Sunday, February 26, 2023

SUNDAY FUNNIES: CANDID CAT

 Hi Everybody! Piper D. Katt here! Don't I look photogenic?
Us cats love to get our photo taken, as long as you don't shove the camera directly in our face or ask for an autograph afterwards.
With that in mind, I'd like to share with you some candid cat photos. Ready?

When the weather allows him to be out and about, my Uncle George thinks he's a might jungle cat, ready to pounce upon any unsuspecting prey. Unfortunately unless he's in the right tree, he's too easy to spot, as indicated in the picture below.








Of course my sister Sally is a bit more practical when it comes to hunting. When she is allowed out, she finds a good place to catch mice.
I've never asked Sally what she does with the mice after she catches them, but everyone keeps warning me not to eat at her place after she has had a successful hunt.


















Some people claim that a cat will sleep anywhere.
That's not exactly true.
Cats will only sleep anywhere that's actually comfortable.
Then again, some feline's idea of comfort differ.
Like the example on the right shows.


Believe it or not, cats DO dream, and not always about what their next meal might be or where their next nap will happen. As seen below, Aunt Astrid has high ambitions for her future. Whether or not she'll be able to make her dreams come true within her nine lives remains to be seen, but I wish her well.



And before this post is over, I can't forget this perennial favorite below.
This photo was first posted long before I started working for The Free Choice E-zine, so the cute little unknown kitten who posed for the image is probably well into their cathood by now.
Yet you can still see the quizzical smile on the kitten's muzzle as it asks that eternal question: "I caught the mouse. Now what do I do with it?"




So on that note♫ take care.
STAY SAFE! ๐Ÿ˜ท
Have a great week and please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 19-25: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 
WE NEED
MORE GUN
RESPONSIBILITY!

BULLYING HAS TO STOP!

BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!
GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK๐Ÿ˜ท
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.๐Ÿ’–
FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN THE UNITED STATES.
FEBRUARY 2023 MARKS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY
OF PULP HERO DOC SAVAGE.
FEBRUARY 27 IS INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY.
MARCH IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH.
MARCH 2 IS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ORIGINAL KING KONG, with Fay Wray.
MARCH 3 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TIME MAGAZINE.
MARCH 8 IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

๐Ÿ˜ทAMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒ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 February 25, 2023.
*The global M(onkey) Pox status, as of February 25, 2023.
*What washed up on a Japanese beach??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*As the war “celebrates” its first anniversary February 24… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*US President Joseph Biden’s secret visit to the Ukraine. (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…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Actor/comedian Richard Belzer (many roles over a long career, including multiple series appearances as Detective John Munch) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Barbara Bosson (numerous credits over a long career) 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.
POLITICALLY…

*President Joseph Biden’s secret visit to the Ukraine. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*March 4 is the 230th anniversary of George Washington beginning his second term as President of the United States. Things were on a different time table back then.
*March 4 is the 90th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt proposing his New Deal Program during his first inaugural address.
THE SUPREME COURT REPORT…
*Many state governors have united to protect women’s rights in their areas. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*The $12 ORANGE.๐ŸŸ 
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS COVID-19…
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS M(ONKEY) POX…
*The state of your state, M(onkey) Pox wise.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Rhode Island House of Representatives member David Cicilline has announced his impending resignation from Congress.
ELSEWHERE…
*As Georgia continues to investigate Trump… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*March 1 is the 220th anniversary of Ohio joining the United States.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: FEBRUARY 25, 2023

 ๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart created over 20 musical compositions before age 10.

HUH?
(misquotes)
The misquote is below. All you have to do is give us the correct quote and source. Ready?
♫Feel the beat of the tangerine.♫

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What is a Tidsoptimist?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the February 18, 2023 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?
Mother Goose performs the 1998 hit ♫Kiss Me♫
Sing a song of Six Pence None The Richer.

FILL IN THE BLANKS
All you have to do is what the title says, literally fill in the blanks to acquire the answer. The given letters are all shown, none of those are missing. Ready?
PERSON: SANTA CLAUS (Italicized letters were given.)

Monday, February 20, 2023

WOKE?

 The following is an editorial.

Some Republicans and their followers/supporters have been using the word Woke in a negative way to describe those who disagree with their opinions and beliefs, but just what does the word actually mean?

