Word of the week: “panopticon.” It is a building, such as a prison or library, designed so that all parts of its interior are visible from a particular location. The word is derived from the Greek for “all-seeing.”

n Ventriloquist Paul Winchell, who voiced Tigger in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh films, and actor John Fiedler, who voiced Piglet in many of the same films, died on successive days (June 24th and 25th, 2005, respectively).

Where would you be most likely to see something called a “Dynamic Ribbon”?

Wrestling match

B) Stationery store

C) Sewing box

D) Soda can

Friday’s answer: In a 1972 television interview with Dick Cavett, director Alfred Hitchcock called puns “the highest form of literature.”

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