Sunday, October 17, 2021

What Really Matters (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.

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.


Today is:

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?

Anniversaries Today:

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

Birthdays Today:

Eminem, 1972

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Thank you for taking us on your colourful trip. So much.

  2. Fabulous photos, the murals, the halloween decorations the female pharoah sphinx.

  3. A great selection of photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. I've often wondered about the uniforms on the footballs teams. Some teams got some weird uniforms. In the pros, Seattle has a lime uniforms. It's really weird.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. LOL @ the joke :-)

    Nice pics love the murals too ;-)

    Gave a tackylessartistictastic Sunday 👍

  6. I'd go for the big bucks, and that means winning scruffy or not!

    Great pics, I love the street art.

  7. Cute joke and great photos. The only thing I know about college football is that Notre Dame has volunteers that repaint those gold helmets every game. At least that is what someone told me. :) XO

  8. Very autumny photos from a big city. The iron girl mirrors my feelings in a big town: Lift me up and get me OUT OF HERE!

  9. That was a cute story and the photos were sure fun!

  10. Oh the Cajuns! Men and football. HaHa....I still love my baseball best. Prayers for the Seahawk player in the NFL who was critically injured at the game in Pittsburgh last night. Love all your cool photos. A friend from ALabama was in Laurel MS where they film the HGTV show HomeTowm. Hope took some great photos too.

  11. I totally agree with Boudreaux!
    Great photos! I read the sign about the freed slave. Absolutely fascinating!


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