Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Somebody Has A Sense Of Humor (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.     

This week's prompts are:









 and this picture:

"Ladies and gentlemen, if you will please gather around this next piece, it is by our famous local photographer, Mr. Mudd.  Let us all study this great work for a few minutes, and then each of you tell me what you think Mr. Mudd was trying to symbolize by this artistic photograph."

"All right, let us begin, who would like to go first.  You, ma'am."

"Yes, I think the deep hole is symbolizing the desire of each of us for WITHDRAWAL from society in this day and time."

"Excellent insight!  Who is next?  Ah, yes, please."

"This is obviously a visual demonstration of how POLLUTION is eating away at all of us and even at the Earth herself."

"Well said, I am impressed.  You, sir."

"We are to EMBRACE one another deeply, digging into each other's lives, getting to know the truths that are beneath the surface we show the world."

"That's quite insightful.  Ah, yes, please, and speak up, we couldn't hear you well last time."

"The PROSECUTION rests!  Meaning, once you have dug up all the evidence, guilt is self-evident."

"That's...interesting.  Next up?"

"YEAR by year by year, time moves inexorably, none can stop it's rampant pace."

"Oh, yes!  I was hoping someone would see that aspect.  Ma'am?"

"This can REPRESENT representation itself, how one thing stands for another."

"Another I had not thought of, very good.  Sir?"

"Beginning from the bottom, thought you start small, as with a COTTAGE industry, by hard work, you build bigger and bigger."

"Well, I'd never thought to look at this as ascending instead of descending.  Quite good.  And last but not least, yes?"


"All right, what aspect of overwhelm, can you elaborate?"

"As in, I'm overwhelmed that I managed to end up with such a crazy bunch of nitwits when I signed up for a museum tour!"

(And my apologies for naming the photographer "Mudd," as i have no idea who took this photo and it's quite excellent, but i had to come up with a name for the story.)


Today is:

Apollon Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of music, poetry, sunlight)

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day -- because children need different care, they aren't just tiny adults   

Flag and University Day --  Haiti

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/World AIDS Vaccine Day    

I Love Reeses Day -- as voted in by lovers of the candy a few years ago   

International Museum Day -- International Council of Museums (ICOM)   

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (begins sunset today)

Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar

National Cheese Souffle Day

National Employee Health & Fitness Day -- US (originally the 3rd Wednesday in May, but now spreading around the world as Global Employee Health & Fitness Month)   

National Pike Festival -- Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US (through the 20th)

No Dirty Dishes Day -- spread around the internet by a mom who needed the break, possibly; go ahead, break out the paper plates just on this day

Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day -- Somaliland Region, Somalia

Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day -- Turkmenistan

St. Eric's Day (Patron of Sweden)

St. Theodotus' Day (Patron of hotel keepers and innkeepers)

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day -- the day to remember what really counts is who you are, not just what you look like

Visit Your Relatives Day -- if they are great, go have fun; if awful, go remind yourself why you moved so far away!

World Goodwill Day -- commemorates the opening meeting of 26 nations in the First Hague Peace Conference, 1899

Anniversaries Today:

Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1152

Birthdays Today:

Tina Fey, 1970

Jari Kurri, 1960

Chow Yun-Fat, 1955

Rick Wakeman, 1954

George Strait, 1952

James Stephens, 1951

Tom Udall, 1948

Reggie Jackson, 1946

Brooks Robinson, 1937

Dwayne Hickman, 1934

Robert Morse, 1931

Pernell Robers, 1930

Pope John Paul II, 1920

Margot Fonteyn, 1919

Perry Como, 1912

Big Joe Turner, 1911

Meredith Willson, 1902

Frank Capra, 1897

Wilhelm Steinitz, 1836

Omar Khayyam, 1048

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Le roi malgré lui / King in Spite of Himself"(Opera), 1887

Today in History:

The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268

Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498

Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593

John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631

Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652

Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1763

The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783

Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804

The destruction of Saturdays forever after:  Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830

The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843

The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896

A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation  of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896

Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897

The Earth  passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910

Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953

Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974

Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980

In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990

Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the existence of two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, around Pluto, 2005

A landmark bill passes in Nepal curbing the power of the monarchy and making it a secular country, 2009

Italian officials announce that many of the country's public assets will be sold in an effort to reduce the country's debt; plans to sell part of the nation's air traffic control and postal services have already been approved, 2014

WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself, 2020


  1. I like this, how different people interpret the picture in different ways. Well done :)

  2. Love the rubber duck - and your innovative take on wisewebwoman's prompts.

  3. LOL at the rubber duck! It makes a change from a tennis ball on the tow hitch.
    Great story! The twist at the end made me laugh.

  4. I had to search for the rubber duck - I was looking at the wrong picture.

    God bless.

  5. LOL I wonder if it drives the car owner quackers :-)
    I will get my coat heheh!

    Have a billtastic week 👍

  6. Maybe seeing the ducky on the hitch will help decrease road rage and make people smile or laugh instead of being mean.

  7. I had to biggify the shot to see the duck.

    Love your use of the prompts. The last observation was the best one.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. So funny! I love something funny to look at during heavy traffic :-)

  9. Rubber ducky. Where? LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. That was a cool story. Love the ducky too!

  11. Wonderful story from word prompts ~ words of wisdom ~ and I too had to enlarge to see a rubber ducky?? Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    (aks A Creative Harbor)

  12. That duck is quackers! Great tale, Mimi.

  13. Ha ha ... the corners of my mouth have not yet returned from their expedition to my ear-lobes.

  14. Are museum tours really like? I've never been on one. I really like the last guy and what he said. Good use of the prompts.

    Have a lovely day.


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