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My great-great-not-so-great-grandfather, the studious Sir Leland Z. Bugosi is shown in this charming study, stringently studying in his study...........
Sir Leland Z. staked a claim to fame with his startling discovery of the striking similarity between earthworms and tadpoles.......the systematic study of statistics had already told him that 99% of the worm population flourished underground - his stroke of genius was to start breeding tadpoles underground, which led to the subterranean tadpole streams seen today throughout Bonga-Bonga..........
In his lifetime, Sir Leland Z. was described as 'stark staring bonkers' by many a learned gentleman........his standing in the pantheon of lunatics may have diminished, but his steady rise to stardom as a scientist is slowly starting to show what a true genius he was...........
TESTING,TESTING......
AHA!.......I CAN COMMUNICATE HERE!........FEAR NOT, FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS-NOT ALL LINES HAVE BEEN SEVERED!
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juneshone

Oh not a King then, another disappointment. wish I hadn't bothered to sharpen my pencil now.

david06520

niet willem de koning
hij was willem van den heuvel genoemd

Elfie

But patsquire - what are we to do but hope for understanding? We are quite a few who haven't English as our primary language - we can't really help it!!!

juneshone

A king for a grandfather eh! Always thought he had an heir about him. Maybe the stories of his millions are true. Must look into this more closely may be a bonus in it for me. Publish and be damned!

juneshone

akidlydiveytoowoodntchew

lelabugosi

No, no, no........I mean his grandfather!!....Silly me!......
precious-pebbles.......I am glad it came to no more......for both of you........

patsquire

Why don't we just face the facts and admit that we all sound like a bunch of goofballs outside our primary language(s)? For instance, how goofy is lelabug to think that "grootvaderkie" could mean uncle?

Mairsey dotes and dosey dotes and liddle lamsedivey....

david06520

nee, hij was mijn grootpapa niet m'n oom

gemstone

I am certainly glad that I was out for the day otherwise, I would have been beside myself, and BOTH of us would have been worrying about our Fearless Leader being incommunicado...and then I would have started in on the tadpole wine...and of course, drinking for BOTH of us could lead to problems similar to SLOG...and we certainly don't need two SLOGs in Bonga Bonga...hmmmmm...speaking of the tadpole...I guess it's five o'clock somewhere...be bak son (as Pinnie the Wooh used to write)

lelabugosi

Thanks, Hanne-without-pipe........Yes, some of the translations are hilarious!
....and david-many-numbers has just said that Willem I was his uncle (Bonga-Bonga translate).....

Elfie

gerdje, if you translate it on google translate from Dutch into Danish it's something VERY strange!! It's wonderful to hear you again Lela, browers are not reliable these days!!

lelabugosi

not-chomping...........This is the translation I got:-
We want to get rid of Willem (I of the Netherlands), if Willem were wiser, we would welcome Willem
(This was written on the walls of the Brussels Opera House during the uprising which led to Belgian Independence.)...........

david06520

willem hij was mijn grootvaderkie

grannygoatlady

gerdje##'s....whose Willem and why do we want him.....did he help solve the problem of Chroogle Grome for Lelabug? And what does he have to do with david_even_more_##'s.....?

cakes1947

I'm very happy our friend is back talking/typing.
Thanks all for the info on the cracklings!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

david06520

Hier ben ik weer, gerdje!

(^_^)

juneshone

Mozilla Firefox with Bing source please

lelabugosi

And now fixed with Chroogle Grome (which I prefer).......so.....where were we?......
gerd-thingy-numbers.......understood!........

Wij willen Willem weg -wil Willem wijzer worden - wij willen Willem weer ! instead of Willem you can take somebody els , maybe David or...ha....need somebody translation ?

patsquire

Hallelujah, lelabug speaketh. (Or in Isreal: Hallejewya)

Dare we hope, do you think, that now that he realizes what a GIFT speech is, he might, possibly, maybe, somehow start to MAKE SENSE? Heh? Y'think? (Hee-hee.)

juneshone

sometimes happens, i studiously avoided the chrome don't hold with these new fangled ideas. glad it all worked out, where would we be without our earless feeder er or something like that.

lelabugosi

I TYPE, I SPEAK!!
Chroogle Grome not working properly, but nobody has silenced me on hexplorer........

