Sunday, October 13, 2019

Elections (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Yesterday was election day.  Most of us are just glad the campaigning is over for a moment.  The worst is that they've started not just calling to hound you to vote for their candidate, they are sending text messages, too.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done be headin' to vote an' Boudreaux say, "Dat remin' me, I gots to stop to de store on de way from de poll to get toilet paper."

An' Thibodeaux ax, "What remind you?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, votin' allus remin' me o' toilet paper, no matter who I votes for I gots to listen to dey crap 'til de nex' election!"


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 Elephant's Child.    

A few pictures from my day yesterday, working in Mr. BA's garden and dogsitting:


Today is:

Assassination of the Hero of the Nation Day/Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi (Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961.)

Chicago Marathon

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

Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day -- keep it working longer, and prevent a potential fire

Clergy Appreciation Day

Fontinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (garlanding of fountains)

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

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction -- UN (with a focus on the second target of the Sendai Seven, "Reducing the Number of Affected People") 

International Skeptics Day -- while there are skeptic organizations around the globe, there's no documentation of this being celebrated internationally; maybe the creator of the day wanted us to be skeptical about it?     

John Peel Day -- UK (in honor of his last broadcast)

Lakshmi Puja -- OR, TR, WB, India (Hindu celebration during the Festival of Lights)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day -- find information about this disease here     

Modern Mythology Day -- internet generated, go look up a few modern myths on or snopes and have a good laugh

Naha Tug-of-War Festival -- Okinawa, Japan (tug-of-war involving a 27 ton rope)

National Police Day -- Thailand (Wan Tamruat)

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Establishment Day -- US

Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi

Runic Half-month Wyn (joy) begins

St. Colman's Day (Patron of horned cattle, horses, and those who are to be hanged; Austria; against death by hanging and plague; a blessing of horses and cattle is still held at Melk on this day)

St. Edward the Confessor's Day (Patron of kings, those in difficult marriages, separated spouses; the English Royal Family)

Sukkot -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through sundown Oct. 20)

Train Your Brain Day -- spread around the internet by no one knows whom, but today is a good day to commit to doing what you can to keep your brain young

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)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech), 1885
Cornerstone of the White House laid, 1792
US Navy is authorized by the Continental Congress, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ashanti, 1980
Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971
Nancy Kerrigan, 1969
Kate Walsh, 1967
Kelly Preston, 1962
Jerry Rice, 1962
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers, 1961
Marie Osmond, 1959
Chris Carter, 1957
Sammy Hagar, 1947
Pamela Tiffin, 1942
Paul Simon, 1941
Melinda Dillon, 1939
Nan Mouskouri, 1934
Jesse Leroy Brown, 1926
Lenny Bruce, 1925
Margaret Thatcher, 1925
Nipsey Russell, 1924
Yves Montand, 1921
Cornel Wilde, 1915
L. L. Bean, 1872
Rudolf Virchow, 1821
Mary Hays "Molly Pitcher" McCauley, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(Play), 1962
"Kukla, Fran and Ollie"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Nero becomes emperor, 54
The Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania, 409
Rabbi Issac Abarbanel begins his exegesis on the Torah, 1483
Jonathan Swift publishes the last of Drapier's letters, 1724
Charles Messier discovers the Whirlpool Galaxy, 1773
First publication of the "Old Farmer's Almanac", 1792
George Washington lays the cornerstone of the "Executive Mansion" (White House), 1792
Founding of B'nai B'rith, 1843
The first arial photo taken in the US, from a balloon over Boston, 1860
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations, which begins the revival of it as an active and growing language, 1881
Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude, 1884
Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14, 1892
Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey, 1923
Premier of "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie", 1947
Fiji joins the United Nations, 1970
The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C, 1976
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois, 1983
End of the Lebanese Civil War, 1990
The 2010 CopiapĆ³ mining accident in CopiapĆ³, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue, 2010
In China, 23 elder members of the Communist Party of China call for ending the country's restrictions on free speech, 2010
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2016


  1. It looks like a beautiful day. Your furry companion looks alert too.

  2. Lovely flowers ... and dogs.

    God bless always.

    1. I love the vote joke! I am looking to voting next year so I can help beat the crap out of somebody.

      Nice flowers and dog too.

  3. Lots 'n' lots of toilet paper.
    Like, not enough toilet paper in the store...

  4. Politicians are always a joke. Love the flowers and cute pups!

  5. Elections are better than someone just telling you who you have to obey, but there is a lot of crap to put up with.

  6. What beautiful flowers :-)

    As usual the joke was funny heheh!

    We will be having ours soon I will not be answering the door and will be blooking texts if i get any arrrgh!

    Have a textfreetastic Sunday :-)

  7. You're totally correct with the toilet paper. With all the BS that we get from these politicians, we need many rolls. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Funny joke, funny because it's so true. And I just love your garden pictures, getting really cold here, all of my flowers are dying.

  9. That was a great joke- so true. Nice photos too.


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