Sunday, November 17, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: TO TELL THE TOOTH!

I take good care of my teeth,
although they need more chocolate!
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
"Going to the dentist today. I will fill you in on all the boring details later," he said, dropping me off at Dragon School.

Bubblehead had to go to the dentist this past week to get his teeth cleaned.
Okay, I'm scratching my head over that one. After all, he does brush and floss twice a day and makes sure I do too, whether I want to or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Of course what actually happened was the dentist wanted to make SURE Bubblehead was brushing and flossing like he's supposed to!
Now he knows how I feel whenever he checks on me.

But don't get me wrong. I may be just a baby dragon, but I do know that taking good care of your teeth is just as important to your health as anything else.
Yet as accurate as that last sentence was, you're not here to hear me go on about dental hygiene, so...

What time is your dentist appointment?
๐ŸฆทTooth hurty.

My dentist told me I only have one cavity.
It's called my stomach and I want to fill it three times a day.

How do teeth travel across the bay?
On the tooth ferry.⛴

A dentist was needed to testify at an important trial and was about to be sworn in.
The judge asked, "Do you swear to tell the tooth. The whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?"๐Ÿฆท
"Sure," promised the dentist, "but can you handle the tooth?"
"Isn't that your job?" asked the judge.

If a "painless dentist" does not live up to their advertising, that does not give you the right to bite them.

And on that note, remember to brush and floss.
Have a great week and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 10-16, 2019

DEAR READERS:
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, NOT ONLY HAS THIS POST BEEN UPDATED AS OF 6:30 PM EASTERN TIME NOVEMBER 16, BUT NEWS COVERAGE OF THE POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY NOW HAS ITS OWN SECTION!

NOVEMBER IS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. ๐ŸŽ—
NOVEMBER 17 IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUEZ CANAL OPENING.
NOVEMBER 18 MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
OF STAR TREK: GENERATIONS.
NOVEMBER 20TH IS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY.
NOVEMBER 20TH MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF DDT USE BEING BANNED IN AMERICA.
NOVEMBER 20TH ALSO MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST PROTOTYPE INTERNET SET-UP BEING ESTABLISHED.
2019 MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.
McDONALD’S HAPPY MEAL CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUNDTHE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Bolivia needs a new President.
*It’s not looking good in Hong Kong.
*Can the Gulf States unite???
*Will the GSOMIA Pact between Japan and South Korea be renewed???
*The future???
*A missing sub finally found!

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…
*Flooding in Venice!

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*The innocent victims of a high school shooter November 14.
*Actress Laurel Griggs (Once, Bubble Guppies, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Film producer Branko Lustig (Schindler’s List, Gladiator) is no longer with us.
*Actor Niall Toibin (Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT
*The Impeachment Inquiry is now public.
*Division within the Trump administration???
*Is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo guilty too???
*HE did it???
*“Yes, we were told to freeze Ukraine aid.”—Laura Cooper.
*Trump on the PUBLIC hearingsDay 1. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Day 2. Bribery too???
*Day 3. Former Ambassador Yovanovitch testified.
*The transcript that doesn't do what it was supposed to.
*"Just following orders"???
*Overdrawn at the Discredit Bank.
*If you can’t dispute the testimony…
POLITICALLY…
*The right man for the job???
*Now Trump wants the Supreme Court to protect his tax returns!
*Clemency granted.
*Former Presidential aide Roger Stone Junior has been found guilty. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is he doing his job???
*More legal problems for Rudy Giuliani???
*Does Donald Trump have something against Fillipino Veterans???
TRUMP TWEETS
*Slandering a witness even as she testifies!
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*What, if anything, might Joe Biden actually be guilty of???
THE 2019 ELECTIONS…
*The fate of Kentucky???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*♫Stand by your man.
*Not the reaction he was expecting.
*The first day, from a Congressional perspective.
*As the inquiry continues…
*Another Republican member of Congress has decided to retire. What does it all mean???
*Wouldn't this, at the very least, be a conflict of interest???
*Another Democrat is now hoping for the 2020 Presidential nomination.
*How might the issue of gun control effect the 2020 election???
*One wonders how Trump might feel about Texas right now...
ELSEWHERE…
*An ELECTRIC Mustang???
*Subway versus store owners.
*Is Days of Our Lives ending???
*Don't look for Myles Garret on a football๐Ÿˆ field anytime soon.
*Major League Baseball is investigating sign stealing.
*The 2019 Cy Young award winners are…
*A tale of a tail.
*A ghost ship in Lake Michigan???
*November 20th marks the 230th anniversary of New Hampshire becoming the first state to ratify The Bill of Rights.
*November 21 marks the 230th anniversary of North Carolina joining the United States.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A new world record!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 16, 2019

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
The revolving door has been in existence since 1888!
But it’s going nowhere fast.๐Ÿ˜‰

TRIVIA TIME⌚
If you have a bezoar, what is it?

REBUS
Something familiar is represented by the image below.
Do you know what it is?
๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฎ

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the November 9, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Nicholas Meyer, Laurie R. King} = Both have written novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.
02. {Spell Singer, Pip and Flix} = Both are created and written by Alan Dean Foster.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many paintings did artist Bob Ross produce per episode of his TV series?๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽจ
3. A rehearsal piece before filming, the painting produced while taping that episode, and then a final version at his leisure to correct any “mistakes” made during the recording session.

Monday, November 11, 2019

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Armistice Day.
Remembrance Day.
Veterans Day.

Whatever you care to call it, please take a moment to stop and remember the brave men and women who selfishly stood up and protected your freedoms and liberties in the past, let alone those doing so now and the ones from generations yet to come.

