Sunday, October 8, 2017

Shave, Haircut, and Election Update (Silly Sunday)

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!

'Tis the season -- voting season.  Once again we will be going to the polls next Saturday to elect this local judge and that local representative and vote on amendments to the state constitution because our legislature is too chicken to take a stand on this stuff and so wants to blame the voters for what happens or does not happen.

We also have a State Treasurer to elect, and the polls say there is no one front runner right now so we will probably have a run off election in November or early December, whenever it is.  At least these smaller elections are not nearly as annoying as the major PITA we go through for two years out of every four.

Boudreaux be done talkin' to his frien' Trosclair, who be runnin' fo' de council.  He ax, "Trosclair, does you keep up wit' dem dere polls to see if you be goin' to win?"

An' Trosclair say, "When I wants to see how I be doin', I go to Pierre to get a shave an' a trim."

An' Boudreaux ax, "What you fin' out dat way?"

An' Trosclair say, "Mais, ever'body tell de barber who he be votin' for, so I call dat goin' to check de Barber Poll, an' he allus be right!"

Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

American Touch Tag Day -- go outside and remember how much fun it is to play tag

Burgoo Festival -- North Utica, IL, US (only the Burgoomeister knows the secret recipe!  enjoy the burgoo, as well as music, food, antiques, and more)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Octopus Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all the eight-armed species

Chicago Marathon

Children's Day -- Iran

Cirio de Nazare -- Belem, Brazil (two week Feast of Cirio begins in Belem [St. Mary of Bethlehem])

Clergy Appreciation Day

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date, others who recognize the saint celebrate on July 23; Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in) 

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

Independence Day -- Croatia

Lovable Lawyers Day -- internet generated, and if you love one, good for you

National Fluffernutter Day

National Pierogi Day -- this day in 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., produced Mrs. T's Pierogies samples and took them to a local grocery store; eat a pierogi today in his honor

Navy Day/Battle of Angamos Day -- Peru

San Ernesto Day -- celebration of Che Guevera as a saint who answers prayers for rain among Bolivian campesinos

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day -- US (the feats for which he earned the Medal of Honor in 1918 were accomplished on this date)

St. Demetrius' Day (Patron of Belgrade, Serbia; Salonica, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; against evil spirits)

St. Pelagia the Penitant's Day (Patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (Patron of fallen women)

Tube Top Day -- if you dare, i don't

Warai Matsuri -- Kawanabe, Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth; one legend about the laughter is that one of the spirits of the shrine didn't wake in time for a meeting, and was laughed at, so now everyone laughs)

White Sunday -- Samoa and American Samoa (children wear white to church and run the church services, are served a special meal, and recieve new church clothes for the upcoming year)

Anniversary Today:

Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard, 1935

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970
Darrell Hammond, 1960
Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956
Bill Elliot, 1955
Sigourney Weaver, 1949
Sarah Purcell, 1948
Chevy Chase, 1943
R. L. Stine, 1943
Jesse Jackson, 1941
Harvey Pekat, 1939
Paul Hogan, 1939
Clodagh Aubry, 1937
Rona Barrett, 1936
Faith Ringgld, 1930
Juan Peron, 1895
Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676
Heinrich Schutz, 1585

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cagney and Lacey"(TV), 1981
"Sugar Babies"(Revue)< 1979
"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(Radio), 1944
"Capricorn Concerto"(Barber Op. 21), 1944
"In the Shadow of the Glen"(Play), 1903

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314
Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480
The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604
The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633
First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822
The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840
The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and occured on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873
Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896
Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are incorporated as cities in Canada, 1904
New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956
Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978
A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005
Australian mare Black Caviar ties the horse racing record set by Phar Lap with an unbeaten run of 14 wins, 2011


  1. So the barber is a very special person. He knows everything! Have a fun day!

  2. Looking at your anniversary list, I remember what fun it used to be to play tag. Not sure I'd be that good at it now though :) Good luck with the voting. :(

  3. That is a good one, I bet barbers do know :)

  4. Here is California we have a governor that just does whatever he wants and it always costs us an arm and a leg. Crazy state.

    I love your jokes. They are the very best.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. Bit like here they do what they like too at our cost.

    LOL @ Boudreaux

    Blimey 1981 the first Cagney & Lacey I used to love it they still show it on the BBC here in the afternoons heheh!

    Have a tanfastic Sunday :-)

  6. More accurate than the stripper pole.

  7. great post and have a great week

  8. Mimi,

    I'd have to agree with Trosclair Da Barber Polls is more accurate than those put on by the main stream media any ole day. lol Good funny!

    Matt Damon shares the same birth year as my sister and Sigourney Weaver is four years younger than my mom.

    Thanks for the laughs. Have a giggletastic week, my friend!

  9. By Trosclair's figuring, he'll know even more if he sends his wife to the hairdresser. Cover both bases.

  10. Awww, those kitties are so cute. Hope they get adopted.


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