Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Good morning!

It was today in 1990 that Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal to build the Worldwide Web. It is such a recent part of history and yet so ubiquitous today that there is already a generation of young ones not too clear on whether there was a world without wifi and the Internet.

In 2014 today is when the Philae lander reached comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko after a 10 year journey to reach its destination.


It’s also the birthday today of Les McKeown (1955) of the Bay City Rollers, so here the group is singing Remember. Does anyone remember them?

In Poland today our four-footed friends are discussing conditions for discussions, which is very meta of them.

Hili: A discussion about serious matters requires conditions which allow one to concentrate.
Cyrus: I agree with you absolutely.


In Polish:

Hili: Dyskusja o poważnych sprawach wymaga warunków pozwalających na skupienie się.
Cyrus: Całkowicie się z tobą zgadzam.

Carol has also sent  us a couple of gorgeous photos to start the morning.

Two pics: Gus sleeping blissfully but with a couple slightly muddy toes and a bonus Fred checking out some peanuts I left for him.




  1. Frank Bath
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I remember the Bay City Rollers and ‘Remember’ is representative of their talent. The girls went crazy for them!

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted November 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      I remember the Bay City Rollers too. A lot of my friends were crazy for them, but I was more a BeeGees kind of girl.

      Hili and Cyrus have clearly achieved the most comfortable physical positions ready for discussion!

      Gus, otoh, doesn’t look like he wants to be disturbed. 🙂

      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted November 13, 2016 at 3:42 am | Permalink

        …but I was more a BeeGees kind of girl.

        A young lady of good taste! The Bay City Rollers were an embarrassment to us Scots.

  2. Walt Jones
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    The World Wide Web? How can something with an abbreviation that is three times longer than the words ever succeed?

  3. Les Robertshaw
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I remember when millions of men and women were represented by strong unions.

  4. rickflick
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    I remember back in the ’80s one of our newly hired engineers demonstrated digital connectivity by dialing up the computer at his alma mater and allowing us to listen to the bleeps coming back over the line. He announced that soon we’d all be connected in a network where information would flow like current through a circuit board. DOS was pretty new at that point so it taxed your imagination.

  5. bluemaas
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Of course, too today, it is the 201st birthday of just a common worker … … who happened to have been, as well, a custodial mama of seven and … … of untold billions, Ms Elizabeth Cady (Stanton):


  6. Randall Schenck
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I believe Bay City was what we referred to as Bubble Gum.

    Happened to be going thru Lapham’s Quarterly as this one is all about Alexander Hamilton. I would offer on page 35, the opening of Hamilton’s reply which detailed his affair with Maria Reynolds and subsequent blackmail scheme.
    1797 – Philadelphia. Comparison of quality of writing and intellect with today’s politician is impossible to find.

  7. Posted November 13, 2016 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. Posted November 13, 2016 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Cool site. Of course I remember the Rollers! Very bubble gummy, though.

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. David Redfrost
    Posted November 16, 2016 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Who would you want to come back to this shit hole of a country after this election? Seriously. Anyway, you look like you’re having a lot of fun, so why come back? Do you know the historian Morris Berman? (author of Dark Ages America, Why America Failed, to mention his most recent books). He decided to move to Mexico. He has a blog
    You might check him out if you don’t know him. I’d like to leave myself except I’ve got a kid here. No cats. 🙂

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