How, I ask you, did it get to be Monday so fast? And … do you realize that January is almost half over? That means the year is 1/24 over, or 4.1% … gone … poof! In another month, we will all be one full month older! Anyway, it is Monday, so … it must be time to start your week with an all-new Jolly Monday! Today’s food theme, for no other reason than that Jolly and I deemed it to be so, is … blue. Take heart, though, we didn’t dye the coffee & tea blue! So, grab a blue snack and let Jolly and I put some smiles on those faces, ‘k?
And, two special treats … a blue sprinkled donut for Benjamin, and a promised Black Forest Gateau for David!
Chicken? Or spinach?
I’ve written a few times about Popeye’s Chicken restaurant … they seem to be in the news a lot these days! Well, the latest … have you ever seen that game show called “Family Feud”? I saw it once or twice way back in the day, probably the 1980s or so, and thought it was dumb just like all the game shows, so I never watched it again. But, they pair up two families, and each are asked trivia-type questions, the family that collectively scores the most points by getting the questions right, wins.
So, earlier this month, a woman named Eve Dubois and her family were competing against the Tomlin family, and the score was tied … it was the final question. Whoever answered this one correctly first would take home $10,000! The question was …
What is Popeye’s favourite food?
Now, of course the question meant Popeye the Sailor Man, who we all know eats spinach by the canful, but Ms. Dubois yelled out excitedly … CHICKEN! So sure of her answer, she began doing a victory dance … until her opponent correctly answered, Spinach!
So, ‘bye-bye’ Dubois family, no prize for you. Until … the video clip went viral on social media and came to the attention of somebody in the upper echelons of Popeye’s Chicken. I’m sure they figured it would be a great publicity stunt, and cost them relatively little, so they offered the Dubois family a little consolation prize …Ummm … $10,000 worth of fried chicken? 🤢 A heart attack looking for a place to happen!
Technology run amok?
Just because you can isn’t always a good reason to do something. Now, I admit that most technology has a use, serves a purpose … I’m definitely not one of these people who wants to go back to the days of horse & buggy, no electricity, no indoor plumbing, etc. I’m even grateful for computers and cell phones, though I dislike the venues the technology has opened for scammers & hackers. But, I am not a fan of drones. Unmanned flying machines that can … and often do … kill unsuspecting, innocent people with a blink of an eye. But … are you ready to ride in an unmanned flying taxi?According to United Press International …
A flying taxi with no pilot made its first U.S. test flight in North Carolina with an audience of about 100 people, including several state officials.
Gov. Roy Cooper, state lawmakers and North Carolina Department of Transportation officials were among the more than 100 spectators at Tuesday’s demonstration of the EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle.
The two-seat drone is designed for use in cargo delivery and human transportation.
Seriously? They think people are gonna ride up in the air in something with no bloomin’ pilot? Not me! I don’t even like the idea of them flying over wherever I might be! You know, and I know that sooner or later, somebody will make a mistake and … kerthud. Sigh. Why can’t they just work on developing things like a cure for AIDS, or a way to help homeless people grow food in their refrigerator, or socks that never wear out, or light bulbs that never burn out, or headlights on cars that don’t blind the other drivers … something useful!
A sporting wedding …
Quick question … where did you get married? No, I don’t mean the town or city, but was it a church, Justice of the Peace, family home …? I got married by a Justice of the Peace … we were both on our lunch hour from our respective jobs, met at the courthouse, quick got married more or less in dual languages, then we each went back to work. All very romantic, don’t ya know. Neither of our sets of parents would agree to attend our wedding, mine because they didn’t approve of him, and his because they didn’t approve of him, either. Yes, seriously! More than a few times during our marriage his mom would say to me, “Honey, I don’t know how you put up with him.” So, anyway (I get easily sidetracked these days) …
Last week, Lonnie and Pam Harris of Kodak, Tennessee tied the knot … at Bass Pro Shops, a sporting goods store! Turns out that Pam works at the local Bass Pro Shops and wanted her co-workers to be able to attend her wedding. Says Lonnie …
“I asked her out on a date 37 years ago and she told me no. It took me 37 years to get her to say yes.”
The manager of the location said the store previously hosted a wedding about seven years ago. Well, I guess it’s no worse than a quick wedding at the courthouse on your lunch hour!
HELP! HELP! CAW!
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a Lake Worth Beach resident who heard what sounded like a distressed woman calling for help from a neighbor’s house. When the deputies arrived, they found the owner of the house working on his wife’s car in the driveway while someone can be heard shouting, “Let me out! Let me out!”
The homeowner introduced the deputies to the origin of the cries — his pet parrot, Rambo, on an outside perch.
“I was changing the brakes on my wife’s car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks. Sometime later four police officers showed up saying a neighbor called because she heard a woman screaming for help. I promptly introduced the officers to Rambo and we all had a good laugh.”
I found just a few funny signs a couple of weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to share …
Just a few fun cartoons & memes …
And that’s it … what? Oh! I forgot the cute animal video … how dare I? Wait just a sec …
Now, that’s a wrap, folks. Go forth and have a productive week and remember to share those million-dollar smiles I see on your faces this morning. People need them now maybe more than ever. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!