Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, Juyl 17, and the heat in Chicago will begin building up relentlessly over the week, winding up in the mid-30s (Celsius) by the end of the week. But take heart: it’s World Emoji Day (International).♥  :-)

On this day in 1918, the Bolsheviks executed the Tsar, his family, and their retainers at Ekaterinburg, Russia: all of them all count as people who died on this day. And on July 17, 1955, Disneyland was officially opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

Notables born on this day include one of my favorite painters, Lyonel Feininger (1871), actor James Cagney (1899), and a namesake, Canadian lawyer James Coyne (1910). I wonder if any Canadian readers have heard of him. Those who died on this day include Dorothea Dix (1887), Henri Poincaré (1912), the two jazz greats Billie Holiday (1959) and John Coltrane (1967), and Walter Cronkite (2009). Meanwhile in Dobryzyn, Hili and Cyrus are cuddling (it’s not right!) and conversing:

Cyrus: What are you doing?
Hili: I’m thinking.
Cyrus: Me too.

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In Polish:

Cyrus: Co robisz?
Hili: Myślę.
Cyrus: Ja też.
In Montreal, the customers have started coming to the Café Sauvage, though this sparrow, who speaks only French, is puzzled at the English sign. (That will soon be rectified.)
And I had a great moment of pride yesterday when I discovered this, especially since I never once tw**ted at the Great Apologist, Reza “I’m a trained scholar of religion” Aslan:
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  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted July 17, 2016 at 7:23 am | Permalink


    Your welcome

  2. sensorrhea
    Posted July 17, 2016 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Aslan has the rhetorical skill-set of a tantrum-practitioning toddler.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted July 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      On the plus side, since Jerry was too insignificant at the time to make Nixon’s enemies list, this is his big chance. Sure, as festering carbuncles on the ass cheeks of humanity go, Aslan is more of a slightly puffy blackhead, but still…

  3. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted July 17, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    The wolf shall dwell with the cat.

  4. Posted July 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    The bird looks to me like a female red-winged blackbird, not a sparrow.

    • Paul Matthews
      Posted July 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      Yes indeed, although I’m sure that, being French-speaking, she would prefer the French name carouge à épaulettes.

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