Sunday, September 25, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: FALL IN!

 Hello Everybody! Koda Canine here!

Fall officially began September 22 here in the Northern Hemisphere.
All you folks below the equator are now approaching the end of your respective Winter and nearing Spring. However that works out.

The only things I know for sure are that the days are getting shorter here, which also means they're getting colder because the sun isn't out as much as it used to be back in the Summer months and the leaves are starting to change colors.

In any event, I also know that means it's time for some Fall themed jokes. Ready?

How should Humans dress for Fall?
Preferably warm, but most think they should put on their pajamas and go back to bed. 
Glad I don't have to rake all those leaves!

♫Hello darkness, my old friend. Soon you’ll start at 5 PM.♫

When the high winds blew the sweater off the clothes line, it was a cardigone!

Autumn is when people drag out their Winter clothes and see what kind of Summer fun the moths had.

My people got tired of looking at all the leaves in our yard, so they closed the curtains.
Me, I'm trying to bury them, but it's going to take a MUCH bigger hole than I first thought!

My head human can hardly wait until the grass turns brown to match the leaves. Then he won't have to more it again till next year. 😉
Image courtesy of the Robert Frost Travel Agency.
Hope you get the reference.


This is an exciting Autumn. Athletes are breaking records in various sports and our political candidates are breaking records for the most campaign promises they don't intend to keep.

It's Fall. That time when the colors change from green to red to gold.
And that's just in your swimming pool.
Don't you think it's time to clean it out for the season?

Autumn is also a season for big decisions.
Like whether or not it's too late to start Spring cleaning.

Now for today's lawn and garden tip.
If you haven't found the hedge trimmer yet, forget it.
It's almost time to start looking for the leaf rake.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2022

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?


BEWARE IMPENDING HURRICANE IAN!

WE NEED MORE
GUN RESPONSIBILITY!

BULLYING HAS TO STOP!


GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

SEPTEMBER IS DEAF AWARENESS MONTH.
SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15 IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
SEPTEMBER 24 IS WORLD GORILLA🦍 DAY.
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING, ROSH HASHANAH
BEGINS AT SUNDOWN SEPTEMBER 25.
SEPTEMBER 25 IS ONE HIT WONDERS DAY.
SEPTEMBER 28 IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY
OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.
SADLY, SEPTEMBER 29 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE STILL UNSOLVED TYLENOL POISONING CASE.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*While COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem, thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The COVID state of the world, as of September 24, 2022.
*The global Monkey Pox status, as of September 24, 2022.


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…🌐
*WHY???

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Music Legend Ramsey Lewis has passed away.
*Major League Baseball⚾ Legend Maury Wills is no longer with us.
*Actress Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, more) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*The Doobie Brothers co-founder and original drummer John Hartman 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 FIVE detainees (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
THE PAPERS CAPER...
*Trump still wants access to the papers, but their fate is not his to decide.
*Mixed news on the legal front for Trump. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item)
POLITICALLY…
THE SUPREME COURT REPORT…
*October 2, 1967 marks the 65th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall joining the Supreme Court, but only as an “associate judge”.
*The Court will reconvene the first Monday in October.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…

😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*The COVID pandemic status in the US is…??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS MONKEY POX…
*The state of your state, Monkey Pox wise.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*“I didn’t do that.”—Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
ELSEWHERE…
*Opinion: Has Trump gone "full Qanon"??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The Trumps versus the state of New York is now official. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*A look at Brett Favre—who just plead GUILTYand the potential Welfare Scandal. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*September 29 marks the 65th anniversary of the New York Giants of Major League Baseball⚾ ending. The team would move to San Francisco to start the next season.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*The Free Choice E-zine will be celebrating its 2,800th Blogger Post before the end of 2022.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

😎FUN FACT
The Free Choice E-zine will celebrate its 2,800th Blogger post before the end of 2022.

