Sunday, August 18, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: BUBBLEHEAD AND ME

♫Groovin' On A Sunday Afternoon♫
Hey Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

I'm just chillin' on such a great warm summer day.
I'm perched up here on the roof of the house I share with Bubblehead, my human guardian, catching plenty of rays and enjoying the summer weather.
Of course, what I'm doing is certainly NOT recommended for humans.
You folks have so many safety precautions and health concerns that should be respected, it's a wonder you don't take better care of this planet!

Waxy's drawing of Bubblehead.
Bubblehead himself is asleep on his hammock in the shade of a couple of trees in our backyard.
I am NOT to disturb him. Then again, sometimes I think he's plenty disturbed as it is, but in this case we can both use some peace and quiet.

Bubblehead says he needs to lose weight, and I do think he is trying to make a sincere effort.
Why, just the other day he ordered a DIET soda with his double cheeseburger and super size fries.

I kid him a lot, and sometimes he can be a pain with stuff like wanting me to clean my room or take a bath, but I do like Bubblehead.
In some ways, I respect him too.
After all, he does have enough sense not to kick a cow chip on a hot day.😉

There are times when he proves himself to be a wise man by saying nothing.

Granted, I'm not sure how old Bubblehead actually is. All he will tell me is that he is "25, plus shipping and handling."
Whatever that means.

Unfortunately, sometimes I do think he lies to me.😢
I mean, no matter how much Bubblehead tells me otherwise, I disagree that Brussels Sprouts taste good.😬

Not sure what he does for a living though.😕
I mean sure, we have a roof over our heads, the bills are paid, and we eat regularly, but Bubblehead did complain once that they didn't spell his name right on the sign to his office.
It's B-U-B-B-L-E-H-E-A-D, not S-U-P-P-L-Y C-L-O-S-E-T.

But in any event, while I may be a baby companion dragon and he's my guardian human that I "sometimes" disagree with; there is one thing nobody can deny.
WE'RE FAMILY! 😁

Now if I could only find where he is hiding the Belgosian Dark Chocolate this time...

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

For more about Waxy Dragon and Bubblehead, check out their adventure on Amazon.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 11-17, 2019

AUGUST 17 IS INDONESIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AUGUST 21 MARKS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF
HAWAII JOINING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AUGUST 23 MARKS THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF
JAPAN ENTERING WORLD WAR 1 AGAINST GERMANY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Although a Norwegian delegation hopes to get both sides talking again, the crisis in Venezuela continues. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Protests against Hong Kong’s proposed anti-extradition bill continues.
*France has outlawed electric pulse fishing.

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…
*Author J. Neil Schulman (Alongside Night, The Rainbow Cadenza) has passed away.
*Animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Thief and the Cobbler, The Pink Panther) is no longer with us.
*Actor Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*Raid thoughts.
*What else might the children have to worry about???
* Not everyone agrees with Trump's actions, but what happens to THESE children???
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 and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*President Trump wants Jeffrey Epstein’s death investigated, while the autopsy results reveal… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“REWRITE” the Statue of Liberty???🗽
*NOT the speech he was supposed to give.
*Is the President willing to discuss new gun regulations???
*Trouble for Dayton, Ohio’s mayor because of Trump???
*Does Trump want to buy Greenland???
*A "PAID" audience???
*He might have been a supporter, but now…???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress is on vacation recess until after Labor Day 2019.
*There is one less contender for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.
ELSEWHERE…
*Problems in the Supreme Court???
*Will Alaska have a new governor???
*The man behind the Dayton, Ohio shooting spree KNEW his sister would be one of the victims! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Problems at the Veterans’ Affairs Administration???
*If she didn’t like the fund raiser, she could of just not donated.
*Why was he impersonating a police officer???
*Not a “quiet” meal.
*“Why is my photo not in the yearbook?”
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Still together after all these years.
*Cop saves baby!

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 17, 2019

😎FUN FACT
The German word for cat🐈 is Stubentiger, meaning living room tiger.🐅

HUH?
It’s been quite a while since we last played this game.
The misquote is below. All you have to do is give us the correct quote and source. Ready?
“I guess he’s an expert and I’m more an attorney.”

