Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning (if you’re in the right time zone)! It’s Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, and also National Cherries Jubilee Day, which is basically ice cream, cherries, and rum: a dessert that went the way of bell-bottom pants.  On this day in 1890, the Mormon Church officially renounced polygamy under pressure from the U.S. government, though of course some sects still practice it.  On this day in 1975, Dougal Haston and Doug Scott reached the summit of Everest via the Southwest Face, the first conquest of the mountain by any of its faces (have a look at the face and see how tough that was).

Notables born on this day include F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my literary heroes (1896), Severa Ochoa (1905), and Linda McCartney (1941). Those who died include Hans Geiger (1945), Dr. Seuss (1991), and mountaineer Barry Bishop (1994). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is waiting for Godot (metaphorically):

A: What are you doing?
Hili: I’m waiting for a miracle.
A: What miracle is that?
Hili: That I would feel like moving.
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In Polish:
Ja: Co robisz?
Hili: Czekam na cud.
Ja: Jaki?
Hili: Że mi się będzie chciało stąd ruszyć.
And, re yesterday’s bizarre journalism, we have another example from reader Jacob, who found it in the Christian Science Monitor in 2009. Read the caption:
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Finally, courtesy of Grania, here are a pair of odd-eyed cats:
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18 Comments

  1. somer
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    So they are clarifying that SP is Not pictured. Hmmm.

  2. Andrea Kenner
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Today’s journalism example left me LOLing with glee! (I couldn’t click Like yesterday, because I didn’t “like” the fact that the two lions had been killed. (I’m glad you didn’t post a trigger warning, though.)

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cats! And they are totally yin and yang.

  4. thompjs
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Nice to see the mountaineering references lately. Dougal and Doug were/are two great ones

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Also some human species have rejected Palin as being of common ancestor with anything.

    • ploubere
      Posted September 24, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I reject the theory that I have anything in common with that person. The science isn’t settled.

  6. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Off Topic for this thread but surely On Topic for this site – courtesy of Lowering the Bar ( http://loweringthebar.net/2016/09/2016-ig-nobel-prizes-awarded.html ) – is the news that the 2016 Ig Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a joint US/Canadian study:

    On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit
    http://journal.sjdm.org/15/15923a/jdm15923a.pdf

    “… we know of no psychological research on bullshit. Are people able to detect blatant bullshit? Who is most likely to fall prey to bullshit and why?”

    But this is the bit that makes it absolutely and irresistibly relevant to this page:
    They tested their hypotheses in part by comparing subjects’ reactions to statements intentionally designed to be meaningless with statements taken from Deepak Chopra’s Twitter feed.

    Life does not get any better than this.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    cr

    • somer
      Posted September 24, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      fantastic!

    • Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink

      This post is full of interesting stuff.

  7. Hempenstein
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    IIRC, Zachary Taylor’s demise was precipitated by Cherries Jubilee.

  8. Diana MacPherson
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Hili looks like a loaf of bread!

  9. bluemaas
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    … … one of my literary heroes, Dr Seuss (1991) !

    He would have ‘writingly’ adored Yin’s and Yang’s eyeballs’ irises AND approved of thus also: I have bookmarked that website’s Cherries Jubilee recipe !

    Blue

    • bluemaas
      Posted September 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      That Keys character is soooo, so darling !

      At the Southwest Border I have a soccer – loving child who together with his own soccer – loving child have an adorable rescue whom Jacob and Jacobo have named Toonces. Yes, in honor of .that. other Toonces.

      I am forwarding thus re Keys cuz I’ll wager the two of them will set to work, too, to train sweet Toonces to become their G O O O O A L – Cat !

      Blue

  10. Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Cherries Jubilee was concocted in England for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, hence the name. I always order it if it is offered and flambeed at my table. Makes me feel like royalty. Last time was at Antoines in New Orleans. I’d wear my bellbottoms too, if only I could get into them. Too many Cherries Jubilees.

  11. GBJames
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Now that’s a picture of black and white cats!

    And what eyes!

  12. Billy Bl.
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    A good example of greeneye on Hili.

  13. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted September 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Re: On this day in 1890, the Mormon Church officially renounced polygamy under pressure from the U.S. government, though of course some sects still practice it.  

    Evidently, 2012 was the first presidential election in which both candidates had polygamous grandparents.

    • bluemaas
      Posted September 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      O, my: .that. is one interesting observation re, accurately, two polygynous grandfathers.

      Blue


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