The resident faculty asked the Squirrel to interview the World Cup Final Ball. The staff hope that’s a clue…. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, you shared your stories of political activism in Things We Did This Week and Linda Lee remembered Greece in Midday Matinee.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel scattered Rand Paul, Marriage and Other Mixed Nuts in Morning Feature and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: The Leap Second in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel shared ISIS, Sex Toys, Marriage, and other Mixed Nuts in Morning Feature and Linda Lee pondered Controlling Mother Nature in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, the resident faculty began a series on Greece vs. Europe with The Politics of Pain in Morning Feature and triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, the resident faculty continued their series on Greece vs. Europe with No Light in the Tunnel in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, the resident faculty concluded their series on Greece vs. Europe with “Ever Closer Union” in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about The False God of Judicial Supremacy? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, and Winter B 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 Squirrel’s interview with the World Cup Ball, a task left by 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 set the text conference window to full screen as she emerged with the decoder ring:

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Squirrel@BPI: Thanks for joining us, Ball. How are you this morning?

Ball@WWC: You’re welcome. I’m fine. Just achy.

Squirrel@BPI: Achy?

Ball@WWC: Well, I was kicked all over the field for two hours.

Squirrel@BPI: Ahh, true. Talk us through the U.S. midfielder Carly Lloyd’s first goal. That came on a corner kick, right?

Ball@WWC: Right. I went fwap-rolla-rolla-fwap-ahhh.

Squirrel@BPI: I see. And her second goal? That was on a free kick from beside the penalty area.

Ball@WWC: That time I went fwap-whee-doink-boing-fwap-ahhh.

Squirrel@BPI: Okay then. And her last goal? The 54-yard strike?

Ball@WWC: Tick-rolla-rolla-fwap-WHEEEEEE-oops-ahhh.

Squirrel@BPI: In between those, Lauren Holliday had another goal for the U.S. But then Japan scored. What was that like?

Ball@WWC: Fwap-whee-tick-whir-fwap-ahh.

Squirrel@BPI: And Japan’s second goal?

Ball@WWC: Fwap-WHEEEEE-oof-oops-ahh

Squirrel@BPI: Oh yes, that was an own goal off a free kick. Center back Julie Johnston leaped up to head away the serve and instead you went into the net.

Ball@WWC: I wanted to rest for a minute.

Squirrel@BPI: I see. And the last U.S. goal?

Ball@WWC: I think that was fwap-rolla-flick-whee-oof-tick-flick-boing-fwap-ahh. But it all happened really fast.

Squirrel@BPI: I’m sure it did. At one point in the second half, two Japanese players tried to make a throw-in at the same time. What was it like to see two of you on the field?

Ball@WWC: It It was was confusing confusing.

Squirrel@BPI: It must have been. Anything else you’d like to share about the match?

Ball@WWC: Only that your resident faculty decided to imitate me and bounce and roll with the news this week.

Squirrel@BPI: Okay then. Well, thanks the the interview, Ball!

Ball@WWC: You’re welcome. I’m going to take some medicine now.


The Professor of Astrology Janitor chuckled. “If the resident faculty are going to imitate the World Cup Ball and bounce and roll all around, can we imitate the U.S. women and kick them?”

The Squirrel tapped at his Blewberry. “I’m sure that was only a metaphor.”

Oh well.


Happy Monday!