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#RogueRiddle 999 (bingo & reveal) #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 


ROGUE RIDDLE (number) 999 - BINGO & REVEAL

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Fairly certain that this riddle would be perceived as fresh material, I worried only about being ratted out by our intrepid riddle archivist, Gary Reeves who has recently been rummaging through the stats and details of the previous 998. Lucky for me, he had already removed himself from this week’s competition, so it I knew my secret would be safe.  

In its new incarnation as RR#999 this story riddle entertained and perplexed a fresh batch of players both old and new. Reasonably near misses were submitted by David W., Alex R., Chris G., Bill C., Aaron F. and even Gary R. Nearly all players quickly identified the target tune but failed to provide my fully punned version of the title. As expected, it was our confessed “show tune aficionado” Cynthia M. who plugged away  ard enough with her twisted wits to claim the kill. 

In addition to revealing the answer below as I usually do, I will also be separately reposting the original version of this riddle and reveal as it appeared 19 years ago when our winner was Karen “TappedAnts” Hamilton. You will want to read all the way to the bottom and see how it originally inspired some pretty good sidebar puns way back then. 

Thank you everyone for playing along and sharing the first thousand rogues with me. Watch for Cynthia to launch #1000 sometime this weekend and set the pace for our next millennium. 

Gary Hallock

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ROGUE RIDDLE (number) 999 - Launched November 24, 2019 @ 1pm central
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Blessed with the awesome responsibility of hosting the last of the 3 digit Rogues, I was very tempted to compile a special game that payed on the word “nine” and or “nein.” But then I thought “NO!” Alternately, I briefly considered flipping that idea on its head and compiling a bunch of wordplays on "remarks of the beast.” This notion also seemed somehow a bit unworthy. Recognizing that I had been refreshed and inspired by Gary Reeves’ throwback riddle from last week, I ultimately decided to go totally retro myself and offer an old-style entertainingly convoluted story set-up designed to elicit a punny twist on single phrase, in this case a song title. (You’re welcome, Cynthia!) 

Thus, here you will see it presented below. Enjoy the change of pace. Employ your brains cells and perhaps appreciate a few puns along the way. Finally, submit to me your properly twisted song title to claim the coveted prize, hosting privileges for the first of our 4 digit Rogues.

As is my habit, I’m offering no specific deadline. I’m fairly certain that someone will nail this one within a few days (or hours) so if you are out for blood, get into the game soon. Guesses submitted in earnest will be rewarded with private clues and/or coaching. - Let the games begin!

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ROGUE RIDDLE #999 - PYGMALION vs PRE-DATER

Before there was "My Fair Lady," there was "Pygmalion." No, not the Chauvinist swine who wrote the James Bond novels, I'm talking about the G.B.Shaw play that takes its name from Greek mythology. Shaw's play was inspired by Ovid's story, "Metamorphoses," wherein Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, sculpted an ivory statue of a beautiful woman and then fell in love with it. In answer to his prayers Aphrodite gave life to the statue, whom Pygmalion called Galatea. Although he might have been charged with statutory rape, they supposedly they lived happily ever after.

Just like "My Fair Lady," the story of Pinocchio was also indirectly inspired by the tale of Pygmalion, but probably you never heard the whole story. What Disney never told us was that Pinocchio's creator was a dirty old man, a Geppettophile, who got his kicks from creating anatomically correct puppets. He carved Pinocchio from pin oak ya know, but used stock from a lightweight tropical tree to create his genitalia. He literally had balsa wood and was, of course, blessed with a fairly permanent woody. 

Pervert that he was, Geppetto decided to create a buxom mate for Pinocchio and his red-headed woodpecker. He whittled his little "Galatea" from naughty pine but her ample breasts were carved from a log that had been infested with wood eating bugs. In fact some of the insect eggs remained in her chest and were starting to hatch out. Although it seems unlikely, this supposed flaw in her anatomy was not only appreciated by the girl but she actually celebrated it in song. Although this musical number was cut from the Disney version, it was later adapted (with a slightly altered lyric) and used in "My Fair Lady" where the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle did it justice. Name that tune.

