Sunday, November 28, 2021

SUNDAY FUNNIES: THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

Hello Everybody! The Free Choice E-zine's Editor-In-Chief Lee Houston, Junior here.
Let's take care of some editorial business first.
I have already eulogized the passing of our dear friend Autumn the Puppy and was scheduled to host today under the impression she and Piper D. Katt would be home with their respective families finishing the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States.

 I am still scheduled to cover the post holiday Sunday Funnies December 26 and January 2, Christmas and New Year's respectively. Piper will be hosting as a solo act until the Editorial We behind The Free Choice E-zine finds a replacement for Autumn. Which is no easy task by any stretch of the imagination.
There will still be a Christmas themed Sunday Funnies December 19, but it's doubtful at this point it will be in the Office Party motif of years passed.

Anyway, Thanksgiving here in America was this past Thursday, and hopefully everyone took time out to acknowledge what they are most thankful for than just eatting more than they should have.
Me, considering my recent heart/medical issues, I'm thankful to still be alive!

In any event, we're all dealing with lingering leftovers, or those dreaded Poultry Geists, and this humble E-zine is no exception...

Asking an expert is not always the best way to get the advice you need.
If you ask a turkeyπŸ¦ƒ how it should be stuffed, the turkey would say “With Worms, Bugs, and Seeds.”

One turkey to another, while they're looking at their cellphones. “Do you have any idea why the farmer just unfriended me?”
The other turkey replied, “No, but do you have any idea why I’m suddenly getting hundreds of dinner invitations?”

Did you know that the Pilgrims baked bread with May flour?πŸ˜‰

Friendsgiving is for Palsgrims, and on that note♫
Have a great week everybody!
Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
And please be with us next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—lh,jr.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 21-27, 2021

GET VACCINATED & BEWARE ANY VERSION


NOVEMBER 28 IS THE START OF ADVENT FOR THOSE OBSERVING.
IT IS ALSO BUKOVINA DAY IN ROMANIA.
NOVEMBER 29 IS THE START OF CHANUKAH FOR THOSE OBSERVING.
DECEMBER 1 IS WORLD AIDS' AWARENESS DAY
& ROMANIA'S GREAT UNION DAY.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Yet the vaccination battle against it continues. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*But is there yet ANOTHER NEW VARIANT??? And its potential effects upon the world. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of November 27, 2021.

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.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…🌐

😒PASSING PARADE…
*Comedic actor and brother of Dan, Peter Ackroyd (Saturday Night Life, Nothing But Trouble, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Musician Billie Hinsche (Dino, Desi and Billie; The Beach Boys) is no longer with us.
*Actor Art LaFleur (The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player Doug Jones is no longer with us.
*Actor Bernard Holley (a long career on British television/stage/screen) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player and manager Bill Virdon has passed away.
*Model/actress Mary Collinson is no longer with us.
*Actor Lou Cutell (a very long career) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Famed snowboarderπŸ‚ Marko Grilc has passed away.
*Famed composer Stephen Sondheim (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to fully discuss the health and safety of all the “detainees” as well as the various costs under Donald Trump of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR “detainees” (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
POLITICALLY…



SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE...
*Virginia isn’t the only ones wanting to burn books! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)


IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!




😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*But is there yet ANOTHER NEW VARIANT??? And its potential effects upon the world. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
ELSEWHERE…
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 27, 2021

😎FUN FACT
Carbon nanotubes are 50,000 times thinner than a human hair but 200 times stronger that steel!

FAMOUS FIRSTSπŸ₯‡
For decades the Disney Studios refused to make sequels to their animated movies, but when they finally started doing so, what was the first?

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
What is the combined total of moons Mercury and Venus have?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOXπŸ“¦ and discover the results from the November 20, 2021 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME
What is Mrs. Dagwood Bumstead’s full maiden name?
Blondie Boopadoop.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you make out of the letters in THANKSGIVING?
A, aging, ah, akin, an, angst, as, at,
Gag(s), gain(s), giant(s), gas, gat(s) <old 1930's slang for guns>, gig(s), gin(s), gist, git(s) <Hillbilly slang for scram/get>, giving
Hag(s), haggis <a Scottish delicacy>, hang(s), has, hat(s), having, hi <short form of "hello">, hiking, hint(s), hit(s)
I, ink(s), in(s), inn(s), is, it, its
Kin, king(s), kit(s), knight(s), knit(s)
Nag(s), nigh, night(s)
Sag, saint, sank, sat, saving, shag <a type of carpeting>, sight, sighting, sign, signing, sink, sinking, sin, shin, shining, sit, skin, skit, snag, snit, stag, staging, stain, staining, stank, sting, stinging, stink, stinking
Tag(s), tan(s), tank(s), than, thank(s), thin(s), thing(s), think(s), this, tin, vain, vat(s), visit, Viking(s), (AND) vista.
Other words besides the 117 above might be possible. But IV (the medical term) didn’t count because it’s an abbreviation. The Roman numerals II and IV are debatable, but the cuss word for human waste was not listed since this is a family oriented E-zine.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2021

The following is an editorial.

