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Answers to this week's Rogue Riddle 1039

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Here's the COVID-19 version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".  Gary Hallock was the only participant and deserved to win after all of his efforts to find puns where none existed and then came up with the correct answers.   In my attempt to make it easier, it turned out not to be the case.  Carry on with Rogue Riddle 1040, Gary, with my apologies!

The Old Ball Game (in the year of COVID - 19, sung with vigor, please.

 

Stay away from the ball game!

 

Don’t go out in a crowd!

 

You’ll save so much on your Cracker Jack.

 

It’s unlikely you’ll ever go back.

 

Keep six feet from your neighbors.

 

Without your mask it’s a shame:

 

For it’s one! — two! — the virus hits you! 

 

At the old ball game!



More clues 'To the Old Ball Game'

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

First clue:  Stay away

Second Clue:  I did not intend to confuse you, but there are no puns in this song, just having fun taking a familiar baseball song and changing some of the words to show that COVID-19 has made itself felt on the baseball field and in the stands.

Third Clue:  Save so much

Gary is off to a good start.  Please join him in rewriting this song.

The Old Ball Game (in the year of COVID - 19, sung with vigor please)

 

Stay   away  from the ball game!

 

Don’t go out ______   ______   _____!

 

You’ll save so much on your Cracker Jack.

 

It’s  _______ you’ll ever go back.

 

Keep ______  ______ from your neighbors.

 

Without your ______ it’s a shame:

 

For it’s one! — two! — the ______  ______  ______

 

At the old ball game!



It's A Bouillon Market: my brother's kipper

James Ertner
 

What did Cain say when Abel asked him to make soup from his herring?

“Am I my kipper’s broth-er?”

 

Jim Ertner

=====================
A herring and a whale were fine fanatic (and finatic) friends, and they even traveled in the same school. On a rare occasion, another fish noticed the herring swimming alone and asked where his compatriot was. “How should I know?” replied the herring. “Am I my blubber’s kipper?”

Jim Ertner
====================
Speaking of soup lines, I was cooking up a large pot of soup and someone suggested I toss in a few ladle tiny fish. I rudely replied, “Am I my brother’s kipper?” 

I was so hungry as a tureen-ager that when mom made soup I would often steal some from my siblings. I would eat mine and my brother’s stew. 

Gary Hallock
==============
If you had invested in dehydrated beef broth cubes back when they first went commercial, today
you'd be a bouillonaire!

I bought some beef stock along with a little bouillon to start my Broth IRA 

Doug Spector



A first clue

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

First clue:

The Old Ball Game (in the year of COVID - 19, sung with vigor please)

 

Stay   away  from the ball game!

 

Don’t go out ______   ______   _____!

 

You’ll _____ _____ _____ on your Cracker Jack.

 

It’s  _______ you’ll ever go back.

 

Keep ______  ______ from your neighbors.

 

Without your ______ it’s a shame:

 

For it’s one! — two! — the ______  ______  ______

 

At the old ball game!



The Old Ball Game is still out there, but without fans in the stands.

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

"In the year of COVID-19" was meant to be a clue.  Could someone let me know if they have begun work on it so I know whether to give another clue?

Yes, it is baseball season, but what has befallen our teams?  Spectators make the game, but alas, where are they ... what has happened?

So here goes, easy as you please, fill-in-the-blanks.  Though appropriate for this year of years, it is easy. I can't imagine your striking out, let's make it a home run! 

The Old Ball Game (in the year of COVID - 19, sung with vigor please) 

_____   _____ from the ball game!

Don’t go out ­­­­______   ______   _____!

You’ll _____ _____ _____ on your Cracker Jack.

It’s ­­­­­_______ you’ll ever go back.

Keep ______  ______ from your neighbors.

Without your ______ it’s a shame:

For it’s one! — two! — the ______  ______  ______

At the old ball game!


Send all responses to merk@...  or  mvandriesen@... 


Rogue Riddle # 1039 'At the Old Ball Game'

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Yes, it is baseball season, but what has befallen our teams?  Spectators make the game, but alas, where are they ... what has happened?

So here goes, easy as you please, fill-in-the-blanks.  Though appropriate for this year of years, it is easy. I can't imagine your striking out, let's make it a home run! 

The Old Ball Game (in the year of COVID - 19, sung with vigor please) 

_____   _____ from the ball game!

Don’t go out ­­­­______   ______   _____!

