Category Archives: Word Games

Fie Def

Now that students from kindergartners to collegians are back in classrooms for the fall semester, it is time to post some definitions, explanations, or applications for those who are finding the meaning of life easier than the meaning of all … Continue reading

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Yours Coolly, Sammy Drake

In 1959 Sarah Vaughan musically convinced listeners that her lover was a “Smooth Operator” whose kisses could make toenails curl, thrilling her to the point where she asked for mercy from Mr. Percy and unashamedly admitted “I like it like … Continue reading

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Namelies 5

Below is another group of Namelies, my version of the 1960s word game introduced in Mad. This time I use active names of living and deceased personalities in the field of show business. The fresh air that got Christopher Walken … Continue reading

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Namelies 4

     Here is another set of Namelies, my version of the 1960s word game using names of living and deceased personalities from show business, sports, and literature.  Could Sean Penn a screenplay that would help James Garner an Oscar?  Did … Continue reading

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Double Reverse

     When I read about the new film Another Earth which poses the possibility of a second world on the opposite side of the sun populated by the exactly the same people as live on this globe, I was reminded … Continue reading

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Namelies 3

Here is another set of Namelies, my version of the 1960s word game using names of living and deceased personalities from show business, literature, and sports.  At the pool it is fun to see Amy Tan and Robert Browning.  If … Continue reading

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Namelies 2

The writers for Mad first unveiled Namelies in margins of issues in the 1960s. Here is another installment of my version of that word game using the names of living and deceased personalities from the fields of show business, sports, and … Continue reading

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