Saturday, July 31, 2021

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 25-31, 2021

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JULY 31 IS BOTH FLAG DAY & SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION DAY IN HAWAII.
AUGUST 1 IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ORIGINAL HOWARD THE DUCK MOVIE.
AUGUST 3 IS THE 30TH NORTH AMERICAN ANNIVERSARY OF
NINTENDO’S SUPER NES.
AUGUST 4 IS THE UNITED STATES’ COAST GUARD’S BIRTHDAY.
AUGUST 7 IS PURPLE HEART OBSERVANCE DAY.
MEDICARE CELEBRATES ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Sadly, COVID’s various variants are allowing the pandemic to continue. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*As the 2020/21 Summer Olympics continue, unfortunately so do the COVID risks. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of July 31, 2021.
*Will Ghana and/or Uganda outlaw same gender relationships??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*August 4 is the 105th anniversary of the United States acquiring the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
*August 7 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission safely returning to Earth.

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…
*Civil Rights advocate Bob Moses is no longer with us.
*Comedy legend Jackie Mason has passed away.
*Actor Dieter Brummer (Home and Away, Neighbours) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*John Hutchinson, former guitarist for David Bowie, is no longer with us.
*Famed TV entrepreneur Ron Popeli has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*“President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to fully discuss the health and safety of all the “detainees” as well as the various costs under Donald Trump 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.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
*The Congressional Committee is underway. Let the testimony begin. DAY ONE. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*DAY TWO, as the rhetoric, investigations, and (fiery) debates continue. (There are 7/SEVEN separate links in this item.)
*“I AM fighting for MY country!”—One officer’s testimony.
*No defense for the GOP??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“You don’t make the rules!”—Federal Judge to defendant, but concerning masks.
*Trump tried THAT??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…

*The state of your state. Sadly, our second source for this item has disappeared from the Internet.
*HUH???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Question: Why are some Congressional Republicans acting so immature??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump’s not “President” anymore, so what does it matter to him if some Republicans now support an Infrastructure Bill??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*"There was NO voter fraud in Texas!"—State Representative Jasmine Crockett.
*August 1 is the 145th anniversary of Colorado joining the United States of America.
*August 7 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission safely returning to Earth.
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 31, 2021

😎FUN FACT
Robin Williams was originally cast as the 1986 voice of Howard the Duck, but “couldn't fit the bill”.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
The formal name for the brightest star in the night sky.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What is Chorophobia?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOXπŸ“¦ and discover the results from the July 24, 2021 Puzzle Corner.

July 30th was the 55th anniversary of Batman: The Movie with Adam West, Burt Ward and most of the TV cast reprising their roles for the big screen, so we celebrated with a special Bat-themed Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Which cast member couldn't make the filming?
Julie Newmar, since she had made another commitment not knowing a movie was being rushed into production to cash in on the Bat-mania craze.

WHO AM I?
Can you identify the person (real or fictitious) based upon the clue below?
I substituted for the correct TRIVIA TIME answer above.
Former Miss America turned actress Lee Meriwether played Catwoman for the film. Newmar returned to the role for the second season of the series that fall.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CANINE COMMENTS

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Ever have one of those days?
Well, it seems that way to me right now because every time I've looked out the window lately, all I see is rain.
I know the plants and other stuff can certainly use it.
The water would definitely be more appreciated on the WEST coast of North America right now with all those wildfires as I post this instead of in my neck of the woods, but that's another matter.
In any event, let's see what I can dig up joke wise by commenting on stuff just off the top of my furry head. Ready?

Autumn on a better day.
Would Johann Sebastian’s pleasant memories be flash Bachs?

If SheepπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ fall victim to a scam, does that mean they've been fleeced?

Did the cellphoneπŸ“± need glassesπŸ‘“ after losing its contacts?

Melons get married because they cantaloupe.

The word diputseromneve may look ridiculous, but backwards it’s “even more stupid.” πŸ˜‰

Those fixtures must be VERY popular because have you noticed how many towns are named after their water tower?

If the CEO of IKEA was ever elected president of a country, how long would it take him to assemble his cabinet?😏

If a story ends with the words "...and they lived happily ever after", then why do you need a sequel?