You’ll _____ _____ _____ on your Cracker Jack.

It’s ­­­­­_______ you’ll ever go back.

Keep ______  ______ from your neighbors.

Without your ______ it’s a shame:

For it’s one! — two! — the ______  ______  ______

At the old ball game!


Send all responses to merk@...  or  mvandriesen@...  


Rogue Riddle #1039 coming soon to a stadium near you.

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Rogue Riddle #1039 coming soon to a stadium near you.  It's still summer and on this holiday weekend, what better thing than to go to a good ol' baseball game ... except we may not.  But that doesn't mean we can't sing together.  It will be sent in about an hour and it is easy, so be on time for the start of the game.


Re: Charles Dickens was, in actual fact, an orange.

joseph h
 

Oh, that was juicy.

Joseph

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

Determining what book has enjoyed the most commercial success of all time turns out to be quite a challenge.
Theoretically we can just look at the sales numbers and rank them.
However, comparing the sales numbers of the Bible to the works of Dickens is like comparing apples to oranges.
In this example the Bible is an apple and Dickens is an orange.

Looking at it from a very different point of view, Dickens wrote A Child's History of England. It covered the Roman conquest in 55 BC to the triumph of William of Orange in 1688.
William of Orange was a protestant.
The Orange Order is protestant.
Dickens was a protestant.
Dickens was an Orange.


Here I am One Sagan


Re: In honor of our dear friend Cynthia

Marilyn L. Van Driesen
 

I miss both Cynthia and Stan Kegel so much.  I would never have gotten into haiku, limericks, puns were it not for them.  That's why the only other Rogue I did was with Stan helping me through it from above. :-) 

The next Rogue Riddle will be coming out tomorrow morning. It is easy to give our brains a rest so get started early and return it early.

Marilyn
 or

As Gary warned earlier today, PUNY and 'Limericks and Haikus' keep using one we used before we moved.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 5:53 PM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
One Sagan,

    There was Gato Thomaso, and then Stan Kegel, and now Cyn Mac.  It seems Father Time beckons, and we go when he culls.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Sep 4, 2020, at 18:01, One Sagan via groups.io <one_sagan=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Cynthia will be missed. I only just now learned about her passing.
I remember when George passed away and the Austin punsters got together to remember and honor him. But, under the circumstances I guess an email will have to suffice.
Rest in peace Cynthia.


Here I am One Sagan



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                  ~~ Remember ~~

If you forward this, please remove all email

addresses before you send it on, and use the Bcc:

area when forwarding to friends.

 

      “Be kind to our email friends”


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Marilyn L.


Re: In honor of our dear friend Cynthia

Lars Hanson
 

One Sagan,

    There was Gato Thomaso, and then Stan Kegel, and now Cyn Mac.  It seems Father Time beckons, and we go when he culls.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Sep 4, 2020, at 18:01, One Sagan via groups.io <one_sagan@...> wrote:


Cynthia will be missed. I only just now learned about her passing.
I remember when George passed away and the Austin punsters got together to remember and honor him. But, under the circumstances I guess an email will have to suffice.
Rest in peace Cynthia.


Here I am One Sagan


Charles Dickens was, in actual fact, an orange.

One Sagan
 

Determining what book has enjoyed the most commercial success of all time turns out to be quite a challenge.
Theoretically we can just look at the sales numbers and rank them.
However, comparing the sales numbers of the Bible to the works of Dickens is like comparing apples to oranges.
In this example the Bible is an apple and Dickens is an orange.

Looking at it from a very different point of view, Dickens wrote A Child's History of England. It covered the Roman conquest in 55 BC to the triumph of William of Orange in 1688.
William of Orange was a protestant.
The Orange Order is protestant.
Dickens was a protestant.
Dickens was an Orange.


Here I am One Sagan


In honor of our dear friend Cynthia

One Sagan
 

Cynthia will be missed. I only just now learned about her passing.
I remember when George passed away and the Austin punsters got together to remember and honor him. But, under the circumstances I guess an email will have to suffice.
Rest in peace Cynthia.


Here I am One Sagan


It's A Bouillon Market: my brother's kipper

James Ertner
 

A herring and a whale were fine fanatic (and finatic) friends, and they even traveled in the same school. On a rare occasion, another fish noticed the herring swimming alone and asked where his compatriot was. “How should I know?” replied the herring. “Am I my blubber’s kipper?”

