Saturday: Hili Dialogue

by Grania

Jerry has several posts scheduled for today, but I’m in charge of starting off the morning.

It’s National Cat Day today – not to be confused with International Cat Day of course – so, pretty much a day like any other, but with extra cats.

In history, the 29th has been a litany of humanity at its worst: genocide, witchcraft trials, natural disasters and general murder and mayhem, too depressing to recount on a Saturday.

On a brighter note, today is the birthday of Kate Jackson, my favorite of the Charlie’s Angels TV series because she was smart and usually managed to keep most of her clothes on.


Kate’s the one on the right hand side in case you are wondering.

Over in Poland today, Hili and Cyrus are once again engaged in serious philosophical discussions.

Hili: We are facing the problem of freedom and responsibility.
Cyrus: Yes, sometimes it’s only responsibility that stops me from doing what I want.


In Polish:

Hili: Stoimy przed problemem wolności i odpowiedzialności.
Cyrus: Tak, czasem tylko odpowiedzialność powstrzymuje mnie przed tym, na co mam ochotę.


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Have breakfast with your cat. It’s a great way to start the day.

  2. Posted October 29, 2016 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks for helping to keep us connected here, Grania.

    Kate Jackson was my favourite angel too.

    There’s a good dog, Cyrus!

  3. rickflick
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    The orange cat is thinking: “What the hell?”
    If she only could speak. But, I don’t think she needs to worry about a forced early retirement. After all, she’s as sentient as Hili.

  4. Posted October 29, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    No, no, no. The second calico cat photo from top to bottom is the winner and I challenge anyone to defy me. 🙂

    Carl Kruse

  5. Debra Coplan
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Fun post! Thanks Grania!

  6. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Loved the expression on the orange kitteh.

    Of course the coin-grabbing box is just a development of the original ‘useless box’ that just switches itself off whenever switched on.

    I’ve always found that original concept to be curiously satisfying. A machine that just wants to be left alone. With no purpose in life other than to switch itself off. Some people are said to find this quite disturbing in a philosophical way.


  7. Tom Brown
    Posted October 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    “…and usually managed to keep most of her clothes on.”

    Not sure why that’s a plus. =)

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