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Morning Feature – Hopscotch? (Meta Monday)

April 9, 2012

Morning Feature

Morning Feature – Hopscotch? (Meta Monday)

The resident faculty chalked a hopscotch grid on the sidewalk outside the mail room window. We hope it was a clue. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, addisnana surveyed Our World in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan revealed The Geometry of the Brain in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive cautioned that A “Do Not Treat” List for ObamaCare Opponents Is Not Progressive in Morning Feature, the Squirrel celebrated that President Obama Challenges GOP Social Darwinism in Furthermore!, readers collaborated on Tuesday’s Tale: The NeverEnding Meeting in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan reported on Men Wired for Childcare, Too in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive pondered Death, Dignity, and David Brooks in Morning Feature, the Squirrel was dismayed by Picking Teams on a Tragedy in Furthermore!, addisnana shared the poignant story of Combat Paper in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan discussed research on the Mind-Machine Interface? in Our Earth.

On Thursday, we began our series on Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind with How We Judge in Morning Feature, triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan discussed the Subsidence of Mississippi Delta in Our Earth.

On Friday, we continued our series on Dr. Haidt’s book with Why We Judge in Morning Feature, triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan reported on Bridging the Infection Gap: Pets, Wildlife, Humans in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we concluded our series on Dr. Haidt’s book with What We Judge in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked We the Sheeple? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive brought us Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, and we chuckled at Silly Sunday: Bunny Egg Edition! in Evening Focus.

Note: Please share your stories of offline political activism in Things We Did This Week.

Thus we return to the hopscotch grid drawn by the resident faculty as they made their way from the wine cellar library where they spent the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”) to the hot tub faculty lounge for their weekly game where the underwear goes flying planning conference.

As the staff have never seen the resident faculty play hopscotch – and hope never to see that, in fact – we were confident this was a clue. What’s more, it seemed an obvious clue that the resident faculty plan to hop around several topics this week.

But the staff diligently considered other possible meanings. The embedded allusion to hops and scotch might mean suggest a discussion of beer, whiskey, for example. But the resident faculty prefer wine truth, so we thought that unlikely.

The chalked and numbered squares might also have been a proposed floor plan to enlarge the Student Union, but the staff could see no configuration that would not involve moving the hot tub faculty lounge and cutting down the Squirrel’s tree. The resident faculty have their odd moments – like The Tijuana Incident – but we could not imagine them doing anything that drastic.

We also pondered other alternatives, yet each seemed even less likely than an Avatar-esque assault on Árbol Squirrel. Not even P. Porcine – the Earl of Swinesty and BPI’s Villain Emeritus – seemed likely in the role of Col. Miles Quaritch.

We thus returned to our original conclusion, that the resident faculty will hop around several topics this week. But if you see them hopping out on the sidewalk, or hear the ominous rumble of giant machines, you’ll know we were wrong.

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Happy Monday!

  • winterbanyan

    Hopping around on several subjects sounds like a great idea. My mind does that as a matter of course. ;) What’s more, I imagine there are all kinds of interesting things to talk about that don’t require a full in-depth workout.

    Looking forward to the week!

    • NCrissieB

      The staff hope that’s what the resident faculty do. Watching Professor Plum attempt hopscotch would be … embarrassing…. ;-)

      Good morning! ::hugggggs::

  • addisnana

    I’m up for some hopping around. It’ll be a fun week and I know I will learn something or think about something in a new way.

    • NCrissieB

      The resident faculty are always looking for new perspectives. We hope we deciphered their clue correctly and that they leave Árbol Squirrel alone. His Tuftedness is grumpy enough as it is…. ;-)

      Good morning! ::hugggggs::