Friday: Hili dialogue

It is July 22, and a Friday, so we’re all one week closer to death. On a lighter note, it’s both Ratcatcher’s Day (a chance forLarry to redeem himself) and Pi Approximation Day, since it’s 22/7, which is 3.14285. . . . .close enough.

On this day in history, Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world (1933), and, a year later, John Dillinger was gunned down by The Law outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. On July 22, 1942, the Nazis began removing Jews from the Warsaw ghetto, bound for liquidation, and, in 2011, Anders Breivik went on his Norwegian killing spree.

Notables born on this day include Emma Lazarus (1849), Edward Hopper (1882), Tom Robbins (1936), and Don Henley (1947). Those who died on this day include Carl Sandburg (1967) and Illinois Jacquet (2004). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili and Cyrus pose for a photo when suddenly nature calls to the d*g:

Hili: Cyrus, for God’s sake, this is a photo opportunity.
Cyrus: They explained to us that during picture taking we are to behave naturally.
In Polish:
Hili: Cyrus, bój się boga, to jest sesja zdjęciowa!
Cyrus: Na zajęciach tłumaczyli nam, że podczas zdjęć mamy zachowywać się naturalnie.

Leon et famille are still scouring southern Poland for the right house; Leon is inspecting every nook and cranny.

Leon: Oh, I haven’t been there yet.



  1. Paul D.
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    The Hili comment should be

    “Stop making scents!”

  2. Dominic
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Please, someone in Chicago go over to PCC[E]’s office & give him a hug!

    I celebrated Ratcatcher day on the 26th of June…

    But – amazing! Erica McAlister, the Natural History Museum London’s ‘Fly Girl’, caught a rat this am in her bedroom! (pic includes her cat…)

  3. Barry Lyons
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Such a shame that Cyrus would deliberately ruin a good photo op!

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    I wonder Leon, once a house is selected, can it be adjusted or added to during reconstruction?

  5. Bruce T
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    “On this day in history. . .” I wish they wouldn’t memorialize and name the Norwegian killer. We shouldn’t give them the fame and notoriety they often seek.

    • Posted July 22, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your telling me how I should post these things. That, of course, is a Roolz violation, and I bid thee a fond farewell.

  6. jay
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Judging by the comment at the end of the wiki article, it might be renamed Rodent Relocation Administrators Day

  7. HaggisForBrains
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Glad to see the Day/Month date format used for once in the USA😉

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted July 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink


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