It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 4/18/14

OK, so it was 85 degrees in Washington on Sunday and it snowed on Tuesday.  Insane.  The only thing that makes sense, really, 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 …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 4/10/14

So I took a bit of flak for last week’s really tough ScuttleButton puzzle, which turned out to be nothing more than an April Fool’s prank. Don’t worry, I promise to never do it again. Until next year. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where we …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 4/1/14

One of the best things about last week’s station visit to North Carolina was learning how many people just love the ScuttleButton contests!  It was so encouraging that I thought I’d put the new puzzle up early this week. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 3/27/14

Oh my goodness.  How could I leave town for an exciting two-day trip to North Carolina with the great folks at member station WUNC and NOT post a new ScuttleButton puzzle? Truth be told, I can’t.

Who Dat? – C (Part 2)

The identities of several more of those “C” unknown campaign buttons have been ascertained (see Feb. 22 PJ).   Here’s the latest: (1) Louis Collins, a Republican, was elected lt. gov. of Minnesota in 1920.  He got the “little corporal” nickname for his bravery in World War I. (2)  Thomas Carmody, a Democrat, was elected …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 3/20/14

The results are now in:  97% of the people of Crimea couldn’t figure out last week’s ScuttleButton puzzle. 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 …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 3/14/14

After a week’s vacation in Cancun, I came home to 4,328 emails, 4,327 asking where the new ScuttleButton puzzle was.  (The one other email was from a Nigerian prince who said he was leaving me $53 million.) So here it is! How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 3/4/14

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 …

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Who Dat? – C (Part 1)

In using illustrations of campaign buttons to accompany these political postings, we have often come across buttons whose origins have escaped us.  Thus, every now and then we’re going to post some of these unknown items, in the hope that you can identify some of them. Here’s another selection of campaign items of candidates whose …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 2/22/14

If you think the women’s figure skating competition in the Olympics was rigged — specifically, as Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova somehow outscored South Korea’s Kim Yu-na — wait until you see how I select each week’s ScuttleButton winners. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where we post …

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