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#ROGUERIDDLE 1015 (Bingo & reveal) #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

This game seems to have played out about as fast as our president had predicted the COVID-19 virus miraculously would. The initial influx of guessers taxed our resources and very nearly overwhelmed our response team, but the panic has now died down and the inflection rate has dropped to a dribble. A clear winner has emerged and we can now move out of shelf quarantine to assess and rapier the damage. What am I going to do with all this left over toilet paper?

Players/kills this week were as fellows…

2 kills One Sagan (Alex Ramirez)
4 kills Gary Reeves
5 kills Erika Ettin
6 kills Cynthia MacGregor
6 kills Bill Crider
10 kills Lars Hanson

Lars has claimed the game and will post his own version of RR #1016 this next weekend. I have filled in my required answers between the riddles below.

Thank you all for playing,
Gary Hallock - Leerless Feeder

==========
As I have set no specific deadline for this game, the field is still wide open. We have about 6 players out in this field, but none of our Catchers are yet in the Rye.
I don’t think I will have time today to post public clues, but anyone who submits private guesses, receives personal responses and a wealth of private hints.
My top contender at the moment has only driven home 6 correct titles, so it’s still anyone’s game. Anyone game?

Gary Hallock

===========

ROGUE RIDDLE #1015 - Launched March 15, 2020 @ noon central

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

+++++ NOVEL VIRUSES - A DIRTY DOZEN +++++

Below you will find a list of 12 burning questions on the cross topic theme of DISEASES & LITERATURE. The required answers on each of these will be puns based on well-known fiction titles. In some cases there are multiple authors referenced, so watch out for red herrings. Also, I believe at least one of these target titles is not an actual book title, but a series or collection, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to work around.

In order to qualify for the kill, please submit both your punned title and the original (target) title. Also, please send me a complete cumulative worksheet with each subsequent submission as it will make my task of tallying far easier.

First player to nail all twelve (or most) wins the honor of hosting next week’s game.

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$


0. (Simple sample)
Imbibing an excessive amount of Mexican alcohol could be the reason the avian flew.
#### TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1.
I kid you not! This cautionary tale seems to celebrate the supremacy of the new strain of Coronavirus, giving the COVID-19 strain the prestigious title, “BLANK.”
#### LORD OF THE FLUS / LORD OF THE FLIES

2.
This title of this fantasy series seems to Lewis-ly suggest that lions & witches in this imaginary land are sequelly vulnerable to repeated re-infections.
#### CHRONIC ILLS OF NARNIA / CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

3.
Being in a “high risk” demographic, it’s not surprising that this superannuated fisherman would fall victim to a severe medical ailment.
#### OLD MAN AND DISEASE / OLD MAN AND THE SEA

4.
Another well known fisherman apparently suffered from chronic erectile dysfunction, as he was clearly plagued by a “BLANK.”
#### MOPEY DICK / MOBY DICK

5.
If you think COVID-19 is difficult to escape, just wait a few years until the next numbered flu variant arrives. You won’t be able to avoid it. Come Heller high water, we’re all going to “BLANK.”
#### CATCH 22 / CATCH 22

6.
This itchy skin condition can easily be contracted by spending too long in the steam room. The book about it is called, “BLANK.”
#### THE SAUNA PSORIASIS / THE SUN ALSO RISES

7.
The title of this novel should scare the Dickens out of everyone, as it conjures up the image of congested citizens coughing up gobs of phlegm and spitting it into public sewer drains.
#### GRATE EXPECTORATIONS / GREAT EXPECTATIONS

8.
A corporation has been set up to facilitate the clyster colon cleansing business. In the industry a company such as this is euphemistically known as an “BLANK.”
#### ENEMA FIRM / ANIMAL FARM

9.
If Portnoy had been complaining about the author’s medical condition, perhaps this Steinbeck title might have been more appropriate for his book.
#### THE GRIPES OF ROTH / THE GRAPES OF WRATH

10.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi tale speculates that COVID-19 virus has mutated to become far more deadly and has now even spread to other worlds. The title seems to offer a warning to would-be visitors to the red planet. The “BLANK”
#### THE MARTIAN CORONA KILLS

