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FATS Riddle 22-a

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    So far no one ap[ears to have taken up the challenge, so....

    Herewith the subject-related FATS Riddle #22-A:

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    The finicky photographer kept wanting his models to assume yet another position.  With digital cameras of course, he could require many, many more such positions than with the old film cameras.  This repeatedly became a real point of contention between him and his models, so much so that he found himself gaining rapidly because of the increasing what?

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    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Let your guesses not go to waist, but belt them directly to me at:


    Aloha,

        Lars

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Re: SPAT DRIVEL #0

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

I'm on vacation this week and not puzzling - if someone else is able to keep the FATS riddles going, please do. I am away until next week and then I have to go back to work. Meaning my 9-5 job. Hope someone will host; didn't realize Arlen was unwilling ... 


On May 25, 2016, at 6:02 AM, "Stanley Kegel stankegel@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:

 

Looks like FATS Riddle #22-A will be posted by Chris


Stan


Maze of me,
 Although I tried to be a stand-up kinda guy,it seems I reached my character floor.After oil,I only answered the putzle to get the damn thing over with as it was dragging my spirits to the point of drink.
 Although you might've expectorated some good hosting all I offer is a good hosing.And as I sock it to you, I hope this makes it clear, "I retire on the upswing and dismiss myself from this club."
Surrey
Arlen
with tale between my kegs



Re: Rogue #817

Stan Kegel
 

I notified Charles when I sent him my guesses that I could not post the next Rogue if I won. I will not accept the honor if I am named the winner tomorrow.

Stan


In an hour or so, the movers will be here and take my computer along with everything else.  No new players this a.m.  When I go to an Austin Community College campus tomorrow, I'll announce the answers and the winner.  Bill is ahead with 5 1/2 bingoes, but can't post.

Charles




Hopalong Cassidy was really William Boyd

James Ertner
 

Thanks, Joseph and Lars, for chiming in with your ringing endorsements; I think we’re all of one a-chord that punning is music to our ears.

 

Jim



From: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎May‎ ‎24‎, ‎2016 ‎6‎:‎21‎ ‎AM
To: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]

 

Hoppy Boyd Day, Jim!

    There also was that cowboy so beloved by his young fans he and his sidekick became known as Boy Dodgers and his slender horse, Sliver.  As for his sidekick, ain't he divine?

    And that cowboy straight out of the illustrated books, Com Mix.

    And that cowboy who was always late arriving at the scene, Last LaRue.  (He often arrived whipped!)

    What about the cowboy known for gunning down game, Takes Critter?

    Aloha,

        Lars


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On May 24, 2016, at 01:21, JosephH josephharris@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

And how late can you get with birthday wishes? I suppose 364 days - that's nearly yearly.


Another cowboy is surely the Loan Arranger. I take no credit for thinking up that one.


Joseph
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Thanks, Cyn, for remembering. Hopalong Cassidy was actually one of my favorite cowboy shows as a kid, along with that recluse musical writer: The Lone Arranger.

 

Jim

From: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎20‎, ‎2016 ‎6‎:‎40‎ ‎AM
To: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]

 
And today is "Hoppy Boyd" day—to Jim E.

Cyn

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along



Rogue #817

chasmwuk@...
 

In an hour or so, the movers will be here and take my computer along with everything else.  No new players this a.m.  When I go to an Austin Community College campus tomorrow, I'll announce the answers and the winner.  Bill is ahead with 5 1/2 bingoes, but can't post.

Charles


Re: SPAT DRIVEL #0

Lars Hanson
 

Stan, 

    Odd....

    Aloha,

        Lars


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On May 25, 2016, at 06:02, Stanley Kegel stankegel@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Looks like FATS Riddle #22-A will be posted by Chris


Stan


Maze of me,
 Although I tried to be a stand-up kinda guy,it seems I reached my character floor.After oil,I only answered the putzle to get the damn thing over with as it was dragging my spirits to the point of drink.
 Although you might've expectorated some good hosting all I offer is a good hosing.And as I sock it to you, I hope this makes it clear, "I retire on the upswing and dismiss myself from this club."
Surrey
Arlen
with tale between my kegs



