Sunday, November 19, 2017

When it Counts (Silly Sunday)

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Yesterday was election day here.  We had a run-off between the two top candidates from the last round for State Treasurer.

Uncle P and i got to talking about it, and he mentioned that being a state treasurer can’t be that hard, all you have to do is count the money.  (He has a degree in accounting, and works for an accounting firm.)

When i mentioned how it’s harder than it seems to keep track of where all the money is coming in from and making sure it goes back out to the right places, he noted that he could do that, and i’m sure he could.  (He also noted that the hard part of accounting now is not the accounting itself, it’s learning all the new software every two years, which i’m sure is true.)

Grandma pointed out that if he ran, he wouldn’t have the money to win.  Also, he’s as honest as the day is long, so i doubt he’d get far in politics.

Boudreaux an’ Thibodeaux be talkin’ ‘bout politicians an’ ‘bout how some o’ dem want ever’one to “share de wealth.”  Dat got Thibodeaux t’inkin’ an’ he say, “Boudreaux, if’n you had you two Cadillacs, would you give me one?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Thibodeaux, you know you be my bes’ frien’, an’ you know if’n I had two Cadillacs, I’d be glad to give you one.”

Den Thibodeaux ax, “Boudreaux, if’n you had two power lawn mowers, would you give me one?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Thibodeaux, you know you be my bes’ frien’, an’ you know I sees how you use de ol’ push mower jes’ like I do, an’ you know if’n I had me two o’ dem, I’d be glad to give you one.”

Den Thibodeaux ax, “Boudreaux, if’n you had two hogs, would you give one to me?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, Thibodeaux, you know I already gots me two hogs!”




Today is:

Alascattalo Day -- Anchorage, Alaska (A salute to Alaskan humor, a parade in honor of the "alascattalo", a cross between a moose and a walrus; the longest running, shortest parade in the world, held in the alley behind Club Paris from 12:03 to 12:07 pm.  A prize is given to the smallest and ugliest float -- yes, it must be both small and ugly.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?

Automatic Toll Collection Day -- the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954

Discovery Day -- Puerto Rico

Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day -- anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain -- Monaco (National Day)

Flag Day -- Brazil

Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day -- Belize

"Have a Bad Day" Day -- for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

International Men's Day -- Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States

Liberation Day -- Mali

Mother Goose Parade Day -- El Cajon, CA, US (kicking off the holiday season with good, family fun)

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

National Day -- Maldives

National Farm-City Week -- US (on the week of Thanksgiving, remember that it's the farmers, ranchers and growers who supply your celebratory foods)

Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day -- internet generated, but a good idea

St. Obadiah's Day (Obadiah the Prophet)

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

"What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?" Day -- internet generated, and a fun question to research


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN

World Toilet Day -- sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (yes, really, to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to proper sanitation)


Anniversaries Today:

Zion National Park is established, 1919
Women's Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874


Birthdays Today:

McCaughey Septuplets, 1997
Kerri Strug, 1977
Savion Glover, 1973
Gail Devers, 1966
Terry Farrell, 1963
Jodie Foster, 1962
Meg Ryan, 1961
Allison Janney, 1960
Anne Curry, 1956
Eileen Collins, 1956
Scott Jacoby, 1956
Glynnis O'Connor, 1955
Kathleen Quinlan, 1954
Ahmad Rashad, 1949
Calvin Klein, 1942
Garrick Utley, 1939
Ted Turner, 1938
Dick Cavett, 1936
Jack Welch, 1935
Larry King, 1933
Roy Campanella, 1921
Indira Gandhi, 1917
Peter Drucker, 1909
Tommy Dorsey, 1905
Billy Sunday, 1862
James Garfield, 1831


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Heaven's Gate(Film), 1980
"Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle"(TV), 1959
The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954


Today in History:

The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095
Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621
The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794
The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794
Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805
Warsaw University is established, 1816
The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824
The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847
Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863
Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874
Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903
NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916
The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928
Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954
The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, 1954
Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959
Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977
Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998
The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999
Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008
Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010

5 comments:

  1. Accounting isn't as easy as all that. It's hard to track everything with so many different fingers in the pot.

    I love your jokes and that extra hog won't be going anywhere.

    Have a terrific Silly Sunday. ♥

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  2. I guess he isn't sharing the hogs :) Have a nice day!

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  3. Boudreaux is the best! And you couldn't do Sundays without him.

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  4. I hate elections and anything to do with politics all scoundrels i say LOL honesty is something politicians lack

    LOL @ Boudreaux thanks for the laugh

    Have an electedtastic day :-)

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  5. Those hogs aren't going anywhere. Take care.

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