Jim Ertner
====================
Speaking of soup lines, I was cooking up a large pot of soup and someone suggested I toss in a few ladle tiny fish. I rudely replied, “Am I my brother’s kipper?” 

I was so hungry as a tureen-ager that when mom made soup I would often steal some from my siblings. I would eat mine and my brother’s stew. 

Gary Hallock
==============
If you had invested in dehydrated beef broth cubes back when they first went commercial, today
you'd be a bouillonaire!

I bought some beef stock along with a little bouillon to start my Broth IRA 

Doug Spector


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: It's A Bouillon Market

gary hallock
 

Speaking of soup lines, I was cooking up a large pot of soup and someone suggested I toss in a few ladle tiny fish. I rudely replied, “Am I my brother’s kipper?” 

I was so hungry as a tureen-ager that when mom made soup I would often steal some from my siblings. I would eat mine and my brother’s stew. 

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

If you had invested in dehydrated beef broth cubes back when they first went commercial, today
you'd be a bouillonaire!

I bought some beef stock along with a little bouillon to start my Broth IRA 

Doug Spector


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


It's A Bouillon Market

doug
 

If you had invested in dehydrated beef broth cubes back when they first went commercial, today
you'd be a bouillonaire!

I bought some beef stock along with a little bouillon to start my Broth IRA 

Doug Spector

--
Doug Spector


#RogueRiddle 1038 (BINGO & REVEAL) #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

We entertained seven players total this week, all making much early progress but much to my surprise, nobody was actually able to bring this one fully “home.” - Several players seemed to understand the basic concept but failed in some way to make the grade or seal the deal. Worthy of note for her tenacity and patience was Marilyn Van Driesen, who was persistent enough to keep valiantly swinging through the week, even though she apparently did not ever recognize my target phrase. (Cultural bias?) 

The players were as follows:

Jim Ertner
Doug Spector
Marilyn Van Driesen
Erika Ettin
Bill Crider
Aaron Fasel
Chris Gross

For her dogged persistence and for being a true “squeaky wheel” in this game, I am awarding Marilyn the honored prize and the awesome responsibility of hosting RR#1039 this weekend. 

My apologies once more for the need to amend and expose my first fatally-flawed limerick verse. (Even in the simplest games, corrected errors such as this never bode well for continued enthusiasm and participation.) Those seeking some sort of closure will find the blanks in the verses below have now been filled in and are prepared for the archives. 

In his will Shakespeare famously made only one bequest to his wife, his "second-best bed with the furniture".

If anyone is curious about the veracity of my Shakespearean anecdote In verse 4, I will refer you to this link to fill in the details. 

Watch for Marilyn to post RR #1039 to the list some day this weekend (Using her gmail address) If she fails to respond to your guesses, it will probably be because you sent it to her bogus address, which annoying continues to re-appear. 


On Sep 1, 2020, at 10:42 AM, Gary <gary@...> wrote:


Since Sunday we have had 6 players valiantly at work on this game but for some reason nobody has yet actually taken it all the way home. I suppose this could be due to the fact that my first verse contains an awkward flaw, so I’m hereby offering that one as a “freebie” (See the slightly amended version below) 

Hint: Some people were stumbling over verses number 4 and 5 so I’ve also included some helpful hints there. 

This is getting to be something of a “wide load,” so let’s try to get this over width today.

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock
================

ROGUE RIDDLE #1038 - Launched Sunday, August 30, 2020@ 11am central
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Below you will find a series of 6 unrelated limerick verses. Most of these have just one missing word noted as “BLANK.” Verse. #4 is going to require two words to fill the two BLANK spaces provided. You also may note that in two cases, the BLANK contains an “S.” This should be taken as an indication that the required single word will be plural or possessive. 

As is my usual ploy, the final (6th) verse contains a series of multiple BLANK spaces. These should be filled with the six words you collected and rearranged from the first 5 verses. These 6 words can be rearranged to phonetically simulate 6 totally different words and logically complete the idea conveyed in the final (6th) limerick verse. (Hint: These are not necessarily word-for-word substitutions, so you should expect some syllable slop-over.) 

Worthy of note: Although the idea expressed in the final line of the final verse, should be easily recognized, it is not worded in exactly the way you often see it used, so you may need to get creative to make it all fit. If you have read this far in my instructions, it is likely because this is your first encounter with my limerick riddle game, or else I have baffled you by occasionally shifting the rules, and you’re so frustrated that you’ve actually resorted to reading my instructions. 

