The resident faculty left Chef a menu request for the week: “Soup du Jour.”

That was an easy clue. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, addisnana exposed The Myth of Multitasking in Midday Matinee and winterbanyan reported that the Ice Age “Shrank” Coyotes in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive shared Rick Santorum: Cafeteria Catholic in Morning Feature, the Squirrel asked Who Accepts Limbaugh’s Apology? in Furthermore!, readers collaborated on Tuesday’s Tale: The Cat Book in Midday Matinee, we live-blogged Super Tuesday 2012 in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan shared Climate Modeling: Arctic Winter Life in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive warned that The GOP Are at it Again on Disaster Relief in Morning Feature, addisnana pondered If It Takes a Village… in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan celebrated that The EPA is Working Hard in Our Earth.

On Thursday, we began our series A Method to Their Madness with ‘Shocking New’ Obama Video in Morning Feature, triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan revealed a Newly Discovered Habitat in Our Earth.

On Friday, we continued our series A Method to Their Madness with The Breitbart Rumors in Morning Feature, triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee, Smartypants reminded us of Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize as the Hate Explodes in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan described an Arms Race Between Genes and Germs in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we concluded our series A Method to Their Madness with Obama’s Alien Plot in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about A Study in Gastronomy? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive brought us Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, winterbanyan mused that Kids Can Be So Literal in Midday Matinee, we chuckled over Silly Sunday: The Hereafter and Now in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan compiled our Eco News Roundup in Our Earth.

Note: The Morning Feature daily schedule is changed this week. I will offer a two-day series on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Winning Progressive will write on Thursday through Saturday. Our regular Morning Feature schedule returns next week.

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

That leaves only the resident faculty’s menu request for the “Soup du Jour,” left outside the mail room 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.

Pootie the Precious and the Squirrel sorted this out for the staff:

PootieP@BPI: Supe iz wet noms, rite?

Squirrel@BPI: Yes, that’s right.

PootieP@BPI: Wat is du jour?

Squirrel@BPI: That’s French for “of the day.”

PootieP@BPI: So dey want French supe?

Squirrel@BPI: Not exactly. Like many restaurants, Chef makes her own soups but doesn’t have space or time to make several kinds every day. Whatever kind she makes is the “soup of the day.”

PootieP@BPI: Wen duz she chooz?

Squirrel@BPI: She says she chooses the soup of the day in the morning.

PootieP@BPI: So da fakultee dunno wat it iz?

Squirrel@BPI: Yes, it’s a surprise.

PootieP@BPI: So dere kloo iz dey dont haz a kloo.

Squirrel@BPI: I wouldn’t phrase it quite that way. But that sums it up well.


Happy Monday!