Sunday, October 21, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: FROM THE CANINE PERSPECTIVE


Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
"I could complain that roses have thorns, or I can rejoice that thorns have roses."—Dr. Seuss.

In other words, it's all a question of how you look at it.
Is the food dish half empty or half full?
For example...

Some people complain about a messy house.
I see a well lived in residence.

Many marvel at the wonders of technology and ponder the possibility of artificial intelligence.
I'd like to know when humans will obtain a better batting average overcoming natural stupidity.

I heard a kid complaining to another kid about having to play the tuba in their school's marching band.
Which will it be?
The poor fellow should be glad it isn't a piano.

Others complain about a messy kitchen.
I see an opportunity for a free meal.

There is a list of the seven wonders of the world, but that one is all landmarks.
My list is to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh and to love.
So on that note♫, be good to each other, have a great week, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.—AtP.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 14-20, 2018

OCTOBER 20 MARKS THE 215TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*What happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi???
*In the aftermath of Hurricane Leslie...
*Cannabis is now officially legal in Canada, and believe it or not: The Simpsons foresaw this first! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What’s still missing since the end of World War 2???


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…
*The innocent victims of Hurricane Leslie.
*Actor Fredric Stone (Normal Life, Thief) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Dick Tinkham, who helped co-found the American Basketball Association, has passed away.
*Actress Kate Lansbury (Ever After, A Fish Called Wanda) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is no longer with us.
*Actor Takanobu Hozumi (Mr. Baseball, X From Outer Space) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Who watches the watchmen??? (and we don’t mean the DC Comic.)
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 separating families, let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump gave 60 Minutes an exclusive interview that aired October 14, but does he support violence against the press??? In the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi situation, not every Republican agrees with him. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*What might happen when Donald Trump answers Robert Mueller’s questions concerning Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 Presidential election???
*Trump is happy that 2 potential lawsuits against him were dismissed, but did he really have to insult Stormy Daniels afterwards??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Why did the FBI raid government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico???
*Trump’s own grammar rules.
MEANWHILE…
*If Republicans lose the mid-term elections next month, it isn’t Trump’s fault???
*Voting “mistakes” in Missouri!
*Can Native Americans vote or not???
*Will everyone in Georgia get to vote???
*Was there “dark money” involved in getting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court???
*Who leaked information concerning Doctor Blasey Ford???
*Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to cut Social Security and Medicare!!!
*Congress is currently off from October 9-November 12 for the mid-term elections, but will only be in session from November 13-18 before taking the 19-23 off for Thanksgiving.
ELSEWHERE…
*Is Russia planning to interfere with the 2018 mid-term elections???
*Did you win any of the $1 BILLION dollar jackpot??? No one won the big prize, so the next drawing is worth an estimated $1.6 BILLION dollars! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*StarKist Tuna’s legal woes.
*The American League’s Boston Red Sox will face the winner of the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers match up in the 2018 World Series of professional baseball, which is scheduled to start Tuesday October 23.

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen has been temporarily(?) suspended while Blogger is still working on updating its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 20, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Famed voice artist Paul Winchell was also an inventor, including work on the artificial heart.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon, but on three at night?

NEXT?
What is the next item in the sequence below?
1, 11, 21, 1211, _____?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 13, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone} = Punk Rockers
02. {Bean, Shepard} = We will accept either Alan and/or Astronauts.

RHYME TIME
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?
Ruminant Transport = Goat🐐 Boat.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: STUPID QUESTIONS

Yes, I AM a dragon! Next stupid question?
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

Now, I'm going to Dragon School to learn all kinds of neat things that every dragon should know, like: knights are not meals to go in cans.

But no matter how smart I am, sometimes I hear a question that makes me ask: "What made you ask that to begin with?"

With that in mind, here are some of them...

If there are huge crowds at LEGO LAND, does that mean people are lined up for blocks???

At the circus, a beautiful lady was riding on top on an elephant.
At the end of her act, the lady asked, "How do I get down off the elephant?"
One of the clowns told her, "You can't. You get down off a goose!"

A lawyer was questioning a cop during a trial...
"Now, let me get this straight. You're claiming that my client shot her husband because he stepped on her freshly mopped floor?"
"That is correct," replied the officer.
"And it took over half an hour to arrest her?"
"That is correct," answered the cop.
"Why?" asked the lawyer.
"The floor was still wet."

