Although this post is a day off, Imma asked me to take a break from Beach Walk Reflections and pitch in with some random thoughts about the ongoing month and the new one. Thanks to Marc for the space.
March provided the Oscars, more storms in California, accelerated Russian bombing of Ukraine, Russian-China leaders meeting, TikTok debate, French protesting retirement age, banks collapse, March Madness, vinyl records outselling CDs for the first time since 1987, Nashville school shooting, protests in Israel, a highly-publicized indictment, and politicians saying stupid shit.
March deaths included a jazz trombonist, a disability rights activist, Baretta, an Alou brother (not named Boog Powell), an NFL Hall of Fame coach, a politician & feminist activist, a John Wick actor, a basketball Hall of Famer, and people dying from gun violence, natural disasters, and war.
In case you missed it, here are a few March headline gems from The Onion:
- Woman Gives Friend A Call On Way Home To Take Mind Off Dangerous Road Conditions
- Grim Reaper Slows Pace On Sidewalk So As Not To Freak Out Woman Walking Ahead Of Him
- Ragged Houseplant Drags Itself Over Expanse Of Living Room Floor In Search Of Water
- Scientists Create Mice From Two Dads
- Rose Petal Fished Out From Between Ass Cheeks
- Weird Little Hat Not Even Religious
Try the Combo Challenge. By using only the words in the above headlines, create your headline, then share it in your comment. My combo appears later in this post.
I give The Onion credit for this slide show of great tips about responding to trick questions cops ask.
Did you know?: Julia Davis Chandler is credited with inventing the peanut butter and jelly sandwich
FYI: The average American eats 1500 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches by the time they are 18 years old.
This is what creative people do when they have too much available time.
Because today starts a new month, it’s time for an overview of some of the celebrations April offers. For a complete list of April celebrations, click here.
Month-long celebrations include adopting ferrets and greyhounds, fresh Florida tomatoes, global astronomy, holy humor, jazz appreciation, Twit Awards, straw hats, and STDs.
A month to increase your awareness about alcohol, autism, beavers, distracted driving, world habitats, Parkinson’s, and stress.
Weekly toasts include Golden Rule (1-7), Laugh at Work (1-7), Robotics (8-16), Satchmo Days (13-16), Cleaning for a Reason (18-24), Fiddler’s Frolic (20-23), Mule Days (23-28), and the Interstate Mullet Toss (28-30).
Day celebrations include peanut butter & jelly (2nd), rats (4th), Charlie the Tuna (6th), beer (7th), Louie Louie (11th), licorice (12th), dolphins (14th), blah blah blah (17th), macaroni (22nd), tapirs (27th), grilled cheese (29th), and Bugs Bunny (30th)
For a complete list of April celebrations, click here.
April Moons: Full (6th), New (20th)
My Combo: Weird grim reaper drags two dangerous dads between ass cheeks
To take you into April, here’s the Godfather of Soul ….. Happy St. Stupid Day and Pillow Fight Day! I’m out of here.