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I've added a new entry to my book, "I'm Only the Trombone Player:

I apologize in advance to those who might disagree with my opinion, but I was riled up a bit elsewhere, and this needed airing. I suggest Not Reading This if you are easily triggered. It reflects my opinions on teaching, and the banning or removal of subject matter, and books.


         "Teachable Moments
The Great Merit Badge Race Is On!! Are You In It?

Tortise and Hare Racing!

Joining the race is simple, go to —

 
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When Only An Owl Will Do ~ CNote Shop  (E)
Send An Owl To Someone Who Needs One
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— and send a Cnote to someone, and at the same time, you'll be helping Three Great Groups Help Others

All Proceeds From This Cnote Shop Will Be Divided Between;

" Ninja Monkey Group Bank, "Golden Heart Alliance Group & Bank, and "The Simple Fundraiser
As equally as Pubby can make 33% work!

*Owl5* The Top Three Owl Launchers Will Receive One Of My Exclusive Merit Badges!!

Currently in the lead right out of the gate;

Tina -Happy Fall- opens an early, but commanding lead,
WakeUpAndLive~sauntering🌹 trails Tina by a length,
Thankful Sonali HAPPY 21 WDC! is hot on their heels!

Remember!

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Something to 'owl about! *Wink*
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A Very Big Thank You To iKïyå§ama For Running This Great Blogging Challenge!

Merit Badge in Blogging
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Congratulations to  'Team Ahimsa'  for your excellent entries earning you the 1st-Runner-Up prize in  [Link To Item #1803384] ! and

A special thank you to my teammates Thankful Sonali HAPPY 21 WDC! and Medie PUBLISHED, whose hard work got us here!
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This was so much fun! Thanks for teaming up with me!
Have You Always Been Intrigued At The Thought Of Sending A Message By Bird? Well, Here's Your Chance!

And At The Same Time, You'll Be Helping Three Great Groups Help Others –
All Proceeds From This Cnote Shop Will Be Divided Between;

" Ninja Monkey Group Bank, "Golden Heart Alliance Group & Bank, and "The Simple Fundraiser
As equally as Pubby can make 33% work!

 
CNOTE
When Only An Owl Will Do ~ CNote Shop  (E)
Send An Owl To Someone Who Needs One
#2244458 by Pubby Is To Packing His Bags


As An Added Bonus!!

*Owl5* The Top Three Owl Launchers Will Receive One Of My Exclusive Merit Badges, As A Very Special Thank You!

Remember!

*Elephant* If you send an anonymous owl your spending can't be tracked or counted towards the Merit Badge Race

*Elephant* Only Cnote Purchases Will Count In The Merit Badge Race

*Elephant* Donations of 30,000 Gift Points Will Recieve A Community Merit Badge Of Your Choice — CR Guaranteed

*Elephant* Donations of 100,000 Gift Points Will Recieve An Exclusive Merit Badge Of Your Choice — CR Guaranteed

Pub Bunny Drinking Sarsaparilla! Please Note; Gift Points will initially be deposited in "Pub Bunny's Trinket Workshop and will be distributed from there.
Pub Bunny Drinking Sarsaparilla! Donations Are Happily Accepted And Will Join Their Companions In A Similar Fate!!
Pub Bunny Drinking Sarsaparilla! Donations May Be Made To {item:2251413}


Hurry! The Shop Is Only Open Until September 30th.!

(Tags Tina -Happy Fall- and Annette)
Thank you and congratulations!

"Note: They came, they ran the race, they conquered! ..."
CONGRATULATIONS!

"*Trophyg*Day Nine Winner(s)!"  

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Thank You Anonymous!

Today's Birthday Trinket

Yet Another Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Today We Meet Alison Lurie.
Her novel "Foreign Affairs" won the coveted prize in 1984.



Today's Trinket Comes With A Bonus!

Find the typo in the trinket – Tell Me What It Is Via Email Pubby Is To Packing His Bags – And,

Earn A Birthday Suprise!
Hopefully, there's only ONE TYPO to find!

Musical Guest

Born on this day in 1948 ~ Don Brewer, is an American rock drummer, singer, song writer, and the only continuous member of the band Grand Funk Railroad

"We're An American Band"  , is one of the band's more popular tunes.

Lyrics


I really think this tune needs more cowbell!
There is an anecdote that follows this particular song in my history — but that's a blog of a different key.

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Thank you.
Great Trinket. Thanks! Think I found Trinket Error, emailed you.
Thank you *Smile*
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Today's Birthday Trinket!

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Allen Drury



His novel "Advise and Consent" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960.
And, no I didn't read it then – I was only in Kindergarten!

Today's musical guest also celebrated his birthday on September 2nd.

Luurindo Almeida was a brilliant Brazilian guitarist who married the classic and jazz styles, he is also one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova.

