Hmpgpf … OH … Hi! Heh heh … forgive me if I look a bit disheveled … I’m so sleepy this morning! But … don’t worry … I’ve got it all together …
It is Monday, right? Come in, come in … don’t be shy … grab a seat … oh … let me just get those dirty socks out of your way …
Okay, so maybe I don’t quite have it all together, but I’m trying … gimme just a minute here …
Alright … I think I can do this now. So, how was your weekend? Ready to tackle an all new week with a smile and a positive attitude? But of course you are … wait … why all the long faces this morning? Yeah, I know, me too, but we have to rise above the detritus and make our own happiness, right? Tell you what … let’s see if we can find something to laugh about this morning, shall we? Grab some coffee and a donut … sorry I don’t have anything more to offer this morning … and lets go find humour!
The Gold Standard in Chicken? Do you guys have a Popeye’s chicken place where you live? We have one just down the street and we pick it up every now and then. I like it … just the right amount of kick in their Cajun spiced chicken. But I’m not sad to have missed their one-day promo last Thursday. It was in honour of their 3,000th store that opened in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The ‘treat’ was called 24 Karat Champagne Wings and features wings dipped in champagne and then tossed in ‘edible’ 24-carat gold flakes.
Now … I thought, in all my ignorance, that gold would be toxic to the human body if ingested, so of course I had to go in search of how gold can be made ‘edible’. Turns out that pure gold isn’t toxic and will pass harmlessly through the human digestive system in its natural state. It only becomes toxic when copper or other metals are added to it to make gold leaf, etc. Still …
The wings were six for a mere $10 … or $1.67 per wing … oh, and you get a warm biscuit to go with them. Um … no thanks. If the promo was a hit, and I have no idea if it was or not, Popeye’s is considering offering them at some locations as a regular menu item. Blech.
You Couldn’t Even Drink It!!!
I have come to the conclusion that some people have a whole lot more money than sense. I am not a whiskey drinker … I like an occasional glass of wine, or a cold Sam Adams on a hot summer day, but whiskey I don’t care for. But, even if I were a lover of whiskey, and even if I had lots of money to burn, I would not pay $1.1 million for a lousy bottle of booze!
Yep, you heard right. An unnamed private collector placed the winning bid via telephone when a bottle of Macallan whiskey was auctioned in Edinburgh, Scotland last week. The whiskey was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986 … now what the Sam Heck was it doing for those 60 years that included the Great Depression (when people really could have used a drink) and World War II, to name a couple? Any of my savvy friends have a clue what all this means? And … if it’s over 90-years-old … I for sure don’t want to put it in my mouth! Hey … I’ve got some leftover something unrecognizeable in my fridge … I wonder if I let it hang around for 90 years if it will be worth a mil?
Anyway, I hate to tell the dude in Asia this, but I found this bottle …… online for only $59.99 … and they will deliver it to your home! I still think that’s too much to pay, but a heck of a lot more reasonable than $1.1 million. But what’s the guy going to do with it, anyway? You couldn’t possibly drink something you paid that bloomin’ much for, so does he put it in a safe and pull it out when he has company so that he can brag? I’m sorry, but I would have to laugh if, as he was bringing it out for show some night, he dropped the bottle! Yes, I am mean, but … think of how many hungry people could have eaten for a year for what one man paid for one bottle of booze. I have no empathy there.
From The Book of WHY???
Take a good look at the picture. Yes, yes, I know it’s the Mona Lisa, albeit not the original. What do you think it’s made of? No … nope, not that either. Rice crackers!!! And just to add to your knowledge, in case you weren’t aware, according to Wikipedia, a rice cracker is a cracker made from rice. Sigh.According to Guinness World Records …
Around 200 people gathered in Soka, a city just north of Tokyo in Japan, to create the replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece using the surprising ingredient. A total of 23,360 of the neatly-layered round objects covered 116.02 square metres to help Soka-Senbei Promotion Conference set a new record for Largest rice cracker mosaic.
12 local producers of rice crackers provided seven different flavours and colours to create the palette for the Mona Lisa mosaic, including soy sauce (brown), sesame (black), and matcha (green).
Once the record was set the rice crackers were distributed (as part of the requirement for food-related records) to the participants as well as children of Soka.
All that work … and they ate it???
Kool Kars …
In pursuit of another story yesterday, I came across something so cool that I just had to share these pictures with you. The biennial Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, which first started in 1898, is taking place from October 4th thru the 14th. Here are a few of the entries …
Believe it or not, folks, this Bugatti Chiron is made from … Lego blocks!!! Yep … one million pieces and no glue! Take a quick look at this video and see this car actually run!
I just thought this one was cute … has a personality, y’know? It’s called the Smart Forease … no idea why.
The very first Renault, dating back to 1898!
And, of course, there were the usual collection of BMWs, Porsches and Mercedes, but I liked these more interesting ones better … the others … meh … status symbols.
That about wraps up Monday morning for me … I do hope I was able to help you find a smile … at least a grin, to start the week. And please, please share those smiles, try to make somebody else’s day just a little bit happier if you can. Keep safe and have a great week, my friends! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!