The resident faculty left a drawing of some lovely winged insects with the caption “Flooderbyes” outside the mail room this morning. It was an obvious 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, Linda Lee looked at the Crazy (Quilt Sampler) in Midday Matinee, and Winter B brought us Frankenrock in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel revealed My Sources Tell Me in Morning Feature, readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Severe Chocolate Event in Midday Matinee, and Winter B celebrated that Reducing Mercury Emissions Has Improved Fish, Water in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel wondered Cantor Out: What the…? in Morning Feature, Linda Lee looked at Levi’s in Midday Matinee, and Winter B spotted Canada and Australia: Economies Before Climate Change in Our Earth.

On Thursday, the Squirrel chittered on Often in Error, Never in Doubt in Morning Feature, triciawyse shared Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee and Winter B warned that Mosquitoes Get Bigger, Nastier in TX Drought in Our Earth.

On Friday, we spotted Pew Reports Rising Polarization; Bloomberg Finds ACA, Climate Change Support Up in Morning Feature, triciawyse brought us Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee, and Winter B saw Canadian Meteorologists Censored on Climate Change in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we discussed Iraq and the Return of the (Original) Green Lanternites in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked “A Free Hooker and Blow for Everybody?” in Sunday’s Morning Feature and Winter B brought our weekly Eco News Roundup in Our Earth.

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

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Thus we return to the lovely drawing 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. The drawing looked like this …

… except they’d changed the caption to “Flooderbyes.”

“We don’t really need the decoder ring for that,” Chef said, but she brought it out anyway:

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“Yes,” the Squirrel tapped on his Blewberry as Chef scraped stray pecans into his bowl, “this week’s clue is pretty transparent.”

“As Yogi Berra famously never said,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor agreed, “it can’t rain in Hoboken until a butterfly flaps its wings in Hong Kong.”

“Did he really never say that?” Chef asked. “A lot of his quotes are mistaken.”

“I think all of them are mistaken,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said.

“True,” Chef said. She gave the Squirrel his bowl. “So this week the resident faculty will employ chaos theory, fluttering by the news?”

The Squirrel nodded and tapped at his Blewberry. “I guess we tell the people of Hoboken to bring their umbrellas.”

Forewarned is forearmed. Or foreumbrellaed.

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Happy Monday!