11.
You’ve probably all heard of Finnegan’s Wake, but what ailment was it that that actually did him in? In the title of his famous earlier book, a different author seems to suggest that it may have been chronic coffin that put Finnegan in the ground, as he appeared to predict it with this reMark, “That ‘BLANK’”
#### HACK’LL BURY FINN / HUCKLEBERRY FINN

12.
Amid all the absurd rumors and jokes, there’s a certain brand of beer that has suffered greatly lately. One overstocked bartender started suggesting to patrons that they might enjoy a cold one at a deep discount. Russian to judgement, one confused customer turned him down thus, “...any BLANK?’ Nah.”
#### ...any CORONA? Nah! / ANNA KARENINA


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

doug
 

Everyone should carefully check their health insurance policies to make sure they're covid for viruses

Doug Spector
============
My little nephew says he doesn’t understand why they canceled kindergarten. He doesn’t think kids can catch the grown-up virus.

Billcrider
=================
> Here in Austin we have taken the precaution of cancelling the O.Henry Pun-Off. It seems many contestants were planning to enter Punniest of Show with long-winded shaggy dog stories and we wanted to avoid creating a “Groaner Farce.”
>
> Gary Hallock
> =================
> I’m getting rid of all my old Jolson, Sinatra and Crosby recordings. I don’t want to risk getting the “crooner virus.”
>
> Gary Hallock
> ================
> The vegan community is being extra cautious about going out in public because they fear they might come in contact with someone who is a carrier of “carnivorous.” (Nothing to sneeze at!)
>
> Gary Hallock
> ==============
> Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever.
>
> Gary Hallock
> ================
> I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”
>
> Gary Hallock
>
> =================
> I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.
>
> GReeves
>
> ========================
>
> A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.
>
> Gary Hallock
> =================
>
> They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
> The name of the shmoovie?
>
> Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.
>
>
>
> --
> Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder
>
>
>



--
Doug Spector


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

bill crider
 

My little nephew says he doesn’t understand why they canceled kindergarten. He doesn’t think kids can catch the grown-up virus.
Billcrider

On Mar 18, 2020, at 9:01 AM, gary hallock <gary@hallock.net> wrote:

Here in Austin we have taken the precaution of cancelling the O.Henry Pun-Off. It seems many contestants were planning to enter Punniest of Show with long-winded shaggy dog stories and we wanted to avoid creating a “Groaner Farce.”

Gary Hallock
=================
I’m getting rid of all my old Jolson, Sinatra and Crosby recordings. I don’t want to risk getting the “crooner virus.”

Gary Hallock
================
The vegan community is being extra cautious about going out in public because they fear they might come in contact with someone who is a carrier of “carnivorous.” (Nothing to sneeze at!)

Gary Hallock
==============
Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever.

Gary Hallock
================
I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder



Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

Here in Austin we have taken the precaution of cancelling the O.Henry Pun-Off. It seems many contestants were planning to enter Punniest of Show with long-winded shaggy dog stories and we wanted to avoid creating a “Groaner Farce.”

Gary Hallock
=================
I’m getting rid of all my old Jolson, Sinatra and Crosby recordings. I don’t want to risk getting the “crooner virus.”

Gary Hallock
================
The vegan community is being extra cautious about going out in public because they fear they might come in contact with someone who is a carrier of “carnivorous.” (Nothing to sneeze at!)

Gary Hallock
==============
Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever.

Gary Hallock
================
I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

I’m getting rid of all my old Jolson, Sinatra and Crosby recordings. I don’t want to risk getting the “crooner virus.”

Gary Hallock

================
The vegan community is being extra cautious about going out in public because they fear they might come in contact with someone who is a carrier of “carnivorous.” (Nothing to sneeze at!)

Gary Hallock
==============
Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever.

Gary Hallock
================
I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.

billcrider


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

The vegan community is being extra cautious about going out in public because they fear they might come in contact with someone who is a carrier of “carnivorous.” (Nothing to sneeze at!)

Gary Hallock
==============
Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever. 


Gary Hallock
================
I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.” 

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission. 

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all. 
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest. 

billcrider




-- 
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: #ROGUE RIDDLE 1015 (Tuesday update) #rogue

gary hallock
 

As I have set no specific deadline for this game, the field is still wide open. We have about 6 players out in this field, but none of our Catchers are yet in the Rye. 
I don’t think I will have time today to post public clues, but anyone who submits private guesses, receives personal responses and a wealth of private hints. 
My top contender at the moment has only driven home 6 correct titles, so it’s still anyone’s game. Anyone game? 

