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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5325 on: January 12, 2021, 08:14:21 PM »
11/10 Mike!  I love that quote - don't know why :)
The Ray Bradbury book sounds a bit too scary for me.  Probably give me nightmares :laugh:  My Mum used to say it'd be a boring world if we all liked the same thing!

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« Reply #5326 on: January 12, 2021, 09:16:23 PM »
Ray Bradbury was best known as a writer of sci-fi - 'The Illustrated Man', 'A Sound of Thunder' (hunters travel back in time to shoot dinosaurs) and Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel set in a world where books have been banned, are among his best-known works.  Fahrenheit 451 sometimes appears on school reading and exam lists. Stephen King cites him as one of his major influences.
I'm not a massive fan of sci-fi, but I've always liked reading Ray Bradbury.

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« Reply #5327 on: January 12, 2021, 09:22:29 PM »
Jack, I finally got round to watching a film you recommended a few weeks ago: 'Enola Holmes' - the adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft's younger sister. I only have one word to say about the film - it was excellent.


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5328 on: January 12, 2021, 09:35:15 PM »
G'day Jack

Another day in paradise!  It's warmed up to a positively tropical 7oc but it's bucketing down with rain.  Still I mustn't grumble as it's better than the white stuff!

I've gone off on a slightly different tack with my puzzle today.  It's a quote from a novel that's rather large & would probably make a handy door stop >:D

#2 #3 #6 #(2 & 3) #2 #4 #2 #4

RIN
Please lose the first letter of the third picture.  Please give the title of the book & the author.

         

Found the last one by accident.  It's a bit old but it tickled me ;D

Social distancing has been particularly stressful for the members of the Flat Earth Society...
They fear such measures will push someone over the edge!

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5329 on: January 13, 2021, 05:53:54 AM »
Hi Pen,

You have been excelling yourself with puzzles.  I think I have cracked your latest and I will put my answer in a separate spoiler alert, but I am not Russian to do so.

My puzzle is a short quote from a 1953 novel.  I am sure you will have heard of the book and the author this year.  The quote is long enough for google to give you the details. >:D

1 #4 2 1 6(#3  #3)  #3.

A is a    

Hint: Picture 1- the answer is embedded in the name of the Australian bird.


Quote from: Barry Halverson (one of your mob) on Twitter
My son was wearing a 'Vote Conservative' T-shirt and an 'I love Boris' baseball cap. He's been spat at, abused, slapped round the head and told he's a brainless twat. God knows what's going to happen to him once he gets out of the house

Name the first politician these lines from Kipling bring to mind?
‘I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?’

I am in a bit of a rush because I can hear Bonnie stirring and another day in Paradise begins.
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Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5330 on: January 13, 2021, 06:23:23 AM »
Hi Carol and Val,

Apologies for the number of modifications while you were online.  At my age, I should realise when I shortcut the processes because I am in a hurry, I usually take longer to get it right.  I think it is right now.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5331 on: January 13, 2021, 09:31:04 AM »
Hi Jack

glad you sorted that out all makes sense now

there is an old saying  'more haste less speed' ;D

Carol


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5332 on: January 13, 2021, 03:16:08 PM »
Hi Pen,

My puzzle was jinxed.  I had a look at it a moment ago and the picture of the low battery sign did not come out.  It shows up perfectly on Windows.  Go figure!

SPOILER ALERT - today's puzzles.

For followers of the latest litter of Taaffeite pups

In 6 months, it could be a 15 Kg bundle of charm and mischief like this one.

 


Three sons left home, went out on their own, and prospered. Years later, they get back together to discuss the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother for her 90th Birthday.

The first said, "I built a big house for our mother."

The second said," I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."

The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it"

Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks:

"Milton," she wrote the first son, "The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

"Marvin," she wrote to another, " I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Melvin," she wrote to her third son, "You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious."





Cheers, Jack


“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration  

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5333 on: January 13, 2021, 11:21:07 PM »
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and Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel set in a world where books have been banned, are among his best-known works.

Hi Jack

I haven't sneaked a peek at your spoiler & am hoping I've solved your jinxy puzzle correctly :laugh:

Apart from your minor issue with the low battery sign it was a great post :)  A smashing picture of Bonnie :)  She's growing like the clappers!  Your home Covid Test made my colleague & I really laugh.  Think it's a great idea >:D  Certainly beats the home test I have to do twice a week!

