Happy Easter To All . . .

 

Happy Easter

 

Well, finally Spring has sprung and the faint scent of budding trees and fresh wildflowers are in the air. A wonderful time of year to be alive. The promise of better times and better days to come. Summer heat, water parks, picnics and great times with family and friends.

We here at APROPOS OF NOTHING want to take this moment and wish all of our good friends and readers a most Happy Easter!

May your baskets be filled with goodies! May your Sunday be filled with joy and blessings–of family, and friends, and the stuff of memories for years and years to come.

 

Easter Minions (1)

 

For those of you of the Christian Faith, may the Lord be with you on this Holy day, and may he keep you and your loved one in the palm of his hand until we meet again.

Thanks so much for reading. We’ll be seeing you all once more right after the holiday.

Take care now.

 

Easter Minions (2)

 

Dumb Easter Jokes . . .

What do you call a bunny with a large brain?
An egghead.

Where does the Easter Bunny get his eggs?
From Eggplants.

What happened to the Easter Bunny when he misbehaved at school?
He was eggspelled!

Did you hear about the lady whose house was infested with Easter eggs?
She had to call an eggs-terminator!

Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

What day does an Easter egg hate the most?
Fry-days.

What kind of bunny can’t hop?
A chocolate one!

Why did the Easter egg hide?
He was a little chicken!

Q: What do you call a rabbit with fleas?
A: Bugs Bunny!

Q: Why was the little girl sad after the race?
A: Because an egg beater!

Q: What do you get if you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole?
A: a hot cross bunny

Q: How do bunnies stay healthy?
A: Eggercise

Q: Why won’t Easter eggs go out at night?
A: They don’t want to get “beat up”.

Q: Why couldn’t the Easter egg family watch T.V.?
A: Because their cable was scrambled.

Q: What do you call a mischievous egg?
A: A practical yolker

Q: What do you get when you cross a rabbits foot with poison ivy?
A: a rash of good luck.

Q: What do you call a bunny with a dictionary in his pants?
A: A smarty pants.

Q: What do you call Easter when you are hopping around?
A: Hoppy Easter!

Q: How should you send a letter to the Easter Bunny?
A: By hare mail!

Q: How is the Easter Bunny like Shaquille O’Neal?
A: They’re both famous for stuffing baskets!

Q: Where does the easter bunny eat breakfast?
A: at Ihop

Q: How long does the Easter Bunny like to party?
A: Around the cluck!

Q: What happened to the egg when he was tickled too much?
A: He cracked up.

Q: What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards?
A: A receding hareline.

Q: What do you call a sleepy Easter egg?
A: Egg-zosted!

Q: Why was the Easter Bunny so upset?
A: He was having a bad hare day!

Q: How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?
A: With a hare dryer!

Q: “Why are you studying your Easter candy?”
A: “I’m trying to decide which came first-the chocolate chicken or the chocolate egg!”

Q: What do you get when you find a rabbit with no hair?
A: A hairless hare!

Q: Why are people always tired in April?
A: Because they just finished a march

Q: What happened when the Easter Bunny caught his head in the fan?
A: It took ears off his life!

Q: What’s red and blue and sogs up your Easter basket?
A: Coloured scrambled eggs!

Q: Why did the rabbit cross the road?
A: Because it was the chicken’s day off.

Q: What does the Easter Bunny get for making a basket?
A: Two points, just like anyone else.

Q: How can you find the Easter bunny?
A: Eggs (x) marks the spot.

Q: What would you call the Easter Bunny if he married a chicken?
A: The very first rabbit to lay an egg!

Q: Why was the rabbit rubbing his head?
A: Because he had a eggache! (headache)

Q: What’s pink, has five toes, and is carried by the Easter Bunny?
A: His lucky people’s foot!

Q: What do you call the Easter Bunny after a hard day’s work?
A: Tired.

Q: What’s the Easter Bunnys favorite Story?
A: A Cotton Tale

Q: Why was the Easter Bunny arrested?
A: He was charged with Hare-assment!

