“I believe in free speech,” Professor Plum said as he walked into the mail room, “so long as you say what I believe.”

He read the mail…. (More)

Professor Plum then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

In the staff poker game, the Janitor Professor of Astrology grumbled about bluffs. “You were supposed to fold,” he said as Chef scooped in the chips after turning up a pair of Sevens. “There were two overcards on the board.”

“The Jack of Diamonds and Nine of Spades that fell on the flop,” Chef agreed. “But you raised my opening bet, so I put you on a pair or a big Ace. You would have checked three Jacks or three Nines, so I ruled those out when you bet on the flop. You checked when the Six of Diamonds came on the turn, and you would have bet with three Sixes or any pair, in case I had two Diamonds or an inside straight draw. That left Ace-King or Ace-Queen, or maybe King-Queen. The Five of Clubs on the river didn’t help any of those and you wouldn’t bet the pot with three Fives or a Nine-high straight, because you’d want a call. Plus I had two Sevens and you needed a Seven for the straight, so that wasn’t likely. That left a bluff with two big cards that missed … like your Ace-King”

The Janitor Professor of Astrology began his plaintive mewling and Chef went to the kitchen to make Eggs Funny Side Up, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

We saw the ugly face of Islamic terrorism in my home state of Texas – in Garland, where two jihadists came to commit murder. Thankfully one police officer helped them meet their virgins. But when given the choice between free speech and the political correctness of refusing to acknowledge radical Islamic terrorism, it is a time for choosing where we stand. And when Arkansas and Indiana tried to defend religious freedom, the modern Democratic party, in a perfect storm, joined with big business to say their commitment to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any commitment to the First Amendment.

Ted in TX

Dear Ted,

We applaud your commitment to free speech, although we wish that commitment were more consistent. For example, we note that condemned those who spoke out against anti-LGBT discrimination as a “jihad,” a week after both Indiana and Arkansas bowed to public pressure and amended their religious freedom laws to exclude discrimination, because their speech defied your political agenda. Similarly, you want NASA to stop funding research on climate change, despite the scientific evidence and NASA’s long commitment to earth science, because that science defies your political agenda. We conclude that you are quite eager to demand “political correctness” – at the expense of free speech – so long as you get to decide what is politically correct.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Which is the funny side of the egg, and how do I get it to stay up?

Not Eggsactly Sure in Blogistan

Dear Not Eggsactly Sure,

Chef guarantees that the funny side of the egg will be up if you use a Funny Side Up Egg Shaper. Chef recommends the Owl Shaper for those who respect the scientific evidence on climate change …

… and the Skull Shaper for those who agree with Ted in TX.

Whichever you choose, Bon appétit!



Ted in TX; “jihad”; wants NASA to stop funding climate change; NASA’s long commitment to earth science.

Funny Side Up Egg Forms.


Happy Sunday!