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Using just 6 letters, can you form words to represent the following:
An idiot, a tree, a boat necessity, and a grain?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the August 10, 2019 Puzzle Corner, where we celebrated two major anniversaries.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first act to perform at Woodstock 50 years ago?
Richie Havens.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Cousins Fredric Danay and Manfred B. Lee combined their talents to create the Ellery Queen mysteries, which celebrate their 80th anniversary this year. But what other famous mystery series did they write under a different pseudonym?📚
As Barnaby Ross, Detective Drury Lane investigated The Tragedy of X, The Tragedy of Y, and The Tragedy of Z before experiencing Drury Lane’s Last Case.
All reprints of this classic series have been released under the Queen byline since public acknowledgment of the cousin’s involvement.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

#REMEMBERINGWOODSTOCK

Since hearing that there is apparently no "official" celebration, The Free Choice E-zine has taken it upon itself to make sure that there is at least some recognition of the historic Woodstock Music Festival today upon the advent of its 50th anniversary.
Whether they were a performer, an employee, attendee, or whatever; we've been asking anyone who can to please blog, Facebook, Instagram, Tweet, or whatever today their memories of August 15-18, 1969.

Of course, it would be remiss of us to ask others to do something that we do not ourselves, so...

August 15, 1969 I was 7 years old, still enamored by the recent completion of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, and unfortunately nowhere near New York state, let alone the concert itself.
It wasn't until years later that I even realized what Woodstock was beyond a new character Charles Schulz introduced in the Peanuts comic strip.
But think about it for a moment.
Basically concert attendees had a 4 day vacation away from all the stress and turmoil (Vietnam, etc) of the world. Where the only things they really had to worry about were mud (being an outdoor event, there was no control over the weather) and the long line to the bathrooms.
People nowadays go out of their way to attempt obtaining such stress free moments. Traveling and paying high prices to find remote areas where there are no cellphone bars, or at least have a relaxing spa massage or a day on a quiet beach where one can veg out for a moment.
Yet for those 4 days in 1969 (events of the last night ran well past midnight, hence the references to August 18) one could have some brief serenity here on Earth.
That is really something, and a peaceful world is an objective we should all strive for now!
I love music. The songs of the 1960s are among my various memories and playlists.
If time travel is ever possible, I would love to go back and attend the Festival for myself. Maybe even record the whole event from start to finish for prosperity.
Hey, a man can dream.

PEACE!
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief The Free Choice E-zine

Sunday, August 11, 2019

FRIENDLY REMINDER: #REMEMBERINGWOODSTOCK

The following is an editorial.

This Thursday, August 15, marks the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music Festival!

Since there appears to be no official celebration of this historic event, The Free Choice E-zine has humbly suggested we can have our own "party" that day.

Whether you were an entertainer, an attendee, someone working at the event, or (like me) too young to even fully grasp what was happening back then...
All you have to do on August 15 is just Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, blog, or whatever to help celebrate by sharing and reliving the moment with others.
That isn't too much to ask, is it?

By all accounts it was a magical time, the likes of which will probably never be seen again.
Human beings set foot on the moon that same year, so why can't this be remembered too?

#REMEMBERINGWOODSTOCK

The above was an editorial.
All links were active at the time of posting.

SUNDAY FUNNIES: LAZY LAUGHS (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
For humans and pets alike, this is a GREAT weekend where I'm at right now.
The temps are cool. The sky is clear. The breeze is pleasant and feels great on my fur...
🎵Summer breeze, makes me fine. Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind...🎵
This is what summer is SUPPOSED to be about!
And my humans are in the house staring at the TV, complaining that their team isn't doing as well as they should be in whatever game is on.

In any event, I'm certainly not going to waste such a beautiful day.
Let's see what jokes I can come up with off the top of my head...

When a female sheep 🐑wants to turn around, does she do a ewe turn?

Boss: “Think you can come in on Saturday? I know you enjoy your weekends but I need you here.”
Employee: “Yeah, no problem. I’ll probably be late though, as public transportation is slow on weekends.”
Boss: “What time will you get here?”
Employee: “Monday.”

