Sunday, April 8, 2018

Not Pleased (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus no longer hosts Silly Sunday, don’t expect me to give up telling Cajun jokes.

While visiting at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, several of us were commiserating on the difficulty of setting up acceptable passwords for websites and then remembering them when the time comes.

Boudreaux come in to fin’ Thibodeaux settin’ at de computer an’ lookin’ like he ‘bout to pitch him a fit.

“What be wrong?” Boudreaux ax.

“Dis website!” Thibodeaux exclaim.  “I be tryin’ to set me up a password, an’ it don’ want any dat I type in.  I even done tried ‘Tchoutacabouffa’*, an’ it done tol’ me dat’s a weak password ‘cause it ain’t got no number in it!”

An’ Boudreaux shake his head an’ say, “Mais, dere jes’ be no pleasin’ some computer programs!”

*Name of a river near Biloxi.


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Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  


From the beach, where we hope to go again this summer:


Can you find the “ghost” crab?


He should be easier to spot here.


We have to be very careful not to step on the fish.

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Today is:

Aerosol Day -- John D. Lynde receives a patent for an early aerosol dispenser on this day in 1862

All is Ours Day -- an internet holiday to remind us of what we do have

Buddah's Birthday -- Mahayana Buddhism in Japan (based on Gregorian Calendar, other Buddhists use a different dating system)
    Hana Matsuri Flower Festival

Counter Stool Memorial Day -- when was the last time you got to sit on the stool at a diner counter and spin?  if you can find such a place, go take a spin today

DAB(Draw a Bird) Day -- a movement begun in Britain in the 1940's, encourages everyone to draw a picture of a bird, and share it with friends

Feast of the Hummingbird -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse -- sponsored by The Innocence Revolution  

Hammerin' Hank Day -- anniversary of his 715th homer in 1974, breaking Ruth's record

International Day of the Roma -- a celebration of Romani culture

Invocation of Lumps and Cysts -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration)

Kamakura Matsuri -- Kamakura and the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Japan (parades, festival, and celebrating spring; through next Sunday)

Milk in Glass Bottles Day -- prior to this day in 1879, milk was sold in the container you brought with you to the seller

National Empanada Day

National Library Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA, this year's theme is "Discover your passions and achieve your goals at the library.")  

Sealing the Frost -- Guatemala (Cuchumatan Indians ritual to protect their corn from frost; date approximate, always early in April)

St. Julie Billiart's Day (Patron against bodily ills, disease, and poverty)

Trading Cards for Grown-Ups Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and i got this out of my system dealing with Pokemon cards when my kids were young

Tutor Appreciation Day -- because some people need that extra boost

Zoo Lovers' Day -- go support your local zoo


Anniversary Today:

Voyageurs National Park established, Minnesta, US, 1975



Birthdays Today:

Kirsten Storms, 1984
Katee Sackhoff, 1980
Patricia Arquette, 1968
Robin Wright, 1966
Julian Lennon, 1963
John Schneider, 1960
Gary Carter, 1954
James Augustus “Catfish” Hunter, 1946
Stuart Pankin, 1946
Kofi Annan, 1938
Seymour Hersh, 1937
Shecky Greene, 1926
William D. Chase, 1922
Carmen McRae, 1920
Betty Ford, 1918
Sonja Henie, 1912
Mary Pickford, 1893
O. Raymond Knight, 1872
William Williams, 1731
Lewis Morris, 1726


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falsettos"(Musical), 1992
"Twin Peaks"(TV), 1990
"White Horse Inn"(Musical), 1931
"The Bolt"(Shostakovich ballet), 1931 *Note: sometimes translated as "The Arrow"
"La Gioconda"(Ponchielli opera), 1876


Today in History:

Sultan Baybars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, 1271
The first Jewish congregation in the US forms the Shearith Israel synagogue in NYC, 1730
The first fire escape, a wicker basket on a rope and pulley system, is patented, 1766
The statue Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos, 1820
John D. Lynde patents the aerosol dispenser, 1862
William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons, 1886
The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1893
Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times, 1904
Auguste Deter, the first person officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, dies, 1906
The last meeting of the League of Nations is held, 1946
Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's record, 1974
Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries, 1992
The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations, 1993
The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain, 2008
The U.S. Department of Justice admits that it has probed WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts, defending the practice and dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns, 2011
Wikileaks released 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State, 2013

5 comments:

  1. Love that 'glass' fish. And the ghost crab.

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  2. The fish looks like a sliver of glass waiting to cut someone's foot. I've never seen a ghost crab before :)

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  3. I love your jokes. Of all the jokes out there for Silly Sunday, yours were the best.

    Have a blessed day. ♥

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  4. Sorry I am a day late. That was a funny joke. I had no idea there was such a thing as a ghost crab, that is cool.

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  5. Not sure I understood the joke. I guess I need to brush up on my southern(?).

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