The resident faculty sent the Squirrel this text: “R U Savvy?” It was a holiday weekend kind of clue. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, you shared your stories of offline political activism in Things We Did This Week, addisnana shared I Hab a Code in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan brought our first report from the Stockholm International Water Institute’s World Water Week with Water and Food Security in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive presented Joanne Boyer’s Paul Ryan Could Have Chosen a Better Mentor than Ayn Rand in Morning Feature, the Squirrel pondered Mitt Romney, Working Class White Men, and Cookies in Furthermore!, readers collaborated on Tuesday’s Tale: The Laundromat Mystery in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan brought another report from World Water Week with Global Action to Reduce Food Waste in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive asked Does Mitt Romney Support the Radical 2012 GOP Platform? in Morning Feature, the Squirrel ranted about Chris Christie and Mitt Romney’s “Hard Truths” in Furthermore!, and addisnana mused about Boundaries in Midday Matinee and cautioned us about Pipelines and Exceptions in Evening Focus.

On Thursday, we began a series on Michael Grunwald’s The New New Deal with Making It Law in Morning Feature, triciawyse offered Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee, Winning Progressive reminded us that No Speech Can Reinvent “Severe Conservative” Mitt Romney in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan asked if the agricultural investment boom is a Land Rush or Water Rush? in Our Earth.

On Friday, we continued our series on The New New Deal with Making It Work in Morning Feature, triciawyse shared Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan celebrated the Department of Energy’s research grants for New Solar Technology Investments in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we concluded our series on The New New Deal with Making It Matter in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked Glad That’s Furnished? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive shared Weekend Reading: Labor Day Edition in Furthermore!, we chuckled at Silly Sunday: RNC Round Down in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan brought our weekly Eco-News Roundup in Our Earth.

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

Thus we return to text sent 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.

The read simply: “R U Savvy?”

The Squirrel tapped away at his Blewberry for a few minutes. The staff agreed the resident faculty probably did not intend to discuss a Tumblr reblogger or replicating IE7.x function in FF. We also doubted the resident faculty would discuss a Taiwanese lingerie model, and doubted still more that an IT job posting from 2006 was still open.

The Squirrel thought the clue might refer to Roxanne Uma Savvy, the Martian-borne physicist who will solve the equations of Holographic Integrated Field Theory in the year 2116. We doubted that, as the Fizzix Department still haven’t worked out the bugs in their time machine.

“But it’s on the internet!” the Squirrel insistently texted, showing us the link.

“Well sure,” Chef replied. “You just tweeted it. You made it up.”

“But that’s good enough for the Romney campaign!” he texted back with a winking emoticon.

“So you’ve figured out the clue?” the Professor of Astrology Janitor asked.

“Of course,” the Squirrel texted. “This week the resident faculty will discuss the shift in focus on savviness in political reporting, and how that undermines core news values like factual diligence.”

The Squirrel is probably right. But the Professor of Astrology Janitor said he was going to research those Holographic Integrated Field Theory equations. Uh huh. We think he’s looking at Taiwanese lingerie.


Happy Monday!