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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6495 on: July 18, 2021, 12:07:10 PM »
Hi Mike,

As usual, you had me flummoxed but June got there without the help of Google and just a little help on one picture from me. But I am a bit confused about the numbering.  Should your last hint refer to word 10 (picture 9) and the number for the twelfth word (not pictured) be 3, not 1.
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« Reply #6496 on: July 18, 2021, 01:37:22 PM »
You are quite right, Jack. I will amend it and hope nobody notices!

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« Reply #6497 on: July 18, 2021, 01:41:09 PM »
I studied Antony and Cleopatra (as well as All for Love, or The World Well Lost, for comparison) for A-level English in 1968.

Those lines are still burned into my memory.

 ;D

So a few years after me.
Still one of my favourite Shakespeare plays.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6498 on: July 18, 2021, 01:49:46 PM »
Hi Pen,
I’m sorry you are finding the weather bothersome. I would swap you at the drop of a hat – but just for today.  I could do with a day of 30oC.

That was a great rebus.  June commented how pithy it was. I said “yeth”. 😉

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I was listening to Australia All Over this morning. The show airs each Sunday morning from 5:30am until 10am on the ABC Local Radio network and has been continuously presented by Ian McNamara since 1985.  The program is known for its rural focus and distinct Australiana content, featuring discussions about Australian history and culture.

The show relies heavily on everyday listeners, mainly from country areas, phoning in to have an impromptu conversation with "Macca" to discuss various items of interest to the program's listeners. Each phone call begins with McNamara saying: "G'day, this is Macca...?" or "Australia All Over, hello?".

The program also regularly features Australia music, bush poetry, book readings, bird calls, interviews with special guests, and the Why I live where I live segment, where McNamara reads aloud a letter sent in by a listener describing why they have chosen to live in a specific part of Australia.

I thought one cringe-worthy song from the show would make a good rebus.   I will give you a head start to keep it short because I am a bit short of time.

I wish there were #4  #7   #5  2   #2

     
 

Picture 3. Make it plural. What do you go to see at the West End, Broadway, or in Australia your local pictures?

Have fun at work today.


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6499 on: July 18, 2021, 09:02:21 PM »
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I’m sorry you are finding the weather bothersome. I would swap you at the drop of a hat – but just for today.  I could do with a day of 30oC.

Hi Jack

I'm sure I've moaned about the hot weather many times :-R  I think half the problem is that it doesn't build up to it gradually - it just arrives overnight!  It's not too bad in here at the moment.  I parked my car under a tree but I suspect that the sun will have moved round by this afternoon :(   I'd happily swap with you :laugh:

I like the sound of Australia All Over :) & your rebus tickled me. Presume it was tongue in cheek ;D  After failing miserably with Mike's I was pleased to solve yours.

My rebus is a song by a duo released in 1988.

#4 #2 8 (#1 + #7) #3


Please remove the first letter of the first picture.

         

Leave you with some silly bits & pieces - nearly lunchtime :-H

   
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6501 on: July 19, 2021, 09:30:42 AM »
A 1998 US film which is very hard to categorize - comedy?, drama?, sci-fi? - It's all of those, and more.
It has become one of my all-time favourites.
It stars a (future) spider and a (future) liar.  - Bonus point for each of those references.

one word - thirteen letters

picture 1 - abbreviation
picture 2 - first three letters
picture 4 - lose the fifth and sixth letters

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« Reply #6502 on: July 19, 2021, 05:23:08 PM »
Hi Pen,

I just finished the write-up of Mike’s Rebus.  I don’t think you would be interested because it is full of boring things like fornication, masturbation, nudity and all that stuff. >:D

There are a lot of con men in the world but very few have several books written about them.  My rebus today is the title of one book.

3  #3  #3  #4 3  6(#2  #4)   #5

The  
the    

Conceptually one line.
Picture 1-3. Abbreviate to the required left most letters
Picture 5. Past tense.

