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.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2018

THE COOK ISLANDS CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY AUGUST 4.
AUGUST 7 MARKS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALLEY OOP COMIC STRIP.
AUGUST 8 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ODIE’S DEBUT IN GARFIELD.
AUGUST MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE “BIG MAC”.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*While America’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that North Korea will set the timeline for denuclearization, the United Nations Security Council says that country has yet to stop its program. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Pope Francis is against the death penalty.
*Sorry, but I’m afraid you can’t visit the Eiffel Tower right now.
*Geraint Thomas has won the 2018/115th anniversary edition Tour de France of professional cycling.🏆

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…
*Professional Wrestler Nikolai Volkoff has passed away.
*Actress Mary Carlisle (the Bing Crosby movies College Humor, Dr. Rhythm, and Double or Nothing) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUE…
*A Federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to FULLY RESTORE the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act.
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 all this, let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*While America’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that North Korea will set the timeline for denuclearization, the United Nations Security Council says that country has yet to stop its program. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Will Trump give a tax cut to the rich WITHOUT Congressional approval???
*The New York Times wonders if President Trump will wind up with blood on his hands.
*Obviously Donald Trump isn’t happy with Robert Mueller, since he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the “witch hunt”, but what does Trump have against the Koch brothers and LeBron James??? (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*The trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is underway.
*The 2020 Trump re-election campaign may already be underway, but how do you “Make America Great Again” with flags made in China??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump formed panel claims no "wide spread" voter fraud. The independent investigation led by Robert Mueller is still ongoing.
*Now the National Park Service isn’t allowed to use SCIENCE???
*Since when do you need a picture ID to buy groceries???
*And more fact checking.

MEANWHILE…
*This time TRUMP is threatening a government shutdown, and Congress isn’t happy about it. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*One way to alienate voters.
ELSEWHERE…
*Is the National Rifle Association in trouble???
*Just WHO should pay the legal fees in this one???
*Well, hindsight IS 20/20.
*Apple Inc. is now worth $1 TRILLION US Dollars!
*Since when is it a crime to help the homeless???
*Has part of Thomas Jefferson’s “lost” library been found???
*How hot is it in Death Valley???🌞

THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 2,256 PAGE VIEWS IN JULY 2018.

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THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 4, 2018

😎FUN FACT
A group of kittens🐱 is also a kindle.

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?

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

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the July 28, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

BEFORE AND AFTER
Two separate items share at least one word, and so can be combined to create something new.
Based upon the clue below, do you know what the new thing is?

Actor portraying inventor of the telephone.
Jason Alexander Graham Bell.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Considering it’s the season, how many new words can you make out of the letters in SUMMER?
Em(s) (a print measure), emu(s)
Me, mer (French for ocean), mum(s), muse
Rem(s), rum(s), ruse
Sue (the legal action, not the name), sum, sure
Us, use, user
More besides the 20 listed above might be possible.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: PUNNING AROUND

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!

As long time readers of this feature know, I love puns.
So, without further adieu, I'd like to present a new batch of them to you. Ready?

Only a true king could remove the sword from the stone.
No one else could because they didn't have Arthurization.


Some aquatic animals escaped the zoo.
It was Otter chaos.

The man who repaired the Ferris Wheel is now bragging to everyone that he saved the whirled.

"I don't care if the musical is rated G sharp. I hear there is a lot of Sax and Violins in that movie."

Is a vulpine pretending to be an enemy when he ain't a faux?

A couple of bulls see a cow but have no idea who she is because they've never seen herbivore.

Unfortunately I am good friends with only 25 letters in the alphabet and I don't know why.

Isn't the Grand Canyon (pictured on the left) just gorges?

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