Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Let's Go With Something More Patriotic, Shall We?

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
It involves a spoonerism, in which you reverse the initial consonant sounds in one phrase to make another phrase. For example, if you spoonerize "light rain," you get "right lane." Name part of a truck in two words; spoonerize it, and you'll name something FEMA uses. What is it?
Ross pointed out that if you Google "FEMA" the third auto-option you see is "FEMA Flood Maps." Which is the answer of course: MUD FLAPS & FLOOD MAPS.

No news yet on my next square on the Medical Adventure Game board. Even the planned sabbatical for the blog is up in the air. I'll post something on or before Sunday so you'll know what's going on.

Photos. Well, I'm sorry, but I cannot be bothered to post a photo of the iconic "reclining woman" mud flap decoration. And how interesting can flood maps look? So here's some fireworks to get everyone in the right spirit for the holiday. (You may want to whistle or sing John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever march, with or without the iconic "alternate" lyrics. Whatever gets you in the mood...)







I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, safe & joyous Fourth of July!

Time for
Here are this week's picks:
Fewer than 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 250
251 - 300
301 - 350
351 - 400
401 - 450 -- Joe Kupe
451 - 500
 
501 - 550 -- EKW
551 - 600 -- Curtis
601 - 650 -- skydiveboy
651 - 700 -- Mendo Jim
701 - 750 -- Paul
751 - 800 -- Magdalen
801 - 850 -- Word Woman
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000 -- Ross
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500

1,501 - 1,550
1,551 - 1,600
1,601 - 1,650
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750
1,751 - 1,800
1,801 - 1,850
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000
2,001 - 2,050
2,051 - 2,100
2,101 - 2,150
2,151 - 2,200
2,201 - 2,250
2,251 - 2,300
2,301 - 2,350
2,351 - 2,400
2,401 - 2,450
2,451 - 2,500

2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,250
3,251 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 5,000

 > 5,000
 > 5,000 + new record
Our tie-break rule:   In the event that a single round number is announced with a qualifier such as "about" or "around" (e.g., "We received around 1,200 entries."), AND two separate people picked the ranges of numbers just before and just after that round number, the prize will be awarded to whichever entrant had not already won a prize, or in the event that both entrants had won a prize already or neither had, then to the earlier of the two entries on the famous judicial principle of "First Come First Serve," (or in technical legal jargon, "You Snooze, You Lose").  As of July 2012, this rule is officially no longer obsolete (and also I still just like having fine print). 

8 comments:

Paul said...

Wire forks; gotta love 'em!

Mendo Jim said...

You want fireworks? One of my oldest bookmarks:
http://www.maylin.net/Fireworks.html

Click all over it.

Happy Independence Day!

Word Woman said...

Gotta know~~were you referring to the hairy mud flaps on UPS trucks? And why are they hairy???

Safe and happy 4th to all.

Magdalen said...

@Word Woman -- Thank you for reminding me. I have no idea what Ross was thinking of, but he claimed that UPS trucks have "eyebrows" over their wheels.

I can't find a photo, so I'll challenge him to prove this.

Word Woman said...

Thanks, Mendo Jim. That was fun.

Match the elements to their corresponding fireworks colors: Sr, Na, Ba, Cu, Ti ~~ Blue, Red, Silver, Gold, Green.

Ross Beresford said...

Tractor-trailers with eyebrows - see http://www.flickr.com/photos/runway27r/2425862845/ - a feature unique to UPS as far as I can tell. Puzzle that one out.

Word Woman said...

I don't see them. Where exactly are they?

Ross Beresford said...

UPS eyebrows are above each wheel of the trailer part.

While on the subj of UPS, Mimi would like to thank the delivery peeps ... they always have treats for her.