First player to provide me with the first 6 words and the 6 alternate words in the proper order, proves his/her worthiness and may claim the game. No deadline, but if you expect to be in the running, I’d suggest you try to get in early. Last time I ran such a riddle, it was already solved in roughly the time it’s taken you to read these voluminous instructions.  - Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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1. (Original version)
Brave guys are called “ballsy,” but queerly
They’re nuts, you just might see them, nearly
There’s no ifs, ands or butts
Those folks who have BLANK  (GUTS)
Show intestinal fortitude, clearly

1. (Revised version)
Brave guys are called “ballsy,” but queerly
They’re nuts, you just might see them, nearly
No if, and or butt
If you have a big GUT
That’s intestinal fortitude, clearly


2.
Home alone after school‘s out, will be
Musician’s young child, so you see
A plot, his dad hatched
To get front door unlatched
Gave junior his own minor BLANK (KEY)

3.
At meteorological schools
They don’t educate any fools
The BLANKS they hand out (DEGREES)
Give their graduates clout
To work temp jobs with all the right tools

4. (Hint: These two words are very nearly the same and remain paired when inserted into the final verse)

Bard’s wife, in his final bequest
Got the bed, not considered his best* - (true story)
Seems this was BLANK’S BLANK (WILL’S WILL)
And now he lies still
“Sloppy seconds,” Anne Hathaway guessed.

5. (Hint: Because this is about multiplying, it stands to reason the missing word should be a mathematical reference) 

Many wives, had the Indian chief
For it wasn’t against tribe’s belief
So it’s easy to see
Why his family tree
Began with BLANK roots. (Oh, good grief!) (SQUAW)

6. (Keep in mind here that the last line is a slight twist on a recognizable phrase)

(GUT KEY DEGREES WILL’S WILL SQUAW)

When those who complain don’t say “Please”
But insist on their whey, much like cheese
It is often our fate
That we’re forced to placate
As the BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

(SQUAW KEY WILL’S WILL GUT DEGREES)
 (SQUEAKY WHEELS WILL GET THE GREASE) 

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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


#RogueRiddle 1038 (Tuesday update & clues) #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

Since Sunday we have had 6 players valiantly at work on this game but for some reason nobody has yet actually taken it all the way home. I suppose this could be due to the fact that my first verse contains an awkward flaw, so I’m hereby offering that one as a “freebie” (See the slightly amended version below) 

Hint: Some people were stumbling over verses number 4 and 5 so I’ve also included some helpful hints there. 

This is getting to be something of a “wide load,” so let’s try to get this over width today.

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock
================

ROGUE RIDDLE #1038 - Launched Sunday, August 30, 2020@ 11am central
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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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Below you will find a series of 6 unrelated limerick verses. Most of these have just one missing word noted as “BLANK.” Verse. #4 is going to require two words to fill the two BLANK spaces provided. You also may note that in two cases, the BLANK contains an “S.” This should be taken as an indication that the required single word will be plural or possessive. 

As is my usual ploy, the final (6th) verse contains a series of multiple BLANK spaces. These should be filled with the six words you collected and rearranged from the first 5 verses. These 6 words can be rearranged to phonetically simulate 6 totally different words and logically complete the idea conveyed in the final (6th) limerick verse. (Hint: These are not necessarily word-for-word substitutions, so you should expect some syllable slop-over.) 

Worthy of note: Although the idea expressed in the final line of the final verse, should be easily recognized, it is not worded in exactly the way you often see it used, so you may need to get creative to make it all fit. If you have read this far in my instructions, it is likely because this is your first encounter with my limerick riddle game, or else I have baffled you by occasionally shifting the rules, and you’re so frustrated that you’ve actually resorted to reading my instructions. 

