On this blog you I am going to share my world with you. What can you expect to find here -- First of all lots of sexy men, off all shapes and types, something for everyone, as I can find beauty in most men. You are going to find that I have a special fondness for Vintage Beefcake and Porn of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Also, I love the average guy, and if you want to see yourself on here, just let me know. Be as daring as you like, as long as you are of age, let me help you share it with the world! Also, you are going to find many of my points of views, on pop culture, politics and our changing world. Look to see posts about pop culture, politics, entertainment, sex, etc. There is not any subject that I find as something I won't discuss or offer my point of view. Most of all, I hope you are going to enjoy what I post. ENJOY!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31st is National Chili Dog Day

When you take two of America's most iconic foods - chili and hot dogs - and put them together, the result is a taste sensation that will knock your socks off. And if you don't get messy when you eat a chili dog, then you're doing it wrong!

Chili dogs come in a wide array of types and flavors, ranging from kosher all-beef dogs to Texas firehouse chili. What's your favorite combination?

July 31 is "Chili Dog Day." Why not celebrate by serving up a few to your friends and family? Don't forget the napkins!

July 31 ~ August 2nd is Bratwurst Days

How it all began...

The idea of Bratwurst Day goes back as far as six decades B.C., when the Romans held annual festivals where sausages spiced with various herbs were fried over open fires. 

Although different history books give it different paths, the wurst eventually found its way to the German city of Trier and shortly after, throughout the rest of Germany. Sometime in the mid-19th century, the little sausages immigrated to Sheboygan with the German settlers. 

To celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary, Bratwurst Day was born on Thursday, August 13, 1953. The idea, conceived by A. Matt Werner, editor of The Sheboygan Press, was a means of publicizing Sheboygan’s claim to fame: the bratwurst. The event was sponsored by the Sheboygan Jaycees with the support of then Mayor Edward C. Schmidt and Governor Walter Kohler. 

Schmidt’s proclamation, which designated the 13th as Bratwurst Day read, in part: Whereas, this community has achieved national fame and recognition for the exclusive manufacture of a special kind of roasting sausage, and Whereas, it is a known and established fact that the production and distribution of bratwurst has increased year by year to a point where it has become an industry of vital importance to this community - all citizens and visitors are to refrain from roasting bratwurst on their own grills and will attend and enjoy the “Bratwurst Festivities” to be held on the main street in the City of Sheboygan. 

Streets were renamed Bratwurst Boulevard (North Eighth Street) and Onion Oasis to provide the right atmosphere for the festivities. Nowhere else in the world would you find a scene like this at 8 a.m., when the Sheboygan Jaycees were greeted by a flood of customers as they began to sell brats at the corner of Bratwurst Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue. By noon, fryers were in operation on every corner in the downtown area. As estimated 7,000 pounds of brats, 96 gallons of dill pickles, 288 bottles of ketchup, 288 jars of mustard and 350 pounds of onions were consumed. 

Activities of the first Bratwurst Days included the crowning of the bratwurst queen, brat eating contest, parade, square dancing, polka music and fireworks. A time capsule was also buried in Fountain Park. Various articles of Sheboygan historical interest were placed in the capsule, to be opened in 2053, 100 years from 1953. 

The turnout was beyond all expectations that the Jaycees decided to make Bratwurst Day an annual event. With Sheboygan billed as the “wurst” capital of the world, 1954’s celebration held Saturday, August, 7, included two 11-pound brats on display in Fountain Park. The two king-size brats, prepared by Wagner Sausage Co., were placed on huge rolls baked by Heitzmann Bakery. An estimated 7,500 pounds of brats were consumed. 

The Sheboygan Press extended an invitation to Ann Landers to attend the Aug. 2, 1958 Bratwurst Day. She declined, but wrote, “Sorry I’m not there to enjoy the celebration. I am eating bratwurst tonight for sentimental reasons. Best Wishes. Ann Landers.” 

The Kiwanis Park Hill was the site for the soap box derby contest of the 1959’s Bratwurst Day. An estimated 5,000 spectators watch Danny Lee Brickrsquo's soap box win. At that celebration, 10,000 pounds of bratwurst were put away. 

For the 1961 B-Day (as they nicknamed it), hotels and motels in the area were booked in advance. At the time, one motel owner said he was booked solid two months in advance and turned away 1,000 reservations for the weekend. 

