Monday: Hili dialogue

May 14, 2018 • 6:30 am

by Grania

Here we go again, happy Monday!

It’s the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865; the siege of Jerusalem by Roman Emperor Titus in 70 AD and the day of the Black Sunday Dust Storm in 1935.


It’s the birthday of geneticist Francis Collins, Scottish actor Peter Capaldi (the 12th Doctor) and British producer Gerry Anderson who produced the cheesy but enduring Thunderbirds among other sci-fi series.

There’s an hour-long documentary on the making of the series that you can watch here.

Today in 2015 Percy Sledge died  after a career that spanned four decades.

Today on Twitter

A bird-dropping mimic. I’m not 100% sure of the species, but there is an article here of swallowtail caterpillars and one on the moth caterpillar, M. maxima here.

Cat tattoos

Slightly unsettling Soviet propaganda

Let’s go sunning.

And a further installment in the series “Legit artists who couldn’t draw cats.

The Hogwarts acceptance letter has arrived

Nice escape:

Finally, on to the Polish felids. They seem to have very different philosophies on life.

Leon: I had a busy day


Hili: I’ve considered all options.
A: And?
Hili: As usual, I will have a look to see what’s in my bowls and I will have a nap.

In Polish:

Hili: Rozważyłam wszystkie opcje.
Ja: I co?
Hili: Jak zwykle, zajrzę co jest w miseczkach i idę spać.

Hat-tip: Matthew, Barry


19 thoughts on “Monday: Hili dialogue

    1. The dust storm, Gerry Anderson, Peter Capaldi and Percy Sledge were all April 14 too…

    2. Wiki gives the dates of the siege as February – September 8, 70 CE, so I’m not sure why May 14th is significant enough to rate a mention 🙂

      We all have bad days.

      1. Which begs the question (here I go again) of whether the date of an assassination should be the date of the attack or the death. No, please don’t respond to this.

  1. That owl bringing the letter is… spooky. Is that a tame owl?

    Re the flower painting, my reaction was exactly the same as the tweet. The cat is so bad it ruins the painting. If I were the artist I’d just paint over it.


  2. The hissing cat next to the flowers actually looks more like a _bat_ hissing. (Corner a bat with a flashlight, and you’ll see the same reaction.)

    1. As I noted in my comment, this column is a month off; all of the things listed from the dust storm to Lincoln to the various birthdays occurred on April 14

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