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#rogue riddle (number 1043) #rogue

gary hallock
 





ROGUE RIDDLE #1043 - Launched Sunday, Oct 4 @1pm central time.

This is a very straightforward set this week. Taking the cue from Gregg, I’m offering up a bakers dozen but some of them will contain two blanks. In some cases these blanks will relate to each other, but not always. First player with all (or most) kills wins the chance to host next week’s game. 

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Please submit all guesses, groans, gripes & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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0. (Example) 
Someone baroque the BLANK on the BLANK door.  (HANDEL) (BACH)

1.
The composer has nearly finished paying off his mortgage. BLANK is only one more payment to make! He BLANK anything now. 

2.
Writing a dozen pun riddles about composers is something that’s long been on my bucket BLANK.

3.
We’re going to hang out Banana Republic and then have lunch at Chick fil-a. Do you want to come with us to the BLANK BLANK not?

4.
Oh, there you are Doctor Jeckyl. Where have you been BLANK all this time?

5.
When drinking with classical composers, it’s best not to engage in too much BLANK.

6.
As a fan of violent slapstick comedy, of course I enjoy the antics of Larry & Curly, but I strongly favor BLANK-istry.

7.
As they were dressing to go out for a walk down Sesame Street, Ernie asked his pal, “Have you seen my other BLANK?"

8.
The classical composer went in for a haircut, he told Samuel Barber to take it from the top, and also a little BLANK.

9.
We have lots of convicted composers in this prison. It’s kind of crowded but the warden tries to keep it down to two convicts BLANK.

10.
Some pervs are exhibitionists, but most sex addicts prefer to have a private room to BLANK.

11.
The waltz of this house are starting to buckle and warp. That’s because the roof puts too much BLANK on them.

12.
Strapped into my cross-country snow gear I decided to circumnavigate the snowy top of an extinct volcano. As usual my asthma starting acting up and I began hacking and wheezing. That right, whenever I BLANK-BLANK.

13.
Because I have BLANK memory, a baker’s dozen of these riddles is the most I can compose.


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Please submit all guesses, groans, gripes & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Rogue 1043 (1 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect Rogue Riddle #1043 to show up at or near 1pm central today.

Gary Hallock


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group FAQ / Guidelines Monthly Post #guidelines-notice

main@puny.groups.io Group Moderators <main@...>
 

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group
Frequently Asked Questions / Group Guidelines

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Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
PUNY group Administrangler

Document created December 13, 2003
Revision 1.0 created February 6, 2004
Current Revision (2.2) created January 4, 2020

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Table of Contents

I. Group Description
II. Common Questions
III. Rogue Riddles
IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information
V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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I. Group Description

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

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

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

The P.U.N.Y. group was hosted on Yahoo! Groups for what seems like an eternity. It was transitioned to Groups.io beginning on October 18, 2019, and was officially opened for discussion on Groups.io on November 4, 2019.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, pun challenges and discussions, and basically anything pun-related. Non-pun discussions and discussions about the annual O. Henry World Championships should be taken to the Miss Elainey subgroup.

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

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

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II. Common Questions

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Q. I'm getting duplicate messages. Can you help me stop this?

A. Sure! From the Groups.io FAQ: "To turn off duplicate emails, log into your account. Then look for the dropdown in the top right corner of the page, which will be either your name or email address. Click that and then click Account. From your Account page, click the Preferences sidebar tab. Look for the 'I always want copies of my own messages' checkbox and uncheck that. Then click the Update Preferences button."

Q. How do I set up a signature for my account?

A. Again, quoting from the Groups.io FAQ: "To set a signature for your account, go to the Subscription page for your group (it's the 'Subscription' tab in the left hand sidebar when viewing your group). On the subscription page, look for the 'Use Signature For Web Posting' checkbox and check that. Then you will be able to add a signature. Once complete, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes."

