Sunday, August 30, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: "ARE YOU PONDERING WHAT I'M PONDERING?"

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
First, a couple of announcements.
1. Between the pandemic and other factors, our annual Back To School Funnies🏫 have been rescheduled for September 13. 
2. Whatever the next post after this one is will be The Free Choice E-zine's 2400th Blogger entry! Barring anything unforeseen between now and then, it will probably be the September 5th Puzzle Corner.
Now then, on with the show...

Truthfully, I haven't done much lately, but I'm glad I still can do that.
The weather has been beautiful over the last few days. A great time to just kick back and relax.
Of course, the people I live with won't let me lay out in the hammock again.
Hey, it's not like I'm going to be stupid enough to do what I did last time I tried to sleep there.
I got hungry and started gnawing on the ropes, not knowing that when they were chewed through too much...
Let's just say, like Humpty Dumpty, I had a (not so great) fall.

Now then, before I begin, I want to make sure this mike is working.
If your name is Michael, please stand up.
(After those in the audience who can comply,) Okay. That concludes this Mike check.
Anyway, since I need to tell some jokes now, let me tell you what I've been pondering lately.

What do you call an ugly dinosaur?
An eyesaur.

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that 2020 should be spelled with two bulls' eyes⦾⦾ instead of two zeroes?

I'm seriously considering dedicating my life to finding a cure for insomnia.
If I do decide to take up this cause, I won’t rest until I find it.

Here's an enigma I've yet to figure out the answer to.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

How come everyone accepts the phrase "Have A Nice Day" but grow worried if you say "Have A Nice 24 Hours"?

Considering how things have gone so far this year, have any of you bothered to look up that person who said, "The only way I'd ever be interested in you is if the world is coming to an end."

And now, in honor of one of my favorite animated series that will soon be revived (if you have the correct streaming service to see it)...
"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
"I think so, but you shouldn't use big words when singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expressions will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity."😮

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

Saturday, August 29, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 23-29, 2020




MANKIND'S INHUMANITY TO THEIR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS HAS GOT TO STOP!






AUGUST 29 IS RECORD STORE DAY.
SEPTEMBER 4 IS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPACE: 1999.
SEPTEMBER 7 IS LABOR DAY IN THE UNITED STATES.
2020 IS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SNICKERS CANDY BAR.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*📖The Discomfort of Evening has won the 2020 International Booker prize.

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 Hurricanes Laura and Marco.
*Actress Lori Nelson (credits too numerous to mention) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Animator Joe Ruby (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Astronaut Gerald Carr (Skylab 4) is no longer with us.
*Actor Allan Rich (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Chadwick Boseman (Marvel Films’ Black Panther, 42) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Caesar Cordova (Scarface, Carlito’s Way, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional basketball🏀 player Cliff Robinson 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. But what about the health/safety of all the “detainees”???
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” (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…🗹
*The virtual Republican National Convention: a review of Day One.
*It’s official. Trump-Pence versus Biden-Harris in November.
POST OFFICE DISPATCHES… (this item is big enough to deserve its own listing this week)
*The House of Representatives acted to save the Post Office, but can they??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Apparently “Post Master General” Louis DeJoy hasn’t told Congress everything. So what happens next??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*“He has no principles and you can’t trust him.”—Maryanne Trump Barry on her brother Donald.
*Another departure (defection?) in the Trump Administration as Kellyanne Conway prepares to leave.
*Is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in trouble??? The White House/Trump says no. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE… (originally just George Floyd news)
*Sports protests supporting Blake. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*The state of your state, from two different perspectives. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump on Emergency Use Authorization for using convalescent plasma against COVID-19. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
TRUMP TWEETS…
*Twitter warns its users about Trump’s Tweets! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
ELSEWHERE…
*September 4 marks the 240th anniversary of what is now Los Angeles, California being founded by Spanish settlers.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 29, 2020

😎FUN FACT 

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
As I was going to Saint Ives, I met a man👫👭👭👭 with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks.
Each sack had seven cats😸😸😸😸😸😸😸.
Each cat had seven kittens.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives.
How many were COMING from Saint Ives?

