If it weren’t for all that pizza stuff and the selfie that shut down Twitter during the Oscars Sunday night, there would have been time for the category of “Best Puzzle Comprised of Buttons.” The winner, of course, is ScuttleButton.
How to Play
ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression. Guess the correct phrase and you could be the proud winner of the coveted Political Junkie button!
Gloria La Riva for Governor — The Peace & Freedom Party candidate for governor of California in 1994.
With only two buttons, it was a pretty easy task. When you add Crimea + Riva, you kinda get …
Cry Me a River — different versions of a song sung by more people than I ever imagined, everyone from Julie London and Lulu (!) to Justin Timberlake and Susan Boyle. But my personal favorite is the version by Joe Cocker.
And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Joshua Downes of Billings, Mont. Joshua gets the coveted Political Junkie button.