Sunday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Good morning, welcome to Sunday!


Today in 1776 John Nixon delivered the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. In 1874 the Mounties begin their March West. In 1994 Kim Jong-il assumed supreme leadership of North Korea on the death of his father, Kim Il-sung, and in 2011 Atlantis launched on the last US Space Shuttle mission. The most important one, today in 1947 broadcasts reported that a UFO had crashed in Roswell, New Mexico spawning movies, TV series, novels and countless conspiracy theorists including one taxi driver in Cork, Ireland who tried to convince me of its truth just last week.


Today is the birthday of Kevin Bacon (1958),  Winnie Fung (1962), Beck (1970)

Re-live your youth

From Poland Hili is trying out her best etiquette, and then retiring it in short order.

Hili: Do you mind my bringing dead mice onto the verandah?
A: I do.
Hili: Too bad. You’ll have to get used to it.
In Polish:
Hili: Czy nie przeszkadza ci, że przynoszę na werandę martwe myszy?
Ja: Przeszkadza.
Hili: No trudno, musisz się z tym pogodzić.


Finally onto interesting tweets from the Twittersphere.

Tweet from a reader whose name Jerry mislaid: The answer is below the fold:

Baby flamingo


Baby coral

Priceless Amber

Part MCMXXVIIII of “Isn’t Nature Wonderful”

A Twitter book-club you can join.

Breakfast Cat

Woe to those ill-mannered enough to get married during football season.


Hat-tip to Matthew, mystery Tweet person, Barry & Gethyn

The answer to the dice puzzle:


  1. Posted July 8, 2018 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    The praying mantis is still praying! 12 million years!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 7:33 am | Permalink

      Which just proves God has been around for at least 12 million years…

      Cower, brief mortals!


      • Posted July 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

        I think the worm getting into snails’ eyes is a better proof.

    • Sarah
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 8:52 am | Permalink

      You just let your mind wander for a moment and the next thing you know, bang! you end up in resin and amber and then you go on display! Stay focused!

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted July 8, 2018 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    There is an ‘improved’ [years later] version of the original pictureless 1947 Roswell Daily Record front page report of the “flying saucer” that includes the top pic, but without the body & now it has added corpse!

    The pic below of a police sergeant plus saucer is a still from a Pathe News report re a ’67 English hoax – 6 saucers supposedly found scattered across the south of England. Here:

  3. Andrea Kenner
    Posted July 8, 2018 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    That mistake was SUPER easy to find!

    BTW, I am one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon, because we share a birthday!

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      Happy Birthday to you!

      • Andrea Kenner
        Posted July 8, 2018 at 9:41 am | Permalink


    • Michael Fisher
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      Habby Pirthday Andrea!

      • Andrea Kenner
        Posted July 8, 2018 at 8:15 pm | Permalink


    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      Hippo Bird day to you and approximately (7,632,819,325 / 365 = 20,911,833.767) twenty-one million other people who share your birthday with you.

      Special? Yes, yes we are all special, although UNICEF estimates that currently 353,000 babies are born each day in the world.

      • Andrea Kenner
        Posted July 8, 2018 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

        With me AND Kevin Bacon!

    • nicky
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

      There is another mistake that maybe not all of us spotted: ‘tariffs on our allies’, now that is a real mistake!

      • Posted July 9, 2018 at 4:49 am | Permalink

        Not a subtle one though.

        • nicky
          Posted July 10, 2018 at 2:11 am | Permalink

          Trade wars are not subtle, but generally a mistake.

    • Posted July 9, 2018 at 4:48 am | Permalink

      On the more relaxed scale (where you count all film crew, not just actors) I do have a Bacon Number, it’s 3.

  4. Posted July 9, 2018 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    Since there have been no World Cup posts for a couple of days, I’ll take it on myself to point out that Martin C’s prediction of Belgium beating England in the final is still on. Hooray! Although, ultimately I hope he fails at the last hurdle.

    Having said that, I watched Belgium beat Brazil and I think they are looking really strong.

  5. BJ
    Posted July 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I really did think that cat with a mandarin orange was an egg on a car seat.

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