Good morning, friends, and welcome to …
Jolly and I are both in somewhat of a grey mood today, but we agreed that it’s important to help our friends start the week off with a smile. So, we hope you’ll forgive us if this week’s Jolly Monday falls a bit short, but we hope that you’ll find something to laugh about anyway! We didn’t do much baking this weekend but have found a few odds ‘n ends to go with your coffee & tea, so grab a bite and a cuppa, and let’s see what’s fun in the world today!
Send in the clown …
His name is Joshua Jack, and until recently he was employed by a New Zealand ad agency, FCB. One day a week or so ago, he received an email from his bosses telling him a meeting was being held to discuss his future at the company and he could bring a friend or family member as a support person. That sounds rather ominous, don’t you think?
Jack decided that since it was pretty obvious he was about to get the axe, he would indeed take along a support person, but not a friend or a family member. Instead, Jack felt a bit of humour was in order, and he took along … a clown!That’s right … even knowing that his income was about to come to a screeching halt, Jack hired a clown for the equivalent of $127 USD to accompany him to his meeting. It is said that the clown spent the time blowing up balloons and folding them into a series of animals throughout the meeting, and even mimed crying when the termination paperwork was handed over to Mr. Jack. No worries, though, for within a week, Mr. Jack had found a position with another ad agency and is scheduled to start this week! Gotta love a guy with a sense of humour!
Love on fire!
I didn’t know people still wrote love letters … like, on paper and with a pen … I thought love letters today were all electronic, but then what do I know? When was the last time I got a love letter? Um … let’s see … perhaps if I were more loveable? But, a woman in Nebraska seems to have accumulated quite a few paper love letters from her man-of-the-moment, and then … he was no longer the man of her dreams. Naturally, she did what any of us would do … she burned his love letters!
There must have been a few hundred at least, to have caused the fire that caused $4,000 worth of damage to her apartment! Yep, the fire department had to be called, and she was charged with ‘negligent burning’. Now, it is my opinion that the writer of those letters should share the cost, for obviously he did something to make her want to burn the letters, right?
It started as a joke …
Carson King, 24, said he thought it would be a funny joke to attend the College GameDay broadcast at Iowa State University and hold a sign saying his “Busch Light needs replenished” and including his account information for money transferring app Venmo.
“I just thought as a joke, maybe I could make a sign asking for money to get some Busch Light. You know, buy some lattes. My mom was like ‘this is going to be a proud mom moment. My son is going to be begging for money for beer on national television.'”
But what Carson didn’t expect was that people would actually send money … lots of money, as it happens!
“I looked down at my phone. My friend kept asking ‘Hey man, who keeps texting you?’ and I looked down and I had about $400 on my Venmo account.”
Soon it grew to $600 … $800 … and by the end of Tuesday, it had reached $20,000!!! Yes, you heard me right … Twenty. Thousand. Dollars. But wait! At last count, viewers had sent Carson a total of $100,000 and counting! It just goes to prove what I’ve been saying for years now … people got no sense!!!
But, there’s a really great upside to this story. Carson King is a good guy, and he decided to keep only enough to buy a single case of beer and is donating the rest to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. And … better still … both Venmo (a PayPal mobile payment service) and Busch Beer will be matching Carson’s contribution! So, what started as a joke, has ended as a wonderful moment of generosity.
An emotional parting …
Who would have thought it would be so hard to say … good bye 😢 … to a utility pole??? In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city’s power company is updating its technology, and the ancient, staple-riddled post on the corner of 3rd and Federal is due to be replaced with a newer wooden pole in order to support the new infrastructure by the end of the month. The pole had something to say first, though ..
“I just wanted to say it’s been my pleasure to be your corner telephone pole for many years now. It looks like I’ll soon be replaced. Probably by the young pole there on the ground,” said the note. “The neighborhood has changed over the years but I’ve always been here—holding street signs, electric wires, telephone wires, cable, a light, and lately this transformer.
The many staples are a reminder of the garage sales, flea markets, and hundreds of lost pets,” it continued. “Sox, Cinnamon, Poncho and the rest, I hope you made it home. I hope I do too.
It’s been fun! Maybe a few months from now you’ll say to yourself ‘I remember the old pole.’ Thanks, The Corner Pole.”
If that doesn’t just bring a tear to your eye …
Here are just a few funny pics I stumbled across yesterday …
And a few cartoons …
And last but not least, today’s funny animal video features squirrels! I tell you, folks, the cats in this video are much kinder than our own Feral Five, for except for Miss Izzy, all of ours would torment the poor squirrels to death!
And that’s it for today, folks, for we all have work to do, yes? I must go back into the rabbit hole and see what the latest atrocities are in our world, and you must go make some money!!! Have a great week, my friends, and remember to share those lovely smiles you’re wearing … everybody could use an extra these days! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!