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What famous character lives at 1770 James Street?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the August 22, 2020 Puzzle Corner as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution as American women finally obtained the right to vote.


01. NO, the United States of America was NOT the first country to acknowledge a woman's right to vote.
02. New Zealand was in 1853, but they did not acknowledge a lady's eligibility to run for office until 1919. The 19th amendment does both.
03. Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States at the time when the 19th amendment became official, although he was personally against it.
04. 36 of the then 48 states had to approve the measure for it to officially become part of the Constitution.
05. Illinois was the first to say "yes" on June 10, 1919.
06. Tennessee was the last state needed to make the amendment official. They said "yes" on August 18, 1920 and the measure officially became part of the Constitution on August 26, 1920, making that day the official anniversary. See how quickly government actually worked back then?
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY?
Connecticut adopted the measure on September 14, 1920.
Vermont did the same on February 8, 1921.
Delaware did too on March 5, 1923!
Virginia finally recognized the measure on February 21, 1952.
Alabama on September 8, 1953.
But Maryland remained silent on the matter until February 25, 1958!
Alaska and Hawaii accepted the Constitution as is when they both officially became states in 1959.
Yet Florida didn't formally acknowledge the 19th amendment until May 13, 1969, with South Carolina finally doing so July1.
Georgia eventually followed suit on February 20, 1970 with Louisiana joining the party on June 11 of that year.
North Carolina adopted the measure on May 6, 1971, and Mississippi finally accepted the 19th amendment on March 22, 1984!

Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut I can understand. But the rest?
If any historians in the audience care to shed some light upon this subject, feel free to contact this e-zine with the information.

Monday, August 24, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, THE LIFE AND WORK OF FRED ROGERS by Maxwell King

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that it's been quite a while since I last posted a book review here.
On the other hand, I have developed quite a backlog from doing them regularly for my local newspaper on behalf of my local public library, so...

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” whenever Fred Rogers (1928-2003) visited via your local Public Broadcasting Station. His pleasant manners and gentle way to address everyone, no matter what the topic under discussion was, endeared him to young and old alike.

In this well researched and detailed biography, Maxwell King recounts the life of everybody’s favorite neighbor from birth through adulthood. What influenced Rogers to be the man he was and aided him in his lifelong mission to educate children and help all he could.

The world needs more people like Fred Rogers.
One of his most sage pieces of advice, "When there's trouble, look to the helpers," is often quoted, especially in more recent days with all the social injustice and pandemic perils around the world.

Unfortunately Mister Rogers may no longer be with us, but at least through this book we can remember a simpler time and a man who cared.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: PIPER'S PREMIERE!

Hi folks!
My name is Piper D. Katt, and right now I'm as nervous as a long tailed feline in a rocking chair factory.
Think about that for a second and you'll realize what I'm getting at.
Anyway, I was actually supposed to debut on Labor Day weekend as the new holiday sub when the regular hostess team has the day off, but while I don't know what happened to whoever was supposed to be here today, I'm going to do my best to entertain everyone.
But first, a little about me.
As you can tell, I'm a cat.
Although the only member of The Free Choice E-zine staff I've met so far has been the Editor-In-Chief, hopefully Autumn the Puppy and I will get along well.
Otherwise, you know how it is between cats😸 and dogs.🐕

Anyway, one thing I love💖 to do is ♫sing♫, but no backyard fences for me!
One day I hope to actually have a recording contract. I even write my own songs!
Want to hear one? Okay...

♫When the shark🦈 swims on by
With something on its thigh
That's Remora.♫

But now it's time for some jokes!

Can anyone tell me why you drive miles from home to go to a gym just to walk a mile on a treadmill that goes nowhere?

