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Second City Fun—A Public Service Announcement

gregg siegel
 

I’m sure that most all creative people are at least somewhat familiar with Second City—the comedy working group that launched 1000 legends including John Belushi, Mike Myers and Tina Fey. But more importantly, provided fun and entertainment for millions of regular folks over the years, both inside their training facility walls and in their theatres.

I had done classes in improv and sketch with them in the years B.C. (Before Children), and with the D.C. years finally more auto-piloting, I had been planning to bounce around this past Summer between Hollywood and Chicago taking classes and being creatively immersed. Obviously, we all know how those plans turned out.

I don’t know why it took me so long to think of it, but I went to their site, and, of course, with in-person classes an impossibility, they have created an online format with group classes on Zoom. They have sections like Improv, Writing, Podcasting, Acting, Story Telling, all kinds of stuff.

So I signed up for Late Night Comedy Writing—I look forward to seeing how it’s changed since I was slogging it out on its remote fringes back in the Leno/Letterman days. They also have drop ins—last minute workouts in Improv, Joke Writing and other stuff offered almost every day for like 25 bucks. I will no doubt jump into some of these as well.

Puns? Stand-ups sometimes like to decry puns but they’ll use them and I dare say I’ve written hundreds of jokes with puns as their engine. In improv it’s often a different story, with a well-placed pun getting a well-received pop and bringing on the black-out—the big punch line that leads the MC to end the scene on that huge laugh.

Speaking of $$ though, money is tight these days for all of us of course. I can’t offer tax advice but I would think that anyone who works in a creative field or speaks or writes extensively in the conduct of their profession—teachers or any kind of manager for example—wouldn’t have too much trouble making a case for deducting it as an investment in professional enrichment. Perhaps check with your tax professional.

I’ve also got to comment on ageism in things like these which I’ve heard people be concerned about. At the time I was last involved and presumably now the make-up of these classes was in large part but nowhere near all Millennials, and the juxtaposition between the latch-key kid/absentee parent disgruntlement of me and my Gen X ilk and Gen Y’s helicopter-parented/podular desk-educated endless confidence and rah rah camaraderie added ENORMOUSLY to the hilarity of the proceedings.

In fact, I recall a fellow participant writing a sketch and asking me to perform it with her, sight unseen, which ended up being a blast even as we shat all over each others’ gggggggenerations. And this just a couple days after she had uproariously inquired as to whose dad I was.

I was always hoping for a Boomer perspective in the mix too but that was limited in the in-person classes. Logistical issues perhaps? In any case, my point is—age might be fun fodder for good natured ribbing but it does not materially matter in the class, much less in this format. I spoke to a guy at Second City Hollywood about demographics and he said they are seeing more “retired people” sign up these days. So for folks who might worry that they are “too old” to do live Henry or improv classes or interact creatively in person, but really want to, it's worth noting that these times have sheparded in a low risk way to do it. Just sayin.

No matter who you are,  https://www.secondcity.com/courses/chicago/adult/
is a good place to start. Note that they still have classes organized by location—Chicago, Hollywood and Toronto—which is fairly immaterial in the online world, save for noting time zone issues. You’ll have to click around to see the offerings in the different locations, which have different classes with different days/times. They also seem to have classes that don’t “meet”—just you and an instructor online on a self-paced schedule, if that’s more your taste.

Anyway, hope some of this is helpful. Thanks for your attention. You may now proceed to the leftovers.


#RogueRiddle 1051 #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1051 - Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 @ 2pm central

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In the spirit of excessive giving, here you will find yet another baker's dozen riddles to tickle and torture you. These are all brief and succinct and all built on a common theme. Once you solve a few, I believe the theme will become glaringly obvious, thus I am not even going to hint at it here. I will only say this much. It is not at all seasonal, timely or political. It’s just based on something I learned long ago from my grammar. (Oops! Maybe that was a hint.) 

