On 05/05/2014 14:50, Lars Hanson wrote:
 
All,

    No guesses yet, even though it is clear that at least one person likely has a successful approach to this week's rogue riddle.

    Herewith Clue Set #1:
  • Look at the comments by our Leerless Feeder - clearly he is on the scene and getting into the act.  But, then, he is entitled.
  • The appropriate date to have released this rogue would have been on the 23rd of April.
  • The writing's not the thing here -- the play's the thing.
  • At times like this one wisheth Anne would play, as marry she hath a way about her.
======================

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gary of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Rogue Riddle #714 - Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    No guesses yet, even though it is clear that at least one person likely has a successful approach to this week's rogue riddle.

    Herewith Clue Set #1:
  • Look at the comments by our Leerless Feeder - clearly he is on the scene and getting into the act.  But, then, he is entitled.
  • The appropriate date to have released this rogue would have been on the 23rd of April.
  • The writing's not the thing here -- the play's the thing.
  • At times like this one wisheth Anne would play, as marry she hath a way about her.
======================

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gary of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Happy Pi Day to all![resquared]

Bertrand Piboin
 

The calculating French gambler said, "maybe I could run eh, des cartes, or by going out in a blaze--pass, call?"

Bert

=============

What better time to discuss Lucasian matters than on Star Wars Day?  All the subjects were Hawking their mathematical ideas, after all.  I guess it just depends upon where one sits.

Lars

===============
 
I suspect there’s a method to this madness. With his late launch of a Rogue which hinges on a toga party, Lars is living in the past. How far in the past? In his intro he's suggested its theme was a week and a half late. I suspect he actually meant to suggest it was a “month and a half.”  What was happening then? The Ides of March. In constructing his “Play” on words, he apparently did a bit of digging into the PUNY archive to recall what sort of gags had been most recently done on the subject and found that he couldn’t resist resurrecting this thread as an oblique hint into the subject of the current Rogue. 

Seems like a long way toga just to inspire us to participate in the Rogue, but hey! The play is the thing! 

Gary  Hallock

==============

Why talk about Happy Pi Day on Star Wars Day?
May the fourth be with you all.

Stan

= = = = = = = = = =

Ah, but there are those who find the Scandinavians Bohring, however Nobel their cause.

Still, many admire the English Napier-like wit.

And, of course, the Arabs object the the idea that a formulaic approach to global warming is an Al Gore-ism, since their man had much more Al Charisma.

To many still object to tricky nometry, sine in desperation, yet working on angles and going off on tangents to get their parents to cosine their student loans.  Those with the mathematical knowledge see can't seem to find a cozy cant to pass on their knowledge.

Lars

==============
 
It's not fair only to pun about famous American, British, and Greek mathematicians, said the famous Norwegian Niels, ably.

Charles 

==============

“It’s getting code outside. I’m going to take this show on the road," said Alan Turing


Gary Hallock
 
==============

"I'll draw the circles when I need to!" Was he saying it would be a Venn diagram?

They tell me those dagrams are about intersections. Is that when religious groups join together?

"Your angles are all at ninety degrees; can that be right," said Tom crossly.

Joseph Harris
 
=============
 
"Does anyone want to buy a copy of my book?” said Stephen Hawking

Gary Hallock

=================
 
“He’s irrational and he goes on and on,” said Tom “pi”ously.

Jim
 
=================== 
 
 I guess you all Archemedians but I think Eucliding yourselves with all this irrational talk about Pi Day.! The REAL Pi day wont happen until next year. In fact well have an actual Pi Moment at some point on 3/14/15. Admittedly itll be difficult to pin that one down exactly, but I promise it will come round.
Gary Hallock
 
=====================
 
And then there was the constipated mathematician who worked it out with a pencil.
Charles

P.S.  I realize one of our contributors will probably say "that's such an old one!", just as some
contributors like to say "that pun has already been used on this string."  Heck!  Who's counting?
The punning here is all in good fun, if not always in good taste.

=============================

Perhaps we beta put a kappa on this.

Alex
 
0000000000000000000000000000000

All of you folks are doing an epsillent job, but personally i think you are imagining it all. 

Do oak trees have square roots?

Alex
 
00000000000000000000000000000000000
 

Looking round the matter I am trying to compass it. So I found a sculpture to place a tangent board against. I found, from the top of the board, I had to follow the slide rule.

Joseph Harris
The atmoshere seems electric; I see signs of arc'ing. 
 