Among the definitions of Woke are:
Conscious. Not asleep. Awake. Alert. Aware of everything around you. Well informed.

So if you are against bigotry and hatred.
If you are against senseless violence.
If you want to see a peaceful and legal end to mass shootings that involves more than just "thoughts and prayers".
If you want to improve the environment in hopes that your grandchildren's grandchildren have a chance of living upon a habitable Earth.
If you just want the world to become a better place overall than it is now.
Then I guess you are

Weary
Of
Krazy
Emotions.

So what's wrong with that?

Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief: The Free Choice E-zine.
February 20, 2023

The above was an editorial.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

SUNDAY FUNNIES: WELL, DOGGIE!

 Hey Everyone! Koda Canine here!
Just enjoying a tummy rub from one of my people. I've got them well trained. ๐Ÿ˜‰
It's another miserable day weather wise outside, so I'm enjoying the creature comforts of the great indoors. But you didn't come here to watch me have fun, so on with the jokes!

One day last week I managed to get out of the yard and one of my people had to chase me in their underwear before I got too far.
They're still wondering how I got in their underwear to begin with!

Humans complain about us animals licking everything that needs cleaning.
Why? I know where my tongue's been.
What about you folks washing your hands?
You don’t wash your hands.
Your hands wash each other and you just stand there staring and watching, like some kind of peeping tom.
If you've seen them wash each other once, you've seen every past and future performance of the deed as well, so why keep looking?
Are fezes still cool?

Remember, if you wear spectacles,๐Ÿ‘“ always make sure they are clean.
You can’t be optimistic if you have misty optics. 

If Sherlock Holmes' Watson isn't the most famous Doctor, then Who is?
Personally, I like them both. Neither have ever approached me with a thermometer that they want to stick somewhere a thermometer shouldn't go.

To say I am awesome is an insult.
It is saying I only have some awe.
I am full of awe, but I am not awful.

A Wishbone, A Back bone and a Funny bone are all you need to survive.
So on that note♫ take care.
STAY SAFE!๐Ÿ˜ท
And please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!KC.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 12-18, 2023: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS



WE NEED
MORE GUN RESPONSIBILITY!

BULLYING HAS TO STOP!


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

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.๐Ÿ’—
FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN THE UNITED STATES.
FEBRUARY 19 IS WORLD WHALE DAY.๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ
FEBRUARY 19 IS THE 145TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS EDISON PATENTING THE FIRST PHONOGRAPH. (record player)
FEBRUARY 20 IS FAMILY DAY IN CANADA.
FEBRUARY 22 IS MARDI GRAS.
FEBRUARY 22 IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF BABYLON 5.
FEBRUARY 23 IS ASH WEDNESDAY AND THE START OF LENT,
FOR THOSE OBSERVING.
FEBRUARY 24 IS ESTONIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AM๐Ÿ˜ทNGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒ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 February 18, 2023.
*The global M(onkey) Pox status, as of February 18, 2023.
*In the aftermath of the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Jesus may “get us”, but who’s paying for the ads???

*Opinion: Premature attacks???
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…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Actor Zia Mohyeddin (Lawrence of Arabia, the BBC’s Avengers, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Raquel Welch (Fantastic Voyage, The Three Musketeers, much more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Movie director George T. Miller (The Man From Snowy River, The Never Ending Story 2, more) is no longer with us.
*Music composer Gerald Fried (The original Star Trek, Gilligan’s Island, Roots, much more) has passed away.
*Actress Stella Stevens (much TV and movie work over a long career) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player turned sports announcer๐ŸŽค Tim McCarver 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
*Congress may have concluded their investigation. The Department of Justice hasn’t.
THE PAPERS CAPER…
POLITICALLY…
*February 21 is Presidents’ Day in the United States.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS COVID-19…
๐Ÿ˜ทTHE US VERSUS M(ONKEY) POX…
*The state of your state, M(onkey) Pox wise.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*What a purple porch light signifies.
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
ELSEWHERE…
*Jesus may “get us”, but who’s paying for the ads???
*The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 57 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: FEBRUARY 18, 2023

 ๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
Viewed off planet, Earth’s yellow sun is actually white.

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?
Mother Goose performs the 1998 hit ♫Kiss Me♫

FILL IN THE BLANKS
All you have to do is what the title says, literally fill in the blanks to acquire the answer. The given letters are all shown, none of those are missing. Ready?
PERSON: _ A_ _A  _ _A_ _

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the February 11, 2023 Puzzle Corner.
February 14 was Valentine’s Day๐Ÿ’•. Could you romantically pair up the ladies with their beaus?