Must get on to the write up of this one, so I don't have too much to do in the morning.
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6503 on: July 19, 2021, 08:18:02 PM »
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I just finished the write-up of Mike’s Rebus.  I don’t think you would be interested because it is full of boring things like fornication, masturbation, nudity and all that stuff. >:D

G'day Jack



Oh that film's obviously far too racy for my sensitive disposition  :angel:

My rebus is what I thought your's was initially before I looked properly!!  Confused?  so am I :laugh:  It's a song.
3 #3 #3 #5 3 #4 #2 #5 #5

THETHE

Please use the first 3 letters of picture 1 & lose the first letter of pictures 5 & 7.
Think you'll find it rather easy!

         

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« Reply #6505 on: July 20, 2021, 11:07:46 AM »
Today's offering is a 1976 comedy western starring two of Hollywood's biggest names of the time. However, it wasn't hugely successful and today has a mediocre 33% rating on 'Rotten Tomatoes'; the general consensus is that it was 'good in parts'.

six words, including two definite articles - 3/7/3/3/9/3

picture 2 - lose the first letter of the beastie's location
picture 3 - lose the first letter
pictures 4 and 5 together form a [probably fictitious] place name


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« Reply #6506 on: July 20, 2021, 12:25:34 PM »
Jack
Yes, I was thinking of 'Big Little Lies' with my reference to Reece Witherspoon.
According to IMDb, Pleasantvile had a '12' rating in UK (PG for the DVD) and 'M' in Australia. That seems about right; there is no actual nudity in the film (apart from the pictures in the coffee-table art-book), very little bad language and no explicit sex scenes;
there are, however, a number of 'adult themes', most of which will (as your review says) go over the heads of most young viewers.

Whatever, it has become a very firm favourite of mine and my advice to anyone who hasn't seen it is 'get a copy and watch it. I doubt if you will be disappointed'.

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« Reply #6507 on: July 20, 2021, 01:15:58 PM »
Hi Pen,

Blue just showed me a classical example of political spin.  He had been doing some work on his family tree and he discovered that he had a common ancestor with one of our top politicians.  He also found out that his ancestor, Ima Conner, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in the 1880s.   The only known photograph of Ima shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Jail.  On the back of the photograph was this inscription:
 
'Ima Conner, horse thief, sent to Melbourne Jail 1885, escaped 1887,  robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times.   Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.'
 
So Blue e-mailed the politician to ask if he had any information about their common ancestor.  Believe it or not, the politician’s staff sent back the following for his genealogy research:
 
"Ima Conner was famous in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s. His business empire grew to include the acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong Railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.  In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Victoria Police Force.  In 1889, Ima passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."


 


I thought a good topic for a rebus would be front-page newspaper headlines.  I scoured the internet for worldwide inspiration but in the end, came home to the NT News.

6(#4  #2), #4, #3   7(#5  #2)

         


Conceptually one line.
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6508 on: July 20, 2021, 06:16:22 PM »
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Today's offering is a 1976 comedy western starring two of Hollywood's biggest names of the time. However, it wasn't hugely successful and today has a mediocre 33% rating on 'Rotten Tomatoes'; the general consensus is that it was 'good in parts'.

I remember this film Mike & think that the general consensus is fairly accurate!
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6509 on: July 20, 2021, 07:30:48 PM »
Hi Jack

Another scorcher today.  It can stop now please I've had sufficient :laugh:

I read Blue's political spin while I was enjoying my early morning cuppa & it made me roar with laughter :laugh:  Really tickled me!

I think I've solved your rebus but I'm not overly confident.  I shall keep a lid on my patience & wait for the spoiler!

I was a little short of inspiration today.  My rebus is a film from the 1970's.  Unlike Mike's this one got a whopping 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Well deserved in my opinion.

#3 #6 10 (#7 + #4)


You're not interested in who the gent is in the second picture. The last picture is a homophone.  Please remove the last letter first!

      

A solar panel is talking to a wind turbine. The solar panel says, "So what do you think about this whole renewable energy thing?"
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I took my pet lizard to the vet today as he kept telling terrible jokes...
The vet said "That's not a lizard - it's a stand up chameleon!"

Leave you with a joke courtesy of Mike the radiographer ;D

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