Historical happenings

6/16/1822 ~ Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina

6/16/1873 ~ US President Ullyses Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians

6/16/1929 ~ Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Mundane Morning Quarterback

We hope you enjoy the cartoon above, because there was no way we were wading into the morass (not that we’re against morass) of the latest news cycle.

Anti-Sharia Law protesters were attacked by Antifa counter-protesters, while LGBT groups took to the streets in support of Islam. We’ll note that LGBT folks also take to the streets in Islamic countries, only they start from rooftops.

We learned that Comey may or may not really have secret memos, Trump may or may not really have secret tapes, Mueller may or may not be preparing to charge the President with obstructing the investigation of crimes which didn’t happen, and all the while tweets keep flying out of the Oval Office in the wee hours (or, to men of a certain age, the wee-wee hours) to remind everyone that The Donald has political Tourette’s syndrome.
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Toon in

Ponder this

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

~ Winston Churchill

Historical happenings

6/6/1816 ~ 10″ of snowfall in New England, part of a “year without a summer” which followed the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia

6/6/1900 ~ US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area

6/6/1939NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead

Ponder this

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

~ Winston Churchill

Saturday Night at the Senior Home

All looked forward to the weekly entertainment and especially a new guest…

The Hypnotist at a Senior’s Home

It was entertainment night at the Senior Citizens Center. After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show, Claude the Hypnotist!

Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. “Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time.” said Claude.

The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain. “I want you to keep your eyes on this watch” said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see. “It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations” said Claude.

He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting “Watch the watch — Watch the watch —-Watch the watch”

The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth.The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces. A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were hypnotized. And then, suddenly, the chain broke. The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact”

“SHIT” said Claude.

It took them three days to clean up the Senior Citizens’ Center.

And, Claude was never invited back again.