This morning resident faculty left a transparency sheet on which was printed the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, mounted on a mirror, outside the mail room.

The staff quickly deciphered the 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 and addisnana mused on The Parking Lot Fairy in Midday Matinee.

On Tuesday, Winning Progressive offered Comments on Climate Change, Deficits, and International Adoptions in Morning Feature, the Squirrel ranted about gun industry backers in Come and Take It? in Furthermore!, and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Blue Light Special, A Jill Graber Story in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, Winning Progressive argued that We Don’t Need a Platinum Coin; We Have a Constitution in Morning Feature, addisnana asked How Low Can You Go? in Furthermore! and pondered Slow News in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan reported on the National Science Foundation’s Global Research for Sustainability in Our Earth.

On Thursday, we began our series on workers being squeezed with Slipping Away in Morning Feature, triciawyse offered Fursday Furries in Midday Matinee, Winning Progressive urged Now Is the Time To Act to Curb Gun Violence in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan shared Better Sources for Biofuels in Our Earth.

On Friday, we continued our series with Coalitions and Cookies in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, we concluded our series with Building Better Government in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked Embrace Your Beta? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive shared Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, 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.

That leaves only the mirrored Preamble to the U.S. Constitution left 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 staff deciphered the clue very quickly, thanks to the perspicacious Pootie the Precious. The Squirrel recorded their conversation:

PootieP@BPI Wat duz purrspekayshuss meen?

Squirrel@BPI It means someone who is characterized by perspicacity.

PootieP@BPI Oh.

Squirrel@BPI That means insight.

PootieP@BPI Um.

Squirrel@BPI Okay, just look at this week’s clue. What do you see?

PootieP@BPI Werdz arownd me.

Squirrel@BPI See, there ya go! Amazing, immediate insight. This week the resident faculty will discuss whether the Framers intended to form a nation of “We the People” or a nation of individual persons.

PootieP@BPI Ai figured dat out?

Squirrel@BPI I’ll tell everyone you did.

PootieP@BPI How nice of u! Kthxbai

So there you have it: Pootie the Precious solved the clue in a single glance. Call it perspicatsity.


Happy Monday!