If a psychic really can see the future, how come they're no better off financially than the rest of us?

What does a worm do in a cornfield?
It goes in one ear and out another.

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: OCTOBER 7-13, 2018

OCTOBER 16 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
CARDINAL KAROL WOJTYLA BECOMING POPE JOHN PAUL II.
OCTOBER 20 MARKS THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE'S 215TH ANNIVERSARY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Will Pope Francis visit North Korea???
*The 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for “integrating climate change and technological innovations into macroeconomic analysis.”
*Google will be reducing G+ to just industry usage by August 2019.
*Is exploration of Europa possible???

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…
*Those who lost their lives during Hurricane Michael.
*Film producer Arnold Kopelson (Platoon, The Fugitive, 7) has passed away.
*Game designer Greg Stafford (King of Dragon Pass, Hero Quest) is no longer with us.
*Composer/lyricist Carol Hall (Sesame Street, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas) has passed away.
*Former professional football player Jim Taylor (Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*Nikki Haley has decided to step down as America’s current ambassador to the United Nations, but who will replace her and what will Haley do next??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*There will be no Democrats among Trump’s latest nominees.
*President Trump is considering limiting protesters outside the White House property.
MEANWHILE…
*Gerrymandering in Georgia???
*Congress is currently off from October 9-November 12 for the mid-term elections, but will only be in session from November 13-18 before taking the 19-23 off for Thanksgiving.
THE AFTERMATH OF BRETT KAVANAUGH…
*After a final vote of 50-48, Kavanaugh was officially declared a Supreme Court Judge. Sworn in the night of October 6, he sat on the bench for the first time October 9. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*President Trump was happy to hear the news, but what does the future hold for Congress with the November mid-term elections on the horizon??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*How has Kavanaugh been as a Judge so far???
ELSEWHERE…
*The US Postal Service wants to raise the price of stamps.
Congratulations to Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox for being the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, and home run) in a post season playoff game October 8.
⚾The National League's Milwaukee Brewers are facing the Los Angeles Dodgers while the American League's Boston Red Sox will compete against the Houston Astros to see who will represent each side in the upcoming 2018 World Series.
*The winners of the 2018 American Music Awards are…
*Will Papa John’s Pizza soon have new owner(s)???

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THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 13, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Even if it doesn’t occur on a Friday, some people consider the 13th of any month unlucky.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone}
02. {Bean, Shepard}

RHYME TIME⌛
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?
Ruminant transport.

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the October 6, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
How much dirt is in a hole?
NONE! Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a hole!

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many Top 10 hits are accredited to The Archies?
TWO! Most people think the group is just a “one hit wonder” with ♫Sugar Sugar♫, but ♫Jingle Jangle♫ made it to #10 upon its release in 1969 as the fourth of five singles in the group’s career, to date.

Monday, October 8, 2018

VOTING ADVICE: DO YOUR RESEARCH!

The following is a Public Service message from The Free Choice E-zine.

It has come to the attention of this blog that, with the mid-term elections on the horizon, many campaign advertisements (commercials, signs, etc) are not mentioning, or are at least downplaying the candidate's political party.

Don't know? DO YOUR RESEARCH!
WHY? Your guess is as good as ours.

The obvious solution to this problem is DO YOUR RESEARCH!

See a potential candidate you like? DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Know all you can about them.
Their views, background, previous experience, political affiliations and beliefs.

The last thing many want to do when they go to the polls next month is to discover that the candidate(s) they were interested in are on "the wrong side".

The Free Choice E-zine encourages everybody to DO YOUR RESEARCH!
For an informed voter is an educated voter!

The above was a Public Service message from The Free Choice E-zine.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CANINE COMMENTS

"WOOF!"
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here.
Now, for those who haven't figured it out yet. I'm a dog.
I don't mean that in any negative way; just that I happen to have four legs, a tail, fur, etc.
But what does it mean to be canine?
Glad you asked!

I sniff interesting spots.
Granted, dogs and people have vastly different versions of what we might find interesting, but you're free to smell whatever you want to.

I will honor your complaint that "My arm is tired" after you've thrown the ball 20 times.
But please honor me by not faking a throw because you think you're smarter than me, and don't even think about trying to play fetch with a boomerang!

I will drop whatever I'm doing and go out as soon as I'm asked to.
Just don't forget that I might need my harness and leash on before you open the door.

