Welcome to another installment of Good mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…
DAVE CHAPPELLE HOSTS SNL
If you didn’t catch Saturday Night Live, you missed a great one. Dave Chappelle made his return to the comedy spotlight and killed it. Here’s his opening stand-up monologue:
Like he never left. Brings the laughs, yet hits the serious issues on the head. You can check out the SNL YouTube page for all of the skits.
What failed however, was the cold open, with Hillary Clinton (played by Kate McKinnon) performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
This was just stupid. Hey SNL, you’re a comedy show. Make me laugh and don’t try to boast this false self-importance. By the way, you had Donald Trump on the show and he sucked. So aside from the cold open, this episode was awesome. Need new Chappelle Show and I need it yesterday.
89-YEAR-OLD MAN DIGS HIS OWN GRAVE
Source: Eighty-nine-year old Jimmy Kickham from Souris West, P.E.I., said it’s not so farfetched when you realize his back story — that he’s been digging for a living most of his life. Kickham owned his own construction company for more than a half-a-century, digging trenches for everything from sewer mains to underground utility wires. “I love digging. Just one of those things that gets into your system. It’s just work. Money. No matter what they wanted dug, I could do it,” he said. “There’s nothing different for me to dig a grave, just natural. I dug enough of them, God knows.” But those graves have all been for other people. “One day I was digging graves and I just thought I’d do my own if I lived to be 90, so I’m 90 years of age and it’s already done,” he said. Kickham’s 90th birthday is on Wednesday, and he’s in good health, so there’s no urgent need for the hole.
You know the saying, “if you want something done right, you do it yourself.” Well, this guy exemplifies that to the max. There’s nothing worse than trying to clean around the house and meanwhile you got the wife trying to reorganize the living room like she’s reinventing the wheel. “Margo, no need to complicate things. Just sweep the damn floor.” And Jimmy sure as hell doesn’t need her or any other schmuck telling him how to prepare for his date with the undertaker. He went ahead and set up his grave as he put it “the old fashioned way,” ensuring no one changes a damn thing. But let’s face something here, this guy is dying soon. The article tries to paint him as a silly old man in good health just preparing for the future, but no one digs for no reason…
Jimmy loves digging, always has and always will. As the saying goes, if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. And if your job is digging your own grave, you’re working just to die.
DONATE TO A GOOD CAUSE: MY MUSTACHE
This month, I will be sporting this fine mustache in support of the Movember Foundation. They are all about men’s health, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health. If you you’d like to donate to my page, you can click here. Remember: every dollar donated is another hair that grows above my lip. Here is more information on the Movember Foundation.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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