============
 
The prize-winning mathematician accepted that his colleagues were going to roast him
at a dinner in his honor, but he was diametrically opposed to being πd at the end of it.

Bert
 
====================
 
Phi on those who say too many have already used irrational.
 
Lars
====================
 
Lars, a good number has already used irrational
 
Doug
 
=======
 
Clearly they are irrational.
 
Lars
 
============ 
 
They need constant reminders.

Alex

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Obviously they have yet to encompass the situation.  

    Do the Texans find it an aardvark to grasp?

    Scientists actually just consider it a sine of the times.

    Loan officers find it a cosine of the times.

    Taxmen have found it in their area for millennia.

    Lars

-=-=-==-=-

Me, I just radiate good will. 

Joseph Harris

============

I have to educate everyone at work about it. Nobody knows. They just live their lives going around in circles.

Alex

====================

    Today is Pi Day.
    Happy Pi Day to all!

    Aloha,
        Lars


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doug
 

I put selling my house on hold
"Prices were going up", I was told.
  And just one year later
  The value is greater
So now, it's worth its wait in gold.
 
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Rogue Riddle #714 - Minor Correction

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Our Learless Feater (one who can perform aerobatic stunts without a jet) has indeed spotted an error in the set-up:  There was an extraneous "to" in the last sentence.  That has been corrected in the text below.  The last sentence should read:

It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

    My apologies for the error.

    It appears more than likely that Sir Gray of Hallock has already solved most of this week's rogue, though he has yet to submit his worksheet.  We shall see.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=====================

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses as of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars 


Re: Happy Pi Day to all![resquared]

Lars Hanson
 

What better time to discuss Lucasian matters than on Star Wars Day?  All the subjects were Hawking their mathematical ideas, after all.  I guess it just depends upon where one sits.

Lars

===============
 
I suspect there’s a method to this madness. With his late launch of a Rogue which hinges on a toga party, Lars is living in the past. How far in the past? In his intro he's suggested its theme was a week and a half late. I suspect he actually meant to suggest it was a “month and a half.”  What was happening then? The Ides of March. In constructing his “Play” on words, he apparently did a bit of digging into the PUNY archive to recall what sort of gags had been most recently done on the subject and found that he couldn’t resist resurrecting this thread as an oblique hint into the subject of the current Rogue. 

Seems like a long way toga just to inspire us to participate in the Rogue, but hey! The play is the thing! 

Gary  Hallock

==============

Why talk about Happy Pi Day on Star Wars Day?
May the fourth be with you all.

Stan

= = = = = = = = = =

Ah, but there are those who find the Scandinavians Bohring, however Nobel their cause.

Still, many admire the English Napier-like wit.

And, of course, the Arabs object the the idea that a formulaic approach to global warming is an Al Gore-ism, since their man had much more Al Charisma.

To many still object to tricky nometry, sine in desperation, yet working on angles and going off on tangents to get their parents to cosine their student loans.  Those with the mathematical knowledge see can't seem to find a cozy cant to pass on their knowledge.

Lars

==============
 
It's not fair only to pun about famous American, British, and Greek mathematicians, said the famous Norwegian Niels, ably.

Charles 

==============

“It’s getting code outside. I’m going to take this show on the road," said Alan Turing


Gary Hallock
 
==============

"I'll draw the circles when I need to!" Was he saying it would be a Venn diagram?

They tell me those dagrams are about intersections. Is that when religious groups join together?

"Your angles are all at ninety degrees; can that be right," said Tom crossly.

Joseph Harris
 
=============
 
"Does anyone want to buy a copy of my book?” said Stephen Hawking

Gary Hallock

=================
 
“He’s irrational and he goes on and on,” said Tom “pi”ously.

Jim
 
=================== 
 
 I guess you all Archemedians but I think Eucliding yourselves with all this irrational talk about Pi Day.! The REAL Pi day wont happen until next year. In fact well have an actual Pi Moment at some point on 3/14/15. Admittedly itll be difficult to pin that one down exactly, but I promise it will come round.
Gary Hallock
 
=====================
 
And then there was the constipated mathematician who worked it out with a pencil.
Charles

P.S.  I realize one of our contributors will probably say "that's such an old one!", just as some
contributors like to say "that pun has already been used on this string."  Heck!  Who's counting?
The punning here is all in good fun, if not always in good taste.

=============================

Perhaps we beta put a kappa on this.

Alex
 
0000000000000000000000000000000

All of you folks are doing an epsillent job, but personally i think you are imagining it all. 

