The resident faculty left a gilded image outside the mail room this morning. Ms. Scarlet blushed as she examined their weekly 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 pondered The Worst Place for a Mosquito Bite in Midday Matinee.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel offered Democrats and Black Lives, plus the GOP’s Warrior WHannabes in Mixed Nuts and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Underwere in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel found Sandra Bland’s Edited Arrest Video, plus Chattanooga and Iran in Mixed Nuts and Linda Lee shared Good News? in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, the resident faculty began a series on The ‘Silent Majority’ with A Paradoxical Myth in Morning Feature and triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, the resident faculty continued their series on The ‘Silent Majority’ with Slivers of Fact in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, the resident faculty concluded their series on The ‘Silent Majority’ with Dispelling the Myth in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about “The Ultimate Prize in Contemporary Journalism?” 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 gilded image 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:

“Wait, where is that gilded image?” Chef asked as she brought out the decoder ring.

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The Squirrel tapped at his Blewberry. “It’s up there in our logo.”

The Professor of Astrology Janitor glanced up. “Oh, there it is. Umm, what is that gibberish under the photo?”

“It says ‘Meta Monday,'” the Squirrel texted, “in pigpen cypher. I guess They liked my Mixed Nuts logos with photos, so They decided to do the same thing for Morning Feature. They started last week with the ‘Shhhh’ photo for the ‘Silent Majority’ series, and yesterday They used the new Ask Ms. Crissie logo.”

“Why was the ‘Dear Ms. Crissie’ at the bottom written in crayon?” Chef asked.

“Because most of the mail we get seems like it should be,” the Squirrel texted.

“He has a point,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor agreed. “So … why did Ms. Scarlet blush when she saw this week’s clue?”

The Squirrel giggled and tapped at his Blewberry. “That’s the trophy for the BPI Awards, the curvaceous and coveted Bippies.”

“Ahh, and Ms. Scarlet modeled for the sculpture,” Chef said as she studied the image more closely. “But why does it look like it’s covered with coins?”

The Squirrel looked at Ms. Scarlet. She shook her head and said, “You’ll have to wait til Thursday. We answer that in this year’s mini-doc, Inside the Back of Beyond: The Making of the Bippies.”

Pootie the Precious pawed her iHazPhone. “Wen ai kan yooz mai litter box?”

“You can use it now,” the Squirrel texted. “We haven’t finished counting votes yet, so the results aren’t in your box yet.”

“Oh gud,” Pootie the Precious texted. “BRB”

We’ll wait.


Photo Credit: Poupetta (Flickr)


Happy Monday!