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From the Ted Talk by Maira Kalman: The illustrated woman

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

And Rick and I were on our way to a party in the _____, and somebody said Bronxistan, and somebody said Ferreristan, and we came up with this New Yorker cover, which we were able to — we didn't know what we were doing. We weren't trying to be funny, we weren't trying to be — well, we were trying to be funny actually, that's not true. We hoped we'd be funny, but we didn't know it would be a cover, and we didn't know that that image, at the ______ that it happened, would be something that would be so _________ for a lot of ______. And it really became the — I don't know, you know, it was one of those moments people started laughing at what was going on. And from, you know, _________, to Taxistan to, you know, for the Fashtoonks, Botoxia, Pashmina, Khlintunisia, you know, we were able to take the city and make fun of this completely foreign, who are — what's going on over here? Who are these people? What are these tribes? And David Remnick, who was really wonderful about it, had one problem. He didn't like Al ________, because he _______ it would insult people with Alzheimer's. But you know, we said, "David, who's going to know? They're not." (Laughter) So it stayed in, and it was, and, you know, it was a good thing. You know, in the course of my life, I never know what's going to happen and that's kind of the beauty part.

Solution

  1. wonderful
  2. people
  3. thought
  4. zheimers
  5. moment
  6. fattushis
  7. bronx

Original Text

And Rick and I were on our way to a party in the Bronx, and somebody said Bronxistan, and somebody said Ferreristan, and we came up with this New Yorker cover, which we were able to — we didn't know what we were doing. We weren't trying to be funny, we weren't trying to be — well, we were trying to be funny actually, that's not true. We hoped we'd be funny, but we didn't know it would be a cover, and we didn't know that that image, at the moment that it happened, would be something that would be so wonderful for a lot of people. And it really became the — I don't know, you know, it was one of those moments people started laughing at what was going on. And from, you know, Fattushis, to Taxistan to, you know, for the Fashtoonks, Botoxia, Pashmina, Khlintunisia, you know, we were able to take the city and make fun of this completely foreign, who are — what's going on over here? Who are these people? What are these tribes? And David Remnick, who was really wonderful about it, had one problem. He didn't like Al Zheimers, because he thought it would insult people with Alzheimer's. But you know, we said, "David, who's going to know? They're not." (Laughter) So it stayed in, and it was, and, you know, it was a good thing. You know, in the course of my life, I never know what's going to happen and that's kind of the beauty part.

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Important Words

  1. al
  2. beauty
  3. botoxia
  4. bronx
  5. bronxistan
  6. city
  7. completely
  8. cover
  9. david
  10. fashtoonks
  11. fattushis
  12. ferreristan
  13. foreign
  14. fun
  15. funny
  16. good
  17. happen
  18. happened
  19. hoped
  20. image
  21. insult
  22. khlintunisia
  23. kind
  24. laughing
  25. laughter
  26. life
  27. lot
  28. moment
  29. moments
  30. part
  31. party
  32. pashmina
  33. people
  34. problem
  35. remnick
  36. rick
  37. started
  38. stayed
  39. taxistan
  40. thought
  41. tribes
  42. true
  43. wonderful
  44. yorker
  45. zheimers