Sunday is here again, and with it a great excuse to curl up with a good book or retire to the couch for some Netflix or video games. I thought I’d open today’s Wordle post with some recommendations!
For shows I just finished watching Slow horses on Apple TV+ starring Gary Oldman as washed-up MI5 spy Jackson Lamb. There are currently two seasons and my only complaint is that neither is long enough. The show is great but could stand to slow down a bit and give us 8-10 episodes at a time.
For fans of fantasy and D&D, I can’t recommend enough The Legend Of Vox Machina enough. It’s on Amazon Prime Video and season 2 just finished a few weeks ago. This is one of the best fantasy series on television. Don’t let the fact that it’s an animation fool you. It is very much a show for adults and teenagers. I often complain about how boring the big action scenes of AAA blockbuster movies are these days. One of my biggest problems with Ant-Man 3 it was how lousy the action was. Good, Vox Machina has some of the most creative fight sequences out there – and that’s on top of great characters, tons of humor, and plenty of imaginative storytelling.
As for video games, check out this crazy one Call Of Duty clone Front lines—made entirely in Roblox! It ‘s crazy!
Okay, on to today’s Wordle!
How to solve today’s Wordle
The hint: If your friends or romantic partners are like this, you should find new ones.
The Clue: This Wordle contains an 8 point Scrabble letter.
The answer (Spoilers):
I guessed magic because I was thinking Hogwarts Legacy and how I wish they had used a turn based battle system rather than the somewhat flat action battle system. Again, I think this game would be better as a Personality JRPG clone of what we got. I was happy to get both “I” and “C” in green boxes, but I didn’t know how good the guess was until I checked the Wordle Bot afterwards and saw that there were only 18 guesses left!
From here, store he reduced me to four, giving me a ‘T’ and an ‘O’ in yellow. Unfortunately, I wasn’t sure where they should go, with two options for both letters left. I chose the wrong word-optical-though at least he narrowed the field down to just one remaining answer: toxic.
Once again, I leveled the Wordle Bot and took it in four guesses, leaving me with a total of zero points. I’ll give myself one huzzah! anyway, because at least I’m not in the red.
A little bonus here. My brother and I went to a Shins concert last year and the opening act, Joseph – a trio of brothers – performed a cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” that was quite the radio hit. Much more my style than the OG version of Britney. Check it out:
I asked ChatGPT to analyze the etymology of “toxic” and this is what it told me:
The word “toxic” comes from the Latin word “toxicus”, which means “poisoned” or “poisonous”. This Latin word comes from the Greek word “toxikon pharmakon”, which refers to a poison used in arrows.
In ancient times, warriors would coat their arrowheads with poison, which would make them deadly and toxic to their enemies. Over time, the word “toxic” came to be used more generally to refer to anything that is poisonous, harmful, or dangerous to living organisms.
Today, the word “toxic” is commonly used to describe substances, chemicals, or behaviors that can cause harm or have negative effects on humans or other living things. It can also be used figuratively to describe relationships or situations that are unhealthy or harmful.
Toxic poisonous! Sounds like a Harry Potter spell! Or curse, rather.
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I have played a spontaneous PvP Wordle game against my enemy Wordle But. Now you have to play against me! I can be your enemy! (And your handy Wordle guide, of course).
Here are the rules:
- 1 point to get Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points to get it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points to get it in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating Eric
- 0 points to get it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point to get it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points to get it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for the loss.
- -1 point for losing to Eric
Your best play would be a hole in 1 (3 points) and beat me (1 point) for a 4 total. Your worst would be to not guess the correct answer (-3 points) and lose to me (-1) point for a total of -4. However, these are extreme scores. Usually my worst is a -2 and my best a +2.
Have a great day my dear Wordlers!
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