The resident faculty left a frozen turkey on a plate outside the mail room. Chef was pleased to see it had finally arrived. It was also their weekly 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 offered Post-Campaign Reflections in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan found Exploring Frontiers in Energy and More in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive offered More Progressive Election Victories to Celebrate in Morning Feature, the Squirrel chittered Go West, Poopy Head in Furthermore!, readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: The Post-Election Auction in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan brought news of The Great Shakeout in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive shared Our Small but Inspiring Role in the Obama Campaign’s Ground Game in Morning Feature, the Squirrel noted that The GOP’s Problem Is Not Their Lipstick in Furthermore!, addisnana mused on The ‘Last’ Volunteer Thank You Call in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan brought us a Midweek Eco News Roundup in Our Earth.

On Thursday, we began a series on Sasha Issenberg’s The Victory Lab with Who Votes How, Where? in Morning Feature, triciawyse offered Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan saw how Climate Change Threatens Pandas in Our Earth.

On Friday, we continued our series on The Victory Lab with Who Votes How, Why? in Morning Feature, triciawyse brought us Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan shared Water More Precious Than Gold in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we concluded our series on The Victory Lab with Who Voted, and Why? in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about 20/20 Hindsight? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive shared Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, readers chuckled at Silly Sunday: L’Affaire Petraeus in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan brought our Weekend 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 the frozen turkey left on a plate outside the mail room door 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. Chef was waiting for them to deliver the turkey and, as we found nothing else except its plate, we assumed it was also their weekly clue.

Chef took the turkey to the kitchen to thaw, then rejoined the rest of the staff as we pondered possible links between our resident faculty and traditional Thanksgiving menu items. For example, Ms. Scarlet has a lovely cranberry blouse, fittingly, in more ways than one. Professor Plum has never been seen pudding on his tie, at least not by us, but we assume he doesn’t sleep in one.

We trust the reader can see where this line of reasoning led. In deference to the Professor of Astrology Janitor, no one mentioned celery hearts stuffed with cream cheese. The topic of stuffing was raised, though decorum precludes our specifying who among us said which recently defeated Republican should stuff what and where.

Having pondered alternatives to the traditional proctological examination, the staff turned our attention to the resident faculty’s clue. Obviously, they will discuss the Thanksgiving holiday, with a couple of days’ worth of leftovers as befits the occasion.

Given Chef’s plans, that may be all that fits by next weekend….

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Happy Monday!