Date   

moderated RR #991 (BINGO & REVEAL)

gary hallock
 

I am pleased to note that 5 (count ‘em FIVE) players participated in this week’s Rogue offering. What’s even more encouraging is the fact that we went somewhat viral in this effort, receiving guesses from at least one player outside of our YahooUniverse.

As usual, Lars was early out of the gate with a healthy collection of kills, but he was quickly matched and eclipsed in his efforts by several other players, including Gary Reeves, Adam Engel, Erika Ettin, and Jim Ertner. In typical Lars fashion, he plugged away and eventually killed the entire set, claiming again the honor/privilege of hosting RR #992 this next weekend.

Congrats are in order to Adam and Erika for getting their feats sweat and sticking their next out to participate in this round. I fully expect they will both soon be tough contenders for claiming/hosting honors. New blood! YES!!!!!

Answers revealed below.

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

ROGUE RIDDLE #991 (Launched Sunday, Sept 29, 2019 @12:25pm Central)

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Below you will find a listing of 10 (count ‘em, TEN) short riddle-ish conundrums. Each contains a pair of descriptions or definitions intended to lead you to a particular word or phrase. Each couplet is closely related, in that the proper answers will be phonetically identical, yet be comprised of distinctly different word(s). In order to score a complete kill on each, you must provide a reasonable version of both suggested variants.

As is often the case, I have provided a “sample” in the form of the first pair which is numbered “zero.” Be the first provide me with all, or most, of the required words/phrases and you will win the honor of composing and hosting Rogue #992 next weekend. There is not time limit on this one and I very well may offer some clues to the clueless, so please don’t fall asleep on me. - Gary Hallock

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0.
A sign offering gratuitous slices of birthday dessert. / Chronic pain suffered by a circus side show personality
#### FREE CAKE / FREAK ACHE

1.
To take possession of property (usually a vehicle) by urgent force or presumed authority. / The most ordinary of Bambi’s relatives.
#### COMMANDEER / COMMON DEER

2.
Liquid splashed embarrassingly on the front of your pants while washing hands in the restroom. / A device for dispatching annoying airborne insects.
#### FLY’S WATER / FLY SWATTER

3.
Delivery van owned by 1970’s Korean religious cult leader. / 1987 Cher Oscar vehicle
#### MOON’S TRUCK / MOON STRUCK

4.
Responses to questions posed by Neilsen market researchers. / Job description of some workers in topless bars.
#### POLLED ANSWERS / POLE DANCERS

5.
An ambivalent response to a political poll. / A visual cognition that often follows the viewing of both England & France.
#### UNDECIDED / UNDIES SIGHTED

6.
A place to relax and recline in your backyard / The space directly above the rocket pad.
#### LAWN CHAIR / LAUNCH AIR

7.
Trolley service provided along the sandy shoreline. / The devious breaking of a promise or confidence.
#### BEACH RAIL / BETRAYAL

8.
To be clad head to toe in denim. / A type of car trouble that might typically make you late for an appointment.
#### BLUE ATTIRE / BLEW A TIRE

9.
A milk processing facility filled with intrigue and skullduggery. / A humpy ungulate.
#### DRAMA DAIRY / DROMEDARY

10.
Seattle’s best known architectural landmark. / Device used by veterinary surgeons in preparation for “fixing” your pets.
#### SPACE NEEDLE / SPAY’S NEEDLE


moderated File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Yahoo! Group
Frequently Asked Questions

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

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler

Document Created December 13, 2003
Current Revision 1.0 (rev. February 6, 2004)

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Table of Contents

I. Group Description

II. Questions About Messages
1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?
2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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I. Group Description

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(The following is also posted online at http:
//groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/)

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial
group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in
Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the
museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off
World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which
the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O.
Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National
Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the
museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over
1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book
sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also
an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country,
P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the
English language can be bent without breaking.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status
announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and
discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions.
Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter.
Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG
level if you join. ;-)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at
first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate
spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right
to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is
again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name
that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without
notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems
with any of this, please notify the listowner.

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

II. Questions About Messages

-----------------------------------------------------

1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?

At some point during your stay in the P.U.N.Y. group here on Yahoo!
Groups, you may receive a message in response to one of your posts
that looks something like this:

To: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
Subject: Error [puny] re: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
From: SpamHold <spam.hold@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:07:23 -0600

Your message was filtered by NEMX Spam Filter. Please note that
the intended Recipient did not receive this message.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This communication is intended to be
confidential and solely for the use of the persons or entities
addressed above. If you are not an intended recipient, be
aware that the information contained herein may be protected
from unauthorized use by privilege or law, and any copying,
distribution, disclosure, or other use of this information is
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please contact the sender by return e-mail immediately, and
delete or destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don't panic. This is not your fault.

Why did it happen? I wish I knew. I can tell you what is going
on, though. Someone in our group, be they an active member or just
an observer, has set up a mail program to auto-forward messages
from our group to an address within the mpcdoc.com domain. The
mail server at mpcdoc.com is then marking certain group messages as
spam and then returning error messages. The rest of the group does
not see the error messages, since they are addressed directly to
the original sender.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to trace things once the forwarding
is done, since the SpamHold filter does not include any header
information from the original message.

I have contacted the people at the mpcdoc.com domain, and they are
completely baffled by the situation. They don't know which of
their users is the target of the redirected mail, since SpamHold
apparently deletes the messages before they can look at the
headers.

