Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Good morning, and happy birthday to Barbra Streisand (1942) who gave us the Streisand Effect as well as a lot of music and movies.

On Twitter today:

Dogs & Cats

If you enjoy falcons you have a fantastic opportunity to watch a family via webcam. There is live footage of a family of peregrine falcons from Nottingham Trent University. You will need to enable Flash if you want to view the webcam stream.

This looks legit.

Factoid of the day

And a new variation on an old familiar face.

Finally, a pun.

(If you don’t get it, this will help)

Over in Poland the felids have plenty to say today.

Leon is exploring and punning.

Leon: Look, a pussy on a willow.

Hili is engaging in her favorite activity: food critic.

Hili: I like it, and afterwards crunchy cat food with beef, please.
Zuza: You are very demanding.

Hili: To lubię, a potem poproszę o chrupki z wołowiną.
Zuza: Jesteś bardzo wymagająca.

Hat-tip: Barry, HStiles.


  1. glen1davidson
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Volkswagen tractor-trailer–for the semi-hippy.

    Glen Davidson

  2. Alan Clark
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Factoid: an item of unreliable information that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact.

    I don’t think that is the correct use of the word in the crab item.

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted April 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      I disagree. It is correct usage. There’s more than one definition, and definition of factiod is “A brief or trivial item of news or information.” It’s the one I’m familiar with, and wasn’t aware of the definition you cite until I saw it here — AKA fake news.

      Wikipedia has a very interesting entry on the word, its origin (Norman Mailer) and its meanings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factoid.

  3. TJR
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I’m still trying to think of an equally good garden/krautrock pun involving going outside and watering Can.

  4. W.T. Effingham
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Ich bin ein Kraftwerk (fan?).

  5. busterggi
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    That phone pole the one in front of the Possum Lodge?

    • Glenda Palmer
      Posted April 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      Yes – you’re right! It has to be.

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