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FETA RIDDLES -- Suggestion

James Ertner
 

Yes, Stan, you have a much BUTTER idea. I’m glad it ocCURD to you.

Jim
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 Yes, Stan, we've MILKed this topic for all it's worth.

Charles
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It seems to me that we have just about finished punning every cheese that is easily recognized and as a result some of us are going off-topic while others are either finding names of minor varieties of a common cheese named by the region or country of origin or making puns where the punned and pun words new not similar to the ear. In some case, the author has had to give clues as ti where to find the answer and how to recognize it. Or the riddle is retired and the author has to try again. At the rate we are going, about 2 to 3 riddles per week, we will finish this set sometime in April or May.

We should be averaging 8 to 12 riddles per week (3 to 4 a day) and we would complete about 4 sets a year.

I would like to suggest, if the rest of you agree,that we expand FETA Riddles to include all dairy products and not just cheese. Riddles about milk, cream, butter, yogurt, dairy desserts, etc, would be on subject, and we all will be having more fun.

Your responses would be appreciated.

Stan



Re: FETA RIDDLES -- Suggestion

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

But what if some of us are lactose intolerant??!! (I feel a pun coming ...)

I'm in for the expansion ...

CG


On Dec 9, 2015, at 9:02 PM, "Stan Kegel skegel@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:

 

It seems to me that we have just about finished punning every cheese that is easily recognized and as a result some of us are going off-topic while others are either finding names of minor varieties of a common cheese named by the region or country of origin or making puns where the punned and pun words new not similar to the ear. In some case, the author has had to give clues as ti where to find the answer and how to recognize it. Or the riddle is retired and the author has to try again. At the rate we are going, about 2 to 3 riddles per week, we will finish this set sometime in April or May.

We should be averaging 8 to 12 riddles per week (3 to 4 a day) and we would complete about 4 sets a year.

I would like to suggest, if the rest of you agree,that we expand FETA Riddles to include all dairy products and not just cheese. Riddles about milk, cream, butter, yogurt, dairy desserts, etc, would be on subject, and we all will be having more fun.

Your responses would be appreciated.

Stan


Re: FETA RIDDLES -- Suggestion

chasmwuk@...
 

Yes, Stan, we've MILKed this topic for all it's worth.

Charles


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Subject: [puny] FETA RIDDLES -- Suggestion

 
It seems to me that we have just about finished punning every cheese that is easily recognized and as a result some of us are going off-topic while others are either finding names of minor varieties of a common cheese named by the region or country of origin or making puns where the punned and pun words new not similar to the ear. In some case, the author has had to give clues as ti where to find the answer and how to recognize it. Or the riddle is retired and the author has to try again. At the rate we are going, about 2 to 3 riddles per week, we will finish this set sometime in April or May.

We should be averaging 8 to 12 riddles per week (3 to 4 a day) and we would complete about 4 sets a year.

I would like to suggest, if the rest of you agree,that we expand FETA Riddles to include all dairy products and not just cheese. Riddles about milk, cream, butter, yogurt, dairy desserts, etc, would be on subject, and we all will be having more fun.

Your responses would be appreciated.

Stan


FETA RIDDLES -- Suggestion

Stan Kegel
 

It seems to me that we have just about finished punning every cheese that is easily recognized and as a result some of us are going off-topic while others are either finding names of minor varieties of a common cheese named by the region or country of origin or making puns where the punned and pun words new not similar to the ear. In some case, the author has had to give clues as ti where to find the answer and how to recognize it. Or the riddle is retired and the author has to try again. At the rate we are going, about 2 to 3 riddles per week, we will finish this set sometime in April or May.

We should be averaging 8 to 12 riddles per week (3 to 4 a day) and we would complete about 4 sets a year.

I would like to suggest, if the rest of you agree,that we expand FETA Riddles to include all dairy products and not just cheese. Riddles about milk, cream, butter, yogurt, dairy desserts, etc, would be on subject, and we all will be having more fun.

Your responses would be appreciated.

Stan


FETA #62 - Bingo!

chasmwuk@...
 

As I've said on so many occasions, difficulty of riddles is like beauty.  It's in the eye of the beholder.  Hint #2 should be a giveaway.

This one is on-theme:  cheese.