In other words, there's nothing that can be done to solve the
matter.

In the meantime, if you never want to see one of these messages
again, set up a filter within your mail program. Have it delete
any messages that come from spam.hold@..., and that'll do
the trick.

-----------------------------------------------------

2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

Yahoo! Groups has implemented a new feature recently called
SpamGuard. This is an apparent response to a persistent problem
with spam sneaking through into group messages. The following two
links contain information on how SpamGuard works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/local/service-spamguard.html
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-08.html

Here's a quote from Yahoo!'s description of SpamGuard:

"Yahoo! Groups routes messages sent to your group
through SpamGuard. If we detect that a message is
spam, we will notify you and include the message as
an attachment. If you use a Yahoo! Mail email address
for your group, these messages will automatically get
routed to your Bulk folder.

"If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, or if you use POP
access to read your Yahoo! Groups messages in your
email client (e.g., Outlook), you can set up filters
to route these messages to an appropriate folder,
such as 'spam' or 'bulk.'"

There are two problems that I've seen with this so far. The first
problem is that it is a bit overzealous. It marks some very
obviously non-spam messages as spam. The second problem is that it
can break e-mail filters on users' systems. For example, if you
use filters in your e-mail program (Outlook, Pegasus, Eudora, or in
my case, Agent) to route incoming messages into folders, this might
screw things up and result in P.U.N.Y. messages going into your
generic inbox (or worse, trash folder) instead.

There's nothing that can be done about the first problem, but you
can do something to address any filter difficulty you may
encounter. Read the information at this link:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-10.html

It will show you what you need to get your filter to recognize
SpamGuard-processed messages.

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

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

-----------------------------------------------------

To visit the P.U.N.Y. group on the web, go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/

You will be prompted to set up a Yahoo! profile (if you don't
already have one) before the system will let you into the group's
site. There's no charge for this.

Once you're on the group site, you can manage your group
membership (including unsubscription), set delivery options, and do
generally a bunch of other stuff.

To unsubscribe from the group without visiting the site, send a
blank e-mail message (no subject text or body text required) to
this address:

puny-unsubscribe@...

Yahoo! Groups usage terms can be found at:

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

The listowner (a.k.a. the Administrangler) can be reached at:

puny-owner AT yahoogroups.com

(NOTE: Spam prevention measures in place - replace the "AT" with
an @ sign and delete the spaces before using the above address.)

Finally, here are some P.U.N.Y. and O.Henry Museum related
websites of interest:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ohenry/default.htm
http://punpunpun.com

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

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

-----------------------------------------------------

Outlook and the Microsoft logo are trademarks of the Microsoft
corporation.

Agent is a trademark of Forte, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the
property of their respective owners.


Lee Jackson, P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #991

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #991 (Launched Sunday, Sept 29, 2019 @12:25pm Central)

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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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Below you will find a listing of 10 (count ‘em, TEN) short riddle-ish conundrums. Each contains a pair of descriptions or definitions intended to lead you to a particular word or phrase. Each couplet is closely related, in that the proper answers will be phonetically identical, yet be comprised of distinctly different word(s). In order to score a complete kill on each, you must provide a reasonable version of both suggested variants.

As is often the case, I have provided a “sample” in the form of the first pair which is numbered “zero.” Be the first provide me with all, or most, of the required words/phrases and you will win the honor of composing and hosting Rogue #992 next weekend. There is not time limit on this one and I very well may offer some clues to the clueless, so please don’t fall asleep on me. - Gary Hallock

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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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0.
Wording of a sign offering gratuitous slices of birthday dessert. / Chronic pain suffered by a circus side show personality
#### FREE CAKE / FREAK ACHE

1.
To take possession of property (usually a vehicle) by urgent force or presumed authority. / The most ordinary of Bambi’s relatives.
####

2.
Liquid splashed embarrassingly on the front of your pants while washing hands in the restroom. / A device for dispatching annoying airborne insects.
####

3.
Delivery van owned by 1970’s Korean religious cult leader. / 1987 Cher Oscar vehicle
####

4.
Responses to questions posed by Neilsen market researchers. / Job description of some workers in topless bars.
####

5.
An ambivalent response to a political poll. / A visual cognition that often follows the viewing of both England & France.
####

6.
A place to relax and recline in your backyard / The space directly above the rocket pad.
####

7.
Trolley service provided along the sandy shoreline. / The devious breaking of a promise or confidence.
####

8.
To be clad head to toe in denim. / A type of car trouble that might typically make you late for an appointment.
####

9.
A milk processing facility filled with intrigue and skullduggery. / A humpy ungulate.
####

10.
Seattle’s best known architectural landmark. / Device used by veterinary surgeons in preparation for “fixing” your pets.
####


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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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moderated RR #991 (15 minute warning)

gary hallock
 

Sorry for the short notice. I expect to be launching Rogue Riddle #991 in about 15 minutes at 12:25 pm central

Gary Hallock
gary@...


moderated Rogue Riddle #990 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

       Gary is this week’s winner with nine clean kills.   Jim Ertner was the only other one to have submitted any guesses, all kills.  It is not clear where everyone else was (except for Cyn).

 

    Gary will host Rogue Riddle #991 this coming weekend.

 

    Herewith the answers.