I will get rid of those cats.
Now this doesn't mean they're soon be joining the heavenly choir, but if a window happens to be left open and they decide to leave...

I love going for car rides.
The thrill of the wind rushing through your fur while the car is in motion, let alone all those new scents while traveling to places I've never been before.
But please don't leave me stuck inside the car with all the windows rolled up on a hot day, and if we've got to go to the vet, be honest with me about it.
After all, you wouldn't like where the vet has to put the thermometer if you were the one having your temperature checked!

I'm more than willing to share the couch, the beds, and anything else I'm allowed to be on.
Granted, you bought the stuff so have first dibs, but if I'm willing to share, why can't you?

This post dog approved.
I don't question what clothes you wear, so why dress me up?
But don't forget to change my flea collar once in a while. I don't like those little pests any more than you do!

Have you ever heard of the phrase "Let sleeping dogs lie?"
Well, if I don't wake you up after I come back in from being outside, why wake me up when you come home from work or whatever? I know you're as anxious to see me as I am to see you, but we both need our rest.

I don't yell at you for creating "chew toys" from found objects. If you didn't want me playing with your car keys or whatever, why did you drop them on the floor?

You should never run out of dog treats.
After all, if you're running low on something, you go to the store; so unless you're going to lend me some money and the car, please return the courtesy.

Whenever a person asks me to speak, what language are you expecting me to respond in?
I only know canine!

But remember above all else folks.
You humans live far longer than us dogs do.
When we canines enter a long term relationship with you, it's for our entire life!

On that note, I hope everyone has a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.—AtP.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 6, 2018

IT IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*North and South Korea are jointly removing landmines from the demilitarized zone between those two countries.
*Mauricio Vila Dosal is the new Governor of Yucatan.
*What is American President Donald Trump Administration’s latest disagreement with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations???
*When will the world run out of….???
*La Croix ISN’T all natural???
*Jodie Whittaker is scheduled to make her debut as both the next Doctor Who and the first woman in the title role during a BBC worldwide simulcast October 7. Check your local television listings for more details.
*Sadly, the Maldives Underwater Statue Gallery is no more.
*Team Europe won the 2018 Ryder’s Cup of professional golf.
*Another moon in outer space???

THE 2018 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS ARE…
*Physiology/Medicine went to James Allison and Tasuko Honjo for their research on cancer therapies.
*For Physics: Arthur Askin, Gerard Mourou, and Donna Strickland share the prize for their work on microscopic object manipulation by lasers.
*Chemistry: George P. Smith, Frances Arnold, and Greg Winter for molecular studies.
*The Peace Prize went to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts “to end sexual assault as a weapon of war and conflict.”
*There will be no Nobel Prize for Literature this year.

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…
*Geoff Emerick, noted recording engineer who worked with The Beatles and other famous acts, has passed away.
*Drummer John Von Ohlen of the Blue Wisp Big Band is no longer with us.
*Noted claymation animator Will Vinton (California Raisins, Adventures of Mark Twain) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*A California Federal Court has blocked the Trump Administration from ending the Temporary Protective Status program.
POLITICALLY…
*Apparently President Trump doesn’t like California’s idea of true Net Neutrality.
*Is Donald Trump a “self made man” or not??? The New York Times reports suspected pre-presidential tax schemes and Trump naturally doesn’t like the Times. Yet the state of New York IS investigating. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*What is the Trump Administration’s latest disagreement with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress is currently scheduled to be off from October 9-November 12 for the mid-term elections, but will only be in session from November 13-18 before taking the 19-23 off for Thanksgiving.
THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING(S) FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH…
*Did President Trump limit the FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations or not???
*Did Kavanaugh lie under oath before the sexual assault allegations began surfacing??? Many former classmates say he isn’t telling the truth and have withdrawn their support of him. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Trump is still mocking the accuser(s), while some don’t like the results of the FBI’s short term investigation into the sexual assault allegations against the nominee. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Despite all the reasons why he shouldn’t be in the Supreme Court, a Senate “test” vote passed Kavanaugh 51-49, but why was the seating arrangements changed??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*With a final, deciding vote of 50-48, Kavanaugh WILL be the next Supreme Court judge, with the swearing in ceremony to be performed before sunset so he can take the bench starting Monday! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*Yellowstone National Park DOESN’T like trash in its geysers!
*Will Toys R Us and Babies R Us return???
*And then there were 8, as Major League Baseball enters the playoffs phase on its way to the 2018 World Series.

THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 1,987 PAGE VIEWS IN SEPTEMBER 2018.

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THE PUZZLE CORNER: OCTOBER 6, 2018

😎FUN FACT
The original purpose of computer solitaire was to teach “drag and drop” with the mouse.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
How much dirt is in a hole?

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many Top 10 hits are accredited to The Archies?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the September 29, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Nipper’s label?
RCA. Nipper is the name of the dog in their famous logo listening to “his master’s voice”.

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?

Screen duo who appeared in two different movies. (1978 and 1983)
Olivia Newton-John Travolta.
(1978’s Grease and 1983’s Two of a Kind.)

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HANGING OUT WITH COUSIN TREY

Waxy Dragon
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here.
Now being a companion dragon, I like to think I have an unique perspective on life, but it doesn't beat my Cousin Trey's.

Trey is the only dragon I know that can be right, wrong, and undecided at the same time.
Don't get me wrong. I love my cousin. After all, if I don't, who will? But sometimes...
In any event, here are some of Cousin Trey's opinions, whether you want them or not.

If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
Cousin Trey

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

If you look like your passport picture, you really need the trip.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

A conscience is what hurts when the rest of you feels so good.

And for those interested, when Cousin Trey grows up, he wants to pursue a career in politics!
On that note♫, have a great week everybody and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2018


SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
ANYTHING DEBUTING IN 1963 CELEBRATES ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018.


AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*American President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations September 25th.
*Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been elected President of the Maldives.
*Will Brexit happen or not???
*A robot brothel???




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…
*Movie producer Gary Kurtz (Star Wars saga, American Graffiti) has passed away.
*Actor Paul John Vasques (Ghost Rider 2, Sons of Anarchy) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Playwright Joe Masteroff (Cabaret) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump addressed the United Nations September 25th.
*Trump thinks CHINA is guilty of interfering with the upcoming mid-term elections???
*How Trump’s “solo” press conference fared.
MEANWHILE…
*President Trump may not like Congress’ proposed budget, but he might support it anyway. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The latest political scandal facing this august body.
THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING(S) FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH…
*While Christine Ford prepares to testify, Deborah Ramirez becomes the SECOND woman with sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court hopeful! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Now Julie Swetnick makes THREE! And her lawyer ISN’T afraid of Trump! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Has a Kavanaugh defender lied???
*While an associate of Kavanaugh believes the women, Trump questions the accuser(s) and Republicans aren’t giving up on the nominee. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The key moments of Christine Ford's testimony??? And what some think of her appearance. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*After Ford’s testimony, Kavanaugh isn't happy, especially since he has lost at least one supporter and gained more opposition to his nomination. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*The 11 member all male committee has decided to delay voting on Kavanaugh’s status until the FBI has had a chance to investigate the claims, starting with interviewing Ramirez, but why doesn't Trump want them talking to Swetnick or some other potential witnesses??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*There are still people who disbelieve the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School happened???
*You will soon have to be at least 21 to buy a gun in California.
*Bill Cosby facing jail time for sexual assault conviction.
*Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be just Dunkin’.
*Sonic Drive-ins will soon have a new owner.

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THE PUZZLE CORNER: SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

😎FUN FACT
While each team honors individuals, Jackie Robinson is the only player to have his number retired by ALL of Major League Baseball.⚾

TRIVIA TIME
Nipper’s label?

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?

Screen duo who appeared in two different movies. (1978 and 1983.)

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the September 22, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Andy, Mickey} and men’s first names is too obvious.
For this one we will accept either the surname Rooney or the genre cartoon animals, for Andy Panda and Mickey Mouse.
02. {Bilko, Pepper} = Fictional Sargents

REBUS
Something familiar is represented by the image on the right.
Do you know what it is?
Seasonal equinox.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: FALL FUNNIES

It's "my" season!
Hello Everybody!
Autumn the Puppy here, coming at you at the beginning of Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. 😉
A lot of good things happen in the fall.🍂
The new TV season starts. Baseball prepares to enter the playoffs, although some people are enjoying the start of football season as well as looking forward to the beginnings of basketball and hockey, but let's face it.
Autumn is also that special time of year when the leaves begin to change color before they leave the trees and you're hopefully no longer able to cook your meals on a hot sidewalk after a long and grueling summer.
So with that in mind, here's some nice autumnal jokes from yours truly.