Q. Where is this magical Groups.io FAQ you keep quoting?

A. I'm glad you asked. It's at https://groups.io/static/help#faq . You can always access the Groups.io help system by clicking on the Help button in the upper right corner of the screen when you're logged in to your Groups.io account.

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III. Rogue Riddles

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By far, the most popular feature of the PUNY list is the Rogue Riddle. As of this writing, riddle number 1000 had just finished. For a smooth experience, there are a few guidelines you should follow:

1. Don't use a # symbol in front of the number of the riddle (e.g., #1001) in your topic line. Only use the # symbol for hashtags (see item number 2 below). If you use the # symbol in your topic line, your message will be bounced back to you. Remove the offending # symbol and re-send.

2. *DO* put a #RogueRiddle hashtag somewhere in your new topic line. Groups.io will read this and will direct all replies to you, and not to the group, assuring that there are no public guesses.

3. When you are ready to discuss the answers, start up another new topic from scratch, *without* the #RogueRiddle hashtag in the topic line. This way, discussion of the answers will go to the group and not to you.

4. DON'T try and use variations on the spelling of #RogueRiddle as your hashtag. Is #ROGUERIDDLE# correct? No. Is #Rogue Riddle correct? No, and in fact it's so wrong the system will kick back your message to you.

     i. THERE IS BUT ONE TRUE SPELLING OF #RogueRiddle - ALL OTHERS ARE FALSEHOODS.

5. DON'T ANNOY THE ADMINISTRANGLER BY IGNORING THE ROGUE RIDDLE GUIDELINES. HE WILL EAT YOU.

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IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information

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Here are a couple of PUNY and O.Henry Museum related websites of interest:

http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/
https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off

Here are the group e-mail addresses:

Post: main@puny.groups.io
Subscribe: main+subscribe@puny.groups.io
Unsubscribe: main+unsubscribe@puny.groups.io
Group Owner: main+owner@puny.groups.io
Help: main+help@puny.groups.io

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V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
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Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays Explain Your Continental Self #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 



So nothing substantive has changed standings wise and Gary H. is the winner of Rogue Riddle 1042. I’m not sure what his experience and skill level might be with pun related activities but, regardless, my understanding is that he will get the honor of crafting the next Riddle.

Here are the answers to my thing:

1. More than 100 degrees.
BERLIN. Since it is European, I thought it was just good manners to use the centrigrade system. It’s wall good, man.

2. Scooby Do is my favorite. Flintstones is a good one too.
KHARTOUM. Just about everybody got this one right off. Sudanly I felt like a cel out.

3. Step one, perhaps, if you want to make a sex tape.
MONTEVIDEO. Many people said BANGKOK, which according to the STMTA (Sex Tape Makers Trade Association) is, offically, step five. (And, depending on the type of tape you’re making, only presented as optional.) And to the dude who said BAGDAD, well, 1. Ew. 2. That’s not what people usually mean when they think of DILFs. 3. Perhaps Bob Saget is interested.

4. A particular, yet quite common, type of battery.
TRIPOLI. With kids, you go through them by the case. AA too. One day, I will be Libyarated.

5. What Captain Kirk’s phaser might give you.
AUSTIN. Some of you hail from this stunning city, no? Then how come this one seemed allusive?

6. What you might ask if you wonder whether the Yankee’s HOF catcher of legend and pitcher of malapropisms might be able to.
CANBERRA. Remember, it ain’t over til it’s over. And, no, not at all the same dude as Yogi Bear.

7. If this most remote landmass was to put in an outlet of the largest fast-food franchise, this might be a natural location.
MCMURDO. My attempt to ensure that Antarctica did represent, and the urban pickings were slim indeed: stations pretty much equal cities in this frigid, barely inhabited locale. This is one of the continent’s largest, perhaps a good place for a McGriddle. Or a McSpaceHeater. Supersize it for sure.

8. Two thirds of the common abbreviation for sadomasochism, perhaps.
ESSEN. As in ESSENM. Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!