As usual, the player killing all (or most) will claim the right to host #1052 next week. You may still play without risk of claiming, so please don’t let that be a barrier to your enthusiastic participation. For most of us it’s all about the pun-fun. No deadline, no pressure, just pleasure. 

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0. - My favorite Shakespeare play? "BLANK Summer Night’s Dream.”     [#### AMID]

1. - My favorite grade school activity was always show BLANK.

2. - If Jesus was into gender bending, might he have been BLANK dresser?

3. - BLANK off vampires, some people keep a large supply of garlic nearby. 

4. - Q: Other than “moo,” what might you say is the sound a cow makes? A: That would BLANK.

5. - Two weeks after Thanksgiving there was still lots of food left in our fridge. We continued eating some it but BLANK the cold turkey. 

6. - Joseph and Mary failed to make reservations because they didn’t have access to the internet and could not access the BLANK information. 

7. - A paranomasiac chess player will never leave BLANK untended. 

8. - Those two boxing fans always seem to be arguing, but we can never tell what they are fighting, BLANK?

9. - At my age I have trouble keeping track of the past and easily get the years mixed up. So I BLANK 10 recall my dates wrong by a decade.

10. - We’re having tacos for dinner. Do you want fish, BLANK chicken?

11. - One of the most important roles a kid can play at a wedding is that of BLANK bearer.

12. - Some fat parasites get embarrassed about their body image and may choose not to hang out BLANK people.

13. - Don’t ever lie about the results of a coin flip. If you keep telling tales, you’ll never get BLANK.


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Rogue 1051 (1.75 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect to see Rogue Riddle #1051 in your box by 2pm central.

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


ROGUE RIDDLE 1050: WINNER REVEALED

Adam Engel
 

Happy Leftover Appreciation Day!

Congrats to Gary for knocking out 8 and winning this week's Rogue Riddle! Gary has offered to write Riddle day 1051. I'm looking forward to playing again 😅

Answers below:

Hey all,

No overnight updates. Gary is still in the lead with 8, followed by Lars with 2. Instead of score updates, some hints :-)


1. Make a biopic about the Mamas and the Papas, taking over a female lead part, while you make this dish: CASS ROLE / CASSEROLE

2. Your main ingredient for the previous dish should not come fresh from the grocery store. The best ones are dumpster dived from this colored receptacle in the back of the store: GREEN BIN / GREEN BEAN

3. Undercook your meat. The food poisoning will give you the motivation to run these morning races: TURKEY TROTS

4. Import your fruits from Australia. Use the red ones to make this fantastic sweet and sour accoutrement for the meat: CANBERRA SAUCE / CRANBERRY SAUCE

5. Go to the Apple Store. Get a new computer. Play calming music to revitalize your spirit as you prepare this dish: IMAC AND CHIS / MAC AND CHEESE

6. Strike a small fire and cook your spuds over it. The smaller the flame, the tastier the char when you serve these later: MATCHED POTATOES / MASHED POTATOES

7. Go play some tennis while this dish is cooking. Make sure you emulate that German tennis player, though - the food won't taste nearly as good of you can't verb her name by the end: STEFFI-ING / STUFFING

8. At some point during the day, be sure to turn on the big game for your family. Watching that team lose again will distract your family from all these small and unoriginal fibbings you should tell them: DE TRITE LYINGS / DETROIT LIONS

9. If you have leftovers when you wake up the next morning, cook them in a pan on high heat. Cook em real good too. The best leftovers are so dark and charred, you can taste then the whole day while you're out shopping: BLACK FRIED DAY / BLACK FRIDAY

10. Above all else, you should make sure to celebrate the holiday in true American fashion: controversially transferring military vehicles to local police departments. You know, like the grateful Pilgrims did with the natives: TANKS GIFTING / THANKSGIVING

Be easy, y'all.


Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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


ROGUE RIDDLE 1050: SECOND UPDATE AND HINTS

Adam Engel
 

Hey all,

No overnight updates. Gary is still in the lead with 8, followed by Lars with 2. Instead of score updates, some hints :-)

  1. Make a biopic about the Mamas and the Papas, taking over a female lead part, while you make this dish: (IN A FILM, EVERY ACTOR HAS THEIR ____)
  2. Your main ingredient for the previous dish should not come fresh from the grocery store. The best ones are dumpster dived from this colored receptacle in the back of the store:
  3. Undercook your meat. The food poisoning will give you the motivation to run these morning races: (MOST OF THEM ARE NO MORE THAN 5, K?)
  4. Import your fruits from Australia. Use the red ones to make this fantastic sweet and sour accoutrement for the meat: 
  5. Go to the Apple Store. Get a new computer. Play calming music to revitalize your spirit as you prepare this dish: (THIS ONE IS A LITTLE KRAFTY)
  6. Strike a small fire and cook your spuds over it. The smaller the flame, the tastier the char when you serve these later:
  7. Go play some tennis while this dish is cooking. Make sure you emulate that German tennis player, though - the food won't taste nearly as good of you can't verb her name by the end: (DON'T COOK THIS WHERE ITS NAME SAYS TO COOK IT)
  8. At some point during the day, be sure to turn on the big game for your family. Watching that team lose again will distract your family from all these small and unoriginal fibbings you should tell them:
  9. If you have leftovers when you wake up the next morning, cook them in a pan on high heat. Cook em real good too. The best leftovers are so dark and charred, you can taste then the whole day while you're out shopping: (HEY SEAR-I, CAN YOU SOLVE THIS ONE?)
  10. Above all else, you should make sure to celebrate the holiday in true American fashion: controversially transferring military vehicles to local police departments. You know, like the grateful Pilgrims did with the natives:
Good luck, y'all, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

--
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


"The Hoarder They Fall"

doug
 

There once was a hoarder whose pleasure
Was to collect junk as if treasure.
  She blazed a trash trail
  Of clothes, books and mail--
Even some rulers for good measure!

Doug Spector

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Doug Spector


Re: Punnit, O. Henry, Pun Intensive and Rogue Riddle…and Thanksgiving Maude-lin

gregg siegel
 

And look for Aaron’s dulcet tones in episodes 1-36!

“Zinger of the week. ZINGER of the WEEK!”

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!



On Nov 24, 2020, at 7:50 PM, Aaron Fasel via groups.io <aaronpf@...> wrote:

Here here!

I guess if we’re taking about podcasts I should  say “hear hear!”

By the way, Gregg is in episodes 35 and 36 on punintensive.com/podcast 

Aaron

On Nov 24, 2020, at 5:48 PM, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


Hey I just finished taping an episode of Punnit, a pun mashup podcast from the UK. (Can you believe the bastards gave me, the American, “British Prime Ministers” as a topic? I’m like “uhhh…do you guys still have Winston Churchill?”)

Still, I did a little bit better than the first time I was on, where they put me up against someone who was, evidently, a famous British battle rapper, who came into the preshow full on in character. A little aggro. Not what I’m used to. But still a lot of fun, in an intimidating kid of way. The only other American on the show before was that talented Jerzy boy who seems to win pun things a lot, so I guess I’m honored. Uh, honoured.

Anyway I did take the opportunity to plug Rogue Riddle, Pun Intensive and the O. Henry Punoff, so maybe we’ll get some more international traffic all around.

And since I always like to cross pollinate, check out Punnit anywhere fine podcasts are proferred—https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 for one, or just google Punnit pun game show. Enjoy my humilation on Episode 37, which, although recently released was actually taped back in May or June. And watch for my second appearance whenever they get it out. Spoiler alert: My 0% winning record is still 100% intact.

Nevertheless, they are all worth listening to. Like Pun Intensive, WAY binge-worthy if you like puns. Perhaps even better than other binge-ables like that brilliant chess woman show or the crazy tiger dude one! OK, not as good as Hill House, although somewhat funnier in spots.