Some people greatly enjoy what's called Reality TV.πŸ“Ί My question is: Considering some of the stuff that passes for "programming" nowadays, what reality are they watching?πŸ˜•

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

Saturday, July 24, 2021

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 18-24, 2021

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JULY 25 IS PARENTS’ DAY.
JULY 26 IS LIBERIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 27 IS THE OBSERVANCE OF ARMISTICE ENDING THE KOREAN WAR.
JULY 28 IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
JULY 30 IS INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY.
JULY 30 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATMAN: THE MOVIE WITH ADAM WEST, BURT WARD AND MOST OF THE TV CAST.
AUGUST 1 IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ORIGINAL HOWARD THE DUCK MOVIE.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Unfortunately, the COVID Variants are allowing the pandemic to continue. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully, despite logistic issues, vaccination efforts continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The delayed 2020 Summer Olympics are finally underway. Sort of. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of July 24, 2021.
*Was “Project Pegasus” spyware used on civilians??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

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…
*Author William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run, others) has passed away.
*Singer/songwriter Chuck E. Weiss is no longer with us.
*Actress Mary Ward (various programs) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Drummer Jerry Granelli of the Vince Guaraldi Trio has passed away.
*Writer, director, producer, actor John Cornell; long time creative associate of Paul Hogan, has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021
>AFTERMATH
POLITICALLY…
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*WTF???
*“WE HAVE RIGHTS!” INCLUDING MEDICAL! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Changing history, but NOT for the better! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*The state of your state, from two different sources. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Dr. Fauci versus Congressional Republicans. AGAIN! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Despite their past and the opposition being louder, some Republicans DO believe in getting vaccinated! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*But will they ever admit they were wrong to begin with??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*HUH???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*The photo was altered! The question now: by who???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Unknown at this time, but the battle continues. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Senate Republicans managed to block the Bill again, but what next??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Question: Does Marjorie Taylor Green know she’s wrong??? Twitter seems to think so. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*Question: WHY???
*As of July 23, the National Football🏈 League claims 80% of its personnel have been vaccinated in hopes of having a full season this fall.
*August 1 is the 145th anniversary of Colorado joining the United States of America.
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 24, 2021

😎FUN FACT
July 30th is the 55th anniversary of Batman: The Movie with Adam West, Burt Ward and most of the TV cast reprising their roles for the big screen.
So let’s celebrate with a special Bat-themed Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Which cast member couldn't make the filming?

WHO AM I?
Can you identify the person (real or fictitious) based upon the clue below?
I substituted for the correct TRIVIA TIME answer above.

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOXπŸ“¦ and discover the results from the July 17, 2021 Puzzle Corner.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Add one letter to a Marvel Comics hero to spell the name of a DC Comics heroine.
Thor, Thorn

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?
TRUE or FALSE: There is rust on the moon.πŸŒ”

Sunday, July 18, 2021

SUNDAY FUNNIES: ALL ABOUT MEOW

Hello Everybody! Piper D. Katt here!
Another (lazy) Sunday is upon us and at the moment I have absolutely no idea what to write about. Considering how rare its appearances have been lately with all the rain, rain, and more rain there has been; all I really want to do is just sit in the window sill and enjoy my sunbeam for awhile.
But as fun as that is, at least to me, that's not why I'm here. Is it?
In any event, let me roam around a bit and see what I can scratch up without getting into any trouble, for my people keep saying their furniture is not additional scratching posts.
I know.
I'll take about a cat's favorite subject. Me!

They say making mistakes is better than faking purr-fection.
"And that's how you capture the red dot!"
Whoever "They" are also claim that you can learn from your mistakes, so I've decided to make even more mistakes than I already have. Then I will become a purr-fect genius.

Two reasons I don’t trust people.
1). I don’t know them.
When my people have company come over, they're all like "Oh, look at the beautiful cat." Granted, I am beautiful but if they're such big cat fans, why don't they offer to pet me, feed me, or change my litter box?
2). I do know them.
Last time my people offered me a car ride, I thought we were going out to buy new cat toys but instead we went to the vet!
You do NOT want a thermometer where they stick it in meow!πŸ™€
Pussy Willows. πŸ˜‰

I have learned that there are two words that open many doors for people. PUSH and PULL.
For cats, there's just one. NOW!
Especially if my people are tying up the room where my litter pan is!

There should be a calorie refund for food that does not taste as good as expected.
Some of the things I've managed to swipe off the table when no one was looking taste horrible.
What do you people see in such things as SOUR cream anyway?
Who said cream should be sour to begin with?

Believe in yourself. If Cauliflower can become a pizza and other foods, you can become anything.