Gary

===========

ROGUE RIDDLE #1015 - Launched March 15, 2020 @ noon central

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

+++++ NOVEL VIRUSES - A DIRTY DOZEN +++++

Below you will find a list of 12 burning questions on the cross topic theme of DISEASES & LITERATURE. The required answers on each of these will be puns based on well-known fiction titles. In some cases there are multiple authors referenced, so watch out for red herrings. Also, I believe at least one of these target titles is not an actual book title, but a series or collection, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to work around. 

In order to qualify for the kill, please submit both your punned title and the original (target) title. Also, please send me a complete cumulative worksheet with each subsequent submission as it will make my task of tallying far easier. 

First player to nail all twelve (or most) wins the honor of hosting next week’s game. 

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


0. (Simple sample) 
Imbibing an excessive amount of Mexican alcohol could be the reason the avian flew.
#### TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1. 
I kid you not! This cautionary tale seems to celebrate the supremacy of the new strain of Coronavirus, giving the COVID-19 strain the prestigious title, “BLANK.”

2.
This title of this fantasy series seems to Lewis-ly suggest that lions & witches in this imaginary land are sequelly vulnerable to repeated re-infections.

3.
Being in a “high risk” demographic, it’s not surprising that this superannuated fisherman would fall victim to a severe medical ailment. 

4.
Another well known fisherman apparently suffered from chronic erectile dysfunction, as he was clearly plagued by a “BLANK.”

5. 
If you think COVID-19 is difficult to escape, just wait a few years until the next numbered flu variant arrives. You won’t be able to avoid it. Come Heller high water, we’re all going to “BLANK.” 

6. 
This itchy skin condition can easily be contracted by spending too long in the steam room. The book about it is called, “BLANK.”

7. 
The title of this novel should scare the Dickens out of everyone, as it conjures up the image of congested citizens coughing up gobs of phlegm and spitting it into public sewer drains.

8.
A corporation has been set up to facilitate the clyster colon cleansing business. In the industry a company such as this is euphemistically known as an “BLANK.”

9.
If Portnoy had been complaining about the author’s medical condition, perhaps this Steinbeck title might have been more appropriate for his book. 

10.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi tale speculates that COVID-19 virus has mutated to become far more deadly and has now even spread to other worlds. The title seems to offer a warning to would-be visitors to the red planet. The “BLANK”

11. 
You’ve probably all heard of Finnegan’s Wake, but what ailment was it that that actually did him in? In the title of his famous earlier book, a different author seems to suggest that it may have been chronic coffin that put Finnegan in the ground, as he appeared to predict it with this reMark, “That ‘BLANK’”

12.
Amid all the absurd rumors and jokes, there’s a certain brand of beer that has suffered greatly lately. One overstocked bartender started suggesting to patrons that they might enjoy a cold one at a deep discount. Russian to judgement, one confused customer turned him down thus, “...any BLANK?’ Nah.” 

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


-- 
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Pundemic!

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Well, I’ve already been POTY (and I don’t have to go to the potty), so no worries about my being tapped for that.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:29 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Pundemic!

 

Even if we held the contest on-line, we would still farce you to stay up past your bedtime! - 4pm!  Also, we might still have to import a POTY. 

 

Gary Hallock

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



On Mar 17, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



If we’re Zooming to the PunOff I might return myself. No airfare, hotel, ground transp, etc. And no trying to walk any distance from the parking spot to the event. It could be eminently doable.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Pundemic!

 

You can pre-Zoom something like this is likely to hap-pun.

 

Actually, we have just today issued the official postponement date. Best of Fall, it’s been rescheduled for Oct 17.

 

Maybe we’ll finally lure you here for that?

 

GH

 

=========

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:48 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

I imagine the pandemic panic will cancel the participation in the annual "Pun Off". So why not have an online streaming contest in it's place?

Gary could call it the "Pundemic" !

GReeves

 

 

 

--

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

 

 

 


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Pundemic!

gary hallock
 

Even if we held the contest on-line, we would still farce you to stay up past your bedtime! - 4pm!  Also, we might still have to import a POTY. 