Re: SPAT DRIVEL #0

Stan Kegel
 

Looks like FATS Riddle #22-A will be posted by Chris

Stan


Maze of me,
 Although I tried to be a stand-up kinda guy,it seems I reached my character floor.After oil,I only answered the putzle to get the damn thing over with as it was dragging my spirits to the point of drink.
 Although you might've expectorated some good hosting all I offer is a good hosing.And as I sock it to you, I hope this makes it clear, "I retire on the upswing and dismiss myself from this club."
Surrey
Arlen
with tale between my kegs



SPAT DRIVEL #0

arlen baden <volunteeratlarge@...>
 



Maze of me,
 Although I tried to be a stand-up kinda guy,it seems I reached my character floor.After oil,I only answered the putzle to get the damn thing over with as it was dragging my spirits to the point of drink.
 Although you might've expectorated some good hosting all I offer is a good hosing.And as I sock it to you, I hope this makes it clear, "I retire on the upswing and dismiss myself from this club."
Surrey
Arlen
with tale between my kegs


Rogue 816 - hints

chasmwuk@...
 

Let me try to stimulate some interest in my Eastern European Rogue by sending out some hints.  Send your guesses to Charles at chasmwuk@....


1.  A little known fact was that John Wilkes Booth was a citizen of a tiny Balkan country.  What did he shout from the stage after he shot Lincoln?   Actual quote:  three words     Punned quote:  three words, the first two being identical to the first two actual words

Hint:  There are two versions of what he shouted from the stage.  This riddle puns on the Latin version.

2.  What did peace see?    The same thing that _________ ___________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)

Hint:  This is so obvious that a hint shouldn't be needed.  Remember the old song which contains the line "What did Tennessee?  The same thing that Arkansas"?

3.  A drug dealer didn't have much money, but did have an unlimited supply of a common illicit drug.  In other words, he wasn't a cash cow, but rather a _____    ______.    (two words, but one word in punned answer)  Hint:  We're;moving to this Polish city.

4.  A Romanian parent had a child who was an avid reader, in fact, such an avid reader that the parent often had to order the child to give the  _________   __________   ___________.  (three words, but one word in punned answer)  Hint:  Think capital city.

5.  A weird-looking Orthodox monk was cautioned not to disrupt the speech of an authoritarian Eastern European leader.  A bodyguard told him not to _________ ____________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)  Hint:  Think mad monk and strong-willed leader whom Trump says he could deal with.

6.  What beautiful Balkan movie star is as pretty as a famous Italian movie star?   ________  ________  (the pun is on the movie star's first name)  Hint:  slight difference in spelling between movie star's first name and capital city
Two oldies:

7.  What does one call an abortion in a certain Slavic country?   a ________ ________  (second word is punned)
Hint:  This country underwent the so-called "Velvet Divorce" in 1992 or thereabouts.

8.  Supposedly, a southern belle back in the Cold War era said "I cain't believe such a mean man as that old ______ ______was born in __________(southern state).  Hint:  What US state also bears the name of a former republic of the USSR?


Rogue 817

chasmwuk@...
 

Jim has four, Bill five and a half, Stan three, and Nivi two

I'll keep it open  until tomorrow (Wed.) a.m., then announce the answers.

Charles


Re: Hopalong Cassidy was really William Boyd

Lars Hanson
 

Hoppy Boyd Day, Jim!

    There also was that cowboy so beloved by his young fans he and his sidekick became known as Boy Dodgers and his slender horse, Sliver.  As for his sidekick, ain't he divine?

    And that cowboy straight out of the illustrated books, Com Mix.

    And that cowboy who was always late arriving at the scene, Last LaRue.  (He often arrived whipped!)

    What about the cowboy known for gunning down game, Takes Critter?

    Aloha,

        Lars


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


On May 24, 2016, at 01:21, JosephH josephharris@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

And how late can you get with birthday wishes? I suppose 364 days - that's nearly yearly.


Another cowboy is surely the Loan Arranger. I take no credit for thinking up that one.


Joseph
======


Thanks, Cyn, for remembering. Hopalong Cassidy was actually one of my favorite cowboy shows as a kid, along with that recluse musical writer: The Lone Arranger.

