Jolly Early Monday Morning {yawn}

{yawn}  Happy Monday, dear friends {yawn} and welcome one and all.  Why does Monday morning always come earlier than other mornings do?   {yawn}  In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m still sleepy and haven’t even gotten dressed yet.  I tried to tell Jolly to carry on without me, as I pulled the blanket back over my head, but I knew that was doomed when he started jumping on the bed and singing!  For Pete’s sake, who sings at this hour of the morning, and on a Monday at that?   Anyway, Joyful has been hard at work in the kitchen, so let’s go see what she’s cooked up for us, then we’ll go in search of some humour and fun.

We have some fun animal memes for you this morning!

And a few funny/puzzling signs …

And we know you’re all looking forward to da ‘toons …

And just a few memes we’ve been collecting …

And naturally, Jolly went in search of a cute or funny animal video and I loved what he came up with!  I think you’ll fall in love with this li’l tiger …

Well, friends … it was really fun sharing our Monday morning with you … I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather start the week with!  We hope you have a safe, happy and productive week ahead, and please do remember to share your smiles with others who may not have one of their own.  Smiles and hugs are so contagious … in a good way, of course!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!!!

Saturday Surprise — WHY????????????

Where do you go to see the absolute ugliest clothes you’ve never even dreamed of before?  Apparently, it’s the “Met Gala,” an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.  These are some of the most hideous, ostentatious outfits I’ve ever seen … they may well give me nightmares tonight!

Since 2005, the event has been held on the first Monday in May.  The first year of the Met Gala, 1973, the ticket price was $100.  Inflation must have hit the fashion industry hard, though, because this year the price of admission was $50,000!!!  And the costs of the ‘costumes’ can run in the tens of thousands of dollars or more!  One dress from last year’s gala is said to have sold for $4.8 million!!!  And children are going to bed hungry at night, people are living on the street in cardboard boxes … 😡

But anyway, I thought it would be a fun venue for this week’s Saturday Surprise, so take a look at some of the best worst of the outfits exhibited last Monday at the Met Gala … hold onto your hats!  In my mind, there is only one question:  WHY????

Has anyone checked to see if she has a pulse? She looks like a life-size Barbie doll!!!

I actually kind of like this one … he should have kept his head on, though!


What IS that thing on her head???

Kim Kardashian


Jolly 1st Of May Monday!!!

Good Monday morn, my friends!  It’s hard to believe it’s already May!  Where did the first four months of the year go?  It was just Christmas a couple of weeks ago, wasn’t it?  I hope your weekend was everything you hoped it would be and more!  That said, isn’t it great to get back to work, back into the routine and not have to be bothered trying to figure out what to do next?  Yes, I’ve lost my bloody mind!  Anyway, a simple fare on the table today, but never fear … there’s plenty of bacon for those bacon-lovers among you!  Let’s go grab a bite and then find a way to make this Monday morning special!

Every so often we come across some sock humour, and this is one such ‘so often’ …

And, we’ve been collecting an array of funny signs over the past couple of weeks …

Just a few music puns …

And now, for the main course, the ‘TOONS!

And a few memes to round out the humour …

That only leaves one more thing … a cute or funny animal video!  I sent Jolly on a mission to find one yesterday, so let’s see what he came up with …

Well, friends, sadly the time has come for us all to get on with the business of the day.  Jolly, Joyful and I have really enjoyed your visit today, and we hope you’re leaving with a smile on your face!  Be sure to grab a few extra smiles on your way out so that you’ll have plenty to share this week!  Keep safe and have a happy week ahead!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly ‘N Joyful Monday With Pizza!

Good Monday morn, dear friends, and welcome to Château Jolly ‘n Joyful!  How was your weekend … do anything fun?  Me?  Nope, haven’t been out of the house except to retrieve a parcel of printer ink from the front stoop yesterday afternoon.  But that’s okay … I did some reading, some kipping, some laundry, some more kipping and overall had a quiet weekend.  Jolly and Joyful made an executive decision to make today Pizza Day, so let’s head over to the buffet table and see what a selection of pizzas they have for us, then we’ll go in search of some grins, smiles, chuckles and laughs to start the week off on the right foot!

There’s even a bacon pizza for you bacon-lovers!!!

children’s funny pizza in the form of a cat’s face – Italian cuisine, children’s menu

We thought we’d start with some funny animal memes …

And some puns from our friend Punny Phil, as he calls himself …

An’ now we gots lots ‘n lots of great ‘toons for you!!!

And now for a cute/funny animal video that is sure to bring a chuckle …

Well, friends, we’ve really enjoyed our time with you and we’re sorry to see you go, but we’ll see you again soon!  I love that you’re all leaving with smiles on your faces — smiles that I hope you’ll share this week!  Keep safe and have a great week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – April 2023 – Pulling a Wheelie and Helicopter Rides

I think we could all use a bit of humour this evening, and NOBODY does it quite like Sally, Debby, and their friend Daniel Kemp! Thank you all for making us laugh today!

