Jolly Monday — Jolly Is AWOL Again!!!

Good morning friends, and welcome to …monday-1Jolly has gone AWOL yet again, not surprisingly, so I’m on my own here today.  Be patient, for it’s Jolly who adds the zest to Jolly Monday and I only do the technical part as a rule, so I’m a bit rusty on the humour end of it.  I do, however, remember how to make bacon!  That is a big requisite here for a few of you!  So, with that thought, let’s grab a bit of a snack and see if I can manage to rustle up just a bit of humour for us to start this week out on the right foot, okay?


Robert Berger, age 25 of Long Island, New York, was on bail, awaiting sentencing on a pair of vehicle-theft charges.  Berger came up with a perfect plan … roll over and play dead!  He decided to fake his own death certificate, and he might have gotten away with it … if only he could spell!death-certificate

“Upon inspection of the certificate by the NCDA, it was noted that font type and size changed in the document. Additionally, prosecutors observed that the word ‘Registry’ in the department name was misspelled as ‘Regsitry’ in the ‘ISSUED BY’ section,” the Nassau Country District Attorney’s office said.

Now, in addition to his previous legal woes, Berger faces the prospect of up to four years in prison on the felony charge of offering a false instrument for filing. He pleaded not guilty.  Just goes to show … it pays to check and double check your work!

Green Onions in your morning cereal?

Back in 2004, Kellogg’s launched a light-hearted marketing campaign for Chex, a five-grain cereal, asking South Koreans to vote on a new flavour.  The two choices were Chex Choco Empire – chocolate-flavoured Cheki and green onion-flavoured Chaka.

The PR stunt was meant to end in an easy victory for sweet Cheki. But the people of South Korea did not agree.  Votes for Chaka surged past those for Cheki, catching Kellogg’s unawares. Citing multiple votes by individuals, the company halted online voting, threw out duplicate votes and declared Cheki the winner.

Over the past 16 years, Chaka fans have referred to Kellogg’s as an ‘illegitimate tyrant’, and even started a hashtag, #PrayForChex.  Said a spokesperson for Kellogg’s …

“We never expected consumers would be interested in this product for over 16 years. Every time we launched new cereals or had promotional events, online communities would repeatedly ask for the flavour.”

And so, at long last, in June Kellogg’s announced a limited edition to be on the shelves soon!green-onion-cereal

When the company put out a call for taste testers, they received more than 14,200 applications.  One of the testers was Lee Soo-jeong, 24, who voted for Chaka as a child.  When asked her impression, she said …

“The green onion flavour is too mild.”

Now, some of you are probably making a face 🤢 about now, but personally I would try it!  Maybe not with milk and mini-marshmallows, but as a late-night snack, it holds appeal.

NOT politics as usual … but maybe it should be!

Pam Iovino is a state senator in the state of Pennsylvania … a democrat, by the way.  Recently, Ms. Iovino lost her wallet, much to her dismay.  Luckily, her wallet was found, and by probably the last person on earth she would expect … her republican challenger in the upcoming election, Devlin Robinson, a republican!  Robinson posted on Facebook …

“I was happy to return this item, a bit battered by passing traffic, to Pam Iovino. She was thrilled to have it back and I was delighted to help out a fellow veteran. Sometimes, it’s great to put the politics aside. Now, on with the campaign to become the next state senator for the 37th District.”

And Iovino thanked him in her own Facebook post …

“Lost my wallet. Ugh! Luckily my cell phone number was in it. Look who found my wallet. Thanks, Devlin!”

robinson-iovinoNow THAT’S how it should be, folks!  But what a coincidence, eh?

Are you ready for some ‘toons?



And what would Jolly Monday be without a cute critter video?


And that’s a wrap for this week.  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and please do remember to share those smiles as you work your way through the rest of the week.  Things are tough all around these days, and you’d be amazed at how much just a simple smile can help.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and the AWOL Jolly!


25 thoughts on “Jolly Monday — Jolly Is AWOL Again!!!

  1. Namaste, Miss Jill! Guess what? It is not Monday, it is Thursday. I like my sprinkled donut and juice box every day. Guess what else? You forgot to finish making Gem’s coffee with that funny coffee pot. Onion cereal sounds really yucky. I detest onions just like Gem does. The story about the lost wallet is a Good People story. I think Mr. Devlin might win for being a good people. Gem helped me read the cartoons. Some of them are funny and some I don’t understand why they are funny. I love the video with the bears! Miss Jill, I think Jolly wants to be a girl and not a boy. I told Gem that a long time ago and now I’m telling you too. That’s okay right? Jolly should be what makes Jolly happy! Today Gem and I are having Share A Hug Day. I am sharing lots of neckbuster hugs with Jolly and you! I love you! Thank you and bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! You’re quite right — it is not Monday, and I wondered where you were when I didn’t see you on Monday! I’m glad you enjoyed the sprinkled donut and juice box! I was tired that day, and I forgot to put the coffee pods in the pot … I hope Gem can forgive me! You don’t like onions? I love onions, especially green onions … I even put them in rice, eggs, potatoes … most everything! Yes, Mr. Devlin was a good people, wasn’t he? Some of the cartoons are probably hard to understand until you’re a grown up, but I’m really glad you enjoyed the bear video! Indeed, Benjamin, Jolly can be whatever he or she wishes! That’s the way the whole world should be, shouldn’t it? As long as Jolly is happy, that’s what matters! I heard about Share-A-Hug Day and I’m sharing a hug with youi, too!!! Jolly and I love you bunches and bunches!


  2. Bad memory, or just have I been moonlight-walking? Seen some of these jokes before, and the wallet story sounds extremely familiar. Can you say, Dem Alzheimer Blues Again?
    Jolly, you need to start leaving cracker crumbs behind when you leave Mommy Jill’s house. Or maybe Oreo crumbs? Oreo. Oreo! OREO! oreo… OREOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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    • Oh, who knows … he takes off from time to time … one time my friend Jeannie found him in her backyard in the Netherlands. Larry tells me he’s been hanging out with him down in Florida! Glad you smiled, my friend.


    • Yeah, I feel very lost without Jolly. VERY. Yes, I thought that was a gem … can you imagine if Trump found Biden’s wallet??? Yeah … the bear ‘toon made me wish it were one or both of Trump’s sons in that outhouse.


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