Sunday, February 27, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: THIS AND CAT (misc. jokes)

 Hello Everyone! Piper D. Katt here!
Truthfully, it isn't much of day outside right now.
Just got through one cold front and another's about to hit tonight.
Thankfully no snow this time but it will be below freezing for the next 36-48 hours before it starts warming up again to have afternoon highs above freezing and nights below freezing for the rest of this week in my neck of the woods.
I'll tell you, if this was a rollercoaster ride, I'd want off at the next stop and immediate access to the closest litter box!
In any event, let's have some fun. Ready?

Have you ever wondered if birds are trying to buy the world?
After all, they leave deposits everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜ผ

Quick animal fact: most bobcats are NOT named Bob.

My humans say if life is a highway, they wish someone would finish construction already.
They're tired of all the detours, road blocks and pot holes.
"WHAT Vet appointment notice?"


They say Alligators๐ŸŠ can grow up to 15 feet.
I thought they only had 4.๐Ÿ˜‰

I've just got to scratch my head over this one.
Humans have been eating bread for over 5,000 years.
If so many people have that allergy, how come it's only been Gluten Free for the last 10?

In England, people call them lifts. In America, it's called an elevator.
I guess we were just raised differently.

As a cat I just don't get this one either.
I play with the yarn๐Ÿงถ, even while the Lady of the House is working on a crochet project, and nobody notices.
I ask if I can play with the hamster๐Ÿน and everybody loses their mind!

Not everyone is gonna think I’m funny or pretty.
That’s okay. They’re wrong though.๐Ÿ˜บ

And remember, you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish.๐ŸŸ
Say, I'm hungry. Wonder if it's dinner time yet?
So on that note♫ take care.
STAY SAFE!๐Ÿ˜ท
And please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 20-26, 2022

BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!



♫WAR. WHAT'S IT GOOD FOR?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!♫
Lyrics by Edwin Starr.
Sung by various, including Starr.



GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK๐Ÿ˜ท
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO HEART๐Ÿ’“ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.

AM๐Ÿ˜ทNGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Unfortunately the Omicron and other COVID Variants continue to spread across the world. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of February 26, 2022.
*February 26 is the 70th anniversary of then Prime Minister Winston Churchill announcing Britain had produced that country’s first atomic bomb.

(There are 2/TWO separate links in that heading.)
*February 24: IT’S STARTED! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Of great concern: Could this go nuclear???
*He may have stated it, but— (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.

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV, has passed away.
*Actor Stewart Bevan (Brannigan, Emmerdale, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Global healthcare pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer is no longer with us.
*Musician Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age has passed away.
*Actress Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H: the movie, Back To School, lots more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Professional magician/comedian The Amazing Jonathan (aka John Szeles) is no longer with us.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player Julio Cruz has passed away.
*Actress Anna Karen (East Enders, the Carry On franchise, more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Comedian Donny Davis is no longer with us.
*Writer/author/actor Henry Lincoln (numerous credits over a long career) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
POLITICALLY…
*President Biden is scheduled to give the annual State of the Union address Tuesday March 1.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*In Texas “gender confirming care” and surgeries is child abuse??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS COVID-19…
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Republican “Senator” Rick Scott’s plan? Finish Trump’s wall while raising EVERYONE’S taxes.
ELSEWHERE…
*McDonald's versus Wendy's over French fries.
*Opinion: Whenever baseball⚾ does come back, is the art of base stealing dead??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: FEBRUARY 26, 2022

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
No matter how much you try, you can never keep your eyes open during a sneeze.

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

ETTE corvette CORV

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {volt, peck}
02. {Mission: Impossible, Law and Order} and yes we know they’re both TV shows.

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the February 19, 2022 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?
Fast food favorite of New Orleans, Louisiana?
French Quarter Pounder (with or without cheese)

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Everyone has at least heard of IHOP, but what does it stand for?
The International House Of Pancakes. The name was officially shortened to just its initials in 1973 and hasn’t been publicly used since.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: WINGING IT (misc. jokes)

Hello Everybody! Koda Cannine here flying solo once more, which is kind of odd considering I didn't know my dog tags were also a pilot's license.