 

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Rogue Riddle #990
Yet Another Potpourri

Answers
 

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Daffynitions:
 
  1.  Eagles are BLANK birds.
       HIGH-BRED / HYBRID
 
  2.  A mountain inspired urge.
       CLIMB IT! / CLIMATE
 
  3.  A very small cola.

        MINI-SODA / MINNESOTA
 
  4.  A mermaid’s undergarment.
        ALGAE BRA / ALGEBRA
 
  5.  The result of an automobile failure.
        FOLKS WALKIN’ / VOLKSWAGEN
 
Tom Swifties:
 
  6.  “Acupuncturists target aches,” said Tom BLANK.

        PAIN-STAKING-LY / PAINSTAKINGLY
 
  7.  “I think we should not snub people,” Tom said BLANK.

        NO-SHUN-ALLY / NOTIONALLY
 
  8.  “You kids can’t make me leave you anything,” Tom said BLANK.

        UN-WILLING-LY / UNWILLINGLY
 
  9.  “The system has been instrumented fully,” Tom said BLANK.

        EN-GAUGE-INGLY / ENGAGINGLY
 
10.  I’ll land this one,” Tom said BLANK.

        OF-FISH-ALLY / OFFICIALLY
 
Spoonerisms:
 
11.  What is he difference between a stereo device for low notes and container for orbital experiments?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        One is a BASS SPEAKER and the other is a SPACE BEAKER.
 
12.  What is the difference between a Cape Canaveral event and a sexy photo worn around one’s neck.  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        One is a ROCKET LAUNCH and the other is a bit of LOCKET RAUNCH.
 
13.  What is the difference between the TGV and a device to remove pits from baked fruit fillings?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

         One is a HIGH_SPEED TRAIN and the other is a PIE SEED STRAIN,
 
14.  What is the difference between a Middle East region and a robust food container?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        One is KURDISTAN and the other is a STURDY CAN.
 
15.   What is the difference between an apiarist and a device which locates lock devices?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK. 

         One is a BEEKEEPER (or BEE KEEPER) and the other is a KEY BEEPER.
 
Limericks:
 
16. 
 
A sea route the kingdom, Romania,
Had sought to ancient Hyrcania,
    On leaving their shores,
    They took to the oars,
And gave rise to their BLANK.

        ROW MANIA
 
17.
 
That Boris of Johnson for Brexit
Is pursuing the ultimate exit.
    But the deal with the Irish
    Is truly quagmirish --
If adopted it totally BLANK.

     WRECKS IT
 
18.
 

The Board of Education

Encountered a source of frustration.

    The problem attacked?

    They tried to attract

Those BLANK.

       BORED OF EDUCATION

 
19.
In sunshine the houses he paints,
Discomfort he suffered, no plaints
    While working on high
    Ne’er uttered a sigh –
He’s one of the BLANK.

      LADDER DAY SAINTS
 
20.
 
Harry his magic does wield,
With spells to attack and to shield,
    Employing his wand,
    Of which he is fond --
This truly is BLANK.

     POTTER’S FIELD
 
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    Thanks to Gary and Jim for playing.


    Aloha,

        Lars

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moderated Rogue Riddle #990 - Status and Clue Set #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gary remains the only one to have submitted any guesses, and then only once.  Where is everyone?  (Yes, Cyn, we know you are overbooked and overloaded.  ;-)   )

 

    Herewith more clues.

 

Hint:

 

As usual, there is more specific information in the set-up than may be apparent at first glance.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Riddle counts for the last ten riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Riddle counts for the first ten riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #990
Yet Another Potpourri
 
The prolific Kirk that is Miller,
Has a format for riddles, a thriller.
    A potpourri of puns,
    No forms that he shuns –
His game is truly a killer!
 
    In the spirit of Kirk’s offering last week, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  Each set-up should bring to mind an answer which puns on the real answer.  For instance:
 
Q:  An involved punster?
A:  HANSON / HANDS ON
 
    As with last week’s riddle set, the word BLANK can replace more than one word.  In other words, seeing the word BLANK does not indicate how many words should replace the word BLANK.
 
    The types of riddles here have been used frequently enough that it seems unlikely any more examples are needed.  Kirk’s introduction to Rogue Riddle #989 should serve to provide a refresher.
 
    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #991 next week.
 
    There is no particular theme common to these riddles.  
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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Daffynitions:
 
  1.  Eagles are BLANK birds.
       (4-4 / 6)
 
  2.  A mountain inspired urge.
       (5, 2 / 7)
 
  3.  A very small cola.

        (4-4 / 9)
 
  4.  A mermaid’s undergarment.
        (5, 3 / 6)
 
  5.  The result of an automobile failure.
        (5, 6’ / 10)
 
Tom Swifties:
 
  6.  “Acupuncturists target aches,” said Tom BLANK.

        (4-6-2 / 12)
 
  7.  “I think we should not snub people,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-4-4 / 10)
 
  8.  “You kids can’t make me leave you anything,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-7-2 / 11)
 
  9.  “The system has been instrumented fully,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-5-5 / 10)
 
10.  I’ll land this one,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-4-4 / 10)
 
Spoonerisms:
 
11.  What is he difference between a stereo device for low notes and container for orbital experiments?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (4, 7 / 5, 6)
 
12.  What is the difference between a Cape Canaveral event and a sexy photo worn around one’s neck.  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (6, 6 / 6, 6)
 
13.  What is the difference between the TGV and a device to remove pits from baked fruit fillings?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

         (4-5, 5 / 3, 4 6)
 
14.  What is the difference between a Middle East region and a robust food container?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (9 / 6, 3)
 
15.   What is the difference between an apiarist and a device which locates lock devices?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK. 

