The Editor: I bet that was a tough assignment, finding those two jobs, LL ?
Tough Cat: I like tough assignments, but these two fell into my paws like a juicy Georgia Peach.
The full time job is this one. The Senators need an elevator operator to push a button for them. Many are on oxygen and more drugs than Michael Jackson. The truth is almost half think they are in Disneyland. The elevator person took off the Donald Duck costume for this article.
At Friday night services, Morris went to his friend Irving and said, “Irving, I need a favor – I’m sleeping with the rabbi’s wife.
Can you hold him in temple for an hour after services for me?”
Irving not very fond of the idea, but being Morris’ lifelong friend, he reluctantly agreed. After services, he struck up a conversation with the rabbi asking him all sorts of stupid questions in an effort to keep him occupied. After some time, the wise rabbi became suspicious and asked,
“Irving what are you really up to with all this?”
Irving, filled with feelings of guilt and remorse, confessed to the rabbi “I’m sorry Rabbi, my friend Morris is sleeping with your wife right now and asked me to keep you occupied.”
The wise rabbi smiled and, putting a brotherly hand on Irving’s shoulder, said “Irving I think you’d better hurry home, my wife died two years ago!”
Eclipsed Moon and Mars over Mountains Image Credit & Copyright: Clément Brustel
Explanation: There is something unusual about this astronomically-oriented photograph. It’s not obvious — it was discovered only during post-processing. It is not the Moon, although capturing the Moon rising during a total lunar eclipse is quite an unusually interesting sight. (Other interesting images also captured during last month’s eclipse can be found here.) It is not Mars, found to the lower right of the Moon, although Mars being captured near its brightest also makes for an unusually interesting sight. (Mars is visible nearly the entire night this month; other interesting images of it can be found here.) It is not the foreground mountains, although the French Alps do provide unusually spectacular perspectives on planet Earth. (Other interesting mountainous starscapes can be found here.) It is the goat.