Sunday, March 16, 2014

Silly Sunday:Isn't It Obvious?

Sandee, at Comedy Plus, links us all up for laughs at Silly Sunday.  Come join the fun!

"I'm glad it's almost spring, but I hate the mosquitoes!" Little Girl said, as she came in scratching.  She is very, very allergic to mosquitoes and they adore her.  If she is outside, no one else need worry about being bitten, they all go after her.  She already had welts rising from these bites.

Mosquitoes are bad enough, but i get tired of the flies, i noted.  

We get a couple of weeks every summer where we just can't get rid of the flies, they are everywhere.

Spring is great, we just wish it didn't bring the pests back with it.

Speaking of pests reminds me of a joke, of course.

Clothile came in da house and seen Boudreaux wit' de fly flap.  She ax him, "Mais, dem flies!  Did ya get enny?"

"Mais, I done got me five!" Boudreaux say.  "I done got tree males and two females."

"How ya know if dey's male or female?" Clothile ax him.

"Dat's easy!  Two was on de phone, and tree was on dat dere beer can!"

Today is:

Butter Lantern Festival -- Tibet (the final celebration of the Tibetan New Year)

Buzzard Day -- Hinckley, OH, US (a day to celebrate the returning buzzards)

Camp Fire USA Birthday Week

Curlew Day -- Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, OR, US (traditional date the long-billed curlew arrives, with up to 500 reported during their nesting season)

Day of the Book Smugglers -- Lithuania (recognizing the brave people who smuggled Lithuanian language books in the Latin alphabet into the country from 1866-1904, when the Russian Empire had banned such books)

Day After Dumbstruck Day -- Fairy Calendar

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Elaphebolia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Artemis; date approximate)

Everything You Do is Right Day -- another internet generated holiday designed to get you into trouble if you aren't careful

Feast of Heru and His Companions -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Bacchus / Bacchanalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through tomorrow)

Freedom of Information Day -- on the birthday of James Madison, Father of the US Constitution and an advocate for openness in government

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Light Snow Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter
     Medin Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Taubaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Latvian Legion Day -- Latvia (no longer a formal national holiday, still celebrated by many in the region)

Lips Appreciation Day -- after all, where would you be without them, and how would you give kisses?  sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

National Artichoke Hearts Day

Purim -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, through sundown today)

St. Heribert of Cologne's Day (Patron against drought)

St. Urho's Day -- Finnish communities in Canada and the US (a made up saint, the Finns answer to St. Patrick, who supposedly drove the grasshoppers out of Finland)

Anniversary Today:

The United States Military Academy at West Point is established, 1802

Birthdays Today:

Judah Friedlander, 1969
Lauren Graham, 1969
Kevin Tod Smith, 1963
Isabel Huppert, 1955
Alice Hoffman, 1952
Kate Nelligan, 1951
Erik Estrada, 1949
Victor Garber, 1949
Chuck Woolery, 1942
Bernardo Bertolucci, 1940
Jerry Lewis, 1926
Mercedes McCambridge, 1916
Patricia Nixon, 1912
Henny Youngman, 1906
Rosa Bonheur, 1822
Georg Simon Ohm, 1787
James Madison, 1751
George Clymer, 1739

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Gumby Show"(TV), 1957
"1776"(Musical), 1969
"Der Unbestechliche"(Comedy), 1923
"In the South / Alassio"(Elgar, Op. 50), 1904
"Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"(Mahler Song cycle), 1896
"Thaïs"(Opera), 1894
"Freedom's Journal"(first African American newspaper in the US, in New York), 1827

Today in History:

The Babylonians capture Jerusalem and replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king, BC597
Caligula becomes Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius, 37
The Jews of York England commit mass suicide rather than submit to baptism, 1190
Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines, 1521
Samoset, a Mohegan, visits the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset," 1621
The US Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point, 1802
Prince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in The Netherlands, 1815
New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded), 1830
Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacollogy college, 1830
Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy, 1861
Joseph Lister's article outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery is published in The Lancet, 1867
Hiram R Revels makes the first official speech by an African American in the US Senate, 1869
The Barnum and Bailey Circus debuts, 1881
Sir Arthur Evans discovers the ancient city of Knossus, 1900
Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts, 1926
The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding, 1958
Gemini 8 is launched, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle, 1968
General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado, 1968
Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany, 1983
Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut; he will be held for 6 1/2 years, 1985
Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust, 1998
Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control, 2005


  1. Bwahahahahahahaha. Well I think this is right on the money. I don't like the pests either.

    I put the linky up and added you. Sorry, I thought I had it in the post.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  2. Not a fan of pests either - but after the deep freeze and all the snow that we've had here this winter, I'm going to try to not complain too much about any of the pests that arrive this year with the warmer temps. :D Thanks to your joke today - I'll now know whether they're male or female. Thank you! :)

  3. Hahaha. That is a great joke. Good luck with the mosquitoes. I guess I should be glad we won't be seeing those for a few months yet. Supposedly if you eat lots of garlic they stay away, kind of like vampires.

  4. Hehe. Well, I am not sure if Buzzard Day was a hit this year. Looking at the 5 day forecast near Ohio, it looks like cold and blah--I think those buzzards are going to play another few weeks in the Bahamas.


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