Thursday, November 14, 2013

Meanwhile, Back at the Little Rock Hard Rock Cafe...

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
There is a politician today, sometimes known by his or her full three-word name, whose initials are also the initials of a popular chain of restaurants. Who is the politician and what's the restaurant?
Somehow, I can't see Hillary Rodham Clinton at a Hard Rock Cafe. (And there isn't one in Little Rock, not that they've lived there for decades...)

To answer the question of why I used photographs of Valdez, Alaska, it's because that's where Clinton worked back in her youth. And the Hard Rock Cafe is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

I keep thinking Monty Python would have had fun with some of the other three-letter politicians' restaurant chains:

FDR: Finally, Dead Rat

DDE: Delightfully Decadent Eel

GWB: Gnawing Wooden Beef

(I'm not very good at this. Please do MUCH better in the comments!)

No photos this week. Just the Pick a Range picks:

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

1,501 - 1,550
1,551 - 1,600 -- Mendo Jim
1,601 - 1,650 -- EKW
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750 -- KDW
1,751 - 1,800 -- Word Woman
1,801 - 1,850
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000 -- Marie
2,001 - 2,050 -- jan
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).

5 comments:

Paul said...

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jan said...

Very nice, Paul!

Paul said...

Oops! I forgot it's supposed to sound like a semi-plausible restaurant name.
Junk Food Kitchen?
Laid Back Joint?
Ulysses' Southern Grill?
It's not really so easy.

Mendo Jim said...

I hope no one misunderstood when I referred to Prince Harry and His Royal Cueball.

Paul said...

Mendo Jim,

I'll guess they neither misunderstood nor understood.