Like Fortunato vis-à-vis wine in Poe's short story "Cask of Amontillado," someone considered him/herself an expert on Balkan cheeses, especially when it came to a cheese commonly sold in American stores and used in salads.  When a big dispute broke out as to whether the Greeks produced the most authentic type of this cheese, or whether it was one of their Balkan neighbors which did, cheese gourmets called on this person to settle the dispute.  However, knowing how violent some people in that region could get, s/he refused to take part in the dispute.  In other words, s/he refused to heed the __________ call of those who wanted him/her to adjudicate the dispute. 

punned word:  five letters; real word (type of cheese):  six letters 

Hint #1:  It's Greece vs. Bulgaria for the gold medal in the Balkan Cheese-Off.

Hint #2:  Google the difference between Greek and Bulgarian feta cheese and look for a Bulgarian word beginning with "s".  And think Odysseus who almost made a fatal mistake in sailing the Mediterranean.
(actually two hints)

Bill nailed it with siren/sirene and will host #63.  He was the only player - 

thanks, Bill!


FETA #62, hint #2

chasmwuk@...
 

As I've said on so many occasions, difficulty of riddles is like beauty.  It's in the eye of the beholder.  Hint #2 should be a giveaway.

This one is on-theme:  cheese.

Like Fortunato vis-à-vis wine in Poe's short story "Cask of Amontillado," someone considered him/herself an expert on Balkan cheeses, especially when it came to a cheese commonly sold in American stores and used in salads.  When a big dispute broke out as to whether the Greeks produced the most authentic type of this cheese, or whether it was one of their Balkan neighbors which did, cheese gourmets called on this person to settle the dispute.  However, knowing how violent some people in that region could get, s/he refused to take part in the dispute.  In other words, s/he refused to heed the __________ call of those who wanted him/her to adjudicate the dispute. 

punned word:  five letters; real word (type of cheese):  six letters 

Hint #1:  It's Greece vs. Bulgaria for the gold medal in the Balkan Cheese-Off.

Hint #2:  Google the difference between Greek and Bulgarian feta cheese and look for a Bulgarian word beginning with "s".  And think Odysseus who almost made a fatal mistake in sailing the Mediterranean.
(actually two hints)

Send your replies to chasmwuk@...


FETA 62, Hint #1

chasmwuk@...
 

This one is on-theme:  cheese.

Like Fortunato vis-à-vis wine in Poe's short story "Cask of Amontillado," someone considered him/herself an expert on Balkan cheeses, especially when it came to a cheese commonly sold in American stores and used in salads.  When a big dispute broke out as to whether the Greeks produced the most authentic type of this cheese, or whether it was one of their Balkan neighbors which did, cheese gourmets called on this person to settle the dispute.  However, knowing how violent some people in that region could get, s/he refused to take part in the dispute.  In other words, s/he refused to heed the __________ call of those who wanted him/her to adjudicate the dispute. 

punned word:  five letters; real word (type of cheese):  six letters 

Hint #1:  It's Greece vs. Bulgaria for the gold medal in the Balkan Cheese-Off.

Send your replies to chasmwuk@...


FETA #62

chasmwuk@...
 

This one is on-theme:  cheese.

Like Fortunato vis-à-vis wine in Poe's short story "Cask of Amontillado," someone considered him/herself an expert on Balkan cheeses, especially when it came to a cheese commonly sold in American stores and used in salads.  When a big dispute broke out as to whether the Greeks produced the most authentic type of this cheese, or whether it was one of their Balkan neighbors which did, cheese gourmets called on this person to settle the dispute.  However, knowing how violent some people in that region could get, s/he refused to take part in the dispute.  In other words, s/he refused to heed the __________ call of those who wanted him/her to adjudicate the dispute. 

punned word:  five letters; real word (type of cheese):  six letters 

Send your replies to chasmwuk@...




Chris gets credit too

Bill Crider
 

Oops I missed one. Chris Gross also solved for chèvre / shiver.


Re: Hint Re: Feta Riddle #61 -

Bill Crider
 

Charles takes the bingo with chèvre / shiver. Gary Hallock and Cyn also solved it. 
Take it away, Charles!




On Dec 8, 2015, at 6:49 PM, Bill Crider bill.crider@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Cyn easily solved this, but can't host. No one else has submitted a guess.

Hint: the colder she felt, the more she did this. 




On Dec 8, 2015, at 12:43 PM, Bill Crider <bill.crider@...> wrote:

Do not reply all! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com.

