Biker’s Bane (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Grandpa has battled his weight most of his adult life.  As an OB/Gyn, he always joked he was seven months along with a 6-pack of his favorite root beer.

In the past few years and without even trying, he has gotten down to the weight he always wanted to be.  He's not sure how, but his smaller appetite and the aging process probably have something to do with it.  He's not complaining and neither is his doctor, who has lowered most of his medication doses.

Brother-in-Law, meanwhile, lost a huge amount of weight when he was sick last year, and has put it all back on (and maybe a pound or two more).  He says he has no idea why, as he finishes a big meal then goes hunting through the pantry for a bit more because, "I'm just not quite full."

Boudreaux come in de kitchen an' set him down at de table wit' a sigh.  Clothile done ax him what be de matter.

"I done be gettin' de oil in de car change, an' I walk me over to de Hubba-Hubba to get me a beer while I be waitin', an' Doucet done be dere.  He be complain' 'bout he cain't lost him no weight when he even done give ups hims car an' he be ridin' de bike erer'where."

"An' what you done say to him?" Clothile ax.

"I jes' done say I be sorry 'bout dat.  I din't have de heart to tell him it might be better an' he be have him more luck losin' it if'n he din't bike him to de drive-thru at de Burger-an-Shake Shak so many time in de week!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.        

Photos from the cemetery and some sunsets is all i have to show for this past week.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mozambique

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open-air ceremony)

Gold Star Mother's Day 2022 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)

International Ataxia Awareness Day -- highlighting the difficulties of living with the many forms of ataxia 

Join a Cabal of International Bankers Today Day -- internet generated, and only for people without a conscience

Kamarampaka Day -- Rwanda (Republic Day, marks the 1961 abolition of the monarchy)

Math Storytelling Day -- the brainchild of Maria Droujkova 

National Comic Book Day -- internet generated, but go read one, they are fun

National Crabmeat Newberg Day

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims -- US

National Food Service Employees Day -- because everyone wants to eat out once in a while

National One-Hit Wonder Day -- US, remembering those who had only one hit on the rock charts

National Psychotherapy Day -- US (a day to wear turquoise and encourage education about how psychotherapy can help people)     

National Youth Day -- Nauru

Old Holy Rood Eve -- OS calendar Holy Cross Eve, the last day to pick blackberries (after this, the devil poisons them because when he fell from heaven, he landed in a blackberry bush)

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (begins this evening; through the evening of the 8th)

St. Cadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf; against cramps, deafness, glandular disorders, scrofula)

St. Finbarr's Day (Patron of Barra, Scotland; Cork, Ireland)

Toad Tempting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Vegetarian Festival -- Phuket, Thailand (lots of purification rituals and a rigid vegetarian/vegan diet are observed for spiritual cleansing and ensuring good luck; through Oct. 4th)

World Pharmacists Day -- International Pharmaceutical Federation; this year's theme is "Pharmacists: Caring for you."  

World Rivers Day -- International   

Birthdays Today:

Lee Norris, 1981

Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969

Will Smith, 1968

Scottie Pippen, 1965

Tate Donovan, 1963

Aida Turturro, 1962

Heather Locklear, 1961

Michael Madsen, 1959

Jamie Hyneman, 1956

Christopher Reeve, 1952

Mark Hamill, 1951

Cheryl Tiegs, 1947

Michael Douglas, 1944

Robert Walden, 1943

Juliet Prowse, 1936

Glenn Gould, 1932

Barbara Walters, 1931

Shel Silverstein, 1930

Phil Rizzuto, 1918

Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906

Walter Wesley "Red" Smith, 1905

William Faulkner, 1897

Jean Phillippe Rameau, 1683 (baptismal date, as actual birth anniversary is unknown)

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 1358 (Japanese Shogun)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(TV), 1987

"Stepping Out"(Play), 1984

"Winterset"(Play), 1935

"Dorothy"(Comic opera), 1886

Today in History:

St. Ferment is beheaded in Amiens, France, after voyaging there to preach the gospel, 303

The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era, 1066

Columbus begins his second voyage, with 17 ships, 1493

Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the Americas, 1513

The first printing press in the Americas begins operations, 1639

Old Style date; two very accurate clocks are set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, the start of Greenwich Mean Time, 1676

Ethan Allan, American Revolutionary War hero, is captured, 1775

Benedict Arnold joins the British, 1780

The first all-black university in the US, Howard University, is created by Congress, 1867

Yosemite National Park is established by Congress, 1890

Charles Follis becomes the first black to play professional American football, 1904

Birth of the remote control -- Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the "Telekino" and guides a boat from the shore in the port of Bilbao, 1906

Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible, 1929*

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops, 1957

In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community, 1972

Belize joins the United Nations, 1981

The last of the Magdalene Asylums closes in Ireland, 1996

The Vitim event, a possible bolide (comet nucleus) impact in Siberia, Russia, 2002

China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7, 2008

The Wildlife Authority of Uganda announces that, since 1999, the population of some of the animals in the country's game reserves have doubled in population, 2010

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announces that women will now be able to vote and run in municipal elections, 2011

Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia, 2015

World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating, 2016

For the first time ever, a woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, 2017

Hazzaa AlMansoori becomes first Emirati in space and first Arab astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, travelling on Russian Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington D.C., 2020