Jolly C-c-cold M-m-monday!

Good Monday morn, my friends!  Oops … looks like Joe slipped on the icy sidewalk … I salted it, but I guess I missed a couple of places!  Hope you’re okay, Joe … come in and warm up!  Brrrrrrr … it’s so cold … I’m ready for Spring!  And speaking of which, it is only a short 60 days until Spring arrives!  Well, another weekend has come and gone … why is it they go so fast?  Anyway, to start the new week Joyful and I have baked up a few sweet treats and found a few things to kick the week off with a smile, while Jolly went in search of ‘toons.  So, help yourself to a fresh-baked treat and a cuppa something warm, and let’s start this week off right!


And who doesn’t love Pooh?

yawn-poohToday is National Winnie the Pooh Day, in honour of author A.A. Milne’s birthday in 1882.  Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie. Winnie lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.

Pooh1This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. E.H. Shepard beautifully illustrated the books.  Their adventures took them and millions of children through the Hundred Acre Woods. Each character played a unique role in the books. Whether the wisdom of Owl or Rabbit leading the group awry, a celebration ensued and the story’s characters became beloved around the world. 

In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.

Pooh-headerMilne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today.  National Winnie the Pooh Day has been observed since at least 1986, though nobody seems quite sure who the originator of the day was.  Today is also Martin Luther King Day, but I will have a separate post on that later today.


My kind of job!

A U.S. website is offering $500 for an unusual short-term job: a “professional binge watcher” willing to watch Netflix and eat pizza.  BonusFinder, a website dedicated to reviewing and offering deals for legal gambling sites, said the “professional binge watcher” will be called on to watch and review three series on Netflix while eating pizza takeout from various locations.

The selected candidate will be required to review each series based on story and plot lines, “Netflix and Chill” suitability, acting quality and cheesiness, satisfaction of episodes and series endings.  The person will also rate the pizzas they sample for appearance and color, base texture and taste, topping ingredient quality, flavor, cheese gooeyness and value for money.

The “professional binge watcher” will be paid $500 for completing the tasks.

Now, if I watched television, I would certainly apply for this job, for I do eat pizza!  However, I find that television typically bores me and I need to be doing something with my mind … that, coupled with my near deafness make television pretty much taboo for me.  But, if any of you guys are interested, you can apply on BonusFinder’s website.


And now, for some fun & funny ‘toons!

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"Between you and me, I thought the whoopie cushion on the throne gag was hilarious."

“Between you and me, I thought the whoopie cushion on the throne gag was hilarious.”

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Our friend Hugh has been under the weather, so Maxine brought him a little something to cheer him …

Feel better, dear Hugh!  We love you!!!  💖💖💖


And of course there must be a cute critter video.  Since our friend David likes parrots, and since today is his birthday, but don’t let on that I told you …


I hope you all have a decent week, and that you can keep those smiles all week long.  Hey, how about sharing a few of them, too?  Everybody could use a bit of good cheer these days!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday Returns!!!

Well my friends, once again it’s {drumroll} Monday!  Yes, the weekend has gone … but there’s some good news … only 5 more days ‘til the next one!  Hey!  Who threw the tomato???  Our apologies for skipping Jolly Monday last week, but we’re back this week with some stories, toons and a critter video that we hope will help you start the week with a smile!  So, grab a snack and a nice warm drink, and let’s see what we can find.


Yummy or Yucky?

McDonald’s is selling a sandwich made of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies Monday in China in an attention-grabbing move that has raised eyebrows.

Global brands from restaurants to automakers sometimes roll out offbeat products to appeal to Chinese tastes in the populous and intensely competitive market.

This is undoubtedly one of them.

“I thought it was delicious,” said a comment signed Feifei Mao Enthusiast on the Sina Weibo microblog service. “Is that because I love McDonald’s too deeply? Or is something wrong with my taste?”

The sandwich is made of two slices of Spam, a product of Hormel Foods LLC, and Mondelez International’s Oreo cookies, topped with mayonnaise.

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McDonald’s Corp. said the sandwich was part of a series of “members only” promotions to be released on Mondays in China.

