November 8: Abet & Aid Punster Day, Cappuccino Day, Harvey Wallbanger Day, Cook Bold & Pungent Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 8th, 2011

★~ Today’s Pun: Need an ark to save two of every animal? I noah guy.

★~ Abet and Aid Punster Day:

Laugh instead of groan at incredibly dreadful puns. All-time greatest triple pun: “Though he’s not very humble, there’s no police like Holmes,” from the register of worst puns of Punsters Unlimited. Or another one of El Morno’s favorites: To write with a broken pencil is pointless.. If you need help being punny: Pun of the Day

★~ Today is Cappuccino Day: 

Let’s start today with a Cappuccino.  The Cappuccino was created in Italy in the 1600’s. It got its name from an Italian order of monks known as the Catholic Capuchins—a group of friars that wore dark brown hoods, similar to the color of the drink.

Prepared with espresso, hot milk, and a cap of foam, cappuccino is the customary way to jumpstart your day in Italy. In Western Europe, it’s just the opposite: cappuccino is most popular as an after-dinner drink. Treat yourself to a kick of caffeine.

★~Harvey Wallbanger Day:

It has to 5 o-clock somewhere…enjoy a Harvey Wallbanger while you cook your bold and pungent dinner.  Though vodka may be the dominant alcohol of this classic cocktail by pure mass, the drink is differentiated by its distinct layer of Galliano on top.


– 1 1/2 oz. vodka

– 6 oz. orange juice

– 1/2 oz. Galliano

– Orange slice

Mix the vodka and orange juice in a mixing glass with ice, then strain into a cold highball glass — the temperature will help allow the Galliano to float on top. Once the orange juice base has settled, carefully serve the Galliano on top, creating a floating layer. Garnish with an orange slice if you’re feeling fancy

★~ Cook Something Bold and Pungent:

Chop some garlic! Slice the Limburger cheese and peel the horseradish! Add onions to your favorite burger, and don’t forget the sauerkraut and garlic!

Let’s just say it’s a good thing it’s not date night.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1308 – Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland (died today) was a medieval scholar and inventor of the Dunce Cap.  Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential and that knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter.

♥~ 1895 – Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Röntgen), a scientist, took the first X-ray pictures on this day in1895. Roentgen may have been a clever scientist; but he had no business savvy. He never patented his X-ray machine and never received any money for it.

♥~ 1965 – “Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives…” The voice of McDonald Carey introduced the popular soap opera, Days of Our Lives, which debuted on NBC-TV

♥~ 1971- The album “Led Zeppelin IV,” which included the song “Stairway to Heaven,” was released.

♥~ 1980 – Bruce Springsteen’s album, The River, hit #1 for four weeks in the U.S.

♥~ 1987: Greg Mutton set the Guinness world bathtub racing speed record in Australia by racing a 6-horse outboard bathtub 36 miles in one hour 22 minutes 27 seconds.

♥~ 1991- Philippe’s sandwich shop in Los Angeles, which had served a 10-cent cup of coffee since 1978, was forced to raise the price to 11 cents because of a new state snack tax.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1900 – Margaret Mitchell Pulitzer Prize-winning author: Gone with the Wind [1937]; died Aug 16, 1949

♥~ 1931 – Morley Safer TV correspondent: CBS News: 60 Minutes

♥~ 1949 – Bonnie Raitt – Grammy Award-winning singer [1990]: Runaway, The Boy Can’t Help It, Something to Talk About, Sweet Forgiveness; actress: Urban Cowboy; musician: guitar; daughter of actor, John Raitt

♥~ 1952 – Christie Hefner magazine executive: Playboy; daughter of magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner

♥~ 1977 –  Tiffani Wood, Australian singer, songwriter, Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, (2000 Australian No.1 single ‘Poison’, and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album). Now solo.

♥~ 1985 – Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy and star of MTV The Osbournes TV Show.

★~ Did You Know? How the Harvey Wallbanger was invented: 

♥~  The first story of how the Wallbanger was invented is a simple and straightforward: It was created by bartender Bill Doner at “The Office” bar in Newport Beach, California.

♥~ The second is preferable to recount to friends over drinks: California surfer Harvey enjoyed his screwdrivers topped with a vanilla layer of Galliano. After a particularly boozy afternoon following a loss at a surf competition, Harvey overindulged on drinks, and, consequently, stumbled into walls and furniture on his way out the door. As a bar regular, he — and his drink — became known as Harvey Wallbanger.

♥~  The story features famed bartender and three-time world champion mixologist Donato “Duke” Antone is purported to have invented the drink in 1952 — for another thirsty surfer prone to inebriated stumbling — at his Hollywood bar, “Blackwatch.”

♥~ After an aggressive advertising campaign for Galliano — which featured a goofy cartoon character dubbed Harvey — the drink again gained popularity, reaching its heyday in the 1970s as the essential brunch staple of the era.


It’s fun to be puny. I hope you will add a comment with your favorite pun to Odd–I know it can be a hurdle but I am sure you will get over it.  Odd Loves Company!


13 thoughts on “November 8: Abet & Aid Punster Day, Cappuccino Day, Harvey Wallbanger Day, Cook Bold & Pungent Day

  1. A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired.
    I can not drink a Wallbanger. Way to sweet. I do enjoy a Cappuccino and garlic and sauerkraut.

    Have a good one!

    • Mike..what a good effort and so early in the morning!!

      Cheers from my Cappuccino to your Cappuccino…so glas you are not within breathing distance if your lunch plans include garlic and sauerkraut!

  2. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

    Oh, how I love puns and cappuccino. Thanks for the giggles this morning ♥

  3. Never had a Wallbanger — can’t tolerate orange juice. Gone with the Wind was Margaret Mitchell’s only novel — amazing! Of course, I think it was 10 years before she got it published and when it became a movie, it was so long it had to have an intermission!

  4. Oooooo…it’s really hard for me to pun on command.

    When Julie saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.

    Of maybe this: Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.

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