On a serious note, I know that for many of us there are far fewer things to be thankful for this year. For me, I don’t have to dig too deep to name discovering O’Henry, Pun Intensive, Punnit, Rogue Riddle and the friends I’ve met from these and other pun community projects as a highlight that would stand out even in a normal year. So let me just say to everyone may your Thanksgiving Day be the best it can be in spite of it all, and may Thanksgiving 2021 be the best ever for all of us—and for the world.


Re: Punnit, O. Henry, Pun Intensive and Rogue Riddle…and Thanksgiving Maude-lin

Aaron Fasel
 

Here here!

I guess if we’re taking about podcasts I should  say “hear hear!”

By the way, Gregg is in episodes 35 and 36 on punintensive.com/podcast 

Aaron

On Nov 24, 2020, at 5:48 PM, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


Hey I just finished taping an episode of Punnit, a pun mashup podcast from the UK. (Can you believe the bastards gave me, the American, “British Prime Ministers” as a topic? I’m like “uhhh…do you guys still have Winston Churchill?”)

Still, I did a little bit better than the first time I was on, where they put me up against someone who was, evidently, a famous British battle rapper, who came into the preshow full on in character. A little aggro. Not what I’m used to. But still a lot of fun, in an intimidating kid of way. The only other American on the show before was that talented Jerzy boy who seems to win pun things a lot, so I guess I’m honored. Uh, honoured.

Anyway I did take the opportunity to plug Rogue Riddle, Pun Intensive and the O. Henry Punoff, so maybe we’ll get some more international traffic all around.

And since I always like to cross pollinate, check out Punnit anywhere fine podcasts are proferred—https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 for one, or just google Punnit pun game show. Enjoy my humilation on Episode 37, which, although recently released was actually taped back in May or June. And watch for my second appearance whenever they get it out. Spoiler alert: My 0% winning record is still 100% intact.

Nevertheless, they are all worth listening to. Like Pun Intensive, WAY binge-worthy if you like puns. Perhaps even better than other binge-ables like that brilliant chess woman show or the crazy tiger dude one! OK, not as good as Hill House, although somewhat funnier in spots.

On a serious note, I know that for many of us there are far fewer things to be thankful for this year. For me, I don’t have to dig too deep to name discovering O’Henry, Pun Intensive, Punnit, Rogue Riddle and the friends I’ve met from these and other pun community projects as a highlight that would stand out even in a normal year. So let me just say to everyone may your Thanksgiving Day be the best it can be in spite of it all, and may Thanksgiving 2021 be the best ever for all of us—and for the world.


Punnit, O. Henry, Pun Intensive and Rogue Riddle…and Thanksgiving Maude-lin

gregg siegel
 


Hey I just finished taping an episode of Punnit, a pun mashup podcast from the UK. (Can you believe the bastards gave me, the American, “British Prime Ministers” as a topic? I’m like “uhhh…do you guys still have Winston Churchill?”)

Still, I did a little bit better than the first time I was on, where they put me up against someone who was, evidently, a famous British battle rapper, who came into the preshow full on in character. A little aggro. Not what I’m used to. But still a lot of fun, in an intimidating kid of way. The only other American on the show before was that talented Jerzy boy who seems to win pun things a lot, so I guess I’m honored. Uh, honoured.

Anyway I did take the opportunity to plug Rogue Riddle, Pun Intensive and the O. Henry Punoff, so maybe we’ll get some more international traffic all around.

And since I always like to cross pollinate, check out Punnit anywhere fine podcasts are proferred—https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 for one, or just google Punnit pun game show. Enjoy my humilation on Episode 37, which, although recently released was actually taped back in May or June. And watch for my second appearance whenever they get it out. Spoiler alert: My 0% winning record is still 100% intact.

Nevertheless, they are all worth listening to. Like Pun Intensive, WAY binge-worthy if you like puns. Perhaps even better than other binge-ables like that brilliant chess woman show or the crazy tiger dude one! OK, not as good as Hill House, although somewhat funnier in spots.

