Monday, August 17, 2009


OK, so it's been a long time, and probably nobody even checks this blog anymore. But if you do, here's your chance to win! This is the first ever UER contest, so dust off your gray matter, and see if you can figure out what the following words have in common (and I have to admit that I'm using the term "word" a little loosely):

Don't leave the answer in the comments (although you're free to leave general comments). Instead, email your answer to, and I will select the winner at random. If you can think of another appropriate entry for the list, please send that along as well.

What is the prize for the winner? I've been struggling to think of something that would provide at least a mild incentive to expend some effort in trying to think of an answer, but that wouldn't, as they say, break the bank (and my bank has a very low breakage threshold). The best thing I could come up with is a custom made, one-of-a-kind exclusive Unravel Every Riddle bumper sticker, which may or may not consist of an oversize Avery office mailing label printed out with "UER" in a large font. But your true reward is knowing that you bested the competition in the first of what I hope will be many scintillating intellectual contests among my loyal readers. Both of you.


Byron said...

I think that seeing this blog again may just get me to post something on my own blog. I need to think about the riddle longer. There seems to be an obvious answer, but I don't think that is it.


Melinda said...

I am indeed a loyal reader, and I just sent an answer to your UER gmail account. If I win, in addition to the sticker may I have your voice on my answering machine in true Carl Kasell style?

wag said...

How cool. I can only guess the second one--so I won't be emailing you.

(I found your blog though a link in my daughter's blog. No, I'm not spamming you.)

HW said...

Holy cow! I can't believe I missed the contest of my dreams. This was so up my alley. Well, at least the chemistry and wordplay parts. The rock bands stuff not so much, but I'm sure I could have held my own. You had me lulled into complacency by the infrequency of your posts.