The good thing about putting up ScuttleButton on the same day as my birthday is that it saves everyone from having to send TWO separate e-mails. This way, you can combine your heartfelt and sincere "happy birthday" wishes with your answer to this week's puzzle!
But, as always, first things first. You need to know how to play ScuttleButton.
Every Friday on this blog, there are buttons displayed vertically. Simply take one word (or concept) per button, add 'em up, and, hopefully, you will arrive at a famous name or a familiar expression. (And seriously, by familiar, I mean it's something that more than one person on Earth would recognize.)
And don't focus on a political answer. It doesn't necessarily have to be political, though it could be.
A correct answer chosen at random gets his or her name in this column. Personally, I can't imagine a greater honor.
Send your answer (plus your name and city/state — you won't win without that) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the answer to the last puzzle.
And, by adding your name to the Political Junkie mailing list, you will be the first on your block to receive notice when a new puzzle goes up on the blog. Sign up at email@example.com. Or you can make sure to get an automatic RSS feed whenever a new Junkie post goes up by clicking here.
Good luck, and happy Friday!
P.S. I usually reveal the answer — and announce the winner — in this space on Tuesdays. So you should get your answer in by then.