It's time to send the folks who didn't figure out last week's ScuttleButton puzzle back to Germany and Poland.
The alternative would be to make sure they know how to play.
Every Friday on this blog I offer up a vertical presentation of buttons. Just 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.
Also, 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:
Fear No Art — All I know about this one is that it is non-political.
Link for Governor — Another Art, only this one is Arthur Link, a North Dakota Democrat, who was elected governor for the first time in 1972. Link died earlier this month at age 96.
"Dear America, We RESIGN! Sincerely, Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew" — This June 1973 button used a purported letter from President Nixon and VP Agnew offering their resignations; as it turned out, Agnew would resign a few months later and Nixon would do the same the following year.
So, when you add Art + Link + letter, you might end up with ...
Art Linkletter, the longtime TV host of "People Are Funny" and author of the best-selling book, "Kids Say the Darndest Things," who died last month at age 97.
From Crystal Bowersox one week to Art Linkletter the next. Only in ScuttleButton.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Pete Armstrong of Lafayette, Calif.
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