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Punny Monday 11.04.11

Welcome to Punny Monday. This is a fun little guessing game meant to spark your imagination and tickle your punny bone. Every Monday I post an original photo and ask my readers to figure out what was going on in my brain (or Amoeba’s) when he/I/we made it. Posting time varies so every time zone occasionally gets a fair shot at being first to see the game.

Here is the image you need to base your guess on:

What noun does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players. The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends. Oh, and just because someone announces they’ve won, doesn’t mean that they have. Please keep guessing until I post the answers!



ONE (1) Word


Amoeba says you needed this photo. I fear it will only confuse you more!



If this doesn’t give it away you’re all going to the optometrist!


Watch the video rather than listening to it.

(for the win)



Jazzed Up

April 11th, 2011, 1:36 p.m. — Melli — Saxophone

April 11th, 2011, 1:38 p.m. — Kelley — Saxophone
April 11th, 2011, 1:39 p.m. — Doug — Sacks o’ phone
April 11th, 2011, 1:43 p.m. — Raven — Saxophone
April 11th, 2011, 1:47 p.m. — Polona — Saxophone


In a Musical Void
(But Clever Just the Same)

April 11th, 2011, 6:09 a.m. — Barbara — Cell phone package; cell phone coverage; coverage
April 11th, 2011, 6:09 a.m. — Jim — Call It a Wrap
April 11th, 2011, 6:11 a.m. — Barbara — Baggage
April 11th, 2011, 6:14 a.m. — Mar — Cell Phones
April 11th, 2011, 6:21 a.m. — Jim — Call Under Wraps
April 11th, 2011, 8:44 a.m. — Peg — Sacked
April 11th, 2011, 11:30 a.m. — Thom — Zip-A-De-Do-Dah; pffft; FourZips; Zippy’s; Four Tops, Bagpipes; BagStreetBlues
April 11th, 2011, 11:50 a.m. — Thom — ZippyMarley; ZipBag; PutAZipLockBagOverHerHeadAndHopeForTheBest
April 11th, 2011, 11:58 a.m. — Kelley’s Daughter — Cellophane
April 11th, 2011, 12:15 p.m. — Bill — Cellophone [or] Cellophane
April 11th, 2011, 12:19 p.m. — Kelley’s Daughter — bagatelle
April 11th, 2011, 1:09 p.m. — Caryl — Cell Phone, bagged phone
April 11th, 2011, 1:57 p.m. — Mar — quadraphonic

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Wow – I’m actually awake and at my computer when it posted and I can’t even send in a guess because 1) I won the last two, and 2) I have no idea!

    Have a great trip to the Northeast! You two like extremes of the country don’t you?! Why don’t you ever visit some middle state, like Kansas? (or even TEXAS?!!) 🙂

    1. Linda — Amoeba has been to Texas on business a couple of times but he left me home. Now he no longer works for Shell Oil so he probably won’t be going again.

  2. .
    Have a nice trip, Guys! I envy you of course. Have fun! 🙂
    Take pictures! That means to bring the charger along with you.

    Please run over to the Boston Harbor MacDonalds’ Pub and
    have a ‘fish and chips’ for me. I suppose that will be a fish
    sandwich and fries. Oh well.

      1. .
        Yes, I was teasing, I very seldom do either. Just the senior specials for me!

        The “One Word” here now got me. I probably won’t or couldn’t guess it. I have a lot of errands I am running. That involves going to town. Luckily for us we have a bridge and don’t wait for the ferry.

          1. .
            My delivery lady didn’t get me dropped off back home here before you posted the answer. With all those HINTS for sure I could have gotten it [they weren’t here except for “One Word” when I left.
            We will blame the devilery lady, she had to drop off a LOL (Little Old Lady–she had a low mileage 2000 model Cadilac, believe me–I tired to buy it from her) in Conroe before she brought me out here.
            Or I could blame Mrs. Jim. She can bring me home after dropping off the car except she was off herself today playing bridge. Wifely duties were not coming this afternoon.
            Enjoy Massachussets for me! 🙂

  3. Pffft…you just don’t make this easy do ya. And they are this hard and we don’t even get a prize…PFFFFT!!!

  4. I came by earlier and then got distracted and forgot all about it. Even with 2 hints, my brain is not clicking with any ideas. Aggggh.

      1. Just not happening. Whatever it is, either I’ve just missed the wave length or it’s a term I’m not familiar with.

  5. I sent in a guess, or two one a variation of the other. Both are probably so far off base but hey “It’s all in the game”.

    Enjoy your trip to the East, have some Clam Chowder and Biscuits.
    Now I hungry.

  6. Well I’m back and not matter what clues you give I don’t get it and I’m off to work. I could sit here from now ’til you land in the east coast and not get this. Have a great trip. Be safe.

      1. Where the hell do you get sax out of a plastic bag for a sandwich? Hmmm. And your note clue means songs to me. PFFT I protest even though my darlin won. I’m checking back into the school of abstract for the mentally challenged. Maybe the head mistress Quilly can give some pointers on thinking that way.

        1. Thom — bag and sack are synonyms. Think, “Gee, looks like a bag to me, but what else might people call it?” Oh wait, that would requiring thinking! Never mind.

  7. Actually, this one is really really clever. Once I got it I was impressed. The thing I think made it hard though is that I’m not used to that word being used for plastic bags.

  8. I sent in another guess…only to realize it is not a noun, duh!! I will check out the answer first thing in the morning, it’s beddy bye for me now 8)

  9. By which I mean the key word goes with burlap and paper but not plastic, in my experience.

    1. Doug — that’s why I thought posting the Sandwich Bag box was a bad idea. It has been my experience that everyone seems to have a really hard time contemplating possible synonyms. Most everyone tends to fixate on one thing and stay with it. I’ve tried pointing this out in the past but I think we are all (myself included) predisposed to mental tunnel vision. We get an idea and stick to it.

      Kelley’s daughter was the most innovative, but a lot of these answers were really good and I wished I had thought of them.

  10. Ah, by the time I was able to get back, Melli got it — congrats, Mell! I knew they were in baggies, but I don’t think I would have thought of “sacks” — I think of paper bags as sacks. But putting the clues together it might have clicked on for me — but then, maybe not, who knows. It always makes perfect sense after the fact.

  11. ROFLMBO!!! So glad I got your email telling me that no one had won yet — I ran right over! HOW COOOOOOOOL that I WON!!!

    By the way — have a GREAT time on your trip — and give Ella a HUG for me! It will be good to get her back — she hasn’t even MET Tyler yet!

  12. Well, I probably would have been a tad late, but my iPhone would not send an email and I was trying to guess saxophones. I have NEVER had my iPhone be so ornery. Grrrr.

    That would have been around 3:50 here, which would have been 1:50 there, so I still got in late, even though I figured I was no longer banned from guessing since everyone was missing it. Oh well.

    Congrats to Melli & the others!!

  13. May I point out that my answer was plural … and correct since there is more than one?

    But it was nice to hear from Melli, so I concede the point or points…

    Now next week we’ll fixate on synonyms…and you’ll do something else, but it keeps our brains sharp!

    1. Kelley — I have never been a stickler about getting the correct form of the right word. Whoever makes it to base first wins. And as for your answer being plural — I do a lot of copy and pasting when I put the answers up, especially the winning answers, where I only have to change the name and time, I just overlooked your plural ending. Sorry.

  14. Totally forgot to look today…but it sure was funny to see all the hints – and no – I didn’t figure it out…hehe

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