Monday, February 8, 2010

The Joke Must Be Told

First, a note. As a Christian, I know that hell is not a joke, it is a place. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, it is where people go when they will not say to God, "Thy will be done."

With that as a disclaimer, I just cannot resist the following bit of Louisiana humor.

Boudreaux was not a good Cajun, so he did not make it into heaven. When the devil heard that he was getting one of those south Louisiana Cajuns, who was used to having things hot, he decided to crank up the heat just for his newcomer.

When Boudreaux arrived, the devil asked him, "So, how do you like the heat, Boudreaux?" And Boudreaux he say, "Mai oui, dis remin' me of July on Bayou

So that made the devil angry, and he cranked the heat up another notch. Then the next day he asked again, "So, how do you like the heat, Boudreaux?" And Boudreaux he say, "Sacre! Dis remin' me of August on Bayou des Alemans!"

Well, the devil 's not gonna take that, of course, and decides he's going to fix Boudreaux good. So he turns the thermostat down to well below freezing, and the next morning he sees Boudreaux shivering and asks one more time, "So, Boudreaux, how do you like hell now?"

And Boudreaux, through his chattering teeth, he say, "Man, you are lookin' at one happy Cajun!"

The devil, now absolutely hopping mad, yells, "What do you mean, happy!?!"

And Boudreaux he say, "Well, hell done froze over, the Saints musta won the Super Bowl!"

Today is:

Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting

Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month

Culture Day, Slovenia

Eidul Fitr (Breakfast Festival)

Hari Kuyo, Japan (Festival of Broken Needles, in which all of the worn or broken sewing needles from the previous year are put in a sacred resting place.)

Hold Onto Your Head Day

Hurling the Silver Ball, St. Ives, England

Kite Flying Day, Korea - in the middle of winter!?!

Laugh and Get Rich Day

National Molasses Bar Day

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka), Norway (to honor the sun goddess)

St. Jerome Emilani's Day (patron of orphans)

Birthdays Today:

Josh Keaton, 1979
David "Phoenix" Farrell, 1977
Seth Green, 1974
Gary Coleman, 1968
Claudette Pace, 1968
Vince Neil, 1961
Robert Klein, 1942
Nick Nolte, 1941
Ted Koppel, 1940
John Williams, 1932
James Dean, 1931
Jack Lemmon, 1925
Audrey Meadows, 1924
Freddie Blassie, 1921
Lana Turner, 1921
Lyle Talbot, 1902
Jules Verne, 1828

Today in History:

Isaac Newton reads his first optics paper before the Royal Society in London, 1672
French and Indian troops set Schenectady, NY, afire, 1690
The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia, 1726
The first opera in the US, "Flora," opens in South Carolina,1735
A minor earthquake shakes London, 1750
The strange phenomenon called the "Devil's Footprints" mysteriously appear in Devon, England, 1855
Martin Robinson Delany becomes the first black major in the US Army, 1865
The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce, 1910
Swiss men vote against women's suffrage, 1920
Radio arrives at the White House, 1922


  1. Very cute!!! My real estate agent's stepson made an important play last night (Chris Reis with the Saints) - I'm hoping she returns with a winning attitude and gets our house sold!!!

  2. Funny! I was glad (and I admit surprised) when they won!


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