Sunday, October 12, 2014

Silly Sunday: In Honor of Mr. Eddie

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for a weekly laugh, and it's easy to do, just Laugh and Link Up!

Friday afternoon i got back home, and Saturday morning i found out that Mr. Eddie had died a few days before and that the funeral was in a couple of hours.  Mr. Eddie had lived in this area for about 40 years, was the spearhead behind organizing the neighborhood pool and the local volunteer fire department (which he later worked to make a regular, funded fire protection district), worked with the neighborhood civic association, and was on the park commission board and the city/parish planning commission.

He was also, as the priest pointed out at the service, a lover of corny jokes.  Sometimes his wife of 52 years, Ms Peggy, wished he weren't such a lover of them!  

Mr. Eddie was a man who lived his life in such a way, as noted in the eulogy, that no one had to lie at his funeral.  In honor of Mr. Eddie, several corny jokes.

What kind of key opens a banana?
A monkey!

Why did the poor man sell yeast?
To raise some dough!

What did the football coach say to the broken vending machine?
Give me my quarterback!

Why wouldn't the sesame seed leave the gambling casino?
Because he was on a roll!

How do you make an egg roll?
You push it!

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

What do you call an apology written in dots and dashes?
Remorse code!

What is an astronaut's favorite place on the computer?
The space bar!

Why did the scarecrow win an award?
He was out-standing in his field!

Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
Because the chicken joke wasn't invented yet!

Today is:

Ayathrem -- Zoroastrianism (feast of bringing the herds and flocks home, a five day feast, dates approximate)

Bullying Bystanders Unite Week -- sponsored by Hey U.G.L.Y., which stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You

Burgoo Festival -- North Utica, IL, US (only the Burgoomeister knows the secret recipe!  enjoy the burgoo, as well as music, food, antiques, and more)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Fossil Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, for all the "incredible suckers that have gone extinct"

Chicago Marathon

Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- remembering back to when we didn't say every kid with ants in his/her pants needed drugs

Children's Day / Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida -- Brazil

Cirio de Nazare -- Belem, Brazil (two week Feast of Cirio begins in Belem [St. Mary of Bethlehem])

Clergy Appreciation Day

Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon -- Fairy Calendar

Cookbook Launch Day -- someone started this one just because s/he likes cookbooks is my guess

Day of Fortuna Redux -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of successful journeys and lucky homecomings, favored by travelers and soldiers)

Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

"Discovery" of America by Columbus, actual date; most government holidays will be on the Monday nearest this date
     Columbus Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
     Descubrimiento de América -- Mexico
     Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España -- Spain
     Dia de la Raza -- Latin America and especially Guatemala (Day of the Race, or Day of the Natives)
     Día de la Resistencia Indígena -- Venezuela (Day of Indigenous Resistance)
     Dia de las Americas/Descubrimiento de America -- Uruguay
     Dia de las Culturas -- Costa Rica (Day of the Cultures)
     Dia del Descubrimiento de dos Mundos -- Chile
     Discovery Day -- Bahamas
     Encuentro de Dos Mundos -- Ecuador
     Pan America Day -- Belize

Fiesta Nacional de Espana -- Spain (National Day/Hispanity Day)

Freethought Day -- celebration by Freethinkers of the effective ending date of the Salem witch trials

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

Independence Day -- Equatorial Guinea(1968)

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to go outside at 1200GMT and scream for 30 seconds so we can all get it out of our systems

National Gumbo Day -- first, you make a roux...

Native American's Day -- often celebrated on both the observed and the traditional Columbus Day; a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans

Old Farmers Day -- an unsponsored day, and any day is a good day to honor the men and women who work hard to grow our food

St. Edwin of Northumbria's Day (Patron of converts, hoboes/tramps, homeless people, kings, parents of large families)

St. Wilfred of York's Day (Patron of Middlesbrough, England; Ripon, England)

Warai Festival -- Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth; the laughter is because one of the spirits of the shrine didn't wake in time for a meeting, and was laughed at, so now everyone laughs)

White Sunday -- Samoa and American Samoa (children wear white to church and run the church services, are served a special meal, and receive new church clothes for the upcoming year)

Windsor Pumpkin Regatta -- Windsor, NS, Canada (racing giant pumpkin boats [PVCs -- Personal Vegetable Crafts] across Lake Pezaquid, plus a parade and other festivities)

World Arthritis Day -- people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases can make their voices heard today

Anniversary Today:

Day of Six Billion, 1999 (marking the world population reaching that number)

Birthdays Today:

Marion Jones, 1975
Kirk Cameron, 1970
Adam Rich, 1968
Hugh Jackman, 1968
Carlos Bernard, 1962
Ronald E. McNair, 1950
Susan Anton, 1950
Chris Wallace, 1947
Tony Kubek, 1936
Luciano Pavarotti, 1935
Dick Gregory, 1932
Charles Gordone, 1925
Jean Nidetch, 1923
Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872
Jonathan Trumbull, 1710

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jesus Christ, Superstar"(Rock opera), 1971
"The Bob Hope Show"(TV), 1953
"The Burns and Allen Show"(TV), 1950
"Call Me Madam"(Musical). 1950

Today in History:

The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, BC539
King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, 1216
Nichiren, Japans Buddhist monk who founded Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon, 1279
Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Bahamas, 1492
Massachusetts discontinues all witch trials, 1692
America's first asylum for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" opens in Virginia, 1773
Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; this celebration becomes the founding of the first Oktoberfest, 1810
Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat, 1821
Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) is enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals, 1871*
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House, 1901
An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, 1928
The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits, 1964
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published, 1979
The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip, 1979
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China, 1986
NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus, 1994
The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born, 1999
The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, 2005
The first of the thirty-three miners trapped in the Copiano mining disaster, Florencio Avalos, is rescued, 2010
The customary law preventing women from inheriting their family home is overturned in Botswana, 2012

*Not repealed until India's independence in 1949


  1. Aww it sounds like your neighbourhood has endured quite the loss. Your corny jokes are a fitting tribute to Mr. Eddie.

  2. love the corny jokes. :) and what a man mr. eddie was to the community!

  3. What a nice tribute to Mr. Eddie. I'm sorry for your loss. He sounded like he loved his community. The jokes are corny though.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

  4. That's sad but what a nice tribute for him I loved his corny jokes they made me LOL :-)

    Have a tanfastic week ahead :-)

  5. The corny jokes are a great way to memorialise him and the dinosaur one made me laugh, that's the kind of joke I can remember too, not too hard! :D

  6. Corny but still funny. Happy chuckling in Heaven, Mr. Eddie.

  7. Reminds me of my dad's pop corn. I'm sure he will be missed.