“There is no need to release unnecessary products,” said a comment left on the company’s microblog account. It received more than 2,000 “likes.”

McDonald’s said it planned to sell no more than 400,000 of the “Lunchmeat Burgers.” It wasn’t clear how many have been sold or how many people who flooded social media with scathing comments had eaten one.

“When you hate someone but have to invite him to dinner, you can ask him to eat McDonald’s Oreo lunchmeat burger,” said a separate comment on Sina Weibo.


A century old tradition …

The headline caught my eye … “Celebrate 100 Years of Sawing People in Half!”  Um … okay.  Turns out that one hundred years ago next weekend, an English magician called Percy Thomas Tibbles literally and laboriously sawed through a sealed wooden box that contained a woman.

It was a sensation and has since become one of the best known magic tricks, performed with all manner of tools and varying degrees of blood – always involving someone cut in half and nearly always with them miraculously put back together.

I’m happy to say that I never saw this trick performed.  Heck, as a child I was freaked when my uncle, an amateur magician, pulled a coin out of my ear!  But, I gather this is a very popular ‘trick’.  According to The Guardian

On Sunday 17 January, the Magic Circle will mark the centenary of sawing someone in half, an illusion as iconic, its president Noel Britten said, as pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

It has a “rich and fascinating” history, Britten said, although the reasons for its almost instant popularity in 1921 may not be the noblest. Suffrage was the hot topic of its day so was it “for every person who thought it was great that women were getting the vote there were other people who thought it great that a woman was being put in a box and sawn in half?”

The US magician David Copperfield will show viewers round his magic museum in Las Vegas and talk about his interpretation, using a huge “death saw” which cut through him after he failed to escape the table.

The evening will also see Debbie McGee, the partner of the late Paul Daniels on stage and in life, recounting her experiences of being regularly dismembered. “Debbie has been sliced, diced, cremated, crushed, divided and decapitated more than most so has a great story to tell,” said Britten.

Details of how to watch the Facebook streamed event will be on the Magic Circle Unlocked Facebook page.

Personally, I’ll pass … I’m just really not a fan of blood ‘n guts!


And after that, I think we need some ‘toons, don’t you?

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And we can’t end Jolly Monday without a cute animal video …


Well, folks, let’s hope for a calmer week this week than last, shall we?  Remember to share those beautiful smiles … we all need them right now!  We hope you have a good week … keep safe and warm!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly New Year Monday!

Happy Monday morn, my friends!  Come on in out of the cold … just toss your coats over there … Jolly is the coat keeper for the day!  This is always a weird week, I think.  Christmas is over, all except the cleaning up, putting away, etc., and it’s a short week, with New Year’s Eve on Thursday.  When I laboured outside the home, I always hated this week … trying to catch up from the previous week, but not really being able to because most people took a vacation week, and I couldn’t get the answers I needed.  I’m very much a creature of routine, and when my routine is wrecked two weeks in a row, I tend to get rather dark ‘n grumpy.  This year, however, I’m trying to be laid back … with everything else happening in the world, the small stuff really just doesn’t much matter.

So, did you all have a nice holiday?  I know many of you, especially in the UK where very strict lockdown regulations are in place, missed spending the holiday with your families or friends, but hopefully by next holiday season things will be vastly improved.

So, if it’s Monday it must be time for some humour to start the week out, right?  Grab a snack – Joyful wouldn’t let me in the kitchen, so I have no idea what she’s cooked up this morning – and we’ll go in search of a few chuckles.

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The secret to a longer life?  Math!

Kane_TanakaI found this both interesting and the last bit highly humorous.

The world’s oldest person, Kane Tanaka, turns 118 on Saturday.  She was born in 1903, and lives in a nursing home in Japan, where she wakes up at 6 a.m and enjoys playing board games. Her secrets to longevity: eating good food and practicing math.

Practicing math???  Whoa … I better stop using the calculator on my phone to add 2+2 and start using my noggin a bit more, yes?


Uh-oh Santa … should’a stuck with the reindeer!

An unidentified Northern California man thought it would be cool to dress as Santa Claus and deliver candy canes to children in his community … via a motorized parachute.  Neighbors say he flies around the neighborhood often in his vehicle, but this time there was a bit of a hitch … ol’ Santa got entangled in a set of electrical wires!