I can proudly say that whenever I go fishing🎣, they're always biting.
Once before I arrive, and again after I leave. 😾

The people I grace with my presence have been ordering a lot of stuff online lately because of the pandemic.
Of course they're naturally worried about costs versus their income.
Me? I'm more interested in the shipping boxes📦📦 once they're emptied.

Well, that's about all the space I have for this outing.
Not sure if I'll be back again before Labor Day weekend but in any event, take care.
STAY SAFE!😷
And please be here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 16-22, 2020



AUGUST 23 IS BLACK RIBBON🎗 DAY IN EUROPE,
REMEMBERING THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR 2.
AUGUST 25 IS URUGUAY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AUGUST 26 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION, GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE & RUN FOR/HOLD OFFICE.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*August 25 marks the 145th anniversary of Matthew Webb becoming the first person to successfully swim the English Channel.

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

🌐THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…

😢PASSING PARADE…
*Actor Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire, 2009 Star Trek movie, First Knight, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, others) has passed away.
*Guitarist Jack Sherman (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is no longer with us.
*Robert Trump, youngest brother of Donald.

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 what about the health/safety of all the “detainees”???
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” (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…🗹
*Donald Trump claims the only way he’ll lose in November is if the election is rigged, but considering how he’s treating the Post Office, most people fear HE’S doing the rigging! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*On the first night of the virtual Democratic Convention, Trump didn’t like what Michelle Obama had to say.
*Night two of the convention: SEVENTEEN key note speakers.
POST OFFICE DISPATCHES… 📮 (this item is big enough to deserve its own listing this week)
*It should come as no surprise that Trump supports Louis DeJoy, the man ruining the post office for him, who has a bad history as an employer as it is. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*But still… what is this??? Another rule change??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Yet despite all of Trump’s claims, THE SYSTEM WORKS! 
POLITICALLY…
*Sorry Trump. The judge said you have to give them health care! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE… (originally just George Floyd news)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*The state of your state, from two different perspectives. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*NO vaccine mandate??? And other health news. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
TRUMP TWEETS…
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Despite Trump’s claims, THE SYSTEM WORKS! 
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
ELSEWHERE…
*Since it has been transformed to EDGE, Microsoft will soon be ending support for Internet Explorer.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*As you can see, we are slowly mastering the new Blogger controls, although placing images and sorting labels is still a chore.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 22, 2020

😎FUN FACT
August 26 marks the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote!
So it's quiz time!

01. Yes or No. The United States of America was the first country to acknowledge a woman's right to vote?
02. If your answer to Question 01 is “no”, then who do you think was the first?
03. Who was President of the United States when the 19th Amendment became law?
04. How many states needed to approve the measure for it to become the 19th Amendment?
05.Who was the first state to say “yes”?
06. Based on your answer to Question 04, who was the last to say “yes”?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the August 15, 2020 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What is Mondegreen?

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
What was the first grocery store chain?
Not sure about other countries, but in America it was Piggly Wiggly.

Video courtesy of YouTube. Schoolhouse Rock and "Sufferin' Until Sufferage" © by whoever currently owns them.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: REFRIED CHICKEN

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
We're still trying to figure out these new Blogger controls here at The Free Choice E-zine, so please bear with us.

Anyway, long time readers of this feature know that when I get something on my mind, I just can't let go of it. I keep digging and digging until I either turn up something new or finally admit defeat. In this case, it's been trying to find a definitive answer to that age old classic WHY DID THE CHICKEN🐔 CROSS THE ROAD?

We've certainly gotten enough mileage out of that bird already between July 17September 25; October 2, 9 and 16 of 2011, July 5 and September 6 of 2015; and April 24, 2016. (There are 8/EIGHT separate links to check out, if you want to.)
But like any dog with a bone, I kept gnawing away until I came up with some new information/jokes.
Ready?