Do oak trees have square roots?

Alex
 
00000000000000000000000000000000000
 

Looking round the matter I am trying to compass it. So I found a sculpture to place a tangent board against. I found, from the top of the board, I had to follow the slide rule.

Joseph Harris
The atmoshere seems electric; I see signs of arc'ing. 
 
============
 
The prize-winning mathematician accepted that his colleagues were going to roast him
at a dinner in his honor, but he was diametrically opposed to being πd at the end of it.

Bert
 
====================
 
Phi on those who say too many have already used irrational.
 
Lars
====================
 
Lars, a good number has already used irrational
 
Doug
 
=======
 
Clearly they are irrational.
 
Lars
 
============ 
 
They need constant reminders.

Alex

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Obviously they have yet to encompass the situation.  

    Do the Texans find it an aardvark to grasp?

    Scientists actually just consider it a sine of the times.

    Loan officers find it a cosine of the times.

    Taxmen have found it in their area for millennia.

    Lars

-=-=-==-=-

Me, I just radiate good will. 

Joseph Harris

============

I have to educate everyone at work about it. Nobody knows. They just live their lives going around in circles.

Alex

====================

    Today is Pi Day.
    Happy Pi Day to all!

    Aloha,
        Lars


Rogue Riddle #714 - Comments

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Returned to the keyboard a little over an hour ago to find no guesses ass of yet.

    Some administrivia:
  • Gary asked whether the BLANK counts are correct -- they have been rechecked and they are.  The sentences also have been rechecked - there are no typographical errors in the set-up that I can see.
  • The BLANKS refer to words in the punned phrase, not in the original.
  • For each answer (five in all), to get full marks one needs both the punned phrase and the original phrase.
  • The Rogue will run until Tuesday evening, when the answers shall be revealed.
  • The laurels will be awarded to whomever is first to answer al the questions correctly, or, if no one has done so, to whomever has the highest marks Tuesday evening,
=======================

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that to the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Happy Pi Day to all![resquared]

gary hallock
 

I suspect there’s a method to this madness. With his late launch of a Rogue which hinges on a toga party, Lars is living in the past. How far in the past? In his intro he's suggested its theme was a week and a half late. I suspect he actually meant to suggest it was a “month and a half.”  What was happening then? The Ides of March. In constructing his “Play” on words, he apparently did a bit of digging into the PUNY archive to recall what sort of gags had been most recently done on the subject and found that he couldn’t resist resurrecting this thread as an oblique hint into the subject of the current Rogue. 

Seems like a long way toga just to inspire us to participate in the Rogue, but hey! The play is the thing! 

Gary  Hallock

==============
Why talk about Happy Pi Day on Star Wars Day?
May the fourth be with you all.

Stan
= = = = = = = = = =

Ah, but there are those who find the Scandinavians Bohring, however Nobel their cause.

Still, many admire the English Napier-like wit.

And, of course, the Arabs object the the idea that a formulaic approach to global warming is an Al Gore-ism, since their man had much more Al Charisma.

To many still object to tricky nometry, sine in desperation, yet working on angles and going off on tangents to get their parents to cosine their student loans.  Those with the mathematical knowledge see can't seem to find a cozy cant to pass on their knowledge.

Lars

==============
 
It's not fair only to pun about famous American, British, and Greek mathematicians, said the famous Norwegian Niels, ably.

Charles 

==============

“It’s getting code outside. I’m going to take this show on the road," said Alan Turing


Gary Hallock
 
==============

"I'll draw the circles when I need to!" Was he saying it would be a Venn diagram?

They tell me those dagrams are about intersections. Is that when religious groups join together?

"Your angles are all at ninety degrees; can that be right," said Tom crossly.

Joseph Harris
 
=============
 
"Does anyone want to buy a copy of my book?” said Stephen Hawking

Gary Hallock

=================
 
“He’s irrational and he goes on and on,” said Tom “pi”ously.

Jim
 
=================== 
 
 I guess you all Archemedians but I think Eucliding yourselves with all this irrational talk about Pi Day.! The REAL Pi day wont happen until next year. In fact well have an actual Pi Moment at some point on 3/14/15. Admittedly itll be difficult to pin that one down exactly, but I promise it will come round.
Gary Hallock
 
=====================
 
And then there was the constipated mathematician who worked it out with a pencil.
Charles

P.S.  I realize one of our contributors will probably say "that's such an old one!", just as some
contributors like to say "that pun has already been used on this string."  Heck!  Who's counting?
The punning here is all in good fun, if not always in good taste.