He flew into a maze of power lines and wound up suspended in them, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

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The man, who wasn’t identified, was not injured. Video from the rescue shows the red-white-and-blue aircraft dangling overhead as Santa sat fastened to the pilot seat. Neighbors watched from the ground as crews worked.

Santa-wires-2Power was shut off during the rescue to about 200 customers in the Rio Linda area, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokesman Chris Vestal.

“It’s unfortunate, but we all need to remember that there’s still a lot of good out in the world, there are people doing good things and to look at the brightness of the holiday season.”

“W/o a scratch & full of good cheer we made sure Old St. Nick will use his reindeer when he sees you later this year,” the fire department said in a tweet after the incident.


So, how about some New Year’s themed ‘toons?

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"I told the downstairs neighbors they had to take their tree down by New Year's."


And, I have a few cute pictures to share with you …

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The highlight of my life the past month or so has been a pair of grey squirrels that appear every morning outside my ‘office’ (kitchen table where I write this blog) window.  After a couple of days watching their antics, I started putting a handful of unsalted, unshelled peanuts out every morning for them, which they take great joy in.  Then, wanting to give them a more nutritious diet, I did some research and ordered a bag of “Critter Crunch” from the Audubon Society, which they also enjoy, but they still prefer the peanuts.  They hop all around the patio, jump from the wrought iron rocking chair to the top of the grill, to the handlebars of Miss Goose’s bicycle!  They are beginning to trust me a bit more, I think, and I smile every time I see them through my ‘window on the world’.  Their latest antic is teasing one of our cats, Pandi.  If she is sitting in the windowsill, they jump up on the outside window ledge and … I swear I think they laugh at her!  Her tail twitches, then quivers, she bats at the window, and the squirrels just sit there.  It is, truly, the highlight of my day.  So, I went in search of a cute squirrel video for this week’s Jolly Monday …


Well, my friends, it’s that time … time for us all to be about our appointed chores.  But take heart … it’s a short week!  Meanwhile, as you go about your week, please take time to lend a helping hand wherever you can, and share those gorgeous smiles with people who look like they need one.  Have a safe and happy week.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

🎄 Jolly Monday Before Christmas 🎄

holly-4‘Twas the Monday before Christmas,

And all through the world,

The pandemic was raging,

Causing heartache and pain. 

Hey, I never said I was a poet, now did I?  But it is the Monday before Christmas, so I suppose I could shoot for something a bit cheerier, yes?  Lemme try again …

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Poor Santa was drunk,

He fell from a rooftop,

And landed on a skunk.

Okay, okay … sheesh, everyone’s a critic … you’re a tough audience this Monday morning!  How ‘bout we skip the poetry, then, and go straight for some snacks and a few fun cartoons, shall we?


We figured since it is the Monday before Christmas, we should have some holiday-themed cartoons …

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And, we found some funny holiday memes over at Phil’s Phun, too!

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And what would a Jolly Monday be without a cute animal video, eh?  Jolly & Joyful found this one for your viewing pleasure!  I’d like to know how the guy got the cat to lie still while he wrapped him up!  My cats would shred me if I even tried it!  😼😼😼😼😼


We three wish you the Happiest of Holidays this week.  Y’know, one of my friends has taken me to task for celebrating Christmas as a secular holiday, but … there are so many people like myself who are not Christian, but yet celebrate the holiday.  My neighbors, Maha & Ali are Muslims, yet they celebrate Christmas, even have a tree, and we will be sharing our Christmas dinner with them … and vice versa!  I don’t think one has to be committed to Christianity to celebrate the holiday … each of us in our own way.  For me, it is about the camaraderie, the lights, the festive atmosphere … and yes, cookies! 🍪 Why can’t we all put aside our differences for a bit during this season and just enjoy life … live and let live.  Please?  Oh, and by the way, share an extra smile this week, for despite the joy of the season, it’s been a tough year and many people are homebound, won’t be seeing their family for the holiday … give someone a reason to smile back at you, okay?  Much love and many hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday … Widout Gwammie!