If money💲💰 really did grow on trees🌳, fall would be everyone’s favorite season.

Why do birds🐦 fly south in the fall?
Because it’s too far to walk.

Yes, I'm a pink elephant. Does my color matter?
Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?
To make up for a lousy summer.

What did the tree say to the new fall season?
Leaf me alone.

How does an elephant🐘 get out of a tree🌳?
It sits on a leaf and waits for autumn.
But what I'm wondering is: how did the elephant🐘 get up that tree to begin with?

What is the best direction for leaves to fall?
Down, especially if they don't land in your yard.

What did one autumn leaf say to the other?
I’m falling for you.

What is the cutest season of the year?
Awwwtumn.

Thanks everybody. Have a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.—AtP.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2018

SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
SEPTEMBER 22 IS MALI’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
SEPTEMBER 24 IS HERITAGE DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA.
2018 MARKS THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN.
2018 IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGOS.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*American President Donald Trump has levied new tariffs against China, and of course, China retaliated. But when will the two countries be able to attempt working out their disagreement??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The leaders of North and South Korea have met again, and among other topics of discussion, denuclearization and considering a bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Recreational cannabis is now legal in South Africa.
*There really IS a planet Vulcan???
*Anyone want to hear some GOOD news???

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…
*The rising death toll from Hurricane Florence.
*Actor Dudley Sutton (The Pink Panther Strikes Again) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Gamil Ratib (Lawrence of Arabia) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
TARIFF TALK…
*New Trump tariffs levied against China, and of course, China retaliated. But when will the two countries be able to attempt working out their disagreement??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*With all the possibilities against Donald Trump, what is Mike Pence’s status???
*Just how much does Trump dislike Attorney General Jeff Sessions???
*President Trump’s tour of the Carolinas post Hurricane Florence. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*President Trump lightens more anti-pollution rules in favor of industry.
*Will the first part of Trump's border wall be built in Texas???
MEANWHILE…
*Can Republican Senator Ted Cruz make his fellow Texans contribute to his re-election campaign???
THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING(S) FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH…
*Will a new sexual assault accusation cost Kavanaugh the Supreme Court nomination? Not if Donald Trump has a say in the matter. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Yet, can Trump’s daughter Ivanka influence his support of Kavanaugh???
*Arrangements are being made for Christine Ford to testify while Trump still doubts the situation ever happened, but does someone else know the truth??? (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Looking at this from different perspectives: teenagers and women. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*Hurricane Florence and its aftermath.
*To achieve, yet still be scorned.
*Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser is STILL alive!
*Are they or aren’t they? The question of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie.
*And the winners of the 2018 Emmy Awards are…
*Believe it or not, the Cleveland Browns of professional football have finally broken their losing streak!


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THE PUZZLE CORNER: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

😎FUN FACT
Cuba is the largest exporter of sugar.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Andy, Mickey} and men’s first names is too obvious.
02. {Bilko, Pepper}

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

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the September 15, 2018 Puzzle Corner.

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?
♫Now this is the politics of lies♫
“Heart and Soul” by T’Pau.

RHYME TIME
The clue to something is below, but no matter how long your answer is, each word within it must rhyme. Ready?

Tides,🌊 simplistically.
Ocean motion.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES: EDUCATIONAL JOKES

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
So far, I'm having a blast at Dragon School.
Right now I'm reading a book about Anti-gravity that's impossible to put down.

Anyway, my teacher Mrs. Dreki says she can remember when air was free at gas stations. She once asked the attendant why it wasn't any more and his answer was "Inflation."

She's also making sure that when we're in flight we can read maps in all directions, even backwards.
Personally, I thought that was SPAM.

At an old folk's home, they threw a party for one patient and there was a 100 on his cake.🍰
One nurse asked the other, "Didn't we celebrate his 100th birthday last month?"
The other nurse replied, "Yes. Now we're celebrating the final payment on his student loans from college."

Did you know that as a young boy, Brutus' mother often cautioned him not to run with Caesars?

I've learned in Dragon School to never iron a 4 leaf clover🍀 because you don't want to press your luck.

I don't want to call Mrs. Dreki a liar, but is it true that horses🐴 are naysayers?

I've yet to figure out why builders are afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren't afraid to have a chapter 11?

Did you know that light is faster than sound? That's why some people appear bright until they speak.

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