Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s August 14 (I’ve double checked), and tomorrow I start heading home. Today is Independence Day in Pakistan, when that country was declared an Official National following the partition by the British in 1947.  Also on this day, in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in London. After 41 years, it’s now the longest-running movie in cinema history. I have never seen it.

And it’s a happy birthday to French actor Emmanuelle Béart (♥), who becomes 52 today, once again proving how old I am. Finally, on this day in 2004 the Polish writer (later an American citizen) Czesław Miłosz died; he was a Nobel Laureate in literature. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili and Cyrus are sad about the state of the world:

Hili: Did you read the news?
Cyrus: Yes, I did.
Hili: Me too.
In Polish:
Hili: Czytałeś wiadomości?
Cyrus: Czytałem.
Hili: Ja też.

In Wloclawek, we’ve given Leon several of the Japanese “cat’s snacks” provided by Hiroko. Like Hili, he loves them, proving that Japanese and Polish cats have similar tastes.

Leon: Hmmm. Jerry knows perfectly how to make a cat happy.
It’s worth looking back at Leon when he was a kitten, two years ago yesterday. This was one of his first monologues, and he was already grouchy:
Leon: Don’t call me “my little one.” I’m already 9 weeks old!
Finally, courtesy of reader Robin, is one of my namesake cats, Jerry, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He’s said to be lovable but klutzy, and one time rolled off the kitchen counter into an open dishwasher (he was neither hurt nor washed):


  1. Posted August 14, 2016 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    Hi, kitties!

    Re Rocky Horror; you haven’t missed much.

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted August 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      It’s mainly the audience that makes it worthwhile.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted August 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

        Yes – and throwing toast is fun too!

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted August 14, 2016 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Ha ha – poor kitteh rolling into a dishwasher!!

  3. barn owl
    Posted August 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Hili and Cyrus look to be sad that you’re leaving them soon, Jerry. They’ll sense that something’s up, especially if there’s packing of luggage. Cyrus is too big to be a stowaway, but Hili isn’t.

  4. rickflick
    Posted August 14, 2016 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I read the news today oh boy
    About a lucky man who made the grade
    And though the news was rather sad
    Well I just had to laugh…

    Posted August 14, 2016 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Gary Larson turns 65 today. Loved The Far Side!

  6. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted August 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    When I was taking grad courses in Computer Science at Kent State in the early ’90s, I served for a year on the school’s European Film Society.

    Year in and year out there was a student who wanted to show on campus Emmanuelle Béart’s film Manon des Sources.

    The female faculty advisor to the EFS repeatedly nixed it on the grounds that she disapproved of how it treated women. We talked about sneaking it in when she was on sabbatical, but this never happened. When I saw it I just couldn’t see what the problem was. A bad guy becomes obsessed with Manon (Béart) after seeing her bathe nude in a mountain spring, but she is the victorious heroine of this story, and the scene in question isn’t especially salacious.

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