Who Said That?


Welcome to the first Around the Block “Who Said That?” game.

Yes, welcome to the game. The rules are simple. We will post two comments from two different individuals. Your task is to determine who said that. This is not a multiple choice contest; answers are open-ended. But please note, in the interests of complete fairness, we have eliminated any specific references that might provide an obvious clue.

Now on to the game.

Quote #1

Who said this?

I am honored and humbled by the trust the…people have placed in me…

In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of…voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of….

With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.

It’s time for…to unite. And to heal.

We are …of …. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.

Quote #2

Who said this?

The simple fact is this election is far from over. …has not been certified as the winner…, let alone…headed for mandatory recounts, or…where… campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Beginning Monday,…campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The…people are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots.

“So what is…hiding? I will not rest until the…people have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”

Send your answers in a “SASE” (“Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope” for those of you who didn’t watch Zoom with your kids on PBS back in the day). Contestants who correctly identify both “Who Said That?” quotes will receive an Around the Block commemorative refrigerator magnet.

Send your answers to the address above

And remember, your answers must be written with a black ball point pen on 3″x5″ index card. The card must be placed in the “Security Sleeve” included in the “SASE” and the “Security Sleeve” then needs to be placed in the “SASE” and mailed. Any responses not meeting these rules will either be thrown out or segregated in the “Provisional Answer” pile and reviewed either sometime in 2021, or whenever Steve Kornacki has some time.

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

4 thoughts on “Who Said That?

  1. Loved the return address :). Thank goodness we can smile again — but there is sooooo much to do.

    Was very surprised about Florida – but the pundits were wrong again. Maybe next time!!1

    Hope you and Sharon are fine. We are!

    xoxo Sue



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