Sunday, August 13, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: STORY TIME

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
On a beautiful summer's day like this, I just feel like kicking back, putting my paws up, and telling a funny story or two. Ready?

A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, 'I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.'

The driver says, 'Gee officer, I had it on cruise control at 60. Perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating.'

Not looking up from her knitting, the wife says, 'Now don't be silly dear. You know that this car doesn't have cruise control.'

As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, 'Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once?'

The wife smiles demurely and says, 'Well dear, you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been even higher.'

As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal  radar detector, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, 'Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?'

The officer frowns and says, 'And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir.  That's an
automatic $75 fine.'

The driver says, 'Yeah well, you see officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled  me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.'

The wife says, 'Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving.'

And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, 'WHY DON'T YOU PLEASE SHUT UP!'

The officer looks over at the woman and asks, 'Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am ?'

'Only when he's been drinking.'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Honesty has always been the best policy. Time for one more!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Murphy applied for a forklift job at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin.

A Norwegian applied for the same job and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager. 

When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.

The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview, but we've decided to give the Norwegian the job."

Murphy complained. "And why would ye be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct. This being Ireland and me being Irish, surely I should get the job."

Manager, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong."

Murphy, "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?

Manager "That's simple. On question number 7 the Norwegian wrote down 'I don't know,' and you wrote 'Neither do I.' "
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
See, cheater NEVER prosper in the end, no matter how long they manage to get away with it before they're caught.
That's all the space I have for now. Have a great week everybody and please be back with us next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 6-12, 2017

AUGUST 13 MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF
WALT DISNEY’S VERSION OF BAMBI.
AUGUST 14 MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PAKISTAN’S INDEPENDENCE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The United Nations has added their own, additional sanctions against North Korea for that country’s continued nuclear “missile tests”.
*But American President Donald Trump has promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea ever threatens the United States, to which North Korea responded by saying it is “carefully considering a missile strike” against Guam. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*The global crackdown against parents who won’t vaccinate their children has begun.
*Despite serious allegations against him, South African President Jacob Zuma managed to survive his eighth “no confidence” vote.
*President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election in Kenya.
*A list of the 2017 Hugo Award winners for science fiction can be found here.
*Depending upon where you are, are you ready for the total solar eclipse August 21???
*On August 16, 1962 the Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr. The rest is history.
*Do we now truly know who Jack the Ripper really was???

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 whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*Composer David Maslanka is no longer with us.
*Actor Haruo Nakajima (the original Godzilla franchise, Seven Samurai) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Barbara Cook (The Music Man, Candide) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer (“Galveston”)/actor (the original True Grit) Glen Campbell has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Sitaram Panchal (Slumdog Millionaire) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Although still “on vacation”, why is President Trump suddenly against Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, let alone Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell??? Yet could his comments against McConnell hurt Trump??? (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*But Trump has promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea ever threatens the United States, to which North Korea responded by saying it is “carefully considering a missile strike” against Guam. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*President Trump will need to find someone else to run the Office of Personnel Management, for nominee George Nesterczuk has withdrawn his name from consideration.
*Trump is apparently "very thankful" Russian President Vladimir Putin expelled 755 diplomats.
*Can the President’s ban on transgender military personnel be legally blocked???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress is still on summer vacation until after Labor Day.
*As the investigation into whether or not Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential election continues, the FBI raided the residence of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
*While President Trump’s version of “voter fraud” has been proven untrue, there are some Republicans who would postpone the 2020 Presidential election if possible.
*But is Vice President Pence thinking about running against Trump in 2020??? Some pundits and editorial cartoonists have suggested the possibility, but nothing is official at this time.
ELSEWHERE…
*Pen Air has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while stopping service to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon to reduce its losses.
*Will Costco ever respond to a woman’s plight over contaminated chicken salad???
*Dine Equity has announced they will close roughly up to 160 Applebee’s and IHOPs by the end of 2017.

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 12, 2017

FUN FACT
Despite what some hair products claim, the only effective way to get rid of split ends is by cutting them off.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Everybody knows the various forms of the card game, but how many new words can you form out of the letters in SOLITAIRE?

THE 50/50 CHANCE
Just like a regular TRIVIA TIME question, only there are just two possible answers, hence the even odds of getting it right. Ready?

TRUE OR FALSE: The Glenn Miller hit ♫Pennsylvania 6-5000♫ was based on a real (at the time) phone number?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the August 5, 2017 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items within each subset have something in common.
Do you know what it is?
01. {Orleans, Shania Twain} = Both have sang that their loves are ♫Still the One♫
02. {Steve Winwood, The Monkees} = Both have sang about a woman named ♫Valerie♫

TRIVIA TIME
What do Ictheologists study?
Fish

Sunday, August 6, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: ♫SUMMER PUNNIN', HAVIN' A BLAST!♫

Enjoying the summer! 😁
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
I'm just kicking back, still enjoying my summer vacation from Dragon School. Don't have to be back until after Labor Day (and considering how many people are now stuck working on what used to be a holiday, I can see why they call it that), so let's enjoy some summer puns together.
Ready?

 I hate people who talk behind my back. They discussed me.

I made a chemistry joke, but got no reaction.

For those who have seen and enjoyed the movies: I put my phone in airplane mode and now it calls
me Shirley.

Alternative facts are an aversion of the truth.

Deja Moo. The feeling you've heard this bull before.

If your feet fall asleep and don't wake up, are they coma toes?

I wrote a song about a tortilla. Actually, it is more of a rap.

My favorite allergy song is ♫Blowin' In The Wind♫ by Peter Pollen Mary.

Wish I was there...
Instead of here.















Well, in any event, have a great week folks and please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2017

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Russia has officially expelled 755 United States diplomats over recently imposed new sanctions against that country.
*Venezuela is in a state of upheaval. Traveling to that country is currently not advised.
*Despite the violence surrounding the election, Peter O’Neill has been re-elected Prime Minister of Papa New Guinea.
*North Korea’s latest “missile test” proved more dangerous than first thought, and what might actually be behind all of them. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*With a national election pending, Kenya’s Election Board Head of Information has been found, a murder victim.
*Prince Phillip has officially retired from royal public appearances.
*The first(?) report of successful gene "editing".
*Do newly appearing craters signify trouble for Earth???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus, we shall only be posting news items whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*Actress Mariann Mayberry (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 2005 version of War of the Worlds) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Ara Parseghian, noted football player and coach, has passed away.
*Actor Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and Small, the Harry Potter film franchise) has taken his last bow on life's stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Russia has officially expelled 755 United States diplomats over recently imposed new sanctions against that country.
*Can the Republican Party be sued for not keeping their campaign promises???
*The first act of new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was to fire the new Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci. But otherwise, how is Kelly doing on the job so far??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Not happy that the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” is still law, President Trump is considering his options to move forward on “dealing with the issue”. Including taking away Congress' health care??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*President Trump is also hoping to start reducing the number of immigrants allowed in the United States each year and base entry upon merit instead of need.
*Although some feared he wouldn’t, President Trump did sign the new sanctions against Russia into law, but thinks we are losing the war in Afghanistan and wants to pull out to cut America’s losses. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*The latest lawsuit against Donald Trump.
*Just how low can Trump’s poll numbers go??? After all, a lot of his Tweets aren't positive, and Newsweek's latest cover story wasn't favorable toward Trump. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Business CEO Donald Trump said he was against them, but President Trump is about to go on vacation, and how his vacation record compares to former President Obama. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Christopher Wray is officially the new Director of the FBI.
*Congress was able to agree on something. Protecting Robert Mueller as he impanels a grand jury to look into Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 Presidential election.
*At the end of business Friday August 4, Congress has recessed for their summer break. They are scheduled to resume work after Labor Day 2017.
ELSEWHERE…
*Former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli is convicted of three counts of securities fraud. He is the man who initially raised the cost of Darapim from $13.50 to $750 PER PILL! (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*The Secret Service and the Trump Tower apparently can't get along.
*The National Rifle Association apparently doesn't like The New York Times.
*Adrián Beltré of the Texas Rangers has achieved his 3000th career hit in professional baseball.
*Discovery (Channel) Communications plans to buy Scripps Network Interactives for $14.6 Billion dollars.
*Raytheon has managed to get a lawsuit against them overturned.


THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GIVING US 2,318 PAGE VIEWS IN JULY 2017! 😁

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 5, 2017

FUN FACT
Despite the belief that the average human being only uses 10% of their brain, it is actually working at full capacity, even when you’re asleep!

COMMON BONDS
The items within each subset have something in common.
Do you know what it is?
01. {Orleans, Shania Twain}
02. {Steve Winwood, The Monkees}

TRIVIA TIME
What do Ictheologists study?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the July 29, 2017 Puzzle Corner.

WHAT’S THAT SONG?
A line from a song is below. All you have to do is know the title. Ready?
♫And a better dental plan than the FBI!♫
Party in the CIA by “Weird” Al Yankovic.

HUH?
We tried to remember a famous quote below, but didn’t quite get it right.
Do you know the correct line?

“To be or not to be. Or maybe it was 3A.”
This is actually a humorous version of the opening of Hamlet’s soliloquy by William Shakespeare.
The correct line is “To be or not to be. That is the question.”

Sunday, July 30, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CHESS JOKES

"Food to empty dog dish, gulp!"
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Being an intellectual puppy, I love intellectual games as well as traditional dog stuff.
I mean, I still fetch (with the right incentive), play "tug of war", go for walks, etc; but I also like to use my brain too.
I prefer Jeopardy! to Wheel of Fortune, actually watch the news (although most of the stuff that happens outside my own backyard I don't always understand), and I love chess.
That classic game of knights, pawns, queens, kings, bishops, etc.
A game of strategy and wits in a bloodless battle on a pretty simplistic field of honor.
Or in other words, I'm posting some chess themed jokes today. Ready?

A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
"But why?" they asked, as they moved off.
"Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."

In a park people come across a man playing chess against a dog. They are astonished and say, "What a clever dog!"
But the man protests, "No, no, he isn't that clever. I'm winning three games to one!"

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match against me at kick boxing.😉

“Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop?”
"Maybe, but don't get rooked into paying a high price for it."

One friend said to the other, "I saw an explosive game of chess the other day," to which the other replied, "How so?"
"The first move was pawn to c4!

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 23-29, 2017


AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*In memory of Charlie Gard, a life taken way too soon.
*Following the example of Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has authorized police in that country to shoot suspected drug dealers without trial.
*North Korea’s latest “saber rattling” promises a “nuclear response” if attacked, before conducting another "missile test". (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Vasily Nebenzya as the new Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations.
*Even more ice of Antarctica is about to break free!
*Because of the current Italian drought, Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican fountains turned off until further notice.
*Microsoft will soon stop updating the traditional “Paint” program because it is now part of “Paint 3D”. While originally planning to end the program outright, “Classic Paint” will still be available via their App Store. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Adobe plans to stop updating and distributing “Adobe Flash” by the end of 2020.
*The Rolling Stones will soon be recording their first new album in 12 years.
*Chris Froome has won the 2017 Tour de France of professional bicycling.
*Jordan Spieth has won the 2017 Open of professional golf in England.
*Could there be water on the moon???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Sadly, bombs are still the terrorists’ primary weapon of choice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*Legendary voice actress June Foray (Natasha Fatale and Rocky of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Cindy Lou Who in the animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and way too many other credits to list them all)
*Original Marvel Comics staffer “Fabulous” Flo(rence) Steinberg has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Is President Trump allowed to publicly shame anyone who doesn’t support “Trump Care” and the repeal of “Obama Care”?
*Is President Trump also turning against Attorney General Jeff Sessions???
*In another reversal of previous President Barack Obama’s administration, President Trump has decided that no transgender personnel can serve the United States military forces. And what does this “decision” have to do with his proposed border wall??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*President Trump has announced Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will be White House Chief of Staff, replacing Reince Priebus, but can his administration withstand any more drama??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*So, what is and isn’t true of late??? Or, in other fake news... (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*The Senate decided to continue debating the possible futures of “Obama Care” and “Trump Care”.
*At the start of his brief return to the Senate before beginning anti-cancer treatment, John McCain voted for the debate to begin, then criticized Congress for not having already accomplished their objective of replacing “Obama Care” with “something better” after the current version of “Trump Care” was officially rejected. Despite House Speaker Paul Ryan's offer of "help"in the end, they decided “repeal only” to be non-viable. (There are 4 separate links in this item.)
*So, unable to replace the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obama Care", what do Republicans do now?
(There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Yet, why are people FOR the Affordable Care Act and against "Obama Care" when they're the SAME law???
*Concurring with the Senate, the House of Representatives has voted to enact tougher sanctions against Russia for past transgressions, including their possible involvement in the 2016 Presidential election. But President Trump isn’t happy his control over the sanctions has been limited. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Further sanctions have also been imposed against Iran and North Korea for their respective weapons programs.


ELSEWHERE…
*Size DOES matter! At least on airplanes.
*Michael Kors has entered into an agreement to buy Jimmy Choo Shoes for $1.2 BILLION US Dollars.

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: JULY 29, 2017

FUN FACT
Contrary to popular belief, the musical group known as The Archies are not a one hit wonder. While their biggest success, "Sugar Sugar" was the third of five releases between 1968-1970.



WHAT’S THAT SONG?
A line from a song is below. All you have to do is know the title. Ready?

♫And a better dental plan than the FBI!♫

HUH?
We tried to remember a famous quote below, but didn't quite get it right.
Do you know the correct line?

"To be, or not to be. Or maybe it was 3A."

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the July 22, 2017 Puzzle Corner.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Arranged properly the same four letters spell a two word, alternate term for “medical records”.
What are they?

E, F, I, and L for LIFE FILE.

TRIVIA TIME
According to their show’s voice over introduction, who were “Always 5, acting as 1”?
G(alaxy) Force on Battle of the Planets.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: SUMMER PUN LESSONS

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

It's summertime. A magical season when kids are out of school and finally get to be kids again, at least for a while; parents continue to worry about their children, and can't wait for them to be back in school again.

I know Bubblehead always worries about me. After all, who can you get to "babysit" a companion dragon when you're at work???

Anyway, some parents also worry that during the summer their children will forget everything they've learned in school the previous year.
NOT ME!
My brain is like the Bermuda Triangle. Knowledge goes in, never to be seen again.

After all, did you know that the best hollandaise sauce can be found in Nome, Alaska?
Why?
That's because ♫there's no place like Nome for the hollandaise.♫

Go ahead. Quiz me.
♫Are you ready to rock?♫

What do you get when you cross a stream and a brook?
Wet feet.

What do you call a song sung by an automobile?
A cartoon.

What rock group won't sing?
Mount Rushmore.

See, I know a lot of stuff!
None of it may never help me on one of those "standardized tests", but...

Anyway, a day is a span of time no one is wealthy enough to waste. So I think I'm going to make another attempt at raiding Bubblehead's secret stash of delicious Belgosian Dark Chocolate, although I have no idea why he thinks it's a secret stash since I know about it, and then this baby dragon is going to have some more summer fun!

Take care everybody! Have a great week, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 16-22, 2017

JULY 22 IS PI APPROXIMATION DAY (22/7, the basic fraction representing Pi)
JULY 27 MARKS THE 2OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STARGATE SG-1 TV SHOW.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…

*Ram Nath Kovind has been elected President of India.
*The latest activities in North Korea as the United States has decided to ban traveling to that country since of the death of Otto Warmbier. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Iran's reaction to the latest American sanctions.
*Will there ever be peace between Israel and Palestine???
*Sorry folks. It wasn’t aliens.
*How come women's clothing doesn't have pockets???



FROM ENGLAND
*The British Broadcasting Company has announced actress Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor Who. Reaction to the announcement has run a wide gamut of responses since. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Amongst the winners of the 2017 Wimbledon Championship of professional tennis, Roger Federer: Men’s Singles, Garbine Muguruza: Women’s Singles, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo: Men’s Doubles, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, Women’s Doubles.

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Sadly, bombs are still the terrorists’ primary weapon of choice.

😭PASSING PARADE…
*Actor Martin Landau (The original Mission: Impossible, Ed Wood, Space: 1999) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Director George A. Romero (the modern zombie pictures) has passed away.
*Actor Trevor Baxter (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Chester Bennington, singer/songwriter for Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and Stone Temple Pilots.
*Actor Harvey Atkin (Cagney and Lacey, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor John Heard (Big, Prison Break, Home Alone 1) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Red West, friend and band mate of Elvis Presley, has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Iran's reactions to the latest American sanctions as the United States has decided to ban traveling to that country since of the death of Otto Warmbier. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Donald Trump has nominated Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army.
*President Trump's latest Tweets include still not being happy over the continuing Russian probes and angry comments about the New York Times.
*Did the Trump Administration use official “Obama Care” funds to finance a campaign against it???
MEANWHILE…
*Back from vacation, the Senate has postponed voting on “Trump Care” while Senator John McCain is on medical leave after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Free Choice E-zine wishes McCain a speedy recovery. Yet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell apparently still wants to at least have “Obama Care” repealed once and for all, even if it isn’t immediately replaced. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*How McCain's absence will affect the Senate, along with the Trump/GOP agenda, remains to be seen.
ELSEWHERE…
*So, is rape illegal in North Carolina or not???
*Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has resigned over the shooting death of Australian visitor Justine Diamond, which is still under investigation since no officer at the scene had their body cameras on. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Some workers are facing a pension cut!
*So, how's the Keystone XL Pipeline doing???
*Ann Coulter intentionally bought the seat next to hers so no one could sit next to her on a flight, but Detla reassigned it to a real person. Coulter may get a refund, but she didn’t win much support on Twitter over the matter.
*O. J. Simpson, in prison for 9 years after being found guilty of sports memorabilia theft, has been officially declared eligible for parole and could be out as early as October 2017.
*Why was a Kermit the Frog performer fired???
*Sears will soon start selling its Kenmore appliances via Amazon.
*Will a woman ever get to play professional baseball???

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: JULY 22, 2017

FUN FACT
The script for the classic movie Casablanca was unfinished when filming began!

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Arranged properly the same four letters spell a two word, alternate term for “medical records”.
What are they?

TRIVIA TIME
According to their show’s voice over introduction, who were “Always 5, acting as 1”?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the July 15, 2017 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items within each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it its?
01. {Jimi Hendrix, “Weird” Al Yankovic} = Both have been opening acts for The Monkees, 1967 & 1987, respectively.
02. {Announcer Don Pardo, Journalist Walter Cronkite} = Both were the first to break the news to their respective audiences (NBC for Pardo, Cronkite: CBS) that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

TRIVIA TIME
In television, what is a “back door pilot”?
When an existing series tries an idea for a new show. If successful, then the new show becomes a spin off, otherwise, you just have another episode of the existing series.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Have paws, will walk
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!

♫Oh see the U.S.A. in a Chev-ro-let...♫ began a post World War 2 sales jingle to promote Interstate traveling in hopes of selling more cars.

But while traveling the highways and bi-ways of the land, long before a gallon of gas started costing as much as a Sunday newspaper, can you imagine some of the unique towns one encountered along the way...

And as usual, my comments are in italics.

BURNT CORN, ALABAMA
Well, what other veggies are available for dinner?

WHY, ARIZONA
Well, why not?

POSSUM GRAPE, ARKANSAS
Don't think I've ever had that fruit before, but the name doesn't sound very appealing.

ZZYZX, CALIFORNIA
That's what you get when you let a cat walk across your keyboard!

HAPPYLAND, CONNECTICUT or LITTLE HEAVEN, DELAWARE
I guess it's all a question of perspective.

EXPERIMENT, GEORGIA
Wow! A state that encourages scientific advancement!

GOOD GRIEF, IDAHO
Is that where Charlie Brown moved to?

SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA
Is that where Saint Nick vacations when he's not working on Christmas?

WHAT CHEER, IOWA
I wonder what they're happy about? Maybe they should talk to Connecticut and Delaware.

HIPPO, KENTUCKY
Well, at least you know what they're favorite animal is.

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