It’s funny how Monday sort of creeps up on you, isn’t it?  I mean, just yesterday it was Friday, the start of the weekend, and now the weekend is gone?  Where did it go?  I don’t remember it!  I had big plans to clean out my closet over the weekend, but … only thing I did was open the door and throw yet another package into it!  I had plans to wrap some presents I need to send across the pond for Christmas … they are somewhere in my clos … oh no, wait, they are in a stack at the foot of my bed … still not wrapped!  Sigh.  Can I get a do-over on the weekend, please?  I must get these cards addressed tonight so Chris can mail them on her way to work in the morning.  Sigh.  I’m tired.  Can I just go to bed and start over on January 20th, please?

jollyGwammie … GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!  Okay fwiends … enuf of her whining … Joyful made some yummy things for you an’ I went over to Phil’s Phun and found some funnies, so Imma send Gwammie to her room until she can be nice, okay?  GO GWAMMIE … you’re spoilin’ da fun for our fwiends!  Me ‘n Joyful will finish Jolly Monday an’ you can go pout ‘n whine.

Okay, fwiends … Joyful worked weally hard on da snacks, so we hope you likes ‘em.  Gwab a snack an’ we’ve got lots o’ toons ‘n other stuff to make you laugh!

First, some ‘toons from Unca Phil … he lives in a pwace called Oz, ‘cept it’s weally called Oztralia.

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Wasn’t dey fun?  Gwammie found some funny (weally, weally bad 🙄 ) jokes before she got all pouty …

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Isn’t dis picture neat?  It’s somewhere in Japan an’ dey had a LOT of s-n-o-w!!!!

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An’ Joyful found us a cute animal video ‘bout a kitty who makes a doggie feel better.


We hopes you liked Jolly Monday an’ we’re sowwy ‘bout Gwammie … she don’t usually get like dis, but she’s tired and don’ feel so good, ’cause she’s weally upset dese days, we think it’s about da ‘lection an’ dat weird guy dey call da Donald, or summat like dat.  Until next Monday, we all send you our love ‘n hugs!

Jolly … Is It Monday Again Already???

Welcome to yet another Monday morning, my friends.  Come in and warm yourself by the … er … never mind … I forgot we don’t have a fireplace.  Have you noticed that Mondays seem to come around sooner than they used to?  And … I would remind you that we are halfway through November already, so there are only 10 days until Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and 39 days until Christmas!  GAWK!!!  No no no!!!  I’m not ready!  In fact, I just ordered my first Christmas gifts yesterday for friends overseas … I’ll be biting my nails now, in hopes I can get them mailed soon enough to arrive before Christmas.  My own fault … procrastination seems to be my middle name this year.  Anyway, enough talk about holidays and time for us to start this week off with a bit of humour, yes?  Joyful is feeling a bit under the weather this morning, so there are fewer snacks than usual, but I did my best, and I remembered the bacon.  So, grab a bit to eat and a nice warm cuppa coffee or tea, and let’s find a reason to smile.


It shouldn’t need to be said …

An elementary school in France put up a pair of posters outside their fence with an unusual request for parents: Don’t throw late students over the closed gate.School-asks-parents-to-stop-throwing-late-students-over-closed-gateThe Trillade school in Avignon put up signs outside its gate showing a cartoon of a parent sending a small child airborne to get over the fence. The text on the sign asks parents not to throw their children, and instead wait for the gates to be opened again at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.

Principal Sanaa Meziane said that parents “literally threw their children” over the gate when they arrived to find it closed.

Meziane said there were only a few scattered incidents, and no reported injuries, but there were enough tossed children to inspire school officials to take action and post the warnings as a “reminder.”


Holiday potholes?

You know those annoying potholes that chew up your tires … and they don’t do your car’s suspension system much good, either?  It seems around here that it takes the highway department at least 8 months to get around to filling them, and then it takes them two months of lane closures to get them filled.  Well, a Massachusetts man may have found a unique solution …

Kevin Martin said his plan began Saturday night, when he was on his way to pick up dinner in North Attleborough when he hit a series of potholes on Route 1 and ended up with all four of his tires flattened.

Martin said he had previously complained to the town and state governments about the potholes, but no action was taken.

