Category Archives: Guess What?

Guess What – December 2014

Guess What - December 2014

Guess What – December 2014 FORGED by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Blacksmith’s art is at its craftiest. Two for the price of one; that’s what you’re getting with this month’s GUESS WHAT. When two sets of  hands and two heads get together, the result is the mystery before you, one with the idea, […]

Guess What – October 2014

Guess What - October 2014

Guess What – October 2014 Contemporary — guaranteed to confuse! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Early, ancient or antique doesn’t necessarily have to qualify for the monthly GUESS WHAT spotlight — and this is one of those instances. As long as the eye creates the confusion, we have a probable contestant: a series […]

Guess What – September 2014

Guess What - September 2014

Guess What – September 2014 It took a twisted mind! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Even though this month’s GUESS WHAT is a one-of-a-kind,  it didn’t start out with that in mind. It turned out the design was too complicated to duplicate in production. When we select a candidate for each month, we […]

Guess What – August 2014

Guess What - August 2014

Guess What – August 2014 Hob-(k)nobbing in society by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Over the years and our many GUESS WHAT get-togethers, we’ve been extremely parsimonious (stingy) with our advance hints and clues, so why should this month be any different? We came across this round semi-folk art relic with faded red and […]

Guess What – July 2014

Guess What - July 2014

Guess What – July 2014 Round and Round We Go! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” To the cognoscenti (high eschelon collectors), this month’s GUESS WHAT may be familiarly recognizable but in these days of limited collector concentration — not many fall into this category. So we’re going to presume that mystery and intrigue […]

Guess What – June 2014

Guess What - June 2014

Guess What – June 2014 Now you see it… now you don’t! By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Our object, obviously on GUESS WHAT is to confuse and abuse you, our loyal readers — and this month is no exception. We’ve perpetrated an optical confusion of mammoth proportions and we’re hoping for your docile […]

Guess What – May 2014

Guess What? May 2014

Guess What – May 2014 Sort of a sorter… …with plenty of holes in the theory! By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Four drawers of emptiness to start with — and gradually filling up in a step-down filtering process. Pretty confusing and contradictory, but it’ll all work out in the end; trust us. Did […]

Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013 Stipulation time again! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Two Stipulation months in a row – consecutive “Guess What” columns. We hope it’s not bordering on boredom, but that’s when we acknowledge partial identification of the item in question — that it’s a harness of sorts. After that, you’re on […]

Guess What? July 2013

Guess What? July 2013

Guess What? July 2013 The Arab World’s 3Rs by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” It Rattles, Resonates,  Reverberates And helping with the Guess What’s noise-making qualities are small cast iron ball-like pellets; (they could have been dried beans or pebbles or beebees) … making for an economical and environmentally acceptable supplementation. The item is […]

Guess What? June 2013

Guess What? June 2013

Guess What? June 2013 Holier than thou! By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Nothing personal, but we’re making an inanimate allusion to this month’s “Guess What.” Sporting three openings of slightly subtle (not apparent to the printed eye) different sizes, what could possibly be accomplished with such minute variances — and unknown handpower? Related […]