Archive for January, 2018

Thursday Morning Riddle

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

I’m a fruit-flavored drink that is served in a bowl;
I’m to hit with a fist; I’m a puppet-show role;
I’m to press in your PIN number; making a hole;
And you’ll be pleased as me when you’re reaching your goal!

Who am I?

UPDATE: Riddle solved by Asher. See comments for answer.

Shakespeare Anagram: Sir Thomas More

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

From Sir Thomas More:

Nay, it has infected it with the palsey; for these bastards of dung, as you know they grow in dung, have infected us, and it is our infection will make the city shake, which partly comes through the eating of parsnips.

Shift around the letters, and it becomes:

President Trump, a dotard, cynically described fifty non-white nations as “shithole countries.” He speaks guff awkwardly without thinking, yet this one’s no gaffe.

Yeah, enough.

We have to impeach this racist thug.

Shakespeare Anagram: Twelfth Night

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

What the great ones tweet, the less will anagram of.

From Twelfth Night:

Why, thou sayest well. I do now remember a saying, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Shift around the letters, and it becomes:

Hell, I went from kooky wannabe to well-deified show boss to the White House (on my first shot)! Ha, me! Why, I’m a stable genius!

Eleven Years

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Eleven years ago today, a new website emerged onto an unsuspecting Internet, dedicated to a mission of spreading joy, poetry, commentary, wordplay, and an original riddle every Thursday morning. This is a post about that website.

This past summer, I went through the archives and added 25 new category links for your browsing pleasure, including four politicians, three current events issues, seven individual Shakespeare plays, and one category collectively for the histories. I also added links for subjects I find myself writing about often, such as genealogy and game theory.

There are now 1,178 posts in 122 categories and 3,350 approved comments.

And I’ve just renewed the domain name for another year, so one day we can, at the very least, look forward to a January 1, 2019 post called “Twelve Years.”

What comes between the two posts is where the magic happens. I look forward to continuing the journey with you.