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

WHAT’S THAT SONG?
Words from a tune of the past are below. All you have to do is give us the song title. Ready?
♫Underneath electric stars.♫

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the September 17, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Who invented the Smiley😀 emoji?
Scott E. Fahlman

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {double, twin} = bed sizes
02. {joke, gasp} = gag

Sunday, September 18, 2022

HONORING BANNED BOOKS WEEK: SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2022

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EDITORIAL.

September 18-24 is 2022's National Banned Books Week here in the United States.
While an ongoing subject since practically the start of the printed word, those who want to "edit" what others read has been in the news a lot lately.
Some of the more RECENT incidents were reported on our "The Week In Review" feature herehere, and here.
Now it's a given that not everyone is going to like everything.
That's why there are so many different genres, authors working within them, etc.
There's something for everyone and if you don't like a specific book then just don't read it.
That's both your choice and right to do so.
While parents must and hopefully have some say over what their young children read, that does NOT give anyone the right to dictate what others can read.
Your personal opinion is just that.
PERSONAL!
You want to share it? Fine, if done so politely. That's why there are reviewers and critics in the world.
But you canNOT force that opinion upon another individual, let alone a public intuition like a public library!
One state's "Concerns"

THAT IS TOO EXTREME!

Some books may be outdated and past their "prime".
After all, hopefully the Human race has evolved beyond the days of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Huckleberry Finn.
But for those who still want to read them, you can just put a Historical Footnote about the times and the way society was back then at the beginning of the book without destroying Harriet Becher Stowe's or Mark Twain's original prose.
And some of the reasons for wanting to ban or destroy books today just make me shudder.
After all, if you don't know something and are afraid to publicly ask the questions, how else are you going to figure out the answers?

As a writer myself, I know not everything I create is going to be liked by everyone.
Such is life.
But under no circumstances does one adult person have the "right" or "privilege" to dictate what another adult reads.

Lee Houston, Junior, Editor In Chief: The Free Choice E-zine
18 September, 2022

THE ABOVE WAS AN EDITORIAL.

All links were active at the time this article was posted.

SUNDAY FUNNIES: SPORTS JOKES

Hello Everybody! Piper D. Katt here!
It's such a nice, quiet Sunday that I almost slept through posting my contribution to this column today.🙀
Or I would have if not for all the sports fans down the hall watching TV and arguing commenting about how their respective teams are doing.
Until the end of September there is both regular season baseball⚾ and football🏈 on right now. Plus the finals of Women's Basketball🏀, the stray golf🏌 tournament and who knows what else?
I know there is at least one full time pro-animal channel out there, but why they don't stick with covering felines 24/7 is beyond me.
Anyway...
Listening to some of those sports pundits, analysists, and whoever else gets to talk about what's going on during the game instead of actually showing the game in progress is quite interesting from my perspective.
Things like...

“We had 99 percent of the game sewn up. It was the other three percent that cost us.”

“We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.”

"Alaska and Hawaii don't win many games in the United States."

“Any time our team scores more and holds the other team to less than what we score, we almost always win.”

"My career was sputtering until I did a 360 and got headed in the right direction."

"The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball⚾ is wins and losses at the major league level."

"We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As the general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play."

"Winning this bicycle🚵 race wasn't just a question of endurance and having the right equipment, but pedaling faster than everyone else too."

OH-KAY! On that note♫, take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
Have a great week and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2022: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS


 


WE NEED MORE
GUN RESPONSIBILITY!

BULLYING HAS TO STOP!



GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK😷
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

SEPTEMBER IS DEAF AWARENESS MONTH.
SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15 IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
SEPTEMBER 18 MARKS THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF
WHAT WE KNOW TODAY AS CBS
(COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM) ON RADIO.
SEPTEMBER 18-25 IS BANNED BOOKS WEEK.
SEPTEMBER 18 IS WORLD BAMBOO DAY.
SEPTEMBER 19 IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN WITH GEORGE REEVES.
SEPTEMBER 19 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SMILEY ICON.😀
SEPTEMBER 19 IS ALSO INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY.
SEPTEMBER 20 IS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
OF FIREFLY FOR ALL BROWN COATS.
SEPTEMBER 21 IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.☮🕊
SEPTEMBER 22 IS THE AUTUMN EQUINOX AND THE START OF FALL.
2022 IS THE 65 ANNIVERSARY FOR ANYTHING THAT DEBUTED IN 1957.
SEPTEMBER 23 IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JETSONS.
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING, ROSH HASHANAH BEGINS
AT SUNDOWN🌇 SEPTEMBER 25.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Although COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem, thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The COVID state of the world, as of September 17, 2022.
*The global Monkey Pox status, as of September 17, 2022.

*September 11: With Ukraine forces on the offensive, Russia's retreating to a point, but apparently destroying whatever they can along the way. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Status update: September 13.
*The Ukraine offensive continues and Russia tried to destroy a dam. (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…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Actor Jack Ging (many roles over a decades long career) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former political lawyer Ken Starr is no longer with us.
*Actress Irene Papas (Zorba the Greek, The Guns of Navarone, more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.

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 FIVE detainees (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
*Speculation: Next???
THE PAPERS CAPER...
*Differing opinions: Sorry Mister Trump. It DOESN’T work that way. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
😷THE US VERSUS MONKEY POX…
*The state of your state, Monkey Pox wise.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Does Congress have internal strife??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*September 17 is the 235th anniversary of the United States Constitution being officially adopted.
*September 17 is the 75th anniversary of the National Security Act, unifying all the various branches into The United States Military Establishment.
*September 18 is National Cheeseburger🍔 Day.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

😎FUN FACT
September 19 is the 40th anniversary of the Smiley emoji.😀

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Who invented the Smiley emoji?😕

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {double, twin}
02. {joke, gasp}

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the September 10, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What does the term WI FI stand for?
While some believe it is Wireless Fidelity, actually WI FI stands for absolutely nothing! The term was coined by a marketing firm at the start of wireless technology development.

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many songs did Neil Diamond write for The Monkees?
4! While ♫I’m A Believer♫ and ♫A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You♫ were the biggest successes, Diamond also wrote ♫Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow♫ and ♫Love To Love♫.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: BACK TO SCHOOL 2022

WHAT obedience school?
I think, therefore I meow
 HELLO EVERYBODY!
Today you have both Piper D. Katt AND Koda Canine here as we present our annual Back To School Sunday Funnies!

That's right Piper. Now we know that schools have already resumed classes for the new semester by now, but back a long time before either of your hosts were around, most schools traditionally didn't start until the Tuesday after Labor Day, so The Free Choice E-zine schedules our Back School Salute for the first Sunday AFTER Labor Day.

Kind of a long winded explanation, but you folks get the point. And now it's time for the jokes!

How did Ben Franklin🪁 feel about discovering electricity?
He was shocked.

Does a student doing stand up comedy while working their way through medical school leave you in stitches?

I was asked what the ninth letter in the alphabet was.
It was a complete guess, but I was right. 

What table has no legs?
A multiplication table. 

What did Tennessee?
The same thing Arkansas.

What U.S. state has the most math teachers?
Math-achussets.

Why was the geometry book so adorable?
Because it had ‘acute’ angles

Why is the teacher wearing sunglasses in class?
Because the students are so bright.😎

What’s the smartest letter of the alphabet?
The Ys (wise, but if you have to explain a joke...)

Why do the students wear glasses during math class?
To improve their di-VISION.

Forty may be the new sixty when discussing ages, but nine is the new midnight when discussing curfews.
So on that note♫, let us take a minute to thank all the teachers and other educational professionals out there.

You folks have it ruff rough because of a lot of stuff out there that shouldn't be happening but without you, our children's future wouldn't be as bright.

That's right! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
Have a great week and one of us will be back next weekend with more Sunday Funnies!PDK and KC.