 

Jim

From: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎20‎, ‎2016 ‎6‎:‎40‎ ‎AM
To: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]

 
And today is "Hoppy Boyd" day—to Jim E.

Cyn

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along


Re: Hopalong Cassidy was really William Boyd

Joseph Harris
 

And how late can you get with birthday wishes? I suppose 364 days - that's nearly yearly.


Another cowboy is surely the Loan Arranger. I take no credit for thinking up that one.


Joseph
======


Thanks, Cyn, for remembering. Hopalong Cassidy was actually one of my favorite cowboy shows as a kid, along with that recluse musical writer: The Lone Arranger.

 

Jim

From: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎20‎, ‎2016 ‎6‎:‎40‎ ‎AM
To: ca_12_dozen@... [puny]

 
And today is "Hoppy Boyd" day—to Jim E.

Cyn

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along


Bill the winner so far

chasmwuk@...
 

Bill got five and a half correct, but can't host.  I'll keep the competition going.

Charles


Rogue #817

chasmwuk@...
 

Stan on track with three correct.


Rogue #817

chasmwuk@...
 

Nivi bingoed two on Rogue #817.  Someone asked about a deadline.  Let's aim at winding it up Wednesday at noon.

I'll send out hints later today.

Charles


Rogue on Eastern Europe

chasmwuk@...
 

Jim is the only player so far and has bingoed three answers.  If the action is slow, I'll send out some hints later today.

Send your guesses to Charles at chasmwuk@....


1.  A little known fact was that John Wilkes Booth was a citizen of a tiny Balkan country.  What did he shout from the stage after he shot Lincoln?   Actual quote:  three words     Punned quote:  three words, the first two being identical to the first two actual words

2.  What did peace see?    The same thing that _________ ___________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)

3.  A drug dealer didn't have much money, but did have an unlimited supply of a common illicit drug.  In other words, he wasn't a cash cow, but rather a _____    ______.    (two words, but one word in punned answer)

4.  A Romanian parent had a child who was an avid reader, in fact, such an avid reader that the parent often had to order the child to give the  _________   __________   ___________.  (three words, but one word in punned answer)

5.  A weird-looking Orthodox monk was cautioned not to disrupt the speech of an authoritarian Eastern European leader.  A bodyguard told him not to _________ ____________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)

6.  What beautiful Balkan movie star is as pretty as a famous Italian movie star?   ________  ________  (the pun is on the movie star's first name)

Two oldies:

7.  What does one call an abortion in a certain Slavic country?   a ________ ________  (second word is punned)

8.  Supposedly, a southern belle back in the Cold War era said "I cain't believe such a mean man as that old ______ ______was born in __________(southern state).


today's Rogue on Eastern Europe

chasmwuk@...
 

Mea culpa!  Beata and I are house-moving and the time I had announced for the Rogue slipped my mind.

Send your guesses to Charles at chasmwuk@....


1.  A little known fact was that John Wilkes Booth was a citizen of a tiny Balkan country.  What did he shout from the stage after he shot Lincoln?   Actual quote:  three words     Punned quote:  three words, the first two being identical to the first two actual words

2.  What did peace see?    The same thing that _________ ___________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)

3.  A drug dealer didn't have much money, but did have an unlimited supply of a common illicit drug.  In other words, he wasn't a cash cow, but rather a _____    ______.    (two words, but one word in punned answer)

4.  A Romanian parent had a child who was an avid reader, in fact, such an avid reader that the parent often had to order the child to give the  _________   __________   ___________.  (three words, but one word in punned answer)

5.  A weird-looking Orthodox monk was cautioned not to disrupt the speech of an authoritarian Eastern European leader.  A bodyguard told him not to _________ ____________.  (two words, but one word in punned answer)

6.  What beautiful Balkan movie star is as pretty as a famous Italian movie star?   ________  ________  (the pun is on the movie star's first name)

Two oldies:

7.  What does one call an abortion in a certain Slavic country?   a ________ ________  (second word is punned)

8.  Supposedly, a southern belle back in the Cold War era said "I cain't believe such a mean man as that old ______ ______was born in __________(southern state).



Re: Rogue to be launched tomorrow

chasmwuk@...
 

Yes, Stan gave me too much credit.  My first Pun-Off was in 2004, I believe.

