Good morning friends, and welcome to …Jolly 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!
“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!
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!”
Now 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!