Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s June 28: four more days until we’re halfway through the year. It’s also Tau Day for those  too snobbish for Pi Day. On this day in 1838, Queen Victoria was crowned in England. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo; you know the rest. Exactly 5 years later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the war between Germany and the Allies. Finally, on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Riots began in New York City—the historical beginning of the gay rights movement.

Notables born on this day include Paul Broca (1824), Richard Rodgers (1902), Mel Brooks (1926), Gilda Radner (1946), and Lalla Ward (1951). Those who died on June 28 include Archduke Ferdinand (see above) and Rod Serling (1975). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is wary, but she’s aways cutest when she’s nervous:

Hili: If my ears do not deceive me something is going on out there.
A: But what?
Hili: And that’s the question – what?
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In Polish:

Hili: Jeśli mnie słuch nie myli, tam coś chodzi.
Ja: Ale co?
Hili: I to jest właśnie pytanie – co?

Several days ago it rained in Winnipeg, and Gus, despite the weather, begged to go outside. Once there, he found a dry place to crouch—but he doesn’t look happy!

And the Ten Cats series continues as various dogs aspire to the job as bellhop in the new hotel “Cat’s Inn”:



  1. Paul S
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    I can relate to Gus’ staff. We are frequently admonished when the outdoor environment isn’t as expected.

    • Taskin
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      Does your cat also expect the weather might be different out the other door? All my cats have always tried that trick.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

      [Catz 2 Catz Technical Report]
      Hoomins continue inadequate progress on weather control. Rcmnd targeted assassinassassationissmssss to increase local (planet +/-) temperrrrrraturz.

  2. George
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    American culture owes a huge debt to Mel Brooks and his friend Carl Reiner. Their influence is everywhere. Check out this episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

    There is something so special about Jews of that generation. By and large, first generation. They wanted so much to be Americans, they ended up shaping the country. Don’t get me started on Billy Wilder. “Some Like It Hot” is as close to a perfect movie as there is.

  3. Taskin
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Hili really looks like she’s talking in this photo, cute!

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