"Two's Company" June 19, 2020

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Re: "Two's Company" June 19, 2020

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Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 pm

I will try to join next time!

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#362

Post by Al Sisti » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:27 pm

Me too...

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Post by DrTom » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:33 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Panda walks into a restaurant.

Eats, shoots and leaves. Or should it be "Eats shoots and leaves."?

Great book.
RATS - I was JUST going to use that one. Probably one of my favorite "PUN ctuation" jokes! OK, I'll switch to:

I find inspiration in cooking my family and my cat.
VERSUS
I find inspiration in cooking, my family, and my cat (and yes I know AL Sisti is silently screaming somewhere right now)

Full disclosure - there are days that putting the cat in the oven does inspire me, but that is only after stepping on a cold, wet hairball at 0430 on my way to the kitchen to make coffee for work.

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#364

Post by DrTom » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:34 pm

Meg wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Great Zoom social hour!
I recognize that pretty puppy!

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#365

Post by DrTom » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:37 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Me too...
You just want to castigate me for the Oxford comma in person - Oh God I hope it is castigate and not that other cast---ate thing! I can't learn to sing as an Alto at this point.

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#366

Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:04 pm

I don't put that last comma into the list.

I like turtles, snakes, hippos and rabbits.

No need for a comma after hippos, it still reads clearly without.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#367

Post by Al Sisti » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:04 pm
I don't put that last comma into the list.

I like turtles, snakes, hippos and rabbits.

No need for a comma after hippos, it still reads clearly without.
Thank you!

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:10 pm

I had so much fun! Thank you Muggle family for helping me stay sane during these times!
Heidi

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 pm

And the comma debate must stop! Enough!😜
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Post by hcbirker » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:18 pm

DrTom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Meg wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Great Zoom social hour!
I recognize that pretty puppy!
That was my pretty puppy. He’s going to be 12 on Saturday. Meg said her Lab has passed. 😟
Heidi

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Post by yourpalsal » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:34 am

DrTom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:55 pm
yourpalsal wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Join us this evening for a cordial drink, live postmortem on Two's Company, and general thoughts on puzzles we have known!
YourPalSal's Muggle Meetup🍹
5pmPT/8pmET on Zoom!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82938294870
Just passed a pleasant approximately 60 minutes with my Muggle family, great fun. For some reason my camera refused to work so for those of you wondering I am 6'3" with a full head of hair and washboard abs. I also, unfortunately, suffer from delusions. SO nice to put faces to names and voices to text. Here is hoping we keep this up and that I eventually get my video on so that you can see just how big a prevaricator I am.
Great muggle meetup! Last week’s four became 11 and our cruise director was in attendance. An eclectic and fun crowd, with wisdom and laughs shared. Aiming for same time next week.

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Post by KayW » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:31 am

Thank you sal for hosting! It was great to see and chat with some of the people behind all these avatars and posts.

Do you mind if I ask what class you went on to teach later that night?

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Post by DrTom » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:47 am

hcbirker wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 pm
And the comma debate must stop! Enough!😜
But we have such a commanding comma comment commitment or is that just an illiterate alliteration alternation. I guess I'll have to check with the hippo who, quite surprisingly, can read just fine even if there are no commas. :)

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Post by DrTom » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:52 am

hcbirker wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:18 pm
DrTom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Meg wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Great Zoom social hour!
I recognize that pretty puppy!
That was my pretty puppy. He’s going to be 12 on Saturday. Meg said her Lab has passed. 😟
Whoops - sorry. The lab was on Megs post about the Muggledom Zoom so I thought it was hers. Always sad to lose a trusted and loyal pet. 😟

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Post by yourpalsal » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm

KayW wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:31 am
Thank you sal for hosting! It was great to see and chat with some of the people behind all these avatars and posts.

Do you mind if I ask what class you went on to teach later that night?
Thanks for asking, Kay. At facebook.com/accidentaltalmudist I share Jewish wisdom with a million+ followers. Our motto is Wisdom For All, and more than half the community is not Jewish.
I’m presently 170 days into a seven and a half year plan to teach the entire Talmud one page per day. Because the Talmud is so dense, it takes about 45 minutes just to teach crucial highlights of each day’s page. It’s like a meta in every paragraph! ;-)

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Post by FrankieHeck » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:18 pm

yourpalsal wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm
KayW wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:31 am
Thank you sal for hosting! It was great to see and chat with some of the people behind all these avatars and posts.

Do you mind if I ask what class you went on to teach later that night?
Thanks for asking, Kay. At facebook.com/accidentaltalmudist I share Jewish wisdom with a million+ followers. Our motto is Wisdom For All, and more than half the community is not Jewish.
I’m presently 170 days into a seven and a half year plan to teach the entire Talmud one page per day. Because the Talmud is so dense, it takes about 45 minutes just to teach crucial highlights of each day’s page. It’s like a meta in every paragraph! ;-)
Oh wow. This sounds really interesting, but I'm already 170 days behind!!

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Post by femullen » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:50 pm

Well, darnit, shoulda checked in yesterday. I spend half my day on zoom meetings. A muggle zoom would have been the best yet.

I want to know one thing, though. That photo of our host, "yourpalsal," is that him blowing a horn or drinking a yard of beer?

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Post by Bob cruise director » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:38 pm

femullen wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Well, darnit, shoulda checked in yesterday. I spend half my day on zoom meetings. A muggle zoom would have been the best yet.

I want to know one thing, though. That photo of our host, "yourpalsal," is that him blowing a horn or drinking a yard of beer?
That is Sal playing a shofar
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#379

Post by Meg » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:04 pm

Bob,
What’s with the everchanging multi-tiered wedding cakes?? A past life as a baker? A cryptic message? Please explain.
Meg

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Post by Deb F » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:28 pm

flyingMoose wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Deb F wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:23 pm
I was sure it was I.E. thinking, added note, that is, P.S., physician, that is M.D., etc. ...
You will kindly note that IE is in the middle (kinda) of ALIEN, the middle theme answer. You will also kindly note that there seven instances in the grid of I and E being diagonally adjacent in some direction. Yes, I and E are common letters, but there have been a maximum of four such "adjacencies" in the past five puzzles.
Thanks a ton--that's a rabbit hole I didn't even see. If I had, I would undoubtedly have spent hours on that and sold myself on i.e. as the solution.

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