Saturday: Hili dialogue

January 30, 2016 • 6:15 am

A week from this evening I’ll be heading to Old Blighty, and posting will be very light for a week thereafter, though not entirely absent.  This presumes that the planes will in fact be flying, but the ten-day weather predication shows a possibility of snow showers on the day I leave. On this day in 1649, King Charles I of England was executed by Oliver Cromwell and his minions; and on this same day in 1661, the body of Cromwell, who died of an infection in 1658, was exhumed and “ritually executed”: his corpse being hanged and beheaded. (I had no idea this was done, but Wikipedia gives a long list of people who were executed posthumously.) On this day in 1933, Hitler was sworn in as German chancellor, and in 1971, Carole King’s Tapestry was released, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time (and, as you’ll see below, there was a cat on the cover).  On this day in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt was born, as was Vanessa Redgrave in 1937 and Dick Cheney in 1941. Orville Wright died on this day in 1948, and Coretta Scott King in 2006.  Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili’s being a smartass again, and stealing the title of Bill Nye’s book:

A: What intelligence do cats actually have?
Hili: Undeniable.
In Polish
Ja: Jaka jest właściwie inteligencja kotów?
Hili: Niezaprzeczalna.
As lagniappe, we have reader Taskin’s cat, Gus (who lost much of his ears to frostbite as a stray), pretending he’s a polar bear. Isn’t he cute?
And, if you’re either young or forgetful, here’s the cover of Carole King’s Tapestry:

16 thoughts on “Saturday: Hili dialogue

    1. Ha ha. I was watching that, thinking “isn’t there a chance that all the noise and clanky bits from the cherry picker could scare the animal into trying to escape … with a resultant tragedy.
      Obviously this cat can pwn people through the internet as well as in real life.

    1. I knew it was around this time of year, but not so precisely.
      That would explain why, when I was channel hopping last night, I heard a snippet from a drama about the killing of the Mahatma.

  1. Can’t get enough Gus!

    Gross about exhuming bodies and executing them….yuck. What a germy place Europe was.

    1. We can only hope the Mormons don’t decide to start doing this for their posthumous baptisms. The truly funny thing is that you just *know* there are millions of people who would happily talk your leg off right now explaining why one of these actions makes just perfect sense.

      1. Actually, we can hope that the Mormons start doing this. The corpses aren’t going to mind, and the revulsion it imbues in the relatives and general population will be a useful political tool in the war on religion.
        Now, how to persuade Trump that it’s a good idea?

      1. Oh the people who decided to do such a redundant thing just got servants to spend the time. Yuck. Think about how horrid those jobs were.

  2. … the cover of Carole King’s Tapestry …

    When I got to college in the early ’70s, it seemed that album came preinstalled in every room of the girls’ dormitories. (A lot of us guys had it in our dorm rooms, too.)

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