Gary Hallock

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

On Mar 17, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



If we’re Zooming to the PunOff I might return myself. No airfare, hotel, ground transp, etc. And no trying to walk any distance from the parking spot to the event. It could be eminently doable.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Pundemic!

 

You can pre-Zoom something like this is likely to hap-pun.

 

Actually, we have just today issued the official postponement date. Best of Fall, it’s been rescheduled for Oct 17.

 

Maybe we’ll finally lure you here for that?

 

GH

 

=========

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:48 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

I imagine the pandemic panic will cancel the participation in the annual "Pun Off". So why not have an online streaming contest in it's place?

Gary could call it the "Pundemic" !

GReeves

 

 

 

--

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

 

 

 


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

Even though the virus scare has closed most of the schools, that won’t keep teachers from issuing report cards. Some kids are now sure to be grounded by their parents with a low-grade fever.

Gary Hallock
================
I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.

billcrider




--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Pundemic!

Cynthia MacGregor
 

If we’re Zooming to the PunOff I might return myself. No airfare, hotel, ground transp, etc. And no trying to walk any distance from the parking spot to the event. It could be eminently doable.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Pundemic!

 

You can pre-Zoom something like this is likely to hap-pun.

 

Actually, we have just today issued the official postponement date. Best of Fall, it’s been rescheduled for Oct 17.

 

Maybe we’ll finally lure you here for that?

 

GH

 

=========

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:48 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

I imagine the pandemic panic will cancel the participation in the annual "Pun Off". So why not have an online streaming contest in it's place?

Gary could call it the "Pundemic" !

GReeves

 

 

 

--

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

 

 

 


Re: Pundemic!

gary hallock
 

You can pre-Zoom something like this is likely to hap-pun.

Actually, we have just today issued the official postponement date. Best of Fall, it’s been rescheduled for Oct 17.

Maybe we’ll finally lure you here for that?

GH

=========

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:48 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@mindspring.com> wrote:

I imagine the pandemic panic will cancel the participation in the annual "Pun Off". So why not have an online streaming contest in it's place?

Gary could call it the "Pundemic" !

GReeves


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Pundemic!

portagecreek
 

I imagine the pandemic panic will cancel the participation in the annual "Pun Off". So why not have an online streaming contest in it's place?

Gary could call it the "Pundemic" !

GReeves


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

I have decided to stop hanging out with all these old geezer pals of mine. I don’t want to end up suffering from “crony virus.”

Gary Hallock

=================
I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.

GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.

billcrider


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

portagecreek
 

I don't understand the trend to criticize Southern California that seems to have "gone viral". Everyone wants to support SoCal dissing.


GReeves

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

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.

billcrider


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

A friend was speculating about which stocks are likely to rebound first after the market starts to recover. He thinks oil stocks will surge because people will want to avoid public transportation. I disagree. I think people will want to abandon their vehicles to avoid contracting the dreaded “Car Owner Virus.” - It’s quite contagious because it has an automatic transmission.

Gary Hallock
=================

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all.
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest.

billcrider




--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Shmoovie about Coronavirus

bill crider
 

They made a movie about the aftereffects of coronavirus; how politicians used it to put in the most outrageous restrictions on our freedoms and to spend billions on things totally unrelated to the crisis; how people started hoarding things that were totally unrelated to sickness care or which were perishable; how they bought up painters masks from hardware stores that offered no protection from virus at all. 
The name of the shmoovie?

Wuhan flu alters into cuckoo fest. 

billcrider


Re: #ROGUE RIDDLE 1015 #rogue

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Oh, is that why? I wondered. I clicked Reply but verified hyper-cautiously that it was going to Gary only to find that indeed it was going to the list. I deleted the PUNY addressee and substituted Gary’s addy but didn’t know why the glitch had occurred. Thanx for the explanation.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4:39 PM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] #ROGUE RIDDLE 1015

 

All,

 

    BEWARE -- Because there is a space between "rogue" and "riddle" in the subject line, simply citing "Reply" will result in public guesses.  You'll have to address guess directly to Gary.

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

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

 

 

 

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

ROGUE RIDDLE #1015 - Launched March 15, 2020 @ noon central

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

+++++ NOVEL VIRUSES - A DIRTY DOZEN +++++

Below you will find a list of 12 burning questions on the cross topic theme of DISEASES & LITERATURE. The required answers on each of these will be puns based on well-known fiction titles. In some cases there are multiple authors referenced, so watch out for red herrings. Also, I believe at least one of these target titles is not an actual book title, but a series or collection, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to work around.

