Sunday, November 15, 2015

Silly Sunday: But, Officer...

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Sweetie and i were caught in one of the area's usual traffic tie-ups when he mentioned cutting into a parking lot to go around a particularly notorious intersection.  When i noted that this is illegal, he said, "Since when?  Says who?"  He was quite surprised to find out that it's a ticket-able offense.

Boudreaux done knowed dat, but one day he an' Clothile be in a hurry, an' he decide he goin' do it anyway.  He pull in de McDonald lot dere at de corner, an' come out de side he want be on, an' as soon as he pull out on de street agin' he an' Clothile hear de siren and see de lights behin' dem.

Ver' fas', Clothile she tell Boudreaux to pull over an' get out an' tell de officer a story, an' see if it don' work.  So Boudreaux he pull over an' he get out an' go talk wit' de officer.

De officer den come up on Clothile side de car, an' she roll her window down an' she got on her mad face like only Clothile done got.  She glare at de officer an' say, "Did you see what he done did!  He pull in the McDonald when he know I want KFC right now!  An' he better take me to KFC after dis, too!"

De officer decide he goin' beat a hasty retreat, 'cause he don' want cross Clothile when she got her mad face, an' he figure Boudreaux be in 'nuff trouble, so he say, "I jes' wan' make sure de story from you be de same!" an' den he leave!



Today is: 

Alascattalo Day -- Anchorage, Alaska (A salute to Alaskan humor, a parade in honor of the "alascattalo", a cross between a moose and a walrus; the longest running, shortest parade in the world, held in the alley behind Club Paris from 12:03 to 12:07 pm.  A prize is given to the smallest and ugliest float -- yes, it must be both small and ugly.  As usual, no one is invited, so everyone should come disguised.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

American Enterprise Day -- US (a project of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter)

America Recycles Day -- US 

Changeling Restitution Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Chhat Parwa/Chhath Puja -- Nepal (start of the Hindu/Vedic Festival of the sun god Surya)

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day -- this reminder comes from the folks at CooksInfo.com, where they think you need to get rid of USO's (unidentified shrivelled objects) 

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium -- German-speaking Community of Belgium

Don't Try To Do Everything At Once Day -- internet generated, and a blow to us multitaskers

Ennead Feast in the House of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day -- date of first use, in 1886, of this name for an actor playing two roles in one play; George and Georgette Spelvin have since acted in over 10,000 roles on Broadway

I Love to Write Day -- encouraging everyone to write something, begun by John Riddle; this is the perfect time for it, really, in the middle of NaNoWriMo
 
King's Feast / Dynasty Day -- Belgium

National Bundt Pan Day -- yes, really, celebrating the pan itself

National Peace Day -- Cote d'Ivoire

National Philanthropy Day® -- Association of Fundraising Professionals 

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National Spicy Hermit Christmas Cookie Day

Nativity Fast begins a/k/a Winter Lent (through Dec 24) -- Orthodox Christian

Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day -- in honor of all the times she packed yours; combine it with I Love to Write Day and include a note telling her how special she is

Republic Day -- Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

Republic Proclamation Day -- Brazil

Rock Your Mocs Day -- Indigenous Americans (begun by Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, a Laguna Pueblo, to encourage all Native Americans to wear the one item they all have in common, hand-made moccasins, with pride)

Safety Razor Day -- King Gillette was granted the patent for his style of safety razor on this day in 1904, changing how men shaved each day

Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day)/Seven-Five-Three Festival -- Japan (picturesque festival in which 3-year-old children of either sex, five-year-old boys, and seven-year-old girls go to shrines dressed in their best; guardian spirits are thanked for the health of the children and prayers said for their future to be equally bright)

Sing in Your Car Day -- they need a day for this?

St. Albertus Magnus' Day (Patron of medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers, schoolchildren, scientists, students, theology students; Cincinnati, Ohio)

St. Leopold's Day (King Leopold III, Patron of dying children, large families, step-parents; Austria)
     Leopoldstag/Goose Day -- Austria (the start of the heurigen, the new wine season)

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN


Anniversary Today:

William Shatner marries Nerine Kidd, 1997


Birthdays Today:

Jonny Lee Miller,1972
Kevin Eubanks, 1957
Beverly D'Angelo, 1954
Daniel Barenboim, 1942
Sam Waterston, 1940
Yaphet Kotto, 1937
Joanna BArnes, 1934
Petula Clark, 1932
Ed Asner, 1929
Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928
Joseph Wapner, 1919
Erwin Rommel, 1891
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887
Forrest Clare "Fogg" Allen, 1885
F. William Herschel, 1738
William Pitt the Elder, 1708


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Few Good Men"(Play), 1989
Love Me Tender(Film), 1956
"Li'l Abner"(Musical), 1956
"The Planets"(Holst Op. 32), 1920
"Masse Mensch/Mass Man"(Toller play), 1920


Today in History:

Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492
The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777
Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791
Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806
Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832
Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904
The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938
In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant, 1969
Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, 1971
René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence, 1976
The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, 1985
An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council, 1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands, 1988
Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, 2007

7 comments:

  1. I was married to a mad face...very scary.

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  2. Good, quick thinking.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/11/can-you-feel-your-face.html

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  3. Bwahahahahahahaha. I love your jokes and I always look forward to them every Sunday morning.

    Have a terrific Silly Sunday. ☺

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  4. Funny one Mimi & it worked too. So I'm wonderin' if she got her KFC after all that?

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  5. Very quick thinking for mad face!! ha.
    I did not know this and confess that we have one intersection that is always terribly congested in our small town, and I have driven through the mall parking lot! My hubby confirms that I done broke the law. uh oh! :0

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