Admit it.... Life would be so boring without me in it.
And on that note♫, have a great week.
Take care.
STAY SAFE!😷
And please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.
 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 11-17, 2021

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JULY 17 IS SOUTH KOREA’S CONSTITUTION DAY.
JULY 17 IS WORLD EMOJI DAY.
JULY 25 IS PARENTS’ DAY.
THE MUSICAL GROUP WAR CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID still continues to be a global concern. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*Vaccination programs are continuing in hopes of stopping the pandemic in time. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of July 17, 2021.
*Will Cuba ever experience non-Communist rule again??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

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…
*Reporter Peter R. de Vries has been murdered.
*Comic book artist Robson Rocha (lots of DC Comics work) has passed away.
*Actor Charlie Robinson (Night Court, Sugar Hill, Buffalo Bill, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Hip Hop artist/actor (Men In Black 2) Biz Markie is no longer with us.
*Famous painter Stephen Hickman has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*“President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
*No more Dreamers??? President Biden disagrees. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to fully discuss the health and safety of all the “detainees” as well as the various costs under Donald Trump 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.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
*Two more guilty pleas. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*More violence??? “Extremely disturbing,” says Judge. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*President Joseph Biden is FOR Voters’ Rights! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Utter nonsense!”—Mitch McConnell on President Biden’s position concerning Voters’ Rights.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*No arrests (yet?) but “Since you’re not here, we get what we want.” SORT OF.—Texas Republicans. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*It may be “good trouble” protecting voters rights, but it still gets you arrested.
*“I’m not a thief!”—Very innocent shopper.
*Changing history, despite requests otherwise.
*A sad fact of life: Haters are gonna hate.
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…

*The state of your state, from two different sources. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Need more proof??? The US versus the Delta Variant. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*WHY is this happening??? One possible answer.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*“Utter nonsense!”—Mitch McConnell on President Biden’s position concerning Voters’ Rights.
ELSEWHERE…

*New appearance, same rhetoric, but FOX “News” protected themselves legally. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*If Trump can have an opinion, so can the General.
*There were fears about Trump’s last days in office. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The heat wave and wildfires continues! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
πŸ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 17, 2021

😎FUN FACT
OwlsπŸ¦‰πŸ¦‰ can greatly rotate their heads, but they can’t move their eyes at all!

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Add one letter to a Marvel Comics hero to spell the name of a DC Comics heroine.

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?
TRUE or FALSE: There is rust on the moon.πŸŒ”

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOXπŸ“¦ and discover the results from the July 10, 2021 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME
On The Rockford Files, what was Jim Rockford’s middle name?
Scott, giving actor James Scott Garner the same first and middle names as his character.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
In Walt Disney’s version of Snow White, how many of the dwarfs had facial hair?
6. Dopey was both clean shaven and bald.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

SUNDAY FUNNIES: RAINY DAYS AND SUNDAYS...

I hate the smell of wet fur!

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Don't know how it's been in your neck of the woods, but for most of the past week it's been nothing but rain, rain, and more rain.
About the only times I've been outside was when Nature called, and even then I put her on hold as much as I could.
Did I mention rain?
Anyway, it's RainSunday, so let's have some fun. Ready?

A forecaster could never get the weather report for his area right. He finally told his audience that he was leaving “because the weather didn't agree with him.”
Where's Gene Kelly when you need him?

Is it just me, or does it seem like the only time a weather report is totally 100% accurate is AFTER the fact!

How come the weather people always say stuff like "30% chance of rain"?☔
Why can't they say something more positive like "70% chance of sunshine"?🌞

For you humans out there, how come the weather is usually perfect when you're stuck at work but can turn miserable when you have the day off? πŸ˜•

Where do lightning boltsπŸ—±πŸ—² go on their dates?
To Cloud 9.
I hear it has a great disco. πŸ˜‰

By the way, I found him! Gene Kelly, in this classic movie magic moment, flora, and anything aquatic are about the only ones I know of who could truly enjoy weather like this!


What happens when the rain clouds finally clear in California?
UCLA!

Why did the lady go out in the rain with her purse open?
She expected some change in the weather.

What bow can't be tied?
A rainbow! 🌈

And on that note♫, try to have a great week everybody!
Take care.
STAY SAFE!😷
And please be back with us again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!AtP.
Video found on YouTube, to which The Free Choice E-zine is just another patron and not a poster.
Singin' In The Rain (c) MGM Studios, or by whoever owns MGM now. πŸ˜•