         (3, 6 / 3, 6)  or (9 / 3,6)
 
Limericks:
 
16. 
 
A sea route the kingdom, Romania,
Had sought to ancient Hyrcania,
    On leaving their shores,
    They took to the oars,
And gave rise to their BLANK.

        (3, 5)
 
17.
 
That Boris of Johnson for Brexit
Is pursuing the ultimate exit.
    But the deal with the Irish
    Is truly quagmirish --
If adopted it totally BLANK.

     (6, 2)
 
18.
 

The Board of Education

Encountered a source of frustration.

    The problem attacked?

    They tried to attract

Those BLANK.

       (5, 2 9)

 
19.
In sunshine the houses he paints,
Discomfort he suffered, no plaints
    While working on high
    Ne’er uttered a sigh –
He’s one of the BLANK.

      (6, 3, 6)
 
20.
 
Harry his magic does wield,
With spells to attack and to shield,
    Employing his wand,
    Of which he is fond --
This truly is BLANK.

     (6’1, 5)
 
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    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  
 
    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.
 
    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!
 
    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...
 
    Have fun!
                 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #990 - Status and Clue Set #1

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Where is everyone?  Involved in climate demonstrations today? 

 

Speaking for myself, I am AWOL for the same reason I was AWOL from Kirk’s riddle last week and will undoubtedly be MIA next weekend, too—and that reason is a workload you wouldn’t believe and deadlines staring me in the face nose-to-nose.

 

It’s a good thing I work best under pressure, ’cause I’m feeling plenty of it!

 

And speaking of work, I must get back to it…like NOW!

 

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

 

 


moderated Rogue Riddle #990 - Status and Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Where is everyone?  Involved in climate demonstrations today?  So far only Gary has submitted any guesses, with eight clean kills right out of the box.

 

    I will be away from the computer for a few hours for a noon event, but as always will try to respond to guesses via cell phone.

 

Hint:

 

As usual, there is more specific information in the set-up than may be apparent at first glance.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Riddle counts for the first ten riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #990
Yet Another Potpourri
 
The prolific Kirk that is Miller,
Has a format for riddles, a thriller.
    A potpourri of puns,
    No forms that he shuns –
His game is truly a killer!
 
    In the spirit of Kirk’s offering last week, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  Each set-up should bring to mind an answer which puns on the real answer.  For instance:
 
Q:  An involved punster?
A:  HANSON / HANDS ON
 
    As with last week’s riddle set, the word BLANK can replace more than one word.  In other words, seeing the word BLANK does not indicate how many words should replace the word BLANK.
 
    The types of riddles here have been used frequently enough that it seems unlikely any more examples are needed.  Kirk’s introduction to Rogue Riddle #989 should serve to provide a refresher.
 
    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #991 next week.
 
    There is no particular theme common to these riddles.  
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
Daffynitions:
 
  1.  Eagles are BLANK birds.
       (4-4 / 6)
 
  2.  A mountain inspired urge.
       (5, 2 / 7)
 
  3.  A very small cola.

        (4-4 / 9)
 
  4.  A mermaid’s undergarment.
        (5, 3 / 6)
 
  5.  The result of an automobile failure.
        (5, 6’ / 10)
 
Tom Swifties:
 
  6.  “Acupuncturists target aches,” said Tom BLANK.

        (4-6-2 / 12)
 
  7.  “I think we should not snub people,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-4-4 / 10)
 
  8.  “You kids can’t make me leave you anything,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-7-2 / 11)
 
  9.  “The system has been instrumented fully,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-5-5 / 10)
 
10.  I’ll land this one,” Tom said BLANK.

        (2-4-4 / 10)
 
Spoonerisms:
 
11.  What is he difference between a stereo device for low notes and container for orbital experiments?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
12.  What is the difference between a Cape Canaveral event and a sexy photo worn around one’s neck.  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
13.  What is the difference between the TGV and a device to remove pits from baked fruit fillings?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
14.  What is the difference between a Middle East region and a robust food container?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
15.   What is the difference between an apiarist and a device which locates lock devices?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK. 
 
Limericks:
 
16. 
 
A sea route the kingdom, Romania,
Had sought to ancient Hyrcania,
    On leaving their shores,
    They took to the oars,
And gave rise to their BLANK.
 
17.
 
That Boris of Johnson for Brexit
Is pursuing the ultimate exit.
    But the deal with the Irish
    Is truly quagmirish --
If adopted it totally BLANK.
 
18.
 

The Board of Education

Encountered a source of frustration.

    The problem attacked?

    They tried to attract

Those BLANK.

 
19.
In sunshine the houses he paints,
Discomfort he suffered, no plaints
    While working on high
    Ne’er uttered a sigh –
He’s one of the BLANK.
 
20.
 
Harry his magic does wield,
With spells to attack and to shield,
    Employing his wand,
    Of which he is fond --
This truly is BLANK.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  
 
    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.
 
    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!
 
    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...
 
    Have fun!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #990 - Yet Another Potpourri

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Well, it appears that I failed to block the answer to #18, so a new riddle has been substituted.