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Author Daniel Kemp has been entertaining us over the last three years with his funnies on his Facebook page and head over to followDanny Kemp  .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

Drinking Buddies

A cowboy, who just moved to Montana from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud.

He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.
When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it.
It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado…

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Good People Doing Good Things — Everyday Heroes

Every now and then I come across these video compilations of numerous people doing mostly small, everyday things, to help others, and I like to share them because I think it shows us that you don’t have to be wealthy or highly-skilled to be a good people.  All it really takes is caring about others and being willing to take a few minutes, or maybe a few dollars, to help someone out.  I hope you enjoy this one … oh, and get your box of tissues ready!

And if you still need more good news, head over to JoAnna’s place where she has several tidbits to fill in the gaps!

YAWN!!! Jolly [yawn] Monday To All And To All A [yawn] Ho Ho Ho

G-good Monday morning, friends!  Forgive me, I had a far more active than usual weekend and I am completely exhausted this morning, so I’m gonna let Jolly and Joyful take over and provide most of the fun this morning, whilst I [yawn] kip just a bit …

C’mon over to the table everyone … I’ve gots special sweet tweats today for you … and yes, plenty of bacon for you bacon-lovers!

We gots lotsa ‘toons comin’ up in a few minutes, but first, how ’bout some animal memes?

An’ we found a few funny music puns, too!

Okay guys … I bet you’re ready for some ‘toons now, aren’t you?

We’ve got some funny memes today, too!

Okay, so Gwammie woke up and said she alweady had a cute critter video picked out and it was on her ‘puter, so me ‘n Joyful dug and dug and finally found it … we wuz beginning ta think she was dweamin’!  Anyway … we think you’ll weally love dis li’l gwoundhog an’ da lady dat rescues hundreds of animals evwy year!

Okay, I’m awake now … sort’a.  Thanks, Jolly ‘n Joyful, for taking over and letting me catch a few zzzzzzzzzzs!  We hope you all enjoyed Jolly Monday this week and that you’re starting the week out with a big smile on your face and in your heart!  Be sure to share those smiles … we never know what others are going through and when a smile might just brighten someone’s day!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!!!

Good People Doing Good Things — In The Right Place At The Right Time

Sometimes we are just in the right place at the right time and have an opportunity to be ‘good people’.  Today’s good people all rather just fell into the role, but they are heroes in my book, for they didn’t turn a blind eye, or think about just walking away … they stayed, and they did something, in many cases saving a life.  I always ask myself when I read or hear stories like this – what would I have done?  Would I have the courage to jump in and help someone in trouble?

Pizza and a lost child at 3:00 a.m.?

Gabe Botello, who works for Villa Pizza, says he was in the middle of a delivery around 3 a.m. when he spotted a very young girl alone in the cold.

“I had people’s food, so I ran to the door and I gave them their food,” Botello told FOX 17. “I went back looking for her [and] I didn’t find her, so I got in my car, I drove around for a minute. I didn’t find her [so] I started pulling into parking lots.”

He eventually spotted the girl at a factory across the street. She was curled up between two cement blocks and wearing nothing but a t-shirt, diaper, and socks.

Botello put his sweatshirt on her and called 911.

“I had some water in my car, so she was drinking some water and I was just kind of like rubbing her back, letting her know she was okay and she started falling asleep,” said Botello. “She was so just like exhausted and cold.”

Police were able to reunite the 3-year-old with her mother, who was unaware her daughter was missing and thought she was sleeping.

It’s unclear how the toddler got out and for how long, but the Grand Rapids Police Department believes it was an accident.

Botello is just glad he was at the right place at the right time.

“Sometimes you want to turn a blind eye but, you just never know [who] you’re saving,” said Botello. “Anybody could have picked up that little girl. In the middle of Ionia and Wealthy is not the best part of Grand Rapids, there’s a lot of foot traffic over there, so, you know, I’m just glad she made it home. I’m glad she’s okay.”

Spiderman in Colorado Springs?

A man in Colorado Springs, Colorado, scaled three stories to save a neighbor suffering an asthma attack during an apartment building fire.

“We saw the fire going on and noticed a guy on the third floor was having a hard time breathing. He had an inhaler in his hand, couldn’t even stand up” said Dewey Parker. “Somebody else told the EMTs and they went up — but the door was locked.”

Parker says the neighbor was all alone in the apartment, and that when he saw someone in trouble, his adrenaline took over.

“He needed a hand. I just decided to scale up to the third floor off the balconies and unlocked the door,” said Parker. “I was able to reach. It was scary, though, because I figured, if my hand slipped, then they’re going to have to be helping me.”

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in minutes. Two apartments were affected, displacing eight people and five animals.

No one was harmed outside of the man that had an asthma attack, who, thanks to Parker, is going to be fine.

“I’m glad I was here and was able to help,” said Parker. “I just figured, if that was me, I would hope someone would have done the same thing.”

Out of the night came a hero

A mother and daughter in Minnesota said a hero recently came to their rescue during a snowstorm.

They only wish they got his name.