Sixty-six bratwurst stands were set up to sell the little porkers in 1962. The Jaycees put 2,000 man hours into the event. 

The event continued to grow in popularity each year. As it grew to a celebration attended by as many as 100,000 people, the festival also grew in the number of problems that resulted: vandalism and drunkenness caused by some of the younger and less civic-minded. 

These problems caused no small degree of concern among city leaders, for the day to show off Sheboygan had turned out to be a black eye, they said. The question of continuing Bratwurst Day, or modifying it, was put to the voters after the 13th annual celebration. In a referendum on April 5, 1966, voters in the city said no to the festival after 13 mostly glorifying years. 

Several years later, the Jaycees again thought that civic pride and better crowd control would again allow the city to celebrate its heritage. They proposed changing the name to German Days and moving the festival from downtown Sheboygan to Kiwanis park, a more confined area. In 1969, the Jaycees won the acceptance of city leaders to hold the festival after they promised that the bad memories of Bratwurst Day would not be revived. 

The “new celebration” grew, but at a much slower pace than did Bratwurst Day. German Day festivals were held from 1970 to 1974. 

In August 1975, the Jaycees sponsored an eight-day Sheboygan Days festival with a carnival. Sheboygan Days were held until 1978. 

In honor of the city’s 125th anniversary in 1978, Bratwurst Day made its comeback. An estimated crowd of 25,000 to 35,000 jammed Kiwanis Park for the return of Bratwurst Day that sunny August 7. The bratwurst eating contest had to be delayed an hour because there were no cooked brats available. Two tons of meat was consumed along with 197 half barrels of beer. Some of the many activities held included a pie-eating contest, a bubble gum blowing contest, Stumpf Fiddle competition, square dancing, air balloon rides, wet T-shirt contest and a water fight between four area fire departments. 

The Bratmeister, a 13-foot tall balloon resembling a Bavarian character made its debut in 1980 as the mascot of the Sheboygan Jaycees. 

By 1984, the number of celebrants had risen to about 40,000, who consumed 3,458 pounds of brats and 5,580 gallons of beer. 

In 1988, Brat Days started bringing national entertainment to the Sheboygan area. The 1st act that was the Turtles. In 1996, the festival started to have a national act on both Friday and Saturday, and in 2005, country national acts were added on Saturday afternoon. 

In 1991, the Jaycees broadened the taste experience with the addition of the Bratxotic Food Gallery Tent. Sheboygan restaurateurs were tasked with featuring bratwurst as the main ingredient in the dishes they sold. The Bratxotic tent continues today with offerings that include: brat pizza, brat taco, brat egg rolls and brat lasagna. 

In 2004, Johnsonville, the number one national brand of brats, secured the rights to the Sheboygan Jaycees Brat Days and Brat Days was renamed to the Sheboygan Jaycees present Johnsonville Brat Days. With Johnsonville’s support, the festival attracts bigger musical entertainment while continuing to combine the best of Midwestern family fun with the quirky, Wisconsin brat experience. 

As title sponsor, Johnsonville partnered with the International Federation of Competitive Easting (IFOCE) in 2005 to hold the Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship. 

History was made on August 6, 2005, when Sonya Thomas, the Black Widow, downed 35 of the famous brats in 10 minutes, obliterating the 2004 record of 19 brats. 

They say that competitive eating is the battleground against which God and Lucifer battle for men's souls, my friends, International Federation of Competitive Eating Chairman George Shea bellowed to the crowd before the 2006 Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship. 

The crowd, roared as the 16 eaters wriggled, convulsed and bounced to shovel down brat after brat. Takeru Kobayashi set yet another world record by downing 58 brats in 10 minutes, shattering Sonya’s record. 

Today, Brat Days still provides brat lovers from all over the country with a one-of-a-kind brat experience. Brat Days continues to be the largest fundraiser for the Sheboygan Jaycees. All proceeds are given back to the community primarily though donations. Past organizations that have received donations include the Field of Dreams, Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, Jaycee Quarryview Park, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Area High School Scholarship Program, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30th is Paperback Book Day

Whilst electronic books and e-readers are becoming increasingly popular, there’s still something very special about an old fashioned book. Paperback Book Day celebrates the look, texture and experience of reading a paperback classic.

