Sunday, August 10, 2014

Silly Sunday: Proof

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's a great way to start the week, so Laugh and Link Up and enjoy the fun!

#2 Son loves to fish.  From an early age he would fashion his own fishing poles with long, thin tree branches, string, and any hooks he could fashion from safety pins or find near the creek.

He loves to catch, clean, and cook his own, and the best part about it was, before he turned 18, he didn't even need a license!

This reminds me of a joke.

Boudreaux, like so many Cajuns, resents having to get a license to fish or hunt.  After all, ever since the Cajuns migrated to south Louisiana, they ate whatever they could grow or catch, just to survive.  Having to go through the law just to get a bite to eat rubs them the wrong way.

Well, one day Boudreaux be out fishin', an' de Game Warden sneak up on him.  He gots several fish in his bucket, and de Game Warden say, "Boudreaux, this time I have you!  You've got those fish in that bucket, and you know you can't fish without a license.  So show me your license!"

"Now Warden, you got dis all wrong!" Boudreaux protest.  "Dese ain't fish I done caught!  Dese is my pet fish.  Ever' day I bring dem down here to this backwater where it be real quiet, an' I let dem out to swim aroun' fo' a while, an' den when I whistle, dey come an' jump back in de bucket, an' I bring dem back home an' put dem back in de big tanks!"

"Nice try, Boudreaux," the Game Warden say, but Boudreaux interrupt him wit', "Wait!  I's gonna prove it!  I's gonna let dem in de water, and whistle, an' dey gonna jump back in de bucket!  Jes' you watch!"

With dat, Boudreaux dumps de bucket, and de Game Warden say, "Okay, Boudreaux, whistle and bring those fish back to the bucket."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mias, what fish?"

Today is:

Banana Split Day

Chung Yuan Festival -- China (Festival of Hungry Ghosts; according to legend, during this 7th lunar month the souls of the dead are released from Purgatory to wander the Earth, and so today is the day to appease those spirits with joss stick burning, prayers and food, "ghost money", and other offerings; dates of this vary in other countries)

Chemistry Set Volcano Day -- beat summer boredom, make a chemistry set volcano!

Day of Wandering -- Fairy Calendar

Dejada de Santo Domingo de Guzeman -- Managua, Nicaragua

Don't Wait, Celebrate! Week -- 2nd full week of August each year; because spontaneous and frequent celebrations are good for you

Feast of San Lorenzo -- San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Full Sturgeon Moon a/k/a Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon
     Nikini Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (begins at sundown)
     Wahgaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Ginza Holiday: Japanese Cultural Festival -- Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago, IL, US (experience the traditions of Japan, through Sunday)

Horse Racing Festival -- Nagchu, Tibet (through the 16th)

Independence Day / National Day -- Ecuador(1822)

Lazy Day -- internet generated, since it's so hot, though, make it a lazy day!

Melon Day -- Turkmenistan (the country that really loves its muskmellons)

National Duran Duran Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the 1985 near fatal accident of lead singer Simon Le Bon, when his yacht capsized during a race; the band acknowledges the declaration of this day on their website, and many years offer a free download of a song from one of their albums

National Peacekeepers Day -- Canada (obs. on Sunday closest to the 9th)

National S'mores Day

Opalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, festival of Ops (date approximate, there were several celebrations of Ops through August and September)

Puck Fair -- Killorglin, Ireland (one of Ireland's 3 oldest fairs, with a wild goat caught and crowned the Puck, and let go on the 3rd day, Aug. 12)

Prisoner's Justice Day -- Canada (prisoners fast and refuse to work in memory of those who have died in prison of murder, suicide, or neglect)

Raksha Bandhan -- GJ, RJ, UK, & UP, India; Nepal (the Hindu festival that celebrates the the love and duty between brothers and sisters)

Skyscraper Appreciation Day -- birth anniversary of architect William Can Alen, the genius behind the Chrysler Building

St. Lawrence of Rome's Day (Martyr roasted on a gridiron; Patron of archives and archivists, armories and armourers, brewers, butchers, chefs, comedians, confectioners, cooks, cutlers, deacons, glaziers, laundry workers, librarians and libraries, paupers and the poor, restauranteurs, schoolchildren, seminarians, stained glass workers, students, tanners, vine growers and vintners; of over 25 cities around the world; against fire and lumbago)

Anniversaries Today:

The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846
Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821

Birthdays Today:

Angie Harmon, 1972
Antonio Banderas, 1960
Rosanna Arquette, 1959
Schim Schimmel, 1954
Ian Anderson, 1947
Betsey Johnson, 1942
Bobby Hatfield, 1940
Rocky Colavito, 1933
Jimmy Dean, 1928
Eddie Fisher, 1928
Rhonda Fleming, 1923
Leo Fender, 1909
George Crockett, 1909
Norma Shearer, 1902
Henri Nestle', 1890
Herbert Hoover, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Candid Camera"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Nineveh is destroyed and Sinsharishkun, King of the Assyrian Empire is killed, BC 612
Temple at Jerusalem is burned, 70
Ferdinand Magellan sets out with 5 ships to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid, 1675
Word of the US Declaration of Independence reaches London, 1776
Mozart completes "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 1787
First ascent of Finsteraarhorn, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, 1829
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone, 1948
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus, 1990
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5*C (101.3*F) in Kent; it is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 2003
New Zealand's highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest, 2011


  1. That's a great joke! I love it. I love all these Boudreaux stories, they have such a comical sideways look to the world. Are they traditional stories, or do you make them up?

    1. Many of them are traditional, and i occasionally come up with one to fit what my family is actually doing at the moment!

  2. Oh, you gotta get up mighty early in the morning to fool ole' Boudreaux. He's one really clever guy! :D I loved this Mimi. My husband loves to fish and often asks me to come along. I did several weeks ago ... and had to get a license before we could go. Wish I'd been as smart as Boudreaux. Would have saved myself some money. Thanks Mimi! I'll give this method a try next year. :)

  3. Bwahahahahahahahahaha, what fish? I love this one.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

  4. "What fish?" Indeed. I love these Cajun jokes. I hope you're having a relaxing weekend.

  5. LOL "giggles" ;-)

    Have a sillytastic week :-)

  6. So funny! And Banana Split Day is my kinda day! lol

  7. Your son sounds like Frank as a kid. And Boudreaux sounds like many French Canadians (Quebeçois) and Newfies (Newfoundlanders). That's who many of our similar styled joke are about.. and I imagine theirs are about us. :)

  8. Haha, score one for Boudreaux!