“I needed to make sure that it got fixed one way or another. I know that I’m not the only person who’s gotten flat tires from that area.”

So, he went to Home Depot and purchased some potting soil and small Christmas trees, and he planted the trees in the potholes on his way to work Monday morning.

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“Looks like someone is getting into the Christmas spirit early…guess that is one way to fill pot holes?” the North Attleborough Police Department wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post.

pothole-trees-2Martin said he wanted to force officials into taking action to fill the potholes. His gambit appears to have worked, as the trees were removed and the potholes filled Monday afternoon.  Wow!  Next time … if I ever get to drive farther than the Kroger across the street again … I’ll know what to do about those darn potholes!


And now … you all know what time it is, right?  It’s TOON TIME!!!

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And memes …

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Our friend Hugh, who is going through a difficult time right now, lives in Minnesota.  Last night, I checked the temperature in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it was -3° F, or -19° C!  Either way you calculate it, it is C-C-C-COLD!!!!  The good news is that it is supposed to warm all the way up to 9° by Thursday – a veritable heat wave!

Minnesota-tempSo here, my dear friend … I hope this warms you up a bit … thinking of you!


And, of course I can’t let you go out into the cold, cruel world without first warming your heart with a cute animal video … Kangaroos it is!!!


Jolly, Joyful and I wish you a peaceful week, and please … share those smiles you’re wearing right now.  It’s … tough times for us all, with the pandemic and other issues that are making us sometimes feel that our lives are not our own.  So smile at someone, see if you can get them to smile back … and in this way, we spread the smiles and pretty soon the whole world is smiling, yes?  {Okay, so I’m a bit naïve} 

Jolly Monday — Toons ‘n More

Last week was one heck of a roller coaster ride!  I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that it is now 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning and I haven’t given more than a passing thought to Jolly Monday.  I owe Phil Cointreau over at Phil’s Phun a debt of gratitude for coming to my rescue with ‘toons, ‘memes and more! 

Since I did promise my disappointed bacon lovers that I would make it up to them this week, me ‘ Joyful have been in the kitchen all morning long cooking up bacon … and other stuff, too.  So, grab a snack, a cuppa your choice, and hopefully we can start the week out with a smile … or at least with a full belly!


And now for some fun ‘toons …

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I’ve got just a few fun memes …

 

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This is ME!!! I swear somebody was inside my mind when they wrote this one!

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And now folks, I might skimp on the funny stories or even {gasp} the bacon on Jolly Monday, but no way am I leaving Jolly Monday without a cute or funny animal video!


And now, my friends, Jolly, Joyful and I wish you the happiest of weeks … and please share your smiles this week, for it makes you feel happier, and it makes the person your smiling with feel happier, too.  A win-win!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

 

 

Jolly Monday — Cliff Notes Version

Good Monday morning, my friends.  Jolly, Joyful and I are … a) recuperating from Hallowe’en, and b) preparing for tomorrow night.  I was in favour of skipping Jolly Monday this week, but I was outnumbered by the other two, so agreed to a compromise … no humorous stories, only a few treats, but plenty of ‘toons, memes, funny signs, and a cute animal video!  We hope to be back in full swing next week … depending, I suppose, on what happens between now and then.  So, grab a cookie or something and come see the cartoons!



Lots o’ TOONS!!!

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A few funny signs …

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Some humorous memes …

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The other day, I was looking out the front window wondering why there were sunflower seeds all over our tiny front yard, when Miss Goose noticed a squirrel sitting atop the tallest sunflower (now drooping) eating the seeds and spitting out the shells on the ground!  It was just the cutest thing … we stood at the window watching for a good half-hour … most fun I had all week!  Here are a few of the pictures …

So, when I started looking for a cute animal video for Jolly Monday, of course I thought of squirrels.  I think this one fit the bill perfectly!


