SF&Fs

The Sunday Funnies & Factoids

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 03/08/15 – Happy Sunday, one and all.  Thanks for stopping by.  Daylight Savings Time took place overnight giving people one more thing to bitch about amongst the many others that they choose to drone on about…… sorry, do I sound a tad bitter this morning? Enough of my prattling and on with what you came here for in the first place, the latest installment of the Sunday Funnies & Factoids.   1) Multiplying 21978 by 4 reverses the order of the numbers: 87912. 2) According to the Vatican, you can reduce the time you spend in purgatory by following the pope on Twitter. 3) After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered medical aid and Venezuela gasoline plus US$5 million. The U.S. rejected them all. 4) The U.S. government’s “official expert” on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once in court, under oath, said that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Yeah, I Missed Last Week, So Sue Me Already’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 03/01/15 – Happy March, folks….. here’s praying to my imaginary walking erect god that this month is closer to a seasonal norm than the last two have been.  SAD is in full force, people are downright nasty, and even the migratory birds are pissed. Oh well, if people weren’t bitching about the weather they would just find something else to whine about, I suppose.  With that in mind….. here’s the latest edition of the SF&Fs to hopefully distract your minds from whatever ails you, makes you smile and teaches you a little sumpin’ sumpin’. On with the show…… 1) The world’s oldest legal system was in ancient Mesopotamia and established beer as currency. 2) In WWII, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 “tsunami bombs”designed to destroy coastal cities. 3) Lesotho, in Africa, is the only country on Earth to lie completely above 1000 meters in elevation....

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Even the Brass Monkeys Balls Have Ascended’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 02/15/15 – Hello, folks.  Welcome back to the site where you can load up on absolutely useless information that will likely impress no one in the circle you run.  But that matters not.  What does matter is that you leave this page knowing a thing or two more than when you first arrived.  Throw on top of that a chuckle or two and I can only hope that the five minutes spent here were worth your while. So, without further twaddling on my part, on with the Sunday Funnies & Factoids.   1) 106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest active film director. He began making movies during the silent era. 2) And on that note……… starting at age 30, a person’s chances of dying doubles every eight years. In 1939, economists revised Gompertz’s law to accommodate people older than 80, whose rate of mortality seemed...

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The ‘Super Bowl’ Sunday Funnies & Factoids

By Keith Lennox, All-len-All, o1/02/15 – Happy Super Bowl Sunday, one and all.  Gotta’ make chili, chill beer, prep snacks, clean the TV screen, shovel the driveway, do a load of laundry and run the dishwasher. Enjoy your day and the latest installment of the Sunday Funnies & factoids….. you know the drill.   1) Homer Simpson once had a theory that the universe was shaped like a donut. The theory has some validity, according to cosmologists. 2) Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia. 3) Living next to a nuclear plant gives you 100 times less radiation than eating a bag of potato chips every day. 4) In the 18th century, the U.S. Congress voted between the bald eagle and the turkey to represent the national symbol of pride. The turkey lost by a single vote. 5) A group of pandas is called an”embarrassment.” 6) In 5,000...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Deflating Your Balls Really Hurts’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 01/25/15 – Happy Sunday, one and all.  I hope this weeks SF&Fs finds you happy and healthy.  I will not bore you with my ramblings about the nasty weather we are being subjected to and let you get on with filling your craniums with a few tasty tidbits that you didn’t know before you stopped by.  Enjoy…..   1) In 2010, a clown called “Tiririca” announced he would run for Congress in Brazil. He became the most-voted-for congressman of the election. 2) In 2013, a burglar in Oklahoma used the toilet and forgot to flush. He was caught after being identified by DNA. 3) The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia. 4) Gunpowder was discovered by Taoist alchemists who were searching for an elixir of immortality…… well, he sure blew the shit out of that discovery…. ( I truly am sorry for that  ;-) ) 5) In...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘It’s Schizophrenic Outside’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 01/18/15 – Nice to see you.  Thanks for stopping in.  Schizophrenic weather in the great white north….. either snowing or cold enough to make an ice cube embarrassed.  Ahhhh, such is my lot I suppose.  Thankfully, I get to spend time indoors tanning by the glow of my laptop screen….. as George Carlin once said, “Us Irish don’t go to the beach to tan, we’re just trying to neutralize the blue.” So, on that note, on with the show…… enjoy. 1) Human fingers can feel objects as small as 13 nanometers. If your finger was the size of the Earth, you would feel the difference between houses and cars. 2) No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia….. well, that is soooo great for blind folks…. I guess….. 3) Located within Italy, San Marino is the world’s oldest republic (301 A.D.) and holds the world’s oldest continuous constitution....

