Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Moment Of Silence, Please...!



Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If you enjoyed this, I'm glad I could rise to the occasion and help keep you from having a crumby day! You know, just in case you kneaded a lift. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist!)

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit...and it's OK if you smile at my silliness this morning!

15 comments:

Felinae said...

Thanks for the giggles, Uncle Hermit. That was cute :D

I will gladly join you for a cup of coffee. We can be silly together.

Have a great day!

Hugs~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
You know, we all need some fun and silliness from time to time. I guess that I should get serious once in a while...but that's not as much fun.

Lord knows, there is a lot to be upset about now days! Let's just get our coffee and sit around laughing out loud...it will make folks wonder what we are up to!

Thanks for coming by!

Off Grid Terlingua said...

brilliant, just brilliant. made me get up and munch though.

HermitJim said...

Hey Off Grid...
Munching is allowed, as long as you share!

Come to think of it, I'll just have to make me a BLT...

Hey, I appreciate you dropping by!

Catman said...

I think cremation would have been a more appropriate send off.

We all know how much enjoyed hanging out around ovens.

Anonymous said...

Dear Hermit Jim,

THANK YOU - so often you make me laugh and it is a good start to my day! I appreciate your hard work in your blog and the time you invest in sharing with others.

God bless,
MaMaBear in the Mitten

Kyddryn said...

Good grief, Mister Hermit, sir! Warn a gal!

Thanks for the laugh, much appreciated today.

As an aside...my Great Aunt M (who died two weeks ago) was a Betty Crocker. They used to use portraits of real women on the boxes, and she was one of them. I thought that was pretty cool.

Have a good one, sir!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

JoJo said...

Good Morning my Special Friend,
first sorry to hear about K's Great Aunt M.
Now for this blog of course it made me laugh and is a great start to any day when one can laugh. I will enjoy another cup and then pack up and hit the road.

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
Dang, I didn't even think of the oven cremation thing...missed a good one!

Not as smart as I thought I was...!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!


Hey Mama Bear...
sure am glad that I could bring a little joy into your day! That's what it's all about to me, making people smile some.

I do appreciate your visit!


Hey Kyddryn...
So happy to see you today! I think that's pretty cool about your Great Aunt M...sorry to hear that she passed!

I'm glad you liked the post, and extra glad you could come over this morning!


Hey JoJo...
I'm glad to see I made you grin, sweetie! You be careful on the road, but have a really good time in the travels!

Thanks for dropping by my house today!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

:-) :-)
It took me some time until I got it :-) I blame it on being swedish :-)
Have a great day now!

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I wasn't sure if you had the Pillsbury doughboy there or not! Things sometime are really different from country to country...

I am glad that you could drop by today, my friend!

Diane said...

Thanks for the post...it just reminded me that I still have him in the "icebox"...gonna bake him before he "expires"!
Great funny post...light & fluffy!
You too have a SWEEEEET Day eh?

HermitJim said...

Hey Diane...
Light and fluffy? No play on words there, huh? I'm really glad you enjoyed the post, my friend!

Thank you so much for dropping by this morning!

Did it MY way said...

Afternoon Jim;

Kept me laughing as usual. Sometimes the funny ones need to post to. Keep up the good work. LMAO.

Now back to reloading.

See Ya

HermitJim said...

Hey Tony...
Glad to be able to make you grin a bit today! That always makes me feel good if I can make someone grin...

Hey, thanks for coming by, buddy!