Abet and Aid Punsters Day, Cappuccino Day, Harvey Wallbanger Day,Cook Something Bold and Pungent

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 8th, 2013

Autumn Woodland Nov 2013

★~ Today’s Pun: I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

★~ Abet and Aid Punsters Day:

Cantaloupe pun

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. A few El Morno’s favorites: I changed my I Phones name to Titanic. It’s syncing now, When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble . Abet and Aid Punsters Day encourages you to laugh not groan at the punsters around you.Care to share a pun so we can all laugh together in celebration of Punster day?

★~ National Cappuccino Day: 

Cappuccino art

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.

★~Harvey Wallbanger Day:

Harvey Wallbanger

No drink screams 1970s shag-carpeted, orange-swag-lamped, Holidome cocktail lounge quite as loudly as the Harvey Wallbanger. Invented in the 1950s, the Harvey Wallbanger is kin to other era cocktail marvels such as the White Russian and Rusty Nail. The drink is basically a Screwdriver with Galliano (a liqueur of yellowish hue and sugared herbal notes). The drink was supposedly named after a California surfer–Harvey–who liked this concoction so much that he had way too many and ran into a few walls. That’s what they say.

Celebrate Harvey Wallbanger Day by digging that dusty bottle of Galliano out of the liquor cabinet, mixing up this recipe, and toasting to a drunken surfer.

Harvey Wallbanger

1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. Galliano
Orange slice for garnish

In a highball glass almost filled with ice, combine vodka and orange juice. Float Galliano (pour slowly over the back of a spoon) on top and garnish with orange slice.

★~ Cook Something Bold and Pungent:

Bold and pungent day

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! Or perhaps whip up some

Garlic-Basil mash potatoes.

Ginger-Apple-Glazed Chicken. 

★~ Today in History:

dunce cap

♥~ 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 in 1895. 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.

★~ Born Today:

Hermann Rorschach

♥~ 1847 – Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist and short story writer best known as the creator of Dracula, despite writing 19 books. 

♥~ 1884 – Hermann Rorschach,  was a Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, best known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test. Check out Google fun doodle.

♥~ 1900 –Margaret Mitchell Pulitzer Prize-winning author: Gone with the Wind [1937]

♥~ 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.

★~ Good to Know:  10 Inkblot Test Cards


Plate 1

The Rorscach test (commonly known as the inkblot test) is used by the psychiatric world to help determine a person’s mental state. It is very common but very controversial.  This list will tell you what the therapist is looking for and it should help you to pass as “sane”.

The cards are placed in your hand one by one and always in the sequence shown below. There are ten cards in total. The therapist will not give you any help and will generally start by telling that you can do anything with the cards – for example flip them, or rotate them. As you respond, the therapist will take notes (either using the special shorthand designed for the test, or in long hand). Often they will tape record the session.

You should hold the cards steady and upright – flipping or rotating will be marked against you (though in some cases an examiner may mark you down for not doing so). Your responses should not be overly sexual and you should only name positive images – negative images mark against you. For example, it is better to see two rabbits playing than two vampires fighting. Butterflies, people holding hands, leaves, mountains, etc are all generally considered to be “safe” responses (although nothing is guaranteed when taking the Rorschach). You will also be marked down for taking too long to answer, or not taking long enough to have studied the card properly.

Here, are the official full color inkblot cards. Please feel to share what you see so we can all comment on the state of your mental health. As an aside this test is seldom used any more since it is impossible to score objectively.

♥~ Plate 2


♥~ Plate 3


♥~ Plate 4


♥~ Plate 5


♥~ Plate 6


7. Plate 7


♥~ Plate 8


♥~ Plate 9


♥~ Plate 10



I’m very confused about those ink blots. According to some psychologists they are all about sex and I’m seeing two oriental men high-fiveing each other, two little girls with pony tails on a teeter totter, smiling sea monsters (who may or may not have had sex) and two bears climbing on different sides of a mountain. Maybe, I do need to get out more. Sheesh. What do you see? I’m going to go to bed, wake up fresh and try again.

