Monday, February 5, 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024, Desirée Penner and Jeff Sinnock

The NYTX is getting fancy. Full-color reveal today:

All words from fight scenes in the original Batman TV show and movie with Adam West and Burt Ward. It would have been more fun if they had picked some of the odder words, like "POWIE!" "BLURP!" "CLUNK-ETH!" or "ZZZZWAP!" I suppose those would have been slightly harder to incorporate into the puzzle, but hey, I'm an idea man. Don't bother me with the boring details of execution. 

As a photographer practically from the Batman era (and no, I never used a MINOLTA), I wish that ESTOP (Legally prohibit) were somehow related to f-stop. It would have been fun if all camera settings were [letter]-stop, wouldn't it? Feel free to develop that idea, too. As it were.

"Opposite of sinking" (AFLOAT) was odd, wasn't it? I mean, you'd immediately want something like "rising," but AFLOAT is really a state that is opposite the state of sinking. It's enough that it's just "not sinking," right? That's "opposite?" ... I think I can talk myself into anything... but that's a story for another time.

Any Monday that reminds me of those absurd fight scenes is ok by me. How'd you like it?

- Horace

1 comment:

  1. On the plus side, SUNS and SCUBAMASKS reminded me of the badly-need Caribbean vacation I'm taking in three weeks. On the minus side, I blithely entered TANS and SCUBATANKS, which destroyed things for me. (By the way, nobody says "SCUBAMASKS". "DIVINGMASKS", maybe. Maybe that's just the bitterness talking.)