Monday, May 15, 2017

Mid-Month Mirth Memo, May 2017


"Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast."

-William Shakespeare


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The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker,
"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein
         

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MAY 2017


FUNNY FOUND ON FACEBOOK THIS MONTH:
My neighbor had the nerve to ring my doorbell at 2:30am.
Can you believe it, 2:30am?
Lucky I was still up playing my bagpipes. 
-Steve Wilson
 
NEW WORD OF THE MONTH:
Craptacular (adjective): Remarkably poor or disappointing.
"This restaurant has 
the most craptacular food I've ever eaten."

Speaking of restaurants, here are some REAL RESTAURANT REVIEWS:
(from Zagat)
"'Breaking bread' should not mean you have to use the side of the table."
"The only way the tables could be closer together would be to stack them."
"The duck was tired, tough, and took 90 minutes to arrive. It must have had a long flight."


QUOTATION OF THE MONTH:
"When I look at the internet, I feel the same as when I'm walking through Coney Island. It's like carnival barkers, and they all sit out there and go, 'Come on in here and see a three-legged man!' So you walk in and it's a guy with a crutch."
-Jon Stewart
 
*****

BOOKS OF THE MONTH: 
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

MidMonth Mirth Memo, April 2017


"Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast."

-William Shakespeare


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The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker,
"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein
         

www.allenklein.com

APRIL 2017


LAUGH OF THE MONTH:
I decided to change calling the bathroom "the John" and renamed it "the Jim".  I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
-Anonymous

FUNNIES FOUND ON FACEBOOK THIS MONTH:
I didn't go to Starbucks for two months and now I can buy that summer house I've been eyeing.
-Charles Casillo

Did you hear about the man who fell into an upholstery machine?
Now he's fully recovered.
-Saundra Maisey


So what if I don’t know what apocalypse means? It’s not the end of the world!
-Jim Ruboyianes


QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"I come from a Dutch background. In fact, I recently found out that one of my great-great-great-ancestors invented the wooden shoe. But he died trying to put out a campfire."
-Randy Epley, comedian
 
*****

BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Sometimes it is hard to find something to give to a person who has meant so much to you. So here, just in time for Mother's Day, is the perfect present for any mother, mother-in-law or mother-to-be.
MOM'S THE WORD
The Wit, Wisdom and Wonder of Motherhood 

(Available in paperback, Kindle, or audiobook)

https://tinyurl.com/lrumre2
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Mini-Miracle: Brief Encounters


Nine months ago, I was at the airport waiting for my flight to Newark, New Jersey. Seated next to me was a couple who were going to London. They were very upset because their flight had a long delay which meant that they would miss a show for which they had tickets on the day they would have arrived.

I chatted with them awhile, gave them a card about my latest book You Can’t Ruin My Day, and advised them not to be upset about the delayed flight. I reminded them of how a child might see this as an adventure and
encouraged them to focus on the things that were right rather than what wasn’t. After all this was a trip they were looking forward to for a long time.

Fast forward to last night during intermission at the theater. A man come over to me and asked if I was Allen Klein. He looked a little familiar but I could not remember where we might have met.

Then he told me that we met when his flight to London was delayed. He wanted to thank me for the advice I gave him. He said that my “you-can’t-ruin-my-day’ philosophy helped make him and his wife’s trip remarkable. Moreover, because their flight was delayed so long, the airlines put them on an earlier flight that got them to London in time to see their show.

I call incidents like this a mini-miracle. I mean what were the chances this man and I would be seeing the same show on the same night and that he would see me among hundreds of people in the audience?

I also find it a miracle of how each of us influence other people in both positive and negative ways that we’ll never know. And that is why we need to be kind, gentle, and caring with others even in the briefest of encounters.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MidMonth Mirth Memo, March 2017


"Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast."

-William Shakespeare



The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker,
"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein
         

www.allenklein.com

MARCH 2017


FUNNIES FOUND ON FACEBOOK THIS MONTH:

I thought "Hidden Figures" was going to be a movie about finding Waldo. Boy was I wrong.
-Dale Irvin


Q.  Two flies are on a porch. Which one is an actor?
A.  The one on the screen.
-Saundra Maisey
Q.  Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A.  Samson. He brought the house down.
-Steve Wilson

Q.  What did the football coach say to the broken vending machine?
A.  “Give me my quarterback!”
-Brian Allison

I have a good friend who always tells me that she eats "clean" and how good she feels as a result. So I decided to try it. I vacuumed my lunch the other day and felt so much better.
-Loretta LaRoche 


*****

AUDIO BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Someone upsetting you? Politics getting you down? Stressed out at work?...
YOU CAN'T RUIN MY DAY will help you unload those burdens. This audiobook is filled with not only wise words but also with inspiring stories and anecdotes, insightful and motivational quotations, and lighthearted and laugh-producing material.
       https://tinyurl.com/zrp4otg                 
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

International Mirth Month


INTERNATIONAL MIRTH MONTH (March)


Created by “Mr. Jollytologist”, Allen Klein, to help people turn their Maalox Moments into more mirthful ones.  Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author (The Healing Power of Humor).  He shows audiences worldwide how to deal with not-so-funny stuff.

The services provided under the International Mirth Month banner include:
           
• TIP SHEET—
            22 ways of going after laughter.
            To receive a copy email: mmm@allenklein.com


• THE MID-MONTH MIRTH MEMO—
            an emailed amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony.
            To receive the Free Mid-Month Mirth Memo send your email address to:
            humor@allenklein.com


• A SPEAKERS BUREAU—
            information about humor-in-the-workplace seminars.
To receive information about a humor program for your organization or conference, send the date of meeting and expected number of attendees to: allen@allenklein.com
                                               
                                               
A WEB SITE—
            humor-related articles. 
To access the web site go to: http://www.allenklein.com/particles.htm


BOOKS:
suggested humor-related books.

The Healing Power of Humor. Tarcher/Putnam, 1989.           
The Courage to Laugh. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998
           ParentLaughs. Gramacy/Random House Value Publishing, 2006.
           TeacherLaughs. Gramacy/Random House Value Publishing, 2006.
           WorkLaughs. Gramacy/Random House Value Publishing, 2006.
L.A.U.G.H. (Activity book) Wellness Reproductions, 2010
Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying, G. Beck, 2011
You Can’t Ruin My Day Viva Editions, 2015
       
BONUS:
            TEDx talk on “Your Thoughts & Intentions Create Your Reality”