Well, folks, I hope you found something to smile about, and we apologize for the rather abbreviated version of Jolly Monday.  My wish for my U.S. friends is that you are able to hang on to some of your sanity in the week ahead.  And please, whatever you do, remember to share those smiles with all you encounter.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — 🎃Happy Halloween!!!🎃

Good Monday morning, my friends!  How was your weekend?  Mine was a bit more fun than usual this time, for we had a get-together with our friends Maha & Ali yesterday evening.  Today is daughter Chris’ birthday (the BIG 5-0, but I’m not supposed to tell you that!), and Tuesday is Maha’s birthday … about 5 years shy of 50 … so we decided to celebrate both on Sunday.  As always, time spent with them is precious and has been sorely lacking for the past seven months or so.  And now, it’s back to the grind with a cloudy Monday morning, so let’s grab a snack — Joyful started baking at midnight, and has turned out some awesome treats, but sorry bacon-lovers, no bacon today — and find something to start the week out right!


eyes👻 Since Hallowe’en is just 5 days away, I thought I’d make this week’s Jolly Monday post Hallowe’en-themed!  I found some fun things related to Hallowe’en that I think you’ll like.  Let’s start with a couple of Hallowe’en jokes.

Chiseling with Fear

Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and
decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for
laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were
startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty
shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and
chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

“Holy cow, Mister,” one of them said after catching his
breath. “You scared us half to death — we thought you were a
ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?”

“My family are such fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my
name and here I have to correct it!”

A Bat Story

batA vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.  Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it.  He told them to knock it off and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.  “OK, follow me,” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him.  Down through a valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees.  Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him.  “Now, do you see that tree over there?” he asked.  “Yes, yes, yes!” the bats all screamed in a frenzy.  “Good,” said the first bat, “Because I DIDN’T!”

Halloween Groaner

A man was walking home alone one night when he heard a “BUMP….BUMP….BUMP…” behind him. Walking faster, he looked back, making out an image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him….”BUMP…BUMP…BUMP…”

The man began to run toward his home, and the coffin boiunced  after him faster….faster…BUMPBUMPBUMP.

He ran up to his door, fumbled with his keys, opened the door, rushed in, and locked it behind him. The coffin crashed through his door, with the lid of the coffin clapping BUMP…BUMP…BUMP… on the heals of the terrified man. The man rushed upstairs to the bathroom and locked himself in, heart pounding.

With a CRASH, the coffin broke down the door, coming slowly toward  him.  The man while screaming, reached for something, anything….all he can find was a box of cough drops which he hurled at the coffin…and suddenly “the coffin stops.”  ⚰️


eyesOkay, granted that last one was pretty bad, but I bet you at least grinned.  Now here are some riddles that are sure to make you groan and roll your eyes!

What do goblins and ghosts drink when they’re hot and thirsty on Halloween? Ghoul-aid!!!

What is a Mummie’s favorite type of music? Wrap!!!!!

What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A sand-witch.

Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? He didn’t have a haunting license.

Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the party? He had no body to dance with.

Where did the goblin throw the football? Over the ghoul line.

Why is a ghost such a messy eater?  Because he is always a goblin.

What do you call a goblin who gets too close to a bonfire? A toasty ghosty.


And you know we’ve got to have some ‘toons …

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I found this cool Halloween candy quiz … answers are below … see how many you can get.  I’ll give you a hint, I got 8 out of 28 … but then, I’m not very good at these things, so I’m betting you guys will do better!

  1. A famous swashbuckling trio of old.
  2. Indian burial grounds
  3. Galaxy
  4. What bees make
  5. Round flotation device
  6. Twin letters
  7. Red Planet
  8. Not laughing out loud
  9. Can’t hold on to anything
  10. A famous author
  11. Famous former baseball player
  12. Famous New York Street
  13. A sweet sign of affection
  14. A favorite day of working people
  15. Nut happiness
  16. Pleasantly plumb
  17. Two female pronouns
  18. A feline
  19. Single women look for him
  20. Sun explosion
  21. Bite with a crunch noise
  22. Dry cow
  23. Children of the cane
  24. A lottery amount
  25. Lactic flops
  26. Determines who wins the game
  27. Home of movie stars
  28. Superman’s favorite hangout

Answers …

  1. Three Musketeers
  2. Mounds
  3. Milky Way
  4. Bit O’Honey
  5. Life Savers
  6. M&Ms
  7. Mars Bar
  8. Snickers, Chuckles
  9. Butterfingers
  10. O’Henry
  11. Babe Ruth
  12. 5th Avenue
  13. Candy Kiss
  14. Pay Day
  15. Almond Joy
  16. Cunky
  17. Hershey
  18. Kit Kat
  19. Goodbar, Millionaire, Sugar Daddy
  20. Star Burst
  21. Krackle, Crunch Bar
  22. Milk Duds
  23. Sugar Babies
  24. $100,000 Bar
  25. Milk Duds
  26. Skor
  27. Holywood
  28. Clark Bar

What’s your favourite Hallowe’en candy, by the way?

