Sunday, December 8, 2013

Speaking of... visits, did you hear about the dentist who married a manicurist?  It wasn't a happy union.  They fought tooth and nail.

And then there was the guy who needed physical therapy for his bad knee, and fiscal therapy for his dental bills.

As for going out of town for things, we don't have a fancy GPS with an exotic accent.  After all they don't make them with a "Cajun Marie" voice.  You know, where instead of saying, "Recalculating," she would say, "Mon dieu!  What you doin' da car like dat fer?  Sacre!  You done gone off the wrong road, turn dis ting 'round, cher!"

Nowfor something totally different, a fish story, as you only get in south Louisiana.  The men were out trading fishing stories, and Bob from up North, who worked with the Cajuns that summer, was telling about the huge bass he caught.

One of the Cajuns responded with, "I was fishin' in de bayou a few day ago, and when I hook someting, I pull him up.  It's an ol' kerosene lantern, and it was lit!"

Bob told him, "That's impossible!"

"Well," the Cajun answered, "you take a couple inches offa dat fish, and I'll blow out de light!"

In the spirit of the season, i've linked to a selection on YouTube, because i can't get it to embed.  It's a Cajun Christmas song, "Walkin' in the Woods With My Parrain."


Today is:

Adoration Parade -- Branson, MO, US (celebration of traditional values of faith, family, and friendliness)

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)


Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See; Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances
     Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)
     Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)
     Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
     Lighting the Candle of Love

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now

Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886

Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978
Dominic Monaghan, 1976
Teri Hatcher, 1964
Ann Coulter, 1961
Kim Basinger, 1953
Sam Kinison, 1953
Gregg Allman, 1947
Mary Woronov, 1946
Jim Morrison, 1943
James Galway, 1939
James MacArthur, 1937
David Carradine, 1936
Flip Wilson, 1933
Maximilian Schell, 1930
Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925
Richard Fleischer, 1916
Lee J. Cobb, 1911
James Thurber, 1894
Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894
Diego Rivera, 1886
Jean Sibelius, 1865
Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861
Eli Whitney, 1765
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Play), 1949

Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326
Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609
The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659
Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660
Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881
The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886
The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935
The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949
John Lennon is murdered, 1980
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991
The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004
Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010


  1. Too bad I don't know any dentists...

  2. Happy Silly Sunday! Those Cajuns sure do know how to tell a fishing story. LOL


  3. Bwahahahahaha. I loved the Cajun one the best and the video was awesome. Well after he translated some of those words.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

  4. LOL. I should learn to speak Cajun.

  5. LOL thanks for the laughs loved the vid heheh!

    Have a cajuntastic week ;-)

  6. the fish one made me laugh out loud :))

  7. They fought tooth and nail---just love it!

  8. Truly some guffaw-worthy jokes here. The Cajun remarks are so much like my native Québecois jokes. Bien sur!

  9. Loved the Cajun GPS, cracked me up. I once heard of a Scottish Dentist, Phil McCavity

  10. ok you had me at the joke as my GIRL WILL LOVE THAT ONE!


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