Fun Stuff

The Jetsons are Passé

Amazon has added a department to their giant site: Home Automation. There you can purchase a wide variety of kits and products to control anything from your home’s lighting to its heating and cooling system, from remote operation of household appliances to opening your front door. Security lock manufacturers are bringing to market a host…

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Ehud Barak

In retaliation for the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic games, the IDF planned to assassinate those PLO leaders responsible. Ehud Barak was then a commander of a Sayeret Matkal, special ops Israeli commando unit.   The targets were the Operations Leader of Black September, the Operations Chief of…

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Kind of a Drag

This week we have a riddle for you. Comments are welcome, as always. For answer, link here.   Cross dressing has captured our cultural imagination since the advent of high heels. Countless plays and films depict stories of people dressing for the other side. Necessity in the form of a child custody dispute and the…

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Proper Noun, defined

This week’s Chameleon Riddle asks: what is being defined below? Answer will be posted next week. Comments are welcome, as always.   I am a method of situational threat assessment designed to predict and categorize the potential for inappropriate, harmful, criminal and/or terrorist behavior that leads to the deployment of procedures and actions necessary to…

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Patrick Arguello

The answer to last week’s riddle is Patrick Arguello. Our clever raffle winner is Dan H. He wins a free individual license for Predictive Profiling Online. Nice work, Dan!   Patrick Arguello – more completely known as Patricio José Argüello Ryan – joined Leila Khaled in an attempt to hijack an El Al flight out…

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Name that Terrorist

This week’s Chameleon Riddle asks you to name the terrorist described in a resume that highlights his academic and professional career. Click on the resume icon to see hints. Answer will be posted next week. Comments are welcome, as always.  Patrick Joseph Arguello: A Sandanista born later turned Islamic Terrorist, who played a role in…

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The Samson Option

The answer to last week’s riddle is The Samson Option. Our clever raffle winner is Molly W. She wins a free individual license for Predictive Profiling Online. Way to go, Molly! Here is what she knew to solve it:   The bible story goes that God gave Samson superhuman powers. Samson ruled as the 15th…

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A Question of Last Resort

This week’s riddle should be a real blast. Good luck (you may well need it)! I am named for a legendary figure. Some see me as apocalyptic. In any event, I am shrouded in secrecy. In fact, those who named me do not even acknowledge my existence. My namesake’s beloved was recruited as an intelligence…

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Dancing Spy

Born in Missouri in 1906 to a musician and a laundress, I danced for nickels and dimes on the streets of St. Louis before becoming a popular performer on the Broadway stage. In 1925, I moved to Paris to appear in the La Revue Negre and in the Folies Bergère. Known for my très risqué…

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