Sunday, August 28, 2016

Silly Sunday: Of Beaters and Jalopies

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

Yesterday i again found myself sitting in Kevin and Lenny's shop, waiting for a diagnosis on the Jalopy.  She needs tie rods and tires, and an alignment while they are at it.  This will be done on Wednesday.

While in there, a gentleman came to the counter and said, "My car's two right tires are slowly leaking air.  My wife says I am slowly leaking air, too, but she will take care of me herself!"  As we laughed, he explained this was his "beater" car, so he wanted the tires patched if possible.

One time Boudreaux be out in his pirogue, givin' a tour to a man from Texas who be on vacation.  Boudreaux be showin' him de swamps an' de bayous, de allimagators an' de snakes, an' he take de man by his own house.  He tell de man from Texas, "Dat be my place!  I done built it myself, like we been doin' here since de Cajuns come to de swamps, wit' de bousillage.  An' next dat be where I grow my garden!  See how I gots me okra an' tomatoes an' peppers an' all kind stuff, growin' right here!"

The man from Texas said, "Is that all of your land?" an' Boudreaux say wit' pride, "Dat all de way to dat ol' oak way over dere be my land!  An' dis be where I catch me my fish an' alligators, an' over on dat side be where I go hunt rabbit an' possum an' squirrel."

The visitor, who was very wealthy, bragged, "If I get up in the morning and get in my car, and I start driving, by nightfall I still will not have made it to the other side of my land!"

"Mais, I know jes' what you mean!" Boudreaux say wit' a sigh.  "I done had me a car like dat once, too!"

Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week: Sacrifice Our Wants For others Needs Sunday

Birthday of Nephthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Burning Man 2016 -- Black Rock Desert, NV, US (through Sept. 5; a radical way to celebrate the arts through desert survival and building a 50-foot statue to be burned)

Crackers Over the Keyboard Day -- internet generated: are we supposed to go crackers over our keyboard, or tempt fate by eating crackers over our keyboard?

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Go Topless Day -- US (on the Sunday closest to  Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, stand up for women's right to go topless in public)

Mariamoba -- Georgia (Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated based on the Julian Calendar followed by many Orthodox Churches)

National Cheese Sacrifice Day (Now you know why you purchased the cheese for the sacrifice! To let it age properly before the actual sacrifice. Still doesn't answer why we sacrifice it, anyway, or to whom.)

National Cherry Turnover Day

National Bow Tie Day -- US, as per Bow Tie Aficionado  (may i suggest bow tie pasta for dinner?)

Notting Hill Carnival -- Notting Hill, London, UK (through tomorrow's August Bank Holiday Monday, the 2nd largest street festival in the world)

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

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests this to pep yourself up as you wait for things to come up on the screen 

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day -- taking time out to remember the pets that are gone but not forgotten

Radio Commercials Day -- the first paid radio commercial was broadcast over WEAF of New York on this day in 1921

St. Augustine of Hippo's Day (Patron of brewers, printers, theologians; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Ida, Philippines; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; Superior, Wisconsin; Tucson, Arizona; Valletta, Malta; against sore eyes)

St. Hermes of Rome's Day (Patron of Acquapendente, Italy; Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy)

Subway Day -- this date in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca opened what became the first Subway Sandwich Shop

Birthdays Today

LeAnn Rimes, 1982
Jack Black, 1969
Jason Priestley, 1969
Shania Twain, 1965
Emma Samms, 1960
Scott Hamilton, 1958
Daniel Stern, 1957
Rick Rossovich, 1957
David Soul, 1946
Lou Piniella, 1943
Paul Martin, 1938
Donald O'Connor, 1925
Ben Gazzara, 1930
Roger Tory Peterson, 1908
Charles Boyer, 1899
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774
Johann von Goethe, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lohengrin"(Opera), 1850

Today in History

The Third Crusade begins with the seige of Acre, 1189
6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague, 1349
St. Augustine, FL, founded, making it the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the US, 1565
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, 1609
William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn, 1789
The first steam locomotive in the US, the "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill, 1830
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published, 1845
The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll, 1867
Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola", 1898
James E. Casey begins the United Parcel Service in Seattle, WA, 1907
WEAF in NYC airs the very first radio commercial, for Queensboro Realty, at a cost of $100 for ten minutes, 1922
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company, 1937
Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first tv show and ad, 1953
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, 1961
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech; Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights, 1963
The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men; these will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS, 1981
Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province, 1990
Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce, 1996
An electric blackout leaves 500,000 + without power and shuts down 60% of London's Underground, 2003
Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Mexico, 2005
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Special Envoy to Syria, says international law states that any action in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons must be decided by the UN Security Council, 2013


  1. Too funny, Sounds like that car just wasn't working very well. Thanks for the laugh.

  2. My "new" car gets 30 MPG so I guess I don't hate it.

  3. Bwahahahahahahahaha. I love your Sunday jokes and this one is at the top of the list.

    I'm sorry your car is back in the shop. I hope it doesn't cost too much.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. That joke is a nice put down for the wealthy man:) Hope your own jalopy is fixed soon and stays fixed.

  5. LOL loved the joke lol

    Hope your car gets sorted soon :-)

    have a Boudreauxtastic Sunday

  6. write the Cajun accent so well...too funny, Messy.

    Have a great evening and week. :)))

    And thanks for the laugh.

  7. Poor doggy but cat food is a little rich in oils for dogs.


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