Sunday, April 23, 2017

Silly Sunday: It's Clear to Me Now, Too

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Yesterday morning's newspaper had a big front page article about someone hired by the local mayor's office who resigned because he wasn't all he claimed to be.  He'd been hired in part because he was supposed to have a degree from a prestigious university, and of course the press decided to confirm that fact.  He was actually a few hours short of receiving the degree.  His response was that those few hours shouldn't matter, he'd done the work and it was close enough.

Boudreaux an' Clothile was listenin' to a political candidate on TV, an' hear de man say, "If I am elected, I promise transparency in office!"

An' Boudreaux turn to Clothile an' say, "Mais, I can see right through that promise!"





Today is:

Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer Day -- Colorado

Book Day and Lover's Day -- Spain, especially Catalan (women give books to men, while men give flowers to the women. Celebrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona since 1714 to honor Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes [author of "Don Quixote"] and in observance of St. George's Day)

Canada Book Day

Chance Day -- Fairy Calendar

Children's Day -- North Cyprus; Turkey

Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)

Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900) 


Impossible Astronaut Day -- if you are a Dr. Who fan, you know, and if not, go here and find out   

Independence Day -- Conch Republic, Key West, FL. US (a tongue-in-cheek micronation which seceeded from the Union in 1982; celebrated yearly with a week long festival)

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day -- on St. George's Day, encouraging members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to continue to be what Howard V. Hendrix derrogatorily termed "webscabs", posting their stories free on the internet

International Sing Out Day -- no one will claim responsibility for this one, but i promise not to observe it!

Jurgi Festival -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day sacred to Usins; first day outdoor work began for the summer)

London Marathon -- Greenwich to The Mall, London, England

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

National Picnic Day -- US

National Sovereignty Day -- Turkey

Sigurd the Dragon Slayer's Day -- because he was probably the inspiration for the legends about St. George

St. Adalbert's Day (Patron of Bohemia; Czech Republic; Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Prussia)

St. George's Day (Patron of archers, armourers, Boy Scouts, butchers, cavalry, chivalry, Crusaders, equestrians, farmers, field hands, field workers, horsemen, horses, husbandmen, knights, lepers, Order of the Garter, Palestinian Christians, riders, Romanian Army, saddle makers, saddlers, sheep, shepherds, soldiers, Teutonic Knights; Canada; England; Ethiopia; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Lithuania; Malta; Portugal; Cappadocia; Catalonia; Palestine; over 20 cities and diocese around the world; against herpes, leprosy, plague, skin diseases, skin rashes, syphilis; by the middle ages, St. George was revered in much of Europe as the personification of chivalry)*

Take a Chance Day -- internet generated encouragement to try something different

Talk Like Shakespeare Day -- on The Bard's birth anniversary 

Vinalia Priora -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting the first wines of the year)

Volunteer Recognition Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light 

World Book & Copyright Day -- UN (this date chosen because of how parts of Spain celebrate St. George's Day, with books) 
     World Book Night -- Germany; Ireland; UK; US (anniversary of the birth and death of Shakespeare, and the death of Miguel de Cervantes; over 20 book titles have been specially chosen for this year and special editions of those books printed so you can share books and your love of reading with those who don't read much)  

World Week for Animals in Laboratories -- formerly World Day for Animals in Laboratories, now sponsored by the National Humane Education Society; through the 29th 

Yom HaShoah -- Judaism (Holocaust Remembrance Day; begins at sunset)

*To save a Maid, St. George the Dragon slew
A pretty tale, if all is told to be true
Most say, there are no Dragons, and tis said
There was no George: pray God there was a Maid.
-- John Aubrey, Remains of Gentilism (1688)


Birthdays Today:

Dev Patel, 1990
John Cena, 1977
Kal Penn, 1977
Scott Bairstow, 1970
Melina Kanakaredes, 1967
George Lopez, 1961
Valerie Bertinelli, 1960
Craig Sheffer, 1960
Jan Hooks, 1957
Judy Davis, 1955
Michael Moore, 1954
Joyce DeWitt, 1949
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, 1947
Sandra Dee, 1942
David Birney, 1940
Lee Majors, 1940
Roy Orbison, 1936
Shirley Temple Black, 1928
Vladimire Nabokov, 1899
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, 1897
Sergei Prokofiev, 1891
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, 1858
Granville T. Woods, 1856
James Buchanan, 1791
William Penn, 1621
William Shakespeare, 1564(attributed -- only the day of his baptism, April 26, is known for certain)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Baywatch"(TV), 1989
"No Man's Land"(Play), 1975
"She Loves Me"(Musical), 1963
"Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride"(Opera), 1881
"Il re pastore/The Shepherd King"(Mozart opera, K 208)1775
"The Tender Husband"(Comedy), 1705


Today in History:

The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day, 1348
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance, 1597
The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts, 1635
Connecticut is chartered as an English colony, 1662
Canada issues its first postage stamps, 1851
The Vitascope system of movie projection debuts the first motion picture at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in NYC, 1896
Namibia becomes the 160th member of the UN and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1990
Eritrians vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia, 1993
Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus, 2003
The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe, 2009

Despite an initial ban on the film 'Borat,' Kazakhstan issues and official 'thank you' to actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his character, Borat Sagdiyev, 2012

12 comments:

  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! to St. George's maid...or the maid he's supposed to have saved.
    Emperor's clothes are so painfully visible in almost all places of politics. Transparency needs a new definition, I think:)
    Like the sound of women buying books for men in Spain:)
    Thank u.
    S is for Silver Serendipity

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  2. That was funny :) Have a great Sunday!

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  3. Yep, politics is a dirty business. Unfortunately.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

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  4. Politicians and the like most are professional liars I don't believe a word any of them say not her in UK anyway.

    LOL @ Boudreaux's pun :-)

    Have a politicsfreetastic Sunday :-) (Try sayin that after a few wines)

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  5. Ask a politician what their favorite color is and they'll say "clear".

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  6. Well that is the way of politicians. Too funny. Have a great day.

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  7. National Cherry Cheesecake Day...that's my kind of day!

    Have a blessed day. :)

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  8. The TV guy lobbed it in, and as usual Boudreaux knocked it out of the park.

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  9. Ha ha all politicians are the same. Have a happy week!

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