Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Sunday: Hili dialogue

by Grania The news this morning is already grim, with a terror attack in Paris last night and another in Surabaya, Indonesia. The other predominant bit of news in Europe this morning is that Israel won the Eurovision. The song is utterly weird, but you can watch it here. It’s Stevie Wonder’s birthday today, so […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Jerry is going to Foujita exhibit today! He’s the Japanese cat artist in today’s Caturday felids. There’s been a lot of wailing and rending of garments all over social media about TV shows that have been cancelled or not picked up including this one below. It’s annual purge day in Hollywood. It’s kind […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning and welcome to Friday, even if it is a grey, rainy one like it is here in Ireland this morning. 11th May is the day Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997, Klaus Barbie went on trial for WWII crimes as the “Butcher of Lyons” in 1987 and in 1960 in Argentina Mossad […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Jerry has been laid low by a surfeit of fine comestibles. He is currently in recovery mode and will join us when he can later on today. We can conclude that Jerry exemplifies the epitome of human civilisation; for did not the Great Sage Douglas Adams once say: “The History of every major […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! It’s the day after the socially acceptable display of cultural appropriation by the planet’s richest and most vacuous twits. I have no idea why the usual woke suspects aren’t announcing their horror and disgust at this year’s  wholesale appropriation of a religion imagery and its major characters (can you imagine the […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Today in 1886 Coca-cola was sold for the first time, a non-alcoholic version of coca wine, but still with the cocaine. It’s a wonder any of our ancestors lived long enough to reproduce. It’s the birthday of David Attenborough (1926), Alex Van Halen (1953), and Enrique Iglesias (1975), and the anniversary of the […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! It’s Monday and being the 7th of May, we get a Bank Holiday here in Ireland. Today in 1846 the Cambridge Chronicle was first published in Boston Massachusetts. It wasn’t actually the first paper published there, as every player of Fallout 4 knows, that honor went to  Publick Occurrences Both Forreign […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning: it’s Sunday, May 6, 2018, and I leave for Paris today. The obliging and amiable Grania will take over Hilis for the eleven days I’m gone, so thanks to her in advance. And of course posting will be lighter than usual. But, like Maru, I do my best. I will try to send […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, May 5, 2018, and tomorrow I leave for the world’s most beautiful city, Paris (Prague runs second). But today is National Enchilada Day (I’ve just had many in New Mexico), and, famously, Cinco de Mayo, celebrating the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The holiday also celebrates […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Friday, May 4, 2018, and it’s National Hoagie Day (also called a “sub”): the overstuffed sandwiches that Made American Great. For you sci-fi fans, it’s Star Wars Day, whose origin Wikipedia describes as: The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you”. Even […]