Charles


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]
To: puny-yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue to be launched tomorrow

 
As easy as it is to confuse Charles, I believe in this case Stan has him confused with Bert Piboin, whose pun-off attendance record exceeds mine by several years. While not exactly a later rival to the event, I don’t think Charles’ participation goes back any farther than Stan’s does.

BTW - Bert Piboin is stepping down after a 3 year term on the board of the Brush Square Museums Foundation (Formerly known as the Friends of O.Henry) but will remain more-or-less in Austin and very likely will continue to attend and/or participate in the Pun-Off for many jeers to come. 

Gary
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Charles,

If my memory serves me right, you hold the record for either the most Pun-Offs attended or the most Pun-Offs participated in, and we will all miss your presence and participation each May. I only wish is you had let us know so we could have honored you from the podium a few weeks ago.

By the way, how many years will it take Gary to match your record.

Good luck indoor new home.

Stan
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On May 21, 2016, at 7:00 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

Since my better half and I will move to Poland for a year or two in about a week, I thought it appropriate to come up with a Rogue with an Eastern European theme.  I'll launch it tomorrow about 2 p.m. CST.  It won't be anything of an imaginative nature like Gary's limericks, but rather a mixture of punning genres, some of them oldies (but goodies).

One of the regulars on this list asked me what the story on Poland was.  I had a Fulbright lectureship there during the 1979-81 academic years, Beata was my student, and we married a f ew years later.  I joke that I wanted a young, pretty wife and she wanted a green card. We celebrated our 30th anniversary this past April, so it was obviously more than a sugar daddy relationship.  Again, I joke that she was looking for three things in a husband:  looks, money, and education.  Well, one out of three ain't bad!  I do have a Ph.D.

Charles



launch for today's Rogue

chasmwuk@...
 

I'll try to launch the Rogue about 2 p.m. today CST.  Given that my better half and I are moving to Poland for a year or two this week, I decided that the Rogue would be a potpourri of information about Eastern Europe.  And I believe in legalized potpourri, but only for medicinal purposes.

I don't believe any of the riddles are overly esoteric, for example, I wouldn't ask "What do you get when you cross an Italian spice with a cruel Balkan emperor?  Basil the Bulgar Slayer."  The riddles only require an educated layperson's knowledge of Eastern European current events, geography, etc.  No curve balls or fast pitches, just slow pitches.

Charles


Re: Rogue to be launched tomorrow

Stan Kegel
 

Sorry, I did have Charles confused with Bert. 

Anyway we will miss you there, Charles.

Stan

= = = = = =

As easy as it is to confuse Charles, I believe in this case Stan has him confused with Bert Piboin, whose pun-off attendance record exceeds mine by several years. While not exactly a later rival to the event, I don’t think Charles’ participation goes back any farther than Stan’s does.


BTW - Bert Piboin is stepping down after a 3 year term on the board of the Brush Square Museums Foundation (Formerly known as the Friends of O.Henry) but will remain more-or-less in Austin and very likely will continue to attend and/or participate in the Pun-Off for many jeers to come. 

Gary
-------------
Charles,

If my memory serves me right, you hold the record for either the most Pun-Offs attended or the most Pun-Offs participated in, and we will all miss your presence and participation each May. I only wish is you had let us know so we could have honored you from the podium a few weeks ago.

By the way, how many years will it take Gary to match your record.

Good luck indoor new home.

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

On May 21, 2016, at 7:00 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

Since my better half and I will move to Poland for a year or two in about a week, I thought it appropriate to come up with a Rogue with an Eastern European theme.  I'll launch it tomorrow about 2 p.m. CST.  It won't be anything of an imaginative nature like Gary's limericks, but rather a mixture of punning genres, some of them oldies (but goodies).


One of the regulars on this list asked me what the story on Poland was.  I had a Fulbright lectureship there during the 1979-81 academic years, Beata was my student, and we married a f ew years later.  I joke that I wanted a young, pretty wife and she wanted a green card. We celebrated our 30th anniversary this past April, so it was obviously more than a sugar daddy relationship.  Again, I joke that she was looking for three things in a husband:  looks, money, and education.  Well, one out of three ain't bad!  I do have a Ph.D.

Charles