"I'm a star. Want my autograph?"
Perfectionists are people who take great pains to make sure everything's right, but then gives those same pains to other people.

No matter how good a person👼 you are, you are always the evil one😡 in someone else’s story.

Two old women were talking about life. The first complained about being lonely.
The second said, "I’m never lonely. I have four men in my life. I get up with Charley Horse, I spend the day with Arthur Itis, I dine with Will Power, and go to bed with Ben Gay."

Have you noticed how many medicine commercials seem to be on TV nowadays.
From what I've watched, the ads seem to spend more time warning people about the possible side effects than the benefits of taking their product, which makes me wonder if you'd be better off with the problem than the cure.
But why are there never any good side effects to some medicine?
I would like see one claim “May smooth wrinkles and remove excess fat.”

In the police interview room, a suspect told the officer: “I’m not saying a word without my lawyer present.”
The cop replied, “But you are a lawyer.”
The suspect said, "Well then, where’s my present?"🎁

Well, whatever game they were watching must be over, because my humans just came outside.
Boy, they don't look happy.
Either their team lost big time or else they don't want me enjoying their hammock!
In any event, have a great week everybody, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 4-10, 2019

AUGUST 11 MARKS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ALCATRAZ OFFICIALLY OPENING.
AUGUST 11 IS CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AUGUST 15 MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ELLERY QUEEN’S FIRST NOVEL: THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY.📖
AUGUST 15 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL.
AUGUST 16 MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*There's a dengue fever outbreak in the Philippines!
*Hinako Shibuno has won the 2019 Women’s British Open.🏌
*Are you ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower???


THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES...
*Did they or didn’t they????
*Are the poles shifting???
*No water, but look what we found!
*Are salmon still safe???


THE LATEST FROM/ON IRAN...
*Iran has seized another tanker.
*Attempting to stop future seizures...

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 in the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting August 4.
*The innocent victims of an Orange County, California stabbing “spree” August 7.
*The innocent victims of the Philippines August dengue fever outbreak.
*Author Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eyes, Song of Solomon) is no longer with us.
*Voice actor Stu Rosen (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Comic book artist Ernie Colon (DC, Marvel, Harvey, etc) has passed away.
*The Village People’s producer/songwriter ("YMCA", "In the Navy") Henri Belolo is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*And the raids continue...
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 and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*After the El Paso and Dayton shootings, President Trump has condemned white supremacists and wants better treatment for mental illness, but when will we have BETTER gun laws??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*One man’s opinion about Trump’s aforementioned comments.
*Trump visited Ohio and Texas, said he would support stronger background checks, but will not outlaw assault weapons. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*He said/They said.
*Did Trump’s visits do any good???
*Behind the scenes...
*The NRA prepares for what might come. Especially their President. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump doesn't like new travel warnings.
*President Trump's version of the Environmental Protection Agency has been given out waivers on bio-fuel requirements in gasoline.
*“I’m qualified!”—Sue Gordon, upon her resignation.
TRUMP TWEETS
*TOLEDO???
*Trump versus Democratic contender Beto O’Rourke???
MEANWHILE…
*Congress is now on vacation recess until after Labor Day 2019.
*Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not call Congress back in session early to discuss any gun legislation.
*Some recess!
*It’s unfortunate how he changed his mind😢, but a Republican finally wants to do something about guns.
*Another Republican leaves his party.
*It’s not nice wishing someone was dead.
*Why get upset over sharing information that is already public record???
ELSEWHERE…
*First El Paso, Texas. Now Dayton, Ohio. We need BETTER gun laws before someone else dies! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell August 10, 2019.
*The boy might not have known better. The adult should have, but “Trump made him do it”??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Mistreatment for being right results in lawsuit.
*Walgreens is expected to close 200 stores in the United States to match the 200 stores it will be closing across the United Kingdom.
*And the Sears liquidation continues...
*Is the meatless Whopper REALLY meatless???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Using a jet pack to successful crossed the English Channel.
*Police do the right thing on 911 call.
*An interesting no hitter. ⚾
*A record for the dogs! 🐕🐶

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 10, 2019

😎FUN FACT
Although advertised otherwise, technically the original Woodstock Music Festival actually lasted August 15-18, 1969. The music during three days of peace and love went past midnight each evening.

