Sunday, August 19, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: ARE YOU PONDERING WHAT I'M PONDERING?

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

Now don't get me wrong. As much as I love being on summer vacation, I do enjoy Dragon School and look forward to the new school year starting this fall.

After all, I've been flying around observing this and seeing that (sometimes with actual permission!) that I've got a whole long list of questions to ask my teacher when I see her again.
I've been collecting my thoughts and almost have a whole set.
Like...

Do GOOGLE self driving cars run on search engines?

Why do people socks only come in pairs?
Maybe they should make 3 socks in a set, so you have one to replace the one you will eventually lose somewhere between the washer and the dryer.

Don't you think it's about time they made a movie about the history of clocks?

If a prisoner takes his own mug shot, is that a CELLfie?

Was Sir Lancelot of King Arthur's Round Table a pimple popping dermatologist in his spare time?

What exactly are petrified forests afraid of?

I know New York was once called New Amsterdam, but what was wrong with the old Amsterdam?

And perhaps, the ULTIMATE QUESTION of all...
Why does my teacher always seem to get a headache whenever I ask questions like these in class?

And before I run out of space for this weekend, a tip of the wing to the classic routines of Pinky and the Brain for inspiring the title of this post!
Have a great week everybody and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 12-18, 2018

AUGUST 23 IS THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LITTLE MERMAID BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON STATUE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Could North and South Korea be planning another summit???
*Is China mistreating those of the Muslim faith???
*There will soon officially be three genders in Germany.
*Some BMWs are now banned in South Korea.
*A new probe to study the sun has been launched.
*The Beatles… mathematically???


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 Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Professional wrestlers Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Jim “Doc” Dean are no longer with us.
*Reggie Oliver, a real life football player featured in We Are Marshall, has passed away.
*Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
TARIFF TALK…
*Another American company’s reactions to the Trump tariffs.
POLITICALLY…
*Donald Trump versus Omarosa Manigault Newman, but is the President a racist??? Omarosa says he might not be the only one! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump signed the bill into law, but apparently still isn’t happy with John McCain.
*The Army doesn’t deserve a pay raise??? They're certainly on the verge of losing their financial protection! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump is revoking security clearances, but does it have anything to do with critics and the ongoing investigations??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*President Trump will NOT be getting his military parade this year.
*NOW Trump questions social media???
MEANWHILE…
*While Trump once more criticizes free speech and the press defends the first amendment to the Constitution, the Senate doesn’t like his comments. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*Are naturalized Americans in danger???
*Is our air about to become further polluted???
*Are people being denied jobs because of their names???
*Miss America… silenced???
*A parent threatens another person’s child over which bathroom they use???
*Does FOX not know who Aretha Franklin was??? And two vastly different opinions about the Queen of Soul. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

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

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 18, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Bad news: As of 2018, there are only 4 phone📞 booths left in all of Manhattan, New York, USA.
Good news: They are all free of charge to use.

THE 50/50 CHANCE
Just like a regular TRIVIA TIME question, except there are just two possible answers, hence the even odds of getting it right. Ready?

TRUE or FALSE: Heffalumps are part of the Harry Potter universe.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {cycle, form}
02. {feat, title}

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the August 11, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

FAMOUS FIRSTS
Who was the first actress to portray Wonder Woman in a live action TV production?

Many people have said Lynda Carter, but it was actually Cathy Lee Crosby in a 1974 TV pilot movie attempt, predating Carter’s portrayal of the amazing Amazon in her classic series.
The brief (5 minute test reel) attempt of a pilot in the late 1960s by the same people behind the Adam West-Burt Ward Batman series was never aired on TV, hence the accuracy of the Crosby-Carter statement.

WHAT’S THAT SONG? ♫
Words from a tune of the past are below. All you have to do is give us the song title. Ready?

♫For he had always told the truth, Lord he was an honest man.♫
Brandy by Looking Glass.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: TOO MUCH TIME ON MY PAWS

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Can you believe it's already August? 😕
They say time flies when you're having fun.
Then again, I don't know what frogs🐸 think of that since they eat flies.

Anyway...
I recently discovered I possess a talent I was totally unaware of before.
I'm great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at the same time.
♫Rock Around The Clock♫😎

But why do you humans always complain that time seems to slow down during the day when you're
at work and rapidly speeds up at night when you get home?
Wouldn't the obvious solution be to stay home and not go to work?

Weekends never seem to be long enough for you either.
One moment it's Friday night and the next it's Monday morning again.
Stop and think about it folks.
There's only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. How much time do you actually want?

Now, us dogs don't really have that problem.
When it comes to time, we only know day, night, food, and walks.
With us canines, it's always one of the four, just a question of which.

