The resident faculty left two fuzzy dice outside the mail room door this morning. The staff are sure it was a clue. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, the BPI Squirrel noted that All Is Next Move in Furthermore!, addisnana cautioned About That Pony in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan introduced World Water Week in Evening Focus.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive encouraged us to Keep Up the Progressive Drumbeat at Town Halls in Morning Feature, Regis P. Fluffytail IV asked So What Would Be Racist? in Furthermore!, we discussed Cultural Politics in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan continued her World Water Week coverage with Water Theft and Tsunami Recovery in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive celebrated that our nation is Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Morning Feature, the BPI Squirrel wondered if They’re All In On It in Furthermore!, addisnana caught Campground Fever in Midday Matinee, we talked about School Grants in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan’s World Water Week coverage shifted to Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Supplies in Our Earth.

On Thursday, we began reviewing The Great Reset with Precedents in Morning Feature, Regis P. Fluffytail IV asked when Helping Each Other Isn’t Helping Each Other? in Furthermore!, we wondered about A New COINTELPRO? in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan brought us stories on Ground Water and Sanitation from World Water Week in Our Earth.

On Friday, our review of The Great Reset continued with A Present and A Future in Morning Feature, the BPI Squirrel found some news Predictably Absurd in Furthermore!, we discussed a Center for American Progress report exposing The Islamophobia Network in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan shared the World Water Week discussion To Solve Climate Change, Stop Interfering with Nature in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we concluded our review of The Great Reset with Predictions and Policy in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie asked if the GOP live on Fantasy Island? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive shared Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, and JanF brought us This Week’s News and Views in Evening Focus.

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Thus we return to our resident faculty, and the two fuzzy dice they left outside the mail room as they made their way from the wine cellar library where they spend 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. We did not think the resident faculty were suggesting we redecorate the BPI Campus Shuttle. The shuttle doesn’t even have a rear view mirror. Those fuzzy dice had to be a clue.

The obvious conclusion, offered by the Professor of Astrology Janitor, was that the resident faculty see our campus as a paradise. The rest of the staff disagreed, saying BPI is more like an oasis. The metaphorical battle continued for almost as long as the faculty senate normally need to debate a bathroom break. After several hours the staff agreed that a true paradise would have neither metaphorical battles nor a faculty senate that need several hours to debate a bathroom break.

We decided BPI is an oasis but not a paradise, leaving us back where we started: with two fuzzy dice as a clue and clueless as what that clue meant. We could almost hear the tearing sound in the metaphorical spacetime continuum.

Chef suggested the clue may be a geeky reference to the original Star Wars, as one scene showed the Millennium Falcon with a pair of fuzzy dice hanging in the cockpit. But we have observed no discontent over the weekly Bippiescopes, and nothing approaching the level of a war. The millennium is well underway, and while the South Blogistan campus hosts a multitude of red-tailed hawks, turkeys, vultures, egrets, herons, and sandhill cranes, no falcons have been seen. Professor Plum could never be mistaken for Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, or even Chewbacca – unless you really squint – and Ms. Scarlet hasn’t seen those brunette braid headphones in months. (At least the Squirrel can hide something.) Clearly, Star Wars was out.

The Squirrel suggested we roll the dice and hope that offered an answer. We did and, while Pootie the Precious chased the dice across the floor, Regis P. Fluffytail IV texted that he was on his way home as the summer break is almost over. That combination sparked an idea.

We’re still a little fuzzy, but we think the resident faculty intend to roll the dice and discuss random topics this week before the fall semester begins. Unless they show up with leis and umbrella drinks, in which case the Professor of Astrology Janitor was right all along….


Happy Monday!