    See below.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 6:40 PM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

Rogue Riddle #990
Yet Another Potpourri
 
The prolific Kirk that is Miller,
Has a format for riddles, a thriller.
    A potpourri of puns,
    No forms that he shuns –
His game is truly a killer!
 
    In the spirit of Kirk’s offering last week, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  Each set-up should bring to mind an answer which puns on the real answer.  For instance:
 
Q:  An involved punster?
A:  HANSON / HANDS ON
 
    As with last week’s riddle set, the word BLANK can replace more than one word.  In other words, seeing the word BLANK does not indicate how many words should replace the word BLANK.
 
    The types of riddles here have been used frequently enough that it seems unlikely any more examples are needed.  Kirk’s introduction to Rogue Riddle #989 should serve to provide a refresher.
 
    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #991 next week.
 
    There is no particular theme common to these riddles.  
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
Daffynitions:
 
  1.  Eagles are BLANK birds.
 
  2.  A mountain inspired urge.
 
  3.  A very small cola.
 
  4.  A mermaid’s undergarment.
 
  5.  The result of an automobile failure.
 
Tom Swifties:
 
  6.  “Acupuncturists target aches,” said Tom BLANK.
 
  7.  “I think we should not snub people,” Tom said BLANK.
 
  8.  “You kids can’t make me leave you anything,” Tom said BLANK.
 
  9.  “The system has been instrumented fully,” Tom said BLANK.
 
10.  I’ll land this one,” Tom said BLANK.
 
Spoonerisms:
 
11.  What is he difference between a stereo device for low notes and container for orbital experiments?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
12.  What is the difference between a Cape Canaveral event and a sexy photo worn around one’s neck.  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
13.  What is the difference between the TGV and a device to remove pits from baked fruit fillings?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
14.  What is the difference between a Middle East region and a robust food container?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
15.   What is the difference between an apiarist and a device which locates lock devices?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK. 
 
Limericks:
 
16. 
 
A sea route the kingdom, Romania,
Had sought to ancient Hyrcania,
    On leaving their shores,
    They took to the oars,
And gave rise to their BLANK.
 
17.
 
That Boris of Johnson for Brexit
Is pursuing the ultimate exit.
    But the deal with the Irish
    Is truly quagmirish --
If adopted it totally BLANK.
 
18.
 

The Board of Education

Encountered a source of frustration.
    The problem attacked?
    They tried to attract
Those BLANK.
 
19.
In sunshine the houses he paints,
Discomfort he suffered, no plaints
    While working on high
    Ne’er uttered a sigh –
He’s one of the BLANK.
 
20.
 
Harry his magic does wield,
With spells to attack and to shield,
    Employing his wand,
    Of which he is fond --
This truly is BLANK.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  
 
    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.
 
    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!
 
    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...
 
    Have fun!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



moderated Rogue Riddle #990 - Yet Another Potpourri

Lars Hanson
 

Rogue Riddle #990

Yet Another Potpourri

 

The prolific Kirk that is Miller,

Has a format for riddles, a thriller.

    A potpourri of puns,

    No forms that he shuns –

His game is truly a killer!

 

    In the spirit of Kirk’s offering last week, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  Each set-up should bring to mind an answer which puns on the real answer.  For instance:

 

Q:  An involved punster?

A:  HANSON / HANDS ON

 

    As with last week’s riddle set, the word BLANK can replace more than one word.  In other words, seeing the word BLANK does not indicate how many words should replace the word BLANK.

 

    The types of riddles here have been used frequently enough that it seems unlikely any more examples are needed.  Kirk’s introduction to Rogue Riddle #989 should serve to provide a refresher.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #991 next week.

 

    There is no particular theme common to these riddles.  

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Daffynitions:

 

  1.  Eagles are BLANK birds.

 

  2.  A mountain inspired urge.

 

  3.  A very small cola.

 

  4.  A mermaid’s undergarment.

 

  5.  The result of an automobile failure.

 

Tom Swifties:

 

  6.  “Acupuncturists target aches,” said Tom BLANK.

 

  7.  “I think we should not snub people,” Tom said BLANK.

 

  8.  “You kids can’t make me leave you anything,” Tom said BLANK.

 

  9.  “The system has been instrumented fully,” Tom said BLANK.

 

10.  I’ll land this one,” Tom said BLANK.

 

Spoonerisms:

 

11.  What is he difference between a stereo device for low notes and container for orbital experiments?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

12.  What is the difference between a Cape Canaveral event and a sexy photo worn around one’s neck.  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

13.  What is the difference between the TGV and a device to remove pits from baked fruit fillings?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

14.  What is the difference between a Middle East region and a robust food container?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

15.   What is the difference between an apiarist and a device which locates lock devices?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK. 

 

Limericks:

 

16. 

 

A sea route the kingdom, Romania,

Had sought to ancient Hyrcania,

    On leaving their shores,

    They took to the oars,

And gave rise to their BLANK.

 

17.

 

That Boris of Johnson for Brexit

Is pursuing the ultimate exit.

    But the deal with the Irish

    Is truly quagmirish --

If adopted it totally BLANK.

 

18.

 

They’re outraged? Darn tooting!

The cause there is no disputing.

    A murderous rage

    The church as a stage –

‘Twas clearly another mass shooting!