On a serious note, I know that for many of us there are far fewer things to be thankful for this year. For me, I don’t have to dig too deep to name discovering O’Henry, Pun Intensive, Punnit, Rogue Riddle and the friends I’ve met from these and other pun community projects as a highlight that would stand out even in a normal year. So let me just say to everyone may your Thanksgiving Day be the best it can be in spite of it all, and may Thanksgiving 2021 be the best ever for all of us—and for the world.


ROGUE RIDDLE 1050: FIRST UPDATE

Adam Engel
 

WOW!

Lars was first out of the gate with two correct by Sunday afternoon. Gary emailed me this morning with a whopping EIGHT OUT OF TEN CORRECT!

Current leaderboard:
Gary: 8
Lars: 2

The game ends tomorrow at 5pm. Looking forward to someone getting a clean sweep.

Best,
Adam

--
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: #ROGUERIDDLE 1050: TURKEY DAY EDITION #RogueRiddle

Adam Engel
 

Quick correction: the example answer should be PARADE / PEAR AIDE.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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

On Nov 22, 2020, 6:41 AM -0800, Adam Engel via groups.io <adotengel@...>, wrote:
The big 10-5-0 coming your way piping hot today!

Each year, I'm expected to take on a few more responsibilities when preparing for the big day. I cook, I organize, I grocery shop. This year, I got rather confused by the to-do list I drunkenly wrote down last year. I need your help deciphering them!

To get the answer correct, you must provide both the item on my to-do list and the pun. Guesses due by Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time so we can declare a winner in time for the holiday.

EXAMPLE: Watch or stream this annual NYC event while your brother helps you by coring and slicing a fruit for salad: PARADE / PAIR AIDE
  1. Make a biopic about the Mamas and the Papas, taking over a female lead part, while you make this dish:
  2. Your main ingredient for the previous dish should not come fresh from the grocery store. The best ones are dumpster dived from this colored receptacle in the back of the store:
  3. Undercook your meat. The food poisoning will give you the motivation to run these morning races: 
  4. Import your fruits from Australia. Use the red ones to make this fantastic sweet and sour accoutrement for the meat: 
  5. Go to the Apple Store. Get a new computer. Play calming music to revitalize your spirit as you prepare this dish:
  6. Strike a small fire and cook your spuds over it. The smaller the flame, the tastier the char when you serve these later:
  7. Go play some tennis while this dish is cooking. Make sure you emulate that German tennis player, though - the food won't taste nearly as good of you can't verb her name by the end:
  8. At some point during the day, be sure to turn on the big game for your family. Watching that team lose again will distract your family from all these small and unoriginal fibbings you should tell them:
  9. If you have leftovers when you wake up the next morning, cook them in a pan on high heat. Cook em real good too. The best leftovers are so dark and charred, you can taste then the whole day while you're out shopping:
  10. Above all else, you should make sure to celebrate the holiday in true American fashion: controversially transferring military vehicles to local police departments. You know, like the grateful Pilgrims did with the natives:
Good luck, y'all, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Best,
Adam

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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


#ROGUERIDDLE 1050: TURKEY DAY EDITION #RogueRiddle

Adam Engel
 

The big 10-5-0 coming your way piping hot today!

Each year, I'm expected to take on a few more responsibilities when preparing for the big day. I cook, I organize, I grocery shop. This year, I got rather confused by the to-do list I drunkenly wrote down last year. I need your help deciphering them!

To get the answer correct, you must provide both the item on my to-do list and the pun. Guesses due by Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time so we can declare a winner in time for the holiday.

