In the event that this weekend’s first-round games of the NFL playoffs turn out to be snoozers, at least we have a ScuttleButton puzzle that will keep you going.
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!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to email@example.com. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
Ringo Starr Stop and Smell the Roses — 1981 album for the former Beatle drummer.
Stan Leen Is In Business for ME. — An independent candidate for governor of Maine in 1974.
Nixon is Doing the Job of 3 Men (picture Marx Brothers) — As a Marx Brothers fan, I consider this a pro-Nixon button.
Barnum for Congress — Unsuccessful Republican nominee in Ohio in 1938.
Ann Richards/Team Travis — Elected governor of Texas in 1990.
Bailey Button — Don’t know anything other than it was paid for by Joe A. Bailey of Mobile, Ala.
So, when you combine Ringo + Leen + Brothers + Barnum + Ann + Bailey, you kinda get …
Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey. But you would have known that had you had carnival knowledge.
The randomly-selected winner is Julie Cherry of Baton Rouge, La. Julie wins the coveted Political Junkie button.