“We’re thinking of adding a course to the curriculum,” Professor Plum said as he walked into the mail room, “on the proper way to protest faculty decisions.”

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 Professor of Astrology Janitor wanted to protest the deck, having sat through an hour of Jack Squat: starting hands with no card higher than a Jack and no help from the other card. So when he peeked down at a pair of red Eights, he figured that was good enough to raise. Chef called, and the flop brought the Jack and Three of Spades along with the Eight of Clubs. The Professor of Astrology Janitor checked and the raised Chef’s bet. Much to his surprise, Chef reraised all-in.

“I should’ve known,” he said. “I have three Eights, but you have three Jacks.”

Chef didn’t answer. She didn’t even move. But the Professor of Astrology Janitor knew he was right. He tossed his Eights in the muck.

Chef shook her head and flashed her red Jacks. “Great read.”

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


Dear Ms. Crissie:

This week I saw an extraordinary moment. A Black Lives Matter got right in a cop’s face and stared him down. This is a cop out there accused of doing nothing wrong, trying to keep the peace. This cop hasn’t done anything wrong. You think that’s fine? You have no problem with this? And don’t tell me about the First Amendment. It’s not a question of what his constitutional rights are. It’s a question of what’s appropriate.

Megyn in NY

Dear Megyn,

We commend your commitment to civility, although we note that commitment is a bit one-sided. For example, an extensive search turned up not a word of criticism from you against the protester who sighted a sniper rifle at federal agents during the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch, or against the New York City police officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill De Blasio during a funeral. Nor did you scold Kid Rock when he told Al Sharpton and others who protest the Confederate flag to “Kiss my a–.” Yet you have a long history of telling Black Lives Matter protesters exactly how they should and shouldn’t protest. We conclude that there is nothing – not even aiming guns at federal law enforcement officers – that a white protester can do to earn your disapproval …

… and nothing a black protester can do – not even silently looking at a police officer – that you will not reason to criticize.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

So the sun still rises in the east, then?

Oh, how do I make Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict?

Blasé for Breakfast in Blogistan

Dear Blasé for Breakfast,

We concede that Megyn Kelly finding a reason to criticize peaceful black protesters is not exactly a stunning development. So we’ll move left along to Chef’s easy and delicious recipe for Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict. Simply form a handful of leftover stuffing into a patty, top it with some pan-seared turkey leftovers and a fried or poached egg, and drizzle with warm leftover gravy. Bon appétit!


Photo Credit: The Young Turks (YouTube)


Megyn in NY; nor did you scold Kid Rock; a long history of telling Black Lives Matter protesters exactly how they should and shouldn’t protest.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict.


Happy Sunday!