Sunday, October 18, 2020

Playing Dumb (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.

On the way to Grandma and Grandpa's yesterday, i was in the construction zone before sunrise and while i was doing a few miles per hour over the speed limit (for fear of causing an accident if i stuck to it), i noticed three cars at breakneck speed coming up behind me.  Once they got to where i could see them clearly, it was two regular vehicles and a state trooper following them.  When the two vehicles didn't pull right over to let the trooper pass, he flashed his lights at them so they'd pull over and he could go around them even faster!  Why do they post the signs any more, i wonder, they really don't mean much.

Boudreaux done come in de house laughin', and Clothile done ax him what be de joke.

He jes' done drove in from outta town, an' he tell her dat at one place he be drivin' over de limit on one o' de little highways by a town, an' de officer done pull him over.

He say, "I decide I's goin' play dumb, see if I can get outta a ticket.  So when de officer come up an' say, 'Do you know why I pulled you over?' I done tell him dat no, I don' know."

“Den he say, ‘When you passed me, I knew you were 55 at least!’

“An’ I say, No, I don’ be dat old, it mus’ be de hat what make me look old!”

“Den he look at me like I be crazy an’ he ax, ‘Do you have anything illegal in your car?’

“An’ I say, ‘Mais, only my illegally good looks, dat don’ be so old as you t’ink!’

“An he say, ‘You must be a real Cajun, you’re too dumb for me to even give you a ticket!’ an’ he done let me go, so it done work!”


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 more of Ms. PA's treasures, plus a couple of sunset shots, and one sunrise photo:


Today is:

Alaska Day -- Alaska, US

Anti-Slavery Day -- yes, there are still slaves in this world, find out how to help them here     

Clean Water Act Day -- US (considered by many a day to give thanks for water and open any who are grateful for clean water)

Hard Boiled Guy/B-Girl Day -- on the anniversary of the general release of The Maltese Falcon (initial release was in NYC on Oct. 3)

Independence Day -- Azerbaijan(1991)

King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar (Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the mattress!)

National Chocolate Cupcake Day  (some websites day it is simply Cupcake Day, any flavor)

National Day -- Maldives

National Day of Prayer -- Zambia

National Statistics Day -- Japan

No Beard Day -- internet generated, a day to shave, which is illogical in the northern hemisphere, with winter coming

Pandrosus Festival -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess, or all-dewy one; date approximate)

Persons Day -- Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)

St. Luke's Day (The Evangelist; Patron of artists, bachelors/unmarried men, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, glass makers/glasswrkers, gold workers/goldsmiths, lacemakers/lace workers, notaries, painters, sculptors, stained glass workers, Worshipful Company of Painters; Capena, Italy; Hermersdorf, Germany)

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Watch a Squirrel Day -- internet generated, and different from squirrel appreciation day in January

World Menopause Day -- sponsored by the International Menopause Society

Anniversaries Today:

Women in Military Service for America Memorial is dedicated, 1997

University of Heidelberg opens, 1386

Birthdays Today:

Zac Efron, 1988

Freida Pintoo, 1984

Lindsey Vonn, 1984

Vincent Spano, 1962

Wynton Marsalis, 1961

Erin Moran, 1960

Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960

Martina Navratilova, 1956

Pam Dawber, 1951

Terry McMillan, 1951

Ntozake Shange, 1948

Joe Morton, 1947

Laura Nyro, 1947

Mike Ditka, 1939

Dawn Wells, 1938

Peter Boyle, 1935

George C. Scott, 1927

Chuck Berry, 1926

Melina Mercouri, 1923

Jesse Helms, 1921

Melina Mercouri, 1920

Anita O'Day, 1919

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919

James David Brooks, 1906

A.J. Liebling, 1904

Lotte Lenya, 1900

Henri Bergson, 1859

Salomon Auguste Andree, 1854

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, 1697

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once on This Island"(Play), 1990

"Roseanne"(TV), 1988

"The Girl Is Mine"(Single release), 1982

"Raisin"(Musical), 1973

The Jungle Book(Disney animated film), 1967

"The Apple Tree"(Musical), 1966

“The Yellow Kid Takes a Hand at Golf”(the first actual newspaper comic strip telling a continuing story (as opposed to a single cartoon panel, in American Humorist), 1897

"De Unges Forbund/The League of Youth"(Ibsen play), 1869

"Prometheus"(Liszt S.99), 1855

Moby Dick(Publication date), 1851

Today in History:

Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest), 320

Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009

Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016

Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356

Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561

The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648

The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London, 1851

The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867

Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878

John Owen becomes the first formally timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890

United States takes possession of Puerto Rico, 1898

The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded, 1922

The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925

Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio, 1954

The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet, 1967

Azerbaijan becomes independent from the USSR, 1991

After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan, 2007

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria, 2013

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir perform the first all-female space walk outside the International Space Station, 2019


  1. That has to be my favourite of your Cajun jokes so far! Keep them coming. Love the sunsets too.

  2. That explains why our Dad wears a hat!

  3. Ms PA has lots of treasures. You had me at the skyscapes though. I love them.

  4. Fun Cajun joke and lovely sky shots ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Oh, OWLS! love them, thank you. I liked the joke very much too.

  6. And really, I sleep so much better knowing that my personhood has been legally ratified...
    (I would have been kicking a lot of shins if I'd been born much earlier than I was.)

  7. Cute joke and interesting treasures.