Anyway, that's a perfect lead in for the fact that I have no specific theme for today and am just going to "wing it". Ready?

The weather's been kind of on the deep end lately around here.
Either awfully cold or cold with a lot of snow.
Definitely a #3!

Humans seem to be fickle about it.
First snow storm: “How magical.” 
Second snow storm: “Looks Pretty.”
Third snow storm: “Die snow! Die!”
I personally have no preference. I just go outside long enough to do what I need to and then come back in the house, but it is kind of fun to romp in all of that lose, powdery white stuff.
Spring and summer will be the seasons I'll want to stay outside even if you don't want me to. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
But if you choose not to find joy in snow, you’ll have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.
Of course, after they've looked out the window and seen how the weather is, most of the time the standard human response of "How to Dress for Winter" seems to be keep your pajamas on and go back to bed.

Why don’t houses clean themselves?
They seem to get dirty by themselves.
After all, whenever the question's raised "Who made this mess?", the standard reply always seems to be "NOT ME!" ๐Ÿ˜‰

You should always knock on the fridge door before opening, just in case there’s a salad dressing.

Since February 21 is Presidents' Day in the US...
Have you ever noticed that Parallel Lines have so much in common?  ===========
It is so sad they will never meet.

By the end of January each year if you are very, very quiet; you can hear resolutions breaking all over the world.๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I think I did pretty good "winging it" considering I'm not even a bird dog.
In any event take care.
STAY SAFE!๐Ÿ˜ท
Have a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!KC.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 13-19, 2022

BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!



♫LIFE IS VERY SHORT
AND THERE'S NO TIME
FOR FUSSING AND FIGHTING,
MY FRIEND.♫
"We Can Work It Out."—The Beatles.





GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK๐Ÿ˜ท
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO HEART๐Ÿ’“ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
FEBRUARY 24 IS ESTONIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
2022 MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAYNE’S WORLD: THE MOVIE.


AM๐Ÿ˜ทNGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Proper emergency response or potential future problems??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of February 19, 2022.
*February 26 is the 70th anniversary of then Prime Minister Winston Churchill announcing Great Britain had produced that country’s first atomic bomb.

*Weird times in figure skating. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Why can’t I find the right tights?”—Louisa Warwin, Figure Skater.

*More sanctions pending, but will they work??? (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…๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*Author/journalist P. J. O’Rourke (Peace Kills, Give War A Chance, more) has passed away.
*Legendary drummer๐Ÿฅ Howard Grimes is no longer with us.
*Actor Frank Pesce (numerous credits over a long career) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Singer/composer/producer Bappi Lahiri (numerous credits) is no longer with us.
*Actor Jack Smethurst (Last of the Summer Wine, King Ralph, Chariots of Fire, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Famed Chef and founder of Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Loretta Harrison has passed away.
*Writer Tom Veitch (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, the Star Wars franchise, etc) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “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
*Trump could be facing possible prison time for both the coup attempt AND taking classified documents with him upon leaving office! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Give them the Visitors’ Logs.”—President Biden to National Archives.
*“Plot? What plot?”—Republican National Committee.
POLITICALLY…
*February 21 is Presidents' Day.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
๐Ÿ˜ท
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…

ELSEWHERE…
*But this one is even worse! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Was there a trial, let alone a verdict??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Will there be ANY baseball⚾ this year??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*It wasn’t the “Heidi Bowl”, but still…๐Ÿˆ (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: FEBRUARY 19, 2022

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
While this is NOT recommended, Ingus Augstkalns of Latvia is the first person to skydive from a DRONE!

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?
Fast food favorite of New Orleans, Louisiana?

