Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 27, 2016

FUN FACT
Blueberries do not ripen until AFTER they're picked!

RHYME TIME
Can you identify the mystery something, based upon the clue below? But however long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?

Whether it is your wife or husband: home mate.

TRIVIA TIME
How many cents are in an Australian dollar?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results of the August 20, 2016 Puzzle Corner.


TRIVIA TIME
What is the difference between cement and concrete?
Gravel. Concrete has it, cement doesn't.

ADD A LETTER NEW GAME!
You're building a word, one letter at a time, based upon the clues below.

The number of the clue indicates how many letters should be in your answer. No letter shuffling required.
Ready?

01. Pick a letter. If you pick the correct one, you're on your way to solving this puzzle.
F
02. Add a letter so it now becomes a member of the USA.
F + L = FL, the postal abbreviation for Florida.
03. Now the word is the name of a famous sitcom character.
FL + O = FLO, the original Southern waitress from the show Alice.
04. We have reached the end, and another word for circulate.
FLO + W = FLOW.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SUNDAY FUNNIES: SUMMER FUNNIES! (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
Still on summer vacation from Dragon School, but let's walk along the beach and see what jokes I can dig up for you.

A baby camel called to his mom in the middle of the night and asked, "Can I have a glass of water?"
Mom replied, "That's the second cup this week!"

Camels are known as "ships of the dessert", for how long they last in the hot sun with little water. Not sure if any of them have ever competed against a dragon though.

Then again, they certainly wouldn't lose your luggage after a long trip, and you certainly wouldn't get sea sick riding one.
"I caught the mouse! Now what do I do with it?"

Have you ever noticed that the Internet is just like Ancient Egypt?
People write on walls and worship cats!

Two cats walk until they reach the edge of the beach. Then one cat turns to the other and says, "WOW! Look at the size of that litter box!"

Why don’t oysters give to charity?
Because they’re shellfish.

Have you heard about the restaurant that caters exclusively to dolphins?
It only has one customer, but at least it serves a porpoise.

Did you hear about the red ship that collided with the blue ship?
All the sailors were marooned. (Red + blue = purple, aka maroon. If you have to explain a joke...)

Ocean front property for sale. Build to suit!

Why are gulls named seagulls?
If they were by the bay, they'd be bagels!

Why do fish swim in salt water?
Because pepper water makes them sneeze!

What did the ocean say to the sailboat? Nothing. It just waved.

What's the best day to go to the beach?
SUNDAY!
And on that note♫, have a great week everybody, and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 14-20, 2016

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Just how much would Russian President Vladimir Putin like to see Donald Trump elected the next President of the United States???
*China has successfully launched QUESS, the world's first quantum communications satellite.
*Edgar Lundu has been re-elected President of Zambia.
*Fiji has decided to not change their national flag after winning Olympics Gold in Men's Rugby.
*The Hybrid Air Vehicle HAV 304, aka the Airlander 10, has completed its maiden voyage.
*Among the stars of the 2016 Summer Olympics are Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Wayde van Neikerk; with athletes leading for the United States (109), China (67), Great Britain (63), Russia (49) and Germany (39) entering August 20th's events.



TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*Twitter has announced over 235,000 terrorist linked accounts have been suspended.
*Bombs are still the weapon of choice for another week of attacks on civilian targets.
PASSING PARADE...
*Actor Kenny Baker (Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Time Bandits) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Keyboardist James Woolley (Nine Inch Nails) is no longer with us.
*Actor Fyvush Finkel (Picket Fences, Boston Public) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Noted Jazz musician Bobby Hutcherson has passed away.
*Author Solange Fasquelle is no longer with us.
*Movie director Arthur Hiller (Love Story, The In-Laws) has passed away.
*Actor Jack Riley (the original Bob Newhart Show, High Anxiety) has taken his last bow on life's stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
POLITICALLY...
*Paul Manafort has resigned as Donald Trump's presidential campaign chairman.
*Does Trump still have the Republican Party's support???
*Are the Republicans doing everything legally as they campaign against Hillary Clinton???
*Would President Donald Trump be in favor of racial profiling???
*Just how much would Russian President Vladimir Putin like to see Donald Trump elected the next President of the United States???
MEANWHILE...
*President Barack Obama has announced he would like to eventually see the use of privately owned federal prisons phased out.
*Among the Democratic items on the agenda when Congress comes back into session after Labor Day, making the Republicans act on filling the Supreme Court vacancy!
ELSEWHERE...
*The National Security Agency's public website was temporarily shutdown to prevent a hacking attempt.
*McDonald's next Happy Meal "toy": fitness trackers.

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

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 20, 2016

FUN FACT
The date listed for a full moon on any calendar is actually the middle of the 3 night event, when the moon is at its brightest in relation to reflecting sunlight from our sun towards Earth.

TRIVIA TIME
What is the difference between cement and concrete?

ADD A LETTER NEW GAME!
You're building a word, one letter at a time, based upon the clues below.
The number of the clue indicates how many letters should be in your answer. No letter shuffling required.
Ready?