Freedom is never truly free, yet it is much too valuable to lose or ever take for granted.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: "HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU KID"

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Thanks to Humphrey Bogart as Rick in Casablanca for the title of this post because today we're going to look at eyes.

You've never seen a dog๐Ÿถ with glasses๐Ÿ‘“, have you?
Nor any other animal for that matter.
While the animal kingdom has its own vision concerns, humans seem the most worried about their eyes.๐Ÿ‘€
Rightly so too, for being able to see properly is important to ANY living thing.
So if you haven't guessed yet what my theme is for today...

I love jokes about eyes. The cornea the better.

One man spotted a doctor carrying an eye chart and asked, “Eye doctor?”
"Eye see you!"
The other man played along and said, “I doctor too.”

What does an eye doctor have in common with a teacher?
They both test pupils.

“I have an eye, but I cannot see. What Am I?”
 A needle.

What goes over the tongue๐Ÿ‘… and through the eyes?
A shoe lace.๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿฉฐ

Did you hear about the optometrist's accident?
He fell into his lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself.

If everything is brighter after your eyes are dilated during an eye exam, does that mean you're an optimist?

What did the right eye say to the left eye?๐Ÿ‘€
"Between us, something smells."๐Ÿ‘ƒ

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 3-9, 2019



NOVEMBER IS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. ๐ŸŽ—
NOVEMBER 9 IS MUHAMMAD IQBAL DAY IN PAKISTAN.
NOVEMBER 9 MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL.
NOVEMBER 10 MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IWO JIMA MEMORIAL
IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA BEING DEDICATED.
NOVEMBER 10 IS ALSO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF SESAME STREET PREMIERING.
NOVEMBER 11 IS REMEMBRANCE DAY IN CANADA
& VETERANS’ DAY IN THE US.
NOVEMBER 11 MARKS THE 130TH ANNIVERSARY OF
WASHINGTON JOINING THE UNITED STATES.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Is Russia interfering with British elections too???
*Did Saudi Arabia spy on Twitter users???
*American President Donald Trump offered aid to Mexico!
*Protests continue in Chile.
*Now WHY would anybody do such a thing???
*Protests in Lebanon continue.
*DON’T express an interest in your own gender if you’re in the Cook Islands or Malaysia. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*New studies of old moon samples.
*Trading islands???

CONCERNING SYRIA & TURKEY...
*“Save the oil”???

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…
*Bush fires continue in Australia.
*President Trump thinks the California, USA wildfires are California’s fault and problem!
*He also still wants to pull America out of the Paris Climate Accords, which many disagree with, but what will happen afterward??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*But California has other problems to contend with.


๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*The innocent American family killed in Mexico.
*Author Ernest J. Gaines (The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
TARIFF TALK…
*“I’m NOT reducing ANY tariffs!”—President Donald Trump.
*Otherwise, trade talks are "moving nicely."
POLITICALLY, WITH MOST OF THIS COVERING THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT…
*Did the President order a cover up from the Attorney General???
*Will Trump shutdown the government if he’s impeached???
*Why are Republicans NOT attending Impeachment meetings???
*Bill Taylor testified President Trump asked for “quid pro quo”!
*Is someone interfering with potential witnesses???
*For those interested, The President and Ivanka’s opinions on the “whistle blower”. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Can Attorney General William Barr stop the Impeachment Inquiry for Trump???
*A Judicial opinion on Trump.
*Over by Christmas???
*Sorry Donald Trump, you must reveal your tax returns! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*And he isn’t happy about owing $2 Million dollars! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Yet another law suit against President Trump.
*It takes a law suit to do the right thing???
TRUMP TWEETS
*It should come as no surprise that Trump hates the Impeachment inquiry.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME! ✅
*Trump on Impeachment opinions.
THE 2019 ELECTIONS… 
*It was a big night for the Democratic Party!
*No Republican is happy with the outcome in Kentucky, especially since the incumbent Republican governor WON’T concede! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Vice President Mike Pence is surprised.
*Several changes in Virginia. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Houston’s mayoral race headed to runoff campaign.
*What lies ahead??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Republicans ponder the “Whistle blower” who started it all and want that person to testify! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The first official Impeachment Inquiry transcripts.
*What a former Republican thinks about current events.
ELSEWHERE…
*So, who did what now???
*DNA: private or not???
*McDonald’s fired their CEO over who he’s seeing???
*How rude!
*Ready for next year’s taxes???
*Have you seen me???
*If she hosts, who turns the letters???
*Who you gonna call???
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*NASA has finally received a message from Voyager 2!
*๐ŸˆFeline football!๐Ÿˆ
*An honest mistake???

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 9, 2019

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
The longest known place name may just be Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukaka-pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Taumata for short, is located on the North Island of New Zealand.
Too bad proper names aren’t allowed in Scrabble™.๐Ÿ˜‰

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common.
Do you know what it is?
01. {Nicholas Meyer, Laurie R. King}
02. {Spell Singer, Pip and Flix}

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many paintings did artist Bob Ross produce per episode of his TV series?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the November 2, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

THE 50/50 CHANCE
Just like a regular TRIVIA TIME question, except there are just two possible answers, hence the even odds of getting it right. Ready?
TRUE or FALSE: All snakes lay eggs as part of the birthing process.
FALSE! Anacondas actually give birth to LIVE babies, skipping the egg stage entirely!

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What are ear furnishings?
While humans might consider them ear rings and such, ear furnishings are actually the official term for the fluffy bits/tufts of fur sticking out of a cat’s๐Ÿฑ ears!