The resident faculty left a YouTube clip outside the mail room this morning. The staff already know we’re good, so it must have been a 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 discussed Anger and Action in Midday Matinee, and Winter B shared the Risky Economics of Climate Change in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel ranted on “Let Them Eat Peanut Butter” in Morning Feature and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Portentish in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel hopped around Whataboutery and Other Mixed Nuts in Morning Feature and Linda Lee pondered Names? in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, we began The 6th Annual Bippies recognizing excellence in non-existence with The Ads in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, we continued The 6th Annual Bippies recognizing excellence in non-existence with TV and Movies in Morning Feature, and triciawyse brought us Frieday Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, we concluded The 6th Annual Bippies recognizing excellence in non-existence with Political Columns in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about Pro-White? 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 YouTube clip left outside the mail room as the resident faculty 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 quickly still brought out the decoder ring:

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The Squirrel chittered in delight and began tapping away on his Blewberry. “Ooh! My cousin Phyl was in that movie!”

“Really?” Chef asked as she scraped pecans into the Squirrel’s bowl.

“Well, almost,” the Squirrel texted. “The editors cut his scene. He fell out of a tree laughing as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ran through people’s back gardens. You can almost see him off to the left here.”

“Umm, I didn’t see any squirrels,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said.

The Squirrel shrugged and tapped at his Blewberry. “That’s why I said almost.”

“I’m sorry your cousin got cut out of the movie,” Chef said. “Still, what does this have to do with the resident faculty’s plans for the week?”

“Ahh,” the Squirrel texted. “Well that’s easy. For three decades, conservatives have insisted that rising inequality serves the greater good by boosting growth and innovation. But just last week, Standard & Poors downgraded their long-term forecast for U.S. economic growth, citing the economic drag of rising inequality.”

“So,” Chef asked, “this week the resident faculty will discuss formal models that prove an economy can grow without benefiting most of its citizens, and strategies for encouraging broader participation in growth and innovation, disproving the ersatz individualism of libertarian and conservative ideology?”

“I think we gave them most of the reading,” the Squirrel texted.

Oh. Okay then.

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Happy Monday!