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Check out these pooches in their Hallowe’en finery …

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And, as always, we must have a cute critter video.  Typically, I am not a fan of putting clothing on animals … unlike humans, their fur gives them a natural beauty that is not enhanced by human attempts to “dress them up”.  However, Hallowe’en is the exception, and these will definitely make you chuckle … I hope, anyway.


And now, sadly, our Jolly Monday time has come to an end.  I have a birthday cake to bake, homemade spaghetti sauce to get started (the birthday dinner request), laundry to do, and a house to clean.  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and that you’ll share those beautiful smiles I see on your faces.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday … OCTOBER!!!

Good morning friends!  Come in out of the cold … it’s been a while since I’ve had to say that, hasn’t it?  Yep, jacket season is back, and soon you’ll be digging out those extra blankets, winter coats, long johns, scarves & mittens!  Brrrrrrrrrrr.  Worse yet, the holidays will soon be upon us and frankly, I wouldn’t mind if we just skipped over them all this year.  But that’s a worry for another day.  Now, there aren’t as many snacks today as usual, for Joyful has been helping Roger build and decorate his new tower, and Jolly … well, Jolly tells me he’s been on an important mission, but won’t give me any details.  Do any of you have any idea what ol’ Jolly has been up to?  Anyway … it’s the start of a new week, so grab a snack from the table and let’s try to find something to start the week off with a smile, okay?


Making mask wearing palatable

Now here is one for the bacon lovers among you – Larry, David, Larry, rawgod, and Emily, sit up and take note!

That’s right … a bacon-scented face mask!  According to Hormel, the Black Label Breathable Bacon mask uses the “the latest in bacon-smell technology” to give the wearer the experience of smelling bacon anytime they don the protection accessory.

You can register to win a bacon-scented mask until October 28 here!  I had to laugh at the warning on the website that cautioned against trying to eat the mask!  Go on, guys … enter the contest … you know you want to!


The BIG pumpkin

Every year around this time, there is a Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off contest held in Half Moon Bay in Northern California.  The prize goes to the entry having the heftiest pumpkin and is paid at $7 per pound.pumpkin-winnerThis year’s grand prize winner was Travis Gienger and his pumpkin weighed a whopping … wait for it … 2,350 pounds!  Wow … just think how many pumpkin pies and loaves of pumpkin bread you could make with that!  But … it wouldn’t even fit in my kitchen, and I surely couldn’t lift the thing!

Travis is now $16,450 richer and now owns the title of 2020 Pumpkin King of Half Moon Bay.


Jokes, jokes, jokes!

How ‘bout a few jokes, courtesy of Reader’s Digest?

  • An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
  • My daughter received this e-mail from a prospective student prior to the start of the semester: “Dear Professor, I won’t be able to come to any of your classes or meet for any of the tests. Is this a problem?”
  • Scene: With a patient in my medical exam room Me: How old are your kids? Patient: Forty-four and 39 from my wife who passed away, and from my second wife, 15 and 13. Me: That’s quite the age difference! Patient: Well, the older ones didn’t give me any grandkids, so I made my own.

And now, the moment that you all like best … the ‘toons!

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Well, I don’t suppose it would be quite right to sign off without a cute animal video, now would it?  This one is guaranteed to melt your heart.


Okay, folks … I’ve got a house to clean, laundry to do, and I’ve got to try to figure out what I’m cooking for supper tonight.  You guys have jobs to go to, and other important things that keep your world right-side-up.  Thanks so much for spending a bit of your Monday morning with us, and please remember to share your gorgeous smiles with others you meet this week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!