=============================

Perhaps we beta put a kappa on this.

Alex
 
0000000000000000000000000000000

All of you folks are doing an epsillent job, but personally i think you are imagining it all. 

Do oak trees have square roots?

Alex
 
00000000000000000000000000000000000
 

Looking round the matter I am trying to compass it. So I found a sculpture to place a tangent board against. I found, from the top of the board, I had to follow the slide rule.

Joseph Harris
The atmoshere seems electric; I see signs of arc'ing. 
 
============
 
The prize-winning mathematician accepted that his colleagues were going to roast him
at a dinner in his honor, but he was diametrically opposed to being πd at the end of it.

Bert
 
====================
 
Phi on those who say too many have already used irrational.
 
Lars
====================
 
Lars, a good number has already used irrational
 
Doug
 
=======
 
Clearly they are irrational.
 
Lars
 
============ 
 
They need constant reminders.

Alex

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Obviously they have yet to encompass the situation.  

    Do the Texans find it an aardvark to grasp?

    Scientists actually just consider it a sine of the times.

    Loan officers find it a cosine of the times.

    Taxmen have found it in their area for millennia.

    Lars

-=-=-==-=-

Me, I just radiate good will. 

Joseph Harris

============

I have to educate everyone at work about it. Nobody knows. They just live their lives going around in circles.

Alex

====================

    Today is Pi Day.
    Happy Pi Day to all!

    Aloha,
        Lars


Re: Happy Pi Day to all![resquared]

Stan Kegel
 


Why talk about Happy Pi Day on Star Wars Day?
May the fourth be with you all.

Stan
= = = = = = = = = =

Ah, but there are those who find the Scandinavians Bohring, however Nobel their cause.

Still, many admire the English Napier-like wit.

And, of course, the Arabs object the the idea that a formulaic approach to global warming is an Al Gore-ism, since their man had much more Al Charisma.

To many still object to tricky nometry, sine in desperation, yet working on angles and going off on tangents to get their parents to cosine their student loans.  Those with the mathematical knowledge see can't seem to find a cozy cant to pass on their knowledge.

Lars

==============
 
It's not fair only to pun about famous American, British, and Greek mathematicians, said the famous Norwegian Niels, ably.

Charles 

==============

“It’s getting code outside. I’m going to take this show on the road," said Alan Turing


Gary Hallock
 
==============

"I'll draw the circles when I need to!" Was he saying it would be a Venn diagram?

They tell me those dagrams are about intersections. Is that when religious groups join together?

"Your angles are all at ninety degrees; can that be right," said Tom crossly.

Joseph Harris
 
=============
 
"Does anyone want to buy a copy of my book?” said Stephen Hawking

Gary Hallock

=================
 
“He’s irrational and he goes on and on,” said Tom “pi”ously.

Jim
 
=================== 
 
 I guess you all Archemedians but I think Eucliding yourselves with all this irrational talk about Pi Day.! The REAL Pi day wont happen until next year. In fact well have an actual Pi Moment at some point on 3/14/15. Admittedly itll be difficult to pin that one down exactly, but I promise it will come round.
Gary Hallock
 
=====================
 
And then there was the constipated mathematician who worked it out with a pencil.
Charles

P.S.  I realize one of our contributors will probably say "that's such an old one!", just as some
contributors like to say "that pun has already been used on this string."  Heck!  Who's counting?
The punning here is all in good fun, if not always in good taste.

=============================

Perhaps we beta put a kappa on this.

Alex
 
0000000000000000000000000000000

All of you folks are doing an epsillent job, but personally i think you are imagining it all. 

Do oak trees have square roots?

Alex
 
00000000000000000000000000000000000
 

Looking round the matter I am trying to compass it. So I found a sculpture to place a tangent board against. I found, from the top of the board, I had to follow the slide rule.

Joseph Harris
The atmoshere seems electric; I see signs of arc'ing. 
 
============
 
The prize-winning mathematician accepted that his colleagues were going to roast him
at a dinner in his honor, but he was diametrically opposed to being πd at the end of it.

Bert
 
====================
 
Phi on those who say too many have already used irrational.
 
Lars
====================
 
Lars, a good number has already used irrational
 
Doug
 
=======
 
Clearly they are irrational.
 
Lars
 
============ 
 
They need constant reminders.

Alex

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Obviously they have yet to encompass the situation.  

    Do the Texans find it an aardvark to grasp?

    Scientists actually just consider it a sine of the times.