July 30th is Father-In-Law Day

Father-In-Law Day honors your loving, funny, and cheerful father-in-law. Okay, so perhaps sometimes he is a little grumpy and intimidating. Regardless of his personality and charms, this day is dedicated to your spouse's Dad. And, he certainly deserves a little recognition.

Good ways to celebrate this day are to send him a card, spend a little time with him, or give him his favorite snack.

Important note: If you gave your Father-In-Law recognition on Father's Day,  it's okay to give him a little recognition and a show of appreciation today, too.
We are asking that July 30th be officially declared National Support Public Education Day because, now more than ever, America's public education system needs all the support it can get. We are also requesting that politicians and policymakers support the efforts of teachers, parents, and students who want to create a public education system that meets the needs of every child, everywhere.  

July 30th is International Day of Friendship

International Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day was proposed in 1958.

Initially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Digital communication modes such as the Internet and mobile phones may be helping to popularize the custom, since greeting friends en masse is now easier than before. Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends to have originated in the U.S. in 1935, but it actually dates from 1919. The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July 1958. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, including India, celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on 8 April each year.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29th is Lasagna Day

Celebrating Garfield’s favorite food, Lasagna Day champions the combination of minced meat and layered pasta. Add cheese, sauces, try vegetarian options and go wild!

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day

Chocoholics unite—it’s National Milk Chocolate Day!

How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It's a mix of cocoa solid and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this sweet treat is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many delicious desserts.

Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!

Today, enjoy milk chocolate your favorite way. Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 28th is Eid-Al-Fitr (عيد الفطر‎ )

Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.

Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. It may be performed only in congregation (Jama’at) and, has an additional extra six Takbirs (raising of the hands to the ears while saying "Allāhu Akbar", literally "God is greatest"), three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah and three of them just before Ruku' in the second raka'ah in the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam. Other Sunni schools usually have twelve Takbirs, seven in the first, and five at the beginning of the second raka'ah. This Eid al-Fitr salat is, depending on which juristic opinion is followed, Fard (obligatory), Mustahabb (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) or mandoob (preferable).

Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat and fitra before offering the Eid prayers.

July 27th is Parents' Day

Parents' Day is a holiday similar to a combination of Father's Day and Mother's Day.

In the United States, Parents' Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents' Day, although on a different date. Parents' Day is celebrated throughout the United States. United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said: "Replacing Mother's Day and Father's Day with a Parents' Day should be considered as an observance more consistent with a policy of minimizing traditional sex-based differences in parental roles."

July 27th is Barbie In A Blender Day

In 1999 Tom Forsythe created a series of photographs titled “Food Chain Barbie”, depicting America’s sweetheart in a variety of compromising nude poses with common kitchen appliances. When Matell discovered the artwork they demanded that Forsythe stop selling his prints and filed a lawsuit against him, citing copyright infringement. The case, which called into question the rights of free speech and fair use of cultural icons, persisted a grueling five years before it was finally settled in 2004. At settlement a federal judge ruled in Forsythe’s favor, instructing Mattel to pay the artist 1.8 million dollars in legal fees and court costs. A few years later, Freeculture.org, an international student movement known for championing the right to free speech and “open cultural space”, founded Barbie In A Blender Day as a way to commemorate the precedent setting struggle. Celebrated each July 27th, Barbie In a Blender Day encourages participants around the world to take and share their own photos inspired by Tom Forsythe’s case. Rebekah Baglini of Freeculture.org calls the project “a response to…a rare triumph in a time in which too often elements of our culture are off-limits and fair use rights challenged.

July 27th is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

July 1998 marked the 45th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 through 1953. To mark the anniversary, President Bill Clinton proclaimed July 27 a national day of recognition to commemorate the more than 37,000 U.S. service personnel who lost their lives during the war. In doing so, the president called "upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor and give thanks to our distinguished Korean War veterans."
Since that time, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day has been celebrated each July in community memorial services throughout the country and with speeches and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The ceremonies in the nation's capital have attracted as many as 5,000 participants and have included such dignitaries as Ambassador Lee Tae Sik of the Republic of Korea and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. As directed by the president's proclamation, U.S. flags are flown at half-staff on July 27th in remembrance of the U.S. personnel who lost their lives during the 37 months of combat in Korea.