Two major anniversaries are coming up, so let’s honor both.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first act to perform at Woodstock 50 years ago?

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Cousins Fredric Danay and Manfred B. Lee combined their talents to create the Ellery Queen mysteries📚, which celebrate their 80th anniversary this year. But what other famous mystery series did they write under a different pseudonym?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the August 3, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
What originally fictional game was the first to become an actual sport?
Many people believed it to be Quidditch from the Harry Potter books and movies, but it is actually Pooh Sticks from the Winnie the Pooh series.

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?

Which is the older game: checkers or chess?
CHECKERS! Under its original name draughts.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

LET'S HAVE OUR OWN WOODSTOCK AT 50 CELEBRATION!

The following is an editorial.

As reported in yesterday's THE WEEK IN REVIEW, for whatever reason(s), there appears to be no official celebration honoring the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic Woodstock Music Festival. 😢

We at The Free Choice E-zine think this is a (censored) shame!

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to attempt such a major undertaking on our own.
This humble E-zine operates on a shoe string budget as it is, when we can afford the laces. 😉

But that doesn't mean we are powerless.

WE URGE EVERYBODY THAT WAS THERE BETWEEN AUGUST 15-18, 1969; (since events of the last day went past midnight) whether you were a performer, roadie, concert goer, vendor, or whatever TO HOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA AUGUST 15, 2019 & SHARE YOUR MEMORIES WITH THE WORLD!

Personally, I was only 7 and nowhere near New York State at the time, but love the music of the 1960s.
By all accounts it was a magical time, the likes of which will probably never be seen again.
Human beings set foot on the moon that same year, so why can't this be remembered too?

Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, blog, or whatever.
Just share and relive the moment with others.
That isn't too much to ask, is it?
#REMEMBERINGWOODSTOCK

The above was an editorial.
All links were active at the time of posting.

"MOSCOW MITCH"?

The following is an editorial.

There is a lot of legitimate concern within the United States of America about whether or not a foreign entity hacked and/or exercised outside influence upon the 2016 US Presidential election.
It also stands to reason that if any of the above actually did happen, then is the upcoming 2020 US Presidential election secure?

For whatever reason(s) Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to allow any bills through his side of Congress that would address the issue.
This has led to some wondering about his "true allegiance", which has caused the Twitter hashtag #MoscowMitch to become popular.

Senator McConnell is not happy about the new nickname, but it seems obvious to The Free Choice E-zine that the quickest solution to the problem would be to prove his detractors wrong by doing everything humanly possible to secure the upcoming elections.
Other than the fact that Congress is now in recess until after Labor Day 2019, why Senator McConnell has yet to do so officially remains unknown.

The Free Choice E-zine unfortunately does not have the answer(s), but inquiring minds and this country need to know!

The above was an editorial.
All links were active at the time of posting.

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CLEANING UP (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
Mean ol' Bubblehead, the human I live with, is making me clean my room.
What does it matter to him whether or not my room is clean?
After all, I live in it, not him. He has his own room.
I guess it didn't help when he called my room a pig sty. That was when I reminded him yet again that I am a baby companion dragon, and if he wanted to see a pig sty, he should look at his own room.
Waxy's impression of her guardian Bubblehead.

So...
Here I am cleaning my room. Finding a lot of jokes I've yet to tell, so I'll share some of them with you now. Ready?

Where do Beach kings live?
In Sand Castles.

Do Snap, Crackle, and Pop have Twitter accounts?  I could go for some Rice Crispy Tweets.

 Are women building a house called Carpenter Aunts?

The knight’s cellphone battery was low, so he rode into battle on his charger.

The Joke File
 What kind of car is made of wood?
A Lumberghini.

I'm not lazy. It's just that my recliner and I go way back.

Bubblehead might be having me clean my room, but it's time for him to clean the fridge.
I just went to get a drink and something in there closed the door, complaining I was disturbing its nap!