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Here They Are’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 01/11/15 – I am in a beyond foul mood this morning.  The weather has been nasty and when it is not bone crunching frigid it is snowing…… like it is now.  I will not bore you with any narrative this morning and just present you the latest edition of The Sunday Funnies & Factoids….. on with the show…. 1) The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water. 2) China used more cement in 3 years (2011 to 2013) than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century. 3) The brain releases so much dopamine during orgasms that a brain scan resembles that of someone on heroin. 4) Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn’t think his invention would be successful. 5) The ampersand (&) was once a letter which followed “Z” in the Latin alphabet. 6) Dead passengers on British Airways flights...

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The Sunday Funnies and Factoids – The ‘Goodbye to the Holidays and Gravy’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 01/04/15 – Welcome back, my friends.  Hope the holidays treated you all well and that no siblings were killed or seriously maimed during the family get together.  Twas a quiet one here, just like the doctor ordered.  I spent a week or so together with the three Walker brothers…. Red, Black, and Blue. Hope you have all sufficiently recovered and are ready to get back on to a normal schedule once again.  Happy 2015, to one and all and now it is on with the latest edition of the Sunday Funnies & Factoids.   1) The runway at the Gibraltar International Airport has a road crossing it. 2) Norway was ranked the world’s #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being. 3) Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied “Yucatan,” which in their language...

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The Sunday Funnies and Factoids – The ‘Sloppy New Years’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 12/28/14 – Happy Sunday to all.  Hoping you are all having a wonderful holiday season thus far and getting primed up for what might be the most over-rated of all holiday party days…. New Year’s Eve.  If you do indeed make it to midnight, you get to kiss a roomful full of acquaintances (hoping like hell a case of herpes simplex 2 isn’t just around the corner) after an always anti-climactic countdown, followed by a weak and horribly off-key rendition of Auld Lang Syne….. good times… WOW !!!! Anyhoo, enough of my whining and on with this week’s  SF&FS….. enjoy.   1) Russia uses 9 different contiguous time zones, the most of any country in the world, while France has the most total time zones with 12. 2) There’s a Christian church in San Francisco that worships John Coltrane as a Saint and uses his lyrics...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Christmas Is Okay, But Hanukkah Is So Much Cheaper’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 12/21/14 – Happy Sunday, folks.  Hope you are all ready for the upcoming holiday season, or as I like to call it….. ‘more coal in my sock again this year….. WTF?’ No time to chat today as I am running severely behind….. so without further ado, on with the show….. 1) Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female or castrati. 2) In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ. 3) Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.  Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907. 4) The Canadian province of Nova Scotia leads the world in...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids, The ‘Can We Please Cancel Christmas This Year?’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 12/14/14 – Hey, folks.  Hope the latest edition of my Sunday Funnies & Factoids finds you well and not overly stressed out about the upcoming holidays.  I am presently looking at hoar frost that graced me with its presence, after six inches of snow accompanied by 35 MPH winds two days ago.  This weather is as schizophrenic as my wicked Uncle Burt.  Hey, no complaints, last year at this time we were knee-deep in snow and the temperatures would freeze the balls of a brass monkey. Enough of my jabbering and on with the show.  Please enjoy this edition of the SF&Fs filled with the trivia that  you may well never again use in your entire life…… 1) An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away….. yeah, big deal…. I can smell single malt scotch from across the Atlantic….. 2) After the attack on Pearl Harbor...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Is It Too Early For A Boilermaker?’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 12/07/14 – Welcome back for your latest dose of useless but somewhat interesting trivia.  I hope this edition of the Sunday Funnies & Factoids finds each and every one of you healthy and happy.  Pour a cup of coffee or something a little stronger if you choose and take a stroll through this weeks collection of  SF&Fs.   1) Uranus was originally called “George’s Star”(Georgium Sidus)….. yeah, because naming it after the hole between your ass cheeks was soooo much better…. 2) Viagra was developed with the intention of relieving chest pain and its side effect was accidental…… plus, it made you not care so much about having that heart attack….. 3) Pencil sales increased 700% in the year after Sudoku became popular. 4) Human life expectancy has increased more in the last 50 years than in the previous 200,000 years of human existence. 5) More people in the world...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Too Much Scotch Makes Keith a Sad Boy’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All – 11/30/14 Hello, gang.  Hope all is going better than good.  Just a quick intro today as I slept late after over-indulging last evening….. that Glen Fiddich character can be your best friend and worst enemy at the same time. 1) The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music. 2) The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker – the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Does Thanksgiving Have to Include My Family?’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 11/23/14 – Happy Sunday, folks.  Hope this edition of SF&Fs finds you healthy, happy, and all prepped for the upcoming holiday.  Love it or hate it, at least there is a turkey dinner involved which salves the burn of those annoying relatives some. As my dear father used to say whenever the family gathered for the Thanksgiving dinner after glancing steely at each and everyone sitting at the dining room table, “Ya’ know, if you killed just one or two of the people sitting here today, you’d have a pretty nice family.”  Cheers, Russ, you couldn’t have been more right. Okay, enough with my prattling on and on with the show…… 1) All of the clocks in the cult classic movie Pulp Fiction are set at 4:20. 2) When adjusted for inflation, John. D Rockefeller is the richest man in the history of the word...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids, The ‘It’s Snowing, I’m Pissed’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 11/16/14 –  Happy Sunday, ladies and germs.  Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest edition of the SF&Fs….. it is muchly appreciated. I hope the polar vortex isn’t being too brutal on you.  I awoke to the sight of a snow-blanketed world and the sound of city plows and sanders taking up their appropriate position on the streets……. grrrrrrrrr.  Sorry, I digress.  It’s not like I’m the only person on the planet who has to deal with that fickle bitch, Mother Nature……. so without further pause, on with the facts and giggles.   1) A group of rhinos is called a ‘crash’.  …… seems appropriate somehow… 2) With a nurse and a calligrapher, Saddam Hussein had a copy of the Koran written using his own blood. 3) Swearing to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” dates back to English Common Law....

