Sunday, June 17, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 2018

Hello Everybody!
Today you have both Waxy Dragon AND Autumn the Puppy here as we salute Father's Day.

Father's Day has been celebrated for quite a while in over 40 different countries!

Yet the tradition of Fatherhood dates back a lot farther, so let's look at some famous daddies of history...

HISTORIC EXPLORER CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS'S DAD
"I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher.  You could have written while you were away for so long."

RENAISSANCE ARTIST MICHELANGELO'S DAD
"Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children?  Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

ONE TIME EMPEROR OF FRANCE NAPOLEON'S DAD
"All right. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it."

SCIENTIFIC GENIUS PROFESSOR ALBERT EINSTEIN'S DAD
"But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair?  Styling gel, mousse, something...?"

FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES' GEORGE WASHINGTON'S DAD
"Son, I admire your honesty, but there was no need to cut down that cherry tree. We have plenty of firewood as it is."

FAMOUS INVENTOR THOMAS EDISON'S DAD
"Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"

So, as you can see, the details of the situations may have changed over the years, but like motherhood, fatherhood is a noble profession too.

With that, we take our leave so we can spend time with our respective fathers.
This is Waxy Dragon and Autumn the Puppy reminding you that although being a father is simply a matter of biology, it takes someone special to be a dad.

Have a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd and AtP.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JUNE 10-16, 2018

JUNE 16 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF VALENTINA TERESHKOVA BECOMING THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE.
JUNE 16 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREASE: THE MOVIE.
JUNE 16 IS ALSO INTERNATIONAL SURFING🏄 DAY.
JUNE 19 IS THE ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN GALVESTON, TEXAS.
JUNE 19 IS GARFIELD’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY.
JUNE 21 IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE LONG PLAYING RECORD’S💽 PUBLIC DEBUT.
JUNE 23 IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYPEWRITER.
JUNE 23 IS THE 230TH ANNIVERSARY OF
VIRGINIA JOINING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.


AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Highlights from the summit between North Korea and the United States include a meeting between America and host country Singapore, the North will work on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula while America promises “security guarantees” and the United States will no longer be doing joint military exercises with South Korea. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*South Korea’s reaction to the summit.
*What does American President Donald Trump have against Canada???
*China to face more American tariffs and China's new tariffs against the US. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Were you safe during Pacific Hurricane Bud???
*Is El Nino returning???
*The winners of the 2018 French Open of professional tennis.
*The 2018 FIFA World Cup competition has begun.
*There are new planets in the universe!

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*Author Christopher Stasheff (The Warlock In Spite of Himself, The Enchanter Reborn) has passed away.
*Animator/director Rumen Petkov (Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory) is no longer with us.
*Guitarist Matt Murphy (Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Highlights from the summit between North Korea and the United States include a meeting between America and host country Singapore, the North will work on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula while America promises “security guarantees” and the United States will no longer be doing joint military exercises with South Korea. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Fact checking Trump in North Korea and his opinions on Kim Jung Un’s human rights record. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What does President Trump have against Canada???
*Apparently Trump doesn’t like the FBI or ex-director James Comey either.
*Trump has approved new tariffs against China and China's new tariffs against the US. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump’s version of the Federal Communications Commission has officially ended “net neutrality”.
*Fact checking Trump's latest interview.
*It should come as no surprise that Trump doesn’t like “fake news”, but how is his relationship with the Fourth Estate???  Considering an editorial cartoonist was just FIRED for criticizing Trump... (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*What will Congress do now that President Trump has said he doesn’t like their new immigration plan???
*The results of this past Tuesday’s primaries.
*Some Republicans are apparently not happy that HE won the Nevada primary.
ELSEWHERE…
*ARE VOTERS STILL REGISTERED???
*Hawaii’s volcano troubles aren’t over yet.
*The wildfires continue.
*Paul Manafort has been denied bail before his new trial on obstruction charges.
*American Airline's latest problems.
*A school has closed in Wisconsin forever!

Our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen has been temporarily(?) suspended while Blogger works on updating some of its gadgets.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JUNE 16, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Honeybees🐝 have hair on their eyes.

FAMOUS FIRSTS
Who was the very first James “Bond Girl”?

RHYME TIME
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?

Odd facial hair.

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the June 9, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
According to Tommy Tutone, what is Jenny’s phone number?
867-5309, but thankfully he never included an area code in the song.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Here’s a classic question that has stumped many a scholar.
Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?
Nobody! To be entombed means you are laid to rest ABOVE ground.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: DIZZY DJ SPINS SILLY SONGS

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Last Sunday, Waxy Dragon told an interesting joke. To wit:

Have you ever wondered about what the singer is actually singing when they perform their songs?
After all, I really don't think the song goes ♫She's a good girl. She loves her Llama. Loves Cheezits and Asparagus too.♫

Waxy's example is far from the first time a song, in this case Free Falling by Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, has been misheard.
Rockin' Around The Clock 😎

So here are some more...

♫Oh since she put me down there's been owls hooting in my head♫
Really? All the time or just at night?
You must have a really big head for more than one owl to be in there.

Of course, the above is someone who misheard a line from the Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda.