There were many fine examples of his playing available on the net,
I choose this one because of the host's rather pretentious introduction.

Like I've repeated throughout my career —
It isn't how many notes or chords you play, it's how you play the notes and chords you do play!




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I love that video intro about teenagers and such! Thanks for the great information on the trinket!
Very interesting. Thanks!
Thank you *Smile*
What Other Birthdays Are Being Celebrated?



It's also Engelbert Humperdinck's Birthday —

Englelbert

No, Not That Engelbert! This One, The German Composer —

Composer Englebert

Who looks a bit like Carrol O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

But, I digress ...

Humperdinck, the composer is best known for his Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera) "Hänsel und Gretel" ("Hansel and Gretel")

"an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 - 1921), who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". Humperdinck composed Hansel and Gretel in Frankfurt in 1891 and 1892. The opera was first performed in the Hoftheater in Weimar on 23 December 1893, conducted by Richard Strauss. It has been associated with Christmas since its earliest performances and today it is still most often performed at Christmas time."



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Thank you for the trinket.
I am bedazzled. Thanks for the trinket and the history lesson.
Thank you, Richard!
Any Trinket Collectors Out There?

Well, here are some that are up for grabs!!

STATIC
Treats For Visiting My Portfolio!!  (E)
Portfolio Visit Treat
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Stop in, pick up a Trinket or two, maybe read a bit and leave a comment or review.

Hurry though — A Few Of The Trinkets Are Limited Edition — You'll Need To Be Quick!
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Thank you!
Thank you
Thank you for these. *Smile*
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Okay! Time For A Fast And Easy Newsfeed Challenge!

Wordy Wednesday is up on the Newsfeed "Note: Wordy Wednesday Tell us one of your favo..."

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy?

The Grumpy Leprechaun has a challenge for those brave souls who dare to search for his gold!

Here Are The Rules For His Challenge;

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? Using ANY TEN words from Wordy Wednesday's postings create a story or poem.
         Yes, Virginia, There Must Be Ten Words!

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? Please put the words in BOLD-face type, so Grumpy can find them — trust me he's gonna check!

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? There is no minimum, maximum word, or line count, but the story must have a clear beginning, development, and end.
Poems may be in any style, but please tell us what style you have chosen.
         A hint: Leprechauns Love Limericks.

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? You may only enter ONE word into the Wordy Wednesday Reply Forum — so no loading up the forum with your own words!
(Nice Try!)

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? Please post your story as {item:xxxxxxx} in the Reply Section of this posting.

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? The Challenge Ends At Midnight, Thursday 8/19/2021 WdC Time.



"The Okay, But What's In It For Me Section;"

What Makes This Little Guy So Grumpy? ALL Entries will receive 2,000 Gift Points!

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There are currently less than ten words in Wordy Wednesday

SO! Spread The Word(y Wednesday), And, The News About This "Wordy Wednesday Newsfeed Challenge
Been awhile. So!

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Thank you!
Thank you *Smile*
Thanks for the trinket.
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Under the heading of Facebook is Good for Something!?!

While making my once-a-day pass through my Facebook feed, looking for my favorite postings, occasionally I see something share worthy.

If you are on The Facebook, a regular poster you might enjoy is The Adventures of Hercules — Hercules is a sulcata turtle rescued from a bad environment. Hercules posts regularly about his daily adventures and progress, including pictures. It's always a quick, light-hearted read.

The Mastic Bull, also has a page. You may recall I wrote about him here "This Is No Bull! Well Actually It Is A Bull .... And, yes the Mastic Bull still roams the ranges of Long Island. He posts almost daily.

Even the ads on Facebook sometimes tickle my fancy, the latest being an ad for a tee shirt.
A few words of caution about buying things off Facebook ads —

*Shock2* The ads are often fishing expeditions — becareful giving out credit card information.
Never, ever use your Debit Card for internet sales!

*Shock2* The goods being offered for sale are often shoddy and of poor quality.

*Shock2* And, most importantly, the goods are usually overpriced.
Do a quick search on Google or at Amazon for better pricing!

Now about this morning's ad, a bit of background first.

From the American television show "The Big Bang Theory", comes a little running gag based on a children's nursery tune "Soft Kitty"  .

For those of you not familiar with the running gag —
there are several other versions, all funny, you might get sucked in for a bit!



Now the ad for the tee shirt featured lyrics more in line with most cats of my acquaintance;

*Cat2*

"Annoyed Kitty
Touchy Kitty
Grouchy Ball Of Fur
Moody Kitty
Grumpy Kitty
GRRR, GRRR, GRRRRRRR"


*Monkey*

Now, Where how'd that Ninja Monkey Get Here?

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I once bought some XL clothes from a Facebook ad. The price and quality were fine, but they were from China so their version of XL is very different. I gave them to a friend who wears a small to medium. Lol


What A Very Nice Prank! Thank You Very Much!




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