Thursday, December 7, 2023
Just For Laughs
A kid walked up to a guy wearing a 10-gallon hat, leather vest, leather chaps, and sneakers. The kid asked him, "Mr. Cowboy, why do you wear that big hat?" The cowboy replied, "Well, son, this big ol' hat protects me from the hot sun n' drivin' rain, and at night I puts it over much of my face when I sleeps on the range, so it protects me then, too." "Why do you wear that leather vest, Mr. Cowboy?" "The vest? Why, it also helps to keep the weather off'n me, and it has nice pockets where I stashes much of my valuables." "Well, why do you wear leather chaps?" "They protect much of my legs when I'm drivin' this here horse through mesquite n' cactus." "Say Mr. Cowboy," the kid finally asked, "Why do you wear those sneakers?" "That's so nobody'll think I'm some dang truck driver!"
On This Day in History
December 7 Events: 1787 - Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. 1941 - Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese Navy. This causes the US to enter WWII. 1988 - Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist. 1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched.
Famous Birthdays
DECEMBER 7 Famous Birthdays: 1947 - Johnny Bench (Baseball Player) 1956 - Larry Bird (Basketball Player) 1966 - C. Thomas Howell (Actor) 1973 - Terrell Owens (Football Player) 1987 - Aaron Carter (Singer)
Betcha Didn't Know This!
Congress declared the 4th of July a federal holiday on June 28, 1870. The 4th of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
Kids Say the Darnest Things
For our daughters 6th birthday we bought her a fish. We couldn’t help laughing when on the way she announced “the fish’s name is Sparingly.” “How do you know?” I asked “look” she responded “It says “Feed sparingly 3 times daily.”
On the Light Side
Entering a country store, a stranger spotted a sign saying "Beware of the dog". He looked around but all he could see was a harmless old dog lying fast asleep on the floor next to the counter. The stranger said to the store manager: "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” "Yep." "Well, he doesn't look dangerous to me. Why did you put the sign up?" "Because people kept tripping over him."
Where Did This Come From?
LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL: This phrase comes because guns used to have 3 parts, the lock (the firing mechanism), the stock (the wooden butt of the gun) and the barrel.
Idiot Sightings
IDIOT SIGHTING - The local QuikTrip convenience store has a label posted on their gasoline pumps: "Warning: QuikTrip gasoline is not recommended for aircraft engines.