Jolly 🎃 Monday …

Hi friends.  It’s Monday.  Sigh.  Ready for some laughs?  Sigh.  Okay … how ‘bout we start with a joke.  Why did the chicken 🐓 cross to the other side of the road?  Um … I forget.  Okay … I sense this isn’t going well … let’s start over, shall we?

Hi friends!  It’s Monday and you all get to go back to work … isn’t that just peachy 🍑 ?

Hi friends!!!  It’s Monday … and … um …

Here … just grab a snack while I dig up something humorous …

Alaina Custer was working as a server at a restaurant, Sup Dogs in Greenville, North Carolina when a couple came in and ordered only two waters.  They took a few quick sips of the water, then dashed out, leaving a tip and a note.  The tip seems to me a bit extravagant for only water … $10,000 … in cash!  And the note read “thanks for the delicious water”.  One can only wonder what he would have tipped for a full meal!

Alaina Custer“I literally didn’t think it was real.  I picked it up and it was a giant stack of hundreds. I was shaking and just kept asking Bret [Sup Dogs’ owner Bret Oliverio], ‘What is this?’ I thought someone was playing a joke on me.”

It wasn’t long before somebody noticed two men at a nearby table filming Ms. Custer and her boss. Turns out it was a YouTube star (who knew there was such a thing?) named Jimmy, aka Mr. Beast, who was just “going around blessing servers’ days”.  Ms. Custer is a student at East Carolina University, working at Sup Dogs to put herself through school.  Still, Ms. Custer split the tip with her co-workers, most of whom are also students, and each ended up with about $800.  Not a bad take for serving two glasses of water, eh?

Mr. BeastMr. Beast is a North Carolina YouTuber named Jimmy, with more than 8.8 million subscribers who has done multiple videos featuring large donations, such as $30,000 to his favorite Twitch streamer, dropping $20,000 from a drone, tipping a pizza delivery person $10,000 in cash and more.

The 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is not your run-of-the-mill marathon.  For the eighth year in a row, the marathon has partnered with Guinness World Records “to provide record-breaking hopefuls with on-site record attempt verification to make race day even more memorable”. This year, thirteen world records were broken.  Let’s take a look at a few …blaine penny.jpgBlaine Penny of Calgary, Alta. is officially the fastest man ever to run a marathon dressed as a battery, and by more than an hour. Penny ran 2:59:58.  Nearly three hours … as a battery … he must have studied under the Energizer bunny!daniel janetosDaniel Janetos was also successful in his Guinness world record bid. Janetos is the fastest male to run a half-marathon dressed as a chef, which is actually his profession. He ran 1:27:50, smashing his own previous world record of 1:34:53 by almost seven minutes. Janetos’ run benefitted the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation (NWRF).czupielBrothers Petro and Andrey Czupiel ran a 2:09:28 for the fastest half-marathon in a two-person costume. Last year Petro ran the fastest half marathon dressed as a clown. The Czupiel brothers ran this year dressed as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble driving the Flintstone car.pamela bottosPamela Bottos became the fastest woman to run a half-marathon dressed as a television character. Bottos, done up as the American comedienne and TV star Lucille Ball, ran a 1:56:48 in memory of her sister-in-law, Pepper, while raising funds for Breast Foot Forward, a breast cancer charity.Julie HillsJulie Hillis pushed her four young children (Duncan, Sarah, Maggie, and Isa) to a 2:04:59 for the fastest half-marathon while pushing two double strollers. Hillis aimed to promote fitness and healthy habits among kids.Bradley VincentBradley Vincent is my favourite, though.  He made himself a poop emoji costume and ran a 1:38:14 for the title of fastest half-marathon while dressed as an emoji.  Over an hour-and-a-half dressed as poop.  That takes gumption, folks.

And speaking of Guinness World Records … Don Gorske is a 64-year-old retired prison guard from Wisconsin.  Back in May, Gorske broke a Guinness record … for eating his 30,000th Big Mac.  🤢Big MacHe says that there have been only 8 days since 1972 that he has not eaten at least one Big Mac.  Now, I have to ask one question:  WHY???

“This one is a biggie for me, something I have been looking forward to. I love the patties, I love the sauce, I can’t get enough of it.”

But Mr. Gorske … don’t you ever stop and consider the fact that one Big Mac contains 540 calories, 28 grams of fat, 46 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of protein?

“I’m healthy as a horse. I weigh 190 pounds, and my cholesterol is 165. I’m better than normal.”

Okay, then … personally, I think they taste rather like cardboard and it has been at least 15 years since I have eaten anything that came from McDonald’s, but to each his own.  Congratulations, Mr. Gorske, on your achievement.

And … what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal clip?


And that’s a wrap for this Monday, my friends!  Jolly and I have work to do and I’m sure most of you do too.  In case you wondered, the critter in the header image is a Slow Loris.  I hope you have a wonderful week and that you go out and share a smile, maybe even a hug with someone in need of one today.  Keep safe and have a great week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa & Jolly!

14 thoughts on “Jolly 🎃 Monday …

  1. Dear Jill,

    The other day as I was in pain, I had a yen for a hamburger. I went to Burger King and ordered 2 hamburgers and I was charged only $2.14. It’s no wonder peoples go to these type of fast food joints.

    I loved the animal video. Every now and then I pull up some of these videos as they are a guaranteed pick-me-up.
    I give credit to all those crazy folks who set records but still got some exercise and were able to donate monies to boot.
    Mr. Beast is welcome to come to my house anytime.

    Thanks for your ‘jolly Monday’ Posts.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • For $2.14 for two hamburgers, you have to wonder what’s really in them! Yes, I am a big fan of animal videos, too, and try to include them in either Jolly Monday or Saturday Surprise, for we all need a reason to smile these days. Glad you liked this week’s Jolly Monday … and I do hope you’re feeling better!

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    • Jill, I am with Hugh. That is a lot of “two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.” That makes it 60,000 pieces of meat and 90,000 buns. For some reason I was thinking about the guy who was going to eat at MickeyD’s for a month and had to stop after 21 days due to health concerns. Keith

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    • I thought the same! The keeping track of it … I wonder if he carries a little spiral book in his shirt pocket and makes a tic mark every time he eats one? Ah well … it gave me something to shake my head about … oh wait … I already had plenty to shake my head about. 😉 You have a great week also, dear friend!


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