The first correct guesser wins the right to author Rogue Riddle #1000 next week. 

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[ANSWER REVEALED - “WOODEN TIT BEETLE LARVAELY”]
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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

punpunpun
 

It’s me, Norman Gilbert.
I have not sung anything with it except for keeping it available for use bayou or anyone who can  Back to you  Lee.  
Norman


On Nov 28, 2019, at 2:45 PM, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:



Would someone please refresh my memory? Who is it that maintains the http://www.punpunpun.com/ website? I would like to discuss the possibility of promoting the newly refreshed PUNY group somewhere within the website. Please advise, and thank you in advance!



--
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/


Re: lettuce alone

doug
 


According to the CDC, lettuce diseases could increase in 2020 and what we're experiencing now is just the tip of the iceberg

Doug Spector
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I couldn’t resist adding a haiku ...

West coast clergy were 
Asked to bless new Romaine crop;
“Dear Lord, lettuce spray ... “

CG

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:


Let’s pin each of you down so there are no mishaps.
Cyn
 
You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!
 
(Erika forgot to sign her name)
 
The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.
 
Cyn
 
 
To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.
 
Here I am One Sagan
 
 
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:
 
 
Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.
 
Gary Hallock
 
=================
 
Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad
 
Doug Spector
 

--
Doug Spector


Re: lettuce alone

Chris Gross
 

I couldn’t resist adding a haiku ...

West coast clergy were 

Asked to bless new Romaine crop;

“Dear Lord, lettuce spray ... “


CG

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



Let’s pin each of you down so there are no mishaps.

Cyn

 

You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!

 

(Erika forgot to sign her name)

 

The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.

 

Cyn

 

 

To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.

 

Here I am One Sagan

 

 

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

 

 

Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

 

Doug Spector

 


Re: lettuce alone

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Let’s pin each of you down so there are no mishaps.

Cyn

 

You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!

 

(Erika forgot to sign her name)

 

The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.

 

Cyn

 

 

To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.

 

Here I am One Sagan

 

 

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

 

 

Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

 

Doug Spector

 


Re: lettuce alone

Erika Ettin
 

You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!


On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:

The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.

 

Cyn

 

 

To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.

 

Here I am One Sagan

 

 

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

 

 

Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

 

Doug Spector




Re: lettuce alone

Cynthia MacGregor
 

The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.

 

Cyn

 

 

To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.

 

Here I am One Sagan

 

 

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

 

 

Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

 

Doug Spector




Re: lettuce alone

One Sagan
 

To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.

Here I am One Sagan


On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:


Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

Gary Hallock

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

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

Doug Spector


Re: lettuce alone

gary hallock
 

Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.

Gary Hallock

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

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

Doug Spector

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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


lettuce alone

doug
 

Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad

Doug Spector

--
Doug Spector


Re: PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

gary hallock
 

Correction. Norm Gilbert has pretty much nothing to do with the website these days. He still pays for and registers the PUNPUNPUN domain itself, but he long ago turned it all over to me. Not being technologically blessed, I enlisted the aid of Clay Leben, long-time Pun-Off cohort and board member of the Brush Square Museums Foundation. Although I theoretically have some control and access to it, I try to keep my fumbling fingers off the control panel. I have copied clay on this message, as he I believe he may not be a registered member of PUNY. <Cleben@...>

FYI - I pay annually for both punoff.com and pun-off.com. Each of these merely redirects to punpunpun.com

Gary Hallock

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On Nov 28, 2019, at 2:25 PM, Lee Jackson <LeeJackson@...> wrote:



Thank you!

On 11/28/2019 2:02 PM, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

That would be Norm Gilbert, Lee.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:45 PM
To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

 

Would someone please refresh my memory? Who is it that maintains the http://www.punpunpun.com/ website? I would like to discuss the possibility of promoting the newly refreshed PUNY group somewhere within the website. Please advise, and thank you in advance!

 


--
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/


--
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/

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

Lee Jackson
 

Thank you!