01. Pick a letter. If you pick the correct one, you're on your way to solving this puzzle.
02. Add a letter so it now becomes a member of the USA.
03. Now the word is the name of a famous sitcom character.
04. We have reached the end, and another word for circulate.

We'll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the August 13, 2016 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common.
Do you know what it is?
01. {Birthdays, Crabs} = cakes (Birthday cakes, Crab cakes)
02. {Ovens, Uncles} = Dutch (Dutch ovens, Dutch uncles)

TRIVIA TIME
Considering how long the game in all its various incarnations has been around, do you know what POKEMON stands for?
POcKEt MONsters

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SUNDAY FUNNIES: RETURN OF THE ONE LINERS

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!

Now, we had such a great time when Waxy Dragon previously did a column of one line jokes, that I thought it was time to share some more with you folks.

Besides, in this hot summer weather, who wants to wait around for jokes, no matter how funny they are.

Anyway, is everybody ready?
Here we go!

I've been repeating the same mistakes in life for so long now, I think I'll start calling them traditions.

Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from something so you'll buy the advertised product, does that mean that the fifth one enjoys it?

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year; but shouldn't that be an even number?

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Why does it feel like time slows down during the day when you're at work and rapidly speeds up at night when you get home?

How many drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Junk is something you’ve kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

What seems to be the journey of a thousand miles always begins with either a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 7-13, 2016

AUGUST 14th MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATLANTIC CHARTER.
PAKISTAN CELEBRATES ITS INDEPENDENCE DAY AUGUST 14th.
M&Ms CELEBRATE THEIR 75th ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Even if it is just a "test", Japan has warned North Korea that they will shoot down any missiles that violate their air space.
*Whether or not he even wins the 2016 Presidential election, the Philippines is considering a measure that would prevent Donald Trump from ever entering their country because of recent comments in regards to their people.
*Russia claims to have stopped two different attempts by Ukrainian forces to enter Crimea.
*Brazil intends to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budget laws.
*The 2016 Summer Paralympics, which will be held in Rio after the conclusion of the Summer International Olympics, has announced that NO Russian athletes will be allowed to compete due to that country's attempts to avoid drug tests.
*Scientists have named the Greenland Shark as the longest living vertebrate.
*Entering the August 13 competitions, the top three competing countries have seen their athletes earn 52 medals for the United States, 39 for China, and 24 for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...

*A suicide bomber took over 70 innocent lives in a Pakistan attack.
*ISIL forces are claiming responsibility for the Charleroi Machete attack.
*ISIL representatives claim they WILL attack the 2016 Miss Universe pageant if it is held in the Philippines.
*Bombs are still seem to be the weapon of choice for terrorists this past week.

PASSING PARADE...
*Actress Sagan Lewis (Saint Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Streets) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough ("Baby the Rain Must Fall") is no longer with us.
*Actor Barry Jenner (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Dallas) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Noted Blues, Soul, and Gospel singer Ruby Wilson has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
POLITICALLY...
*Whether or not he even wins the 2016 Presidential election, the Philippines is considering a measure that would prevent Donald Trump from ever entering their country because of recent comments in regards to their people.
*Would Donald Trump allow the Confederate flag to be flown at one of his campaign rallies???
*While Trump will not deny mistakes have been made in his campaign so far, who is at fault remains to be determined. But is his campaign support collapsing???
*Wolf Blitzer questions whether or not Donald Trump has asked for Hillary Clinton's assassination??? After all, does Trump honestly believe that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton helped in the founding of ISIL???
*Has anyone yet to answer the questions surrounding Melania Trump's arrival into the United States???
*Reuters claims Congress was aware of attempted hacking against the Democratic Party in 2015!
ELSEWHERE...
*Walt Disney World plans to end their Electrical Parade.
*400 year old rock carving petroglyphs have been found off the coast of Waianae, Hawaii.
*Can an actor be fired from a hit TV show???
*Walmart plans to buy Jet.com.
*Professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki has surpassed 3000+ successful career hits, provided you count those earned during his time in the Japanese league(s).
*Professional baseball players Prince Fielder and Alex Rodriquez are officially retired, while Mark Texeria has announce this season will be his last.

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

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 13, 2016

FUN FACT
Adding 32 to the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds will give you the current temperature, but this only works in fair or better weather, since crickets don't like late fall or winter.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common.
Do you know what it is?
01. {Birthdays, Crabs}
02. {Ovens, Uncles}

TRIVIA TIME
Considering how long the game in all its various incarnations has been around, do you know what POKEMON stands for?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results of our Countries Quiz from the August 6, 2016 Puzzle Corner.

Something a specific country if famous for is listed below. Can you name the country?

01. Big Ben = England
02. The Eiffel Tower = France
03. The Maple Leaf = Canada, it's on their flag
04. Yosemite National Park = The United States of America
05. Cristo Redentor = The Christ the Redemer statue is in Brazil
06. The Wallace Monument = Scotland
07. Augusta Raurica = This is a famous landmark of Roman origin in Switzerland
08. La Gioconda = Better known as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo daVinci, in Italy
09. Kaiju Eiga = Monster movies, from Japan
10. The Picos de Europa = Spain