 

19.

In sunshine the houses he paints,

Discomfort he suffered, no plaints

    While working on high

    Ne’er uttered a sigh –

He’s one of the BLANK.

 

20.

 

Harry his magic does wield,

With spells to attack and to shield,

    Employing his wand,

    Of which he is fond --

This truly is BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  

 

    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!


    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle #990

Lars Hanson
 

All,

This week’s Rogue Riddle will be posted late this afternoon or early this evening (EDT).

Aloha,

Lars
======================


moderated reminiscing my win (rare) 2012

doug
 

From: cynthia@...
Reply-to: puny@...
To: PUNY@...limericks_n_haiku@...
Sent: 7/28/2012 5:29:27 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: [puny] Lim-Ber Your Mind # 235 - COMPLETED
 
Your challenge for Lim-Ber Your Mind # 235 was:

Write a limerick two of whose lines end in:

planetary
Mary

The entries:

The Olympics are still planetary.
In England the security's scary,
But the Army is out
To save you you lout
That's not the way to Plan It "arry

Norman

The poor chap was in a quandary,
What in this world planetary,
Might he do to enhance,
And improve his chance,
To get Œneath the pants of love Mary?

Chris P.

In astronomy class, we endure
The conceit of a gal who for sure
Thinks that planetary
Means about young Mary;
Says that all things revolve around her.

Kirk Miller

A floored astronomer,Mary
Had a thought of something scary--
If we keep pollutin'
And cows remain tootin'
Will Earth still be planet-airy?"

Doug Spector


Sally Ride flew in orbit and very
Soon she was a good planetary
Ambass'dor for NASA
A very sharp lass...uh
But partner she never could marry

Gary Hallock

A would-be astronomer, Mary,
Trolled the skies seeking sights planetary.
The wrong end of her scope
Caused her giving up hope.
But the right? A new insight on Jerry.

Bob Dvorak

Once was a vegitarian named Mary
She ate garlic & onions but no dairy
People near her would howl
Cause her breath was so foul
No prospects of marriage on this planetary

Anna Banana, J. Respess, L. Kogler-2012

The stellar nursery of topiary
Specialized designs in planetary
the rotational force
of vines coerced
Owner of ³Wondering Comet ­T Mary¹s²

H. Respess - 2012

Austin has a dancer, Mary
Whose strip shows are planetary.
You'll see a full moon
As early as noon
Unless it's eclipsed by Gary.

Doug Spector

And the winner is Doug


moderated Riddle Results

Kirk Miller
 


moderated More Clues

Kirk Miller
 

I distributed the first set of clues Sunday.

Today, I am issuing the final set of clues -- the first letter of each answer, along with Sunday's clues.  See below.

 

Here are some clues for the clueless: the number of letters in each answer PLUS additional hints on many items.

 

This Riddle is a punishing, punitive, potpourri of pungent, punctilious puns punctuated by punchlines.

It has something for everyone: daffynitions, Tom Swifties, punny questions, and limericks.

The winner is the first person to supply the most correct answers.

 

Examples

 

Daffynitions:

Lower than the day rate  (nitrate)

Noah's assistant  (arcade)

What George Washington asked his spies to do  (observatory)

 

Tom Swifties:

"I am glad I passed my electrocardiogram," said Tom (wholeheartedly).

"I did rather well gambling in Las Vegas," admitted Tom (winsomely).

"Oh, well, another broken window," said Tom (painlessly).

 

Punny question: How is a basketball violation similar to drooling from both sides of your mouth?   (Each is a double dribble)

 

Limericks:

Foreign company tries to scan

Warehouse stock in Afghanistan.

            They are thrown for a loop

            By a terrorist group,

And are stopped by the _______  _______.   (tally ban)

 

Horny female cat did canoodle

With her mate and found out it's futile

            To prevent giving birth

            To a litter, but worth

It.  She loves the whole _______  _______.   (kitten caboodle)

 

Local firm transports donkeys en masse.

Competition can never surpass

            Just how fast work is done.

            They remain number one.

People say they can really _______  _______.   (move ass)

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

Daffynitions

1.             What the owner of a seafood store does  s_______  (4  4  /  7)

2.             What Clark Kent and Ted Williams had in common  s_______  (5  6  /  11) What an unruly child might need

3.             A thing for starting a car in Boston  c_______  (3  3  /  5)  I want to accent the vernacular on this one

4.             One who does not know how to use pimple medication  o_______  (3  5  /  8)  What an idiot!

5.             Oarator  c_______  (8)   I don't want to steer you wrong on this one

 

Tom Swifties

6.             "3.1416 is sacred to me," said Tom p_______  (7)

7.             "I am not sure about Heisenberg," said Tom u_______  (11)

8.             "Can someone please help me with my bad sunburn?" Tom asked a_______ (11)

9.             "I have no recollection of the last twenty-four hours," said Tom l_______  (15)  A flowery answer

10.         "Oh, a play on words!" Tom said o_______  (6  /  2  5)

 

Punny Questions

11.         How is winning an Oscar for Norma Rae similar to scoring in football?  f_______  (each is a 5  4)

12.         What did the old magician perform at the retirement center?  g_______  (11 / 10)  This is a tricky one

13.         The King ordered that all redwoods in England be cut down because, despite their height, they gave very little shade.  What betrayal were the redwoods guilty of?  h_______  (4  4  3  /  4  7)