On 11/28/2019 2:02 PM, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

That would be Norm Gilbert, Lee.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:45 PM
To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

 

Would someone please refresh my memory? Who is it that maintains the http://www.punpunpun.com/ website? I would like to discuss the possibility of promoting the newly refreshed PUNY group somewhere within the website. Please advise, and thank you in advance!

 


--
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/



Re: PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

Cynthia MacGregor
 

That would be Norm Gilbert, Lee.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:45 PM
To: <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

 

Would someone please refresh my memory? Who is it that maintains the http://www.punpunpun.com/ website? I would like to discuss the possibility of promoting the newly refreshed PUNY group somewhere within the website. Please advise, and thank you in advance!

 


--
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/


PunPunPun Website Maintainer Question

Lee Jackson
 

Would someone please refresh my memory? Who is it that maintains the http://www.punpunpun.com/ website? I would like to discuss the possibility of promoting the newly refreshed PUNY group somewhere within the website. Please advise, and thank you in advance!



--
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/


Gary, Gary, Gary - The Hallock Entity Rogue History

portagecreek
 

Gary, Gary, Gary, -- Yes there have been three Garys that have posted Rogue Riddles. One Gary has created over 200 including the 999th running rogue. That is Gary Hallock, who has the currently running number 999, has the rogue riddle history covered on both ends since Gary started this fight with the first three.

Now, I need a pun with this. How about a mini Rogue. If Gary's family tree was a tribe of trees in middle earth - and he kept a copy in his breast pocket what wood he select as his handle.

G Reeves


Re: PUNY Subgroup Limericks-n-Haiku Now Imported From Yahoo #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

But in any case - you're welcome, Joseph! It was my pleasure (and near-fatal heart attack when Yahoo's servers went down). :)

On 11/27/2019 9:57 AM, Lee Jackson wrote:

A quick note: replying the old way (below the signature of the prior person) no longer works. If you see a pair of dashes followed by a line break and a signature, like the one below each of my messages, then that's something Groups.io automatically put there. If you try and insert your reply into that space, Groups.io will assume that it's part of my signature and will grey it out.

From here on, your best bet would be to just use the reply space that Groups.io automatically gives you. I'm sorry if it breaks tradition, but better that than breaking software.

On 11/27/2019 2:01 AM, joseph h via Groups.Io wrote:
Thank you Lee, for strangling this into submission, both for L&H and PUNY. It may be that the experience establishes that Yahoo is truly well named!


Joseph

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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/


Re: PUNY Subgroup Limericks-n-Haiku Now Imported From Yahoo #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

A quick note: replying the old way (below the signature of the prior person) no longer works. If you see a pair of dashes followed by a line break and a signature, like the one below each of my messages, then that's something Groups.io automatically put there. If you try and insert your reply into that space, Groups.io will assume that it's part of my signature and will grey it out.

From here on, your best bet would be to just use the reply space that Groups.io automatically gives you. I'm sorry if it breaks tradition, but better that than breaking software.

On 11/27/2019 2:01 AM, joseph h via Groups.Io wrote:
Thank you Lee, for strangling this into submission, both for L&H and PUNY. It may be that the experience establishes that Yahoo is truly well named!


Joseph


Re: PUNY Subgroup Limericks-n-Haiku Now Imported From Yahoo #administrivia

joseph h
 

This is just a quick note to let you know that there are 30 new members of the Limericks-n-Haiku subgroup tonight, thanks to Groups.io's Easy Groups Transfer function. We were able to piggyback the transfer of the old Yahoo L_n_H group into the L-n-H subgroup, since the main group (PUNY) is already a premium group.

What this means to the PUNY group is that there are now 30 new PUNY members, since subgroup members have to be members of the main PUNY group. If you are one of the new members and you don't want to receive PUNY e-mail, you can go into the Subscription tab on the left side bar while in the main PUNY group and change things so that you only receive special notices. Just make sure that you go into the same tab while you're in the L-n-H subgroup and set things up so you receive e-mail from the L-n-H list. (Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any.)

Welcome aboard, and thank you for putting up with the transfer!