Perhaps the most famous misquote is from Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising.
♫So don't go out tonight, for it's bound to take your life. There's a bathroom on the right.♫

This misquote has become so popular that even John Fogerty himself has been known to use the erroneous line at concerts.
Then again, when it's time for me to use the bathroom, outside is the only place I can go folks.

Anyway, you get the idea.
Was Elton John asking for Tiny Dancer or Tony Danza to hold him closer???

In the rock classic Purple Haze, did Jimi Hendrix want us to excuse him while he ♫kissed the sky♫ or this guy???

Was the Fifth Dimension celebrating the dawning of the ♫Age of Aquarius♫ or Asparagus???

When Johnny Nash proclaimed ♫I can see clearly now♫ was that because the rain or Lorraine was gone?
One is a bigger cause to celebrate than the other, unless Lorraine was a jerk to begin with.
Not that I've ever met the lady in question. That was just a guess on my part.

And of course, the greatest source of misheard lyrics is none other than parodist "Weird" Al Yankovic.
I can listen to him all day long and never hear the same song exactly the same twice.
So, I hope everyone enjoyed this brief musical interlude.
Have a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JUNE 3-9, 2018

JUNE 9 IS THE ANNUAL QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
JUNE 16 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREASE: THE MOVIE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Will there be a summit between Syria and North Korea???
*American President Donald Trump’s thoughts on the recent G-7 conference, and vice versa. But what happens next??? (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Can Russian President Vladimir Putin use the European Union’s opinions about Donald Trump to his advantage???
*Did Chinese hackers attack a United States Navy contractor???
*Life on Mars???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*The victims of Volcan de Fuego.
*Actor Leonid Nevedomsky (The Blue Bird, Monologue) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*TV producer Kevin McCray (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie) has passed away.
*Journalist Jerry Hopkins (Rolling Stone magazine) is no longer with us.
*Designer Kate Spade has passed away.
*Actor Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, took his last bow on life’s stage before the sad event was actually made public knowledge.
*TV travel/food host Anthony Bourdain is no longer with us.
*Guitarist Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac, Tramp) has passed away.
*Actress Eunice Gayson (James Bond movies Dr. No and From Russia With Love) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*President Donald Trump’s thoughts on the recent G-7 conference, and vice versaBut what happens next??? (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Special Investigator Robert Mueller has indicted Paul Manafort on obstruction of justice charges.
*As the investigations into Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign continue, he says that any investigation is unconstitutional(???), and that he has the power to pardon himself! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*But what do other Republicans think???
*Apparently, President Trump doesn’t like football players exercising their First Amendment Rights either, even to the point of canceling an impending White House visit by the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018 Super Bowl champs. Instead Trump held a hastily organized Patriotism event, where a man knelt during the national anthem! (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Will President Trump visit Canada or not???
MEANWHILE…
*Apparently the Senate WON’T be going on summer vacation this year.
*One Congressman’s theory about President Trump.



ELSEWHERE…
*Is the First Amendment in danger???
*Did Chinese hackers attack a United States Navy contractor???
*Scattered wildfires have occurred in California, New Mexico, and Colorado.
*Was the baker right??? The Supreme Court seems to think so.
*Another high school graduation speech "edited" by the school!
*The Miss America contest will no longer include a swimsuit competition.
*Does the source of a quote matter in its applause???
*Can "Justify" win the 150th Belmont Stakes to claim the Triple Crown of professional horse racing??? YES! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The Washington Capitals have won the 2018 Stanley Cup in professional ice hockey.
*The Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2018 NBA Finals.
*Will the New York Yankees boycott ESPN???

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any other reputable news source.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JUNE 9, 2018

😎FUN FACT
LAST WEEK'S PUZZLE CORNER WAS THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE’S 2000TH BLOGGER POST!

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
According to Tommy Tutone, what is Jenny’s phone number?

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Here’s a classic question that has stumped many a scholar.
Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the June 2, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

REBUS
Something is represented in the image below. Do you know what it is?

DELIVERY
    NIGHT      is Overnight delivery.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
In what sport does the defense control the ball throughout the game?
Baseball.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: SCHOOL'S OUT 2018

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
Dragon School is now closed for Summer Vacation, so I'm a free dragon again. 😎
At least, until after Labor Day. 😒
Anyway, all I want to do is kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm sun on my scales.
Yet, I can't help thinking about some of the things I've learned over the past year.

I would like to go to Holland some day. Wooden shoe?

Have you ever wondered about what the singer is actually singing when they perform their songs?
After all, I really don't think the song goes ♫She's a good girl. She loves her Llama. Loves Cheezits and Asparagus too.♫
Then again, does anyone REALLY love Asparagus?
I know I'm not much of a veggie eater, although I should be, but still...

Why isn't Sean pronounced Shawn instead of Seen, but Dean is pronounced Deen instead of Dawn.

Your fingers have fingertips, but your toes don't have toe tips and yet you can tiptoe but you can't tipfinger.
Does that make any sense?

Why is the plural of Goose Geese while the plural of Moose isn't Meese?

How do you count cows?
With a cowculator.
Of course you want to be careful with your math or you might make an udder mistake.

Never make snow angels at a dog park.

Which state has the smallest soft drinks?
Minisoda.

And on that note♪, have a great week everybody, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.
And don't worry, I may be on Summer Vacation, but I'll still be taking my turns with Autumn the Puppy.—waxy.