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Friday Night 80s!

Back in the 90s, when I lived outside Atlanta, the local pop station (Star 94 FM) did “Friday Night 80s”; all the best fun songs from the 80s. I’m bringing it back as a little change of pace for the blog. Every Friday will have a 80’s video and song, maybe a movie clip with a song.

So, let’s start out with one that reflects where I’m at and flashes back to one of the best comedies of the 80s:

For the Jedi Girl

Because we can never have too many lightsabers, AND Lord of the Rings is pretty cool also. Never mind I think we could all use something a little lighter with all the drama going on right now.

AND…

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Red Pandas

It’s Friday Fun Day here at Silk Chatters, and I think we desperately need a break, however brief from all the gloom and doom of COVID-19 coverage.

With that in mind, I’m bringing you a short recap from Scientific American on “Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Red Pandas”.

This is just the highlights, with a link to the full story afterwards. You can catch all the fun info that goes along with these tidbits there. 🙂

1. Red Pandas Aren’t Pandas. Well, their name says otherwise, BUT they’re not that closely related to giant pandas as it turns out. They were tested on Jerry Springer & giant panda is NOT the father. 😀

2. They are “Herbivorous Carnivoran”: That’s academic speak for they mostly eat plants but occasionally sneak in some meat to their diet.

3. They Have a Sweet Tooth: Not TOO unusual in the animal kingdom BUT believe it or not, they actually seem to prefer sugar substitutes.

4: Their Coloration Actually IS Good for Camouflage: The fir trees in many of their native habitats are covered with a similarly colored moss.

5: They’re in Competition for Habitat in Nepal with Local Cheese Farms

6. Red Pandas Tweet: Actually, to be accurate, the sound they make is known as “twittering.” There’s a link to the actual sound in the Scientific American article

7: It Was Almost Named the Wah: The naturalist that first presented them to the scientific community in London wanted to name them the Wah based on the sound they make.

And a Bonus Fun Fact From Yours Truly:

8: They Are NOT Communist: Yes, despite their name, they have not now or ever been a member of the communist party. In fact, they’re pretty apolitical. 😀 😀 😀

Here’s a link to the original story (via Pocket):

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Red Pandas

God and Golf… A Joke

I’m not a golfer, but I still found this hilarious when I heard it. 🙂

So an assistant pastor decided he wanted to take Sunday off to relax and play golf…

He called the secretary at the church and called off sick, then drove to a golf course in a completely different town so that he could play golf with no risk of being discovered. Convinced of his own cleverness, he tee’ed off and hit his shot.

As his shot traveled through the air, a gust of wind caught the ball and took it an extra hundred yards for a perfect 450 yard hole in one!

Up in Heaven, an angel shook his head and spoke to God. “What in the world did you do that for?” he asked.

“Who is he gonna tell?” God replied.

Credit where credit is due: That joke courtesy of Joel Osteen. 🙂