    Loan officers find it a cosine of the times.

    Taxmen have found it in their area for millennia.

    Lars

-=-=-==-=-

Me, I just radiate good will. 

Joseph Harris

============

I have to educate everyone at work about it. Nobody knows. They just live their lives going around in circles.

Alex

====================

    Today is Pi Day.
    Happy Pi Day to all!

    Aloha,
        Lars



Rogue Riddle #714 - Availability Notice

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    I will be away from my pad for about 5 hours today, beginning at around noon EDT, but will try to check e-mail on my phone.  So, if you do not get an immediate response from me, cool your jets.  You still gan try your answers while I am out of touch, and rest assured I will get their thrust.

    Tanks for your patience.
 
    Aloha,

        Lars


Rogue Riddle #714

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle is in honor of the coming Pun-Off , an Austin-tatious happening in Texas, a Hallmock event which Garys forward a fine linguistic tradition.   Although this Rogue is perhaps a week-and-a-half late with its theme, the play should be fun.

 

 

Rogue Riddle #714 

The Toga Party

 

    It began as a typical college party, the erudite scholars all arriving dressed in what has been perceived to be traditional Roman garb.  As so often happens when the wine flows freely, things quickly got out of hand.  In particular, several participants began trying to outdrink one another, matching each other BLANK BLANK BLANK.  In the end, the “Roman Emperor” won.  In fact, of the “Victorious Warrior” one might truly note that none was as BLANK BLANK BLANK.  Of course, drunken revelry hardly ever induces good behavior, as a voluptuous young innocent newcomer was to learn.

 

    Clearly all the lads had been excited by the young damsel’s appearance, particularly by her figure evident even beneath her toga, and their excitement showed.  Even the most cursory examination revealed that BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.   It was not long before the damsel shrieked loudly, and claimed she had just been groped by the Roman Emperor.  While he denied it vehemently, too many others stepped forward to say they saw BLANK BLANK BLANK.  It quickly became apparent that to the innocent young woman indeed had been pawed, an embarrassing act which might well be called BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

 

 

    Please DO NOT HIT REPLY, but act now and scenes your guesses directly to the author at:

 

 

    Enjoy!

 

    Aloha,


        Lars


Re: Happy Pi Day to all![resquared]

Lars Hanson
 

Ah, but there are those who find the Scandinavians Bohring, however Nobel their cause.

Still, many admire the English Napier-like wit.

And, of course, the Arabs object the the idea that a formulaic approach to global warming is an Al Gore-ism, since their man had much more Al Charisma.

To many still object to tricky nometry, sine in desperation, yet working on angles and going off on tangents to get their parents to cosine their student loans.  Those with the mathematical knowledge see can't seem to find a cozy cant to pass on their knowledge.

Lars

==============
 
It's not fair only to pun about famous American, British, and Greek mathematicians, said the famous Norwegian Niels, ably.

Charles 

==============

“It’s getting code outside. I’m going to take this show on the road," said Alan Turing

Gary Hallock
 
==============

"I'll draw the circles when I need to!" Was he saying it would be a Venn diagram?

They tell me those dagrams are about intersections. Is that when religious groups join together?

"Your angles are all at ninety degrees; can that be right," said Tom crossly.

Joseph Harris
 
=============
 
"Does anyone want to buy a copy of my book?” said Stephen Hawking

Gary Hallock

=================
 
“He’s irrational and he goes on and on,” said Tom “pi”ously.

Jim
 
=================== 
 
 I guess you all Archemedians but I think Eucliding yourselves with all this irrational talk about Pi Day.! The REAL Pi day wont happen until next year. In fact well have an actual Pi Moment at some point on 3/14/15. Admittedly itll be difficult to pin that one down exactly, but I promise it will come round.
Gary Hallock
 
=====================
 
And then there was the constipated mathematician who worked it out with a pencil.
Charles

P.S.  I realize one of our contributors will probably say "that's such an old one!", just as some
contributors like to say "that pun has already been used on this string."  Heck!  Who's counting?
The punning here is all in good fun, if not always in good taste.

=============================

Perhaps we beta put a kappa on this.

Alex
 
0000000000000000000000000000000

All of you folks are doing an epsillent job, but personally i think you are imagining it all. 

Do oak trees have square roots?

Alex
 
00000000000000000000000000000000000
 

Looking round the matter I am trying to compass it. So I found a sculpture to place a tangent board against. I found, from the top of the board, I had to follow the slide rule.