Dear Readers:

Today is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States of America, and despite the recent passing of our dear friend Autumn the Puppy, we do have a lot to be thankful for.

I, for one, am thankful to still be alive after my recent heart surgery and bouts of vertigo-dizziness-whatever despite still not knowing their origin/cause at this time.

I am sure there is plenty all of you out there are thankful for too.

Especially the chance to pause and enjoy a good laugh.

And yes, even to this day, turkeys still can NOT fly! πŸ˜‰



Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-in-Chief: The Free Choice E-zine
25 November, 2021

The above was an editorial.

The Free Choice E-zine did not post the scene from WKRP In Cincinnati's classic episode "Turkeys Away!" on You Tube.
We are only sharing it in the holiday spirit.
WKRP In Cincinnati and "Turkeys Away" copyrighted by whoever does hold the rights today.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

SUNDAY FUNNIES: STAYING POSITIVE

Hello Everybody! Piper D. Katt here!
I'm sure everyone has heard by now that we've recently lost Autumn the Puppy. 😒
I tell you, it just doesn't seem real to me.
Surreal maybe. I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from one of my naps at any moment and thankfully discover this was all nothing more than a bad nightmare.
It seems like just yesterday we worked together on the annual Halloween Sunday Funnies. We even stopped and chatted for awhile afterwards about life, the universe, and everything; including early planning for what would have been our annual Christmas Party in December.
To say that I, like everyone else, miss Autumn is a serious understatement.
Yet I also know that if she was here right now, Autumn would tell me that the show must go on and to

So with that in mind...
A sweater I bought was picking up static electricity really bad. I returned it to the store. They gave me a new one, no charge.

If two people love each other, nothing is impossible... except deciding where to eat sometimes.

Did you know that the man who invented the Ferris Wheel never met the man who invented the merry-go-round? They traveled in different circles.

Ever notice when Geese fly in a “V” formation,
Another positive postπŸ˜‰

one side is always longer than the other? Scientists determined the reason. There is more birds on one side than the other.
I wonder how much that study cost?

I ticked off my alarm. Now it won’t give me the time of day.

You know how they throw a ball into the crowd after the game?
Thankfully that is not allowed in bowling!🎳

Still being positive.πŸ˜‰

A waiter approached a diner and said, “Your glass is empty. Would you like another?”
The diner replied, “Why would I want two empty glasses?"

And on that note♫, I think it's time to end this post.
Autumn, it was a pleasure working with you and you'll always have a place in my heart.
Everyone else, take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
And as originally scheduled, our esteemed Editor-In-Chief will be here during the Thanksgiving holiday next weekend with more Sunday Funnies.—PDK.

In memory: Autumn the Puppy, 2009-2021.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 14-20, 2021

GET VACCINATED & BEWARE ANY VERSION

NOVEMBER 22 IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.
NOVEMBER 24 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
INFAMOUS CRIMINAL D. B. COOPER’S DISAPPEARANCE.
NOVEMBER 26 IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY
OF STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Yet the vaccination battle against it continues. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of November 20, 2021.
*Alas “civil” war continues in Syria, Somalia, and the Sudan. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Great Britain’s fuel prices will rise, but how’s the supply lines???

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.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…🌐

😒PASSING PARADE…
*Artist and civil rights activist Jimmie Durham is no longer with us.
*Joe Siracusa, drummer for Spike Jones and His City Slickers, has passed away.
*Actor David Fox (When Night Is Falling, Nothing Sacred, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player Julio Lugo is no longer with us.
*Rapper Young Dolph (aka Adolph Thornton, Junior) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to fully discuss the health and safety of all the “detainees” as well as the various costs under Donald Trump of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR “detainees” (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
*The “shaman” gets three years, but his lawyer has a message for Trump. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Get over it!”—Rupert Murdoch to Donald Trump.
POLITICALLY…
*The Infrastructure Bill is officially law, but why are Republicans still arguing over it??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump versus Biden continues, even long after the former “President” left office.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE...
*The verdict, and the potential consequences. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*What’s going on in Oklahoma??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
















MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Will the “Build Back Better” Bill become law??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What lies ahead for Paul Gosar??? CENSURE! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Will they seek revenge??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Patrick Leahy, G. K. Butterfield, and Jackie Speier are retiring. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*WTF???
*November 25 is Thanksgiving in the United States.
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 20, 2021

😎FUN FACT
If you are considering giving anyone a Barbie Doll for Christmas, remember: her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts from Willows, Wisconsin; and she was "born" on March 9 (1959!)

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What is Mrs. Dagwood Bumstead’s full maiden name?

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
With the impending holiday, how many new words can you make out of the letters in THANKSGIVING?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOXπŸ“¦ and discover the results from the November 13, 2021 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What series originally opened with Bill Haley and the Comets’ ♫Rock Around The Clock♫ before developing its own theme song?
Happy Days.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {James, Bacon} = Kevin.
02. {Susan, Pea} = Black-eyed, a variety of both.