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.
Grandpa is very, very interested in American style football as played at the college level. This time of year, he and many others eat, breathe, and live for the games, mostly on Saturdays.
This lead to a discussion between me, Grandma and Miss Eva about the various combinations of college colors, and how those translate, sometimes for good and sometimes not, onto the football field.
Thibodeaux done be axin' Boudreaux, "What you t'ink be de chances fo' de football team dis year?"
An' Boudreaux say, "I don' t'ink dey got dem de snowball chance on de bayou!"
An' Thibodeaux ax, "Why you t'ink dat?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais! I saw dem at de practice, an' dem new snazzy uniforms dey got show dey rather lose an' look stylin' dan win an' be tacky!"
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 was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.
A few photos from a quick trip to Alabama.
Black Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the USA's first published black poet, Jupiter Hammon (some sites say this is on the 3rd Friday each year)
Dessalines Day -- Haiti
Doburoku Matsuri -- Oita Prefecture, Japan (one of the few sake festivals at a shrine; through tomorrow)
Festival of Hengest -- Asatru (approximate date of the Norse celebration of Hengest and Horsa, who fought to establish Norse settlements in Eastern Britain)
Four Prunes Day (only if you dare!)
Gaudy Day a/k/a Wear Something Gaudy Day
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -- UN
Large Fairies Come First Day -- Fairy Calendar (because the rest of the year they let the little ones go first)
Loyalty Day -- Argentina
Mulligan Day -- C. Daniel Rhodes wants you to give yourself or someone else a free do-over today
National Pasta Day
National Police Day -- Thailand (Wan Tamruat)
Paint a Mural on a Sidewalk Day -- let your inner child go a bit wild, but please use paint that will wash away so you don't get in trouble!
St. Ignatius of Antioch's Day (Patron of the Church in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa; against throat diseases)
St. Richard Gwin's Day (Patron of large families, parents of large families, torture victims)
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Work on Your Charisma Day -- because what else are you going to do on a lazy October afternoon?
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is founded, 1919
Composer Johann S. Bach marries his niece Maria Bach, 1707
Crown Prince Fernando of Aragon marries Princess Isabella of Castile, 1469
Ermie Els, 1969
Norm MacDonald, 1963
Richard Roeper, 1959
Alan Jackson, 1958
Mae Jemison, 1956
Howard Rollins, 1950
Margot Kidder, 1948
George Wendt, 1948
Michael McKean, 1947
Ronn Owens, 1945
Evel Knievel, 1938
Beverly Garland, 1926
Jimmy Breslin, 1930
Tom Poston, 1921
Montgomery Clift, 1920
Rita Hayworth, 1918
Arthur Miller, 1915
Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, 1912
Jean Arthur, 1905
Spring Byington, 1893
Buck Ewing, 1859
Jupiter Hammon, 1711
"Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"(Musical), 1967
"The Hollywood Squares"(TV), 1966
"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"(Musical), 1965
Jailhouse Rock(Film), 1957
"Chayka/The Seagull"(Chekhov play), 1896
"Don Sanche"(Liszt opera), 1825
Today in History:
King Cyrus the Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon and releases the Jews from their 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration, BC539
Battle of Neville's Cross, the defeat of King David II of Scotland by Edward III of England, 1346
German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus, 1604
Boston blacks petition the legislature for equal school facilities, 1787
The political rights of Jews are suspended in the Duchy of Warsaw, 1808
Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie), 1888
Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Clifden, Ireland, 1907
Albert Einstein arrives in the US as a refugee from Nazi Germany, 1933
The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England, 1956
Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opens the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra, 1964
Botswana and Lesotho join the United Nations, 1966
Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group, 1970
OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria, 1973
Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1979
The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, making it the World's tallest highrise, 2003
Australia's first Saint, Mary MacKillop, is canonized by Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
Astronomers confirm the identification of the nearest planet outside of our solar system, orbiting Alpha Centauri B, 2012
Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch muppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years, 2018
Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay, 2018