Friday, November 7, 2014

Feline Friday: Weird Stuff

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

It's easy to participate, just post a picture of a cat.  Your cat, your friend's cat, a cat picture you find on the internet, even a LOL cat, any cat!

Some weird things happen around here.

#2 Son teases his boss at work about how they have to make sacrifices to his dark lord, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, with his noodley appendages.

Bigger Girl likes to joke, when she leaves the house, that she's off to join the rebellion, whichever one happens to be handiest at the moment.

And the cats find weird things, too:

What is it?
I'm not sure, but I think the food providers eat it!

Today is:

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Christkindl Markt -- Canton, OH (fine arts and crafts sale for the benefit of the Canton Museum of Art; through Sunday)

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show -- Denver, CO, US (through Sunday)

Commemoration Day -- Tunisia

Day of Accord and Reconciliation -- Russia (formerly Great October Socialist Revolution Day, with the date determined by the Gregorian Calendar)

Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus (the Subtle Doctor, known for merging the views from many philosophies)
     Dunce Day -- from the word Dunse, a name for the followers of the philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Feast of Stolen Fire -- find it listed on several sites, but none have any background; maybe celebrate that Prometheus stole fire for us?

International Tongue Twister Day -- internet generated

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US ("The Granddaddy of Them All" among farm toy enthusiasts and collectors; through Sunday)

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Notary Public Day -- US

National Revolution and Solidarity Day -- Bangladesh

October Revolution Day -- Belarus; Kyrgyzstan; Transdniestria

Stay Away from Anyone named Honest John Day -- internet generated; no comment

St. Florentius' Day (Patron against gall stones, ruptures)

St. Willibrord's Day (Patron of epileptics; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Utrecht, Netherlands; against convulsions, epilepsy)

Wish Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies)

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Through G-d Our Hands Can Heal"

Anniversary Today:

The Old Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest choral society in the US, is founded, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy London, 1972
Keith Lockhart, 1959
Joni Mitchell, 1943
Johnny Rivers, 1942
Barry Newman, 1938
Joan Sutherland, 1926
Al Hirt, 1922
Billy Graham, 1918
Albert Camus, 1913
Dean Jagger, 1903
Leon Trotsky, 1879
Madame Marie Curie, 1867
Captain James Cook, 1728

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America Hurrah"(van Itallie play), 1966
"Face the Nation"(TV), 1954
"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"(Radio),1932
The Republican Elephant, as drawn by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly, 1874
"The Conscious Lovers"(Steele play), 1722
The Oxford Gazette(first edition), 1665 (Now The London Gazette)

Today in History:

The oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, the Ensisheim Meteorite, strikes around noon in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France, 1492
Pierre Gassendi observes the transit of Mercury as predicted by Kepler, 1631
Anne Htchinson is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic, 1637
The first edition of the "London Gazette", the oldest surviving journal, is published, 1665
Lewis and Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean, 1805
The first Thomas Nast cartoon depicting the Republican Party Elephant is published, 1874
Edward Bouchet becomes the first black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale), 1876
Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, 1893
The first air freight shipment is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse (from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio), 1910
Mao Tse Tung proclaims the "Chinese People's Republic", 1931
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City, 1933
Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city, 1967
Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States, 1989
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland, 1990
NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor, 1996
U.S. voters in the state of Massachusetts approve a referendum legalizing the use of medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of the drug, 2012


  1. Curious cats. Bet they would not eat it if you unpeeled it.

  2. there is a new cat cafe here in oakland!
    we are going this weekend to investigate...

  3. Awww, so cute. Both of them are adorable.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Don't let Bigger Girl make that comment around anyone from Homeland Security.

  5. Aww! the mystery of a banana LOL

    Have a bananatastic week :-)

  6. So, what sacrifice to you make to a Spaghetti Monster? Meatballs? Pesto?? Rebellion... The Boxer vs. Brief rebellion, perhaps? Our kitten discovered that everything that falls on the floor is sniffable, but not always eatable! (Especially knitting needles, for some unfathomable reason...)


  7. Ha--good one! Might be a competitor for the Confuse A Cat Award!
    And yes, the Flying Spaghetti Monster must be obeyed.

  8. I'd rather participate in a dog hop. Maybe I should start one.

  9. Cats are so cute and so curious.