14.         What author would Cleopatra invoke if Mark Anthony asks her if she were faithful to him?  O_______ (4  7  /  2  4,  1 2)  This non-American author lived about 1,000 years ago

15.         The game show host, a former Marine, lived with his family in a famous Mexican city.  Name the family and their location.   t_______ (3  5  2  5  4  /  3  5  2  5  4)

 

Limericks

16

When I ate undercooked piece of veal,

'Twas a rare situation.  I feel

            When you go out to eat,

            Please examine your meat

To ensure you don't get a r_______  _______.  (3  4)

 

17

For the astronaut, marriage looked tough,

But the woman he loved soon enough

            Showed the man that his fear

            Was unfounded.  'Twas clear

At the wedding he had the r_______  _______.   (4  5)

 

18

The computer nerd's pillow's outmoded;

All the stuffing is really corroded.

            What he does is quite wise.

            A new pillow he buys,

And he loves it because it's d_______.  (10)  He got it on the Internet

 

19

When we gave our sick cat a colonic,

The result was quite strange and ironic.

            Seltzer water was used.

            Kitty wasn't amused,

And fell into a trance, c_______.   (3-1-5 / 9) 

 

20

The amusement ride stops; people fret.

"Hanging basket we're in," asks Annette,

            "Will it get to the top?"

            The reply from her Pop:

"I suppose it's as F_______  _______  _______."    (6  5  3  /  3  2  2'2  3)

 


Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


moderated Clues for the clueless

Kirk Miller
 

Here are some clues for the clueless: the number of letters in each answer PLUS additional hints on many items.

 

This Riddle is a punishing, punitive, potpourri of pungent, punctilious puns punctuated by punchlines.

It has something for everyone: daffynitions, Tom Swifties, punny questions, and limericks.

The winner is the first person to supply the most correct answers.

 

Examples

 

Daffynitions:

Lower than the day rate  (nitrate)

Noah's assistant  (arcade)

What George Washington asked his spies to do  (observatory)

 

Tom Swifties:

"I am glad I passed my electrocardiogram," said Tom (wholeheartedly).

"I did rather well gambling in Las Vegas," admitted Tom (winsomely).

"Oh, well, another broken window," said Tom (painlessly).

 

Punny question: How is a basketball violation similar to drooling from both sides of your mouth?   (Each is a double dribble)

 

Limericks:

Foreign company tries to scan

Warehouse stock in Afghanistan.

            They are thrown for a loop

            By a terrorist group,

And are stopped by the _______  _______.   (tally ban)

 

Horny female cat did canoodle

With her mate and found out it's futile

            To prevent giving birth

            To a litter, but worth

It.  She loves the whole _______  _______.   (kitten caboodle)

 

Local firm transports donkeys en masse.

Competition can never surpass

            Just how fast work is done.

            They remain number one.

People say they can really _______  _______.   (move ass)

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

Daffynitions

1.             What the owner of a seafood store does  _______  (4  4  /  7)

2.             What Clark Kent and Ted Williams had in common  _______  (5  6  /  11) You should see the answer to this one, which also is what an unruly child might need.

3.             A thing for starting a car in Boston  _______  (3  3  /  5)  I want to accent the vernacular on this one

4.             One who does not know how to use pimple medication  _______  (3  5  /  8)  What an idiot!

5.             Oarator  _______  (8)   I don't want to steer you wrong on this one

 

Tom Swifties

6.             "3.1416 is sacred to me," said Tom _______  (7)

7.             "I am not sure about Heisenberg," said Tom _______  (11)

8.             "Can someone please help me with my bad sunburn?" Tom asked _______ (11)

9.             "I have no recollection of the last twenty-four hours," said Tom _______  (15)  A flowery answer

10.         "Oh, a play on words!" Tom said _______  (6  /  2  5)

 

Punny Questions

11.         How is winning an Oscar for Norma Rae similar to scoring in football?  _______  (each is a 5  4)

12.         What did the old magician perform at the retirement center?  _______  (11 / 10)  This is a tricky one

13.         The King ordered that all redwoods in England be cut down because, despite their height, they gave very little shade.  What betrayal were the redwoods guilty of?  _______  (4  4  3  /  4  7)

14.         What author would Cleopatra invoke if Mark Anthony asks her if she were faithful to him?  _______ (4  7  /  2  4,  1 2)  This non-American author lived about 1,000 years ago

15.         The game show host, a former Marine, lived with his family in a famous Mexican city.  Name the family and their location.   _______ (3  5  2  5  4  /  3  5  2  5  4)

 

Limericks

16

When I ate undercooked piece of veal,

'Twas a rare situation.  I feel

            When you go out to eat,

            Please examine your meat

To ensure you don't get a _______  _______.  (3  4)

 

17

For the astronaut, marriage looked tough,

But the woman he loved soon enough

            Showed the man that his fear

            Was unfounded.  'Twas clear

At the wedding he had the _______  _______.   (4  5)

 

18

The computer nerd's pillow's outmoded;

All the stuffing is really corroded.

            What he does is quite wise.

            A new pillow he buys,

And he loves it because it's _______.  (10)  He got it on the Internet

 

19

When we gave our sick cat a colonic,

The result was quite strange and ironic.

            Seltzer water was used.

            Kitty wasn't amused,

And fell into a trance, _______.   (3-1-5 / 9) 

 

20

The amusement ride stops; people fret.

