Sunday, August 31, 2014

Silly Sunday: The Accident

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for weekly laughs, so post something funny and link up!

A very unfunny thing occurred the other day.  Festus was in another car accident.  He's like a magnet for them, having been hit twice before by people who ran red lights.

This time, same thing.  A vehicle ran a red light and hit him, not causing much damage to either of them but this time the other car kept going!

Festus gave chase and finally cornered them, and four men got out of the vehicle with angry looks, and started coming at him.  All of them were Hispanic/Latino, and the car they were in was old, and even though he is very strong and big, he decided these were likely immigrants who wouldn't allow him to call the police, because they don't want to run into anyone official.

He got out of there, and called 911 to report the incident and give the vehicle tag number.  Of course, the tag had been stolen off of another car, so there is really not much to be done.

That incident, as awful as it was, has reminded me of a joke.

Father Boudreaux, he drive real careful, him.  When dat man see him a yellow light, he slow down so he can stop.  He don' want no ticket, no.  He gots to be a good example.

So one day, he be driving to de grocery, an' he see de light turn yellow, an' so he slow down an' stop.  But de driver behin' him, he want to keep goin', an' by de time he see he can't, he slam de brakes, but it be too late.  He hit Father Boudreaux from behin'.

Well, de man get out his big truck jes' a cussin' up a storn!  Anyt'ing and ever't'ing you can t'ink to say, he done said it.  Mias, he string dem cuss words to say stuff you never done t'ink could be said!

When de man fin'lly stop to take him a breath, Father Boudreaux say to him, "Son, bein' a man o' de cloth, I don' have your vocabulary.  But mais!  I hope when you git home, you mama run out from under de porch an' bite you!"

Today is:

Day of Solidarity and Freedom -- Poland (Anniversary of the 1980 August Agreement)

Eat Outside Day -- as long as you won't pass out from the heat

Eleusinia Games -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; 3 days of games with grain as prizes)

Festal Day -- Order of the Eastern Star

Harvest Wine Celebration -- Livermore, CA, US (open-house visits to 43 wineries; through tomorrow)

Invent A New Sandwich Day -- spread around the internet like good mayo; go ahead, have fun with this

Independence Day -- Kyrgyzstan(1991); Malaysia (Hari Kebangsaan/Freedom Day, 1957); Trinidad & Tobago(1962)

International Day of Blogs and Bloggers --

International Overdose Awareness Day -- prevention and remembrance

Limba Noastra -- Moldova (Day of Our Language)

Love Litigating Lawyers Day -- yes, G-d tells us to love everybody, even litigation attorneys but He never said doing it would be easy; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Trail Mix Day

Pony Express Festival -- Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanver, KS, US (reenacting life in the 1860's, including a real Pony Express ride)

Running of the Sheep -- Reed Point, MT (matched only by the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, hundreds of sturdy Montana bred woolies charge down the six blocks of the main street in town, plus there is a parade!)

St. Raymond Nonnatus' Day -- (Patron of babies, childbirth, children, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, infants, midwives, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women; Baltoa, Dominican Republic; against fever)

Birthdays Today:

Jeff Hardy, 1977
Chris Tucker, 1972
Debbie Gibson, 1970
Glenn Tilbrook, 1957
Edwin Corley Moses, 1955
Richard Gere, 1949
Itzhak Perlman, 1945
Van Morrison, 1945
Jack Thompson, 1940
Marva Collins, 1936
Frank Robinson, 1935
James Coburn, 1928
Buddy Hackett, 1924
G.D. Spradlin, 1920
Alan Jay Lerner, 1918
William Saroyan, 1908
William Shawn, 1907
Arthur Godfrey, 1903
Maria Montessori, 1870

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Alice"(TV), 1976
"The Great Gildersleeve"(Radio), 1941
"The Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigroschenoper"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

Traditional date upon which Ayonwentah (Haiwatha) and Deganawidah (The Great Peacemaker) assist the Iroquois tribes in establishing the Confederation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy, or League of Five Nations), 1142
Lewis and Clark begin their expedition, 1803
A nuts and bolts machine is patented by Micah Rugg, 1842
The first professional football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1895
Edison patents the Kinetograph, 1897
Mrs. Adolph Landenburg, a horse rider, debuts the split skirt, 1902
Debut of Foghorn Leghorn, 1946
Solidarity Labor Union forms in Poland, 1980
Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris, 1997
Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police, 2006
In Sudan, the People's Liberation Army announces it will demobilize its child soldiers by the end of the year, 2010


  1. Bwahahahahahahahaha. I love the man of the cloth. He may not cuss, but his words are far more poignant.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  2. LOL thanks for my Sunday larf ;-)

    Have a tanfaulous day and week ;-)

  3. Gotta love when people can get their point across without a lot of profanity. Love your joke Mimi and hope you have a great day. :)

  4. How can this be? Festus needs to drive more defensively and anticipate these things. I'm glad he's okay, poor guy.