Elfie

Frøken Frida Frises friske fiskefrikadeller fås fredag formiddag! Write it with ph instead of f it does look brilliant!!

david06520

She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Mmmmmmmm.

Manche Mönchen wohnen in München. Mmmmmmmmm.

patsquire

Deep fried deep fries in the deep fryer. Mmmmmmmmmm.

david06520

pork scratchings is what us'ns calls _cracklin_ (yum)

cakes1947

Juneee, I don't know what pork scratchings!!! Hmmm Pipe Person....I think that bears looking into. YIKES!!! 'Tis not me, oh valuable pebble!!

gemstone

Soooo...if lela can't get word out, how does many-cakes know??? I say, how does SHE know? Unless, of course , SHE is the one who is trying to silence him!!!

Elfie

Ask him to step off the wire, Joyceee!!

juneshone

sounds as if he has gotten in among the pork scratchings, pass some over here please.

cakes1947

****** A note, from lela was just delivered saying:

" I have not been kidnapped.......Though my voice to the world has been silenced, I am still here.......(crackle, crackle)......."

That is good news he is OK but what has silenced him??? ******

cakes1947

* * * * * * * * * * There is trouble afoot in Bonga-Bonga!!! Lelabugosi's communication is cut short and can't get word out to anyone!! Who is the devious culprit who did this dastardly deed?? * * * * * * * * * *

Elfie

Do hope it did manage!!

juneshone

too late, bye bye buzzer, buzz off

patsquire

Iiiiii been workin' on the Fly road,
Allllll the live-long Jam.

Iiiiii been workin' on my **** load,
That's the kind of guy I am.

Whennnn you've got your thumb a-ready,
Maaaaash it down on meeee.

Waaiiiit, this song is not a-goin'
The way it ought to beeeeee.

(Beeeeee? BZZ - BZZZZZ) (BZZ)

david06520

(Oh I thought the FLY squashed the JAM with his thumb)

gemstone

Hi, Tatty, you are missed, too...expect you will be back when things slow down a bit for you. :)))

Elfie

Congrats, Juneee, then you had a nice dinner, hadn't you??!! Am I very relieved to hear that Z is pronounced B - then it all works somehow.....!! Poor fly, I hope he let it eat a good amount before he sent it to the eternal fields of fresh smelling dung!!

Tatinha

Just to wish a nice week to all people in Bonga Bonga/Bugosiland. I really miss you guys but life rushes.

patsquire

I figured uncle grampaw-grampaw came to possess the title "Sir" by way of being the founder of New Zeeland, him being named Leland Z (Leland Z : New Zeeland) and the raining, reining, rayning queen-thingy or king-thingy of the day, at the time, then so to speak knighted him, you know, sort of swang the sword over his shoulders or sumpin' and said, "Rise, sir nite." Is what. But not if his name is Zed, see, that wouldn't work, wouldn't rhyme, not poetical enough.

juneshone

which also reminds me, time for me to settle down in my little night nest - oh and we caught the dratted mouse at last.

juneshone

which somehow reminds me, where is SLOG? hopefully not in Cleveland with the P Squirt's odd friends, or has she just settled down to a cosy life of making soup and gingerbread for KBoy?

lelabugosi

I believe that Great-Great-Not-So-Great Grandfather is still with us in a metaphysically-spiritual-not-really-here sort of way, and as such can appear to some people who are sensitive to this sort of thing......(such as gerdje-numbers) .........
I have been told that he was actually observing a fly which was eating a speck of jam on the corner of his book - before squashing it with his thumb........
precious-pebble.........if Great-Great-Not-So-Great Grandfather had really been here, he would have told you that the 'Z' was pronounced 'bee' (as in 'B').......
pd-whateveritis........that is indeed enlightening news, in a mysterious sort of way..........maybe Merry-company was in Cleveland all this time?!..........Anyway, I hope she passes by to say 'hellooee'......