July 27th is Walk on Stilts Day

A day for celebrating the history and usage of stilts, Walk On Stilts Day encourages you to buy a set of stilts (if you don’t already own any) and to put on some height! Practice with friends, learn to spin and dance, but watch out for potholes!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26th is National Day of the Cowboy

National Day of the Cowboy was started as a way to contribute to the preservation of America's rich cowboy heritage. To celebrate you can dress like a cowboy, host a hoedown, attend a rodeo, go horseback riding, or curl up on the couch to watch your favorite Westerns.

July 26th is One Voice Day

On One Voice Day, people all over the world unite to read the Universal Peace Covenant in one voice. Individuals and groups in all parts of the world unite spiritually to declare their commitment to global peace.

July 26th is Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day

Paddle For Perthes Disease Awareness Day – Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a disease that causes problems with the blood supply to the hips. Without enough blood, the bones break easily and do not heal well. So, to celebrate today, we don't use our legs much, hence the paddling. Paddle your canoe, or kayak or small boat or raft to show support for those who suffer from this disease. This day is celebrated on the last Saturday of July.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25th is Lumberjack Day

Monty Python famously sang the Lumberjack Song and a rendition of this would be appropriate for Lumberjack Day. The history of this celebration dates back to the mid-2000s when Marianne Ways and Colleen AF Venable decided it was time to honor this venerable profession. Venable herself worked as a lumberjack although she has admitted that the original idea for the day was conceived as an excuse to go out and eat pancakes and waffles with friends.

Lumberjack Day has caught on though and is now celebrated by many. Anyone that wants to join in can organize a party for friends and family where the idea is for everyone to dress up in the cliché lumberjack style of plaid shirts, boots, suspenders, and beards. Other ideas for how to enjoy the day can be found on the official website, where you can also learn about lumberjack jargon, jokes, drinks, and recipes

July 25th is Video Games Day

The U.S. National Video Game Team was founded on July 25, 1983 in Ottumwa, Iowa, USA by Walter Day and the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard.

July 25th is System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD, is an annual event created by system administrator Ted Kekatos. The event exists to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT workers. It is celebrated on the last Friday in July.

The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000. Kekatos was inspired to create the special day by a Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator is presented with flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as thanks for installing new printers. Kekatos had just installed several of the same model printer at his workplace.[1]

The official SysAdmin Day website includes many suggestions for the proper observation of the holiday. Most common is cake and ice cream.

Many geek and Internet culture businesses, such as ThinkGeek and CafePress, also honor the holiday with special product offerings and contests. Various filk songs have been written to commemorate the day.[2][3][4] The songs have reached a level of popularity where they are also covered by other performers.

Attempts to have Hallmark Cards recognize the holiday as a Hallmark Holiday have yet to be realized. Many e-card websites already have special SysAdminDay cards available. 

The holiday has been recognized and promoted by many IT professional organizations, the League of Professional System Administrators and SAGE/USENIX.

July 25th is National Talk in An Elevator Day

There’s something unnerving about standing silently in a crowded elevator (or a lift)… It’s a brave person who breaks the uncomfortable silence – so Talk In An Elevator Day is dedicated to plucking up our courage and making polite small take whilst riding the lift!

July 25th is Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day

Swans and tigers and bears, oh my! Animals, and not just horses, are a popular theme for merry-go-rounds and carousels. More than simple child's play, the carousel is part of our cultural history. Some carousels are considered National Historic Landmarks. National Merry-Go-Round Day is a day to celebrate the simple carousel, found on boardwalks, museums and fairs around the United States. William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa patented the modern carousel on July 25, 1871.

* Visit a classic wood carousel (from the 1800s to the 1940s)

* Take a ride on a metal carousel (built in the 1940s to the 1960s)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24th is Cousins Day

National Cousin’s Day is celebrated each year on July 24.  This day is a day to let all of your cousins, those both near and far, how much you appreciate them.

Cousins often spend much time together at family reunions, holidays, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and many other countless family get together’s.  They entertain each other, play and bond while adults are busy with other things.  It does happen that cousins grow up together being the best of friends.  

Today, call your cousins, send a card, send an email, text them, somehow find a way to let them know that you are thinking about them and that they are special to you!  Happy Cousin’s Day!