9. What the Six Million Dollar man actor might say to his mother if she got his name wrong
LIMA. Steve Austin is just the character I played, Ma. No, they didn’t actually PAY me six million dollars, Ma. Yes, I’m a schmuck for losing Farrah, Ma. If you got this one, feel free to enjoy a sense of Majors satisfaction.

10. The kind of rock Yes or ELP is said to play.
PRAGUE. No, friend, “BORING OLD GUY STUFF” is not a city. Although it is, in fact, a synonym for prog rock.

11. What you do to someone when a puzzle question doesn’t track quite right
HANOI. Again, “PISS THEM OFF” –not a city. A state, of mind, perhaps. People seemed to have the most trouble with this one. Pretty hannoying. And, I guess, pretty ironic.

12. What Kelly Bundy might say about her brother.
BUDAPEST. Whatever happened to Bud Bundy? It’s great to see Christina Applegate again, a seriously great actress and brave soul. Note I didn’t say Seoul. I could have, but I didn’t.

13. What you can do if the car isn’t rising fast enough.
JAKARTA. This clue could have gone in quite a different direction. You’re welcome.

‘Night all. It was a pleasure to serve.


Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays Currants Tats and Lass Clues #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Standings of all participants are as follows:

Gary H 11
Adam EE 10
Lars H 8
James E 5
Gary R 4
Joseph H 1

Gary and Lars might have one more each but, as a new guy, I need to get some process clarifications; it doesn’t change the order however, nor the fact that no one has yet made a clean sweep.

No one has gotten them all, which some might find annoying. And annoying someone is the last thing I would want to do, or one of the last few things anyway. Also note that McJagger, whose favorite novel is reportedly Sense and Sensibility, has played on all continents but one.

The paragraph above may be gibberishy nonsense or may contain valuable clues. Or both. Or neither. You decide. But, if you decide anything other than that it contains valuable clues, you’d be wrong.

Speaking of wrong, also note that all I have gotten thus far are pungent responses. I was telling someone the other day that some of the best punsters were non-pungents. It is unlikely that this position is incorrect, but it would be helpful to have some additional evidence.  Any takers? Yes, I’m looking at you. And you. Twenty four hours to go. I wanna be pun-indated.


Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays Get A Clue! (Seriously, Get It Right Here) #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

48 hours left with nobody yet clearing the board and plenty of bragging rights to be had. In fact no one has gotten #11—a nice little faux homophone in line with the best of the rest. #7 is a bit more obtuse—like everything else, perhaps, in Antarctica, a land in which “cities” are more like fortress stations. Speaking of which, I’ve added to each a letter(s) denoting what continent the target city lies upon, as well as a numeral denoting the number of letters therein.



1. More than 100 degrees.
6 E

2. Scooby Do is my favorite. Flintstones is a good one too.
8 Af

3. Step one, perhaps, if you want to make a sex tape.
10 S

4. A particular, yet quite common, type of battery.
7 Af

5. What Captain Kirk’s phaser might give you.
6 N

6. What you might ask if you wonder whether the Yankee’s HOF catcher of legend and pitcher of malapropisms might be able to.
8 Au

7. If this most remote landmass was to put in an outlet of the largest fast-food franchise, this might be a natural location.
7 An

8. Two thirds of the common abbreviation for sadomasochism, perhaps.
5 E

9. What the Six Million Dollar man actor might say to his mother if she got his name wrong
4 S

10. The kind of rock Yes or ELP is said to play.
6 E

11. What you do to someone when a puzzle question doesn’t track quite right
5 As

12. What Kelly Bundy might say about her brother.
8 E

13. What you can do if the car isn’t rising fast enough.
7 As


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

gary hallock
 

Lee, We certainly appreciate you being willing to patella us details of your pedal infirmities. (Or perhaps it was a leg I meant!) Some people may think you’re only ankling for attention but I think there’s surely no shin in sharing with close friends. My limps are sealed. 

Gary Hallock
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On Sep 27, 2020, at 1:12 PM, joseph h via groups.io <joe9438@...> wrote:



I can't cap that. Get well soon Lee.

