Sunday, October 16, 2016

Silly Sunday: A Court Report

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!

"Guess where I'm going tonight?" Red-headed Alec asked, coming into the room dressed to the nines.

Where? i asked.

"To a wedding at a church!" he said.  "My girlfriend is a bridesmaid, so I got invited.  I'm not sure which church, but it's of the ones with the word 'First' in the name.  And how do you like my tie?  I watched Youtube and practiced for an hour last night!"

Considering that he doesn't darken the door of churches normally, and his standard clothing would never involve a tie, i was impressed and complimented him gladly.

His lack of knowledge of church names (it turned out he was going to the church Sweetie and i attend, actually) reminds me of what happened to Judge Boudreaux.

De Judge Boudreaux done be new appoint to de bench, an' he be dealin' wit' de ones dat got arrest over de las' day, settin' bail an' such.  One man, Pierre, done be brought in fo' bein' a vagrant.

Judge Boudreaux be questionin' him, an' done ax him, "Do you be indigent?"

An' Pierre say, "Mais, no, I be a good Cat'lic!

Today is:

Boss's Day -- either celebrate, or roll your eyes, both are acceptable responses (begun by Patricia Bays Harpski in 1958 in honor of her boss, who was also her father; this date was his birthday)

Bullying Bystanders Unite Week -- sponsored by Hey U.G.L.Y. , which stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You

Chrysanthemum Festival -- Japan ("The Festival of Happiness", various shrines; through Nov. 15)

Clean Your Bug Zapper Day -- internet generated, and we're getting a bit overboard here, aren't we?

Day of Pope John Paul II -- Poland

Dictionary Day / Learn a Word Day -- Noah Webster's birth anniversary

Dress Like A Dork Day -- does someone have it out for us with these?

Elephantine Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (several such celebrations of elephants were held around this time of year in Egypt)

Ether Day (first demonstrated use, see History)

Feast of 'Ilm (Knowledge) -- Baha'i

Full Hunter's Moon/Full Blood Moon/Full Sanguine Moon (some also consider this the true Harvest Moon, if last month's came too early)
     Boun Ok Phansa and Ventiane -- Laos (end of "Buddist Lent" and a traditional boat race festival starting tomorrow, with hundreds of decorated candle-lit floats, made of paper, set adrift in the rivers)
    Kojagrat Purnima -- Nepal (end of Dashain)
     Thadingyut Full Moon/"Buddhist Lent" ends -- Myanmar (begins at sunset, through tomorrow)
     Vap Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

National Feral Cat Day -- US (sponsored by Alley Cat Allies)

National Liqueur Day

National Sunflower Day -- South Africa (become a bone marrow donor, no matter where you live)

Niihama Drum Festival -- Niihama, Japan (three day festival with two ton drum floats)

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Spiritual Resilience"

Sennin Musha Gyoretsu -- Tochigi, Japan (procession of 1,000 warriors; through tomorrow)

St. Hedwig's Day (Patron of brides, duchesses, difficult marriages, widows; Bavaria; Berlin, Germany; Gorlitz, Germany; Silesia; against the death of children, jealousy)

Sukkot -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through sundown Oct. 23)

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers' Day -- Chile

World Food Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

The first birth control clinic in the US is opened, 1916
Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah, 1875
Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women, 1869
Zion's Co-Operative Mercantile Institution, America's first department store, opens, 1868
The Collegiate School is established(forerunner of Yale University), 1701, Old Style Date

Birthdays Today:

John Mayer, 1977
Kellie Martin, 1975
Flea, 1962
Tim Robbins, 1958
Melissa Louise Belote, 1956
Barry Corbin, 1940
Bob Weir, 1947
Suzanne Somers, 1946
Gunter Grass, 1927
Angela Lansbury, 1925
William Orville Douglas, 1898
Eugene O'Neill, 1888
David Ben-Gurion, 1886
Oscar Wilde, 1854
Noah Webster, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Red Mill"(Musical), 1945
"The Man Who Came too Dinner"(Play), 1939
"Billy the Kid"(Ballet), 1938
Jane Eyre(Publication date), 1847

Today in History:

Jadwiga (yes, a she) is crowned King of Poland, 1384
Olivier van Noorts' ships reach the Philippines, 1600
George Washington takes Yorktown, 1781
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined, 1793
Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers, 1843
Dentist William T. Morton demonstrates the effectiveness of ether, 1846
Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is published, 1847
John Brown leads a raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 1859
The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered", 1869
John Harwood takes out a patent on a self-winding watch, 1923
The Disney Company is founded, 1923
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army, 1940
Fidel Castro is sentenced in Havana to 15 years in prison, 1953
The People's Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1964
In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act, 1970
Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1973
Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave, 1978
Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 1978
Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1984
Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders, 1986
Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated, 2002
A 1,255lb. portion of the Chelyabinsk meteor is recovered by divers in Russia, 2013


  1. Misunderstanding words can be such a funny image. The hard part is when we do not know we are misunderstanding each other.

  2. As always, superb - but I especially liked that you put a link to National Feral Cat Day. As you may know, my cousin Dorothy was famous (in her neck of the woods) for taking care of a feral cat colony for many years. She fed them and all that, but was also instrumental in trapping, neutering and releasing, in conjunction with some good kind-hearted veterinarians in her area. So, I especially appreciate the cause.

  3. I've been told that I look like every day is dress like a dork day.

  4. love the 'the ones with first in it'. :)

  5. The nice thing is that if you go to the wrong "First" church, you get to meet new people and you look good.

  6. He took pride in his appearance because his girlfriend was a bridesmaid. I know how that works. Good for him.

    I love the joke. I always love your jokes.

    Have a fabulous Silly and restful Sunday. ☺

  7. And to think I thought looking like an "indigent" was an acceptable fashion statement these days.


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