TRIVIA TIME
Everyone has at least heard of IHOP, but what does it stand for?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the February 12, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME
Who were Paul and Linda McCartney’s backup band on ♫Coming Up♫?
Officially released on McCartney II, his second solo album, the video accredits “The Plastic Macs”, which were Paul as all the musicians in various disguises—including a nod to his early Beatles days—and Linda as both back up singers.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Considering it was earlier this week, how many new words can you make out of the letters in VALENTINE?๐Ÿ’•
A, alien, alive, an, ant, at, ate
Eat, eave, even, evil
I, in, inn, inane, it
Lane, late, Latin, lean, leave, lei, lenient, lent, lie, line, lint, live
Neat, nine, nit
Tan, tea, ten, teen, tile, tin, tine
Veil, vein, vent, vial, vile
More than the 43 words listed above might be possible.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: OF HEARTS AND FOOTBALL

 AND NOW, TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THE SUNDAY FUNNIES...

Meow l'amour.
This ball, does it taste good?
 PIPER D. KATT 
AND
KODA CANNINE!

Hello and Welcome Everybody. We certainly have an unique opportunity here today.

That's right Piper. Tomorrow is Valentines' Day,๐Ÿ’• although love should be all year round.

I agree Koda, but today is that "Big Game" all the football๐Ÿˆ players and fans work themselves up to.

That's odd. Isn't those International Winter Games still going on too?

You mean the ones where some countries aren't attending because of the Host Country's poor ideas of Democracy and Human Rights while others aren't participating because of the current pandemic?

Yep. It's bad enough having to beat around the bush using alternate names since The Free Choice E-zine isn't an official sponsor of any of the sports events.

True, but it wouldn't be The Sunday Funnies without some jokes, so here we go!

What did one boat say to another?
"Are you up for a little row-mance?"

What did the receiver say to the football?
"Catch you later."

How did the telephone propose to his girlfriend?
He gave her a ring. 

Do you have a date for Valentine's Day?
Yeah, February 14th.๐Ÿ˜‰

Do hungry players eat at The Supper Bowl?

What happened when the vampires started dating?
It was love at first bite!

What did the football say to the punter?
"I get a kick out of you."

Isn't that also a song cue?
Maybe, but before we go, let us close with our annual traditional.
Courtesy of YouTube, here's Andy Griffith and his classic routine "What it was, was football"!
Complete with the original George Woodbridge illustrations from Mad magazine's adaptation.



So on that note♫, take care everybody!
STAY SAFE! ๐Ÿ˜ท
And one of us will be back here next weekend with more Sunday Funnies!PDK and KC.

The Free Choice E-zine did not create or post said video on YouTube, but shares it in the spirit of friendship and humor cause we can all use a good laugh in life.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 6-12, 2022

BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!

















GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK๐Ÿ˜ท
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO HEART๐Ÿ’“ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
FEBRUARY 14 IS VALENTINE’S DAY.๐Ÿ’•
FEBRUARY 15 IS CANADA'S FLAG DAY
WHILE SERBIA CELEBRATES ITS STATEHOOD.
FEBRUARY 17 IS KOSOVO’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AM๐Ÿ˜ทNGST EVENTS AROUND THE WO๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Has the world reached a “breaking point”??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of February 12, 2022.

THE RUSSIA UKRAINE SITUATION...
*Getting civilians out of potential harm's way. (There are 6/SIX 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…๐ŸŒ
*The future of clean energy??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*Actress Margarita Lozano (A Fist Full of Dollars, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Former Major League Baseball⚾ player Gerald Williams has passed away.
*Synclavier co-inventor Jon Appleton is no longer with us.
*Betty Davis of Funk-Rock fame has passed away.
*Musician Ian McDonald, founding member of King Crimson and Foreigner, is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “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
*SHOCK! Former “President” Trump regularly destroyed documents he wasn't supposed to! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The GOP censured the Republican members of the committee, but the investigation(s) continues. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*“No housing for you.”—Dave Chappelle, others.
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS COVID-19…
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Opinion: The losing side???
ELSEWHERE…
*It should come as no surprise that among its other “policies”, Florida’s “government” is apparently against solar energy too.
*The 2021 Razzie nominees, for the worst in movies, are…
*The 2021 Oscar nominees, for the best in movies, are...
*February 14 is the 110th anniversary of Arizona becoming the 48th member of the United States.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…