Q: What did the rabbit say to the carrot?
A: It’s been nice gnawing  you.

Q: What does a rooster say to a hen he likes?
A: Your one hot chick!

Q: What did the bunny put over his sore?
A: A eggage.

Q: What has big ears, brings Easter treats, and goes “hippity-BOOM, hippity-BOOM, hippity-BOOM”?
A: The Easter Elephant.

Q: What do ducks have for lunch?
A: Soup and quackers!

Q: What has long ears, four legs, and is worn on your head?
A: An Easter bunnet!

Q: Why did a fellow rabbit say that the Easter Bunny was self-centered?
A: Because he is eggocentric. (egocentric)

Q: Where does Valentine’s Day comes after Easter?
A: In the dictionary.

Q: How do you catch the Easter Bunny?
A: Hide in the bushes and make a noise like a carrot!

Q: Do you know how bunnies stay in shape?
A: Hareobics.

Q: What kind of jewelry do rabbits wear?
A: 14 carrot gold.

Q: What’s the difference between a bunny and a lumberjack?
A: One chews and hops, the other hews and chops.

Q: How does the Easter Bunny say Happy Easter?
A: Hoppy Easter!

Q: Why did the magician have to cancel his show?
A: He’d just washed his hare and couldn’t do a thing with it.

Q: What type of movie is about water fowl?
A: A duckumentary.

Q: What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit bill?
A: One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!

Q: What’s long and stylish and full of cats?
A: The Easter Purrade!

Q: What is at the end of Easter?
A: The letter R.

Q: What do you call a duck that just doesn’t fit in?
A: Mallardjusted.

Q: Why is the letter A like a flower?
A: A bee comes after it

Q: Why did the egg go to the baseball game?
A: For the egg-stra innings!

Q: What happened when the Easter Bunny met the rabbit of his dreams?
A: They lived hoppily ever after!

Q: What do you call rabbits that marched in a long sweltering Easter parade?
A: Hot, cross bunnies.

Q: What is the Easter Bunny’s favourite state capital?
A: Albunny, New York!

Q: What do you call an egg from outer space?
A: An “Egg-stra terrestial”.

Q: What would you get if you crossed the Easter Bunny with a famous French general?
A: Napoleon Bunnyparte!

Q: What is the Easter Bunny’s favourite sport?
A: Basket-ball, of course!

Q: Why didn’t the easter egg cross the road?
A: Because he wasn’t a chicken yet!

Q: Where does the Easter Bunny go when he needs a new tail?
A: To a re-tail store!

Q: Who is the Easter Bunny’s favourite movie actor?
A: Rabbit De Niro!

Q: What kind of jokes do eggs tell?
A: Egg yolks!

Q: Does the Easter Bunny like baseball?
A: Oh, yes. He’s a rabbit fan!

Q: What would you get if you crossed the Easter Bunny with an overstressed person?
A: An Easter basket case!

Q: What’s yellow, has long ears, and grows on trees?
A: The Easter Bunana!

Q: Why are you stuffing all that Easter candy into your mouth?”
A: “Because it doesn’t taste as good if I stuff it in my ears.”

Q: Did you hear the one about the Easter Bunny who sat on a bee?
A: It’s a tender tail!

Q: What do you need if your chocolate eggs mysteriously disappear?
A: You need an eggsplanation!

Q: What’s big and purple and hugs your Easter basket?
A: The Easter Barney!

Q: How does the Easter Bunny paint all of those eggs?
A: He hires Santa’s elves during the off-season.

Q: How does the Easter Bunny stay in shape?
A: He does lots of hare-obics.

Q: What sport are the eggs good at?
A: Running!

Q: What’s the difference between the Easter Bunny and a silly monster ?
A: One’s a hare-head and the other’s an air-head!

Q: What would you get if you crossed the Easter Bunny with Chinese food?
A: Hop suey!

Q: Why was the father Easter egg so strict?
A: He was hard-boiled.

