Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cheap Show (Silly Sunday)

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs.  The rules are simple, just have fun. 

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!


Our church is entering into the spirit of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a big celebration.  Bagpipes, the calling of the Clans, Highland Cathedral on the organ as the closing hymn, a picnic and Highland Games after (and a cardboard box maze for the children, as well as sack races and other fun).  The annual church meeting to elect officers will be snuck into the middle of it so we know we will have a quorum, but that won’t take but about 7 minutes (these are the candidates, all in favor, aye, hearing no opposition, we are done —  that’s about how fast it goes).

Boudreaux an’ his son, Tee, was out o’ town one Sunday.  Dey done decide to dry fishin’ on a river up North, near Arkansas, an’ come Sunday mornin’ dey decide to stop dem in to de local church befo’ dey head home.

Now Boudreaux an’ Tee be good Cat’lics like all dem Cajuns, but dere only be a Baptist church in de place neares’ where dey was fishin’.

Durin’ de collectin’, Boudreaux be searchin’ his pocket, but he don’ have him but one lone li’l dollar, so he give dat to Tee, an’ Tee put it in de plate.

After de service, dey be on de way home an’ Tee say, “Père, how you done like dat church compare wit’ de one back home?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “De homily be too long, de Communion don’ taste right, an’ de choir sing off key!”

An’ Tee say, “Mais, I t’ink it were okay for jes’ costin’ a dollar!”



Today is:

A Family Halloween -- Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, VT, US (a great time for all)

Candies Day -- they have to be kidding -- this close to Halloween we need another candy day

Coronation Day -- Cambodia (anniversary of King Norodom Sihamony, in 2004)

Cumhuriyet Bayrami -- North Cyprus; Turkey (Republic Day)(1923)

Daylight Saving Time ends -- Aland Islands; Albania; Andorra; Antarctica (Troll Station); Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Palestinian Territories; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara 
    National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's
    Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being

Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade -- Long Beach, CA, US (dress up your dog and have a howling good time)

Hermit Day / Hide From Everyone Day -- internet generated, for those who would rather have a peaceful day today than celebrate the other holidays listed; look up how to be a hermit on wikihow 

Internet Day -- it's predecessor went live today, see Anniversaries Today for detail

Jounen Kweyol -- Dominica; Saint Lucia (Creole Day, one of the biggest and most colorful celebrations in both of these countries, celebrating the Creole language and culture)

Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day (And end up either getting yourself and everyone around you in a good mood, or yourself being observed at the hospital in a padded room.)

Naming Day -- Tanzania

National Cat Day -- US (with the goal of getting 10,000 cats adopted from shelters today) 

National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day

National Oatmeal Day

Reformation Day/Reformation Sunday -- Protestant Christian (obs.)

Second Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar (a very poorly attended event -- who wants to play second fiddle?)

St. Mary of Edessa's Day (Patron against sexual temptation)

Visit a Cemetery Day



Birthdays Today:

Gabrielle Union, 1972
Winona Ryder, 1971
Joely Fisher, 1965
Randy Jackson, 1961
Finona Hughes, 1960
Kate Jackson, 1948
Richard Dreyfuss, 1947
Melba Moore, 1945
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 1938
Dominick Dunne, 1925
Bill Mauldin, 1921
Fanny Brice, 1891
Charles Hercules Ebbets, 1858
Daniel Decatur Emmet, 1815
James Boswell, 1740 (wrote the biography of Samuel Johnson)
Edmund Halley, 1656 (O.S. Date) (yes, that Halley, found the comet)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Internet, 1969 (the first connection between computers that would become the Internet someday was made on this date when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute; this grew into ARPANET, and is now the Internet we know and yell at.)
"Let's Face It"(Musical), 1941
"Don Giovanni"(Mozart K. 527), 1787


Today in History:

Cyrus the Great entered the city of Babylon, BC539
First trial for witchcraft in Paris, 1390
Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer, writer, and courtier, is beheaded, 1618
A severe earthquake shakes New England, 1727
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague, 1787
The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans, 1811
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia, 1889
The first intercity trucking service, from Colorado City to Snyder, Texas, begins running, 1904
Turkey declares its independence as the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, 1923
Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal, 1956
Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight, 1960
Syria exits from the United Arab Republic, 1961
Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors, 1967
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid, 1991
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities, 1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space, 1998
In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution, 2004
The 3G wireless transmitters at Mt. Everest make coverage available to the summit, 2010
Random House and Penguin merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, 2012
Turkey opens the first underwater rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia, 2013

8 comments:

  1. 500th Anniversary of Reformation is common hee too. Have a great Sunday.

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  2. Wow! 500th annivery! Ours is only 123th anniversary. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  3. How fun for your church. I would love to see that.

    I love your jokes. I kind of saw that dollar thing coming though.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

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  4. What fun and they do it quick too no fuss heheh!

    LOL @ de joke heheh!

    Have a funtastic Silly Sunday :-)

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