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Women Comedians

How many female comedians can you name? There are a lot out there starting with one of my favourites Carol Brunette with a sketch that seemed appropriate given what happened at the beginning of the month entitled "Toilet Tissue"

Next up on the list in my head is Gilda Radner from Saturday Night Live. Her Roseanne Roseannadanna isn't available in Canada for some reason but I found this one. No way to actually see her but the story is cute.

Third, on my list is Phyllis Diller is the first woman comedian ever. She is fantastic!

Hope you enjoy the Laughter!
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How to take a Virtual Vacation

With the Covid-19 shit going on getting out is a bitch and succumbing to cabin fever a certainty what's a girl to do?

Well I have been doing some exploring and while they can't make up for not being there below is a list of a few of the ones I liked.

I did a google search on virtual vacations to get started because while I knew the idea I had no idea where to look. One of the first entries that came up on the search was a Mashable article called 7 ways to take a virtual summer vacation

The article led me to a place called Ascape VR which has a whole library of experiences where I spent a little time looking around. The videos are separated into countries and each has a playlist of between 10 & 57 videos featuring that country. Because I'm lazy like that I decided to check out the Africa set which only has 10 videos. They all do a 360-degree video so you get a good look around. Ascape is meant to be used with your phone & 3D viewers. They are watchable on a computer…

Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors Day, also known as Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day, is dedicated to illusions and celebrates things that really aren't as they appear. Smoke and mirrors were originally used to make it appear as if something was hovering in space. A beam from a hidden projector, which was known as a magic lantern, would reflect off a mirror and onto a cloud of smoke, and an image would appear on the smoke. This illusion was first documented in 1770, and was popularized by Johann Georg Schrepfer. It became a big part of nineteenth-century phantasmagoria shows. Afterwards, smoke and mirrors became associated with acts of illusion, as they were used to distract audiences when people or things were made to disappear or appear. When people can't figure out how illusionists and magicians are doing a trick, they may say, "It's all smoke and mirrors." The phrase may also be used figuratively when people try to hide something by being cunning or using deception.


Brother's & Sister's Day

These are my bother's and sisters, some of them I have not seen since my fathers funeral. When we moved my father into a nursing home the last piece of glue keeping us together dissolved. We each had our own children & each of us concentrated on those children and drifted into different lives more or less forgetting each other.

It is strange to some of you I'm sure but other than our parents we had very little in common. We didn't hate each other as some families do but seeing each other reminded us of the things we were trying to go beyond. A drunken father, a distant mother and rampant sexual abuse by an uncle was what I saw when I saw them, I do not know if they saw the same.

I made a life for my children and me though not as good a one as I could have they tell me. It saddens me to think that this was 15 years ago. I have seen my baby sister many times and the middle one as well but neither of my brothers.

Strangely as sad as it makes me I really have little reaso…

Quirky Country Music Song Titles

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You should spend the day listening and singing along to country music songs with quirky titles, of which there is no shortage. Here are a few to get you started: Hank Williams-"Settin' the Woods on Fire"Merle Haggard-"Okie From Muskogee"Johnny Paycheck-"Take This Job and Shove It"Johnny Paycheck-"Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill"John Prine-"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"Kenny Chesney-"She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"Trent Willmon-"Dixie Rose Deluxe's Honky-Tonk, Feed Store, Gun Shop, Used Car, Beer, Bait, BBQ, Barber Shop, Laundromat"The Notorious Cherry Bomb-"It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your As…

Make Your Own Holiday

I'm still feeling a bit under the weather so today's entry is also from Checkiday No I don't have Covid-19 just a slight spring cold.

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so today's post is from Checkiday

Today we honor and remember those who suffered and died as a result of slavery: the victims of the transatlantic slave trade. As many as 15 million men, women, and children were cramped in slave ships, devoid of sanitation and any basic necessities, as part of the trade. Upon arrival at their destination, they faced a new life of perennial hardship and suffering. Enslaved Africans were spread all over the world, but most were sent to the Americas. Ninety-Six percent of those held captive on the coast of Africa were sent to South America and the Caribbean Islands. Not only does today's holiday honor and remember the victims, but it also keeps one foot grounded in the present, by aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice. The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/122 on December 17, 2007. It declared the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Sla…