July 24th is National Tequila Day

There are many national holidays. Some are very serious and somber, some are silly and wacky and some are just plain delicious. National Tequila Day (July 24th) is the latter. It’s a day where we as a people can all come together and celebrate all that is Tequila.

Tequila, for those unaware, is a distilled spirit that is made from the blue agave plant. It’s usually made at 40% alcohol (80 proof), but can also be found up to 55% alcohol (110 proof). Just like the notion that real champagne can only be made in the Champagne region of France, according to Mexican law, genuine tequila must be produced in the area around the city of Tequila in the MexicanState of Jalisco. Similar to how the grapes for champagne can only be grown in the area of the same name, the volcanic soil found in Jalisco is perfectly suited to grow Blue Agave. Tequila can also be produced in a very limited amount basis in the stats of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Tamaulipas and Nayari

July 24th is Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in the U.S. state of Utah, with some celebrations in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers. It commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, where the Latter-day Saints settled after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other locations in the eastern United States. Parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities help commemorate the event. Similar to July 4, most governmental offices and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day.

In addition to being an official holiday in Utah, Pioneer Day is considered a special occasion by many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). On Pioneer Day, some Latter-day Saints walk portions of the Mormon Trail or reenact entering the Salt Lake Valley by handcart. Latter-day Saints throughout the United States and around the world may celebrate July 24 in remembrance of the LDS Church's pioneer era, with songs, dances, potlucks, and pioneer related activities.

While the holiday has strong links to the LDS Church, it is a celebration of everyone, regardless of faith and nationality, who emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley during the pioneer era, which is generally considered to have ended with the 1869 arrival of the transcontinental railroad. Notable non-LDS American pioneers from this period include Episcopal Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle, who was responsible for Utah's first non-Mormon schools (Rowland Hall-St. Mark's) and first public hospital (St. Mark's) in the late 1800s. The Intertribal Powwow at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City honors the rich cultural heritage and contributions of the area's Native Americans, helping Utahns to gain a deeper understanding of the region's history.

The holiday generates a great deal of road traffic; Utah Department of Public Safety statistics demonstrate that Pioneer Day has the second highest holiday traffic fatality rate in Utah, with the earlier July 4 Independence Day having the highest rate.

July 24th is Tell An Old Joke Day

Every July 24 is Tell An Old Joke Day. There are several holidays each year dedicated to humor or laughter. The first Sunday in May is World Laughter Day. January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day. November 20 is Absurdity Day. August 11th is Presidential Joke Day. All of April is designated a National Humor Month. While I have been able to locate all these holidays and celebrations in various locations, I have not been able to find a history behind them. I have to ask, who cares how they started? Creating opportunities to add celebration and humor to our lives is a good thing.

A woman with a duck on her head walks into a doctor's office. The duck says, "Doc, can you get this woman off my butt?"

Some people might dismiss Tell An Old Joke Day when it rolls around. After all, old jokes are more likely to elicit groans than laughter. Please keep in mind that a groan is really nothing more than a low frequency laugh. Remember also that what may be an old joke to you, may be a new joke to someone else.

How do you make an egg laugh? Tell it a yolk.

Laughter is contagious. Only yawns are more contagious. People who are around others sneezing, coughing, sniffling or running a fever may have immunity to the particular condition. Spend time around people who are engaged in a good belly laugh, and it is difficult not to laugh along. Even if you do not know what the other person is laughing at, it is likely you will begin to laugh yourself. That's a good thing. Shared laughter creates a sense of intimacy and joy. Shared laughter helps bind groups together. That is one of the reasons groups, over time, will develop their own private jokes.

Doctor these pills you gave me for BO...They keep slipping out from under my arms!

Laughing has positive physical effects. It releases endorphins that help to diminish pain and to provide protection for excessive stress. Laughter to help to boost immunity. Genuine laughter can increase calories used by up to 20%. Forced laughter is regulated by a different part of the brain and so may have different results in terms of calories usage.

Q: Why was the math book sad? 
A: He had lots of problems.

