Sunday, October 21, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: FROM THE CANINE PERSPECTIVE


Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
"I could complain that roses have thorns, or I can rejoice that thorns have roses."—Dr. Seuss.

In other words, it's all a question of how you look at it.
Is the food dish half empty or half full?
For example...

Some people complain about a messy house.
I see a well lived in residence.

Many marvel at the wonders of technology and ponder the possibility of artificial intelligence.
I'd like to know when humans will obtain a better batting average overcoming natural stupidity.

I heard a kid complaining to another kid about having to play the tuba in their school's marching band.
Which will it be?
The poor fellow should be glad it isn't a piano.

Others complain about a messy kitchen.
I see an opportunity for a free meal.

There is a list of the seven wonders of the world, but that one is all landmarks.
My list is to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh and to love.
So on that note♫, be good to each other, have a great week, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.—AtP.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 14-20, 2018

OCTOBER 20 MARKS THE 215TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*What happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi???
*In the aftermath of Hurricane Leslie...
*Cannabis is now officially legal in Canada, and believe it or not: The Simpsons foresaw this first! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What’s still missing since the end of World War 2???


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 innocent victims of Hurricane Leslie.
*Actor Fredric Stone (Normal Life, Thief) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Dick Tinkham, who helped co-found the American Basketball Association, has passed away.
*Actress Kate Lansbury (Ever After, A Fish Called Wanda) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is no longer with us.
*Actor Takanobu Hozumi (Mr. Baseball, X From Outer Space) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Who watches the watchmen??? (and we don’t mean the DC Comic.)
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families, let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump gave 60 Minutes an exclusive interview that aired October 14, but does he support violence against the press??? In the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi situation, not every Republican agrees with him. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*What might happen when Donald Trump answers Robert Mueller’s questions concerning Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 Presidential election???
*Trump is happy that 2 potential lawsuits against him were dismissed, but did he really have to insult Stormy Daniels afterwards??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Why did the FBI raid government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico???
*Trump’s own grammar rules.
MEANWHILE…
*If Republicans lose the mid-term elections next month, it isn’t Trump’s fault???
*Voting “mistakes” in Missouri!
*Can Native Americans vote or not???
*Will everyone in Georgia get to vote???
*Was there “dark money” involved in getting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court???
*Who leaked information concerning Doctor Blasey Ford???
*Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to cut Social Security and Medicare!!!
*Congress is currently off from October 9-November 12 for the mid-term elections, but will only be in session from November 13-18 before taking the 19-23 off for Thanksgiving.
ELSEWHERE…
*Is Russia planning to interfere with the 2018 mid-term elections???
*Did you win any of the $1 BILLION dollar jackpot??? No one won the big prize, so the next drawing is worth an estimated $1.6 BILLION dollars! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*StarKist Tuna’s legal woes.
*The American League’s Boston Red Sox will face the winner of the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers match up in the 2018 World Series of professional baseball, which is scheduled to start Tuesday October 23.

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen has been temporarily(?) suspended while Blogger is still working on updating its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 20, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Famed voice artist Paul Winchell was also an inventor, including work on the artificial heart.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon, but on three at night?

NEXT?
What is the next item in the sequence below?
1, 11, 21, 1211, _____?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 13, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone} = Punk Rockers
02. {Bean, Shepard} = We will accept either Alan and/or Astronauts.

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: STUPID QUESTIONS

Yes, I AM a dragon! Next stupid question?
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

Now, I'm going to Dragon School to learn all kinds of neat things that every dragon should know, like: knights are not meals to go in cans.

But no matter how smart I am, sometimes I hear a question that makes me ask: "What made you ask that to begin with?"

With that in mind, here are some of them...

If there are huge crowds at LEGO LAND, does that mean people are lined up for blocks???

At the circus, a beautiful lady was riding on top on an elephant.
At the end of her act, the lady asked, "How do I get down off the elephant?"
One of the clowns told her, "You can't. You get down off a goose!"