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

Saturday, August 3, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2019

AUGUST 4 MARKS THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF
GREAT BRITAIN ENTERING WORLD WAR 1.
AUGUST 9 MARKS THE 165TH ANNIVERSARY OF
HENRY DAVID THOREAU’S WALDEN. 📗
AUGUST 9 MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF
RICHARD NIXON RESIGNING AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*American President Trump has pulled his country out of yet another treaty!
*President Trump's thoughts on North Korea.
*The United States' involvement with Venezuela both Politically and Economically. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*America is supporting Argentina President Mauricio Macri for re-election.
*Women's rights have seen an increase in Saudi Arabia.
*WHY???😢
*Capital 1 is reported to have suffered a MASSIVE DATA BREACH!
*Egan Bernal has won the 2019 Tour de France.🚴
*No golden arches here.
*Sadly, August 4 marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazis capturing diarist Anne Frank and her family during World War 2.
*Will NASA probe “touch” the sun🌞???
*Where were you during the “black” moon🌑???

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES...
*Brazil versus deforestation.

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 killed in the senseless gun assault at the Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28.
*The innocent victims killed in the senseless mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart August 3.
*Famed Broadway producer-director Harold Prince (original New York productions of West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN???
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 and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK…
*MORE tariffs??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Not everyone is happy with the existing tariffs.
POLITICALLY…
*The United States' involvement with Venezuela both Politically and Economically. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*President Donald Trump has pulled America out of yet another treaty!
*Trump's thoughts on North Korea.
*Trump’s plan???
*He still doesn't like Baltimore. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Baltimore fights back, and it’s not a good time to be a Trump supporter there. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump apparently doesn’t like Al Sharpton either.
*Some thoughts on Trump’s racism.
*Virginia’s opinion.
*Trump must reveal his tax returns to run for re-election in California!
*The Senate has sent a budget to Trump for his consideration.
*NO LEAKS???
MEANWHILE…
*Will Republican Representative John Ratcliffe become the next Director of National Intelligence??? That would have depended upon Senator Susan Collins, but Trump has pulled the nomination, yet he will not let Deputy Director Sue Gordon serve in the interim. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*If you can’t stand the heat #Moscow Mitch... (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The Tea Party is dead???
*FACT CHECK TIME! The Democratic Debate Night 1 & Night 2. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Congress is now on vacation recess until after Labor Day 2019.
ELSEWHERE…
*Tectonic trouble???
*“Storming” Area 51???
*No celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A little good news for tigers!🐯🐅
*That’s a LOT of quarters!

THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 2,956 PAGE VIEWS IN JULY 2019.

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 3, 2019

😎FUN FACT
After gas/oil, coffee is the most bought and sold product internationally.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
What originally fictional game was the first to become an actual sport?

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?

Which is the older game: checkers or chess?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the July 27, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

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?

Saturday night country lobos activity = Square Dances With Wolves.🐺🐺🐺

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

Sarge’s jeep order to subordinate?
Drive it, Private.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CLASSIC CELEBRITY CITINGS

"Bark!" And you can quote me on that.
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
It's been quite a while since the last time I've posted any funny celebrity quotes. Not that celebrities don't say anything funny, whether intentionally or not, just that I haven't used any of their material in a while.
So without further adieu, and my comments are in italics.

"I had a rose🌹 named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'" - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady to President Franklin Roosevelt.
Maybe you should have pointed out the thorns to whoever wrote that description.


"Be careful about reading health books.You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain, famous author.
So they had fad diets even way back then huh? It's a lot trickier today with the Internet!

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." - Socrates, Greek philosopher.
Is that how you got into the business sir?

"I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds🔷⃟🔶 back." - Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress.
People should marry for love, but it doesn't hurt to have something to cover the expenses of old age.

"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying." - Rodney Dangerfield, famous comedian.
That doesn't necessarily sound like a bad thing. Think of the all the innocent victims of violence that wouldn't be leaving before their natural end.

