The Maskless-Congresswoman Caption Contest

 

This is our 253rd world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: On Sunday, January 2, 2022, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was spotted partying in a drag bar in Miami, Florida, without a face mask. The pics above show her hugging and kissing Billy Porter (l), a homosexual actor-singer who likes to dress in drag, and another drag queen (r) with an uncanny resemblance to Oprah Winfrey. Less than 3 weeks before, AOC had written a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives claiming that she “continue(s) to be unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing (COVID) public health emergency”. (Clash Daily)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Democrat. Thy name is “Hypocrite”!

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, click here.

~E

Saturday funnies!

 

DCG

Thursday Animal: A kitten bigger than a 2-year-old human

 

Kefir

From the New York Post, Jan. 18, 2022:

A Maine Coone from Stary Oskol in eastern Russia is thought to be the world’s largest kitten at just under 2 years old — with perhaps years more before he stops growing.

Owner Yulia Minina bought the alabaster tomcat named Kefir — after the creamy cultured milk drink — two years and many pounds ago.

“But when strangers come to the house, everyone first confuses him with a dog,” she added.

In fact, Kefir weighs more than the average toddler, with 2-year-olds typically clocking in at 26 to 28 pounds….

She told South West News Service that the commanding kitty’s stature is matched by his charming disposition. “He not only grew up big in appearance, he is also very smart and always behaves calmly…. Kefir has a formidable appearance, but he is a very affectionate and modest child,” she mused.

~E

Tuesday funnies!

 

DCG

Sunday Funnies!

 

The animals edition!

~E

We have a winner!

 

. . . for our 252nd Caption Contest!

This was a difficult contest for our voters because there were many really clever entries.

But our writers dutifully voted for their #1 (best) and #2 (next best) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of our 252nd Caption Contest, with three #1 votes and 12 points, is:

Anonymous!!!

Here is the winning caption:

“It’s okay, I’m trans-normal and if you question that you’re racist.”

Jackie Puppet and MR B. are in second place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points:

Jackie Puppet: “Pediatrician?? He looks more like a pedophile-trician!”

MR B.: “I’m sure this ‘woman’s’ telling us the cure to COVID is a jar of Vaseline petroleum jelly.”

Calgirl, Christy, another Jackie Puppet caption, Jen, and Tim Shey are all in third place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Calgirl: “Unfortunately, for male or female or anything in between, there is no surgical solution to fix UGLY.”

Christy: “I am woman, hear me roar!”

Jackie Puppet: “Rachel??!?! Dick Levine should’ve changed his name to Dick Less-vine!”

Jen: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

Tim Shey: “This picture reminds me of a quote from the film BRAVEHEART (1995): ‘Whom do I send? Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country.’ – King Edward I “

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Anonymous!!!

For all the other caption entries, go here.

Be here this Tuesday for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~E

 

Sunday Devotional: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

 

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Brothers and sisters:
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for some benefit.
To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom;
to another, the expression of knowledge according to the
same Spirit;
to another, faith by the same Spirit;
to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit;
to another, mighty deeds;
to another, prophecy;
to another, discernment of spirits;
to another, varieties of tongues;
to another, interpretation of tongues.
But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,
distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.

 

Last Sunday’s Devotional was on the account in Luke 3 of the Baptism of our Lord. The significance of the narrative is twofold:

  1. Luke 3 is one of several instances in the Old and New Testaments  — see also Genesis 1:26, John 5:7, and Matthew 28 — when the nature of the Triune Godhead is revealed as the sublime mystery of three Persons in one God.
  2. Luke 3 also speaks to the importance that Jesus holds for the sacrament of Baptism: Even the Son of God, who needed no cleansing, was baptized before He began His public ministry. Indeed, the sacrament of Baptism is an act of exorcism — it purifies and sanctifies (makes holy) the person, making him/her a dwelling of the Holy Spirit. Put another way, an unbaptized person is without the Holy Spirit and rendered defenseless against the Evil One.

All of which brings us, quite logically, to today’s reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

With Baptism, not only are we made a dwelling of the Third Person of the Triune Godhead (how awesome is that!), we also receive spiritual gift(s) from the Holy Spirit!

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”

The spiritual gift may be:

  • Wisdom: The capacity to make right judgments in matters relating to life and conduct; soundness of judgement in the choice of means and ends”; the opposite of folly.
  • Knowledge: The faculty of understanding or knowing; intelligence, intellect; clear and certain perception of fact or truth.
  • Faith: Belief in, trust in, and loyalty to God, the result of which should be a transformation — radical change — of the individual.
  • Healing: The restoration — making whole or well — of physical, psychological or spiritual health from a state of damage or disease.
  • Mighty deeds: Praiseworthy acts or feats that are great, powerful, or skillful.
  • Prophecy: The ability, with divine inspiration, to predict the future.
  • Discernment of spirits: The ability by intuition and/or theological study to judge various spiritual agencies — the human soul, Divine grace, angels, devils — for their moral influence. Humility is the key to discernment, as well as consulting others and praying for guidance.
  • Varieties of tongues: The supernatural ability to speak in a language unknown to the speaker; not to be confused with the acquired skill of speaking in a foreign language.
  • Interpretation of tongues: The supernatural enablement to express in an intelligible language an utterance spoken in an unknown language; not to be confused with the acquired skill of language interpretation.

Which spiritual gift were you given?

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~E

Happy Friday Dance!

 

Long week…glad it’s Friday!

DCG

Wild Dolphin Loves Playing Tag With His Favorite Dog

 

So cool!

See more about Jojo the Dolphin on Instagram, here.

DCG

Sunday Funny: Evolution of Dance

 

This is funny and delightful.

I couldn’t help but start dancing at the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing”.

The man is Ireneusz Krosny (born 1968), a Polish actor and mime artist.

He received several top awards at comedy festivals in Poland, and also had his own television shows there. He began his international career in 1997, performing throughout Europe as well as in North America and Asia. In the USA he received the Critic’s Choice Award from The Chicago Reader. Click here for his website.

~E