Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Al Green is My Valley's Walgreens?

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a major American company. Drop its first and last letters, and the remaining letters in order will name a famous singer — both first and last names. What company is it?
Ross and I collaborated nicely on this one. I figured out that a two-letter first name (Al or Ed, that sort of thing) while Ross was looking through lists of singers. He solved it, but I helped. WALGREENS = [w] AL GREEN [s]

Which explains why I did my Fourth of July photo array on Sunday. I wanted to see what Flickr would give me for the color GREEN. (I went a bit overboard, but it's my favorite color.)

Green / Verde

Green minimalism

PURE GREEN ROSE - P1310345

Green is Beautiful

Green Lotus Reflection

green waves

Green curls

It's not easy being green

Green Orchid

Time for


Here are this week's picks:
Zero and fewer
    1 - 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 250 -- Ross
251 - 300
301 - 350
351 - 400 -- Maggie Strasser
401 - 450 -- Magdalen
451 - 500

501 - 550 -- Joe Kupe
551 - 600
601 - 650 -- Word Woman
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- B Haven
751 - 800 -- Legolambda
801 - 850
851 - 900 -- Jay
901 - 950
951 - 1,000 -- Paul
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry B.W.
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 -- Curtis
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).

3 comments:

legolambda said...

Great green images, Magdalen. I love green also, with blue a close second.

LegoAgreein'WithMagdalen

Paul said...

Damn good color.

Word Woman said...

They're Al(l) Green!