The resident faculty left an iconic image outside the mail room this morning. The X-Files reboot is still in the planning stages, so the staff are convinced this was 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 and Linda Lee mused on Randomness in Midday Matinee.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel recounted a conversation on Offense, Intention, and Privilege in Morning Feature and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Future Aliens Return(ed) in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel ranted on Rape-ublicans in Morning Feature and Linda Lee pondered “I Just Had It” in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, the resident faculty continued their two-week series on Barry Eichengreen’s Hall of Mirrors with “They Avoided Another Great Depression” in Morning Feature and triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, the resident faculty continued their series on Hall of Mirrors with Tightening the Screws in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, the resident faculty concluded their series on Hall of Mirrors with Lessons Learned and Yet to Be Learned in Saturday’s Morning Feature and Ms. Crissie was asked if “Parents Own Their Children?” in Sunday’s Morning Feature.


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


Thus we return to iconic image 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:

“They can’t be ready to talk about the reboot of The X-Files yet,” Chef said as she brought out the decoder ring.

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The Squirrel shook his head and tapped at his Blewberry. “That’s still early in the planning stages. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny said they’ll do it, but Fox TV are still working out schedules with the actors and the series creator, Chris Carter.”

“Ooh, that first link says Joss Wheedon was a showrunner for The X-Files!” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said. “He went on to create Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and now he’s directing the Avengers movies and helping Kevin Feige coordinate Phase Two the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“The same Marvel Universe that has The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl?” Chef asked.

The Squirrel tapped at his Blewberry. “Not yet. She’s part of the Marvel Universe but so far there are no plans to bring her into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sigh.”

Chef added a few more stray pecans to the Squirrel’s bowl and slid it across the table. “Have breakfast before you start grumble-grumping.”

The Squirrel nibbled a pecan and texted. “You really just want me to explain the clue so we can publish this and relax.”

Chef smiled enigmatically. And silently.

“Okay,” the Squirrel texted. “This week the resident faculty will explore memoirs, memory, and why the BriWi Brouhaha is ridiculous.”

“The BriWi Brouhaha?” the Professor of Astrology Janitor asked.

The Squirrel licked pecan oil from his paws and tapped at his Blewberry. “BriWi is Twitterese for Brian Williams.”

“Ahh,” Chef said. “I’ll try to remember that.”

She smiled again. Enigmatically.


Happy Monday!