NOTE: All celebrity responses below are humorously impersonated with no actual political endorsements implied or given.

"DONALD TRUMP": I've been told by my many sources, good sources - they're very good sources - that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it's a really good road. It's a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.

"JOE BIDEN": Why did the chicken do the... thing in the... you know the rest.
"Cluck!" (I'll never tell!)

"ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ": Chickens should not be forced to lay eggs! This is because of corporate greed! Eggs should be able to lay themselves.

"ALBERT EINSTEIN" (from hysterical notes): Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

"CHARLES DARWIN" (NOT in Origin of the Species): It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.

"JACK NICHOLSON": You want to know why? You can't handle the reason why!

And there you have it folks! There was no fowl play involved in the making of this post but I'll keep digging into this unsolved mystery when I have time on my paws and nothing else better to do.
Meanwhile, take care. STAY SAFE! And please be back with us again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!AtP.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: AUGUST 9-15, 2020

                             



BE KIND.




BEWARE THE COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS!

AUGUST 15 IS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN INDIA.

AUGUST 15 IS KOREA’S LIBERATION DAY.

AUGUST 21 IS SENIOR CITIZENS DAY.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…

*The World Health Organization ponders the “unseason” aspect of COVID-19 as the global confirmed case count surpasses TWENTY MILLION! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Russia claims to have a COVID-19 vaccine, but is it safe???

*The United Kingdom has officially declared a COVID-19 caused recession.

*Sorry folks. No Paris marathon this year.

*The Belarusian protests for democracy continue.

*Epic Games is suing Apple for not allowing Fortnite on their apps.

*Life on a dwarf planet???                                     

*A “new” dinosaur!

*From one "Doctor" to another...  

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 victim of the senseless shooting spree in Washington, DC August 9.

*Professional wrestler James Harris (Kamala the Ugandan Giant) has passed away.

*Screenwriter Kurt Luedtke (Out of Africa, Absence of Malice, etc) is no longer with us.

*Actor Raymond Allen (Good Times, Sanford and Son) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

*Actress Silvana Bosi (The Talented Mister Ripley) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

*Singer/actor Trini(dad) Lopez III (“Lemon Tree”, The Dirty Dozen) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

*Russell A. Kirsch, inventor of the pixel, has passed away.

*Actress Linda Manz (Days of Heaven, The Wanderers, more) has taken her 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. But what about the health/safety of all the “detainees”???

*Despite a court order, kids are STILL being held!

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” (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.

THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…🗹

*It’s Kamala Harris for Joe Biden!

*Various reactions to the Kamala Harris selection. (There are 4/FOUR separate links to this item.)

*What happens to Harris’ Senate seat after a November win???

*Biden on Trump’s Social Security and Medicare actions.

*Biden and Harris’ first public appearance as the Democratic nominees and Trump is already mudslinging against them. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)

*The Supreme Court is making it easier to vote by mail, in Rhode Island.

*Trump accidentally confessed the reasons behind his constant attacks on the post office, but he may have given Democrats the election doing so. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)

*Trump plans to campaign in Biden's home town during the Democratic National Convention next week.

POLITICALLY…

*Too bad Trump doesn’t practice what he talks about.

*Did Trump screw up an August 12 interview???

*Does Trump just not like women???

*Trump is trying to keep others from voting by mail, BUT… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Trump accidentally confessed the reasons behind his constant attacks on the post office, but he may have given Democrats the election doing so. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)

*Trump on Mount Rushmore???😱

*On August 18, 1920; Tennessee became the last state necessary (based on America’s size at the time) to ratify the 19th Amendment, officially granting women the right to vote and run for/hold office.

😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)

*The state of your state, from two different perspectives. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Trump pre-orders a vaccine before it’s been completed, let alone tested. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Opinion: Is this Trump’s health care strategy???

*Has Trump finally found a doctor who agrees with him???

*NO masks allowed in Florida???

