Wednesday: Hili dialogue

May 29, 2019 • 6:30 am

by Grania

Fear not, Jerry will be with you shortly. He’s just having a lie-in this morning.

Anyhoo, welcome to the middle of the week.

In history today:

Notable birthdays:

Today Hili is pondering her varied responses on catching her reflection in the mirror. I am sure that we all feel the same way.

Cyrus: How do you do on the mirror test?
Hili: It depends on how I feel.

In Polish:

Cyrus: Jak reagujesz na test lustra?
Hili: To zależy jaki mam dzień.

Merilee sent this picture:

And then Jerry sent this one of a cat with a special stegosaurus cut:

From Twitter today:

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

My days of taking fashion seriously are coming to a middle. (the replies are good though)

Chordate Sex, admittedly not the most inspirational porn ever.

There are a lot of RH:PACs out there.

The Tailor bird in action

And an octopus in action

The most chilled-out capybara on the block today

Grumpy cat, gone but not forgotten

Proof that gay men are God’s Chosen People.

I’m not sure if the duck is happy about it.



27 thoughts on “Wednesday: Hili dialogue

    1. I saw then and thought back of Joliet Jake’s release scene at the start of the Blues Brothers.

  1. Sarah Moundir; I think nobody in Switzerland has ever heard of her, besides her family, friends and close tennis colleagues. But she has a Wikipedia entry!

  2. I can sort of imagine how the tailor bird evolved her ability to sew. But, it does seem a bit farfetched. I believe an advantage to the approach is that the leaves remain attached to the tree and remain green and strong while the eggs and hatchlings develop.

  3. They’re dropping like flies on Everest. I hope there hasn’t been anniversary death up there on this day.

  4. The capybara and the puppy napping on the duck are priceless.

    What kind of bird is it that did the capybara nostril flip?

      1. Thanks for the identification. Now I can say that if a scarlet ibis did that to me while I was just sitting there minding my own business, that’s exactly how I’d react too. I mean, what else *could* one do?

        1. A number of animals have “off switch” reactions like this. Most of us know how to chill out a cat by picking it up by the scruff of the neck. I’ve never felt the need to do that with a dog, but don’t they have a similar response? A species of shark has a response like that – which I’ve seen video of being exploited for fitting them with tracking tags. There are probably other example.
          The kitten example suggests that at least this example is a parental care adaptation. The shark one is really off.

  5. Those little purses are good for a right dose of deadly cyanide, even a few of them, methinks.

    1. You’ve been reading Agatha Christie again? Otherwise … you have some suspicious internet search history, and BoSS are going to be hammering through your door shortly.
      (Is it still BoSS, or are they long renamed?)

    1. This is a description from Wikipedia “Amphioctopus marginatus, also known as the coconut octopus and veined octopus, is a medium-sized cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus. It is found in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean. It commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behavior including bipedal walking and tool use (gathering coconut shells and seashells and using these for shelter).”

      Since they are so clever, I can’t but wonder if they get together to make clippety-clop music with the coconut shells. Here’s Michael Palin giving a demonstration on making and using the shells for this purpose

      We did that in the first grade. It was fun.

  6. OK, the tailor bird is the most remarkable thing I’ve seen in a while (in spite of previous remarks on other things).

    1. With hindsight probably one of the worst disasters for the West.
      But then it is said it was the Fourth crusade, about 250 years earlier, that really broke Byzantium’s back. The Byzantine Empire never recovered significantly.

  7. Bob Hope. Hadn’t heard anything regarding him in years. Then one morning he pops up in, as I recall, a Denny’s commercial. Holy crap it’s Bob Hope and he’s still alive. Thanks to the magic of the internet I now realize, since like a couple minutes ago, it apparently was actually a K-Mart commercial haha. Ah the foibles of memory.

    1. Halleujah! I am a believer now that the deity has manifested himself in a dog’s butt.

      And thanks, because I collect notices of anomalous and incongruous manifestations of Jesus, and nothing could possibly surpass this miraculous manifestation.

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