Sunday, October 4, 2020

Ruthless Ruler (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, Grandma wanted to talk about the hot topics of the day, the debates and the diagnosis.  Mostly, she talked, and i listened.  Sometimes you just gotta get it out of your system, and that's what she needed.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done be talkin' 'bout de debate, an' t'inkin' 'bout who could best do de moderatin'.

Firs' dey mention dis one, an' den dat one, an' fin'ly Boudreaux say, "Mais!  I done gots it!  We need de one dat done run an' mod'rate de debate team back in de high school, de one we called Sr. Mary Ruth-less!  Her an' her ruler done keep dem high school student straight, I know dem politicians not goin' be nothin' fo' dat nun!"


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.    

Mr. BA's garden saw some nice opportunities for flower shots and a few of the insects.

After i cleaned off the porch, this bee came for a sip of water from one of the puddles and let me snap a few shots:

Lulu loves her bear, and sometimes Dr. Grandpa has to put his suturing skills to work.

Finally, more sunset photos, right from my own front yard.


Today is:

Buttering-Up Final -- Fairy Calendar

Erntedankfest -- Germany (Thanksgiving/Harvest fest, on the first Sunday in October)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in) 

Golf Lovers' Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you love golf

Great Books Week begins -- previously sponsored by Excellence in Literature; this year, their website doesn't mention it, but it was always the first full week of the month and is still a great idea     

Ieiunium Cereris -- Ancient Roman Calendar (fast for the goddess Ceres)

Improve Your Office Day -- and water that plant while you are at it!

Independence Day -- Lesotho(1966)

International African Diaspora Day

International Toot Your Flute Day -- an internet generated day for shameless self promotion

Kanelbullens Dag -- Sweden (cinnamon roll day)

Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (commemoration of the departure into exile of Ahmadou Bamba to Gabon, a Sufi religious festival, begins at sunset)

National Cinnamon Roll Day

National Ship in a Bottle Day -- another one i can't find a source for, but it's listed everywhere

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

Peace and National Reconciliation Day -- Mozambique

St. Francis of Assisi's Day (Patron of animal welfare societies, animals, birds, ecologists, ecology, environment and environmentalists, families, lace makers/lace workers, merchants, needle workers, peace, tapestry workers, zoos; Italy, especially Assisi, as well as several other cities around the world; against dying alone, fire)
     Blessing of the Animals Day -- at many Catholic Churches, in honor of the Saint

St. Petronius' Day (Patron of Bologna, Italy)

10-4 Day (C.B.'ers) -- fourth day of the tenth month, ten-four, good buddy, etc.

World Animal Day -- International    

World Communion Sunday -- Christian

World Space Week begins -- International

Anniversaries Today

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957
The Soviet Union launches Luna 3, 1959 (first satellite to photograph the moon's distant side)

Birthdays Today:

Rachael Leigh Cook, 1979
Alicia Silverstone, 1976
Abraham Benrubi, 1969
Christoph Waltz, 1956
Anita DeFrantz, 1952
Armand Assante, 1949
Susan Sarandon, 1946
Clifton Davis, 1945
Anne Rice, 1941
Jackie Collins, 1937
Alvin Toffler, 1928
Charlton Heston, 1924
Buster Keaton, 1895
Damon Runyon, 1884
Edward Stratemeyer, 1862
Frederic S. Remington, 1861
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, 1807

Debuting/Premiering Today

"The Alvin Show"(TV), 1961
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major(Shostakovich Op. 107), 1959
"Leave It To Beaver"(TV), 1957
Snoopy, in the Peanuts Comic strip, 1950
Dick Tracy(Comic strip), 1931

Today in History:

One of the largest naval battles in history, the Battle of Lake Poyang, ends when the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat Chen Youliang, 1363
The first full English translation of the Bible, sometimes called the Matthew Bible, which contained the work of translators William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, is printed in Switzerland, 1537
Pope Gregory XIII's calendar adjustment that bears his name takes effect, with tomorrow being not Oct. 5, but Oct. 15, 1582
Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts drafts its first code of law, 1636
Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer fire department, 1648
Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch, 1675
The state of Belgium is created after separation from the Netherlands, 1830
The New Orleans Tribune becomes the first black daily newspaper, 1864
The Orient Express, linking Turkey to Europe by rail, makes its first run, 1883
Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 1941
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature, 1991
The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique, 1992
NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, 2001
SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space, 2004
What is believed to be the oldest high-altitude human settlement is found in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, 2010
Nissan unveiled the NSC-2015 electric car prototype at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo; the car drove and parked itself, 2012
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy, 2017


  1. I love ALL your Sunday Selections and my favourites kept changing as I scrolled down.
    And yes, some of the teachers of my youth would have controlled that debate a HEAP better than the poor moderator managed.

  2. Wonderful photos, Mimi. Well done. I like the lavender one.

    God bless always.

  3. Nice garden shots of flowers and insects. Lovely sunset.

    Falling on a lazy Sunday, even.
    It's a sign...

  5. Those are all terrific photos! I don't think I've ever seen a drinking bee before!

  6. Gorgeous photos and fun joke ~ it is what is a needed ~ LOL

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. LOL @ the joke always makes me laugh :-)

    I liked all the photos too :-)

    Have a lulutastic safe Sunday 😷😷😷

  8. Sister Mary Ruth-less would be perfect as the debate narrators try to corral the debaters. I bet no one disobeys her.

  9. Cute joke. I knew many a nun that could handle moderating a debate. Lulu is a cutie. XO

  10. A nun with a ruler might be a good idea for the next one.

  11. I don't think even a nun with a ruler could get Trump to shut up.
    Love the garden photos especially the bee getting a drink.

  12. Loving all the shares and I meant to comment on the cats on the previous posts. SO beautiful. I would get lots of hugs too. You gotta have love! Love your stories. You do everything that makes us smile. HUGS and LOVE