Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Encore and Other Stuff, 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 

Yesterday's Poetry Monday had "Puns" as the theme, and i wrote several.  Unfortunately for you, they're not all out of my system yet, so you get a few punny jokes.

Where do bees go to pee?

To the BP station.

Why is a bee's hair sticky?

He uses a honeycomb.

What do you call a pile of cats?

A meowntain!

My friend wanted to do his own electrical work, so i reminded him that wiring can be a shocking experience.

The reason he became a tree surgeon?

He pined for more arboreal knowledge.

Okay, i'll stop now.  At least for a little while.

Carl's mom is trying to get him to be more consistent at putting his clothes where they belong.  That results in scenes like this in his closet:

Pants folded over regular hangers, and his shirts on pants hangers.  At least he's trying.

Then there's the question of how much food is enough to save when you didn't quite finish it all.  We can all, i believe, agree that this bit of avocado is not worth saving.

It's okay, there are more avocados in the fridge.

Time for some cute stuff:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Allama Iqbal Day -- Pakistan

Chaos Never Dies Day -- internet generated, and just look in my closets if you want proof that we need this one

Couch Beachcombing Day -- internet generated; also called sofa diving, you will be amazed what you will find!

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Dia de los Natitas -- La Paz, Bolivia (Day of the Skulls, when skulls are decorated and then offered cigarettes, coca leaves, and other items)

Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena -- Madrid, Spain (Feast of the Virgin of the Almudena, Patroness of the City)

Flag Day -- Azerbaijan

Go to an Art Museum Today Day -- it's a good idea, whoever started this one

Independence Day -- Cambodia (1953)

Lord Mayor's Day / Lord Mayor's Show -- London, England (traditional date, celebrated on the nearest Saturday; a traditional Show since 1215, when King John granted the people of London the right to elect their own mayor)

National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day

National Nibble Day -- as promoted by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

National Scrapple Day

Neon Sign Day -- Georges Claude received a patent for the neon sign on this day in 1911

Night of Nicnevin (Gyre-Carling), Daughter of Frenzy, Banshee -- Scots Pagan (date approximate)

Paul is Dead Day -- Beatle's Conspiracy Theorists, who claim Paul died this day in 1966 and was replaced by Billy Campbell

Schicksalstag -- Germany (Destiny Day or Fateful Day) anniversary of

     the execution of Robert Blum in 1848

     dethroning of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918

     The Beer Hall Putsch in 1923

     Kristallnacht (Crystal Night, marks the beginning of the Holocaust), 1938

     the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

St.Theodore the General's Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; invoked for the recovery of lost objects)

Tag der Erfinder -- Austria; Germany; Switzerland (Inventor's Day; birth anniversary of Hedy Lamarr, who was an inventor as well as an actress)

Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the first "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the two or three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Sprites)

World Freedom Day -- US

Birthdays Today:

Nikki Blonsky, 1988

Nick Lachey, 1973

Chris Hericho, 1970

Thomas Quasthoff, 1959

Lou Ferrigno, 1951

Tom Weiskopf, 1942

Tom Fogerty, 1941

Mary Travers, 1936

Bob Gibson, 1935

Carl Sagan, 1934

Dorothy Dandridge, 1923 

Spiro Agnew, 1918

Hedy Lamarr, 1913

James William Fullbright, 1905

Ed Wynn, 1886

Stanford White, 1853

Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1802

Benjamin Banneker, 1731 (first freeborn child of free African American parents)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Wizard of Id"(Comic strip), 1964

"Omnibus"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery, 694

The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence, 1494

Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620

Hungarian parliament promises Protestants freedom of religion, 1681

The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue in Jerusalem is set afire by Arabs, 1720

Napoleon becomes dictator of France, 1799

The first US pharmacy college begins classes in Philadelphia, 1821

The NY Symphony Orchestra holds its first public performance, 1858

The first documented Canadian football game is held, at the University of Toronto, 1861

Ulyses Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him, 1862

The Great Boston Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings, 1872

Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to visit other countries during his tenure, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama, 1906

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people, 1913

Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect, 1921

Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965

First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, 1967

Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion, 1985

The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered, 1994

The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 2005

The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause, 2007

The USS Gerald R. Ford is christened by the U.S. Navy; the aircraft carrier cost $15.5 billion and is technically the most advanced ship ever built, 2013

"Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches the second highest auction price ever at $170.4m, 2015

The Kartarpur Corridor opens, allowing Sikh worshippers from India to access the holy site of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan without a visa, 2019


  1. "My house was clean last week, sorry you missed it"
    I love that :)
    Carl is good about trying at least.

  2. Love those signs - but think that it was the week before last that my house was clean...

  3. Your jokes were good, and those signs are hilarious! Thank you for a good early morning laugh!

  4. I love your punny jokes and looking forward for more. At least Carl is trying. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Your puns were puny but your memes were wonderful. My wife really loved the one about the cell phone. I think you made her day. LOL

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Thanks and you are really talented with those puns.

  7. Love the jokes, love all the funnies and I love it when you post about Carl. He's a wonderful whirlwind.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Those were great and I like the signs too. Yes, it does look like Carl is trying. :) XO

  9. Great funnies- a giggle a second! Carl is quite the character- he's blessed having you help him!

  10. Those 3 meals? Those are the ones I like the best.

  11. Wonderful LOL post ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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