"I hate goat cheese," she exclaimed! "Just the thought of it makes me go cold inside and start to BLANK."



Hint Re: Feta Riddle #61 -

bill crider
 

Cyn easily solved this, but can't host. No one else has submitted a guess.

Hint: the colder she felt, the more she did this. 




On Dec 8, 2015, at 12:43 PM, Bill Crider <bill.crider@...> wrote:

Do not reply all! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com.

"I hate goat cheese," she exclaimed! "Just the thought of it makes me go cold inside and start to BLANK."



Rogue 793: Hint #4 - Bingo and Reveal

bill crider
 

Gary, Lars and Stan all got the quote (or mis-quote in this case.)
Gary and Lars worked hard, each getting closer and closer, until Lars finally hit the exact combination I wanted first. He has agreed to host the next Rogue.

The (mis-)quote I wanted was: "Long Long ago in a galaxy far far away."
The pun I wanted (and Lars provided) was "Long Lawn I grow in in a gaol I see fear fade away." 

I hope you enjoyed this groaner in spite of my inept handling!


On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:11 PM, Bill Crider crider_bill@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

Three people have guessed the unpunned phrase and two are very close to the solution. So I I'm going to give that away as a clue, revealing myself as an idiot. I mis-remembered the quote! The true quote is "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away." I remembered it as "Long long ago in a galaxy far far away."  If you base your pun on my version, it should be much easier.
Compounding my idiocy, Stan corrected me on the type of pun. He correctly identifies this as a Groaner, not a Shaggy Dog. Thank you Stan for that correction.




On Dec 7, 2015, at 12:11 PM, Bill Crider crider_bill@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

I mis-spoke on a previous clue. The first blank is also unpunned. It is the word "long"




On Dec 7, 2015, at 11:54 AM, Bill Crider crider_bill@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 


One player so far, no hits.

This is a quote from a famous movie. In fact, it is the first line of the movie.



On Dec 7, 2015, at 7:28 AM, Bill Crider bill.crider@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 


No guesses yet, so here is a hint: the last blank is "away" and is the only unpunned blank.



On Dec 6, 2015, at 8:45 PM, Bill Crider crider_bill@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Don't reply all! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com.

First, I apologize again for the late release. I spaced out.

This rogue is a shaggy dog. The pun is a well-known phrase. I will check status and give clues tomorrow.

I was interviewing veterans in jail. One old soldier told me "My life was ruined by post-traumatic stress syndrome. I was scared to leave my home. Every loud noise reminded me of battle. I was terrified of strangers, new situations gave me panic attacks, and any object lying beside the road struck fear into my heart. I couldn't work, so I resorted to crime to support myself. Being arrested and convicted to prison put me in a place where I could get therapy in a safe, unchanging environment. Most helpful was gardening therapy. Instead of short-lived flowers and vegetables, I prefer trees and expanses of perennial grasses. In the jail yards I created peaceful environments with tall, lush grasses. These not only help me, but other inmates tell me my grassy spaces help dispel their fears also. In other words, you cold summarize my recovery in the phrase 'blank blank blank blank, in a blank blank blank blank blank blank.' "





Feta Riddle #61 -

bill crider
 

Do not reply all! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com.

"I hate goat cheese," she exclaimed! "Just the thought of it makes me go cold inside and start to BLANK."



Re: My Sincere Apogees

doug
 

Back in 1972, when NASA announced ending it's missions to the moon, many thought it would be temporary and that they were just going thru a phase.
 
The blonde wanting a career in the make-up industry, thought it strange that NASA was offering classes in Cosmology. 
 
Doug S.
================== 

Whenever an astronaut gets too close to the sun, his asteroids tend to flare-up  
 
Doug S.
================
 

Since we’ve decided to skirt around Uranus, I can’t help recalling how NASA long ago reluctantly described the results of a deep space probe. (a somewhat loaded term itself) They proudly reported their probe had discovered "giant gassy balls of ice in orbit around Uranus.” 

When a planet dies, does the newspaper report it in the orbit-uary page?

If that ailing astronaut wants to clear up those assteroids, he/she should use an ass steroid cream applied in a milky whey.

Anyone who gets bothered by the use of the term “dwarf planet” probably would get really bent out of shape if they got near a black hole.

Finally, shouldn’t we re-name this tread, “My Sincere Apollo? Geeze!"