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘It’s Too F**king Early for Christmas Carols’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 11/09/14 – Happy Sunday, one and all.  Thanks for stopping in for some mind numbing factoids…. you know, the things that will fill your brain and be of absolutely no use to you going forward in life.  But, on the upside, there just might be a nugget of trivia here that you can pull out during a dinner party that will leave people awed at your brilliance………. or not.  Okay, enough jibberish… on with the show. 1) In a survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy; 20% thought Winston Churchill was not. 2) Actor Jimmy Stewart was a colonel in the Air Force, and was later promoted to Brigadier General as a member of the Air Force Reserves. 3) New Mexico State’s first graduating class in 1893 had only one student— and he was shot and killed before graduation….. bet the student loan...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Jack Frost Can Kiss My Ass’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 11/02/14 –   Happy Sunday, folks.  Thanks for stopping in for the most recent edition of my Sunday Funnies & Factoids….. very much appreciated. Hope your clocks got turned back last evening and you are now officially ready for the onslaught of the weather turn……. ugggghhhh.  Well, now that I have sufficiently depressed the shit out of you I shall distract you for a few minutes with some entirely useless, yet fun, trivia…… on with the show……   1) In early 1900s America, “jay” was a slang term used to describe a naïve or foolish person. Thus, when such a pedestrian decided to ignore traffic signals and street signs, he or she was referred to as a “jaywalker.” 2) In 1983, a tiny fleck of paint off an earlier spacecraft hit the windshield of the orbiting space shuttle Challenger at 20,000 mph, causing a crater to form...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids – The ‘Get Off of My Porch and Take That Ninja Turtle With Ya’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 10/26,14 – Happy Sunday, my friends.  Typical Fall weather here…. most of the leaves down, grey, damp, but all is well because the NFL is wall to wall today starting with a 9:30 AM kickoff from jolly old London town.  So, all-len-all, life is pretty darn good. I hope everyone is healthy and happy this weekend and many thanks for stopping by….. so without further delay, here is some mind cluttering tidbits for y’all.   1) Legendary pool shark Minnesota Fats was actually from New York. He lifted his moniker from a fictional character in the film The Hustler. 2) In his first season with the New York Yankees in 1919, Babe Ruth hit more home runs (29) than any other American League team. 3) Stephanie Kwolik’s name might not ring a bell, but she’s responsible for saving thousands of lives. In 1965, she invented Kevlar, the material...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids, The ‘Short But Sweet’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 10/19/14 – Good day, folks.  Happy Sunday to one and all.  I sure hope your day and week have gone great. I apologize for the brevity of this weeks SF&Fs, but ALA has been a tad short-staffed of late and I have had so very much to do this week.  So, without further ado, let’s learn something entirely useless. 1) Pablo Picasso was held, questioned, and then released in 1911 for his suspected role in the theft of the Mona Lisa, which turned up months later. 2) In February of 2012, a 28-year-old man in Winder, Georgia, called 911 to report that he was invisible. According to police, he was not. 3) The mega-disco hit and gay anthem “It’s Raining Men,” although attributed to The Weather Girls (formerly known as Two Tons of Fun), was actually written by Late Night sidekick Paul Shaffer (and co-written...

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The Sunday Funnies & Factoids, The ‘Our Thanksgiving is Earlier Than Yours’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All, 10/12/14 – Hey there, folks….. hope your day/week is going swimmingly.  Such a nice day here in the hinterland……. mid 60s and nothing but glorious sunshine.  Me and Owen are just chillin’ and enjoying the day.  It is our Thanksgiving Day weekend up here so the smell of roasting turkeys will be wafting in the air. Happy Columbus Day to my friends south of the 49th, although celebrating slaughter and slavery just seems a a bit strange.  But hey, if it means a day off or shit on sale, I’m in. Okay, enough with the chit chat and on to why you dropped by… this weeks edition of the Sunday Funnies & Factoids…… enjoy. 1) The first TV show to use “open captions,” or captioning for the hearing-impaired available on all television sets, was The French Chef on PBS. 2) Valium is an all-natural chemical. In...

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