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!

Wait One More…

A thief attempted to steal paintings from the Louvre in Paris, but was caught 2 blocks away when his van ran out of gas. All the thief could say for himself was: “I had no MONET to buy DEGAS to make the VAN GOGH. But I tried for it anyway because I had nothing TOULOUSE!”

Odd Loves Company!



You’re looking for another PUN? Well…one more

What does a clock do when it’s hungry ? It goes back four seconds.

11 thoughts on “Abet and Aid Punsters Day, Cappuccino Day, Harvey Wallbanger Day,Cook Something Bold and Pungent

  1. Good Morno,
    Did you hear about the guy who whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now. One bad pun deserves another.
    Mexican food for dinner tonight so I guess that qualifies for bold pungent but I’m sticking to my McMac coffee. No thanks to the Harvey Wallbanger although that drink does bring back some memories.
    I see ink blots and maybe a Moth. I might need to study them more someday.
    TGIF. I’m ready for the weekend and if it’s nice some time out on the golf course.
    Have a good one.

    • I’ve heard McMac coffee is very good. You have to see more than Moths and ink blots. Come on let your imagination go wild. Within in reason, of-course. Lets not get carried away.
      Golf still? Well, I’ll hope for a brisk fall day for you.

  2. Morno,
    Mike that was so puny. Groan. One of my dad’s favorite puns – A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
    A long time ago and far away I had a few too many Harvey Wallbanger and have avoided them ever since. Nothing worse than being hungover on a sweet drink.
    Thai is bold and pungent, right? I’m having it for lunch.
    Lets see, for the ink blots I see a butterfly, a gorilla, and two men hitting helmets in front of the Eiffel Tower.
    TGIF. It has been a long week.

    • HAHAHAHA. No groans from me today.
      I had one too many Pina Coladas and would agree with you about sweet drinks.
      Thai is bold and Pungent.
      Two men hitting helmets in front of the Eiffel Tower—I need to look for that one!
      Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Can’t do Harvey Wallbangers — can’t tolerate orange juice, you know. Doesn’t sound like I’m missing much.

    Those ink blots are interesting. I see two clowns playing pat-a-cake (#2), two guys leaning on opposite sides of a pole (#4), a butterfly (#5), a lacy collar (#7), and an animal totem pole (#9). Don’t bother telling me I’m odd, ha!

    Wonder how they determined a Dunce Cap really didn’t work??

    • Ok, I won’t :-D. But really you aren’t as odd as the what the psychologist say/think we see. Very Freudian.
      Good question about the Dunce Cap. I am going to make one and see if I feel a lot smarter! I’ll get back to you.

  4. Never again to a Harvey Wallbanger, or a shag carpet.
    Plate 1 a bird bath covered in little birds
    Plate 2 two guys sitting a a bar toasting each other
    Plate 3 two people doing the Charleston
    Plate 4 ?????
    Plate 5 butterfly
    Plate 6 totem pole
    Plate 7 necklacre
    Plate 8 2 bears climbing a mountain
    Plate 9 Nuclear explosion
    Plate 10 a garden full of flowers and creatures.

    • 4 is a gorilla on a pogo stick, of-course.
      We were close on some of them. Except I saw #9 sea horses where you saw a nuclear explosion–
      I remember the shag. Shame about the Harvey Wallbangers I’m pretty sure we still have some Galliano! I was saving it for your visit.

  5. I like led zep, springsteen & bonnie raitt. I understand them unlike those plates: 1) two cardinals with woman’s dress in middle, 2) two women with beehive hairdos giving high-five, 3) two people at the buzzers on family feud, 4) bird carcass opened, 5) bat, 6) native indian design, 7) two women with high ponytails, 8) upper body mri with two mammals on sides, 9) something with scissor hands & …., 10) scorpions, fish, spiders. I might need a Harvey Wallbanger or two.

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