"Risky Business" - December 11, 2020

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Re: "Risky Business" December 11, 2020

#361

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:01 pm

mpmanning wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:38 pm
The WSJ is still having a problem printing their solution.
I realize that you're making a joke, but the WSJ's solution has been posted since late this morning.

Clear your cookies, browser history, & downloads & try again.

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#362

Post by DrTom » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:39 pm

HunterX wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:27 pm
DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:34 pm

The prosecution rests :lol:
Well they are never going to win that way, if they are going to keep resting. Typical, they say something and then rest on their orals.
Bob - If Tiger King taught me anything, it's to never stick your hand in the cage. And for god sake don't taunt them. You may think you're playing and having fun. But that's how you'll lose an arm.

Or be subjected to more puns. You'll sigh, sip some beer, and the sigh-beerian will pounce!
Ah yes, but that is when you choose to call on the Asian expert in these matters Yeung Ling! He will correct anything that ales you because, well he is just lager than life. I mean even though he has never played the sport of football, he was drafted! He didn't go to camp because he had so many trunks of equipment that he'd need a porter. luckily it didn't make him sour.

Wait, was that a stick I saw poking though the cage?

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#363

Post by michaelm » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:43 pm

DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:39 pm
HunterX wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:27 pm
DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:27 pm


Well they are never going to win that way, if they are going to keep resting. Typical, they say something and then rest on their orals.
Bob - If Tiger King taught me anything, it's to never stick your hand in the cage. And for god sake don't taunt them. You may think you're playing and having fun. But that's how you'll lose an arm.

Or be subjected to more puns. You'll sigh, sip some beer, and the sigh-beerian will pounce!
Ah yes, but that is when you choose to call on the Asian expert in these matters Yeung Ling! He will correct anything that ales you because, well he is just lager than life. I mean even though he has never played the sport of football, he was drafted! He didn't go to camp because he had so many trunks of equipment that he'd need a porter. luckily it didn't make him sour.

Wait, was that a stick I saw poking though the cage?
You ain’t lion down yet?

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#364

Post by HunterX » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:49 pm

DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:39 pm
HunterX wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:27 pm
DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:27 pm


Well they are never going to win that way, if they are going to keep resting. Typical, they say something and then rest on their orals.
Bob - If Tiger King taught me anything, it's to never stick your hand in the cage. And for god sake don't taunt them. You may think you're playing and having fun. But that's how you'll lose an arm.

Or be subjected to more puns. You'll sigh, sip some beer, and the sigh-beerian will pounce!
Ah yes, but that is when you choose to call on the Asian expert in these matters Yeung Ling! He will correct anything that ales you because, well he is just lager than life. I mean even though he has never played the sport of football, he was drafted! He didn't go to camp because he had so many trunks of equipment that he'd need a porter. luckily it didn't make him sour.

Wait, was that a stick I saw poking though the cage?
AAAARRRGGG!!! Let go boy! There's a nice, raw double entendre over on the other side of the cage! You could really sink your homophones into it. I'm sure it would be much tastier!

MEDIC!

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#365

Post by MaineMarge » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:23 am

I can not stop admiring the beauty of this meta. Surely it was not easy to construct.

Great mind at work here
Intricate architecture
Bouquets of roses.

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#366

Post by DrTom » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:35 am

michaelm wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:43 pm
DrTom wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:39 pm
HunterX wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:27 pm


Bob - If Tiger King taught me anything, it's to never stick your hand in the cage. And for god sake don't taunt them. You may think you're playing and having fun. But that's how you'll lose an arm.

Or be subjected to more puns. You'll sigh, sip some beer, and the sigh-beerian will pounce!
Ah yes, but that is when you choose to call on the Asian expert in these matters Yeung Ling! He will correct anything that ales you because, well he is just lager than life. I mean even though he has never played the sport of football, he was drafted! He didn't go to camp because he had so many trunks of equipment that he'd need a porter. luckily it didn't make him sour.

Wait, was that a stick I saw poking though the cage?
You ain’t lion down yet?
Well perhaps just a cat nap.

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#367

Post by Kas » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:12 pm

Kas 4.
Sigh.

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#368

Post by MikeMillerwsj » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:47 pm

This was one of those contests where a lot of entries appended a note marvelling at how clever the construction was. And offering the right solution: We had 1067 entries, about 90% correct (way above our more typical average of 75%). A grab bag of incorrect risky behaviors included SUBPRIME LENDING (14), SKYWRITING (6), GAMBLING (2), MONEY LAUNDERiNG (2), SKYDIVING (2) and many others.

Congrats to this week's winner, Don Mastrorocco of Harrisburg, PA!

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#369

Post by Dplass » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:07 pm

The problem I had with the mechanism is "sub-prime." The letters in the prime numbered boxes are *already under the prime number*. To go down another row should have required another indicator. Also, "lending" didn't have anything to do with it. Meh.

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#370

Post by yourpalsal » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:22 pm

Muggle Meetup zoom at 7:30 ET Tuesday!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184367093?p ... s4YUQvdz09
Meeting ID: 891 8436 7093
If Need Passcode: muggle

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#371

Post by HeadinHome » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:24 pm

Don’t know if Zoom is on tonight but I’m hanging out at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184367093?p (password muggle) if anyone is looking here for link.

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#372

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:20 am

Dplass wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:07 pm
The problem I had with the mechanism is "sub-prime." The letters in the prime numbered boxes are *already under the prime number*. To go down another row should have required another indicator. Also, "lending" didn't have anything to do with it. Meh.
I think the LENDING segued into the LIVING ON BORROWED TIME? At least that is how I saw it.

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#373

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:29 am

METAs: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Muggle Boat. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new words. To seek out a new good life and be civilized. To boldly go across and down and where no one has gone before!

Its intrepid crew posed for this picture:
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#374

Post by Joe Ross » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:24 am

Somebody take that computer away from that man.

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#375

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:29 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:24 am
Somebody take that computer away from that man.

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Just be thankful we are all not Baywatch fans or this could have been several levels of "eww" worse!

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#376

Post by Wendy Walker » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:54 am

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#377

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:28 pm

Ah, but will you frame it and put it on the wall at The Whip? Better not, so many people will want to see it that it will exacerbate the parking problem.

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#378

Post by Bob cruise director » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:06 pm

DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:29 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:24 am
Somebody take that computer away from that man.

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Just be thankful we are all not Baywatch fans or this could have been several levels of "eww" worse!
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#379

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:06 pm

I am always delighted by an uplifting book, and not just as an occasional thing, tome after tome!

But I think I like soft cover the best, Tom said spinelessly.
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(OK, here we go, let's see how many people know Tom Swift or his "jokes")

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#380

Post by whimsy » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:36 pm

"Captain, it appears that we are about to crash land in Missouri." said Data archly.
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