Laughter adds zest to life. Genuine laughter helps us to let go of fears and anxieties. In the Harry Potter books there is a creature known as a boggart which will shape-shift to show someone their greatest fear. Is it any wonder that the way to defeat such a creature is by making it seem ridiculous and laughing at it. If we can find a way to laugh at a thing, we can often overcome our fear. Perhaps that is why minorities who have suffered persecution have contributed so much to the field of comedy. It allows them to overcome those who oppress them by laughing at them.

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, while dish washing liquid is made with real lemons?

What makes us laugh varies from person to person. I had an great aunt who loved dirty jokes. Being a teenager, I knew a fair number of them. She could not find the joke funny from me; I should not have known about those things. It was alright, however, for me to whisper the joke to my mother who would repeat it to my aunt. My mother was old enough to tell those jokes.

Q: What do you call a French man in sandals? 
A: Philippe Philoppe

Likewise, jokes go in and out of style. When I was growing up, ethnic jokes were acceptable - Italian, Irish, Polish and Mexican. Racial jokes were not acceptable. Religious jokes were acceptable sometimes. Of course, by then and now, it is more acceptable to tell a joke on a group to which you belong. Thus, I have always been able to tell Jewish jokes, but had to ask an Italian friend of mine if it was okay to tell him an Italian joke. He told me it was okay if he could tell me a Jewish joke first. I told him he could. He told me the next joke.

Q: What's bland and blue and floats down river? 
A: A Jew who tells Italian jokes.

Today, racial, ethnic and religious jokes are only funny when told by someone who belongs to the group. There are, of course, rare exceptions like Don Rickles who can tell jokes about everyone without offending.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

One of the things we are losing in our society these days is shared laughter. One of the pleasures in attending a live stage show or a movie is having a crowd around with whom to laugh. Being around others who are laughing gives us the freedom to laugh. One of the reasons for laugh tracks on television is to cue you when to laugh. People are more likely to laugh out loud with the laugh track than without. They feel they are joining with others. In today's society we do not share laughter as often. Where once the network television shows were discussed and laughed about over the water cooler at work, today our entertainment is fragmented. We do not share our experiences as we once did.

Q: What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine's Day? 
A: I Love Ewe!

Tell An Old Joke Day is July 24. I hope as you have read this, you have enjoyed the old jokes I have included. Perhaps they will help you to celebrate the day. If you did not find a joke you want to tell here, head to the public library. You will find tons of joke books there. Keep in mind that joke-telling is a skill. You will get better the more you practice. Don't save your jokes for one special day. Celebrate laughter all year round.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23rd is Hot Enough For Ya Day

Here’s the day when the tired old greeting actually gains acceptance. Go ahead, say it, if you don’t have anything else to add.

July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day

A day for parades, events, and hot dogs in abundance. Celebrated all over the world, Hot Dog Day is an opportunity to raise money for charities whilst combining large quantities of sausages, bread, ketchup, mustard and onions.

July 23rd is Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 23rd is “officiallyGorgeous Grandma Day!  For those of you not familiar with “Gorgeous Grandma” here is what she is;

According to the Gorgeous Grandma website she is every woman over fifty, sixty or seventy who:
Believes she has her whole life ahead of her, not her whole life behind her.
Wants to get the most out of every day of her life
Wants to thrive, not just survive
Cares for her mind and her body
Remains adaptable to life’s bittersweet as well as sweet
Cherishes herself as much as she cherishes her loved ones
Refuses to remain static – who is always open to learning, to new ideas, to new challenges and to new experiences.
Loves life – and lets everyone know it!
And for those single gorgeous grandmas – recovers after loss and learns to love again.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22nd is Penuche Fudge Day

National Penuche Fudge Day

Penuche is not such a mystery flavor. The fudge tastes like its main ingredients, including brown sugar, vanilla and pecans (or walnuts, depending on the recipe). New England gift shops, candy shops and food fairs often offer Penuche fudge. Southerners may know it as Brown Sugar Fudge. Recipes for the sweet treat appear in 1929's "The Candy Cook Book" by Alice Bradley. In the fudge chapter, Bradley includes recipes for Postum penuche, pecan penuche and raisin penuche.

July 22nd is Casual Pi Day

Pi is the relationship of a circle's circumference to its diameter. No matter how large or small a circle is, the proportion of the distance around the circle to the distance across its widest part is EXACTLY the same!

That exact number starts off 3.14159265...and goes on for bajillions of non-repeating digits. Because pi starts with 3.14, we celebrate Pi Day on 3/14, or March 14th.