Q: Where does the Easter Bunny study medicine?
A: John HOPkins

Q: What did the mommy egg say to the baby egg?
A: You’re “Egg-stra special”.

Easter, Is going eggstatic!

Easter dinner was great…. I’m Egg-zosted!

I will never admit to my parents that I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny or Santa as long as I still get presents and candy.

On Easter, I rather fall in chocolate eggs than in love.

The best part of Easter is the day after when all the chocolate goes on sale.

Tell your kids you hid an Easter egg with $50 in the backyard but you don’t remember where. Enjoy a quiet day indoors.

If you buy me a hollow chocolate bunny for easter, you’re dead to me.

My parents accused me of being a liar. I looked them in the face & said, ”Tooth fairy, Santa, Easter Bunny” & walked away like a boss.

Easter Vigil
A parishioner was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.
He grabbed the parishioner by the hand and pulled him aside.
The Pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”
The parishioner replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”
Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”
He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”

Easter Knock Knock Jokes

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Alma.
Alma who?
Alma Easter candy is gone. Can I have some more?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Arthur.
Arthur who?
Arthur any more eggs to decorate?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Donna.
Donna who?
Donna want to decorate some eggs?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Harvey.
Harvey who?
Harvey good Easter everyone.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Heidi.
Heidi who?
Heidi the eggs around the house.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Howard.
Howard who?
Howard you like a chocolate bunny?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Police.
Police who?
Police hurry up and decorate your eggs.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Sherwood.
Sherwood who?
Sherwood like to have an Easter basket like yours.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Wendy.
Wendy who?
Wendy Easter Bunny coming?

 

They Were Heroes . . . Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

 

 

Sopjie Scholl

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One thing that is true in American politics, and probably even more so in world history—is the fact that the more things change . . . the more they stay the same.

 

This election cycle, political insiders, as well as the public at large, are using words, phrases, and allusions to fairly recent dark historical events, people, places, and things not routinely recalled—at least not in vivid detail. The world has tried to forget and distance itself from the horrific events in Europe in the mid twentieth century.

 

It has been a while since the names of Hitler, Goering, Eichmann and others have been bandied about so freely—and so thoughtlessly. Far be it from me to tell others how to think. I would simply counsel some to stop and think.

 

It all got me thinking about some of the villains of the thirties and forties—and some of the heroes as well. Sadly, many of their names are not so well remembered as a lot of history’s bad-guys.

 

A shame.

 

Today, on Apropos of Nothing, I wanted to highlight one (actually three) of those. Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and close friend, Christoph Probst. Children really, all in their early twenties, fought one of the most horrific war machines ever seen on earth—the fabled and feared Third Reich of Adolf Hitler.

Sophie

 

In the long run and in the long view, of course—they won.

 

What was best, was the fact that Sophie, Hans, and their friends didn’t do it by shooting soldiers, planting land-mines, or blowing up bridges. They did it by spreading the word. The most feared word of all by would-be dictators and “masters” of the world.

 

They spread the truth—in the form of political resistance leaflets. By the thousands. Six times in all, before they were captured, sham-tried, and sentenced to death.

 

They exhorted their countrymen to overthrow their oppressors. To retake their country—and their heritage of peace, prosperity. And arts, and beauty. To return to the rule of law. To regain their sanity. To free themselves from the death-grip of history’s greatest madman—Adolph Hitler.

 

They spoke of freedom—and freedom’s song. Long before it was penned as music on paper, it was sang by Sophie Scholl and her comrades.

 

They called their small and loose-knit organization—the White Rose.

 

They paid with their lives—as heroes often do. And they paid in a most horrific fashion. Beheading by guillotine. Yes, the ever resourceful Nazis used those too.

 

But of dead freedom fighters are martyrs made, and of course such would become the fate of Sophie and her friends. Her, and each of them, are well remembered in German history today—each considered by historians and writers to be well among the greatest Germans that ever lived.

 

As a delicious side-note, one copy of their last leaflet was smuggled out of Germany and into Britain. There, it was reproduced by the Allies, and distributed by the millions back to Germany. Delivered by air, as it were. Dropped by airplanes—right along with the bombs.