      

What do you call a magician who has no magic...?
Ian!

Did you know that soul singer Bill Withers had a brother called Bear...
he recorded telephone hold music!

I'm starting my new hobby as a bell ringer this evening...
hope they'll show me the ropes!

off to lunch :-H  be back with a puzzle this afternoon


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5334 on: January 14, 2021, 01:43:55 AM »
I'm back Jack

My puzzle is a character from a book published in the 20th century.
#3 # (4+3) #(4+2+3)

THE
First name of lady in last picture.
A nice easy bonus!  Can you name the author please.

             

In Germany they are preparing for a further lockdown by stocking up with sausage & cheese...
That’s the Wurst Käse scenario!

Leave you with a daft joke ;D

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« Reply #5335 on: January 14, 2021, 01:49:24 AM »
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I haven't sneaked a peek at your spoiler & am hoping I've solved your jinxy puzzle correctly :laugh:

I have now


So pleased I got it right :)
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5336 on: January 14, 2021, 06:32:38 AM »
Hi Pen,

I think I have the answer to your puzzle even though it was demned elusive.

I did a draft of a post yesterday but when I came to finish it off this morning, it had disappeared.  I must have forgot to save it.  I think I am losing the plot, Pen.  So I’ll give you a quick puzzle to go on with and do a new post including spoiler alerts later.

My puzzle is a quote from a 1979 British comedy film.

3(#2’1)  #3  3  #7,  3(#2’1) 1  4  7(#6  #1  #3)

’s  the , ’s a very  

Hint: It's not the name of the musician you need but his very famous composition.


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Cheers, Jack


“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration  

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5337 on: January 14, 2021, 07:48:51 AM »
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I think I have the answer to your puzzle even though it was demned elusive.

I did a draft of a post yesterday but when I came to finish it off this morning, it had disappeared.  I must have forgot to save it.  I think I am losing the plot, Pen.  So I’ll give you a quick puzzle to go on with and do a new post including spoiler alerts later.


That's brilliant Jack - spot on :)

I thought it was only me that did silly damned things like that :laugh:  If you manage to find the plot let me know as I mislaid it some time ago >:D

I woke up needing to spend a penny just before 4am & am now struggling to keep my eyes open :-Y  It took me yonks to drop back off again but I was in a deep sleep when the alarm went off :(

I'll tackle your puzzle in the morning when, hopefully, I'll be a bit more alert & with it!



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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5338 on: January 14, 2021, 09:57:35 AM »
Here is more than a bit of irony — according to this story, https://leave.eu/ has moved its website registration from the UK to Ireland in order to retain their (dot)EU registration.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5339 on: January 14, 2021, 11:39:17 AM »
I'm back, Pen,

SPOILER ALERT – Todays Puzzles

Blue asked Sheila what she'd like for her birthday.

"I'd love to be six again," she replied.

On the morning of her birthday, Blue got Sheila up bright and early and off they went to a a well known Surfers Paradise theme park.

What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow!

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down. Right to a McDonald's they went, where Blue ordered her a Happy Meal along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.

Then, it was off to a movie - the latest Disney and what a fabulous adventure!

Finally, she wobbled home with Blue and collapsed into bed.

He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?" One eye opened.

She replied, "You idiot, I meant my dress size."

Moral of the story : Even on the rare occasion a man  pays full attention to what a woman says, he will still get it wrong.



Blue and Sheila were reminiscing about the times they used to visit Amsterdam and eat Eggs Benedict every day for breakfast. She recalled “Those were my Holland days.

Sheila is normally a fantastic cook, but the sandwiches she made for Blues lunch yesterday were utterly disgusting. When he got home he asked her what was inside and she said “Crab paste”. He asked where she got it from and she replied “The chemist!”



As Pen parked her car in the hospital car park yesterday, this official looking bloke in a viz vest runs up, knocks on her window and exclaims “Oi! That space is reserved for badge holder patients only.”  Pen rolled down her window and explained “That’s OK then. I’ve got a bad shoulder.







Cheers, Jack


“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration