Sunday, October 29, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2017

"Where's the candy?"
"No chocolate, please!"
Hello Everybody! Today you have both Autumn the Puppy AND Waxy Dragon here as we hold our annual Halloween celebration, since the Sunday Funnies doesn't post on Tuesdays. In any event, let's get right to the jokes, shall we?

If you owned 51% of a company that hunted down vampires, would that make you the main stake holder?

Do wicked chickens lay deviled eggs?👿

Walking and shopping in a haunted grocery store is just a pair-a-normal activities.

Two witches, surrounded by the remains of a gingerbread house. "Having the children around was nice, but they ate me out of house and home," one replied, looking at the crumbs.
The other witch advised: "No one likes spoiled children. Use airtight containers when storing leftovers."

💀The skeleton asked if anybody wanted to hear a bone joke. It's humerus.


What do ghosts eat for supper?👻
Spooketi.

Where does Dracula keep his money?
In a blood bank!


What's a monster's favorite place to swim?
Lake Eerie!

What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house?
Hope it’s Halloween!

And on that note, hope everyone Tricks or Treats safely this week, because we expect to see you all next weekend for more Sunday Funnies! Take care!—AtP and WD.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 22-28, 2017

OCTOBER 31 IS HALLOWEEN.
NOVEMBER 3 MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN BECOMING THE 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED TO
THE US SENATE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan.
*Will Catalonia obtain its independence from Spain as the Catalan Republic???

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…
*Musician (The Easy Beats)/Songwriter (“Friday On My Mind”)/Record Producer (AC/DC) George Young has passed away.
*Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky is no longer with us.
*Oscar winning cinematographer Walter Lassally (Zorba the Greek, Tom Jones) has passed away.
*Actor Robert Guillaume (Soap, Benson, The Lion King) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Antoine “Fats Domino”, Junior (“Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That A Shame”, “I’m Walking”) has passed away.
*Actor Jack Bannon (Lou Grant, Petticoat Junction) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*The annual open enrollment period (November 1-December 15, 2017) for the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” is approaching.
*Did a Trump supporter obtain a Puerto Rico rebuilding contract???
*The new immigration/refugee plan of the moment.
*The recent issue of President Trump’s handling of grieving military spouses continues.
*More files documenting the investigation into the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy have been released to the public, although President Trump has held back others, citing national security concerns.
*So, what might happen if President Trump’s proposed tax plan became law???
*While considering a decision to rename Mount McKinley yet again, will Trump alter the size of two monuments in Utah to allow for logging and mining there??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*The House of Representatives has approved the impending Federal budget. Once it’s signed into law, the great tax debate begins, but can President Trump “fire” Congressional members who fail to pass his tax plan??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Arizona’s Republican Senator Jeff Flake has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018.
*Thanks to the US Senate, even if you have a legitimate claim, it will now be more difficult to take legal action against your bank or credit card company.
ELSEWHERE…
*Although who remains unknown at this time, a federal grand jury has approved the first charges from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 Presidential election. The charges were sealed by a court order. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Besides Larry Flynt, guess what other millionaire wants to see Donald Trump impeached??? (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Is it right for a dealership to sell storm damaged vehicles???
*Is there such a thing as "racist cereal"???
*The 2017 World Series of Major League Baseball is the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers versus the American League's Houston Astros. So far, with Game Four scheduled for this Saturday night, the Astros are leading 2 wins to 1 in this best out of 7 series.

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: OCTOBER 28, 2017

FUN FACT
Strawberries actually have more Vitamin C than oranges!

FAMOUS FIRSTS
What was the first liquid laundry detergent?

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you make out of the letters in HALLOWEEN?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the October 21, 2017 Puzzle Corner.

BEFORE AND AFTER
Two separate things have at least one word in common, so can be combined to make something new. Based upon the clue below, do you know what the new thing is?

Bad driving directions in Oz?
Follow the Yellow Brick Road Hog.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {toast, bbq} = Texas
02. {exams, vaccines} = oral

Friday, October 27, 2017

TOO SOON 2017 (an editorial)

The following is an editorial.


Today is Friday, October 27, 2017.
Halloween is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 👻
Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 23, 2017;
with Christmas being Monday December 25 of this year.

Yet my local Wal*Mart is already hanging up banners and signs for the 2017 Christmas retail season!😨

WAY TOO SOON FOLKS!


The above was an editorial.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

SUNDAY FUNNIES: LAUGHING AGAIN (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
It's been a rough couple of weeks while our beloved Editor-In-Chief was away taking care of family and personal matters, but as the sign says: we're back and open for business once more! 😀
With that in mind, here's a fresh batch of jokes to make you smile...

My dentist is a mean guy. He hurts my fillings.

Out in the country she was just the moonshiner's daughter, but he loved her still.
Back on duty!

You know it is a bad day when your imaginary friend files a restraining order against you.

I had a fear of hurdles, but I've gotten over it.

Two silk worms were in a race and ended up in a tie.

This may be nutty, but cashew sounds like a nut sneezing.

Do wicked chickens lay deviled eggs?

I had problems find a singing partner for the talent show. I ended up buying a duet yourself kit.

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 15-21, 2017

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Russia has initiated new sanctions against North Korea.
*Sooronbay Jeenbekov has been elected President of Kyrgyzstan.
*Israel and the United States under President Donald Trump have both announced plans to resign from the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
*Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
*The wedding crasher everybody actually liked!

2017 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
*Physics: Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for their work on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and research into gravitational waves.
*Chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy.
*Medicine: Jeffery C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for discovering the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythm.
*Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro, in regards to his collective works, to date.
*Peace: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for their humanitarian efforts on behalf of the entire world.
*Economics: Richard Thaler for his work in behavioral economics.

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Syrian Democratic Forces have declared victory against ISIL terrorists in Raqqa, and have since announced it's "total liberation". (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*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…
*The victims of the senseless shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada October 1, 2017.
*Musician Tom Petty.
*Actor Trevor Martin (Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Inspector Morse) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer/musician Grady Tate (Schoolhouse Rock, Johnny Carson, Simon and Garfunkel)
*Actor Thomas Derrah (Mystic River) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Television writer Bob Schiller (I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Carol Burnett) has passed away.
*Actor Don Pedro Colley (The Dukes of Hazard, THX-1138) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Legendary game show host Monty Hall (Let’s Make A Deal) is no longer with us.
*Actor Roy Dotrice (Amadeus, Beauty and the Beast, Game of Thrones) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*The annual open enrollment period (November 1-December 15, 2017) for the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” is approaching.
*In hopes of undermining the ACA, besides already either deleting or under funding support for the upcoming enrollment period, President Trump has signed an executive order allowing insurance companies to sell lesser plans not overseen by ACA quality control guidelines. But beware of the history of fraud connected with these cheaper policies! (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
*Why is Trump lying about how past Presidents handled fallen soldiers returning to America??? The General who didn’t want to be involved, and a few of Trump’s latest Tweets concerning this and other matters. (There are 3 separate links in this item.)
*Israel and the United States under President Donald Trump have both announced plans to resign from the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
*Although many can truthfully say otherwise, President Trump thinks he did a great job during Puerto Rico’s initial Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.
*Another policy change by the Trump Administration may mean transgender workers might face discrimination again, as well as more regulations concerning female employee's birth control choices. (There are 2 separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*With the new Federal budget approved, that's one step closer for Trump's latest (favoring the rich) tax cut plan to become reality.
*How come the Trump Administration has yet to appoint or even nominate anyone to the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology???
*President Trump’s newest political opponent??? Senator John McCain.
*Trump’s latest attempt at a travel/immigration ban has been blocked by a Federal Judge in Hawaii.
ELSEWHERE…

*Girls in the BOY Scouts???
*Former President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail again to rally voter turnout in upcoming elections.
*Guess who has offered a TEN MILLION DOLLAR REWARD for valid information leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump???
*Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein is facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
*Wildfires have devastated much of Northern California.



THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 3,487 PAGE VIEWS DURING SEPTEMBER 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: OCTOBER 21, 2017

😎FUN FACT
Africa is the only continent that is in all 4 hemispheres of the world.

BEFORE AND AFTER
Two separate things have at least one word in common, so can be combined to make something new. Based upon the clue below, do you know what the new thing is?

Bad driving directions in Oz?

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {toast, bbq}
02. {exams, vaccines}

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the September 30, 2017 PuzzleCorner.

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

I need you more than want you...♫
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell.

FAMOUS FIRSTS
The opening line to a book is below. Do you know what the novel is?

"It was always the same for her when she arrived to meet the body."
Heat Wave by Richard Castle.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BACK IN OPERATION!

It was a rough, emotionally exhausting experience; but I have returned from attending my mother's funeral and other family matters.

The Free Choice E-zine now resumes operations!

Barring anything unforeseen, our regularly scheduled features will continue at their normal times.

The Week In Review (news) and The Puzzle Corner this coming Saturday October 21, 2017. While The Week In Review will be living up to its name and starting fresh news coverage from Sunday, October 15, 2017; The Puzzle Corner WILL include the answers from the September 30, 2017 edition, which was the last one posted before things got interrupted.

The Sunday Funnies will resume October 22, 2017 with Waxy Dragon, who would have been next in the hosting rotation before I had to put everything on hold to deal with the personal situation.

I would like to thank everyone for their time, patience, understanding, and loyal readership of this E-zine.

ONWARD!
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief: The Free Choice E-zine
17 October, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

EVERYTHING'S ON HOLD!

I know everyone is expecting to see The Sunday Funnies in this space today, but unfortunately I must put everything connected to The Free Choice E-zine on hold for a while.

Tomorrow we should have been wishing my mother a "Happy Birthday!"
Sadly, we're now planning her funeral. 😭

She died unexpectedly this morning of a heart attack. Funeral arrangements are pending as I post this.

Since I became its Editor-In-Chief, The Free Choice E-zine has been pretty much a one man operation, with input from contributors and a couple of close friends as needed.
But in the end, I bear the ultimate responsibility for this site's content, which is why my name has been the only one ever listed in the POSTED BY line.

It will be at least a week before operations resume, but they WILL!
At that time, our regular features will restart at their next scheduled appearances.
The Week In Review and The Puzzle Corner the first viable Saturday, with answers to the September 30, 2017 games included as news coverage picks up where it left off for that specific week.
And of course, The Sunday Funnies will return the next day.

I would like to thank all our loyal readers for their support and patronage of this blog.
It is for you that I continue posting, and will post again when I return from taking care of family matters.
Until then...

Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief, The Free Choice E-zine
October 1, 2017