THE SPHINX—CONFUSED

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Hopefully the casualties would be you-know-who.

https://www.theonion.com/poll-finds-americans-would-endure-at-least-150-million-1849134900

https://www.nationalreview.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl_XWl4Di-AIV0hXUAR1SmgByEAAYASAAEgKoNPD_BwE

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I skipped the Weekly Bee this week.  It was continuous drivel about abortions.  There is nothing new to say.  We have a Chip Chip replacement.  Does Joseph’s coat look like a LGBTQAI+ flag ?

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/07/05/chip-chip-preaches-about-joseph-n245220

https://www.breitbart.com/

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The Bewildered Editor:  What are you confused about, LL ?

The I Was Catfused Reporter:  I was confused about this song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

TBE:  What catfused you, TIWCR ?

I was sure that I heard the Hallelujah song many years ago, but as things turned out it was this song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Highwaymen_(folk_band)

One last Hallelujah.

This guy is unusual.

https://www.cnet.com/science/look-at-how-much-this-spider-looks-scarily-like-the-cartoon-pringles-mascot/?ServiceType=twitter&ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&TheTime=2022-06-27T23%3A36%3A27&PostType=link&UniqueID=F6A5BDD6-F671-11EC-A969-83F22052A482

He isn’t in the same league as the Elton John Spider.

https://nypost.com/video/spider-looks-like-elton-john-wearing-glasses-and-a-toupee/

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The dems/msm don’t hate Trump, they hate the America First Goals.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/19/trump-endorsed-dan-cox-smokes-hogans-candidate-blowout-primary/

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Cori is just another political whore, her security expenditures probably went to relatives.  She is a BLM activist Democrat.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/18/defund-police-advocate-rep-cori-bush-spent-nearly-400000-campaign-private-security/

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I hope the Texas Governor drops off 2 bus loads a day.  They can paint more BLM graffiti on the streets.  You go Bowser, you skank.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/07/18/dc-mayor-wants-to-work-to-stop-buses-of-illegal-immigrants-from-coming-to-district-n2610381

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Too many HOR members and Senators want more protection for the monopolies, Disney, Comcast, AT&T, Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook ( Meta ), and many more.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/07/15/report-chuck-schumer-becomes-face-of-jcpa-media-cartel-bill/

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Protest are happening worldwide.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/15/heres-why-the-media-dont-want-you-to-know-about-the-massive-protests-going-on-around-the-globe/

Good news.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2022/07/17/judge-blocks-biden-admins-transgender-school-bathroom-rule-n2610359

Good news for college athletes.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/18/college-athletes-like-olivia-dunne-scoring-modeling-contracts/

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Joe’s job interferes with his nap time.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/07/17/jill-biden-whines-to-private-donors-about-the-duties-of-the-presidency-interfering-with-joes-hopes-and-plans-n596506

This week’s Dis-Honors.

https://redstate.com/bradslager/2022/07/17/pulitzer-prize-dis-honors-baby-yoda-grunts-snookis-stunt-and-biden-blunts-n596575

New York got rid of one political slut for another.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/18/gov-hochul-frequently-flies-while-nyers-struggle-at-the-pump/

This is wonderful news.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/07/18/the-hill-biden-faces-disaster-with-one-demographic-n2610348

Be careful out there.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/18/moment-nyc-firefighter-gets-leg-crushed-after-suv-tips-over/

Half of America voted for Joe and his losers.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2022/07/18/karine-jeanpierre-has-particularly-embarrassing-flub-about-justice-thomas-n2610425

Why don’t these employees have pepper spray ?  Kay Jeweler’s must be woke?

https://nypost.com/2022/07/18/man-uses-brick-to-bust-into-jewelry-case-epically-fails/

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Favorite Movie Quotes

“They call me Mister Tibbs!” In the Heat of the Night, 1967

“Rosebud.” Citizen Kane, 1941

“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” White Heat, 1949

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Network, 1976

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Casablanca, 1942

In the old days…..

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 The next time you have little complaints, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500’s.


They used to use urine to tan animal skins.  Families would all pee in a pot, then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.  If you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”.  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot – they “didn’t have a pot to piss in”, and were the lowest of the low.


Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.


Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”


Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs..”


With the thatched roofs there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.


The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed across the entrance-way to keep the thresh in. Hence: a thresh hold (“threshold”).


(Getting quite an education, aren’t you?)


In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”


Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and “chew the fat”.


Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.


Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the “upper crust”.


Cups made of lead were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination of the lead leached out by the alcohol would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a “wake”.


England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through a hole in the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell. Thus, someone could be “saved by the bell” or was considered a “dead ringer”.


And that’s the truth! Now, whoever said History was boring?

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Our Peculiar English Language-Part 2

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Messier 10 and Comet
Image Credit & Copyright: German Penelas Perez

Explanation: Imaged on July 15 2022, comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) had a Messier moment, sharing this wide telescopic field of view with globular star cluster Messier 10. Of course M10 was cataloged by 18th century comet hunter Charles Messier as the 10th object on his list of things that were definitely not comets. While M10 is about 14 thousand light-years distant, this comet PanSTARRS was about 15 light-seconds from our fair planet following its its July 14 closest approach. Its greenish coma and dust tail entertaining 21st century comet watchers, C/2017 K2 is expected to remain a fine telescopic comet in northern summer skies. On a maiden voyage from our Solar System’s remote Oort Cloud this comet PanSTARRS was discovered in May 2017 when it was beyond the orbit of Saturn. At the time that made it the most distant active inbound comet known. Its closest approach the Sun will be within 1.8 astronomical units on December 19, beyond the orbital distance of Mars.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space