EXAMPLE: Watch or stream this annual NYC event while your brother helps you by coring and slicing a fruit for salad: PARADE / PAIR AIDE
  1. Make a biopic about the Mamas and the Papas, taking over a female lead part, while you make this dish:
  2. Your main ingredient for the previous dish should not come fresh from the grocery store. The best ones are dumpster dived from this colored receptacle in the back of the store:
  3. Undercook your meat. The food poisoning will give you the motivation to run these morning races: 
  4. Import your fruits from Australia. Use the red ones to make this fantastic sweet and sour accoutrement for the meat: 
  5. Go to the Apple Store. Get a new computer. Play calming music to revitalize your spirit as you prepare this dish:
  6. Strike a small fire and cook your spuds over it. The smaller the flame, the tastier the char when you serve these later:
  7. Go play some tennis while this dish is cooking. Make sure you emulate that German tennis player, though - the food won't taste nearly as good of you can't verb her name by the end:
  8. At some point during the day, be sure to turn on the big game for your family. Watching that team lose again will distract your family from all these small and unoriginal fibbings you should tell them:
  9. If you have leftovers when you wake up the next morning, cook them in a pan on high heat. Cook em real good too. The best leftovers are so dark and charred, you can taste then the whole day while you're out shopping:
  10. Above all else, you should make sure to celebrate the holiday in true American fashion: controversially transferring military vehicles to local police departments. You know, like the grateful Pilgrims did with the natives:
Good luck, y'all, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Best,
Adam

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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


ROGUE RIDDLE 1049 - RESULTS

Adam Engel
 

Howdy y'all,

Veeeery quiet week this week. Between the Pun-Off on Saturday and various personal emergencies, it seems like this week was not the most active week for PUNY. Props on the crossword project. I can't wait to see what comes of that.

Anywho, thanks to Marilyn and Jim for their attempts at Rogue Riddle 1049. Congratulations to JIM ERTNER for his victory this week. A new puzzle will be sent out soon...

Answers:
When my Brussels wouldn’t sprout, botanists suggested I go to the BLANK to get help with BLANK. (German nation, germination).

What’s the difference between a Scandinavian stream and a Round Up-laced garden whacker? One is a BLANK, the other is a BLANK (Swede water, Weed Swatter)

When an African nation was accused of tampering with Florida’s election results, certain commentators called for the death of all its citizens. Death by BLANK (hanging Chad).

In the early days of the Third Reich, propagandists were still deciding on the ideals of the so-called master race. Hitler proposed male endowment as a criterion. Goebbels countered that the Germans would soon be outnumbered by BLANK (Hung Aryans).

Nick Europe adapted the pre-teen explorer show to focus more on her pet monkey. Setting the show south of France, they renamed it “Boots BLANK” (And Dora)

The bazaar in Kabul has a variety of wares for sale, but shawls and throws are its primary profit generators. Turns out there’s always money in the BLANK. (Afghan Stand)

The last time I rented a boat in Bucharest, I was thrown in jail for paddling my way across a pond… and a parking lot… and a mini-mall… The therapist diagnosed me with BLANK. (Row Mania)

Out of necessity, many island nations are taking the lead in opposition to climate change. One island even banned the ICE because they are BLANK. (Mad at Gas Car)

The Jamaican football team landed in Ulaanbaatar for a friendly match. At the stadium, one defender looks downfield and says to himself, “Look at that BLANK” (man goalie yeah)

My father loved his gefilte fish with Ram’s horseradish, but not me. I prefer mine with BLANK (ewe chrain).

Do you know how dangerous shopping centers can be?! Last time I went shopping in eastern Africa, I tripped over myself in a Sears and got a BLANK! (mall owie)

The traffic can be brutal, too. That’s why I avoid the direct route through the mall and take BLANK whenever I can. (Lilongwe)

Tasked with making a short film for her class, Sasha dramatized the story of a pirate ship takeover in east Africa. Her father’s initial response was puzzling. “This is your sister’s work, isn’t it? That’s BLANK” (so Malia)

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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


Re: Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

I for one would like to see the puzzle with answers.  I spent some time early on working on it, until my Jury Duty started.  Then we had a major accident in our home and we had to face that.  I say announce the guy that did the best and start over.  I wrote Adam that it's been a busy week at this site with lots of folks working on the Punny Crossword clues and that may have had something to do with it.  I hope it starts again after Thanksgiving when we all might have more time to play around with a new Rogue.