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." - Spike Milligan, comedian/writer.
At least it keeps the bills paid, food on the table and a roof over your head. That sounds like happiness to me.
Bob Hope

"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap." - Bob Hope, comic actor.
You should see some of the cats🐈🐱 I have to share this house with Mr. Hope. I don't think any of them have moved in weeks. But let me try to catch 40 winks after barking at the mailman📧📪...

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish🐟🐠 do in it." - W. C. Fields, comedian.
Humans pollute the water a lot more than fish do, sir.

Churchill
"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress." - Will Rogers, comedic actor.
If red tape existed back then, George Washington would still be waiting for supplies to get to Valley Forge!

"Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you." - Winston Churchill,
England's Prime Minister during World War 2.
Life's for living! Have fun when you can responsibly.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 21-27, 2019

JULY 28 MARKS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE THEN SOVIET UNION BOYCOTTING THE 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS.
AUGUST 2 MARKS THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE (ABRAHAM) LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY’S DEBUT.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*North Korea’s latest missile “test”, or was it a “warning”??? Japan is concerned. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Puerto Rico’s governor has resigned.
*Is Russia planning to interfere in the 2020 American elections???
*Boris Johnson is the new Prime Minister of Great Britain, but already faces the challenge of completing the controversial Brexit with several new vacancies in his cabinet. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Besides denying things like the existence of climate change (it IS real), the importance of vaccinations (they ARE), and that the Holocaust of World War 2 actually happened (it DID), can you believe that some people honestly think man has to set foot on the moon! (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Our history preserved.
*An endangered Amazon tribe.

THE CLIMATE CHRONICLES...
*New SCIENTIFIC evidence!
*Europe is still experiencing a heat wave!

THE LATEST FROM/ON IRAN...
*Iran has captured American spies???

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 the shooting spree in Los Angeles, California, USA July 25.
*Art Neville of The Neville Brothers is no longer with us.
*The current President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*“BUT I AM AN AMERICAN!” Since freed, but… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Are the Marines guilty???
*The autopsy results of a previous death.
*The Supreme Court says money for the military CAN go to build Trump’s wall instead!
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 and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK…
*The effects upon the economy.
POLITICALLY…
*Is Russia planning to interfere in the 2020 elections???
*Trump thinks the women he insulted should apologize! Yet he still “talks” about them. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Incriminating evidence???
*Trump Trumped at rally, and the reason behind it. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The Trump Administration wants to reduce the food stamp budget by cutting the eligible.
*It’s NOT on the Census, but the question might still be asked! But what else might happen??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump does NOT want his tax returns released.
*Attorney General William Barr plans to reinstate capital punishment. Something most of the world doesn’t do. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Besides everything else Trump thinks is Obama’s fault: the poor air conditioning at the White House???
THE MUELLER REPORT…
*“Here’s what you should say.”—The Department of Justice.
*Special Investigator Robert Mueller testified before Congress July 24.
*Why Trump was never subpoenaed.
*And the “winner” is…???
*Trump is claiming victory.
*What it all might mean...
*What next??? Maybe... (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
TRUMP TWEETS...
*What could Trump have against Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, let alone the city of Baltimore??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE…
*Do you trust HIM to keep the 2020 elections safe???
ELSEWHERE…
*Misconduct or a retreat???
*Besides denying things like the existence of climate change (it IS real), the importance of vaccinations (they ARE), and that the Holocaust of World War 2 actually happened (it DID), can you believe that some people honestly think man has to set foot on the moon! (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Our history preserved.
*Will T-Mobile and Sprint merge???
*Cheating in baseball???⚾
*The 2019 inductees into the Baseball⚾ Hall of Fame are...
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*50 years later, here’s the story...

Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 27, 2019

😎FUN FACT
THIS IS OUR 2,200TH POST!😀

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?

Saturday night country lobos activity.

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

Sarge’s jeep order to subordinate?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the July 20, 2019 Puzzle Corner, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Who stayed in the orbiting return craft as Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin explored the lunar surface?
Command Module Pilot/Astronaut Michael Collins.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
The landing capsule was called Eagle.🦅
“Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”—Astronaut Neil Armstrong; July 20, 1969.
But what was the name of the craft that stayed in lunar orbit?
Columbia.