In order to qualify for the kill, please submit both your punned title and the original (target) title. Also, please send me a complete cumulative worksheet with each subsequent submission as it will make my task of tallying far easier.

First player to nail all twelve (or most) wins the honor of hosting next week’s game.

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


0. (Simple sample)
Imbibing an excessive amount of Mexican alcohol could be the reason the avian flew.
#### TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1.
I kid you not! This cautionary tale seems to celebrate the supremacy of the new strain of Coronavirus, giving the COVID-19 strain the prestigious title, “BLANK.”

2.
This title of this fantasy series seems to Lewis-ly suggest that lions & witches in this imaginary land are sequelly vulnerable to repeated re-infections.

3.
Being in a “high risk” demographic, it’s not surprising that this superannuated fisherman would fall victim to a severe medical ailment.

4.
Another well known fisherman apparently suffered from chronic erectile dysfunction, as he was clearly plagued by a “BLANK.”

5.
If you think COVID-19 is difficult to escape, just wait a few years until the next numbered flu variant arrives. You won’t be able to avoid it. Come Heller high water, we’re all going to “BLANK.”

6.
This itchy skin condition can easily be contracted by spending too long in the steam room. The book about it is called, “BLANK.”

7.
The title of this novel should scare the Dickens out of everyone, as it conjures up the image of congested citizens coughing up gobs of phlegm and spitting it into public sewer drains.

8.
A corporation has been set up to facilitate the clyster colon cleansing business. In the industry a company such as this is euphemistically known as an “BLANK.”

9.
If Portnoy had been complaining about the author’s medical condition, perhaps this Steinbeck title might have been more appropriate for his book.

10.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi tale speculates that COVID-19 virus has mutated to become far more deadly and has now even spread to other worlds. The title seems to offer a warning to would-be visitors to the red planet. The “BLANK”

11.
You’ve probably all heard of Finnegan’s Wake, but what ailment was it that that actually did him in? In the title of his famous earlier book, a different author seems to suggest that it may have been chronic coffin that put Finnegan in the ground, as he appeared to predict it with this reMark, “That ‘BLANK’”

12.
Amid all the absurd rumors and jokes, there’s a certain brand of beer that has suffered greatly lately. One overstocked bartender started suggesting to patrons that they might enjoy a cold one at a deep discount. Russian to judgement, one confused customer turned him down thus, “...any BLANK?’ Nah.”

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder



Re: #ROGUE RIDDLE 1015 #rogue

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    BEWARE -- Because there is a space between "rogue" and "riddle" in the subject line, simply citing "Reply" will result in public guesses.  You'll have to address guess directly to Gary.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:
ROGUE RIDDLE #1015 - Launched March 15, 2020 @ noon central

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

+++++ NOVEL VIRUSES - A DIRTY DOZEN +++++

Below you will find a list of 12 burning questions on the cross topic theme of DISEASES & LITERATURE. The required answers on each of these will be puns based on well-known fiction titles. In some cases there are multiple authors referenced, so watch out for red herrings. Also, I believe at least one of these target titles is not an actual book title, but a series or collection, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to work around.

In order to qualify for the kill, please submit both your punned title and the original (target) title. Also, please send me a complete cumulative worksheet with each subsequent submission as it will make my task of tallying far easier.

First player to nail all twelve (or most) wins the honor of hosting next week’s game.

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


0. (Simple sample)
Imbibing an excessive amount of Mexican alcohol could be the reason the avian flew.
#### TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1.
I kid you not! This cautionary tale seems to celebrate the supremacy of the new strain of Coronavirus, giving the COVID-19 strain the prestigious title, “BLANK.”

2.
This title of this fantasy series seems to Lewis-ly suggest that lions & witches in this imaginary land are sequelly vulnerable to repeated re-infections.

3.
Being in a “high risk” demographic, it’s not surprising that this superannuated fisherman would fall victim to a severe medical ailment.

4.
Another well known fisherman apparently suffered from chronic erectile dysfunction, as he was clearly plagued by a “BLANK.”

5.
If you think COVID-19 is difficult to escape, just wait a few years until the next numbered flu variant arrives. You won’t be able to avoid it. Come Heller high water, we’re all going to “BLANK.”

