Sunday, May 18, 2014

Silly Sunday: Digitus Impudicus

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.  It's easy to laugh and link up!

"Hey, mom!  Did I ever tell you my very favorite joke in the whole world?" Little Girl asked.

No, you haven't, i told her.

"An ancient Roman walks into a bar and holds up two fingers and says, 'I'll have five beers, please!' " she said.  "Get it?"

Yes, i told her.  A V for the Roman numeral for five!  That's clever!

"You did get it!" she said.  "So many people I tell that to just don't get it the first time!"

Her joke reminded me of a Cajun joke, of course.

Pierre was workin' at de plant when he done had a terrible accident.   He cut off all his fingers, and he rushes to Dr. Boudreaux.

Dr. Boudreaux tell him, "Mais, dat's bad, but now we done got dat microsurgery, so we can sew dem fingers back on.  Where is dey?"

"What you mean, 'Where is dey?'" Pierre axed.  "Dey's at de plant!"

"Why you done left dem?" Dr. Boudreaux ax.

"Mais, how could I pick dem up?"

Today is

Apollon Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of music, poetry, sunlight)

Aunt's Day -- you honored your mother last week, if you have an aunt who has been good to you and a good influence, call today and let her know

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Bay to Breakers 12k Race -- San Francisco, CA, US (the oldest and largest footrace in the world, with 70,000+ runners, followed by a festival)

Flag and University Day --  Haiti

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/World AIDS Vaccine Day -- because it has to happen someday

I Love Reeses Day -- as voted in by lovers of the candy a few years ago

International Museum Day -- International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday)

Mifune Matsuri -- Kurumazaki Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (Boat Festival, with over 20 different kinds of traditional Japanese performing arts and costumes of the Heian Period)

Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar

National Cheese Souffle Day

National Pike Festival -- Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US (through the 20th)

National Stationery Show -- NYC, NY, US (if you love beautiful paper, or quirky cards, or all forms of stationery, this is a show for you; through the 21st)

Neighbor Day -- Rhode Island, US (a "Day of Special Observance" here, and they encourage everyone, before summer starts, get to know your neighbors so you will have more people with whom to enjoy the season)

No Dirty Dishes Day -- spread around the internet by a mom who needed the break, possibly; go ahead, break out the paper plates just on this day

Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day -- Somaliland Region, Somalia

Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day -- Turkmenistan

Stepmothers' Day -- the too often overlooked and unsung heroines of families; if you have one, and she has been there for you, thank her today

Store Bededag -- Denmark; Faroe Islands; Greenland (Great Prayer Day)

St. Eric's Day (Patron of Sweden)

St. Theodotus' Day (Patron of hotel keepers and innkeepers)

Visit Your Relatives Day -- if they are great, go have fun; if awful, go remind yourself why you moved so far away!

World Goodwill Day -- commemorates the opening meeting of 26 nations in the First Hague Peace Conference, 1899

Anniversaries Today:

Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1152

Birthdays Today:

Tina Fey, 1970
Jari Kurri, 1960
Chow Yun-Fat, 1955
Rick Wakeman, 1954
George Strait, 1952
James Stephens, 1951
Tom Udall, 1948
Reggie Jackson, 1946
Brooks Robinson, 1937
Dwayne Hickman, 1934
Robert Morse, 1931
Pernell Robers, 1930
Pope John Paul II, 1920
Margot Fonteyn, 1919
Perry Como, 1912
Big Joe Turner, 1911
Meredith Willson, 1902
Frank Capra, 1897
Wilhelm Steinitz, 1836
Omar Khayyam, 1048

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Le roi malgré lui / King in Spite of Himself"(Opera), 1887

Today in History:

The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268
Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593
John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631
Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1763
The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804
The destruction of Saturdays forever after:  Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896
A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation  of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896
Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897
The Earth  passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953
Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990
Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the existence of two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, around Pluto, 2005
A landmark bill passes in Nepal curbing the power of the monarchy and making it a secular country, 2009


  1. I want to go to the Moonbeam Hopping Gala but you haven't said where it is...
    I can't believe it's 34 years since Mt. St Helens erupted. I'm getting old.

  2. Well that last joke was a little more horrifying than funny. Liked your daughter's intellectual note alittle better.

  3. Bwahahahahahaha on both of them. Especially the last one. You can't fix stupid. You just can't.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. LOL thanks for the Sunday giggle

  5. I'm reminded of a Latin Class joke Little Girl might like. A guy walks into a bar and orders a martinus. The bartender says, "Don't you mean a martini?" The guy says, "If I'd wanted more than one I'd have asked for them."

  6. Thanks for the laugh, as I know am "V" shaping my fingers. I think that "I Love Reeses Day" Gets triple-billing a month around our house.

  7. Thanks for the laugh. I saw it was No Dirty Dishes Day and thought mine would miraculously disappear. No such luck.