Jolly 🎃 Monday …

Hi friends.  It’s Monday.  Sigh.  Ready for some laughs?  Sigh.  Okay … how ‘bout we start with a joke.  Why did the chicken 🐓 cross to the other side of the road?  Um … I forget.  Okay … I sense this isn’t going well … let’s start over, shall we?

Hi friends!  It’s Monday and you all get to go back to work … isn’t that just peachy 🍑 ?

Hi friends!!!  It’s Monday … and … um …

Here … just grab a snack while I dig up something humorous …

Alaina Custer was working as a server at a restaurant, Sup Dogs in Greenville, North Carolina when a couple came in and ordered only two waters.  They took a few quick sips of the water, then dashed out, leaving a tip and a note.  The tip seems to me a bit extravagant for only water … $10,000 … in cash!  And the note read “thanks for the delicious water”.  One can only wonder what he would have tipped for a full meal!

Alaina Custer“I literally didn’t think it was real.  I picked it up and it was a giant stack of hundreds. I was shaking and just kept asking Bret [Sup Dogs’ owner Bret Oliverio], ‘What is this?’ I thought someone was playing a joke on me.”

It wasn’t long before somebody noticed two men at a nearby table filming Ms. Custer and her boss. Turns out it was a YouTube star (who knew there was such a thing?) named Jimmy, aka Mr. Beast, who was just “going around blessing servers’ days”.  Ms. Custer is a student at East Carolina University, working at Sup Dogs to put herself through school.  Still, Ms. Custer split the tip with her co-workers, most of whom are also students, and each ended up with about $800.  Not a bad take for serving two glasses of water, eh?

Mr. BeastMr. Beast is a North Carolina YouTuber named Jimmy, with more than 8.8 million subscribers who has done multiple videos featuring large donations, such as $30,000 to his favorite Twitch streamer, dropping $20,000 from a drone, tipping a pizza delivery person $10,000 in cash and more.

The 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is not your run-of-the-mill marathon.  For the eighth year in a row, the marathon has partnered with Guinness World Records “to provide record-breaking hopefuls with on-site record attempt verification to make race day even more memorable”. This year, thirteen world records were broken.  Let’s take a look at a few …blaine penny.jpgBlaine Penny of Calgary, Alta. is officially the fastest man ever to run a marathon dressed as a battery, and by more than an hour. Penny ran 2:59:58.  Nearly three hours … as a battery … he must have studied under the Energizer bunny!daniel janetosDaniel Janetos was also successful in his Guinness world record bid. Janetos is the fastest male to run a half-marathon dressed as a chef, which is actually his profession. He ran 1:27:50, smashing his own previous world record of 1:34:53 by almost seven minutes. Janetos’ run benefitted the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation (NWRF).czupielBrothers Petro and Andrey Czupiel ran a 2:09:28 for the fastest half-marathon in a two-person costume. Last year Petro ran the fastest half marathon dressed as a clown. The Czupiel brothers ran this year dressed as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble driving the Flintstone car.pamela bottosPamela Bottos became the fastest woman to run a half-marathon dressed as a television character. Bottos, done up as the American comedienne and TV star Lucille Ball, ran a 1:56:48 in memory of her sister-in-law, Pepper, while raising funds for Breast Foot Forward, a breast cancer charity.Julie HillsJulie Hillis pushed her four young children (Duncan, Sarah, Maggie, and Isa) to a 2:04:59 for the fastest half-marathon while pushing two double strollers. Hillis aimed to promote fitness and healthy habits among kids.Bradley VincentBradley Vincent is my favourite, though.  He made himself a poop emoji costume and ran a 1:38:14 for the title of fastest half-marathon while dressed as an emoji.  Over an hour-and-a-half dressed as poop.  That takes gumption, folks.

And speaking of Guinness World Records … Don Gorske is a 64-year-old retired prison guard from Wisconsin.  Back in May, Gorske broke a Guinness record … for eating his 30,000th Big Mac.  🤢Big MacHe says that there have been only 8 days since 1972 that he has not eaten at least one Big Mac.  Now, I have to ask one question:  WHY???

“This one is a biggie for me, something I have been looking forward to. I love the patties, I love the sauce, I can’t get enough of it.”

But Mr. Gorske … don’t you ever stop and consider the fact that one Big Mac contains 540 calories, 28 grams of fat, 46 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of protein?

“I’m healthy as a horse. I weigh 190 pounds, and my cholesterol is 165. I’m better than normal.”

Okay, then … personally, I think they taste rather like cardboard and it has been at least 15 years since I have eaten anything that came from McDonald’s, but to each his own.  Congratulations, Mr. Gorske, on your achievement.

And … what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal clip?


And that’s a wrap for this Monday, my friends!  Jolly and I have work to do and I’m sure most of you do too.  In case you wondered, the critter in the header image is a Slow Loris.  I hope you have a wonderful week and that you go out and share a smile, maybe even a hug with someone in need of one today.  Keep safe and have a great week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa & Jolly!