6.
This itchy skin condition can easily be contracted by spending too long in the steam room. The book about it is called, “BLANK.”

7.
The title of this novel should scare the Dickens out of everyone, as it conjures up the image of congested citizens coughing up gobs of phlegm and spitting it into public sewer drains.

8.
A corporation has been set up to facilitate the clyster colon cleansing business. In the industry a company such as this is euphemistically known as an “BLANK.”

9.
If Portnoy had been complaining about the author’s medical condition, perhaps this Steinbeck title might have been more appropriate for his book.

10.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi tale speculates that COVID-19 virus has mutated to become far more deadly and has now even spread to other worlds. The title seems to offer a warning to would-be visitors to the red planet. The “BLANK”

11.
You’ve probably all heard of Finnegan’s Wake, but what ailment was it that that actually did him in? In the title of his famous earlier book, a different author seems to suggest that it may have been chronic coffin that put Finnegan in the ground, as he appeared to predict it with this reMark, “That ‘BLANK’”

12.
Amid all the absurd rumors and jokes, there’s a certain brand of beer that has suffered greatly lately. One overstocked bartender started suggesting to patrons that they might enjoy a cold one at a deep discount. Russian to judgement, one confused customer turned him down thus, “...any BLANK?’ Nah.”

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder




#ROGUE RIDDLE 1015 #rogue

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1015 - Launched March 15, 2020 @ noon central

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@hallock.net>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

+++++ NOVEL VIRUSES - A DIRTY DOZEN +++++

Below you will find a list of 12 burning questions on the cross topic theme of DISEASES & LITERATURE. The required answers on each of these will be puns based on well-known fiction titles. In some cases there are multiple authors referenced, so watch out for red herrings. Also, I believe at least one of these target titles is not an actual book title, but a series or collection, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to work around.

In order to qualify for the kill, please submit both your punned title and the original (target) title. Also, please send me a complete cumulative worksheet with each subsequent submission as it will make my task of tallying far easier.

First player to nail all twelve (or most) wins the honor of hosting next week’s game.

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@hallock.net>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


0. (Simple sample)
Imbibing an excessive amount of Mexican alcohol could be the reason the avian flew.
#### TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1.
I kid you not! This cautionary tale seems to celebrate the supremacy of the new strain of Coronavirus, giving the COVID-19 strain the prestigious title, “BLANK.”

2.
This title of this fantasy series seems to Lewis-ly suggest that lions & witches in this imaginary land are sequelly vulnerable to repeated re-infections.

3.
Being in a “high risk” demographic, it’s not surprising that this superannuated fisherman would fall victim to a severe medical ailment.

4.
Another well known fisherman apparently suffered from chronic erectile dysfunction, as he was clearly plagued by a “BLANK.”

5.
If you think COVID-19 is difficult to escape, just wait a few years until the next numbered flu variant arrives. You won’t be able to avoid it. Come Heller high water, we’re all going to “BLANK.”

6.
This itchy skin condition can easily be contracted by spending too long in the steam room. The book about it is called, “BLANK.”

7.
The title of this novel should scare the Dickens out of everyone, as it conjures up the image of congested citizens coughing up gobs of phlegm and spitting it into public sewer drains.

8.
A corporation has been set up to facilitate the clyster colon cleansing business. In the industry a company such as this is euphemistically known as an “BLANK.”

9.
If Portnoy had been complaining about the author’s medical condition, perhaps this Steinbeck title might have been more appropriate for his book.

10.
Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi tale speculates that COVID-19 virus has mutated to become far more deadly and has now even spread to other worlds. The title seems to offer a warning to would-be visitors to the red planet. The “BLANK”

11.
You’ve probably all heard of Finnegan’s Wake, but what ailment was it that that actually did him in? In the title of his famous earlier book, a different author seems to suggest that it may have been chronic coffin that put Finnegan in the ground, as he appeared to predict it with this reMark, “That ‘BLANK’”

12.
Amid all the absurd rumors and jokes, there’s a certain brand of beer that has suffered greatly lately. One overstocked bartender started suggesting to patrons that they might enjoy a cold one at a deep discount. Russian to judgement, one confused customer turned him down thus, “...any BLANK?’ Nah.”

&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Send all guesses, grumps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@hallock.net>
&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

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