Sunday, November 18, 2018

Groaning Over More Than Turkey (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus no longer hosts a Silly Sunday blog hop, don't expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.  After all, it's a habit now!

With Thanksgiving on the way, there’s a lot to do, squeezing in everyone.  There have been a couple of people attempting to get me to schedule them in somehow, and i just cannot.

It’s going to be a fun day, family and more family, food and fun.

Boudreaux already be warmin’ him up.  He be practicin’ his jokes fo’ de day on Clothile.

“What be de day you serve ever’one a tofu turkey?” he ax.  “Pranksgivin’!”

Clothile don’ say nothin’.

“Why do de cranberry be red?  It done see de turkey dressin’!”

Clothile jes’ look at him.

“What be de different between a pirate an’ de cranberry farmer?  One done bury his treasures an’ de other done treasure his berries!”

Clothile done give him a glare.

“You best not be doin’ you mash potatoes from de box, you grand-mère done goin’ turn over in her gravy!”

Clothile fin’ly say, “You gots to stop!”

An’ Boudreaux say, “You cain’t ax me to quit cold turkey!”

So Clothile ax him, “What fo’ you be plannin’ tell all dese bad jokes?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, what else you ‘spect me do on de day we eat wit’ de people dat annoy me de mos’?


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Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  

Grandma moved on from simple rock art to create something bigger:



And she has already started to pull out the Christmas decor!



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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.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

Constitution Day -- South Africa (the 1993 Constitution, granting blacks the right to vote, was approved)

Day of Ardvi Sura (Aredvi Sura Anahita), Mother of the Stars -- Ancient Persian Calendar (date approximate)

European Antibiotic Awareness Day -- ECDC (because prudent use of antibiotics can help stop antibiotic resistance)  

Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá -- Maracaibo, Venezuela

Hap-Dancing and Tiger-Tuning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Morocco(1956); Western Saraha(1975)

Married to a Scorpio Support Day -- remembering those married to Scorpios (like me!) and suffering because of it, and encouraging them too hide the flow charts and assert themselves today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Mother Goose Parade Day -- El Cajon, CA, US (kicking off the holiday season with good, family fun)

National Day -- Oman (traditional)

National Farm-City Week -- US (on the week of Thanksgiving, remember that it's the farmers, ranchers and growers who supply your celebratory foods)

National French Vichyssoise Day

Ned Ludd Memorial Machine-Smashing Day -- internet generated, but enjoy!  i know i will

Proclamation of the Republic -- Latvia (1918)

Push-Button Phone Day -- launched this day in 1963

St. Odo of Cluny's Day (Patron of needed rain)

Total Disregard for Taste Day -- marking the debut of Howard Stern's radio show on this day in 1985

Vertieres Day -- Haiti (Battle of Vertieres and Army Day)

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

William Tell Day -- the famed apple-off-his-son's-head-shot was today in 1307

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN



Birthdays Today:

Owen Wilson, 1968
Elizabeth Perkins, 1960
Sinbad, 1956
Katy Sagal, 1956
Kevin Nealn, 1953
Andrea Marcvicci, 1948
Jameson Parker, 1947
Wilma Mankiller, 1945
Susan Sullivan, 1944
Linda Evans, 1942
Brenda Vaccaro, 1939
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, 1939
Mickey Mouse, 1928
Alan Shepard, Jr., 1923
John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer, 1909
Imogene Coca, 1908
George Gallup, 1901
Eugene Ormandy, 1899
Clarence Shepard Day, 1874
Dorothy Dix (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer), 1861
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860
James Edward Sullivan, 1860
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, 1836
Asa Gray, 1810
Louis-Jacques Daguerre, 1787
Sojourner Truth, 1787
Carl Maria von Weber, 1786


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Minecraft(Video Game), 2012
Star Trek: Generations(Film), 1994
Malcolm X(Film), 1992
Calvin and Hobbes(Comic strip), 1985 (in this first strip, Calvin catches Hobbes in a tiger trap baited with a tuna sandwich)
"See It Now"(TV), 1951
"Skin of Our Teeth"(Wilder play), 1943
Steamboat Willie (a/k/a Mickey Mouse), 1928
US Uniform Time Zone Plan, 1883 (on this date, the railroads adopted the current uniform time zone plan; it wasn't legally mandated until 1918)


Today in History:

Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, 326
The Japanese Emperor Kammy relocates the residence of Nara to Kioto, 794
William Tell shoots the apple off his son's head, 1307
The Holland/Zealand dikes break during a storm, resulting in thousands of deaths, 1421
The first English printed book, "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers", is published, 1477
Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico, 1493
Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope, 1497
The worst earthquake in Massachusetts Bay/Boston area, 1755
The first Unitarian Minister in the US is ordained in Boston, 1787
30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, to organize the Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America, 1805
Mark Twain's story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press, 1865
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland, 1874
Standard time zones are formed by railroads in the US and Canada, 1883
The first newspaper Sunday color comic strip is printed, in the NY World, 1894
Britain flies its first sea plane, 1911
Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop, over San Diego, 1913
Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917
Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, 1928
Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula, 1929
New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison, 1940
In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified, 1993
HIP 13044 b, a planet that was formed in another galaxy, is discovered in the Helmi Stream, 2010
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, 2012
NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars, 2013

9 comments:

  1. I am soooo not ready for Christmas. Grandma's decorations look good, but I am still not ready.

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  2. Howard Stern has much to answer for...

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  3. Ha,ha,ha,ha. “You best not be doin’ you mash potatoes from de box, you grand-mère done goin’ turn over in her gravy!” I just loved those jokes for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. Those were cute. I may use some of those jokes :) I love the rock art, so creative. Have a great day! XO

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  5. Hey, I'll gladly take the cold turkey!

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  6. Groan on the jokes. I see his point though.

    We don't decorate anymore. Climbing on ladders is something we just don't do anymore.

    Have a fabulous day and a blessed Sunday. Big hug. ♥

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  7. Wow! You are ahead of the 'holiday rush' for sure and fun Cajun jokes! Simplicity is great!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. I am sure it will be a lot of fun and worth it :-)

    LOL @ the jokes quite clever heheh!

    I always like the way your so organised

    Have a cranberrytastic Sunday :-)

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  9. Relatives are quite annoying but we love them.

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