Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Welcome to the shortest or longest day of the year, depending on whether you live up north or down south. Birthdays are being celebrated today by Emmanuel Macron, Jane Fonda and Samuel L. Jackson. Apollo 8 was launched today in 1968 and the world ended in 2012. Okay, maybe not that last one. Stupid Mayans*.

On the Twitters today, courtesy of Matthew:

And more from the world of mammals (click on the white arrow to play the video).

In Cat News, Jerry received this missive from his nephew Gus the Cat.

Hoi Onkel!
Oll kindza tings heppend tday, I haz bin bizee runnin round lik krazee.
1) De humbugzez hev arrifved, hoorey!
2) Staffz hez mad de cookeez fur santa en dey passez inzpekton, wel dun staffz!
3) I gotted a stokkin fur Santa te put de pokchopz in. I haz putzit on de bunneh box zo Santa noes hetz fur mee.
I noes dat u haz bin sooper bizee too en I hopez u iz okey. I worree u noe.
Neffu Gus

 

As Proust liked to say: À la recherche du temps perdu. Hili is reflecting on her youth where she was admittedly adorable.

Hili: How much charm there is in such a tiny cat.
A: This is a picture of you when you were a kitten.
Hili: Exactly.

In Polish:

Hili: Ile wdzięku jest w takim małym kocie.
Ja: To twoje zdjęcie jak byłaś mała.
Hili: No właśnie.

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  • No, I don’t actually think the Mayans were stupid. The drama-mongerers of the 21st century on the other hand, are another story.

 

27 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I do not think Mr. Drinksonme knows what a gazelle is.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:55 am | Permalink

      It is the mule deer variety.

      • Posted December 21, 2017 at 7:05 am | Permalink

        Surely chocolate is not good for them?!

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted December 21, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink

          You are probably right but no matter. If it gets more twitter it will be well worth the death of a few animals.

        • Posted December 21, 2017 at 11:22 am | Permalink

          Whether it is or not, people should really not be feeding deer in the first place.

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted December 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

          Yeah, that question occurred to me too. I know that one component of chocolate (theobromene, or something like that, with a faint memory of it being a caffeine family member?) is dangerous for dogs, so I’ve just assumed that it’s bad news for all non-hoomin animals. Saves sharing it. Virtuous circle, squared!
          (Wiki link ; bad news for dogs, less so for cats as they don’t have “sweet” receptors and are less likely to chow into the chocolate box.

          In 2014, four American black bears were found dead at a bait site in New Hampshire […]they died of heart failure caused by theobromine after they consumed 41 kilograms (90 lb) of chocolate and doughnuts placed at the site as bait. A similar incident killed a black bear cub in Michigan in 2011.

          Hmmm. So, don’t do that.

          • infiniteimprobabilit
            Posted December 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

            41 *kilograms* ???

            Chocolate and doughnuts – were they after bears, teens or cops?

            cr

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

      I thought they were wise to these distinctions out in the home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play.

      • Lars
        Posted December 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

        You’d think so, but I had my field crew (first season, admittedly, and early in it) come back from the field site (SE Alberta, mixed-grass prairie) and tell me that they’d seen two “baby elk” running down the road. What they’d seen were antelope – Antilocapra.
        And these were biology students.

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 21, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    More cute pictures & truer story HERE OF THOSE GAZELLE ILLEGALS in The Dodo – note no chocs were involved, but they got a nut bar.

    • rickflick
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      Michael Fisher is the Snopes of WEIT.

    • Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      This truer story is good. Storekeeper ‘did good’. I’m OK with that.

  3. Posted December 21, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    The earless and fearless Gus is always such a handsome cat!

  4. Posted December 21, 2017 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    It’s clear from the lower right pictogram (hieroglyph?) that the Mayans foresaw the invention of the television. Not so stupid 🙂

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      And the car in the top pictogram!

      • Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

        But it’s clearly a three-wheeler driven by a clown.
        Weirdly specific is all I’m saying. 😉

        /Grania

      • Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

        Yes! I saw that grill right away. 🙂

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

        That does look remarkably like a car.

        But all those pictograms look to be in the style of ‘street art’ aka graffiti of a few years ago.

        Could it be that some delinquent yoof got his hands on a time machine…

        cr

        • Heather Hastie
          Posted December 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

          I always knew Dr Who was real!

      • Posted December 22, 2017 at 5:05 am | Permalink

        Well spotted, it’s clearly a car!

    • Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      But who is the little guy licking the bespectacled big guy’s nose?
      Also, ewww.

      (2nd last, bottom left)

      • Posted December 22, 2017 at 9:08 am | Permalink

        Eeew again. The second to last one looks like a face on a television set.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted December 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

          Score another point for the time traveller theory.

          cr

  5. BJ
    Posted December 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why everybody on Twitter is acting like this is a novel situation. Every time I have sex, a damn panda falls out of a tree. It’s just what happens when you have great sex. And it stopped being funny years ago.

    All of you must be doing it wrong.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

      ‘Swhy I had to quit doin’ it up against coconut palms.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted December 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

        Are we sure they knocked him out of the tree? Are we sure the little perv wasn’t leaning out for a better view?

        cr

  6. Mark R.
    Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Hili has the cutest pigmented nose.


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