Jenny Zimbelman and her daughter Jazmine were recently trapped in their car after they hit a snow drift and the vehicle rolled on its side near East Grand Forks.

The two women said it was a very scary situation.

“She’s above me, still in her seatbelt. Hanging on so she doesn’t fall on me,” Zimbleman said.

“Another minute you don’t know what car could have come sliding in or anything like that.”

Out of nowhere, an unnamed “hero” climbed atop their car.

Jazmine said it was “extremely cold out,” but the stranger braved to elements to make sure she and her mom got out of the vehicle. After safely getting the women out of the vehicle, the man took off like a superhero before they could get his name.

“To have somebody not know me or my daughter, pull over on a very bad, bad day, climb on top of a car, open the door, get us out safe and then he just left. He is a hero,” Zimbelman said.

They hope to someday find the man who saved them.

He just saw a ‘flash of colour’

Francis Zuber was skiing at Mt. Baker Ski Area when a “flash of color” in the snow caught his attention. He quickly realized someone was buried under the snow.

“I only caught a glimpse of his board but it was enough to get my attention,” Zuber told Fox 13.

Ian Steger said he was snowboarding through the trees and the snow collapsed behind him, knocking him into the deep snow head-first.

Zuber’s GoPro footage shows him working frantically to clear enough snow for Steger to be able to breathe. Although Zuber seems calm in the video, he said he was “freaking out” internally.

“It was really frightening,” he said. “I mean, adrenaline is one heck of a drug.”

After about three minutes of digging, Zuber was able to clear enough snow for Steger to breathe.

“It was kind of just dumb luck that he came upon me. But he did find me and he did all the right things,” Steger said.

“I’ve told him how grateful I am that he was there and he had saved my life, how grateful my fiancé is.”

Smorgasbord Funnies 2023 – Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Freezers and Tall, Cool and Full of Gin

Okay, let’s lighten up this otherwise dreary Saturday afternoon with some humour from Debby and Sally over at Smorgasbord Blog! Thank you, D&S, for reminding us to laugh!

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Firstly, some funnies from Debby Gies who is on winter vacation in Mexico but has left us some funnies to enjoy.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.

My thanks to Debby  for expert foraging…

D. G. Kaye – Buy:Amazon US And:Amazon UKBlog: D.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads – Twitter: @pokercubster

Debby’s latest post in her series Spiritual Awareness. Learning to trust your intuition

Now something from Sally’s Joke book archives….

Time for some more one liners….(some with three lines!)

Host: What can I get you?

Guest: I Fancy something tall, cool and full of gin.

Host: Come over and meet the wife…


What do you get if you cross a chicken with a parrot? – Fowl Language


I asked the…

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Little Things Mean A Lot

I was struggling last night for a topic for my Wednesday good people post, and just as I had about decided that I would have to skip it this week, I noticed an email from Axios, the subject line read “Kindness Continued.”  Turns out that Axios has been doing a series that I somehow missed about the power of small acts of kindness.  All of these acts are very small things, often costing the giver nothing at all, but they mean so much to the recipient.  It just goes to show you don’t have to build houses for the homeless or donate thousands of dollars to feed the poor in order to be a ‘good people’.  Little things mean a lot!  Here are a few …

  • “The first time I was traveling alone with my daughter — who was 11 months old at the time — a stranger on a plane offered to hold her after we landed so I was able to gather our things and have a moment to breathe. It meant the most to a young mom with her hands full.” —Abby D., Des Moines, Iowa
  • “A fellow lawyer, a total stranger, put money in a parking meter for me when he realized that I would get stuck in court beyond the time I had left.” —Avraham M., West Hempstead, New York
  • “Just the other day I was trying to navigate a stroller through a coffee shop … not a glamorous task. When I went to leave, a man came darting from across the entire coffee shop to open the door for me. … It truly set the tone for my entire day.” —Lily M., Atlanta, Georgia
  • “My wife and I, both in our 70s, were loading heavy bags of rock for a landscaping project into our car.  A woman approached and loaded the rest. As she finished and turned away, I shouted, ‘You have restored my faith in humanity.’  She responded, ‘We all need that.'” —Roger R., Ballwin, Missouri
  • “I left my backpack, complete with my work laptop and files, on the busy NYC subway one evening. I was certain it was lost forever. I made a claim, panicked, and worried and worried again. … Then came an email and a text: ‘I have your red backpack.’ This amazing and kind medical student brought my backpack to me.” —Jane C., NYC
  • “Several years ago I was struggling to lace up my very large and cumbersome — but totally awesome — dress in the Maryland Renaissance Faire parking lot. The girl getting dressed at the car next to mine offered to help me do up my laces.” —Caroline M., Walnut Creek, California
  • “My first day working in a new city, I exited my office building and couldn’t remember how to find the train station. A stranger walked by, noticed I looked lost, and doubled back to see if I needed directions. I fell in love with Chicago that day.” —Spencer W., Chicago, Illinois

It just goes to show that all of us have the ability to be a good people, and sometimes it seems to me that those who have the least in life, are the ones who give the most!