Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday already, and the hot weather is continuing: today’s high in Chicago is predicted to be 92º F (33º C), making it hard to exercise outdoors. I feel fat.  It is June 27, Helen Keller Day in the U.S. and Mixed Race Day in Brazil. On this day in 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder or Mormonism, was killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois and, in 2007, Tony Blair resigned as PM after ten years of holding the position.

Notables born on this day include Emma Goldman and Hans Spemann (both 1869), Helen Keller (1880; see above), Ross Perot (1930), Isabelle Adjani (1955), anybody reading this?, and Ted Haggard (1956). Those who died on this day include Hermann Buhl (1957), A. J. Ayer (1989), and Jack Lemmon (2001). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Cyrus is not the sharpest knife the the drawer:

Hili: What do you see out there?
Cyrus: Nothing special but it’s interesting anyhow.
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In Polish:
Hili: Co tam widzisz?
Cyrus: Nic specjalnego, ale to też ciekawe.
Out in Winnipeg, Gus was filmed yesterday getting his breakfast. He meows twice, a rarity in Gus videos (it’s funny, but because he’s earless—but can hear fine—I somehow assume he’s mute). He also likes to crunch.

25 Comments

  1. Dominic
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Isabelle Adjani 61???! eek! Not so far behind myself. Oh well, we all grow old!

    • rickflick
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:56 am | Permalink

      In a way, our movie heroes never age. They are preserved in film for all time. It takes some of the sting out.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 7:10 am | Permalink

      Yeah, I’m here. And I am also surprised about la petite Adjani. Her entropy is increasing too.

  2. Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I am reading!

    By the way, I learned via a recent documentary about kittens that they learn to miaow specifically to communicate with humans. Awwww!

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 7:15 am | Permalink

      Me too! Always some interesting tangents here, great triggers to go to the web and learn about things or people I barely heard of!

    • mfdempsey1946
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      Anybody reading this?

      I am. Always do.

      Today, with special attention.

      Because of Isabel Adjani, because she is a splendidly distinctive actress…

      …and because of Mixed Race Day in Brazil, which I had not heard about even though I am there now.

  3. Joseph McClain
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I was going through the Mormon discussions in the early 80s. The missionaries were discussing the death of Joseph Smith. I questioned them about why God, who was interested in the restoration of the Gospel, committed such an oversight in failing to provide Smitty with a method to determine succession of the head of the church. You know, in case of say mob attack? As usual, I did. It get a satisfactory answer.

  4. Lee
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Yep! Read it every day. And thanks.

  5. gart
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I read it. A name I don’t know or that might be interesting I like to lookup on Wikipedia.

    • Dominic
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

      In my case, Buhl & Haggard!

  6. Graham Head
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Small correction:

    Tony Blair resigned as PM after ten years of bringing disgrace on his office.

    Sorry, still in a bad mood after last week.

    • chris moffatt
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 7:03 am | Permalink

      Beat me to it. Yes PCC(E) people are reading.

  7. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Our cat Emma, who also has the smaller ears from frost bite like Gus, has a much different meow than we see in most cats. May be something too that?

  8. George
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    I read it.

    Ted Haggard – who put the men in amen. But he is completely heterosexual.

  9. Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Poor Cyrus, always being picked on! He’s just a mellow, fun-loving poochie, and never bored. One lucky d*ggie.

    I jus’ love Gus. ‘Our’ feral cats around here have never meowed. We generally know which ones have strayed from home.

  10. Taz
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t sure if “anybody reading this?” was an actual question for the readers or a phrase somehow connected to Isabelle Adjani.

  11. mfdempsey1946
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Actually, I think that there is something to be said for Cyrus’ observation.

  12. Mark R.
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Reading? Why yes…pretty much the first thing I do every morning. Thanks for the Hili Dialogues and trivia tid-bits.

  13. bric
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Not relevant to anything but this cheered me up

    Robot dog foiled by bananashttps://t.co/Na6ZGGW0tA pic.twitter.com/K97KkchEzK— BBC Technology (@BBCTech) June 27, 2016

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    • bric
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Sorry don’t click on any of that, it was supposed to be a robot dog slipping on a banana skin but the BBC link is messed up

  14. Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Yes, reading this!

  15. Andrea Kenner
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    I read it. Yeah, Isabelle Adjani, just a teeny bit older than moi.

  16. Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I always read these. But love the science more. Facts always win

  17. Dionigi
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Yes. 90% all the way, 10% skimmed or ignored.


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