Sunday, December 9, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: BOOKISH HUMOR

Having a fur coat helps, but it's still cold!
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!

"Winter is the time for comfort. For good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. It is time for home." ~ Edith Sitwell

Whether or not you believe in climate change, it is definitely colder outside than it was at this time in past years, so I'm glad I'm nice and safe within my warm doghouse, even if the people I live with consider it their house.
Okay. I guess they have that right. After all, I'm certainly not paying any of the utilities or mortgage. 😉

2B or not 2B. Maybe the address was 3A?
Anyway, while this puppy is staying in, I have to do something, so I've been curling up with a good book.

"Outside of a dog🐶, a book📕 is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx.

Actually, I've got to wait until after my people go to bed before I can pursue what they've been reading because for some reason, they're afraid I'll chew their books📚 up.
PERISH THE THOUGHT!

Now I've read some good ones. Some really great ones, and there have been a few clunkers that make me scratch my head and wonder how they ever got published in the first place. To wit...

How To Serve Your Fellow Man by Ima Cannibal
I Win by U. Lose
Robots by Anne Droid
Hot Dog by Frank N. Furter
Foot Problems of Big Lumberjacks by Paul Bunion
The Roof Has A Hole by Lee King

Okay. I made those up, but these ARE REAL!
And I'll let you make your own judgement call on THESE.

In any event, have a great week everybody. Stay safe wherever you are, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: DECEMBER 2-8, 2018


TODAY IS ROHATSU IN JAPAN.
DECEMBER 15 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FIRST CHRISTOPHER REEVE SUPERMAN MOVIE.
2018 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Proposed new fuel taxes in France will not be enacted for at least 6 months.
*New problems with Brexit???
*Afghanistan will have to attempt another election.

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…
*Actor Ken Berry (Mayberry RFD, F Troop, Mama’s Family) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Director Geoff Murphy (Young Guns 2, Under Siege 2) has passed away.
*Actor Peter Armitage (Coronation Street, 1988 version of Jack the Ripper) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*The latest on the investigations into Russia’s possible interference with the 2016 Presidential election.
*President Trump believes his low approval rating is because of the Mueller investigations???
*It should come as no surprise that Trump wants Mueller's "work" to end.
*What happened to Trump’s tax promise???
*The President's opinion on the national debt???
*The asylum ban is still a no go!
*Not every Republican is on Trump’s side.
*An illegal alien in the White House???
*Will John Kelly be leaving before the end of the year???
*President Trump’s new nominees.
MEANWHILE…
*Are they sore losers???
*Congress is back in session until their winter/Christmas break.
ELSEWHERE…
*Former President George H. W. Bush has been laid to rest.
*Another Republican who should be careful on the Internet…
*And the 2018 Game of the Year is...
*And the contenders for the 2019 Golden Globes are…
*While the 2019 Grammy competitors are...
*Seattle will gain its own professional hockey team in time for the 2021-22 season.

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: DECEMBER 8, 2018

😎FUN FACT
The original Miracle On 34th Street was actually released in JUNE 1947, and not during the Christmas holiday season!

FAMOUS FIRSTS: THE CHRISTMAS🎄 QUIZ
All you have to do is tell us which came first in each group below. Ready?
01. TV Specials: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer or A Charlie Brown Christmas?
02. Literary Works: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or A Visit From Saint Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore?
03. Songs: White Christmas or Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?
04. TV Specials: How The Grinch Stole Christmas or Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol?
05. Literary Works: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May?
06. The song Sleigh Ride: As an instrumental or with lyrics?
07. Movies: Home Alone 1 or A Christmas Story?
08. Songs: The Chipmunk Song/Please Christmas Don’t Be Late or I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the December 1, 2018 Puzzle Corner.


REBUS
It’s time to decorate our tree, but is something missing from the image on the left?
If so, what?
There is no L, for Noel.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
When it debuted as part of the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, what Vince Guaraldi composition became more commonly known as “The Peanuts Theme”?
♫Linus and Lucy♫

Sunday, December 2, 2018

HANUKKAH 2018

For those of our readership who celebrate the Festival of Light
HAPPY HANUKKAH!


