"These Go To Eleven" - March 13, 2020

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Re: "These Go To Eleven" - March 13, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:34 pm

TPS wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Puzzle was easy as usual but I never get the meta. Not once in like 200+ puzzles - I thought maybe this one might be different because I know Beatles songs but predictably it will be something stupid.
TPS = welcome to the muggles. Isaac will console you and you will make it to the shore sooner or later.

Good luck
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Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:36 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:51 am
Good Sunday morning muggles

Joining the mob on the shore since yesterday are
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anyway stay safe. This virus may be a boon to MGWCC since there is no sports to watch on TV and we can't go anywhere.
I have dog paddled to shore. Hopefully the correct one, but, at the least, correct enough with a tiki bar or two.
Tom
I was saving you to blast through the record. You are #151 on shore this week. The tiki bar has a free drink waiting for you.
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#203

Post by TPS » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:44 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:34 pm

TPS = welcome to the muggles. Isaac will console you and you will make it to the shore sooner or later.

Good luck
Thanks for the welcome - I don't really bother with the meta anymore. This one I looked at just because I would spot a Beatles song if it was easily apparent. But its just not an itch I need to scratch.

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#204

Post by DaveWa » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:15 pm

I'm ashore, looking for some social distancing space on this crowded beach.

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#205

Post by BrianMac » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:20 pm

TPS wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Puzzle was easy as usual but I never get the meta. Not once in like 200+ puzzles - I thought maybe this one might be different because I know Beatles songs but predictably it will be something stupid.
stupidclever.jpg

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Post by Scott Lindholm » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:43 pm

On shore. Posted this last week:

I would dearly love to know and understand the science that leads our brains to "suddenly" (however that's defined) realize an answer to a puzzle or conundrum, because I picked up my computer and having solved the puzzle over an hour ago, saw the title of puzzle in the tab, and immediately realized what the solution was.

Dang if the same thing didn't just happen to me again. Did the grid after church, let it sit for a bit, had a hunch after lunch, and that was all she wrote. Spooky...

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#207

Post by Lucas S » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:50 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:27 am
Lucas S wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:59 am
On shore! The Beatles had been broken up for several years by the time my parents were in high school, so they never really listened to any of their music outside of “Sgt. Pepper’s” and “Abbey Road”. The “Love” compilation album came out when I was in high school and really got me interested in The Beatles, so I ended up buying the complete box set of all their albums in college. Funnily enough, I ended up introducing my parents to some of their older stuff (particularly, “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”), and now we frequently have The Beatles playing whenever we get together for cocktails.

Good music is good music, no matter the genre or generation it came from.
"Now for all the Gen X'ers and beyond, for those of us who were in high school and college when the Beatles hit the scene, don't make us feel older than we already are by "I listened to them with my parents". Coronavirus targeting us is bad enough. LOL"

"The Beatles had been broken up for several years by the time my parents were in high school"

That is a most evil tweak at the cruise director. Best to make a sacrifice to the muggle god straight away. Guinness seems to be the drink of choice here.
:lol: My apologies. My comment wasn’t intended as a jab at Bob, but rather an anecdote to show how The Beatles’ music has transcended multiple generations. Either way, the next round is on me. Guinness for everyone!

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Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:11 pm

Lucas S wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:27 am
Lucas S wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:59 am
On shore! The Beatles had been broken up for several years by the time my parents were in high school, so they never really listened to any of their music outside of “Sgt. Pepper’s” and “Abbey Road”. The “Love” compilation album came out when I was in high school and really got me interested in The Beatles, so I ended up buying the complete box set of all their albums in college. Funnily enough, I ended up introducing my parents to some of their older stuff (particularly, “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”), and now we frequently have The Beatles playing whenever we get together for cocktails.

Good music is good music, no matter the genre or generation it came from.
"Now for all the Gen X'ers and beyond, for those of us who were in high school and college when the Beatles hit the scene, don't make us feel older than we already are by "I listened to them with my parents". Coronavirus targeting us is bad enough. LOL"

"The Beatles had been broken up for several years by the time my parents were in high school"

That is a most evil tweak at the cruise director. Best to make a sacrifice to the muggle god straight away. Guinness seems to be the drink of choice here.
:lol: My apologies. My comment wasn’t intended as a jab at Bob, but rather an anecdote to show how The Beatles’ music has transcended multiple generations. Either way, the next round is on me. Guinness for everyone!
No offense taken. I get much more than that from my kids.
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#209

Post by TPS » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:35 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:20 pm
TPS wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Puzzle was easy as usual but I never get the meta. Not once in like 200+ puzzles - I thought maybe this one might be different because I know Beatles songs but predictably it will be something stupid.
stupidclever.jpg
I walked right into that one given the Title of the Puzzle. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#210

Post by Dplass » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:35 pm

Now I think I might be on a mirage beach...count me as a maybe, dear cruise director.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:29 pm

Dplass wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Now I think I might be on a mirage beach...count me as a maybe, dear cruise director.
Mirage beaches also have bars so we don't differentiate.
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#212

Post by grwinski » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:45 pm

Well, it took a whole weekend of 'social distancing' for us to get it.... but we think we're finally ashore (do have one little nit, will be interested in the conversation tomorrow!)

Rita and George

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#213

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 pm

Our final count is 154 on the shore. A new record.

Since lunch the launches have brought to the shore:
Jazzvibist
NuYear68
Debbie
Dennis
Tom S
Scott L
DaveWa
and Rita and George.
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Post by BrianDavidson » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:14 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Our final count is 154 on the shore. A new record.

Since lunch the launches have brought to the shore:
Jazzvibist
NuYear68
Debbie
Dennis
Tom S
Scott L
DaveWa
and Rita and George.
And me!

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#215

Post by Richard » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:17 pm

Got it

Help from my son who is more into music than I.

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Post by Al Sisti » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:49 pm

Jazzvibist wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Ashore since Thursday but only virtually because Al’s “Diabolical” comment persuaded me to hold off submitting it until today. I have a guess at why he made the comment and hope he explains it after the deadline.
Hope I didn't throw you or anyone off... "elegant/clever/how the heck..." would probably have been better. I used "diabolical" because of the earworm that instantly made a home in my head. My coworker and I used to do that to each other... like I'd walk behind him sitting at his desk, whistling "Billy Don't Be a Hero," only to find myself 20 minutes later asking "Now why am I singing that ridiculous "Seasons in the Sun" in my head?", only to look over at him laughing.

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#217

Post by Joe Ross » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:50 pm

After a long weekend of travel, please count me as home, ashore, and happy to be part of the latest record. Thanks to all muggles for the giggles & chuckles along the way.

THIS WENT TO THE ELEVEN(th hour).

Good luck to all in winning the mug!

Al Sisti wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:49 pm
I'd walk behind him sitting at his desk, whistling "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
Thank you for the nightmares, Al! Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods were from my neighborhood, literally, and my 5 elder sisters played that P.O.S. until the vinyl turned white, then bought new albums & singles.

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#218

Post by bobbydeee » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:38 pm

A little late in responding, but I’m ashore. Fun one this week!

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Post by Joe Ross » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:57 pm

♫ I'll be your Valentine, and you'll be mine, and things'll be cool. ♫

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#220

Post by DBMiller » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:01 am

So the answer I submitted was, "Hey Jude".

This is due to all the "na"s in the long answers. Let's all sing along...

Na, na, na, na-na-na na
Na-na-na na, hey Jude

So what does this have to do with the title of, "These Go To Eleven"?

I saw two connections:

1) The # of "na"s in the chorus is 11.
2) 11 is the atomic number of sodium. Whose symbol is "Na".
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