Just my thoughts,
Marilyn


On Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11:30:54 PM CST, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:


Adam,

    Your call — either declare a winner or declare the contest null and void.  Normally some declaration is made shortly after the deadline established for the Rogue Riddle.

    If a winner is declared, then the answers are revealed and the winner hosts the following week.

    If no winner is debated, and the Rogue is declared null and void (an exceedingly rare event, but it has happened), then no answer need be posted and the host hosted again the following weekend (which in this case would be this weekend).

    Does that help?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Nov 22, 2020, at 00:06, Adam Engel <adotengel@...> wrote:


Just saw this email. Honestly, there were only two attempts the whole week. I'm not sure if protocol in that case.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant
On Nov 21, 2020, 4:24 AM -0800, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>, wrote:
Marilyn,

    Excellent question!

Adam?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Nov 21, 2020, at 06:20, Marilyn Van Driesen <merkv814@...> wrote:

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Re: Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Adam Engel
 

It does. Thanks for the answer. I've offered it up to the contestant with the most correct answers. If he takes it up, I will announce as winner.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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

On Nov 21, 2020, 9:30 PM -0800, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>, wrote:
Adam,

    Your call — either declare a winner or declare the contest null and void.  Normally some declaration is made shortly after the deadline established for the Rogue Riddle.

    If a winner is declared, then the answers are revealed and the winner hosts the following week.

    If no winner is debated, and the Rogue is declared null and void (an exceedingly rare event, but it has happened), then no answer need be posted and the host hosted again the following weekend (which in this case would be this weekend).

    Does that help?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Nov 22, 2020, at 00:06, Adam Engel <adotengel@...> wrote:


Just saw this email. Honestly, there were only two attempts the whole week. I'm not sure if protocol in that case.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant
On Nov 21, 2020, 4:24 AM -0800, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>, wrote:
Marilyn,

    Excellent question!

Adam?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 06:20, Marilyn Van Driesen <merkv814@...> wrote:

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Re: Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Lars Hanson
 

Adam,

    Your call — either declare a winner or declare the contest null and void.  Normally some declaration is made shortly after the deadline established for the Rogue Riddle.

    If a winner is declared, then the answers are revealed and the winner hosts the following week.

    If no winner is debated, and the Rogue is declared null and void (an exceedingly rare event, but it has happened), then no answer need be posted and the host hosted again the following weekend (which in this case would be this weekend).

    Does that help?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Nov 22, 2020, at 00:06, Adam Engel <adotengel@...> wrote:


Just saw this email. Honestly, there were only two attempts the whole week. I'm not sure if protocol in that case.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant
On Nov 21, 2020, 4:24 AM -0800, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>, wrote:
Marilyn,

    Excellent question!

Adam?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 06:20, Marilyn Van Driesen <merkv814@...> wrote:

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Re: Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Adam Engel
 

Just saw this email. Honestly, there were only two attempts the whole week. I'm not sure if protocol in that case.

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

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

On Nov 21, 2020, 4:24 AM -0800, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>, wrote:
Marilyn,

    Excellent question!

Adam?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 06:20, Marilyn Van Driesen <merkv814@...> wrote:

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Re: Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Lars Hanson
 

Marilyn,

    Excellent question!

Adam?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 06:20, Marilyn Van Driesen <merkv814@...> wrote:

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Does anyone have the results of the most recent Rogue Riddle, Adam's maybe?

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

I may be dreaming.  I've had Jury Duty and I'm here, but not totally.  What happened to the last Rogue Riddle?  I missed the final results with answers.


Re: Pun Slingers Saturday

gregg siegel
 

Seriously, I don't believe I did the O'Henry thing again. O. Henry. O. Henry. O. Henry. That's like Beetlejuice, right?

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