Sunday, September 20, 2015

Silly Sunday: Smarter Than He Lets On

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs.  The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

  1. Post a joke.
  2. Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
  3. Read my joke.
  4. Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
  5. Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.
  6. Go to Sandee's site, linked above, and get the Silly Sunday code for your blog, too!

Yesterday, Ms. G, for whom i work on most Wednesdays, asked me to take her shift at the cat shelter, since she had to work suddenly.

Saturday is when we tear half of the place apart and clean it within an inch of its existence.  Next Saturday is when we tear into the other half.  If we tried to do it all at once, we would no longer exist, we'd exhaust ourselves into oblivion.

Anyway, we found ringworm, so i had to do an extra room, and do extra work in it, and when i told Cathy that i didn't know how they used the steam mops, she said, "You will!" and i told her i was afraid she was going to say that.  Yes, now i know how the steam mop works, and which plugs in the wall work, too.

Ever washed down the walls, windows, doors, shelving (top and beneath), and floors of a whole colony room with a special hydrogen peroxide formula that you spray everywhere, including into your own lungs by accident as you cannot help breathing it in?  That's what i did in the room with the newly discovered case of ringworm, as well as wash the Adirondack chair and cover, cat beds, bowls, litter scoop, toys, and litter pans.

While in the midst of the crisis, i got three phone calls from Sweetie, two informing me of something i didn't need to know at that exact moment, and the third asking a question.  By the third one, Ms. W was looking at me with one of those bemused looks she has.  She heard me say into the phone, how should i know, i'm not there!

After hanging up, i told her, he called and asked if his car was at the house!  How would i know when i'm here and he's there and all he has to do is get up and go look?

"Well, from what I gather, that's kids," Ms. W said.

Not kids, my husband! i answered.

"Oh, that's pitiful," she snickered.

But anyway, it all reminded me of a joke having to do with people supposedly not knowing much about equipment.

Boudreaux decide he goin' join de National Guard.  He get in, an' dere be nobody unnerstan' what he be sayin', 'cept Cpl. Gauthier, who be an' ol' friend.

Well, dey get to de camp site, an' Boudreaux be assign to he'p dem unload de trucks an' set up de tents, an' it be some hot, heavy work.

Den de sergeant decide he goin' play a prank on dat new Boudreaux guy, 'cause he t'inks Boudreaux not be too smart.  So he ax Boudreaux to go to Cpl. Gauthier at de supply truck an' get him a left handed monkey wrench.

So Boudreaux, he mosey on over by de supply truck, an' he tell Gauthier what he be dere for, an' Gauthier say, "Boudreaux!  You know dere ain' no such t'ing as dat!  Why you not tell de sergeant dere be no such t'ing, now he gonna have you pegged as de dumb Cajun!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Sure I know dat dere ain't so such t'ing.  But, mais! I also know it be easier to walk over here an' ax, cause it be hot work settin' up dem dere tents an' unloadin' dat truck, an' so if I stay here a few minute an' den go back over dere real slow, dey will be finish!"

Today is:

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca (date approximate; a few days before the Autumn Equinox, all fires, including that at the Temple of the Sun, were extinguished and 3 days later ceremonially relighted using only glass to concentrate the sunlight on cotton; followed by 8 days of feasting)

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open air ceremony)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 10, Disarmament (sponsored by We, the World)

Feast of Orlog -- Scandinavian Deity of Destiny (date approximate)

Feast of Zywie -- Poland (goddess of longevity and health; date approximate)

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival to honor the dead, especially those who died in wars)

National Farm Safety Day -- US (can't find a sponsor, but farming is hard, and dangerous, work, so it's a good idea)

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invited)

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year

National Rum Punch Day

National Youth Day -- Thailand
Okuma-kabuto Festival -- Nakajima, Japan (Noto Peninsula's top autumn festival)

St. Eustace's Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

Birthdays Today:

Kristen Johnston, 1967
Guy LaFleur, 1951
Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Donald A. Hall, 1928
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Red Auerbach, 1917
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Maxwell Perkins, 1884
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Cosby Show"(TV), 1984
"Eubie"(Revue), 1978
"The Phil Silvers Show"(TV), 1955
"The Corn is Green"(Play), 1938

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from SanlĂșcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
The Otis Elevator Company unveils the first escalator at the Paris Exposition, 1900
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match, 1973
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the UN, 1977
Walt Disney World hosts its 200 millionth guest, 1985
U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror", 2001
The US Military ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, 2011


  1. Great stuff indeed, thanks for sharing and have a nice week!

  2. That must be exhausting all for a good cause though :-)

    Haha! @ the joke :-)

    Have a cleantastic Sunday

  3. Sorry you got so many interruptions yesterday. Love the call from Sweetie. That is rich. Yikes on all that scrubbing. I'm guessing you'll be doing that again today?

    Boudreaux is very smart. He's going to do fine. Great jokes for Silly Sunday.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. (i'd have been driven nuts!)

    go, beaudreaux!

  5. I have to get my Metric screw driver.

  6. I be tinkin long dem same lines as Boudreaux.

    Sorry, I don't do the accent as good as you.

  7. He really is using his head, that Boudreaux.

  8. This is good, thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

  9. This is good, thanks so much for sharing!!! :)


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