The resident faculty left a miniature bean machine outside the mail room this morning. At least it was an easy 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 was Packing for Change in Midday Matinee.

On Tuesday, we discussed From “Long Term Debt” to “Most Cost-Effective Care” … Debunking the Fix The Debt Myth in Morning Feature and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: The Cryptics in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, we discussed Debunking the “Perfect Private Business” Myth in Morning Feature and addisnana shared The Talking Pumpkin in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, we began a review of the reactionary right with Evolution and History in Morning Feature and triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, we concluded our review of the reactionary right with Rich People’s Movements Then and Now in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, addisnana hosted Can’t Live Without It? in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about The Founding Fathers’ Democracy Amendment? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, 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 the bean machine left outside the mail room 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.

We’re sure you’ve seen a bean machine, otherwise known as a Galton Box, named for Francis Galton who invented it to demonstrate the Central Limit Theorem in action. The staff hoped this did not mean the resident faculty plan to discuss probabilistic events and normal distribution curves, as the campus gets very … quiet … when they do that.

“Not to worry,” the Squirrel texted on his Blewberry as Chef brought out the pecan danish ring. For the next few moments he was somewhat distracted….

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He flicked his tail as Chef scraped some pecans into a bowl and continued tapping on his Blewberry. “This week the resident faculty will bounce around the news, like the balls bouncing down through a bean machine.”

“Ahh,” Chef replied. “So by Saturday we’ll have a hill of beans?”

“I’m shocked, shocked I say,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said.

The Squirrel shrugged and tapped at his Blewberry. “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.”

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Happy Monday!