Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

It’s a new week, welcome to it! If today marks your return to the office, lucky you.

It’s a busy day in history.

Birthdays of note today:

  • 1911 – Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995) Most remembered for the role of Prissy in Gone with the Wind.
  • 1912 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (d. 1988)
  • 1917 – Ulysses Kay, American composer and educator (d. 1995)
  • 1925 – Gerald Durrell, Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)
  • 1991 – Caster Semenya, South African sprinter
In Poland, Hili is treating the concept of work with the contempt it deserves.
A: Hili, we are going back to work.
Hili: A fascinating suggestion.
In Polish:
Ja: Hili, wracamy do roboty.
Hili: Fascynująca propozycja.


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  1. Posted January 7, 2019 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Is that bear REALLY in Russia? Looks like an Ursus americanus to me…

    • Posted January 7, 2019 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      Agreed– it looks like U. americanus. If it’s an American black bear, the cat is unlikely to be Russian!

  2. rickflick
    Posted January 7, 2019 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Gerald Durrell the naturalist and author wrote an autobiography of his youth which is now a PBS Masterpiece series: The Durrell’s of Corfu.

    It’s quite entertaining. Louisa Durrell the mother and widow leads her children to the Greek island of Corfu. In the first seasons episodes, the children try to set her up with a new man. Chaos ensues.

    • W.Benson
      Posted January 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Gerald Durrell’s “A Zoo in My Luggage”, which I read in the early 1960s, was one of the books, along with T. Roosevelt’s “Through the Brazilian Wilderness” filched from my grandfather’s book shelf, led me, along with a homemade insect net, into biology.

      • rickflick
        Posted January 7, 2019 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

        I’m sure you’re glad you did! We are.

  3. Posted January 7, 2019 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I like Nereis the humanoid worm!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      Looks like the CGI staff of a horror movie have been getting carried away…


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