Good Jolly Monday morning, friends! No, I am not home yet, but I wrote this last Thursday evening because … I did not want to let my friends down … I know how much you look forward to Jolly Mondays! It is briefer than some, but I tried to do pure funny, so sit back, enjoy your coffee … oh, and there are chocolate éclairs … I must explain. Remember last Monday when I wrote about the dead robot in the fountain and he didn’t have a name, so I named him after my friend Steve B.? Well, Steve took umbrage at having a dead robot named for him, and to soothe his ruffled feathers, I offered to make donuts for today. But, realizing he had the rare upper-hand here, he said he would prefer chocolate eclairs, so chocolate éclairs it is! Steve is a sweetheart, but a little on the sensitive side these days! So, enjoy an éclair with your coffee and let’s start this week out with some much-needed humour, shall we?
As you all probably know by now, today is the much-anticipated solar eclipse. The last one seen in the continental U.S. was in 1979, so it isn’t exactly an everyday event. I am a little nervous that I will be driving home today, for my vision is too poor for me to drive at night anymore, and I may have to pull over for an hour or so. But anyway, to the point, a woman in Dallas, Texas, has asked that the eclipse be rescheduled:
I wonder just who she thought ‘scheduled’ it to begin with?!?!? Her tweet was taken down shortly thereafter, but some of the comments will leave you in stitches:
I saw this on Wednesday night when I was trying to catch up on reading blog posts, and I just absolutely loved it. “Dear Kitten” was produced as a commercial for Friskies, demonstrating this cat’s strong preference for wet food over dry. The video beings with, “Dear Kitten, since I have hissed at you the customary 437 times, it is now my duty as the head of the household to begrudgingly welcome you.” Even if you don’t love kitties (WHO doesn’t love kitties???), you cannot watch this without smiling and laughing … I promise! The voice of the older cat, by the way, is none other than Morgan Freeman! Morgan Freeman and cute kitties … why, it just doesn’t get much better!
Now wasn’t that adorable?
Derrick Lin works in advertising. He claims it is chaotic and stressful, but folks … I have my doubts, because this man has far more time on his hands than I ever had during my accounting career. But I must admit, the things he does to fill that spare time are so creative and cool, that I knew you would enjoy seeing a few of his creations.
These are just a few of his thing-a-mabobs, so if you’re interested in seeing the rest, click here.
Who among us have not sent a text or message from our phone, only to have spell check change a word or two? Happens to me all the time. Back in the early days of 2016, if I typed “Sarah Palin”, my phone would automatically change it to “Sarah Pain”. I never corrected it, for I felt it provided the more accurate description. Sometimes it’s annoying, but other times, especially if it happens to someone else, it is just downright funny. Take a look at some of these …
‘Nuff said … It pays to double check those messages, folks!
Sometimes a business needs a gimmick to spice things up a bit, other times they just need cheap labour. The Kayabuki bar in Utsunomiya, Japan, found a solution to give a bit of a boost to their sagging business … monkeys! Bar owner Kaoru Otsuka said his first pet monkey, Yacchan, was given to him by an acquaintance several years ago. When he brought Yacchan to work with him one day, the monkey grabbed a handful of napkins and began passing them out to customers!
Yacchan was given full-time employment, and before long, Otsuka added another, a macaque named Fuku-chan, seen in the video above. Fuku-chan began emulating Yacchan at an early age, and has become the best darned barmaid in the Far East!
My friends, I am sorry this is a bit shorter than my usual Jolly Monday fare, but I am writing it on Thursday night, as I prepare for my journey of a thousand miles (well, 489 miles each way … almost 1,000, and if, as is my habit, I get lost at least once, well …), I have yet to fold another load of laundry, put away clean dishes, clean one last bathroom, pack, take a shower, and answer comments and email. So, apologies for the brevity, but I hope you had a smile, a chuckle or perhaps even a laugh. Please, do remember to share your smile … you guys have the most beautiful smiles on earth, and they deserve to be shared. Love and hugs, and Filosofa will be back in the saddle tomorrow!