Good Monday morn, my friends! Come in out of the c-c-cold … just toss your jackets on that chair over there … Jolly will hang them up for you in a minute. So … how was your weekend? Did any of you do anything special? No? We didn’t either. I sent daughter Chris out on errands Saturday evening and she picked up some fish ‘n chips from Red Robin, but that was about the height of the excitement around here. Yesterday was cold, rainy, dark and gloomy, so I’m glad to see the sun out this morning … perhaps it will warm things up a bit. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., Joyful and I thought Thanksgiving-themed treats were in order for this morning. Sorry, guys, I tried but simply could not form a piece of bacon into the shape of either a turkey or a pumpkin! So, the bacon will be back on the menu next week. Help yourself to some treats and a warm drink, and then let’s get this week of to a start with a bit of humour, shall we?
You know how you go to the park and a few dozen pigeons come around to see if perhaps you’ve brought them a treat? We had a pigeon this summer that was a veritable pig … he would come around back where Ali had put out seed for the other birdies, and he would run them off, then proceed to devour half the food! Eventually he discovered the sunflowers out front, and stopped eating the other bird’s food, but he sure was a pig. Anyway, who knew that one single pigeon could be worth nearly $2 million???
New Kim is her name, and she is a two-year-old Belgian-bred racing pigeon. Who knew pigeons raced? New Kim broke a world record and became the world’s most expensive pigeon when she was sold at auction for nearly $1.9 million … $1,894,672, to be exact. Now who in their right mind pays that kind of money for a pigeon???
Turns out the buyer was a Chinese man using the pseudonym Super Duper. And this isn’t Super Duper’s first foray into idiocy! He previously set the world record in March 2019, when he paid $1.4 million for a champion racing pigeon named Armando. I wonder if he plans to breed Armando and New Kim and sell their offspring for some unmentionable sum?
I did some research, and the average lifespan of a pigeon is six years. Now, New Kim is already two years old, so that means Super Duper is likely to have her for another four years, making his purchase equate to $473,668 per year! And that doesn’t include food and upkeep! Damn, what couldn’t I do with that kind of money?
Now, how ‘bout a few ‘toons to bring a chuckle? I figured that since it is the week of Thanksgiving, I ought to go in search of some Thanksgiving humour …
And last, but not least, a fun critter video of animals playing in … and enjoying … the snow (it’s coming, folks … winter is upon us)
And that’s a wrap for this Jolly Monday before Thanksgiving. Joyful, Jolly and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a tough time for people everywhere but remember … there is always something to be thankful for … friends, family, a place to live and food to eat. When we think about it, despite our troubles, despite the pandemic, despite governments overrun by corruption, we are still pretty lucky compared to so many. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!