But today is not that date. Why are we celebrating Casual Pi Day today?

Well, the other name for the day gives us a hint—it's Pi Approximation Day.

It's hard to be exact about pi when the decimal digits go on forever (and don't even repeat). So we have to use approximate numbers when we actually use pi, and a really approximate way of expressing the approximation is the fraction 22/7. And that's why today, the 22nd day of the 7th month, is Pi Approximation Day!

Use a calculator to see what 22 divided by 7 is. How many decimal places match pi?

Approximate, ashmoximate!

When we are doing mental math or solving real-life problems in our heads, we often don't need the exact answer. Instead, we can use just an approximation of the right answer. And we do this by estimating—rounding off and THEN adding or multiplying or whatever we are trying to do...

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21st is Global Hug Your Kid Day

Global Hug Your Kids Day encourages every mother and father around the world to hug their children every day.

July 21st is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

In trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologize, mend hurts and get back to normal.

July 21st is No Pet Store Puppies Day

Most pet shop puppies come from puppy mills, and so do most dogs sold over the Internet.  Pet shop puppies are separated from their mother at as young as six weeks of age. The health of the puppies is not always guaranteed.

Purchasing a puppy for sale at a pet store or online often supports the horrible puppy mill industry. Buying anything in pet stores that sell puppies supports the industry, too! Buy all your pet supplies—toys, pet food, kitty litter—from stores that do not sell puppies, or buy your pet supplies online from websites that do not sell puppies.


Help us celebrate No Pet Store Puppies Day on July 21 by taking the pledge and refusing to shop in pet stores and on websites that sell puppies.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20th is World Jump Day

The World Jump Day was an event scheduled for July 20, 2006 at 11:39.13 UTC, at which time the organization claimed to have 600 million people from the western hemisphere jump simultaneously. They claimed this would move the Earth out of its orbit, and into a new one, one that would not cause global warming. The site was a hoax, an art installation by Torsten Lauschmann (claiming to be a Professor Hans Peter Niesward from the Institute for Gravitational Physics in Munich), and in no way serious. The German student association Lambda Omega Lambda provided hosting and programming services.

July 20th is Space Exploration Day

Whereas on July 20, 1969, the people of the world were brought closer together by the first manned exploration of the Moon;

Whereas any strong national commitment to a broad technology base research and development effort, such as the Space Program, where extensive technology transfer is made readily available to American industry, will after a 5 to 10 year time period and beyond, create millions of private sector industry jobs, expand the creation of goods and services, expand the national tax base, advance the U.S. International balance of trade, stimulate the U.S. economy, help to reduce individual taxes indirectly, as well as provide more opportunity, without cutbacks, to reduce the federal deficit.

Whereas in time research pioneered by independent researchers, and the NASA Glenn Research Center Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, using emerging new physics, will make possible control over gravity and inertia, making possible Star Travel at acceptable energies and in acceptable transportation times.

Whereas in this same spirit of greatness that made possible, the placing of astronauts on the Moon can be applied to all noble pursuits, including peace, brotherhood, advancement of the human spirit, and the exploration of new frontiers for the benefit of all mankind.

It is resolved that July 20th be designated as Space Exploration Day, a potential holiday on the order of Flag Day, and July 16 - 24 be designated as the U.S. Space Observance, in commemoration of the nine day Apollo 11 Moon Mission.

July 20th is Lake Superior Day

Lake Superior carries many superlatives: of the five Great Lakes, it’s the biggest, the coldest and the deepest. It’s also the only Great Lake with its very own day.

Held this year on July 20 – it's always the third Sunday in July – Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s by a group of Thunder Bay residents who sought to celebrate the body of water that dominates and defines our region. Other organizations and communities followed with festivities of their own, some of which span the entire weekend, and created Lake Superior Day(s) – which might be appropriate for such a large Lake.

July 20th is National Lollipop Day

Today is National Lollipop Day! Lollipops come in dozens of different shapes, sizes, and flavors. You can make traditional hard-candy lollipops with just four simple ingredients—sugar, water, corn syrup, and the flavoring of your choice.

