Would Jim Bunning please cut it out so we can announce this week's ScuttleButton winner?
Yes, ScuttleButton, America's favorite distraction, does add billions to the deficit, but so what? What bugs me is that how could someone who once threw a perfect game not understand that this too is a perfect game?
Maybe he just doesn't know how to play?
Of course, it's easy. Just check out my button puzzle found on this blog each Friday. It's a rebus: Simply take one word or one concept per button, add 'em up, and arrive at a familiar saying or a name. (Seriously: a saying that people from Earth might be remotely familiar with.) Submit your answer and hope you're the person chosen at random. That's it!
Oh wait. You MUST include your name and city/state to be eligible.
And also remember, the answer does not necessarily have to be political. For instance, the answer to a puzzle awhile back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.
Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Jodi Rell Governor — A Connecticut Republican, she replaced John Rowland in 2004, elected on her own in 2006, and is retiring this year.
Paris Match.com — The French magazine.
Column E / Save Hudson County — From a local New Jersey election.
O (on a map of Illinois) — Richard Ogilvie, the Republican governor of Illinois, unsuccessfully sought re-election in 1972.
So, when you add Jodi + Match + E + O, you might end up with ...
Joe DiMaggio. The Yankee Hall of Fame center fielder. Yes, baseball season is fast approaching.
(I'll be honest here: There were more than a few answers that suggested Ralph Macchio, the actor who starred in The Karate Kid, which makes no sense to me. How did they get Ralph out of this?)
OK, I'll worry about that another time. This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Jim Terr of Santa Fe, N.M.
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