First player to provide me with the first 6 words and the 6 alternate words in the proper order, proves his/her worthiness and may claim the game. No deadline, but if you expect to be in the running, I’d suggest you try to get in early. Last time I ran such a riddle, it was already solved in roughly the time it’s taken you to read these voluminous instructions.  - Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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1. (Original version)
Brave guys are called “ballsy,” but queerly
They’re nuts, you just might see them, nearly
There’s no ifs, ands or butts
Those folks who have BLANK
Show intestinal fortitude, clearly

1. (Revised version)
Brave guys are called “ballsy,” but queerly
They’re nuts, you just might see them, nearly
No if, and or butt
If you have a big GUT
That’s intestinal fortitude, clearly


2.
Home alone after school‘s out, will be
Musician’s young child, so you see
A plot, his dad hatched
To get front door unlatched
Gave junior his own minor BLANK

3.
At meteorological schools
They don’t educate any fools
The BLANKS they hand out
Give their graduates clout
To work temp jobs with all the right tools

4. (Hint: These two words are very nearly the same and remain paired when inserted into the final verse)

Bard’s wife, in his final bequest
Got the bed, not considered his best* - (true story)
Seems this was BLANK’S BLANK
And now he lies still
“Sloppy seconds,” Anne Hathaway guessed.

5. (Hint: Because this is about multiplying, it stands to reason the missing word should be a mathematical reference) 

Many wives, had the Indian chief
For it wasn’t against tribe’s belief
So it’s easy to see
Why his family tree
Began with BLANK roots. (Oh, good grief!)

6. (Keep in mind here that the last line is a slight twist on a recognizable phrase)

When those who complain don’t say “Please”
But insist on their whey, much like cheese
It is often our fate
That we’re forced to placate
As the BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


#RogueRiddle 1038 #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1038 - Launched Sunday, August 30, 2020@ 11am central
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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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Below you will find a series of 6 unrelated limerick verses. Most of these have just one missing word noted as “BLANK.” Verse. #4 is going to require two words to fill the two BLANK spaces provided. You also may note that in two cases, the BLANK contains an “S.” This should be taken as an indication that the required single word will be plural or possessive.

As is my usual ploy, the final (6th) verse contains a series of multiple BLANK spaces. These should be filled with the six words you collected and rearranged from the first 5 verses. These 6 words can be rearranged to phonetically simulate 6 totally different words and logically complete the idea conveyed in the final (6th) limerick verse. (Hint: These are not necessarily word-for-word substitutions, so you should expect some syllable slop-over.)

Worthy of note: Although the idea expressed in the final line of the final verse, should be easily recognized, it is not worded in exactly the way you often see it used, so you may need to get creative to make it all fit. If you have read this far in my instructions, it is likely because this is your first encounter with my limerick riddle game, or else I have baffled you by occasionally shifting the rules, and you’re so frustrated that you’ve actually resorted to reading my instructions.

First player to provide me with the first 6 words and the 6 alternate words in the proper order, proves his/her worthiness and may claim the game. No deadline, but if you expect to be in the running, I’d suggest you try to get in early. Last time I ran such a riddle, it was already solved in roughly the time it’s taken you to read these voluminous instructions. - Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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1.
Brave guys are called “ballsy,” but queerly
They’re nuts, you just might see them, nearly
There’s no ifs, ands or butts
Those folks who have BLANK
Show intestinal fortitude, clearly

2.
Home alone after school‘s out, will be
Musician’s young child, so you see
A plot, his dad hatched
To get front door unlatched
Gave junior his own minor BLANK

3.
At meteorological schools
They don’t educate any fools
The BLANKS they hand out
Give their graduates clout
To work temp jobs with all the right tools

4.
Bard’s wife, in his final bequest
Got the bed, not considered his best* - (true story)
Seems this was BLANK’S BLANK
And now he lies still
“Sloppy seconds,” Anne Hathaway guessed.

5.
Many wives, had the Indian chief
For it wasn’t against tribe’s belief
So it’s easy to see
Why his family tree
Began with BLANK roots. (Oh, good grief!)

6.
When those who complain don’t say “Please”
But insist on their whey, much like cheese
It is often our fate
That we’re forced to placate
As the BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

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Send all guesses, grumps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Neologism

James Ertner
 

It’s deja vu all over again!

Jim
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I liked this contest better when it was a contest to come up with new words.

Lee

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All,

    Herewith the results of this year’s neologism contest at the Washington Post.  One or two seem familiar somehow ....  ;-)

    Aloha,

        Lars

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RR #1038 (2 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect to see Rogue Riddle #1038 in your mailbox at about 11am central.

Again this week I have constructed a limerick-based game, which I suspect will fall fast, so if you are one of those players who is rarely able to ponder through those long lists of enigmatic clues, this may be your chance to shine, by snapping up a quick kill on this one.

Gary Hallock




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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder