Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Funnies for the A to Z Challenge, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

First, though, i gotta make you cry (it’s worth it):

And now, for the fun:

You gotta speak the language!

Getty Museum asked people to recreate famous artworks at home and send in the results:

Hope this all made you laugh, have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


Today is:

Genocide Memorial Day -- Rwanda

Goddess Karna's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (goddess of crying and wailing)

International Beaver Day -- celebrating the species that restores valuable wetlands

International Snailpaper Day -- relax today with a hard copy of a regular, old fashioned newspaper

Metric System Day -- officially adopted in France on this day in 1795

Motherhood and Beauty Day -- Armenia (day the Armenian Orthodox Church celebrated the Annunciation; it is the only Church to celebrate it on this day, which is also observed as Mother's Day in this country)

National Beer Day -- US (unofficial, the celebration of the end of Prohibition)

National Coffee Cake Day

No Housework Day/Let Someone Else Clean Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, enjoy this one!

Pandia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a festival of Zeus; date approximate)

Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day -- Tanzania

St. Saint John Baptist de La Salle's Day (Patron of educators, school principals, teachers)

Theravada New Year -- Buddhist (through tomorrow; dates and length of celebration can vary locally, and some calendars are putting this on the 9th)

Women's Day -- Mozambique

World Health Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

World Health Organization is founded, 1948
Prague University is chartered by Charles IV, the first university in central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Russell Crowe, 1964
Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett, 1954
Jackie Chan, 1954
Janis Ian, 1951
John Oates, 1948
Gerhard Schroeder, 1944
Francis Coppola, 1939
David Frost, 1939
William Hodding Carter III, 1935
Wayne Rogers, 1933
Daniel Ellsberg, 1931
James Garner, 1928
Ravi Shankar, 1920
Billie Holiday, 1915
Walter Winchell, 1897
Bronislaw Malinowski, 1884
John Joseph McGraw, 1873
David Grandison Fairchild, 1869
W.K. Kellogg, 1860
Walter Camp, 1859
William Ellery Channing, 1780
William Wordsworth, 1770
St. Francis Xavier, 1506

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"South Pacific"(Musical), 1949
"Monsieur Beaucaire"(Operetta), 1919
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major,"Eroica"(Beethoven Op. 55), 1805

Today in History:

Attila's Huns plunder Metz, in northern France, 451
Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I issues the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the basis for much civil law even today, 529
A crowd in Florence, Italy, storms the Convent of San Marco, demanding Fra Savonarola be turned over as they rebelled against his Bonfires of the Vanities and interference with trade, 1498
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu, 1521
Michael Cardozo becomes the first Jewish lawyer in Brazil, 1645
American pioneers found Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent settlement of the new Northwest Territory, 1788
France adopts the meter as the standard measure of length, 1795
The Mississippi Territory is established, 1798
English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches, 1827
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician, 1868 
Nebraska establishes an 8 hour work day, 1891
Texas Oil Company (Texaco) is formed, 1902
An eruption of Mt. Vesuvius devastates Naples, 1906
Dr. K. Winfield Ney performs the first brain tumor operation under a local anesthesia, at Beth Israel Hospital, 1923
Using phone lines, the first long distance television image is sent, of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, from Washington, D.C. to NYC, 1927
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African-American depicted on a postage stamp in the US, 1940
Syria is officially recognized as independent from France, 1946
Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech, 1954
Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco, 1956
IBM announces the System/360, 1964
The publication of RFC1 marks the symbolic birth of the Internet, 1969
Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter, 1978
During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk, 1983
Mars Odyssey is launched, 2001
Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent, 2009
Following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi, 2012
The longest-ever python is found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m), 2016


  1. Lots of laughs - and indeed, huge thanks to the front line workers. All of them.

  2. Thanks for the smiles...the laughs, messymimi.

    Our thanks go out to all those workers on the frontline...I hope they know this...

    Take care. :)

  3. Hello Sandee, thanks for the laughs. I like the last picture. Have a great day.

  4. One laugh after another! Just what we need right now. Thank you Mimi.

  5. Very good funnies today, but we love the knitted toilet paper! Mom remembers knitted toilet paper covers, but never thought about a knitted roll!

  6. Love the photos, and the paintings re-creations. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  7. Those funnies were really good, some folks sure are clever!

  8. Very creative. and I especially liked the Alabama Gov.

  9. Mimi,

    Thank you for sharing the 'Thank You Frontline' video. My niece is a nurse. I shared it on my FB wall just now and I gave her a special thanks. We do need to thank those who are keeping this country running. I will say thank you for making me laugh with these great funnies! I loved the Getty Museum photo take-offs - that's good stuff!! Stay safe and well, my dear. xx

  10. Thanks for the chuckles. I love the crocheted toilet paper :)

  11. Love the thank you video. The rest of this post was hoot. Thank you for the chuckles.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  12. Lol~ we all need the laughs ~ and great video thank you video ~

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    PS ~ Zoe 'on the mend' gratefully ^_^

  13. Hilarious! Really enjoyed this visit! Stay well!

  14. Loved that second video and the photo shoots....priceless. That woman pouring into the big wooden bowl was amazingly well done.

  15. MOL those art works were great!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe

  16. Mimi, you made me feel so good after today. It's people like you that help me who is having a rough time with this virus scare. Thank you so very much my friend.

    Cruisin Paul
    Amherstburg, Ontario, CANADA

  17. Knitted toilet 'paper'!! that's new. I enjoyed the My Corona Home video.

  18. Okay, from tears to laughter. This blog had it all!
    My Corona Home is brilliant!