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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #29
It's Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. What better way to celebrate than with a new entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series? Good luck! LOOKING FOR: A 1970s SITCOM CHARACTER Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: Rhoda Morgenstern (from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda) (ROAD + UH + MORGUE + N's + TURN) Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Free-for-all Friday. See you... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #28
Enjoy a new Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Friday Free-for-all segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Is it me, or are the rebuses getting better? Or worse? And which is which? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: A Tale of Two Cities (at + A + love + two + sit + E's) Thanks for playing! Next week kicks off with a new Monday Math Square. See you... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #27
Think Thursday is upon us, and with it, a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy (and remember, it's supposed to be really, really bad). Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: Cocker Spaniel (caw + curse + pan + yell) Thanks for... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #26
The daily mentalfloss.com Brain Game has been around a few years now, and it amazes me that we've been allowed to even reach the 26th entry in the Really, Really Bad Rebus series. In the past, I've singled out a few of these puzzles that lived up to their descriptive adjectives. But today's entry is truly, absolutely, positively the worst one I've ever done. It kinda breaks the rules of a rebus in about eight ways. And I'm sorry. Of course, the payoff will be better if you give it a good sporting try,... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #25
We typically place the Really, Really Bad Rebus in the Think Thursday category. In order for today to truly be Free-for-all Friday, however, we have to keep you readers on your toes. Please enjoy today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (co-stars of the Spider-Man film trilogy) toe + bee + mug + wire + anchors + ten + dunce +... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #24
Thanks for checking out the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, Think Thursday brings with it a new Really, Really Bad Rebus. Enjoy! Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: mental_floss mint + ALF + loss It IS your favorite,... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #23
Think Thursday has arrived here at the Cave of the Brain Game, and with it, a new installment of the Really, Really Bad Rebus series. Decipher the following rebus to find the name of a famous American. Good luck! Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: DWIGHT EISENHOWER D + white I's + N +... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #22
It’s Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game, and time for another Really, Really Bad Rebus. Decipher the following rebus to find the title of a popular film from the last few years. Good luck! Here is... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #21
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game, and time for another Really, Really Bad Rebus. (And yes, as any of our regulars can tell you, it lives up to its name.) Decipher the following rebus to find the (full) title of a 1950s/60s CBS sitcom. Good luck! Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS thumb + Annie + loves + F + doe + beagle +... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #20
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, you'll be rolling your eyes at the newest entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series. (If you haven't done it yet, you will.) Decipher the following rebus to find the name of a radio/TV/film character. Good luck! Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: JOE FRIDAY coffee (JOE) + fried "A"... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #19
I almost titled this Brain Game the Really, Really, Really Bad Rebus. Solve it (or peek) and you'll see why. Good luck! Click here to see the solution. SOLUTION: Mystery Science Theater 3000. ( MISSED + TREES + EYE + Ns + THE + UDDER + THREE THOUSAND in Roman numerals... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #18
The Really, Really Bad Rebus in today's Brain Game may indeed be the worst I've ever done. I know I've said that before, but... well, you'll see. I'd been cultivating (or fermenting) this one for quite a while to get it just right. One hint to get you started: The first image in the rebus is that of a zombie, and it represents three words in the puzzle. Good luck: Click here to see the solution. SOLUTION: Dead Man Walking starring Susan Sarandon. ( DEAD MAN WALKING + STAR + RINGS + OOH +... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #17
I was surprised to see it had been six months since we last presented a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game. "That soon?" you're asking. Good luck:  Click here to see the solution. SOLUTION: Lilo and Stitch ( LYE + LOHAN + STITCH... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #16
If you've ever wondered just how really, really bad the "Really, Really Bad Rebus" can be, today's the Brain Game for you. Enjoy: HERE is the solution. SOLUTION: To Kill a Mockingbird ( TOQUE + "E" to mimic a short "I" sound + LLAMA + KING + BIRD... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #15
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three months since we've offered a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game. Like most of the others, this one really does live up to its name. Enjoy: HERE is the solution. SOLUTION: Ordinary People ( OAR + DINNER + EPEE + POLE... READ ON
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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #14
It's been a while (not long enough for some) since we've done a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game, so enjoy this one. It lives up to its name: HERE is the solution. SOLUTION: "Nature abhors a vacuum." ( NEIGH + CHERUB + OARS + A + VACUUM... READ ON

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