*Faking a Federal agency to do the wrong thing???

*Trump still wants the schools to reopen, following his “recommendations”. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Why should someone be threatened for doing the right thing???

*Don’t assault someone just because you don’t believe in face masks!

TRUMP TWEETS…

*Trump wants college football🏈 to resume too. Although colleges are erring on the side of caution since their sports are played by student athletes. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)

*Trump now engages Kamala Harris into his false Tweets.

IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!

*Despite what Trump thinks, Kamala Harris IS a naturally born citizen of the United States and eligible for ANY public office! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*The religious beliefs of the Biden-Harris ticket.

*Trump’s August 10 press conference.

*Pick a briefing. ANY briefing.

*Allen West on Texas’ battle with COVID-19.

*Target department stores and the police.

MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…

*She thinks reports from September 11, 2001 are wrong???

*Mitch McConnell sends the Senate on vacation until after Labor Day WITHOUT a new relief bill plan, but are Senate Republicans shunning Trump??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

ELSEWHERE…

😱*OH COME ON! SERIOUSLY???

*Is Yale University guilty of discrimination???

😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

*Life on a dwarf planet???

*A “new” dinosaur!

Dear Readers: Please bear with us as we continue trying to master the new Blogger controls.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: AUGUST 15, 2020

😎 FUN FACT

Due to the Isaias caused power outage the week of August 4, this is the adjusted Puzzle Corner that would have appeared Saturday, August 8, 2020.

TRIVIA TIME⌚

What is Mondegreen?

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇

What was the first grocery store chain?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the August 1, 2020 Puzzle Corner.

RHYME TIME⌛

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

Aromatic Rating? = Nasal appraisal.

COMMON BONDS

The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?

01. {Pepper, Friday} = Both are Sergeants.

02. {Sophie Turner, Famke Janssen} and yes, we know they’re both actresses.

Both have portrayed Jean Grey/Marvel Girl/The Phoenix.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: WAXY AT THE MOVIES

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
Now normally, being on Summer Vacation from Dragon School I'd be out and about flying around, seeing what mischief adventures I could get into.
But with the {censored} quarantine in place because of this {further censored} pandemic, I've been stuck at home.
Now that does have some advantages between hanging out with "Bubblehead", the human I'm the Companion Dragon to, as well as having more time trying to figure out where Bubblehead hides the Belgosian Dark Chocolate🍫, but it's also given me a chance to watch a lot of TV. Especially old movies.
Hey, being a baby Companion Dragon, anything made before I was hatched qualifies as old.😉

Anyway, I've noticed a lot of stuff that I'd like to share with you.

All telephone☎📞 numbers, at least in America, begin with 555.
Although they never list the area code. You have to figure there is more than one, otherwise 555 would be a pretty LARGE exchange.

In almost any movie, just about everyone had perfect teeth, even if the movie takes place somewhere dentistry didn't even exist yet!

And that goes for women and their makeup too.
The Old West? Medieval England? Ancient Japan? NO PROBLEM!

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there, and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.
Now, I'm small enough so that this would actually work for me, but a regular size human?
Talk about needing to have a (huge) suspension of disbelief!

Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.
I don't know about you, but when I wake up from a nightmare, it's usually screaming because it's always the same nightmare. That the multiverse has run out of Belgosian Dark Chocolate! 😨
Being a baby dragon with a big sweet tooth, that's one nightmare I hope does NOT come true!
And in case you're wondering. I hate to tell you this but it's only wishful thinking that we wake up tomorrow and discover the whole COVID-19 mess was just a bad dream.
Oh well, moving on...

It is always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.
REALLY? Since when?

If you decide to start singing and/or dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the words and steps.
Maybe on some of the more popular songs of the day, but ALL of them?

And while I have a lot more, here's the most important one.
While life may seem better in the movies, the REAL world can be a lot more fun.

And on that note♫, take care. Have a great week! STAY SAFE! And please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!wd.