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  • "The poet is the priest of the invisible." — Wallace Stevens

    August 15, 2017, 8:33 pm

    Mmmm. R was the last letter to solve, and I was looking for a superlative instead of a cleric.

    May 29, 2019, 11:44 pm

    Maybe it is a superlative and the poet is the most pri.


    • Abra's comment made me laugh out loud...

      "None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act." — Hannah More

      June 1, 2013, 5:35 am
      I'm too busy solving cryptograms.

      July 10, 2013, 4:51 am
      that comment made me grin.

      November 9, 2014, 4:07 pm
      I don't like thinking about it . . small, feeble and poor makes me depressed . . . I may have to do something to change this condition before I can act . . .

      March 27, 2015, 10:48 am
      How will an acting career help.

      October 28, 2015, 6:01 am
      ^ hahaha.

      April 3, 2016, 12:37 pm
      I wonder if this was Hannah's pep talk to her servants.

      January 25, 2017, 9:42 am
      You, the little short one with the blanky, couldn't you be dusting or polishing something.

      October 17, 2017, 5:05 am
      ^I can't breathe I'm laughing too hard


      • "What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

        November 5, 2018, 1:31 am
        Some might consider this quotation to reflect Goethe's overall Weltanschauung. But in fact, he is merely referring to the Turtleneck-of-the-Month club (Klub Schildkrotenhals des Monats) that he signed up for on a foolish whim two years ago. He knew he should have thought twice before he fell for the old 'keep up with each season's new colors' ploy. But the ads showed a manly German Enlightenment philosopher with a lovely woman -- frankly, a babe -- on each arm promenading through the streets of Heidelberg, and he thought he knew something about color, given his own scientific researches. Turns out he really likes only his old favorite white turtlenecks from Eduard von Bauer, and now the verdammt Schildkrotenhals club won't let him unsubscribe. He keeps trying their customer service phone number and just gets the usual bad recording of Handel's Zadok the Priest on a loop.




          • and lo, a colon has been added

            "Censor: a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business."
            Bennett Alfred Cerf

            Lurker on January 6th, 2011
            Perhaps there should be a colon after Censor?

            gryhnd51 on November 25th, 2011
            "censor" the VERB means to remove, suppress, delete, to express disapproval of. In this quote, it is NOT being used as a noun, in which case a colon would be required.

            kb83 on November 14th, 2014
            I vote for noun and a colon.

            maradnu on January 29th, 2015
            Having a colon is handy. I'd hate to be without one.

            montyb on June 19th, 2015
            Some censors are intimately acquainted with their own colons.