"Hanging basket we're in," asks Annette,

            "Will it get to the top?"

            The reply from her Pop:

"I suppose it's as _______  _______  _______."    (6  5  3  /  3  2  2'2  3)

 

 

Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


moderated Re: [limericks_n_haiku] Limerick: He had his work cut out for him (It's shear and shear alike.)

doug
 

 When boy learned to use scissors, 'twas quite
A momentous occasion.  One might
            Say the boy's reaction
            Was much satisfaction.
He's ecstatic.  It's just shear delight.
 
Kirk Miller
===============
When Sonny’s first wife was a tyke,
She loved riding her brand-new bike.
But she hated being alone,
So of herself she made a clone.
And now we have Cher and Cher alike.

Jim Ertner
============
The act, the bearded woman, Claire
Who performed alongside a bear.
Night after night
She had to fight
In order to get her fair share.

Doug Spector
















moderated Rogue Riddle 989 - Pun Potpourri

Kirk Miller
 

This Riddle is a punishing, punitive, potpourri of pungent, punctilious puns punctuated by punchlines.

It has something for everyone: daffynitions, Tom Swifties, punny questions, and limericks.

The winner is the first person to supply the most correct answers.

 

Examples

 

Daffynitions:

Lower than the day rate  (nitrate)

Noah's assistant  (arcade)

What George Washington asked his spies to do  (observatory)

 

Tom Swifties:

"I am glad I passed my electrocardiogram," said Tom (wholeheartedly).

"I did rather well gambling in Las Vegas," admitted Tom (winsomely).

"Oh, well, another broken window," said Tom (painlessly).

 

Punny question: How is a basketball violation similar to drooling from both sides of your mouth?   (Each is a double dribble)

 

Limericks:

Foreign company tries to scan

Warehouse stock in Afghanistan.

            They are thrown for a loop

            By a terrorist group,

And are stopped by the _______  _______.   (tally ban)

 

Horny female cat did canoodle

With her mate and found out it's futile

            To prevent giving birth

            To a litter, but worth

It.  She loves the whole _______  _______.   (kitten caboodle)

 

Local firm transports donkeys en masse.

Competition can never surpass

            Just how fast work is done.

            They remain number one.

People say they can really _______  _______.   (move ass)

 

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Daffynitions

1.             What the owner of a seafood store does  _______

2.             What Clark Kent and Ted Williams had in common  _______

3.             A thing for starting a car in Boston  _______

4.             One who does not know how to use pimple medication  _______

5.             Oarator  _______

 

Tom Swifties

6.             "3.1416 is sacred to me," said Tom _______

7.             "I am not sure about Heisenberg," said Tom _______

8.             "Can someone please help me with my bad sunburn?" Tom asked _______

9.             "I have no recollection of the last twenty-four hours," said Tom _______

10.         "Oh, a play on words!" Tom said _______

 

Punny Questions

11.         How is winning an Oscar for Norma Rae similar to scoring in football?  _______

12.         What did the old magician perform at the retirement center?  _______

13.         The King ordered that all redwoods in England be cut down because, despite their height, they gave very little shade.  What betrayal were the redwoods guilty of?  _______

14.         What author would Cleopatra invoke if Mark Anthony asks her if she were faithful to him?  _______

15.         The game show host, a former Marine, lived with his family in a famous Mexican city.  Name the family and their location.   _______

 

Limericks

16

When I ate undercooked piece of veal,

'Twas a rare situation.  I feel

            When you go out to eat,

            Please examine your meat

To ensure you don't get a _______  _______. 

 

17

For the astronaut, marriage looked tough,

But the woman he loved soon enough

            Showed the man that his fear

            Was unfounded.  'Twas clear

At the wedding he had the _______  _______. 

 

18

The computer nerd's pillow's outmoded;

All the stuffing is really corroded.

            What he does is quite wise.

            A new pillow he buys,

And he loves it because it's _______. 

 

19

When we gave our sick cat a colonic,

The result was quite strange and ironic.

            Seltzer water was used.

            Kitty wasn't amused,

And fell into a trance, _______.  

 

20

The amusement ride stops; people fret.

"Hanging basket we're in," asks Annette,

            "Will it get to the top?"

            The reply from her Pop:

"I suppose it's as _______  _______  _______." 

 


Kirk Miller
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moderated [limericks_n_haiku] Limerick: He had his work cut out for him (It's shear and shear alike.)

James Ertner
 

 When boy learned to use scissors, 'twas quite

A momentous occasion.  One might

            Say the boy's reaction

            Was much satisfaction.

He's ecstatic.  It's just shear delight.

 

Kirk Miller

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When Sonny’s first wife was a tyke,

She loved riding her brand-new bike.

But she hated being alone,

So of herself she made a clone.

And now we have Cher and Cher alike.


Jim Ertner

















moderated Riddle Notice

Kirk Miller
 

Riddle 989 -- a mishmash -- will be launched between 9:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 14.


Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


moderated ran-dumb riddle pun (ferry)

James Ertner
 

Q: Why was the tugboat depressed?
A: It found out that its father was a ferry and its mother was a tramp.

Jim



On September 10, 2019, at 4:52 PM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:


 

Q: What kind of stories do captains of ocean liners tell their children?

 

A: Ferry tales

 

Cyn

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

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