Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Silly and Funny, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 

Why does Carl have clothes that are supposed to be hung up stuffed into his sock drawer?


Because dental floss.

That answer probably makes as much sense as any actual answer he’d try to give me!

Here’s a unique way to serve the donuts at church:

Grandpa was talking to Grandma and they were noting that with Uncle P’s passing, they’d have to change their wills again.  Grandpa joked, “I wonder how many kids I have that I don’t know about?”

Grandma responded with, “Well, they better not show up broke, is all I can say!”

A retired senior just finished putting in his new medicine cabinet.

 Time for the cute and the funny:

Have a blessed and beautiful day everyone!


Today is:

Birthday of Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes, a day when the Mundus, the portal to the afterlife, is open and the dead are free to roam)

Flag Day -- Liberia

Flitting Appreciation Day -- another "holiday" with no particular reason except that someone who enjoys flitting around wanted to celebrate it

Gangara Fire Festival -- Atago Shrine, Ikeda City, Japan

Independence Day -- Ukraine(1991)

International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence Based on Musical Preference, Lifestyle, and Dress Code -- sponsored by the Romanian Humanist Association and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

International Strange Music Day -- as declared by strange musician and composer Patrick Grant

Knife Day -- internet generated, but how would we cook without them?  today remember how much you do each day with a good kitchen knife.

National Flag Day -- Liberia

National Peach Pie Day

National Waffle Day -- Cornelius Swarthout patented the first waffle iron in the US on this day in 1869, so it is sometimes noted as National Waffle Iron Day

Pluto Demotion Day 

St. Bartholomew's Day (Patron of bookbinders, butchers, cobblers, Florentine cheese merchants, Florentine salt merchants, leather workers,plasterers, shoemakers, tanners, trappers, whiteners; Armenia; Borgo Tossignano, Italy; Boves, Italy; Carpineto dell Nora, Italy; Civitella in Val di Chiana, Italy; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Gambatesa, Italy; Gharghur, Malta; Lipari, Sicily, Italy; Maastricht, Netherlands; Magalang, Philippines; Plzen, Czech Republic; Potosí, Bolivia; Salzano, Italy; Trino, Italy; against nervous diseases, neurological diseases, and twitching) related observance

     Schaferlauf -- Markgroeningen, Germany (Festival to honor St. Bartholomew, Patron of Herdsmen, on this day or the weekend after; includes traditional barefoot race by children of active shepherds and water carrying contests; also now has a music festival)

     Wayzgoose -- a traditional day for master printers to throw an end-of-summer party for his workmen

St. Owen of Rouen's Day (Patron of the deaf; against deafness)

Tvímánuðr -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means "Double Month", and the origin is uncertain; perhaps because winter is coming and it's time to double up on the preparations)

Vesuvius Day -- anniversary of 79CE eruption which destroyed Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum

Waratambar -- New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea (a native thanksgiving)

William Wilberforce Day -- Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH, US (birth anniversary of founder, in 1759)

Birthday's Today:

Rupert Grint, 1988

Chad Michael Murray, 1981

Marlee Matlin, 1965

Reggie Miller, 1965

Cal Ripken, Jr., 1962

Craig Kilborn, 1962

Steve Guttenberg, 1958

Stephen Fry, 1957

Oscar Hijuelos, 1951

Michael Richards, 1950

Gregory Bruce Jarvis, 1944

Mason Williams, 1938

Yasser Arafat, 1929

Hal Smith, 1916

Jorge Luis Borges, 1899

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, 1890

Daniel Gooch, 1816

William Wilberforce, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Facts of Life"(TV), 1979

Today in History:

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die, 79

The Visigoths under Aleric begin to pillage Rome, 410

King John of England, a/k/a Humpty Dumpty for having to issue the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoileme, 1200

Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague, 1349

The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed, 1456

The first English convoy lands at Surat, India, 1608

Calcutta, India is founded, 1690

British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings, 1814

Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle, 1831

The Panic of 1857 begins, touching off one of the most severe economic crises in US history (Which just goes to show you, the more things change, the more they stay the same), 1857

Cornelius Swarthout patents the waffle iron, 1869

The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River 

Rebellion, 1870

Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel, 1875

Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera, 1891

Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal, 1909

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly non-stop across the North American continent, 1932

The treaty creating NATO goes into effect, 1949

France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world's fifth nuclear power, 1968

Voyager 2 (launched 1977) reaches Neptune, 1989

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1991

The first RFID human implantation is tested in the UK, 1998

Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki, 2000

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet, 2006

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech is commemorated in the U.S., 2013

Astronomers announce the discovery of an earth-like planet named Proxima b orbiting star Proxima Centauri, 2016

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism, 2019

US adventurer Victor Vescovo is the first person to visit the deepest point of every ocean when he reaches Molloy Hole, in the Arctic, 2019


  1. What a smart way to serve donuts at church. I might use that next time we're serving coffee at church ... or not :D

  2. Love the cute and the funny - and Grandma's response to Grandpa.

  3. Grandpa and grandma are cute, so are the funnies. Have a beautiful day.

  4. Lovely set of photos. Thank you, Mimi.

    God bless.

  5. We love the photos with the animal babies, they are so very precious! And Carl, he is just a trip every time you go there we think.

  6. I see that it's National Peach Pie Day. If I tell DH, then he'll want one, so I guess I best keep this discovery quiet. :) I love the mama horse with her little colt. I think the peg board would be a lot of work to place the donuts on and I think a lot of people would drop them getting them off but...it's a cool idea.

  7. Carl could have a TV sit-com. Those were good cute n' funnies but the donut thing is a bit strange!

  8. Oh those sweet animals photos are precious ~ what a fun post ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. What a great post of funnies and cutes.

  10. Carl is a whirlwind. I just love it when you post about him.

    Love the medicine cabinet. Clever.

    Love all the funnies and the cute critters.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. I am so sad to admit that sometimes that last one is me. But not on the important issues. That wine cellar gave me vertigo and would drive me to drink.

  12. Interesting medicine cabinet. Love the babi in the watermelon. XO

  13. LIONZ TOTAL LEE ROX !!!!!! :) ☺☺♥♥

    that's some medicine cabinet !!!! ☺☺☺☺

  14. Purrfect Post! I LOVE the last picture, on patience! I think that is why people think I have patience, and I'm not telling them!

  15. I am obsessed with that wine room in the kitchen floor. I want it!

  16. OMGosh! Those bears and ducklings and Shetlands are so cute! Made my night!

  17. Love the baby bears! and all the others.
    I don't have a will made yet.

  18. Oh Carl.....hmmmmm.... Grandma and Grandpa are just precious. I am so sorry for your loss. Life is so hard, I keep praying harder. Take care.


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