Sunday, January 4, 2015

Silly Sunday: It's That Time Again

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for a weekly laugh, and the rules are simple, just have fun.

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As much as we don't want to think about it, it's that time again.  Yes, i really mean it.  Tax time.  Time to drag out all the receipts, wait for the stuff your employer mails you, add up what you earned in cash if you are self employed, and generally tear your hair out when you see how much you spent on government programs you neither need nor want.  This year, we have the added fun of having to file for #2 Son, so we will be adding up and messing around with 4 forms instead of just 3.

How is that silly?  Well, it isn't, but it reminds me of a joke that is silly.

Boudreaux be drivin' down de highway when de truck in front him hit one o' dem bumps de roadways have, an' it drop out a box dat gots nails and roof tacks in it.  De box, it bust open an' dere be nails an' tacks all over de road, so Boudreaux he swervin' dis way an' dat.

Officer Thibodeaux be on de side o' de road aroun' a bend, an' he done see Boudreaux swerve all over de road comin' aroun' dere, so he wave to him to pull over.

"What you be doin', Boudreaux, all over de road like dat?" Officer Thibodeaux ax.  "I gone have to give you a ticket!"

"But Offisa Thibodeaux, you gots to come look!" say Boudreaux.  "Dat truck dat pass you a minute afore me, it done drop a box, an' dere be sharp nails an' roof tacks an' stuff all over de road!  Come see!"

So, Officer Thibodeaux walk back wit' Boudreaux, an' he see de box an' debris in de road, an' he shake his head an' say, "I's sorry, Boudreaux, but now I gots to run you in!"

"Mais, for what!" exclaim Boudreaux.

"Tacks evasion!"

Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Earth at Perihelion -- 06:37 UTC: 00:37 CST

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Independence Day -- Myanmar(1948)

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Perchtenlauf -- Bad Hofgastein, Austria (A festival with scary masks and music to frighten away winter.)

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard Magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Julia Ormond, 1965
Dave Roley, 1962
Michael Stipe, 1960
Matt Frewer, 1958
Ann Magnuson, 1956
Grace Bumbry, 1937
Dyan Cannon, 1937
Floyd Patterson, 1935
Don Shula, 1930
Barbara Rush, 1927
Jesse White, 1917
Jane Wyman, 1914
Sterling Holloway, 1905
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838
Louis Braille, 1809
Jakob Grimm, 1785
Benjamin Rush, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Night Court"(TV), 1984
"Blondie"(TV), 1957
The Pop Music Charts in Billboard Magazine, 1936
"Academic Festival Overture"(Johannes Brahms Op. 80), 1881

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46
Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493
Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570
Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698
Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878
The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912
The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915
Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972
Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975
Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010
Eleven-year-old Kathryn Gray, of Canada, becomes the youngest person in the world to discover a supernova, 2011


  1. LMAO I didn't expect that ending good one heheh!

    Good luck with your tax business arrrghhh!

    Have a taxtastic week :-)

  2. oh, that was hilarious!!! didn't see that one coming at all (but glad bouudreux did!)

  3. Bwahahahaahahahaha. Tacks evasion. Good one. Speaking of taxes, I started doing that gathering stuff yesterday.

    Have a blessed Silly Sunday filled with love and laughter and in your house that's an everyday event. ☺

  4. I'm groaning at the joke. laughing, but groaning! Ha!

  5. You sure NAILED that joke!

  6. OH I NEEDED THIS as Im up at the CRACK unpacking :-)


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