Elfie

OHHHHH, gerdje, what a secret to reveal!!!! Soooo he's alive - oh yes, they never die, I forgot.....!!

light or no light ...it does not matter . He is not reading the book at all : he is showing his book every body , becaus he is so proud . Why ??? We met us an hour ago on a very important celebrity party with 9887 prominent guests and after he ask me 67 times I give him my signature in his book.

juneshone

maybe it depends on which side of the pond one lives - it's zed to me

gemstone

Would someone please make another pronouncement...in the correct pronunciation is it pronounced Leland Zed or Leland Zee...by the zee by the zee by the beautiful zee...zzzzz?

pdevredis

Sorry to interrupt this enlightening and illuminating conversation, but a quick note to those who remember Jolyco from these pages--I mentioned her to whatnauts the other day, and she checked, which I hadn't done in a few weeks, and Jolyco's been signing in recently, including today! Maybe she will rejoin us! :-)))

juneshone

had he been naked, perish the thought, he may have been contemplating his navel. He is not however studying his book, unless he is showing it to someone behind his chair? Or just having his portrait painted to show the World he has purchased a studyin' kind of book, indeed a tome.

monza006

I don't!

Elfie

He is luminous!! If he didn't wear close we were not able to see him at all!!

lelabugosi

Eye see.............

david06520

I was merely saying that praps there was a reason why he dint need any lights there to read that book of his you see

lelabugosi

Well, I appear to have missed a wealth of knowledgeable knowledge, in a philosophical, scientifical sort of way........
I believe it is being transferred not-so-subliminally by great-great-not-so-great-grandfather Leland Z, using his elegantly pointy ears as transmitters ......... Who knows, but that some of us may become beneficiaries of the sublime secrets of tadpole wisdom stored forever in his great dome.........
Ingest this wisdom carefully, and just ignore him if he starts going on about 'How to win every time at Ludo' or 'Pelvic gyrations for the over-sixties'...............

juneshone

where have our men been? Is there a new college on Bingybongy, could any of us develop a brain if we enrolled? Well I did sorta understand the Pee Squirt and have always found the sight thingy the most wonderful wonder in all the world so one never knows I might learn something to my advantage.

patsquire

All my life I *THOUGHT* I knew that Einstein's theories WERE THEORIES, never proven or disproven. But it turns out both his Special and General Theories of Relativity are in everyday use and affect us in this modern world in which we live in. I am perfectly serious, and completely shocked and surprised by this. 66 and still learning!

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According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, the faster an object moves relative to another object, the slower it experiences time. For GPS satellites zooming around Earth at nearly 9,000 mph (14,000 kph), this effect cuts seven microseconds off their clocks daily (relative to clocks on Earth).

The second effect, explained by Einstein's general theory of relativity involves gravity. Clocks closer to the center of a gravitational mass, such as Earth, tick more slowly than those farther away. GPS satellites orbit 12,500 miles (20,100 km) above the ground, and as a result have 45 microseconds tacked onto their clocks per day.

The net result of the two relativistic phenomena is 38 microseconds, which engineers have accounted for with GPS technology. If they did not, GPS would be inaccurate by miles.

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P.S. I still think 186,000 miles in a SINGLE SECOND is infinitely fast.

david06520

Empedocles... believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements and that she lit the fire in the eye which shone out from the eye making sight possible. This emission theory was held by Plato...
bzzzz
Euclid questioned that sight is the result of a beam from the eye, for he asked how one sees the stars immediately, if one closes one's eyes, then opens them at night. Of course if the beam from the eye travels infinitely fast this is not a problem.
bzzzzz bzzzz bzz

[wiki paediation]

patsquire

It was a dark and stormy night..........

And apparently uncle grampaw-grampaw is too cheap to burn a few extra candles. "Waste not, want not." says the tadpole mogul, as he sits in his $2,000 suit on his $10,000 antique chair, and he ain't exactly reading no paperback book, neither.

Ahh, the rich. They are so very different from thee and me.

ThomasCat

His ears are so refined compared to the present day Bugosi offspring....

Elfie

Perhaps he thought he was light enough in himself!!!

carthill

I won't argue with that.

lelabugosi

Oh, I see!.........But the genius of great-great-not-so-great-grandfather should dispel the gloom...........

carthill

T'is rather a gloomy puzzle to solve!

lelabugosi

????????..............

carthill

Who put the lights out?

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