Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, March 17, 2018, and we’re nearing the beginning of Spring. It’s St. Patrick’s Day! As always, they’ll be dyeing the Chicago River Green, but it’s raining and sleeting, and so the celebrants will have to hie to the pub, which they’d do anyway. Naturally, today’s official food holiday is “National Eat Like the […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Happy Friday! I’m always glad to see it. Today was the birthday of Charlie Chaplin (1889 ), Spike Milligan (1918) and Gerry Rafferty (1947). Apollo 16 was launched on this day in 1972, NASA’s second-last trip to the moon. JAC addition: today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of George Peabody (1795-1869), an American […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning, welcome to the day where the world got its the first registered domain on the internet in 1985, Yes, the domain still exists and has been turned into a kind of internet museum. It’s the birthday of evangelist and fraud Jimmy Swaggart (1935), and musicians Terence Trent D’Arby (1962) & (1975). […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania While Jerry is gallivanting around I’m in charge of putting up the Hili Dialogues. Good morning from a dark and gloomy Ireland where it is actually trying to snow again. There is sad news this morning: scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, which is a respectable age for any human […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s March 13: not a Friday but a Tuesday. It’s also Chicken Noodle Soup Day. (Ecch: what about International Matzo Ball Soup Day?) It’s also National Elephant Day in Thailand. I’m off to Madison today (see my events for the FFRF here), so posting will be light to almost nonexistent until Saturday. Grania, though, has agreed to […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Well, it’s Monday again: March 12, 2018. I’ll be out of town much of the week, traveling to Madison, Wisconsin Tuesday through Friday to do some events for the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Posting will be light, but if Grania is nice she’ll handle Hili. It’s National Milky Way Day, celebrating a candy bar that […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Today is March 11, 2018. If you’re American, you lost an hour between yesterday and today, for it’s now Daylight Savings Time.  When this  post goes up, it will be 8 a.m. EST in the U.S.  It’s also National “Eat Your Noodles” Day. (Again, the meaning of the scare quotes is obscure.) It’s also Johnny […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s SATURDAY, March 10, 2018: my sort-of day off! It’s National Ranch Dressing Day, a condiment that didn’t exist when I was younger, as it was invented only in 1954, but is now everywhere (I like it). It’s also National Mario Day, but I’ve never played a video game, so that’s above my pay grade. […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Is it Friday already? (Remember to turn your clock ahead this weekend if you’re in the U.S.: the time advances an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.) Yes, it’s Friday, March 9, 2018, National Crab Day. But this man, who gently removes dust from a tangled-up wolf spider, is no crab: he’s a great person. […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday already: March 8, 2018, National Peanut Cluster Day (yeech). Better yet, it’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, celebrating women brewmasters (brewmistresses?) who make craft beer. More important, it’s International Women’s Day itself. Be sure you see the Twitter collection,  “How the world is celebrating International Women’s Day” There are some touching tweets and […]