Joseph

On 27/09/2020 18:45, Adam Engel wrote:
I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays Status Report and a couple of hints #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

Geegg,

    Already finished the Sunday NYT puzzles, despite your pronouncement that it is still Shortz-leave weather in Virginia.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 11:23 AM gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:
11ish hours in and some notes/insights as a first timer:

-What you want to know most: Out of five respondents thus far, the leaders are Adam E.E. 9, Gary H. 7. Plenty, PLENTY of room left for a true urban sprawl.
-The creativity in presenting an “alternative” pun answer is inspiring. And amusing. And, in at least one case, disturbing.
-I even made a spreadsheet to track all this stuff. Is that what you’re supposed to do?
-ALL got 2 and 6.
-I never sausage a lack of estrogen power. Is it always this way?
-NONE got 5, an, oh, unexpectantly por tern out on that one.
-Keep ‘em coming.
-No one got 11 either. Still, never shall I shun countrymen in the pursuit of puns.
-Keep ‘em coming.
-Seriously put down that Sunday NYT puzzle and do this. It’s 98% more full of city names. Shortz weather is over anyway.


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

ticia731
 

Sorry to hear you're laid up. Sending good wishes that your body makes a quick recovery, and hoping the pain will start to ease soon so you can take less medication.
Ticia


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 8:44 AM Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:
Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

Adam Engel
 

Did you get the surgery down in Austin? I hear that's the city where ACLs are born.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 11:18 AM doug via groups.io <doug10101=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
The best knee surgeon by far is the world famous Dr.Petella  


-----Original Message-----
From: joseph h via groups.io <joe9438=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io>
To: main@puny.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [puny] Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

I can't cap that. Get well soon Lee.
Joseph
On 27/09/2020 18:45, Adam Engel wrote:
I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant

--
Doug Spector



--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

doug
 

The best knee surgeon by far is the world famous Dr.Petella  


-----Original Message-----
From: joseph h via groups.io <joe9438@...>
To: main@puny.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [puny] Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

I can't cap that. Get well soon Lee.
Joseph
On 27/09/2020 18:45, Adam Engel wrote:
I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant

--
Doug Spector


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

joseph h
 

I can't cap that. Get well soon Lee.

Joseph

On 27/09/2020 18:45, Adam Engel wrote:
I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

Lars Hanson
 

I'll bet rehab for that surgery involves a lot of flex time, too.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 2:09 PM Adam Engel <adotengel@...> wrote:
I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off



--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

Adam Engel
 

I imagine knee rehab requires a joint effort.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off



--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

Lars Hanson
 

Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you are in a knee-dy state and hope that you are out and about soon!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sep 27, 2020, at 09:44, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

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Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays Status Report and a couple of hints #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

11ish hours in and some notes/insights as a first timer:

-What you want to know most: Out of five respondents thus far, the leaders are Adam E.E. 9, Gary H. 7. Plenty, PLENTY of room left for a true urban sprawl.
-The creativity in presenting an “alternative” pun answer is inspiring. And amusing. And, in at least one case, disturbing.
-I even made a spreadsheet to track all this stuff. Is that what you’re supposed to do?
-ALL got 2 and 6.
-I never sausage a lack of estrogen power. Is it always this way?
-NONE got 5, an, oh, unexpectantly por tern out on that one.
-Keep ‘em coming.
-No one got 11 either. Still, never shall I shun countrymen in the pursuit of puns.
-Keep ‘em coming.
-Seriously put down that Sunday NYT puzzle and do this. It’s 98% more full of city names. Shortz weather is over anyway.


Re: Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

gregg s
 

Hi Lee, you don’t know me, but regardless, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Gary was able to “approve" me and get my post out of new guy purgatory/probation so I saw my Riddle intro actually post by early evening. My posts seem to post in real time now.

Apologies all for redundancies and tests and so on.