THE LADIES
01. Nicole Austin
02. Cleopatra
03. Pam Dawber
04. Dulcinea del Toboso
05. Kathleen Kelly
06. Roxanne Kowalski
07. Paula McFadden
08. Klara Novak
09. Penelope Pussycat
10. Annie Reed
11. Roxanne (no known surname)
12. Kathy Seldon
13. Susan Storm
14. Joanne Woodward

THEIR BEAUS
01. Marc Anthony
02. Sam Baldwin
03. Charles Bales
04. Cyrano de Bergerac
05. Joe Fox
06. Elliot Garfield
07. Mark Harmon
08. Alfred Kralik
09. Don Lockwood
10. Tracy Marrow
11. Paul Newman
12. Pepe Le Pew
13. Alonso Quijano
14. Reed Richards

THE COUPLES
01. Nicole Austin is with Tracy Marrow. You might know the couple better as Coco Marie and Ice-T. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2021.
02. Cleopatra was with Marc Anthony, according to history.
03. Pam Dawber has been married to Mark Harmon since 1987.
04. Dulcinea del Toboso was the one true love of Alonso Quijano, better known in literature as Don Quixote de La Mancha.
05. Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fell in love with Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) in You've Got Mail.
06. Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah) fell in love with Charles Bales (Steve Martin) in the romantic comedy Roxanne, a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac.
07. Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) fell in love with Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfus) in The Goodbye Girl.
08. Klara Novak (Margret Sullivan) fell in love with Alfred Kralik (Jimmy Stewart) in The Shop Around The Corner, the original version of You've Got Mail.
09. Penelope Pussycat is the hapless foil of Pepe Le Pew, although the feline femme fatale was not given a name until 1996's Carrotblanca.
10. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan, again) fell in love with Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks, again) during Sleepless in Seattle.
11. Roxanne (no known surname) was the literary love of Cyrano de Bergerac.
12. Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) fell in love with Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) during the MGM classic Singin' In The Rain.
13. Susan Storm, known in the comic book world as the Invisible Woman, is married to Reed Richards of The Fantastic Four.
14. Joanne Woodward was married to Paul Newman from 1958 until his death in 2008.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

VALENTINE'S DAY 2023

The following is an editorial.

๐Ÿ’• TODAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY!๐Ÿ’•

Much has been said about love.
A lot good.
Some negative.
Most of the latter in regards to who is in love.

In the beginning, the bias used to be religious based.
Then in regards to nationality and/or skin color.
Now it's a gender issue.
Two men.
Two women.
Does it really matter?

As long as both parties are consenting adults who are not harming either themselves or someone else and are truly happy together...
The above was an editorial.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

SUNDAY FUNNIES: OF HEARTS AND FOOTBALLS, 2023 EDITION

HELLO EVERYBODY! 

 Today you have both Piper D. Katt AND Koda Canine with you as we discuss both the Super Bowl—what a food dish that would be—that's played later today and Valentine's Day๐Ÿ’•, which is this Tuesday February 14.

That's right Piper. You know, Love is a funny thing, but nothing to laugh at.
Yet here we are, about to tell jokes about both it and that big football๐Ÿˆ game the humans are having.
Personally, I don't see what the attraction is. That ball is such an odd shape and probably doesn't tastes good to begin with.

Yeah, and since we’re not an official $pon$or, we can’t use the game's actual name any more in this post.
But that’s not going to stop the jokes folks. So let’s get right to them!
First up, a tradition began with our late mentor Autumn "the Puppy".

She initiated our annual Big Game video presentation of Andy Griffith’s comedy classic “What It Was, Was Football”, accompanied with the illustrations from Mad magazine's 1958 adaptation by George Woodbridge, courtesy of YouTube.


Now as we said earlier, love is no laughing matter, although there are plenty of people who do joke about it.
One of those is the great "Weird" Al Yankovic, as shown in his song ♫If That Isn't Love?♫ from the Alpocalypse album.



And remember folks. We didn't create the videos or the material within, let alone post them on YouTube. We're only sharing them with our fans.

That's right. As for love itself, let us quote someone more famous than ourselves about the subject, as seen in the image on the right.

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