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Re: Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status and Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I don’t know where everyone else is, but I am flat on my back behind two accidents on Fri. And it’s tough to type in this position.

 

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: <parkersan2001@...>
Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:45 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status and Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

 

All,

 

    There still are only three players.  Where is everyone?

 

    The current standings remain:

 

Kirk (70%) -- 14 kills (2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19)  -- yesterday’s status inadvertently had omitted one of Kirk’s correct guesses

 

Doug (45%) -- 9 kills  (2 - 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 4:  2, 4, 7, 13,

2 correct – 6:  5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17

1 correct – 7:  3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19

0 correct – 3: 1, 18, 20

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  There is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in order to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

Clue Set #1:  

  • Letter counts for the three unanswered riddles, plus clues for the first two riddles only one person has answered are provided below.
  • Clues for two of the unanswered riddles (#18 and #20) are provided as well.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?
       (4, 3)

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?
       (8)

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

        (7)

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?

 

15.   A suggestive malaise? 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

         (8)

         May the force be with you on this one.

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?
         (6)
        A bit of Western thought would help here, okay?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 to have fun, so 

 

    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@...

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

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

 


Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status and Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    There still are only three players.  Where is everyone?

 

    The current standings remain:

 

Kirk (70%) -- 14 kills (2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19)  -- yesterday’s status inadvertently had omitted one of Kirk’s correct guesses

 

Doug (45%) -- 9 kills  (2 - 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 4:  2, 4, 7, 13,

2 correct – 6:  5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17

1 correct – 7:  3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19

0 correct – 3: 1, 18, 20

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  There is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in order to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

Clue Set #1:  

  • Letter counts for the three unanswered riddles, plus clues for the first two riddles only one person has answered are provided below.
  • Clues for two of the unanswered riddles (#18 and #20) are provided as well.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?
       (4, 3)

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?
       (8)

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

        (7)

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?

 

15.   A suggestive malaise? 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

         (8)

         May the force be with you on this one.

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?
         (6)
        A bit of Western thought would help here, okay?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 to have fun, so 

 

    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@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status 2 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    A quick update on the progress of this week’s Rogue Riddle.

 

    So far ther have ben only thre players.  Kirk was first out of the box, with Doug entering the fray shortly thereafter.  Our Learless Feeder alos entered with one set of guesses.

 

    The current standings are as follows:

 

Kirk (65%) -- 13 kills (2, 5 - 8, 11 - 17, 19)

 

Doug (45%) -- 9 kills  (2 - 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 3:  2, 7, 13,

2 correct – 7:  4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17

1 correct – 7:  3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19

0 correct – 3: 1, 18, 20

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  Here is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in ordrer to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #815 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?

 

15.   A suggestive malaise? 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 to have fun, so 

 

    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@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

We are actually lucky that the 43rd Annual Pun-Off World Championships have been postponed until October 17th because this will protect us from those super creepy perverts who seem to get their jollies by watching the really bad contestants. You know, The Cornier Voyeurs.

Gary Hallock
==============
My partner and I work as hired drivers for a fancy businessman. He tried to suspend our pay during the crisis - but we wouldn't let that car owner fire us!

Ariel Boone
============

Everyone knows that paper currency is a filthy breeding ground for germs, which I why I’ve always wondered why “money laundering” is illegal. I would be especially careful about handling cash in Norway, where their bills would seem to be perfect vectors for the dreaded Kroner Virus. 


Gary Hallock

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

And we’re at risk if we’re carny vorous


Cyn

 ============

I think we would all do well to avoid circus sideshows, just to make sure we don’t risk contracting the Carny Virus.

 

Gary Hallock

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

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. 

Bill Crider


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Rogue Riddle 1016 -- Status 1 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Kirk was first out of the blocks, and quickly, followed shortly thereafter by Doug.

   The riddle is being repeated here (as usual), with minor typographical errors in #16 corrected.  (Thanks to Kirk for noting them.)

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #815 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?

 

15.   A suggestive malaise? 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 to have fun, so 

 

    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@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1016 - It's a Pandemic -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

Good morning to all!


    This week's set is pretty easy, and is likely to fall fairly quickly (although one or two "4.0 busters" have been included).  We hope to see, some new players this week, as well as the usual suspects.


Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, as it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

 

10. A horn-shaped pathogen?

 

11.      An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.      A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.      A malady of the heart?

 

15.      A suggestive malaise? 

 

16.      A disease which addkles the vrain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

 

17.      A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.      A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

 

20.     A disease which could make one urp?

 

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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.  Hosting is not necessary to play, though.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so, 

 

    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@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1016 - Warning

Lars Hanson
 

All,

   This week's Rogue Riddle will be sent out by 11:00 am EDT.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

Ariel Boone
 

My partner and I work as hired drivers for a fancy businessman. He tried to suspend our pay during the crisis - but we wouldn't let that car owner fire us!


On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

Everyone knows that paper currency is a filthy breeding ground for germs, which I why I’ve always wondered why “money laundering” is illegal. I would be especially careful about handling cash in Norway, where their bills would seem to be perfect vectors for the dreaded Kroner Virus. 


Gary Hallock

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

And we’re at risk if we’re carny vorous


Cyn

 ============

I think we would all do well to avoid circus sideshows, just to make sure we don’t risk contracting the Carny Virus.

 

Gary Hallock

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

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. 

Bill Crider


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

Everyone knows that paper currency is a filthy breeding ground for germs, which I why I’ve always wondered why “money laundering” is illegal. I would be especially careful about handling cash in Norway, where their bills would seem to be perfect vectors for the dreaded Kroner Virus. 


Gary Hallock

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

And we’re at risk if we’re carny vorous


Cyn

 ============

I think we would all do well to avoid circus sideshows, just to make sure we don’t risk contracting the Carny Virus.

 

Gary Hallock

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

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. 

Bill Crider


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

Cynthia MacGregor
 

And we’re at risk if we’re carny vorous

 

Cyn

 

= = = = =

 

I think we would all do well to avoid circus sideshows, just to make sure we don’t risk contracting the Carny Virus.

 

Gary Hallock

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

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


 

Gary Hallock

 





--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Shmoovie about Coronavirus

gary hallock
 

I think we would all do well to avoid circus sideshows, just to make sure we don’t risk contracting the Carny Virus.

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




Gary Hallock




--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: #ROGUERIDDLE 1015 (Bingo & reveal) #RogueRiddle

Kirk Miller
 

Gary,
 
I submitted my initial guesses and you awarded me 2 bingos and 3 partials.
I submitted more guesses, but received no reply.
I followed up by asking you about my second round of guesses, but received no reply.
Why?
 
Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "gary hallock" <gary@...>
To: main@puny.groups.io
Subject: [puny] #ROGUERIDDLE 1015 (Bingo & reveal)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:05:16 -0500

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


#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@...> 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.” 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

 

 

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