Sometimes you never value the moment until it becomes a memory.
I sincerely hope each and every one of you out there takes time to stop and enjoy life, because like the song says ♫Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til its gone?♫

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 5-11, 2018

AUGUST 11 IS CHAD’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Although America may no longer be part of the international agreement, the US has reinstated sanctions against Iran. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*China has announced additional tariffs on American products, while the US tariffs Turkey. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*How far would you go to save a life???
*Should women be ashamed of breast feeding their babies???
*The population of Australia has risen.
*Georgia Hall won the 2018 Women’s British Open of professional golf.



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…
*Comedienne/actress Charlotte Rae (Different Strokes, The Facts of Life) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Robert Dix (Forbidden Planet) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Women’s Rights Activist Arvonne Fraser is no longer with us.
*Theater playwright/producer John Glines (Torch Song Trilogy) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
TARIFF TALK…
*The Trump Administration is initiating tariffs against Turkey.
*China has announced additional tariffs on American products.
*Another plant closes because of Trump tariffs.
POLITICALLY…
*Although America may no longer be part of the international agreement, the US has reinstated sanctions against Iran. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“I destroy careers.”—Donald Trump, about Republicans against him.
*Will President Trump talk to Robert Mueller or not???
*So why is President Trump unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions???
*How a Tweet made people roar, but not the way Trump wanted. Yet the President says he’s against “all types of racism”. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*One group’s look at life under President Trump.
*So, what is going on with Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame??? Let alone Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ yachts??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Republican Congressional Representative Chris Collins has been arrested on charges of Federal Insider Trading violations and so will not seek re-election. But what does that portend for the elections this fall??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Who will win Ohio's 12th congressional district special election??? It's too close to make an official call at the moment.
ELSEWHERE…
*Monsanto found guilty in court trial.
*Okay. Nobody likes wildfires, but are they California’s fault???
*Kroger versus VISA???
*The San Francisco Giants have retired Barry Bonds' #25.

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THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 11, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Most streets in Japan are nameless, at least in regards to having no public signs posted.

FAMOUS FIRSTS
Who was the first actress to portray Wonder Woman in a live action TV production?

WHAT’S THAT SONG?
Words from a tune of the past are below. All you have to do is give us the song title. Ready?
♫For he had always told the truth, Lord he was an honest man.♫

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX 📦and discover the results from the August 4, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many points are on the Statue of Liberty's crown?
7.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Everyone knows of the famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. But what was his middle name?
Yves.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: BOTHERING BUBBLEHEAD

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here.
Now, for those who don't know, I am a baby companion dragon who lives with a human guardian I call Bubblehead, because...
Well...
Just because sometimes I think he's totally out of tune with the needs of a dragon like me.
Granted, my needs aren't much.
Belgosian Dark Chocolate. A nice, safe place to live. Belgosian Dark Chocolate. Someone to talk to. Belgosian Dark Chocolate. Plenty of coloring books and crayons.
Did I mention Belgosian Dark Chocolate already???

Anyway, just like any parent-child relationship, sometimes we don't get along as well as we should.
The other day Bubblehead wanted me to clean my room.
I love the way my room looks. After all, I'm the one who lives in it, right?
But Bubblehead was looking around complaining about all the mess when I see lovely piles of toys, empty Belgosian Dark Chocolate wrappers that need to be refilled, and a whole lot of other neat stuff.
Then Bubblehead asks me what that ugly blue stain is on the otherwise beautiful brown carpeting of my bedroom.😕
I stared at the rug, trying to figure out what that blue stain was too.😧
Then I finally remembered.
Blue was the carpet's original color!😲

Okay. So, maybe I'm not perfect. What kid is?
Then again, Bubblehead isn't perfect either.

For example, he makes a lousy alarm clock.⏰
You tell him that you need to get up at 7. He'll wake you up at 6 and tells you it's 8.

Once I had to ask Bubblehead for new batteries because the television's remote control wasn't working.
He started bragging that he used to have to walk to the TV set just to change the channel.
What kind of barbaric, primitive society did he live in???

Then again, Bubblehead doesn't have a bad singing voice, even if he usually gets the words wrong.
The other day while he was cooking breakfast, I had to listen to Bubblehead sing Don't go bacon my heart. I couldn't if I fried.

Bubblehead tried working for a newspaper once, but it folded.
He tried working for a scissors manufacturer but couldn't cut it.
Bubblehead once tried helping out on a dairy farm but made an udder disgrace of himself.

But when I stop and think about it, you can't always pick out your family in advance, but I lucked out into a good one.
Bubblehead does love💓 me and looks out for me too.
Even if he doesn't buy me Belgosian Dark Chocolate as often as I'd like him to.😉

In any event, take care and have a great week everybody, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.