 

Sophie and her friends employed the principals of peaceful dissent. Others would follow. Gandhi, King, and many, many more. Many of which also paid the ultimate price.

 

The graves of these three martyrs are well known today, and unlike those of their tormentors, are well maintained and venerated.

Scholl Graves

 

Evil always loses. It is an oft repeated truism—even if sometimes it takes a long, long while.

 

Satan never seems to learn.

 

I am including a link to a fine movie on the subject for those who would like to learn more. I also would refer you to several excellent Wikipedia articles on the subject.

 

Good people to remember during this volatile election year. Maybe reading and seeing the stories of these real heroes and real villains will cause us to slow down a little with the ugly name calling and finger pointing.

 

Maybe—it will even cause us to stop.

 

 

 

Thanks so much for reading. See you again in a few days.

sophie-scholl

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

To all of the loyal readers of APROPOS OF NOTHING .  .  .

 

We here at Apropos of Nothing apologize for the recent lack of new content. We are experiencing a period of transition and have gotten more than a little behind. Please look forward in the next week or two to more installments of THE RECKONING, and other articles which we hope will be of interest. Thanks so much for hanging in there while we attempt to make this site even better and more interesting. We love you all and want to wish you all a very happy St. Patrick’s day. Have fun, stay safe, and always remember, a little (a very little) green beer never hurt anyone!

 

Happy

Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day?
(Real rocks are too heavy!)

Why can’t you iron a four-leaf clover?
(Because you shouldn’t press your luck!)

What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
(A sham-rock!)

What type of bow cannot be tied?
(A rain-bow!)

Where can you always find gold?
(In the dictionary!)

Why do frogs like St. Patrick’s Day?
(Because they’re already wearing green!)

Why did the elephant wear green sneakers?
(Her red ones were in the wash!)

What did the leprechaun do for a living?
(He was a short-order cook!)

How can you tell if a leprechaun is having a good time?
(He is Dublin over with laughter!)

What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?
A rash of good luck.

What do you get when you do the Irish jig at McDonalds?
A Shamrock Shake

Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun?
Because they’re always a little short.

Why don’t you iron 4-Leaf clovers?
Because you don’t want to press your luck.

I went out drinking on St Patricks Day, so I took a bus home…That may not be a big deal to you, but I’ve never driven a bus before.

Q: What’s Irish and stays out all night?
A: Paddy O’furniture!

Q: How is a best friend like a 4-leaf clover?
A: Because they are hard to find and lucky to have.

Q: What do ghosts drink on St Patricks Day?
A: BOOs

Q: Why wasn’t Jesus born in Ireland?
A: He couldn’t find 3 wise men or a virgin.

Q: How do you blind an Irish woman?
A: You put a bottle of scotch in front of her.

Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: He’s Dublin over with laughter!

Q: What do you get when you cross a pillowcase with a stone?
A: A sham rock

Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy.

Q: Why do leprechauns have pots o’gold?
A: They like to “go” first class!

Q: How does every Irish joke start?
A: By looking over your shoulder.

Q: What has eight arms and an IQ of 60?
A: Four girlfriends drinking on St Patricks Day!

Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

Q: Why doesn’t Simon Cowell drink on St Patricks Day?
A: It interferes with his suffering!

Q: Why did God invent Jameson whiskey?
A: So the Irish would never rule the world.

Q: What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control his wife?
A: A bachelor.

Q: What’s the main difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?
A: 1 less drunk at the party

Q: Why don’t women want to get engaged on St Patricks Day?
A: ‘Cause they don’t want to get a “sham rock”.

Q: What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick’s Day?
A: St. O’Claus!

Q: Are people jealous of the Irish?
A: Sure, they’re green with envy!

Q: What would you get if you crossed Quasimodo with an Irish football player?
A: The Halfback of Notre Dame!

Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A: To keep from falling in the stew!

Enough already!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good night. And thanks so much for reading. See you next time.

 

Shamrocks