Gary Hallock

==========

When I said I wouldn't make a pun on Uranus, that didn't mean I wouldn't make puns on the moons of Uranus (or the other outer planets).  To those who don't like my puns, I say Puck you and kiss my Janus.


Charles


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If a cosmonaut is having pains in his/her bottom, is s/he suffering from assteroids?

(I avoided making a pun on Uranus - too obvious!)

Charles


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

 
I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.
 
Jim
=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 




Re: My Sincere Apogees

doug
 

Whenever an astronaut gets too close to the sun, his asteroids tend to flare-up  
 
Doug
================
 

Since we’ve decided to skirt around Uranus, I can’t help recalling how NASA long ago reluctantly described the results of a deep space probe. (a somewhat loaded term itself) They proudly reported their probe had discovered "giant gassy balls of ice in orbit around Uranus.” 

When a planet dies, does the newspaper report it in the orbit-uary page?

If that ailing astronaut wants to clear up those assteroids, he/she should use an ass steroid cream applied in a milky whey.

Anyone who gets bothered by the use of the term “dwarf planet” probably would get really bent out of shape if they got near a black hole.

Finally, shouldn’t we re-name this tread, “My Sincere Apollo? Geeze!"

Gary Hallock

==========

When I said I wouldn't make a pun on Uranus, that didn't mean I wouldn't make puns on the moons of Uranus (or the other outer planets).  To those who don't like my puns, I say Puck you and kiss my Janus.


Charles


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

 
If a cosmonaut is having pains in his/her bottom, is s/he suffering from assteroids?

(I avoided making a pun on Uranus - too obvious!)

Charles


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

 
I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.
 
Jim
=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 




Re: My Sincere Apogees

gary hallock
 

Since we’ve decided to skirt around Uranus, I can’t help recalling how NASA long ago reluctantly described the results of a deep space probe. (a somewhat loaded term itself) They proudly reported their probe had discovered "giant gassy balls of ice in orbit around Uranus.” 

When a planet dies, does the newspaper report it in the orbit-uary page?

If that ailing astronaut wants to clear up those assteroids, he/she should use an ass steroid cream applied in a milky whey.

Anyone who gets bothered by the use of the term “dwarf planet” probably would get really bent out of shape if they got near a black hole.

Finally, shouldn’t we re-name this tread, “My Sincere Apollo? Geeze!"

Gary Hallock

==========

When I said I wouldn't make a pun on Uranus, that didn't mean I wouldn't make puns on the moons of Uranus (or the other outer planets).  To those who don't like my puns, I say Puck you and kiss my Janus.


Charles


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

 
If a cosmonaut is having pains in his/her bottom, is s/he suffering from assteroids?

(I avoided making a pun on Uranus - too obvious!)

Charles


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

 
I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.
 
Jim
=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 




Re: My Sincere Apogees

chasmwuk@...
 

When I said I wouldn't make a pun on Uranus, that didn't mean I wouldn't make puns on the moons of Uranus (or the other outer planets).  To those who don't like my puns, I say Puck you and kiss my Janus.

Charles


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

 
If a cosmonaut is having pains in his/her bottom, is s/he suffering from assteroids?

(I avoided making a pun on Uranus - too obvious!)

Charles


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

 
I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.
 
Jim
=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 


Re: My Sincere Apogees

chasmwuk@...
 

If a cosmonaut is having pains in his/her bottom, is s/he suffering from assteroids?

(I avoided making a pun on Uranus - too obvious!)

Charles


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

 
I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.
 
Jim
=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 


My Sincere Apogees

James Ertner
 

I once considered signing up for an astronomy course, but I figured I’d just be taking up space.

 

Jim

=============================
 In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector 
 
 
 



My Sincere Apogees

doug
 

In these days of political correctness, NASA will no longer be using the term, "dwarf planet". They claim it might be offensive, might get them bad publicity and just midget them in trouble.
 
During any space race between nations, does 2nd place get a constellation prize?
 
To cover their designated work shifts,the astronauts simply go in rotation.
 
NASA added steaks to the space station dinner menu to make it meteor
 
When a reporter asked if what struck the space station was an asteroid or meteor, the astronaut replied, "no, comet"
 
While floating upside down, one of the astronauts painted his name on the space station's wall. Yep, he was defying the law of graffiti.
 
Doug Spector