Joseph Harris
The atmoshere seems electric; I see signs of arc'ing. 
 
============
 
The prize-winning mathematician accepted that his colleagues were going to roast him
at a dinner in his honor, but he was diametrically opposed to being πd at the end of it.

Bert
 
====================
 
Phi on those who say too many have already used irrational.
 
Lars
====================
 
Lars, a good number has already used irrational
 
Doug
 
=======
 
Clearly they are irrational.
 
Lars
 
============ 
 
They need constant reminders.

Alex

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Obviously they have yet to encompass the situation.  

    Do the Texans find it an aardvark to grasp?

    Scientists actually just consider it a sine of the times.

    Loan officers find it a cosine of the times.

    Taxmen have found it in their area for millennia.

    Lars

-=-=-==-=-

Me, I just radiate good will. 

Joseph Harris

============

I have to educate everyone at work about it. Nobody knows. They just live their lives going around in circles.

Alex

====================

    Today is Pi Day.
    Happy Pi Day to all!

    Aloha,
        Lars


Rogue Riddle #714 - Launch Imminent

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    This week's Rogue Riddle is on the launch pad, with final checks in progress Atlas.  The expected launch time has been advanced due to an unanticipated early closure of the launch window.  So, Titan your belts, the launch could come any Minuteman.  We are just hoping the Trident on the next pad over won't gum up the works.  Every now and then it Styx, Nike it or not.  

    Aloha,

        Lars


Rogue Riddle #714 - Two-Hour Warning

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    This week's Rogue Riddle will be launched in approximately two hours.

    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: Predictable Partings - NY Times Sunday Puzzle - 29 April 2014

chasmwuk@...
 

The global provider of voice, data and Internet services SPRINTed off.

Charles


=====================

 
The horticulturist reseeded

The apiarist buzzed off

The violinist bowed out

The computer guru overclocked

The music teacher decomposed.

The accountant lost his balance

Joseph Harris
===========

The taxidermist....high tailed it
 
Doug S
=========
The orgami expert ... left the fold.

The farnerr ... bailed out

The marathoner ... ran away

The binge shopper ... made a good buy

Stan

= = = = = = = = = = =

The film editor...faded away
 
Doug S.
=========

The first grade girl ... skipped.

Stan
= = = = = = = = = = =


The prostitute...kissed it goodbye
 
The meteorologist....stormed out
 
Doug Spector
==================== 

The telegraph operator got lost in transmission.

The dressmaker zipped it.

The post office driver was despatched.

The philatelist stamped off.

The green-fingered allotment holder lost the plot.

The water diviner made a fair well.

Joseph Harris

= = = = = = = = = = 
The soldier who hated military life because he wanted to engage in his passion - painting murals -
went AWALL.

Charles


===================================

 The actor exited stage right

Cyn

= = = = =

The confused mountain sportsman ...  skied addled
Lars
===================

The far right  extremist...left
 
Doug Spector 
==========
The mountain climber decided to head for the hills.

Cyn

= = = = =

The barber ...   de-parted.
Lars
==================
 
The funeral director departed.

Cyn

= = = = =

The escape artist ....  got out of here.
The farm trucker ....  hauled ass.
The carpet cleaner ....  beat it
The shepherd ....   took it on the lam
Lars
==============


As the scissors manufacturer said, "Let's cut out."
Cyn
= = = =
As one poacher of the largest North American m ember of the deer family said to another when seeing the
game warden approaching:  "Let's vamoose!"

Charles

===========================

 
As the entomologist said, “I think I’ll just bug out.”

Jim
=========================
 
All,
 
    The New York Times crossword puzzles, currently edit ed by Will Shortz, occasionally have punny definitions and or answers.  Last Sunday’s puzzle, by John Lampkin, was called “Predictable Partings,” and had the following clues and answers:
 
The paparazzo ...                           was gone in a flash
 
The demolitionist ...                        blew the joint
 
The civil engineer ...                      &nb sp; hit the road
 
The lingerie ma nufacturer ...          slipped away
 
The chicken farmer ...                     flew the coop
 
The sound technician ...                   made tracks
 
The film director ...                         quit the scene
 
The soda jerk ...  ;                   ;            ran lickety-split
 
The ecdysiast ...                               took off
 
The percussionist ...                        beat it
 
The van driver ...                             moved on
 
The paper doll maker ...    &nbs p;             cut out
 
    It really is amazing just how many euphemisms and expressions we have for departing.

    Maybe a start for a thread?
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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