Culinary historians believe that the lollipop (or at least some form of it) has been around since the prehistoric era. Early humans often enjoyed honey on a stick as a delicious treat. No one really knows how the modern-day lollipop was invented, but we do know how it got its name. George Smith, the owner of a small American candy store, came up with the sweet's name. In the early 1900s, he called the candy a "lollipop" after his favorite racehorse—Lolly Pop.

To celebrate National Lollipop day, head to your local candy or convenience store and grab a lollipop to celebrate! Enjoy!

July 20th is National Ice Cream Day

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Shout this mantra from the rooftops, because today is National Ice Cream Day!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. He also declared that the third Sunday in July would be National Ice Cream Day. We’re definitely thankful, because ice cream is a summertime (or anytime!) favorite for people of all ages. With hundreds of flavors and toppings to choose from, you can't go wrong with ice cream!

Whether you get it in a cup or in a cone, atop a waffle or in a banana split, make sure to visit your local ice cream shop today to get some cold, delicious ice cream. Watch out for ice cream events and freebies happening in your area, and check out this amazing Ice Cream Day video! Happy National Ice Cream Day!

July 20th is Moon Day

 Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.

The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was!

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the "Eagle", touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed". A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle's ladder, placed one foot upon the moon's surface and proclaimed: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Favorite Pic of the Day for July 19, 2008

From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
I find this pic very hot, but is it just me or does this guy have an amazingly high ass!
Must just be the angle, but hot!

July 19th is Woodie Wagon Day

With nostalgic thoughts of yesteryear, family vacations and surfing, we celebrate National Woodie Wagon Day. This iconic style for vehicles grew in popularity during the 1940s. Steel was being salvaged for the war effort, so car manufacturers turned to wood as a replacement. Placed along the sides of the "wagon", the Woodie was seen carrying families throughout the 40s and 50s. As the cars' popularity subsided and prices dropped, California surfers began picking up these inexpensive modes of transportation that could easily carry their boards. The Woodie revival was subsequently born - and now the car's legend continues to live on.

July 19th is Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day

On this day, everyone will list their “could haves” and “should haves” on paper, and toss the list in the trash. They will make the resolution: “From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past, for the past is history that I can’t change. I can do something, though, about the present; therefore, I choose to live in the present.”  Annually the third Saturday in July.

Today In History...

July 19, 64 –
  Great Fire of Rome: a fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control. According to a popular, but untrue legend, Nero fiddled as the city burned.

July 19th is Flitch Day

"A custom of giving a flitch of bacon to any married couple who would swear that neither of them, in a year and a day, either sleeping or waking, repented of their marriage." This custom turned into a celebrated holiday. 

  July 19 is Flitch Day.

What is a Flitch?
A flitch is measurement of bacon, equaling half a pig. (Flitch = side)
In the United States: A side of unsliced bacon was once known as a flitch- it is now known as a slab. An individual slice of bacon is a slice or strip.

What is this Holiday for?
An old English custom from long ago eventually turned into the holiday called Flitch Day, which is celebrated on July 19th. Every year on this day, since about 1104, any married couple who could prove they had been faithful and loving to one another for one year was awarded half a pig, known as a flitch of bacon. However, very few couples would actually "bring home the bacon!" There are still flitch trials today, but they are only held once every four years.

There are historical references to this day as far back as 1104, and it was a regular civic event in Dunmow by the late 1800's. Eventually, those who settled in America, brought the tradition with them.

Favorite Birthday Boy for July 19th

 Jared Padalecki
From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
 Actor Jared Padalecki who I loved in his first couple of years as Dean on The Gilmore Girls turns 32 today.

 Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as such films as New York Minute and House of Wax. Padalecki is best known for his role as Sam Winchester on Supernatural.

 Padalecki was born in San Antonio, Texas to Gerald and Sherri Padalecki. His father is of Polish descent, while his mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.

 He was a 2000 candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. In 1998, Padalecki and his partner Chris Cardenas won the National Forensic League national championship in Duo Interpretation. Padalecki won Fox Broadcasting's 1999 "Claim to Fame Contest"; he subsequently appeared at the Teen Choice Awards, where he met an agent. After graduating from high school in 2000, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career, although he had originally planned to attend the University of Texas.

 Padalecki married his former Supernatural co-star Genevieve Cortese on February 27, 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The couple reside in Vancouver, British Columbia with their two children.




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