Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon lagniappe)

A busy week ahead: a trip to Boston and Cambridge (MA) for six days, which means posting will be lighter than usual. We’ll leave out the history today except to say that on this day in 1929, the first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, “The Karnival Kid,” was released. Click on the screenshot at bottom to see it. On May 31, 1930, Clint Eastwood was born, and on this day in 1976, Jacques Monod died. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is trying to be helpful. The weather is lovely now, and she spends nights out on the tiles.

Hili: Look, starlings are devouring neighbour’s sweet cherries.
A: I’m glad they are not mine.
Hili: They have already devoured yours.
In Polish:
Hili: Patrz, szpaki zżerają sąsiadom czereśnie.
Ja: Dobrze, że nie moje.
Hili: Twoje już zjadły.

In nearby Wroclawek, Leon is kvetching:

Leon: This Japanese willow is rather puny. Impossible to sit on it!


And in Winnipeg, Gus found a nice place to sleep:


Finally, Mickey Mouse makes his first vocal appearance: The Karnival Kid; click the screenshot to see it. There’s Minnie the Love Interest, singing cats, talking hot dogs—what more do you want?

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 6.23.15 AM


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 31, 2016 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    The Mickey cartoon looks like it was directed by the Marx Brothers.

  2. Jenny Haniver
    Posted May 31, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Why does the photo of Leon playing (with) the Japanese willow look like a beautiful watercolor?

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 1, 2016 at 3:44 am | Permalink

      It sure does!

  3. John Conoboy
    Posted May 31, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    The Mickey Mouse cartoon is almost as weird as those being done by Cyriak.

  4. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted May 31, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    What more do I want? A teenth of fine Squishy Black.
    Damn. Medical next week.

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