Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Good morning everyone!

It’s a Saturday, so we are going to content ourselves with two songs from birthday girl Suzi Quatro (1950) Stumblin’ In and Can The Can.

Hili is lost in thought again.

Hili: Malgorzata and I are brainstorming.
A: What about?
Hili: She about one thing and I about another.

In Polish:

Hili: Zastanawiamy się z Małgorzatą…
Ja: Nad czym?
Hili: Ona nad jednym, a ja nad drugim.

And she’s not the only felid with a cunning plan today.

Leon: I went into hiding here otherwise they would find some work for me.

And because you can never have too many cats; here’s a tweet that Jerry found hilarious:

And last, an educational lagniappe on the mating rituals of the damselfly comes from Matthew Cobb on Twitter. He explains:

The male is the one on the left, holding the female behind the head. There’s a lot of sperm scraping going on in their bits.

Cue “specially shaped penis” at 2:21

H/t: Charleen


  1. rickflick
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Reproduction in the damselfly is pretty strange. I have read a similar account of human reproduction. Assuming early hominids were extremely promiscuous, the shape of the penis in humans could serve to evacuate the vagina. Or, God made it that way for mysterious reasons.

    • loren russell
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      And then doG told a couple of tribes that they had to mess up their perfect sperm-scrapin’ penises.

    • Marlene Zuk
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      Pretty sure that one’s been debunked. Humans don’t have the same sperm storage/multiple paternity options that most insects have, which makes it less advantageous in the first place, too.

  2. Posted June 3, 2017 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Stumblin’ In is one of the many saccharine-sweet and cheesy songs from the ’70s and ’80s that I hate to like. Along with let’s see now… Danny’s Song & Different Drum and about 100 others.

    Thanks for the morning porn. That went well with my coffee.

  3. Randy schenck
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    As always, Hili and Leon do the really hard thinking. On the other hand, our great leader does almost none at all. And by the way, executive privilege on the Comey thing would never stand. Trump himself and his great wide mouth has already assured that issue.

  4. DrBeydon
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    If they re-did Tron with cats, that one would be the Master Control Program.

  5. Jenny Haniver
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Am I the only one who finds it rather lovely that when dragonflies and damsel flies mate, they frequently form a flying heart?

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

      I like it too. 🙂

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