Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

It’s the morning after the night before. I hope there are not too many food hangovers today.

Here’s an ingenious way to serve your guests.

An ingenious way to keep the cat downstairs

A glittery owl

Our friends from Poland are taking a break from the busy business of eating and sleeping.

Hili: Do you have a moment?
Cyrus: I do.
Hili: Me too.

In Polish:

Hili: Masz chwilę czasu?
Cyrus: Mam.
Hili: Ja też.

Hat-tip: Matthew


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    The train idea is pretty good. Very logistical if that is a word? With all that drinking, having the service close to the floor could be the way to go.

    • rickflick
      Posted December 26, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Possibly difficult with pets, however.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Slightly off topic I see where that Sen. Hatch, that worthless waste of space out there in Utah is finally being turned on by the Newspapers of Utah, telling him he has done all the damage they can stand. All I can say to the people of Utah is – What the hell took you so long.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      I had my own brief (and rather pleasant) dealings with the senior senator from Utah while representing a lawyer who’d done a lot of fundraising for him on a federal tax beef. I’ve always disagreed with Hatch on almost everything politically, but felt he had some semblance of principle. Then he had to go and do that disgusting Trump-fluff before god & man on the South Lawn of the White House following passage of the tax-cut-for-the-super-rich bill … and for no damn good reason at all. He’s on my shit-list now to stay.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

        I think even the very conservative Utah folks simply could not take his give away of a great deal of federal park land out there. Then came the big tax deal. 42 years that guy has been in the Senate so no wonder this country has gone to hell. More and more I feel the founders really blew it with the construction of the U.S. Senate.

      • Blue
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

        Oooo, thank you both, Randall and Mr Kukec,
        for pointing out that / my too – Shitlisted
        Space – Waster Hatch. That video makes ALL
        of m’egalitarian bloods boil.

        And whilst upon the crud of men – mormon,
        Any taken in / viewed netflix’s seven –
        episode series entitled “Godless ?”

        Cuz during this down time off, I binged it.
        And. And I soooo, so recommend it !


        • Posted December 27, 2017 at 1:56 am | Permalink

          Thanks Blue. I was hovering over this one as none of my dependable sources of review (friends) have watched it yet. I’m now going to take the plunge.

      • rickflick
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

        When he decided to run for the senate a million years ago he converted to Mormonism undoubtedly out of a deep sense of opportunity. As much as I think the Mormons exist in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” it may very well be they have a core of decency that is now turning on his mercenary machinations.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted December 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

          I see The Salt Lake Tribune let ol’ Orin have it square between the eyes today.

          • rickflick
            Posted December 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

            That’s sweet.

  3. busterggi
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I sense a second demise for the dinosaurs as soon as cat asteroid realizes they are harmless and can be pushed down the stairs.

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted December 26, 2017 at 9:52 am | Permalink

      That would be a catastrophe.

      • Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

        But purrfect for the rise of mammals.

      • BJ
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

        That pun was dreadfur. I’m appawed.

  4. Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    That burrowing owl with “spangled” irises is too weird for me!

  5. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Important Addendum:

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the BBC broadcast of the Beatles’ TV movie “Magical Mystery Tour”, widely regarded as the greatest debacle of their career, only a few months after the release of their most famous album “Sgt. Pepper’s” (which converted JAC to unbelief).

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Can’t say I cared much for MMT. But the 45 that came outta those sessions, with “Penny Lane” on one side and “Strawberry Fields” on the other, wasn’t half bad.

      • Frank Bath
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

        I saw MMT on TV when it went out, and as a Beatle fan I thought it not up to standard. I liked ‘The Fool On The Hill’, and still do.

      • BJ
        Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

        Nearly every song on the album is pretty excellent. It was well worth a terrible movie.

      • Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:43 am | Permalink

        Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane were songs recorded for Sergeant Pepper. They were removed from the album because the Beatles needed a single and they had a policy of not putting the singles on the albums.

  6. BJ
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Train guy: “My partner, I think he’s resigned himself to this kind of thing happening.” Hilarious.

  7. David
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I remember a model railroad magazine in the 1950’s showing a fellows’ train setup that he ran counter height from the kitchen into his den/railroad room, so his wife could send sandwiches, etc to him. He cut holes in the walls so the train could run round robin.
    Wishing everyone to have a great New Year.

  8. Helen Hollis
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    There is a place close to Chicago that has been around for a while that has delighted children for years serving food on a Choo Choo in Des Plaines Il.

  9. Bob
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    I had a step-uncle in Youngstown, Ohio who had a Lionel Train franchise. Uncle Howard built a house on the edge of a lovely park there in the 1950s. The upper floor consisted on a bedroom and an enormous living room. At one end of the living room was a bar. From the bar, Uncle Howard could send drinks by model train all around the living room by model freight train. How cool is that?

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