--

Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler


Thank you Lee, for strangling this into submission, both for L&H and PUNY. It may be that the experience establishes that Yahoo is truly well named!


Joseph


PUNY Subgroup Limericks-n-Haiku Now Imported From Yahoo #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

This is just a quick note to let you know that there are 30 new members of the Limericks-n-Haiku subgroup tonight, thanks to Groups.io's Easy Groups Transfer function. We were able to piggyback the transfer of the old Yahoo L_n_H group into the L-n-H subgroup, since the main group (PUNY) is already a premium group.

What this means to the PUNY group is that there are now 30 new PUNY members, since subgroup members have to be members of the main PUNY group. If you are one of the new members and you don't want to receive PUNY e-mail, you can go into the Subscription tab on the left side bar while in the main PUNY group and change things so that you only receive special notices. Just make sure that you go into the same tab while you're in the L-n-H subgroup and set things up so you receive e-mail from the L-n-H list. (Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any.)

Welcome aboard, and thank you for putting up with the transfer!

--
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/


#RogueRiddle 999 #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 




ROGUE RIDDLE (number) 999 - Launched November 24, 2019 @ 1pm central

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Submit all guesses, grasps, groans & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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Blessed with the awesome responsibility of hosting the last of the 3 digit Rogues, I was very tempted to compile a special game that payed on the word “nine” and or “nein.” But then I thought “NO!” Alternately, I briefly considered flipping that idea on its head and compiling a bunch of wordplays on "remarks of the beast.” This notion also seemed somehow a bit unworthy. Recognizing that I had been refreshed and inspired by Gary Reeves’ throwback riddle from last week, I ultimately decided to go totally retro myself and offer an old-style entertainingly convoluted story set-up designed to elicit a punny twist on single phrase, in this case a song title. (You’re welcome, Cynthia!) 

Thus, here you will see it presented below. Enjoy the change of pace. Employ your brains cells and perhaps appreciate a few puns along the way. Finally, submit to me your properly twisted song title to claim the coveted prize, hosting privileges for the first of our 4 digit Rogues.

As is my habit, I’m offering no specific deadline. I’m fairly certain that someone will nail this one within a few days (or hours) so if you are out for blood, get into the game soon. Guesses submitted in earnest will be rewarded with private clues and/or coaching. - Let the games begin!

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Submit all guesses, grasps, groans & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$

ROGUE RIDDLE #999 - PYGMALION vs PRE-DATER

Before there was "My Fair Lady," there was "Pygmalion." No, not the Chauvinist swine who wrote the James Bond novels, I'm talking about the G.B.Shaw play that takes its name from Greek mythology. Shaw's play was inspired by Ovid's story, "Metamorphoses," wherein Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, sculpted an ivory statue of a beautiful woman and then fell in love with it. In answer to his prayers Aphrodite gave life to the statue, whom Pygmalion called Galatea. Although he might have been charged with statutory rape, they supposedly they lived happily ever after.

Just like "My Fair Lady," the story of Pinocchio was also indirectly inspired by the tale of Pygmalion, but probably you never heard the whole story. What Disney never told us was that Pinocchio's creator was a dirty old man, a Geppettophile, who got his kicks from creating anatomically correct puppets. He carved Pinocchio from pin oak ya know, but used stock from a lightweight tropical tree to create his genitalia. He literally had balsa wood and was, of course, blessed with a fairly permanent woody. 

Pervert that he was, Geppetto decided to create a buxom mate for Pinocchio and his red-headed woodpecker. He whittled his little "Galatea" from naughty pine but her ample breasts were carved from a log that had been infested with wood eating bugs. In fact some of the insect eggs remained in her chest and were starting to hatch out. Although it seems unlikely, this supposed flaw in her anatomy was not only appreciated by the girl but she actually celebrated it in song. Although this musical number was cut from the Disney version, it was later adapted (with a slightly altered lyric) and used in "My Fair Lady" where the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle did it justice. Name that tune.

The first correct guesser wins the right to author Rogue Riddle #1000 next week. 

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