Jolly Monday!

yawn  Good morning, friends!  For some reason, I’m extra sleepy this morning … probably the weather … or a shortened night’s sleep.  So tell me, how was your weekend?  Mine was fine … nothing spectacular, but good enough.  It was the first weekend in months that daughter Chris didn’t have some band obligation to attend, so that was nice.  Well, grab a snack and a cuppa and let’s go in search of something to make us smile, shall we?


Taco Bell clothing line?

Oh please, say it ain’t so!  Taco Bell, the fast food restaurant chain, is getting into the Thanksgiving spirit by riffing on the tradition of the ugly Christmas sweater. The chain teamed with ugly Christmas sweater company Tipsy Elves to create two sweaters and two varieties of leggings that celebrate both Taco Bell and the tradition of “Friendsgiving,” a Thanksgiving dinner shared with friends instead of family.Taco-Bell-sweaters.jpgNow who in their right mind would be caught dead in one of these???  Oh … wait … I know who … never mind … forget I even asked.

Not to be outdone, the burger chain Whataburger has unveiled its Christmas sweater …

The sweater features Whataburger’s logo as well as French fries, snowflakes, a Christmas tree and ‘24 hours’.whataburger-sweater.pngThe sweaters quickly sold out but take heart … another batch is due on December 5th.  And don’t anybody get any ideas about getting me any fast-food clothing for Christmas, got it?

And speaking of food gifts …

What is with the food companies branching out into clothing and other non-edibles these days?  Has climate change produced some chemical that is frying people’s brains?  This time, it’s Jimmy Dean, makers of breakfast sausage.Jimmy Dean ornamentSausage maker Jimmy Dean is asking customers to trade photos of their favorite dishes for free gifts including sausage-scented wrapping paper.  The company said the Jimmy Dean Recipe Gift Exchange offers a variety of free gifts that customers can exchange for photos of dishes cooked from the company’s featured sausage recipes.

The exchange involves three steps:

Step 1: Cook one of Jimmy Dean’s featured sausage recipes.

Step 2: Submit a picture of your dish to

Step 3: Select which one of several free gifts you would like to receive.Sausage-scented paperThe free gifts include sausage-scented wrapping paper, a glass Christmas tree ornament shaped like a packaged Jimmy Dean sausage, an “ugly Christmas sweater” printed apron and a vinyl Christmas album recorded by Jimmy Dean himself in 1965.

The company said one participant will also win a $10,000 diamond-studded belt buckle inspired by Jimmy Dean’s famous signature belt buckle.

Okay, but WHY???

Some people in this world, I have concluded, simply have far too much time on their hands!  Take, for example, David Rush of Idaho.  He has been practicing for this moment … for the moment when he beat his own Guinness World record for … wait for it …David RushYes, folks, for eating the most kernels of corn with a toothpick.  WHY???

“I practiced skewering a lot to prepare along with the size of the plate, spreading out the corn and best toothpicks to use. If you believe you can get better at something and work hard at it, you can get better at anything.”

This time, he managed 241 corn kernels in three minutes, which broke his previous record of only 236 kernels in the same time frame.  With a toothpick.  Anyone want to try this one at home?

Fred Flintstone … alive and well in Florida?

If you’ve been wondering lately (and who hasn’t?) where Fred Flintstone, Wilma, Barney & Betty have gotten off to … well, they retired and moved to Florida like about half the nation’s retirees do!  Duh.  But ol’ Fred hasn’t given up his cantankerous ways and earned himself a speeding ticket from Pasco County’s finest last week.  Take a look …

Apparently Fred figured that hot Florida pavement wouldn’t do his feet much good if he had to use them to propel the car, so he is using one with an engine.  Well, makes sense … he’s retired and no longer a spring chicken, y’know!

That’s a funny-looking bus …

It happened in Russia, but I can picture people here trying it … tell people they cannot do something, and they will die trying to prove to you that they can!

The Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok is ‘vehicles only’, no pedestrian traffic allowed, much the same as our Interstate highways here in the U.S.  A group of people apparently wanted to cross the Zolotoy Bridge quite badly, so they did what any group would do … they disguised themselves as … a bus!busIt was all great fun until the police showed up, made them turn around, and an officer followed them off the bridge.

And that’s a wrap for this Monday … oh, I almost forgot … Jolly had something he wanted to share with you …


I found dese funny pictures just for you guys … I hope you likes ‘em.







Then why should I buy one???

Have a great week, my friends.  Please share your smiles … when you do that, they are repaid 1,000 times!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!

11 thoughts on “Jolly Monday!

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  2. Well, I can’t Imagine anyone wanting one of those sweaters. I am equally certain that people don’t want weiner baubles on their tree or sausage scented gift wrap. Companies have an awful lot to answer for when it comes to a total waste of the planet’s resources.
    I like the idea that Fred Flinstone finally got pulled over by officer Dibble… Yabba, Dabba, Dooooo! 😉


    • You’d be surprised what some people will wear over here. Sigh. I wouldn’t wear one, and you wouldn’t, but it speaks volumes that the Whataburger sweaters were already sold out. Sigh. No, I told the girls there will be NO sausage-scented gift wrap in this house. Can you imagine? it would likely make the whole house smell porky. 🤢 Yes, ’tis the season for excesses and waste … sigh. Personally I’d be happy enough to skip it this year, but I got outvoted. Hugs, dear friend!


  3. Benjamin and I just came inside for a snack and a bit of rest…we have been raking and bagging leaves since 8:30 A.M.! You have not really tackled this Fall Festivity until you have raked leaves covered with snow, a first for me and hopefully never to be repeated. It is a race against time, yet again, as tomorrow’s forecast is calling for rain from 2 A.M. through late afternoon. My garage is filled with bags of leaves from last week and today’s too. The town had better do the scheduled pick-up on Wednesday, we live in hope. However, Benjamin is a bit dismayed…”Miss Jill forgot my Juicebox and Sprinkled Donut, but that’s okay cause she is busy.” He did enjoy the video of the toothpick corn eater and Fred Flintstone. Thank-you and hugs to Jolly!!

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    • Ohhhh … please tell Benjamin that I am so, so sorry … I wasn’t feeling well, and I let Jolly put out the snacks, and I guess he forgot. I promise to do better next Monday. I’m so glad he enjoyed the videos, though. I promise … next Monday … sprinkled donuts and a juice box!


  4. The gallon of milk versus gas made me laugh until I remembered that I ask “one or the other” questions all the time and get “yes!” as my main answer. Then I sighed… But thanks for starting my week out right!

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