Hey Lee, as your doctors may have told you, taking a shot at the Rogue Riddle is often indicated in these situations.

-G



On Sep 27, 2020, at 9:44 AM, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Apologies For Slowness #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

Please accept my apologies if I'm a bit slow in getting to any administrative situations. I'm currently in a "skilled" nursing center (a.k.a. rehab hospital) after having a total knee replacement done on my left knee. I've made a lot of progress, but the amount of pain medicine I'm on knocks me out occasionally. As a result, I don't immediately see all new messages.

I should be out of here sometime this week, so things should improve somewhat in a few days. Thanks for your patience while I recuperate.

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Rogue Riddle 1042: Checkin’ Satays #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Checkin' Satays

Hi, I’m new in town. I spent way too much time working on Rogue Riddle 1041, neglecting my work, my family and basic standards of hygiene, and, as a result, I evidently identified the most correct answers. To my surprise, the first place prize was getting to create the next Riddle. What’s the second place prize, getting to create the next two Riddles? Seriously, ya’ll couldn’t have sprung for a $5 Starbucks giftcard? A bag of scrumptious fruit-flavored PASTILLEs even?

Joking aside, I’m actually delighted that Europin’ me in to do this, and although I can’t guarantee that African good time will be had by all, or by anybody actually, Asia sure you that I worked with incontinent enthusiasm and did my best to ensure that you enjoy many, many minutes of entertaining frustration.

To keep everything on a level playing field, I’ve already received a question and I will answer it publicly for the edification of all. A contestant wrote: “So. Americans are not allowed to do this?” My answer: “No. Americans are certainly welcome, as are participants from every country.” Invite everybody and their uncle—indeed, if your uncle’s clever, your Aunt artica-ulate, invite them aboard. Cousins too.

As I noted, this is my first time, so I’m aware Austrailing some of you in experience by multiple hundreds of Riddles. But look, I hope you’ll be urbane and not call the puzzle polis on any inadvertent faux pas or at phalts, pun gals and guys, and give me a chance to perform this civic duty.

So here goes. These are world cities. Big ones, mostly. Cities on all seven continents are represented, although cities can be a relative term, and equal time has not at all been given, with my having missed out on travel to one particular continent this summer and being therefore in a state of pine.

The answer is the correctly spelled name of the city, nothing more; if you supply it, I will assume that you have identified and been forced to endure the pun and I see no reason for you to suffer further. Also note that in each case the sounds of the city are approximate, and, as best as a monoglot can so ensure, match up reasonably well with the sounds of the clue. Of course, it will not always be 100% perfect, so relax, don’t be a Greenwich meany ti-me, or to anyone. It’s no bigeez, eh?

Now, sharpen your metaphorical pencils and your literal wits, take a big a-pull on a beverage of your choice, and sit, ease into this one...

1. More than 100 degrees.

2. Scooby Do is my favorite. Flintstones is a good one too.

3. Step one, perhaps, if you want to make a sex tape.

4. A particular, yet quite common, type of battery.

5. What Captain Kirk’s phaser might give you.

6. What you might ask if you wonder whether the Yankee’s HOF catcher of legend and pitcher of malapropisms might be able to.

7. If this most remote landmass was to put in an outlet of the largest fast-food franchise, this might be a natural location.

8. Two thirds of the common abbreviation for sadomasochism, perhaps.

9. What the Six Million Dollar man actor might say to his mother if she got his name wrong

10. The kind of rock Yes or ELP is said to play.

11. What you do to someone when a puzzle question doesn’t track quite right

12. What Kelly Bundy might say about her brother.

13. What you can do if the car isn’t rising fast enough.


Answers to reply presumably, or direct to gregg17@.... Answers accepted (and excepted) until 11:59 pm ET Tuesday 9/29/20; results announced shortly thereafter.

Gregg Siegel


Re: test

Lars Hanson
 

Gregg,

   Test received.

    Rogue Ridge warning slay received.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sep 26, 2020, at 19:59, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:

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