A lawyer was questioning a cop during a trial...
"Now, let me get this straight. You're claiming that my client shot her husband because he stepped on her freshly mopped floor?"
"That is correct," replied the officer.
"And it took over half an hour to arrest her?"
"That is correct," answered the cop.
"Why?" asked the lawyer.
"The floor was still wet."

If a psychic really can see the future, how come they're no better off financially than the rest of us?

What does a worm do in a cornfield?
It goes in one ear and out another.

And on that note♫, have a great week everybody and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 7-13, 2018

OCTOBER 16 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
CARDINAL KAROL WOJTYLA BECOMING POPE JOHN PAUL II.
OCTOBER 20 MARKS THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE'S 215TH ANNIVERSARY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Will Pope Francis visit North Korea???
*The 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for “integrating climate change and technological innovations into macroeconomic analysis.”
*Google will be reducing G+ to just industry usage by August 2019.
*Is exploration of Europa possible???

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…
*Those who lost their lives during Hurricane Michael.
*Film producer Arnold Kopelson (Platoon, The Fugitive, 7) has passed away.
*Game designer Greg Stafford (King of Dragon Pass, Hero Quest) is no longer with us.
*Composer/lyricist Carol Hall (Sesame Street, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas) has passed away.
*Former professional football player Jim Taylor (Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Nikki Haley has decided to step down as America’s current ambassador to the United Nations, but who will replace her and what will Haley do next??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*There will be no Democrats among Trump’s latest nominees.
*President Trump is considering limiting protesters outside the White House property.
MEANWHILE…
*Gerrymandering in Georgia???
*Congress is currently off from October 9-November 12 for the mid-term elections, but will only be in session from November 13-18 before taking the 19-23 off for Thanksgiving.
THE AFTERMATH OF BRETT KAVANAUGH…
*After a final vote of 50-48, Kavanaugh was officially declared a Supreme Court Judge. Sworn in the night of October 6, he sat on the bench for the first time October 9. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*President Trump was happy to hear the news, but what does the future hold for Congress with the November mid-term elections on the horizon??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*How has Kavanaugh been as a Judge so far???
ELSEWHERE…
*The US Postal Service wants to raise the price of stamps.
Congratulations to Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox for being the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, and home run) in a post season playoff game October 8.
⚾The National League's Milwaukee Brewers are facing the Los Angeles Dodgers while the American League's Boston Red Sox will compete against the Houston Astros to see who will represent each side in the upcoming 2018 World Series.
*The winners of the 2018 American Music Awards are…
*Will Papa John’s Pizza soon have new owner(s)???

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen has been temporarily(?) suspended while Blogger is still working on updating its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 13, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Even if it doesn’t occur on a Friday, some people consider the 13th of any month unlucky.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone}
02. {Bean, Shepard}

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

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 6, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
How much dirt is in a hole?
NONE! Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a hole!

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many Top 10 hits are accredited to The Archies?
TWO! Most people think the group is just a “one hit wonder” with ♫Sugar Sugar♫, but ♫Jingle Jangle♫ made it to #10 upon its release in 1969 as the fourth of five singles in the group’s career, to date.

Monday, October 8, 2018

VOTING ADVICE: DO YOUR RESEARCH!

The following is a Public Service message from The Free Choice E-zine.

It has come to the attention of this blog that, with the mid-term elections on the horizon, many campaign advertisements (commercials, signs, etc) are not mentioning, or are at least downplaying the candidate's political party.

Don't know? DO YOUR RESEARCH!
WHY? Your guess is as good as ours.

The obvious solution to this problem is DO YOUR RESEARCH!

See a potential candidate you like? DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Know all you can about them.
Their views, background, previous experience, political affiliations and beliefs.

The last thing many want to do when they go to the polls next month is to discover that the candidate(s) they were interested in are on "the wrong side".

The Free Choice E-zine encourages everybody to DO YOUR RESEARCH!
For an informed voter is an educated voter!

The above was a Public Service message from The Free Choice E-zine.