Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Happy Wednesday.

An image presented with no comment.

It was Bat Appreciation Day yesterday, so in their honor here are some Chiroptera.

And a selection of cats on the internet, because we’ve never needed a reason for those on this website.

Some ducks taking a giant leap for duck-kind.

And a weird bit of Soviet movie history

And a baby elephant who does not want to get out of the bath. Some behaviors apparently transcend species.

At last we come on to the doings of Hili who has clearly been up to Important Cat Business.

A: Were you here all night long?
Hili: A bit here, a bit there, don’t ask.

In Polish:

Ja: Tu spędziłaś noc?
Hili: Trochę tu, trochę tam, nie pytaj.

Hat-tip: Jenny

30 Comments

  1. Posted April 18, 2018 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Is it wrong of me that I found each and every picture in this series (including the bats) more appetising than those croissants?

    • George
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 6:59 am | Permalink

      It would be wrong if you did not.

  2. busterggi
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Croissants – now imported from Pompei!’

    Plus now we know what “Geronimo’ sounds like in Duck.

    • Dominic
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Herculaneum’s are better! 😉

      • busterggi
        Posted April 18, 2018 at 7:36 am | Permalink

        Foodie!

      • DrBrydon
        Posted April 18, 2018 at 10:18 am | Permalink

        I thought of the library at Herculaneum when I saw them.

  3. Dominic
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    There is a mediaeval joke, & this is not invented –
    What animal is it that hath its head between its legs?
    Why, that is a cat when it licketh its arse.

  4. Pierluigi Ballabeni
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Croissants for coprophagous people?

  5. glen1davidson
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    So the croissants taste better than mummified rats.

    Good to know.

    Glen Davidson

    • Posted April 20, 2018 at 7:35 am | Permalink

      We only have their word for that. Frankly, someone who could serve up something looking like that to their felllow humans is capapble of anything.

  6. glen1davidson
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Cosmic Voyage–at last, Stalinism with a light touch.

    Glen Davidson

  7. DrBrydon
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    That pic of the bat dance-off is awesome!

  8. nicky
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I first thought those ‘croissants’ were dead sirenians. Although I’m happy they’re not, I’d not think that charred croissants are a gastronomic apex either.
    Would try them though, since “it tastes better than it looks”, which is hardly a reference.
    I’m very pleased by your recent love for bats. They are interesting and lovely -and unjustly maligned (read rabies*)- animals indeed.

    *or other lyssa virus.

    • nicky
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      Note that the bats in those medieval manuscripts are ‘badly drawn: their wings appear to be supported by ribs, like a Draco flying lizard. Dürer is, as usual, spot on there. I didn’t know he made coloured paintings too, only knew his lithographs, a revelation!

  9. Posted April 18, 2018 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    So the Soviets made it before Tintin!

  10. revelator60
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I saw “Cosmic Voyage” at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival a few years ago—it’s a wonderful movie, enchanting and prescient, and more charming (especially in its unintentional humor) than Stalinist. The special effects are better than the CGI rubbish we put up with nowadays—not until Kunrick’s 2001 did another film rival them.

  11. Jenny Haniver
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I thought they must be coprolites from the La Brea Tar Pits.

    As for Hili, she is always the cat’s pajamas.

  12. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Although it looks burnt that croissant isn’t – it’s a COCO DI MAMA “Activated Charcoal Vegan Croissant DF VE (Tastes better than it looks!) LINK TO COCO SITE DF = Dairy Free & VE = Vegan

    Ingredients: sunflower margarine, soy & barley flour, sugar & lemon flavouring. Activated charcoal is added to the flour & it has no effect on the taste – it will taste exactly like any over-sweetened confection with artificial lemon essence. Pretty horrible if you’re expecting a buttery croissant, but OK if sugar is your drug of choice & you’ve never had real food.

    The activated charcoal fad is related to the belief that you can remove ‘toxins’ from your body with charcoal – it’s marketed that way at health food shops. AFAIK charcoal treats flatulence by absorbing gases, but it has no ability to treat poisons on its own [it is used alongside other treatments for some poisonings, but not for others] & I would guess idiots might think it a cure for an overdose rather than going to the doc! GOOP would approve.

    • busterggi
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

      Hot dog, now I can sell my used charcoal on ebay as a holistic ‘medicine’.

      • Michael Fisher
        Posted April 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

        In your ad be sure to use green colours in the printing with a picture of healthy looking leaves. Say it’s “raw & organic” which means you can charge 30% more – call it a hipster tax. Other keywords to use liberally are: additive free, cruelty free, unscented, natural, hypoallergenic, alcohol free, paraban free, sulfate free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, sodium free, no-acid & of course lactose free.

        • Helen Hollis
          Posted April 19, 2018 at 12:38 am | Permalink

          Phosphate free!

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted April 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

          The absence of “arsenic-free” worries me.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted April 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      The activated charcoal fad is related to the belief that you can remove ‘toxins’ from your body with charcoal

      Quoth Marvin : “It gives me a headache to think down to that level.”
      The only association I have, free or otherwise, with charcoal as a diet component is that Le Pétomane is alleged to have used them in his stage act.

  13. Bob Bottemiller
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Odd browser behavior: cute videos will not play in Google Chrome but do so in Firefox. Maybe some quirk about GIF playback and Chrome?

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      Can’t help without more info!
      Scroll down in this link to the Chrome section: how to check version
      What version Chrome are you?
      In Windows OS?
      What message [if any] do you see in each video frame [note they’re all Twitter vids]

      • Roger
        Posted April 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

        Same happens to me when I use the other computer for a proxy. Chrome security is apparently stricter than firefox. I can’t see wikipedia either that way. Gotta use firefox to see wikipedia (when going through the proxy.)

  14. Roger
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Buzzfeed tried the croissants and found them edible. (Because of course buzzfeed tried them lol.)

    • Roger
      Posted April 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

      Also, apparently cotton candy ice cream burritos are a thing now. Thank you buzzfeed.

      • Helen Hollis
        Posted April 19, 2018 at 12:41 am | Permalink

        A friend told me a week ago that sour patch ice cream is a thing in Arizona.

        • Roger
          Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Permalink

          Yummy! I think!


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