SUNDAY FUNNIES: SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS

I think, therefore I joke.
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
I just looked at the calendar and discovered it's already DECEMBER! Can you believe it? 😲
Anyway, I've been learning quite a lot in Dragon School so far this year, especially in Science.
What? You thought dragons only believed in magic?
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."—Arthur C. Clarke.
See, Autumn the Puppy isn't the only one who can do the brainy stuff!
Anyway, it's time for some science based jokes!

MEDICINE: Did you hear about the doctor who won't rest until he finds a cure for insomnia?
Boy, is he tired!
Defiant!

LOGISTICS: Why does a room full of married people seem so empty?
Because there isn't a single person there.

ECONOMICS: When it comes to debt, a canary cannot handle a big bill, but a pelican.

BIOLOGY: After the birth of your first child, your role in life will become apparent.

ASTROPHYSICS: One Astronaut said to another, "I can't find milk for my coffee."
The second Astronaut replied, "In space, no one can. Here, use Cream."

PSYCHOLOGY: I've been diagnosed with a chronic fear of giants.
It is called Fe Fi Phobia.

ELECTRONICS: Why did the capacitor kiss the diode?
Because he could not resistor.

PHILOSOPHY: If at first you succeed, try not to look so astonished.
And on that note♫, have a great week everybody and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2018

DECEMBER 1 IS WORLD AIDS AWARENESS DAY.
DECEMBER 2 IS NATIONAL DAY IN LAOS.
HANUKKAH BEGINS AT SUNDOWN DECEMBER 2.
DECEMBER 3 IS THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ILLINOIS JOINING THE UNITED STATES.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The Administration of American President Donald Trump still denies the existence of climate change!
*Trump canceled a proposed meeting with Putin.
*At the latest G-20 meeting, guess who Trump talked to, but a good time wasn’t had by all as the summit concluded. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Georgia the country has a new President.
*Brexit’s current status.
*So, what is a “Bitcoin” actually worth???
*After a tie-breaker in the 2018 World Chess Championship, a winner has been decided.
*Reggae’s cultural heritage honored.
*The latest probe arrives on Mars.
*What’s in a name???
*What does a pickle ornament on your Christmas tree🎄 mean???

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…
*Animator Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob Squarepants’ creator, Rocko’s Modern Life) is no longer with us.
*Film director Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango In Paris) has passed away.
*George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Has Paul Manafort broken his plea deal??? President Trump says a pardon for Manafort is still a possibility. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The Trump Administration is still denying the existence of climate change!
*Well, whatever your opinion of the man, you can’t say President Trump lacks self confidence.
*The President wants a balanced budget, yet is threatening a government shutdown if funds aren’t allocated to his border wall project. What happened to “Mexico will pay for it”??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Did Donald Trump have previous interest in Russia???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress gains another Democrat in 2019!
*The North Carolina election will remain undecided for a while longer.
*Will Nancy Pelosi be Speaker of the House again???
*Thanks to Vice President Pence, Trump "gains another judge".
*Congress is back in session until their winter/Christmas break.
ELSEWHERE…
*NEW developments in Robert Mueller’s investigation!
*Earthquakes in Alaska!
*Is General Motors in trouble???
*The Federal Department that isn’t, but should be.
*Are driver’s licenses becoming a thing of the past???
*Is Campbell Soups in trouble???

THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 2,642 PAGE VIEWS IN NOVEMBER 2018.

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger worked on updating its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: DECEMBER 1, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Now that it is actually December, this feature begins its annual tradition of Christmas puzzles.

REBUS
It’s time to decorate our tree🎄, but is something missing from the image on the right? If so, what?

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
When it debuted as part of the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, what Vince Guaraldi composition became more commonly known as “The Peanuts Theme”?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the November 24, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
In the Gasoline Alley comic strip, what is Skeezix Wallet’s legal first name?
Allison, a play on the term Alley son, since the babe was found abandoned in the alley.

TRIVIA TIME
Exactly what IS a Skeezix?
It’s Cowboy slang for a motherless calf.