It’s Follow-Up Friday: Halloween Answers edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday! Last week, we had two terrific Halloween-themed games for you, and it’s time to reveal the answers!

First up, it’s our Johnny Depp Cosplay Challenge! I posted this picture and challenged you to identify elements from as many Johnny Depp roles or films as possible:

  • The Lone Ranger / Tonto: bird on head, sheriff’s star
  • Edward Scissorhands: scissorhand
  • Dark Shadows / Barnabas Collins: long vampire nails/claws on other hand
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Raoul Duke: sunglasses, cigarette holder, camera
  • Pirates of the Caribbean / Captain Jack Sparrow: bandanna, coat, beads in beard
  • Alice in Wonderland / Mad Hatter: socks, scarf hanging from his pocket, pocket watch on chain
  • The Tourist / Frank Tupelo: bow tie, tuxedo vest

Did I miss anything?


Secondly, it’s time to reveal the puns behind our annual PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!

We challenged you to figure out these clever costumes, so let’s see how you did!

#1

She’s the Life of the Party!

#2

They’re the Spice Girls!

#3

He’s the guy that walks into the bar!

#4 (the gentleman next to Woody from Toy Story)

He’s Maroon 5!

#5 (under the red arrow)

She’s a copycat!

#6

He’s a formal apology!

#7

The one on the left is Oh Deer! and the one on the right is Holy Cow!

#8

She’s the Lorde of the Rings!

#9

She’s Ariana Grande! (R E on a grande)

#10

She’s someone you can count on!


Special thanks to the folks at The Chive and The Thinking Closet for their assistance in compiling this year’s punny costumes!

How many did you get? Have you seen any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know!

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Halloween Pun edition!

Happy (almost) Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

For the last two years, we’ve marked the spookiest of holidays by posting some punny costumes for you to figure out, and it’s only appropriate that we celebrate Halloween AND Follow-Up Friday by bringing you our third edition of the PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!

It’s simple. I post a picture, and you guess what the costume is.

For example:

He’s Batman! (With Catwoman beside him!)

I’ve compiled ten costumes for you to figure out. Let’s see how many you can get!


PuzzleNation’s Punderful Halloween Costume Game, Volume 3!

#1

#2

#3

#4 (the gentleman next to Woody from Toy Story)

#5 (under the red arrow)

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10


Special thanks to the folks at The Chive and The Thinking Closet for their assistance in compiling this year’s punny costumes!

How many did you get? Have you seen any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know! And Happy Halloween! (If any of them stumped you, don’t worry! I’ll be posting the answers next week!)

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: So Long, Yogi edition

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

And today I’d like to return to the subject of wordplay!

There are certain names that are instantly associated with wordplay:

  • William Archibald Spooner and his spoonerisms, like “Is the bean dizzy?” instead of “Is the dean busy?”
  • Sam Weller and his Wellerisms, like “‘Simply remarkable,'” said the teacher when asked his opinion about the new dry-erase board.” (Quite similar to Tom Swifty and his puns.)
  • Sylvia Wright and her mondegreens, like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” for “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”

From authors Lewis Carroll and Jasper Fforde to poet Shel Silverstein and YouTuber Hannah Hart, from characters like Officer Dogberry and Mrs. Malaprop to comedians like George Carlin, Steven Wright, Bo Burnham, and Mitch Hedberg, these names are synonymous with puns, wordplay, and the magic of language.

Sadly, this week, we lost someone noted for his unintentional and hilarious wordplay. This week, Yogi Berra passed away.

You’ve most likely heard at least one of his famous lines:

  • Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise they won’t go to yours.
  • I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
  • Ninety percent of this game is half-mental.
  • We made too many wrong mistakes.

Joe Garagiola captured Yogi’s legacy of memorable quotes perfectly when he said, “Fans have labeled Yogi Berra ‘Mr. Malaprop,’ but I don’t think that’s accurate. He doesn’t use the wrong words. He just puts words together in ways nobody else would ever do.”

And apparently it was a family trait. In The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said!, there’s a page that features Yogi-isms from every member of his family, proving that nobody is immune to delightful word fumbles from time to time.

Yogi, thanks for all the laughs and all the times you made us look at words differently.


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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Halloween Puns Edition!

Happy Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

Last year, we marked the spookiest of holidays by posting some punny costumes for you to figure out, and it’s only appropriate that we celebrate Halloween AND Follow-Up Friday by bringing you a second edition of the PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!

It’s simple. I post a picture, and you guess what the costume is.

For example:

costume1

She’s a dust bunny!

I’ve compiled ten costumes for you to figure out. Let’s see how many you can get!


PuzzleNation’s Punderful Halloween Costume Game!

#1

costume2

#2

costume3

#3

costume4

#4

costume5

[Picture courtesy of the cleverboots at The Thinking Closet.]

#5

costume6

#6

costume7

#7

costume8

#8

photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

#9

costume10

#10

costume11


How many did you get? Have you seen any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know! And Happy Halloween!

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